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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 […]
American Electric Power Company Inc (AEP) Cut to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

American Electric Power Company Inc (AEP) Cut to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

American Electric Power Company Inc (NYSE:AEP) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday. According to Zacks, “American Electric started off 2017 on a mixed note. While its earnings number missed our Zacks Consensus Estimate, revenues surpassed the mark. Warmer-than-normal winter […]
Fiserv Inc (FISV) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Fiserv Inc (FISV) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Friday. According to Zacks, “Fiserv’s reported first quarter 2017 results wherein both earnings and revenues easily topped their respective Zacks Consensus Estimate. For 2017, management expects adjusted earnings per share in a range […]
LPL Financial Holdings Inc (LPLA) Upgraded to “Buy” by Nomura

LPL Financial Holdings Inc (LPLA) Upgraded to “Buy” by Nomura

LPL Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LPLA) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Nomura from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The firm presently has a $51.00 target price on the financial services provider’s stock, up from their previous target price of $46.00. Nomura’s […]
Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (MMLP) Cut to Hold at Stifel Nicolaus

Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (MMLP) Cut to Hold at Stifel Nicolaus

Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:MMLP) was downgraded by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday. They presently have a $20.00 price target on the pipeline company’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target would suggest a potential upside of 1.27% from the stock’s […]
Mattel, Inc. (MAT) Downgraded by Argus to Hold

Mattel, Inc. (MAT) Downgraded by Argus to Hold

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) was downgraded by stock analysts at Argus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Friday. The analysts wrote, “at least several quarters.”Staszak stated in his downgrade report that he is concerned with Mattel’s declining revenue and expanding losses. The analyst also highlighted the company’s gross margins […]
Waste Management, Inc. (WM) Raised to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Waste Management, Inc. (WM) Raised to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a $81.00 target price on the business services provider’s stock. Zacks Investment Research’s price target indicates a potential upside of 11.29% from the stock’s previous close. According […]
Ryder System, Inc. (R) Cut to “Strong Sell” at Zacks Investment Research

Ryder System, Inc. (R) Cut to “Strong Sell” at Zacks Investment Research

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report issued on Friday. According to Zacks, “Shares of Ryder System have underperformed the Zacks-categorized Transportation-Equipment & Leasing industry over the past three months. The company, which is struggling due to challenging market conditions, […]
Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Praxair, Inc. (PX) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Praxair, Inc. (PX) to Hold

Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday. According to Zacks, “Over the last one month, Praxair's shares outperformed the Zacks categorized Chemicals Diversified industry. We believe the company is well positioned to leverage benefits from its […]
Twitter Inc (TWTR) Lifted to Strong-Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Twitter Inc (TWTR) Lifted to Strong-Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage currently has a $18.00 price target on the social networking company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 9.22% from the company’s previous close. According […]
LPL Financial Holdings Inc (LPLA) Upgraded to “Outperform” by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

LPL Financial Holdings Inc (LPLA) Upgraded to “Outperform” by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

LPL Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LPLA) was upgraded by stock analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from a “mkt perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday. The firm currently has a $48.00 price target on the financial services provider’s stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods’ target price would suggest a […]
Intel Co. (INTC) Lowered to “Hold” at Jefferies Group LLC

Intel Co. (INTC) Lowered to “Hold” at Jefferies Group LLC

Intel Co. (NASDAQ:INTC) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Friday. They currently have a $36.25 price objective on the chip maker’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $29.50. Jefferies Group LLC’s target price suggests a potential upside of 0.33% from the […]
Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (ATW) Upgraded at Wood & Company

Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (ATW) Upgraded at Wood & Company

Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE:ATW) was upgraded by investment analysts at Wood & Company from an “accumulate” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday. Other equities research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. BMO Capital Markets set a $9.00 price objective on Atwood Oceanics and gave […]
Time Inc (TIME) Downgraded by Wells Fargo & Co

Time Inc (TIME) Downgraded by Wells Fargo & Co

Time Inc (NYSE:TIME) was downgraded by equities researchers at Wells Fargo & Co from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report issued on Friday. Other analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Stephens raised Time from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on […]
Trimble Inc (TRMB) Upgraded to “Buy” at Dougherty & Co

Trimble Inc (TRMB) Upgraded to “Buy” at Dougherty & Co

Trimble Inc (NASDAQ:TRMB) was upgraded by investment analysts at Dougherty & Co from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday. Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on TRMB. Needham & Company LLC lifted their price target on shares of Trimble from $33.00 to $37.00 and […]
Royal Bank of Canada Lowers Lumenpulse Inc (LMP) to Sector Perform

Royal Bank of Canada Lowers Lumenpulse Inc (LMP) to Sector Perform

Lumenpulse Inc (TSE:LMP) was downgraded by Royal Bank of Canada from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. They presently have a C$21.25 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of C$20.00. Royal Bank of Canada’s target price suggests […]
Amphenol Co. (APH) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Amphenol Co. (APH) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Amphenol Co. (NYSE:APH) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday. The brokerage presently has a $80.00 target price on the electronics maker’s stock. Zacks Investment Research’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 10.63% from the company’s current price. […]
Numis Securities Ltd Downgrades RM plc (RM) to Add

Numis Securities Ltd Downgrades RM plc (RM) to Add

RM plc (LON:RM) was downgraded by research analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to an “add” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday. They presently have a GBX 200 ($2.56) price target on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd’s target price suggests a potential upside of 12.60% from the company’s current price. RM has been […]
Sandler O’Neill Downgrades Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (LBAI) to Hold

Sandler O’Neill Downgrades Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (LBAI) to Hold

Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI) was downgraded by equities researchers at Sandler O’Neill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Friday. Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Lakeland Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on […]
Gigamon Inc (GIMO) Rating Lowered to Neutral at Dougherty & Co

Gigamon Inc (GIMO) Rating Lowered to Neutral at Dougherty & Co

Gigamon Inc (NYSE:GIMO) was downgraded by equities researchers at Dougherty & Co from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued on Friday. GIMO has been the topic of a number of other reports. Stifel Nicolaus decreased their target price on Gigamon from $53.00 to $40.00 and set a “hold” rating […]
PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS) Lowered to Market Perform at Northland Securities

PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS) Lowered to Market Perform at Northland Securities

PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) was downgraded by Northland Securities from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, February 18th. Shares of […]
Numis Securities Ltd Upgrades Balfour Beatty plc (BBY) to “Buy”

Numis Securities Ltd Upgrades Balfour Beatty plc (BBY) to “Buy”

Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY) was upgraded by research analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday. The brokerage presently has a GBX 350 ($4.47) price target on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd’s price target suggests a potential upside of 19.95% from the stock’s current price. Other […]
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) Upgraded to “Outperform” by FBR & Co

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) Upgraded to “Outperform” by FBR & Co

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF) was upgraded by equities researchers at FBR & Co from a “mkt perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday. The firm presently has a $10.00 price objective on the mining company’s stock, down from their prior price objective of $11.00. FBR & […]
Laird PLC (LRD) Lifted to Add at Numis Securities Ltd

Laird PLC (LRD) Lifted to Add at Numis Securities Ltd

Laird PLC (LON:LRD) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to an “add” rating in a research note issued on Friday. The brokerage currently has a GBX 165 ($2.11) price objective on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd’s target price suggests a potential upside of 10.00% from the company’s current price. Several other […]
Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. According to Zacks, “Nielsen Holdings is a leading global information and measurement company which offers media and marketing information on what consumers watch and buy on a […]
Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) Cut to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) Cut to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Friday. According to Zacks, “Avon has outperformed the broader industry in the last one year. We remain impressed with Avon’s Transformation Plan, which was ahead of the target in 2016. Moreover, […]
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