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Reviewing Shopify (SHOP) & The Competition

Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) is one of 29 public companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Shopify to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends. Analyst Recommendations This is a summary of current […]

Givaudan Sa (GVDNY) – Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes

Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Givaudan Sa (NASDAQ: GVDNY) in the last few weeks: 9/20/2017 – Givaudan Sa had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). 9/18/2017 – Givaudan Sa had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. 9/5/2017 – Givaudan […]

Veolia Environnement SA (VE) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds

Headlines about Veolia Environnement SA (NYSE:VE) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest […]

Critical Survey: Altice USA (ATUS) versus BT Group PLC (BT)

Altice USA (NASDAQ: ATUS) and BT Group PLC (NYSE:BT) are both large-cap telecommunications services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets […]

Head-To-Head Comparison: Ashland Global Holdings (ASH) and PURE Bioscience (PURE)

Ashland Global Holdings (NYSE: ASH) and PURE Bioscience (OTCMKTS:PURE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends. Risk and Volatility Ashland Global Holdings has a beta of 1.04, meaning that […]

Zacks: Analysts Expect Heska Corporation (HSKA) Will Post Earnings of $0.38 Per Share

Analysts expect Heska Corporation (NASDAQ:HSKA) to post $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Heska Corporation’s earnings. Heska Corporation reported earnings of $0.45 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 15.6%. The company […]

Cenovus Energy Inc (CVE) Trading Up 7.2%

Cenovus Energy Inc (TSE:CVE) (NYSE:CVE)’s share price was up 7.2% during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as C$12.32 and last traded at C$12.31. Approximately 4,185,607 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 4% from the average daily volume of 4,015,440 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$11.48. Several equities […]

RSA Insurance Group plc (RSA) Trading Down 1.1%

RSA Insurance Group plc (LON:RSA) fell 1.1% during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as GBX 624 ($8.41) and last traded at GBX 624 ($8.41). 1,012,113 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 58% from the average session volume of 2,409,790 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 631 […]

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PCG) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.53

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (NYSE:PCG) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 20th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a dividend of 0.53 per share by the utilities provider on Sunday, October 15th. This represents a $2.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.06%. Pacific Gas & […]

Cato Corporation (The) (CATO) and bebe stores, inc. (BEBE) Critical Survey

Cato Corporation (The) (NYSE: CATO) and bebe stores, inc. (NASDAQ:BEBE) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings. Profitability This table compares Cato Corporation (The) and bebe stores, inc.’s net […]

Financial Comparison: Cheetah Mobile (CMCM) versus GrubHub (GRUB)

Cheetah Mobile (NASDAQ: CMCM) and GrubHub (NASDAQ:GRUB) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations. Profitability This table compares Cheetah Mobile and GrubHub’s net margins, return on equity and return on […]

Bank of America Corporation (BAC) – Analysts’ Recent Ratings Updates

A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC): 9/13/2017 – Bank of America Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $24.86 price target on the stock. 9/12/2017 – Bank of America Corporation […]

Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Steelcase Inc. (SCS) Will Announce Earnings of $0.27 Per Share

Equities analysts predict that Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS) will post earnings per share of $0.27 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have issued estimates for Steelcase’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.28 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.25. Steelcase reported earnings per share of $0.34 during the […]

Cogeco Communications Inc (CCA) Lowered to “Neutral” at Macquarie

Cogeco Communications Inc (TSE:CCA) was downgraded by research analysts at Macquarie from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. They currently have a C$90.00 price target on the stock. Macquarie’s price objective would suggest a potential downside of 1.14% from the stock’s previous close. A number of […]

Analysts Expect Actua Corporation (ACTA) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $32.43 Million

Brokerages expect Actua Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTA) to report sales of $32.43 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Actua Corporation’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $32.10 million to $32.75 million. Actua Corporation posted sales of $27.94 million during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth […]

Jimmy Choo PLC (CHOO) Hits New 52-Week High at $236.00

Shares of Jimmy Choo PLC (LON:CHOO) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as GBX 236 ($3.18) and last traded at GBX 229.40 ($3.09), with a volume of 210,250 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at GBX 229.30 ($3.09). A number of analysts have recently commented […]

Wpp Plc (WPP) Shares Up 2.5%

Wpp Plc (LON:WPP) shot up 2.5% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as GBX 1,388 ($18.71) and last traded at GBX 1,382 ($18.63). 5,906,957 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 25% from the average session volume of 4,710,730 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 1,348 ($18.17). […]

Contrasting Loews Corporation (L) & Kinsale Capital Group (KNSL)

Loews Corporation (NYSE: L) and Kinsale Capital Group (NASDAQ:KNSL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership. Earnings and Valuation This table compares Loews Corporation and Kinsale Capital Group’s revenue, earnings […]

Clorox Company (The) (CLX) versus Oil-Dri Corporation Of America (ODC) Financial Analysis

Clorox Company (The) (NYSE: CLX) and Oil-Dri Corporation Of America (NYSE:ODC) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and risk. Risk and Volatility Clorox Company (The) has a beta of 0.4, […]

Critical Survey: Cytosorbents Corporation (CTSO) versus Its Competitors

Cytosorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO) is one of 82 public companies in the “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Cytosorbents Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings. Valuation and Earnings […]

Zacks: Analysts Expect American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (AEL) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $493.91 Million

Equities analysts expect that American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE:AEL) will report $493.91 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have issued estimates for American Equity Investment Life Holding’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $490.73 million to $496.90 million. American Equity Investment Life Holding reported sales of $463.58 million […]

Gilead Sciences’ (GILD) Market Perform Rating Reiterated at Leerink Swann

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD)‘s stock had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Leerink Swann in a report released on Wednesday. They currently have a $87.00 price target on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, up from their previous price target of $82.00. Leerink Swann’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 5.72% from […]

Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) Rating Reiterated by BMO Capital Markets

Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI)‘s stock had its “market perform” rating reissued by BMO Capital Markets in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. They presently have a $62.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $60.00. BMO Capital Markets’ price target indicates a potential downside of 3.59% from the company’s […]

Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect NeuroMetrix (NURO) Share Price

Media headlines about NeuroMetrix (NASDAQ:NURO) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. […]

CME Group Inc. (CME) Sets New 12-Month High at $133.11

CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $133.11 and last traded at $133.12, with a volume of 496,009 shares. The stock had previously closed at $131.81. Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub upgraded CME […]

Braskem S.A. (BAK) Hits New 12-Month High at $28.30

Braskem S.A. (NYSE:BAK) shares reached a new 52-week high on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $28.30 and last traded at $28.31, with a volume of 492,143 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $26.75. A number of research analysts have weighed in on BAK shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Braskem from […]

Financial Survey: Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL) vs. Stepan (SCL)

Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ: SIAL) and Stepan (NYSE:SCL) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk. Profitability This table compares Sigma-Aldrich and Stepan’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. […]

AutoZone, Inc. (AZO) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Credit Suisse Group

AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by stock analysts at Credit Suisse Group in a report issued on Wednesday. They presently have a $583.00 price objective on the stock. Credit Suisse Group’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 8.93% from the stock’s previous close. A number of other equities analysts […]

Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. Reiterates Hold Rating for General Finance Corporation (GFN)

General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by investment analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. in a report issued on Wednesday. A number of other brokerages have also weighed in on GFN. ValuEngine upgraded General Finance Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. […]

Reviewing FleetMatics Group PLC (FLTX) and Its Peers

FleetMatics Group PLC (NYSE: FLTX) is one of 97 public companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare FleetMatics Group PLC to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk. Analyst Ratings This is […]

Alere’s (ALR) Hold Rating Reaffirmed at Canaccord Genuity

Alere Inc. (NYSE:ALR)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by Canaccord Genuity in a research report issued on Tuesday. They presently have a $51.00 price target on the medical research company’s stock. Canaccord Genuity’s price target suggests a potential upside of 0.99% from the company’s current price. Other equities analysts have also issued research reports […]

Allergan PLC.’s (AGN) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at Citigroup Inc.

Allergan PLC. (NYSE:AGN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by Citigroup Inc. in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. They presently have a $280.00 target price on the stock. Citigroup Inc.’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 30.23% from the company’s previous close. AGN has been the topic of several other […]

American Airlines Group (AAL) – Investment Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) recently: 9/20/2017 – American Airlines Group was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc. from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. 9/18/2017 – American Airlines Group had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by […]

Schmitt Industries (SMIT) Earns Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.22

Media coverage about Schmitt Industries (NASDAQ:SMIT) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the […]

Roka Bioscience (ROKA) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

News headlines about Roka Bioscience (NASDAQ:ROKA) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to […]

Omnicom Group (OMC) and Its Rivals Head-To-Head Survey

Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC) is one of 37 public companies in the “Advertising & Marketing” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Omnicom Group to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation. Institutional and Insider Ownership 98.6% of Omnicom […]

Wipro Limited (WIT) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold

Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “WIPRO LTD-ADR provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, Information Systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to […]

Financial Survey: Deep Down (DPDW) and Forbes Energy Services (FES)

Deep Down (OTCMKTS: DPDW) and Forbes Energy Services (NASDAQ:FES) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings. Institutional & Insider Ownership 6.0% of Deep Down shares are owned by institutional investors. […]

Reviewing Anthem (ANTM) and Aetna (AET)

Anthem (NYSE: ANTM) and Aetna (NYSE:AET) are both large-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings. Valuation and Earnings This table compares Anthem and Aetna’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and […]

Steelcase Inc. (SCS) Shares Gap Up Following Dividend Announcement

Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS) gapped up prior to trading on Wednesday following a dividend announcement from the company. The stock had previously closed at $14.60, but opened at $15.15. Steelcase shares last traded at $14.20, with a volume of 707,500 shares traded. The newly announced dividend which will be paid on Thursday, October 12th. Shareholders of […]