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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... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Hormel Foods Corp (HRL) to “Hold”

Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL) 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, “Hormel Foods' shares look overvalued and have underperformed the Zacks Categorized Food-Meat Products industry for the past three months. The company perceives that low turkey prices, extensive business rivalry and rise in operational expenses would continue to weigh over its near-term profitability. However, Hormel Foods is poised to... 
 

Royal Bank of Canada Raises Taseko Mines Ltd (TKO) Price Target to C$1.75

Taseko Mines Ltd (TSE:TKO) (NYSE:TGB) had its price objective hoisted by Royal Bank of Canada from C$1.50 to C$1.75 in a research report report published on Friday, May 5th. They currently have a sector perform rating on the stock. A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on TKO. National Bank Financial raised their price target on shares of Taseko Mines from C$1.30 to C$1.40 and gave the company a sector perform rating in a report on Tuesday, January 10th. Scotiabank reaffirmed a sector perform rating and issued a C$1.30 price... 
 

Ecosynthetix Inc (ECO) Upgraded to Outperform at Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada upgraded shares of Ecosynthetix Inc (TSE:ECO) from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating in a research report report published on Friday, May 5th. They currently have C$4.00 price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of C$2.50. Shares of Ecosynthetix (TSE:ECO) opened at 2.45 on Friday. Ecosynthetix has a 12-month low of $1.29 and a 12-month high of $2.90. The company has a 50 day moving average of $2.42 and a 200-day moving average of $2.32. The firm’s market cap is $145.93 million.... 
 

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... 
 

Mineral & Financial Investments Ltd (MAFL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Beaufort Securities

Mineral & Financial Investments Ltd (LON:MAFL)‘s stock had its “speculative buy” rating reiterated by equities researchers at Beaufort Securities in a report issued on Thursday. Shares of Mineral & Financial Investments (LON:MAFL) opened at 13.70 on Thursday. Mineral & Financial Investments has a 12 month low of GBX 3.75 and a 12 month high of GBX 22.50. The firm’s market cap is GBX 1.92 million. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 14.36 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 9.75. COPYRIGHT... 
 

Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Nanometrics (NANO) Stock Price

Media stories about Nanometrics (NASDAQ:NANO) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group, a unit of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nanometrics earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media headlines... 
 

Insider Selling: Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NBIX) Insider Sells 15,000 Shares of Stock

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:NBIX) insider Kyle Gano sold 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.00, for a total transaction of $810,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 88,246 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,765,284. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:NBIX) opened at 48.89 on Thursday. Neurocrine... 
 

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (HIG) to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $1.05 Per Share, Langen Mcalenn Forecasts

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG) – Stock analysts at Langen Mcalenn raised their Q3 2017 earnings estimates for Hartford Financial Services Group in a report released on Monday, Zacks Investment Research reports. Langen Mcalenn analyst R. Glasspiegel now forecasts that the insurance provider will earn $1.05 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.98. Langen Mcalenn also issued estimates for Hartford Financial Services Group’s Q4 2017 earnings at $1.23 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $4.25 EPS, Q1 2018... 
 

Luminex Co. to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.06 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts (LMNX)

Luminex Co. (NASDAQ:LMNX) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their Q3 2017 EPS estimates for Luminex in a note issued to investors on Monday, Zacks Investment Research reports. Jefferies Group analyst B. Couillard now expects that the medical instruments supplier will earn $0.06 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.08. Jefferies Group currently has a “Hold” rating and a $21.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Luminex’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.03... 
 

TINGYI(CAYMAN ISL) USD 0.005 (TCYMF) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

TINGYI(CAYMAN ISL) USD 0.005 (NASDAQ:TCYMF) has received a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation. Zacks has also assigned TINGYI(CAYMAN ISL) USD 0.005 an industry rank of 178 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors. Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised TINGYI(CAYMAN ISL) USD 0.005 from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on... 
 

Analysts Expect Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) to Announce $0.46 Earnings Per Share

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) has received a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the nine brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a strong sell recommendation, one has issued a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation, one has given a buy recommendation and two have issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. Brokerages have set a 1 year consensus price target of $21.29 for the company and are predicting... 
 

Brokerages Set ITT Inc. (ITT) Target Price at $46.00

Shares of ITT Inc. (NYSE:ITT) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $46.33. ITT has been the subject of a number of research reports. CIBC upgraded ITT from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday,... 
 

Equities Analysts Issue Forecasts for Realty Income Corp’s Q3 2017 Earnings (O)

Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O) – Stock analysts at Capital One Financial Corp. reduced their Q3 2017 EPS estimates for Realty Income Corp in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, according to Zacks Investment Research. Capital One Financial Corp. analyst C. Lucas now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings of $0.76 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.77. Capital One Financial Corp. also issued estimates for Realty Income Corp’s FY2017 earnings at $2.93 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings... 
 

Stuart Olson Inc (SOX) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Stuart Olson Inc (TSE:SOX) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$6.29. SOX has been the subject of a number of research reports. TD Securities restated a “hold” rating and issued a C$6.00... 
 

Advanced Drainage Systems (WMS) Receiving Favorable News Coverage, AlphaOne Reports

News stories about Advanced Drainage Systems (NYSE:WMS) 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. Advanced Drainage Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.40 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned headlines about the construction company... 
 

Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) Receives Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.23

News stories about Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE:MMC) have trended somewhat 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. Marsh & McLennan Companies earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned headlines about... 
 

Waste Connections (WCN) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.20

News headlines about Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group, a division of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Waste Connections earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also... 
 

Lithia Motors (LAD) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

News stories about Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD) have trended somewhat 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. Lithia Motors earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 73 out... 
 

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... 
 

Macquarie Infrastructure Corp (MIC) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds

Headlines about Macquarie Infrastructure Corp (NYSE:MIC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Macquarie Infrastructure Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned headlines about the... 
 

Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) Getting Somewhat Negative News Coverage, Study Finds

News stories about Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) have trended somewhat negative 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. Wells Fargo & Co earned a media sentiment score of -0.02 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned headlines about the financial services... 
 

Kite Pharma (KITE) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.19

News stories about Kite Pharma (NASDAQ:KITE) have trended somewhat 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. Kite Pharma earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned headlines about the biopharmaceutical company an impact... 
 

Whiting Petroleum Corp (WLL) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.25

News stories about Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) 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. Whiting Petroleum Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned headlines about the oil and gas exploration... 
 

Neff Corp (NEFF) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds

Headlines about Neff Corp (NYSE:NEFF) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Neff Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned headlines about the industrial products company an impact... 
 

Juniper Networks (JNPR) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds

Headlines about Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Juniper Networks earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned headlines about the network equipment provider... 
 

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.... 
 

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Bond Prices Fall 1.3% Earnings

An issue of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) debt fell 1.3% against its face value during trading on Wednesday following a weaker than expected earnings announcement. The high-yield issue of debt has a 3.45% coupon and will mature on June 1, 2023. The debt is now trading at $92.00 and was trading at $93.50 one week ago. Price changes in a company’s debt in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel changes in its stock price. The basic materials company reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’... 
 

Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust to Issue Monthly Dividend of $0.05 (IQI)

Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:IQI) declared a monthly dividend on Tuesday, May 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, May 12th will be given a dividend of 0.0546 per share by the financial services provider on Wednesday, May 31st. This represents a $0.66 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.20%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 10th. Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust has decreased its dividend by an average of 5.3% per year over the last three years. Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:IQI) opened at 12.59 on Thursday.... 
 

Short Interest in National General Holdings Corp (NGHC) Decreases By 5.1%

National General Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:NGHC) saw a significant decrease in short interest in the month of April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 462,352 shares, a decrease of 5.1% from the March 31st total of 486,953 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 378,143 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.2 days. Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of National General Holdings Corp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, March 2nd. In other... 
 

Zacks: Brokerages Expect Ferro Co. (FOE) to Post $0.25 Earnings Per Share

Brokerages predict that Ferro Co. (NYSE:FOE) will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.25 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have made estimates for Ferro’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.23 to $0.27. Ferro reported earnings of $0.22 per share in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 13.6%. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report after the market closes on Tuesday, April 25th. On average, analysts expect that... 
 

Stag Industrial Inc (STAG) Declares Monthly Dividend of $0.12

Stag Industrial Inc (NYSE:STAG) declared a monthly dividend on Thursday, May 4th. Investors of record on Monday, July 31st will be given a dividend of 0.1175 per share by the real estate investment trust on Tuesday, August 15th. This represents a $1.41 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.21%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 27th. This is an increase from Stag Industrial’s previous monthly dividend of $0.12. Stag Industrial has increased its dividend by an average of 0.5% per year over the last three years and has raised its dividend... 
 

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... 
 

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Receives “Outperform” Rating from Wells Fargo & Co

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating restated by investment analysts at Wells Fargo & Co in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, May 2nd. They currently have a $14.00 price objective on the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $12.00. Wells Fargo & Co’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 28.56% from the stock’s current price. AMD has been the topic of a number of other reports. Vetr cut Advanced Micro Devices... 
 

Shopify Inc (US) Sees Unusually High Options Volume (SHOP)

Shopify Inc (US) (NYSE:SHOP) (TSE:SH) saw some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Traders acquired 624 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 157% compared to the typical volume of 243 call options. A number of brokerages have weighed in on SHOP. Vetr lowered shares of Shopify Inc (US) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $53.19 target price for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, February 1st. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and... 
 

Peabody Energy Co. (BTU) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $4.83 EPS

Peabody Energy Co. (NYSE:BTU) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The coal producer reported $6.80 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.97 by $4.83. The company had revenue of $1.33 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.54 billion. Peabody Energy’s quarterly revenue was up 29.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($8.85) EPS. Shares of Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) opened at... 
 

Denny's Co. (DENN) Receives Neutral Rating from Instinet

Instinet reissued their neutral rating on shares of Denny's Co. (NASDAQ:DENN) in a report published on Wednesday, May 3rd. The firm currently has a $12.00 price target on the restaurant operator’s stock, up from their previous price target of $11.00. A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Denny's Co. from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, February 23rd. Wedbush restated an outperform rating and issued a $14.00 target price on shares... 
 

Short Interest in Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc (BRG) Rises By 10.6%

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc (NYSE:BRG) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 845,590 shares, an increase of 10.6% from the March 31st total of 764,521 shares. Approximately 3.5% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 184,963 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.6 days. Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Ardsley Advisory Partners... 
 

Scotiabank Reiterates $114.00 Price Target for Chevron Co. (CVX)

Chevron Co. (NYSE:CVX) has been assigned a $114.00 target price by research analysts at Scotiabank in a research report issued on Monday, May 1st. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the oil and gas company’s stock. Scotiabank’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 7.32% from the company’s current price. Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on CVX. Vetr downgraded Chevron from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating and set a $100.98 target... 
 

CARBO Ceramics Inc. (CRR) Downgraded to “Sell” at Zacks Investment Research

CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR) 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, “CARBO Ceramics Inc. is the world’s largest producer and supplier of ceramic proppants for use in the hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil wells. Demand for ceramic proppants depends primarily upon the demand for natural gas and oil and on the number of natural gas and oil wells drilled, completed or recompleted worldwide.... 
 

Delek Logistics Partners LP (DKL) Upgraded to “Buy” by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Delek Logistics Partners LP (NYSE:DKL) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Tuesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research currently has $38.00 price objective on the oil and gas producer’s stock. According to Zacks, “Delek Logistics Partners, LP owns, operates, acquires and constructs crude oil and refined products logistics and marketing assets. The company operates crude oil transportation pipelines, refined product pipelines, crude oil gathering system, and associated... 
 

Diageo plc (DGE) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley reiterated their overweight rating on shares of Diageo plc (LON:DGE) in a report published on Wednesday, May 10th. Morgan Stanley currently has a GBX 2,500 ($32.52) price objective on the stock. DGE has been the topic of a number of other reports. Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated an outperform rating and issued a GBX 2,500 ($32.52) price objective on shares of Diageo plc in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Liberum Capital restated a sell rating and set a GBX 2,000 ($26.02) price target on shares of Diageo plc in a research... 
 

Calpine Co. (CPN) Price Target Cut to $14.00

Calpine Co. (NYSE:CPN) had its price objective lowered by Goldman Sachs Group Inc from $15.00 to $14.00 in a report published on Tuesday, May 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group Inc currently has a buy rating on the utilities provider’s stock. Other equities research analysts have also issued reports about the company. Royal Bank of Canada set a $14.00 price target on Calpine and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 4th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a buy rating and issued a $14.00 target price on shares of Calpine... 
 

Cna Financial Corp (CNA) Stock Rating Lowered by Deutsche Bank AG

Cna Financial Corp (NYSE:CNA) was downgraded by research analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday, May 2nd. They presently have a $46.00 target price on the insurance provider’s stock, up from their previous target price of $45.00. Deutsche Bank AG’s target price indicates a potential upside of 0.79% from the company’s previous close. Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered Cna Financial Corp from a “buy” rating to a “hold”... 
 

Diana Shipping Inc. (DSX) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday, May 2nd. The brokerage presently has a $4.50 target price on the shipping company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s target price indicates a potential upside of 13.35% from the company’s previous close. According to Zacks, “Diana Shipping Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services. They specialize in transporting dry bulk cargoes,... 
 

A. O. Smith Corp (AOS) Insider Mark A. Petrarca Sells 20,800 Shares

A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) insider Mark A. Petrarca sold 20,800 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.88, for a total transaction of $1,120,704.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 103,449 shares in the company, valued at $5,573,832.12. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Shares of A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) opened at 54.29 on Thursday. A. O. Smith Corp has a 12-month low of... 
 

Ichor Holdings Ltd (ICHR) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages

Shares of Ichor Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:ICHR) have been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the six research firms that are covering the firm. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $22.80. ICHR has been the topic of several research reports. Needham & Company LLC lifted their price target on Ichor Holdings from $17.00 to $21.00 and gave... 
 

Gildan Activewear Inc (GIL) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance

Gildan Activewear Inc (NYSE:GIL) (TSE:GIL) issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.60-1.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.66. Shares of Gildan Activewear Inc (NYSE:GIL) opened at 27.98 on Thursday. Gildan Activewear Inc has a 12 month low of $23.55 and a 12 month high of $32.20. The company has a 50 day moving average of $27.74 and a 200-day moving average of $26.41. The firm has a market capitalization... 
 

Edison International (EIX) Earns “Hold” Rating from Jefferies Group LLC

Jefferies Group LLC reiterated their hold rating on shares of Edison International (NYSE:EIX) in a report published on Tuesday, May 2nd. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $83.00 price objective on the utilities provider’s stock, up from their prior price objective of $80.00. Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Deutsche Bank AG upped their target price on Edison International from $79.00 to $81.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Evercore ISI restated a hold rating on... 
 

William Blair Brokers Boost Earnings Estimates for Eaton Co., PLC (ETN)

Eaton Co., PLC (NYSE:ETN) – Equities researchers at William Blair lifted their Q3 2017 earnings estimates for Eaton Co., PLC in a report released on Tuesday, Zacks Investment Research reports. William Blair analyst N. Heymann now expects that the industrial products company will post earnings per share of $1.30 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $1.21. William Blair also issued estimates for Eaton Co., PLC’s FY2018 earnings at $5.05 EPS. Eaton Co., PLC (NYSE:ETN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday,... 
 
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