Canaccord Genuity Raises Meridian Bioscience (NASDAQ:VIVO) Price Target to $16.00

Millennium Management LLC lifted its holdings in Meridian Bioscience by 55.0% in the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 1,133,765 shares of the company’s stock valued at $15,873,000 after acquiring an additional 402,430 shares during the period. SG Capital Management LLC …

Meridian Bioscience logoMeridian Bioscience (NASDAQ:VIVO) had its price objective hoisted by stock analysts at Canaccord Genuity from $14.00 to $16.00 in a research note issued on Friday, January 26th, MarketBeat.com reports. The firm presently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Canaccord Genuity’s target price indicates a potential upside of 8.47% from the company’s current price.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Meridian Bioscience from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th.

Shares of Meridian Bioscience (NASDAQ:VIVO) traded up $0.35 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $14.75. The stock had a trading volume of 427,607 shares, compared to its average volume of 290,903. Meridian Bioscience has a 1-year low of $12.45 and a 1-year high of $16.45. The stock has a market capitalization of $613.46, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.92 and a beta of 0.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 5.82 and a quick ratio of 3.96.

Meridian Bioscience (NASDAQ:VIVO) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $52.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $49.00 million. Meridian Bioscience had a return on equity of 17.00% and a net margin of 10.46%. Meridian Bioscience’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.15 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Meridian Bioscience will post 0.71 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in VIVO. Systematic Financial Management LP lifted its holdings in Meridian Bioscience by 810.2% in the fourth quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 888,075 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,433,000 after acquiring an additional 790,508 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC lifted its holdings in Meridian Bioscience by 55.0% in the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 1,133,765 shares of the company’s stock valued at $15,873,000 after acquiring an additional 402,430 shares during the period. SG Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Meridian Bioscience in the third quarter valued at approximately $5,235,000. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Meridian Bioscience by 9.1% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,018,985 shares of the company’s stock valued at $63,299,000 after acquiring an additional 334,480 shares during the period. Finally, Intrinsic Edge Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Meridian Bioscience in the second quarter valued at approximately $4,618,000. 89.12% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Meridian Bioscience Company Profile

Meridian Bioscience, Inc is a life science company engaged in the development, manufacture, sale and distribution of diagnostic test kits for gastrointestinal, viral, respiratory and parasitic infectious diseases, and elevated blood lead levels, and the manufacture and distribution of bulk antigens, antibodies, polymerase chain reaction (PCR)/quantitative PCR (qPCR) reagents, nucleotides, competent cells and bioresearch reagents used by researchers and other diagnostic manufacturers.

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Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its stake in MagneGas Co. (NASDAQ:MNGA) by 22.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 356,244 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after acquiring an additional 65,900 shares …

MagneGas logoShares of MagneGas Co. (NASDAQ:MNGA) saw unusually-high trading volume on Wednesday . Approximately 5,102,072 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 738% from the previous session’s volume of 609,113 shares.The stock last traded at $1.22 and had previously closed at $1.17.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a quick ratio of 0.26 and a current ratio of 0.70. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.30, a P/E ratio of -0.04 and a beta of -1.01.

In related news, Director Carla Santilli sold 108,334 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $0.31, for a total value of $33,583.54. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 375,199 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $116,311.69. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 4.45% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in MagneGas stock. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its stake in MagneGas Co. (NASDAQ:MNGA) by 22.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 356,244 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after acquiring an additional 65,900 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned 20.36% of MagneGas worth $114,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 39.68% of the company’s stock.

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About MagneGas

MagneGas Corporation is an alternative energy company. The Company creates and produces hydrogen-based alternative fuel through the gasification of carbon-rich liquids, including certain liquids and liquid wastes. The Company is also developing the use of fuel for co-combustion with hydrocarbon fuels to reduce emissions.

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California State Teachers Retirement System Has $858000 Holdings in Xcerra Corp (NASDAQ …

Xcerra logo California State Teachers Retirement System reduced its position in Xcerra Corp (NASDAQ:XCRA) by 8.2% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 87,110 shares of the semiconductor …

Xcerra logoCalifornia State Teachers Retirement System reduced its position in Xcerra Corp (NASDAQ:XCRA) by 8.2% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 87,110 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 7,770 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System owned approximately 0.16% of Xcerra worth $858,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in XCRA. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Xcerra during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $186,000. Sii Investments Inc. WI bought a new stake in shares of Xcerra in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $109,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Xcerra by 110.6% in the 3rd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 218,127 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $2,149,000 after acquiring an additional 114,535 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of Xcerra by 50.8% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 61,122 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $602,000 after acquiring an additional 20,586 shares during the last quarter. Finally, LMR Partners LLP bought a new stake in shares of Xcerra in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $144,000. 86.65% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Xcerra Corp (NASDAQ XCRA) traded down $0.08 on Wednesday, reaching $9.76. The company had a trading volume of 147,064 shares, compared to its average volume of 381,513. The company has a market cap of $540.04, a P/E ratio of 13.30, a P/E/G ratio of 0.85 and a beta of 1.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05, a quick ratio of 3.23 and a current ratio of 4.27. Xcerra Corp has a 52-week low of $8.53 and a 52-week high of $10.15.

Xcerra (NASDAQ:XCRA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 29th. The semiconductor company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $120.29 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $108.30 million. Xcerra had a return on equity of 14.63% and a net margin of 9.30%. equities analysts predict that Xcerra Corp will post 0.97 EPS for the current year.

In other Xcerra news, VP Pascal Ronde sold 30,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, January 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.96, for a total transaction of $298,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 277,250 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,761,410. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Xcerra from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Xcerra from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Xcerra from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.40.

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About Xcerra

Xcerra Corporation is a provider of test and handling capital equipment, interface products, test fixtures and related services to the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing industries. The Company operates through six segments: Semiconductor Test, Semiconductor Handlers, Contactors, PCB Test, Probes/Pins and Fixtures.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Xcerra (NASDAQ:XCRA)

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Revenue Estimates Analysis Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (ZN)

3D Systems Corporation (DDD) stock price traded at a gap of -0.09% from an average price of last twenty days and stands at a distance of 2.87% away from it’s an average price of recent fifty days. Goldman Sachs upgraded Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO) has declined 34.05% since February …

The company has market cap of $789.10 million. It has a 106.39 P/E ratio. Frontier Capital Management Co.

Judging by the trade P Johnson made he is in the bear’s eye today. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 8,121 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $141,000 after purchasing an additional 2,611 shares during the period. Moreover, Comerica National Bank & Trust has 0.01% invested in Aegion Corporation (NASDAQ:AEGN) for 34,912 shares. It is up 16.78% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. A report filed with the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission and available for a free review here, discloses extra info for the deal. Jefferies maintained the shares of CRZO in report on Tuesday, August 29 with “Buy” rating.

Analysts are expecting average earnings estimates of $0.57 for the current quarter based on the opinion of 24 analysts, relating to high earnings per share estimates of $0.92 and low estimates of $0.43, however Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO) reported $0.44 earnings per share for the same quarter previous year. Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc now has $1.46B valuation. Therefore 100% are positive. The stock of Century Communities, Inc. The volatility in the previous week has recorded at 38.22% and seen at 14.44% in the previous month. Mizuho set a $21.00 price target on shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 24th. (NASDAQ:CRZO) on Wednesday, February 24 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, June 26 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, December 29 by Wedbush. (NYSE:CCS) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, August 8. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of AEGN in report on Thursday, September 7 with “Hold” rating. Imperial Capital maintained the shares of CRZO in report on Wednesday, February 24 with “Outperform” rating.

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and production of gas and oil primarily in the United States. A beta of less than 1 means that the security is theoretically less volatile than the market. The firm holds interests in gas and oil plays, including Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas; the Delaware Basin in West Texas; the Niobrara Formation in Colorado; the Utica Shale in OH; and the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. Its Current ratio for most recent quarter of 1.20.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.45 million activity. Finally, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas in the fourth quarter valued at $235,000. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $18.56.

3D Systems Corporation (DDD) stock price traded at a gap of -0.09% from an average price of last twenty days and stands at a distance of 2.87% away from it’s an average price of recent fifty days. Goldman Sachs upgraded Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO) has declined 34.05% since February 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 50.75% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.43 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.31, from 1.31 in 2017Q2. The stock grabbed 18 new institutional investments totaling 330,443 shares while 5 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 70,077 shares. Ameritas Prtnrs reported 0% stake. (NASDAQ:CRZO). Counselors Of Maryland Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.97% or 1.11M shares. It also upped Blackhawk Network Holdings (NASDAQ:HAWK) stake by 106,929 shares and now owns 561,959 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado invested in 453,604 shares or 0.06% of the stock.

Why Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. Empyrean Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.51 billion market cap company. Shares of ZN moved upward with change of 66.47% to its 50-day Moving average. Howe And Rusling stated it has 0% in Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. Macroview Investment Mngmt Ltd Liability Com reported 2,000 shares. Wellington Management Grp Llp invested in 192,923 shares. Amalgamated Bank bought a new position in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $182,000. (NASDAQ:CRZO) for 149,991 shares. The company’s shares were given away at $1.99 per share worth to an income of some $49,881 on account of Van Brauman Martin.

Ratings analysis reveals 23% of Zions Bancorp’s analysts are positive.

For Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO) out of the analyst recommendations 6 analysts recommend stock a Buy, 11 rate the stock Outperform, 7 analysts recommend to Hold the stock, 0 rate Underperform and 0 analysts recommend the stock a Sell.

Investors may be trying to decide if stocks will make new highs before the year is out, and whether or not the bull market will celebrate its 9th anniversary next year. ZN stock price revealed optimistic move of 47.94% comparing average price of last 200 days. ZION was included in 14 notes of analysts from October 6, 2016. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $23.0 target in Thursday, November 9 report. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The rating was maintained by Raymond James on Tuesday, December 12 with “Buy”. (NASDAQ:CRZO) earned “Neutral” rating by Mizuho on Thursday, September 7.

Analysts await Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ:MEOH) to report earnings on April, 25. ZION’s profit will be $161.97 million for 16.76 P/E if the $0.82 EPS becomes a reality. Prudential Finance holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Aegion Corporation (NASDAQ:AEGN) for 259,386 shares. $248,498 worth of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) shares were sold by Curran Terrie.

Third Avenue Management Llc decreased Comerica Inc. Bedell Frazier Inv Counseling Ltd Company, a California-based fund reported 308,976 shares. The stock increased 0.73% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $39.99.

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