Earnings Estimates Under Review: Nike Incorporated (NYSE:NKE)

The shares of Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE)currently has mean rating of 1.9 while 15 analyst have recommended the shares as ‘BUY’ ,9 recommended as ‘OUTPERFORM’ and 8 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 Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE)is at $71.05 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $100.00 and low price target is $57.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 28 brokerage firms.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending May 16 is 8.27B by 26 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending May 16 is 32.42B by 30 analysts.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE)stands at $0.48 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $2.15 by 29.00 analysts

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 2.46 by 32.00 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at $2.15. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 14.49% for the upcoming five years

In its latest quarter ended on 29 Feb 2016 , Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE)reported earnings of $0.55. The posted earnings topped the analyst’s consensus by $0.06 with the surprise factor of 12.20%. 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.

Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) traded down -0.82% during trading on Friday, hitting $55.18 . The stock had a trading volume of 11.2 M shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $55.80 and a 200-day moving average of $59.57. The stock has a market cap of $91.18B and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.06. On Dec 23, 2015 the shares registered one year high at $68.19 and the one year low was seen on Aug 24, 2015.

On June 14, 2016 Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) announced that Craig Zanon has been named VP, GM of Nike Global Basketball, replacing Michael Jackson who has resigned from Nike. The position is effective immediately and reports to Jayme Martin, VP, GM of Global Categories.

Zanon, a 27-year Nike veteran, brings deep experience and leadership to Nike’s basketball business, having previously led the category for seven years. In his expanded new role Zanon will not only run the Global Basketball category, he will also lead Nike’s strategic partnership with the NBA starting October 2017. In Global Basketball, Zanon will continue to develop the sport with consumers through innovative products, services and experiences, fueled by the game’s best players.

Through the NBA partnership, Zanon will leverage Nike’s deep innovation expertise to deliver the best performance products for men and women on and off the court, and bring fans closer to the game than ever before to grow the sport of basketball around the world.

In the interim, Zanon will also continue to lead Global Men’s Training for Nike. Zanon has held a number of leadership roles across categories, product engines and geographies, including VP, GM of Global Basketball; VP, GM of U.S. Footwear; and GM of the Americas.

Stock Earnings Estimates Under Consideration: Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI)

The shares of Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI)currently has mean rating of 2.4 while 7 analyst have recommended the shares as ‘BUY’ ,3 recommended as ‘OUTPERFORM’ and 11 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 Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI)is at $20.79 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $36.00 and low price target is $17.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 19 brokerage firms.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun 16 is 3.44B by 11 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is 13.79B by 15 analysts.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI)stands at $0.15 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $0.70 by 17.00 analysts

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 0.79 by 19.00 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 8.84% for the upcoming five years

In its latest quarter ended on 31 Mar 2016 , Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI)reported earnings of $0.19. The posted earnings missed the analyst’s consensus by $0.00 with the surprise factor of 0.00%. 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.

Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) traded up +2.11% during trading on Friday, hitting $18.90 . The stock had a trading volume of 11.1 M shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $17.66 and a 200-day moving average of $16.88. The stock has a market cap of $42.18B and a price-to-earnings ratio of 726.92. On Jun 26, 2015 the shares registered one year high at $39.30 and the one year low was seen on Jan 20, 2016.

On June 2, 2016 Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) announced that subsidiaries Elba Liquefaction Company, L.L.C. (ELC) and Southern LNG Company, L.L.C. (SLNG), have received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Elba Liquefaction Project. The approximate $2 billion project will be constructed and operated at the existing Elba Island LNG Terminal near Savannah, Georgia. As previously announced, the first of 10 liquefaction units is expected to be placed in service in the second quarter of 2018, with the remaining nine units coming online before the end of 2018. This project is supported by a 20-year contract with Shell.

KMI also announced that Elba Express Company L.L.C. (EEC) and Southern Natural Gas Company, L.L.C. (SNG) have received from FERC Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity for the EEC Modification Project and SNG Zone 3 Expansion Project, respectively. Together these projects total $306 million and include additional compression and related work for north-to-south capacity expansions on Elba Express Pipeline that will supply additional gas to industrials and utilities in Georgia and Florida and to Elba Island for liquefaction. Facilities for these pipeline projects are expected to be placed in service late in the fourth quarter of 2016.

In 2012, the Elba Liquefaction Project received authorization from the Department of Energy to export to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries. An application to export to non-FTA countries is pending, but is not required for the project to move ahead. The liquefaction project is expected to have a total capacity of approximately 2.5 million tonnes per year of LNG for export, equivalent to approximately 350,000 Mcf per day of natural gas.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) is the largest energy infrastructure company in North America. It owns an interest in or operates approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and approximately 180 terminals. The company’s pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, CO2 and other products, and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals, and handle bulk materials like coal and petroleum coke. For more information please visit www.kindermorgan.com.

Noticeable Stock: Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL)

The shares of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL)currently has mean rating of 1.7 while 8 analyst have recommended the shares as ‘BUY’ ,6 recommended as ‘OUTPERFORM’ and 1 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 Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL)is at $60.79 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $67.00 and low price target is $54.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 14 brokerage firms.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun 16 is 10.61B by 10 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is 40.47B by 13 analysts.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL)stands at $1.81 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $6.34 by 14.00 analysts

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 6.74 by 15.00 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at $6.34. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 17.48% for the upcoming five years

In its latest quarter ended on 31 Mar 2016 , Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL)reported earnings of $1.32. The posted earnings topped the analyst’s consensus by $0.02 with the surprise factor of 1.50%. 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.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) traded down -0.62% during trading on Friday, hitting $39.07 . The stock had a trading volume of 11.0 M shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $41.59 and a 200-day moving average of $45.76. The stock has a market cap of $29.65B and a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.42. On Dec 17, 2015 the shares registered one year high at $52.77 and the one year low was seen on Aug 24, 2015.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Airline and Refinery. Its route network is centered around a system of hubs, international gateways, and airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Tokyo-Narita. The company sells its tickets through various distribution channels, including delta.com and mobile, telephone reservations, traditional brick and mortar, and online travel agencies. It also provides aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services; staffing, and professional security and training services, as well as aviation solutions to third parties; vacation packages to third-party consumers; and aircraft charters, and aircraft management and programs. As of February 3, 2016, the company operated a fleet of approximately 800 aircrafts. Delta Air Lines, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Noticeable Stock: Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT)

The shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT)currently has mean rating of 2.0 while 14 analyst have recommended the shares as ‘BUY’ ,6 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 Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT)is at $26.20 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $31.00 and low price target is $20.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 23 brokerage firms.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun 16 is 3.06B by 11 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is 11.93B by 14 analysts.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT)stands at $0.26 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $0.95 by 21.00 analysts

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 1.11 by 24.00 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at $0.95. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 14.85% for the upcoming five years

In its latest quarter ended on 31 Mar 2016 , Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT)reported earnings of $0.17. The posted earnings topped 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.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) traded up +2.45% during trading on Friday, hitting $23.60 . The stock had a trading volume of 10.8 M shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $21.66 and a 200-day moving average of $20.96. The stock has a market cap of $23.19B and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.83. On Jul 15, 2015 the shares registered one year high at $28.52 and the one year low was seen on Jan 20, 2016.

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 Ratings on BP (NYSE:BP)

The shares of BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP)currently has mean rating of 2.3 while 1 analyst have recommended the shares as ‘BUY’ ,4 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 BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP)is at $34.82 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $43.00 and low price target is $27.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 10 brokerage firms.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun 16 is 45.51B by 4 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is 196.85B by 5 analysts.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP)stands at $0.24 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $1.23 by 8.00 analysts

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 2.65 by 12.00 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at $1.23. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 8.30% for the upcoming five years

In its latest quarter ended on 31 Mar 2016 , BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP)reported earnings of $0.17. The posted earnings topped the analyst’s consensus by $0.34 with the surprise factor of 200.00%. 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.

BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP) traded up +2.18% during trading on Friday, hitting $34.75 . The stock had a trading volume of 10.7 M shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $32.21 and a 200-day moving average of $30.95. The stock has a market cap of $107.56B. On Jun 26, 2015 the shares registered one year high at $42.20 and the one year low was seen on Feb 11, 2016.

BP p.l.c. operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. It operates through three segments: Upstream, Downstream, and Rosneft. The Upstream segment engages in the oil and natural gas exploration, field development, and production; midstream transportation, storage, and processing; and marketing and trading of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas (LNG), and power and natural gas liquids (NGLs). It also owns and manages crude oil and natural gas pipelines; processing facilities and export terminals; and LNG processing facilities and transportation, as well as NGLs extraction business. The Downstream segment refines, manufactures, markets, transports, supplies, and trades in crude oil, petroleum, and petrochemical products and related services to wholesale and retail customers. It offers lubricants, and related products and services under the Castrol, BP, and Aral brands to the automotive, industrial, marine, and energy markets; and petrochemical products, such as purified terephthalic acid, paraxylene, acetic acid, olefins and derivatives, and specialty petrochemical products. This segment also sells gasoline, diesel, and aviation fuel. The Rosneft segment engages in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the United States, Canada, Vietnam, Venezuela, Brazil, Algeria, the United Arab Emirates, Turkmenistan, and Norway; and offers jet fuel, bunkering, bitumen, and lubricants. This segment also owns and operates 10 refineries in Russia; and refineries in Germany. As of December 31, 2015, it owned and operated approximately 2,500 retail service stations in Russia and internationally. The company also produces bioethanol, sugar, and biobutanol; exports power to the local grid; transports hydrocarbon products through shipping and chartering services; and holds interests in 16 onshore wind farms with a generation capacity of 1,556 megawatts. BP p.l.c. was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Analysts Review On KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY)

The shares of KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY)currently has mean rating of 2.2 while 14 analyst have recommended the shares as ‘BUY’ ,6 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 KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY)is at $14.29 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $17.00 and low price target is $12.50. 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 1.09B by 19 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is 4.77B by 18 analysts.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY)stands at $0.28 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $1.09 by 29.00 analysts

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 1.32 by 24.00 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 11.68% for the upcoming five years

In its latest quarter ended on 31 Mar 2016 , KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY)reported earnings of $0.22. The posted earnings missed the analyst’s consensus by $-0.03 with the surprise factor of -12.00%. 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.

KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) traded up +3.63% during trading on Friday, hitting $11.99 . The stock had a trading volume of 10.4 M shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $12.22 and a 200-day moving average of $11.78. The stock has a market cap of $10.10B and a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.91. On Jun 26, 2015 the shares registered one year high at $15.54 and the one year low was seen on Feb 11, 2016.

On June 23, 2016 KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) announced that it has reported its 2016 Company-Run Stress Test Results and Process, as required by the Dodd-Frank Act, on the Regulatory Disclosures and Filings page of its website, www.key.com/ir. The disclosure includes stress test results for KeyCorp and KeyBank, but does not take into account any capital actions Key may have requested under the Federal Reserve’s 2016 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review process (“CCAR”).

Key’s Company-run stress test results are not necessarily indicative of Key’s performance as part of CCAR, and no positive or negative inference about Key’s CCAR results (including any potential capital actions) should be drawn from these Company-run stress test results.  The Federal Reserve plans to publicly release the results of CCAR on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

The Federal Reserve’s instructions for the 2016 stress tests required institutions to incorporate any proposed business plan changes in their results. Accordingly, Key’s stress test results included a pro forma projection incorporating the pending acquisition of First Niagara. KeyCorp’s pending acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group remains subject to regulatory approval, including approval by the Federal Reserve.

Analysts Keeping an Eye on Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF)

The shares of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF)currently has mean rating of 1.8 while 13 analyst have recommended the shares as ‘BUY’ ,6 recommended as ‘OUTPERFORM’ and 2 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 Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF)is at $35.37 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $42.00 and low price target is $28.50. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 19 brokerage firms.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun 16 is 3.22B by 11 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is 13.26B by 13 analysts.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF)stands at $0.57 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $2.66 by 20.00 analysts

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 3.00 by 21.00 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at $2.66. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 5.82% for the upcoming five years

In its latest quarter ended on 31 Mar 2016 , Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF)reported earnings of $0.70. The posted earnings topped the analyst’s consensus by $0.01 with the surprise factor of 1.40%. 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.

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) traded up +1.96% during trading on Friday, hitting $26.04 . The stock had a trading volume of 10.4 M shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $29.40 and a 200-day moving average of $28.86. The stock has a market cap of $21.68B and a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.67. On Jul 21, 2015 the shares registered one year high at $36.40 and the one year low was seen on Feb 11, 2016.

Synchrony Financial operates as a consumer financial services company in the United States. The company offers private label credit cards, dual cards, and small and medium-sized business credit products; and promotional financing for consumer purchases, such as private label credit cards and installment loans. It also provides promotional financing to consumers for elective healthcare procedures or services, such as dental, veterinary, cosmetic, vision, and audiology; debt cancellation products; and deposit products, including certificates of deposit, individual retirement, money market, and savings accounts, as well as accepts deposits through third-party securities brokerage firms. The company offers its credit products through programs established with a group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations, and healthcare service providers; and deposit products through multiple channels, including online, print, and radio advertising. Synchrony Financial was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. Synchrony Financial operates independently of GE Consumer Finance, Inc. as of November 17, 2015.

Earnings Estimates Under Review: Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:ABX)

The shares of Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:ABX)currently has mean rating of 2.6 while 8 analyst have recommended the shares as ‘BUY’ ,2 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 Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:ABX)is at $17.03 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $23.00 and low price target is $12.39. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 23 brokerage firms.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun 16 is 2.02B by 7 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is 8.02B by 18 analysts.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:ABX)stands at $0.14 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $0.56 by 18.00 analysts

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 0.74 by 23.00 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at $0.56. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 22.01% for the upcoming five years

In its latest quarter ended on 31 Mar 2016 , Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:ABX)reported earnings of $0.11. The posted earnings topped the analyst’s consensus by $0.01 with the surprise factor of 10.00%. 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.

Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:ABX) traded down -1.53% during trading on Friday, hitting $19.77 . The stock had a trading volume of 10.3 M shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $18.50 and a 200-day moving average of $13.58. The stock has a market cap of $22.55B. On Jun 16, 2016 the shares registered one year high at $21.40 and the one year low was seen on Sep 23, 2015.

On June 20, 2016 Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:ABX) U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman has granted preliminary approval to a proposed  $140 million class action settlement with Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX), on behalf of a certified class of shareholders who purchased Barrick common stock on the New York Stock Exchange between May 7, 2009 and Nov. 1 , 2013. The court will consider whether to grant final approval of the settlement at a Fairness Hearing on Oct. 18, 2016 at 10 a.m.

The settlement follows three years of litigation in connection with the company’s Pascua-Lama mine located along the border of Chile and Argentina . Plaintiffs alleged that Barrick and certain current and former executives misrepresented the company’s compliance with environmental regulations and the adequacy of the company’s internal controls.

Notice of the proposed settlement and claims forms will be mailed to shareholders potentially affected by the settlement on June 29, 2016 . For more information, please call the claims administrator The Garden City Group, LLC at (855) 907-3222 or visit www.barrickgoldsecuritieslitigation.com.

The postmark deadline for submitting requests for exclusion from the certified class or written objections to any aspect of the settlement is Sept. 21, 2016 . The postmark deadline for class members to submit claim forms is Sept. 29, 2016 .

The case is In re Barrick Gold Securities Litigation, case number 1:13-cv-03851 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York .

Analysts Ratings on Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL)

The shares of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL)currently has mean rating of 1.8 while 20 analyst have recommended the shares as ‘BUY’ ,15 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 Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL)is at $47.34 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $60.00 and low price target is $33.00. 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 3.78B by 30 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is 15.72B by 34 analysts.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL)stands at $-0.18 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $-0.20 by 37.00 analysts

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 0.94 by 40.00 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at $-0.20. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 10.75% for the upcoming five years

In its latest quarter ended on 31 Mar 2016 , Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL)reported earnings of $0.07. The posted earnings topped the analyst’s consensus by $0.03 with the surprise factor of 75.00%. 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.

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) traded up +2.228% during trading on Friday, hitting $45.811 . The stock had a trading volume of 5.6 M shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $42.221 and a 200-day moving average of $36.472. The stock has a market cap of $39.23B. On Jun 8, 2016 the shares registered one year high at $46.69 and the one year low was seen on Jan 20, 2016.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company’s Completion and Production segment offers production enhancement services, including stimulation and sand control services; and cementing services, such as bonding the well, well casing, and casing equipment. It also provides completion tools that offer downhole solutions and services, including well completion products and services, intelligent well completions, liner hanger systems, sand control systems, and service tools; pressure control services comprising coiled tubing, hydraulic workover units, and downhole tools; and pipeline and process services, such as pre-commissioning and maintenance, subsea pipeline, conventional pipeline, and process services. In addition, this segment offers oilfield production and completion chemicals and services; electrical submersible pumps and progressive cavity pumps; and installation, maintenance, repair, and testing services. The company’s Drilling and Evaluation segment provides drilling fluid systems, performance additives, completion fluids, solids control, specialized testing equipment, and waste management services; and drilling systems and services. It also offers wireline and perforating services that include open-hole logging, cased-hole and slickline, borehole seismic, and formation and reservoir solutions; and drill bits and services comprising roller cone rock bits, fixed cutter bits, hole enlargement, and related downhole tools and services, as well as coring equipment and services. In addition, this segment offers integrated exploration, drilling, and production software, as well as related professional and data management services; testing and subsea services, such as acquisition and analysis of reservoir information and optimization solutions; and oilfield project management and integrated solutions. Halliburton Company was founded in 1919 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Stock Under Analyst’s Radar: ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV)

The shares of ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV)currently has mean rating of 3.2 while 1 analyst have recommended the shares as ‘BUY’ ,1 recommended as ‘OUTPERFORM’ and 22 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 ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV)is at $10.47 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $23.00 and low price target is $6.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 29 brokerage firms.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun 16 is 746.17M by 24 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is 2.87B by 31 analysts.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV)stands at $0.56 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $1.90 by 32.00 analysts

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 0.79 by 34.00 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at $1.90. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at -78.86% for the upcoming five years

In its latest quarter ended on 31 Mar 2016 , ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV)reported earnings of $0.74. The posted earnings missed the analyst’s consensus by $-0.02 with the surprise factor of -2.60%. 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.

ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) traded up +3.95% during trading on Friday, hitting $10.89 . The stock had a trading volume of 7.8 M shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $10.27 and a 200-day moving average of $10.97. The stock has a market cap of $2.54B. On Jun 30, 2015 the shares registered one year high at $22.79 and the one year low was seen on Feb 25, 2016.

On May 23, 2016 ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of US$0.01 per Class A ordinary share payable on 17 June 2016. The ex-dividend date for this payment is expected to be 2 June 2016, with a record date of 6 June 2016.

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Ensco plc (ESV) brings energy to the world as a global provider of offshore drilling services to the petroleum industry. For more than 28 years, the company has focused on operating safely and going beyond customer expectations. Ensco is ranked first in total customer satisfaction in the latest independent survey by EnergyPoint Research — the sixth consecutive year that Ensco has earned this distinction. Operating one of the newest ultra-deepwater rig fleets and a leading premium jackup fleet, Ensco has a major presence in the most strategic offshore basins across six continents. Ensco plc is an English limited company (England No. 7023598) with its registered office and corporate headquarters located at 6 Chesterfield Gardens, London W1J 5BQ. To learn more, visit our website at www.enscoplc.com.