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Critical Contrast: Quest Diagnostics (DGX) and Its Peers

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) is one of 49 publicly-traded companies in the “Healthcare Facilities & Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Quest Diagnostics to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends and risk. Insider and Institutional Ownership 87.0% of […]

Head-To-Head Analysis: Inovalon Holdings (INOV) versus Globant (GLOB)

Inovalon Holdings (NASDAQ: INOV) and Globant (NYSE:GLOB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations. Insider and Institutional Ownership 28.7% of Inovalon Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. […]

Zacks: Analysts Expect Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (DPLO) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $1.14 Billion

Wall Street brokerages expect Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE:DPLO) to post $1.14 billion in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Six analysts have made estimates for Diplomat Pharmacy’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $1.12 billion to $1.16 billion. Diplomat Pharmacy reported sales of $1.18 billion in the same quarter last year, which indicates a […]

Expedia, Inc. (EXPE) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday

Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) is scheduled to be posting its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, October 26th. Analysts expect Expedia to post earnings of $2.71 per share for the quarter. Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The online travel company reported $0.89 earnings per share (EPS) […]

Data I/O Corporation (DAIO) Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday

Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ:DAIO) is scheduled to be posting its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, October 26th. Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ:DAIO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The electronics maker reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company had revenue of $9.14 million during […]

Jupiter Fund Management PLC (JUP) Price Target Raised to GBX 560

Jupiter Fund Management PLC (LON:JUP) had its price objective hoisted by equities researchers at Berenberg Bank from GBX 500 ($6.64) to GBX 560 ($7.44) in a report released on Thursday. The firm currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Berenberg Bank’s price objective points to a potential downside of 5.17% from the stock’s previous […]

Centamin PLC (CEY) Price Target Cut to GBX 155 by Analysts at Jefferies Group LLC

Centamin PLC (LON:CEY) had its target price cut by Jefferies Group LLC from GBX 170 ($2.26) to GBX 155 ($2.06) in a note issued to investors on Thursday. The firm currently has a “hold” rating on the mining company’s stock. Jefferies Group LLC’s price target indicates a potential upside of 9.77% from the stock’s previous […]

Unilever plc (ULVR) Rating Reiterated by Liberum Capital

Unilever plc (LON:ULVR)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by stock analysts at Liberum Capital in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They presently have a GBX 3,870 ($51.42) target price on the stock. Liberum Capital’s price target indicates a potential downside of 14.92% from the company’s current price. Several other research firms […]

Barclays PLC (BARC) Trading 1.1% Higher

Barclays PLC (LON:BARC)’s share price traded up 1.1% on Tuesday . The company traded as high as GBX 192.80 ($2.56) and last traded at GBX 191.35 ($2.54). 35,957,387 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 4% from the average session volume of 34,641,800 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 189.25 ($2.51). A […]

Empiric Student Property PLC (ESP) Sets New 52-Week Low at $99.00

Empiric Student Property PLC (LON:ESP)’s share price hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as GBX 99 ($1.32) and last traded at GBX 99 ($1.32), with a volume of 1,913,216 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 99.25 ($1.32). Several equities analysts have […]

MTU Aero Engines AG (MTX) Given a €140.00 Price Target by J P Morgan Chase & Co Analysts

MTU Aero Engines AG (ETR:MTX) received a €140.00 ($164.71) price objective from analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co in a report released on Tuesday. The firm presently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. MTX has been the subject of several other research reports. equinet AG set a €135.00 ($158.82) price objective on […]

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) Lowers Imperial Brands PLC (IMB) Price Target to GBX 3,900

Imperial Brands PLC (LON:IMB) had its target price lowered by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from GBX 4,000 ($53.15) to GBX 3,900 ($51.82) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “conviction-buy” rating on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)’s target price points to a potential […]

Infineon Technologies AG (IFXA) PT Set at €29.00 by Bank of America Corporation

Infineon Technologies AG (ETR:IFXA) has been assigned a €29.00 ($34.12) price objective by equities researchers at Bank of America Corporation in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the technology company’s stock. A number of other brokerages have also recently commented on IFXA. J P Morgan Chase & Co […]

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.16 Per Share, Cormark Forecasts (AEM)

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (TSE:AEM) (NYSE:AEM) – Analysts at Cormark upped their Q3 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Agnico Eagle Mines in a research report issued on Monday. Cormark analyst R. Gray now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $0.16 for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of […]

Haemonetics Corporation (HAE) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE:HAE) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The […]

First Connecticut Bancorp (FBNK) & The First Bancshares (FBMS) Financial Review

First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ: FBNK) and The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership. Dividends First Connecticut Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share […]

Financial Contrast: Gilat Satellite Networks (GILT) vs. Its Rivals

Gilat Satellite Networks (NASDAQ: GILT) is one of 67 public companies in the “Communications & Networking” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Gilat Satellite Networks to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability and valuation. Analyst Recommendations This […]

Calpine Corporation (CPN) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Thursday

Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) is scheduled to be announcing its earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, October 26th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.69 per share for the quarter. Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The utilities provider reported ($0.61) EPS for the quarter, […]

ASB Bancorp Inc (ASBB) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday

ASB Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:ASBB) is scheduled to be issuing its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. Shares of ASB Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:ASBB) opened at 45.10 on Thursday. ASB Bancorp Inc has a 12 month low of $25.73 and a 12 month high of $46.00. The company has a market capitalization of $158.80 million, a […]

ValuEngine Upgrades Neothetics, Inc. (NEOT) to Sell

Neothetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:NEOT) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Tuesday. Shares of Neothetics (NASDAQ:NEOT) opened at 1.33 on Tuesday. The stock’s market capitalization is $18.40 million. Neothetics has a 52-week low of $0.30 and a 52-week high of $2.63. The […]

Gladstone Commercial Corporation (GOOD) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Gladstone Commercial Corporation (NASDAQ:GOOD) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Gladstone Commercial Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that focuses on investing in and owning triple-net leased industrial and commercial real estate […]

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) to Hold

Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXTR) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Extreme Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of a next generation of switching solutions that meet the increasing needs of enterprise local area networks internet service providers […]

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Hoegh LNG Partners LP (HMLP) to Sell

Hoegh LNG Partners LP (NASDAQ:HMLP) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Hoegh LNG Partners LP is a provider of floating LNG services under long-term contracts. The Company owns and operates floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) which […]

Fiserv (FISV) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

News articles about Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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 […]

Silence Therapeutics plc (SLN) Reaches New 12-Month High at $244.75

Shares of Silence Therapeutics plc (LON:SLN) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as GBX 244.75 ($3.25) and last traded at GBX 235 ($3.12), with a volume of 264,646 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 228 ($3.03). The firm’s market capitalization is GBX […]

Short Interest in Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (ONCE) Drops By 48.1%

Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCE) saw a large decrease in short interest in the month of September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,255,175 shares, a decrease of 48.1% from the September 15th total of 4,343,511 shares. Currently, 7.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily […]

Matrix Service Company (MTRX) Short Interest Update

Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ:MTRX) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest during the month of September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,126,522 shares, a decline of 38.1% from the September 15th total of 1,820,217 shares. Approximately 4.4% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on […]

Trimble Navigation Ltd. (TRMB) Hits New 52-Week High at $41.19

Trimble Navigation Ltd. (NASDAQ:TRMB) shares hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $41.19 and last traded at $41.17, with a volume of 172,623 shares. The stock had previously closed at $40.98. Several brokerages have recently commented on TRMB. Craig Hallum reiterated a “hold” rating and set […]

Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday. The firm presently has a $88.00 price objective on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s target price indicates a potential upside of 14.29% from the company’s current […]

Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) Price Target Raised to $50.00

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) had its target price increased by BMO Capital Markets from $49.00 to $50.00 in a research report report published on Monday. The brokerage currently has a market perform rating on the financial services provider’s stock. A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on WFC. Piper Jaffray Companies […]

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST) Rating Lowered to Neutral at Bank of America Corporation

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Bank of America Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report released on Tuesday. They presently have a $98.00 target price on the medical instruments supplier’s stock. Bank of America Corporation’s target price would indicate a potential upside of […]

IAMGOLD Corp to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.03 Per Share, Cormark Forecasts (IMG)

IAMGOLD Corp (TSE:IMG) (NYSE:IAG) – Research analysts at Cormark increased their Q3 2017 earnings per share estimates for IAMGOLD Corp in a report issued on Monday. Cormark analyst R. Gray now anticipates that the mining company will post earnings per share of $0.03 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of ($0.04). TRADEMARK VIOLATION […]

Comparing Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (COKE) & National Beverage Corp. (FIZZ)

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ: COKE) and National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:FIZZ) are both mid-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings. Volatility and Risk Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated has a beta […]

Comparing Sizmek (SZMK) & Its Competitors

Sizmek (NASDAQ: SZMK) is one of 37 public companies in the “Advertising & Marketing” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Sizmek to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership. Volatility & Risk Sizmek has a beta of 1.27, […]

Timken Company (The) (TKR) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

Timken Company (The) (NYSE:TKR) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price […]

Equity Bancshares, Inc. (EQBK) Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Analysts

Equity Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQBK) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that […]

UBS AG Initiates Coverage on Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (ZAYO)

Investment analysts at UBS AG assumed coverage on shares of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage set a “buy” rating on the technology company’s stock. Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares […]

Arkema SA (ARKAY) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Arkema SA (OTCMKTS:ARKAY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Tuesday. The firm currently has a $137.00 price target on the basic materials company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective indicates a potential upside of 12.32% from the company’s current price. According to […]

Stella-Jones Inc (SJ) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Royal Bank Of Canada

Stella-Jones Inc (TSE:SJ)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada in a report released on Tuesday. They currently have a C$56.00 price target on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 13.15% from the company’s current price. A number of […]

Century Aluminum Company (CENX) to Release Earnings on Thursday

Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) is scheduled to post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, October 26th. Analysts expect Century Aluminum to post earnings of $0.24 per share for the quarter. Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The industrial products company reported $0.01 EPS for […]

Principal Financial Group Inc (PFG) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday

Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) is scheduled to announce its earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, October 26th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $1.26 per share for the quarter. Principal Financial Group (NYSE:PFG) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The financial services provider reported $1.31 earnings […]

Hershey Company (The) (HSY) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday

Hershey Company (The) (NYSE:HSY) will be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, October 26th. Analysts expect Hershey Company (The) to post earnings of $1.29 per share for the quarter. Hershey Company (The) has set its FY17 guidance at $4.72-4.81 EPS. Hershey Company (The) (NYSE:HSY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on […]

ArcelorMittal (MT) Given Daily News Impact Score of 0.14

Media coverage about ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most […]

Sprint Corporation (S) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports

News coverage about Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the […]

Biogen Inc. (BIIB) Hits New 12-Month High at $347.12

Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $347.12 and last traded at $347.29, with a volume of 917,581 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $335.68. A number of research firms recently commented on BIIB. Bank of America Corporation boosted their target […]

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. (FMSA) Short Interest Down 20.2% in September

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. (NYSE:FMSA) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 30,465,734 shares, a drop of 20.2% from the September 15th total of 38,178,322 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 8,247,905 shares, the days-to-cover […]

Biostage, Inc. (BSTG) Short Interest Update

Biostage, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSTG) saw a significant decline in short interest in September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,433,174 shares, a decline of 35.5% from the September 15th total of 3,771,941 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 443,286 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.5 days. In other news, […]

Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR) Short Interest Update

Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE:DNR) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 63,854,823 shares, a decrease of 20.7% from the September 15th total of 80,484,459 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 6,394,181 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

BP plc (BP) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Barclays PLC

BP plc (LON:BP)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating reissued by investment analysts at Barclays PLC in a research report issued on Tuesday. They presently have a GBX 675 ($8.97) price objective on the oil and gas exploration company’s stock. Barclays PLC’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 38.32% from the company’s current price. […]

Andeavor (ANDV) Rating Lowered to Hold at BidaskClub

Andeavor (NASDAQ:ANDV) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. A number of other research analysts have also weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Andeavor from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and […]