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Zacks Investment Research Lowers Shaw Communications Inc. (SJR) to Sell

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE:SJR) (TSE:SJR.B) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “On a year-to-date basis, the stock price grew 10.2% as against the industry's growth of 10.9%. Moreover, the company operates in a highly competitive […]

SunTrust Banks, Inc. Begins Coverage on RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ)

SunTrust Banks, Inc. assumed coverage on shares of RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) in a research note released on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued a hold rating and a $22.00 price target on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered RLJ […]

Stage Stores, Inc. (SSI) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday. According to Zacks, “Stage Stores operates retail stores offering moderately priced, nationally recognized brand name apparel, accessories, cosmetics and footwear for the entire family in small towns and […]

Head to Head Contrast: Forum Energy Technologies (FET) & Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (SOI)

Forum Energy Technologies (NYSE: FET) and Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (NYSE:SOI) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability. Profitability This table compares Forum Energy Technologies and Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure’s net […]

Azul SA (AZUL) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts

Azul SA (NASDAQ:AZUL) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the six brokerages that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage […]

Sempra Energy (SRE) vs. MDU Resources Group (MDU) Critical Analysis

Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) and MDU Resources Group (NYSE:MDU) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and dividends. Risk & Volatility Sempra Energy has a beta of 0.55, suggesting that its […]

Regional Management Corp (RM) and Its Peers Critical Comparison

Regional Management Corp (NYSE: RM) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Consumer Lending” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Regional Management Corp to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability. Analyst Ratings This is […]

Triangle Capital Corporation (TCAP) Lifted to “Buy” at Hilliard Lyons

Hilliard Lyons upgraded shares of Triangle Capital Corporation (NYSE:TCAP) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning. They currently have $14.00 price target on the credit services provider’s stock. Other equities analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reissued […]

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “Starbucks’ shares have underperformed the industry year-to-date. The company has been experiencing tepid comps growth in the United States for quite a while now amid persistent decline in […]

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (LGND) PT Set at $157.00 by HC Wainwright

HC Wainwright set a $157.00 target price on Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the biotechnology company’s stock. A number of other research analysts have also weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Ligand Pharmaceuticals from a […]

Comparing BlueLinx Holdings (BXC) and GMS (GMS)

BlueLinx Holdings (NYSE: BXC) and GMS (NYSE:GMS) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations. Insider and Institutional Ownership 74.5% of BlueLinx Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, […]

Critical Review: Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN) and The Competition

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Office REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Brandywine Realty Trust to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings. Dividends Brandywine Realty Trust pays an […]

Head-To-Head Review: Eaton Vance Corporation (EV) & Its Peers

Eaton Vance Corporation (NYSE: EV) is one of 61 public companies in the “Investment Management” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Eaton Vance Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and earnings. Risk & Volatility Eaton Vance Corporation […]

Zacks: Analysts Expect Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.13 Per Share

Wall Street brokerages expect Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) to post earnings of ($0.13) per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Eight analysts have issued estimates for Autodesk’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is ($0.04) and the lowest is ($0.15). Autodesk reported earnings per share of ($0.18) during the same quarter last year, which would […]

Trimble Navigation’s (TRMB) “Buy” Rating Reiterated at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.

Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Trimble Navigation Ltd. (NASDAQ:TRMB) in a report published on Thursday. TRMB has been the topic of several other reports. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $43.00 price target on shares of Trimble Navigation and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Friday, August […]

Morgan Stanley Cuts SuperValu Inc. (SVU) Price Target to $20.50

SuperValu Inc. (NYSE:SVU) had its target price reduced by Morgan Stanley from $22.50 to $20.50 in a research note published on Thursday morning. Morgan Stanley currently has an equal weight rating on the stock. Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Telsey Advisory Group lowered their price objective on SuperValu from $38.50 […]

CBOE Holdings, Inc. (CBOE) Price Target Raised to $115.00

CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) had its target price hoisted by Citigroup Inc. from $93.00 to $115.00 in a report published on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the financial services provider’s stock. Several other research analysts have also recently commented on the company. BidaskClub raised CBOE Holdings from a buy rating to […]

KLX’s (KLXI) Buy Rating Reiterated at Cowen and Company

Cowen and Company reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of KLX Inc. (NASDAQ:KLXI) in a report published on Thursday. They currently have a $57.00 price target on the aerospace company’s stock. A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on KLXI. Zacks Investment Research cut KLX from a buy rating to a hold […]

Atlas Copco AB (ATLKY) Lifted to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Atlas Copco AB (NASDAQ:ATLKY) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Thursday morning. Zacks Investment Research currently has $48.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “ATLAS COPCO is a world leading provider of industrial productivity solutions. The products and […]

S&T Bancorp, Inc. (STBA) Earns Hold Rating from Piper Jaffray Companies

Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated their hold rating on shares of S&T Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:STBA) in a report published on Thursday morning. They currently have a $36.50 target price on the financial services provider’s stock. Several other analysts have also recently commented on STBA. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a hold rating and issued a $38.50 […]

Critical Analysis: Verizon Communications (VZ) & The Competition

Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is one of 45 public companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Verizon Communications to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends and risk. Analyst Recommendations This is a […]

Head-To-Head Comparison: Platinum Underwriters Holdings (PTP) versus Validus Holdings (VR)

Platinum Underwriters Holdings (NYSE: PTP) and Validus Holdings (NYSE:VR) are both financials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk. Valuation and Earnings This table compares Platinum Underwriters Holdings and Validus Holdings’ gross revenue, […]

New Relic, Inc. (NEWR) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $82.89 Million

Equities research analysts expect New Relic, Inc. (NYSE:NEWR) to announce $82.89 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have provided estimates for New Relic’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $82.50 million and the highest is $83.50 million. New Relic reported sales of $63.44 million during the same […]

Jefferies Group LLC Reaffirms Buy Rating for HCA Healthcare Inc (HCA)

Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) in a research note published on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a $90.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for HCA Healthcare’s Q3 2017 earnings at $1.51 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at $2.06 EPS, Q4 2017 […]

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (GS) Rating Reiterated by Buckingham Research

Buckingham Research reiterated their neutral rating on shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm currently has a $250.00 price target on the investment management company’s stock, up from their prior price target of $243.00. Several other research firms have also commented […]

First Republic Bank’s (FRC) “Buy” Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group LLC

Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) in a research report released on Thursday. They currently have a $111.00 price target on the bank’s stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for First Republic Bank’s Q4 2017 earnings at $1.12 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $4.34 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings […]

Citigroup Inc. Boosts Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. (ELS) Price Target to $88.00

Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE:ELS) had its price objective lifted by Citigroup Inc. from $86.00 to $88.00 in a research note published on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Equity […]

HSBC Holdings plc Begins Coverage on Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (DO)

HSBC Holdings plc initiated coverage on shares of Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) in a research report report published on Thursday morning, MarketBeat.com reports. The firm issued a hold rating and a $15.80 price objective on the offshore drilling services provider’s stock. Several other research firms also recently commented on DO. UBS AG raised shares […]

Canaccord Genuity Reaffirms “Buy” Rating for Cenovus Energy Inc (CVE)

Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Cenovus Energy Inc (NYSE:CVE) (TSE:CVE) in a research report released on Thursday morning. Canaccord Genuity currently has a $15.50 target price on the oil and gas company’s stock. Several other research firms have also commented on CVE. BidaskClub lowered Cenovus Energy from a sell rating to […]

Head-To-Head Analysis: Intevac (IVAC) & The Competition

Intevac (NASDAQ: IVAC) is one of 18 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Intevac to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation. Insider & Institutional Ownership 70.1% of Intevac shares […]

Critical Survey: Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) versus Park Electrochemical Corporation (PKE)

Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ: SWKS) and Park Electrochemical Corporation (NYSE:PKE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and earnings. Dividends Skyworks Solutions pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and […]

Contrasting Badger Meter (BMI) & Its Peers

Badger Meter (NYSE: BMI) is one of 29 public companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Badger Meter to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends. Earnings and Valuation This table compares […]

On The Beach Group PLC (OTB) Price Target Raised to GBX 552

On The Beach Group PLC (LON:OTB) had its price target upped by Numis Securities Ltd from GBX 456 ($6.06) to GBX 552 ($7.33) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning. Numis Securities Ltd currently has a buy rating on the stock. Separately, Peel Hunt reaffirmed a buy rating and set a GBX […]

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSB) Price Target Raised to GBX 2,650

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSB) had its price objective hoisted by J P Morgan Chase & Co from GBX 2,400 ($31.89) to GBX 2,650 ($35.21) in a report issued on Thursday. J P Morgan Chase & Co currently has an overweight rating on the stock. Other equities analysts also recently issued research reports about the […]

easyJet plc’s (EZJ) Buy Rating Reiterated at HSBC Holdings plc

HSBC Holdings plc restated their buy rating on shares of easyJet plc (LON:EZJ) in a report issued on Thursday. They currently have a GBX 1,500 ($19.93) price target on the stock. A number of other brokerages also recently weighed in on EZJ. Liberum Capital restated a sell rating and set a GBX 1,000 ($13.29) price […]

Interserve plc (IRV) Earns Buy Rating from Liberum Capital

Liberum Capital restated their buy rating on shares of Interserve plc (LON:IRV) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning. The brokerage currently has a GBX 180 ($2.39) price objective on the stock. IRV has been the subject of several other research reports. Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed a buy rating and set a […]

Assenagon Asset Management S.A. Invests $101.76 Million in Anthem, Inc. (ANTM)

Assenagon Asset Management S.A. purchased a new position in Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 535,907 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $101,758,000. Anthem comprises about 0.9% of Assenagon Asset Management S.A.’s holdings, […]

Asset Dedication LLC Has $553,000 Stake in Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

Asset Dedication LLC lifted its stake in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) by 14.1% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,083 shares of the Internet television network’s stock after buying an additional 381 shares during the period. Asset Dedication LLC’s holdings […]

Bloomin’ Brands (BLMN) and Its Rivals Financial Contrast

Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ: BLMN) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Restaurants & Bars” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Bloomin’ Brands to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends. Analyst Ratings This is a breakdown of […]

Balasa Dinverno & Foltz LLC Purchases New Holdings in WEC Energy Group, Inc. (WEC)

Balasa Dinverno & Foltz LLC purchased a new stake in WEC Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:WEC) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 5,846 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $367,000. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made […]