Shares of Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ:CENX) were up 6.2% on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $7.82 and last traded at $7.71, with a volume of 1,458,034 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.26.

A number of analysts have weighed in on CENX shares. Zacks Investment Research raised 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 report on Tuesday, April 19th. Nomura Holdings Inc. reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $5.00 target price on shares of Century Aluminum in a report on Friday, March 18th. TheStreet cut shares of Century Aluminum from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 31st. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 target price (up from $6.00) on shares of Century Aluminum in a report on Wednesday, March 23rd. Finally, Cowen and Company increased their target price on shares of Century Aluminum from $6.00 to $8.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, April 29th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.04.

The company has a 50-day moving average of $6.67 and a 200-day moving average of $6.30. The stock’s market capitalization is $714.75 million.

Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported ($0.23) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.44) by $0.21. The company had revenue of $318.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $335.08 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.76 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 45.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Century Aluminum Co. will post ($0.35) EPS for the current fiscal year.

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in Century Aluminum stock. Oxford Asset Management purchased a new stake in shares of Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ:CENX) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 476,016 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,180,000. Oxford Asset Management owned about 0.55% of Century Aluminum at the end of the most recent quarter.

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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