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Zacks Investment Research Upgrades CSW Industrials, Inc. (CSWI) to Strong-Buy

CSW Industrials, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSWI) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday. The firm currently has a $50.00 price objective on the basic materials company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s target price would suggest a potential upside of 14.16% from the company’s […]

Bankinter SA (BKNIY) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Bankinter SA (OTCMKTS:BKNIY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday. According to Zacks, “Bankinter is in the financial services industry. They are a banking entity subject to the supervision of the Bank of Spain and the Spanish National Securities Market Commission. […]

Owens Corning Inc (OC) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.20

Owens Corning Inc (NYSE:OC) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 22nd, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, October 16th will be paid a dividend of 0.20 per share by the construction company on Thursday, November 2nd. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.06%. The ex-dividend date […]

Reviewing Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AGM) & Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. (AGM.A)

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: AGM) and Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. (NYSE:AGM.A) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability. Profitability This table compares Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation and Federal Agricultural […]

Reviewing Gibraltar Industries (ROCK) and Its Rivals

Gibraltar Industries (NASDAQ: ROCK) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Steel” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Gibraltar Industries to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations. Risk & Volatility Gibraltar Industries has a beta of […]

Analysts Anticipate SunOpta, Inc. (STKL) Will Post Earnings of $0.02 Per Share

Wall Street brokerages expect that SunOpta, Inc. (NASDAQ:STKL) (TSE:SOY) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of $0.02 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have issued estimates for SunOpta’s earnings. SunOpta reported earnings of $0.07 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of […]

First Community Financial Partners (FCFP) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.19

Media coverage about First Community Financial Partners (NASDAQ:FCFP) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest […]

Financial Comparison: PLDT (PHI) vs. The Competition

PLDT (NYSE: PHI) is one of 47 public companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare PLDT to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership. Dividends PLDT pays an annual dividend of $1.23 per […]

Aviragen Therapeutics (AVIR) versus La Jolla Pharmaceutical (LJPC) Critical Survey

Aviragen Therapeutics (NASDAQ: AVIR) and La Jolla Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:LJPC) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings. Risk & Volatility Aviragen Therapeutics has a beta of 0.01, indicating that its […]

Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (CBSH) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $312.74 Million

Equities analysts predict that Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBSH) will announce $312.74 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have provided estimates for Commerce Bancshares’ earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $306.35 million and the highest estimate coming in at $319.00 million. Commerce Bancshares reported sales […]

Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (KPTI) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages

Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:KPTI) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eleven research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and eight have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price […]

Traders Sell Shares of Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) on Strength (CMCSA)

Traders sold shares of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $60.95 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $182.70 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $121.75 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Comcast Corporation had the 0th […]

Investors Buy Shares of Cars.com Inc (CARS) on Weakness

Traders purchased shares of Cars.com Inc (NASDAQ:CARS) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $28.11 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $2.62 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $25.49 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Cars.com had the 21st highest net in-flow […]

Relx NV (ENL) Receives News Impact Rating of 0.00

News articles about Relx NV (NYSE:ENL) have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to […]

Analysts Expect Hope Bancorp, Inc. (HOPE) Will Post Earnings of $0.31 Per Share

Brokerages expect that Hope Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOPE) will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.31 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have made estimates for Hope Bancorp’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.30 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.33. Hope Bancorp reported earnings per […]

Head to Head Analysis: Excel Trust (EXL) and PS Business Parks (PSB)

Excel Trust (NYSE: EXL) and PS Business Parks (NYSE:PSB) are both financials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations. Earnings and Valuation This table compares Excel Trust and PS Business Parks’ top-line revenue, […]

Seadrill Limited (SDRL) and Its Competitors Financial Analysis

Seadrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL) is one of 17 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Drilling” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Seadrill Limited to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and risk. Risk and Volatility Seadrill Limited has […]

Investors Buy Shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) on Weakness

Traders bought shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $173.24 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $80.86 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $92.38 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Verizon Communications had the 5th highest […]

Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (PTEN) Shares Gap Down to $0.00

Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTEN) gapped down before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at ($19.05), but opened at $0.00. Patterson-UTI Energy shares last traded at $0.00, with a volume of 3382700 shares. PTEN has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and […]

Biotie Therapies Corp (BITI) Getting Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

News stories about Biotie Therapies Corp (NASDAQ:BITI) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one […]

American Midstream Partners, (AMID) vs. Hess Corporation (HES) Critical Analysis

American Midstream Partners, (NYSE: AMID) and Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership. Dividends American Midstream Partners, pays an annual dividend of $1.65 per share and has […]

Analysts Set Home Depot, Inc. (The) (HD) Target Price at $169.55

Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the twenty-seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, nineteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong […]

Agenus Inc. (AGEN) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $5.37 Million

Brokerages forecast that Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) will post sales of $5.37 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Agenus’ earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $4.74 million and the highest estimate coming in at $6.00 million. Agenus reported sales of $4.45 million in […]

Comparing Logitech International (LOGI) and The Competition

Logitech International (NASDAQ: LOGI) is one of 31 public companies in the “Computer Hardware” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Logitech International to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation. Earnings & Valuation This table compares Logitech International […]

Sierra Bancorp (BSRR) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Friday. According to Zacks, “Sierra Bancorp is the bank holding company for the Bank of the Sierra. The Bank of the Sierra is the largest independent bank headquartered in the South Valley, and […]

ANSYS (ANSS) & Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP) Head-To-Head Survey

ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) and Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability. Analyst Ratings This is a summary of current ratings and price […]

Financial Survey: Invacare Corporation (IVC) & T2 Biosystems (TTOO)

Invacare Corporation (NYSE: IVC) and T2 Biosystems (NASDAQ:TTOO) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations. Dividends Invacare Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a […]

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation (WMC) & Its Rivals Critical Review

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation (NYSE: WMC) is one of 38 public companies in the “Mortgage REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk and valuation. Valuation & […]

Webster Financial Corporation (WBS) Receives $52.29 Consensus Target Price from Analysts

Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price […]

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (SXCP) Major Shareholder Purchases $135,138.80 in Stock

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SXCP) major shareholder Sun Coal & Coke Llc bought 7,940 shares of SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 21st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $17.02 per share, for a total transaction of $135,138.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with […]

George H. Fann, Jr. Purchases 1,903 Shares of First Community Corporation (FCCO) Stock

First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) Director George H. Fann, Jr. purchased 1,903 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 21st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $20.35 per share, with a total value of $38,726.05. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 86,519 shares in […]

Aflac Incorporated (AFL) President Kriss Cloninger III Sells 25,000 Shares

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) President Kriss Cloninger III sold 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.83, for a total value of $2,095,750.00. Following the transaction, the president now owns 298,646 shares in the company, valued at approximately $25,035,494.18. The sale […]

$0.05 EPS Expected for Capital Product Partners L.P. (CPLP) This Quarter

Wall Street brokerages expect that Capital Product Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:CPLP) will post $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Five analysts have provided estimates for Capital Product Partners L.P.’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.04 and the highest is $0.06. Capital Product Partners L.P. reported earnings of $0.07 per […]

Contrasting Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) and Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (LTEA)

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) and Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (NASDAQ:LTEA) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and institutional ownership. Valuation and Earnings This table compares Dr Pepper Snapple […]

Comparing Nomura Holdings Inc ADR (NMR) & The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW)

Nomura Holdings Inc ADR (NYSE: NMR) and The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of recent ratings and […]

London Security plc (LSC) Releases Earnings Results

London Security plc (LON:LSC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The company reported GBX 51.50 ($0.69) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of GBX 606.30 billion for the quarter. London Security plc had a return on equity of 15.81% and a net margin of 13.14%. Shares […]

HCI Group, Inc. (HCI) CFO James Mark Harmsworth Purchases 500 Shares of Stock

HCI Group, Inc. (NYSE:HCI) CFO James Mark Harmsworth purchased 500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 21st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $36.93 per share, for a total transaction of $18,465.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, […]

PHX Energy Services Corp (PHX) Insider Michael Leslie Buker Acquires 15,000 Shares

PHX Energy Services Corp (TSE:PHX) insider Michael Leslie Buker purchased 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 21st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of C$2.27 per share, for a total transaction of C$34,050.00. Michael Leslie Buker also recently made the following trade(s): On Tuesday, September 5th, Michael […]

Oceaneering International, Inc. (OII) VP W Cardon Gerner Sells 2,000 Shares

Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE:OII) VP W Cardon Gerner sold 2,000 shares of Oceaneering International stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.76, for a total value of $51,520.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available […]

Comparing Essent Group (ESNT) & National Interstate (NATL)

Essent Group (NYSE: ESNT) and National Interstate (NASDAQ:NATL) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk. Profitability This table compares Essent Group and National Interstate’s net margins, return on equity and […]