Wall Street analysts are maintaining Buy rating on Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) company shares. The one year target on the name currently stands at $37.68. The stock recently touched $28.62 and has moved in the range of $27.94 - 28.76 during the current session. Based on a recent bid this places the stock +9.45% away from the 52-week floor of $26.15 and -38.01% 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 $30.51 on the stock. The stock is currently trading -8.51% away from its 200-day moving average of $22.71. Based on a recent trade, shares of Carmike Cinemas, Inc. are -40.53% away from the 52-week high of $34.94 and +12.20% away from the 52-week low of $18.52.
Analysts are estimating that the company will report earnings of $-0.19 for the current year and $0.12 for next quarter. The stock closed the most recent trading session at $20.24.
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 $16.10 price target and Buy rating according to the covering analysts. During today’s session the stock hit $12.32 or +0.82% from the previous close, while moving in the range of $12.25 - 12.61.
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 $27.33 price target according to the covering analysts. During today’s session the stock hit $4.72 or +0.00% from the previous close, while moving in the range of $4.59 - 5.25. This puts the stock -76.90% away from the 52-week high of $20.43 and +13.73% away from the 52-week low of $4.15.
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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