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Old Republic International Co. (ORI) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Old Republic International Co. (NYSE:ORI) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, May 2nd. The firm currently has a $23.00 price objective on the insurance provider’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective suggests a potential upside of 16.16% from the company’s current price. According to Zacks, “Old Republic International Corporation is Chicago-based and is an insurance holding company whose subsidiaries... 
 

Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) Expected to Announce Earnings of -$0.40 Per Share

Equities analysts expect Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) to post earnings per share of ($0.40) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Five analysts have provided estimates for Nektar Therapeutics’ earnings, with estimates ranging from ($0.54) to ($0.28). Nektar Therapeutics posted earnings of ($0.14) per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 185.7%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. On average, analysts... 
 

Humana Inc to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $3.25 Per Share, Oppenheimer Holdings Forecasts (HUM)

Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) – Research analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings reduced their Q3 2017 EPS estimates for Humana in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, Zacks Investment Research reports. Oppenheimer Holdings analyst M. Wiederhorn now forecasts that the insurance provider will earn $3.25 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $3.31. Oppenheimer Holdings currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $236.00 target price on the stock. Oppenheimer Holdings also issued estimates for Humana’s... 
 

Malibu Boats Inc (MBUU) Releases Earnings Results

Malibu Boats Inc (NASDAQ:MBUU) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.04. Malibu Boats had a return on equity of 136.96% and a net margin of 7.57%. The company had revenue of $77.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $75.45 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.40 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Shares of Malibu Boats... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Nokia Oyj (NOK) to “Hold”

Nokia Oyj (NYSE:NOK) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Monday, May 1st. According to Zacks, “Shares of Nokia have underperformed the Zacks-categorized 'Wireless-Equipment' industry over the last one year. This is mainly due to the below-par performance of its primary division– the Networks unit. The company reported lower-than-expected earnings and revenues in the first quarter of 2017. This disappointing performance by the... 
 

Canaccord Genuity Analysts Give Endo International plc – (ENDP) a $14.00 Price Target

Endo International plc – (NASDAQ:ENDP) has been given a $14.00 target price by stock analysts at Canaccord Genuity in a research report issued on Monday, May 1st. The brokerage presently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 9.55% from the company’s previous close. A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on ENDP. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $15.00 price target on shares of Endo International... 
 

Favorable Press Coverage Very Likely to Impact Whitestone REIT (WSR) Share Price

News stories about Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) have trended positive on Thursday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. AlphaOne, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Whitestone REIT earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact... 
 

Illumina, Inc. (ILMN) Issues Q2 Earnings Guidance

Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday morning. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.65-0.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.87. Illumina also updated its FY17 guidance to $3.60-3.70 EPS. Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) opened at 174.48 on Thursday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $178.89 and its 200 day moving average is $157.83. The company has a market cap of $25.47 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.31 and a beta of 0.79.... 
 

Ageas SA (AGESY) Upgraded to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Ageas SA (NASDAQ:AGESY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday, May 1st. The firm currently has a $46.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target would suggest a potential upside of 8.26% from the stock’s current price. According to Zacks, “Ageas, formerly known as Fortis, is an international insurance company. The Company has chosen to concentrate its business activities in Europe and Asia. Ageas... 
 

Itron, Inc. (ITRI) Short Interest Down 2.8% in April

Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest during the month of April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 699,590 shares, a decline of 2.8% from the March 31st total of 719,772 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 149,502 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.7 days. Shares of Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) opened at 67.10 on Thursday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $63.54 and its 200-day moving average price is $62.89. The company has a market cap of $2.59 billion,... 
 

Anika Therapeutics Inc (ANIK) Releases Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.01 EPS

Anika Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ANIK) released its earnings results on Wednesday. The biotechnology company reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.01. Anika Therapeutics had a net margin of 33.64% and a return on equity of 17.21%. The business had revenue of $23.39 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.89 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.45 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis.... 
 

Boenning Scattergood Brokers Boost Earnings Estimates for Aqua America Inc (WTR)

Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) – Equities researchers at Boenning Scattergood increased their Q3 2017 earnings per share estimates for shares of Aqua America in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, according to Zacks Investment Research. Boenning Scattergood analyst R. Connors now forecasts that the utilities provider will post earnings per share of $0.45 for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.44. Boenning Scattergood currently has a “Outperform” rating on the stock. Boenning Scattergood also issued estimates... 
 

Life Storage Inc (LSI) Releases Q2 Earnings Guidance

Life Storage Inc (NYSE:LSI) updated its second quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.32-$1.38 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.39. Life Storage also updated its FY17 guidance to $5.47-$5.53 EPS. Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Life Storage from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday. Cantor Fitzgerald downgraded shares of Life Storage from an overweight... 
 

Insider Selling: Blucora Inc (BCOR) Director Sells 46,195 Shares of Stock

Blucora Inc (NASDAQ:BCOR) Director Andrew Miles Snyder sold 46,195 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.85, for a total transaction of $870,775.75. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 43,910 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $827,703.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Andrew Miles Snyder also recently made the following... 
 

FormFactor, Inc. (FORM) Announces Earnings Results

FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The semiconductor company reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $128.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $124.07 million. FormFactor had a negative net margin of 1.71% and a positive return on equity of 6.00%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 140.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the... 
 

EMPIRE CO CLASS'A'N/VTG (EMLAF) Stock Rating Upgraded by Barclays PLC

Barclays PLC upgraded shares of EMPIRE CO CLASS'A'N/VTG (NASDAQ:EMLAF) from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating in a report released on Friday, May 5th. Shares of EMPIRE CO CLASS'A'N/VTG (NASDAQ:EMLAF) opened at 15.5965 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $15.33 and a 200-day moving average of $13.57. EMPIRE CO CLASS'A'N/VTG has a one year low of $10.82 and a one year high of $17.47. The firm’s market capitalization is $4.23 billion. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This news story was posted... 
 

HSBC Holdings plc Increases easyJet plc (EZJ) Price Target to GBX 1,450

easyJet plc (LON:EZJ) had its target price boosted by equities research analysts at HSBC Holdings plc from GBX 1,250 ($16.26) to GBX 1,450 ($18.86) in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 10th, StockTargetPrices.com reports. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. HSBC Holdings plc’s target price points to a potential upside of 7.89% from the stock’s previous close. Other analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Citigroup Inc reduced their price target on shares of easyJet plc from GBX 1,200... 
 

IMI plc (IMI) Given New GBX 1,300 Price Target at Jefferies Group LLC

IMI plc (LON:IMI) had its price target increased by Jefferies Group LLC from GBX 1,275 ($16.59) to GBX 1,300 ($16.91) in a research report released on Wednesday, May 10th. The brokerage currently has a hold rating on the stock. IMI has been the subject of a number of other reports. Barclays PLC reissued an overweight rating on shares of IMI plc in a report on Tuesday, March 21st. Goldman Sachs Group Inc reaffirmed a neutral rating on shares of IMI plc in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. Liberum Capital assumed coverage on shares of IMI... 
 

GB Group plc (GBG) PT Raised to GBX 467 at Peel Hunt

GB Group plc (LON:GBG) had its price target increased by Peel Hunt from GBX 340 ($4.42) to GBX 467 ($6.08) in a research report released on Wednesday, May 10th. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock. GBG has been the subject of several other research reports. Credit Suisse Group AG initiated coverage on shares of GB Group plc in a research report on Thursday, January 26th. They set a buy rating and a GBX 370 ($4.81) price target for the company. FinnCap restated a buy rating and set a GBX 350 ($4.55) price target on shares of GB... 
 

Duke Energy Corp (DUK) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.86

Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 19th will be paid a dividend of 0.855 per share by the utilities provider on Friday, June 16th. This represents a $3.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.04%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 17th. This is a boost from Duke Energy Corp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. Duke Energy Corp has increased its dividend by an average of 2.8% per year over the last three years and has increased its... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Amkor Technology, Inc. (AMKR) to “Buy”

Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, May 2nd. The firm presently has a $14.00 price objective on the semiconductor company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target would suggest a potential upside of 22.81% from the company’s current price. According to Zacks, “Amkor is the world’s largest independent provider of semiconductor packaging and test services. Also,... 
 

Affimed NV (AFMD) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Affimed NV (NASDAQ:AFMD) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Tuesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research currently has $2.50 price target on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. According to Zacks, “Affimed Therapeutics B.V. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. It is focused on discovering and developing cancer immunotherapies. Its product candidates are being developed in the field of immuno-oncology. The Company’s TandAbs has the ability to bring NK-cells... 
 

Baxter Bros Inc. Increases Position in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO)

Baxter Bros Inc. increased its stake in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) by 36.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 17,325 shares of the medical research company’s stock after buying an additional 4,635 shares during the period. Baxter Bros Inc.’s holdings in Thermo Fisher Scientific were worth $2,661,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or... 
 

Quidel Co. (QDEL) SVP Robert Joseph Bujarski Sells 43,225 Shares

Quidel Co. (NASDAQ:QDEL) SVP Robert Joseph Bujarski sold 43,225 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.27, for a total transaction of $1,049,070.75. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 50,984 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,237,381.68. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Robert Joseph Bujarski also recently made the following trade(s): On Monday,... 
 

Finjan Holdings, Inc. (FNJN) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

Finjan Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNJN) saw a large drop in short interest in April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 26,360 shares, a drop of 11.3% from the March 31st total of 29,726 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 83,076 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.3 days. In other news, major shareholder Seed Iv L. P. Israel sold 17,100 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.83, for a total value of $31,293.00. Following the completion... 
 

Endologix, Inc. (ELGX) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results

Endologix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ELGX) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The medical instruments supplier reported ($0.18) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.24) by $0.06. Endologix had a negative net margin of 78.53% and a negative return on equity of 39.12%. The company had revenue of $42.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $41.15 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.25) EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was... 
 

HMN Financial (HMNF) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows

Press coverage about HMN Financial (NASDAQ:HMNF) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. AlphaOne, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HMN Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media stories about the bank an impact... 
 

Stifel Financial Corp (SF) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Press coverage about Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF) has trended positive recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. AlphaOne, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Stifel Financial Corp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.36 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media stories about the financial... 
 

TETRA Technologies (TTI) Getting Somewhat Negative News Coverage, Report Shows

Headlines about TETRA Technologies (NYSE:TTI) have trended somewhat negative 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 one being the most favorable. TETRA Technologies earned a news impact score of -0.12 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news headlines about the oil and gas company an impact... 
 

National Fuel Gas (NFG) Earning Somewhat Negative News Coverage, Analysis Shows

News stories about National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG) have been trending somewhat negative on Thursday, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. National Fuel Gas earned a media sentiment score of -0.12 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news coverage about the oil... 
 

Penumbra (PEN) Receives Daily Media Impact Score of -0.12

News stories about Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) have been trending somewhat negative on Thursday, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Penumbra earned a media sentiment score of -0.12 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score... 
 

Rogers Co. (ROG) Lifted to “Strong-Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Rogers Co. (NYSE:ROG) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report issued on Wednesday, May 3rd. The brokerage presently has a $122.00 price target on the electronics maker’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 14.50% from the stock’s current price. According to Zacks, “Rogers Corporation manufactures and sells specialty polymer composite materials and components which it develops for growing... 
 

Q3 2017 EPS Estimates for Central Garden & Pet Co (CENT) Cut by SunTrust Banks

Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) – Stock analysts at SunTrust Banks dropped their Q3 2017 earnings per share estimates for Central Garden & Pet Co in a research report issued on Thursday, Zacks Investment Research reports. SunTrust Banks analyst W. Chappell now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $0.50 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.53. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Central Garden & Pet Co’s FY2017 earnings at $1.42 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.13 EPS,... 
 

Zacks: OceanFirst Financial Corp. (OCFC) Given Average Recommendation of “Strong Buy” by Brokerages

OceanFirst Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:OCFC) has been given an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the two brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy rating. Analysts have set a 1-year consensus price objective of $32.50 for the company and are expecting that the company will post $0.41 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned OceanFirst Financial Corp. an industry rank of 46 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.... 
 

Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc (ITCI) Downgraded by Piper Jaffray Companies

Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc (NASDAQ:ITCI) was downgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report released on Monday, May 1st. They presently have a $10.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, down from their previous target price of $22.00. Piper Jaffray Companies’ target price points to a potential downside of 2.53% from the company’s previous close. ITCI has been the topic of a number of other reports. Leerink Swann restated... 
 

DA Davidson Cuts Synchrony Financial (SYF) Price Target to $41.00

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) had its price objective trimmed by DA Davidson from $45.00 to $41.00 in a research note issued to investors on Monday, May 1st. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock. A number of other research firms have also issued reports on SYF. Vetr lowered shares of Synchrony Financial from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $39.37 target price for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, January 4th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a buy rating and set a $45.00 target... 
 

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (BMRN) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Monday, May 1st. The firm currently has $107.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock. According to Zacks, “BioMarin’s orphan disease drugs – Vimizim and Kuvan – are doing well, backed by strong underlying patient demand trends. BioMarin should continue to see growth in both the drugs in 2017, driven by robust patient growth and penetration. Pipeline development... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Evertec Inc (EVTC) to Sell

Evertec Inc (NYSE:EVTC) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, April 25th. According to Zacks, “Evertec, Inc. is engaged in transaction processing business primarily in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Company operates through divisions which consist of Merchant Acquiring Solutions, Payment Processing and Business Solutions. It offers ATH network, payment processing, card products processing, electronic benefit transfer services,... 
 

VCA Inc (WOOF) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, May 2nd. According to Zacks, “VCA Inc. is a national animal healthcare company operating primarily in the United States and Canada. It owns, operates and manages veterinary hospitals and veterinary-exclusive clinical laboratories in the country, supplies diagnostic imaging equipment and other medical technology products and related services to the veterinary industry, and... 
 

Verisign, Inc. (VRSN) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, May 2nd. The brokerage currently has a $100.00 price target on the information services provider’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective points to a potential upside of 10.99% from the stock’s previous close. According to Zacks, “VeriSign’s first-quarter 2017 adjusted earnings came in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate while... 
 

Infinity Property and Casualty Corp. (IPCC) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.07 EPS

Infinity Property and Casualty Corp. (NASDAQ:IPCC) issued its earnings results on Thursday. The insurance provider reported $0.93 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $370.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $390.70 million. Infinity Property and Casualty Corp. had a return on equity of 4.38% and a net margin of 2.18%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year.... 
 

DIALOG SEMICONDUCT GBP0.10’s (DLGNF) “Buy” Rating Reiterated at Royal Bank of Canada

DIALOG SEMICONDUCT GBP0.10 (NASDAQ:DLGNF)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by investment analysts at Royal Bank of Canada in a research note issued on Wednesday, May 3rd. Several other research analysts also recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded DIALOG SEMICONDUCT GBP0.10 from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. DZ Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of DIALOG SEMICONDUCT GBP0.10 in a research note... 
 

First Trust Energy Infrastructure Fund (FIF) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

Headlines about First Trust Energy Infrastructure Fund (NYSE:FIF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Trust Energy Infrastructure Fund earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne... 
 

FS Investment (FSIC) Receives News Impact Rating of 0.19

Headlines about FS Investment (NYSE:FSIC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FS Investment earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media coverage about the financial services... 
 

Instinet Lowers LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB) Price Target to $90.00

LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) had its price target decreased by Instinet from $91.00 to $90.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, May 1st. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the specialty chemicals company’s stock. Instinet’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 10.25% from the company’s previous close. A number of other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on LYB. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of LyondellBasell Industries... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Big 5 Sporting Goods Co. (BGFV) to Strong-Buy

Big 5 Sporting Goods Co. (NASDAQ:BGFV) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, May 5th. The brokerage currently has a $17.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 26.87% from the company’s previous close. According to Zacks, “Big 5's shares have substantially outpaced the Zacks categorized industry in the past one year. The... 
 

Invesco Value Municipal Income Trust (IIM) Declares Monthly Dividend of $0.06

Invesco Value Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:IIM) announced a monthly dividend on Tuesday, May 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, May 12th will be given a dividend of 0.062 per share by the investment management company on Wednesday, May 31st. This represents a $0.74 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.97%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 10th. Invesco Value Municipal Income Trust has decreased its dividend by an average of 6.4% per year over the last three years. Shares of Invesco Value Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:IIM) opened... 
 

Q3 2017 EPS Estimates for 5N Plus Inc (VNP) Decreased by Cormark

5N Plus Inc (TSE:VNP) – Equities researchers at Cormark lowered their Q3 2017 earnings estimates for 5N Plus in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, Zacks Investment Research reports. Cormark analyst M. D. Whale now anticipates that the company will earn $0.04 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.05. Cormark also issued estimates for 5N Plus’ Q4 2017 earnings at $0.03 EPS. WARNING: This article was first reported by [[site]] and is the property of of [[site]]. If you are viewing this article... 
 

Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Likely to Affect FormFactor (FORM) Share Price

News coverage about FormFactor (NASDAQ:FORM) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. AlphaOne, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FormFactor earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of... 
 

Kraton Corp (KRA) Upgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Kraton Corp (NYSE:KRA) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 3rd. The firm presently has a $39.00 target price on the specialty chemicals company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target would suggest a potential upside of 14.47% from the company’s previous close. According to Zacks, “Kraton Corp is a producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and performance products derived... 
 
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