The Zacks Investment Research Lowers AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. (AMP) to Hold

The Zacks Investment Research Lowers AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. (AMP) to Hold

AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. (NYSE:AMP) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday. According to Zacks, “Ameriprise’s shares have outperformed the Zacks categorized Investment Management industry over the last six months. The company's efforts to modify its product and service-offering capacity to keep pace with the dynamic market needs are expected to support top-line growth going forward. Also, the company’s inorganic growth strategy will further aid its profitability in the near term. However, continued outflows in…

The FY2017 EPS Estimates for Panera Bread Company Raised by Analyst (PNRA)

The FY2017 EPS Estimates for Panera Bread Company Raised by Analyst (PNRA)

Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ:PNRA) – Oppenheimer Holdings upped their FY2017 EPS estimates for Panera Bread Company in a report issued on Wednesday. Oppenheimer Holdings analyst B. Bittner now expects that the brokerage will post earnings of $7.51 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $7.50. Oppenheimer Holdings currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $240.00 price target on the stock. PNRA has been the subject of a number of other reports. BTIG Research restated a “buy” rating and issued a $240.00 target price on shares of…

The Tahoe Resources Inc (TAHO) Shares Gap Up After Dividend Announcement

The Tahoe Resources Inc (TAHO) Shares Gap Up  After Dividend Announcement

Tahoe Resources Inc (NASDAQ:TAHO) (TSE:THO) shares gapped up prior to trading on Friday after the company announced a dividend. The stock had previously closed at $11.86, but opened at $11.18. Tahoe Resources shares last traded at $10.07, with a volume of 3,150,278 shares traded. The newly announced dividend which will be paid on Thursday, January 26th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 19th will be issued a dividend of $0.02 per share. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.15%. The ex-dividend date is…

The Qorvo, Inc. Expected to Post FY2017 Earnings of $3.75 Per Share (QRVO)

The Qorvo, Inc. Expected to Post FY2017 Earnings of $3.75 Per Share (QRVO)

Qorvo, Inc. (NASDAQ:QRVO) – Investment analysts at Craig Hallum reduced their FY2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Qorvo in a report released on Thursday. Craig Hallum analyst A. Stoss now forecasts that the firm will earn $3.75 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $3.86. Craig Hallum also issued estimates for Qorvo’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.74 EPS. A number of other research analysts also recently issued reports on QRVO. Brean Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Qorvo in a research…

The Texas Permanent School Fund Sells 23,297 Shares of American Express Company (AXP)

The Texas Permanent School Fund Sells 23,297 Shares of American Express Company (AXP)

Texas Permanent School Fund lowered its stake in shares of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) by 8.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 238,974 shares of the payment services company’s stock after selling 23,297 shares during the period. Texas Permanent School Fund’s holdings in American Express Company were worth $15,304,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard…

The Purplebricks Group PLC (PURP) Receives Buy Rating from Investec

The Purplebricks Group PLC (PURP) Receives Buy Rating from Investec

Investec reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Purplebricks Group PLC (LON:PURP) in a research note published on Thursday morning. They currently have a GBX 185 ($2.27) price objective on the stock. PURP has been the subject of several other research reports. Citigroup Inc. started coverage on Purplebricks Group PLC in a research note on Tuesday, September 13th. They issued a buy rating and a GBX 200 ($2.46) target price for the company. Peel Hunt lowered their target price on Purplebricks Group PLC from GBX 300 ($3.69) to GBX 270…

The Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (LXRX) Receives Outperform Rating from Wedbush

The Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (LXRX) Receives Outperform Rating from Wedbush

Wedbush reaffirmed their outperform rating on shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) in a research report report published on Thursday. Wedbush currently has a $33.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. LXRX has been the subject of a number of other research reports. HC Wainwright initiated coverage on shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, October 7th. They issued a buy rating and a $26.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals from a hold rating to a buy rating…

The Northeast Investment Management Raises Position in Chevron Corporation (CVX)

The Northeast Investment Management Raises Position in Chevron Corporation (CVX)

Northeast Investment Management raised its position in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) by 2.0% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 160,025 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,064 shares during the period. Chevron Corporation makes up approximately 1.6% of Northeast Investment Management’s portfolio, making the stock its 21st largest position. Northeast Investment Management’s holdings in Chevron Corporation were worth $16,470,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Shell Asset…

The ACTELION LTD SPON ADR REPR 1/4TH (ALIOY) Lowered to Hold at Jefferies Group

The ACTELION LTD SPON ADR REPR 1/4TH (ALIOY) Lowered to Hold at Jefferies Group

Jefferies Group cut shares of ACTELION LTD SPON ADR REPR 1/4TH (NASDAQ:ALIOY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Thursday morning. ACTELION LTD SPON ADR REPR 1/4TH (NASDAQ:ALIOY) traded up 0.69% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $56.22. 14,265 shares of the stock traded hands. ACTELION LTD SPON ADR REPR 1/4TH has a 12-month low of $30.73 and a 12-month high of $58.00. The firm has a market cap of $24233.29 billion and a PE ratio of 35.64. The stock has a 50…

The Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. (ELS) Shares Bought by California State Teachers Retirement System

The Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. (ELS) Shares Bought by California State Teachers Retirement System

California State Teachers Retirement System raised its position in Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE:ELS) by 0.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 162,992 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 1,400 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System’s holdings in Equity Lifestyle Properties were worth $12,580,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Sumitomo…

The Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) Shares Sold by Texas Permanent School Fund

The Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) Shares Sold by Texas Permanent School Fund

Texas Permanent School Fund decreased its stake in Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) by 5.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 179,924 shares of the company’s stock after selling 9,507 shares during the period. Texas Permanent School Fund’s holdings in Caterpillar were worth $15,972,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of CAT. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its stake in Caterpillar by 2.2% in the third…

The BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (BJRI) Downgraded to Underperform at Wedbush

The BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (BJRI) Downgraded to Underperform at Wedbush

Wedbush cut shares of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) from a neutral rating to an underperform rating in a research report report published on Thursday morning. They currently have $34.00 price objective on the stock. A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Jefferies Group restated a hold rating on shares of BJ’s Restaurants in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BJ’s Restaurants from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, December 23rd. Wells Fargo &…

The Harman International Industries, Incorporated (HAR) Stake Increased by California State Teachers Retirement System

The Harman International Industries, Incorporated (HAR) Stake Increased by California State Teachers Retirement System

California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in shares of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR) by 0.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 152,575 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,300 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System’s holdings in Harman International Industries, were worth $12,885,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes…

The Dearborn Partners LLC Acquires 2,779 Shares of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD)

The Dearborn Partners LLC Acquires 2,779 Shares of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD)

Dearborn Partners LLC raised its position in shares of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) by 1.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 201,440 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 2,779 shares during the period. Dearborn Partners LLC’s holdings in Gilead Sciences were worth $15,938,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Van Hulzen Asset Management LLC…

The California State Teachers Retirement System Increases Position in Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (LEG)

The California State Teachers Retirement System Increases Position in Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (LEG)

California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake in shares of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG) by 0.9% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 282,822 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,400 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System’s holdings in Leggett & Platt, were worth $12,891,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. PGGM Investments boosted its position in shares of Leggett & Platt,…

The British Land Company PLC (BTLCY) Upgraded to “Neutral” by J P Morgan Chase & Co

The British Land Company PLC (BTLCY) Upgraded to “Neutral” by J P Morgan Chase & Co

J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded shares of British Land Company PLC (NASDAQ:BTLCY) from an underweight rating to a neutral rating in a research note released on Thursday. BTLCY has been the subject of several other reports. BNP Paribas upgraded British Land Company PLC from an underperform rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Thursday. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a hold rating on shares of British Land Company PLC in a research note on Saturday, November 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a…

The Wasatch Advisors Inc. Decreases Stake in QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

The Wasatch Advisors Inc. Decreases Stake in QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

Wasatch Advisors Inc. decreased its stake in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) by 8.1% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 214,138 shares of the wireless technology company’s stock after selling 18,869 shares during the period. Wasatch Advisors Inc.’s holdings in QUALCOMM were worth $14,668,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Pinkerton Retirement Specialists LLC raised its stake in QUALCOMM by 3,479.3% in the second quarter. Pinkerton Retirement Specialists LLC now owns…

The West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (WFT) Price Target Increased to C$50.00 by Analysts at RBC Capital Markets

The West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (WFT) Price Target Increased to C$50.00 by Analysts at RBC Capital Markets

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSE:WFT) had its price objective lifted by equities researchers at RBC Capital Markets from C$45.00 to C$50.00 in a report released on Friday. RBC Capital Markets’ price target would suggest a potential upside of 8.46% from the company’s current price. Several other equities analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Scotiabank set a C$53.00 price objective on shares of West Fraser Timber Co. and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 25th. TD Securities set a C$60.00 price objective…

The Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (CALA) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at HC Wainwright

The Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (CALA) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at HC Wainwright

HC Wainwright initiated coverage on shares of Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALA) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $9.00 price objective on the stock. Several other brokerages also recently issued reports on CALA. Citigroup Inc. began coverage on shares of Calithera Biosciences in a report on Tuesday, October 25th. They set a sell rating for the company. JMP Securities reissued a buy rating on shares of Calithera Biosciences in a report on Thursday, November 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research…