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Abbott Laboratories (ABT) and Q BioMed (QBIO) Critical Survey

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) and Q BioMed (OTCMKTS:QBIO) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability. Valuation and Earnings This table compares Abbott Laboratories and Q BioMed’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio Abbott Laboratories $27.39 billion 4.58 $477.00... 
 

Datacoin Trading Down 2.6% Over Last Week (DTC)

Datacoin (CURRENCY:DTC) traded up 2.5% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 17:00 PM E.T. on January 19th. One Datacoin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0007 or 0.00000018 BTC on major exchanges. During the last seven days, Datacoin has traded 2.6% lower against the dollar. Datacoin has a total market capitalization of $23,583.00 and $2.00 worth of Datacoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. Here is how related cryptocurrencies have performed during the last day: Bitcoin Diamond (BCD) traded 2.4% higher... 
 

Extended Stay America (STAY) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $288.40 Million

Wall Street analysts forecast that Extended Stay America (NYSE:STAY) will report $288.40 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Five analysts have issued estimates for Extended Stay America’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $275.20 million and the highest estimate coming in at $296.00 million. Extended Stay America reported sales of $302.51 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 4.7%. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly... 
 

Lumentum (LITE) Given “Buy” Rating at Barclays

Barclays reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Lumentum (NASDAQ:LITE) in a research report report published on Friday. They currently have a $52.00 price objective on the technology company’s stock. Several other analysts have also recently commented on LITE. ValuEngine cut shares of Lumentum from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Friday, December 21st. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Lumentum from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Friday, November 23rd. TheStreet cut shares of Lumentum from a b rating... 
 

Unitil (UTL) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Unitil (NYSE:UTL) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Saturday. According to Zacks, “Unitil Corporation is a registered public utility holding company and the parent company of the Unitil System. “ Separately, ValuEngine upgraded Unitil from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 21st. Shares of UTL stock traded up $0.18 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $49.75. The... 
 

Loop Capital Raises WNS (WNS) Price Target to $65.00

WNS (NYSE:WNS) had its target price hoisted by Loop Capital to $65.00 in a research report report published on Friday morning, The Fly reports. They currently have a buy rating on the business services provider’s stock. A number of other brokerages have also commented on WNS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded WNS from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, September 20th. Barrington Research restated a buy rating and set a $60.00 price objective on shares of WNS in a research report on Friday, October 5th. Cantor Fitzgerald... 
 

Casa Systems (CASA) Price Target Lowered to $14.00 at Needham & Company LLC

Casa Systems (NASDAQ:CASA) had its target price decreased by Needham & Company LLC from $19.00 to $14.00 in a report released on Friday morning, Marketbeat.com reports. Needham & Company LLC currently has a buy rating on the stock. CASA has been the subject of several other reports. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on shares of Casa Systems in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. They set a buy rating and a $18.00 target price for the company. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Casa Systems from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating... 
 

AdShares Trading Up 41.2% Over Last 7 Days (ADST)

AdShares (CURRENCY:ADST) traded up 4.9% against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 16:00 PM ET on January 19th. AdShares has a market capitalization of $1.35 million and approximately $463.00 worth of AdShares was traded on exchanges in the last day. One AdShares token can currently be bought for $0.0694 or 0.00001856 BTC on major exchanges including CoinExchange, Cryptopia and Mercatox. In the last week, AdShares has traded up 41.2% against the US dollar. Here is how other cryptocurrencies have performed in the last day: XRP (XRP)... 
 

Barrett Business Services (BBSI) Raised to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Barrett Business Services (NASDAQ:BBSI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Friday. The firm currently has $65.00 price objective on the business services provider’s stock. According to Zacks, “BARRETT BUSINESS SERVICES INC. provides light industrial, clerical and technical employees to a wide range of businesses through staff leasing, contract staffing, site management and temporary staffing arrangements. The Company provides employees to a diverse set of... 
 

Zacks: Brokerages Expect Infosys Ltd (INFY) to Post $0.13 EPS

Equities research analysts expect Infosys Ltd (NYSE:INFY) to announce earnings per share of $0.13 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Seven analysts have made estimates for Infosys’ earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.15 and the lowest is $0.13. Infosys also posted earnings of $0.13 per share in the same quarter last year. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings results on Friday, April 12th. On average, analysts expect that Infosys will report full year earnings of $0.52 per share for the current year, with EPS... 
 

UPM-Kymmene (UPMKY) Lowered to “Sell” at Zacks Investment Research

UPM-Kymmene (OTCMKTS:UPMKY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday. According to Zacks, “UPM-Kymmene Corporation is a global paper and forest products company. The Company is engaged in the production of paper, with an emphasis on the manufacture and sale of printing and writing papers. UPM is known as a modern and focused forest industry company. It consists of three Business Groups: Energy and Pulp, Paper, and Engineered Materials.... 
 

Glencore (GLEN) Receives “Buy” Rating from Goldman Sachs Group

Goldman Sachs Group reiterated their buy rating on shares of Glencore (LON:GLEN) in a research note published on Friday morning, MarketBeat.com reports. They currently have a GBX 350 ($4.57) target price on the natural resources company’s stock, down from their previous target price of GBX 400 ($5.23). Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Royal Bank of Canada set a GBX 350 ($4.57) price target on Glencore and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Barclays ... 
 

Bytecent Trading Down 18.8% Over Last Week (BYC)

Bytecent (CURRENCY:BYC) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 14:00 PM E.T. on January 19th. One Bytecent coin can now be bought for $0.0568 or 0.00000883 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last week, Bytecent has traded 18.8% lower against the U.S. dollar. Bytecent has a market cap of $134,136.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Bytecent was traded on exchanges in the last day. Here is how related cryptocurrencies have performed over the last day: MOAC (MOAC) traded 2.2% higher against the dollar... 
 

MGM Resorts International (MGM) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $2.95 Billion

Equities analysts forecast that MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) will announce sales of $2.95 billion for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have issued estimates for MGM Resorts International’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $3.12 billion and the lowest estimate coming in at $2.82 billion. MGM Resorts International reported sales of $2.60 billion during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 13.5%. The firm is scheduled... 
 

IQIYI (IQ) PT Set at $28.00 by China Renaissance Securities

IQIYI (NASDAQ:IQ) received a $28.00 price objective from stock analysts at China Renaissance Securities in a research note issued on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. China Renaissance Securities’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 51.35% from the stock’s current price. Several other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the company. OTR Global lowered IQIYI to a “positive” rating in a research note on Monday, January 14th. HSBC began coverage on IQIYI... 
 

Netflix’s (NFLX) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Monness Crespi & Hardt

Monness Crespi & Hardt reiterated their buy rating on shares of Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) in a report released on Friday morning. The brokerage currently has a $440.00 price target on the Internet television network’s stock, up from their previous price target of $430.00. A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on NFLX. Sanford C. Bernstein restated a buy rating and issued a $465.00 price target on shares of Netflix in a report on Wednesday, October 17th. Goldman Sachs Group set a $470.00 price target on Netflix... 
 

NuStar Energy (NS) Given “Hold” Rating at US Capital Advisors

US Capital Advisors restated their hold rating on shares of NuStar Energy (NYSE:NS) in a research report report published on Wednesday morning. NS has been the subject of a number of other reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of NuStar Energy from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $29.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday. Bank of America started coverage on shares of NuStar Energy in a report on Friday, January 11th. They set a neutral rating and a $27.00 target price for the company. ValuEngine cut shares... 
 

Sylogist (SYZ) Given New C$16.00 Price Target at Cormark

Sylogist (CVE:SYZ) had its price objective decreased by Cormark from C$18.00 to C$16.00 in a research note published on Friday morning. Separately, Acumen Capital set a C$17.00 target price on Sylogist and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 31st. Shares of CVE SYZ traded up C$0.50 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching C$13.23. 160,300 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 19,006. Sylogist has a 52 week low of C$8.75 and a 52 week high of C$14.76. In related... 
 

Rubius Therapeutics (RUBY) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Rubius Therapeutics (NASDAQ:RUBY) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Wednesday morning. Zacks Investment Research currently has $16.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Rubius Therapeutics, Inc. is a bio-technology company. It develops cellular therapies for the treatment of auto-immune, metabolic and other diseases. Rubius Therapeutics, Inc. is based in Cambridge, United States. “ A number of other brokerages have also weighed in on RUBY. Morgan Stanley... 
 

Wells Fargo & Co Analysts Give Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP) a $62.00 Price Target

Wells Fargo & Co set a $62.00 price objective on Pinnacle Financial Partners (NASDAQ:PNFP) in a report published on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock. A number of other analysts have also weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of Pinnacle Financial Partners from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Saturday, September 29th. ValuEngine cut shares of Pinnacle Financial Partners from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note on Wednesday, October... 
 

Jefferies Financial Group Reaffirms Buy Rating for PetIQ (PETQ)

Jefferies Financial Group reissued their buy rating on shares of PetIQ (NASDAQ:PETQ) in a report released on Tuesday morning. Jefferies Financial Group currently has a $39.00 target price on the stock. “PETQ remains our top small-cap growth idea post our mgmt meetings / co.’s bullish presentation at the ICR conf. in Orlando, FL. Mgmt underscored secular tailwinds in the attractive pet health industry remain very much in place, the co.”,” the firm’s analyst commented. A number of other equities analysts have also recently... 
 

Traders Sell Shares of The Coca-Cola (KO) on Strength (KO)

Traders sold shares of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $72.23 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $136.34 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $64.11 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, The Coca-Cola had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. The Coca-Cola traded up $0.14 for the day and closed at $47.06 KO has been the subject of a number of research reports. Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 target price on... 
 

Barclays Reaffirms “Buy” Rating for Netflix (NFLX)

Barclays reissued their buy rating on shares of Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) in a research report released on Wednesday. The firm currently has a $375.00 price objective on the Internet television network’s stock. Several other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Citigroup cut their target price on shares of Netflix and set a neutral rating on the stock in a report on Monday, October 15th. Loop Capital increased their target price on shares of Netflix from $365.00 to $385.00 in a report on Wednesday, October 17th. Nomura... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Lowers Hill-Rom (HRC) to Sell

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Hill-Rom (NYSE:HRC) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning. According to Zacks, “Hill-Rom's international revenues declined with a dip in sales in Asia-Pacific. Also, foreign exchange and a tough competitive landscape remain headwinds. However, the company's adjusted earnings increased 23% in the last reported quarter, marking it as the 13th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth. Hill-Rom saw a solid increase in revenues on robust... 
 

Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Raised to “Sell” at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report published on Wednesday morning. Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on GS. Wells Fargo & Co reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Goldman Sachs Group in a report on Thursday, September 20th. Wolfe Research started coverage on Goldman Sachs Group in a report on Tuesday, September 25th. They issued an outperform rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Goldman Sachs Group from a sell rating... 
 

Analysts Set Cidara Therapeutics Inc (CDTX) Price Target at $10.06

Cidara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CDTX) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the six analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $12.33. CDTX has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Cidara Therapeutics from a... 
 

Digital Money Bits Price Tops $0.0002 on Major Exchanges (DMB)

Digital Money Bits (CURRENCY:DMB) traded up 9.7% against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 12:00 PM Eastern on January 19th. Digital Money Bits has a total market cap of $18,769.00 and $11.00 worth of Digital Money Bits was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Digital Money Bits coin can now be bought for about $0.0002 or 0.00000005 BTC on popular exchanges including Crex24, CoinExchange, BiteBTC and CryptoBridge. During the last week, Digital Money Bits has traded up 9.8% against the US dollar. Here’s how similar cryptocurrencies... 
 

Carrols Restaurant Group (TAST) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Saturday. According to Zacks, “Carrols Restaurant Group is the largest BURGER KING franchisee in the U.S., with over 800 restaurants and has operated BURGER KING restaurants since 1976. “ Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell”... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades TOKYO ELECTRON/ADR (TOELY) to Strong Sell

TOKYO ELECTRON/ADR (OTCMKTS:TOELY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday. According to Zacks, “Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL) is a company mainly engaged in the manufacture and sale of electronic products for industrial uses. TEL is the largest manufacturer of IC and FPD production equipment in Japan and the third largest in the world. The Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment segment is engaged in the provision of... 
 

Fortinet (FTNT) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Buy”

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Wednesday. They currently have $84.00 price target on the software maker’s stock. According to Zacks, “Fortinet is benefiting from strength in overall product suite of Security Fabric. The digital transformation and security refresh cycle across most industries are tailwinds. Fortinet’s experience in the security space and mission-critical solutions is helping it maintain and grow its market share... 
 

Infinera (INFN) Lowered to Sell at BidaskClub

BidaskClub cut shares of Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning. Several other analysts also recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Infinera from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, November 15th. Piper Jaffray Companies decreased their price target on Infinera to $6.50 and set a neutral rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 7th. Rosenblatt Securities downgraded Infinera to a hold... 
 

Hecla Mining (HL) Rating Lowered to Underperform at Royal Bank of Canada

Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) was downgraded by equities researchers at Royal Bank of Canada from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note issued on Thursday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. They presently have a $2.45 price objective on the basic materials company’s stock, down from their previous price objective of $46.00. Royal Bank of Canada’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 1.66% from the stock’s previous close. A number of other equities analysts also recently... 
 

Contrasting Twist Bioscience (TWST) & Its Competitors

Twist Bioscience (NASDAQ: TWST) is one of 111 public companies in the “Biological products, except diagnostic” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Twist Bioscience to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, profitability and institutional ownership. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Twist Bioscience and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com. Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy... 
 

Marcus (MCS) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Marcus (NYSE:MCS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Wednesday. They currently have $48.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “The Marcus Corporation engages in the lodging and entertainment industries. It operates through two segments: Movie Theatres, and Hotels and Resorts. The Company’s movie theatre division owns or manages screens at locations in several states, as well as a family entertainment center. Marcus’ lodging division owns or manages... 
 

Traders Buy Cigna (CI) on Weakness

Traders bought shares of Cigna Holding Co (NYSE:CI) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $170.55 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $97.19 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $73.36 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Cigna had the 3rd highest net in-flow for the day. Cigna traded down ($2.23) for the day and closed at $194.50 CI has been the topic of several research reports. Wells Fargo & Co reduced their price objective on Cigna from $221.00 to $200.00 and set a “market... 
 

Analyzing IRIDEX (IRIX) and SpectraScience (SCIE)

IRIDEX (NASDAQ:IRIX) and SpectraScience (OTCMKTS:SCIE) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability. Valuation and Earnings This table compares IRIDEX and SpectraScience’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio IRIDEX $41.59 million 1.57 -$12.86... 
 

Capitala Finance (CPTA) and Firsthand Technology Value Fund (SVVC) Head to Head Contrast

Capitala Finance (NASDAQ:CPTA) and Firsthand Technology Value Fund (NASDAQ:SVVC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability. Profitability This table compares Capitala Finance and Firsthand Technology Value Fund’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Capitala Finance -16.14% 7.76% 3.20% Firsthand... 
 

Keysight Technologies Inc (KEYS) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Analysts

Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $71.22. KEYS has been the topic of several research reports. Jefferies Financial Group raised their price objective on Keysight Technologies... 
 

ZrCoin Price Hits $1.34 (ZRC)

ZrCoin (CURRENCY:ZRC) traded down 26.6% against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 11:00 AM E.T. on January 19th. One ZrCoin token can now be bought for $1.34 or 0.00035812 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Waves Decentralized Exchange, Tidex and HitBTC. ZrCoin has a market capitalization of $5.30 million and approximately $23,092.00 worth of ZrCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, ZrCoin has traded down 24.4% against the U.S. dollar. Here’s how similar cryptocurrencies have performed in... 
 

Reviewing Cision (CISN) & QAD (QADB)

Cision (NYSE:CISN) and QAD (NASDAQ:QADB) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and earnings. Volatility & Risk Cision has a beta of 0.57, suggesting that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QAD has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Profitability This... 
 

Comparing Under Armour (UAA) and Centric Brands (CTRC)

Under Armour (NYSE:UAA) and Centric Brands (NASDAQ:CTRC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends. Insider & Institutional Ownership 37.6% of Under Armour shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.7% of Centric Brands shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.4% of Under Armour shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively,... 
 

Mark Reilly Sells 2,500,000 Shares of Iodm Ltd (IOD) Stock

Iodm Ltd (ASX:IOD) insider Mark Reilly sold 2,500,000 shares of Iodm stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of A$0.02 ($0.01), for a total transaction of A$45,000.00 ($31,914.89). Shares of IOD stock remained flat at $A$0.02 ($0.01) during trading hours on Friday. WARNING: This story was first posted by [[site]] and is the sole property of of [[site]]. If you are viewing this story on another site, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of U.S. and international copyright... 
 

Koninklijke Philips (PHG) Cut to “Sell” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Koninklijke Philips (NYSE:PHG) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “Philips is gradually evolving as a healthcare company, having augmented its presence in the domain, primarily driven by an expanding portfolio. This is driving share price momentum that has outperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis. However, the company is under scrutiny from the FDA concerning a defibrillators dispute, which is expected to hurt profitability.... 
 

Zacks: Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (HALL) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:HALL) has been assigned an average broker rating score of 2.50 (Hold) from the two analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. Brokers have set a twelve-month consensus price target of $13.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.07 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Hallmark... 
 

ProAssurance (PRA) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of ProAssurance (NYSE:PRA) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Tuesday morning. According to Zacks, “ProAssurance has been performing well on the back of growth across its operating segments along with overall renewal pricing. Its core business, which includes professional liability insurance, services, and related products, has been witnessing a substantial improvement over the past few quarters. Moreover, the company significantly achieved inorganic growth via successful... 
 

Parsley Energy (PE) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Barclays

Barclays started coverage on shares of Parsley Energy (NYSE:PE) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued an overweight rating and a $38.00 target price on the oil and natural gas company’s stock. A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Wolfe Research lowered shares of Parsley Energy from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a report on Wednesday, October 17th. Morgan Stanley reissued a hold rating and set a $26.00 target... 
 

Trade Desk (TTD) Lifted to Strong-Buy at BidaskClub

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday. TTD has been the subject of several other reports. DA Davidson started coverage on shares of Trade Desk in a research report on Monday, October 8th. They issued a buy rating and a $158.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Trade Desk from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Saturday, November 17th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed an outperform rating and... 
 

Spero Therapeutics (SPRO) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Buy”

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Spero Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SPRO) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has $9.25 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Spero Therapeutics Inc. is a multi-asset, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. It focused on identifying, developing and commercializing novel treatments for multi-drug resistant bacterial infections. Spero Therapeutics Inc. is based in CAMBRIDGE, United States. “ SPRO has been the subject of... 
 

Nippon Life Global Investors Americas Inc. Acquires 12,350 Shares of Zoetis Inc (ZTS)

Nippon Life Global Investors Americas Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS) by 42.6% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 41,360 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,350 shares during the quarter. Nippon Life Global Investors Americas Inc.’s holdings in Zoetis were worth $3,538,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions... 
 

Peregrine Capital Management LLC Decreases Holdings in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (HMHC)

Peregrine Capital Management LLC lowered its stake in shares of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC) by 0.6% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 1,580,146 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 9,403 shares during the period. Peregrine Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt were worth $14,000,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Verition Fund Management... 
 
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