Wall Street analysts are maintaining Buy rating on Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) company shares. The one year target on the name currently stands at $37.88. The stock recently touched $35.26 and has moved in the range of $34.62 - 35.45 during the current session. Based on a recent bid this places the stock +34.84% away from the 52-week floor of $26.15 and -23.63% away from the 52-week ceiling of $46.17.
When stocks are given “Buy” ratings by analysts, the reasons or criteria for that recommendation can greatly vary. Typically when a stock is given this label, analysts are expecting that the stock will outperform their peers, their sector or the market over a 6 to 12 month time frame. Several factors might include near-term catalysts, future earnings growth. Many analysts only give a Buy recommendation when they expect that the stock will yield a return of at least 5-10% over the course of a year. Since analyst criteria and recommendation terminology can differ, we can look at consensus numbers to get a feel of overall analyst sentiment.
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CKEC) has been given a consensus Buy rating by analysts on Wall Street. According to Thomson Reuters' First Call, research brokers have a one year price target of $30.87 on the stock. The stock is currently trading +30.57% away from its 200-day moving average of $23.24. Based on a recent trade, shares of Carmike Cinemas, Inc. are -12.00% away from the 52-week high of $34.49 and +63.88% away from the 52-week low of $18.52.
Analysts are estimating that the company will report earnings of $0.68 for the current year and $0.37 for next quarter. The stock closed the most recent trading session at $30.46.
Shares of Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:FDUS) continue to be viewed favorably by equities brokerage firms on Wall Street. The First Call consensus which is calculated by Thomson Reuters has a $16.90 price target and Buy rating according to the covering analysts. During today’s session the stock hit $15.52 or +0.19% from the previous close, while moving in the range of $15.33 - 15.65.
Shares of Nivalis Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:NVLS) continue to be viewed favorably by equities brokerage firms on Wall Street. The First Call consensus which is calculated by Thomson Reuters has a $25.00 price target according to the covering analysts. During today’s session the stock hit $4.22 or -0.24% from the previous close, while moving in the range of $4.10 - 4.58. This puts the stock -79.39% away from the 52-week high of $20.43 and +3.87% away from the 52-week low of $4.05.
Exact definitions of a “Buy” rating can greatly vary depending on the equity research firm. The consensus rating simply provides an average of those recommendations. It's important to note that a “Buy” rating does not mean that every investor should acquire the stock. It is just a single factor among many that should be considered before making an investment decision.
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