The Asure Software Inc. (ASUR) Cut to “Sell” at Zacks Investment Research

The Asure Software Inc. (ASUR) Cut to “Sell” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Asure Software Inc. (NASDAQ:ASUR) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Tuesday morning. According to Zacks, “Asure Software Inc., formerly Forgent Networks, Inc., is a provider of Web-based workforce management solutions. It offers Web-based workforce management solutions that enable organizations to manage their office environment, as well as their human resource and payroll processes. The Company offers its workforce management solutions under two product lines: NetSimplicity and iEmployee. Asure’s suite includes products to optimize workforce time…

The Zacks Investment Research Lowers Blueknight Energy Partners L.P. (BKEP) to Hold

The Zacks Investment Research Lowers Blueknight Energy Partners L.P. (BKEP) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Blueknight Energy Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:BKEP) from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P., based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, owns and operates a diversified portfolio of complementary midstream energy assets. It provides midstream services to its customers by focusing in three operational areas: crude oil terminalling and storage, crude oil gathering and transportation services and asphalt terminalling, storage and processing services. The Company’s strategically located storage facilities, terminals and pipelines provide…

The Morgan Stanley Increases Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS) Price Target to $66.00

The Morgan Stanley Increases Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS) Price Target to $66.00

Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) had its price objective upped by Morgan Stanley to $66.00 in a note issued to investors on Friday. Morgan Stanley’s price objective suggests a potential downside of 15.88% from the company’s current price. Several other research firms also recently commented on SWKS. Vetr upgraded shares of Skyworks Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $80.30 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 11th. Mizuho upped their price target on shares of Skyworks Solutions from $75.00 to…

The St. James’s Place plc (STJ) Price Target Raised to GBX 1,192 at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The St. James’s Place plc (STJ) Price Target Raised to GBX 1,192 at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) had its price objective upped by equities research analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from GBX 1,108 ($13.37) to GBX 1,192 ($14.38) in a research note issued on Friday. The firm currently has a ” overweight” rating on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 13.20% from the stock’s previous close. STJ has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,000 ($12.06) target price on shares of…

The Schlumberger NV (SLB) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Hits Expectations

The Schlumberger NV (SLB) Posts Quarterly  Earnings Results, Hits Expectations

Schlumberger NV (NYSE:SLB) announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday. The company reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27. The business earned $7.11 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.07 billion. Schlumberger NV had a positive return on equity of 5.06% and a negative net margin of 8.78%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.65 earnings per share. Shares of Schlumberger NV (NYSE:SLB) opened at 87.20 on Friday. Schlumberger NV has a one…

The Majesco (MJCO) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Monday

The Majesco (MJCO) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Monday

Majesco (NYSEMKT:MJCO) is scheduled to be issuing its Q317 quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 23rd. Majesco (NYSEMKT:MJCO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 26th. The company reported $0.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.02. The business earned $31.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $35.61 million. Majesco (NYSEMKT:MJCO) opened at 5.79 on Friday. The company’s market capitalization is $211.25 million. The company has a 50 day moving average of $5.39 and…

The Chemring Group plc (CHG) Price Target Raised to GBX 170 at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The Chemring Group plc (CHG) Price Target Raised to GBX 170 at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Chemring Group plc (LON:CHG) had its price objective hoisted by investment analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from GBX 165 ($1.99) to GBX 170 ($2.05) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage currently has a ” neutral” rating on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s price target points to a potential downside of 1.16% from the stock’s previous close. Other equities analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “underweight” rating and set a GBX 115 ($1.39) price target on shares of Chemring Group plc…

The Jefferies Group Analysts Give Bayer AG (BAYN) a €125.00 Price Target

The Jefferies Group Analysts Give Bayer AG (BAYN) a €125.00 Price Target

Bayer AG (FRA:BAYN) received a €125.00 ($132.98) target price from Jefferies Group in a research report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. BAYN has been the topic of several other reports. Citigroup Inc. set a €120.00 ($127.66) price target on shares of Bayer AG and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 1st. Sanford C. Bernstein set a €120.00 ($127.66) price target on shares of Bayer AG and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research…

The JPMorgan Chase & Co. Trims Acacia Mining PLC (ACA) Target Price to GBX 580

The JPMorgan Chase & Co. Trims Acacia Mining PLC (ACA) Target Price to GBX 580

Acacia Mining PLC (LON:ACA) had its price objective decreased by JPMorgan Chase & Co. to GBX 580 ($7.00) in a report released on Friday. The firm currently has a ” overweight” rating on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s target price indicates a potential upside of 42.47% from the stock’s current price. Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Acacia Mining PLC in a research note on Tuesday, November 15th. Panmure Gordon reaffirmed a “hold” rating and…

The Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (BLPH) Research Coverage Started at HC Wainwright

The Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (BLPH) Research Coverage Started at HC Wainwright

Equities researchers at HC Wainwright initiated coverage on shares of Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:BLPH) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The firm set a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut Bellerophon Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average…

The General Electric Co. (GE) Issues Earnings Results, Meets Expectations

The General Electric Co. (GE) Issues  Earnings Results, Meets Expectations

General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) released its quarterly earnings data on Friday. The company reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.46. General Electric had a net margin of 8.93% and a return on equity of 16.08%. The firm had revenue of $33.10 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $33.63 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.52 earnings per share. Shares of General Electric (NYSE:GE) opened at 31.21 on Friday. The firm has a market…

The Deutsche Bank AG Reiterates €6.50 Price Target for Commerzbank AG (CBK)

The Deutsche Bank AG Reiterates €6.50 Price Target for Commerzbank AG (CBK)

Commerzbank AG (ETR:CBK) received a €6.50 ($6.91) price target from equities researchers at Deutsche Bank AG in a research note issued on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. CBK has been the subject of several other research reports. Bankhaus Lampe set a €8.50 ($9.04) target price on shares of Commerzbank AG and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 26th. DZ Bank AG restated a “sell” rating on shares of Commerzbank AG in a research report on Wednesday, November 23rd….

The Barclays PLC Boosts Calpine Corp. (CPN) Price Target to $18.00

The Barclays PLC Boosts Calpine Corp. (CPN) Price Target to $18.00

Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN) had its price target lifted by equities researchers at Barclays PLC to $18.00 in a report issued on Friday. Barclays PLC’s target price suggests a potential upside of 47.66% from the company’s previous close. Several other brokerages have also commented on CPN. Zacks Investment Research lowered Calpine Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 11th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective (up previously from $17.00) on shares of Calpine Corp. in…

The Ameren Corp. (AEE) Price Target Raised to $56.00

The Ameren Corp. (AEE) Price Target Raised to $56.00

Ameren Corp. (NYSE:AEE) had its price target lifted by equities research analysts at Barclays PLC to $56.00 in a research note issued on Friday. Barclays PLC’s target price points to a potential upside of 8.09% from the stock’s current price. Several other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Ameren Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, December 14th. Argus reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares…

The Principal Financial Group Inc. Purchases 49,476 Shares of Central Pacific Financial Inc. (CPF)

The Principal Financial Group Inc. Purchases 49,476 Shares of Central Pacific Financial Inc. (CPF)

Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in Central Pacific Financial Inc. (NYSE:CPF) by 5.3% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 977,341 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 49,476 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned 3.16% of Central Pacific Financial worth $24,619,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the…

The Noble Energy Inc. Expected to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.07 Per Share (NBL)

The Noble Energy Inc. Expected to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.07 Per Share (NBL)

Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE:NBL) – Investment analysts at Seaport Global Securities raised their Q3 2017 EPS estimates for Noble Energy in a report released on Tuesday. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now expects that the firm will earn $0.07 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.03. Seaport Global Securities currently has a “Neutral” rating and a $36.00 price target on the stock. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Noble Energy’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.12 EPS and FY2017 earnings at $0.34 EPS. Several…

The Q3 2017 Earnings Forecast for Linear Technology Corp. (LLTC) Issued By Oppenheimer Holdings

The Q3 2017 Earnings Forecast for Linear Technology Corp. (LLTC) Issued By Oppenheimer Holdings

Linear Technology Corp. (NASDAQ:LLTC) – Research analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings boosted their Q3 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Linear Technology Corp. in a report issued on Wednesday. Oppenheimer Holdings analyst R. Schafer now anticipates that the firm will post earnings per share of $0.55 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.54. Oppenheimer Holdings has a “Market Perform” rating on the stock. Oppenheimer Holdings also issued estimates for Linear Technology Corp.’s FY2018 earnings at $2.32 EPS. Several other analysts have also recently commented on LLTC. Zacks…

The Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) PT Raised to $47.00

The Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) PT Raised to $47.00

Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE:NBL) had its target price lifted by equities researchers at Mizuho from $37.00 to $47.00 in a report issued on Wednesday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the oil and gas development company’s stock. Mizuho’s price target suggests a potential upside of 16.71% from the stock’s previous close. A number of other brokerages have also recently issued reports on NBL. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $46.00 target price on shares of Noble Energy in a research report on Monday,…

The Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Now Covered by Buckingham Research

The Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Now Covered by Buckingham Research

Equities researchers at Buckingham Research began coverage on shares of Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) in a report released on Wednesday. The firm set a “neutral” rating and a $104.00 price target on the railroad operator’s stock. Buckingham Research’s target price indicates a potential downside of 9.11% from the company’s current price. Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Argus upgraded shares of Norfolk Southern Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $91.60 to $104.00 in…

The PS Business Parks Inc. (PSB) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

The PS Business Parks Inc. (PSB) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of PS Business Parks Inc. (NYSE:PSB) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning. According to Zacks, “Shares of PS Business Parks comfortably outperformed the Zacks categorized REIT and Equity Trust – Other industry over the past one year. The company has a diversified portfolio and its ample liquidity augur well for long-term growth. Further, healthy fundamentals in the multi-tenant flex, office and industrial asset categories are expected to drive growth, while portfolio repositioning strategies can help the…