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Zacks: Protagonist Therapeutics Inc (PTGX) Receives Average Recommendation of “Strong Buy” from Analysts

Protagonist Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:PTGX) has been assigned an average broker rating score of 0.00 () from the zero analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Protagonist Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 22nd. Protagonist Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PTGX) […]

Zebra Technologies Corp. (ZBRA) Expected to Post Earnings of $1.18 Per Share

Bank Mutual (BKMU) to Repurchase 500,000 Stock

Bank Mutual (NASDAQ:BKMU) declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan, which authorizes the company to repurchase 500,000 shares on Monday, February 6th, EventVestor reports. This repurchase authorization authorizes the financial services provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that […]

Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (GDX)

Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSE:GDX) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 113,977 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 215% compared to the average daily volume of 36,152 call options. Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSE:GDX) opened at 23.61 on Friday. Market Vectors […]

Civista Bancshares Inc (CIVB) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Civista Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:CIVB) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the six brokerages that are covering the firm. One research 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 target among brokers […]

Ares Capital Co. (ARCC) Short Interest Down 1.4% in March

Ares Capital Co. (NASDAQ:ARCC) was the target of a large decline in short interest in the month of March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totalling 5,287,219 shares, a decline of 1.4% from the February 28th total of 5,364,250 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,797,236 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK) Short Interest Update

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) was the target of a large decline in short interest in the month of March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totalling 7,995,032 shares, a decline of 2.9% from the February 28th total of 8,235,334 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,640,266 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

Microsoft Co. (MSFT) Stake Boosted by Highland Capital Management LP

Highland Capital Management LP increased its position in Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 9.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 320,320 shares of the software giant’s stock after buying an additional 26,530 shares during the period. Microsoft comprises approximately […]

Q1 2018 Earnings Forecast for Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Issued By Jefferies Group (BBBY)

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group cut their Q1 2018 earnings estimates for Bed Bath & Beyond in a report released on Thursday, according to Zacks Investment Research. Jefferies Group analyst D. Binder now expects that the retailer will earn $0.69 per share for the quarter, down from their […]

Central Garden & Pet Co (CENT) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $564.56 Million

Analysts expect Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) to announce sales of $564.56 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for Central Garden & Pet Co’s earnings. The highest sales estimate is $568.5 million and the lowest is $560.19 million. Central Garden & Pet Co posted sales […]

Somewhat Positive News Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Harman International Industries (HAR) Stock Price

Media stories about Harman International Industries (NYSE:HAR) have trended somewhat positive this week, Alpha One reports. The research group, a division of Accern, scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with […]

Somewhat Critical Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Humana (HUM) Share Price

Press coverage about Humana (NYSE:HUM) has trended somewhat negative this week, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one […]

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.09

Press coverage about Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) has trended somewhat positive this week, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with […]

Stock Buyback Plan Approved by Central Pacific Financial Corp. (CPF) Board of Directors

Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF) declared that its board has approved a share repurchase plan, which allows the company to buyback $30 million in outstanding shares on Wednesday, January 25th, EventVestor reports. This buyback authorization allows the financial services provider to reacquire up to 3.2% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans […]

Credit Suisse Group AG Sees Unusually High Options Volume (CS)

Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE:CS) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors bought 5,107 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 681% compared to the average volume of 654 put options. Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CS. united american securities inc. […]

AQR Capital Management LLC Has $1,340,000 Stake in Jones Energy Inc (JONE)

AQR Capital Management LLC maintained its position in shares of Jones Energy Inc (NYSE:JONE) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 268,083 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock at the end of the fourth quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC owned about 0.47% of Jones […]

Chesapeake Energy Sees Unusually High Options Volume (CHK)

Chesapeake Energy Co. (NYSE:CHK) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors bought 24,100 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 198% compared to the average volume of 8,079 put options. In other Chesapeake Energy news, Director Archie W. Dunham acquired 500,000 shares of the stock in a transaction […]

Favorable News Coverage Very Likely to Affect Ciena (CIEN) Share Price

News headlines about Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) have been trending positive this week, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a division of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to […]

Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Innospec (IOSP) Stock Price

News headlines about Innospec (NASDAQ:IOSP) have trended somewhat positive this week, AlphaOne reports. The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest […]

Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Digi International (DGII) Share Price

News headlines about Digi International (NASDAQ:DGII) have trended somewhat positive this week, AlphaOne reports. The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores […]

Consolidated Communications Holdings (CNSL) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media headlines about Consolidated Communications Holdings (NASDAQ:CNSL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to AlphaOne. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors bought 10,553 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 125% compared to the typical volume of 4,688 put options. In other news, major shareholder Jim C. Walton sold 4,375,337 shares of the stock in a transaction […]

Somewhat Critical Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Hormel Foods Corp (HRL) Stock Price

News headlines about Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL) have trended somewhat negative on Sunday, Alpha One Sentiment reports. The research group, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with […]

8×8, Inc. (EGHT) Shares Sold by AQR Capital Management LLC

AQR Capital Management LLC cut its position in 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) by 40.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 97,524 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 65,483 shares during the period. AQR Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.11% of […]

Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP Takes Position in Walt Disney Co (DIS)

Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP bought a new position in shares of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund bought 200,000 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock, valued at approximately $20,844,000. A number of other large investors have also recently modified […]

Liberum Capital Reiterates “Buy” Rating for Wpp Plc (WPP)

Wpp Plc (LON:WPP)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by investment analysts at Liberum Capital in a research note issued to investors on Sunday, StockTargetPrices.com reports. They presently have a GBX 2,000 ($25.17) target price on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price points to a potential upside of 18.06% from the stock’s previous close. Several […]

TJX Companies (TJX) Board of Directors Announces Share Buyback Program

TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) declared that its board has initiated a share repurchase program, which allows the company to repurchase $1 billion in outstanding shares on Wednesday, February 22nd, EventVestor reports. This repurchase authorization allows the apparel and home fashions retailer to buy up to 21% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs […]

BMO Capital Markets () Given Average Rating of “” by Brokerages

Shares of BMO Capital Markets (:) have earned a consensus rating of “N/A” from the zero brokerages that are presently covering the stock. WARNING: This piece was reported by [[site]] and is the sole property of of [[site]]. If you are viewing this piece on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of […]

Fiesta Restaurant Group (FRGI) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.44

News stories about Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI) have been trending positive this week, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. AlphaOne, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores […]

Analysts Expect Mplx Lp (MPLX) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $762.03 Million

Wall Street brokerages expect Mplx Lp (NYSE:MPLX) to report $762.03 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have issued estimates for Mplx Lp’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $754.03 million and the highest is $770.02 million. Mplx Lp posted sales of $609 million during the same quarter last year, […]

Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) Receives Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.52

Media coverage about Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) has trended very positive this week, according to Alpha One Sentiment. Alpha One, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to […]

First Midwest Bancorp (FMBI) Earning Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

Media coverage about First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMBI) has trended positive this week, according to Alpha One Sentiment. Alpha One, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, […]

Very Positive Press Coverage Likely to Affect Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (PKOH) Share Price

Media coverage about Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:PKOH) has trended very positive this week, according to Alpha One Sentiment. Alpha One, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to […]

Mazor Robotics Ltd – (MZOR) Short Interest Update

Mazor Robotics Ltd – (NASDAQ:MZOR) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during the month of March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,711,473 shares, a drop of 1.2% from the February 28th total of 1,732,997 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 87,269 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky Sells 800 Shares of Diodes Incorporated (DIOD)

Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky cut its position in Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) by 7.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 10,000 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 800 shares during the period. Teachers Retirement System of The State of […]

Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky Has $270,000 Position in Exterran Corp (EXTN)

Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky maintained its position in Exterran Corp (NYSE:EXTN) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,300 shares of the energy company’s stock at the end of the fourth quarter. Teachers Retirement System of The State of […]

Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky Has $276,000 Stake in Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD)

Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky continued to hold its position in shares of Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOLD) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 55,590 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock at the end of the fourth quarter. Teachers Retirement […]

United States Steel Co. (X) Shares Sold by Guggenheim Capital LLC

Guggenheim Capital LLC reduced its position in United States Steel Co. (NYSE:X) by 86.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 51,147 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 314,473 shares during the period. Guggenheim Capital LLC’s holdings in […]

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY Has $559,000 Stake in First Interstate Bancsystem Inc (FIBK)

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY reduced its position in First Interstate Bancsystem Inc (NASDAQ:FIBK) by 7.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 13,127 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,081 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in […]

Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Lightinthebox Holding Co Ltd-ADR (LITB) Share Price

Headlines about Lightinthebox Holding Co Ltd-ADR (NYSE:LITB) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to […]

Positive News Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact St Jude Medical (STJ) Stock Price

Headlines about St Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) have trended positive on Saturday, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with […]

Foot Locker, Inc. (FL) Rating Reiterated by Susquehanna Bancshares Inc

Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL)‘s stock had its “positive” rating reiterated by Susquehanna Bancshares Inc in a research report issued on Friday. They presently have a $86.00 price objective on the textile maker’s stock. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 13.40% from the company’s current price. Several other analysts have also recently […]

Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. Reiterates Outperform Rating for Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS)

Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reissued by equities research analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. in a research report issued on Friday. They currently have a $262.00 target price on the investment management company’s stock, down from their prior target price of $266.00. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.’s price objective would suggest a […]

Newpark Resources Inc (NR) Position Raised by State Street Corp

State Street Corp increased its stake in shares of Newpark Resources Inc (NYSE:NR) by 13.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 2,143,792 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after buying an additional 247,617 shares during the period. State Street Corp owned approximately 2.53% […]

Nantkwest (NK) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Nantkwest (NASDAQ:NK) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. The research group, a unit of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to […]

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VNDA) to Post FY2020 Earnings of $1.29 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VNDA) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group dropped their FY2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, according to Zacks Investment Research. Jefferies Group analyst M. Andrews now forecasts that the biopharmaceutical company will post earnings of $1.29 […]

Agnico Eagle Mines Target of Unusually High Options Trading (AEM)

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (NYSE:AEM) (TSE:AEM) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 725 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 407% compared to the typical volume of 143 put options. Agnico Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM) traded up 0.97% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching […]

Very Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact Varonis Systems (VRNS) Share Price

News coverage about Varonis Systems (NASDAQ:VRNS) has trended very positive recently, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to […]

Patterson Companies (PDCO) Receives Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.56

News coverage about Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) has been trending very positive recently, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores […]

AQR Capital Management LLC Has $1.406 Million Position in Blucora Inc (BCOR)

AQR Capital Management LLC reduced its stake in shares of Blucora Inc (NASDAQ:BCOR) by 12.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 95,323 shares of the information services provider’s stock after selling 12,944 shares during the period. AQR Capital Management LLC owned 0.23% of Blucora worth […]