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Associated Banc-Corp (ASB) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE:ASB) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $24.56. A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on ASB shares. Zacks... 
 

DHI Group, Inc. (DHX) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE:DHX) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $7.03. Several brokerages have issued reports on DHX. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating... 
 

Loop Capital Reaffirms Buy Rating for United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI)

United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by investment analysts at Loop Capital in a research note issued to investors on Monday. They currently have a $44.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $48.00. Loop Capital’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 25.61% from the stock’s current price. Several other brokerages have also issued reports on UNFI. Pivotal Research reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $33.00 target... 
 

FedEx Co. (FDX) CEO David L. Cunningham, Jr. Sells 17,565 Shares

FedEx Co. (NYSE:FDX) CEO David L. Cunningham, Jr. sold 17,565 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $211.00, for a total value of $3,706,215.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 29,148 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,150,228. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Shares of FedEx Co. (NYSE:FDX) remained flat... 
 

Insider Buying: Versabank (VB) Insider Buys 3,000 Shares of Stock

Versabank (TSE:VB) insider Ross P. Duggan bought 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 26th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of C$4.78 per share, with a total value of C$14,340.00. Shares of Versabank (TSE:VB) traded up 0.42% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $4.75. The stock had a trading volume of 37,055 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $4.51 and its 200-day moving average price is $4.83. Versabank has a one year low of $4.27 and a one year high of $5.98.... 
 

Lemuel E. Lewis Purchases 1,900 Shares of Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR) Stock

Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) Director Lemuel E. Lewis acquired 1,900 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 26th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $66.70 per share, for a total transaction of $126,730.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 16,404 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,094,146.80. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Shares of Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) traded up 2.84% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting... 
 

Heico Corporation (HEI) Receives “Hold” Rating from Jefferies Group LLC

Heico Corporation (NYSE:HEI)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by stock analysts at Jefferies Group LLC in a report issued on Monday. They currently have a $75.00 target price on the aerospace company’s stock. Jefferies Group LLC’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 4.73% from the company’s current price. A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Heico Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold”... 
 

Contrasting Delcath Systems (DCTH) & ReWalk Robotics (RWLK)

Delcath Systems (NASDAQ: DCTH) and ReWalk Robotics (NASDAQ:RWLK) are both small-cap healthcare companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitabiliy, risk and valuation. Profitability This table compares Delcath Systems and ReWalk Robotics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Delcath Systems -1,525.17% N/A -137.16% ReWalk Robotics -507.07% -496.02% -117.87% Analyst... 
 

Critical Contrast: Telefonica SA (TEF) & Cincinnati Bell (CBB)

Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) and Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF) are both telecommunications services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership. Profitability This table compares Cincinnati Bell and Telefonica SA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Cincinnati Bell 21.71% N/A 16.07% Telefonica SA 4.96% 27.92% 6.40% Volatility... 
 

Brokerages Expect PJT Partners Inc. (PJT) to Post $0.35 EPS

Shares of PJT Partners Inc. (NYSE:PJT) have received an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating. PJT Partners’ rating score has improved by 66.7% in the last 90 days as a result of various analysts’ upgrades and downgrades. Brokers have set a 1 year consensus target price of $45.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.35 earnings per share for the current... 
 

-$1.27 EPS Expected for Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (EIGR) This Quarter

Analysts expect that Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:EIGR) will announce earnings per share of ($1.27) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Zero analysts have provided estimates for Eiger BioPharmaceuticals’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.93) and the lowest estimate coming in at ($1.51). Eiger BioPharmaceuticals posted earnings per share of ($1.87) during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 32.1%. The firm is scheduled to... 
 

Financial Review: Energizer Holdings (EPC) vs. Elizabeth Arden (RDEN)

Energizer Holdings (NYSE: EPC) and Elizabeth Arden (NASDAQ:RDEN) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation. Valuation and Earnings This table compares Energizer Holdings and Elizabeth Arden’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio Energizer Holdings $2.35... 
 

lululemon athletica inc. (LULU) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.35 Per Share

Analysts expect lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) to report earnings of $0.35 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Twelve analysts have issued estimates for lululemon athletica inc.’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.34 to $0.35. lululemon athletica inc. posted earnings per share of $0.38 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 7.9%. The business is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, September 7th. According to Zacks, analysts expect that... 
 

$1.15 Earnings Per Share Expected for Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) This Quarter

Wall Street analysts forecast that Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) will report earnings of $1.15 per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Eleven analysts have made estimates for Analog Devices’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $1.14 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.19. Analog Devices posted earnings per share of $0.82 in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 40.2%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, August... 
 

Investment Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates for Silver Wheaton Corp (WPM)

Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Silver Wheaton Corp (NYSE: WPM) in the last few weeks: 6/25/2017 – Silver Wheaton Corp had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $29.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $31.00. 6/22/2017 – Silver Wheaton Corp was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.... 
 

Brokerages Set Lam Research Corporation (LRCX) Target Price at $151.31

Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the twenty analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $151.31. LRCX has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $150.00... 
 

Analysts Set Total SA (FP) PT at $52.07

Total SA (EPA:FP) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and nine have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is €52.07 ($58.51). FP has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a €60.00 ($67.42) target price on Total... 
 

Analyzing Performance Food Group Company (PFGC) & US Foods Holding Corp (USFD)

Performance Food Group Company (NYSE: PFGC) and US Foods Holding Corp (NASDAQ:USFD) are both mid-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitabiliy, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation. Earnings and Valuation This table compares Performance Food Group Company and US Foods Holding Corp’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings... 
 

Reviewing Werner Enterprises (WERN) and J.B. Hunt Transport Services (JBHT)

Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) and J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT) are both mid-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitabiliy, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations. Dividends Werner Enterprises pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. J.B. Hunt Transport Services pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Werner... 
 

Amphenol Corporation (APH) & TE Connectivity (TEL) Head-To-Head Survey

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) and Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitabiliy and earnings. Risk & Volatility TE Connectivity has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amphenol Corporation has a beta of 0.76, meaning that its share price is 24% less... 
 

Spirit Airlines, Inc. (SAVE) Lowered to “Sell” at BidaskClub

BidaskClub lowered shares of Spirit Airlines, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAVE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Friday morning. A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Wolfe Research upgraded Spirit Airlines from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Imperial Capital reiterated an outperform rating on shares of Spirit Airlines in a research report on Friday, May 19th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a buy rating and issued a $75.00 price target... 
 

Oclaro, Inc. (OCLR) Given Buy Rating at Northland Securities

Northland Securities reissued their buy rating on shares of Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLR) in a research report released on Friday morning. Northland Securities currently has a $12.00 price target on the semiconductor company’s stock. Several other research firms have also weighed in on OCLR. ValuEngine upgraded Oclaro from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Saturday, June 3rd. Rosenblatt Securities started coverage on Oclaro in a report on Wednesday, May 17th. They set a buy rating and a $12.00 price target for the company. B.... 
 

Dominic Taylor Purchases 13 Shares of Paypoint plc (PAY) Stock

Paypoint plc (LON:PAY) insider Dominic Taylor purchased 13 shares of Paypoint plc stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 22nd. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 931 ($11.84) per share, for a total transaction of £121.03 ($153.94). Dominic Taylor also recently made the following trade(s): On Friday, June 2nd, Dominic Taylor sold 8,656 shares of Paypoint plc stock. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 943 ($11.99), for a total value of £81,626.08 ($103,823.56). Paypoint plc (PAY) remained flat at GBX 930.00 during midday... 
 

Steelcase Inc. (SCS) Lowered to “Sell” at BidaskClub

BidaskClub downgraded shares of Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Friday morning. Several other brokerages also recently issued reports on SCS. ValuEngine downgraded Steelcase from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded Steelcase from a market perform rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $19.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, March 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research... 
 

ZF TRW Automotive Holdings Corp (TRW) vs. SORL Auto Parts (SORL) Financial Analysis

SORL Auto Parts (NASDAQ: SORL) and ZF TRW Automotive Holdings Corp (NYSE:TRW) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitabiliy, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk. Profitability This table compares SORL Auto Parts and ZF TRW Automotive Holdings Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets SORL Auto Parts 8.80% 15.84% 8.74% ZF... 
 

Comparing Movado Group (MOV) and Lindblad Expeditions Holdings (LIND)

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings (NASDAQ: LIND) and Movado Group (NYSE:MOV) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitabiliy, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Lindblad Expeditions Holdings and Movado Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com. Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong... 
 

Plains Group Holdings, L.P. (PAGP) Given “Hold” Rating at Jefferies Group LLC

Jefferies Group LLC reiterated their hold rating on shares of Plains Group Holdings, L.P. (NYSE:PAGP) in a research note published on Friday morning. PAGP has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Plains Group Holdings, L.P. from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $37.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, March 8th. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their target price on Plains Group Holdings, L.P. from $34.00 to $30.00 and set a hold rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May... 
 

Analyzing Deluxe (DLX) & EnerNOC (ENOC)

Deluxe (NYSE: DLX) and EnerNOC (NASDAQ:ENOC) are both industrials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership. Profitability This table compares Deluxe and EnerNOC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Deluxe 11.70% 25.33% 10.53% EnerNOC -10.51% -42.33% -11.84% Dividends Deluxe pays an annual dividend... 
 

Carnival Corporation (CCL) Given “Buy” Rating at Stifel Nicolaus

Stifel Nicolaus reissued their buy rating on shares of Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) in a research report released on Friday. Stifel Nicolaus currently has a $74.00 price target on the stock, up from their prior price target of $68.00. A number of other research firms have also weighed in on CCL. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a neutral rating and set a $57.00 target price (up previously from $55.00) on shares of Carnival Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. Instinet boosted their target price on shares of Carnival... 
 

Invitation Homes Inc (INVH) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zelman & Associates

Zelman & Associates upgraded shares of Invitation Homes Inc (NYSE:INVH) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Friday, The Fly reports. Other research analysts have also issued reports about the company. FBR & Co reissued a buy rating on shares of Invitation Homes in a research report on Saturday, May 13th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued an outperform rating and issued a $24.00 price objective (up from $23.00) on shares of Invitation Homes in a research report on Tuesday, May 16th. Evercore ISI began coverage... 
 

Brokerages Expect Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NXST) Will Post Earnings of $0.96 Per Share

Equities research analysts expect that Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXST) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of $0.96 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have issued estimates for Nexstar Broadcasting Group’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.92 to $0.99. Nexstar Broadcasting Group posted earnings of $0.78 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 23.1%. The firm is expected to announce its next earnings results... 
 

MetLife, Inc. (MET) Receives $56.15 Average Price Target from Brokerages

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the sixteen analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation, nine have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $56.15. Several brokerages recently weighed... 
 

Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Pentair PLC. (PNR) Will Post Earnings of $1.00 Per Share

Equities research analysts expect Pentair PLC. (NYSE:PNR) to report earnings per share (EPS) of $1.00 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Eight analysts have made estimates for Pentair PLC.’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.98 and the highest is $1.04. Pentair PLC. posted earnings of $1.11 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 9.9%. The company is expected to report its next earnings report on Thursday, July 27th. According to Zacks, analysts expect... 
 

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras (PBR) Downgraded by BidaskClub to “Sell”

BidaskClub cut shares of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Friday morning. Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Credit Suisse Group set a $12.00 target price on shares of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. ValuEngine raised shares of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Saturday, May 27th. HSBC Holdings plc raised shares... 
 

Nustar Energy L.P. (NS) Lowered to “Strong Sell” at BidaskClub

BidaskClub downgraded shares of Nustar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report published on Friday morning. Other research analysts have also issued reports about the company. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price target on Nustar Energy L.P. from $52.00 to $46.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. FBR & Co reissued a hold rating on shares of Nustar Energy L.P. in a research report on Wednesday, April 12th. Credit Suisse Group raised Nustar Energy L.P. from... 
 

The Middleby Corporation (MIDD) Downgraded to Strong Sell at BidaskClub

BidaskClub downgraded shares of The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday. MIDD has been the subject of a number of other reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of The Middleby Corporation from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, March 2nd. BMO Capital Markets restated an outperform rating and set a $155.00 target price (down from $160.00) on shares of The Middleby Corporation in a report on Wednesday, May 17th. One equities... 
 

Korn/Ferry International (KFY) Upgraded to “Strong-Buy” by BidaskClub

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning. Other analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Sidoti started coverage on Korn/Ferry International in a research note on Monday, June 12th. They issued a buy rating and a $43.00 target price on the stock. Tigress Financial started coverage on Korn/Ferry International in a research note on Monday, March 20th. They issued a neutral rating on the stock. William... 
 

Christopher Ross Anderson Acquires 400,000 Shares of Ximen Mining Corp (XIM) Stock

Ximen Mining Corp (TSE:XIM) Director Christopher Ross Anderson acquired 400,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 20th. The stock was bought at an average cost of C$0.04 per share, with a total value of C$16,000.00. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: This story was first published by [[site]] and is owned by of [[site]]. If you are reading this story on another website, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US and international copyright and trademark legislation. The legal version of this story can be read at... 
 

John Rybinski Sells 15,000 Shares of Bearing Lithium Corp (BRZ) Stock

Bearing Lithium Corp (TSE:BRZ) insider John Rybinski sold 15,000 shares of Bearing Lithium Corp stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$0.97, for a total transaction of C$14,550.00. John Rybinski also recently made the following trade(s): On Wednesday, June 21st, John Rybinski sold 1,932 shares of Bearing Lithium Corp stock. The stock was sold at an average price of C$0.96, for a total transaction of C$1,854.72. On Thursday, June 22nd, John Rybinski sold 3,000 shares of Bearing... 
 

Insider Buying: Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation (NYMX) Director Acquires $18,800.00 in Stock

Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation (NASDAQ:NYMX) Director James George Robinson acquired 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 20th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $3.76 per share, for a total transaction of $18,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 3,008,150 shares in the company, valued at $11,310,644. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. James George Robinson also recently... 
 

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXPI) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.21

Press coverage about NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. NXP Semiconductors N.V. earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the semiconductor provider an impact... 
 

Copa Holdings, S.A. (CPA) Downgraded to “Hold” at BidaskClub

BidaskClub cut shares of Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE:CPA) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Friday morning. Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Copa Holdings, from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $130.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. ValuEngine upgraded Copa Holdings, from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, May 19th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with... 
 

iStar Financial Inc. (STAR) Upgraded to Buy at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of iStar Financial Inc. (NYSE:STAR) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Friday. A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. JMP Securities began coverage on shares of iStar Financial in a research report on Wednesday, April 5th. They issued a market perform rating for the company. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of iStar Financial in a research report on Friday, March 31st. Shares... 
 

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (EPC) Downgraded to Sell at BidaskClub

BidaskClub cut shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Friday. Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on EPC. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $105.00 price objective on Energizer Holdings and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Monday, February 27th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Monday, March 27th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Energizer Holdings from a hold rating to a sell... 
 

Primerica (PRI) Earns News Sentiment Score of 0.13

Media headlines about Primerica (NYSE:PRI) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Primerica earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 70 out of 100, meaning... 
 

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) Lowered to “Sell” at BidaskClub

BidaskClub lowered shares of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Friday. A number of other brokerages have also recently commented on APD. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a hold rating and set a $155.00 target price on shares of Air Products and Chemicals in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut Air Products and Chemicals from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Monday, May 1st. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG upgraded Air Products and Chemicals... 
 

Ciena Corporation (CIEN) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

News stories about Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ciena Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 77 out of... 
 

Somewhat Positive News Coverage Likely to Impact Sysco Corporation (SYY) Stock Price

News stories about Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sysco Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 80 out of 100, indicating that recent news... 
 

Pure Cycle Corporation (PCYO) and American States Water Company (AWR) Head to Head Survey

Pure Cycle Corporation (NASDAQ: PCYO) and American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and earnings. Dividends American States Water Company pays an annual dividend of $0.97 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Pure Cycle Corporation does not pay a dividend. American States Water Company pays out 57.7% of its earnings... 
 

Critical Contrast: Surmodics (SRDX) & H. B. Fuller Company (FUL)

Surmodics (NASDAQ: SRDX) and H. B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitabiliy, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and analyst recommendations. Dividends H. B. Fuller Company pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Surmodics does not pay a dividend. H. B. Fuller Company pays out 25.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. H. B. Fuller Company has raised... 
 
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