Alamos Gold, Inc. (AGI), DENTSPLY International Inc. (XRAY)

Saturday, 13 Jan, 2018

About 2.68M shares traded or 57.00% up from the average.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on XRAY. HC Wainwright downgraded DENTSPLY SIRONA from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $68.00 target price on the a research report on Thursday, November 30th. DENTSPLY SIRONA now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $66.56. This represents a decrease of -8% in the number of shares being shorted compared to the previous reading, and implies that investors felt less pessimistic about the stock during the past two weeks. Credit Suisse Group cut shares of DENTSPLY SIRONA to a "hold" rating and set a $73.00 price target on the a report on Friday, January 5th. A rating of 3 would indicate a Hold recommendation. (NASDAQ:XRAY). Moreover, Cardinal Cap Mngmt has 1.37% invested in DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. has a 12-month low of $53.43 and a 12-month high of $65.83. DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc has a 1 year low of $52.53 and a 1 year high of $68.98.

Among 15 analysts covering MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold.

The company's stock is now moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 3.23%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -2.4% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for DENTSPLY International Inc. and for the current quarter 14 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.81/share. The company reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.03.

DENTSPLY International Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) gross margin percentage stands at 54.8% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is -18.5 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is -20.3 Percent.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 12 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for DENTSPLY International 1.06 Billion. The firm's revenue was up 47.0% compared to the same quarter past year. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 5.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc will post 2.65 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.0875 per share. This represents a $0.35 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.56%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. Tirschwell Loewy Incorporated has 2.25% invested in DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. Also, Director Francis J. Lunger sold 8,900 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.04, for a total transaction of $436,068.36. The company has volume of 6.57 Million shares. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

In other news, insider Mark Thierer purchased 77,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $3.09 and compares with the $2.39 52-week low. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in XRAY. For the next 5 years, DENTSPLY International expecting Growth of 6.69% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 3.64% per annum. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell). Alyeska Investment Group L.P. grew its holdings in shares of DENTSPLY SIRONA by 223.7% in the 3rd quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 43,372 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock valued at $2,595,000 after purchasing an additional 1,394 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Huntington National Bank purchased a new stake in shares of DENTSPLY SIRONA during the third quarter valued at $157,000. Jackson Square Partners LLC now owns 6,334,906 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock valued at $378,890,000 after buying an additional 855,199 shares during the period.

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