Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ:CENX) shares were up 3.9% on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $7.05 and last traded at $6.98, with a volume of 891,544 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $6.72.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on CENX shares. TheStreet lowered Century Aluminum from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Century Aluminum from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $8.50 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 19th. Cowen and Company raised their price objective on Century Aluminum from $6.00 to $8.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, April 29th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG lifted their price target on Century Aluminum from $7.00 to $7.50 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a hold rating to the stock. Century Aluminum presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $6.85.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $6.88 and a 200 day moving average of $6.48. The stock’s market capitalization is $600.71 million.

Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported ($0.23) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.44) by $0.21. The business had revenue of $318.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $335.08 million. The business’s revenue was down 45.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.76 EPS.

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

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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