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Analyzing FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS) and Equifax (EFX)

Equifax (NYSE: EFX) and FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends. Valuation and Earnings This table compares Equifax and FactSet Research Systems’ revenue, earnings […]

Comerica Incorporated (NYSE:CMA) Holdings Boosted by Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp

Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp raised its holdings in shares of Comerica Incorporated (NYSE:CMA) by 13.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 43,367 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,235 shares during the period. Peapack Gladstone Financial […]

ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) Given Media Impact Score of 0.17

News articles about ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty 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 most […]

Sabre Corporation (SABR) Upgraded to “Hold” by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Wednesday morning. According to Zacks, “Sabre Corporation engages in providing technology solutions to the global travel and tourism industry. The company operates four brands/businesses: Sabre Airline Solutions (R), Sabre Hospitality Solutions (R), Sabre […]

Contrasting Norfolk Souther Corporation (NYSE:NSC) and Its Peers

Norfolk Souther Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Ground Freight & Logistics” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Norfolk Souther Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and risk. Dividends Norfolk Souther Corporation […]

Financial Analysis: Patriot National (PN) versus Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF)

Patriot National (NYSE: PN) and Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Patriot National […]

Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation (NYSE:MNR) to “Buy”

Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation (NYSE:MNR) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday, October 4th. The firm currently has a $18.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target points to a potential upside of […]

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) PT Set at $200.00 by Robert W. Baird

Robert W. Baird set a $200.00 price objective on Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) in a report released on Wednesday, October 4th. The firm currently has a buy rating on the retailer’s stock. COST has been the topic of a number of other reports. Deutsche Bank AG set a $172.00 price target on shares of Costco […]

Lenox Wealth Management Inc. Invests $658,000 in Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) Stock

Lenox Wealth Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 6,726 shares of the medical research company’s stock, valued at approximately $658,000. Several other large investors also recently added to or […]

J P Morgan Chase & Co Reaffirms “Buy” Rating for Puma Biotechnology Inc (PBYI)

Puma Biotechnology Inc (NYSE:PBYI)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by investment analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co in a report released on Wednesday, October 4th. They currently have a $131.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 5.35% […]

Insider Selling: Patrick Industries, Inc. (PATK) CEO Sells 10,000 Shares of Stock

Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:PATK) CEO Todd M. Cleveland sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.26, for a total transaction of $862,600.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. […]

Analyzing Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) & Its Competitors

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) is one of 245 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Whiting Petroleum Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation. Profitability This […]

Graco’s (GGG) Hold Rating Reaffirmed at Robert W. Baird

Robert W. Baird reissued their hold rating on shares of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) in a report released on Wednesday morning. Robert W. Baird currently has a $129.00 target price on the industrial products company’s stock. A number of other equities analysts have also weighed in on GGG. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a hold rating […]

Advance Auto Parts Inc (AAP) Receives Market Perform Rating from Raymond James Financial, Inc.

Raymond James Financial, Inc. reiterated their market perform rating on shares of Advance Auto Parts Inc (NYSE:AAP) in a research report report published on Wednesday morning. AAP has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Maxim Group reissued a buy rating on shares of Advance Auto Parts in a report on Thursday, […]

Diodes Incorporated (DIOD) CFO Richard Dallas White Sells 14,752 Shares of Stock

Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) CFO Richard Dallas White sold 14,752 shares of Diodes stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.01, for a total transaction of $442,707.52. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available […]

Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Globant (GLOB) Stock Price

Headlines about Globant (NYSE:GLOB) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing 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 one […]

Contrasting Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) & Intellia Therapeutics (NTLA)

Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SAGE) and Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NTLA) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk and dividends. Valuation and Earnings This table compares Sage Therapeutics and Intellia Therapeutics’ gross revenue, earnings per […]

Brokerages Set Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (FBHS) PT at $68.00

Shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the sixteen ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the […]

BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) vs. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL) Head to Head Analysis

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AUXL) and BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BMRN) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations. Profitability This table compares Auxilium Pharmaceuticals and BioMarin Pharmaceutical’s net margins, return on equity and […]

Facebook, Inc. (FB) is Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V.’s 5th Largest Position

Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. raised its stake in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) by 517.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 386,211 shares of the social networking company’s stock after acquiring an additional 323,648 shares during the quarter. Facebook comprises […]

Chesley Taft & Associates LLC Has $9.90 Million Position in Intel Corporation (INTC)

Chesley Taft & Associates LLC reduced its holdings in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 293,293 shares of the chip maker’s stock after selling 3,208 shares during the period. Chesley Taft & Associates LLC’s holdings in […]

International Personal Finance Plc’s (IPF) Under Review Rating Reaffirmed at Peel Hunt

Peel Hunt reissued their under review rating on shares of International Personal Finance Plc (LON:IPF) in a report issued on Wednesday morning. A number of other brokerages also recently commented on IPF. Liberum Capital reiterated a hold rating and issued a GBX 170 ($2.25) price objective on shares of International Personal Finance Plc in a […]

FirstCash Inc (FCFS) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Credit Suisse Group

Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on shares of FirstCash Inc (NASDAQ:FCFS) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. The firm issued an outperform rating and a $73.00 price target on the credit services provider’s stock. Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on FCFS. BidaskClub upgraded shares of FirstCash from a […]

Zargon Oil and Gas Ltd (ZAR) Director Craig Henry Hansen Sells 70,000 Shares

Zargon Oil and Gas Ltd (TSE:ZAR) Director Craig Henry Hansen sold 70,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$0.49, for a total transaction of C$34,300.00. Craig Henry Hansen also recently made the following trade(s): On Wednesday, September 13th, […]

Western Digital Corporation (WDC) Lifted to “Strong-Buy” at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday. WDC has been the topic of several other reports. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc reaffirmed a positive rating on shares of Western Digital Corporation in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. […]

Iowa State Bank Has $5.08 Million Position in AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)

Iowa State Bank cut its holdings in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) by 2.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 70,073 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,815 shares during the period. AbbVie accounts for 2.4% of Iowa […]

Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (CWST) Downgraded to Hold at Stifel Nicolaus

Stifel Nicolaus downgraded shares of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday morning. Stifel Nicolaus currently has $19.00 target price on the industrial products company’s stock. Several other brokerages also recently commented on CWST. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Casella Waste Systems […]

Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Acacia Communications (ACIA) Stock Price

News headlines about Acacia Communications (NASDAQ:ACIA) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 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 one being the […]

Novartis AG (NOVN) Given a CHF 83.50 Price Target at Deutsche Bank AG

Deutsche Bank AG set a CHF 83.50 price objective on Novartis AG (VTX:NOVN) in a report released on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock. NOVN has been the subject of several other reports. HSBC Holdings plc set a CHF 90 price objective on Novartis AG and gave the stock […]

The Priceline Group Inc. (PCLN) Stake Boosted by Maverick Capital Ltd.

Maverick Capital Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) by 33.2% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,217 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 553 shares during the quarter. […]

Critical Survey: Dorchester Minerals, L.P. (DMLP) & Its Rivals

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. (NASDAQ: DMLP) is one of 104 public companies in the “Integrated Mining” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Dorchester Minerals, L.P. to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and valuation. Institutional and Insider Ownership 13.3% of […]

Zurich Insurance Group Ltd FI Invests $2.76 Million in Seagate Technology PLC (STX) Stock

Zurich Insurance Group Ltd FI acquired a new stake in Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 71,331 shares of the data storage provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,764,000. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently […]

Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (AIMC) Receives Hold Rating from Robert W. Baird

Robert W. Baird reissued their hold rating on shares of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (NASDAQ:AIMC) in a research report report published on Wednesday. Robert W. Baird currently has a $48.00 target price on the industrial products company’s stock. AIMC has been the topic of a number of other research reports. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a […]

Contrasting Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) & 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 business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings and institutional ownership. Volatility & Risk Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a […]

Broadcom Limited (AVGO) Holdings Reduced by Dana Investment Advisors Inc.

Dana Investment Advisors Inc. decreased its holdings in shares of Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) by 6.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 153,206 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock after selling 9,806 shares during the period. Broadcom Limited […]

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (AKBA) Director Duane Nash Sells 1,188 Shares of Stock

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKBA) Director Duane Nash sold 1,188 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.64, for a total value of $23,332.32. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Shares of […]

United Rentals, Inc. (URI) Raised to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Thursday. The firm currently has a $160.00 target price on the construction company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s target price would indicate a potential upside of 13.68% from the stock’s previous close. […]

NetApp, Inc. (NTAP) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Buy

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Wednesday morning. Zacks Investment Research currently has $49.00 price target on the data storage provider’s stock. According to Zacks, “NetApp's better-than-expected first-quarter 2018 results benefited from continuous product refreshes and growing portfolio based […]

Buckingham Research Begins Coverage on First Data Corporation (FDC)

Buckingham Research started coverage on shares of First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) in a research report released on Monday, MarketBeat.com reports. The firm issued a buy rating and a $23.00 price target on the business services provider’s stock. A number of other equities research analysts have also commented on FDC. Wedbush reiterated a neutral rating and […]

Repligen Corporation (RGEN) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.19

Press coverage about Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ:RGEN) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to […]

Head-To-Head Comparison: First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF) vs. CoBiz Financial (COBZ)

First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: FDEF) and CoBiz Financial (NASDAQ:COBZ) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation. Volatility & Risk First Defiance Financial Corp. has a beta of 0.92, […]

Critical Comparison: Memorial Production Partners (MEMP) & Bill Barrett Corporation (BBG)

Memorial Production Partners (NASDAQ: MEMP) and Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG) are both energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability. Profitability This table compares Memorial Production Partners and Bill Barrett Corporation’s net margins, […]

Syntel, Inc. (SYNT) Given Hold Rating at Robert W. Baird

Robert W. Baird reiterated their hold rating on shares of Syntel, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNT) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning. The firm currently has a $20.00 price objective on the information technology services provider’s stock. SYNT has been the subject of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Syntel from a […]

GenMark Diagnostics’ (GNMK) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at Needham & Company LLC

Needham & Company LLC reiterated their buy rating on shares of GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNMK) in a research note published on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has a $15.00 price target on the medical equipment provider’s stock. GNMK has been the topic of a number of other reports. Bank of America Corporation assumed coverage on […]

Fifth Street Finance Corp. (FSC) Upgraded to Buy by BidaskClub

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Wednesday. Several other research firms have also issued reports on FSC. JMP Securities upgraded shares of Fifth Street Finance Corp. from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and set a […]

Heska Corporation (HSKA) Lowered to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Heska Corporation (NASDAQ:HSKA) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “Heska Corporation is focused on the discovery, development and marketing of companion animal health products. In addition to manufacturing certain of companion animal products, the company’s primary manufacturing subsidiary, […]

Hays Plc Unspon (HAYPY) Upgraded to Buy at UBS AG

UBS AG upgraded shares of Hays Plc Unspon (NASDAQ:HAYPY) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning. Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered Hays Plc Unspon from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Hays Plc Unspon (HAYPY) […]

SPX Corp (SPXC) Lowered to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of SPX Corp (NASDAQ:SPXC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning. According to Zacks, “SPX Corporation is a global supplier of infrastructure equipment. The company, SPX supplies infrastructure equipment serving the heating and ventilation (HVAC), detection and measurement, power […]

Topcon Corporation (TOPCF) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Topcon Corporation (NASDAQ:TOPCF) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Wednesday morning. According to Zacks, “Topcon Corporation develops and sells positioning, eye care and smart infrastructure products. Positioning products include GNSS receivers, machine control systems, precision agriculture systems, and IT site management solutions; […]

Razor Energy Corp (RZE) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Canaccord Genuity

Razor Energy Corp (TSE:RZE)‘s stock had its “speculative buy” rating reaffirmed by stock analysts at Canaccord Genuity in a research note issued on Thursday. They presently have a C$2.50 price target on the stock. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “[[title]]” was published by [[site]] and is the sole property of of [[site]]. If you are accessing this […]