Jefferies Group LLC reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Cliffs Natural Resources in a research note on Monday, September 18th. (NYSE:LII) has risen 31.87% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500. Analysts predict that Cliffs Natural Resources will post $0.88 EPS for the current year. The Company is a supplier of iron ore pellets to the North American steel industry from its mines and pellet plants located in MI and Minnesota. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.07 earnings per share. 3,000 shares were bought by Rychel Eric M, worth $19,649. The other 3 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. First Dallas Secs reported 48,750 shares. The insider Taylor Douglas C bought $24,771. SIEGAL MICHAEL D bought 5,000 shares worth $34,294.
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. on 6/29/2017 reported its EPS as $-0.12 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $0.17. Therefore 33% are positive.
Covering sell-side analysts have recently weighed in on shares of Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. A rating of 4 or 5 would represent a Sell recommendation. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Cliffs Natural Resources from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a report on Thursday, May 11th. The Locust Wood Capital Advisers Llc holds 467,995 shares with $3.24 million value, up from 395,200 last quarter. The company was initiated on Thursday, August 27 by Wolfe Research. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Thursday, October 13 with "Mkt Perform".
In other Cliffs Natural Resources news, Chairman Lourenco Goncalves purchased 100,000 shares of Cliffs Natural Resources stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 15th. As per Monday, August 29, the company rating was maintained by Macquarie Research. Phillips 66 (PSX) has a market cap of $47.86 billion and over the last 12 months, Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) has gone stronger by 14.97%. They set a "buy" rating and a $9.00 price objective on the stock.
Short interest is another tool that analysts use to gauge investor sentiment. Its down 1.42, from 2.53 in 2017Q1. It represents the number of a stock's shares that are being shorted by investors. 4 funds opened positions while 15 raised stakes. Natl Bank Of New York Mellon Corp accumulated 1.64 million shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 370,130 shares. Benjamin F Edwards And Inc has 0% invested in Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF). Pacad Investment Ltd accumulated 0% or 500 shares. Alps Advsrs Incorporated reported 0% in Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF). Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 25,642,631 shares of the mining company's stock worth $210,526,000 after buying an additional 8,918,169 shares during the last quarter. 686,479 were reported by Wells Fargo Communication Mn. Insider ownership increased by a total of 106739 shares, which suggests that CLF's key executives are feeling more optimistic about the outlook for the stock. Florida-based State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems has invested 0% in Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF). Amer Gp Inc has 0% invested in MediciNova, Inc. The company has Beta Value of 1.62 and ATR value of 0.29. Its down 1.42, from 2.53 in 2017Q1.
Home BancShares, Inc.is a bank holding company. 55 funds opened positions while 105 raised stakes. State Common Retirement Fund owns 982,856 shares or 0.01% of their U.S. portfolio. Geode Llc holds 0.01% or 2.25M shares in its portfolio. Montag A And stated it has 3,494 shares. Ami Asset Mngmt has 1.55% invested in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). 22,000 were reported by Ing Groep Nv. Greenleaf Tru invested in 1,324 shares. Finemark Natl Bank invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Walleye Trading Limited Liability Corp reported 0.01% stake.
Sfe Investment Counsel increased Cliffs Nat Res Inc (CLF) stake by 1482.11% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. This nets out to a decrease of 20.83 million shares and is another bearish sign for CLF. Hodges holds 0.94% or 104,748 shares. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The insider BALDWIN JOHN T bought $37,902. Therefore 43% are positive. Facebook had 182 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to "Equal-Weight" on Monday, November 14. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Clarkson Platou on Monday, July 18. Cowen & Co maintained Lennox International Inc. The stock of Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE:CPA) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, November 23 by HSBC. Cowen & Co downgraded it to "Market Perform" rating and $25 target in Wednesday, July 29 report. That's a potential 16.45 gain from where (NYSE:CLF) has been trading recently. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, November 5. Year-to-date it plunged -19.14%.
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