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Zalando (ZLNDY) Upgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Zalando (OTCMKTS:ZLNDY) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Saturday. According to Zacks, “Zalando SE is an online fashion retailer. The Company offers clothing, sports products, shoes, bags and other accessories for men, women and children. Zalando SE is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. “ Zalando (ZLNDY) opened at $27.65 on Friday. Zalando has a 1-year low of $18.67 and a 1-year high of $27.69. The company has a quick ratio of 1.07, a current ratio of 1.66 and a... 
 

Yamana Gold (YRI) Price Target Increased to C$5.00 by Analysts at National Bank Financial

Yamana Gold (TSE:YRI) (NYSE:AUY) had its price target boosted by National Bank Financial from C$4.75 to C$5.00 in a research note released on Friday. National Bank Financial currently has a sector perform rating on the stock. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for Yamana Gold’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.04 EPS. Several other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the company. Desjardins reissued a hold rating on shares of Yamana Gold in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Eight Capital reissued a buy rating on... 
 

Analyzing Bottomline Technologies (EPAY) & Magic Software Enterprises (MGIC)

Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY) and Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations. Earnings and Valuation This table compares Bottomline Technologies and Magic Software Enterprises’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings... 
 

Critical Analysis: SciQuest (SQI) versus Cadence Design Systems (CDNS)

SciQuest (NASDAQ: SQI) and Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation. Valuation & Earnings This table compares SciQuest and Cadence Design Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio SciQuest N/A N/A N/A $0.11 161.36 Cadence... 
 

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRE) Raised to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Saturday morning. According to Zacks, “WASHINGTON R.E. INV. TRUST is a self-administered qualified equity real estate investment trust. The Trust’s business consists of the ownership of income-producing real estate properties principally in the Greater Washington-Baltimore Region. The Trust has a fundamental strategy of regional focus, diversified property type ownership... 
 

Yamaha Motor (YAMHF) Cut to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Yamaha Motor (OTCMKTS:YAMHF) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Saturday. According to Zacks, “Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of motorcycles, automotive engine and transportation equipment. Its operating segment consists of Motorcycles, Marine Products, Power Products, Industrial Machinery and Robots and Others. Motorcycles segment includes motorcycles and knockdown parts for overseas production. Marine Products segment consists of... 
 

Contrasting Sunesis Pharmaceuticals (SNSS) & WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) (WX)

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SNSS) and WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) (NYSE:WX) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings. Insider and Institutional Ownership 38.2% of Sunesis Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.2% of Sunesis Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments,... 
 

CGI Group Inc (GIB.A) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Analysts

CGI Group Inc (TSE:GIB.A) (NYSE:GIB) has received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is C$76.00. Several research analysts have weighed in on the company. Raymond James Financial lifted their target price on CGI Group from... 
 

Morgan Stanley (MS) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, January 18th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.81 per share for the quarter. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 17th. The financial services provider reported $0.93 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $9.20 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.05 billion. Morgan... 
 

Cellectar Biosciences (CLRB) versus Aceto (ACET) Head-To-Head Review

Cellectar Biosciences (NASDAQ: CLRB) and Aceto (NASDAQ:ACET) are both small-cap healthcare companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership. Volatility and Risk Cellectar Biosciences has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aceto has a beta of 1.38, indicating that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P... 
 

Contrasting Complete Genomics (GNOM) & Its Peers

Complete Genomics (NASDAQ: GNOM) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical Software & Technology Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Complete Genomics to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Complete Genomics and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com. Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy... 
 

Tegna Inc (TGNA) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.30 Per Share

Wall Street brokerages forecast that Tegna Inc (NYSE:TGNA) will report $0.30 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Six analysts have made estimates for Tegna’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.35 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.28. Tegna posted earnings of $0.74 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 59.5%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, March... 
 

Zacks: LightPath Technologies, Inc. (LPTH) Given $3.18 Average Target Price by Brokerages

LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPTH) has received an average broker rating score of 1.50 (Buy) from the two brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. Brokers have set a one year consensus target price of $3.18 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.01 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given LightPath Technologies an industry rank... 
 

American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.19

News stories about American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Eagle Outfitters earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the apparel retailer an impact score... 
 

Dr.Reddy's Laboratories (RDY) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

Media coverage about Dr.Reddy's Laboratories (NYSE:RDY) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dr.Reddy's Laboratories earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 44.8531386307628... 
 

Lennar’s (LEN) Buy Rating Reiterated at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated their buy rating on shares of Lennar (NYSE:LEN) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning. The brokerage currently has a $78.00 target price on the construction company’s stock. Several other research analysts also recently commented on LEN. Wedbush set a $60.00 price objective on shares of Lennar and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $64.00 price objective on shares of Lennar in a report on... 
 

Oppenheimer Upgrades Hubbell (HUBB) to “Outperform”

Oppenheimer upgraded shares of Hubbell (NYSE:HUBB) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research report released on Friday. They currently have $160.00 price target on the industrial products company’s stock. A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley reiterated an overweight rating and set a $132.00 target price (up from $130.00) on shares of Hubbell in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Hubbell from a sell rating to a hold rating... 
 

Recent Investment Analysts’ Ratings Changes for Aegion (AEGN)

Aegion (NASDAQ: AEGN) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates: 1/5/2018 – Aegion was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. 1/3/2018 – Aegion was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Aegion has undertaken strategic actions targeted to generate more predictable and sustainable long-term earnings growth. However, this will lead to higher... 
 

Esterline Technologies (ESL) Stock Rating Lowered by Credit Suisse Group

Credit Suisse Group cut shares of Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL) from a neutral rating to an underperform rating in a research report released on Friday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. ESL has been the topic of several other research reports. SunTrust Banks reissued a buy rating on shares of Esterline Technologies in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Esterline Technologies from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Drexel Hamilton downgraded shares of Esterline Technologies... 
 

Global Payments (GPN) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Headlines about Global Payments (NYSE:GPN) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Global Payments earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the business services provider... 
 

Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Stock Price

Media coverage about Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing 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 the most favorable. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the basic materials company... 
 

Investment Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes for Horizon Pharma (HZNP)

Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ: HZNP) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates: 1/12/2018 – Horizon Pharma was upgraded by analysts at Mizuho from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $18.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $12.00. 1/8/2018 – Horizon Pharma was given a new $17.00 price target on by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 12/31/2017 – Horizon Pharma was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine... 
 

Quotient Technology (QUOT) Lowered to “Sell” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Quotient Technology (NYSE:QUOT) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Thursday morning. According to Zacks, “Quotient Technology Inc. provides digital promotion and media platform which connects brands, retailers and consumers. It offers digital coupons, including coupon codes and media and advertising through its platform which includes Web, mobile and social channels as well as consumer packaged goods companies, retailers and publishers. Quotient Technology Inc., formerly... 
 

BMO Capital Markets Reiterates Buy Rating for RSP Permian (RSPP)

BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of RSP Permian (NYSE:RSPP) in a research report report published on Thursday morning. They currently have a $51.00 target price on the oil and natural gas company’s stock. RSPP has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Royal Bank of Canada upped their price objective on shares of RSP Permian from $43.00 to $45.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Barclays upped their price objective on shares of RSP Permian from... 
 

Investors Buy Fidelity National Information Servcs (FIS) on Weakness

Traders bought shares of Fidelity National Information Servcs Inc (NYSE:FIS) on weakness during trading on Monday. $49.96 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $18.41 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $31.55 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Fidelity National Information Servcs had the 26th highest net in-flow for the day. Fidelity National Information Servcs traded down ($0.17) for the day and closed at $97.61 FIS has been the topic of several research reports. Robert W. Baird ... 
 

Facebook (FB) PT Set at $215.00 by UBS Group

UBS Group set a $215.00 target price on Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) in a report issued on Thursday morning, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. The firm currently has a buy rating on the social networking company’s stock. FB has been the topic of a number of other reports. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a buy rating on shares of Facebook in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Goldman Sachs Group set a $205.00 price objective on Facebook and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Barclays boosted their price... 
 

PNC Financial Services Group (PNC) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

Media stories about PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE:PNC) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PNC Financial Services Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.41 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an... 
 

Frontier Communications (FTR) Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. According to Zacks, “Frontier Communications is expanding broadband services in rural areas, with the help of FCC CAF-II funding. The company’s focus to rake in more profits through customer retention, market share gain, new product introductions, broadband expansion and improved sales and marketing initiatives, looks good. The company is working... 
 

SunTrust Banks Increases Alphabet (GOOG) Price Target to $1,250.00

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) had its price objective lifted by SunTrust Banks to $1,250.00 in a research note published on Friday morning, The Fly reports. The firm currently has a buy rating on the information services provider’s stock. GOOG has been the topic of a number of other reports. Vetr downgraded Alphabet from a sell rating to a strong sell rating and set a $949.65 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a buy rating on shares of Alphabet in a research report on Friday,... 
 

BidaskClub Upgrades Geron (GERN) to “Sell”

Geron (NASDAQ:GERN) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on GERN. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Geron from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Geron in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus... 
 

Expedia (EXPE) Price Target Increased to $180.00 by Analysts at SunTrust Banks

Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) had its price target lifted by SunTrust Banks to $180.00 in a research report report published on Friday, The Fly reports. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the online travel company’s stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Expedia’s FY2022 earnings at $14.13 EPS. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call. Several other brokerages have also issued reports on EXPE. BidaskClub lowered Expedia from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Saturday, December 2nd.... 
 

JD.Com Inc (JD) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts

JD.Com Inc (NASDAQ:JD) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the twenty-one analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and sixteen have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $47.09. A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Wells Fargo & Co started coverage on shares of JD.Com in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. They... 
 

Ubiquiti Networks Inc (UBNT) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

Ubiquiti Networks Inc (NASDAQ:UBNT) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $57.27. A number of brokerages recently weighed in on UBNT. Vetr lowered shares... 
 

S&P Global (SPGI) Earns Neutral Rating from Analysts at Nomura

Nomura initiated coverage on shares of S&P Global (NYSE:SPGI) in a report issued on Thursday morning, Marketbeat reports. The firm issued a neutral rating and a $160.00 target price on the business services provider’s stock. SPGI has been the subject of several other reports. UBS Group increased their price objective on shares of S&P Global from $173.00 to $185.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Barclays increased their price objective on shares of S&P Global from $160.00 to $170.00... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Lowers Celsion (CLSN) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Celsion (NASDAQ:CLSN) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. According to Zacks, “Celsion is dedicated to the development and commercialization of oncology drugs including tumor-targeting treatments using focused heat energy in combination with heat activated drug delivery systems. Celsion has research, license or commercialization agreements with leading institutions such as the National Institutes of Health, Duke University Medical Center, University... 
 

Purplebricks Group’s (PURP) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Berenberg Bank

Purplebricks Group (LON:PURP)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Berenberg Bank in a research report issued on Friday. They presently have a GBX 470 ($6.37) price objective on the stock. Berenberg Bank’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 15.25% from the stock’s current price. Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Investec reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 465 ($6.31) price objective on shares of... 
 

Coeur Mining (CDE) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Coeur Mining (NYSE:CDE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Thursday. According to Zacks, “Coeur Mining, Inc. operates as a primary silver and gold producer with precious metals mines in the Americas. The company’s principal properties include the Palmarejo silver-gold mine in Mexico, the San Bartolome silver mine in Bolivia, the Rochester silver-gold mine in Nevada and the Kensington gold mine in Alaska. It also conducts ongoing exploration activities in Alaska, Argentina,... 
 

C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) Sets New 12-Month High at $94.28

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:CHRW) shares reached a new 52-week high on Monday . The stock traded as high as $94.28 and last traded at $94.28, with a volume of 983200 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $93.92. Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered C.H. Robinson Worldwide from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $90.00 price objective... 
 

AmerisourceBergen (ABC) Sets New 52-Week High at $99.00

AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE:ABC) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $99.00 and last traded at $99.00, with a volume of 1469300 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $98.14. Several research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of AmerisourceBergen from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday. Needham & Company LLC raised their target price on shares of AmerisourceBergen from... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT) to Hold

Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday. According to Zacks, “Ubiquiti is enjoying impressive momentum in the UniFi product family, which has contributed strongly to top-line growth in recent times. The company’s shares have charted an impressive trajectory in the past six months, outperforming the industry's gain. Going forward, the company believes traction of the recently launched products... 
 

CNOOC Ltd (CEO) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages

Shares of CNOOC Ltd (NYSE:CEO) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the ten research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $72.32. Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Macquarie... 
 

Toromont Industries (TIH) Price Target Increased to C$60.00 by Analysts at CIBC

Toromont Industries (TSE:TIH) had its target price lifted by investment analysts at CIBC from C$59.00 to C$60.00 in a report released on Monday. CIBC’s target price indicates a potential upside of 9.15% from the company’s previous close. A number of other research firms have also weighed in on TIH. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a C$58.00 price objective on shares of Toromont Industries in a research note on Monday, October 16th. National Bank Financial reaffirmed a “sector perform”... 
 

FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial (FNF) Given a $46.00 Price Target at Barclays

Barclays set a $46.00 price objective on FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) in a report released on Friday morning. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock. FNF has been the subject of several other reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a hold rating and issued a $42.00 price objective on shares of FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial from a strong sell rating... 
 

Nordstrom (JWN) Raised to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Monday. The brokerage presently has a $56.00 price target on the specialty retailer’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target suggests a potential upside of 8.07% from the stock’s previous close. According to Zacks, “Nordstrom has been gaining from the smooth execution of customer strategy along with disciplined inventory and expense management. Also, the company is... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Pinnacle West Capital (PNW) to “Hold”

Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE:PNW) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday. According to Zacks, “In last one year, shares of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation have outperformed the rally of its industry. Pinnacle West Capital is well positioned to gain from the ongoing economic improvement in its service territories. Better economic prospects, increase in the customer count and higher customer spending are expected to drive earnings.... 
 

Analyzing Boulder Brands (BDBD) and Its Competitors

Boulder Brands (NASDAQ: BDBD) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Food Retail & Distribution” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Boulder Brands to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings. Institutional and Insider Ownership 68.5% of shares of all “Food Retail & Distribution” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.2% of shares of all “Food... 
 

Head to Head Contrast: Rally Software Development (RALY) vs. Its Competitors

Rally Software Development (NYSE: RALY) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Cloud Computing Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Rally Software Development to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings. Valuation & Earnings This table compares Rally Software Development and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings... 
 

BankUnited (BKU) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Friday morning. They currently have $48.00 price objective on the financial services provider’s stock. According to Zacks, “Shares of BankUnited have underperformed the industry in the past 12 months. Yet, the company has an impressive earnings surprise history, having surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in all of the trailing four quarters. Consistent growth in loans and deposits, and higher interest rates... 
 

Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Hudson Pacific Properties Inc (HPP) to Post $0.50 EPS

Wall Street brokerages expect Hudson Pacific Properties Inc (NYSE:HPP) to announce $0.50 earnings per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Hudson Pacific Properties’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.48 to $0.50. Hudson Pacific Properties posted earnings of $0.46 per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 8.7%. The firm is expected to report its next earnings report on Thursday, February 15th. According to Zacks, analysts expect... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Lowers Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Alexandria Real Estate Equities (NYSE:ARE) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Friday. According to Zacks, “Shares of Alexandria have outperformed the industry, in the past year. Further, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for fourth-quarter 2017 funds from operations (FFO) per share remained unchanged in a month’s time. The fundamentals of the life science industry remain strong and the company’s solid portfolio, consisting of Class A properties in upscale locations,... 
 
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