Archive for April, 2017

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (LECO) to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.92 Per Share, Seaport Global Securities Forecasts

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) – Investment analysts at Seaport Global Securities boosted their Q2 2017 earnings estimates for shares of Lincoln Electric Holdings in a report issued on Tuesday. Seaport Global Securities analyst W. Liptak now forecasts that the industrial products company will earn $0.92 per share for the quarter, up from their prior […]

Navient Corp (NAVI) Forecasted to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.42 Per Share

Navient Corp (NASDAQ:NAVI) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group dropped their Q2 2017 EPS estimates for Navient Corp in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst J. Hecht now forecasts that the credit services provider will post earnings per share of $0.42 for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.46. […]

SunTrust Banks Weighs in on Select Comfort Corp.’s Q2 2017 Earnings (SCSS)

Select Comfort Corp. (NASDAQ:SCSS) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks reduced their Q2 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Select Comfort Corp. in a report issued on Wednesday. SunTrust Banks analyst K. Hughes now forecasts that the company will earn $0.04 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast […]

Q2 2017 EPS Estimates for Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (ORIG) Cut by Analyst

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ:ORIG) – Stock analysts at Seaport Global Securities reduced their Q2 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Ocean Rig UDW in a report issued on Thursday. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Brown now forecasts that the oil and gas company will earn $0.38 per share for the quarter, […]

Research Analysts Set Expectations for LegacyTexas Financial Group Inc’s Q2 2017 Earnings (LTXB)

LegacyTexas Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:LTXB) – Equities researchers at DA Davidson reduced their Q2 2017 earnings estimates for LegacyTexas Financial Group in a research report issued on Wednesday. DA Davidson analyst G. Tenner now expects that the financial services provider will earn $0.57 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.59. […]

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) Short Interest Down 8.8% in March

Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) saw a significant decline in short interest in March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 13,450,192 shares, a decline of 8.8% from the March 15th total of 14,740,111 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,380,092 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.1 days. TXN has […]

SBA Communications Co. (SBAC) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

SBA Communications Co. (NASDAQ:SBAC) was the target of a significant drop in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,429,572 shares, a drop of 22.2% from the March 15th total of 4,406,292 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,414,794 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Q2 2017 Earnings Forecast for WesBanco Inc (WSBC) Issued By Boenning Scattergood

WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ:WSBC) – Investment analysts at Boenning Scattergood lifted their Q2 2017 earnings per share estimates for shares of WesBanco in a note issued to investors on Thursday. Boenning Scattergood analyst M. Schultheis now anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.63 per share for the quarter, up from their prior […]

Wintrust Financial Corp to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $1.00 Per Share, DA Davidson Forecasts (WTFC)

Wintrust Financial Corp (NASDAQ:WTFC) – Equities researchers at DA Davidson increased their Q2 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Wintrust Financial Corp in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. DA Davidson analyst K. Reevey now forecasts that the bank will earn $1.00 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast […]

Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc (BXMT) Set to Announce Earnings on Tuesday

Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc (NYSE:BXMT) is set to announce its earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th. Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 14th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.01. Blackstone Mortgage Trust had a […]

Ocwen Financial Corp Sees Unusually High Options Volume (OCN)

Ocwen Financial Corp (NYSE:OCN) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Traders acquired 18,448 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,080% compared to the typical volume of 1,563 put options. Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Accelerate Diagnostics Put Options (AXDX)

Accelerate Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ:AXDX) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders acquired 38,237 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,958% compared to the average volume of 1,858 put options. Shares of Accelerate Diagnostics (NASDAQ:AXDX) opened at 24.75 on Friday. The company’s market cap is $1.28 billion. […]

Q1 2017 EPS Estimates for Continental Resources, Inc. Increased by Analyst (CLR)

Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group boosted their Q1 2017 earnings estimates for shares of Continental Resources in a research note issued on Tuesday. Jefferies Group analyst M. Hsu now forecasts that the oil and natural gas company will post earnings per share of $0.02 for the quarter, up from […]

Q1 2017 Earnings Estimate for Diebold Nixdorf Inc Issued By Feltl & Co. (DBD)

Diebold Nixdorf Inc (NYSE:DBD) – Analysts at Feltl & Co. issued their Q1 2017 earnings per share estimates for shares of Diebold Nixdorf in a research report issued on Tuesday. Feltl & Co. analyst J. Elving expects that the technology company will earn $0.01 per share for the quarter. Feltl & Co. has a “Buy” […]

Eclipse Resources Corp to Post Q1 2017 Earnings of ($0.02) Per Share, KeyCorp Forecasts (ECR)

Eclipse Resources Corp (NYSE:ECR) – Research analysts at KeyCorp reduced their Q1 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Eclipse Resources Corp in a report issued on Tuesday. KeyCorp analyst D. Deckelbaum now anticipates that the energy producer will post earnings per share of ($0.02) for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of ($0.01). […]

Atlantic Coast Financial Corp (ACFC) to Release Earnings on Tuesday

Atlantic Coast Financial Corp (NASDAQ:ACFC) is scheduled to release its earnings data on Tuesday, April 25th. Atlantic Coast Financial Corp (NASDAQ:ACFC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 24th. The bank reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.02. Atlantic Coast Financial Corp had […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Western Refining Logistics (WNRL)

Western Refining Logistics LP (NYSE:WNRL) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Traders acquired 16,892 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,991% compared to the average daily volume of 808 put options. Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Global X Management Co. LLC […]

Inpixon (INPX) to Post Q1 2017 Earnings of ($0.87) Per Share, B. Riley Forecasts

Inpixon (NASDAQ:INPX) – Research analysts at B. Riley reduced their Q1 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Inpixon in a report released on Tuesday. B. Riley analyst J. Nichols now expects that the technology company will post earnings of ($0.87) per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of ($0.21). […]

Arlington Asset Investment Corp (AI) to Release Earnings on Tuesday

Arlington Asset Investment Corp (NYSE:AI) is set to issue its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 25th. Arlington Asset Investment Corp (NYSE:AI) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 7th. The financial services provider reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.01. The firm […]

Investors Sell Shares of Comcast Co. (CMCSA) on Strength Following Insider Selling

Traders sold shares of Comcast Co. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on strength during trading on Friday following insider selling activity. $66.75 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $124.44 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $57.69 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Comcast had […]

Q1 2017 EPS Estimates for Parsley Energy Inc (PE) Lowered by Analyst

Parsley Energy Inc (NYSE:PE) – Stock analysts at KeyCorp decreased their Q1 2017 EPS estimates for Parsley Energy in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. KeyCorp analyst C. Stevens now expects that the oil and natural gas company will post earnings of $0.11 per share for the quarter, down from their […]

OGE Energy Corp. Forecasted to Post Q1 2017 Earnings of $0.15 Per Share (OGE)

OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Group issued their Q1 2017 EPS estimates for shares of OGE Energy Corp. in a report released on Thursday. Jefferies Group analyst A. Crowdell anticipates that the utilities provider will post earnings of $0.15 per share for the quarter. OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE) last announced its […]

Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday

Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL) will issue its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 25th. Arch Capital Group (NASDAQ:ACGL) last issued its earnings results on Monday, February 13th. The insurance provider reported $1.13 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.16. The firm had revenue of $1.06 […]

Research Analysts Issue Forecasts for Occidental Petroleum Co.’s Q1 2017 Earnings (OXY)

Occidental Petroleum Co. (NYSE:OXY) – Equities research analysts at Capital One Financial Corp. issued their Q1 2017 EPS estimates for Occidental Petroleum in a note issued to investors on Thursday. Capital One Financial Corp. analyst R. Tullis anticipates that the oil and gas producer will post earnings per share of $0.12 for the quarter. Capital […]

Anixter International Inc. (AXE) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Tuesday

Anixter International Inc. (NYSE:AXE) is scheduled to be releasing its earnings data on Tuesday, April 25th. Anixter International (NYSE:AXE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 31st. The technology company reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.11. Anixter International had a return on […]

Traders Buy Walt Disney Co (DIS) on Weakness Following Insider Selling

Traders bought shares of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) on weakness during trading on Friday after an insider sold shares in the company. $174.87 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $146.79 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $28.08 million into the stock. Of all […]

3M Co (MMM) Set to Announce Earnings on Tuesday

3M Co (NYSE:MMM) is scheduled to be posting its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th. 3M (NYSE:MMM) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 24th. The conglomerate reported $1.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.87 by $0.01. 3M had a return on equity of 43.82% […]

SunCoke Energy Inc (SXC) Shares Gap Up After Better-Than-Expected Earnings

SunCoke Energy Inc (NYSE:SXC)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Friday following a better than expected earnings announcement. The stock had previously closed at $11.43, but opened at $10.01. SunCoke Energy shares last traded at $9.95, with a volume of 671,726 shares traded. The energy company reported $0.02 earnings per share for the […]

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Shares Gap Down After Earnings Miss

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)’s share price gapped down before the market opened on Friday after the company announced weaker than expected quarterly earnings. The stock had previously closed at $48.90, but opened at $48.41. Verizon Communications shares last traded at $47.21, with a volume of 20,291,979 shares traded. The cell phone carrier reported $0.95 EPS […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Abbott Laboratories (ABT)

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 10,359 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 892% compared to the average volume of 1,044 put options. In related news, insider Michael J. Warmuth sold 3,851 shares of the firm’s stock in a […]

IDEX Co. (IEX) Trading 1.4% Higher Following Analyst Upgrade

IDEX Co. (NYSE:IEX) rose 1.4% on Friday after Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on the stock from $94.00 to $100.00. Stifel Nicolaus currently has a hold rating on the stock. IDEX traded as high as $100.66 and last traded at $101.52, with a volume of 291,413 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed […]

Atmos Energy Co. (ATO) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Atmos Energy Co. (NYSE:ATO) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,224,711 shares, a growth of 52.2% from the March 15th total of 804,847 shares. Currently, 1.2% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average […]

Q1 2017 Earnings Estimate for Southwestern Energy Company Issued By Jefferies Group (SWN)

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group raised their Q1 2017 earnings estimates for Southwestern Energy Company in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. Jefferies Group analyst Z. Parham now expects that the energy company will earn $0.17 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate […]

Q1 2017 EPS Estimates for Williams Companies Inc Cut by Analyst (WMB)

Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group reduced their Q1 2017 earnings estimates for shares of Williams Companies in a research report issued on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst C. Sighinolfi now anticipates that the pipeline company will post earnings of $0.23 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast […]

Valero Energy Co. (VLO) to Post Q1 2017 Earnings of $0.58 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts

Valero Energy Co. (NYSE:VLO) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Group dropped their Q1 2017 earnings estimates for Valero Energy in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst C. Goldman now expects that the oil and gas company will post earnings of $0.58 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast […]

Gastar Exploration’s (GST) “Buy” Rating Reiterated at EuroPacific Canada

Gastar Exploration Inc (NYSEMKT:GST)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by EuroPacific Canada in a report issued on Sunday. They currently have a $2.25 price objective on the energy company’s stock. EuroPacific Canada’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 75.78% from the company’s current price. A number of other analysts have also recently […]

Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Mitek Systems, Inc. (MITK) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $10.44 Million

Wall Street analysts predict that Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK) will report sales of $10.44 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have provided estimates for Mitek Systems’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $10.12 million to $10.71 million. Mitek Systems reported sales of $8.52 million during the same quarter last year, which […]

RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $263.2 Million

Analysts expect RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) to post $263.2 million in sales for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have provided estimates for RLJ Lodging Trust’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $259.38 million and the highest estimate coming in at $265.99 million. RLJ Lodging Trust posted sales of […]

Analysts Set AllianceBernstein Holding LP (AB) PT at $25.77

Shares of AllianceBernstein Holding LP (NYSE:AB) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price […]

Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc (ZLTQ) Receives $51.38 Consensus Price Target from Analysts

Shares of Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc (NASDAQ:ZLTQ) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the thirteen brokerages that are currently covering the firm. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that […]