Archive for Mark James

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Shares Sold by WINTON GROUP Ltd

WINTON GROUP Ltd trimmed its stake in shares of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 61.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 599,939 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock after selling 955,369 shares during the period. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s […]

Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL) Stake Lowered by Nationwide Fund Advisors

Nationwide Fund Advisors cut its holdings in Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) by 15.9% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 214,225 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after selling 40,450 shares during the quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors owned 0.07% of Exelixis worth […]

Contrasting TravelCenters of America (TA) and Murphy USA (MUSA)

TravelCenters of America (NASDAQ: TA) and Murphy USA (NYSE:MUSA) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings. Insider & Institutional Ownership 34.1% of TravelCenters of America shares are owned by institutional […]

Alliance Pharma (APH) PT Raised to GBX 70 at FinnCap

Alliance Pharma (LON:APH) had its price objective boosted by research analysts at FinnCap from GBX 58 ($0.78) to GBX 70 ($0.94) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. FinnCap’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 13.82% from the company’s […]

iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY) is Smith Shellnut Wilson LLC ADV’s 2nd Largest Position

Smith Shellnut Wilson LLC ADV lifted its stake in iShares Select Dividend ETF (NASDAQ:DVY) by 5.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 61,529 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,235 shares during the quarter. iShares Select Dividend ETF makes […]

ThyssenKrupp (TKA) Given a €31.00 Price Target by Warburg Research Analysts

ThyssenKrupp (FRA:TKA) has been assigned a €31.00 ($36.90) target price by stock analysts at Warburg Research in a research report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the basic materials company’s stock. Warburg Research’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 30.03% from the company’s current price. A number of […]

Critical Survey: Pepco (POM) versus Its Competitors

Pepco (NYSE: POM) is one of 82 public companies in the “Electric Utilities” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Pepco to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk and dividends. Analyst Ratings This is a breakdown of current ratings and […]

Analyzing Diamond Resorts International (DRII) and Playa Hotels & Resorts (PLYA)

Diamond Resorts International (NYSE: DRII) and Playa Hotels & Resorts (NASDAQ:PLYA) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability. Profitability This table compares Diamond Resorts International and […]

Calpine Target of Unusually High Options Trading (CPN)

Calpine Co. (NYSE:CPN) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors purchased 32,600 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,885% compared to the typical volume of 1,642 put options. Several research analysts recently issued reports on CPN shares. Guggenheim cut shares of Calpine from a […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Sysco Put Options (SYY)

Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors purchased 7,246 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,034% compared to the typical volume of 639 put options. In related news, CEO William J. Delaney III sold 200,000 shares of Sysco stock in a transaction dated Monday, September […]

CTI BioPharma (CTIC) Reaches New 12-Month Low at $2.60

CTI BioPharma Corp. (NASDAQ:CTIC) reached a new 52-week low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $2.60 and last traded at $2.63, with a volume of 120000 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $2.68. A number of equities research analysts have commented on CTIC shares. ValuEngine lowered CTI […]

Dorchester Minerals (DMLP) versus Seabridge Gold (SA) Financial Contrast

Dorchester Minerals (NASDAQ: DMLP) and Seabridge Gold (NYSE:SA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends. Analyst Ratings This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Dorchester […]

Peel Hunt Downgrades European Investment (EUT) to Neutral

European Investment (LON:EUT) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Peel Hunt to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. European Investment (LON:EUT) opened at GBX 918.50 ($12.36) on Thursday. European Investment has a 52 week low of GBX 742.50 ($9.99) and a 52 week high of GBX […]

Pearson’s (PSON) Sell Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum Capital

Pearson (LON:PSON)‘s stock had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by investment analysts at Liberum Capital in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a GBX 330 ($4.44) price target on the stock. Liberum Capital’s price target would indicate a potential downside of 55.91% from the stock’s previous close. Other analysts also recently […]

Etsy Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (ETSY)

Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:ETSY) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders acquired 15,740 call options on the company. This is an increase of 598% compared to the average daily volume of 2,254 call options. Shares of Etsy (NASDAQ ETSY) opened at $20.16 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of […]

National Beverage (FIZZ) Given a $160.00 Price Target at Susquehanna Bancshares

Susquehanna Bancshares set a $160.00 target price on National Beverage (NASDAQ:FIZZ) in a report released on Sunday morning. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock. Other analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. BidaskClub raised National Beverage from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on FactSet Research Systems (FDS)

FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders acquired 1,044 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 657% compared to the typical volume of 138 call options. Shares of FactSet Research Systems (FDS) opened at $202.02 on Thursday. FactSet Research Systems has […]

Tactile Systems Technology (TCMD) Earns Coverage Optimism Score of 0.08

News coverage about Tactile Systems Technology (NASDAQ:TCMD) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores […]

Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (CLMT) Stock Price

News stories about Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NASDAQ:CLMT) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to […]

Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (MSBI) Given $39.50 Average Target Price by Analysts

Shares of Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSBI) have been given an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy rating. Analysts have set a twelve-month consensus target price of […]

Brokerages Anticipate Hudson Technologies, Inc. (HDSN) Will Post Earnings of -$0.09 Per Share

Equities analysts expect that Hudson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDSN) will report ($0.09) earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have made estimates for Hudson Technologies’ earnings, with estimates ranging from ($0.11) to ($0.07). Hudson Technologies reported earnings of ($0.05) per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a […]

General Motors (GM) versus Adient (ADNT) Head to Head Review

General Motors (NYSE: GM) and Adient (NYSE:ADNT) are both mid-cap cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership. Dividends General Motors pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share […]

Q4 2019 EPS Estimates for Dollar General Corp. Decreased by Northcoast Research (DG)

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) – Equities research analysts at Northcoast Research reduced their Q4 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Dollar General in a research report issued on Friday. Northcoast Research analyst N. Mitchell now forecasts that the company will earn $1.60 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $1.61. Dollar […]

Financial Survey: Oshkosh (OSK) & Its Peers

Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Oshkosh to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations. Earnings and Valuation This table compares […]

Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (TGP) Receives $17.50 Consensus Target Price from Brokerages

Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (NYSE:TGP) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the eight ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The […]

Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact FireEye (FEYE) Share Price

News headlines about FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news 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 nearest to one being the most […]

Brokerages Set Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (PBH) Price Target at $80.71

Shares of Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PBH) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the eleven ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average […]

Curo Group Holdings Corp (CURO) Director Buys $210,000.00 in Stock

Curo Group Holdings Corp (NYSE:CURO) Director Dale E. Williams bought 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $14.00 per share, for a total transaction of $210,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through […]

Host Hotels and Resorts (HST) and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB) Head-To-Head Contrast

Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE: HST) and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability. Profitability This table compares Host Hotels and Resorts and Pebblebrook Hotel […]

Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Delek US (DK) Stock Price

News coverage about Delek US (NYSE:DK) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing 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 being the most […]

LendingClub Corp (LC) Stake Maintained by Shanda Media Ltd

Shanda Media Ltd recently disclosed that they own a 20.2% stake in LendingClub Corp (NYSE:LC) in a Schedule 13D/A disclosure that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, December 13th. The investor owns 83,666,445 shares of the stock valued at approximately $336,339,109. The reporting parties listed on the disclosure included Tianqiao Chen, […]

Head-To-Head Comparison: Avid Technology (AVID) & TransAct Technologies (TACT)

Avid Technology (NASDAQ: AVID) and TransAct Technologies (NASDAQ:TACT) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends. Analyst Ratings This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Avid […]

EQT GP (EQGP) Earns Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.02

Media stories about EQT GP (NYSE:EQGP) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news 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 one, with scores nearest […]

Qiagen (QGEN) Earns Daily News Impact Score of 0.21

Media headlines about Qiagen (NASDAQ:QGEN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing 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 closest to one being the […]

Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Toro (TTC) Stock Price

Press coverage about Toro (NYSE:TTC) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. […]

Q1 2019 EPS Estimates for lululemon athletica inc. Increased by Analyst (LULU)

lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) – Oppenheimer lifted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of lululemon athletica in a report released on Wednesday. Oppenheimer analyst A. Andreeva now forecasts that the apparel retailer will earn $0.35 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.34. Oppenheimer currently has a “Outperform” […]

Aon PLC (AON) Receives $142.92 Consensus Price Target from Brokerages

Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eighteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, thirteen have given a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target […]

Pier 1 Imports (PIR) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results

Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR) issued its earnings results on Tuesday. The specialty retailer reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by ($0.02), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Pier 1 Imports had a negative return on equity of 11.50% and a negative net margin of 1.92%. The business […]

INTL FCStone (INTL) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results

INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) issued its earnings results on Wednesday. The financial services provider reported ($1.27) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.97 by ($2.24), Bloomberg Earnings reports. INTL FCStone had a return on equity of 9.50% and a net margin of 0.24%. During the same period last year, […]

FibroGen Inc (FGEN) Director Sells $533,400.00 in Stock

FibroGen Inc (NASDAQ:FGEN) Director Kalevi Kurkijarvi sold 12,000 shares of FibroGen stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.45, for a total transaction of $533,400.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 36,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,600,200. […]

Match Group (MTCH) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.16

News headlines about Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest […]

Macy’s (M) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.03

News headlines about Macy’s (NYSE:M) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Macy’s earned […]

Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Hyatt Hotels (H) Share Price

News coverage about Hyatt Hotels (NYSE:H) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest […]

Allison Transmission (ALSN) & CNH Industrial (CNHI) Head-To-Head Review

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) and CNH Industrial (NYSE:CNHI) are both mid-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk. Institutional & Insider Ownership 18.2% of CNH Industrial shares are owned by institutional investors. […]

Head to Head Comparison: Tabula Rasa HealthCare (TRHC) & Veeva Systems (VEEV)

Veeva Systems (NYSE: VEEV) and Tabula Rasa HealthCare (NASDAQ:TRHC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership. Volatility & Risk Veeva Systems has a beta of 1.6, indicating that […]

Analysts Set Power Integrations Inc (POWI) Target Price at $83.50

Power Integrations Inc (NASDAQ:POWI) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among […]

Strad Energy Services (SDY) Trading Down 3.9%

Strad Energy Services Ltd (TSE:SDY)’s share price was down 3.9% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as C$1.46 and last traded at C$1.47. Approximately 5,895 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 81% from the average daily volume of 31,617 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$1.53. […]

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (TTPH) Sees Unusually-High Trading Volume

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTPH) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Wednesday . 1,713,745 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 142% from the previous session’s volume of 709,621 shares.The stock last traded at $5.89 and had previously closed at $5.81. Several brokerages have recently commented on TTPH. HC Wainwright restated a […]

Inventergy Global (INVT) and EarthLink (ELNK) Critical Survey

Inventergy Global (OTCMKTS: INVT) and EarthLink (NASDAQ:ELNK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability. Insider & Institutional Ownership 88.4% of EarthLink shares are held by institutional investors. 24.6% […]

Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Fund Inc Plans Semiannual Dividend of $0.03 (MSF)

Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Fund Inc (NYSE:MSF) announced a semiannual dividend on Wednesday, December 13th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 22nd will be given a dividend of 0.0322 per share on Wednesday, January 10th. This represents a yield of 0.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 21st. […]