Shares of Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ:CENX) rose 6.2% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $7.82 and last traded at $7.71, with a volume of 1,458,034 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.26.

CENX has been the topic of several recent research reports. Deutsche Bank AG upped their target price on shares of Century Aluminum from $7.00 to $7.50 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. Cowen and Company upped their target price on shares of Century Aluminum from $6.00 to $8.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, April 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Century Aluminum from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $8.50 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, April 19th. Nomura Holdings Inc. restated a “neutral” rating and set a $5.00 target price on shares of Century Aluminum in a research report on Friday, March 18th. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of Century Aluminum from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a hold rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $7.04.

The stock’s market cap is $696.47 million. The company’s 50-day moving average is $6.58 and its 200 day moving average is $6.27.

Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported ($0.23) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.44) by $0.21. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.76 EPS. The firm had revenue of $318.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $335.08 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 45.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Century Aluminum Co. will post ($0.35) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Century Aluminum stock. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in shares of Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ:CENX) by 121.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 294,081 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 161,351 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can owned 0.34% of Century Aluminum worth $1,300,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Century Aluminum Company (Century) is a holding company, engaged in the production of primary aluminum and operation of aluminum reduction facilities, or smelters, in the United States and Iceland. The Company operates three United States aluminum smelters, in Hawesville, Kentucky (Hawesville), Robards, Kentucky (Sebree) and Mt.

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