Lakeway, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/25/2013 -- Bestdamnpennystocks, an investment community with a special focus on updating investors with recent news on the U.S. stock market, issues news alert on the following stocks:-
Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) shares dropped 7.06% and closed at $62 in the last trading session. NDSN’s stock had its target price upped by Oppenheimer from $70.00 to $77.00 in a report released on Feb. 22. Oppenheimer currently has an outperform rating on the stock.
The company released its earnings data on Feb. 21. The company reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $347.04 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $348.93 million.
Additionally, the company will begin trading ex-dividend on February 22, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 12, 2013. Shareholders who purchased NDSN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that NDSN has paid the same dividend.
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Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ:CENX) shares declined 6.91% to $8.22 after Bank of America reaffirmed their neutral rating on shares of CENX in a report issued on Feb. 22. They currently have a $9.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $8.50.
Additionally, the company released its earnings data on Feb. 21. The company reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.06. The company had revenue of $317.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $318.20 million.
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Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (NYSE:ANV) shares decreased 6.45% to $19.43. The company, on Feb. 7, provided an update on recent drilling at its wholly owned Hycroft mine, located near Winnemucca, Nevada. The intercepts encountered in holes 4485 and 4586 began at the base of the current reserve pit and indicate that higher grade sulfide mineralization continues at depth. Both intercepts are located between the previously mined central pit and the Vortex deposit.
Additionally, Zacks lowered shares of Allied Nevada from an outperform rating to an underperform rating in a report released on Feb. 11. Zacks currently has $22.50 target price on the stock.
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Agrium Inc. (USA) (NYSE:AGU) shares decreased 5.34% and closed at $101.13. The company, last month, said fourth quarter net earnings rose to $354 million, or $2.34 a share, from $193 million, or $1.20 a share, a year earlier. Adjusted earnings were $2.16 a share, up from $2.05 a year earlier. Anlaysts estimated profit of $2 a share, while Agrium itself had previously guided for $1.50-$1.90 a share. Sales of $3.26 billion were up from $3.18 billion a year earlier, also beating the $3.20 billion analysts were expecting.
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