Wall Street analysts are maintaining Buy rating on Amsurg Corp. (NASDAQ:AMSG) company shares. The one year target on the name currently stands at $91.23. The stock recently touched $68.63 and has moved in the range of $67.75 - 69.20 during the current session. Based on a recent bid this places the stock +26.83% away from the 52-week floor of $54.11 and -21.49% away from the 52-week ceiling of $87.42.
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.
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI) 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 $38.33 on the stock. The stock is currently trading +2.82% away from its 200-day moving average of $30.04. Based on a recent trade, shares of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. are -13.93% away from the 52-week high of $35.89 and +28.49% away from the 52-week low of $24.04.
Analysts are estimating that the company will report earnings of $3.23 for the current year and $0.65 for next quarter. The stock closed the most recent trading session at $30.87.
Shares of EarthLink Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:ELNK) continue to be viewed favorably by equities brokerage firms on Wall Street. The First Call consensus which is calculated by Thomson Reuters has a $8.900 price target and Buy rating according to the covering analysts. During today’s session the stock hit $5.845 or +3.635% from the previous close, while moving in the range of $5.680 - 5.850.
Shares of Points International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:PCOM) continue to be viewed favorably by equities brokerage firms on Wall Street. The First Call consensus which is calculated by Thomson Reuters has a $18.1300 price target according to the covering analysts. During today’s session the stock hit $7.5000 or +2.2653% from the previous close, while moving in the range of $7.4200 - 7.6800. This puts the stock -48.1413% away from the 52-week high of $14.7900 and +14.4761% away from the 52-week low of $6.7000.
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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