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Tuesday Morning Co. (TUES) Shares Gap Down After Earnings Miss

Tuesday Morning Co. (NASDAQ:TUES)’s share price gapped down before the market opened on Friday following a weaker than expected earnings announcement. The stock had previously closed at $2.25, but opened at $2.20. Tuesday Morning shares last traded at $2.33, with a volume of 636,180 shares traded. The company reported ($0.34) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.27) by $0.07. Tuesday Morning had a negative net margin of 0.98% and a negative return on equity of 4.20%. The firm had revenue of... 
 

Brokers Set Expectations for NIC Inc.’s Q2 2017 Earnings (EGOV)

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV) – Stock analysts at Barrington Research dropped their Q2 2017 EPS estimates for shares of NIC in a research note issued on Wednesday, Zacks Investment Research reports. Barrington Research analyst G. Prestopino now forecasts that the software maker will post earnings per share of $0.18 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.19. Barrington Research also issued estimates for NIC’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.14 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.22 EPS and Q3 2018 earnings at $0.21 EPS. NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV)... 
 

Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust (JNUG) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust (NYSE:JNUG) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in the month of April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 8,210,540 shares, a drop of 27.5% from the March 31st total of 11,317,398 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 55,608,030 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.1 days. Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust (NYSE:JNUG) traded down 4.07% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $16.95. The company had a trading volume of 19,332,869... 
 

Brokers Issue Forecasts for DNB Financial Corp’s Q2 2017 Earnings (DNBF)

DNB Financial Corp (NASDAQ:DNBF) – Investment analysts at FIG Partners cut their Q2 2017 earnings estimates for shares of DNB Financial Corp in a report issued on Monday, according to Zacks Investment Research. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $0.58 for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.63. FIG Partners has a “Outperform” rating on the stock. FIG Partners also issued estimates for DNB Financial Corp’s Q3 2017 earnings at $0.61... 
 

Hillenbrand, Inc. (HI) Stake Increased by Creative Planning

Creative Planning increased its stake in shares of Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE:HI) by 2.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 5,657 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 132 shares during the period. Creative Planning’s holdings in Hillenbrand were worth $203,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in HI. Charter Trust Co. acquired a new position in shares of... 
 

Creative Planning Raises Stake in NTT Docomo Inc (DCM)

Creative Planning increased its stake in shares of NTT Docomo Inc (NYSE:DCM) by 1.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 8,215 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 112 shares during the period. Creative Planning’s holdings in NTT Docomo were worth $192,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in DCM. Manning & Napier Advisors LLC raised its... 
 

Macquarie Group Ltd. Holds Position in Bristow Group Inc (BRS)

Macquarie Group Ltd. maintained its position in shares of Bristow Group Inc (NYSE:BRS) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 39,700 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock at the end of the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. owned approximately 0.11% of Bristow Group worth $813,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors... 
 

Travelers Companies (TRV) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Press coverage about Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, AlphaOne reports. The research group, a division of Accern, scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Travelers Companies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media headlines about the insurance provider... 
 

Nidec Co. (NJDCY) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results

Nidec Co. (NASDAQ:NJDCY) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The company reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $2.91 billion for the quarter. Nidec (NASDAQ:NJDCY) traded up 1.68% on Thursday, reaching $24.63. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 37,955 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $23.32 and a 200 day moving average of $23.14. Nidec has a 12-month low of $17.40 and a 12-month high of $24.76.... 
 

Searle & CO. Acquires 69 Shares of AT&T Inc. (T)

Searle & CO. raised its position in shares of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) by 0.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 39,503 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 69 shares during the period. AT&T comprises approximately 0.7% of Searle & CO.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 25th largest position. Searle & CO.’s holdings in AT&T were worth $1,680,000 at the... 
 

Sequential Brands Group Inc (SQBG) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Sequential Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:SQBG) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Saturday, May 6th. According to Zacks, “Sequential Brands Group Inc. is a licensing and brand management company focused on promoting, marketing and licensing a portfolio of consumer brands. The Company’s brands include William Rast(R) and People’s Liberation(R). It licenses its brands with respect to a broad range of products, including apparel, eyewear, footwear and fashion accessories,... 
 

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $1.23 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts (SPR)

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR) – Jefferies Group dropped their Q2 2017 earnings estimates for shares of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings in a report released on Wednesday, Zacks Investment Research reports. Jefferies Group analyst H. Rubel now expects that the aerospace company will post earnings per share of $1.23 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $1.33. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Spirit AeroSystems Holdings’ Q3 2017 earnings at $1.27 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at $1.23 EPS and FY2017 earnings... 
 

Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) Price Target Cut to $61.00 by Analysts at Mizuho

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) had its price objective decreased by equities research analysts at Mizuho from $76.00 to $61.00 in a report released on Tuesday, April 25th. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Mizuho’s price objective points to a potential upside of 1.51% from the company’s current price. A number of other research firms also recently weighed in on ESRX. Credit Suisse Group AG restated a “buy” rating and issued a $85.00 target price on shares of Express... 
 

UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. Cuts Stake in Simpson Manufacturing Co, Inc. (SSD)

UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. lowered its position in shares of Simpson Manufacturing Co, Inc. (NYSE:SSD) by 37.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 40,497 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 24,088 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. owned about 0.08% of Simpson Manufacturing Co worth $1,771,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors... 
 

Teachers Advisors LLC Buys 2,094 Shares of UMB Financial Corp (UMBF)

Teachers Advisors LLC raised its position in UMB Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UMBF) by 2.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 76,519 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 2,094 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.15% of UMB Financial Corp worth $5,901,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Chicago Equity Partners LLC boosted... 
 

iShares Trust (IEFA) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest

iShares Trust (NYSE:IEFA) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 1,968,193 shares, a drop of 79.4% from the March 31st total of 9,557,289 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,680,187 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.3 days. Shares of iShares Trust (NYSE:IEFA) traded up 0.02% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $61.78. 2,666,951 shares of the company were exchanged. iShares Trust has a 12-month low of $48.33 and a 12-month high of $61.90.... 
 

66,720 Shares in TIM Participacoes SA (TSU) Acquired by Norges Bank

Norges Bank acquired a new stake in TIM Participacoes SA (NYSE:TSU) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm acquired 66,720 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock, valued at approximately $787,000. A number of other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. bought a new position in TIM Participacoes SA during the fourth quarter valued at $146,000. FNY Partners Fund LP acquired a new stake in shares... 
 

Burney Co. Decreases Stake in Toro Co (TTC)

Burney Co. decreased its stake in Toro Co (NYSE:TTC) by 4.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 389,021 shares of the company’s stock after selling 18,605 shares during the period. Toro comprises 1.6% of Burney Co.’s holdings, making the stock its 5th largest position. Burney Co. owned approximately 0.36% of Toro worth $24,298,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also... 
 

Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (TSM) Position Increased by Thornburg Investment Management Inc.

Thornburg Investment Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (NYSE:TSM) by 38.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 79,017 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 21,928 shares during the period. Thornburg Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. were worth $2,595,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds and other... 
 

Deutsche Bank AG Reaffirms “Hold” Rating for Kilroy Realty Corp (KRC)

Kilroy Realty Corp (NYSE:KRC)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at Deutsche Bank AG in a note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a $78.00 price target on the real estate investment trust’s stock, up from their previous price target of $75.00. Deutsche Bank AG’s price objective points to a potential upside of 5.76% from the stock’s previous close. Several other brokerages also recently weighed in on KRC. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating... 
 

Q2 2017 EPS Estimates for MB Financial Inc (MBFI) Lowered by Jefferies Group

MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Group cut their Q2 2017 earnings per share estimates for MB Financial in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, Zacks Investment Research reports. Jefferies Group analyst C. Haire now anticipates that the bank will earn $0.63 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.66. Jefferies Group has a “Hold” rating and a $48.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for MB Financial’s Q3 2017 earnings... 
 

FY2018 Earnings Forecast for HDFC Bank Limited Issued By Jefferies Group (HDB)

HDFC Bank Limited (NYSE:HDB) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group raised their FY2018 EPS estimates for HDFC Bank Limited in a research note issued on Sunday. Jefferies Group analyst N. Karfa now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $3.10 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $3.04. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for HDFC Bank Limited’s FY2019 earnings at $3.80 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $4.63 EPS. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “[[title]]” was published by [[site]] and... 
 

Brean Capital Comments on CV Holdings Inc’s FY2018 Earnings (CBF)

CV Holdings Inc (NYSE:CBF) – Stock analysts at Brean Capital issued their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for CV Holdings in a note issued to investors on Monday. Brean Capital analyst B. Brantley expects that the company will earn $2.20 per share for the year. Brean Capital has a “Buy” rating and a $46.00 price objective on the stock. CV Holdings (NYSE:CBF) last released its earnings results on Thursday, January 26th. The company reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate... 
 

Jefferies Group Brokers Increase Earnings Estimates for Lantheus Holdings Inc (LNTH)

Lantheus Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LNTH) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Group boosted their Q2 2017 earnings per share estimates for Lantheus Holdings in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, Zacks Investment Research reports. Jefferies Group analyst R. Denhoy now anticipates that the medical equipment provider will earn $0.26 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.21. Jefferies Group has a “Buy” rating and a $18.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates... 
 

FY2018 EPS Estimates for Heartland Express, Inc. Raised by Seaport Global Securities (HTLD)

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) – Analysts at Seaport Global Securities raised their FY2018 earnings estimates for shares of Heartland Express in a report issued on Monday. Seaport Global Securities analyst R. Wood now expects that the transportation company will post earnings per share of $0.80 for the year, up from their previous estimate of $0.78. Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of Heartland Express from a “sell” rating to a “hold”... 
 

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Rating Increased to Buy at Guggenheim

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) was upgraded by stock analysts at Guggenheim from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday, April 25th. The firm presently has a $96.00 price target on the financial services provider’s stock, up from their prior price target of $88.25. Guggenheim’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 12.48% from the company’s current price. A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on JPM. Sandler O’Neill restated... 
 

Steel Dynamics, Inc. (STLD) Downgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STLD) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Tuesday, April 25th. According to Zacks, “Steel Dynamics, Inc. owns and operates a flat-rolled steel mini-mill. Steel Dynamics operates in the production and sale of hot-rolled and cold-rolled steel coils. The company’s customers consist of intermediate steel processors, steel service centers and end users including manufacturers of cold-rolled strip, oil and gas transmission pipe, and mechanical and structural... 
 

Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng Inc (ASX) Shares Bought by State Street Corp

State Street Corp increased its position in shares of Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng Inc (NYSE:ASX) by 4.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 435,528 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 19,162 shares during the period. State Street Corp’s holdings in Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng were worth $2,193,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds also recently modified... 
 

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Buys 267,978 Shares of Intrepid Potash, Inc. (IPI)

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE:IPI) by 40.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 936,918 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 267,978 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 1.25% of Intrepid Potash worth $1,949,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Shares of Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE:IPI) traded up... 
 

Renaissance Technologies LLC Buys Shares of 8,288 Vermilion Energy Inc (VET)

Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new position in shares of Vermilion Energy Inc (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund bought 8,288 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $348,000. Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. First Interstate Bank increased its stake in Vermilion Energy by 41.3% in the fourth quarter. First Interstate Bank now owns 3,200 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued... 
 

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Purchases 24,447 Shares of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (CCO)

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO) by 6.9% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 376,408 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 24,447 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 0.10% of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings worth $1,901,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds... 
 

Family Legacy Inc. Acquires Shares of 4,540 Total SA (TOT)

Family Legacy Inc. acquired a new position in Total SA (NYSE:TOT) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 4,540 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $229,000. Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Intrust Bank NA boosted its stake in shares of Total SA by 3.5% in the third quarter. Intrust Bank NA now owns 14,281 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s... 
 

Brokerages Expect Scorpio Tankers Inc. (STNG) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $131.11 Million

Equities research analysts forecast that Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NASDAQ:STNG) will report $131.11 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have provided estimates for Scorpio Tankers’ earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $128.3 million and the highest estimate coming in at $134.7 million. Scorpio Tankers reported sales of $137.21 million in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 4.4%. The company is scheduled to report... 
 

Evergreen Capital Management LLC Decreases Stake in Teekay Tankers Ltd. (TNK)

Evergreen Capital Management LLC reduced its stake in Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:TNK) by 18.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,270,075 shares of the shipping company’s stock after selling 292,800 shares during the period. Evergreen Capital Management LLC owned 0.81% of Teekay Tankers worth $2,604,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings... 
 

Jennison Associates LLC Raises Stake in Target Co. (TGT)

Jennison Associates LLC boosted its position in Target Co. (NYSE:TGT) by 1.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 522,890 shares of the retailer’s stock after buying an additional 8,786 shares during the period. Jennison Associates LLC owned 0.09% of Target worth $28,858,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Linscomb & Williams Inc. increased... 
 

State Street Corp Has $2.321 Million Stake in Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE)

State Street Corp reduced its position in Energy Transfer Equity LP (NYSE:ETE) by 1.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 120,210 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 2,150 shares during the period. State Street Corp’s holdings in Energy Transfer Equity were worth $2,321,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Chicago Partners... 
 

Brokers Set Expectations for Newfield Exploration Co.’s FY2018 Earnings (NFX)

Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks upped their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for Newfield Exploration in a note issued to investors on Monday. SunTrust Banks analyst N. Dingmann now forecasts that the energy company will earn $2.39 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $2.29. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Newfield Exploration’s FY2019 earnings at $3.05 EPS. Other analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Canaccord Genuity ... 
 

$3.04 Billion in Sales Expected for Automatic Data Processing (ADP) This Quarter

Equities analysts expect Automatic Data Processing (NYSE:ADP) to announce sales of $3.04 billion for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Six analysts have provided estimates for Automatic Data Processing’s earnings. The highest sales estimate is $3.07 billion and the lowest is $3.02 billion. Automatic Data Processing reported sales of $2.9 billion during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 4.8%. The company is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July... 
 

Jones Lang LaSalle Inc (JLL) Trading 7.5% Higher on Strong Earnings

Jones Lang LaSalle Inc (NYSE:JLL) was up 7.5% on Friday after the company announced better than expected quarterly earnings. The company traded as high as $126.80 and last traded at $125.21, with a volume of 658,940 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $116.47. The financial services provider reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.07. Jones Lang LaSalle had a return on equity of 13.14% and a net margin of 4.68%. The firm had revenue of $1.62 billion... 
 

Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) Receives Buy Rating from HSBC Holdings plc

Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by stock analysts at HSBC Holdings plc in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, April 25th. They currently have a $275.00 price target on the investment management company’s stock. HSBC Holdings plc’s target price indicates a potential upside of 23.61% from the company’s previous close. A number of other equities analysts have also recently commented on GS. Vetr cut Goldman Sachs Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell”... 
 

Dow Chemical Co (DOW) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 18,237,919 shares, a decrease of 13.3% from the March 31st total of 21,024,877 shares. Currently, 1.5% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 4,769,089 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.8 days. Shares of Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) traded down 1.30% on Thursday, reaching $60.65. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,508,056 shares.... 
 

Marten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) Price Target Raised to $25.00

Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN) had its price target lifted by research analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from $22.00 to $25.00 in a report released on Tuesday, April 25th. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the transportation company’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price suggests a potential upside of 0.20% from the company’s current price. Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Marten Transport from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April... 
 

M/I Homes Inc (MHO) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.16 EPS

M/I Homes Inc (NYSE:MHO) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The construction company reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.16. The business had revenue of $407 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $376.76 million. M/I Homes had a return on equity of 11.39% and a net margin of 3.35%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company... 
 

Fifth Third Bancorp’s (FITB) Hold Rating Reiterated at BMO Capital Markets

Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by investment analysts at BMO Capital Markets in a report issued on Tuesday, April 25th. They currently have a $28.00 target price on the financial services provider’s stock. BMO Capital Markets’ target price would indicate a potential upside of 14.43% from the company’s previous close. Several other research firms have also commented on FITB. Hilliard Lyons lowered Fifth Third Bancorp from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform”... 
 

Amgen, Inc. (AMGN) Rating Reiterated by Sanford C. Bernstein

Sanford C. Bernstein restated their market perform rating on shares of Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) in a research note published on Tuesday, April 25th. They currently have a $178.00 price objective on the medical research company’s stock. A number of other research analysts also recently commented on the stock. Cowen and Company reissued an outperform rating and set a $209.00 target price on shares of Amgen in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reissued an outperform rating and set a $189.00 target price... 
 

United States Lime & Minerals Inc (USLM) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results

United States Lime & Minerals Inc (NASDAQ:USLM) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The construction company reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. United States Lime & Minerals had a net margin of 12.75% and a return on equity of 10.34%. The firm had revenue of $36.15 million for the quarter. Shares of United States Lime & Minerals (NASDAQ:USLM) traded down 0.27% during trading on Thursday, hitting $78.00. 2,847 shares of the company traded hands. United States Lime & Minerals has a 52 week low... 
 

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Analysts Give ING Groep NV (INGA) a €17.20 Price Target

JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a €17.20 ($19.33) target price on ING Groep NV (AMS:INGA) in a research note published on Friday, May 12th. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock. INGA has been the subject of several other research reports. Macquarie set a €15.50 ($17.42) target price on shares of ING Groep NV and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Friday, January 13th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc set a €16.00 ($17.98) target price on shares of ING Groep NV and gave the stock a neutral rating in a report on Monday,... 
 

Sothebys (BID) Cut to “C” at TheStreet

TheStreet downgraded shares of Sothebys (NYSE:BID) from a b- rating to a c rating in a research report report published on Wednesday, May 10th. A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Sothebys from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Cowen and Company lifted their price objective on Sothebys from $53.00 to $56.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research note on Thursday, March 16th. Shares of Sothebys (NYSE:BID) traded... 
 

Swiss National Bank Boosts Position in HCP, Inc. (HCP)

Swiss National Bank raised its stake in shares of HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) by 28.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,656,821 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 363,300 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.35% of HCP worth $51,825,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Harvest Fund Management Co. Ltd purchased a new position in HCP during... 
 

Mercadolibre Inc (MELI) Trading 16.3% Higher After Better-Than-Expected Earnings

Mercadolibre Inc (NASDAQ:MELI)’s share price was up 16.3% during trading on Friday following a better than expected earnings announcement. The company traded as high as $275.55 and last traded at $275.16, with a volume of 1,735,880 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $236.51. The company reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.32. Mercadolibre had a net margin of 16.13% and a return on equity of 38.86%. The firm had revenue of $273.90 million for the quarter,... 
 
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