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M Grier Eliasek Buys 10,000 Shares of Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) Stock

Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC) insider M Grier Eliasek acquired 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $6.75 per share, for a total transaction of $67,500.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now owns 1,112,196 shares of the company’s […]

Critical Survey: U.S. Physical Therapy (USPH) & Its Peers

U.S. Physical Therapy (NYSE: USPH) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare U.S. Physical Therapy to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations. Institutional & […]

Comparing Heritage Insurance (HRTG) & Erie Indemnity (ERIE)

Heritage Insurance (NYSE: HRTG) and Erie Indemnity (NASDAQ:ERIE) are both financials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk. Dividends Heritage Insurance pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend […]

Bancorp of New Jersey Inc (BKJ) Director Jay Blau Sells 3,300 Shares of Stock

Bancorp of New Jersey Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:BKJ) Director Jay Blau sold 3,300 shares of Bancorp of New Jersey stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.77, for a total value of $58,641.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be […]

Westmoreland Coal Company (WLB) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.75 Per Share

Brokerages forecast that Westmoreland Coal Company (NASDAQ:WLB) will report earnings of $0.75 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for Westmoreland Coal’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $1.35 and the lowest is $0.14. Westmoreland Coal posted earnings per share of ($0.41) in the same quarter […]

SDL (SDL) Given Corporate Rating at N+1 Singer

N+1 Singer restated their corporate rating on shares of SDL (LON:SDL) in a research note released on Friday morning. A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on SDL. Peel Hunt initiated coverage on shares of SDL in a report on Thursday, August 17th. They issued a buy rating and a GBX […]

Delores M. Etter Buys 1,000 Shares of Esterline Technologies Co. (ESL) Stock

Esterline Technologies Co. (NYSE:ESL) Director Delores M. Etter acquired 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $72.13 per share, for a total transaction of $72,130.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 13,627 shares in […]

Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (CLUB) CFO Carolyn Spatafora Sells 11,546 Shares

Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB) CFO Carolyn Spatafora sold 11,546 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.74, for a total value of $66,274.04. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 218,729 shares in the company, valued […]

Kindred Biosciences Inc (KIN) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages

Kindred Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:KIN) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 […]

Salisbury Bancorp (SAL) & Two River Bancorp (TRCB) Critical Contrast

Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ: SAL) and Two River Bancorp (NASDAQ:TRCB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership. Profitability This table compares Salisbury Bancorp and Two River Bancorp’s net margins, return […]

Contrasting XBiotech (XBIT) and Its Rivals

XBiotech (NASDAQ: XBIT) is one of 286 public companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare XBiotech to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk. Analyst Ratings This is a summary of recent recommendations […]

Analysts Expect PFSweb, Inc. (PFSW) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $90.82 Million

Brokerages expect that PFSweb, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFSW) will announce sales of $90.82 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have made estimates for PFSweb’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $94.36 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $87.91 million. PFSweb reported sales of $102.46 million during […]

Petrofac (PFC) Price Target Raised to GBX 440 at Credit Suisse Group

Petrofac (LON:PFC) had its target price increased by equities research analysts at Credit Suisse Group from GBX 435 ($5.85) to GBX 440 ($5.92) in a research report issued on Thursday. The firm currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Credit Suisse Group’s target price points to a potential downside of 3.17% from the company’s […]

Fortune Brands Home & Security (FBHS) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

Media coverage about Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE:FBHS) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive […]

Aramark (ARMK) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media headlines about Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most […]

Claes Bjork Sells 1,264 Shares of Granite Construction Inc. (GVA) Stock

Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE:GVA) Director Claes Bjork sold 1,264 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.05, for a total transaction of $79,695.20. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 50,972 shares in the company, valued at $3,213,784.60. The transaction was […]

West End Indiana Bancshares Inc (WEIN) CFO Shelley D. Miller Sells 2,500 Shares

West End Indiana Bancshares Inc (OTCMKTS:WEIN) CFO Shelley D. Miller sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.50, for a total value of $71,250.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange […]

OFS Capital Corp (OFS) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts

Shares of OFS Capital Corp (NASDAQ:OFS) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has assigned a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target […]

Head to Head Analysis: Global Medical REIT (GMRE) versus Its Rivals

Global Medical REIT (NYSE: GMRE) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Healthcare REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Global Medical REIT to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and earnings. Earnings & Valuation This table compares […]

Critical Review: Wilshire Bancorp (WIBC) and Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (UVSP)

Wilshire Bancorp (NASDAQ: WIBC) and Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) are both financials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk. Dividends Wilshire Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share. Univest Co. […]

Seagate Technology (STX) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.11

News stories about Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to […]

Extra Space Storage (EXR) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

News stories about Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing 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 nearest to one […]

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Receives Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.38

Headlines about InterContinental Hotels Group (NYSE:IHG) have trended positive on Saturday, 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 to […]

Cabot Microelectronics Co. (CCMP) VP Bernstein H. Carol Eckstein Sells 905 Shares of Stock

Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) VP Bernstein H. Carol Eckstein sold 905 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.94, for a total transaction of $83,205.70. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 54,150 shares of the company’s […]

John Michael Hummel Sells 1,773 Shares of United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) Stock

United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) insider John Michael Hummel sold 1,773 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.42, for a total transaction of $87,621.66. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through […]

BHP Billiton (BHP) versus BHP Billiton (BBL) Financial Contrast

BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) and BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) are both large-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership. Dividends BHP Billiton pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has […]

First Internet Bancorp (INBK) Receives $43.67 Consensus Target Price from Brokerages

First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their […]

Forest Laboratories (FRX) vs. Amgen (AMGN) Financial Review

Forest Laboratories (NYSE: FRX) and Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) are both healthcare companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation. Analyst Ratings This is a summary of recent ratings for Forest Laboratories and Amgen, as reported […]

Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Carnival (CCL) Share Price

Media headlines about Carnival (NYSE:CCL) 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 being […]

Thomson Reuters (TRI) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

News articles about Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI) (TSE:TRI) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to […]

Edison International’s (EIX) “Neutral” Rating Reaffirmed at Goldman Sachs Group

Goldman Sachs Group restated their neutral rating on shares of Edison International (NYSE:EIX) in a research note published on Friday morning. They currently have a $70.00 price objective on the utilities provider’s stock, down from their prior price objective of $80.00. Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of […]

Under Armour (UAA) Upgraded to Buy by Stifel Nicolaus

Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of Under Armour (NYSE:UAA) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Friday morning. The firm currently has $17.00 price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of $12.00. Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Piper Jaffray Companies […]

Nordson (NDSN) Price Target Raised to $166.00 at SunTrust Banks

Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN) had its target price hoisted by SunTrust Banks to $166.00 in a report released on Friday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the industrial products company’s stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Nordson’s Q3 2018 earnings at $1.92 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $1.24 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $7.24 […]

Adobe Systems (ADBE) Price Target Raised to $193.00 at Barclays

Adobe Systems (NASDAQ:ADBE) had its price objective boosted by Barclays to $193.00 in a research report released on Friday morning. They currently have an overweight rating on the software company’s stock. A number of other analysts have also recently commented on the company. JMP Securities boosted their price target on Adobe Systems from $170.00 to […]

Analyzing InterOil (IOC) and Cenovus Energy (CVE)

InterOil (NYSE: IOC) and Cenovus Energy (NYSE:CVE) are both energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation. Earnings and Valuation This table compares InterOil and Cenovus Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and […]

First of Long Island (FLIC) and The Competition Critical Analysis

First of Long Island (NASDAQ: FLIC) is one of 261 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare First of Long Island to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk. Earnings & Valuation […]

Brian Distelburger Sells 8,160 Shares of Yext Inc. (YEXT) Stock

Yext Inc. (NYSE:YEXT) President Brian Distelburger sold 8,160 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.17, for a total transaction of $99,307.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at […]

Insider Selling: Del Taco Restaurants Inc (TACO) SVP Sells $113,435.00 in Stock

Del Taco Restaurants Inc (NASDAQ:TACO) SVP David Pear sold 9,260 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.25, for a total value of $113,435.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 115,412 shares of the […]

Cellcom Israel, Ltd. (CEL) Given Average Rating of “Strong Sell” by Brokerages

Shares of Cellcom Israel, Ltd. (NYSE:CEL) have received a consensus broker rating score of 5.00 (Strong Sell) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a strong sell rating. Zacks has also assigned Cellcom Israel an industry rank of 174 […]

Sonoco Products (SON) Upgraded to Equal Weight at Barclays

Barclays upgraded shares of Sonoco Products (NYSE:SON) from an underweight rating to an equal weight rating in a report issued on Friday. The firm currently has $55.00 price objective on the industrial products company’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $49.00. A number of other research firms have also weighed in on SON. […]