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Lydian International (LYD) Reaches New 1-Year High at $0.57

Lydian International Ltd. (TSE:LYD) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as C$0.57 and last traded at C$0.49, with a volume of 1450915 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$0.43. Separately, BMO Capital Markets lowered their price target on Lydian International from C$0.75 to C$0.70 […]

Financial Comparison: Brookfield Property Partners (BPY) and Redfin (RDFN)

Brookfield Property Partners (NASDAQ: BPY) and Redfin (NASDAQ:RDFN) are both mid-cap financials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership. Institutional and Insider Ownership 61.7% of Brookfield Property Partners shares are held by institutional […]

Head-To-Head Contrast: Oritani Financial (ORIT) vs. Sandy Spring Bancorp (SASR)

Oritani Financial (NASDAQ: ORIT) and Sandy Spring Bancorp (NASDAQ:SASR) are both small-cap financials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation. Insider and Institutional Ownership 62.0% of Oritani Financial shares are owned by institutional […]

Midstates Petroleum (MPO) Earns Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.20

News stories about Midstates Petroleum (NYSE:MPO) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the […]

Priceline Group Inc (PCLN) Stake Boosted by Asset Dedication LLC

Asset Dedication LLC grew its holdings in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) by 1,209.1% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 144 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 133 shares during the period. Asset Dedication LLC’s holdings in Priceline […]

Independent Research Analysts Give Draegerwerk AG & Co KGaA (DRW3) a €83.00 Price Target

Independent Research set a €83.00 ($98.81) price target on Draegerwerk AG & Co KGaA (ETR:DRW3) in a research note published on Monday morning. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock. Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Berenberg Bank set a €95.00 ($113.10) price objective on Draegerwerk […]

MayAir Group (MAYA) Sets New 52-Week High at $99.00

MayAir Group plc (LON:MAYA) shares reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as GBX 99 ($1.34) and last traded at GBX 99 ($1.34), with a volume of 5670 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 99 ($1.34). The firm has a market cap of $40.18 […]

Finisar Co. (FNSR) Short Interest Down 17.8% in December

Finisar Co. (NASDAQ:FNSR) was the target of a large decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 12,574,499 shares, a decline of 17.8% from the December 15th total of 15,297,297 shares. Approximately 11.2% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an […]

Assicurazioni Generali (G) Given a €17.00 Price Target at UBS Group

Assicurazioni Generali (BIT:G) received a €17.00 ($20.24) target price from research analysts at UBS Group in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. UBS Group’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 8.28% from the company’s previous close. Several other research analysts […]

Aumann (AAG) PT Set at €74.10 by Citigroup

Citigroup set a €74.10 ($88.21) price target on Aumann (ETR:AAG) in a research report released on Monday morning. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock. Shares of Aumann (ETR:AAG) opened at €65.90 ($78.45) on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,020.00 and a P/E ratio of 55.85. Aumann has a […]

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) Short Interest Update

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) saw a large decrease in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 223,832,836 shares, a decrease of 2.2% from the December 15th total of 228,922,191 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 17,588,510 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 12.7 […]

Short Interest in Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ) Decreases By 24.1%

Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) saw a significant drop in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 10,789,768 shares, a drop of 24.1% from the December 15th total of 14,216,583 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 8,604,491 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.3 days. Approximately 0.7% […]

BofI (BOFI) Sets New 1-Year High at $32.59

Shares of BofI Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOFI) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $32.59 and last traded at $31.57, with a volume of 697600 shares. The stock had previously closed at $31.75. Several brokerages recently commented on BOFI. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and […]

Comparing Liberty Global plc – Class C (LILAK) and The Competition

Liberty Global plc – Class C (NASDAQ: LILAK) is one of 35 publicly-traded companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Liberty Global plc – Class C to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and […]

Somewhat Negative Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Ryland Group (RYL) Share Price

Press coverage about Ryland Group (NYSE:RYL) has been trending somewhat negative on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty 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 closest to one being […]

Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (ARI) Earns News Impact Score of 0.34

Media stories about Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (NYSE:ARI) have trended positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being […]

Sinclair Pharma’s (SPH) “Hold” Rating Reiterated at Numis Securities

Sinclair Pharma (LON:SPH)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by research analysts at Numis Securities in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. They currently have a GBX 21 ($0.28) target price on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock. Numis Securities’ target price would indicate a potential downside of 10.45% from the stock’s current price. Other […]

Capital & Counties Properties PLC (CAPC) Receives Hold Rating from Liberum Capital

Liberum Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of Capital & Counties Properties PLC (LON:CAPC) in a report released on Monday morning. The firm currently has a GBX 300 ($4.07) target price on the stock. Other equities analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Deutsche Bank restated a hold rating and set a […]

General Electric (GE) Rating Increased to Strong-Buy at Vetr

Vetr upgraded shares of General Electric (NYSE:GE) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Monday morning. Vetr currently has $22.05 price objective on the conglomerate’s stock. GE has been the topic of several other research reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price target on General Electric from […]

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) (GNK) Short Interest Update

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) (NYSE:GNK) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 245,478 shares, a drop of 51.8% from the December 15th total of 509,219 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 86,629 shares, […]

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) Trading Up 0% After Analyst Upgrade

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) was up 0% during mid-day trading on Wednesday after BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on the stock from $68.00 to $72.00. BMO Capital Markets currently has an outperform rating on the stock. Merck & Co., Inc. traded as high as $63.78 and last traded at $62.08. Approximately 12,300,747 […]

Analyzing Crispr Therapeutics (CRSP) & Rosetta Genomics (ROSG)

Crispr Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CRSP) and Rosetta Genomics (NASDAQ:ROSG) are both small-cap healthcare companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings and dividends. Valuation and Earnings This table compares Crispr Therapeutics and Rosetta Genomics’ revenue, earnings per […]

Digi International (DGII) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday

Digi International (NASDAQ:DGII) is scheduled to be announcing its earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, January 25th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.08 per share for the quarter. Digi International has set its Q1 guidance at ($0.02)-$0.02 EPS and its FY18 guidance at $0.23-$0.32 EPS. Digi International (NASDAQ:DGII) last announced […]

Zacks: I.D. Systems, Inc. (IDSY) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts

Shares of I.D. Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDSY) have been assigned an average broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the two analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Analysts have set a twelve-month […]

FY2019 EPS Estimates for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) Lifted by Analyst

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) – Wedbush upped their FY2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Williams-Sonoma in a report issued on Thursday. Wedbush analyst S. Basham now forecasts that the specialty retailer will post earnings of $4.07 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $3.68. Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) last posted its […]

Community Health Systems Forecasted to Earn Q2 2019 Earnings of ($0.15) Per Share (CYH)

Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer issued their Q2 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Community Health Systems in a research report issued on Tuesday. Oppenheimer analyst M. Wiederhorn expects that the company will earn ($0.15) per share for the quarter. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Community Health Systems’ Q3 […]

Zagg (ZAGG) Trading Up 0%

Shares of Zagg Inc (NASDAQ:ZAGG) were up 0% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $17.80 and last traded at $17.20. Approximately 1,747,395 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 94% from the average daily volume of 899,664 shares. The stock had previously closed at $17.20. Several analysts […]

Zacks: Territorial Bancorp Inc. (TBNK) Receives Average Recommendation of “Strong Sell” from Brokerages

Shares of Territorial Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:TBNK) have received an average broker rating score of 5.00 (Strong Sell) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a strong sell rating. Zacks has also given Territorial Bancorp an industry rank of 16 […]

Investors Sell Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) on Strength (XLK)

Traders sold shares of Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLK) on strength during trading on Wednesday. $64.79 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $323.82 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $259.03 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Technology Select Sector […]

Insider Selling: Zendesk Inc (ZEN) SVP Sells 5,000 Shares of Stock

Zendesk Inc (NYSE:ZEN) SVP John Geschke sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, January 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.15, for a total value of $185,750.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 16,795 shares in the company, valued at […]

Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Catabasis Pharmaceuticals (CATB) to Buy

Catabasis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CATB) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a $1.75 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 16.67% from the company’s current price. According […]

FY2018 EPS Estimates for Retail Properties of America Inc (RPAI) Reduced by KeyCorp

Retail Properties of America Inc (NYSE:RPAI) – Analysts at KeyCorp reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for shares of Retail Properties of America in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. KeyCorp analyst T. Thomas now forecasts that the real estate investment trust will post earnings of $1.02 per share for the year, […]

PNC Financial Services Group Inc (PNC) Shares Bought by Cullinan Associates Inc.

Cullinan Associates Inc. grew its stake in shares of PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:PNC) by 11.3% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 31,580 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,200 shares during the period. Cullinan Associates Inc.’s holdings in PNC Financial Services Group were worth $4,557,000 […]

Charter Trust Co. Purchases 1,363 Shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (LQD)

Charter Trust Co. lifted its position in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (NYSEARCA:LQD) by 3.4% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 41,071 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 1,363 shares during the period. Charter Trust Co.’s holdings in iShares IBoxx $ […]

Galp Energia Sgps (GLPEY) – Analysts’ Recent Ratings Updates

A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Galp Energia Sgps (OTCMKTS: GLPEY): 1/17/2018 – Galp Energia Sgps was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $11.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Galp Energia SGPS […]

Charter Trust Co. Sells 1,530 Shares of AFLAC Incorporated (AFL)

Charter Trust Co. lowered its stake in AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) by 11.6% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 11,655 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,530 shares during the period. Charter Trust Co.’s holdings in AFLAC were worth $1,023,000 […]

Paypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) Holdings Reduced by Cullinan Associates Inc.

Cullinan Associates Inc. cut its holdings in shares of Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) by 6.7% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 87,728 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 6,250 shares during the period. Cullinan Associates Inc.’s holdings in Paypal were worth $6,459,000 at the end of the most recent […]

Novavax (NVAX) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Sell”

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Tuesday morning. According to Zacks, “NOVAVAX INC is a specialty biopharmaceutical company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of proprietary products focused on women’s health and infectious diseases. Their technology platforms involve […]

Reynolds American (RAI) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

Media headlines about Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Reynolds […]

Seagate Technology (STX) Stock Rating Upgraded by Cross Research

Cross Research upgraded shares of Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on STX. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Seagate Technology from a hold rating to a […]

Accenture Plc (ACN) Insider Ellyn Shook Sells 4,375 Shares

Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) insider Ellyn Shook sold 4,375 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $159.25, for a total value of $696,718.75. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 41,595 shares of the company’s stock, valued […]

Arizona Mining (AZ) Shares Up -2.1% Following Analyst Upgrade

Arizona Mining Inc (TSE:AZ) shot up 2.1% during trading on Wednesday after TD Securities raised their price target on the stock from C$4.25 to C$5.50. TD Securities currently has a speculative buy rating on the stock. Arizona Mining traded as high as C$4.40 and last traded at C$4.29. 298,601 shares were traded during trading, a […]

Navios Maritime (NM) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Navios Maritime (NYSE:NM) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. is a seaborne shipping and logistics company engaged in the transport and transshipment of drybulk commodities including iron ore, coal and grain. It operates […]

Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.03 EPS

Pinnacle Financial Partners (NASDAQ:PNFP) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $0.97 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.03, Briefing.com reports. The company had revenue of $211.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $224.62 million. Pinnacle Financial Partners had a […]

Financial Review: Cytec Industries (CYT) and Ferro (FOE)

Cytec Industries (NYSE: CYT) and Ferro (NYSE:FOE) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation. Earnings & Valuation This table compares Cytec Industries and Ferro’s top-line revenue, earnings per […]

Eros International (EROS) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Sell”

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Eros International (NYSE:EROS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Eros International Plc co-produces, acquires and distributes Indian language film content across multiple formats globally, including theatrical, television and digital channels. It distributes Indian-made films, known as Bollywood movies, […]

Tuesday Morning (TUES) Raised to Sell at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Tuesday Morning (NASDAQ:TUES) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Tuesday. A number of other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the company. B. Riley reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $3.50 price objective on shares of Tuesday Morning […]

26,574 Shares in SPDR S&P Retail (XRT) Acquired by OLD Second National Bank of Aurora

OLD Second National Bank of Aurora purchased a new position in SPDR S&P Retail (NYSEARCA:XRT) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 26,574 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $1,200,000. Other large investors […]

Planet Fitness Inc (PLNT) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $131.57 Million

Wall Street analysts expect Planet Fitness Inc (NYSE:PLNT) to report sales of $131.57 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Eight analysts have provided estimates for Planet Fitness’ earnings. The highest sales estimate is $133.79 million and the lowest is $127.60 million. Planet Fitness posted sales of $116.42 million during the same […]

Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) Stake Boosted by Burns J W & Co. Inc. NY

Burns J W & Co. Inc. NY lifted its stake in Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLK) by 17.8% during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 22,999 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,470 shares during the quarter. Burns J W & Co. Inc. NY’s holdings in […]