Archive for September 5th, 2018

Pitney Bowes (PBI) Lifted to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Monday. According to Zacks, “Pitney Bowes provides mail processing equipment and integrated mail solutions across the world. The company’s efforts to transform its business and optimize its new enterprise business platform to boost […]

ValuEngine Downgrades Pentair (PNR) to Strong Sell

Pentair (NYSE:PNR) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. Other equities research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pentair from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a […]

SandRidge Energy (SD) Downgraded to “Sell” at ValuEngine

SandRidge Energy (NYSE:SD) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Tuesday. Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded SandRidge Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 6th. Shares of NYSE:SD opened at $15.11 on Tuesday. […]

ValuEngine Downgrades Spirit Realty Capital (SRC) to Sell

Spirit Realty Capital (NYSE:SRC) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday. Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Spirit Realty Capital from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set […]

ExlService (EXLS) versus RightsCorp (RIHT) Head to Head Analysis

ExlService (OTCMKTS: RIHT) and RightsCorp (OTCMKTS:RIHT) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings. Analyst Ratings This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for ExlService and RightsCorp, as […]

First Busey (BUSE) vs. Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (SBCF) Head to Head Contrast

First Busey (NASDAQ: SBCF) and Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends. Volatility & Risk First Busey has a beta of 0.99, meaning […]

ICU Medical (ICUI) & TearLab (TEAR) Financial Review

ICU Medical (OTCMKTS: TEAR) and TearLab (OTCMKTS:TEAR) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and dividends. Profitability This table compares ICU Medical and TearLab’s net margins, return on equity and return on […]

Akcea Therapeutics Inc (AKCA) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Akcea Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:AKCA) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month […]

Intec Pharma (NTEC) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts

Shares of Intec Pharma (NASDAQ:NTEC) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price […]

ValuEngine Downgrades Vermilion Energy (VET) to Sell

Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday. VET has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Vermilion Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price objective […]

NESTLE S A/S (NSRGY) Stock Rating Upgraded by BNP Paribas

NESTLE S A/S (OTCMKTS:NSRGY) was upgraded by research analysts at BNP Paribas from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday. Several other research analysts have also recently weighed in on NSRGY. Zacks Investment Research raised NESTLE S A/S from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a […]

ZTE CORP/ADR (ZTCOY) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

ZTE CORP/ADR (OTCMKTS:ZTCOY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “ZTE Corporation is engaged in providing telecom equipment and networking solutions to telecom operators. The company offers wireless communications systems, wireline switch and access equipment, optical and data communications […]

S&P Equity Research Lowers Yingli Green Energy (YGE) Price Target to $0.25

Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE) had its price objective lowered by research analysts at S&P Equity Research from $0.32 to $0.25 in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. S&P Equity Research’s price target indicates a potential downside of 82.52% from the stock’s current price. Separately, ValuEngine upgraded Yingli Green Energy from a “sell” rating […]

Relx’s (REL) “Sell” Rating Reiterated at UBS Group

UBS Group reaffirmed their sell rating on shares of Relx (LON:REL) in a research note released on Monday morning, investing.thisismoney.co.uk reports. REL has been the subject of a number of other reports. Liberum Capital restated a buy rating on shares of Relx in a report on Tuesday, June 19th. Deutsche Bank boosted their price objective […]

Whitbread (WTB) Price Target Raised to GBX 4,900

Whitbread (LON:WTB) had its price target lifted by Kepler Capital Markets from GBX 4,200 ($54.18) to GBX 4,900 ($63.21) in a research report report published on Monday. The firm currently has a hold rating on the stock. WTB has been the topic of several other research reports. Deutsche Bank reiterated a buy rating on shares […]

Bovis Homes Group’s (BVS) “Sell” Rating Reiterated at Shore Capital

Shore Capital reissued their sell rating on shares of Bovis Homes Group (LON:BVS) in a research note published on Monday. Several other equities analysts have also weighed in on BVS. Liberum Capital reissued a hold rating on shares of Bovis Homes Group in a report on Thursday, July 5th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a hold rating […]

Contrasting VASCO Data Security International (VDSI) and Unisys (UIS)

VASCO Data Security International (NYSE: UIS) and Unisys (NYSE:UIS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends. Earnings and Valuation This table compares VASCO Data Security International and […]

Head-To-Head Review: Luby’s (LUB) versus Cheesecake Factory (CAKE)

Luby’s (NASDAQ: CAKE) and Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ:CAKE) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations. Institutional and Insider Ownership 35.9% of Luby’s shares are held by institutional investors. 37.8% of Luby’s […]

Industrias Bachoco, S.A.B. de C.V. (IBA) Receives Average Rating of “Strong Buy” from Analysts

Shares of Industrias Bachoco, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:IBA) have received a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating. Brokers have set a 1-year consensus price objective of $68.00 for the company […]

Avid Bioservices Inc (CDMO) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages

Avid Bioservices Inc (NASDAQ:CDMO) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the seven analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued […]

CNOOC (CEO) & Extraction Oil & Gas (XOG) Head to Head Survey

CNOOC (NASDAQ: XOG) and Extraction Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:XOG) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk. Profitability This table compares CNOOC and Extraction Oil & Gas’ net margins, return on […]

O’Reilly Automotive (ORLY) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

Media coverage about O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most […]

Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Estee Lauder Companies (EL) Share Price

Media headlines about Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to […]

BHP Billiton (BBL) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows

Media headlines about BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being […]

Mitchells & Butlers (MAB) Upgraded at Citigroup

Citigroup upgraded shares of Mitchells & Butlers (LON:MAB) to a neutral rating in a research report released on Monday. MAB has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Numis Securities reaffirmed a reduce rating and set a GBX 250 ($3.22) price objective on shares of Mitchells & Butlers in a research report […]