Argus Lowers Barrick Gold (ABX) to Hold

Barrick Gold (ABX) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Analyst Upgrades – Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) Stock Gets Upgraded By Royal Bank of Canada from Sector Perform to Outperform

The hedge fund run by William Leland Edwards held 1.64 million shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $61.82M, up from 1.61 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has market cap of $13.90 billion. The stock increased 1.18% or $1.81 during the last trading session, reaching $155.79. About 810,297 shares traded. Barrick Gold's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 12.77%. It has underperformed by 31.89% the S&P500.

Gordy Holterman decreased its stake in Barrick Gold Corp (Put) (ABX) by 50% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Flossbach Von Storch Ag bought 2.15 million shares as the company's stock declined 17.45% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 2.05M shares of the precious metals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $33.01 million, down from 2.10M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Barrick Gold Corp. has $29 highest and $7.50 lowest target.

Shares of Barrick Gold closed the previous trading session at 12.01 up +0.19 1.61% with 11.869999885559082 shares trading hands. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. now owns 9,648 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $140,000 after purchasing an additional 4,820 shares during the period. Desjardins reaffirmed a "hold" rating on shares of Barrick Gold in a report on Monday, December 11th. It has underperformed by 24.96% the S&P500. Baystate Wealth Limited Liability holds 0% or 30 shares in its portfolio.

Citigroup has issued an update for Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) shares with a new "Sell" rating in a research report released on Thursday morning. ABX's profit will be $246.99M for 14.07 P/E if the $0.21 EPS becomes a reality.

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Analysts await McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) to report earnings on May, 17. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Barrick Gold Corp will post 0.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. (NYSE:ABX), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. As per Monday, June 27, the company rating was upgraded by IBC. On Friday, September 18 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Sector Perform". Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, July 14 report. Morgan Stanley initiated the stock with "Equal-Weight" rating in Tuesday, August 9 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, September 8 by HSBC. The firm has "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Monday, October 3. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Monday, August 21 by BMO Capital Markets.

Among 21 analysts covering Acuity Brands Inc. The stock has "Hold" rating by Argus Research on Friday, March 2. Therefore 55% are positive. Orion Energy Systems had 10 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America downgraded the shares of SXC in report on Wednesday, December 9 to "Underperform" rating. On Thursday, February 1 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with "Hold". As per Wednesday, January 10, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. On Sunday, June 25 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Buy". The firm has "Outperform" rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, October 10. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 5 by Roth Capital. The rating was upgraded by Sterne Agee CRT on Friday, January 8 to "Buy". The company was maintained on Thursday, June 29 by Oppenheimer.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 38 investors sold PF shares while 115 reduced holdings. 4 funds opened positions while 5 raised stakes. Aqr Cap Mngmt Lc invested in 0% or 14,026 shares. San Francisco Sentry Investment Gp (Ca) holds 4,427 shares. It also reduced Micron Technology Inc (Prn) stake by 370,000 shares and now owns 1.50 million shares. Royal Bankshares Of Canada has invested 0% in Orion Energy Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:OESX). (NYSE:AYI) for 20 shares. Geode Capital Ltd Com owns 0.02% invested in Pinnacle Foods Inc. Lord Abbett Limited Com reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Chase Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:CCF). 110.51 million shares or 0.04% less from 110.55 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Lazard Asset Management Ltd Liability Company invested in 193,918 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Llc invested 0% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. Vident Advisory Limited Liability holds 18,809 shares. (NYSE:AYI). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has 0.03% invested in Acuity Brands, Inc.

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