Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ:CENX) shares traded up 3.6% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $7.76 and last traded at $7.71, with a volume of 845,706 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.44.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Century Aluminum in a research report on Saturday, April 30th. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their target price on Century Aluminum from $7.00 to $7.50 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut Century Aluminum from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 4th. TheStreet raised Century Aluminum from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 29th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Century Aluminum in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have issued a hold rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.85.

The firm’s market cap is $598.21 million. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $7.21 and a 200-day moving average of $6.98.

Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported ($0.05) EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.14) by $0.09. The business had revenue of $326.75 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $338.22 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.25 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 37.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Century Aluminum Co. will post ($0.30) EPS for the current year.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake 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 Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (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 approximately 0.34% of Century Aluminum worth $1,300,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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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