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Brokerages Expect KemPharm Inc (KMPH) Will Post Earnings of -$0.48 Per Share

Brokerages expect that KemPharm Inc (NASDAQ:KMPH) will report ($0.48) earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have made estimates for KemPharm’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($0.55) and the highest is ($0.41). KemPharm reported earnings per share of ($0.72) in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 33.3%. The firm is expected to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, April 4th.

On average, analysts expect that KemPharm will report full-year earnings of ($3.85) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($4.04) to ($3.65). For the next year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of ($1.41) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.61) to ($1.20). Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that cover KemPharm.

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KMPH has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Oppenheimer set a $10.00 target price on KemPharm and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 15th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded KemPharm from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $10.60.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC bought a new position in KemPharm during the fourth quarter valued at about $44,000. Change Path LLC bought a new position in KemPharm during the fourth quarter valued at about $67,000. Northern Trust Corp increased its stake in KemPharm by 34.0% during the fourth quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 43,445 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $78,000 after acquiring an additional 11,014 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in KemPharm by 25.0% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 90,426 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $161,000 after acquiring an additional 18,079 shares during the period. Finally, Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in KemPharm during the third quarter valued at about $264,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 19.61% of the company’s stock.

Shares of KMPH traded down $0.04 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $2.30. The stock had a trading volume of 72,252 shares, compared to its average volume of 79,903. KemPharm has a 52 week low of $1.72 and a 52 week high of $8.40. The company has a market capitalization of $61.36 million, a PE ratio of -0.78 and a beta of 1.85.

About KemPharm

KemPharm, Inc, a specialty pharmaceutical company, discovers and develops various proprietary prodrugs in the United States. The company's lead product candidates include KP415 and KP484, which are extended release prodrugs of methylphenidate for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Coca-Cola FEMSA (KOF) Receives Daily Media Impact Score of 0.17

Media stories about Coca-Cola FEMSA (NYSE:KOF) have trended neutral recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Coca-Cola FEMSA earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news stories about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Several equities research analysts have commented on KOF shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Coca-Cola FEMSA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 15th. Santander raised shares of Coca-Cola FEMSA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $72.50.

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Shares of Coca-Cola FEMSA stock opened at $61.29 on Monday. Coca-Cola FEMSA has a 12-month low of $54.53 and a 12-month high of $76.24. The stock has a market capitalization of $12.88 billion, a PE ratio of 18.80 and a beta of 0.70. The company has a current ratio of 1.52, a quick ratio of 1.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61.

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Coca-Cola FEMSA, SAB. de C.V., a franchise bottler, produces, markets, sells, and distributes Coca-Cola trademark beverages. The company offers sparkling beverages, including colas and flavored sparkling beverages; and waters and still beverages, such as juice drinks, coffee, teas, milk, value-added dairy, sports drinks, energy drinks, and plant-based drinks.

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Hot Oil Stocks To Watch For 2019

Parsley Energy Inc (NYSE:PE) – Equities research analysts at KeyCorp raised their Q4 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Parsley Energy in a report issued on Wednesday, August 8th. KeyCorp analyst D. Deckelbaum now forecasts that the oil and natural gas company will earn $0.58 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.57.

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PE has been the subject of several other reports. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $46.00 price objective on shares of Parsley Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 13th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $49.00 price objective on shares of Parsley Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 3rd. Susquehanna Bancshares began coverage on shares of Parsley Energy in a report on Wednesday, July 11th. They issued a “positive” rating and a $38.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Parsley Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Parsley Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $38.64.

Hot Oil Stocks To Watch For 2019: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has been one of the best-performing oil stocks in the market recovery. One of the fuels driving its outperformance has been the company’s efforts to reshape its portfolio. Those actions not only brought in some cash to pay off debt and buy back stock but have sharpened its focus on its best assets.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) shares short fell to 11.83 million from the previous 12.60 million. Shares were trading at $71.30, within a 52-week range of $45.65 to $74.73.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    10 15 Associates Inc. lowered its holdings in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) by 1.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 207,906 shares of the energy producer’s stock after selling 2,741 shares during the period. ConocoPhillips makes up 2.9% of 10 15 Associates Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 8th biggest holding. 10 15 Associates Inc.’s holdings in ConocoPhillips were worth $12,327,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    IPG Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund purchased 3,931 shares of the energy producer’s stock, valued at approximately $274,000.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Goldman Sachs has made a key rotation in its oil and gas sector coverage. The firm downgraded ConcoPhillips (NYSE: COP) to Neutral from Buy now that its shares had risen more than 40% so far in 2018 alone. That blows away the performance of most energy index leaders, and this downgrade is based on the good news now being reflected in the shares. Goldman Sachs analyst Neil Mehta has an $81 price target on ConocoPhillips, which compares with the prior closing price of $79.89 and its 52-week high of $80.24.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    James Investment Research Inc. boosted its position in shares of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) by 8.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 319,545 shares of the energy producer’s stock after acquiring an additional 25,087 shares during the period. ConocoPhillips accounts for 0.9% of James Investment Research Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 23rd biggest position. James Investment Research Inc.’s holdings in ConocoPhillips were worth $22,246,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Oil Stocks To Watch For 2019: Encana Corporation(ECA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Today, however, many drillers are setting a high bar for new wells. EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) has been one of the leaders in disrupting the former way of thinking by establishing a high return hurdle rate for new wells of 30% after-tax at $40 oil. Others followed with similar return-focused approaches, including Encana (NYSE:ECA), which needs locations to achieve a 35% after-tax return at $50 oil to meet its premium hurdle rate. 

  • [By Keith Noonan, Travis Hoium, and Matthew DiLallo]

    We asked three Motley Fool investors to profile some of the best under-the-radar growth stocks on the market today. Read on to see why they selected Encana (NYSE:ECA), Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), and Baozun (NASDAQ:BZUN) as top growth stocks for in-the-know investors.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Canada’s Montney Shale doesn’t currently capture investors’ attention like the Permian Basin. However, that doesn’t mean it’s a second-tier play. Quite the contrary since, like the Permian, it’s a resource-rich region with as many as six drillable formations that produce highly economic liquids-rich natural gas. Because of those features, it has become an important growth driver for companies like Encana (NYSE:ECA).

Hot Oil Stocks To Watch For 2019: Whiting Petroleum Corporation(WLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) bounded upward more than 55% for the quarter, fueled by rising crude prices and its strong first-quarter results. After struggling to scrape by on lower oil prices, Whiting’s cash flow has surged this year, providing it enough money to fund its drilling program with more than $100 million to spare during the first quarter.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a down day on Wall Street, but losses were generally small, and the market closed well above its lowest levels of the session. Initially, investors seemed concerned about further trade tensions between the U.S. and China, but upon further reflection, they appeared to draw comfort from considerable fundamental strength from key sectors of the industrial economy. Even with the overall market recovering from earlier weakness, some stocks still posted substantial declines. Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL), Global Blood Therapeutics (NASDAQ:GBT), and First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) have been given an average rating of “Buy” by the thirty-two ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, thirteen have given a hold recommendation, fifteen have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $46.58.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL)’s share price gapped down before the market opened on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $46.75, but opened at $48.93. Whiting Petroleum shares last traded at $50.12, with a volume of 80658 shares trading hands.

Hot Oil Stocks To Watch For 2019: Williams Partners L.P.(WPZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Simpler organizational structures could yield significant benefits for individual investors. In addition to being easier to follow and understand, it will make it easier than ever to own some of the most important pieces of energy infrastructure in the United States. The proposed merger between Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) and Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ) is a great example, as it owns some of the best natural gas infrastructure in the United States. Here’s why investors should be bullish on the multi-billion dollar merger.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Overall, earnings at both Williams and its MLP Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) were down slightly versus the year-ago period due to asset sales, while cash flow modestly increased thanks to lower interest expenses.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) from Buy to Hold..

    Williams Partners shares fell 0.63 percent to close at $41.23 on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Barclays set a $46.00 price target on Williams Pipeline Partners (NYSE:WPZ) in a research note published on Saturday. The brokerage currently has a hold rating on the pipeline company’s stock.

Randgold Resources (GOLD) Rating Lowered to Hold at Deutsche Bank

Randgold Resources (NASDAQ:GOLD) was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. They currently have a $12.75 target price on the basic materials company’s stock, down from their prior target price of $14.00. Deutsche Bank’s price objective points to a potential downside of 1.54% from the company’s current price.

Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Randgold Resources from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, December 31st. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Randgold Resources from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Randgold Resources from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Randgold Resources from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 9th. Finally, Bank of America reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $14.00 target price on shares of Randgold Resources in a research report on Thursday. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. Randgold Resources currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $45.54.

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NASDAQ:GOLD opened at $12.95 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $15.73 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.43 and a beta of -0.23. Randgold Resources has a 12 month low of $9.53 and a 12 month high of $14.18.

Randgold Resources (NASDAQ:GOLD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 13th. The basic materials company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.06. The firm had revenue of $1.90 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.97 billion. Randgold Resources had a net margin of 21.82% and a return on equity of 6.16%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 14.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.22 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Randgold Resources will post 2.62 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in Randgold Resources by 3.3% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,094,109 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $743,899,000 after buying an additional 291,844 shares during the period. Van ECK Associates Corp lifted its holdings in Randgold Resources by 7.4% in the fourth quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 6,749,791 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $576,998,000 after buying an additional 464,174 shares during the period. Capital World Investors lifted its holdings in Randgold Resources by 10.5% in the third quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 3,242,098 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $228,730,000 after buying an additional 307,000 shares during the period. FMR LLC lifted its holdings in Randgold Resources by 13.5% in the third quarter. FMR LLC now owns 2,238,231 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $157,907,000 after buying an additional 266,142 shares during the period. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its holdings in Randgold Resources by 69.1% in the third quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 2,028,300 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $143,097,000 after buying an additional 828,938 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 39.71% of the company’s stock.

About Randgold Resources

Randgold Resources Ltd. engages in the exploration and development of gold deposits. Its projects include the following: Loulo-Gounkoto complex, Morila gold mine, Tongon gold mine, Kibali gold mine, and Massawa. The company was founded in August 1995 and is headquartered in St. Helier, the United Kingdom.

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Stocks in the news: Cipla, Tata Steel, Grasim, Ambuja Cements, Huhtamaki PPL, Gokaldas Exports

Here are stocks that are in the news today:

Results on February 19: Valecha Engineering, Asahi Industries, Linde India, Imec Services, Shailja Commercial Trade.

Power Grid Corporation: Board accorded investment approval for ‘Northern Region System Strengthening – XL’ at an estimated cost of Rs 572.98 crore with commissioning schedule of 22 months from the date of investment approval.

Suditi Industries: Company executed the license contract with PSG Merchandising, a French simplified limited liability company. Accordingly they have granted company the right to use Paris Saint-Germain”s intellectual property rights for commercial purposes.

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Cyient: Company launched its connected equipment offering for OEMs and equipment owners and operators.

Gokaldas Exports: Company entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Government of Karnataka for setting up apparel manufacturing units over a period of next five years in Ballary district involving an investment of approximate up to Rs 80 crore.

IL&FS Transportation Networks: Interest due and payable on February 18 on the NCD was not paid to the debenture holders due to insufficient funds.

Bodal Chemicals: Company has restarted remaining of dye intermediate and dyestuff operations.

Ambuja Cements December quarter: Consolidated profit jumps to Rs 1,378 crore versus Rs 478 crore on tax credit; revenue Rs 6729 crore versus Rs 6173 crore YoY. Board recommended a final dividend on equity shares at the rate of Rs 1.50 per share.

Grasim Industries: Company to acquire the chlor-alkali business of KPR Industries (India) by way of a slump sale, for a cash consideration of Rs 253 crore. KPR Industries would utilize Rs 253 crore towards a full and final settlement of the lenders’ dues under a one-time settlement.

Tata Steel: Subsidiary T S Global Minerals Holding Pte Ltd concluded the divestment of its entire stake in Black Ginger to IMR Asia Holding Pte Ltd.

Huhtamaki PPL Q3: Profit dips to Rs 18 crore versus Rs 21 crore; revenue rises to Rs 613 crore versus Rs 562 crore YoY.

Huhtamaki PPL: Board approved recommendation of payment of dividend at Rs 3 per share of face value of Rs 2 each.

Cipla: Subsidiary Goldencross Pharma Private Limited has signed an agreement to acquire 11.71 percent stake in Wellthy Therapeutics Private Limited.

Cipla: Company received a share of the South African Government’s National ARV tender for TEE (comprising tenofovir, emtricitabine and efavirenz) and TLD (a combination of tenofovir (TDF), lamivudine (3TC) and dolutegravir (DTG)).

McNally Bharat Engineering Company Q3: Loss at Rs 193.3 crore versus loss Rs 144 crore; revenue falls to Rs 271 crore versus Rs 304.7 crore YoY.

Jet Airways Clarification on media reports: Company would continue to work for its stake sale in Jet Privilege Private Limited at an appropriate time, as part of its turnaround plan.

63 Moons: Company filed damage suits of Rs 10,000 crore against P Chidambaram, KP Krishnan & Ramesh Abhishek, for taking mala fide actions against company by abusing their power

Hotel Leela: Rockfort Estate to buy 1 percent stake in company from Leela Lace via inter-se transfer. Rockfort Estate & Leela Lace are promoters of company.

Wipro: Company launched QuMiC to accelerate migration to Oracle Cloud.

Mangalam Cement: Company received in-principal approval for amalgamation of Mangalam Timber Products with company.

Dishman Carbogen: Founder Janmejay Vyas steps down as MD. Global MD Arpit Vyas takes over founder’s duties.

Future Consumer: Company entered into agreement with Middle East firm, T Choithrams, for supermarket chain.

Bulk Deals on February 18

Dev Info Technology: Academy for Computer Training Guj Private Limited bought 28,500 shares of the company at Rs 74.54 per share on the NSE.

Suumaya Lifestyle: Bimalkumar Rajkumar Bansal sold 3,44,000 shares of the company at Rs 31 per share on the NSE.

Tara Jewels: Punjab National Bank sold 2,00,000 shares of the company at 50 paise per share.

Viji Finance: Vijay Kothari sold 7,10,528 shares of the company at 83 paise per share.

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Analyst or Board Meet/Briefings

Merck: Board meeting will be held on February 27 to consider the audited financial results for the financial year ended December 2018 and to consider

recommendation of dividend, if any.

Indian Hotels Company: Company is organizing Capital Market Day on February 19 in Mumbai. The said event is expected to be attended by chief investment officers and senior portfolio managers of financial institutions.

Punjab & Sind Bank: Extraordinary general meeting to be held on March 15, 2019.

Blue Star: Company’s officials will be attending Kotak Institutional Equities – Chasing Growth 2019 Conference on February 19.

Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals: Company’s officials will be meeting analysts/investors on February 21-22.

Hindalco Industries: Company’s officials will be attending Kotak Securities Limited, Chasing Growth 2019 Investors Conference in Mumbai on February 19.

Automotive Axles: Analyst/investor conference call has been organized on February 19 to discuss on the financial performance for third quarter FY19.

VST Tillers Tractors: Conference calls for the analysts and investors are scheduled to be held on February 19.

Shoppers Stop: One-on-one meeting with Lida Murayama, Fund Manager of Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co, Ltd has been scheduled on February 19.

Emami: Senior management of the company will be participating in the UBS Consumer Reverse Roadshow 2019 in Mumbai to be held on February 20.

Satin Creditcare Network: Meeting of Working Committee of the Board of Director is scheduled for February 21 for the issuance of non-convertible debentures INR equivalent amount of upto 35,00,000 US dollars through private placement.

Aster DM Healthcare: Company will be participating in the Kotak Conference on February 21, at Mumbai.
First Published on Feb 19, 2019 07:38 am