Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ:CENX) rose 7.2% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $7.30 and last traded at $7.27, with a volume of 1,084,169 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $6.78.

CENX has been the subject of several recent research reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Century Aluminum in a research note on Friday, July 29th. TheStreet cut Century Aluminum from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised Century Aluminum from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $8.50 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 19th. Cowen and Company upped their target price on Century Aluminum from $6.00 to $8.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, April 29th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG upped their target price on Century Aluminum from $7.00 to $7.50 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. Century Aluminum has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $6.85.

The company has a 50-day moving average price of $7.08 and a 200 day moving average price of $6.87. The firm’s market capitalization is $619.97 million.

Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported ($0.05) EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.09. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.25 EPS. The business had revenue of $326.75 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $338.22 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 37.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate 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 raised its position 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 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 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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