The Iowa State Bank Has $4,386,000 Position in AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)

The Iowa State Bank Has $4,386,000 Position in AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)

Iowa State Bank boosted its stake in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) by 1.9% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 69,549 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,285 shares during the period. AbbVie comprises approximately 2.3% of Iowa State Bank’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th largest position. Iowa State Bank’s holdings in AbbVie were worth $4,386,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of ABBV. Capital Research Global Investors boosted its…

The Texas Roadhouse Inc. (TXRH) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

The Texas Roadhouse Inc. (TXRH) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Texas Roadhouse Inc. (NASDAQ:TXRH) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twenty-three analysts that are covering the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seventeen have assigned a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $46.27. A number of analysts have recently weighed in on TXRH shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Texas Roadhouse from…

The Palouse Capital Management Inc. Has $4,252,000 Stake in Umpqua Holdings Corp. (UMPQ)

The Palouse Capital Management Inc. Has $4,252,000 Stake in Umpqua Holdings Corp. (UMPQ)

Palouse Capital Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Umpqua Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:UMPQ) by 2.6% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 282,519 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 7,120 shares during the period. Umpqua Holdings Corp. comprises 1.8% of Palouse Capital Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 21st largest position. Palouse Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Umpqua Holdings Corp. were worth $4,252,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other large investors…

The Scotiabank Analysts Give Primero Mining Corp (P) a C$1.50 Price Target

The Scotiabank Analysts Give Primero Mining Corp (P) a C$1.50 Price Target

Primero Mining Corp (TSE:P) (NYSE:PPP) has been assigned a C$1.50 price target by equities research analysts at Scotiabank in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The firm currently has a “sector perform” rating on the stock. Scotiabank’s target price suggests a potential upside of 48.51% from the stock’s previous close. Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on P. Desjardins upgraded Primero Mining Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 20th. Canaccord Genuity dropped their…

The Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP) Updates Q1 Earnings Guidance

The Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP) Updates Q1 Earnings Guidance

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) updated its first quarter earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.15-1.20 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.13. The company issued revenue guidance of $420-440 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $427.79 million.Check Point Software Technologies also updated its FY17 guidance to $5.05-5.25 EPS. Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. William Blair reissued an outperform rating on shares of Check Point Software Technologies in…

The HighTower Advisors LLC Increases Stake in Liberty Interactive Group (QVCA)

The HighTower Advisors LLC Increases Stake in Liberty Interactive Group (QVCA)

HighTower Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) by 10.3% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 180,745 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 16,866 shares during the period. HighTower Advisors LLC’s holdings in Liberty Interactive Group were worth $3,619,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its position in shares of Liberty Interactive Group by 42.8% in…

The HighTower Advisors LLC Has $3,666,000 Stake in TopBuild Corp. (BLD)

The HighTower Advisors LLC Has $3,666,000 Stake in TopBuild Corp. (BLD)

HighTower Advisors LLC reduced its position in shares of TopBuild Corp. (NYSE:BLD) by 2.2% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 110,354 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,471 shares during the period. HighTower Advisors LLC’s holdings in TopBuild Corp. were worth $3,666,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its position in TopBuild Corp. by 0.7% in…

The HighTower Advisors LLC Boosts Position in Cerner Corp. (CERN)

The HighTower Advisors LLC Boosts Position in Cerner Corp. (CERN)

HighTower Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Cerner Corp. (NASDAQ:CERN) by 26.8% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 63,145 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 13,337 shares during the period. HighTower Advisors LLC’s holdings in Cerner Corp. were worth $3,907,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of CERN. ProVise Management Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Cerner Corp. during the second quarter worth approximately $266,000….

The Huntington National Bank Raises Stake in Dover Corp. (DOV)

The Huntington National Bank Raises Stake in Dover Corp. (DOV)

Huntington National Bank increased its stake in shares of Dover Corp. (NYSE:DOV) by 10.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 54,883 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 5,017 shares during the period. Huntington National Bank’s holdings in Dover Corp. were worth $4,042,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other large investors also recently modified their holdings of DOV. CIBC World Markets Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Dover Corp. by 4.0% in the second…

The Univest Corp of Pennsylvania Decreases Position in Becton Dickinson and Co. (BDX)

The Univest Corp of Pennsylvania Decreases Position in Becton Dickinson and Co. (BDX)

Univest Corp of Pennsylvania decreased its stake in shares of Becton Dickinson and Co. (NYSE:BDX) by 1.9% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 22,706 shares of the company’s stock after selling 443 shares during the period. Becton Dickinson and makes up approximately 1.8% of Univest Corp of Pennsylvania’s holdings, making the stock its 12th largest position. Univest Corp of Pennsylvania’s holdings in Becton Dickinson and were worth $4,081,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions…

The DigitalGlobe Inc. (DGI) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages

The DigitalGlobe Inc. (DGI) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of DigitalGlobe Inc. (NYSE:DGI) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the nine research firms that are covering the company. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $28.43. DGI has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of DigitalGlobe from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a…

The HighTower Advisors LLC Acquires 383,219 Shares of Apollo Education Group Inc. (APOL)

The HighTower Advisors LLC Acquires 383,219 Shares of Apollo Education Group Inc. (APOL)

HighTower Advisors LLC raised its position in Apollo Education Group Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL) by 744.1% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 434,719 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 383,219 shares during the period. HighTower Advisors LLC’s holdings in Apollo Education Group were worth $3,473,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in APOL. Winton Capital Group Ltd purchased a new stake in Apollo Education Group during the second quarter valued…

The Desjardins Equities Analysts Increase Earnings Estimates for CGI Group Inc. (GIB)

The Desjardins Equities Analysts Increase Earnings Estimates for CGI Group Inc. (GIB)

CGI Group Inc. (NYSE:GIB) (TSE:GIB.A) – Stock analysts at Desjardins increased their Q1 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of CGI Group in a report issued on Wednesday. Desjardins analyst M. Yaghi now forecasts that the firm will post earnings per share of $0.68 for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.67. Desjardins also issued estimates for CGI Group’s Q2 2017 earnings at $0.73 EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at $0.72 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at $0.73 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $3.17 EPS. CGI Group (NYSE:GIB)…

The Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PXD) Position Increased by HighTower Advisors LLC

The Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PXD) Position Increased by HighTower Advisors LLC

HighTower Advisors LLC increased its stake in Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE:PXD) by 87.1% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 17,882 shares of the oil and gas development company’s stock after buying an additional 8,325 shares during the period. HighTower Advisors LLC’s holdings in Pioneer Natural Resources were worth $3,321,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. increased its stake in shares of Pioneer Natural Resources…

The Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAV) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts

The Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAV) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts

Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAV) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the ten research firms that are covering the stock. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $8.43. A number of brokerages recently issued reports on VIAV. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $6.75 price objective on shares of Viavi Solutions in…

The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages

The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages

Shares of Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSE:TD) (NYSE:TD) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the sixteen analysts that are presently covering the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is C$65.75. Several research firms have commented on TD. Scotiabank reaffirmed a “sector perform” rating and set a C$60.00 price objective on shares of…

The Oppenheimer Holdings Comments on Morgan Stanley’s Q1 2017 Earnings (MS)

The Oppenheimer Holdings Comments on Morgan Stanley’s Q1 2017 Earnings (MS)

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings lifted their Q1 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Morgan Stanley in a research note issued on Wednesday. Oppenheimer Holdings analyst C. Kotowski now forecasts that the brokerage will post earnings per share of $0.86 for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.71. Oppenheimer Holdings also issued estimates for Morgan Stanley’s Q2 2017 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at $0.84 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at $0.77 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $3.36 EPS and FY2018 earnings at…

The Brokers Offer Predictions for InnerWorkings Inc.’s Q1 2017 Earnings (INWK)

The Brokers Offer Predictions for InnerWorkings Inc.’s Q1 2017 Earnings (INWK)

InnerWorkings Inc. (NASDAQ:INWK) – Investment analysts at William Blair issued their Q1 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for InnerWorkings in a report issued on Tuesday. William Blair analyst N. Brochmann forecasts that the firm will post earnings per share of $0.08 for the quarter. William Blair also issued estimates for InnerWorkings’ Q2 2017 earnings at $0.11 EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at $0.13 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at $0.11 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $0.54 EPS. InnerWorkings (NASDAQ:INWK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 8th. The company…

The B&M European Value Retail SA (BME) – Investment Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates

The B&M European Value Retail SA (BME) – Investment Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates

Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of B&M European Value Retail SA (LON: BME) in the last few weeks: Shares of B&M European Value Retail SA (LON:BME) traded down 0.27% on Thursday, reaching GBX 301.00. The company had a trading volume of 1,339,697 shares. B&M European Value Retail SA has a one year low of GBX 218.40 and a one year high of GBX 315.60. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 273.61 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 260.98. The company’s market capitalization…

The Investment Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes for ITV plc (ITV)

The Investment Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes for ITV plc (ITV)

ITV plc (LON: ITV) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms: ITV plc (LON:ITV) traded up 0.44% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 203.50. 14,911,764 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 195.42 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 187.81. ITV plc has a 52 week low of GBX 141.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 272.90. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 8.16 billion. In other news, insider Peter Bazalgette bought…