Stock Earnings Estimates Under Consideration: Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (USA) (POT)

The shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (USA) (NYSE:POT)currently has mean rating of 2.9 while 3 analyst have recommended the shares as ‘BUY’ ,3 recommended as ‘OUTPERFORM’ and 14 recommended as ‘HOLD’.The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell

The mean price target for the shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (USA) (NYSE:POT)is at $17.02 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $25.00 and low price target is $11.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 25 brokerage firms.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun 16 is 1.23B by 14 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is 4.82B by 19 analysts.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (USA) (NYSE:POT)stands at $0.21 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $0.71 by 19.00 analysts

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 0.96 by 27.00 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at $0.71. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at -4.25% for the upcoming five years

In its latest quarter ended on 31 Mar 2016 , Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (USA) (NYSE:POT)reported earnings of $0.15. The posted earnings missed the analyst’s consensus by $-0.01 with the surprise factor of -6.30%. 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.

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (USA) (NYSE:POT) traded up +5.81% during trading on Friday, hitting $17.75 . The stock had a trading volume of 17.2 M shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $16.63 and a 200-day moving average of $16.91. The stock has a market cap of $14.66B and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.98. On Jun 26, 2015 the shares registered one year high at $32.18 and the one year low was seen on Jan 25, 2016.

On May 13, 2016 Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (USA) (NYSE:POT) has become aware of an unsolicited “mini-tender” offer made by TRC Capital Corporation (TRC Capital) to purchase up to 5,000,000 PotashCorp common shares, or approximately 0.60% of PotashCorp’s outstanding common shares, at a price of C$19.95 per common share.  The offering price represents a discount of 4.41% and 4.68%, respectively, to the closing prices of PotashCorp common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange on May 10, 2016 , the last trading day before the mini-tender offer was commenced.

PotashCorp does not endorse this unsolicited mini-tender offer and recommends that shareholders do not tender their shares.  PotashCorp is not associated with TRC Capital, its mini-tender offer or the mini-tender offer documentation.

TRC Capital has made similar unsolicited mini-tender offers for shares of other public companies.  Mini-tender offers are designed to avoid many disclosure and procedural requirements applicable to most take-over bids and tender offers under Canadian and United States securities legislation.

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have expressed serious concerns about mini‑tender offers, such as the possibility that investors might tender to a mini-tender offer based upon a misunderstanding of the terms of the offer, including the per securities price available under the offer relative to the market price of such securities.  Comments from the CSA on mini‑tenders can be found on the Ontario Securities Commission website at: http://www.osc.gov.on.ca/en/SecuritiesLaw_csa_19991210_61-301.jsp.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has also issued comments about mini-tender offers.  The SEC states: “Some bidders make mini-tender offers at below-market prices, hoping that they will catch investors off-guard if the investors do not compare the offer price to the current market price.” The SEC advisory can be found at: http://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/minitend.htm.

PotashCorp urges shareholders to obtain current market quotations for their shares, consult with their broker or financial advisor and exercise caution with respect to TRC Capital’s offer.  PotashCorp recommends that shareholders who have not responded to TRC Capital’s mini-tender offer take no action.  Shareholders who have already tendered their shares should take actions to withdraw them including reviewing the withdrawal procedures in TRC Capital’s offering documents.

Stock Under Analyst’s Radar: Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC)

The shares of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC)currently has mean rating of 2.4 while 15 analyst have recommended the shares as ‘BUY’ ,5 recommended as ‘OUTPERFORM’ and 9 recommended as ‘HOLD’.The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell

The mean price target for the shares of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC)is at $54.80 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $64.00 and low price target is $44.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 30 brokerage firms.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun 16 is 22.25B by 24 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is 89.57B by 27 analysts.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC)stands at $1.01 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $4.10 by 31.00 analysts

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 4.39 by 32.00 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at $4.10. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 9.40% for the upcoming five years

In its latest quarter ended on 31 Mar 2016 , Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC)reported earnings of $0.99. The posted earnings topped the analyst’s consensus by $0.02 with the surprise factor of 2.10%. 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.

Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) traded up +1.629% during trading on Friday, hitting $47.840 . The stock had a trading volume of 9.2 M shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $48.876 and a 200-day moving average of $49.710. The stock has a market cap of $242.35B and a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.729. On Jul 23, 2015 the shares registered one year high at $58.77 and the one year low was seen on Feb 11, 2016.

On June 23, 2016 Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) released the results of its company-run stress test conducted in accordance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (DFA).

The Federal Reserve has published the results of its supervisory-run DFA stress tests for the nation’s largest banks, including Wells Fargo, using the Dodd-Frank Capital Actions1 distribution requirements. Wells Fargo’s estimates may differ from the Federal Reserve’s estimates.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,800 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 269,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 27 on Fortune’s 2016 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.

Today’s Hot Buzz: F D C Ltd (Parent) (NSE:FDC)

The shares of F D C Ltd (Parent) (NSE:FDC)currently has mean rating of 2.1 while 0 analyst have recommended the shares as ‘BUY’ ,0 recommended as ‘OUTPERFORM’ and 0 recommended as ‘HOLD’.The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell

The mean price target for the shares of F D C Ltd (Parent) (NSE:FDC)is at $16.14 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $22.00 and low price target is $12.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 21 brokerage firms.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun 16 is 1.81B by 15 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is 7.32B by 17 analysts.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for F D C Ltd (Parent) (NSE:FDC)stands at $0.34 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $1.31 by 22.00 analysts

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 1.52 by 23.00 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at $1.31. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 16.05% for the upcoming five years

In its latest quarter ended on 31 Mar 2016 , F D C Ltd (Parent) (NSE:FDC)reported earnings of $0.24. The posted earnings topped the analyst’s consensus by $0.01 with the surprise factor of 4.30%. 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.

F D C Ltd (Parent) (NSE:FDC) traded down -3.11% during trading on Friday, hitting $12.40 . The stock had a trading volume of 34.9 M shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $11.84 and a 200-day moving average of $12.98. The stock has a market cap of $10.74B. On Nov 11, 2015 the shares registered one year high at $17.99 and the one year low was seen on Feb 11, 2016.

On June 8, 2016 F D C Ltd (Parent) (NSE:FDC) announce that the two companies have partnered in order to offer Canadian merchants the opportunity to use Ackroo’s gift card and rewards technology on First Data certified terminals, making it seamless for First Data Canada merchants to launch their own gift card and rewards programs.

“We are thrilled to expand our channel partnerships with the addition of First Data Canada” said Steve Levely , chief executive officer at Ackroo. “Our channel sales model relies on us working with selected partners like First Data Canada who are aligned with our vision and strategy. Partners see a bi-lateral relationship with us where both organizations actively develop and grow each other’s customer base.  First Data is one of the world’s largest payment processors with a suggested 50% + market share in the US alone. Not only are we excited to help First Data grow their market share even further we are excited to expand Ackroo’s addressable market by providing our growing merchant base even more options when it comes to integrating Ackroo at the point of sale. An exciting advancement for both organizations and a partnership that we expect will position the Company for even greater success.”

“We are excited to be partnering with Ackroo, allowing our merchants the opportunity to expand their businesses in today’s ever changing marketplace and more readily meet the needs of their customers,” said Ben Edelstein , Director of Product Management at First Data Canada. “We look forward to working with the Ackroo team for many years to come. To help further grow their businesses, First Data Canada merchants can now easily incorporate gift and rewards programs into their new and existing terminals and solutions.”

In addition, Ackroo has forfeited 265,000 existing incentive stock options at various strike prices and has granted options to purchase 830,000 common shares to officers, employees and consultants of the Company at a price of $0.20 , for a period of 3 years. The grant is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

Today’s Hot Buzz: Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL)

The shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL)currently has mean rating of 2.6 while 10 analyst have recommended the shares as ‘BUY’ ,6 recommended as ‘OUTPERFORM’ and 21 recommended as ‘HOLD’.The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell

The mean price target for the shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL)is at $14.05 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $32.00 and low price target is $3.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 35 brokerage firms.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun 16 is 372.29M by 31 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is 1.49B by 29 analysts.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL)stands at $-0.54 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $-2.23 by 36.00 analysts

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at -1.18 by 39.00 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at $-2.23. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at -32.40% for the upcoming five years

In its latest quarter ended on 31 Mar 2016 , Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL)reported earnings of $-0.85. The posted earnings missed the analyst’s consensus by $-0.13 with the surprise factor of -18.10%. 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.

Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) traded down -6.45% during trading on Friday, hitting $11.47 . The stock had a trading volume of 43.6 M shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $11.76 and a 200-day moving average of $9.02. The stock has a market cap of $2.31B. On Jun 26, 2015 the shares registered one year high at $36.00 and the one year low was seen on Feb 25, 2016.

On June 22, 2016 Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) announced that it entered into privately negotiated exchange agreements under which it will exchange $377.0 million aggregate principal amount of nonconvertible notes for the same aggregate principal amount of new mandatory convertible notes and $687.9 million aggregate principal amount of convertible notes for the same aggregate principal amount of new mandatory convertible notes.

Four percent of the aggregate principal amount of the New Convertible Notes will be converted into shares of Whiting common stock for each day of the 25 trading day period commencing on June 23, 2016 (the “Observation Period”) if the daily volume weighted average price, or Daily VWAP (as defined in the indentures governing the New Convertible Notes), of Whiting common stock on such day is above $8.75. If converted, the conversion price per share of Whiting common stock for such conversions will equal the higher of (i) the Daily VWAP for Whiting common stock for such trading day multiplied by one plus zero for the New 2018 Notes, one plus 0.5% for the New 2019 Notes, one plus 8.0% for the New 2020 Notes, one plus 2.5% for the New 2021 Notes and one plus 3.5% for the New 2023 Notes and (ii) $8.75 for the New 2018 Notes (equivalent to 114.29 shares of Whiting common stock per $1,000 principal amount of the New 2018 Notes), $8.79 for the New 2019 Notes (equivalent to 113.72 shares of Whiting common stock per $1,000 principal amount of the New 2019 Notes), $9.45 for the New 2020 Notes (equivalent to 105.82 shares of Whiting common stock per $1,000 principal amount of the New 2020 Notes), $8.97 for the New 2021 Notes (equivalent to 111.50 shares of Whiting common stock per $1,000 principal amount of the New 2021 Notes) and $9.06 for the New 2023 Notes (equivalent to 110.42 shares of Whiting common stock per $1,000 principal amount of the New 2023 Notes) (the “Minimum Conversion Prices”).

Conversion settlements for the New Convertible Notes applicable to the Observation Period will be effected (i) for $128.5 million of New 2020 Notes, as a single settlement on the third business day after the Observation Period, and (ii) for all other New Convertible Notes, on a daily basis on the third business day following conversion (except that conversions prior to the closing of exchange offers will not be settled until at least the business day after the closing of the exchange offers).

What Analyst’s have to say about Vale SA (ADR) (VALE)

The shares of Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE) currently has mean rating of 3.0 while 0 analyst have recommended the shares as ‘BUY’ ,1 recommended as ‘OUTPERFORM’ and 4 recommended as ‘HOLD’.The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell

The mean price target for the shares of Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE) is at $4.03 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $6.50 and low price target is $2.90. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 5 brokerage firms.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun 16 is 6.49B by 2 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is 24.31B by 6 analysts.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE) stands at $0.17 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $0.38 by 2.00 analysts

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 0.19 by 5.00 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at $0.38. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 0.01% for the upcoming five years

In its latest quarter ended on 31 Mar 2016 , Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE) reported earnings of $0.34. The posted earnings topped the analyst’s consensus by $0.02 with the surprise factor of 6.30%. 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.

Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE) traded up +5.76% during trading on Friday, hitting $4.99 . The stock had a trading volume of 19.9 M shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $4.38 and a 200-day moving average of $3.80. The stock has a market cap of $25.56B. On Apr 21, 2016 the shares registered one year high at $6.26 and the one year low was seen on Jan 26, 2016.

Vale S.A., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the research, production, and sale of iron ore and pellets, nickel, fertilizer, copper, coal, manganese, ferroalloys, cobalt, platinum group metals, and precious metals in Brazil and internationally. Its Bulk Material segment produces and extracts iron ore and pellet. This segment is also involved in the production and extraction of manganese, ferroalloys, and others ferrous products and services; and extraction of coal, as well as in the provision of railroad, port, and terminal logistics services. The company’s Base Metals segment produces and extracts non-ferrous minerals, including nickel and copper. Its Fertilizers segment provides a group of nutrients, such as potash, phosphates, and nitrogen. The company also invests in energy generation through operating hydroelectric plants and centers, as well as produces steel. The company was formerly known as Companhia Vale do Rio Doce and changed its name to Vale S.A. in May 2009. Vale S.A. was founded in 1942 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Worth Watching Stock: JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

The shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM)currently has mean rating of 1.9 while 17 analyst have recommended the shares as ‘BUY’ ,10 recommended as ‘OUTPERFORM’ and 4 recommended as ‘HOLD’.The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell

The mean price target for the shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM)is at $70.78 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $79.00 and low price target is $65.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 27 brokerage firms.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun 16 is 24.10B by 23 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is 95.61B by 26 analysts.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM)stands at $1.44 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $5.69 by 28.00 analysts

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 6.39 by 28.00 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at $5.69. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 5.01% for the upcoming five years

In its latest quarter ended on 31 Mar 2016 , JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM)reported earnings of $1.35. The posted earnings topped the analyst’s consensus by $0.09 with the surprise factor of 7.10%. 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.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) traded up +2.14% during trading on Friday, hitting $64.15 . The stock had a trading volume of 16.6 M shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $63.39 and a 200-day moving average of $61.21. The stock has a market cap of $234.18B and a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.85. On Jul 23, 2015 the shares registered one year high at $70.61 and the one year low was seen on Aug 24, 2015.

On June 23, 2016 JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) announced that it has released the results of its company-run 2016 Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test for JPMorgan Chase & Co. and certain subsidiaries that are subject to the DFAST rules.

The information is available on the Firm’s website at www.jpmorganchase.com under Investor Relations, Events & Presentations, 2016 Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test Results.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.4 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.

Today’s Hot Buzz: Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB)

The shares of Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB)currently has mean rating of 2.2 while 3 analyst have recommended the shares as ‘BUY’ ,3 recommended as ‘OUTPERFORM’ and 5 recommended as ‘HOLD’.The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell

The mean price target for the shares of Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB)is at $26.50 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $38.00 and low price target is $21.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 8 brokerage firms.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun 16 is 1.91B by 7 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is 7.94B by 9 analysts.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB)stands at $0.29 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $1.03 by 6.00 analysts

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 1.37 by 8.00 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at $1.03. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 70.80% for the upcoming five years

In its latest quarter ended on 31 Mar 2016 , Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB)reported earnings of $0.03. The posted earnings missed the analyst’s consensus by $-0.19 with the surprise factor of -86.40%. 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.

Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) traded up +4.91% during trading on Friday, hitting $21.83 . The stock had a trading volume of 11.7 M shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $21.41 and a 200-day moving average of $19.45. The stock has a market cap of $16.35B. On Jul 14, 2015 the shares registered one year high at $58.77 and the one year low was seen on Feb 8, 2016.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. The company operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL (natural gas liquids) & Petchem Services, and Other segments. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area. The company also owns and operates a natural gas pipeline system extending from the San Juan basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to a point on the Canadian border near Sumas, Washington; gulfstream natural gas pipeline system extending from the Mobile Bay area in Alabama to markets in Florida; and constitution pipeline that would connect its gathering system in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to the Iroquois Gas Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline systems in New York. In addition, it provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing, and compression; NGL production, fractionation, storage, marketing, and transportation; deepwater production handling and crude oil transportation; and olefin production services, as well as transports and stores natural gas to local natural gas distribution companies, municipal utilities, direct industrial users, electric power generators, and natural gas marketers and producers. Further, the company extracts, fractionates, treats, stores, and sells ethane/ethylene, propane, propylene, normal butane, isobutene, alky feedstock, and condensate. Additionally, it provides construction management services for third parties. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 13,600 miles of pipelines. The Williams Companies, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Analysts Review On Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX)

The shares of Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX)currently has mean rating of 1.9 while 14 analyst have recommended the shares as ‘BUY’ ,8 recommended as ‘OUTPERFORM’ and 6 recommended as ‘HOLD’.The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell

The mean price target for the shares of Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX)is at $24.46 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $27.50 and low price target is $21.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 26 brokerage firms.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun 16 is 2.05B by 24 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is 8.17B by 27 analysts.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX)stands at $0.27 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $1.09 by 27.00 analysts

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 1.24 by 29.00 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at $1.09. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 12.70% for the upcoming five years

In its latest quarter ended on 31 Mar 2016 , Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX)reported earnings of $0.28. The posted earnings topped the analyst’s consensus by $0.04 with the surprise factor of 16.70%. 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.

Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) traded up +1.37% during trading on Friday, hitting $22.97 . The stock had a trading volume of 11.5 M shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $22.57 and a 200-day moving average of $19.40. The stock has a market cap of $31.17B. On Jun 9, 2016 the shares registered one year high at $23.35 and the one year low was seen on Aug 24, 2015.

Boston Scientific Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices for use in various interventional medical specialties worldwide. It operates through three segments: Cardiovascular, Rhythm Management, and MedSurg. The company offers interventional cardiology products, including drug-eluting coronary stent systems used in the treatment of coronary artery disease; coronary technology products to treat atherosclerosis; intraluminal catheter-directed ultrasound imaging catheters and systems for use in coronary arteries and heart chambers, as well as peripheral vessels; and structural heart therapy systems. It also provides stents, balloon catheters, wires, peripheral embolization devices, and vena cava filters used to treat peripheral disease; and biliary stents, drainage catheters, and micro-puncture sets to treat, diagnose, and ease benign and malignant tumors. In addition, the company offers cardiac rhythm management devices, such as implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems to detect and treat abnormally fast heart rhythms; implantable cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker systems used to treat heart failure; and medical technologies to diagnose and treat rate and rhythm disorders of the heart comprising steerable radio frequency ablation catheters, intracardiac ultrasound catheters, diagnostic catheters, delivery sheaths, and other accessories. Further, it provides products to treat diseases of the pulmonary and gastrointestinal conditions; devices to diagnose, treat, and ease pulmonary disease systems within the airway and lungs; products to treat urinary stone disease and benign prostatic hyperplasia; mid-urethral sling products, sling and graft materials, pelvic floor reconstruction kits, and suturing devices; and spinal cord stimulator systems. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

What Analyst’s have to say about Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF)

The shares of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF)currently has mean rating of 3.1 while 2 analyst have recommended the shares as ‘BUY’ ,0 recommended as ‘OUTPERFORM’ and 4 recommended as ‘HOLD’.The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell

The mean price target for the shares of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF)is at $4.21 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $7.50 and low price target is $1.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 7 brokerage firms.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun 16 is 499.09M by 5 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is 1.93B by 6 analysts.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF)stands at $-0.01 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $0.70 by 8.00 analysts

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at -0.05 by 8.00 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at $0.70. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 5.00% for the upcoming five years

In its latest quarter ended on 31 Mar 2016 , Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF)reported earnings of $0.62. The posted earnings topped the analyst’s consensus by $0.72 with the surprise factor of 720.00%. 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.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF) traded up +3.14% during trading on Friday, hitting $5.36 . The stock had a trading volume of 11.4 M shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $4.02 and a 200-day moving average of $2.87. The stock has a market cap of $955.10M and a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.46. On Apr 28, 2016 the shares registered one year high at $5.83 and the one year low was seen on Jan 12, 2016.

On June 9, 2016 Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF) announced that it will be restarting operations in August at its United Taconite mining facility  (UTAC) in Minnesota. This restart will occur two months earlier than the anticipated October 2016 start date previously reported last week following the announcement of the Company’s 10-year supply agreement with a major steel client. The August restart of UTAC was made possible due to additional business recently contracted with U.S. Steel Canada to supply the majority of their iron ore pellet requirements for the third and the fourth quarters of 2016.

The new iron ore pellet tonnage ordered by U.S. Steel Canada brings Cliffs’ sales volume expectations for the year to a higher level than anticipated in the Company’s previous forecast.  Accordingly, Cliffs is revising its 2016 sales volume guidance to 18 million long tons from its previous guidance of 17.5 million long tons. In addition, 2016 production volume guidance has been increased by 500,000 long tons to 16.5 million long tons.

Lourenco Goncalves, Cliffs’ Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated: “The vast majority of the steel companies in North America are currently enjoying stronger order books, and their demand for high quality iron ore pellets from a reliable supplier is increasing. With that, Cliffs’ business continues to gain very positive momentum, with the improvement of the existing business with our long established clients and the addition of new ones.” Mr. Goncalves added: “We are very pleased to announce an increase of our pellet supply to U.S. Steel Canada, who became a new Cliffs’ client in 2016. US Steel Canada used to be a captive client of its former parent company U.S. Steel Corporation. We are also very pleased to announce a higher sales guidance for 2016, thanks to this new business with U.S. Steel Canada, which came at a higher tonnage than we had previously anticipated.”  Mr. Goncalves concluded: “Most importantly, I am happy to bring our entire UTAC team back to work a lot earlier than previously announced last week.”

United Taconite is comprised of an iron ore mine and a pellet processing plant, and is located in Minnesota. The operation employs approximately 450 employees.

Noticeable Stock: EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC)

The shares of EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC)currently has mean rating of 2.4 while 9 analyst have recommended the shares as ‘BUY’ ,4 recommended as ‘OUTPERFORM’ and 15 recommended as ‘HOLD’.The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell

The mean price target for the shares of EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC)is at $28.87 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $31.50 and low price target is $26.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 21 brokerage firms.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun 16 is 6.00B by 25 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is 24.61B by 28 analysts.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC)stands at $0.42 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $1.80 by 25.00 analysts

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 1.89 by 22.00 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at $1.80. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 8.85% for the upcoming five years

In its latest quarter ended on 31 Mar 2016 , EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC)reported earnings of $0.31. The posted earnings missed the analyst’s consensus by $-0.02 with the surprise factor of -6.10%. 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.

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) traded up +0.76% during trading on Friday, hitting $27.86 . The stock had a trading volume of 11.3 M shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $27.55 and a 200-day moving average of $26.11. The stock has a market cap of $54.42B and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.10. On Oct 12, 2015 the shares registered one year high at $28.77 and the one year low was seen on Aug 25, 2015.

EMC Corporation develops, delivers, and supports information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure technologies, solutions, and services. It offers enterprise storage systems and software deployed in storage area networks (SAN), networked attached storage (NAS), unified storage combining NAS and SAN, object storage, and/or direct attached storage environments; a portfolio of backup products that support a range of enterprise application workloads; and cloud software and infrastructure-as-a-service. The company also offers security solutions that enable organizations to detect, investigate, and respond to advanced attacks; confirm and manage identities; and help reduce IP theft, fraud, and cybercrime. In addition, it provides enterprise software and cloud solutions, including Documentum product line that enables the digitization and flow of content through organizations in regulated industries; InfoArchive product line that helps customers take cost out of their current IT environments by archiving inactive information to decommission legacy applications; and Project Horizon, a curated app marketplace of content related end-user productivity apps. Further, the company provides Pivotal Big Data Suite, a data solution; Pivotal Cloud Foundry, a cloud platform-as-a-service; and Pivotal Labs agile development services. Additionally, it offers virtualization infrastructure solutions, which include a suite of products and services designed to deliver a software-defined data center, run on industry-standard desktop computers and servers, and support a range of operating system and application environments, as well as networking and storage infrastructures. The company also provides installation, professional, software and hardware maintenance, and training services. EMC Corporation markets its products through various distribution channels, as well as directly worldwide. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.