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uniQure N.V. (QURE) Shares Gap Up Following Analyst Upgrade

Shares of uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE) gapped up prior to trading on Friday after Leerink Swann raised their price target on the stock from $17.00 to $19.00. The stock had previously closed at $13.57, but opened at $15.16. Leerink Swann currently has an outperform rating on the stock. uniQure N.V. shares last traded at $19.27, with […]

DST Systems, Inc. (DST) Stock Price Up 7.5% Following Better-Than-Expected Earnings

Shares of DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) rose 7.5% on Friday after the company announced better than expected quarterly earnings. The stock traded as high as $60.83 and last traded at $60.03. Approximately 831,205 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 67% from the average daily volume of 497,185 shares. The stock had previously […]

Transenterix Inc (TRXC) Insider Todd Pope Sells 600,000 Shares

Transenterix Inc (NASDAQ:TRXC) insider Todd Pope sold 600,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.68, for a total transaction of $2,208,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 462,644 shares in the company, valued at $1,702,529.92. The transaction was disclosed […]

Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IONS) SVP Sells $796,250.00 in Stock

Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IONS) SVP C Frank Bennett sold 12,250 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.00, for a total transaction of $796,250.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 27,291 shares of the company’s stock, valued at […]

Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect MedAssets (MDAS) Share Price

News articles about MedAssets (NASDAQ:MDAS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the […]

Basf Se (BAS) Given a €69.00 Price Target at Sanford C. Bernstein

Sanford C. Bernstein set a €69.00 ($81.18) price objective on Basf Se (ETR:BAS) in a research report released on Thursday morning. The brokerage currently has a sell rating on the basic materials company’s stock. A number of other research firms also recently commented on BAS. Berenberg Bank set a €96.00 ($112.94) target price on Basf […]

William Blair Analysts Reduce Earnings Estimates for Shire PLC (SHPG)

Shire PLC (NASDAQ:SHPG) – Research analysts at William Blair decreased their FY2019 EPS estimates for Shire PLC in a research report issued on Monday. William Blair analyst T. Lugo now expects that the biopharmaceutical company will earn $18.17 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $18.27. William Blair also issued estimates […]

Total SA (FP) Given a €48.00 Price Target by Jefferies Group LLC Analysts

Jefferies Group LLC set a €48.00 ($56.47) target price on Total SA (EPA:FP) in a research report report published on Thursday morning. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the oil and gas exploration company’s stock. A number of other analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG set a […]

Richmont Mines, Inc. (RIC) Upgraded to “Buy” by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Richmont Mines, Inc. (ARCA:RIC) (TSE:RIC) from a sell rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have $11.00 price target on the basic materials company’s stock. According to Zacks, “Richmont Mines, Inc. is a gold mining company. It has operations in […]

Analyzing Porter Bancorp (PBIB) & WSFS Financial Corporation (WSFS)

Porter Bancorp (NASDAQ: PBIB) and WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations. Valuation & Earnings This table compares Porter Bancorp and WSFS Financial Corporation’s revenue, […]

Contrasting Party City Holdco (PRTY) & Its Rivals

Party City Holdco (NYSE: PRTY) is one of 21 public companies in the “Other Specialty Retailers” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Party City Holdco to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings. Risk and Volatility Party City […]

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (QTS) Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages

Shares of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) have been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eight have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price […]

Targa Resources, Inc. (TRGP) Receives “Hold” Rating from Barclays PLC

Barclays PLC reiterated their hold rating on shares of Targa Resources, Inc. (NYSE:TRGP) in a research report report published on Thursday. They currently have a $50.00 price target on the pipeline company’s stock. Several other research firms also recently issued reports on TRGP. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) downgraded shares of Targa Resources from a […]

Hexcel Corporation (HXL) Given “Hold” Rating at Canaccord Genuity

Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) in a research note released on Thursday morning. Canaccord Genuity currently has a $54.00 target price on the aerospace company’s stock. A number of other brokerages have also recently commented on HXL. KeyCorp reissued a buy rating and issued a $65.00 price objective […]

Evertec, Inc. (EVTC) Price Target Cut to $17.00 by Analysts at Morgan Stanley

Evertec, Inc. (NYSE:EVTC) had its price objective reduced by Morgan Stanley from $18.00 to $17.00 in a research note released on Thursday. Morgan Stanley currently has an equal weight rating on the business services provider’s stock. Several other equities analysts also recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Evertec from a buy rating […]

Alcobra Ltd. (ADHD) Shares Gap Up to $1.51

Shares of Alcobra Ltd. (NASDAQ:ADHD) gapped up prior to trading on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $1.30, but opened at $1.51. Alcobra shares last traded at $1.57, with a volume of 4,450,475 shares. Several brokerages have commented on ADHD. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Alcobra from a “buy” rating to a […]

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) Sets New 12-Month High at $154.48

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $154.48 and last traded at $154.64, with a volume of 297,360 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $152.86. A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Jefferies […]

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (CHH) Rating Increased to B at TheStreet

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) was upgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report released on Wednesday. Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on CHH. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Choice Hotels International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set […]

Nucor Corporation (NUE) Given Hold Rating at KeyCorp

KeyCorp reissued their hold rating on shares of Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) in a research report released on Thursday. NUE has been the subject of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Nucor Corporation from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Credit Suisse Group decreased […]

National Commerce Corporation (NCOM) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of National Commerce Corporation (NASDAQ:NCOM) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning. According to Zacks, “National Commerce Corporation is a bank holding company. It offers services which include demand deposits, interest-bearing transaction accounts, money market accounts, savings deposits, certificates […]

Wintrust Financial Corporation (WTFC) Given a $79.00 Price Target at SunTrust Banks, Inc.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $79.00 price target on Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) in a report published on Thursday. The firm currently has a hold rating on the bank’s stock. A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Wintrust Financial Corporation from a hold […]

Earthstone Energy Inc Forecasted to Post FY2019 Earnings of $0.99 Per Share (ESTE)

Earthstone Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ESTE) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks increased their FY2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Earthstone Energy in a research note issued on Thursday. SunTrust Banks analyst N. Dingmann now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $0.99 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of […]

8.3% Stake of Schmitt Industries, Inc. (SMIT) Maintained by Gamco Investors, Inc. Et Al

Gamco Investors, Inc. Et Al recently stated that they own a 8.3% stake in Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMIT) in a Schedule 13D disclosure that was filed with the SEC on Friday, October 20th. The investor owns 247,501 shares of the stock worth $447,977. The reporting parties listed on the disclosure included Teton Advisors, Inc ID […]

MetLife (MET) and Its Competitors Financial Survey

MetLife (NYSE: MET) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “Life & Health Insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare MetLife to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership. Dividends MetLife pays an annual dividend of $1.60 […]

Strayer Education (STRA) vs. Xueda Education Group (XUE) Critical Review

Strayer Education (NASDAQ: STRA) and Xueda Education Group (NYSE:XUE) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership. Valuation & Earnings This table compares Strayer Education and Xueda Education Group’s gross […]

Primero Mining Corp (P) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Primero Mining Corp (TSE:P) (NYSE:PPP) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and four have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have […]

BRP’s (DOO) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at Desjardins

Desjardins reissued their buy rating on shares of BRP Inc (TSE:DOO) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. Desjardins also issued estimates for BRP’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.96 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.99 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.33 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.63 EPS. A number of other research analysts […]

Vodafone Group plc (VOD) Given a GBX 230 Price Target at HSBC Holdings plc

HSBC Holdings plc set a GBX 230 ($3.06) target price on Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) in a research report released on Thursday. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the cell phone carrier’s stock. Several other research firms also recently issued reports on VOD. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reaffirmed a buy rating and […]

Lam Research Corporation (LRCX) Price Target Increased to $225.00 by Analysts at Argus

Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) had its price target lifted by Argus from $196.00 to $225.00 in a research note released on Thursday. They currently have a buy rating on the semiconductor company’s stock. LRCX has been the subject of several other reports. Berenberg Bank reissued a buy rating on shares of Lam Research Corporation in […]

Traders Buy Shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) (PG) on Weakness Following Analyst Downgrade

Investors purchased shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) on weakness during trading on Friday after Stifel Nicolaus lowered their price target on the stock from $90.00 to $87.00. $431.29 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $341.74 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow […]

KeyCorp Reaffirms “Hold” Rating for Manhattan Associates, Inc. (MANH)

KeyCorp reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH) in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday. A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Manhattan Associates from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on […]

Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. Boosts Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Price Target to $245.00

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) had its price objective increased by Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. from $215.00 to $245.00 in a report released on Tuesday, MarketBeat reports. They currently have an outperform rating on the Internet television network’s stock. Oppenheimer Holdings also issued estimates for Netflix’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.41 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $1.24 EPS, Q1 […]

Zacks Investment Research Lowers Nanometrics Incorporated (NANO) to Sell

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Nanometrics Incorporated provides process control metrology and inspection systems for use primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors and other solid-state devices worldwide. It offers automated metrology […]

Analysts Set Expectations for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation’s Q1 2019 Earnings (CTSH)

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) – Stock analysts at Wedbush issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. Wedbush analyst M. Katri forecasts that the information technology service provider will post earnings of $1.10 per share for the quarter. Wedbush currently […]

Q4 2018 EPS Estimates for Encana Corp Lifted by Jefferies Group (ECA)

Encana Corp (TSE:ECA) (NYSE:ECA) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group upped their Q4 2018 earnings per share estimates for Encana Corp in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst Z. Parham now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $0.30 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of […]

Investment Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes for PTC Therapeutics (PTCT)

A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for PTC Therapeutics (NASDAQ: PTCT): 10/11/2017 – PTC Therapeutics was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “PTC Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. It is focused on the discovery and development […]

Head-To-Head Review: PennantPark Investment Corporation (PNNT) and Center Coast MLP & Infrastructure Fund (CEN)

PennantPark Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: PNNT) and Center Coast MLP & Infrastructure Fund (NYSE:CEN) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation. Insider and Institutional Ownership 42.7% of PennantPark Investment Corporation shares […]

Brokerages Anticipate Oaktree Capital Group, LLC (OAK) to Post $0.56 Earnings Per Share

Equities research analysts predict that Oaktree Capital Group, LLC (NYSE:OAK) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of $0.56 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have issued estimates for Oaktree Capital Group’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.62 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.50. […]

Zacks Investment Research Lowers Hologic, Inc. (HOLX) to Sell

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Hologic has been trading below the broader industry over the last six months. Moreover, the lowered guidance suggests dull prospects. Furthermore, the blood screening divestiture is […]

Cantor Fitzgerald Analysts Give Impax Laboratories, Inc. (IPXL) a $25.00 Price Target

Cantor Fitzgerald set a $25.00 price objective on Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPXL) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock. A number of other brokerages have also weighed in on IPXL. BidaskClub lowered shares of Impax Laboratories from a buy […]

Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. Reiterates Hold Rating for SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI)

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. in a research report issued on Friday. A number of other brokerages also recently issued reports on STI. Citigroup Inc. restated a “neutral” rating and set a $63.00 price target (up previously from $60.00) on shares of […]

Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact STR Holdings (STRI) Stock Price

News headlines about STR Holdings (NASDAQ:STRI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative 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 -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one […]

Carnival plc (CUK) Raises Dividend to $0.45 Per Share

Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 24th will be paid a dividend of 0.45 per share on Friday, December 15th. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend […]

Sachem Capital Corp (SACH) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.11

Sachem Capital Corp (NASDAQ:SACH) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 7th will be paid a dividend of 0.105 per share on Friday, November 17th. This represents a $0.42 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 10.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is […]

Crestwood Equity Partners LP Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.60 (CEQP)

Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE:CEQP) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 7th will be paid a dividend of 0.60 per share by the pipeline company on Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.98%. The ex-dividend date […]

SL Green Realty Corporation (SLG) Expected to Earn FY2018 Earnings of $6.93 Per Share

SL Green Realty Corporation (NYSE:SLG) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group boosted their FY2018 earnings estimates for SL Green Realty Corporation in a report issued on Monday. Jefferies Group analyst J. Petersen now expects that the real estate investment trust will post earnings of $6.93 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast […]

United Rentals, Inc. (URI) to Post FY2018 Earnings of $12.50 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group boosted their FY2018 earnings estimates for shares of United Rentals in a research note issued on Monday. Jefferies Group analyst J. Jordan now forecasts that the construction company will post earnings per share of $12.50 for the year, up from their prior forecast of […]

Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (VKTX) Shares Up 0.3%

Shares of Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VKTX) shot up 0.3% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $3.12 and last traded at $2.99. 2,094,141 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 169% from the average session volume of 779,352 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.98. Several research firms have recently weighed […]

PayPal Holdings’ (PYPL) “Buy” Rating Reiterated at Craig Hallum

Craig Hallum reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) in a report published on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The firm currently has a $83.00 price target on the credit services provider’s stock, up from their prior price target of $67.00. Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. TheStreet […]

ON Semiconductor Corporation (ON) Earns Buy Rating from Robert W. Baird

Robert W. Baird reiterated their buy rating on shares of ON Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:ON) in a research note released on Tuesday. Robert W. Baird currently has a $25.00 target price on the semiconductor company’s stock. A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of ON […]