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Reliant Bancorp (NASDAQ:RBNC) & Its Peers Head-To-Head Survey

Reliant Bancorp (NASDAQ: RBNC) is one of 201 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Reliant Bancorp to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations. Analyst Recommendations This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Reliant Bancorp and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com. Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong... 
 

Comparing Ruckus Wireless (NYSE:RKUS) and Its Rivals

Ruckus Wireless (NYSE: RKUS) is one of 35 public companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Ruckus Wireless to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations. Insider and Institutional Ownership 40.1% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.5% of shares of all... 
 

FY2018 EPS Estimates for Golden Star Resources Ltd. (GSS) Cut by Clarus Securities

Golden Star Resources Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN:GSS) – Equities research analysts at Clarus Securities lowered their FY2018 earnings estimates for shares of Golden Star Resources in a report issued on Friday. Clarus Securities analyst N. Sangmuah now anticipates that the company will earn $0.12 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $0.17. Golden Star Resources (NYSEAMERICAN:GSS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating... 
 

Wedbush Brokers Increase Earnings Estimates for Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG)

Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) – Equities research analysts at Wedbush raised their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of Citizens Financial Group in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, according to Zacks Investment Research. Wedbush analyst P. Winter now expects that the bank will post earnings of $3.32 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $2.89. Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 20th. The bank reported $0.68 earnings per share for... 
 

Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Monday, January 8th. According to Zacks, “Shares of Duke Realty have underperformed the industry it belongs to, in the past six months. Notably, the medical office asset sale enabled the company to turn itself into a leading domestic pure play industrial REIT. However, such large-scale asset dispositions are expected to have a dilutive effect on earnings in the near term. Additionally,... 
 

Investors Buy Amazon.com (AMZN) on Weakness

Traders bought shares of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on weakness during trading on Tuesday. $2,560.17 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $2,378.27 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $181.90 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Amazon.com had the 3rd highest net in-flow for the day. Amazon.com traded down ($0.34) for the day and closed at $1,304.86 Several research firms recently commented on AMZN. Bank of America reissued a “buy” rating and set a $1,460.00 target price... 
 

Nasdaq’s (NDAQ) “Hold” Rating Reaffirmed at Jefferies Group

Nasdaq (NASDAQ:NDAQ)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by investment analysts at Jefferies Group in a research report issued on Tuesday. They currently have a $83.50 price target on the financial services provider’s stock. Jefferies Group’s target price suggests a potential upside of 3.83% from the stock’s previous close. NDAQ has been the subject of a number of other reports. ValuEngine cut shares of Nasdaq from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December... 
 

Gartner (IT) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds

Media stories about Gartner (NYSE:IT) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gartner earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the information technology services provider an impact score of 47.4584715114032... 
 

Sothebys (BID) Upgraded to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Sothebys (NYSE:BID) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Monday, January 8th. The firm currently has $58.00 price target on the specialty retailer’s stock. According to Zacks, “Sotheby’s Holdings, Inc. is one of the world’s second largest auctioneers of fine arts, antiques and collectibles, offering property in collecting categories, among them paintings, jewelry, decorative arts, and books. Sotheby’s Holdings, Inc is the parent company of... 
 

Wedbush Brokers Increase Earnings Estimates for KeyCorp (KEY)

KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) – Equities researchers at Wedbush boosted their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of KeyCorp in a note issued to investors on Thursday, according to Zacks Investment Research. Wedbush analyst P. Winter now forecasts that the financial services provider will post earnings of $1.67 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $1.48. KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting... 
 

Contura Energy (OTCMKTS:CNTE) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold

Contura Energy (OTCMKTS:CNTE) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday, January 8th. According to Zacks, “Contura Energy Inc. is a mining company. The Company supplies metallurgical and thermal coal to generate power. It operates primarily in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. Contura Energy Inc. is based in Bristol, United States. “ Several other research analysts also recently issued reports on CNTE. FBR &... 
 

Cheniere Energy Partners (NYSEAMERICAN:CQP) Lifted to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Cheniere Energy Partners (NYSEAMERICAN:CQP) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday, January 8th. According to Zacks, “CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS, L.P. is a Delaware limited partnership recently formed by Cheniere Energy, Inc. through its wholly owned subsidiary, Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. CEP will develop, own and operate the Sabine Pass LNG receiving terminal currently under construction in western Cameron Parish, Louisiana on the Sabine Pass... 
 

EOG Resources Inc (EOG) Position Trimmed by Central Bank & Trust Co.

Central Bank & Trust Co. reduced its position in EOG Resources Inc (NYSE:EOG) by 3.2% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 35,339 shares of the energy exploration company’s stock after selling 1,153 shares during the period. Central Bank & Trust Co.’s holdings in EOG Resources were worth $3,813,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of EOG. Baker Ellis Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in EOG... 
 

Bank of Montreal Can Purchases 2,133,606 Shares of Eli Lilly and Co (LLY)

Bank of Montreal Can lifted its position in shares of Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE:LLY) by 85.4% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 4,631,241 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,133,606 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can’s holdings in Eli Lilly and were worth $391,156,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Accredited Investors Inc. lifted its holdings in Eli Lilly and by 0.4%... 
 

Ecolab Inc. (ECL) Holdings Cut by AMI Asset Management Corp

AMI Asset Management Corp lessened its stake in shares of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) by 3.8% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 269,351 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 10,769 shares during the period. Ecolab comprises 2.5% of AMI Asset Management Corp’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 13th largest holding. AMI Asset Management Corp’s holdings in Ecolab were worth $36,142,000 as of its most recent... 
 

AutoZone, Inc. (AZO) Stake Increased by BerganKDV Wealth Management LLC

BerganKDV Wealth Management LLC grew its stake in shares of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) by 8.6% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,344 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 107 shares during the quarter. BerganKDV Wealth Management LLC’s holdings in AutoZone were worth $956,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in... 
 

Black Hills (BKH) Reaches New 1-Year Low at $54.08

Black Hills Corp (NYSE:BKH) shares hit a new 52-week low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $54.08 and last traded at $54.44, with a volume of 663200 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $54.99. A number of research analysts recently commented on the stock. Williams Capital raised shares of Black Hills from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lowered their price target for the company from $70.00 to $62.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased... 
 

Axovant Sciences (AXON) Stock Price Down 7.9%

Axovant Sciences Ltd (NASDAQ:AXON)’s share price fell 7.9% on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $2.06 and last traded at $2.09. 4,637,700 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 16% from the average session volume of 3,987,733 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.27. A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on AXON. Oppenheimer downgraded Axovant Sciences from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Evercore ISI reiterated an... 
 

CalAtlantic Group (NYSE:CAA) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Buy

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of CalAtlantic Group (NYSE:CAA) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Tuesday, January 9th. The brokerage currently has $67.00 price target on the industrial goods maker’s stock. According to Zacks, “CalAtlantic Group, Inc. operates as a homebuilder. The company offers crafted homes. It also provides mortgage financing services to its homebuyers; and title examination services. Calatlantic Group Inc., formerly known as Standard Pacific Corp., is headquartered in Irvine,... 
 

Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) to Post $0.48 EPS

Analysts forecast that Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.48 for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Six analysts have issued estimates for Fifth Third Bancorp’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.45 to $0.49. Fifth Third Bancorp also reported earnings per share of $0.48 in the same quarter last year. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, January 23rd. On average, analysts expect that Fifth Third Bancorp will report full year earnings... 
 

ELM Advisors LLC Boosts Stake in iShares S&P 500 Index (IVV)

ELM Advisors LLC increased its position in iShares S&P 500 Index (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 1.5% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 35,347 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 537 shares during the quarter. iShares S&P 500 Index makes up 7.1% of ELM Advisors LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 3rd largest position. ELM Advisors LLC’s holdings in iShares S&P 500 Index were worth $9,503,000 at the end of the most recent reporting... 
 

POWERSHARES FTSE RAFI US 1000 PORTFOLIO (PRF) Stake Decreased by Simply Money Advisors

Simply Money Advisors lowered its stake in POWERSHARES FTSE RAFI US 1000 PORTFOLIO (BMV:PRF) by 2.0% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 171,326 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,507 shares during the period. POWERSHARES FTSE RAFI US 1000 PORTFOLIO makes up 2.5% of Simply Money Advisors’ portfolio, making the stock its 14th largest holding. Simply Money Advisors owned 0.37% of POWERSHARES FTSE RAFI US 1000 PORTFOLIO worth $19,459,000 as of its most... 
 

Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF (NYSEARCA:GSLC) Shares Bought by Simply Money Advisors

Simply Money Advisors increased its position in Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF (NYSEARCA:GSLC) by 30.5% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,103,368 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 257,852 shares during the quarter. Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF makes up 7.6% of Simply Money Advisors’ holdings, making the stock its 4th largest position. Simply Money Advisors owned about 2.15% of Goldman... 
 

ELM Advisors LLC Trims Holdings in PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (QQQ)

ELM Advisors LLC trimmed its position in PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (NASDAQ:QQQ) by 8.4% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 9,173 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 840 shares during the quarter. PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 makes up 1.1% of ELM Advisors LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 20th largest position. ELM Advisors LLC’s holdings in PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 were worth $1,429,000 at the end of the most recent... 
 

GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) Stake Lessened by Bonness Enterprises Inc.

Bonness Enterprises Inc. trimmed its holdings in GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK) by 28.8% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 29,700 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 12,000 shares during the quarter. Bonness Enterprises Inc.’s holdings in GlaxoSmithKline were worth $1,053,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Several other institutional investors... 
 

e.l.f. Beauty (ELF) Price Target Cut to $23.00

e.l.f. Beauty (NYSE:ELF) had its target price decreased by DA Davidson to $23.00 in a report issued on Monday morning. DA Davidson currently has a buy rating on the stock. ELF has been the subject of a number of other reports. Piper Jaffray Companies lowered e.l.f. Beauty from an overweight rating to a neutral rating and cut their price target for the stock from $26.00 to $23.00 in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised e.l.f. Beauty from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th. JPMorgan... 
 

Rayonier Inc. (RYN) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages

Rayonier Inc. (NYSE:RYN) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, two have issued a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.67. Several research firms have weighed in on RYN. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating... 
 

eHealth, Inc. (EHTH) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $26.40. EHTH has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Jefferies Group raised their target price on... 
 

Phillips 66 (PSX) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports

Press coverage about Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Phillips 66 earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.6294772835374... 
 

Canacol Energy (CNE) Stock Price Down 5.1%

Canacol Energy Ltd (TSE:CNE)’s share price traded down 5.1% on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as C$4.53 and last traded at C$4.71. 133,904 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 36% from the average session volume of 208,183 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$4.48. Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Eight Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a C$7.00 target price on shares of Canacol Energy in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Scotiabank reissued an “outperform”... 
 

Stratasys (SSYS) Upgraded to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Monday. They currently have $25.00 price target on the technology company’s stock. According to Zacks, “Stratasys is one of the leading 3D printing solution providers. The stock has outperformed the broader market in the last one year period. We are positive about Stratasys’ turnaround strategies which include launching innovative products, strategic partnerships and acquisitions. The company’s... 
 

Analysts Expect Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd (HOLI) to Post $0.39 Earnings Per Share

Wall Street analysts forecast that Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:HOLI) will report earnings per share of $0.39 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Zero analysts have made estimates for Hollysys Automation Technologies’ earnings. Hollysys Automation Technologies reported earnings per share of $0.18 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 116.7%. The business is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Tuesday, February 13th. On average, analysts... 
 

Weekly Investment Analysts’ Ratings Changes for Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)

Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms: 1/13/2018 – Fifth Third Bancorp was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. 1/12/2018 – Fifth Third Bancorp was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Shares of Fifth Third have outperformed the industry over the past six months. The performance was... 
 

Analysts’ Recent Ratings Updates for Textron (TXT)

Textron (NYSE: TXT) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates: 1/16/2018 – Textron had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. They now have a $67.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $59.00. 1/12/2018 – Textron was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Textron is known globally for its most recognizable and valuable brand names, such as Bell... 
 

HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE:HSBC) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $9.00. HSBC has been the topic of several recent research reports. UBS Group reaffirmed a “neutral”... 
 

Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact xG Technology (XGTI) Share Price

Media headlines about xG Technology (NASDAQ:XGTI) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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 most favorable. xG Technology earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 45.3736650820913... 
 

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.17

News stories about Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Las Vegas Sands earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the casino operator an impact score of 46.0561973126314 out of 100, meaning that recent... 
 

Rubicon Technology (RBCN) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.16

Media coverage about Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rubicon Technology earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.128140232254... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Subaru (FUJHY) to “Hold”

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Subaru (OTCMKTS:FUJHY) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Monday, January 8th. According to Zacks, “Subaru Corp. manufactures and distributes automobile products. The Company’s Automobile segment manufactures and sells vehicles and related products. Aerospace segment manufactures aircrafts, parts of space-related devices. Subaru Corp., formerly known as Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., is based in SHIBUYA-KU, Japan. “ Separately, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Subaru... 
 

SMITH(DS) (DITHF) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Buy”

SMITH(DS) (OTCMKTS:DITHF) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Monday, January 8th. The firm presently has a $7.75 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s target price suggests a potential upside of 12.32% from the stock’s current price. According to Zacks, “DS Smith Plc is a manufacturer of corrugated products primarily in Europe. The company’s division consists of paper, plastics, packaging and recycling. DS... 
 

Rocket Pharmaceuticals (RCKT) Lifted to “Sell” at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Rocket Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RCKT) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Tuesday, January 9th. Other equities analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Rocket Pharmaceuticals from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Rocket Pharmaceuticals from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell... 
 

Canopy Growth (WEED) Price Target Raised to C$44.00

Canopy Growth (TSE:WEED) had its target price increased by analysts at Cowen from C$24.00 to C$44.00 in a research note issued on Monday, January 8th. Cowen’s target price suggests a potential upside of 20.48% from the stock’s current price. A number of other brokerages have also recently issued reports on WEED. Canaccord Genuity cut shares of Canopy Growth from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from C$9.50 to C$11.00 in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Eight... 
 

CIBC Raises Cogeco Communications (CCA) Price Target to C$93.00

Cogeco Communications (TSE:CCA) had its target price increased by analysts at CIBC from C$78.00 to C$93.00 in a research note issued on Monday, January 8th. CIBC’s target price suggests a potential upside of 17.57% from the stock’s current price. CCA has been the subject of a number of other research reports. TD Securities upped their price objective on shares of Cogeco Communications from C$83.00 to C$87.00 and gave the company a “reduce” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. National Bank Financial increased... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Fortescue Metals G (FSUGY) to Buy

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Fortescue Metals G (OTCMKTS:FSUGY) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Monday, January 8th. They currently have $9.50 price objective on the stock. According to Zacks, “Fortescue Metals Group Ltd is engaged in the exploration and mining of iron ore properties. Its properties primarily include the Cloudbreak and Christmas Creek mine sites and the Solomon project located in Pilbara, Western Australia. Fortescue Metals Group Ltd is based in East Perth, Australia. “ Fortescue... 
 

BMO Capital Markets Analysts Give Leagold Mining (LMC) a C$4.25 Price Target

BMO Capital Markets set a C$4.25 target price on Leagold Mining (TSE:LMC) in a research report released on Monday, January 8th. The firm currently has an outperform rating on the stock. Several other research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Scotiabank reissued an outperform rating and issued a C$5.00 price target on shares of Leagold Mining in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Clarus Securities reissued a buy rating on shares of Leagold Mining in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Shares of Leagold Mining... 
 

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.41 Per Share

Brokerages expect Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) to announce earnings per share (EPS) of $0.41 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Twelve analysts have provided estimates for Netflix’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.39 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.43. Netflix reported earnings per share of $0.15 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 173.3%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings report after the market closes on Monday, January... 
 

Acceleron Pharma’s (NASDAQ:XLRN) “Hold” Rating Reiterated at Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Acceleron Pharma (NASDAQ:XLRN) in a research report released on Monday, January 8th. Several other research analysts also recently weighed in on XLRN. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Acceleron Pharma from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Royal Bank of Canada initiated coverage on shares of Acceleron Pharma in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. They set a sector perform rating and a $44.00 price target for the company. UBS Group restated... 
 

UniFirst Corp (UNF) Declares $0.04 Quarterly Dividend

UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, January 9th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Friday, March 9th will be paid a dividend of 0.0375 per share by the textile maker on Friday, March 30th. This represents a $0.15 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.09%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 8th. UniFirst has a dividend payout ratio of 2.8% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities analysts expect UniFirst to earn $6.04 per share next year, which means the... 
 

Chardan Capital Upgrades Stratus Properties (NASDAQ:STRS) to Buy

Chardan Capital upgraded shares of Stratus Properties (NASDAQ:STRS) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a report published on Monday, January 8th. Shares of Stratus Properties (NASDAQ STRS) traded up $0.05 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $30.95. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 10,289. Stratus Properties has a one year low of $24.35 and a one year high of $32.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.70, a quick ratio of 1.52 and a current ratio of 1.52. The firm... 
 

Aperam (OTCMKTS:APEMY) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Aperam (OTCMKTS:APEMY) from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Tuesday, January 9th. According to Zacks, “Aperam S.A. is a manufacturer and marketer of stainless steel primarily in South America and Europe. The company produce grain oriented and non-grain oriented electrical steels and nickel alloys. Aperam S.A. is headquartered in Luxembourg. “ Shares of Aperam (OTCMKTS APEMY) traded down $0.99 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $54.40. The company’s... 
 
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