Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH) Raised to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH) Raised to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a $173.00 target price on the medical research company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s target price points to a potential upside of 12.23% from the company’s previous close. According to Zacks, “Over the last three months LabCorp has been trading above the broader industry. Moreover, the company exited the last reported quarter on a promising note. While Diagnostics business was…

Cummins Inc. (CMI) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Cummins Inc. (CMI) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a $187.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective suggests a potential upside of 11.83% from the stock’s previous close. According to Zacks, “Zacks Consensus Estimate for Cummins’ quarterly earnings has been going up of late. The company expects to witness a growing trend in its truck and construction products’ demand, along with growth in global mining customers,…

Crown Holdings, Inc. (CCK) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Crown Holdings, Inc. (CCK) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCK) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Thursday. The firm currently has a $68.00 target price on the industrial products company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target would indicate a potential upside of 11.46% from the company’s previous close. According to Zacks, “Crown Holdings projects 2017 adjusted diluted earnings per share in the range of $3.90–$4.05. Adjusted diluted earnings per share for the third quarter are projected in the range of $1.35–$1.45. To meet…

Banco De Chile (BCH) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages

Banco De Chile (BCH) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages

Shares of Banco De Chile (NYSE:BCH) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the six brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $84.00. BCH has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares…

Schroders Plc (SHNWF) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Schroders Plc (SHNWF) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Schroders Plc (OTCMKTS:SHNWF) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Schroders Plc in a report on Monday, July 31st. J P Morgan Chase & Co cut Schroders Plc from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral”…

Comparing NantHealth (NH) and Castlight Health, inc. (CSLT)

Comparing NantHealth (NH) and Castlight Health, inc. (CSLT)

NantHealth (NYSE: NH) and Castlight Health, inc. (NYSE:CSLT) are both small-cap healthcare companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations. Earnings & Valuation This table compares NantHealth and Castlight Health, inc.’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Castlight Health, inc. has higher revenue and earnings than NantHealth. Insider and Institutional Ownership 41.3% of Castlight Health, inc. shares are held by institutional investors. 37.4% of Castlight Health, inc. shares are…

Research Analysts Set Expectations for FedEx Corporation’s Q3 2018 Earnings (FDX)

Research Analysts Set Expectations for FedEx Corporation’s Q3 2018 Earnings (FDX)

FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) – Equities researchers at Seaport Global Securities dropped their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of FedEx Corporation in a research note issued on Wednesday. Seaport Global Securities analyst K. Sterling now forecasts that the shipping service provider will post earnings per share of $2.74 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $3.04. Seaport Global Securities has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for FedEx Corporation’s Q4 2018 earnings at $4.14 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $4.84 EPS….

Q3 2018 EPS Estimates for FedEx Corporation Lowered by Analyst (FDX)

Q3 2018 EPS Estimates for FedEx Corporation Lowered by Analyst (FDX)

FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) – Research analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings lowered their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for FedEx Corporation in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. Oppenheimer Holdings analyst S. Schneeberger now anticipates that the shipping service provider will earn $2.73 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $2.84. Oppenheimer Holdings currently has a “Buy” rating and a $229.00 price objective on the stock. Oppenheimer Holdings also issued estimates for FedEx Corporation’s FY2019 earnings at $15.04 EPS. FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX)…

Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes for Transcontinental (TCL.A)

Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes for Transcontinental (TCL.A)

Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Transcontinental (TSE: TCL.A): Transcontinental Inc is a printing company. The Company has operations in print, flexible packaging, publishing and digital media, both in Canada and the United States. The Company’s segments include the Printing and Packaging Sector, and the Media Sector. The Printing and Packaging Sector includes the manufacturing activities of the Company, and generates revenues from various activities, such as the printing of retail flyers, magazines, newspapers, color books, personalized and mass marketing products, and the production of…

Weekly Investment Analysts’ Ratings Updates for Boohoo.Com PLC (BOO)

Weekly Investment Analysts’ Ratings Updates for Boohoo.Com PLC (BOO)

Boohoo.Com PLC (LON: BOO) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates: boohoo.com plc is an online fashion retail group. The Company is based in the United Kingdom and has a strong presence in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe and Australia, selling products to almost every country in the world. The Company owns the boohoo, boohooMAN, PrettyLittleThing and Nasty Gal brands.

Head-To-Head Comparison: Babcock (BW) & Hydrogenics Corporation (HYGS)

Head-To-Head Comparison: Babcock (BW) & Hydrogenics Corporation (HYGS)

Babcock (NYSE: BW) and Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ:HYGS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends. Earnings & Valuation This table compares Babcock and Hydrogenics Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Hydrogenics Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Babcock. Hydrogenics Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Babcock, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two…

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) versus Burlington Stores (BURL) Head-To-Head Contrast

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) versus Burlington Stores (BURL) Head-To-Head Contrast

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) and Burlington Stores (NYSE:BURL) are both mid-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation. Analyst Recommendations This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Costco Wholesale Corporation and Burlington Stores, as reported by MarketBeat. Costco Wholesale Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $178.83, suggesting a potential upside of 9.81%. Burlington Stores has a consensus target price of…

Contrasting The Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) and Bob Evans Farms (BOBE)

Contrasting The Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) and Bob Evans Farms (BOBE)

The Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ: CAKE) and Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability. Dividends The Cheesecake Factory pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Bob Evans Farms pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. The Cheesecake Factory pays out 40.7% of its earnings in…

Uranium Resources (WWR) versus Ur-Energy (URG) Critical Review

Uranium Resources (WWR) versus Ur-Energy (URG) Critical Review

Uranium Resources (NASDAQ: WWR) and Ur-Energy (NYSE:URG) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Uranium Resources and Ur-Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.com. Uranium Resources currently has a consensus price target of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 118.98%. Ur-Energy has a consensus price target of $1.50, suggesting a potential upside…

Supernus Pharmaceuticals (SUPN) versus NOVAN INC (NOVN) Head to Head Analysis

Supernus Pharmaceuticals (SUPN) versus NOVAN INC (NOVN) Head to Head Analysis

Supernus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SUPN) and NOVAN INC (NASDAQ:NOVN) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation. Analyst Ratings This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Supernus Pharmaceuticals and NOVAN INC, as reported by MarketBeat.com. Supernus Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus target price of $48.17, indicating a potential upside of 31.07%. NOVAN INC has a consensus target price of $17.24, indicating a…

Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Thursday. The firm presently has a $81.00 target price on the financial services provider’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective indicates a potential upside of 12.17% from the stock’s current price. According to Zacks, “Over the last one year, Lincoln National’s shares have outperformed the industry.  The company is well positioned for long-term growth on the back of changes made in product and business mix. In order…

Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a $107.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective suggests a potential upside of 11.97% from the company’s previous close. According to Zacks, “Hasbro’s earnings have topped the Zacks Consensus Estimate in all the past 10 quarters. Revenues too have been surpassing the consensus mark, except for the last quarter. Consistent efforts to establish its global presence…

Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. (MTD) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. (MTD) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. (NYSE:MTD) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The firm presently has a $711.00 price target on the medical instruments supplier’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s target price would suggest a potential upside of 11.94% from the stock’s previous close. According to Zacks, “Mettler-Toledo is a worldwide analytical instruments provider. The company reported better-than-expected second-quarter 2017 results, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate on earnings and revenues. The results were driven…

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (DNB) Upgraded to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (DNB) Upgraded to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Thursday. The firm currently has a $126.00 price objective on the business services provider’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 12.33% from the stock’s previous close. According to Zacks, “We continue to expect that Dun & Bradstreet will benefit from its high-margin business model and strong product portfolio. Its partnerships with big players have also helped it bring…

Zacks Investment Research Lowers Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) (BK) to Sell

Zacks Investment Research Lowers Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) (BK) to Sell

Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) (NYSE:BK) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday. According to Zacks, “BNY Mellon's shares have outperformed the industry in the last six months. The performance was supported by the company’s decent earnings surprise history. It surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings in two of the trailing four quarters. While easing margin pressure (driven by gradual rise in interest rates), potential lesser regulations, cost-saving initiatives and rising loan…

CyberArk Software Ltd. (CYBR) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

CyberArk Software Ltd. (CYBR) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ:CYBR) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. According to Zacks, “Estimates of information technology security solutions provider, CyberArk have moved south off late. The company also provided sluggish revenue guidance for the third quarter and full-year 2017. Notably, the stock has underperformed the industry over the last one year. Decelerating revenue growth trend makes us slightly cautious about its near-term performance. It should be noted that, in the last three…

Carnival Corporation (CCL) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Carnival Corporation (CCL) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a $72.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s target price suggests a potential upside of 11.66% from the stock’s current price. According to Zacks, “Carnival shares have outpaced the industry in the past year. Given burgeoning demand for cruise travel in 2017, the addition of new ships to its fleet bodes well. Carnival believes that it is well positioned for continued…

Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a $55.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target indicates a potential upside of 12.20% from the stock’s current price. According to Zacks, “Though, Big Lots’ shares have underperformed the industry in a month, the trend might reverse in the near term owing to better-than-expected second-quarter fiscal 2017 results and encouraging earnings outlook. Moreover, the top…

Stifel Nicolaus Reiterates Hold Rating for Scholastic Corporation (SCHL)

Stifel Nicolaus Reiterates Hold Rating for Scholastic Corporation (SCHL)

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ:SCHL)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by stock analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. Several other analysts have also weighed in on the company. BidaskClub lowered Scholastic Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, July 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Scholastic Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ:SCHL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, September 21st. The…

Stifel Nicolaus Reiterates Buy Rating for Kansas City Southern (KSU)

Stifel Nicolaus Reiterates Buy Rating for Kansas City Southern (KSU)

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by stock analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a report released on Thursday. They presently have a $118.00 price objective on the transportation company’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target points to a potential upside of 9.75% from the stock’s current price. Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Kansas City Southern from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Cowen and Company restated a “market perform”…

SLM Corporation (SLM) Raised to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

SLM Corporation (SLM) Raised to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Thursday. According to Zacks, “Shares of Sallie Mae have underperformed the industry over the past six months. Yet, the company has a decent earnings surprise history. It has surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings in two of the trailing four quarters. The company’s focus on strengthening its Private Education Loan assets and revenues along with maintaining a strong capital position bode well for the long term. Also,…

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) Lifted to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) Lifted to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a $68.00 price target on the apparel retailer’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target suggests a potential upside of 11.62% from the company’s previous close. According to Zacks, “Ross Stores has a positive record of earnings surprises in 12 of the trailing 13 quarters. In second-quarter fiscal 2017, both the top and bottom lines topped estimates and improved year over year. Results…

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Shaw Communications Inc. (SJR) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Shaw Communications Inc. (SJR) to Hold

Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE:SJR) (TSE:SJR.B) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Thursday. According to Zacks, “Shaw Communications completed the sale of its data center operations – ViaWest to Peak 10 Holding Corp. and the purchase of wireless spectrums from Quebecor Media. The company’s rating outlook upgradation by Moody’s Investor Services was a major positive. Massive growth of cable TV subscribers from its Consumer and Wireless divisions marks a major gain for the company. The company has…

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MTU) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MTU) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (NYSE:MTU) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a $7.00 price objective on the bank’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target points to a potential upside of 10.06% from the company’s previous close. According to Zacks, “Shares of Mitsubishi UFJ have underperformed the industry on NYSE over the last six months. Though the negative interest rates in Japan and global growth concerns, along…

Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Upgraded to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Upgraded to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Thursday. The firm presently has a $120.00 price target on the open-source software company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 12.16% from the stock’s previous close. According to Zacks, “Red Hat is benefiting from strong deal win, improving recurring revenues and cross-selling of cloud-based technology. We believe that Amazon Web Services-OpenShift partnership extension reflects strength in Red Hat’s solutions and platform….

Torchmark Corporation (TMK) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Buy”

Torchmark Corporation (TMK) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Buy”

Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a $88.00 price target on the insurance provider’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 11.93% from the company’s previous close. According to Zacks, “Torchmark’s niche market focus, steady capital deployment and strong operating fundamentals should drive long-term growth. The life insurer estimates life and health sales growth in distribution channels. Also, a strong capital position and…

Owens-Illinois, Inc. (OI) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Owens-Illinois, Inc. (OI) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE:OI) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The firm presently has a $27.00 price objective on the industrial products company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target points to a potential upside of 10.47% from the company’s previous close. According to Zacks, “Owens-Illinois' fiscal 2017 earnings per share guidance of $2.55-$2.65 reflect solid operating performance in the year so far and expectations of favorable currency translation and a lower tax…

Novartis AG (NVS) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Novartis AG (NVS) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Thursday. According to Zacks, “Novartis has a strong oncology portfolio of drugs like Afinitor, Exjade, Jakavi, Zykadia, Tasigna, Jadenu, and the recently approved Kisqali. The recent approval of Kymriah for acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a major boost for Novartis given the potential in the CAR T therapy space.Growth drivers like Cosentyx and Entresto, more than offset the impact of generic erosion, mainly due to Glivec. Cosentyx hit blockbuster…

Stock Repurchase Program Authorized by Luna Innovations (LUNA)

Stock Repurchase Program Authorized by Luna Innovations (LUNA)

Luna Innovations (NASDAQ:LUNA) announced that its board has initiated a stock buyback program, which permits the company to repurchase $2.00 million in shares on Wednesday, September 20th, EventVestor reports. This repurchase authorization permits the scientific and technical instruments company to buy up to 4.4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued. Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Luna Innovations from a “hold” rating…

Jefferies Group Research Analysts Reduce Earnings Estimates for Immunomedics, Inc. (IMMU)

Jefferies Group Research Analysts Reduce Earnings Estimates for Immunomedics, Inc. (IMMU)

Immunomedics, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMMU) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Group reduced their Q1 2018 earnings estimates for Immunomedics in a research note issued on Tuesday. Jefferies Group analyst M. Andrews now expects that the biopharmaceutical company will post earnings per share of ($0.11) for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of ($0.10). Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $14.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Immunomedics’ FY2019 earnings at ($0.77) EPS, FY2020 earnings at ($0.55) EPS, FY2021 earnings at $0.08 EPS and…

AutoZone, Inc. to Post Q1 2018 Earnings of $9.93 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts (AZO)

AutoZone, Inc. to Post Q1 2018 Earnings of $9.93 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts (AZO)

AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) – Jefferies Group reduced their Q1 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for AutoZone in a research note issued on Tuesday. Jefferies Group analyst B. Jordan now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $9.93 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $10.26. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for AutoZone’s Q2 2018 earnings at $8.48 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $12.02 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $10.60 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $9.08 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $49.89 EPS. AutoZone (NYSE:AZO)…

$421.10 Million in Sales Expected for Korn/Ferry International (KFY) This Quarter

$421.10 Million in Sales Expected for Korn/Ferry International (KFY) This Quarter

Brokerages expect Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY) to post $421.10 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have made estimates for Korn/Ferry International’s earnings. The highest sales estimate is $425.84 million and the lowest is $417.77 million. Korn/Ferry International reported sales of $401.92 million during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 4.8%. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, December 6th. According to Zacks, analysts expect that Korn/Ferry International will…

Oppenheimer Holdings Weighs in on Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)’s Q1 2018 Earnings (EL)

Oppenheimer Holdings Weighs in on Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)’s Q1 2018 Earnings (EL)

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings lifted their Q1 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) in a report issued on Wednesday. Oppenheimer Holdings analyst R. Parikh now anticipates that the company will post earnings of $0.96 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.95. Oppenheimer Holdings has a “Buy” rating and a $120.00 price target on the stock. Oppenheimer Holdings also issued estimates for Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)’s Q2 2018 earnings at $1.40 EPS,…

Wacker Chemie AG (WCH) Receives Buy Rating from DZ Bank AG

Wacker Chemie AG (WCH) Receives Buy Rating from DZ Bank AG

Wacker Chemie AG (ETR:WCH)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by research analysts at DZ Bank AG in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. Several other analysts also recently commented on WCH. Kepler Capital Markets set a €101.00 ($120.24) target price on shares of Wacker Chemie AG and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, May 29th. Morgan Stanley set a €98.00 ($116.67) target price on shares of Wacker Chemie AG and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, May…

Orbital ATK’s (OA) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at Stifel Nicolaus

Orbital ATK’s (OA) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at Stifel Nicolaus

Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE:OA)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus in a research report issued on Thursday. Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the company. TheStreet raised Orbital ATK from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Monday, August 28th. ValuEngine raised Orbital ATK from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub raised Orbital ATK from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note…

Stifel Nicolaus Reiterates “Buy” Rating for Liberty Property Trust (LPT)

Stifel Nicolaus Reiterates “Buy” Rating for Liberty Property Trust (LPT)

Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by stock analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a report issued on Thursday. They currently have a $44.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price objective would indicate a potential upside of 3.70% from the stock’s current price. Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Liberty Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 28th. BidaskClub lowered…

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NOC) “Hold” Rating Reiterated at Stifel Nicolaus

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NOC) “Hold” Rating Reiterated at Stifel Nicolaus

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by stock analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a research note issued on Thursday. They presently have a $255.00 target price on the aerospace company’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price suggests a potential downside of 8.94% from the company’s current price. Several other analysts have also weighed in on NOC. Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on shares of Northrop Grumman Corporation in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $279.00 price objective for the company….

Stifel Nicolaus Reaffirms “Sell” Rating for First Potomac Realty Trust (FPO)

Stifel Nicolaus Reaffirms “Sell” Rating for First Potomac Realty Trust (FPO)

First Potomac Realty Trust (NYSE:FPO)‘s stock had its “sell” rating reissued by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a note issued to investors on Thursday. They presently have a $11.15 price target on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target would suggest a potential upside of 0.09% from the company’s current price. A number of other research analysts have also recently weighed in on FPO. BidaskClub upgraded First Potomac Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Zacks Investment…

Compass Minerals International’s (CMP) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Stifel Nicolaus

Compass Minerals International’s (CMP) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Stifel Nicolaus

Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by equities research analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a research report issued on Thursday. They currently have a $84.00 price target on the basic materials company’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price would suggest a potential upside of 20.09% from the company’s previous close. A number of other equities research analysts also recently commented on the company. BidaskClub raised Compass Minerals International from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Zacks Investment…

Halyard Health, Inc. (HYH) Rating Reiterated by Stifel Nicolaus

Halyard Health, Inc. (HYH) Rating Reiterated by Stifel Nicolaus

Halyard Health, Inc. (NYSE:HYH)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a $45.00 target price on the medical instruments supplier’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price would indicate a potential downside of 2.49% from the stock’s current price. Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the company. TheStreet raised Halyard Health from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised…

Jefferies Group Comments on Analogic Corporation’s Q1 2018 Earnings (ALOG)

Jefferies Group Comments on Analogic Corporation’s Q1 2018 Earnings (ALOG)

Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ:ALOG) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group issued their Q1 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Analogic Corporation in a research note issued on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst A. Petrone anticipates that the medical research company will post earnings of $0.38 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Group currently has a “Hold” rating and a $75.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Analogic Corporation’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.69 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $1.00 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.74…

ProGreen US Inc (PGUS) Releases Earnings Results

ProGreen US Inc (PGUS) Releases  Earnings Results

ProGreen US Inc (NASDAQ:PGUS) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The company reported $0.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, Zacks reports. The company had revenue of $0.06 million for the quarter. Shares of ProGreen US (NASDAQ:PGUS) traded up 0.000% during trading on Thursday, hitting $0.011. 20,000 shares of the stock traded hands. The company’s market capitalization is $3.86 million. ProGreen US has a 1-year low of $0.01 and a 1-year high of $0.03. About ProGreen US ProGreen US, Inc (ProGreen), formerly ProGreen Properties, Inc, owns and manages…

National Bank Financial Upgrades Student Transportation Inc (STB) to “Outperform”

National Bank Financial Upgrades Student Transportation Inc (STB) to “Outperform”

Student Transportation Inc (NASDAQ:STB) (TSE:STB) was upgraded by equities researchers at National Bank Financial from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. Several other equities analysts also recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Student Transportation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Student Transportation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th….

Robert W. Baird Raises Workiva Inc. (WK) Price Target to $20.00

Robert W. Baird Raises Workiva Inc. (WK) Price Target to $20.00

Workiva Inc. (NYSE:WK) had its target price hoisted by stock analysts at Robert W. Baird from $19.00 to $20.00 in a research report issued on Thursday. The firm presently has a “neutral” rating on the software maker’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s target price points to a potential upside of 0.25% from the company’s current price. Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on WK. SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target (up previously from $22.00) on shares of Workiva in a report…

Schroders Plc (SHNWF) Downgraded by J P Morgan Chase & Co to Neutral

Schroders Plc (SHNWF) Downgraded by J P Morgan Chase & Co to Neutral

Schroders Plc (OTCMKTS:SHNWF) was downgraded by research analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note issued on Thursday. SHNWF has been the subject of a number of other reports. Macquarie upgraded Schroders Plc from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Schroders Plc from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating on…

Carlsberg A/S (CABGY) Cut to “Neutral” at BNP Paribas

Carlsberg A/S (CABGY) Cut to “Neutral” at BNP Paribas

Carlsberg A/S (NASDAQ:CABGY) was downgraded by investment analysts at BNP Paribas from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report released on Thursday. Several other analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Carlsberg A/S from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday. Berenberg Bank restated a “hold” rating on shares of Carlsberg A/S in a research report on Monday. Finally, Barclays PLC lowered shares of Carlsberg…

Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BUFF) Given New $32.00 Price Target at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc

Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BUFF) Given New $32.00 Price Target at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc

Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) had its price objective hoisted by research analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc from $30.00 to $32.00 in a research note issued on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a “positive” rating on the stock. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc’s target price points to a potential upside of 21.40% from the stock’s previous close. Several other research firms have also weighed in on BUFF. Sanford C. Bernstein assumed coverage on shares of Blue Buffalo Pet Products in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. They set a “market…

Brokerages Anticipate Western Alliance Bancorporation (WAL) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $216.56 Million

Brokerages Anticipate Western Alliance Bancorporation (WAL) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $216.56 Million

Equities analysts expect Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) to post $216.56 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have provided estimates for Western Alliance Bancorporation’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $223.20 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $206.20 million. Western Alliance Bancorporation posted sales of $183.23 million in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 18.2%. The business is scheduled to report its next earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. According…

Sanford C. Bernstein Trims Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (TEVA) Target Price to $20.00

Sanford C. Bernstein Trims Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (TEVA) Target Price to $20.00

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE:TEVA) had its price target cut by stock analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein from $28.00 to $20.00 in a note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a “market perform” rating on the stock. Sanford C. Bernstein’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 16.89% from the company’s current price. TEVA has been the topic of a number of other reports. TheStreet cut Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th….

Brokers Offer Predictions for Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation’s Q1 2018 Earnings (VAC)

Brokers Offer Predictions for Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation’s Q1 2018 Earnings (VAC)

Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:VAC) – Investment analysts at SunTrust Banks boosted their Q1 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation in a report released on Tuesday. SunTrust Banks analyst P. Scholes now expects that the company will post earnings of $1.48 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $1.47. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation’s Q2 2018 earnings at $1.64 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $1.40 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $1.74 EPS. Several other research firms…

Q1 2018 Earnings Forecast for Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC) Issued By Cormark

Q1 2018 Earnings Forecast for Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC) Issued By Cormark

Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC) (TSE:K) – Research analysts at Cormark increased their Q1 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Kinross Gold Corporation in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. Cormark analyst R. Gray now expects that the mining company will post earnings per share of $0.02 for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.01. Cormark also issued estimates for Kinross Gold Corporation’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.02 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.02 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.02 EPS. KGC has…

FIG Partners Equities Analysts Decrease Earnings Estimates for First Internet Bancorp (INBK)

FIG Partners Equities Analysts Decrease Earnings Estimates for First Internet Bancorp (INBK)

First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) – Research analysts at FIG Partners cut their Q1 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of First Internet Bancorp in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. FIG Partners analyst J. Rodis now anticipates that the bank will post earnings per share of $0.61 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.73. FIG Partners also issued estimates for First Internet Bancorp’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.69 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.80 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.86…

Citigroup Inc. Cuts MicroStrategy Incorporated (MSTR) Price Target to $133.00

Citigroup Inc. Cuts MicroStrategy Incorporated (MSTR) Price Target to $133.00

MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ:MSTR) had its price target decreased by equities research analysts at Citigroup Inc. from $191.00 to $133.00 in a research note issued on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the software maker’s stock. Citigroup Inc.’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 6.15% from the company’s previous close. Several other research firms have also weighed in on MSTR. BidaskClub upgraded shares of MicroStrategy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares…

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) Board Approves Share Buyback Program

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) Board Approves Share Buyback Program

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase plan, which authorizes the company to buyback $2.50 billion in shares on Wednesday, September 20th, EventVestor reports. This buyback authorization authorizes the oil and gas development company to repurchase up to 10% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The oil and gas development company…

Simon D’Olier Duckworth Buys 125,000 Shares of Adept4 PLC (AD4) Stock

Simon D’Olier Duckworth Buys 125,000 Shares of Adept4 PLC (AD4) Stock

Adept4 PLC (LON:AD4) insider Simon D’Olier Duckworth acquired 125,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 5 ($0.07) per share, for a total transaction of £6,250 ($8,426.59). Simon D’Olier Duckworth also recently made the following trade(s): Adept4 PLC (LON:AD4) traded up 0.000% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 4.625. 91,737 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock’s market cap is GBX 10.50 million. The company has a 50 day moving average price of…

Insider Selling: Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) Insider Sells 2,098 Shares of Stock

Insider Selling: Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) Insider Sells 2,098 Shares of Stock

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) insider Paul D. Ramsay sold 2,098 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.02, for a total transaction of $163,685.96. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 8,400 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $655,368. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 23rd. The…

Tallgrass Energy GP, LP (TEGP) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Tallgrass Energy GP, LP (TEGP) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Tallgrass Energy GP, LP (NYSE:TEGP) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Thursday. According to Zacks, “Tallgrass Energy GP, LP is a limited partnership company. The company is engaged in the transportation, storage and processing of natural gas, the transportation of crude oil and the provision of water business services primarily to the oil and gas exploration and production industry through its subsidiary. Tallgrass Energy GP, LP is based in LEAWOOD, United States. “ A number of…

Teekay Corporation (TK) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold”

Teekay Corporation (TK) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold”

Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Thursday. According to Zacks, “Teekay Shipping Corporation is a leading provider of international crude oil and petroleum product transportation services through the world’s largest fleet of medium size oil tankers. The Company’s modern fleet provides such transportation services to major oil companies, major oil traders and government agencies, principally in the region spanning from the Red Sea to the U.S. West Coast. “ Several other research analysts…

Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (WHLR) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (WHLR) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ:WHLR) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a $12.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target would suggest a potential upside of 10.40% from the company’s current price. According to Zacks, “Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. is engaged in acquiring, financing, developing, leasing, owning and managing income producing assets, such as strip centers, neighborhood centers, grocery-anchored centers, community…

IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC) PT Raised to $150.00

IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC) PT Raised to $150.00

IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IAC) had its price target raised by equities researchers at Benchmark Co. from $135.00 to $150.00 in a report issued on Thursday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Benchmark Co.’s target price suggests a potential upside of 30.42% from the stock’s current price. Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Guggenheim reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $130.00 price objective (up from $120.00) on shares of IAC/InterActiveCorp in a research note on Monday. BidaskClub downgraded IAC/InterActiveCorp from a “strong-buy” rating…

Federated National Holding Company (FNHC) Given Buy Rating at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

Federated National Holding Company (FNHC) Given Buy Rating at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ:FNHC)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by research analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a report released on Thursday. They presently have a $21.00 price objective on the insurance provider’s stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods’ target price would indicate a potential upside of 50.65% from the stock’s current price. Federated National Holding (FNHC) traded up 0.79% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $14.05. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 20,752 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $14.89 and its 200-day…

Tocagen Inc (TOCA) Upgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Tocagen Inc (TOCA) Upgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Tocagen Inc (NASDAQ:TOCA) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. According to Zacks, “Tocagen, Inc. is a clinical-stage, cancer-selective gene therapy company which focuses on retroviral gene therapy platforms. The company’s lead product candidate consists of Toca 511 & Toca FC, initially for the treatment of recurrent high grade glioma, a disease with a significant unmet medical need. Tocagen, Inc. is based in San Diego, United States. “ Separately, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy”…

Comparing Cohu (COHU) and Brooks Automation (BRKS)

Comparing Cohu (COHU) and Brooks Automation (BRKS)

Cohu (NASDAQ: COHU) and Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings. Volatility and Risk Cohu has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brooks Automation has a beta of 1.07, indicating that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Valuation & Earnings This table compares…

Comparing CenterPoint Energy (CNP) & Sempra Energy (SRE)

Comparing CenterPoint Energy (CNP) & Sempra Energy (SRE)

CenterPoint Energy (NYSE: CNP) and Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation. Dividends CenterPoint Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Sempra Energy pays an annual dividend of $3.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. CenterPoint Energy pays out 77.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend,…

Pacific Drilling (PACD) & Parker Drilling (PKD) Head-To-Head Contrast

Pacific Drilling (PACD) & Parker Drilling (PKD) Head-To-Head Contrast

Pacific Drilling (NYSE: PACD) and Parker Drilling (NYSE:PKD) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability. Profitability This table compares Pacific Drilling and Parker Drilling’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Earnings and Valuation This table compares Pacific Drilling and Parker Drilling’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Pacific Drilling has higher revenue and earnings than Parker Drilling. Parker Drilling is…

Intec Pharma Ltd. (NTEC) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

Intec Pharma Ltd. (NTEC) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Intec Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ:NTEC) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the six ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $12.25. NTEC has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Intec Pharma from a “buy” rating to…

Sanford C. Bernstein Reiterates “Positive” Rating for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALNY)

Sanford C. Bernstein Reiterates “Positive” Rating for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALNY)

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY)‘s stock had its “positive” rating reiterated by equities researchers at Sanford C. Bernstein in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, The Fly reports. They presently have a $135.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, up from their previous target price of $94.00. Sanford C. Bernstein’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 18.65% from the company’s previous close. Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Chardan Capital set a $110.00 price target on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals…

Cotiviti Holdings Inc (COTV) Research Coverage Started at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Cotiviti Holdings Inc (COTV) Research Coverage Started at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Investment analysts at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group initiated coverage on shares of Cotiviti Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:COTV) in a report released on Thursday. The brokerage set an “overweight” rating and a $42.00 price target on the business services provider’s stock. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s target price suggests a potential upside of 20.86% from the company’s current price. Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cotiviti Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August…

Nomura Reiterates “Neutral” Rating for Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI)

Nomura Reiterates “Neutral” Rating for Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI)

Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Nomura in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the company. BidaskClub downgraded Hanesbrands from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Cowen and Company set a $22.00 price objective on Hanesbrands and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. ValuEngine upgraded Hanesbrands from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in…

INC Research Holdings, Inc. (INCR) Research Coverage Started at Mizuho

INC Research Holdings, Inc. (INCR) Research Coverage Started at Mizuho

Equities research analysts at Mizuho started coverage on shares of INC Research Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:INCR) in a research report issued on Thursday. The brokerage set a “neutral” rating and a $57.00 price target on the stock. Mizuho’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 8.99% from the stock’s current price. A number of other brokerages also recently commented on INCR. William Blair downgraded INC Research Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) restated…

AutoZone, Inc. (AZO) PT Lowered to $550.00

AutoZone, Inc. (AZO) PT Lowered to $550.00

AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) had its price target cut by stock analysts at Stephens from $620.00 to $550.00 in a report released on Thursday, The Fly reports. The firm currently has an “average” rating on the stock. Stephens’ price target suggests a potential upside of 1.18% from the company’s current price. A number of other brokerages have also recently issued reports on AZO. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered their price target on shares of AutoZone from $577.00 to $571.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a research…

Contrasting Aviv REIT (AVIV) and Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT)

Contrasting Aviv REIT (AVIV) and Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT)

Aviv REIT (NASDAQ: AVIV) and Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE:UHT) are both financials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings. Earnings & Valuation This table compares Aviv REIT and Universal Health Realty Income Trust’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Universal Health Realty Income Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Aviv REIT. Dividends Universal Health Realty Income Trust pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share…

Head-To-Head Survey: Aevi Genomic Medicine (GNMX) & Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals Corp (TLOG)

Head-To-Head Survey: Aevi Genomic Medicine (GNMX) & Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals Corp (TLOG)

Aevi Genomic Medicine (NASDAQ: GNMX) and Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals Corp (NASDAQ:TLOG) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership. Analyst Ratings This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Aevi Genomic Medicine and Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals Corp, as reported by MarketBeat. Aevi Genomic Medicine currently has a consensus target price of $4.25, suggesting a potential upside of 229.46%. Given Aevi Genomic Medicine’s higher probable upside,…

Reviewing Cosan Limited (CZZ) & China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SNP)

Reviewing Cosan Limited (CZZ) & China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SNP)

Cosan Limited (NYSE: CZZ) and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (NYSE:SNP) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk. Profitability This table compares Cosan Limited and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Cosan Limited and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com….