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Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) Given a $34.00 Price Target by Sanford C. Bernstein Analysts

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) has been assigned a $34.00 price target by stock analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein in a report issued on Wednesday, January 3rd. The firm presently has a “sell” rating on the chip maker’s stock. Sanford C. Bernstein’s price target indicates a potential downside of 25.68% from the stock’s current price. Other research analysts […]

Chemtura (NYSE:CHMT) & Its Rivals Financial Contrast

Chemtura (NYSE: CHMT) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Specialty Chemicals” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Chemtura to related companies based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation. Institutional and Insider Ownership 93.1% of Chemtura shares are held […]

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NBIX) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.05 Per Share

Brokerages expect Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:NBIX) to report $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Eight analysts have provided estimates for Neurocrine Biosciences’ earnings, with estimates ranging from ($0.21) to $0.39. Neurocrine Biosciences reported earnings per share of ($0.51) during the same quarter last year, which would […]

Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS) Stock Price

Media stories about Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing 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 […]

Raymond James Financial Reaffirms “Outperform” Rating for MSC Industrial Direct (MSM)

Raymond James Financial reaffirmed their outperform rating on shares of MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) in a report released on Thursday, January 4th, Marketbeat.com reports. They currently have a $105.00 target price on the industrial products company’s stock, up from their previous target price of $95.00. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call. […]

PPL (NYSE:PPL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Guggenheim

Guggenheim reissued their hold rating on shares of PPL (NYSE:PPL) in a research report released on Wednesday, January 3rd. The firm currently has a $32.00 price objective on the utilities provider’s stock. Several other equities research analysts have also commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded PPL from a hold rating to a buy […]

Raymond James Financial Upgrades CVS Health (CVS) to “Strong-Buy”

Raymond James Financial upgraded shares of CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) from an outperform rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report released on Thursday, January 4th, MarketBeat.com reports. The firm currently has $90.00 price objective on the pharmacy operator’s stock. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call. Several other equities research analysts […]

Goldman Sachs Group Lowers PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE:PNC) to Buy

PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE:PNC) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Thursday, January 4th, The Fly reports. Several other equities research analysts have also commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded PNC Financial Services Group from a “hold” […]

ePlus (PLUS) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold”

ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Thursday, January 4th. According to Zacks, “ePlus inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions. ePlus enables organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and supply chain processes by delivering world-class IT products […]

Qumu (QUMU) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Qumu (NASDAQ:QUMU) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, January 4th. The firm currently has a $2.75 target price on the technology company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s target price points to a potential upside of 30.33% from the stock’s […]

Financial Review: Regency Energy Partners (RGP) & Southern Company Gas (GAS)

Regency Energy Partners (NYSE: RGP) and Southern Company Gas (NYSE:GAS) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation. Analyst Ratings This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices […]

Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX) Given a $55.00 Price Target by HC Wainwright Analysts

HC Wainwright set a $55.00 price objective on Pacira Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PCRX) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday, January 4th. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock. A number of other research firms also recently commented on PCRX. Jefferies Group cut their target price on Pacira Pharmaceuticals to $52.00 and […]

BB&T (BBT) Earns Hold Rating from Robert W. Baird

BB&T (NYSE:BBT)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by analysts at Robert W. Baird in a report issued on Wednesday, January 3rd. They presently have a $50.00 target price on the insurance provider’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s price objective would suggest a potential downside of 8.76% from the stock’s previous close. BBT has been the […]

RMR Group (RMR) Lowered to Buy at BidaskClub

BidaskClub cut shares of RMR Group (NASDAQ:RMR) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report published on Thursday, January 4th. RMR has been the subject of a number of other reports. TheStreet upgraded shares of RMR Group from a c rating to a b- rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. […]

Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN) Lowered to Outperform at UBS Group

UBS Group cut shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN) from a strong-buy rating to an outperform rating in a report published on Thursday, January 4th, The Fly reports. A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. SunTrust Banks reissued a buy rating and set a $180.00 target price (up previously […]

BankFinancial Co. (BFIN) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.17 Per Share

Analysts expect BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) to announce earnings of $0.17 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have issued estimates for BankFinancial’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.17 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.16. BankFinancial posted earnings per share of $0.12 in […]

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Lowers Resources Connection (RECN) to Underweight

Resources Connection (NASDAQ:RECN) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, January 4th, MarketBeat reports. They currently have a $16.00 target price on the business services provider’s stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s price objective indicates […]

Sterling Bancorp’s (SBT) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at Sandler O’Neill

Sterling Bancorp (NASDAQ:SBT)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities research analysts at Sandler O’Neill in a research note issued on Wednesday, January 3rd. They currently have a $14.50 target price on the stock. Sandler O’Neill’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 6.62% from the company’s current price. Shares of Sterling Bancorp […]

Comparing Dmc Global (BOOM) & Gerdau (GGB)

Gerdau (NYSE: GGB) and Dmc Global (NASDAQ:BOOM) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings. Volatility & Risk Gerdau has a beta of 2.27, indicating that its share price is […]

Red Rock Resorts (RRR) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Buy

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Red Rock Resorts (NASDAQ:RRR) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Thursday, January 4th. Zacks Investment Research currently has $38.00 price objective on the stock. According to Zacks, “Red Rock Resorts manage and own an indirect equity interest in Station Casinos LLC. Station […]

Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Wednesday, January 3rd. According to Zacks, “Aehr Test Systems develops, manufactures and sells systems which are designed to reduce the cost of testing DRAMs and other memory devices, perform reliability screening or […]

Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (SBCF) Given a $27.00 Price Target at Hovde Group

Hovde Group set a $27.00 price target on Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) in a report released on Wednesday, January 3rd. The brokerage currently has a hold rating on the financial services provider’s stock. Several other equities research analysts have also commented on the stock. FBR & Co restated a buy rating and issued […]

Royal Gold (RGLD) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald

Equities research analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on shares of Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) (TSE:RGL) in a research note issued on Thursday, January 4th, MarketBeat reports. The firm set a “buy” rating and a $105.00 price target on the basic materials company’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 20.50% from […]

Sanmina (SANM) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold”

Sanmina (NASDAQ:SANM) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Thursday, January 4th. According to Zacks, “Sanmina Corporation is engaged in providing electronics contract manufacturing services. It focuses on engineering and fabricating complex components and also on providing complete end-to-end supply chain solutions […]

RMR Group (RMR) Upgraded to “Buy” by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of RMR Group (NASDAQ:RMR) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Thursday, January 4th. The brokerage currently has $67.00 price target on the financial services provider’s stock. According to Zacks, “The RMR Group Inc. primarily provides management services to publicly owned real estate investment […]

Uniqure (QURE) Now Covered by Janney Montgomery Scott

Analysts at Janney Montgomery Scott initiated coverage on shares of Uniqure (NASDAQ:QURE) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, January 3rd, MarketBeat reports. The brokerage set a “buy” rating and a $25.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock. Janney Montgomery Scott’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 38.97% from […]

Renewable Energy Group (REGI) Lifted to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ:REGI) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Thursday, January 4th. According to Zacks, “Renewable Energy Group, Inc. produces and sells biofuels and renewable chemicals in the U.S. It operates through Biomass-Based Diesel, Services, Renewable Chemicals, and Corporate and Other […]

Red Rock Resorts (RRR) Lowered to “Buy” at BidaskClub

Red Rock Resorts (NASDAQ:RRR) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, January 4th. Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price […]

Ruth's Hospitality Group (RUTH) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research

Ruth's Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, January 4th. The brokerage currently has a $24.00 target price on the restaurant operator’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective indicates a potential upside of 3.00% […]

RadNet (RDNT) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Buy

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of RadNet (NASDAQ:RDNT) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Thursday, January 4th. The brokerage currently has $11.00 price target on the medical research company’s stock. According to Zacks, “RadNet, Inc., is a national market leader providing high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a […]

Financial Contrast: Federal-Mogul (FDML) & The Competition

Federal-Mogul (NASDAQ: FDML) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Federal-Mogul to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability and analyst recommendations. Valuation and Earnings This table […]

G-III Apparel Group (GIII) & K Swiss (KSWS) Head to Head Analysis

G-III Apparel Group (NASDAQ: GIII) and K Swiss (NASDAQ:KSWS) are both small-cap cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings. Valuation & Earnings This table compares G-III Apparel Group […]

Head-To-Head Analysis: Mitel Networks (MITL) vs. AppFolio (APPF)

AppFolio (NASDAQ: APPF) and Mitel Networks (NASDAQ:MITL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings. Insider & Institutional Ownership 24.8% of AppFolio shares are owned by institutional investors. […]

Financial Comparison: Eagle Bulk Shipping (EGLE) vs. International Shipholding (ISHCQ)

International Shipholding (OTCMKTS: ISHCQ) and Eagle Bulk Shipping (NASDAQ:EGLE) are both small-cap services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings. Risk & Volatility International Shipholding has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its […]

Hill-Rom (HRC) Upgraded to “Outperform” at Raymond James Financial

Hill-Rom (NYSE:HRC) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Raymond James Financial from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, January 3rd, MarketBeat reports. The brokerage currently has a $94.00 target price on the medical technology company’s stock. Raymond James Financial’s price target suggests a potential […]

Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Global Medical REIT (GMRE) Stock Price

Press coverage about Global Medical REIT (NYSE:GMRE) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring 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 […]

Nordson (NDSN) Rating Reiterated by KeyCorp

KeyCorp reiterated their buy rating on shares of Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN) in a research note published on Wednesday, January 3rd. They currently have a $165.00 price target on the industrial products company’s stock, up from their prior price target of $145.00. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Nordson’s Q1 2018 earnings at $1.36 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings […]

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Given a $162.00 Price Target at Barclays

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been given a $162.00 target price by analysts at Barclays in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, January 3rd. The firm presently has a “neutral” rating on the iPhone maker’s stock. Barclays’ price target suggests a potential downside of 8.54% from the company’s previous close. Other research analysts have also recently […]

Eaton (ETN) Stock Rating Upgraded by Robert W. Baird

Robert W. Baird upgraded shares of Eaton (NYSE:ETN) from a neutral rating to an outperform rating in a research note published on Wednesday, January 3rd, MarketBeat reports. They currently have $92.00 price target on the industrial products company’s stock, up from their prior price target of $82.00. Several other equities analysts have also commented on […]

DA Davidson Reaffirms Buy Rating for Liberty Interactive QVC Group (QVCA)

DA Davidson reiterated their buy rating on shares of Liberty Interactive QVC Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) in a research note published on Wednesday, January 3rd. They currently have a $37.00 price target on the stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Liberty Interactive QVC Group’s Q1 2018 earnings at $0.28 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.36 EPS, […]

Evercore ISI Begins Coverage on Hologic (HOLX)

Evercore ISI began coverage on shares of Hologic (NASDAQ:HOLX) in a research note published on Wednesday, January 3rd, MarketBeat reports. The firm issued an outperform rating and a $50.00 price target on the medical equipment provider’s stock. Several other equities analysts have also commented on HOLX. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a buy rating and […]

Polaris Industries (PII) Rating Reiterated by Wedbush

Wedbush reiterated their neutral rating on shares of Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) in a research note published on Wednesday, January 3rd, MarketBeat reports. They currently have a $119.00 price target on the stock, up from their prior price target of $112.00. Several other equities analysts have also commented on PII. BMO Capital Markets lowered Polaris Industries […]

Loop Capital Increases CACI International (CACI) Price Target to $140.00

CACI International (NYSE:CACI) had its price target upped by Loop Capital to $140.00 in a research note published on Wednesday, January 3rd, The Fly reports. Several other equities analysts have also commented on CACI. Wells Fargo & Co upgraded CACI International from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and set a $158.00 price […]

Proofpoint’s (PFPT) Outperform Rating Reiterated at Wedbush

Wedbush reiterated their outperform rating on shares of Proofpoint (NASDAQ:PFPT) in a research note published on Wednesday, January 3rd. They currently have a $108.00 price target on the software maker’s stock. A number of other brokerages have also weighed in on PFPT. Evercore ISI set a $105.00 target price on Proofpoint and gave the stock […]

Evercore ISI Initiates Coverage on Medtronic (MDT)

Analysts at Evercore ISI began coverage on shares of Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, January 3rd, Marketbeat reports. The firm set an “outperform” rating and a $92.50 price target on the medical technology company’s stock. Evercore ISI’s price target indicates a potential upside of 6.71% from the stock’s current price. […]

Alliqua Biomedical (ALQA) Given a $5.00 Price Target by HC Wainwright Analysts

Alliqua Biomedical (NASDAQ:ALQA) has been given a $5.00 target price by analysts at HC Wainwright in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, January 3rd. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. HC Wainwright’s price target suggests a potential upside of 152.53% from the company’s previous close. Several other equities analysts have […]

Goldman Sachs Group Begins Coverage on Molina Healthcare (MOH)

Analysts at Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of Molina Healthcare (NYSE:MOH) in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, January 3rd, Marketbeat reports. The firm set a “neutral” rating and a $83.00 price target on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group’s price target indicates a potential downside of 9.62% from the stock’s current price. […]

Royal Bank of Canada Increases Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) Price Target to $43.00

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) had its target price lifted by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada to $43.00 in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, January 3rd, The Fly reports. The firm presently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada’s price target indicates a potential upside of 17.33% from the […]

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Reiterates “$185.00” Price Target for Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $185.00 price target on Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) in a research note published on Wednesday, January 3rd. The firm currently has a buy rating on the oil and gas development company’s stock. A number of other brokerages have also weighed in on PXD. ValuEngine lowered Pioneer Natural Resources from […]

JMP Securities Initiates Coverage on Extreme Networks (EXTR)

JMP Securities began coverage on shares of Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR) in a report released on Wednesday, January 3rd, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm set an “outperform” rating and a $16.00 price target on the technology company’s stock. JMP Securities’ price objective would indicate a potential upside of 15.94% from the stock’s previous close. A number of […]