Mizuho Securities Gives FirstEnergy (FE) $36.5000 Target; Broadridge Financial Solutions (BR) Sentiment Is 1.14

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New York-listed FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE), was upped by expert analysts at Mizuho Securities. Mizuho Securities upped its rating on the $16.27 billion market cap company to a Buy, but maintained its price target of $36.5000 on FE shares.

Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc (BR) investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.13, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. The ratio increased, as 214 active investment managers increased and started new stock positions, while 188 sold and reduced their holdings in Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. The active investment managers in our database now own: 95.28 million shares, down from 95.51 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc in top ten stock positions was flat from 6 to 6 for the same number . Sold All: 20 Reduced: 168 Increased: 141 New Position: 73.

Among 20 analysts covering FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. FirstEnergy has $47.0 highest and $1 lowest target. $35.68’s average target is 4.60% above currents $34.11 stock price. FirstEnergy had 79 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to “Overweight” on Thursday, October 13. As per Sunday, October 15, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Deutsche Bank. Wolfe Research upgraded FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) on Wednesday, December 2 to “Peer Perform” rating. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Monday, June 26 by Wolfe Research. On Thursday, April 28 the stock rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform”. The stock of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral” on Tuesday, January 17. The stock of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 18 by Evercore. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Monday, July 31.

FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the United States. The company has market cap of $16.27 billion. The firm operates through Regulated Distribution, Regulated Transmission, and Competitive Energy Services divisions. It currently has negative earnings. It owns and operates coal-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric, oil and natural gas, wind, and solar power generating facilities.

Another recent and important FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) news was published by Streetinsider.com which published an article titled: “UPDATE: Mizuho Securities Upgrades FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) to Buy, Sees Potential for Co to be M&A Candidate, Likes …” on May 07, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.05, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 34 investors sold FirstEnergy Corp. shares while 157 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 166 raised stakes. 369.63 million shares or 2.53% more from 360.52 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Oakworth Capital Inc reported 75 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Rare Infra owns 3,924 shares. Westpac stated it has 0.02% in FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE). 40 were reported by San Francisco Sentry Invest Group Incorporated (Ca). Laurion Management L P has 0.03% invested in FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE). Bank & Trust Of America Corporation De has 0.03% invested in FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE). The California-based Reilly Advsrs Ltd Com has invested 0% in FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE). Bessemer Group Inc stated it has 0% in FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE). Van Eck holds 0.01% of its portfolio in FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) for 40,541 shares. Cordasco Fin Networks owns 52 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Legal General Gp Pcl has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE). Brookstone has 166,202 shares. James Investment invested in 50,900 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Virtus Inv Advisers Inc has invested 0% in FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE). Marshall Wace Ltd Liability Partnership has 0.01% invested in FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) for 9,456 shares.

The stock increased 1.76% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $34.11. About 3.99 million shares traded. FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) has risen 10.00% since May 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.55% the S&P500.

Analysts await Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) to report earnings on May, 9. They expect $0.79 earnings per share, up 14.49% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.69 per share. BR’s profit will be $92.16 million for 34.36 P/E if the $0.79 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.79 actual earnings per share reported by Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Ensemble Capital Management Llc holds 7.9% of its portfolio in Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. for 480,314 shares. Clarkston Capital Partners Llc owns 1.19 million shares or 4.18% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Hilton Capital Management Llc has 3.91% invested in the company for 286,233 shares. The Tennessee-based Southernsun Asset Management Llc has invested 3.59% in the stock. Kelly Lawrence W & Associates Inc Ca, a California-based fund reported 184,605 shares.

Another recent and important Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) news was published by Globenewswire.com which published an article titled: “Broadridge Schedules Webcast and Investor Conference Call to Review Third Quarter 2018 Results on May 8, 2018” on April 24, 2018.

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