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M&T Bank (MTB) Earns Daily News Impact Score of 0.14

Headlines about M&T Bank (NYSE:MTB) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. M&T Bank earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.2732169097477... 
 

Washington Federal (WAFD) Lifted to “Hold” at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Thursday morning. WAFD has been the subject of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Washington Federal from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 20th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Washington Federal from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, April 20th. DA Davidson dropped their price objective on shares of Washington... 
 

Zogenix (ZGNX) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Zogenix (NASDAQ:ZGNX) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Thursday morning. According to Zacks, “Zogenix, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialization of treatment products for central nervous system disorders and pain. Its first commercial product, Sumavel? DosePro? is a needle-free Delivery System used in the treatment of acute migraine and cluster headache in a pre-filled, single-use delivery system. Its lead product candidate,... 
 

Wave Life Sciences (WVE) Downgraded to “Buy” at BidaskClub

BidaskClub lowered shares of Wave Life Sciences (NASDAQ:WVE) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday. Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on the company. SunTrust Banks boosted their price objective on Wave Life Sciences to $60.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Friday, March 9th. Mizuho boosted their price objective on Wave Life Sciences from $34.00 to $65.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Monday, March 19th. ValuEngine upgraded Wave... 
 

Snap (SNAP) Receiving Somewhat Negative News Coverage, Analysis Shows

News headlines about Snap (NYSE:SNAP) have been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Snap earned a coverage optimism score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.5593846202093 out of 100, meaning... 
 

VEON (VEON) Cut to Neutral at Bank of America

Bank of America cut shares of VEON (NASDAQ:VEON) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning. Other analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research raised VEON from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, June 14th. ValuEngine raised VEON from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. HSBC lowered VEON from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, March 8th. UBS Group lowered VEON from a buy rating to... 
 

Lexington Realty Trust (LXP) Raised to Sell at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Friday. Several other brokerages have also weighed in on LXP. Stifel Nicolaus lowered Lexington Realty Trust from a hold rating to a sell rating and cut their price target for the company from $8.50 to $7.00 in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Lexington Realty Trust from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Saturday, May 12th. Barclays cut their price target... 
 

Oceaneering International (OII) Upgraded at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Friday. Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a market perform rating on shares of Oceaneering International in a report on Saturday, June 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Oceaneering International from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $29.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, May 14th. Zacks Investment... 
 

ValuEngine Downgrades Valero Energy Partners (VLP) to Strong Sell

ValuEngine cut shares of Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Friday morning. A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on VLP. Citigroup raised their price objective on Valero Energy Partners from $37.00 to $40.50 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on Valero Energy Partners in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. They issued a buy rating and a $46.00 price objective for the company.... 
 

Red Hat (RHT) Cut to “Buy” at ValuEngine

ValuEngine lowered shares of Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Friday morning. Several other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Raymond James boosted their price target on Red Hat from $139.00 to $164.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research note on Thursday, March 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Red Hat from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $173.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 29th.... 
 

Financial Comparison: Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) vs. Methanex (MEOH)

Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ: PEIX) and Methanex (NASDAQ:MEOH) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability. Dividends Methanex pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Pacific Ethanol does not pay a dividend. Methanex pays out 28.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Valuation & Earnings This table compares Pacific... 
 

Head to Head Analysis: Virtu Financial (VIRT) vs. Nomura (NMR)

Virtu Financial (NASDAQ: VIRT) and Nomura (NYSE:NMR) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations. Analyst Ratings This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Virtu Financial and Nomura, as provided by MarketBeat.com. Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score Virtu Financial 0 5 3 0 2.38 Nomura 0 0 3 0 3.00 Virtu... 
 

Comparing Shotspotter (SSTI) & Iveda Solutions (IVDA)

Iveda Solutions (OTCMKTS: IVDA) and Shotspotter (NASDAQ:SSTI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and valuation. Valuation & Earnings This table compares Iveda Solutions and Shotspotter’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio Iveda Solutions $3.07... 
 

Henkel AG & Co KGaA Preference Shares (HEN3) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of Henkel AG & Co KGaA Preference Shares (FRA:HEN3) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twenty-four ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, fourteen have issued a hold recommendation and eight have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is €119.96 ($139.48). Several research... 
 

The Western Union Company (WU) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirteen analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and eight have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $18.64. Separately, ValuEngine lowered shares of The Western Union from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research... 
 

Zacks: SmartFinancial Inc (SMBK) Given $26.00 Consensus Target Price by Analysts

SmartFinancial Inc (NASDAQ:SMBK) has received an average broker rating score of 2.50 (Hold) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. SmartFinancial’s rating score has declined by 25% from 90 days ago as a result of a number of analysts’ upgrades and downgrades. Brokers have set a 1-year consensus price objective of $26.00 for the company and are... 
 

Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Carnival (CCL) Share Price

News headlines about Carnival (NYSE:CCL) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Carnival earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.6482207522201 out of 100, meaning... 
 

State Street (STT) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Accern Reports

Press coverage about State Street (NYSE:STT) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. State Street earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 45.9227101775166 out of 100,... 
 

Southwest Airlines (LUV) Earns Daily News Impact Rating of 0.03

Media coverage about Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Southwest Airlines earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the airline an impact score of 43.4792885635554... 
 

Altice USA (ATUS) Research Coverage Started at Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on shares of Altice USA (NYSE:ATUS) in a report released on Thursday morning, Marketbeat reports. The firm issued an equal weight rating and a $20.00 target price on the stock. Several other equities analysts also recently issued reports on ATUS. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated an outperform rating and issued a $35.00 price objective (up previously from $31.00) on shares of Altice USA in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price objective on Altice USA from $34.00 to $32.00... 
 

Aptiv (APTV) Downgraded by ValuEngine

ValuEngine lowered shares of Aptiv (NYSE:APTV) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Friday morning. Several other equities analysts also recently issued reports on the company. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price objective on Aptiv to $115.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research report on Friday. Wells Fargo & Co lifted their price objective on Aptiv from $105.00 to $118.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 5th. Citigroup lifted their price objective on... 
 

Allegion (ALLE) Downgraded by ValuEngine

ValuEngine downgraded shares of Allegion (NYSE:ALLE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Thursday. A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Allegion from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Berenberg Bank lowered Allegion from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Barclays reaffirmed an overweight rating and issued a $103.00 target price (up previously from $100.00) on shares of Allegion... 
 

Credit Suisse Group Lowers The Sage Group (SGE) Price Target to GBX 650

The Sage Group (LON:SGE) had its price target cut by research analysts at Credit Suisse Group from GBX 790 ($10.52) to GBX 650 ($8.65) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Credit Suisse Group’s price target points to a potential upside of 2.85% from the company’s current price. SGE has been the topic of a number of other reports. Goldman Sachs Group cut their target price on shares of The Sage Group from GBX 925 ($12.32) to GBX 780 ($10.38)... 
 

Apergy (APY) versus Dover (DOV) Head-To-Head Review

Apergy (NYSE: APY) and Dover (NYSE:DOV) are both construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends. Dividends Dover pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Apergy does not pay a dividend. Dover pays out 46.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Dover has raised its dividend for 62 consecutive years. Analyst Recommendations This... 
 

Financial Analysis: Banco de Chile (BCH) and Cr AGRICOLE S A/ADR (CRARY)

Banco de Chile (NYSE: BCH) and Cr AGRICOLE S A/ADR (OTCMKTS:CRARY) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership. Dividends Banco de Chile pays an annual dividend of $2.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Cr AGRICOLE S A/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Banco de Chile pays out 41.9% of its earnings... 
 

Brokerages Set $27.60 Target Price for Relx NV (RENX)

Shares of Relx NV (NYSE:RENX) have been given an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation. Brokers have set a 12-month consensus target price of $27.60 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Relx an industry rank of 203 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies. Several research analysts recently weighed in on RENX shares. Zacks Investment... 
 

Palatin Technologies (PTN) Lifted to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Palatin Technologies (NYSEAMERICAN:PTN) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Friday morning. According to Zacks, “Palatin Technologies, Inc is a development-stage medical technology company involved in developing and commercializing products and technologies for diagnostic imaging, cancer therapy and ethical drug development These developments are based on its proprietary monoclonal antibody radiolabeling and enabling peptide platform technologies. “ Other... 
 

Metcash (MHTLY) Downgraded by Citigroup

Citigroup downgraded shares of Metcash (OTCMKTS:MHTLY) from a neutral rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday, The Fly reports. Separately, UBS Group raised shares of Metcash from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, June 13th. Shares of Metcash stock opened at $12.29 on Friday. Metcash has a 1 year low of $9.80 and a 1 year high of $16.71. Metcash Company Profile Metcash Limited operates as a wholesale distribution and marketing company in Australia and New Zealand. It operates through Food... 
 

Ted Baker (TBAKF) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Ted Baker (OTCMKTS:TBAKF) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Thursday. According to Zacks, “Ted Baker PLC is a lifestyle brand company. It offers Menswear; Womenswear; Phormal; Endurance; Accessories; Audio; Bedding; Childrenswear; Crockery; Eyewear; Footwear; Fragrance and Skinwear; Gifting and Stationery; Jewellery; Lingerie and Sleepwear; Luggage; Neckwear; Rugs; Suiting; Technical Accessories; Tiles and Watches through distribution channels, retail ; wholesale and licensing.... 
 

ValuEngine Lowers VOLVO AB/ADR (VLVLY) to Sell

ValuEngine cut shares of VOLVO AB/ADR (OTCMKTS:VLVLY) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Friday morning. Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded VOLVO AB/ADR from a buy rating to a sell rating in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. VOLVO AB/ADR opened at $16.11 on Friday, according to Marketbeat.com. The stock has a market capitalization of $32.33 billion, a PE ratio of 13.09, a P/E/G ratio of 0.73 and a beta of 1.42. The company has a current ratio of 1.12, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of... 
 

Brokerages Anticipate RPC, Inc. (RES) to Post $0.30 Earnings Per Share

Analysts forecast that RPC, Inc. (NYSE:RES) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of $0.30 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Six analysts have issued estimates for RPC’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.24 to $0.37. RPC reported earnings of $0.20 per share in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 50%. The business is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, July 25th. According to Zacks, analysts expect that RPC will report full... 
 

The Western Union Company (WU) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.48 Per Share

Wall Street brokerages forecast that The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) will announce earnings of $0.48 per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Seven analysts have provided estimates for The Western Union’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.46 and the highest is $0.50. The Western Union posted earnings per share of $0.50 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 4%. The firm is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, August 2nd. According to... 
 

Melrose Industries’ (MRO) Buy Rating Reiterated at Peel Hunt

Melrose Industries (LON:MRO)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by research analysts at Peel Hunt in a report released on Monday. Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 260 ($3.46) price target on shares of Melrose Industries in a research report on Monday, March 19th. Goldman Sachs Group reduced their price target on shares of Melrose Industries from GBX 380 ($5.06) to GBX 320 ($4.26) and set a “buy” rating... 
 

Dixons Carphone (DC) Given “Hold” Rating at Liberum Capital

Liberum Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of Dixons Carphone (LON:DC) in a research note released on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a GBX 195 ($2.60) price target on the stock. Several other research firms have also commented on DC. Royal Bank of Canada upped their price target on shares of Dixons Carphone from GBX 230 ($3.06) to GBX 250 ($3.33) and gave the company an outperform rating in a report on Friday, May 18th. Deutsche Bank reissued a buy rating on shares of Dixons Carphone in a research note on Wednesday, May 9th. HSBC... 
 

Atlas Financial (AFH) Cut to Sell at ValuEngine

ValuEngine downgraded shares of Atlas Financial (NASDAQ:AFH) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Friday morning. Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on AFH. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Atlas Financial from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Boenning Scattergood restated a hold rating on shares of Atlas Financial in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Atlas Financial from a c rating to a d rating in a research... 
 

Glencore (GLEN) Price Target Raised to GBX 450 at HSBC

Glencore (LON:GLEN) had its price objective lifted by HSBC from GBX 381 ($5.07) to GBX 450 ($5.99) in a research note released on Thursday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the natural resources company’s stock. Other equities research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Royal Bank of Canada set a GBX 470 ($6.26) price objective on shares of Glencore and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. UBS Group reissued a neutral rating and set a GBX 380... 
 

Analyzing Cohu (COHU) and Allied Motion Technologies (AMOT)

Cohu (NASDAQ: COHU) and Allied Motion Technologies (NASDAQ:AMOT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability. Analyst Ratings This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Cohu and Allied Motion Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat. Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score Cohu 0 1 3 0 2.75 Allied... 
 

Head-To-Head Comparison: Playa Hotels & Resorts (PLYA) vs. Sunstone Hotel Investors (SHO)

Playa Hotels & Resorts (NASDAQ: PLYA) and Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation. Profitability This table compares Playa Hotels & Resorts and Sunstone Hotel Investors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Playa Hotels &... 
 

City (CHCO) & Westamerica Bancorporation (WABC) Head-To-Head Analysis

City (NASDAQ: CHCO) and Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends. Earnings & Valuation This table compares City and Westamerica Bancorporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio City $206.54 million 5.78 $54.31... 
 

Ube Industries (UBEOY) Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Ube Industries (OTCMKTS:UBEOY) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Friday. According to Zacks, “Ube Industries, Ltd. produces and sells chemical product which consists of nylon resins, plastics and synthetic rubbers, fine chemicals and pharmaceutical bulk compounds and intermediates. Ube Industries, Ltd. is based in Ube, Japan. “ Shares of UBEOY stock opened at $22.99 on Friday. Ube Industries has a 52-week low of $14.70 and a 52-week high of $22.99. The firm has... 
 

DZ Bank Reaffirms Hold Rating for Eli Lilly And Co (LLY)

DZ Bank restated their hold rating on shares of Eli Lilly And Co (NYSE:LLY) in a research report report published on Friday. A number of other research firms have also weighed in on LLY. Jefferies Financial Group set a $93.00 target price on Eli Lilly And Co and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Monday, February 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Eli Lilly And Co from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $85.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 3rd. BMO Capital Markets restated a hold rating and... 
 

Jefferies Financial Group Boosts Darden Restaurants (DRI) Price Target to $100.00

Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI) had its target price lifted by Jefferies Financial Group from $90.00 to $100.00 in a research note released on Friday. They currently have a hold rating on the restaurant operator’s stock. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Darden Restaurants’ FY2020 earnings at $5.88 EPS. A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on DRI. Mizuho boosted their target price on shares of Darden Restaurants to $115.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Friday. Stephens... 
 

Sonic Drive-In (SONC) Rating Increased to Strong-Buy at BidaskClub

Sonic Drive-In (NASDAQ:SONC) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday. Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Sonic Drive-In from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. Cowen decreased their price target on Sonic Drive-In from $29.00 to $28.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company... 
 

BidaskClub Lowers Progress Software (PRGS) to Hold

Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Saturday. Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on PRGS. ValuEngine cut Progress Software from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Benchmark lowered Progress Software from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note... 
 

$841.06 Million in Sales Expected for Crane Co. (CR) This Quarter

Wall Street analysts expect Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) to announce sales of $841.06 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have made estimates for Crane’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $819.90 million and the highest estimate coming in at $867.00 million. Crane reported sales of $702.50 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 19.7%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next earnings results on Monday, July 23rd. On... 
 

Legal & General Group (LGEN) Receives Buy Rating from Citigroup

Citigroup reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Legal & General Group (LON:LGEN) in a report released on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a GBX 308 ($4.10) price target on the financial services provider’s stock. A number of other analysts have also weighed in on LGEN. Credit Suisse Group increased their price objective on shares of Legal & General Group from GBX 215 ($2.86) to GBX 245 ($3.26) and gave the stock an underperform rating in a research report on Friday, May 4th. HSBC reissued a buy rating on shares of Legal &... 
 

Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (QQQ) Share Price

News articles about PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (NASDAQ:QQQ) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring 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 closest to one being the most favorable. PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the exchange... 
 

Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Williams Partners (WPZ) Stock Price

News headlines about Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Williams Partners earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the pipeline company an impact score... 
 

Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Intuit (INTU) Share Price

News coverage about Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Intuit earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the software maker an impact score of 45.8480098668516... 
 

Quiz’s (QUIZ) Buy Rating Reiterated at Peel Hunt

Peel Hunt restated their buy rating on shares of Quiz (LON:QUIZ) in a research note published on Friday morning. Quiz stock opened at GBX 167.75 ($2.23) on Friday. Quiz has a 52 week low of GBX 113.10 ($1.51) and a 52 week high of GBX 204 ($2.72). The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 16th will be paid a GBX 0.80 ($0.01) dividend. This represents a yield of 0.47%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 16th. About Quiz QUIZ plc, together with its... 
 
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