Metals X Limited (MLX) Insider Milan Jerkovic Purchase 550,000 Shares of Shares

Metals X Limited (ASX:MLX) insider Milan Jerkovic purchased 550,000 shares of Metals X stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 14th. The stock was bought at an average price of A$0.44 ($0.31) per share, with a total value of A$240,350.00 ($170,460.99).

Shares of Metals X stock traded down A$0.02 ($0.01) on Friday, hitting A$0.41 ($0.29). The company had a trading volume of 3,935,777 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,900,000. Metals X Limited has a twelve month low of A$0.64 ($0.45) and a twelve month high of A$1.23 ($0.87). The company has a current ratio of 2.52, a quick …

Zacks: Brokerages Await DiamondRock Hospitality (DRH) Will Announce Revenue of $0.25 Per Share

Equities research analysts predict that DiamondRock Hospitality (NYSE:DRH) will post $0.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Seven analysts have issued estimates for DiamondRock Hospitality’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.26 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.24. DiamondRock Hospitality also reported earnings per share of $0.25 in the same quarter last year. The company is expected to issue its next earnings report on Monday, February 25th.

On average, analysts expect that DiamondRock Hospitality will report full-year earnings of $1.01 per share for the current financial year, with EPS …

Devon Energy Corp (DVN) A nticipated to Announce Quarterly Sales of $2.11 Billion

Analysts expect Devon Energy Corp (NYSE:DVN) to report $2.11 billion in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Seven analysts have made estimates for Devon Energy’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $1.60 billion and the highest estimate coming in at $2.82 billion. Devon Energy reported sales of $3.98 billion during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 47%. The company is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, February 19th.

On average, analysts expect that Devon Energy will report full year sales of $10.15 …

$0.52 Revenue Per Share A nticipated for Devon Energy Corp (DVN) This Quarter

Equities research analysts predict that Devon Energy Corp (NYSE:DVN) will report earnings per share of $0.52 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Seven analysts have issued estimates for Devon Energy’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.28 to $0.94. Devon Energy posted earnings per share of $0.38 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 36.8%. The business is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, February 19th.

On average, analysts expect that Devon Energy will report full year earnings of $1.55 per share for the …

Analysts Await WillScot Corp (WSC) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $265.49 Million

Brokerages expect WillScot Corp (NASDAQ:WSC) to post sales of $265.49 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have issued estimates for WillScot’s earnings. The highest sales estimate is $273.90 million and the lowest is $261.00 million. WillScot posted sales of $120.38 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 120.5%. The business is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, March 21st.

On average, analysts expect that WillScot will report full year sales of $758.20 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from …

ARC Resources Ltd (ARX) Insider Terry Michael Anderson Purchased 5,000 Shares of Shares

ARC Resources Ltd (TSE:ARX) insider Terry Michael Anderson bought 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 16th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of C$10.40 per share, for a total transaction of C$52,000.00.

ARX traded up C$0.08 on Friday, hitting C$10.69. 1,721,400 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,346,718. ARC Resources Ltd has a one year low of C$10.03 and a one year high of C$16.52. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 24.20, a current ratio of 1.35 and a quick ratio of …

NCR Co. (NCR) Shares Obtained by South Texas Money Management Ltd.

South Texas Money Management Ltd. raised its stake in NCR Co. (NYSE:NCR) by 297.3% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 122,323 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 91,532 shares during the quarter. South Texas Money Management Ltd.’s holdings in NCR were worth $3,475,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. raised its stake …

Ford Motor (F) Trended Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

News coverage about Ford Motor (NYSE:F) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Ford Motor earned a media sentiment score of 1.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned press coverage about the auto manufacturer an news buzz score of 3 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is unlikely to have …

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Shares Reduced by Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky

Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky reduced its position in Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) by 19.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 306,464 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock after selling 73,095 shares during the quarter. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky’s holdings in Advanced Micro Devices were worth $9,467,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in AMD. MinichMacGregor Wealth Management …

WMS Partners LLC Purchase New Stake in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW)

WMS Partners LLC purchased a new stake in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 1,784 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $205,000.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in LOW. Almanack Investment Partners LLC. purchased a new stake in shares of Lowe’s Companies in the 2nd quarter valued at about $103,000. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of Lowe’s Companies in the 2nd quarter valued at …

Royal London Asset Management Ltd. Reduced Holding in Aetna Inc (AET)

Royal London Asset Management Ltd. trimmed its stake in Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) by 0.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 123,086 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,121 shares during the period. Royal London Asset Management Ltd.’s holdings in Aetna were worth $24,959,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Palo Capital Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Aetna in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $122,000. Kaizen Advisory …

PACCAR Inc (PCAR) Holding Raised by Rhumbline Advisers

Rhumbline Advisers lifted its holdings in PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR) by 0.2% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 627,173 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 985 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned approximately 0.18% of PACCAR worth $42,767,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC raised its position in PACCAR by 85.5% in the 3rd quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors …

Koninklijke Philips NV (PHG) Received Average Rating of “Purchase” by Brokerages

Shares of Koninklijke Philips NV (NYSE:PHG) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on PHG shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Koninklijke Philips from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 16th. Exane BNP Paribas raised shares of Koninklijke Philips from a …

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) Shares Obtained by Twin Capital Management Inc.

Twin Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) by 4.5% in the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 21,530 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 918 shares during the quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $1,649,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. MML Investors Services LLC increased its position in shares of Emerson Electric by 33.4% during the third quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 34,027 shares of …

Nathan Blackburne Bought 3,500 Shares of Cedar Woods Properties Limited (CWP) Shares

Cedar Woods Properties Limited (ASX:CWP) insider Nathan Blackburne purchased 3,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of A$5.25 ($3.72) per share, for a total transaction of A$18,375.00 ($13,031.91).

Shares of Cedar Woods Properties stock traded down A$0.15 ($0.11) during midday trading on Friday, reaching A$5.00 ($3.55). 108,415 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 60,867. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 37.66, a quick ratio of 0.32 and a current ratio of 2.03. Cedar Woods Properties Limited has a …

Apartment Investment and Management (NYSE:AIV) Issues Q4 Revenue Guidance

Apartment Investment and Management (NYSE:AIV) issued an update on its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.61-0.65 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.62. Apartment Investment and Management also updated its FY18 guidance to $2.45-2.49 EPS.

NYSE AIV traded up $1.00 during trading on Friday, reaching $45.65. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,280,301 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,214,636. The company has a quick ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 0.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.76. …

Munchener Ruckvers (MEURV) Target Price Issued at €194.00 by Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank set a €194.00 ($225.58) price objective on Munchener Ruckvers (AMS:MEURV) in a research note published on Tuesday, October 23rd. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

Several other research analysts have also recently issued reports on MEURV. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a €218.00 ($253.49) target price on shares of Munchener Ruckvers and gave the stock a neutral rating in a report on Wednesday, August 8th. Jefferies Financial Group set a €205.00 ($238.37) target price on shares of Munchener Ruckvers and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Monday, October 15th. Societe …

Steem 1-Day Volume Attains $1.60 Million (STEEM)

Steem (CURRENCY:STEEM) traded 0.8% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 13:00 PM ET on November 11th. One Steem coin can now be bought for about $0.60 or 0.00010693 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including OpenLedger DEX, Binance, Upbit and Poloniex. Steem has a market capitalization of $173.66 million and approximately $1.60 million worth of Steem was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last week, Steem has traded down 19.4% against the U.S. dollar.

Here is how similar cryptocurrencies have performed over the last day:

Bitcoin (BTC) traded 1% higher against the dollar …

Alkane Resources Limited (ALK) Insider Ian Gandel Sold 13,786,059 Shares of Shares

Alkane Resources Limited (ASX:ALK) insider Ian Gandel sold 13,786,059 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of A$0.23 ($0.16), for a total value of A$3,101,863.28 ($2,199,903.03).

Alkane Resources stock traded up A$0.01 ($0.01) during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting A$0.23 ($0.16). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 264,234 shares.

Alkane Resources Company Profile

Alkane Resources Limited operates as a multi-commodity mining and exploration company in the Central West of New South Wales in eastern Australia. The company operates through two segments, Gold Operations and …

The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (ULTI) Received Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty-four analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and thirteen have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $298.60.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the company. Needham & Company LLC upped their target price on The Ultimate Software Group to $370.00 and …

Clorox (CLX) and Ocean Bio-Chem (OBCI) Critical Research

Ocean Bio-Chem (NASDAQ:OBCI) and Clorox (NYSE:CLX) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Ocean Bio-Chem and Clorox’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Volatility & Risk

Ocean Bio-Chem has a beta of 0.78, indicating that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Clorox has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst …

Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $1.98 Billion

Wall Street analysts expect Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) to announce $1.98 billion in sales for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Nine analysts have provided estimates for Darden Restaurants’ earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $1.96 billion and the highest is $2.00 billion. Darden Restaurants reported sales of $1.88 billion in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 5.3%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings report on Tuesday, December 18th.

On average, analysts expect that Darden Restaurants will report full year sales of $8.51 billion for the current financial year, with estimates …

HarborOne Bancorp (HONE) Cut to Sell at BidaskClub

HarborOne Bancorp (NASDAQ:HONE) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Thursday, November 8th.

Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on HONE. TheStreet downgraded HarborOne Bancorp from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. ValuEngine downgraded HarborOne Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill downgraded HarborOne Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 29th. One analyst …

NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) Target Price Boosted to $75.00

NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) had its price target upped by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from $70.00 to $75.00 in a note issued to investors on Friday, November 2nd. The brokerage currently has a “market perform” rating on the semiconductor provider’s stock. BMO Capital Markets’ price objective would suggest a potential downside of 11.73% from the stock’s previous close.

Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on NXPI. BidaskClub downgraded NXP Semiconductors from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised NXP Semiconductors from a “sell” rating to …

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Received Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty-three ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have issued a hold recommendation and eleven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $174.37.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. ValuEngine lowered Norfolk Southern from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note …

Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX) Shares Reduced by Gamble Jones Investment Counsel

Gamble Jones Investment Counsel reduced its stake in shares of Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) by 2.1% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 13,360 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 280 shares during the period. Gamble Jones Investment Counsel’s holdings in Becton Dickinson and were worth $3,487,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of BDX. Fundsmith Equity Fund L.P. purchased …

BidaskClub Downgrades ICU Medical (ICUI) to Hold

BidaskClub cut shares of ICU Medical (NASDAQ:ICUI) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Thursday, November 8th.

A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on the company. ValuEngine cut ICU Medical from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, November 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised ICU Medical from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $297.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Finally, TheStreet raised ICU Medical from a c+ rating to a b+ rating in a …

Insider Traded:: Alkane Resources Limited (ALK) Insider Sold 13,786,059 Shares of Shares

Alkane Resources Limited (ASX:ALK) insider Ian Gandel sold 13,786,059 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of A$0.23 ($0.16), for a total value of A$3,101,863.28 ($2,199,903.03).

Shares of ALK traded up A$0.01 ($0.01) during midday trading on Friday, hitting A$0.23 ($0.16). 264,234 shares of the stock were exchanged.

Alkane Resources Company Profile

Alkane Resources Limited operates as a multi-commodity mining and exploration company in the Central West of New South Wales in eastern Australia. The company operates through two segments, Gold Operations and Rare Metals. It explores …

Paypal Stake Inc (PYPL) Shares Reduced by Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky

Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky lowered its stake in shares of Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) by 11.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 109,750 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 14,000 shares during the period. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky’s holdings in Paypal were worth $9,640,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of PYPL. Whitener Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of …

Washington Capital Management Inc. Has $2.46 Million Stake in Citigroup Inc (C)

Washington Capital Management Inc. lessened its stake in Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) by 2.4% in the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 34,340 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 860 shares during the period. Citigroup comprises 2.4% of Washington Capital Management Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 10th largest holding. Washington Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Citigroup were worth $2,464,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. lifted …

Optex Systems Hldg InCorp (OPXS) and II-VI (IIVI) Head-To-Head Research

Optex Systems Hldg InCorp (OTCMKTS:OPXS) and II-VI (NASDAQ:IIVI) are both aerospace companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Optex Systems Hldg InCorp and II-VI’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.5% of II-VI shares are held by institutional investors. 70.1% of Optex Systems Hldg InCorp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.0% of II-VI shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication …

$57.12 Million in Sales A nticipated for Diana Shipping Inc (DSX) This Quarter

Analysts expect Diana Shipping Inc (NYSE:DSX) to post sales of $57.12 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Seven analysts have provided estimates for Diana Shipping’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $52.39 million and the highest estimate coming in at $63.00 million. Diana Shipping posted sales of $43.92 million during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 30.1%. The business is expected to report its next earnings report before the market opens on Monday, November 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Diana Shipping …

Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX) Will Announce Revenue of $1.60 Per Share

Analysts expect Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) to report $1.60 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Eight analysts have provided estimates for Quest Diagnostics’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $1.51 to $1.65. Quest Diagnostics reported earnings per share of $1.38 during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 15.9%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, February 7th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Quest Diagnostics will report full-year earnings of $6.56 per share for the current financial year, with …

Johnson Outdoors (JOUT) Rating Lowered to Strong Sell at BidaskClub

BidaskClub cut shares of Johnson Outdoors (NASDAQ:JOUT) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report issued on Thursday, November 8th.

A number of other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine cut Johnson Outdoors from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 2nd. Sidoti raised Johnson Outdoors from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Imperial Capital boosted their price target on Johnson Outdoors from $95.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a report …

Charter Hall Retail REIT (CQR) Insider Michael Gorman Bought 11,400 Shares of Shares

Charter Hall Retail REIT (ASX:CQR) insider Michael Gorman purchased 11,400 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 15th. The shares were bought at an average cost of A$4.37 ($3.10) per share, for a total transaction of A$49,818.00 ($35,331.91).

Shares of ASX CQR traded down A$0.01 ($0.01) during midday trading on Friday, reaching A$4.33 ($3.07). 678,114 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,030,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 54.83, a current ratio of 1.25 and a quick ratio of 0.80. Charter Hall Retail REIT has a 1 year …

$2.82 Billion in Sales A nticipated for Discover Financial Services (DFS) This Quarter

Analysts expect Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) to announce $2.82 billion in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have issued estimates for Discover Financial Services’ earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $2.84 billion and the lowest estimate coming in at $2.78 billion. Discover Financial Services reported sales of $2.61 billion during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 8%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, January 23rd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Discover Financial Services will report …

WMS Partners LLC Bought Shares of 1,784 Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW)

WMS Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) in the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm acquired 1,784 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $205,000.

Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Sei Investments Co. raised its stake in shares of Lowe’s Companies by 8.7% in the third quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 1,079,993 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $124,005,000 after purchasing an additional 86,115 shares during the last quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares …

Universal Display (OLED) Lowered by Gabelli

Gabelli cut shares of Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Friday, November 2nd, Marketbeat Ratings reports.

Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on OLED. ValuEngine raised Universal Display from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, November 1st. BidaskClub raised Universal Display from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, October 17th. Zacks Investment Research cut Universal Display from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Tuesday, October 16th. Cowen set a $175.00 target …

Analyzing Borqs Technologies (BRQS) & The Competition

Borqs Technologies (NASDAQ: BRQS) is one of 41 public companies in the “Computer integrated systems design” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Borqs Technologies to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Borqs Technologies and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

As a group, “Computer integrated systems design” companies have a potential upside of 23.02%. Given Borqs Technologies’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Borqs Technologies has less …

ExeLED (ELED) vs. AZZ (AZZ) Head-To-Head Contrast

ExeLED (OTCMKTS:ELED) and AZZ (NYSE:AZZ) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

ExeLED has a beta of -0.9, suggesting that its stock price is 190% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AZZ has a beta of 1.41, suggesting that its stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ExeLED and AZZ’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

AZZ has …

Repligen (RGEN) Target Price Boosted to $70.00

Repligen (NASDAQ:RGEN) had its price target upped by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $60.00 to $70.00 in a note issued to investors on Friday, November 2nd. The brokerage currently has an “overweight” rating on the biotechnology company’s stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 6.95% from the stock’s previous close.

Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on RGEN. Stephens boosted their target price on Repligen from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the company an “average” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 10th. Citigroup boosted their target price on …

Five Prime Therapeutics (FPRX) Cut to Sell at BidaskClub

Five Prime Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FPRX) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday, November 8th.

Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on FPRX. ValuEngine downgraded Five Prime Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 28th. Wells Fargo & Co cut their target price on Five Prime Therapeutics from $58.00 to $35.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. Wedbush boosted their target price on Five Prime …

MGP Ingredients (NASDAQ:MGPI) Cut to Hold at ValuEngine

MGP Ingredients (NASDAQ:MGPI) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday, November 2nd.

Separately, BidaskClub raised MGP Ingredients from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 24th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. MGP Ingredients currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $87.33.

Shares of MGPI traded up $2.78 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $71.41. 169,008 …

Manas Resources Limited (MSR) Insider Alan Campbell Bought 5,000,000 Shares of Shares

Manas Resources Limited (ASX:MSR) insider Alan Campbell acquired 5,000,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 14th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of A$0.01 ($0.00) per share, with a total value of A$25,000.00 ($17,730.50).

ASX:MSR remained flat at $A$0.00 ($0.00) on Friday. 640,001 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged.

About Manas Resources

Manas Resources Limited, a gold company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, evaluation, and development of precious metal and other mineral deposits in Australia. The company focuses on the acquisition of the advanced-stage Victoria Gold Project that comprises a package of …

BlackBerry Ltd (BB) Director John Chen Sold 552,900 Shares of Shares

BlackBerry Ltd (TSE:BB) (NASDAQ:BBRY) Director John Chen sold 552,900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$8.83, for a total value of C$4,882,107.00.

TSE BB traded up C$0.17 on Friday, reaching C$11.82. 1,746,800 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,974,340. The company has a quick ratio of 6.30, a current ratio of 6.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 30.29. BlackBerry Ltd has a 12 month low of C$11.35 and a 12 month high of C$18.14.

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QCI Asset Management Inc. NY Has $21.08 Million Stake in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY)

QCI Asset Management Inc. NY increased its holdings in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY) by 0.4% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 339,614 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,275 shares during the period. Bristol-Myers Squibb accounts for 2.0% of QCI Asset Management Inc. NY’s holdings, making the stock its 8th biggest holding. QCI Asset Management Inc. NY’s holdings in Bristol-Myers Squibb were worth $21,083,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and …

Financial Research: Coates International (COTE) and ELECTRICITE DE/ADR (ECIFY)

Coates International (OTCMKTS:COTE) and ELECTRICITE DE/ADR (OTCMKTS:ECIFY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of ELECTRICITE DE/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Coates International and ELECTRICITE DE/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Volatility and Risk

Coates International has …

Financial Research: Huttig Building Products (HBP) and GMS (GMS)

Huttig Building Products (NASDAQ:HBP) and GMS (NYSE:GMS) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

52.6% of Huttig Building Products shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.8% of GMS shares are held by institutional investors. 9.9% of Huttig Building Products shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.9% of GMS shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a …

Analysing Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) & Opiant Pharmaceuticals (OPNT)

Opiant Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:OPNT) and Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Dividends

Freeport-McMoRan pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Opiant Pharmaceuticals does not pay a dividend. Freeport-McMoRan pays out 17.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Opiant Pharmaceuticals and Freeport-McMoRan’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Freeport-McMoRan has higher revenue and earnings than …

Anadarko Petroleum (APC) Trended Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media coverage about Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Anadarko Petroleum earned a coverage optimism score of 1.33 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news headlines about the oil and gas development company an news buzz score of 9 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely …

Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Likely to Affect Barclays (BCS) Shares Price

Press coverage about Barclays (NYSE:BCS) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Barclays earned a media sentiment score of 1.21 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news stories about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 6 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an …

Yulong Eco-Materials (YECO) and USG (USG) Critical Analysis

Yulong Eco-Materials (NASDAQ:YECO) and USG (NYSE:USG) are both construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Yulong Eco-Materials and USG, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

USG has a consensus price target of $42.09, indicating a potential downside of 1.38%. Given USG’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe USG is more favorable than Yulong Eco-Materials.

Risk & Volatility

Yulong Eco-Materials has a beta of -2.5, suggesting that …

Zacks: Analysts Await Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc (ARWR) to Announce -$0.15 EPS

Wall Street analysts forecast that Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ARWR) will announce earnings of ($0.15) per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have made estimates for Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.22) and the highest estimate coming in at ($0.07). Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals posted earnings of ($0.14) per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 7.1%. The company is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, December 11th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals will report full year earnings …

Cisco Systems (CSCO) Receiving Positive News Coverage, Report Shows

News coverage about Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) has trended positive on Sunday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Cisco Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 2.35 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news headlines about the network equipment provider an news buzz score of 1 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have …

Alibaba Group (BABA) Gains Daily News Impact Score of 1.06

Media stories about Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, InfoTrie reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Alibaba Group earned a media sentiment score of 1.06 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news stories about the specialty retailer an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have …

Wageworks (WAGE) Boosted by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold”

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Wageworks (NYSE:WAGE) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Saturday.

According to Zacks, “WageWorks, Inc. is an on-demand provider of tax-advantaged programs for consumer-directed health, commuter and other employee spending account benefits, or CDBs, in the United States. The Company administers and operates an array of CDBs, including spending account management programs, such as health and dependent care flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, health reimbursement arrangements and commuter benefits, such as transit and parking programs. The Company delivers its CDB programs through a benefits-as-a-service delivery model. WageWorks, …

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, InfoTrie Reports

News articles about JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. JPMorgan Chase & Co. earned a media sentiment score of 1.60 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 9 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage …

Ball (BLL) Target Price Boosted to $55.00

Ball (NYSE:BLL) had its price target raised by Citigroup from $51.00 to $55.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday, November 2nd. The firm currently has a buy rating on the industrial products company’s stock.

Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Vertical Research cut Ball from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $50.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Friday, November 2nd. Vertical Group lowered Ball from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, November 2nd. KeyCorp reissued a …

Galactrum (CRYTarget PriceO:ORE) Price Attains $0.14 on Top Exchanges

Galactrum (CURRENCY:ORE) traded down 1.5% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 13:00 PM Eastern on November 3rd. In the last week, Galactrum has traded down 29.1% against the dollar. One Galactrum coin can now be purchased for $0.14 or 0.00002537 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Galactrum has a total market capitalization of $362,867.00 and approximately $1,713.00 worth of Galactrum was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Here’s how related cryptocurrencies have performed in the last day:

Dash (DASH) traded 1.1% higher against the dollar and now trades at $133.44 or 0.02381130 BTC.

Decred (DCR) traded 3.6% …

Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT) Target Price Boosted to $91.00

Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT) had its price objective increased by stock analysts at Monness Crespi & Hardt from $76.00 to $91.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday, November 2nd, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the software maker’s stock. Monness Crespi & Hardt’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 23.89% from the company’s previous close.

Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Wedbush started coverage on Fortinet in a report on Thursday, October 18th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $100.00 price target on the stock. …