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Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now

European traders are looking to the latest batch of corporate updates to boost confidence in the region’s shares.

The first-quarter earnings season is heating up at a challenging time for euro-area stocks. The currency has been trading above the $1.22 level for most of 2018, putting fresh pressure on exporters’ balance sheets, while economic momentum has started to slow after last year’s growth spurt. As a result, the Stoxx Europe 600 Index has struggled to recoup the losses incurred since a global selloff began in late January.

Better-than-expected profits could help investors look ahead to a second half in which the currency headwind weakens and growth stabilizes. JPMorgan Chase & Co. expects positive surprises this season, sticking to its 14 percent profit growth forecast for the euro-area in 2018 — two times the consensus projection.

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“The FX headwind for the euro zone should be peaking right now — relative surprises are likely to shift from the U.S. to euro zone in the second half,” JPMorgan strategists led by Mislav Matejka wrote in a note. “Revenue growth is rather healthy, and near the highest in years in the U.S. and Europe.”

Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: PDM) dropped about 3.5% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $17.35. Shares closed at $17.98 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.74. Volume was about 60% above the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Swiss National Bank lowered its position in shares of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM) by 7.1% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 235,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 17,900 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.18% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust worth $4,688,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Aaron's, Inc.(AAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Textainer Group (NYSE: AAN) and Aaron’s (NYSE:AAN) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wall Street analysts predict that Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) will announce $948.59 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Seven analysts have made estimates for Aaron’s’ earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $937.80 million and the highest estimate coming in at $953.43 million. Aaron’s reported sales of $838.88 million during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 13.1%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings results on Friday, October 26th.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nuveen Mortgage Opportunity Term Fund(JLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nuveen Mortgage Opportunity Term Fund (NYSE:JLS) declared a monthly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of 0.113 per share on Tuesday, September 4th. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.72%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 14th.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Caladrius Biosciences, Inc.(CLBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about Caladrius Biosciences (NASDAQ:CLBS) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Caladrius Biosciences earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.4362129030389 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Identiv, Inc.(INVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

Last week’s initial public offering (IPO) action saw one of two scheduled listings make its entry into the public markets. The single IPO raised a total of $26 million in new capital. The coming week includes two blank-check offerings and one holdover biotech seeking a total of $216 million, one a first-timer and one a holdover from last week.

Nine firms filed for IPOs last week and all will be eligible to enter the public market immediately following the Labor Day holiday. The most interesting are NIO, a Chinese maker of all-electric vehicles, that is seeking $1.8 billion in its U.S. IPO, and U.S. steelmaker Zekelman Industries which will be looking to raise $1 billion.

First a brief review of last week’s successful offerings.

Aridis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDS) raised $26 million selling 2 million shares at $13, the low-end of the expected price range. Shares closed flat on their first day of trading and closed the week down 1%.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Lexmark International, Inc.(LXK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Lexmark International (NYSE:LXK) has been trending somewhat negative on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lexmark International earned a coverage optimism score of -0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 42.9230217304115 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Lexmark International (NYSE:LXK) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lexmark International earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 42.803224128124 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Infinera Corporation(INFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of optical networking company Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) were up about 12.7% as of 11 a.m. EST on Friday. There was no company-specific news driving the gains. The stock has tumbled nearly 60% from its 52-week high, so this may just be a case of a beaten-down stock bottoming out.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Shares of optical equipment provider Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) plunged as much as 18% in early-morning trading on Monday. Shares were down about 14% as of 10:20 a.m. EDT. An analyst downgrade appears to be the primary reason for the big downward move.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ:INFN) fell 0% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $8.96 and last traded at $9.01. 2,563,600 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 60% from the average session volume of 1,606,951 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.01.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Aaron's, Inc.(AAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Textainer Group (NYSE: AAN) and Aaron’s (NYSE:AAN) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mutual of America Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) by 4.3% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 53,230 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,213 shares during the quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Aaron’s were worth $2,313,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Analysts expect Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) to announce earnings of $0.76 per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Seven analysts have issued estimates for Aaron’s’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.71 and the highest is $0.79. Aaron’s reported earnings per share of $0.43 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 76.7%. The business is scheduled to issue its next earnings results before the market opens on Friday, October 26th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Mattersight Corporation(MATR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 22.6 percent to $3.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 23.2 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) rose 21.2 percent to $5.77 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a deal to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota from Arkoma, Williston Drilling for about $620 million. The company also announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 13.7 percent to $386.00 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Quantenna Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTNA) shares rose 12.6 percent to $14.70 in pre-market trading. Quantenna is expected to release Q1 results on April 30..
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 11.1 percent to $37.50 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 10.4 percent to $29.00 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) rose 9.8 percent to $250.00 in pre-market trading following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 9.4 percent to $10.62 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS) rose 9.1 percent to $7.22 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE: TWO).
    GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) rose 8.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) shares rose 7.6 percent to $251.2
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) got a boost, shooting up 23 percent to $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mattersight (NASDAQ: MATR) and Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: SK TELECOM ADR EACH REP 1/9 KRW500(CIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This one may be somewhat more off the radar, but it is a top pick at Oppenheimer. CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018. Its principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, has approximately $30 billion of deposits and more than $40 billion of assets.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Prudential Financial Inc. grew its stake in CIT Group (NYSE:CIT) by 496.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 308,179 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 256,526 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in CIT Group were worth $15,871,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    CIT Closes on $26.6MM Loan for Medical Buildings (abladvisor.com) CIT provides $26.6 mln to joint venture to buy medical buildings (pehub.com) As security companies and guards face off, a wave of crime hits cash vans (msn.com) CIT Announces Addition to Rail Division’s Senior Leadership Team (finance.yahoo.com) CIT Group (CIT) EVP Sells $90,791.60 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. TheStreet downgraded CIT Group from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 14th. BTIG Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price target on shares of CIT Group in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. ValuEngine downgraded CIT Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded CIT Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut their price target on CIT Group from $49.00 to $46.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $54.83.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CariNet (CURRENCY:CIT) traded 3.9% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on February 27th. During the last seven days, CariNet has traded down 13.3% against the US dollar. One CariNet token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0044 or 0.00000115 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including OKEx, BCEX and FCoin. CariNet has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $34,412.00 worth of CariNet was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders sold shares of CIT Group (NYSE:CIT) on strength during trading on Friday. $12.27 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $45.80 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $33.53 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, CIT Group had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. CIT Group traded up $0.38 for the day and closed at $50.31

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

The take-up of electric vehicles (EVs) may well be in a growth pattern which could rival that of the price of bitcoin, but is unlikely, like the latter to push sales into bubble territory. As range anxiety and long charging times recede into obscurity with the enormous developments in battery technology, the environmental, and ultimately the cost, benefits of electric drive for automobiles over internal combustion engine (ICE)-driven small vehicles is likely to become paramount.

The potential exponential growth pattern for EV sales will have likely an enormous impact on the sales volume, and price, of the metals utilized in EV production. These are notably lithium, cobalt, manganese, nickel, graphite, and some rare earths in battery manufacture, copper (an electric vehicle utilizes far more copper than a conventional ICE-driven vehicle) and perhaps aluminum to keep body panel weight down – and maybe as a substitute for copper in electrical wiring systems. Conversely, the longer term future for platinum group metals, predominantly utilized in ICE engine exhaust cleaning catalysts may well be bleak, and we see a serious downturn for these commencing in the next decade – and getting worse from there.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Plantronics Inc.(PLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) and Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Harte-Hanks, Inc.(HHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Harte Hanks (NYSE:HHS) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Friday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Harte Hanks (NYSE:HHS) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday.

    HHS has been the topic of a number of other reports. Noble Financial reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Harte Hanks in a research note on Monday, March 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Harte Hanks from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 15th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Harte-Hanks (HHS) Name Four New Independent Directors (streetinsider.com) Harte Hanks (HHS) Given $15.00 Consensus Price Target by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Harte Hanks to Appoint Four New Independent Directors to the Board (feeds.benzinga.com) Harte Hanks (HHS) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com) Harte Hanks (HHS) Shares March Higher, Can It Continue? (zacks.com)

    Shares of Harte Hanks traded up $0.65, reaching $10.96, during trading hours on Friday, according to Marketbeat.com. The stock had a trading volume of 46,930 shares, compared to its average volume of 18,474. Harte Hanks has a 12 month low of $7.30 and a 12 month high of $14.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $64.54 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -9.13 and a beta of 0.90.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Bioblast Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORPN) shares rose 29.6 percent to $3.22.
    Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX) surged 23.3 percent to $19.60 after the company reported commencement of modified Dutch auction cash tender for up to $16 million of common stock.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares rose 22.1 percent to $15.8003.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) gained 18.1 percent to $5.54 following commencement of EU blood grouping field trial.
    Shineco, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYHT) climbed 17.1 percent to $1.9899 following Q3 results. Shineco posted Q3 earnings of $0.21 per share on sales of $13.3 million.
    CPI Card Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PMTS) rose 17 percent to $3.0999.
    Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE) shares climbed 12 percent to $2.2613. The stock spiked more than 14 percent Thursday near the close as traders circulate word the Delaware lottery is planning to introduce full sports betting in June.
    Harte Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS) shares gained 7.2 percent to $11.05 after the company late Thursday appointed four new independent directors to board.
    Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) rose 6.4 percent to $6.17.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares gained 6.3 percent to $3.74.
    Global Self Storage, Inc. (NASDAQ: SELF) shares climbed 6 percent to $4.20.

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Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Aaron's, Inc.(AAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: United Microelectronics Corporation(UMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Speaking of trade wars, the one looming between the world’s two largest economies, the U.S. and China, has been under the microscope. To kick off July, a court in China suspended sales of 26 products from semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology(NASDAQ:MU). The Idaho-based maker of memory chips has been embroiled in a patent infringement dispute with Taiwan-based United Microelectronics (NYSE: UMC), and this latest turn is a point in favor of the latter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    UMC United Microelectronics Corporation: UMC Shareholders Elect 14th Term of Directors at Annual Shareholders Meeting (twst.com) UPDATE: Bernstein Upgrades United Microelectronics (UMC) to Market Perform (streetinsider.com) UMCs new burn center fills three-decade need in New Orleans (neworleanscitybusiness.com) Community breakfast at Sparta UMC is open to all (mlive.com) Shopper News blog: Beaver Ridge UMC youth ‘we’re there to help’ (knoxnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently commented on UMC. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded shares of UMC from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $2.10 to $2.60 in a research report on Sunday. ValuEngine cut shares of UMC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. UMC presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $2.60.