The Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Diamondback Energy, Inc. (FANG) to Hold

The Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Diamondback Energy, Inc. (FANG) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning. According to Zacks, “Diamondback Energy, Inc. is an oil and natural gas company focused on the acquisition, development, exploration and exploitation of unconventional, onshore oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin in West Texas. The Company’s activities are primarily focused on the Clearfork, Spraberry, Wolfcamp, Cline, Strawn and Atoka formations. Diamondback Energy, Inc. is headquartered in Midland, Texas. “ FANG…

The Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA) Upgraded to “Hold” by Zacks Investment Research

The Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA) Upgraded to “Hold” by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning. According to Zacks, “Banco Bilbao Vizcaya is engaged in a wide variety of banking, financial and related activities in Spain. “ Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on BBVA. HSBC reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA in a research report on Thursday, September 15th. Barclays PLC raised shares of Banco…

The Canaccord Genuity Reaffirms Buy Rating for Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (AXAS)

The Canaccord Genuity Reaffirms Buy Rating for Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (AXAS)

Canaccord Genuity restated their buy rating on shares of Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ:AXAS) in a report published on Wednesday. The firm currently has a $3.25 price objective on the energy company’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $2.75. AXAS has been the subject of several other reports. Rodman & Renshaw assumed coverage on shares of Abraxas Petroleum Corporation in a research note on Friday, October 21st. They set a buy rating and a $3.00 price objective for the company. Seaport Global Securities upgraded shares of Abraxas Petroleum Corporation…

The Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Attunity Ltd. (ATTU) to “Hold”

The Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Attunity Ltd. (ATTU) to “Hold”

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Attunity Ltd. (NASDAQ:ATTU) from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Attunity is the leading provider of service-orientated software and solutions in the Workplace Applications market. Using Attunity’s software, companies can seamlessly and efficiently connect, transfer, join and stream to and from virtually any data source in real-time, and subsequently use that data to rapidly configure and deploy management-focused Workplace Applications. With successful deployments at thousands of organizations worldwide, Attunity has over…

The British Airways Pensions Investment Management Ltd Has $21,436,000 Position in Amgen Inc. (AMGN)

The British Airways Pensions Investment Management Ltd Has $21,436,000 Position in Amgen Inc. (AMGN)

British Airways Pensions Investment Management Ltd reduced its stake in shares of Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) by 0.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 128,574 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 116 shares during the period. British Airways Pensions Investment Management Ltd’s holdings in Amgen were worth $21,436,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of AMGN. BNP Paribas…

The Ameriprise Financial Inc. Sells 25,687 Shares of Validus Holdings, Ltd. (VR)

The Ameriprise Financial Inc. Sells 25,687 Shares of Validus Holdings, Ltd. (VR)

Ameriprise Financial Inc. lowered its stake in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) by 5.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 426,284 shares of the company’s stock after selling 25,687 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc.’s holdings in Validus Holdings were worth $21,238,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in VR. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of…

The Allergan PLC. (AGN) Shares Bought by Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.

The Allergan PLC. (AGN) Shares Bought by Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.

Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its position in Allergan PLC. (NYSE:AGN) by 9.3% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 96,875 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 8,207 shares during the period. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Allergan PLC. were worth $22,311,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Highstreet Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Allergan PLC. during the second quarter…

The Epoch Investment Partners Inc. Reduces Stake in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (WCG)

The Epoch Investment Partners Inc. Reduces Stake in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (WCG)

Epoch Investment Partners Inc. lowered its position in shares of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) by 39.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 184,855 shares of the company’s stock after selling 118,897 shares during the period. Epoch Investment Partners Inc.’s holdings in WellCare Health Plans were worth $21,644,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Advisory Services Network LLC bought a new…

The Analysts Set $7.50 Target Price for Century Casinos, Inc. (CNTY)

The Analysts Set $7.50 Target Price for Century Casinos, Inc. (CNTY)

Shares of Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNTY) have been given a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation. Analysts have set a 12-month consensus target price of $7.50 for the company and are expecting that the company will post $0.06 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Century Casinos an industry rank of 83 out of 265 based on the ratings given…

The Shinhan Financial Group Co Ltd (SHG) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Strong Buy” from Brokerages

The Shinhan Financial Group Co Ltd (SHG) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Strong Buy” from Brokerages

Shinhan Financial Group Co Ltd (NYSE:SHG) has received an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating. Brokerages have set a one year consensus target price of $43.30 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Shinhan Financial Group Co an industry rank of 148 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies. Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Shinhan Financial…

The Zacks Investment Research Lowers Independence Contract Drilling, Inc. (ICD) to Hold

The Zacks Investment Research Lowers Independence Contract Drilling, Inc. (ICD) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Independence Contract Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:ICD) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Wednesday morning. According to Zacks, “Independence Contract Drilling Inc. provides land drilling services for oil and natural gas producers primarily in the United States. The Company provides the US E&P industry a fleet of ShaleDriller (TM) rigs for drilling and development of shale and tight oil basins in North America. Independence Contract Drilling, Inc. is based in Houston, Texas. “ ICD has been the subject of…

The Ingredion Incorporated (INGR) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

The Ingredion Incorporated (INGR) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE:INGR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “Ingredion Incorporated is an ingredients solutions provider specializing in nature-based sweeteners, starches and nutrition ingredients. The Company serves diverse sectors in food, beverage, brewing, pharmaceuticals and other industries. Its sweetener products include dextrose, glucose, polyols, HFCS and Maltodextrin. The Company’s nutrition solutions include prebiotic fibers, resistant starch, soluble fibers and Inulin fibers. Its starch-based products include both industrial and food-grade starches. Ingredion Incorporated, formerly…

The Iamgold Corporation (IAG) Earns “Hold” Rating from RBC Capital Markets

The Iamgold Corporation (IAG) Earns “Hold” Rating from RBC Capital Markets

RBC Capital Markets reissued their hold rating on shares of Iamgold Corporation (NYSE:IAG) (TSE:IMG) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning. They currently have a $5.00 price objective on the mining company’s stock. Several other equities analysts have also recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Iamgold Corporation from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Monday, October 17th. TD Securities upgraded Iamgold Corporation from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 8th….

The Halyard Health, Inc. (HYH) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

The Halyard Health, Inc. (HYH) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Halyard Health, Inc. (NYSE:HYH) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday. The firm currently has $41.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Halyard Health, Inc. is a medical technology company. It is focused on advancing health and healthcare by preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery. The Company sells surgical and infection prevention products for the operating room. Halyard offers products such as sterilization wraps, face masks, surgical drapes and gowns, closed suction catheters,…

The MetLife, Inc. (MET) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

The MetLife, Inc. (MET) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Tuesday morning. According to Zacks, “MetLife remains exposed to headwinds like low interest rates, adverse foreign exchange, taxes, regulatory uncertainty surrounding its SIFI designation, and stiff competition. Nevertheless, MetLife’s consistent inorganic growth via acquisitions and divestitures allow it to focus on core growth areas, which in turn, have been paving the way for long-term success. The separation of the company’s retail unit will reduce its risk exposure…

The Deutsche Telekom AG (DTEGY) Earns Buy Rating from Barclays PLC

The Deutsche Telekom AG (DTEGY) Earns Buy Rating from Barclays PLC

Barclays PLC reissued their buy rating on shares of Deutsche Telekom AG (NASDAQ:DTEGY) in a research report report published on Tuesday morning. Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Deutsche Telekom AG from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 14th. Deutsche Telekom AG (NASDAQ:DTEGY) traded down 0.69% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $17.34. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 166,134 shares. The firm has a market cap of $6622.75 billion and a P/E ratio of 13.33. The stock’s 50 day…

The Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) Price Target Increased to $14.00 by Analysts at Barclays PLC

The Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) Price Target Increased to $14.00 by Analysts at Barclays PLC

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) had its price target boosted by Barclays PLC from $11.00 to $14.00 in a research note released on Tuesday morning. Barclays PLC currently has an equal weight rating on the stock. A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Huntington Bancshares from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, September 21st. Deutsche Bank AG raised Huntington Bancshares from a hold rating to a buy rating and increased their target price for the…

The Zacks Investment Research Downgrades HudBay Minerals Inc (HBM) to Hold

The Zacks Investment Research Downgrades HudBay Minerals Inc (HBM) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of HudBay Minerals Inc (NYSE:HBM) (TSE:HBM) from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Tuesday morning. According to Zacks, “HudBay Minerals Inc. is a mining company and engages in discovery, production and marketing of base metals in North and Central America. It owns zinc and copper mines, concentrators and metal production facilities in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan, zinc oxide production facility in Ontario, copper refinery in Michigan and nickel project in Guatemala. In addition to its primary products, zinc…

The Ameriprise Financial Inc. Buys 7,244 Shares of Masimo Corporation (MASI)

The Ameriprise Financial Inc. Buys 7,244 Shares of Masimo Corporation (MASI)

Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its stake in Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI) by 2.1% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 351,308 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 7,244 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc.’s holdings in Masimo Corporation were worth $20,900,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. PineBridge Investments L.P. increased its position in shares of Masimo Corporation by 2.7% in the second quarter. PineBridge…

The Zacks Investment Research Lowers Gartner, Inc. (IT) to Hold

The Zacks Investment Research Lowers Gartner, Inc. (IT) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “Gartner, Inc. is a research and advisory firm that helps clients understand technology and drive business growth. Gartner’s divisions consist of Gartner Research, Gartner Consulting, Gartner Measurement and Gartner Events. Gartner has the most comprehensive body of global research that reports on and analyzes the technologies that drive business and organizational success. Gartner Consulting leverages the company’s industry-leading research capabilities to deliver hands-on client…