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Nexstar Media Group (NXST) Hits New 1-Year High at $74.25

Nexstar Media Group Inc (NASDAQ:NXST) shares hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $74.25 and last traded at $72.45, with a volume of 860700 shares. The stock had previously closed at $72.15. Several research analysts have recently issued reports on NXST shares. B. Riley restated […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Calpine (CPN)

Calpine Co. (NYSE:CPN) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders purchased 32,600 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,885% compared to the typical volume of 1,642 put options. In related news, CEO Thad Hill sold 38,304 shares of Calpine stock in a transaction on […]

Ferrellgas Partners (FGP) Bonds Trading 1.8% Lower

An issue of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) debt fell 1.8% against its face value during trading on Friday. The high-yield debt issue has a 6.75% coupon and will mature on January 15, 2022. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $91.75 and were trading at $92.50 one week ago. Price moves in a […]

Berenberg Bank Analysts Give SGL Carbon (SGL) a €13.50 Price Target

Berenberg Bank set a €13.50 ($16.07) price objective on SGL Carbon (ETR:SGL) in a report published on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock. A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co set a €13.50 ($16.07) price target on […]

Norsk Hydro ASA (NHYDY) Rating Lowered to Neutral at J P Morgan Chase & Co

Norsk Hydro ASA (OTCMKTS:NHYDY) was downgraded by research analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday. A number of other research analysts have also recently weighed in on NHYDY. ValuEngine upgraded Norsk Hydro ASA from a “hold” rating to […]

UBS Upgrades Husky Energy (HUSKF) to “Outperform”

Husky Energy (OTCMKTS:HUSKF) was upgraded by stock analysts at UBS from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report issued on Thursday. Separately, Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on Husky Energy from $17.00 to $19.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, October […]

Jefferies Group Lowers Sports Direct Intl (SDISY) to Underperform

Jefferies Group cut shares of Sports Direct Intl (OTCMKTS:SDISY) from a hold rating to an underperform rating in a research report report published on Wednesday, MarketBeat reports. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Sports Direct Intl’s FY2018 earnings at $0.54 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $0.62 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.70 EPS. Shares of Sports […]

VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return Stock to Reverse Split on Wednesday, December 20th (UGAZ)

VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return (NYSEARCA:UGAZ) shares are set to reverse split before the market opens on Wednesday, December 20th. The 1-10 reverse split was announced on Wednesday, December 13th. The number of shares owned by shareholders will be adjusted after the closing bell […]

Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ANTH) Short Interest Update

Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANTH) was the target of a large drop in short interest in November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,108,395 shares, a drop of 28.5% from the November 15th total of 1,549,997 shares. Currently, 8.3% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, […]

Innovus Pharmaceuticals (INNV) versus Echo Therapeutics (ECTE) Head to Head Survey

Innovus Pharmaceuticals (OTCMKTS: INNV) and Echo Therapeutics (OTCMKTS:ECTE) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership. Analyst Ratings This is a summary of recent recommendations for Innovus Pharmaceuticals and Echo […]

Voya Financial Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (VOYA)

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders acquired 1,229 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,059% compared to the average volume of 106 call options. Shares of Voya Financial (NYSE VOYA) opened at $45.57 on Friday. Voya Financial has a 12-month […]

Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Dril-Quip, Inc. (DRQ) Will Post Earnings of $0.03 Per Share

Wall Street brokerages forecast that Dril-Quip, Inc. (NYSE:DRQ) will report earnings per share of $0.03 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have made estimates for Dril-Quip’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.08 and the lowest is ($0.04). Dril-Quip posted earnings per share of $0.23 in the same quarter last […]

bluebird bio (BLUE) Shares Gap Down on Insider Selling

bluebird bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLUE) shares gapped down prior to trading on Thursday following insider selling activity. The stock had previously closed at $184.70, but opened at $184.90. bluebird bio shares last traded at $182.85, with a volume of 700946 shares trading hands. Specifically, Director Mark Vachon sold 7,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a […]

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (AVB) COO Sean J. Breslin Sells 1,500 Shares of Stock

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) COO Sean J. Breslin sold 1,500 shares of AvalonBay Communities stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $182.65, for a total transaction of $273,975.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at […]

Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Owens-Illinois (OI) Share Price

Media headlines about Owens-Illinois (NYSE:OI) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. 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 negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the […]

Sophiris Bio (SPHS) Stock Price Down 6%

Sophiris Bio Inc (NASDAQ:SPHS)’s share price fell 6% on Friday . The stock traded as low as $2.20 and last traded at $2.21. 764,794 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 167% from the average session volume of 286,407 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.35. Several equities research analysts have commented […]

Critical Analysis: Delta Natural Gas (DGAS) vs. Southern Union (SUG)

Delta Natural Gas (NASDAQ: DGAS) and Southern Union (NYSE:SUG) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability. Dividends Delta Natural Gas pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share and has […]

Zacks: Brokerages Expect Milacron Holdings Corp (MCRN) to Post $0.40 Earnings Per Share

Equities analysts forecast that Milacron Holdings Corp (NYSE:MCRN) will post earnings of $0.40 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have issued estimates for Milacron’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.42 and the lowest is $0.38. Milacron reported earnings of $0.47 per share during the same quarter last […]

Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Axis Capital (AXS) Share Price

News articles about Axis Capital (NYSE:AXS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the […]

Opus Bank (OPB) vs. UMB Financial (UMBF) Head to Head Analysis

Opus Bank (NASDAQ: OPB) and UMB Financial (NASDAQ:UMBF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and dividends. Valuation and Earnings This table compares Opus Bank and UMB Financial’s gross revenue, earnings per […]

Ryder System (R) Earns News Sentiment Rating of 0.16

Media headlines about Ryder System (NYSE:R) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one […]

Kornit Digital Ltd (KRNT) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.06 Per Share

Brokerages forecast that Kornit Digital Ltd (NASDAQ:KRNT) will announce earnings of $0.06 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have issued estimates for Kornit Digital’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.05 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.06. Kornit Digital reported earnings per share of $0.16 […]

Brokerages Expect Middlesex Water (MSEX) to Post $0.33 Earnings Per Share

Middlesex Water (NASDAQ:MSEX) has received a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating. Middlesex Water’s rating score has improved by 66.7% in the last three months as a […]

Gail R. Steckler Sells 16,349 Shares of WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc (WFBI) Stock

WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc (NASDAQ:WFBI) Director Gail R. Steckler sold 16,349 shares of WashingtonFirst Bankshares stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.24, for a total transaction of $559,789.76. Following the transaction, the director now owns 32,141 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,100,507.84. The […]

Peyton R. Howell Sells 17,800 Shares of AmerisourceBergen Corp. (ABC) Stock

AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE:ABC) insider Peyton R. Howell sold 17,800 shares of AmerisourceBergen stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $89.70, for a total transaction of $1,596,660.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at […]

Discovery Communications (DISCB) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.17

News stories about Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCB) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the […]

NuVasive (NUVA) Receives “Buy” Rating from BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets reissued their buy rating on shares of NuVasive (NASDAQ:NUVA) in a report released on Thursday morning. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $70.00 price objective on the medical device company’s stock. NUVA has been the topic of a number of other research reports. BTIG Research set a $74.00 price objective on NuVasive […]

Travis Perkins (TPK) Downgraded by J P Morgan Chase & Co to Neutral

J P Morgan Chase & Co downgraded shares of Travis Perkins (LON:TPK) to a neutral rating in a report published on Thursday. The firm currently has GBX 1,700 ($22.88) price objective on the stock. Several other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Deutsche Bank cut their price objective on shares […]

Aecom (ACM) CEO Michael S. Burke Sells 30,000 Shares

Aecom (NYSE:ACM) CEO Michael S. Burke sold 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.00, for a total transaction of $1,170,000.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 157,649 shares in the company, valued at $6,148,311. […]

Head to Head Review: Knight-Swift Transportation (KNX) vs. Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL)

Knight-Swift Transportation (NYSE: KNX) and Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL) are both mid-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings. Profitability This table compares Knight-Swift Transportation and Old Dominion Freight Line’s net […]

Traders Buy Monsanto (MON) on Weakness

Traders purchased shares of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $257.55 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $139.97 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $117.58 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Monsanto had the 16th highest net […]

Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Melco Resorts & Entertainment (MLCO) Share Price

Media headlines about Melco Resorts & Entertainment (NASDAQ:MLCO) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty 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 […]

Entergy (ETR) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

Media coverage about Entergy (NYSE:ETR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty 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. Entergy […]

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) Raises Dividend to $0.13 Per Share

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLF) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, December 15th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, December 18th will be paid a dividend of 0.1283 per share by the exchange traded fund on Tuesday, December 26th. This represents a $0.51 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield […]

Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Financials ETF (RYF) to Issue $0.08 Quarterly Dividend

Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Financials ETF (NYSEARCA:RYF) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, December 15th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, December 18th will be given a dividend of 0.0823 per share on Friday, December 29th. This represents a $0.33 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.75%. The […]

Discovery Communications (DISCA) Sees Unusually-High Trading Volume After Insider Buying Activity

Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Friday after an insider bought additional shares in the company. Approximately 19,055,475 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 379% from the previous session’s volume of 3,981,324 shares.The stock last traded at $21.04 and had previously closed at $20.04. Specifically, Director J David Wargo purchased […]

FY2018 EPS Estimates for Huntsman Corporation Lifted by KeyCorp (HUN)

Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) – Analysts at KeyCorp increased their FY2018 EPS estimates for Huntsman in a research note issued to investors on Sunday. KeyCorp analyst M. Sison now anticipates that the basic materials company will post earnings of $2.35 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $2.00. KeyCorp currently has a […]

Insider Buying: Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ACUR) Insider Buys 400,000 Shares of Stock

Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCMKTS:ACUR) insider Robert B. Jones bought 400,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was bought at an average price of $0.10 per share, with a total value of $40,000.00. Following the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 412,555 shares in the company, […]

Nike (NKE) Receives Hold Rating from Wedbush

Wedbush reiterated their hold rating on shares of Nike (NYSE:NKE) in a research note released on Thursday morning. The brokerage currently has a $57.00 price objective on the footwear maker’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $52.00. Wedbush also issued estimates for Nike’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.61 EPS. Several other analysts have […]

Collegium Pharmaceutical (COLL) Given a $23.00 Price Target by Piper Jaffray Companies Analysts

Piper Jaffray Companies set a $23.00 target price on Collegium Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:COLL) in a research report report published on Thursday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock. A number of other brokerages have also recently commented on COLL. Needham & Company LLC increased their target price on Collegium Pharmaceutical […]