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FirstCash Inc (FCFS) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of FirstCash Inc (NASDAQ:FCFS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Thursday morning. They currently have $68.00 price objective on the credit services provider’s stock. According to Zacks, “FirstCash Inc. is an operator of pawn stores. The company focuses on serving cash and […]

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (BMRN) Receives Buy Rating from Piper Jaffray Companies

Piper Jaffray Companies restated their buy rating on shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN) in a research note released on Thursday. Piper Jaffray Companies currently has a $113.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock. Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical from a […]

Coloplast A/S (CLPBY) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Coloplast A/S (NASDAQ:CLPBY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Thursday. According to Zacks, “Coloplast A/S develops and provides health care products and services. Its operating business segments consist of Chronic Care, Urology Care and Wound & Skin Care. The Chronic Care […]

Catalent Inc (CTLT) Upgraded to “Overweight” at Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of Catalent Inc (NASDAQ:CTLT) from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning. Morgan Stanley currently has $48.00 price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of $29.00. A number of other brokerages have also recently weighed in […]

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (RB) Given “Overweight” Rating at Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley reiterated their overweight rating on shares of Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (LON:RB) in a report published on Thursday morning. They currently have a £100 ($134.83) target price on the stock. Several other research firms have also commented on RB. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reduced their price objective on Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc […]

Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at CIBC

CIBC began coverage on shares of Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC) in a report released on Thursday. The brokerage issued an outperform rating and a $18.00 price target on the investment management company’s stock. Other research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Ares Capital Corporation from a c+ rating to […]

Agile Therapeutics, Inc. (AGRX) Receives “Buy” Rating from Cantor Fitzgerald

Cantor Fitzgerald reissued their buy rating on shares of Agile Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGRX) in a research note released on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a $8.00 price target on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock. “Do-over should position Twirla for regulatory success. Results of the SECURE Phase 3 trial support FDA approval, in our opinion. A […]

MINDBODY, Inc. (MB) Major Shareholder Luxor Capital Group, Lp Purchases 420,048 Shares of Stock

MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ:MB) major shareholder Luxor Capital Group, Lp purchased 420,048 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 21st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $24.93 per share, for a total transaction of $10,471,796.64. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & […]

Asante Solutions Inc (PUMP) Upgraded to “Hold” by BidaskClub

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Asante Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:PUMP) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Thursday morning. A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on PUMP. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $21.00 target price on Asante Solutions and gave the stock a buy […]

Cantor Fitzgerald Reaffirms Buy Rating for Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by investment analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald in a research report issued on Thursday. They currently have a $1,100.00 target price on the information services provider’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 16.09% from the stock’s current price. Several other equities analysts […]

Intel Corporation (INTC) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The brokerage currently has a $42.00 price objective on the chip maker’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective suggests a potential upside of 12.90% from the stock’s […]

Ericsson (ERIC) Price Target Cut to $5.25

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) had its target price decreased by research analysts at Canaccord Genuity from $6.00 to $5.25 in a report issued on Friday. The firm currently has a “hold” rating on the communications equipment provider’s stock. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective would indicate a potential downside of 7.57% from the company’s previous close. Several other brokerages […]

The Carlyle Group L.P. (CG) & Its Rivals Financial Survey

The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ: CG) is one of 58 publicly-traded companies in the “Investment Management” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare The Carlyle Group L.P. to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation. Insider and Institutional Ownership […]

Timken Steel Corporation (TMST) vs. Haynes International (HAYN) Critical Review

Timken Steel Corporation (NYSE: TMST) and Haynes International (NASDAQ:HAYN) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations. Dividends Haynes International pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and […]

Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate NetScout Systems, Inc. (NTCT) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $251.70 Million

Wall Street brokerages expect that NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) will post sales of $251.70 million for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have made estimates for NetScout Systems’ earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $253.00 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $250.00 million. NetScout Systems posted sales […]

BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust (BTA) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

Media stories about BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust (NYSE:BTA) 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 […]

United Oil & Gas PLC (UOG) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results

United Oil & Gas PLC (LON:UOG) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The company reported GBX (0.60) (($0.01)) EPS for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Shares of United Oil & Gas PLC (UOG) traded down 7.69% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching GBX 3.00. United Oil & Gas PLC has a 52 week low […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Argus

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by Argus in a research note issued on Thursday. They presently have a $1,150.00 price target on the e-commerce giant’s stock. Argus’ price target points to a potential upside of 18.17% from the stock’s previous close. A number of other brokerages have also weighed in on […]

Johnson Rice Begins Coverage on Key Energy Services, Inc. (KEGXQ)

Analysts at Johnson Rice assumed coverage on shares of Key Energy Services, Inc. (OTCMKTS:KEGXQ) in a research note issued on Thursday. The brokerage set a “buy” rating on the energy company’s stock. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “[[title]]” was first published by [[site]] and is the property of of [[site]]. If you are accessing this article on […]

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a $64.00 target price on the financial services provider’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 12.26% from the stock’s current price. […]

Welltower Inc. (HCN) Downgraded to “Hold” at Bank of America Corporation

Welltower Inc. (NYSE:HCN) was downgraded by Bank of America Corporation to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday. They currently have a $77.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock, down from their prior target price of $78.00. Bank of America Corporation’s price objective points to a potential upside […]

Comparing Wingstop (WING) and Its Competitors

Wingstop (NASDAQ: WING) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Quick Service Restaurants” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Wingstop to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings. Earnings and Valuation This table compares Wingstop and its […]

Anthem (ANTM) and Centene Corporation (CNC) Financial Comparison

Anthem (NYSE: ANTM) and Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) are both large-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership. Institutional and Insider Ownership 87.7% of Anthem shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.3% […]

Mitchells & Butlers plc’s (MAB) “Hold” Rating Reaffirmed at Shore Capital

Shore Capital reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Mitchells & Butlers plc (LON:MAB) in a research report released on Thursday morning. MAB has been the subject of several other research reports. J P Morgan Chase & Co reduced their target price on shares of Mitchells & Butlers plc from GBX 280 ($3.78) to GBX […]

Paragon Group of Companies PLC (PAG) Receives Buy Rating from Shore Capital

Shore Capital reissued their buy rating on shares of Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG) in a report issued on Thursday. Several other research firms have also weighed in on PAG. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an underweight rating and issued a GBX 355 ($4.79) price objective on shares of Paragon Group of […]

Kingfisher plc (KGF) Given “Hold” Rating at Beaufort Securities

Beaufort Securities reissued their hold rating on shares of Kingfisher plc (LON:KGF) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning. A number of other equities research analysts have also commented on KGF. Credit Suisse Group reduced their price target on Kingfisher plc from GBX 430 ($5.80) to GBX 410 ($5.53) and set an […]

IG Group Holdings plc (IGG) Receives Under Review Rating from Liberum Capital

Liberum Capital reaffirmed their under review rating on shares of IG Group Holdings plc (LON:IGG) in a research note released on Thursday morning. A number of other research firms have also recently weighed in on IGG. Citigroup Inc. restated a neutral rating and set a GBX 600 ($8.09) target price on shares of IG Group […]

MCF Advisors LLC Invests $513,000 in Facebook, Inc. (FB)

MCF Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 3,400 shares of the social networking company’s stock, valued at approximately $513,000. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to […]

Goodwin Daniel L Has $270,000 Stake in Intel Corporation (INTC)

Goodwin Daniel L continued to hold its stake in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 8,000 shares of the chip maker’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Goodwin Daniel L’s holdings in Intel Corporation were worth $270,000 […]

Capita PLC (CPI) Given Reduce Rating at Peel Hunt

Peel Hunt reaffirmed their reduce rating on shares of Capita PLC (LON:CPI) in a research report released on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a GBX 600 ($8.09) price objective on the stock. Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on CPI. Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 850 ($11.46) […]

Cambridge Cognition Holdings PLC (COG) Receives “Corporate” Rating from FinnCap

FinnCap restated their corporate rating on shares of Cambridge Cognition Holdings PLC (LON:COG) in a research note released on Thursday morning. FinnCap currently has a GBX 180 ($2.43) price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of GBX 130 ($1.75). Shares of Cambridge Cognition Holdings PLC (LON:COG) traded down 1.98% during mid-day […]

Hurricane Energy PLC’s (HUR) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at FinnCap

FinnCap reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Hurricane Energy PLC (LON:HUR) in a research note released on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a GBX 80 ($1.08) price target on the stock. Several other research firms have also weighed in on HUR. Canaccord Genuity reduced their price objective on Hurricane Energy PLC from GBX […]

GKN plc (GKN) Receives “Overweight” Rating from Barclays PLC

Barclays PLC restated their overweight rating on shares of GKN plc (LON:GKN) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning. Barclays PLC currently has a GBX 390 ($5.26) price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of GBX 400 ($5.39). GKN has been the subject of several other research reports. […]

Driver Group Plc’s (DRV) corporate Rating Reaffirmed at N+1 Singer

N+1 Singer reaffirmed their corporate rating on shares of Driver Group Plc (LON:DRV) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning. Shares of Driver Group Plc (DRV) traded up 1.67% during trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 61.00. The company had a trading volume of 4,370 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving […]

CLS Holdings plc’s (CLI) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum Capital

Liberum Capital restated their buy rating on shares of CLS Holdings plc (LON:CLI) in a report issued on Thursday morning. The brokerage currently has a GBX 255 ($3.44) target price on the stock. Separately, Peel Hunt reissued a buy rating on shares of CLS Holdings plc in a report on Friday, July 14th. Shares of […]

Russell Investments Group Ltd. Has $427,000 Position in Fossil Group, Inc. (FOSL)

Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its holdings in Fossil Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOSL) by 144.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 41,251 shares of the accessories brand company’s stock after acquiring an additional 24,380 shares during the quarter. Russell […]

Arrow Global Group PLC (ARW) Upgraded to Buy by Peel Hunt

Peel Hunt upgraded shares of Arrow Global Group PLC (LON:ARW) to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning. They currently have GBX 495 ($6.67) price target on the stock, up from their prior price target of GBX 450 ($6.07). A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed […]

$101.60 Million in Sales Expected for Orthofix International N.V. (OFIX) This Quarter

Wall Street analysts expect Orthofix International N.V. (NASDAQ:OFIX) to report sales of $101.60 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have made estimates for Orthofix International N.V.’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $100.50 million and the highest estimate coming in at $102.70 million. Orthofix International N.V. […]

Critical Contrast: Goldcorp (GG) vs. Paramount Gold Nevada Corp (PZG)

Goldcorp (NYSE: GG) and Paramount Gold Nevada Corp (NYSE:PZG) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk. Institutional and Insider Ownership 54.0% of Goldcorp shares are held by institutional investors. […]

Contrasting Spirit Airlines (SAVE) & Era Group (ERA)

Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) and Era Group (NYSE:ERA) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk. Profitability This table compares Spirit Airlines and Era Group’s net margins, return on equity and […]

Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG Sells 4,580 Shares of Pfizer, Inc. (PFE)

Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG lessened its stake in shares of Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE:PFE) by 37.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 7,650 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 4,580 shares during the period. Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG’s holdings in Pfizer were […]

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Shares Sold by Insight Capital Research & Management Inc.

Insight Capital Research & Management Inc. reduced its stake in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 2.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 38,336 shares of the iPhone maker’s stock after selling 959 shares during the quarter. Apple comprises approximately […]

Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH Decreases Position in Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH decreased its position in shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) by 1.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 233,112 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 3,360 shares during the quarter. Exxon […]

Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ) Shares Bought by Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC OH

Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC OH lifted its position in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) by 1.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 28,538 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 459 shares during the period. Boyd Watterson […]

Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Position Lifted by Jacobs & Co. CA

Jacobs & Co. CA increased its position in Automatic Data Processing (NYSE:ADP) by 0.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 31,644 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 20 shares during the quarter. Jacobs & Co. CA’s […]

Citigroup Inc. (C) Position Boosted by Trust Co. of Vermont

Trust Co. of Vermont lifted its holdings in shares of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) by 32.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 12,912 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,198 shares during the quarter. […]

National Pension Service Boosts Stake in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW)

National Pension Service raised its stake in shares of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) by 12.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 724,834 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock after purchasing an additional 78,210 shares during the quarter. National Pension Service owned […]

Nuveen Mortgage Opportunity Term Fund 2 (JMT) Getting Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

Press coverage about Nuveen Mortgage Opportunity Term Fund 2 (NYSE:JMT) has trended positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing 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 […]

Acropolis Investment Management LLC Boosts Holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

Acropolis Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) by 4.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,625 shares of the pharmacy operator’s stock after buying an additional 105 shares during […]

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) Shares Sold by Bank of The West

Bank of The West trimmed its holdings in shares of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) by 1.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 21,118 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 400 shares during the period. Bank of The West’s holdings in Mastercard […]