Archive for Mark Dietrich

Head to Head Contrast: Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP) versus NACCO Industries (NC)

Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) and NACCO Industries (NYSE:NC) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations. Dividends Tupperware Brands Corporation pays an annual dividend of $2.72 per share and […]

Analyzing ORBCOMM (ORBC) and Its Competitors

ORBCOMM (NASDAQ: ORBC) is one of 36 public companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare ORBCOMM to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation and risk. Analyst Recommendations This is a summary of recent ratings […]

BNP Paribas Reiterates “€8.40” Price Target for E.On Se (EOAN)

BNP Paribas set a €8.40 ($10.00) target price on E.On Se (FRA:EOAN) in a research note published on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has a sell rating on the stock. EOAN has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Barclays PLC set a €9.40 ($11.19) target price on shares of E.On Se […]

N+1 Singer Reiterates Hold Rating for Accesso Technology Group PLC (ACSO)

Accesso Technology Group PLC (LON:ACSO)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by analysts at N+1 Singer in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. They presently have a GBX 1,747 ($23.55) price objective on the stock. N+1 Singer’s price target would suggest a potential downside of 4.54% from the company’s previous close. Separately, Numis Securities […]

White Mountains Insurance Group (WTM) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

Headlines about White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE:WTM) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. White […]

Cantel Medical Corp. (CMD) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Press coverage about Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE:CMD) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest […]

Essendant (ESND) vs. Intersections (INTX) Financial Survey

Essendant (NASDAQ: ESND) and Intersections (NASDAQ:INTX) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and institutional ownership. Risk & Volatility Essendant has a beta of 1.17, meaning that its share price is […]

Head to Head Survey: Neos Therapeutics (NEOS) and Its Competitors

Neos Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NEOS) is one of 112 publicly-traded companies in the “Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Neos Therapeutics to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership. Analyst Recommendations This is a summary of […]

Macquarie Reiterates “Outperform” Rating for BT Group plc (BT.A)

Macquarie reaffirmed their outperform rating on shares of BT Group plc (LON:BT.A) in a research report report published on Monday morning. Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Sanford C. Bernstein set a GBX 350 ($4.72) target price on BT Group plc and gave the stock a buy rating in a research […]

Head-To-Head Comparison: Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) vs. Golfsmith International Holdings (GOLF)

Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) and Golfsmith International Holdings (NASDAQ:GOLF) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk. Institutional & Insider Ownership 77.8% of Dick’s Sporting Goods shares are owned by […]

Head-To-Head Survey: HubSpot (HUBS) and Upland Software (UPLD)

HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS) and Upland Software (NASDAQ:UPLD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for HubSpot […]

Contrasting Monsanto (MON) & Its Rivals

Monsanto (NYSE: MON) is one of 27 public companies in the “Agricultural Chemicals” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Monsanto to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and earnings. Volatility and Risk Monsanto has a beta of 1.07, indicating […]

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades National Australia Bank Ltd. (NABZY) to Hold

National Australia Bank Ltd. (OTCMKTS:NABZY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “National Australia Bank is an international financial services group providing a comprehensive and integrated range of financial services. “ Shares of National Australia Bank (OTCMKTS:NABZY) opened […]

Berenberg Bank Analysts Give Patrizia Immobilien (P1Z) a €21.80 Price Target

Berenberg Bank set a €21.80 ($25.95) price target on Patrizia Immobilien (SWX:P1Z) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock. Several other research firms also recently issued reports on P1Z. Baader Bank set a €20.00 ($23.81) price objective on shares of Patrizia Immobilien and […]

TIER REIT Inc (TIER) Lifted to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TIER REIT Inc (OTCMKTS:TIER) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Tuesday. The firm currently has $21.00 price target on the real estate investment trust’s stock. According to Zacks, “Tier REIT Inc. is a real estate investment trust which focused on commercial office […]

Investors Sell Shares of FedEx Corporation (FDX) on Strength After Earnings Miss

Traders sold shares of FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) on strength during trading on Wednesday following a weaker than expected earnings announcement. $234.18 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $282.26 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $48.08 million out of the stock. Of all equities […]

Head to Head Survey: XO Group (XOXO) and Its Competitors

XO Group (NYSE: XOXO) is one of 37 public companies in the “Advertising & Marketing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare XO Group to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and valuation. Analyst Recommendations This is a […]

$47.70 Million in Sales Expected for Meridian Bioscience Inc. (VIVO) This Quarter

Analysts expect that Meridian Bioscience Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVO) will report $47.70 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for Meridian Bioscience’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $47.68 million and the highest is $47.72 million. Meridian Bioscience posted sales of $47.00 million in the same quarter last year, […]

Reviewing Bay Banks of Virginia (BAYK) and South State Corporation (SSB)

Bay Banks of Virginia (NASDAQ: BAYK) and South State Corporation (NASDAQ:SSB) are both financial companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and dividends. Valuation and Earnings This table compares Bay Banks of Virginia and South […]

Envision Healthcare Corporation (EVHC) Board of Directors Authorizes Stock Repurchase Plan

Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:EVHC) declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback program, which authorizes the company to repurchase $250.00 million in outstanding shares on Monday, September 18th, EventVestor reports. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 4.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically an […]

Volkswagen AG (VLKAY) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Sanford C. Bernstein

Volkswagen AG (NASDAQ:VLKAY)‘s stock had its “market perform” rating reissued by Sanford C. Bernstein in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Volkswagen AG from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, May 27th. […]

Rockwell Automation (ROK) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.16

Headlines about Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the […]

POSCO (PKX) Receives Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.08

Media stories about POSCO (NYSE:PKX) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the […]

Head to Head Review: Black Hills Corporation (BKH) vs. Its Competitors

Black Hills Corporation (NYSE: BKH) is one of 21 public companies in the “Multiline Utilities” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Black Hills Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and institutional ownership. Earnings & Valuation This […]

Qualys, Inc. (QLYS) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the sixteen brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price target among […]

Allianzgi Convertible & Income Fund II (NCZ) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.23

News headlines about Allianzgi Convertible & Income Fund II (NYSE:NCZ) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with […]

NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NRE) and Corporate Office Properties Trust (OFC) Head-To-Head Review

NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NYSE: NRE) and Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation and risk. Risk & Volatility NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. has a beta of […]

Analysts Set Gerdau S.A. (GGB) PT at $4.25

Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among […]

Head to Head Review: Western Gas Partners, (WES) and Western Gas Equity Partners, (WGP)

Western Gas Partners, (NYSE: WES) and Western Gas Equity Partners, (NYSE:WGP) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation and institutional ownership. Profitability This table compares Western Gas Partners, and Western Gas Equity […]

Tracy B. Stephens Purchases 4,100 Shares of Epsilon Energy Limited (EPS) Stock

Epsilon Energy Limited (TSE:EPS) Director Tracy B. Stephens purchased 4,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 21st. The stock was acquired at an average price of C$3.11 per share, for a total transaction of C$12,751.00. Epsilon Energy Limited (TSE EPS) traded down 0.32% on Thursday, reaching $3.12. 3,300 […]

Reviewing Sysorex Global (INPX) & Syntel (SYNT)

Sysorex Global (NASDAQ: INPX) and Syntel (NASDAQ:SYNT) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends. Institutional and Insider Ownership 4.8% of Sysorex Global shares are held by institutional investors. […]

Reviewing Shutterstock (SSTK) & Its Competitors

Shutterstock (NYSE: SSTK) is one of 50 publicly-traded companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Shutterstock to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends. Profitability This table compares Shutterstock and its rivals’ net margins, […]

Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Skullcandy (SKUL) Share Price

News headlines about Skullcandy (NASDAQ:SKUL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media 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 one being the most […]

Susquehanna Bancshares Inc Reiterates Positive Rating for Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL)‘s stock had its “positive” rating restated by stock analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc in a report released on Thursday. They presently have a $1,200.00 price objective on the information services provider’s stock. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 26.64% from the company’s current price. Several other brokerages also […]

Head to Head Review: Diplomat Pharmacy (DPLO) vs. Its Rivals

Diplomat Pharmacy (NYSE: DPLO) is one of 23 public companies in the “Food Retail & Distribution” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Diplomat Pharmacy to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability and risk. Analyst Ratings This is a summary […]

Critical Comparison: Cohen & Steers (CNS) and WisdomTree Investments (WETF)

Cohen & Steers (NYSE: CNS) and WisdomTree Investments (NASDAQ:WETF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation. Insider & Institutional Ownership 45.4% of Cohen & Steers shares are owned by […]

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (LEG) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.01 Billion

Equities analysts expect Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG) to report sales of $1.01 billion for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have made estimates for Leggett & Platt,’s earnings. Leggett & Platt, posted sales of $948.90 million during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 6.4%. […]

Reviewing Mid-Con Energy Partners, (MCEP) and MV Oil Trust (MVO)

Mid-Con Energy Partners, (NASDAQ: MCEP) and MV Oil Trust (NYSE:MVO) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability. Dividends MV Oil Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.90 per share […]

PURE Bioscience (PURE) & Ashland Global Holdings (ASH) Head to Head Comparison

PURE Bioscience (OTCMKTS: PURE) and Ashland Global Holdings (NYSE:ASH) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations. Valuation & Earnings This table compares PURE Bioscience and Ashland Global Holdings’ revenue, earnings […]

Interpace Diagnostics Group (IDXG) versus H&E Equipment Services (HEES) Head to Head Comparison

Interpace Diagnostics Group (NASDAQ: IDXG) and H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ:HEES) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends. Profitability This table compares Interpace Diagnostics Group and H&E Equipment Services’ net […]