A Notable Analyst Coverage Of Two Stocks: Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD)

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) showed a growth of 1.78% from the market’s prior closing price. That gain sent the price at $61.72 per share as of February 02,2017 when the total trading capacity was lower compared with their three months average volume of 2.27M shares. The consensus analyst PT for this stock has now been moved to $64.31.

Ventas, Inc. (VTR) Price Indications

The firm keeps price-to-earnings ratio at 39.74 in 12 months. In last trade, the intraday high was $61.94, putting the share price -17.73% below its 52-week high and trades 38.03% higher from the lowest price they have traded at during the previous year. It turned higher 1.08% from its 50-day simple moving average. The current price is down -6.12% from the average market prices over a 200-day period.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Thorough Brokerage Views

There are numerous brokerage names which are spending time researching on this stock. Of them, 0 have a Sell, 1 suggested Buy, 1 said Outperform and 14 called Hold rating for the stock, based on Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. 2 recommends the stock is “underperforming”. The company has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.94, according to Thomson Reuters data.

On February 02,2017, Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) closed session up at $45.53 with 0.62%. The institutional holdings in the company makes up 81.60% while the Beta factor is 0.42. The stock’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) reached 58.55.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) Price Potential

In recent trade, the price was -3.66% down its 200 day moving average and was brought 1.96% up versus its 50-day simple moving average. The stock exchanged hands at a volume of 1.67M shares whereas, the average volume was 2.13M shares. In the past 12 months, the share price floated in the $41.24 -$53.27 range. The market capitalization arrived at market cap 11.77 billion. After the day trading kicked off at $45.37, the stock was seen approaching $45.06 as its bottom price and $45.74 as its intraday high price. In previous session, the price was settled at $45.25.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) Analyst Point of Interest

There were more than a few analysts who recently mentioned the stock in their research. Currently the stock is holding a ‘Buy’ rating from 2 equity analysts. 1 Wall Street brokerages assign ‘Sell’ rating for the firm. 12 analysts are of a belief the stock is a ‘Hold’. ‘Underperform’ verdict was provided by 3 analysts and ‘Overweight’ verdict was shared by 2 analysts. The company has a Mean Recommendation of 2.95 based on a scale of 1-5 provided by Thomson Reuters.

These Brokerage Research Findings Are Noteworthy: KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC), Targa Resources Corp. (NYSE:TRGP)

KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) showed a growth of 1.53% from the market’s prior closing price. That gain sent the price at $87.36 per share as of February 02,2017 when the total trading capacity was lower compared with their three months average volume of 1.62M shares. The consensus analyst PT for this stock has now been moved to $80.57.

KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) Price Indications

The firm keeps price-to-earnings ratio at 15.86 in 12 months. In last trade, the intraday high was $87.57, putting the share price -0.68% below its 52-week high and trades 43.30% higher from the lowest price they have traded at during the previous year. It turned higher 8.76% from its 50-day simple moving average. The current price is up 18.63% from the average market prices over a 200-day period.

KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) Thorough Brokerage Views

There are numerous brokerage names which are spending time researching on this stock. Of them, 0 have a Sell, 2 suggested Buy, 5 said Outperform and 8 called Hold rating for the stock, based on Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. 1 recommends the stock is “underperforming”. The company has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.50, according to Thomson Reuters data.

On February 02,2017, Targa Resources Corp. (NYSE:TRGP) closed session up at $59.88 with 1.41%. The institutional holdings in the company makes up 77.60% while the Beta factor is 2.09. The stock’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) reached 63.59.

Targa Resources Corp. (TRGP) Price Potential

In recent trade, the price was 33.00% up its 200 day moving average and was brought 8.67% up versus its 50-day simple moving average. The stock exchanged hands at a volume of 1.57M shares whereas, the average volume was 2.13M shares. In the past 12 months, the share price floated in the $13.37 -$60.30 range. The market capitalization arrived at market cap 11.54 billion. After the day trading kicked off at $59.30, the stock was seen approaching $58.65 as its bottom price and $60.06 as its intraday high price. In previous session, the price was settled at $59.05.

Targa Resources Corp. (NYSE:TRGP) Analyst Point of Interest

There were more than a few analysts who recently mentioned the stock in their research. Currently the stock is holding a ‘Buy’ rating from 3 equity analysts. 0 Wall Street brokerages assign ‘Sell’ rating for the firm. 11 analysts are of a belief the stock is a ‘Hold’. ‘Underperform’ verdict was provided by 0 analysts and ‘Overweight’ verdict was shared by 5 analysts. The company has a Mean Recommendation of 2.42 based on a scale of 1-5 provided by Thomson Reuters.

Prominent Analysts Reporting Update: Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY)

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) showed a growth of 0.36% from the market’s prior closing price. That gain sent the price at $798.53 per share as of February 02,2017 when the total trading capacity was lower compared with their three months average volume of 1.72M shares. The consensus analyst PT for this stock has now been moved to $946.22.

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) Price Indications

The firm keeps price-to-earnings ratio at 29.23 in 12 months. In last trade, the intraday high was $802.70, putting the share price -5.16% below its 52-week high and trades 20.43% higher from the lowest price they have traded at during the previous year. It turned higher 1.09% from its 50-day simple moving average. The current price is up 5.32% from the average market prices over a 200-day period.

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Thorough Brokerage Views

There are numerous brokerage names which are spending time researching on this stock. Of them, 1 have a Sell, 21 suggested Buy, 27 said Outperform and 1 called Hold rating for the stock, based on Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. 0 recommends the stock is “underperforming”. The company has a Consensus Recommendation of 1.66, according to Thomson Reuters data.

On February 02,2017, The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) closed session up at $105.59 with 0.45%. The institutional holdings in the company makes up 73.80% while the Beta factor is 0.32. The stock’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) reached 61.05.

The Hershey Company (HSY) Price Potential

In recent trade, the price was 6.01% up its 200 day moving average and was brought 3.36% up versus its 50-day simple moving average. The stock exchanged hands at a volume of 1.52M shares whereas, the average volume was 1.06M shares. In the past 12 months, the share price floated in the $85.25 -$116.42 range. The market capitalization arrived at market cap 22.41 billion. After the day trading kicked off at $105.46, the stock was seen approaching $104.92 as its bottom price and $106.07 as its intraday high price. In previous session, the price was settled at $105.12.

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Analyst Point of Interest

There were more than a few analysts who recently mentioned the stock in their research. Currently the stock is holding a ‘Buy’ rating from 1 equity analysts. 1 Wall Street brokerages assign ‘Sell’ rating for the firm. 12 analysts are of a belief the stock is a ‘Hold’. ‘Underperform’ verdict was provided by 2 analysts and ‘Overweight’ verdict was shared by 1 analysts. The company has a Mean Recommendation of 3.06 based on a scale of 1-5 provided by Thomson Reuters.

Analysts believe AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) is worth $9.66 per share

AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) registered a 1.67% increase, still its new closing price is 296.00% up from the company’s 1 year high of 11.39.It posted -3.30% losses in previous 5 sessions and is now the subject of 10 analysts who together assign a hold rating on stock. 0 of Wall Street analysts have an underperform rating; the 2 sells versus 2 buy or better ratings. The 15 stock analysts following this company have an average price target at $9.66, with individual PT in the $7.00-$13.00 range. The shares moved at $7.92, implying that brokerage firms see shares gaining about 258.37% in twelve months time.

AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) SEC Form 4 News

The stock is getting much attention these days as insiders are offloading shares while they posted a -22.43% fall year to date. A Director at AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) offloaded shares in a transaction closed on Thursday July 28, 2016. WRIGHT VICENTE sold 27,000 shares in the company at $6.7 each and collected $180,001 in proceeds. WRIGHT VICENTE now owns 96,882 shares in the company after this transaction. A Executive VP, Finance and CFO in the company, Newport Roger K, disclosed a transaction on Friday July 31, 2015 that ended up paying $15,001 from the purchase of 5,000 shares at $3.12 per share.

AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) Upcoming Results on Tap

AK Steel Holding Corporation will next provide financial results for the March 2017 quarter. Stock analysts expect it to report per-share earnings of $0.14 in that period. Sales during the quarter are predicted to arrive at $1.49 billion.

Earnings surprise history: Last quarter, the company posted approximately $1.42 billion in revenue and EPS of $0.25. The mean forecast was for $1.41 billion and $0.06 a share, respectively. One quarter earlier, revenue for the stock was at $1.45 billion, with earnings at $0.21/share.

AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) Brokerage Update

AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) is in JP Morgan’s research list so their analyst rating change is noteworthy. These shares were downgraded to Neutral from Overweight by JP Morgan, according to news reported on Wednesday January 25, 2017.Another important research note was issued by Citigroup on Thursday January 19, 2017.The firm downgraded AKS to Sell from Neutral. Over the last six months and over the last three months, the shares of AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS), have changed 27.33% and 54.99%, respectively.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) Insiders Move Reflect Future Prospects

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) registered a 2.91% increase, still its new closing price is 5.83% up from the company’s 1 year high of 11.99.It posted -0.74% losses in previous 5 sessions and is now the subject of 9 analysts who together assign a hold rating on stock. 2 of Wall Street analysts have an underperform rating; the 1 sells versus 6 buy or better ratings. The 23 stock analysts following this company have an average price target at $10.21, with individual PT in the $7.00-$15.00 range. The shares moved at $6.72, implying that brokerage firms see shares losing about -13.07% in twelve months time.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) SEC Form 4 News

The stock is getting much attention these days as insiders are offloading shares while they posted a -19.13% fall year to date. A EVP, Chief Merchant at J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) offloaded shares in a transaction closed on Friday November 18, 2016. Tighe John Joseph III sold 38,756 shares in the company at $9.33 each and collected $361,001 in proceeds. Tighe John Joseph III now owns 218,439 shares in the company after this transaction. A Chairman and CEO in the company, Ellison Marvin R, disclosed a transaction on Thursday August 25, 2016 that ended up paying $496,000 from the purchase of 50,000 shares at $9.92 per share.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) Upcoming Results on Tap

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. will next provide financial results for the April 2017 quarter. Stock analysts expect it to report per-share earnings of $-0.20 in that period. Sales during the quarter are predicted to arrive at $2.85 billion.

Earnings surprise history: Last quarter, the company posted approximately $2.86 billion in revenue and EPS of $-0.21. The mean forecast was for $2.95 billion and $-0.21 a share, respectively. One quarter earlier, revenue for the stock was at $2.92 billion, with earnings at $-0.05/share.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) Brokerage Update

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) is in Credit Suisse’s research list so their analyst rating change is noteworthy. These shares were downgraded to Underperform from Neutral by Credit Suisse, according to news reported on Wednesday January 18, 2017.Another important research note was issued by BofA/Merrill on Friday December 02, 2016.The firm upgraded JCP to Buy from Neutral. Over the last six months and over the last three months, the shares of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), have changed -26.40% and -20.75%, respectively.

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS) PT Suggests Stock Is Worth Around $28.00

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS) registered a 12.04% increase, still its new closing price is 52.50% up from the company’s 1 year high of 28.00.It posted 11.44% gains in previous 5 sessions and is now the subject of 4 analysts who together assign a hold rating on stock. 1 of Wall Street analysts have an underperform rating; the 0 sells versus 3 buy or better ratings. The 9 stock analysts following this company have an average price target at $28.00, with individual PT in the $25.00-$30.00 range. The shares moved at $28.93, implying that brokerage firms see shares gaining about 50.44% in twelve months time.

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS) SEC Form 4 News

The stock is getting much attention these days as insiders are offloading shares while they posted a 14.71% rise year to date. A Sr. Vice President at Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS) offloaded shares in a transaction closed on Thursday December 22, 2016. ZAMAN ANEEL sold 29,038 shares in the company at $25.52 each and collected $741,000 in proceeds. ZAMAN ANEEL now owns 239,153 shares in the company after this transaction. A President & CEO in the company, TAN LIP BU, disclosed a transaction on Thursday December 15, 2016 that ended up generating $2,569,000 from the sale of 100,000 shares at $25.69 per share.

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS) Upcoming Results on Tap

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. will next provide financial results for the March 2017 quarter. Stock analysts expect it to report per-share earnings of $0.31 in that period. Sales during the quarter are predicted to arrive at $467.93 million.

Earnings surprise history: Last quarter, the company posted approximately $468.98 million in revenue and EPS of $0.34. The mean forecast was for $468.81 million and $0.33 a share, respectively. One quarter earlier, revenue for the stock was at $446.22 million, with earnings at $0.30/share.

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS) Brokerage Update

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS) is in JP Morgan’s research list so their analyst rating change is noteworthy. These shares were downgraded to Underweight from Neutral by JP Morgan, according to news reported on Monday December 12, 2016.Another important research note was issued by Needham on Tuesday June 14, 2016.The firm downgraded CDNS to Hold from Buy. Over the last six months and over the last three months, the shares of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS), have changed 19.45% and 14.98%, respectively.

New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE:NRZ) Insiders Move Reflect Future Prospects

New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE:NRZ) registered a 1.55% increase, still its new closing price is 86.00% up from the company’s 1 year high of 16.33.It posted -3.08% losses in previous 5 sessions and is now the subject of 2 analysts who together assign a hold rating on stock. 0 of Wall Street analysts have an underperform rating; the 0 sells versus 3 buy or better ratings. The 9 stock analysts following this company have an average price target at $16.59, with individual PT in the $16.00-$17.00 range. The shares moved at $15.75, implying that brokerage firms see shares gaining about 67.66% in twelve months time.

New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ) SEC Form 4 News

The stock is getting much attention these days as insiders are adding shares while they posted a 0.19% rise year to date. A Director at New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ) acquired shares in a transaction closed on Friday November 11, 2016. Sloves Andrew bought 13,200 shares in the company at $14.22 each and collected $187,001 in proceeds. Sloves Andrew now owns 11,700 shares in the company after this transaction. A CEO and President in the company, Nierenberg Michael, disclosed a transaction on Monday June 15, 2015 that ended up paying $146,000 from the purchase of 9,100 shares at $16.05 per share.

New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE:NRZ) Upcoming Results on Tap

New Residential Investment Corp. will next provide financial results for the March 2017 quarter. Stock analysts expect it to report per-share earnings of $0.53 in that period. Sales during the quarter are predicted to arrive at $170.06 million.

Earnings surprise history: Last quarter, the company posted approximately $185.9 million in revenue and EPS of $0.51. The mean forecast was for $156.34 million and $0.49 a share, respectively. One quarter earlier, revenue for the stock was at $176.79 million, with earnings at $0.52/share.

New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ) Brokerage Update

New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ) is in Compass Point’s research list so their analyst rating change is noteworthy. These shares were downgraded to Neutral from Buy by Compass Point, according to news reported on Wednesday May 18, 2016.Another important research note was issued by Piper Jaffray on Monday October 19, 2015.The firm upgraded NRZ to Overweight from Neutral. Over the last six months and over the last three months, the shares of New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ), have changed 18.73% and 17.24%, respectively.

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) PT Suggests Stock Is Worth Around $13.40

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) registered a -1.58% decrease, still its new closing price is 96.53% up from the company’s 1 year high of 12.60.It posted -4.51% losses in previous 5 sessions and is now the subject of 6 analysts who together assign a hold rating on stock. 0 of Wall Street analysts have an underperform rating; the 0 sells versus 2 buy or better ratings. The 13 stock analysts following this company have an average price target at $13.40, with individual PT in the $11.00-$16.00 range. The shares moved at $11.85, implying that brokerage firms see shares gaining about 68.46% in twelve months time.

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) SEC Form 4 News

The stock is getting much attention these days as insiders are offloading shares while they posted a 3.58% rise year to date. A Executive Chairman at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) offloaded shares in a transaction closed on Tuesday January 03, 2017. BINGHAM H RAYMOND sold 14,361 shares in the company at $11.54 each and collected $165,001 in proceeds. BINGHAM H RAYMOND now owns 121,954 shares in the company after this transaction. A Director in the company, BENHAMOU ERIC, disclosed a transaction on Monday December 19, 2016 that ended up generating $560,001 from the sale of 50,000 shares at $11.21 per share.

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) Upcoming Results on Tap

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation will next provide financial results for the March 2017 quarter. Stock analysts expect it to report per-share earnings of $0.16 in that period. Sales during the quarter are predicted to arrive at $496.32 million.

Earnings surprise history: Last quarter, the company posted approximately $530.09 million in revenue and EPS of $0.15. The mean forecast was for $525.03 million and $0.14 a share, respectively. One quarter earlier, revenue for the stock was at $456.38 million, with earnings at $0.12/share.

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) Brokerage Update

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) is in Barclays’s research list so their analyst rating change is noteworthy. These shares were downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight by Barclays, according to news reported on Tuesday October 18, 2016.Another important research note was issued by Morgan Stanley on Monday July 18, 2016.The firm downgraded CY to Equal-Weight from Overweight. Over the last six months and over the last three months, the shares of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY), have changed 6.40% and 20.83%, respectively.

What directions NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) insiders are heading

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) registered a 2.26% increase, still its new closing price is 86.69% up from the company’s 1 year high of 18.20.It posted 1.70% gains in previous 5 sessions and is now the subject of 5 analysts who together assign a hold rating on stock. 0 of Wall Street analysts have an underperform rating; the 0 sells versus 5 buy or better ratings. The 14 stock analysts following this company have an average price target at $17.32, with individual PT in the $13.00-$22.00 range. The shares moved at $16.71, implying that brokerage firms see shares gaining about 48.14% in twelve months time.

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) SEC Form 4 News

The stock is getting much attention these days as insiders are adding shares while they posted a 36.55% rise year to date. A President & Chief Exec Officer at NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) acquired shares in a transaction closed on Tuesday August 16, 2016. Gutierrez Mauricio bought 4,332 shares in the company at $18.95 each and collected $82,000 in proceeds. Gutierrez Mauricio now owns 313,608 shares in the company after this transaction. A EVP & CFO in the company, Andrews Kirkland B, disclosed a transaction on Tuesday August 16, 2016 that ended up paying $126,001 from the purchase of 6,734 shares at $18.83 per share.

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) Upcoming Results on Tap

NRG Energy, Inc. will next provide financial results for the March 2017 quarter. Stock analysts expect it to report per-share earnings of $0.03 in that period. Sales during the quarter are predicted to arrive at $2.97 billion.

Earnings surprise history: Last quarter, the company posted approximately $3.95 billion in revenue and EPS of $0.64. The mean forecast was for $4.2 billion and $0.93 a share, respectively. One quarter earlier, revenue for the stock was at $2.64 billion, with earnings at $-0.25/share.

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Brokerage Update

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) is in BofA/Merrill’s research list so their analyst rating change is noteworthy. These shares were downgraded to Neutral from Buy by BofA/Merrill, according to news reported on Tuesday November 22, 2016.Another important research note was issued by UBS on Monday November 14, 2016.The firm upgraded NRG to Neutral from Sell. Over the last six months and over the last three months, the shares of NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG), have changed 18.73% and 57.48%, respectively.

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) Target Price Means Stock Is Worth $23.73

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) registered a 0.24% increase, still its new closing price is 42.48% up from the company’s 1 year high of 22.19.It posted 0.38% gains in previous 5 sessions and is now the subject of 10 analysts who together assign a hold rating on stock. 0 of Wall Street analysts have an underperform rating; the 1 sells versus 3 buy or better ratings. The 18 stock analysts following this company have an average price target at $23.73, with individual PT in the $15.00-$27.50 range. The shares moved at $21.26, implying that brokerage firms see shares gaining about 32.31% in twelve months time.

PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM) SEC Form 4 News

The stock is getting much attention these days as insiders are offloading shares while they posted a 15.67% rise year to date. A EVP & COO at PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM) offloaded shares in a transaction closed on Monday January 30, 2017. SMITH HARMON D sold 48,010 shares in the company at $21.4 each and collected $1,027,000 in proceeds. SMITH HARMON D now owns 255,760 shares in the company after this transaction. A Exec. Vice President-HR in the company, Ellinghausen James R, disclosed a transaction on Monday January 30, 2017 that ended up generating $1,002,001 from the sale of 47,744 shares at $21 per share.

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) Upcoming Results on Tap

PulteGroup, Inc. will next provide financial results for the March 2017 quarter. Stock analysts expect it to report per-share earnings of $0.30 in that period. Sales during the quarter are predicted to arrive at $1.75 billion.

Earnings surprise history: Last quarter, the company posted approximately $2.49 billion in revenue and EPS of $0.67. The mean forecast was for $2.32 billion and $0.59 a share, respectively. One quarter earlier, revenue for the stock was at $1.94 billion, with earnings at $0.43/share.

PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM) Brokerage Update

PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM) is in BofA/Merrill’s research list so their analyst rating change is noteworthy. These shares were upgraded to Buy from Underperform by BofA/Merrill, according to news reported on Friday January 27, 2017.Another important research note was issued by Deutsche Bank on Monday July 25, 2016.The firm upgraded PHM to Buy from Hold. Over the last six months and over the last three months, the shares of PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM), have changed 2.14% and 14.67%, respectively.