Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ:CENX) shares traded down 4.3% on Friday . The stock traded as low as $7.21 and last traded at $7.28, with a volume of 996,947 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.61.

Several research firms have commented on CENX. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Century Aluminum in a report on Friday, July 29th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Century Aluminum from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 11th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Century Aluminum from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 31st. Deutsche Bank AG increased their price objective on shares of Century Aluminum from $7.00 to $7.50 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, May 2nd. Finally, Cowen and Company reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Century Aluminum in a report on Saturday, April 30th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a hold rating to the company. Century Aluminum presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $6.85.

The stock’s 50 day moving average is $7.18 and its 200 day moving average is $6.90. The firm’s market cap is $640.00 million.

Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported ($0.05) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.09. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.25 EPS. The business had revenue of $326.75 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $338.22 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 37.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Century Aluminum Co. will post ($0.30) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Century Aluminum stock. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its position in shares of Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ:CENX) by 121.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the 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 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, 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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