The First Interstate BancSystem Inc. (FIBK) Short Interest Up 55.1% in December

The First Interstate BancSystem Inc. (FIBK) Short Interest Up 55.1% in December

First Interstate BancSystem Inc. (NASDAQ:FIBK) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,958,363 shares, an increase of 55.1% from the November 30th total of 1,262,507 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 287,750 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 6.8 days. Approximately 9.9% of the company’s shares are sold short. In related news, Director Jonathan R. Scott sold 5,000 shares of First Interstate BancSystem stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 15th. The shares were…

The Zacks Investment Research Lowers Home Bancorp Inc. (HBCP) to Hold

The Zacks Investment Research Lowers Home Bancorp Inc. (HBCP) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Home Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Monday. According to Zacks, “HOME BANCORP, INC. is a holding company for Home Bank. Home Bancorp has not commenced operations and has no assets. Home Bank is a federally chartered mutual savings bank. Home Bank is a community oriented savings bank offering a range of deposit and loan products, primarily to individuals, families and small to mid-sized businesses located in its market area as well as contiguous…

The Red Hat’s (RHT) “Outperform” Rating Reaffirmed at JMP Securities

The Red Hat’s (RHT) “Outperform” Rating Reaffirmed at JMP Securities

JMP Securities reaffirmed their outperform rating on shares of Red Hat Inc. (NYSE:RHT) in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning. The firm currently has a $93.00 target price on the open-source software company’s stock, down from their previous target price of $97.00. Several other analysts have also commented on RHT. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Red Hat from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 15th. Vetr raised shares of Red Hat from a buy rating to a strong-buy…

The Brokerages Set Mirna Therapeutics Inc. (MIRN) Target Price at $1.69

The Brokerages Set Mirna Therapeutics Inc. (MIRN) Target Price at $1.69

Shares of Mirna Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:MIRN) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the six ratings firms that are currently covering the firm. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $1.69. Several research firms recently issued reports on MIRN. HC Wainwright downgraded shares of Mirna Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their…

The Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc. (ITCI) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research

The Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc. (ITCI) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc. (NASDAQ:ITCI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Wednesday. They currently have $18.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. According to Zacks, “Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The company develops drugs for the treatment of neuropsychiatric and neurologic diseases and other disorders of the central nervous system. Its product candidates include ITI-007, ITI-002 and ITI-009 which is in clinical trials. Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc. is headquartered in New York. “ ITCI has been…

The BP PLC (BP) Downgraded by Vetr Inc. to Hold

The BP PLC (BP) Downgraded by Vetr Inc. to Hold

Vetr lowered shares of BP PLC (NYSE:BP) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has $37.68 price target on the oil and gas exploration company’s stock. Other analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Credit Suisse Group AG upgraded shares of BP PLC from a neutral rating to an outperform rating and lifted their target price for the company from $33.50 to $35.50 in a research report on Wednesday, November 30th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a neutral rating…

The NeuStar Inc. (NSR) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

The NeuStar Inc. (NSR) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

NeuStar Inc. (NYSE:NSR) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Thursday. The firm presently has a $37.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research’s price objective points to a potential upside of 11.45% from the stock’s current price. According to Zacks, “NeuStar is a provider of essential clearinghouse services to the North American communications industry and Internet service providers around the world. “ Several other brokerages also recently commented on NSR. William Blair downgraded NeuStar from an…

The Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT) Raised to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

The Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT) Raised to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE:CLDT) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Monday. According to Zacks, “Chatham Lodging Trust is a self-advised hotel REIT, formed to invest in premium-branded upscale extended-stay and select-service hotels. The Company intends to invest primarily in hotels in large metropolitan markets in the United States. Chatham Lodging Trust expects that a significant portion of its portfolio will consist of hotels in the upscale extended-stay market, including brands such as Residence Inn by Marriott, Homewood…

The Platform Specialty Products Corp. (PAH) Short Interest Up 14.6% in December

The Platform Specialty Products Corp. (PAH) Short Interest Up 14.6% in December

Platform Specialty Products Corp. (NYSE:PAH) saw a large increase in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 27,396,929 shares, an increase of 14.6% from the November 30th total of 23,911,814 shares. Approximately 10.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 2,058,816 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 13.3 days. PAH has been the topic of several recent research reports. Roth Capital set a $13.00 target price on shares of Platform Specialty Products Corp. and gave…

The Nike Inc. (NKE) PT Set at $61.00 by Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

The Nike Inc. (NKE) PT Set at $61.00 by Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE) has been given a $61.00 price objective by equities research analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in a research note issued on Tuesday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the footwear maker’s stock. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 19.56% from the stock’s previous close. Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Cowen and Company set a $63.00 target price on shares of Nike and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research…

The Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (SXL) Earns Neutral Rating from Mizuho

The Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (SXL) Earns Neutral Rating from Mizuho

Mizuho reissued their neutral rating on shares of Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE:SXL) in a report issued on Monday morning. Several other analysts also recently issued reports on the company. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a hold rating and set a $24.00 price target (down previously from $29.00) on shares of Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. in a research note on Monday, November 28th. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. from an underperform rating to a market perform rating and set a $26.00 price target for the company in a research…

The Jefferies Group Reaffirms Buy Rating for Hercules Technology Growth Capital Inc. (HTGC)

The Jefferies Group Reaffirms Buy Rating for Hercules Technology Growth Capital Inc. (HTGC)

Jefferies Group reiterated their buy rating on shares of Hercules Technology Growth Capital Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) in a research report report published on Friday morning. Jefferies Group currently has a $15.00 price target on the stock. A number of other brokerages have also weighed in on HTGC. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Hercules Technology Growth Capital from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, December 9th. TheStreet raised shares of Hercules Technology Growth Capital from a hold rating to a buy rating in a…

The Horizon Global Corp. (HZN) Receives $19.00 Consensus Price Target from Analysts

The Horizon Global Corp. (HZN) Receives $19.00 Consensus Price Target from Analysts

Shares of Horizon Global Corp. (NYSE:HZN) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six research firms that are currently covering the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $19.00. HZN has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Horizon Global Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating…

The OneSavings Bank PLC (OSB) Receives GBX 319.75 Consensus Target Price from Analysts

The OneSavings Bank PLC (OSB) Receives GBX 319.75 Consensus Target Price from Analysts

Shares of OneSavings Bank PLC (LON:OSB) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eleven research firms that are presently covering the firm. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 319.75 ($3.93). A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Peel Hunt reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 350 ($4.30) price objective…

The Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold”

The Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold”

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Friday. According to Zacks, “Cisco Systems is the leading provider of IP-based networking and other products. Intensifying competition from several smaller players, slowing order growth from service providers and challenges in the emerging markets are the primary headwinds. Nonetheless, we believe Cisco’s expanding footprint in the rapidly growing security and data center market are promising. Moreover, partnerships with the likes of Pure Storage, salesforce.com and IBM…

The Lennar Corp.’s (LEN) “Neutral” Rating Reaffirmed at MKM Partners

The Lennar Corp.’s (LEN) “Neutral” Rating Reaffirmed at MKM Partners

MKM Partners reiterated their neutral rating on shares of Lennar Corp. (NYSE:LEN) in a research report released on Friday morning. Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on LEN. Citigroup Inc. cut their price target on Lennar Corp. from $50.00 to $48.00 and set a neutral rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, September 21st. Evercore ISI restated a buy rating and set a $55.00 price target on shares of Lennar Corp. in a report on Tuesday, December 13th. Zacks Investment Research cut Lennar Corp. from…

The Pandora Media’s (P) Neutral Rating Reaffirmed at Mizuho

The Pandora Media’s (P) Neutral Rating Reaffirmed at Mizuho

Mizuho reaffirmed their neutral rating on shares of Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE:P) in a report published on Friday morning. They currently have a $12.00 target price on the Internet radio service’s stock. Other analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Canaccord Genuity upped their price objective on Pandora Media from $14.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, September 14th. Albert Fried & Company restated a buy rating and set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Pandora Media in a report…

The CBS Corp. (CBS) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Brean Capital

The CBS Corp. (CBS) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Brean Capital

Brean Capital restated their buy rating on shares of CBS Corp. (NYSE:CBS) in a report released on Friday. Brean Capital currently has a $75.00 price target on the media conglomerate’s stock, up from their prior price target of $65.00. Several other research analysts also recently issued reports on CBS. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a buy rating and issued a $69.00 target price on shares of CBS Corp. in a research note on Friday, November 4th. Wunderlich reiterated a positive rating and issued a $72.00 target price on shares of…

The Peak Resorts Inc. (SKIS) Given “Outperform” Rating at FBR & Co

The Peak Resorts Inc. (SKIS) Given “Outperform” Rating at FBR & Co

FBR & Co reaffirmed their outperform rating on shares of Peak Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ:SKIS) in a report issued on Friday. They currently have a $9.00 price target on the stock. Several other equities analysts have also recently commented on SKIS. Zacks Investment Research raised Peak Resorts from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $5.75 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, September 20th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $6.00 price target on shares of Peak Resorts in a report…

The Fitbit’s (FIT) Neutral Rating Reaffirmed at Citigroup Inc.

The Fitbit’s (FIT) Neutral Rating Reaffirmed at Citigroup Inc.

Citigroup Inc. reiterated their neutral rating on shares of Fitbit Inc. (NYSE:FIT) in a research report report published on Friday morning. The brokerage currently has a $8.00 price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of $10.00. A number of other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on FIT. Leerink Swann reissued a market perform rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of Fitbit in a research note on Tuesday, August 30th. Barclays PLC reissued an overweight rating and issued a $24.00 price…