Pre-Market Investor’s Alert: Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp (ADR)(NYSE:NTT), Whiting Petroleum Corp(NYSE:WLL)

Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp (ADR)(NYSE:NTT) stock dropped -2.42% in today’s pre market session with the price of $42.30. Over the last one month and over the past three months, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone shares lost -2.98% and -1.61%, respectively. Furthermore, the stock rose 9.08% since the start of this year. The company’s shares are trading -2.78% below their 50-day moving average. Additionally, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone has an RSI of 42.28 and beta of 0.15.

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT Solutions and international communications business within the NTT (NTT) Group and Arkadin, an NTT Communications company and one of the largest and fastest growing providers of Unified Communications and Collaboration services, announced June 16, 2016 that both have received 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards.

NTT Com has been recognized as 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Hosted Telephony and UC Applications Service Provider of Year award and Arkadin has been recognized as 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Collaboration Service Provider of the Year, the 4th consecutive time that Arkadin has been named in this category. The results were announced at the 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards in Singapore on June 15.

According to Nahoko Ando, Research Analyst, Digital Transformation, Asia Pacific at Frost & Sullivan, “NTT Communications, the incumbent telecom operator in Japan, has established an extensive network infrastructure worldwide, successfully expanding Arcstar Universal One into large enterprises across the Asia-Pacific region. Frost & Sullivan evaluates NTT Com highly for its performance and commitment to the APAC region by providing a scalable, flexible and agile cloud UC portfolio.”

“We are honored to be recognized by this award,” said Mitsuru Takayama, Vice President, UCaaS & Conferencing PT, Voice &Video at NTT Com. “NTT Com is now deploying cloud-based unified communications platform in 169 countries/regions to support and enhance customer’s globalization, improved productivity, and business efficiency. Together with Arkadin, we will continue to strongly support customer’s workstyle innovation in a global scale.”

According to Jessie Yu, Research Manager, Digital Transformation, Asia-Pacific at Frost & Sullivan, Arkadin has strong and sustainable momentum in Asia-Pacific: “In a highly competitive and fast-changing business environment Arkadin has achieved significant customer and revenue growth.  Their service quality, delivery and customisation, coupled with flexible pricing policies and fast, efficient technology enhancements, are contributing to the value they deliver to their customers, spanning enterprises, SMBs and the public sector.”

According to Sean Kwek, Regional Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Arkadin APAC, the award is a testament to the success of Arkadin’s strategy of delivering the highest quality UC&C services backed by a strong customer service culture: “It is an honor to be ranked at the top among peers in the industry for our leadership in APAC for the fourth consecutive time.”

 

Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) stock on Friday’s pre market session gained 4.82% at price of $11.52. Over the last one month and the previous three months, Whiting Petroleum shares lost -6.23% and gained 20.77%, respectively. Additionally, the stock has surged 16.42% since the beginning of 2016. The company’s shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by -2.82% and -7.40%, respectively.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) MAY 11, 2016 announced that it gave notice to mandatorily convert $476.3 million of outstanding convertible notes into shares of Whiting common stock on May 18, 2016. Prior to such notice, holders of $0.4 million of outstanding convertible notes had voluntarily converted such notes into shares of Whiting common stock. As a result, the Company will have issued approximately 41.8 million shares of its common stock to retire all of the $476.7 million of convertible senior notes and convertible senior subordinated notes that the Company issued in March 2016 (as identified in the chart below) in exchange for the same amount of senior notes and senior subordinated notes.

James J. Volker, Whiting’s Chairman, President and CEO, commented, “We continue to be focused on improving our balance sheet. Retiring $476.7 million of our debt will further strengthen our financial position and liquidity.”

Pursuant to the terms of the convertible notes, holders of the convertible notes may give notice to voluntarily convert such notes up to the close of business on May 17, 2016. If all holders of the convertible notes voluntarily convert such notes, Whiting will make early conversion payments to holders of such notes totaling approximately $41.9 million, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the conversion date. Holders who do not voluntarily convert their convertible notes will not receive an early conversion payment or accrued and unpaid interest.

Analyst’s Ratings on Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM)

Analysts are weighing in on how Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM), might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a unfavorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 3.1. The stock is rated as buy by 3 analysts, with 1 outperform and 20 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 25.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $0.38 a share, which would compare with $0.43 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.44 and a low estimate of $0.35. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $3.73B from $3.63B the year-ago period.

For the full year, 28.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 1.53 per share, with a high estimate of $1.60 and a low estimate of $1.50. It had reported earnings per share of $1.61 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $15.80B versus 15.39B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 6.06% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 14.42% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 22 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for WFM is $29.91 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $40.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 30 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $30.82. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $20.00 price targets on shares of Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM).

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $0.43 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $0.45. It was an earnings surprise of -4.40%percent. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term Cockroach Effect is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. operates natural and organic foods supermarkets. Its stores offers produce, packaged goods, bulk, frozen, dairy, meat, bakery, prepared foods, coffee, tea, beer, wine, cheese, nutritional supplements, vitamins, body care, pet foods, grocery, and household goods. As of January 28, 2016, the company had approximately 434 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Analyst Activity: Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)

Analysts are weighing in on how Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) , might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much less favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.5. The stock is rated as buy by 18 analysts, with 6 outperform and 15 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 34.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $0.02 a share, which would compare with $0.06 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.09 and a low estimate of $0.01. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $2.11B from $1.64B the year-ago period.

For the full year, 37.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 0.27 per share, with a high estimate of $0.46 and a low estimate of $0.10. It had reported earnings per share of $0.28 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $8.72B versus 6.78B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 22.50% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 15.16% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 39 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for NFLX is $117.41 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $150.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 57 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $95.44. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $45.00 price targets on shares of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) .

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $0.06 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $0.04. It was an earnings surprise of 50.00%percent. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term Cockroach Effect is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

Netflix, Inc., an Internet television network, engages in the Internet delivery of television (TV) shows and movies on various Internet-connected screens. The Company operates in three segments: Domestic streaming, International streaming and Domestic DVD. It offer members with the ability to receive TV shows and movies streaming content, including original series, documentaries, and feature films through a host of Internet-connected screens, such as TVs, digital video players, TV set-top boxes, and mobile devices. The company also provides DVDs-by-mail membership services. It serves approximately 75 million members in 190 countries. Netflix, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.

Analyst Review Alert: Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT)

Analysts are weighing in on how Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT), might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a  assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.0. The stock is rated as buy by 0 analysts, with 0 outperform and 0 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 21.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $0.26 a share, which would compare with $0.25 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.28 and a low estimate of $0.25. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $3.06B from $2.92B the year-ago period.

For the full year, 24.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 0.95 per share, with a high estimate of $0.97 and a low estimate of $0.93. It had reported earnings per share of $0.81 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $11.93B versus 11.27B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 14.85% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 17.04% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 23 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for HLT is $26.20 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $31.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 43 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $21.74. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $20.00 price targets on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT).

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $0.25 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $0.23. It was an earnings surprise of 8.70%percent. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term Cockroach Effect is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., a hospitality company, owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchises hotels, resorts, and timeshare properties worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Ownership, Management and Franchise, and Timeshare. It also licenses its brands to franchisees; provides hotel management services for third parties; and markets and sells timeshare interests owned by Hilton and third parties. In addition, the company provides consumer financing, which includes interest income generated from the origination of consumer loans to finance their purchase of timeshare intervals. It operates hotels under the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio  A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, and Hilton Grand Vacations brands. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 4,610 managed, franchised, owned, and leased hotels, resorts, and timeshare properties comprising 758,502 rooms in 100 countries and territories. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

Analysts: FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) Stock Could Go to 35.00

Analysts are weighing in on how FireEye Inc (NASDAQ:FEYE) , might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much less favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.4. The stock is rated as buy by 0 analysts, with 0 outperform and 0 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 30.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $-0.39 a share, which would compare with $-0.41 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $-0.35 and a low estimate of $-0.40. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $181.67M from $147.21M the year-ago period.

For the full year, 31.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of -1.24 per share, with a high estimate of $-1.16 and a low estimate of $-1.27. It had reported earnings per share of $-1.61 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $793.78M versus 622.97M in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 28.05% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 17.31% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 24 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for FEYE is $21.21 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $35.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 109 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $16.74. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $14.00 price targets on shares of FireEye Inc (NASDAQ:FEYE) .

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $-0.41 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $-0.48. It was an earnings surprise of 14.60%percent. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term Cockroach Effect is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

FireEye, Inc. provides cybersecurity solutions for detecting, preventing, analyzing, and resolving cyber-attacks. The company offers vector-specific appliance solutions that provide threat protection from network to endpoint for inbound and outbound network traffic that may contain sensitive information. It also offers Central Management System that provides cross-enterprise threat data correlation to identify and block attacks across multiple attack vectors; and Threat Analytics Platform to identify and respond to cyber threats by correlating enterprise-generated security event data from any security product with real-time threat intelligence, as well as Malware Analysis System to manually execute and inspect advanced malware, zero-day, and other advanced cyber-attacks embedded in files, email attachments, and Web objects. In addition, the company offers Network Forensics Platform that helps in detecting threats and view specific packets and sessions before, during, and after the attack to confirm what may have triggered a malware download or callback; Investigation Analysis System, a centralized analytical interface to the Network Forensics Platform; and Mandiant Intelligent Response that enables remote investigation of endpoints and allows security teams to collect targeted forensic data to identify attacker behavior, tools, and techniques. Further, it provides cloud-based subscription services; Security-as-a-Service; and incident response, compromise assessments, and related consulting, as well as training and professional, and customer support and maintenance services. FireEye, Inc. provides its products and services through distributors, resellers, and strategic partners in the United States, the Asia Pacific, Japan, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and others. The company was formerly known as NetForts, Inc. and changed its name to FireEye, Inc. in September 2005. FireEye, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has8 percent upside potential

Analysts are weighing in on how Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much less favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.4. The stock is rated as buy by 0 analysts, with 0 outperform and 0 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 19.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $1.69 a share, which would compare with $1.71 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $1.79 and a low estimate of $1.63. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $17.98B from $17.79B the year-ago period.

For the full year, 22.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 6.61 per share, with a high estimate of $6.70 and a low estimate of $6.55. It had reported earnings per share of $6.20 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $71.76B versus 70.07B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 6.00% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 16.98% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 18 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for JNJ is $117.89 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $126.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 8 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $116.64. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $105.00 price targets on shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ).

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $1.71 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $1.67. It was an earnings surprise of 2.40%percent. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term Cockroach Effect is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells various products in the health care field worldwide. It operates through three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices. The Consumer segment offers baby care products under the JOHNSONS brand name; oral care products under the LISTERINE brand name; skin care products under the AVEENO, CLEAN & CLEAR, DABAO, JOHNSONS Adult, LE PETITE MARSEILLAIS, LUBRIDERM, NEUTROGENA, and RoC brand names; womens health products, such as sanitary pads under the STAYFREE and CAREFREE, and o.b. tampon brand names; wound care products, including adhesive bandages under the BAND-AID brand name and first aid products under the NEOSPORIN brand name. This segment also provides over-the-counter medicines, including acetaminophen products under the TYLENOL brand name; cold, flu, and allergy products under the SUDAFED brand name; allergy products under the BENADRYL and ZYRTEC brand names; ibuprofen products under the MOTRIN IB brand name; and heartburn products under the PEPCID brand name. The Pharmaceutical segment provides various products in the areas of immunology, infectious diseases and vaccines, neuroscience, oncology, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The Medical Devices segment offers orthopaedic products; general surgery, biosurgical, endomechanical, and energy products; electrophysiology products to treat cardiovascular disease; sterilization and disinfection products to reduce surgical infection; blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery products; and disposable contact lenses. The company offers its products to general public, retail outlets and distributors, wholesalers, hospitals, and health care professionals for prescription use, as well as for use in the professional fields by physicians, nurses, hospitals, eye care professionals, and clinics. Johnson & Johnson was founded in 1885 and is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Energy Transfer Equity LP (NYSE:ETE) has77 percent upside potential

Analysts are weighing in on how Energy Transfer Equity LP (NYSE:ETE), might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much less favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.4. The stock is rated as buy by 0 analysts, with 0 outperform and 0 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 6.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $0.35 a share, which would compare with $0.28 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.73 and a low estimate of $0.07. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $9.28B from $11.59B the year-ago period.

For the full year, 7.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 1.27 per share, with a high estimate of $2.78 and a low estimate of $0.62. It had reported earnings per share of $1.11 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $39.77B versus 42.13B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 23.39% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 8.79% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 8 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for ETE is $13.75 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $23.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 77 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $12.96. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $7.00 price targets on shares of Energy Transfer Equity LP (NYSE:ETE).

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $0.28 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $0.28. It was an earnings surprise of 0.00%percent. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term Cockroach Effect is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. It owns and operates approximately 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas; and approximately 12,300 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Its midstream operations include ownership and operation of approximately 35,000 miles of in service natural gas pipelines, 31 natural gas processing plants, 21 natural gas treating facilities, and 4 natural gas conditioning facilities in Texas, New Mexico, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana; operation of natural gas gathering, oil pipeline, and oil stabilization facilities in South Texas, as well as a natural gas gathering system in Ohio; and transportation and supply of water to natural gas producers in Pennsylvania. The companys natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation and services operations include ownership of approximately 2,000 miles of NGL pipelines, three NGL processing plants, four NGL and propane fractionation facilities, and NGL storage facilities. It also sells gasoline and middle distillates at retail; operates convenience stores primarily on the east coast and in the Midwest region of the United States; and gathers, purchases, stores, transports, markets, and sells crude oil, NGLs, and refined products. In addition, it provides natural gas compression services; treating services, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal, natural gas cooling, dehydration, and British thermal unit management services; and manages coal and natural resources properties, as well as sells standing timber, leases coal-related infrastructure facilities, collects oil and gas royalties, and generates a total of 75 megawatts electrical power. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Analyst’s Recommendation on Synergy Resources Corp (NYSEMKT:SYRG)

Analysts are weighing in on how Synergy Resources Corp (NYSEMKT:SYRG) , might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 1.9. The stock is rated as buy by 15 analysts, with 2 outperform and 4 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 17.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $-0.01 a share, which would compare with $0.04 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.01 and a low estimate of $-0.03. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $26.21M.

For the full year, 20.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of -0.05 per share, with a high estimate of $0.02 and a low estimate of $-0.14. It had reported earnings per share of $0.00 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $113.47M.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 0.00% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 8.79% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 21 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for SYRG is $8.65 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $13.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 92 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $6.78. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $6.00 price targets on shares of Synergy Resources Corp (NYSEMKT:SYRG) .

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $0.04 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $0.01. It was an earnings surprise of 300.00%percent. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term Cockroach Effect is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

Synergy Resources Corporation engages in the acquisition, development, exploitation, exploration, and production of oil and natural gas properties primarily located in the Denver-Julesburg Basin in Colorado. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 349,000 net acres under lease, which are located in the Wattenberg Field of the Denver-Julesburg Basin; and operated 369 net producing wells. It also has mineral assets in Yuma and Washington Counties, Colorado. Synergy Resources Corporation is based in Denver, Colorado.

Analyst Review Alert: American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG)

Analysts are weighing in on how American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG), might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much less favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.1. The stock is rated as buy by 0 analysts, with 0 outperform and 0 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 21.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $1.02 a share, which would compare with $1.39 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $1.25 and a low estimate of $0.71. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $13.11B from $15.64B the year-ago period.

For the full year, 21.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 4.01 per share, with a high estimate of $4.53 and a low estimate of $3.45. It had reported earnings per share of $2.19 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $51.43B versus 58.33B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 16.47% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 9.32% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 17 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for AIG is $63.35 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $75.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 40 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $53.63. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $53.00 price targets on shares of American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG).

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $1.39 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $1.22. It was an earnings surprise of 13.90%percent. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term Cockroach Effect is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance. The companys Commercial Insurance segment offers general liability, commercial automobile liability, workers compensation, excess casualty, and crisis management causality insurance products, as well as various risk-sharing and other customized structured programs; commercial, industrial, and energy-related property insurance products; aerospace, environmental, political risk, trade credit, surety, and marine insurance products; various insurance products for small and medium sized enterprises; and professional liability insurance products. It also provides mortgage guaranty insurance; stable value wrap products, and structured settlement and terminal funding annuities; and corporate- and bank-owned life insurance and guaranteed investment contracts. This segment sells its products through independent retail and wholesale brokers, agency network, specialized marketing and consulting firms, and structured settlement brokers. Its Consumer Insurance segment offers retirement products, such as fixed annuities, and immediate and deferred income annuities; variable and fixed index annuities; and mutual funds, and plan administrative and compliance services. This segments products also include term and whole life, cancer, and critical illness insurance products; personal accident and supplemental health products; travel insurance products and services; automobile and homeowners, and extended warranty insurance; and identity theft and credit card protection products. It sells its products through agents, direct marketing, independent marketing organizations, financial advisors, banks, wirehouses, and broker-dealers. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in New York, New York.

How high Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) stock can go’ Analysts hold 75.00

Analysts are weighing in on how Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS), might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 1.8. The stock is rated as buy by 0 analysts, with 0 outperform and 0 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 25.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $1.42 a share, which would compare with $1.33 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $1.50 and a low estimate of $1.30. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $2.22B from $2.18B the year-ago period.

For the full year, 27.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 5.70 per share, with a high estimate of $6.04 and a low estimate of $5.54. It had reported earnings per share of $5.13 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $9.00B versus 8.74B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 7.76% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 10.89% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 23 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for DFS is $63.17 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $75.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 43 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $52.59. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $56.00 price targets on shares of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS).

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $1.33 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $1.32. It was an earnings surprise of 0.80%percent. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term Cockroach Effect is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

Discover Financial Services operates as a direct banking and payment services company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. The Direct Banking segment offers Discover-branded credit cards to individuals; and other consumer products and services, including private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, and other consumer lending, as well as deposit products, such as certificates of deposit, money market accounts, savings accounts, checking accounts, and individual retirement arrangement certificates of deposit. The Payment Services segment operates the Discover Network, which processes transactions for Discover-branded credit cards, and provides payment transaction processing and settlement services; and PULSE network, an electronic funds transfer network that provides financial institutions issuing debit cards on the PULSE network with access to automated teller machines and point-of-sale terminals. This segment also operates the Diners Club International, a payments network that issues Diners Club branded charge cards and provides card acceptance services. The company was incorporated in 1960 and is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.