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CME Group To Launch Bitcoin Futures

CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) has announced that it intends to launch bitcoin futures in the fourth quarter of 2017. Terry Duffy, CME Group Chairman and CEO, said, “Given increasing client interest in the evolving cryptocurrency markets, we have decided to introduce a bitcoin futures contract.” The goal is to provide a “regulated trading venue” for the […]

Intel Reports Better Than Expected Results For Third Quarter

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC) beat analyst expectations for its third quarter earnings when it released results earlier this week. In its financial third quarter, Intel made $16.1 billion in revenue on earnings of 94 cents per share. The results were higher than Wall Street estimates of $15.73 billion in revenue on earnings of 80 cents per […]

United Continental Holdings Shares Fall After Earnings Call

United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE:UAL) saw its shares fall steeply after its most recent conference call with analysts and investors. During its earnings call, company executives faced a firestorm of questions about the company’s performance. United has struggled to keep costs down and maintain its market share since its 2010 merger with Continental Airlines. On […]

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 […]

Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Wednesday, October 4th. 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 […]

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SEDG) Cut to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SEDG) from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Wednesday, October 4th. According to Zacks, “SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. provides inverter solution. The company’s SolarEdge system offers power optimizers, inverters and a cloud-based monitoring platform. It serves residential solar installations to commercial […]

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) Given Hold Rating at KeyCorp

KeyCorp reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) in a research note published on Wednesday, October 4th. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Polaris Industries’ Q4 2017 earnings at $1.47 EPS and FY2017 earnings at $4.55 EPS. A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on PII. TheStreet upgraded […]

Financial Contrast: State Street Corporation (STT) vs. Affiliated Managers Group (NYSE:AMG)

Affiliated Managers Group (NYSE: AMG) and State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership. Profitability This table compares Affiliated Managers Group and State Street Corporation’s net […]

Lennar Corporation Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.04 (LEN)

Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 5th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 19th will be paid a dividend of 0.04 per share by the construction company on Thursday, November 2nd. This represents a $0.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.29%. The […]

JMP Securities Downgrades Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICPT) to Market Perform

Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICPT) was downgraded by analysts at JMP Securities from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday, October 4th, Marketbeat reports. A number of other equities analysts have also issued reports on ICPT. Wedbush reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $253.00 target price on […]

Select Comfort Corporation (NASDAQ:SCSS) Given Media Impact Score of 0.19

News articles about Select Comfort Corporation (NASDAQ:SCSS) 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 […]

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) (NYSE:MTW) Given Media Impact Score of 0.20

News articles about Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) (NYSE:MTW) 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 […]

LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Wednesday, October 4th. According to Zacks, “LHC Group provides post-acute healthcare services primarily to Medicare beneficiaries in rural markets in the southern United States. They provide home-based services through their home nursing agencies […]

Invuity, Inc. (NASDAQ:IVTY) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Invuity, Inc. (NASDAQ:IVTY) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Wednesday, October 4th. According to Zacks, “Invuity, Inc. is a medical technology company. Its products include Eikon Illuminated Retractor System, Saber Yankauer, Saber Frazier, Eika Illuminated Retractor System, Breiten Illuminated Retractor System, Eipex […]

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (SEDG) Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SEDG) from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Wednesday morning. According to Zacks, “SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. provides inverter solution. The company’s SolarEdge system offers power optimizers, inverters and a cloud-based monitoring platform. It serves residential solar installations to commercial and […]

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 […]

Polaris Industries Inc. (PII) Given “Hold” Rating at KeyCorp

KeyCorp reiterated their hold rating on shares of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) in a research note published on Wednesday. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Polaris Industries’ Q4 2017 earnings at $1.47 EPS and FY2017 earnings at $4.55 EPS. Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Northcoast Research reiterated a hold rating […]

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 […]

Perceptron (NASDAQ:PRCP) versus The Competition Critical Analysis

Perceptron (NASDAQ: PRCP) is one of 29 public companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Perceptron to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership. Volatility & Risk Perceptron has a beta of […]

AeroVironment, Inc. (AVAV) PT Raised to $48.00

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) had its target price lifted by Canaccord Genuity from $40.00 to $48.00 in a research note released on Wednesday, October 4th, MarketBeat reports. They currently have a hold rating on the aerospace company’s stock. Several other research analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of AeroVironment from […]

Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) Upgraded to Buy at BidaskClub

Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday, October 4th. A number of other analysts have also commented on KAMN. Zacks Investment Research raised Kaman Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note […]

Constellation Brands Inc (STZ) Position Trimmed by Maverick Capital Ltd.

Maverick Capital Ltd. reduced its position in Constellation Brands Inc (NYSE:STZ) by 9.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 698,310 shares of the company’s stock after selling 71,393 shares during the period. Constellation Brands comprises 1.7% of Maverick Capital Ltd.’s holdings, making the stock its […]

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) Rating Reiterated by Piper Jaffray Companies

Piper Jaffray Companies restated their hold rating on shares of Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) in a research report released on Wednesday, October 4th. The brokerage currently has a $149.00 target price on the business services provider’s stock, up from their prior target price of $140.00. A number of other analysts have also commented on MCO. Zacks […]

Mylan N.V. (MYL) PT Set at $32.00 by Wells Fargo & Company

Wells Fargo & Company set a $32.00 price objective on Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ:MYL) in a research note released on Wednesday, October 4th. The firm currently has a hold rating on the stock. MYL has been the subject of several other research reports. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Mylan N.V. in a research report on Friday, […]

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 […]

Robert W. Baird Reiterates “Hold” Rating for Infosys Limited (NYSE:INFY)

Infosys Limited (NYSE:INFY)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities researchers at Robert W. Baird in a research note issued on Wednesday, October 4th. They currently have a $16.00 target price on the technology company’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s price target points to a potential upside of 8.77% from the stock’s current price. A […]

KeyCorp Reiterates “Buy” Rating for Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD)

Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities researchers at KeyCorp in a research note issued on Wednesday, October 4th. They currently have a $130.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $119.00. KeyCorp’s price target points to a potential upside of 13.32% from the stock’s […]

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by KeyCorp

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by investment analysts at KeyCorp in a research report issued on Wednesday, October 4th. They presently have a $25.00 price objective on the semiconductor company’s stock. KeyCorp’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 36.76% from the stock’s previous close. KeyCorp also issued […]

Zacks Investment Research Lowers Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) to Sell

Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday, October 4th. According to Zacks, “Aaron’s, Inc. is engaged in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories. It is […]

Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. Reduces Position in Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:AMP)

Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. trimmed its stake in shares of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:AMP) by 12.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 250,154 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 37,159 shares during the quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management […]

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. […]

Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (PACB) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $28.49 Million

Equities analysts expect that Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (NASDAQ:PACB) will post sales of $28.49 million for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for Pacific Biosciences of California’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $27.59 million to $29.39 million. Pacific Biosciences of California posted sales of $25.12 million during the same quarter […]

Contrasting 3M (MMM) & Icahn Enterprises L.P. (IEP)

3M (NYSE: MMM) and Icahn Enterprises L.P. (NASDAQ:IEP) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk. Risk & Volatility 3M has a beta of 1.09, suggesting that its stock price […]

Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (TGP) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $102.10 Million

Wall Street analysts predict that Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (NYSE:TGP) will post $102.10 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have made estimates for Teekay LNG Partners L.P.’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $99.35 million to $103.12 million. Teekay LNG Partners L.P. posted sales of $100.30 million during […]

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 […]

Imperva Inc (IMPV) Receives $52.83 Consensus Target Price from Analysts

Shares of Imperva Inc (NYSE:IMPV) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-two research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have assigned a hold recommendation and twelve have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average […]

FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month […]

Herbalife LTD. (HLF) Lowered to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Herbalife LTD. (NYSE:HLF) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Wednesday morning. According to Zacks, “Herbalife is a global network marketing company offering a range of science-based weight management products, nutritional supplements and personal care products intended to support weight loss and a […]

CAI International, Inc. (CAI) Given Hold Rating at Cowen and Company

Cowen and Company restated their hold rating on shares of CAI International, Inc. (NYSE:CAI) in a research note released on Wednesday morning. The firm currently has a $28.00 price objective on the transportation company’s stock. A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine upgraded CAI International from a […]

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, […]

Danaher Corporation (DHR) Given Buy Rating at Cowen and Company

Cowen and Company reissued their buy rating on shares of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) in a report issued on Wednesday morning. Cowen and Company currently has a $90.00 price objective on the conglomerate’s stock. DHR has been the subject of a number of other reports. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a buy rating and set a $97.00 […]

Luxfer Holdings PLC Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.13 (LXFR)

Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE:LXFR) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 5th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 16th will be paid a dividend of 0.125 per share by the industrial products company on Wednesday, November 1st. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of […]

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 […]

Diodes Incorporated (DIOD) VP Clemente Beltran Sells 17,688 Shares of Stock

Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) VP Clemente Beltran sold 17,688 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.00, for a total transaction of $530,640.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Diodes […]

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 […]