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Fintech Innovation a Solid Alternative to Established Options

FinTech money transfer companies have dramatically changed the way we move money from one country to another. The traditional model which espouses banks as the de facto money transmission mechanism is quickly losing favour with clients around the world. For starters, banks and institutional financial organizations eat into more of every $1 sent abroad than […]

eMagin (EMAN) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

eMagin (NYSEAMERICAN:EMAN) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 1,381,868 shares, a decline of 2.4% from the March 30th total of 1,416,081 shares. Currently, 5.4% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 41,990 shares, […]

Short Interest in Eaton Vance Limited Duration (EVV) Expands By 267.0%

Eaton Vance Limited Duration (NYSEAMERICAN:EVV) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 49,843 shares, an increase of 267.0% from the March 30th total of 13,583 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 233,981 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.2 […]

J C Penney Company Inc (JCP) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-three brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and eighteen have given a hold rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts […]

Regions Financial Co. to Post FY2018 Earnings of $1.43 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts (RF)

Regions Financial Co. (NYSE:RF) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Group lifted their FY2018 earnings estimates for Regions Financial in a research report issued on Sunday, April 22nd. Jefferies Group analyst K. Usdin now forecasts that the bank will post earnings of $1.43 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $1.37. Jefferies […]

Equities Analysts Issue Forecasts for ExxonMobil’s FY2018 Earnings (XOM)

ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) – Stock analysts at Piper Jaffray boosted their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of ExxonMobil in a research report issued on Sunday, April 22nd. Piper Jaffray analyst G. Baber now forecasts that the oil and gas company will post earnings of $4.57 per share for the year, up from their […]

TransAct Technologies (TACT) to Release Earnings on Thursday

TransAct Technologies (NASDAQ:TACT) is scheduled to post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, May 3rd. Analysts expect TransAct Technologies to post earnings of $0.18 per share for the quarter. TransAct Technologies (NASDAQ:TACT) last released its earnings results on Monday, March 5th. The technology company reported $0.12 earnings per share for the […]

Fairfax Financial (FRFHF) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday

Fairfax Financial (OTCMKTS:FRFHF) will post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, May 3rd. Fairfax Financial (OTCMKTS:FRFHF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 15th. The financial services provider reported $30.06 earnings per share for the quarter. Fairfax Financial had a return on equity of 12.71% and a net margin […]

Acerinox (ANIOY) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Friday

Acerinox (OTCMKTS:ANIOY) is scheduled to be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Friday, April 27th. Shares of OTCMKTS ANIOY opened at $7.09 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 1.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48. The company has a market capitalization of $4,025.06, […]

First Midwest Bancorp (FMBI) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.09

News headlines about First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMBI) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being […]

Supernus Pharmaceuticals (SUPN) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.14

News articles about Supernus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SUPN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to […]

SunTrust Banks Equities Analysts Increase Earnings Estimates for Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE)

Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) – Equities researchers at SunTrust Banks increased their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Baker Hughes, a GE in a report released on Sunday, April 22nd. SunTrust Banks analyst K. Sill now forecasts that the company will earn $0.76 per share for the year, up from their […]

FCB Financial (FCB) Earns Daily News Impact Score of 0.12

News articles about FCB Financial (NYSE:FCB) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being […]

Jefferies Group Reaffirms Hold Rating for USG (USG)

Jefferies Group restated their hold rating on shares of USG (NYSE:USG) in a report published on Monday morning. They currently have a $40.00 target price on the construction company’s stock. USG has been the topic of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered USG from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a […]

Vulcan Materials (VMC) Rating Reiterated by Jefferies Group

Jefferies Group reissued their hold rating on shares of Vulcan Materials (NYSE:VMC) in a report issued on Monday. Jefferies Group currently has a $129.00 price target on the construction company’s stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Vulcan Materials’ Q2 2018 earnings at $1.41 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.07 EPS and FY2018 earnings at […]

Wells Fargo (WFC) PT Set at $58.00 by Susquehanna Bancshares

Susquehanna Bancshares set a $58.00 target price on Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) in a research report report published on Monday morning. The firm currently has a hold rating on the financial services provider’s stock. Other analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Vetr upgraded Wells Fargo from a sell rating to a hold rating and […]

Stifel Nicolaus Cuts Williams Pipeline Partners (WPZ) Price Target to $41.00

Williams Pipeline Partners (NYSE:WPZ) had its price target lowered by Stifel Nicolaus from $48.00 to $41.00 in a report released on Monday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the pipeline company’s stock. Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on WPZ. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a hold rating and issued […]

Asanko Gold (AKG) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Asanko Gold (NYSEAMERICAN:AKG) (TSE:AKG) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Asanko Gold Inc. is a gold producer with its flagship asset, the Asanko Gold Mine, located in Ghana, West Africa. Asanko Gold Inc., formerly known as Keegan Resources […]

SunTrust Banks Comments on Oasis Petroleum’s FY2018 Earnings (OAS)

Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:OAS) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks cut their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for Oasis Petroleum in a research note issued on Sunday, April 22nd. SunTrust Banks analyst N. Dingmann now anticipates that the energy producer will post earnings per share of $0.24 for the year, down from their previous forecast […]

FY2018 EPS Estimates for Bill Barrett Co. Increased by Analyst (HPR)

Bill Barrett Co. (NYSE:HPR) – Equities researchers at Imperial Capital upped their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Bill Barrett in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, April 24th. Imperial Capital analyst J. Wangler now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $0.23 per share for the year, up from their previous […]

Imperial Capital Analysts Lift Earnings Estimates for Diamondback Energy (FANG)

Diamondback Energy (NASDAQ:FANG) – Imperial Capital lifted their FY2018 earnings estimates for Diamondback Energy in a report issued on Tuesday, April 24th. Imperial Capital analyst J. Wangler now forecasts that the oil and natural gas company will earn $7.65 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $7.47. Other research analysts also […]

Brokers Offer Predictions for Regions Financial Co.’s FY2018 Earnings (RF)

Regions Financial Co. (NYSE:RF) – Wedbush boosted their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for Regions Financial in a report released on Monday, April 23rd. Wedbush analyst P. Winter now forecasts that the bank will post earnings per share of $1.42 for the year, up from their previous estimate of $1.38. Wedbush also issued estimates for […]

Next (NXT) Upgraded at HSBC

HSBC upgraded shares of Next (LON:NXT) to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday. HSBC currently has GBX 4,600 ($64.16) price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of GBX 3,360 ($46.86). NXT has been the subject of several other research reports. Whitman Howard reissued a sell […]

NewRiver’s (NRR) Add Rating Reiterated at Peel Hunt

Peel Hunt restated their add rating on shares of NewRiver (LON:NRR) in a research report released on Monday morning. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 365 ($5.09) price objective on the real estate investment trust’s stock. A number of other analysts have also recently commented on the company. Liberum Capital restated a buy rating and […]

HSBC Cuts Dixons Carphone (DC) Price Target to GBX 195

Dixons Carphone (LON:DC) had its target price reduced by HSBC from GBX 200 ($2.79) to GBX 195 ($2.72) in a research note issued to investors on Monday. HSBC currently has a hold rating on the stock. DC has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Liberum Capital reiterated a buy rating and […]

Critical Comparison: Aradigm (ARDM) & Sonova (SONVY)

Aradigm (NASDAQ: ARDM) and Sonova (OTCMKTS:SONVY) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends. Valuation and Earnings This table compares Aradigm and Sonova’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. […]

American Axle (AXL) vs. Its Competitors Critical Review

American Axle (NYSE: AXL) is one of 45 publicly-traded companies in the “Motor vehicle parts & accessories” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare American Axle to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and risk. Risk & Volatility American Axle […]

General Electric (GE) PT Set at $14.00 by Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs set a $14.00 price objective on General Electric (NYSE:GE) in a report published on Monday morning. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the conglomerate’s stock. Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Morningstar set a $23.50 price target on General Electric and gave the stock […]

Analyzing S&P Global (SPGI) and Moody’s (MCO)

S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) and Moody’s (NYSE:MCO) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings. Profitability This table compares S&P Global and Moody’s’ net margins, return on equity and […]

Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (GTE) Short Interest Up 24.2% in April

Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:GTE) saw a large increase in short interest in April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 4,740,630 shares, an increase of 24.2% from the March 30th total of 3,817,450 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,424,842 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.3 days. Approximately […]

Hemispherx Biopharma (HEB) Short Interest Up 15.7% in April

Hemispherx Biopharma (NYSEAMERICAN:HEB) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 1,332,355 shares, an increase of 15.7% from the March 30th total of 1,151,647 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 520,267 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.6 days. Approximately […]

Short Interest in Auryn Resources (AUG) Rises By 19.2%

Auryn Resources (NYSEAMERICAN:AUG) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 563,027 shares, a growth of 19.2% from the March 30th total of 472,271 shares. Approximately 0.9% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily volume […]

Carlisle Companies (CSL) Trading 8.2% Higher Following Better-Than-Expected Earnings

Carlisle Companies (NYSE:CSL)’s share price traded up 8.2% on Wednesday following a stronger than expected earnings report. The stock traded as high as $110.00 and last traded at $107.94. 1,299,602 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 157% from the average session volume of 505,938 shares. The stock had previously closed at $99.76. […]

TRI Pointe Group (TPH) Shares Gap Up Following Earnings Beat

TRI Pointe Group (NYSE:TPH) shares gapped up prior to trading on Wednesday following a better than expected earnings announcement. The stock had previously closed at $15.78, but opened at $16.24. TRI Pointe Group shares last traded at $16.77, with a volume of 2748675 shares changing hands. The construction company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, […]

Euronav (EURN) Stock Price Down 5.6% After Earnings Miss

Shares of Euronav (NYSE:EURN) traded down 5.6% during trading on Wednesday following a weaker than expected earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $8.25 and last traded at $8.35. 759,167 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 45% from the average session volume of 521,887 shares. The stock had previously closed at $8.85. […]

MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the seven ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average […]

Fibria (FBR) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of Fibria (NYSE:FBR) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the eleven research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation, three have assigned a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to […]

Starbucks (SBUX) Expected to Earn FY2018 Earnings of $2.49 Per Share

Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer boosted their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Starbucks in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, April 24th. Oppenheimer analyst B. Bittner now forecasts that the coffee company will earn $2.49 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $2.48. Oppenheimer currently has […]

Selective Insurance (SIGI) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Selective Insurance (NASDAQ:SIGI) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation, one has given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation […]

FY2018 EPS Estimates for WPT Industrial REIT (WIR) Reduced by National Bank Financial

WPT Industrial REIT (TSE:WIR) – National Bank Financial reduced their FY2018 EPS estimates for WPT Industrial REIT in a research note issued on Monday, April 23rd. National Bank Financial analyst M. Kornack now forecasts that the company will post earnings per share of $1.23 for the year, down from their prior estimate of $1.27. National […]

USA Truck (USAK) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Friday

USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) is set to announce its Q1 2018 earnings results on Friday, April 27th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.10 per share for the quarter. USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The transportation company reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping […]