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Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Franklin Financial Corp (FRNK) Stock Price

News coverage about Franklin Financial Corp (NASDAQ:FRNK) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Franklin Financial Corp earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.5774573897889... 
 

Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund (BSL) Stock Price

News headlines about Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund (NYSE:BSL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund earned a coverage optimism score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about... 
 

Rose Rock Midstream (RRMS) Receiving Somewhat Negative News Coverage, Analysis Finds

News coverage about Rose Rock Midstream (NYSE:RRMS) has trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rose Rock Midstream earned a news sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.3688710947032 out... 
 

Medidata Solutions, Inc. (MDSO) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages

Shares of Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the thirteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and nine have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $84.64. Several research firms recently commented on MDSO. Piper Jaffray Companies upped their price target on shares of... 
 

Associated Banc-Corp (ASB) Receives $24.78 Average Target Price from Analysts

Shares of Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE:ASB) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fifteen ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $24.78. Several research firms recently weighed in on ASB. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Associated Banc-Corp... 
 

First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (FMBI) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMBI) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $26.20. Several equities analysts have weighed in on FMBI shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded First Midwest... 
 

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FLT) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FLT) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Monday, October 9th. The brokerage presently has a $180.00 price objective on the business services provider’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective indicates a potential upside of 8.46% from the stock’s previous close. According to Zacks, “FleetCor is a leading independent global provider of fuel cards, commercial payment and data solutions,... 
 

Somewhat Negative News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Rentech Nitrogen Partners (NYSE:RNF) Stock Price

Press coverage about Rentech Nitrogen Partners (NYSE:RNF) has trended somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rentech Nitrogen Partners earned a coverage optimism score of -0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the basic materials company an... 
 

Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Skullcandy (NASDAQ:SKUL) Stock Price

News headlines about Skullcandy (NASDAQ:SKUL) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Skullcandy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 43.724930784922 out of 100,... 
 

Sotheby’s (BID) Receives $59.00 Consensus PT from Analysts

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has assigned a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $59.00. A number of research firms recently issued reports on BID. Zacks Investment... 
 

Veritone (VERI) vs. Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD) Head-To-Head Analysis

Veritone (NASDAQ: VERI) and Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations. Profitability This table compares Veritone and Cornerstone OnDemand’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Veritone N/A N/A N/A Cornerstone OnDemand -15.39% -182.51% -8.45% Insider... 
 

Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) Stock Price

News headlines about LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. LinkedIn Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the social networking company an impact... 
 

Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Condor Hospitality Trust (NASDAQ:SPPR) Share Price

News headlines about Condor Hospitality Trust (NASDAQ:SPPR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Condor Hospitality Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services... 
 

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (BRCD) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRCD) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and ten have issued a hold recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $12.81. BRCD has been the subject of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of Brocade Communications Systems... 
 

SEI Investments Company (SEIC) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $385.08 Million

Analysts expect SEI Investments Company (NASDAQ:SEIC) to post $385.08 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have provided estimates for SEI Investments’ earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $386.94 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $383.30 million. SEI Investments reported sales of $354.64 million in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 8.6%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings results on Thursday,... 
 

Analysts Set Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (GBT) PT at $55.70

Shares of Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:GBT) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eleven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $55.73. Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley... 
 

BG Medicine (BGMD) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.30

News stories about BG Medicine (NASDAQ:BGMD) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BG Medicine earned a daily sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the medical research company an impact score of 45.5244000700352 out... 
 

Contrasting Manning & Napier (NYSE:MN) & Ares Management L.P. (ARES)

Manning & Napier (NYSE: MN) and Ares Management L.P. (NYSE:ARES) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership. Profitability This table compares Manning & Napier and Ares Management L.P.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Manning & Napier 3.41% 34.28% 20.97% Ares Management... 
 

Magellan Health (NASDAQ:MGLN) vs. Its Competitors Head to Head Survey

Magellan Health (NASDAQ: MGLN) is one of 14 publicly-traded companies in the “Managed Health Care” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Magellan Health to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends. Volatility and Risk Magellan Health has a beta of 0.58, meaning that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Magellan Health’s peers have a beta of 0.76, meaning... 
 

Advanced Accelerator Applications (NASDAQ:AAAP) versus Its Rivals Critical Survey

Advanced Accelerator Applications (NASDAQ: AAAP) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Advanced Accelerator Applications to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends. Institutional & Insider Ownership 37.5% of Advanced Accelerator Applications shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.8%... 
 

The Michaels Companies, Inc. (MIK) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.26 Billion

Brokerages forecast that The Michaels Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIK) will announce sales of $1.26 billion for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have provided estimates for The Michaels Companies’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $1.25 billion to $1.29 billion. The Michaels Companies reported sales of $1.23 billion in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 2.4%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, December 5th. According... 
 

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) Lifted to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday, October 9th. According to Zacks, “Curtiss-Wright Corporation ( CW ) is a manufacturing and service company that designs, manufactures, and overhauls precision components and provides engineered products and services to the aerospace, defense, power generation and general industrial markets. The Company operates through three segments: Commercial/Industrial, Defense and Power.... 
 

Cogent Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCOI) Raised to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cogent Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCOI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday, October 9th. Zacks Investment Research currently has $57.00 price objective on the technology company’s stock. According to Zacks, “Cogent Communications Holdings Inc. specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access, Ethernet transport, and colocation services. It offers on-net Internet access services to bandwidth-intensive users and... 
 

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $22.25. Several brokerages have recently commented on NRG. Zacks Investment Research raised NRG Energy from a “hold”... 
 

$86.68 Million in Sales Expected for TrueCar, Inc. (TRUE) This Quarter

Wall Street brokerages forecast that TrueCar, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRUE) will report $86.68 million in sales for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have issued estimates for TrueCar’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $87.65 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $85.93 million. TrueCar posted sales of $75.14 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 15.4%. The company is expected to report its next earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. On... 
 

Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) Given “Sell” Rating at Deutsche Bank AG

Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed their sell rating on shares of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) in a research report released on Monday, October 9th. They currently have a $159.00 target price on the stock, up from their prior target price of $147.00. Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their target price on Cummins from $160.00 to $168.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut Cummins from a buy rating to a hold rating in a... 
 

Packaging Corporation of America’s (NYSE:PKG) “Hold” Rating Reiterated at Deutsche Bank AG

Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE:PKG) in a research report released on Monday, October 9th. They currently have a $120.00 target price on the industrial products company’s stock, up from their prior target price of $94.00. Several other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on PKG. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on Packaging Corporation of America from $104.00 to $118.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research note on Friday,... 
 

Comparing Archrock Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:APLP) and Its Competitors

Archrock Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: APLP) is one of 57 public companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Archrock Partners, L.P. to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation and dividends. Dividends Archrock Partners, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.3%. Archrock Partners, L.P. pays out -518.2% of its earnings in the form... 
 

$56.15 Million in Sales Expected for State Bank Financial Corporation. (STBZ) This Quarter

Wall Street analysts expect that State Bank Financial Corporation. (NASDAQ:STBZ) will post sales of $56.15 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for State Bank Financial Corporation.’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $56.40 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $55.90 million. State Bank Financial Corporation. posted sales of $47.89 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 17.2%.... 
 

Brokerages Set Aberdeen Asset Management plc (ADN) Price Target at $292.81

Aberdeen Asset Management plc (LON:ADN) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eighteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 292.81 ($3.85). Several equities analysts have weighed in on ADN... 
 

Ares Management L.P. (ARES) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Buy

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ares Management L.P. (NYSE:ARES) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Monday, October 9th. Zacks Investment Research currently has $21.00 target price on the asset manager’s stock. According to Zacks, “Ares Management, L.P. is a global alternative asset manager. It manages four investment groups that invest in the tradable credit, direct lending, and private equity and real estate markets. The company’s Tradable Credit Group segment manages various types... 
 

Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) Coverage Initiated at Jefferies Group LLC

Stock analysts at Jefferies Group LLC initiated coverage on shares of Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) in a research report issued on Monday, October 9th, Marketbeat reports. The brokerage set a “hold” rating and a $21.00 price target on the oil and natural gas company’s stock. Jefferies Group LLC’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 6.49% from the stock’s previous close. Several other research analysts also recently issued reports on AR. Scotiabank set a $27.00 target price on Antero Resources... 
 

Analysts Set Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. (Pref) (FME) Target Price at $88.39

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. (Pref) (ETR:FME) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have assigned a hold recommendation and ten have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is €88.39 ($103.98). A number of equities analysts have weighed in on... 
 

Head to Head Contrast: First American Corporation (The) (NYSE:FAF) and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B)

First American Corporation (The) (NYSE: FAF) and Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings. Profitability This table compares First American Corporation (The) and Berkshire Hathaway’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets First American Corporation... 
 

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO) Stock Rating Lowered by Jefferies Group LLC

Jefferies Group LLC downgraded shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Monday, October 9th, Marketbeat reports. Jefferies Group LLC currently has $16.00 target price on the oil and gas producer’s stock, down from their previous target price of $25.00. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Carrizo Oil & Gas’ Q3 2017 earnings at $0.24 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at $0.42 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $1.16 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.35 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at... 
 

Invitation Home Inc. (NYSE:INVH) Now Covered by BTIG Research

BTIG Research started coverage on shares of Invitation Home Inc. (NYSE:INVH) in a research note published on Monday, October 9th, Marketbeat reports. The firm issued a buy rating and a $26.00 target price on the stock. Several other analysts have also recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Invitation Home from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $26.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a buy rating and set a $25.00 price target on shares of... 
 

Wpp Plc (WPP) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages

Shares of Wpp Plc (LON:WPP) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the twenty-one brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and fifteen have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,838.94 ($24.18). WPP has been the subject of several recent research reports. Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform”... 
 

DWS Multi-Market Income Trust Plans Monthly Dividend of $0.04 (NYSE:KMM)

DWS Multi-Market Income Trust (NYSE:KMM) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, October 9th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, October 16th will be given a dividend of 0.035 per share by the investment management company on Tuesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.70%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 13th. DWS Multi-Market Income Trust has decreased its dividend payment by an average of 16.5% per year over the last three years. DWS Multi-Market Income... 
 

Constellation Brands Inc (NYSE:STZ) Plans $0.52 Quarterly Dividend

Constellation Brands Inc (NYSE:STZ) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, October 9th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 7th will be given a dividend of 0.52 per share on Tuesday, November 21st. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.98%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 6th. Constellation Brands has a dividend payout ratio of 24.7% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Research analysts expect Constellation Brands to earn $9.23 per share... 
 

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) Receives “Buy” Rating from Seaport Global Securities

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by stock analysts at Seaport Global Securities in a research note issued on Monday, October 9th. They presently have a $145.00 price target on the communications equipment provider’s stock, up from their previous price target of $135.00. Seaport Global Securities’ target price would indicate a potential upside of 7.53% from the stock’s current price. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Harris Corporation’s Q1 2018 earnings... 
 

AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) Receives “Buy” Rating from Deutsche Bank AG

Deutsche Bank AG reiterated their buy rating on shares of AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) in a research note issued to investors on Monday, October 9th. They currently have a $86.00 price target on the industrial products company’s stock, down from their previous price target of $90.00. A number of other brokerages have also recently commented on AGCO. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $66.00 price objective on AGCO Corporation and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. UBS AG raised AGCO Corporation from a sell rating... 
 

Comparing Aerohive Networks (NYSE:HIVE) & Calix (CALX)

Aerohive Networks (NYSE: HIVE) and Calix (NYSE:CALX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends. Insider & Institutional Ownership 44.7% of Aerohive Networks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.5% of Calix shares are held by institutional investors. 26.2% of Aerohive Networks shares are held by company insiders.... 
 

Sonic Automotive, Inc. (SAH) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $2.56 Billion

Equities analysts forecast that Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) will post $2.56 billion in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have made estimates for Sonic Automotive’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $2.58 billion and the lowest estimate coming in at $2.53 billion. Sonic Automotive also posted sales of $2.56 billion in the same quarter last year. The business is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, October... 
 

Analysts Set Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (CPS) PT at $106.75

Shares of Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CPS) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $106.75. Several brokerages have issued reports on CPS. Zacks Investment... 
 

Manhattan Associates, Inc. (MANH) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $65.00. A number of analysts have recently weighed in on MANH shares. SunTrust Banks, Inc. upgraded Manhattan Associates from... 
 

Financial Analysis: Tennant (NYSE:TNC) versus Lydall (LDL)

Tennant (NYSE: TNC) and Lydall (NYSE:LDL) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends. Insider & Institutional Ownership 89.4% of Tennant shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.1% of Lydall shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.7% of Tennant shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.0% of Lydall shares... 
 

Axovant Sciences Ltd (AXON) Lifted to “Strong-Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Axovant Sciences Ltd (NYSE:AXON) from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, October 9th. Zacks Investment Research currently has $8.00 price objective on the biotechnology company’s stock. According to Zacks, “Axovant Sciences Ltd. is a biopharmaceutical company which focuses on the acquisition, development and commercialization of therapeutics for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. Its product candidate includes RVT-101 which is... 
 

Analysts Set Kroger Company (The) (KR) Target Price at $27.95

Kroger Company (The) (NYSE:KR) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the thirty brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nineteen have given a hold recommendation, eight have issued a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $27.95. A number of brokerages have recently... 
 

B&M European Value Retail SA (BME) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages

Shares of B&M European Value Retail SA (LON:BME) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and eleven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 382.86 ($5.03). Several analysts recently issued reports... 
 

Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate CSRA Inc. (CSRA) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.27 Billion

Analysts forecast that CSRA Inc. (NYSE:CSRA) will post sales of $1.27 billion for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have issued estimates for CSRA’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $1.26 billion and the highest estimate coming in at $1.27 billion. CSRA posted sales of $1.26 billion in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 0.8%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, November 8th. On... 
 
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