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What makes some states more popular to specific financial services providers?

What makes some states more popular to specific financial services providers?

The United States of America stands out as the leading economic powerhouse globally; a reputation it has held for several centuries now. The assumptions most people often have; especially those who have lived in the US, is that the whole of the US is equally developed with citizens having equal access to quality service delivery […]
M&T Bank Co. (MTB) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

M&T Bank Co. (MTB) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

M&T Bank Co. (NYSE:MTB) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Monday. According to Zacks, “M&T Bank’s shares outperformed the Zacks categorized Regional Banks-Major industry over the past six months. The company’s first-quarter 2017 net operating earnings surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. […]
Proofpoint Inc (PFPT) Upgraded to “Buy” by Zacks Investment Research

Proofpoint Inc (PFPT) Upgraded to “Buy” by Zacks Investment Research

Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Monday. The firm currently has a $87.00 price objective on the software maker’s stock. Zacks Investment Research’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 12.04% from the stock’s previous close. According […]
Wendys Co (WEN) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Wendys Co (WEN) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday. According to Zacks, “Wendy’s shares have outpaced the Zacks classified Retail–Restaurants industry over the past one year. It has a mixed record of earnings surprises in recent quarters and estimates […]
Rexnord Corp (RXN) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Rexnord Corp (RXN) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Rexnord Corp (NYSE:RXN) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday. According to Zacks, “Over the last six months, shares of Rexnord Corporation underperformed the Zacks categorized Machinery Electrical industry. Also, in third-quarter fiscal 2017, the company's adjusted earnings of […]
TransDigm Group Incorporated (TDG) Upgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

TransDigm Group Incorporated (TDG) Upgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday. According to Zacks, “TransDigm has a striking earnings surprise history, having beaten estimates each time over the four trailing quarters. The company has been posting strong revenue growth, driven by strong […]
Statoil ASA (STO) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Statoil ASA (STO) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Statoil ASA (NYSE:STO) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Monday. According to Zacks, “Statoil is one of the major carbon-efficient producers of oil and natural gas in the world. The company plans to further develop its carbon advantage. In the last […]
United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday. According to Zacks, “Shares of United Natural have been underperforming the Zacks categorized industry since past three months. Further, estimates have declined since the company posted mixed second-quarter […]
Waters Co. (WAT) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Waters Co. (WAT) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Waters Co. (NYSE:WAT) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Monday. The firm currently has a $178.00 price target on the medical instruments supplier’s stock. Zacks Investment Research’s target price indicates a potential upside of 12.29% from the stock’s previous close. According […]
WPP plc – American Depositary Shares each representing five (WPPGY) Lifted to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

WPP plc – American Depositary Shares each representing five (WPPGY) Lifted to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

WPP plc – American Depositary Shares each representing five (NASDAQ:WPPGY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Monday. According to Zacks, “WPP operates in a highly competitive and fragmented communication services industry. High concentration risks remain a significant headwind for the company. […]
Pilgrim's Pride Co. (PPC) Upgraded to Buy by Vertical Group

Pilgrim's Pride Co. (PPC) Upgraded to Buy by Vertical Group

Pilgrim's Pride Co. (NASDAQ:PPC) was upgraded by Vertical Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Monday. A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on PPC. Zacks Investment Research raised Pilgrim's Pride Co. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 […]
Barnes Group Inc. (B) Rating Lowered to Neutral at Sidoti

Barnes Group Inc. (B) Rating Lowered to Neutral at Sidoti

Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Sidoti from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday, The Fly reports. A number of other research firms have also recently issued reports on B. Jefferies Group LLC lifted their price target on Barnes Group from […]
BB&T Co. (BBT) Lifted to Buy at Hilliard Lyons

BB&T Co. (BBT) Lifted to Buy at Hilliard Lyons

BB&T Co. (NYSE:BBT) was upgraded by research analysts at Hilliard Lyons from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Monday, The Fly reports. BBT has been the topic of several other reports. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of BB&T Co. in a research note on […]
PetroChina Company Limited (PTR) Rating Lowered to Underweight at Morgan Stanley

PetroChina Company Limited (PTR) Rating Lowered to Underweight at Morgan Stanley

PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE:PTR) was downgraded by stock analysts at Morgan Stanley from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report issued on Monday, The Fly reports. Several other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Credit Suisse Group AG downgraded shares of PetroChina Company Limited from a “neutral” […]
Clearwater Paper Corp (CLW) Rating Increased to Buy at Vertical Research

Clearwater Paper Corp (CLW) Rating Increased to Buy at Vertical Research

Clearwater Paper Corp (NYSE:CLW) was upgraded by equities researchers at Vertical Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday, The Fly reports. Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Vetr downgraded Clearwater Paper Corp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and […]
InfraREIT Inc (HIFR) Upgraded to “Outperform” by Wolfe Research

InfraREIT Inc (HIFR) Upgraded to “Outperform” by Wolfe Research

InfraREIT Inc (NYSE:HIFR) was upgraded by equities researchers at Wolfe Research from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report released on Monday, The Fly reports. Several other research analysts have also issued reports on HIFR. Royal Bank of Canada lowered InfraREIT from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and […]
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP) Rating Increased to Buy at Cleveland Research

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP) Rating Increased to Buy at Cleveland Research

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) was upgraded by equities researchers at Cleveland Research to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Monday. A number of other equities analysts have also issued reports on the company. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and set a $116.00 price target (up from $110.00) […]
Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd (MLCO) Stock Rating Upgraded by Union Gaming Research

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd (MLCO) Stock Rating Upgraded by Union Gaming Research

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd (NASDAQ:MLCO) was upgraded by analysts at Union Gaming Research to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday. The firm currently has a $18.00 price target on the stock. Union Gaming Research’s price target suggests a potential downside of 12.41% from the company’s current price. Other […]
CIBC Downgrades Canfor Co. (CFP) to Neutral

CIBC Downgrades Canfor Co. (CFP) to Neutral

Canfor Co. (TSE:CFP) was downgraded by analysts at CIBC from a “sector outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued on Monday, StockTargetPrices.com reports. Several other brokerages have also recently commented on CFP. Royal Bank of Canada cut shares of Canfor from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and set […]
Element Fleet Management Corp (EFN) Rating Lowered to Sector Perform at Royal Bank of Canada

Element Fleet Management Corp (EFN) Rating Lowered to Sector Perform at Royal Bank of Canada

Element Fleet Management Corp (TSE:EFN) was downgraded by equities researchers at Royal Bank of Canada from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, StockTargetPrices.com reports. They currently have a C$13.00 price target on the financial services provider’s stock, down from their previous price target of […]
Bank of America Corp (BAC) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Bank of America Corp (BAC) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Monday. According to Zacks, “Bank of America’s shares significantly outperformed the Zacks categorized Major Regional Banks industry, over the last six months. The company’s first-quarter 2017 earnings easily surpassed the Zacks […]
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (MXIM) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (MXIM) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ:MXIM) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday. The brokerage currently has a $51.00 price objective on the semiconductor company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research’s target price points to a potential upside of 13.54% from the stock’s […]
Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (FBHS) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Sell”

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (FBHS) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Sell”

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Monday. According to Zacks, “In the last three months, Fortune Brands' shares looks overvalued compared with the Zacks categorized Protection Safety Equipment & Services industry. Also, we believe that […]
Morgan Stanley (MS) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Morgan Stanley (MS) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Monday. The firm presently has a $48.00 price objective on the financial services provider’s stock. Zacks Investment Research’s price objective points to a potential upside of 14.83% from the company’s current price. According […]
NVR, Inc. (NVR) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

NVR, Inc. (NVR) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

NVR, Inc. (NYSE:NVR) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday. According to Zacks, “NVR’s first-quarter 2017 earnings surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 27.3% and rose 59% from the year-ago level. Earnings were driven by lower effective tax rate in the quarter. […]
Plexus Corp. (PLXS) Lowered to “Sell” at Zacks Investment Research

Plexus Corp. (PLXS) Lowered to “Sell” at Zacks Investment Research

Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday. According to Zacks, “Plexus reported second quarter fiscal 2017 results wherein earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate while revenues missed the same. Weakness in Communications segment continues to be […]
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