Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ:CENX) shares were down 5.7% during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $6.71 and last traded at $6.73, with a volume of 1,125,366 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.14.

A number of research analysts have commented on CENX shares. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their price objective on shares of Century Aluminum from $7.00 to $7.50 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. Cowen and Company lifted their price objective on shares of Century Aluminum from $6.00 to $8.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note 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 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 19th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “sell” rating on shares of Century Aluminum in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Century Aluminum from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 31st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a hold rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.85.

The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $7.02 and a 200 day moving average price of $6.76. The stock’s market cap is $590.37 million.

Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported ($0.05) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.09. The company had revenue of $326.75 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $338.22 million. The company’s revenue was down 37.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.25 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Century Aluminum Co. will post ($0.30) EPS for the current year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Century Aluminum stock. Bank of Montreal Can increased its position in shares of Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ:CENX) by 121.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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 approximately 0.34% of Century Aluminum worth $1,300,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Century Aluminum Company (Century) is a holding company, which is a producer of primary aluminum and operates aluminum reduction facilities, or smelters, in the United States and Iceland. The Company operates through primary aluminum segment. Its primary aluminum facilities produce standard grade primary aluminum products.

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