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American Express Wins In Appeals Court

A federal appeals court has ruled that American Express (NYSE:AXP) can block merchants that accept its cards from steering customers toward lower-cost cards from other issuers. The provisions in American Express’ merchant agreements are meant to dissuade customers from using cards from Visa and MasterCard at retailers that take American Express cards. American Express had […]

Prudential Financial Inc. Boosts Position in Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. (AHL)

Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:AHL) by 1.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 607,080 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 5,725 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. […]

Oaktree Capital Group LLC (OAK) Shares Bought by Brown Advisory Inc.

Brown Advisory Inc. increased its position in shares of Oaktree Capital Group LLC (NYSE:OAK) by 65.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 68,490 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 27,000 shares during the period. Brown Advisory Inc. owned […]

Golub Capital BDC Inc. (GBDC) Stake Reduced by Brown Advisory Inc.

Brown Advisory Inc. decreased its stake in Golub Capital BDC Inc. (NASDAQ:GBDC) by 9.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 164,857 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 18,004 shares during the period. Brown Advisory Inc.’s holdings in […]

FY2017 EPS Estimates for Stericycle Inc. (SRCL) Reduced by Oppenheimer Holdings

Stericycle Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) – Oppenheimer Holdings lowered their FY2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Stericycle in a research report issued on Monday. Oppenheimer Holdings analyst S. Schneeberger now expects that the brokerage will post earnings per share of $4.78 for the year, down from their prior forecast of $5.20. Several other research analysts also […]

KeyCorp Analysts Reduce Earnings Estimates for Steel Dynamics, Inc. (STLD)

Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STLD) – Equities research analysts at KeyCorp reduced their FY2017 earnings estimates for shares of Steel Dynamics in a research report issued on Monday. KeyCorp analyst P. Gibbs now anticipates that the firm will post earnings of $1.77 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $1.80. Several other […]

Surgical Care Affiliates Inc. (SCAI) Trading Down 2.7%

Surgical Care Affiliates Inc. (NASDAQ:SCAI) was down 2.7% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $40.45 and last traded at $40.45, with a volume of 97,999 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $41.58. A number of equities research analysts have commented on SCAI shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. […]

International Paper Co. (IP) Position Boosted by Principal Financial Group Inc.

Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of International Paper Co. (NYSE:IP) by 28.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 804,994 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 175,920 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. […]

ABM Industries Inc. (ABM) Position Decreased by Principal Financial Group Inc.

Principal Financial Group Inc. reduced its position in shares of ABM Industries Inc. (NYSE:ABM) by 0.2% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 916,656 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,186 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned about 1.64% of ABM Industries worth $33,440,000 as of its […]

KB Home (KBH) Price Target Increased to $17.00 by Analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada

KB Home (NYSE:KBH) had its price objective boosted by Royal Bank Of Canada from $16.00 to $17.00 in a research report report published on Wednesday. They currently have a sector perform rating on the stock. KBH has been the topic of a number of other reports. Wedbush started coverage on shares of KB Home in […]

Fairview Capital Investment Management LLC Maintains Stake in Automatic Data Processing (ADP)

Fairview Capital Investment Management LLC held its position in Automatic Data Processing (NYSE:ADP) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 12,091 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Fairview Capital Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Automatic Data Processing were worth $1,111,000 as of its most recent filing […]

Brown Advisory Inc. Has $2,843,000 Stake in Parker-Hannifin Corp. (PH)

Brown Advisory Inc. boosted its position in Parker-Hannifin Corp. (NYSE:PH) by 0.1% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 26,316 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 20 shares during the period. Brown Advisory Inc.’s holdings in Parker-Hannifin Corp. were worth $2,843,000 at the end of the most recent reporting […]

Brown Advisory Inc. Increases Position in CSX Corp. (CSX)

Brown Advisory Inc. raised its position in shares of CSX Corp. (NASDAQ:CSX) by 26.2% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 109,418 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 22,694 shares during the period. Brown Advisory Inc.’s holdings in CSX Corp. were worth $2,853,000 as of its most recent […]

PetroChina Ltd. (PTR) Upgraded to Outperform at Macquarie

Macquarie upgraded shares of PetroChina Ltd. (NYSE:PTR) from a neutral rating to an outperform rating in a report released on Wednesday. Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded PetroChina from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 5th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, […]

The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Dundee Securities

Dundee Securities initiated coverage on shares of The Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD) in a report issued on Wednesday morning. The brokerage issued a buy rating on the stock. Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of The Toronto-Dominion Bank from a hold rating to a buy rating […]

United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) Downgraded to “Hold” at Daiwa Capital Markets

Daiwa Capital Markets lowered shares of United Microelectronics Corp (NYSE:UMC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Wednesday morning. Shares of United Microelectronics Corp (NYSE:UMC) remained flat at $1.89 on Wednesday. 60,497 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a market capitalization of $4.61 billion, […]

Bluebird Bio Inc. (BLUE) Earns Buy Rating from Analysts at Roth Capital

Roth Capital started coverage on shares of Bluebird Bio Inc. (NASDAQ:BLUE) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage set a “buy” rating and a $87.00 price target on the stock. Roth Capital’s target price points to a potential upside of 17.87% from the company’s previous close. Several other research analysts have […]

J M Smucker Co (SJM) Upgraded by Hilliard Lyons to “Neutral”

J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM) was upgraded by Hilliard Lyons from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. Several other equities research analysts have also commented on SJM. KeyCorp started coverage on shares of J M Smucker in a research report on Wednesday, May 25th. They […]

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NUS) Given New $61.00 Price Target at Jefferies Group

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:NUS) had its target price lifted by equities researchers at Jefferies Group from $53.00 to $61.00 in a note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group’s price objective suggests a potential downside of 2.06% from the company’s previous close. Other analysts […]

EOG Resources Inc. (EOG) PT Lowered to $98.00 at Citigroup Inc.

EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE:EOG) had its price objective dropped by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from $104.00 to $98.00 in a research report issued on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the energy exploration company’s stock. Citigroup Inc.’s price target indicates a potential upside of 5.82% from the company’s current price. A number […]

Statoil ASA (STO) – Investment Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes

Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Statoil ASA (NYSE: STO) in the last few weeks: 9/20/2016 – Statoil ASA was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Though Statoil ASA is fairly active in its development operations, we […]

Williams Capital Increases Avista Corp. (AVA) Price Target to $40.00

Avista Corp. (NYSE:AVA) had its target price increased by equities researchers at Williams Capital from $38.00 to $40.00 in a report released on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Williams Capital’s price objective suggests a potential downside of 7.04% from the company’s previous close. Several other analysts have also recently […]

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Now Covered by Analysts at Jefferies Group

Jefferies Group began coverage on shares of Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE:RAI) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. The firm issued a buy rating and a $61.00 price objective on the stock. A number of other analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Citigroup Inc. started coverage on Reynolds American in a […]

Boston Beer Co. (SAM) Downgraded by Cowen and Company to Underperform

Cowen and Company lowered shares of Boston Beer Co. (NYSE:SAM) from a market perform rating to an underperform rating in a research note published on Wednesday. Other equities analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Susquehanna reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Boston Beer in a report on Monday, August 22nd. Jefferies […]

Recent Investment Analysts’ Ratings Updates for Interactive Intelligence Group (ININ)

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Interactive Intelligence Group (NASDAQ: ININ) recently: 9/4/2016 – Interactive Intelligence Group had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at William Blair. 9/2/2016 – Interactive Intelligence Group was downgraded by analysts at Craig Hallum from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. […]

Weekly Investment Analysts’ Ratings Changes for Baidu (BIDU)

Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms: 9/21/2016 – Baidu was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $192.71 price target on the stock. 9/20/2016 – Baidu had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank […]

Vail Resorts Inc. (MTN) Shares Sold by Principal Financial Group Inc.

Principal Financial Group Inc. cut its stake in shares of Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE:MTN) by 0.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 235,715 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,006 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned […]

LATAM Airlines Group SA (LFL) Upgraded to “Market Perform” by Raymond James Financial Inc.

Raymond James Financial Inc. upgraded shares of LATAM Airlines Group SA (NYSE:LFL) from an underperform rating to a market perform rating in a research note released on Wednesday. A number of other equities analysts have also weighed in on the company. Citigroup Inc. upgraded LATAM Airlines Group SA to a market perform rating in a […]

Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. (CBI) Downgraded by Johnson Rice to Hold

Johnson Rice downgraded shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. (NYSE:CBI) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Wednesday. Several other equities research analysts have also weighed in on CBI. Bank of America Corp. restated a sell rating on shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. in a […]

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM) Now Covered by Analysts at Dundee Securities

Dundee Securities started coverage on shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) in a report issued on Wednesday morning. The firm issued a buy rating on the stock. Other analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Desjardins reiterated a buy rating and issued a $110.00 price objective (up previously from $109.00) on […]

Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. (GLPI) Stake Raised by Vanguard Group Inc.

Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI) by 102.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 30,056,955 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 15,231,804 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. owned about 20.60% […]

L Brands Inc. (LB) Position Boosted by Vanguard Group Inc.

Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of L Brands Inc. (NYSE:LB) by 0.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 15,408,113 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 110,918 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. owned 5.36% […]

Vanguard Group Inc. Raises Position in Coach Inc. (COH)

Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Coach Inc. (NYSE:COH) by 3.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 24,943,401 shares of the luxury accessories retailer’s stock after buying an additional 778,882 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. owned […]

Marriott International Inc. (MAR) Shares Sold by Vanguard Group Inc.

Vanguard Group Inc. decreased its stake in shares of Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) by 1.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 15,280,526 shares of the company’s stock after selling 290,432 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. owned 6.01% of Marriott International worth $1,015,544,000 […]

Analysts Offer Predictions for Amgen Inc.’s FY2017 Earnings (AMGN)

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) – Research analysts at Leerink Swann increased their FY2017 EPS estimates for Amgen in a note issued to investors on Monday. Leerink Swann analyst G. Porges now anticipates that the brokerage will earn $13.04 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $13.02. Leerink Swann has a “Hold” rating […]

uniQure NV (QURE) Upgraded to Hold by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of uniQure NV (NASDAQ:QURE) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “UNIQURE B.V. is involved in developing gene therapy for patients of genetic or acquired diseases. It offers Glybera for the treatment of lipoprotein lipase deficiency, an orphan metabolic disease. […]

Japan Tobacco Inc Unsp Adr Ea Repr (JAPAY) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Jefferies Group

Jefferies Group started coverage on shares of Japan Tobacco Inc Unsp Adr Ea Repr (NASDAQ:JAPAY) in a report published on Wednesday morning. The firm issued a hold rating on the stock. Japan Tobacco Inc Unsp Adr Ea Repr (NASDAQ:JAPAY) traded up 1.24% on Wednesday, hitting $20.36. 1,118 shares of the stock traded hands. Japan Tobacco […]

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (REGN) Given “Buy” Rating at Leerink Swann

Leerink Swann reiterated their buy rating on shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning. They currently have a $530.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Vetr cut Regeneron Pharmaceuticals from a strong-buy rating to a […]

Vanguard Group Inc. Purchases 477,355 Shares of Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL)

Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in Hormel Foods Corp. (NYSE:HRL) by 1.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 27,503,290 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 477,355 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. owned about 5.19% of Hormel […]

Masco Corp. (MAS) Stake Boosted by Vanguard Group Inc.

Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Masco Corp. (NYSE:MAS) by 3.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 32,237,461 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,181,962 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. owned 9.88% of […]