Century Aluminum Company (CENX) Reaches $21.74 After 4.00% Up Move; Lubys (LUB) Sentiment Is 0.29

January 14, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

The stock of Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 3.47% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $21.74. About 3.42M shares traded or 45.22% up from the average. Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) has risen 116.20% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 99.50% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months positive chart setup for the $1.90 billion company. It was reported on Jan, 14 by Barchart.com. We have $22.61 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:CENX worth $75.92M more.

LubyÂ’s, Inc. operates as a multi-brand restaurant firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $80.33 million. It operates through three divisions: Company-Owned Restaurants, Franchise Operations, and Culinary Contract Services. It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s primary brands include LubyÂ’s Cafeteria, Fuddruckers – WorldÂ’s Greatest Hamburgers, and LubyÂ’s Culinary Contract Services; and other brands comprise Cheeseburger in Paradise and Bob LubyÂ’s Seafood.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.56, from 1.55 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 20 investors sold Century Aluminum Company shares while 50 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 57.86 million shares or 0.59% less from 58.21 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 44,131 shares. Paloma Prtnrs Management Co holds 36,200 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Blackrock reported 0.01% stake. Bancshares Of Montreal Can stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX). Aperio Grp Inc Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 53,588 shares. Barclays Pcl stated it has 122,640 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Matarin Cap Llc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 725,438 shares. Jane Street Lc reported 0% stake. Pacad Inv Limited holds 17,500 shares. Verition Fund Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation reported 15,574 shares. Prudential Financial reported 0.01% stake. Gamco Investors Inc Et Al reported 55,000 shares. 566,111 are held by Bancshares Of Mellon Corporation. Parametric Port Assoc Limited Company holds 0% or 231,161 shares in its portfolio. 44,114 are owned by Quantbot Techs Limited Partnership.

Analysts await Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.28 earnings per share, up 333.33% or $0.40 from last year’s $-0.12 per share. CENX’s profit will be $24.45 million for 19.41 P/E if the $0.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.15 actual earnings per share reported by Century Aluminum Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 86.67% EPS growth.

Century Aluminum Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces primary aluminum in the United States and Iceland. The company has market cap of $1.90 billion. It produces standard grade and value-added primary aluminum products; and carbon products, such as anodes and cathodes. It currently has negative earnings.

Among 7 analysts covering Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Century Aluminum Company had 28 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 21 by JP Morgan. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, June 23. Nomura downgraded the shares of CENX in report on Monday, November 9 to “Neutral” rating. Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 17 report. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, February 19. As per Wednesday, August 2, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research on Thursday, January 19 to “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, May 2 by Deutsche Bank. On Monday, October 5 the stock rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold”. BMO Capital Markets maintained Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) on Friday, May 26 with “Hold” rating.

Bandera Partners Llc holds 3.48% of its portfolio in Luby's, Inc. for 1.50 million shares. Sunbelt Securities Inc. owns 1.05 million shares or 2.93% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Aegis Financial Corp has 0.53% invested in the company for 140,570 shares. The Texas-based Hodges Capital Management Inc. has invested 0.51% in the stock. Grace & White Inc Ny, a New York-based fund reported 660,804 shares.

The stock decreased 0.72% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $2.74. About 7,472 shares traded. Luby's, Inc. (LUB) has declined 47.80% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 64.50% the S&P500.

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