DETROIT — For the past five years, few people wanted a lowly used small car such as the Chevrolet Cruze or Ford Focus.
Compact and subcompact cars sat on dealer lots for weeks as the SUV craze in the U.S. accelerated.
Early this year, dealers and industry analysts started to see a change, with sales and prices for used compact and subcompact cars increasing after taking a fall every year since 2013. That’s in part because of rising gas prices, stagnant middle class wages and deals that are still too good to pass up.
Until recently, lower demand had depressed car prices, but especially for smaller ones, which bottomed out in 2017 as the cost of their closest competitor for basic transportation — small SUVs — was rising. By early this year, analysts and dealers say the spread between small SUVs and cars was so large that the cars became more attractive. Also, rising gasoline prices sent buyers on a tight budget from SUVs and other segments to the lower-cost small cars.
Top Heal Care Stocks For 2019: CST Brands, Inc.(CST)
- [By Shane Hupp]
Cryptosolartech (CURRENCY:CST) traded up 4.2% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on October 6th. One Cryptosolartech token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0203 or 0.00000309 BTC on exchanges. Cryptosolartech has a total market capitalization of $1.30 million and approximately $247,044.00 worth of Cryptosolartech was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, Cryptosolartech has traded 4.1% lower against the dollar.
Top Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Ultra Petroleum Corp.(UPL)
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
Shares of Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ:UPL) continued to sell off in August, falling another 23.8% last month, pushing its year-to-date decline to a stunning 85.5%. Driving the most recent plunge was its disappointing second-quarter report.
- [By Jason Hall]
Shares of a handful of small independent oil and gas producers, as well as a number of smaller oilfield service and equipment providers fell more than 10% on May 25. Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFIE), which manufactures burner management systems for oil and gas companies, fell 14.5%, while offshore energy industry transportation specialist Bristow Group Inc (NYSE:BRS) fell 12.6%. Onshore drilling contractor Pioneer Energy Services Corp (NYSE:PES) and offshore oil and gas producer W&T Offshore, Inc. both fell 11.4%, while independent oil and gas producers California Resources Corp (NYSE:CRC) and Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:UPL) fell 10.5% and 10%, respectively.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ: UPL) traded down about 36% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $1.08 after closing Wednesday at $1.69. The stock’s 52-week high is $10.18. Volume was more than triple the daily average of about 4.3 million shares. The company missed both top and bottom line estimates this morning.
- [By Maxx Chatsko]
Shares of Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL) have slumped for the last year. After another awful performance in May, in which the company actually increased its full-year 2018 production guidance, investors have a right to be frustrated. The stock price dropped over 26% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.
- [By Max Byerly]
Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:UPL) – Research analysts at Capital One Financial dropped their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Ultra Petroleum in a report issued on Tuesday, September 18th. Capital One Financial analyst B. Velie now forecasts that the company will earn $0.71 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $0.81. Capital One Financial currently has a “Underweight” rating on the stock. Capital One Financial also issued estimates for Ultra Petroleum’s FY2019 earnings at $0.40 EPS.
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
Shares of Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:UPL) were down more than 12% by 10:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday after the natural-gas driller was unable to strike a deal with its lenders on the terms of a potential transaction involving its term loan. That latest issue pushed its year-to-date plunge to nearly 88%.
Top Heal Care Stocks For 2019: SmartFinancial, Inc.(SMBK)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
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- [By Logan Wallace]
News coverage about SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SmartFinancial earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.2295427650778 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Friday.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Media coverage about SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SmartFinancial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 45.289677526379 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.