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Head-To-Head Analysis: MFA Financial (MFA) vs. CYS Investments (CYS)

MFA Financial (NYSE: MFA) and CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership. Profitability This table compares MFA Financial and CYS Investments’ net margins, return on equity and […]

Koppers Holdings (KOP) versus The Competition Critical Analysis

Koppers Holdings (NYSE: KOP) is one of 35 publicly-traded companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Koppers Holdings to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations. Institutional & Insider Ownership 87.9% of […]

Target Corporation (TGT) Releases Q3 Earnings Guidance

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) updated its third quarter earnings guidance on Monday. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.95 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.85. Target Corporation also updated its FY18 guidance to $4.34-4.54 EPS. Several brokerages have recently issued reports on TGT. UBS AG reiterated a […]

AveXis (AVXS) – Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates

AveXis (NASDAQ: AVXS) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms: 9/14/2017 – AveXis is now covered by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They set a “sector perform” rating and a $92.00 price target on the stock. 9/7/2017 – AveXis was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a […]

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance

CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS) issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Monday morning. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.14-2.18 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.17. CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS) last issued its earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The utilities provider reported $0.33 earnings per […]

Target Corporation (TGT) & Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Financial Analysis

Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) and Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability. Volatility and Risk Target Corporation has a beta of 0.6, suggesting that its […]

Contrasting Genesis Energy, L.P. (GEL) and Its Competitors

Genesis Energy, L.P. (NYSE: GEL) is one of 53 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Genesis Energy, L.P. to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability and dividends. Dividends […]

Analysts Set Nomura Holdings Inc ADR (NMR) Price Target at $6.25

Nomura Holdings Inc ADR (NYSE:NMR) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price […]

Pacific American Income Shares Inc. (PAI) Lowered to “Sell” at Stifel Nicolaus

Pacific American Income Shares Inc. (NYSE:PAI) was downgraded by stock analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Monday. Shares of Pacific American Income Shares (NYSE:PAI) traded down 1.37% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $16.57. The stock had a trading volume of 29,608 shares. […]

Vale S.A. (VALE) Earns Weight Rating from Analysts at Morgan Stanley

Research analysts at Morgan Stanley began coverage on shares of Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. The firm set a “weight” rating on the basic materials company’s stock. VALE has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Credit Suisse Group set a $8.00 target […]

Stewardship Financial Corp (SSFN) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows

News headlines about Stewardship Financial Corp (NASDAQ:SSFN) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to […]

American River Bankshares (AMRB) Receives News Sentiment Score of 0.26

News coverage about American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) has trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern 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 to one being the […]

Ring Energy (REI) versus Vanguard Natural Resources (VNR) Head-To-Head Review

Ring Energy (NYSE: REI) and Vanguard Natural Resources (NASDAQ:VNR) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk. Profitability This table compares Ring Energy and Vanguard Natural Resources’ net margins, return […]

Analyzing Dynamic Materials Corp. (BOOM) and Its Peers

Dynamic Materials Corp. (NASDAQ: BOOM) is one of 28 public companies in the “Steel” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Dynamic Materials Corp. to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations. Valuation and Earnings This table compares Dynamic […]

HMS Holdings Corp (HMSY) Receives $23.06 Consensus Price Target from Brokerages

Shares of HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:HMSY) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the twelve ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy […]

Analysts Anticipate NxStage Medical, Inc. (NXTM) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $102.29 Million

Wall Street analysts forecast that NxStage Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTM) will post $102.29 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have made estimates for NxStage Medical’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $100.90 million and the highest is $103.60 million. NxStage Medical reported sales of $91.95 million during the same quarter […]

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (LW) Receives Buy Rating from Jefferies Group LLC

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LW)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by Jefferies Group LLC in a research note issued to investors on Monday. They presently have a $53.00 price target on the specialty retailer’s stock. Jefferies Group LLC’s price target points to a potential upside of 16.79% from the company’s current price. Several other […]

Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc. (AFH) Sets New 1-Year High at $18.80

Shares of Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFH) hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $18.80 and last traded at $0.00, with a volume of shares. AFH has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Boenning Scattergood initiated coverage on Atlas Financial Holdings […]

Parex Resources Inc. (PXT) Shares Up 4.9%

Parex Resources Inc. (TSE:PXT) shares shot up 4.9% during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as high as C$15.58 and last traded at C$15.56. 595,858 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 59% from the average session volume of 374,524 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$14.84. In related news, insider […]

Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Alliance One International (AOI) Share Price

News articles about Alliance One International (NYSE:AOI) have trended positive on Monday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. […]

Dawson Geophysical (DWSN) Given Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.27

Media stories about Dawson Geophysical (NASDAQ:DWSN) have been trending positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the […]

ImmunoGen, Inc. (IMGN) Rating Reiterated by Cantor Fitzgerald

ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMGN)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by Cantor Fitzgerald in a note issued to investors on Monday. They currently have a $5.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s target price would indicate a potential downside of 23.66% from the stock’s previous close. The analysts wrote, “IMGN’s speed to market […]

Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. (CCU) Raised to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. (NYSE:CCU) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. The firm presently has a $30.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target would suggest a potential upside of 12.07% from the […]

NorthStar Asset Management Group, Inc. (CLNS) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of NorthStar Asset Management Group, Inc. (NYSE:CLNS) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the […]

Fluidigm Corporation (FLDM) versus Its Competitors Critical Survey

Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ: FLDM) is one of 18 public companies in the “Medical Software & Technology Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Fluidigm Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk and dividends. Risk and Volatility Fluidigm Corporation […]

Reviewing Fresenius Medical Care Corporation (FMS) and Quest Diagnostics (DGX)

Fresenius Medical Care Corporation (NYSE: FMS) and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) are both large-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership. Insider and Institutional Ownership 2.6% of Fresenius Medical Care Corporation shares are […]

Financial Survey: Tobira Development (TBRA) and Its Rivals

Tobira Development (NASDAQ: TBRA) is one of 288 publicly-traded companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Tobira Development to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation. Earnings and Valuation This table […]

Head to Head Contrast: Manhattan Bridge Capital (LOAN) & American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC)

Manhattan Bridge Capital (NASDAQ: LOAN) and American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk. Insider & Institutional Ownership 11.4% of Manhattan Bridge Capital shares are owned […]

Blucora (BCOR) versus Connecture (CNXR) Financial Analysis

Blucora (NASDAQ: BCOR) and Connecture (NASDAQ:CNXR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and risk. Analyst Ratings This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Blucora […]

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (DO) Receives $14.95 Consensus Target Price from Analysts

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty-seven analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy […]

Aware (AWRE) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows

Media stories about Aware (NASDAQ:AWRE) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one […]

Analysts Set Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) (NLS) PT at $22.67

Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:NLS) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have issued […]

iRadimed Corporation (IRMD) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds

Press coverage about iRadimed Corporation (NASDAQ:IRMD) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring 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 nearest to one being […]

FuelCell Energy, Inc. (FCEL) Stock Price Up -0.3%

FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCEL) rose 0.3% on Monday . The company traded as high as $1.78 and last traded at $1.74. Approximately 1,774,896 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 59% from the average daily volume of 1,115,020 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.74. FCEL has been the topic of a […]

Carpenter Technology Corporation (CRS) Reaches New 1-Year High at $45.72

Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE:CRS)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $45.72 and last traded at $45.66, with a volume of 212,234 shares. The stock had previously closed at $44.74. CRS has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment […]

Under Armour, Inc. (UA) Upgraded by KeyCorp to Overweight

Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA) was upgraded by equities researchers at KeyCorp to an “overweight” rating in a research report issued on Monday. UA has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Buckingham Research set a $14.00 target price on Under Armour and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report […]

Hornbeck Offshore Services (HOS) & Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (SBLK) Head-To-Head Analysis

Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYSE: HOS) and Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ:SBLK) 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 earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and profitability. Profitability This table compares Hornbeck Offshore Services and Star Bulk Carriers […]

$1.39 Billion in Sales Expected for Western Union Company (The) (WU) This Quarter

Wall Street brokerages expect Western Union Company (The) (NYSE:WU) to report sales of $1.39 billion for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Eight analysts have made estimates for Western Union Company (The)’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $1.38 billion and the highest estimate coming in at $1.41 billion. Western […]

Aeglea BioTherapeutics (AGLE) versus Calithera Biosciences (CALA) Financial Survey

Aeglea BioTherapeutics (NASDAQ: AGLE) and Calithera Biosciences (NASDAQ:CALA) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings. Insider & Institutional Ownership 48.1% of Aeglea BioTherapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. […]

Centerra Gold Inc. (CG) Insider Darren Millman Sells 1,516 Shares

Centerra Gold Inc. (TSE:CG) insider Darren Millman sold 1,516 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$9.05, for a total value of C$13,719.80. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: This article was first published by [[site]] and is the sole property of […]

City Of London Investment Grou Sells 76,970 Shares of TEMPLETON DR FD (TDF) Stock

TEMPLETON DR FD (NYSE:TDF) major shareholder City Of London Investment Grou sold 76,970 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.34, for a total value of $1,642,539.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & […]

VIVUS (VVUS) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

Press coverage about VIVUS (NASDAQ:VVUS) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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 […]

Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Tuesday Morning Corp. (TUES) Share Price

Media coverage about Tuesday Morning Corp. (NASDAQ:TUES) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Tuesday […]

Trilogy Metals (TMQ) Earns News Sentiment Rating of 0.30

Headlines about Trilogy Metals (NYSE:TMQ) have been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. […]

Rio Tinto PLC (RIO) & Comstock Mining (LODE) Financial Analysis

Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE: RIO) and Comstock Mining (NYSE:LODE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership. Institutional & Insider Ownership 6.9% of Rio Tinto PLC shares are owned by […]

Head to Head Review: Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) vs. Its Rivals

Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE: BABA) is one of 29 public companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Alibaba Group Holding to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations. Earnings and Valuation This […]

Societe Generale Downgrades Akzo Nobel NV (AKZOY) to Hold

Akzo Nobel NV (OTCMKTS:AKZOY) was downgraded by stock analysts at Societe Generale from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Monday. AKZOY has been the subject of several other research reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Akzo Nobel NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report […]

Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (EKSO) Trading Up -4.2%

Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EKSO) was up 4.2% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $1.28 and last traded at $1.23. Approximately 744,794 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 32% from the average daily volume of 562,561 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.28. Separately, Zacks Investment […]

Cascades Inc (CAS) Shares Down 7.8%

Cascades Inc (TSE:CAS)’s share price was down 7.8% on Monday . The stock traded as low as C$14.86 and last traded at C$14.98. Approximately 353,212 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 74% from the average daily volume of 203,441 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$16.25. Several equities analysts have weighed […]

P.A.M. Transportation Services (PTSI) and Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II (DSKE) Critical Analysis

P.A.M. Transportation Services (NASDAQ: PTSI) and Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II (NASDAQ:DSKE) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation. Valuation and Earnings This table compares P.A.M. Transportation Services and […]