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Estee Lauder Companies (EL) Price Target Raised to $155.00

Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) had its price target upped by Wells Fargo & Co from $142.00 to $155.00 in a report issued on Tuesday, AnalystRatings.com reports. Wells Fargo & Co currently has a market perform rating on the stock. A number of other research firms have also recently commented on EL. Citigroup upgraded Estee Lauder Companies from a neutral rating to a buy rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $145.00 to $155.00 in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Credit Suisse Group lifted their target price... 
 

Centurylink (CTL) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Centurylink (NYSE:CTL) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday morning, Zacks.com reports. According to Zacks, “CenturyLink is focused on transforming its business operations through product evolution and digitizing of customer interactions, which augurs well for healthy revenue growth. The company is working with customers for a seamless transition to 5G roadmaps while expanding its fiber footprint. CenturyLink believes the scale of its global assets... 
 

Genesis Energy, L.P. (GEL) Shares Sold by Sanders Morris Harris LLC

Sanders Morris Harris LLC reduced its stake in shares of Genesis Energy, L.P. (NYSE:GEL) by 1.6% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 57,100 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 950 shares during the quarter. Sanders Morris Harris LLC’s holdings in Genesis Energy were worth $1,331,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in GEL. Arlington Partners LLC grew its position in Genesis Energy by 304.8% during the 1st quarter.... 
 

Accelerate Diagnostics Inc (AXDX) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Accelerate Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ:AXDX) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $21.00. A number of research firms have recently weighed in on AXDX. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Accelerate Diagnostics... 
 

Analysts Set Basf Se (BAS) Target Price at $74.35

Shares of Basf Se (ETR:BAS) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-one research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is €74.35 ($86.45). BAS has been the topic of several recent research reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a €74.00 ($86.05) price... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Lowers Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) to Sell

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Tuesday morning, Zacks.com reports. According to Zacks, “Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. was incorporated in the State of Maryland. It is a self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT), investing in income producing healthcare facilities, principally long-term care facilities located in the United States (U.S.) and the United Kingdom (U.K.). The Company provide lease or mortgage... 
 

AP Interview: Ivanka Trump says her Daddy would inspire

On a visit to Africa to promote the economic empowerment of women, Ivanka Trump said Wednesday the White House should be judged by its activities which her daddy has disparaged. In an Associated Press interview, the president’s kid and also senior advisor pointed to visits to Africa by himself, first lady Melania Trump and others, and stated:”Our commitment to Africa is apparent.” She added she hopes President Donald Trump could visit. “I’ve been deeply, profoundly motivated by my trip here. And I believe he’ll... 
 

Citigroup Upgrades Bancolombia (CIB) to “Buy”

Bancolombia (NYSE:CIB) was upgraded by research analysts at Citigroup from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Wednesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. CIB has been the subject of several other research reports. Bank of America raised Bancolombia from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 22nd. Zacks Investment Research cut Bancolombia from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, December... 
 

Ready Capital (RC) Upgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ready Capital (NYSE:RC) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Tuesday morning, Zacks.com reports. According to Zacks, “Ready Capital Corporation is a publicly-traded mortgage REIT and is externally managed by Waterfall Asset Management LLC. The company provides non-bank real estate and small business. It lends primarily to multifamily and commercial real estate, delivering value-add bridge loans and fixed rate financings for stabilized assets. The company approved Freddie... 
 

Report: FTC Contemplating Supervision of Facebook’s Zuckerberg

Federal authorities are allegedly considering seeking some sort of oversight over the direction of Facebook of Mark Zuckerberg within the social networking giant mishandling of consumers’ personal details. The Washington Post reported that talks between Federal and Facebook Trade Commission officials about its lapses have touched on holding the CEO accountable. Zuckerberg controls a vast majority of all Facebook stock. The Post quoted sources familiar with the talks. Even the FTC had no opinion and Facebook did not immediately respond to... 
 

Philip Morris International (PM) Issues FY 2019 Earnings Guidance

Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided EPS guidance of $4.87 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $5.09. Philip Morris International also updated its FY19 guidance to $5.09 EPS. PM has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Philip Morris International from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $96.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, April 4th. Morgan Stanley decreased... 
 

Pzena Investment Management (PZN) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.02 EPS

Pzena Investment Management (NYSE:PZN) issued its earnings results on Wednesday. The asset manager reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.02, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Pzena Investment Management had a net margin of 8.98% and a return on equity of 15.14%. The business had revenue of $37.41 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $33.87 million. Shares of PZN opened at $9.13 on Friday. Pzena Investment Management has a 12 month low... 
 

Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (SFM) Receives $25.97 Average PT from Brokerages

Shares of Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty-three analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $25.97. A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on SFM... 
 

Health care companies weigh on US Shares ; Crucial indexes mixed

Stocks are combined Wednesday afternoon on Wall Street, erasing some of their market’s small gains. A sharp sell-off at health care companies far outweighed gains . Smaller company stocks fell more. Insurers helped drive the healthcare industry slide to the 2nd day. Investors fear the effect on gains from health reform ideas being discussed in Washington and on the campaign trail. Qualcomm led the gainers adding to the 23 percent gain on information of Tuesday that the mobile chipmaker legal dispute with Apple is over. After pulling from... 
 

Cars.com (CARS) Downgraded by ValuEngine

ValuEngine lowered shares of Cars.com (NYSE:CARS) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday, ValuEngine reports. A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on CARS. Zacks Investment Research lowered Cars.com from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 6th. Craig Hallum lowered Cars.com from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $25.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, February 28th. DA Davidson cut their... 
 

The Latest: New US moves against Cuba

2:10 p.m. The Trump government is stepping up its crackdown Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela. White House national security adviser John Bolton says there’s a cap on the total quantity of money that families in the USA could send to relatives in Cuba. He outlining motions against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega along with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, as well as announcing financial penalties which aim Cuba. Bolton has been giving a speech at Florida on the anniversary of the United States’ 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba,... 
 

SI-Bone (SIBN) Sets New 1-Year Low After Insider Selling

SI-Bone Inc (NASDAQ:SIBN) hit a new 52-week low during trading on Wednesday after an insider sold shares in the company. The company traded as low as $15.60 and last traded at $15.97, with a volume of 1385 shares. The stock had previously closed at $16.60. Specifically, Director Mark A. Reiley sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.95, for a total transaction of $169,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities &... 
 

QUALCOMM (QCOM) Upgraded to “Buy” at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning, ValuEngine reports. Several other research firms have also recently commented on QCOM. Stifel Nicolaus raised shares of QUALCOMM from a hold rating to a buy rating and raised their target price for the stock from $57.00 to $100.00 in a research report on Tuesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. began coverage on shares of QUALCOMM in a research report on Wednesday, March 27th. They issued a neutral rating and... 
 

RCI Hospitality (RICK) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, Zacks.com reports. According to Zacks, “RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. owns and/or operates adult nightclubs that offer live adult entertainment, restaurant, and bar services. It operates adult nightclubs under the name Rick’s Cabaret, Club Onyx, XTC Cabaret, Tootsie’s Cabaret, Cabaret North, Jaguars and Cabaret East. The Company also owns... 
 

HubSpot (HUBS) Lifted to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Tuesday, Zacks.com reports. They currently have $185.00 price target on the software maker’s stock. According to Zacks, “HubSpot provides inbound marketing and sales application over the cloud. The company is benefitting from an expanding international footprint. Robust performance of Hubspot One and Hubspot CRM tools is a positive. We believe portfolio expansion and collaborations bode well. HubSpot’s product... 
 

Kellogg (K) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Kellogg (NYSE:K) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Tuesday morning, Zacks.com reports. According to Zacks, “Kellogg’s shares declined in the past three months. The company is battling high costs related to brand enhancement, which dented earnings in the fourth quarter of 2018, and also weighed on the outlook for 2019. Markedly, high investments, mix shifts and cost inflation related to expansion of other pack formats and networks are likely to dent... 
 

Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP (SBS) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP (NYSE:SBS) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. Several equities analysts have commented on SBS shares. Janney Montgomery Scott lowered shares of Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report... 
 

Cancom SE (COK) Receives €46.50 Consensus PT from Brokerages

Cancom SE (ETR:COK) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is €46.50 ($54.07). Several equities research analysts have commented on COK shares. Hauck & Aufhaeuser set a €55.00 ($63.95)... 
 

Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT) Downgraded by BidaskClub

BidaskClub cut shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ICPT) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning, BidAskClub reports. A number of other analysts have also weighed in on ICPT. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 18th. Laidlaw raised shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals from a hold rating to a buy rating and raised their price target for the company from $99.00 to $130.00 in a research... 
 

CEVA, Inc. (CEVA) Receives $34.17 Consensus Target Price from Analysts

Shares of CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eleven brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $34.17. Several analysts have commented on CEVA shares. ValuEngine cut CEVA from a “strong-buy”... 
 

Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Rating Reiterated by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued their buy rating on shares of Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) in a report published on Tuesday, Borsen Zeitung reports. The firm currently has a $235.00 target price on the investment management company’s stock. Several other analysts also recently commented on the stock. Bank of America reiterated a hold rating and issued a $212.00 price target on shares of Goldman Sachs Group in a research report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Goldman Sachs Group from a hold rating to a sell rating... 
 

Meredith (MDP) Lifted to “Buy” at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Meredith (NYSE:MDP) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Monday morning, ValuEngine reports. Several other equities research analysts have also weighed in on MDP. Zacks Investment Research lowered Meredith from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. Benchmark reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $70.00 target price on shares of Meredith in a research report on Monday, December 17th. Finally, Gabelli began coverage on Meredith in a research report on... 
 

Investors Bancorp (ISBC) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Investors Bancorp (NASDAQ:ISBC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Tuesday, Zacks.com reports. According to Zacks, “Investors Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Investors Savings Bank, which provides a range of banking services in the United States. The company generates deposits and originates loans. The company operates from its corporate headquarters in Short Hills, New Jersey, and fifty-three branch offices located in Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex,... 
 

Sabre (SABR) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold”

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Sabre (NASDAQ:SABR) from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning, Zacks.com reports. According to Zacks, “Sabre is gaining from higher bookings and growth in SynXis software and services revenues. Moreover, collaboration with Microsoft and AWS for the cloud infrastructure of its SaaS-based solutions is positive. Its cost-saving initiatives and customer wins in Travel Network are tailwinds. Shares have outperformed the industry in the past... 
 

Guardian Capital Group Ltd. (GCG) Director Petros Christodoulou Buys 600 Shares

Guardian Capital Group Ltd. (TSE:GCG) Director Petros Christodoulou purchased 600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, April 12th. The stock was bought at an average price of C$22.85 per share, with a total value of C$13,710.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at C$13,710. GCG stock opened at C$23.25 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 0.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 22.70. The company has... 
 

Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd (CCL) Insider Alison Watkins Buys 2,021 Shares

Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd (ASX:CCL) insider Alison Watkins bought 2,021 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, April 10th. The shares were purchased at an average price of A$8.47 ($6.01) per share, for a total transaction of A$17,117.87 ($12,140.33). Alison Watkins also recently made the following trade(s): On Monday, March 4th, Alison Watkins 390,624 shares of Coca-Cola Amatil stock. On Tuesday, February 26th, Alison Watkins bought 14,966 shares of Coca-Cola Amatil stock. The shares were purchased at an average... 
 

Brokerages Expect Acacia Communications, Inc. (ACIA) Will Post Earnings of $0.28 Per Share

Equities analysts forecast that Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIA) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of $0.28 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Five analysts have provided estimates for Acacia Communications’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.25 to $0.33. Acacia Communications reported earnings of $0.10 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 180%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next earnings report after the market closes on Thursday,... 
 

Brokerages Set Magellan Health Inc (MGLN) Target Price at $73.50

Shares of Magellan Health Inc (NASDAQ:MGLN) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $73.50. A number of brokerages recently issued reports on MGLN. Zacks Investment... 
 

Philip Morris International (PM) Posts Earnings Results

Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) announced its earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $1.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.10, MarketWatch Earnings reports. Philip Morris International had a negative return on equity of 76.82% and a net margin of 9.90%. The company had revenue of $6.75 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.76 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.00 EPS. Philip Morris International’s... 
 

SLM (SLM) Updates FY19 Earnings Guidance

SLM (NASDAQ:SLM) updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.23-1.26 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.25. SLM has been the topic of a number of research reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of SLM from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 5th. Wedbush restated an outperform rating on shares of SLM in a research report on Tuesday, January 29th. TheStreet upgraded shares of SLM from a c+ rating to... 
 

GoChain Price Hits $0.0284 on Top Exchanges (GO)

GoChain (CURRENCY:GO) traded 0.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 13:00 PM Eastern on April 19th. One GoChain coin can currently be bought for $0.0284 or 0.00000539 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Upbit, Coinall, DragonEX and Bilaxy. GoChain has a total market cap of $20.10 million and $1.66 million worth of GoChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last seven days, GoChain has traded 6.7% higher against the U.S. dollar. Here is how related cryptocurrencies have... 
 

EtherGem Tops One Day Trading Volume of $2,781.00 (EGEM)

EtherGem (CURRENCY:EGEM) traded 4.5% higher against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 13:00 PM Eastern on April 19th. EtherGem has a total market capitalization of $254,951.00 and approximately $2,781.00 worth of EtherGem was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last week, EtherGem has traded down 12.8% against the U.S. dollar. One EtherGem coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0131 or 0.00000248 BTC on major exchanges. Here is how other cryptocurrencies have performed in the last 24 hours: XRP (XRP)... 
 

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (WWD) Trading Up 5.4%

Shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) were up 5.4% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $101.24 and last traded at $101.08. Approximately 755,264 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 93% from the average daily volume of 390,876 shares. The stock had previously closed at $95.92. Several analysts have commented on WWD shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $82.00 price objective on the... 
 

92 Resources (NTY) Reaches New 12-Month High at $0.09

92 Resources Corp (CVE:NTY) shares reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as C$0.09 and last traded at C$0.08, with a volume of 1552900 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$0.09. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.59 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of -5.36. The company has a current ratio of 3.32, a quick ratio of 2.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.73. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This article was originally posted by [[site]] and is the sole property of of [[site]]. If you... 
 

Yext (YEXT) Upgraded to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Yext (NYSE:YEXT) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday, Zacks.com reports. The brokerage presently has a $24.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective suggests a potential upside of 18.28% from the stock’s previous close. According to Zacks, “Yext, Inc. provides digital media technology services. It offers advertising, monetization, phone and directory services which includes business listings... 
 

Booking Holdings Inc. (BKNG) Holdings Reduced by Sciencast Management LP

Sciencast Management LP reduced its holdings in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG) by 37.1% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 195 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 115 shares during the period. Sciencast Management LP’s holdings in Booking were worth $348,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Polianta... 
 

Sciencast Management LP Acquires New Position in Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. (PB)

Sciencast Management LP acquired a new position in Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. (NYSE:PB) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 4,600 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $323,000. Other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its stake in Prosperity Bancshares by 5,839.2% in the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement... 
 

Sciencast Management LP Takes Position in Wayfair Inc (W)

Sciencast Management LP purchased a new position in Wayfair Inc (NYSE:W) in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 2,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $381,000. A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in W. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in Wayfair by 0.5% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 229,811 shares of the company’s... 
 

Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (BUD) Shares Bought by Raymond James Trust N.A.

Raymond James Trust N.A. grew its stake in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD) by 4.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 7,916 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 334 shares during the period. Raymond James Trust N.A.’s holdings in Anheuser Busch Inbev were worth $665,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of BUD.... 
 

19,533 Shares in Summit Materials Inc (SUM) Acquired by Sciencast Management LP

Sciencast Management LP purchased a new position in Summit Materials Inc (NYSE:SUM) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor purchased 19,533 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $294,000. Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of Summit Materials by 39.4% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 271,237 shares of the construction company’s stock... 
 

KLA-Tencor (KLAC) Research Coverage Started at Needham & Company LLC

Needham & Company LLC began coverage on shares of KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC) in a research note released on Tuesday, Briefing.com Automated Import reports. The firm issued a hold rating on the semiconductor company’s stock. A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their target price on KLA-Tencor from $124.00 to $130.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, March 5th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on KLA-Tencor in a report on Thursday, March... 
 

BidaskClub Lowers Isramco (ISRL) to Sell

BidaskClub downgraded shares of Isramco (NASDAQ:ISRL) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Tuesday, BidAskClub reports. Separately, TheStreet raised Isramco from a d rating to a c rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 3rd. Shares of NASDAQ:ISRL opened at $118.00 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $320.96 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.71 and a beta of 0.43. Isramco has a 1-year low of $92.83 and a 1-year high of $135.05. A number of institutional investors have recently made changes... 
 

Masimo (MASI) Cut to “Neutral” at BTIG Research

BTIG Research downgraded shares of Masimo (NASDAQ:MASI) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research report report published on Tuesday, Benzinga reports. The brokerage currently has $134.50 price objective on the medical equipment provider’s stock. A number of other research firms have also weighed in on MASI. BidaskClub raised shares of Masimo from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Tuesday, March 26th. Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Masimo in a report on Tuesday, April 9th. Piper Jaffray... 
 

Kinder Morgan (KMI) Cut to “Outperform” at Raymond James

Raymond James lowered shares of Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) from a strong-buy rating to an outperform rating in a report released on Tuesday morning, BenzingaRatingsTable reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call. A number of other research firms have also issued reports on KMI. Jefferies Financial Group lowered shares of Kinder Morgan from a buy rating to a hold rating and upped their target price for the company from $19.00 to $20.00 in a report on Monday, April 1st. Goldman Sachs Group lowered shares of Kinder Morgan from a... 
 

SVB Financial Group (SIVB) Stock Rating Upgraded by ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Tuesday, ValuEngine reports. Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub raised SVB Financial Group from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, April 5th. Bank of America set a $280.00 target price on SVB Financial Group and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 5th. SunTrust Banks upped their target price on SVB Financial... 
 
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