Archive for Cynthia Hall

Contrasting Adamas Pharmaceuticals (ADMS) & Dynavax Technologies (DVAX)

Adamas Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ADMS) and Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:DVAX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation and profitability. Volatility and Risk Adamas Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 1.52, indicating that its share […]

California Public Employees Retirement System Sells 5,696 Shares of Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (EARN)

California Public Employees Retirement System lowered its stake in Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (NYSE:EARN) by 12.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 38,436 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 5,696 shares during the quarter. California Public Employees […]

California Public Employees Retirement System Takes Position in Tredegar Co. (TG)

California Public Employees Retirement System acquired a new position in shares of Tredegar Co. (NYSE:TG) in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 24,672 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $443,000. California Public Employees Retirement System owned approximately […]

Ballentine Partners LLC Lowers Holdings in Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SPPI)

Ballentine Partners LLC lessened its position in shares of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPPI) by 33.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 20,000 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after selling 10,000 shares during the period. Ballentine Partners […]

Lockheed Martin Co. (LMT) Position Raised by Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc.

Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. boosted its position in shares of Lockheed Martin Co. (NYSE:LMT) by 100.9% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 10,224 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after buying an additional 5,134 shares during the quarter. Benjamin F. […]

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (ERIC) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the fifteen ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have given a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. […]

Alpha Cubed Investments LLC Has $11.13 Million Position in Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

Alpha Cubed Investments LLC lowered its holdings in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 48.7% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 259,460 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock after selling 246,110 shares during the quarter. Cisco Systems comprises about 1.5% of Alpha Cubed Investments LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 28th biggest […]

Quanta Services Inc (PWR) Shares Bought by Allianz Asset Management GmbH

Allianz Asset Management GmbH lifted its position in Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) by 8.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 355,825 shares of the construction company’s stock after buying an additional 27,263 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in […]

FY2020 EPS Estimates for Scpharmaceuticals Inc (SCPH) Boosted by Analyst

Scpharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SCPH) – Research analysts at Leerink Swann increased their FY2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Scpharmaceuticals in a research report issued on Monday, July 16th. Leerink Swann analyst A. Fadia now expects that the company will post earnings per share of ($1.65) for the year, up from their prior forecast of ($1.99). […]

Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY) Given New GBX 62.40 Price Target at Deutsche Bank

Lloyds Banking Group (LON:LLOY) had its target price cut by Deutsche Bank from GBX 76 ($1.01) to GBX 62.40 ($0.83) in a research note published on Monday morning. They currently have a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock. A number of other research firms also recently issued reports on LLOY. Shore Capital reissued […]

Allianz Asset Management GmbH Grows Position in Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (UHS)

Allianz Asset Management GmbH lifted its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) by 10.8% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 106,592 shares of the health services provider’s stock after buying an additional 10,396 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in Universal Health Services, Inc. […]

Allianz Asset Management GmbH Decreases Holdings in Akorn, Inc. (AKRX)

Allianz Asset Management GmbH reduced its stake in Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKRX) by 48.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 705,204 shares of the company’s stock after selling 674,984 shares during the period. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in Akorn […]

Prudential (PRU) Price Target Cut to GBX 2,120

Prudential (LON:PRU) had its target price lowered by research analysts at Credit Suisse Group from GBX 2,235 ($29.58) to GBX 2,120 ($28.06) in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has an “outperform” rating on the financial services provider’s stock. Credit Suisse Group’s price target suggests a potential upside of 19.07% from […]

Cerner Co. to Post FY2019 Earnings of $2.56 Per Share, Leerink Swann Forecasts (CERN)

Cerner Co. (NASDAQ:CERN) – Equities research analysts at Leerink Swann cut their FY2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Cerner in a report released on Wednesday, July 18th. Leerink Swann analyst D. Larsen now expects that the company will post earnings of $2.56 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast […]

Safestore’s (SAFE) “Buy” Rating Reiterated at Liberum Capital

Safestore (LON:SAFE)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by Liberum Capital in a note issued to investors on Friday. Other analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Citigroup boosted their target price on shares of Safestore from GBX 550 ($7.28) to GBX 650 ($8.60) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a […]

ORIENTAL Ld Co/ADR (OLCLY) Cut to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

ORIENTAL Ld Co/ADR (OTCMKTS:OLCLY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “Oriental Land Co., Ltd. operates and manages theme parks and hotels primarily in Japan. Oriental Land Co. is headquartered in Urayasu, Japan. “ Shares of ORIENTAL […]

NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH (NYMT) Downgraded by BidaskClub to Sell

NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. Other equities research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH from a “hold” rating to […]

BidaskClub Lowers ArQule (ARQL) to Hold

ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday. A number of other brokerages have also commented on ARQL. Zacks Investment Research upgraded ArQule from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $2.75 target price for […]

Derwent London (DLN) Rating Reiterated by Liberum Capital

Derwent London (LON:DLN)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Liberum Capital in a report issued on Friday. Other analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Peel Hunt restated a “hold” rating on shares of Derwent London in a report on Thursday, July 5th. Credit Suisse Group boosted their […]

Matador Resources Co (MTDR) to Post FY2018 Earnings of $1.37 Per Share, SunTrust Banks Forecasts

Matador Resources Co (NYSE:MTDR) – Investment analysts at SunTrust Banks lowered their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for Matador Resources in a note issued to investors on Monday, July 16th. SunTrust Banks analyst N. Dingmann now anticipates that the energy company will post earnings per share of $1.37 for the year, down from their prior […]

UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) to Post FY2018 Earnings of $12.65 Per Share, Piper Jaffray Companies Forecasts

UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) – Investment analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies upped their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for UnitedHealth Group in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, July 17th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst S. James now anticipates that the healthcare conglomerate will post earnings per share of $12.65 for the year, up from […]

Progressive Corp (PGR) Expected to Earn FY2018 Earnings of $4.30 Per Share

Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR) – Investment analysts at B. Riley upped their FY2018 earnings estimates for Progressive in a research report issued on Monday, July 16th. B. Riley analyst R. Binner now expects that the insurance provider will post earnings per share of $4.30 for the year, up from their previous forecast of $3.85. B. Riley […]

Barrick Gold (ABX) Sets New 1-Year Low at $16.41

Barrick Gold Corp (TSE:ABX) (NYSE:ABX) reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as C$16.41 and last traded at C$16.54, with a volume of 792475 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at C$16.74. Separately, Canaccord Genuity downgraded Barrick Gold from a “buy” rating to a […]

IntelGenx Technologies (IGXT) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

IntelGenx Technologies (OTCMKTS:IGXT) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “IntelGenx is a drug delivery company focused on the development of oral controlled-release products as well as novel rapidly disintegrating delivery systems. The Company uses its unique multiple layer […]

Suedzucker (SZU) Given a €16.00 Price Target at Warburg Research

Warburg Research set a €16.00 ($18.82) price target on Suedzucker (ETR:SZU) in a report released on Monday morning. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock. Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Kepler Capital Markets set a €12.50 ($14.71) price objective on shares of Suedzucker and gave the company […]

Atlas Financial Holdings Inc (AFH) to Post Q3 2018 Earnings of $0.40 Per Share, Boenning Scattergood Forecasts

Atlas Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:AFH) – Analysts at Boenning Scattergood reduced their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Atlas Financial in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, July 18th. Boenning Scattergood analyst R. Farnam now anticipates that the insurance provider will post earnings of $0.40 per share for the quarter, […]

Computacenter (CCC) Sets New 12-Month High at $1,618.00

Computacenter plc (LON:CCC) shares reached a new 52-week high on Wednesday . The company traded as high as GBX 1,618 ($21.42) and last traded at GBX 1,602 ($21.20), with a volume of 138679 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 1,600 ($21.18). A number of research analysts have weighed in on CCC […]

Real Estate Investors (RLE) Receives Buy Rating from Liberum Capital

Liberum Capital reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Real Estate Investors (LON:RLE) in a report released on Monday. The firm currently has a GBX 75 ($0.99) target price on the stock. Real Estate Investors opened at GBX 53.50 ($0.71) on Monday, MarketBeat reports. Real Estate Investors has a 52 week low of GBX 52 […]

Jefferies Financial Group Weighs in on Extra Space Storage, Inc.’s Q3 2018 Earnings (EXR)

Extra Space Storage, Inc. (NYSE:EXR) – Jefferies Financial Group cut their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for Extra Space Storage in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, July 17th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst G. Hoglund now expects that the real estate investment trust will post earnings of $1.19 per share for the quarter, down […]

Blackstone Group (BX) Earns Buy Rating from Jefferies Financial Group

Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by stock analysts at Jefferies Financial Group in a research report issued on Friday. They presently have a $42.00 target price on the asset manager’s stock. Jefferies Financial Group’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 17.85% from the company’s previous close. Other equities research analysts […]

Metro AG Preference Shares (B4B3) PT Set at €11.30 by BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas set a €11.30 ($13.29) target price on Metro AG Preference Shares (ETR:B4B3) in a research report report published on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock. Several other equities analysts have also commented on the company. HSBC set a €10.00 ($11.76) target price on Metro AG Preference Shares […]

Scout24 (G24) PT Set at €45.00 by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Scout24 (ETR:G24) has been assigned a €45.00 ($52.94) price target by equities research analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a research note issued on Wednesday. The firm currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s price target would suggest a potential downside of 3.02% from the stock’s previous close. Several […]

Bank of America Increases Life Storage (LSI) Price Target to $100.00

Life Storage (NYSE:LSI) had its price objective increased by Bank of America from $98.00 to $100.00 in a research note published on Monday morning. Bank of America currently has a neutral rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. TheStreet upgraded Life Storage […]

Charles Schwab Co. Common Stock (SCHW) Earns Buy Rating from Jefferies Financial Group

Jefferies Financial Group restated their buy rating on shares of Charles Schwab Co. Common Stock (NYSE:SCHW) in a research note released on Monday morning. They currently have a $66.00 price target on the financial services provider’s stock. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Charles Schwab Co. Common Stock’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.58 EPS. […]

Credicorp (BAP) Downgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Credicorp (NYSE:BAP) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Monday. According to Zacks, “CreditCorp LTD is a limited liability company to act as a holding company, to coordinate the policy and administration of its subsidiaries and engage in investing activities. Credicorp’s principal objective […]

Jefferies Financial Group Brokers Reduce Earnings Estimates for Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (HR)

Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:HR) – Analysts at Jefferies Financial Group decreased their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note issued on Tuesday, July 17th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst O. Okusanya now expects that the real estate investment trust will post earnings of $0.39 per share for the quarter, down […]

VMware (VMW) PT Raised to $190.00

VMware (NYSE:VMW) had its price target increased by Bank of America to $190.00 in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning. Bank of America currently has a buy rating on the virtualization software provider’s stock. VMW has been the topic of a number of other reports. Maxim Group lifted their price target on […]

Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Energen Co. (EGN) Increased by Analyst

Energen Co. (NYSE:EGN) – Research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group raised their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for Energen in a research note issued on Wednesday, July 18th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst M. Lear now anticipates that the oil and gas producer will post earnings per share of $0.81 for the quarter, up from their previous […]

Sinovac Biotech (SVA) vs. Otonomy (OTIC) Head to Head Review

Sinovac Biotech (NASDAQ: SVA) and Otonomy (NASDAQ:OTIC) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation. Profitability This table compares Sinovac Biotech and Otonomy’s net margins, return on equity and return […]

Head-To-Head Contrast: Kennedy-Wilson (KW) versus NEW WORLD Dev L/ADR (NDVLY)

Kennedy-Wilson (NYSE: KW) and NEW WORLD Dev L/ADR (OTCMKTS:NDVLY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk. Dividends Kennedy-Wilson pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend […]

FinnCap Reiterates Corporate Rating for NAHL Group (NAH)

NAHL Group (LON:NAH)‘s stock had its “corporate” rating restated by equities researchers at FinnCap in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. LON NAH opened at GBX 116.50 ($1.54) on Wednesday. NAHL Group has a 52-week low of GBX 122.75 ($1.62) and a 52-week high of GBX 199.47 ($2.64). About NAHL Group NAHL Group […]

Phoenix Group (PHNX) PT Raised to GBX 667 at Barclays

Phoenix Group (LON:PHNX) had its price target increased by analysts at Barclays from GBX 664 ($8.79) to GBX 667 ($8.83) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm currently has an “underweight” rating on the stock. Barclays’ price target would suggest a potential downside of 1.33% from the company’s current price. A […]

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Kemper (KMPR) to Sell

Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “Kemper Corporation is a financial services provider. It specializes in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance products for individuals, families, and small businesses. Kemper Corporation is based in […]

BG Staffing (BGSF) Set to Announce Earnings on Friday

BG Staffing (NYSEAMERICAN:BGSF) is set to release its earnings data before the market opens on Friday, July 27th. Analysts expect BG Staffing to post earnings of $0.30 per share for the quarter. BG Staffing (NYSEAMERICAN:BGSF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 30th. The business services provider reported $0.27 earnings per share for […]

Aena SME (AENA) PT Set at €160.00 by Royal Bank of Canada

Aena SME (BME:AENA) has been assigned a €160.00 ($188.24) price objective by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada in a report issued on Wednesday. The firm presently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada’s price target suggests a potential downside of 6.43% from the company’s previous close. Several other equities research […]

Dream Industrial REIT (DIR) Forecasted to Post Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.23 Per Share

Dream Industrial REIT (TSE:DIR) – Equities researchers at National Bank Financial issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Dream Industrial REIT in a report issued on Wednesday, July 18th. National Bank Financial analyst M. Kornack forecasts that the company will post earnings per share of $0.23 for the quarter. Separately, Desjardins restated […]

Short Interest in Trex Company Inc (TREX) Expands By 87.4%

Trex Company Inc (NYSE:TREX) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,119,011 shares, a growth of 87.4% from the June 15th total of 1,130,811 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 344,851 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Apple (AAPL) Given a $190.00 Price Target at Sanford C. Bernstein

Sanford C. Bernstein set a $190.00 price objective on Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the iPhone maker’s stock. Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Apple from a hold rating to a […]

Ypf Sa (YPF) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Ypf Sa (NYSE:YPF) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 576,601 shares, a decrease of 65.4% from the June 15th total of 1,668,352 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,312,621 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.2 days. Several […]

Playags Inc’s Lock-Up Period Will End on July 25th (NYSE:AGS)

Playags’ (NYSE:AGS) lock-up period is set to end on Wednesday, July 25th. Playags had issued 10,250,000 shares in its public offering on January 26th. The total size of the offering was $164,000,000 based on an initial share price of $16.00. Shares of the company owned by company insiders and major shareholders will be eligible for […]