The Brokerages Anticipate FairPoint Communications Inc. (FRP) to Post $1.07 EPS

The Brokerages Anticipate FairPoint Communications Inc. (FRP) to Post $1.07 EPS

Shares of FairPoint Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:FRP) have been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating. Brokers have set a 12-month consensus target price of $20.00 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $1.07 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned FairPoint Communications an industry rank of 179 out of 265 based on…

The Q4 2016 EPS Estimates for Chevron Corp. Boosted by Analyst (CVX)

The Q4 2016 EPS Estimates for Chevron Corp. Boosted by Analyst (CVX)

Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX) – Analysts at Jefferies Group boosted their Q4 2016 EPS estimates for shares of Chevron Corp. in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. Jefferies Group analyst J. Gammel now forecasts that the brokerage will post earnings of $0.65 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.58. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Chevron Corp.’s FY2019 earnings at $12.24 EPS. Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on CVX….

The Q4 2016 EPS Estimates for Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. (IART) Increased by Oppenheimer Holdings

The Q4 2016 EPS Estimates for Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. (IART) Increased by Oppenheimer Holdings

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:IART) – Research analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings lifted their Q4 2016 earnings per share estimates for Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. in a report released on Tuesday. Oppenheimer Holdings analyst S. Lichtman now expects that the firm will post earnings of $0.52 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.52. Oppenheimer Holdings has a “Buy” rating on the stock. A number of other brokerages also recently issued reports on IART. TheStreet raised Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy”…

The California Resources Corp. (CRC) Bonds Trading 1.2% Lower

The California Resources Corp. (CRC) Bonds Trading 1.2% Lower

An issue of California Resources Corp. (NYSE:CRC) bonds fell 1.2% as a percentage of their face value during trading on Thursday. The high-yield issue of debt has a 8% coupon and will mature on December 15, 2022. The debt is now trading at $88.25 and was trading at $89.44 last week. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets often anticipate parallel moves in its share price. Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on CRC shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of California Resources Corp. from a “hold”…

The Zacks: Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (MGIC) Given $8.50 Average Price Target by Brokerages

The Zacks: Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (MGIC) Given $8.50 Average Price Target by Brokerages

Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ:MGIC) has been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the two analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy rating. Brokers have set a one year consensus price target of $8.50 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.13 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Magic Software Enterprises an industry rank of 165 out of 265 based on…

The KeyCorp Equities Analysts Cut Earnings Estimates for Conmed Corp. (CNMD)

The KeyCorp Equities Analysts Cut Earnings Estimates for Conmed Corp. (CNMD)

Conmed Corp. (NASDAQ:CNMD) – Stock analysts at KeyCorp decreased their FY2016 earnings estimates for Conmed Corp. in a report released on Tuesday. KeyCorp analyst M. Mishan now forecasts that the firm will earn $1.85 per share for the year, down from their prior estimate of $1.89. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Conmed Corp.’s Q4 2016 earnings at $0.55 EPS and FY2017 earnings at $1.95 EPS. Several other research firms have also recently commented on CNMD. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Conmed Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold”…

The Analysts Set OCH-ZIFF CAPTL (OZM) PT at $4.13

The Analysts Set OCH-ZIFF CAPTL (OZM) PT at $4.13

Shares of OCH-ZIFF CAPTL (NYSE:OZM) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are covering the firm. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.13. A number of brokerages have issued reports on OZM. Bank of America Corp. set a $5.00 target price on shares of OCH-ZIFF…

The Performance Food Group Co. (PFGC) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

The Performance Food Group Co. (PFGC) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Performance Food Group Co. (NYSE:PFGC) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Saturday morning. According to Zacks, “Performance Food Group Company markets and distributes food and food-related products. Its operating segment consists of Foodservice, Vistar, and PFG Customized. Foodservice segment offers appetizers and soups, beverages, canned and dry foods, cheese, dairy products and eggs, desserts and breads, dressing sauces and oils, non-foods, pizzas and pastas, prepared foods, produce and vegetables and seafood products. Vistar segment…

The Equities Analysts Issue Forecasts for Waters Corp.’s Q4 2016 Earnings (WAT)

The Equities Analysts Issue Forecasts for Waters Corp.’s Q4 2016 Earnings (WAT)

Waters Corp. (NYSE:WAT) – Equities research analysts at Avondale Partners issued their Q4 2016 earnings estimates for shares of Waters Corp. in a research note issued on Wednesday. Avondale Partners analyst S. Nam forecasts that the brokerage will post earnings per share of $2.09 for the quarter. Several other research analysts also recently issued reports on WAT. Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $148.00 price objective on shares of Waters Corp. in a report on Monday, January 9th. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $170.00 price objective on Waters…

The Research Analysts Offer Predictions for Patterson-UTI Energy Inc.’s Q4 2016 Earnings (PTEN)

The Research Analysts Offer Predictions for Patterson-UTI Energy Inc.’s Q4 2016 Earnings (PTEN)

Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:PTEN) – Jefferies Group upped their Q4 2016 EPS estimates for Patterson-UTI Energy in a report released on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst B. Handler now forecasts that the brokerage will earn ($0.54) per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.55). Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $29.00 target price on the stock. PTEN has been the subject of a number of other reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Patterson-UTI Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research…

The Analysts Set Silgan Holdings Inc. (SLGN) Target Price at $51.00

The Analysts Set Silgan Holdings Inc. (SLGN) Target Price at $51.00

Silgan Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SLGN) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are covering the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $52.50. A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a…

The Papa John’s International Inc. (PZZA) Receives $83.40 Consensus Price Target from Brokerages

The Papa John’s International Inc. (PZZA) Receives $83.40 Consensus Price Target from Brokerages

Papa John’s International Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the six analysts that are covering the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $83.40. Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. BTIG Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price target on shares of Papa John’s…

The The Jones Group Inc. (JNY) Bonds Trading 2.8% Higher

The The Jones Group Inc. (JNY) Bonds Trading 2.8% Higher

About The Jones Group Jones Group Inc is a United States-based company, which designs, markets and wholesales branded clothing, shoes and accessories. The Company offers over 35 brands with products in apparel, footwear, jeans wear, jewelry and handbags. It operates in six segments: domestic wholesale sportswear, domestic wholesale jeans wear, domestic wholesale footwear and accessories, domestic retail, international wholesale and international retail.

The Brokerages Set Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX) Target Price at $25.73

The Brokerages Set Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX) Target Price at $25.73

Shares of Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE:BSX) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the twenty-seven ratings firms that are presently covering the company. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, nineteen have issued a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $25.73. Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on BSX shares. TheStreet raised Boston Scientific Corp. from a “c+” rating to…

The Post Holdings Inc. (POST) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

The Post Holdings Inc. (POST) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Post Holdings Inc. (NYSE:POST) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday. According to Zacks, “Post Holdings Inc. is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded ready-to-eat cereals in the United States and Canada. The Company’s products are manufactured through a production platform consisting of four owned primary facilities and sold through a variety of channels such as grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, and drug stores. Its portfolio of brands includes diverse offerings such…

The PFSweb Inc. (PFSW) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

The PFSweb Inc. (PFSW) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of PFSweb Inc. (NASDAQ:PFSW) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Saturday. According to Zacks, “PFSWeb Inc. is an international provider of transaction management services for both traditional commerce and electronic commerce, or e-commerce, companies. The company provides a broad range of services, including order management, customer care services, billing services, information management and fulfillment and distribution services. The fulfillment and distribution services are conducted at the warehouses and include picking, packing and shipping the clients’ customer orders. “…

The Brokerages Set First Busey Corp. (BUSE) Price Target at $27.33

The Brokerages Set First Busey Corp. (BUSE) Price Target at $27.33

Shares of First Busey Corp. (NASDAQ:BUSE) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are covering the firm. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $27.33. BUSE has been the subject of several analyst reports. Piper Jaffray Cos. initiated coverage on shares of First Busey Corp. in a report on Thursday, January 12th….

The Zacks Investment Research Lowers Pfenex Inc. (PFNX) to Hold

The Zacks Investment Research Lowers Pfenex Inc. (PFNX) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Pfenex Inc. (NYSEMKT:PFNX) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday morning. According to Zacks, “Pfenex Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing and commercializing proteins. The company’s lead product candidate is PF582, a biosimilar candidate to Lucentis, for the potential treatment of patients with retinal diseases. It leverages its Pf?nex Expression Technology (TM) platform to build a pipeline of product candidates and preclinical products under development including other biosimilars, as well as vaccines, generics…

The William Blair Comments on InnerWorkings Inc.’s Q4 2016 Earnings (INWK)

The William Blair Comments on InnerWorkings Inc.’s Q4 2016 Earnings (INWK)

InnerWorkings Inc. (NASDAQ:INWK) – Equities research analysts at William Blair boosted their Q4 2016 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for InnerWorkings in a report released on Tuesday. William Blair analyst N. Brochmann now expects that the brokerage will post earnings per share of $0.06 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.05. InnerWorkings (NASDAQ:INWK) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 8th. The company reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.02. The company earned $280 million…

The Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (PTEN) Expected to Post Q4 2016 Earnings of ($0.55) Per Share

The Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (PTEN) Expected to Post Q4 2016 Earnings of ($0.55) Per Share

Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:PTEN) – SunTrust Banks issued their Q4 2016 earnings per share estimates for Patterson-UTI Energy in a report issued on Wednesday. SunTrust Banks analyst K. Sill expects that the brokerage will post earnings of ($0.55) per share for the quarter. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Buy” rating and a $33.00 target price on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Patterson-UTI Energy’s FY2017 earnings at ($1.55) EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at ($0.21) EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at ($0.16) EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at ($0.09) EPS, Q4…