Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ:CENX) fell 1.7% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $6.66 and last traded at $6.75, with a volume of 1,146,853 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $6.87.

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

The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $7.22 and its 200 day moving average price is $6.98. The firm’s market cap is $589.50 million.

Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported ($0.05) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.09. The business had revenue of $326.75 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $338.22 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.25 EPS. Century Aluminum’s revenue for the quarter was down 37.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect 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 stake in 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 about 0.34% of Century Aluminum worth $1,300,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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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