The Frontier Communications Corp (FTR) To Go Ex-Dividend on March 13th

The Frontier Communications Corp (FTR) To Go Ex-Dividend on March 13th

Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.105 per share on Friday, March 31st. This represents a $0.42 annualized dividend and a yield of 16.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 13th. Shares of Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR) opened at 2.62 on Wednesday. The stock’s market capitalization is $3.07 billion. Frontier Communications Corp has a 52 week low of $2.57 and a 52 week high of $5.75. The firm’s…

The Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc (SGYP) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

The Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc (SGYP) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SGYP) saw a large increase in short interest in February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totalling 38,504,106 shares, an increase of 19.6% from the January 31st total of 32,194,265 shares. Approximately 22.4% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 6,379,242 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 6.0 days. A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on SGYP shares. Canaccord Genuity set a $13.00 target price on shares of Synergy Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock…

The Travis Perkins plc’s (TPK) “Overweight” Rating Reiterated at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The Travis Perkins plc’s (TPK) “Overweight” Rating Reiterated at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated their overweight rating on shares of Travis Perkins plc (LON:TPK) in a research report report published on Friday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has a GBX 1,625 ($19.88) price target on the stock. TPK has been the topic of several other reports. Peel Hunt reissued a hold rating and set a GBX 1,580 ($19.32) price objective on shares of Travis Perkins plc in a report on Tuesday, November 29th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a buy rating on shares of Travis Perkins plc in a report…

The Taylor Wimpey plc (TW) Earns Buy Rating from Jefferies Group LLC

The Taylor Wimpey plc (TW) Earns Buy Rating from Jefferies Group LLC

Jefferies Group LLC restated their buy rating on shares of Taylor Wimpey plc (LON:TW) in a research note issued to investors on Friday. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a GBX 205 ($2.51) price objective on the homebuilder’s stock. Other equities research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a buy rating and set a GBX 218 ($2.67) price target on shares of Taylor Wimpey plc in a research note on Tuesday, November 15th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Taylor Wimpey…

The Anglo American plc (NGLOY) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

The Anglo American plc (NGLOY) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Anglo American plc (NASDAQ:NGLOY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “Anglo American PLC is a mining company. Its portfolio includes iron ore, manganese, metallurgical coal, copper, nickel, platinum and diamonds. The company operates primarily in Africa, Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Anglo American PLC is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. “ A number of other research firms have also recently weighed in on NGLOY. HSBC Holdings plc raised shares…

The Almost Family Inc (AFAM) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.01 EPS

The Almost Family Inc (AFAM) Issues Quarterly  Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.01 EPS

Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.58 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $153.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $157.31 million. Almost Family had a return on equity of 8.86% and a net margin of 2.74%. Almost Family’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.62 earnings per…

The Brokers Issue Forecasts for Markel Co.’s Q1 2017 Earnings (MKL)

The Brokers Issue Forecasts for Markel Co.’s Q1 2017 Earnings (MKL)

Markel Co. (NYSE:MKL) – Investment analysts at Boenning Scattergood issued their Q1 2017 earnings estimates for Markel in a report issued on Thursday. Boenning Scattergood analyst R. Farnam forecasts that the brokerage will post earnings of $8.09 per share for the quarter. Boenning Scattergood has a “Outperform” rating and a $1,050.00 price target on the stock. Boenning Scattergood also issued estimates for Markel’s Q2 2017 earnings at $6.99 EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at $6.32 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at $8.10 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $29.50 EPS and FY2018 earnings at…

The Vetr Inc. Upgrades Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN) to Hold

The Vetr Inc. Upgrades Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN) to Hold

Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN) was upgraded by equities researchers at Vetr from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. The firm presently has a $44.34 target price on the stock. Vetr‘s target price points to a potential upside of 0.73% from the stock’s previous close. JWN has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Cowen and Company reduced their price objective on Nordstrom from $64.00 to $50.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a…

The Texas Roadhouse Inc (TXRH) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.21 on March 31st

The Texas Roadhouse Inc (TXRH) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.21 on  March 31st

Texas Roadhouse Inc (NASDAQ:TXRH) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 22nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 15th will be given a dividend of 0.21 per share on Friday, March 31st. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.03%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 13th. This is an increase from Texas Roadhouse’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. Shares of Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH) opened at 41.29 on Wednesday. Texas Roadhouse has a 12-month low of $37.23 and a 12-month high of $50.51. The stock has…

The JetBlue Airways Co. (JBLU) Short Interest Up 42.6% in February

The JetBlue Airways Co. (JBLU) Short Interest Up 42.6% in February

JetBlue Airways Co. (NASDAQ:JBLU) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totalling 10,031,969 shares, an increase of 42.6% from the January 31st total of 7,035,453 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 6,408,157 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.6 days. Approximately 3.1% of the company’s stock are short sold. In related news, Director Joel Clinton Peterson sold 5,120 shares of JetBlue Airways stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 3rd. The shares…

The Memorial Production Partners LP (MEMP) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

The Memorial Production Partners LP (MEMP) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

Memorial Production Partners LP (NASDAQ:MEMP) was the target of a large decrease in short interest during the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,098,308 shares, a decrease of 38.9% from the January 31st total of 1,797,352 shares. Currently, 1.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 1,289,849 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.9 days. A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Memorial Production Partners stock. Arrow Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in…

The Short Interest in Lumentum Holdings Inc (LITE) Grows By 32.1%

The Short Interest in Lumentum Holdings Inc (LITE) Grows By 32.1%

Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LITE) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totalling 4,523,825 shares, a growth of 32.1% from the January 31st total of 3,425,199 shares. Currently, 7.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 2,229,195 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.0 days. In related news, Director Harold L. Covert sold 12,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 10th….

The Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc (CNCE) Sets New 1-Year High on Strong Earnings

The Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc (CNCE) Sets New 1-Year High on Strong Earnings

Shares of Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CNCE) hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday following a better than expected earnings announcement. The stock traded as high as $16.35 and last traded at $16.38, with a volume of 8,689,349 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $9.65. The company reported ($0.54) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.61) by $0.07. Concert Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 33.68% and a negative net margin of 363.29%. Several equities research analysts recently commented on the…

The Kroger Co (KR) Rating Lowered to Buy at Hilliard Lyons

The Kroger Co (KR) Rating Lowered to Buy at Hilliard Lyons

Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) was downgraded by research analysts at Hilliard Lyons to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, The Fly reports. Several other research firms have also weighed in on KR. Zacks Investment Research raised Kroger from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 22nd. Vetr raised Kroger from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $36.85 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, December 27th. Credit Suisse…

The News Corp (NWS) to Issue Semiannual Dividend of $0.10 on April 19th

The News Corp (NWS) to Issue Semiannual Dividend of $0.10 on  April 19th

News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS) announced a semiannual dividend on Friday, February 10th. Investors of record on Wednesday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.10 per share on Wednesday, April 19th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.47%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 13th. Shares of News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS) opened at 13.00 on Wednesday. The firm’s market cap is $7.56 billion. News Corp has a one year low of $10.90 and a one year high of $15.22. The company has a 50 day moving average of $12.97 and a…

The Huntsman Co. (HUN) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.13 on March 31st

The Huntsman Co. (HUN) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.13 on  March 31st

Huntsman Co. (NYSE:HUN) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 9th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 15th will be given a dividend of 0.125 per share on Friday, March 31st. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.24%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 13th. Huntsman (NYSE:HUN) opened at 22.37 on Wednesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $21.26 and its 200 day moving average price is $18.62. The company has a market capitalization of $5.34 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio…

The TrueCar Inc (TRUE) Short Interest Update

The TrueCar Inc (TRUE) Short Interest Update

TrueCar Inc (NASDAQ:TRUE) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totalling 19,773,768 shares, a growth of 11.1% from the January 31st total of 17,802,973 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 729,535 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 27.1 days. In related news, EVP Neeraj Gunsagar sold 25,571 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.70, for…

The Epizyme Inc (EPZM) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday

The Epizyme Inc (EPZM) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday

Epizyme Inc (NASDAQ:EPZM) is set to announce its earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, March 9th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of ($0.65) per share for the quarter. Shares of Epizyme Inc (NASDAQ:EPZM) opened at 15.20 on Wednesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $11.91 and its 200-day moving average is $10.49. Epizyme Inc has a 12-month low of $7.02 and a 12-month high of $15.60. The company’s market capitalization is $881.77 million. EPZM has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered…

The Almost Family Inc (AFAM) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.01 EPS

The Almost Family Inc (AFAM) Releases Quarterly  Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.01 EPS

Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) posted its earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $153.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $157.31 million. Almost Family had a net margin of 2.74% and a return on equity of 8.86%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.62 earnings per…

The JPMorgan Chase & Co. Reaffirms Overweight Rating for Inchcape plc (INCH)

The JPMorgan Chase & Co. Reaffirms Overweight Rating for Inchcape plc (INCH)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated their overweight rating on shares of Inchcape plc (LON:INCH) in a report issued on Thursday. The firm currently has a GBX 900 ($11.01) price target on the stock. A number of other brokerages also recently commented on INCH. Liberum Capital lifted their price objective on Inchcape plc from GBX 680 ($8.32) to GBX 755 ($9.23) and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 1st. HSBC Holdings plc reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 865 ($10.58) price objective…