Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ:CENX) shares were down 1.7% 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.

A number of brokerages recently commented on CENX. TheStreet downgraded shares of Century Aluminum from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Century Aluminum from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 11th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Century Aluminum in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Cowen and Company boosted their price objective on shares of Century Aluminum from $6.00 to $8.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, April 29th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price objective on shares of Century Aluminum from $7.00 to $7.50 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.85.

The firm’s market cap is $562.50 million. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $7.22 and its 200 day moving average is $6.99.

Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX) last issued its quarterly 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 the consensus estimate of $338.22 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.25 earnings per share. Century Aluminum’s revenue was down 37.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast 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 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 fund owned 294,081 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 161,351 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can owned 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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