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LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (LPLA) Downgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “LPL Financial Holdings Inc. is engaged in providing an integrated platform of brokerage and investment advisory services to independent financial advisors and financial advisors at financial institutions […]

Qualys, Inc. (QLYS) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $58.60 Million

Brokerages predict that Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) will report sales of $58.60 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Seven analysts have provided estimates for Qualys’ earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $58.40 million and the highest estimate coming in at $58.80 million. Qualys reported sales of $50.99 million in […]

Sherwin-Williams Company (The) (SHW) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.24

News coverage about Sherwin-Williams Company (The) (NYSE:SHW) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest […]

Eaton Corporation, PLC (ETN) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.18

Media coverage about Eaton Corporation, PLC (NYSE:ETN) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being […]

Financial Contrast: Del Frisco's Restaurant Group (DFRG) vs. Good Times Restaurants (GTIM)

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: DFRG) and Good Times Restaurants (NASDAQ:GTIM) are both small-cap cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk. Volatility & Risk Del Frisco's Restaurant Group […]

Premier (PINC) & BioScrip (BIOS) Financial Contrast

Premier (NASDAQ: PINC) and BioScrip (NASDAQ:BIOS) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations. Valuation & Earnings This table compares Premier and BioScrip’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and […]

Stantec Inc. (STN) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.45 Per Share

Equities research analysts forecast that Stantec Inc. (NYSE:STN) (TSE:STN) will report earnings of $0.45 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have issued estimates for Stantec’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.42 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.50. Stantec reported earnings per […]

Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Intuit (INTU) Share Price

Headlines about Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most […]

Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Canon (CAJ) Stock Price

Media headlines about Canon (NYSE:CAJ) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media 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 one, with scores closest to […]

Brokerages Expect Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $530.17 Million

Equities analysts expect that Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (NASDAQ:AAWW) will report $530.17 million in sales for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $517.90 million to $536.81 million. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings reported sales of $448.02 million in the same quarter last […]

Emerson Electric (EMR) Receives News Sentiment Rating of 0.16

News headlines about Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the […]

Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Micron Technology (MU) Stock Price

News articles about Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most […]

County Bancorp, Inc. (ICBK) Lifted to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

County Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICBK) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “County Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company. It provides a range of consumer and commercial banking services to individuals, businesses, and industries. The basic services offered by […]

Container Store (The) (TCS) vs. The Michaels Companies (MIK) Head-To-Head Comparison

Container Store (The) (NYSE: TCS) and The Michaels Companies (NASDAQ:MIK) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations. Valuation and Earnings This table compares Container Store (The) and The Michaels […]

Zacks: Brokerages Expect ONE Gas, Inc. (OGS) Will Announce Earnings of $0.27 Per Share

Wall Street analysts expect ONE Gas, Inc. (NYSE:OGS) to report earnings per share of $0.27 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have issued estimates for ONE Gas’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.29 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.26. ONE Gas reported earnings […]

Norsat International (NSAT) Given News Impact Score of 0.16

News headlines about Norsat International (NYSE:NSAT) (TSE:NII) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring 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 nearest to one […]

A-Mark Precious Metals (AMRK) & Its Competitors Head-To-Head Survey

A-Mark Precious Metals (NASDAQ: AMRK) is one of 104 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Mining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare A-Mark Precious Metals to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation. Profitability This table compares […]

BorgWarner (BWA) vs. Metaldyne Performance Group (MPG) Head to Head Survey

Metaldyne Performance Group (NYSE: MPG) and BorgWarner (NYSE:BWA) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability. Analyst Ratings This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Metaldyne […]

Martin James Cheyne Sells 4,000 Shares of Granite Oil Corp (GXO) Stock

Granite Oil Corp (TSE:GXO) Director Martin James Cheyne sold 4,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$3.82, for a total transaction of C$15,280.00. Shares of Granite Oil Corp (GXO) traded down 0.53% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $3.78. 109,039 […]

Highpower International Inc (HPJ) Director Wen Liang Li Sells 83,152 Shares

Highpower International Inc (NASDAQ:HPJ) Director Wen Liang Li sold 83,152 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.11, for a total value of $424,906.72. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 2,089,645 shares of the company’s stock, valued […]

Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Mountain Province Diamonds (MDM) Share Price

News coverage about Mountain Province Diamonds (NASDAQ:MDM) (TSE:MPV) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores […]

Reviewing Franklin Covey (FC) and Laureate Education (LAUR)

Franklin Covey (NYSE: FC) and Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations. Institutional & Insider Ownership 52.0% of Franklin Covey shares are owned by institutional investors. […]

Analysts Set Hapag-Lloyd AG (HLAG) PT at $37.20

Shares of Hapag-Lloyd AG (ETR:HLAG) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the ten brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year […]

Analysts Set Andeavor (ANDV) Price Target at $109.47

Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the twenty-two analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, sixteen have assigned a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price […]

Herman Miller, Inc. (MLHR) Posts Earnings Results, Meets Estimates

Herman Miller, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLHR) announced its earnings results on Tuesday. The business services provider reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.57, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $580.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $578.27 million. Herman Miller had a return on […]

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (FFKT) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:FFKT) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “FARMERS CAPITAL BANK CORP. is a bank holding company engaged in general banking business. “ Separately, ValuEngine raised Farmers Capital Bank Corporation from a “hold” rating to […]

Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Intralinks Holdings (IL) Stock Price

Media stories about Intralinks Holdings (NYSE:IL) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one […]

Brokerages Set Ferrexpo Plc (FXPO) Price Target at $169.29

Ferrexpo Plc (LON:FXPO) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target […]

Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PRTK) Expected to Post Earnings of -$0.93 Per Share

Wall Street brokerages expect Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRTK) to announce earnings of ($0.93) per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zero analysts have made estimates for Paratek Pharmaceuticals’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($1.04) and the highest is ($0.87). Paratek Pharmaceuticals reported earnings of ($1.04) per share during the same quarter last […]

Financial Survey: Gibraltar Industries (ROCK) vs. Its Rivals

Gibraltar Industries (NASDAQ: ROCK) is one of 28 public companies in the “Steel” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Gibraltar Industries to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership. Insider and Institutional Ownership 58.0% of shares […]

Head to Head Analysis: Argo Group International Holdings (AGII) & Loews Corporation (L)

Argo Group International Holdings (NASDAQ: AGII) and Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk. Dividends Argo Group International Holdings pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share […]

Somewhat Negative Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Tibco Software (TIBX) Stock Price

News articles about Tibco Software (NASDAQ:TIBX) have trended somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most […]

Traders Sell Pfizer, Inc. (PFE) on Strength (PFE)

Traders sold shares of Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE:PFE) on strength during trading on Wednesday. $146.00 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $203.60 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $57.60 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Pfizer had the 14th highest net […]

Investors Sell Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) on Strength (MPC)

Investors sold shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) on strength during trading on Wednesday. $23.21 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $56.06 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $32.85 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Marathon Petroleum Corporation had the […]

Head to Head Analysis: Grana y Montero S.A.A. (GRAM) and Its Peers

Grana y Montero S.A.A. (NYSE: GRAM) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Grana y Montero S.A.A. to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and risk. Profitability […]

Comparing Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (ACRE) and Capstead Mortgage Corporation (CMO)

Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE: ACRE) and Capstead Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:CMO) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and risk. Volatility and Risk Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation has a […]

$0.92 Earnings Per Share Expected for JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (JAKK) This Quarter

Wall Street analysts predict that JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) will post $0.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have made estimates for JAKKS Pacific’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.86 and the highest is $0.98. JAKKS Pacific posted earnings per share of $0.82 in the same […]

Superior Industries International, Inc. (SUP) Receives $24.67 Consensus Target Price from Analysts

Shares of Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE:SUP) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The […]

First Keystone Corp. (FKYS) Insider Barbara June Robbins Sells 500 Shares

First Keystone Corp. (OTCBB:FKYS) insider Barbara June Robbins sold 500 shares of First Keystone Corp. stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.00, for a total value of $14,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 2,000 shares in the company, valued […]

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (ARLP) vs. Westmoreland Coal (WLB) Head-To-Head Comparison

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: ARLP) and Westmoreland Coal (NASDAQ:WLB) are both oils/energy 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. Dividends Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share […]

Critical Review: Babcock (BW) and Pioneer Power Solutions (PPSI)

Babcock (NYSE: BW) and Pioneer Power Solutions (NASDAQ:PPSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership. Profitability This table compares Babcock and Pioneer Power Solutions’ net margins, return […]

Traders Buy Medtronic PLC (MDT) on Weakness

Investors bought shares of Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT) on weakness during trading on Wednesday. $124.54 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $94.58 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $29.96 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Medtronic PLC had the 28th highest net […]

Investors Sell Shares of Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS) on Strength (DIS)

Investors sold shares of Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) on strength during trading on Wednesday. $83.21 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $171.92 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $88.71 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Walt Disney Company (The) […]

Analysts Set Kirby Corporation (KEX) Target Price at $70.71

Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target […]

Veeva Systems Inc. (VEEV) Receives $65.45 Average PT from Brokerages

Shares of Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE:VEEV) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the fourteen research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eight have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have […]

August Pellegrini, Jr. Acquires 2,150 Shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) (BCBP) Stock

BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) (NASDAQ:BCBP) Director August Pellegrini, Jr. purchased 2,150 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 8th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $12.25 per share, with a total value of $26,337.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 101,091 shares in the […]

Insider Selling: Financial Engines, Inc. (FNGN) EVP Sells 2,000 Shares of Stock

Financial Engines, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNGN) EVP Michael Jerome Campbell sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.05, for a total transaction of $64,100.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 41,020 shares in the […]

Rudolph Estrada Sells 1,916 Shares of East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC) Stock

East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) Director Rudolph Estrada sold 1,916 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.97, for a total transaction of $107,238.52. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 15,475 shares in the company, valued […]

Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Kayne Anderson Energy Development (KED) Share Price

Media stories about Kayne Anderson Energy Development (NYSE:KED) have trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most […]

HFF, Inc. (HF) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. A number of equities research analysts have […]