Archive for September, 2017

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Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PXD) to Post FY2016 Earnings of ($0.42) Per Share, Capital One Financial Corp. Forecasts

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE:PXD) – Analysts at Capital One Financial Corp. reduced their FY2016 earnings per share estimates for Pioneer Natural Resources in a report released on Wednesday. Capital One Financial Corp. analyst P. Johnston now anticipates that the firm will post earnings of ($0.42) per share for the year, down from their prior estimate of ($0.35). Capital One Financial Corp. has a “Overweight” rating on the stock. A number of other equities research analysts have also commented on PXD. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $190.00 price objective…

Analysts Set AutoNation Inc. (AN) Target Price at $52.00

AutoNation Inc. (NYSE:AN) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the ten research firms that are currently covering the firm. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $52.00. A number of brokerages recently issued reports on AN. Bank of America Corp. lowered AutoNation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a…

Sonic Automotive Inc. Expected to Post FY2016 Earnings of $1.99 Per Share (SAH)

Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE:SAH) – Analysts at Jefferies Group decreased their FY2016 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Sonic Automotive in a research note issued on Tuesday. Jefferies Group analyst B. Jordan now forecasts that the firm will earn $1.99 per share for the year, down from their prior estimate of $2.09. Jefferies Group currently has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Sonic Automotive’s Q4 2016 earnings at $0.63 EPS, Q1 2017 earnings at $0.41 EPS, Q2 2017 earnings at $0.45 EPS, Q3 2017…

JPMorgan Smaller Cos Inv Trust PLC (JMI) Announces Dividend Increase – GBX 18.30 Per Share

JPMorgan Smaller Cos Inv Trust PLC (LON:JMI) announced a dividend on Monday, October 17th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 10th will be given a dividend of GBX 18.30 ($0.22) per share by the investment trust on Friday, December 9th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.33%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 10th. This is a boost from JPMorgan Smaller Cos Inv Trust PLC’s previous dividend of $11.00. The official announcement can be seen at this link. Shares of JPMorgan Smaller Cos Inv Trust PLC (LON:JMI) opened at 762.50…

FY2016 EPS Estimates for Papa John’s International Inc. (PZZA) Raised by Jefferies Group

Papa John’s International Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) – Jefferies Group boosted their FY2016 earnings per share estimates for shares of Papa John’s International in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst A. Slagle now anticipates that the brokerage will post earnings of $2.49 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $2.42. Jefferies Group has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Papa John’s International’s Q4 2016 earnings at $0.63 EPS, Q1 2017 earnings at $0.75 EPS, Q2 2017 earnings at…

FY2016 EPS Estimates for QCR Holdings Inc. Reduced by FIG Partners (QCRH)

QCR Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:QCRH) – Investment analysts at FIG Partners dropped their FY2016 earnings per share estimates for shares of QCR Holdings in a report issued on Wednesday. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin now forecasts that the firm will post earnings per share of $2.17 for the year, down from their previous estimate of $2.18. FIG Partners also issued estimates for QCR Holdings’ Q4 2016 earnings at $0.64 EPS, Q1 2017 earnings at $0.60 EPS, Q2 2017 earnings at $0.64 EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at $0.69 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings…

Brokerages Set Goldcorp Inc. (GG) PT at $19.75

Shares of Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-two brokerages that are currently covering the company. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have assigned a hold recommendation, eight have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $19.67. A number of research firms recently commented on GG. TD Securities reissued a…

Short Interest in Oneok Inc. (OKE) Declines By 27.9%

Oneok Inc. (NYSE:OKE) saw a large decline in short interest in October. As of October 14th, there was short interest totalling 12,227,450 shares, a decline of 27.9% from the September 30th total of 16,961,607 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,553,271 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 7.9 days. Approximately 5.9% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Oneok (NYSE:OKE) opened at 46.65 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $9.82 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.48 and a beta of 1.06. Oneok…

Otter Tail Corp. (OTTR) To Go Ex-Dividend on November 10th

Otter Tail Corp. (NASDAQ:OTTR) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 3rd. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.3125 per share on Saturday, December 10th. This represents a $1.25 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.67%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 10th. Otter Tail Corp. (NASDAQ:OTTR) opened at 34.05 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $1.32 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.43 and a beta of 0.69. Otter Tail Corp. has a one year low of…

The Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Open Text Corp. (OTEX) to “Buy”

Open Text Corp. (NASDAQ:OTEX) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Saturday. The brokerage currently has a $68.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 11.97% from the stock’s current price. According to Zacks, “Open Text Corporation is engaged in development of innovative intranet, extranet and e-Business applications. Since creating one of the first search engines to index the World Wide Web, the company has remained at the forefront…

Orion Energy Systems Inc. (OESX) Rating Increased to Hold at The Zacks Investment Research

Orion Energy Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:OESX) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Saturday. According to Zacks, “ORION ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC. is a leading power technology enterprise that designs, manufactures and implements energy management systems, consisting primarily of high-performance, energy efficient lighting systems, controls and related services, for commercial and industrial customers without compromising their quantity or quality of light. “ Several other research firms have also weighed in on OESX. HC Wainwright restated a “buy” rating on shares…

FY2016 EPS Estimates for Kellogg Co. Raised by Credit Agricole SA (K)

Kellogg Co. (NYSE:K) – Equities research analysts at Credit Agricole SA raised their FY2016 earnings estimates for shares of Kellogg in a research report issued on Tuesday. Credit Agricole SA analyst M. Lavery now forecasts that the firm will earn $3.68 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $3.57. Credit Agricole SA also issued estimates for Kellogg’s FY2017 earnings at $3.94 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $4.37 EPS. Several other research firms have also recently commented on K. Credit Suisse Group AG raised their price target…

Nivalis Therapeutics Inc. (NVLS) Raised to “Buy” at The Zacks Investment Research

Nivalis Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:NVLS) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Saturday. The brokerage currently has a $5.75 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 10.15% from the stock’s current price. According to Zacks, “Nivalis Therapeutics, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company. The company is engaged in discovery, development and commercialization of molecule therapeutics for cystic fibrosis. Nivalis Therapeutics, Inc. is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. “ NVLS has been the…

FY2016 EPS Estimates for Itron Inc. (ITRI) Upgraded by Analyst

Itron Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) – Equities researchers at Gabelli increased their FY2016 EPS estimates for shares of Itron in a research report issued on Thursday. Gabelli analyst J. Garza now expects that the brokerage will post earnings of $2.45 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $2.30. Gabelli also issued estimates for Itron’s FY2017 earnings at $2.70 EPS. Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.16. The…

William Blair lowers the estimated FY2016 for Kadant Inc. (KAI)

Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) – Research analysts at William Blair cut their FY2016 EPS estimates for shares of Kadant in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. William Blair analyst N. Heymann now anticipates that the brokerage will post earnings of $3.02 per share for the year, down from their prior forecast of $3.03. William Blair has a “Market Perform” rating and a $49.00 price objective on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for Kadant’s Q4 2016 earnings at $0.61 EPS, Q1 2017 earnings at $0.67 EPS, Q2 2017 earnings…

NMI Holdings Inc. (NMIH) Stock Rating Upgrade by The Zacks Investment Research

NMI Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:NMIH) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Saturday. The brokerage presently has a $9.25 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 12.80% from the company’s current price. According to Zacks, “NMI Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides private mortgage insurance in the United States. NMI Holdings, Inc. is based in Emeryville, California. “ Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. FBR…

NN Inc. (NNBR) Lowered to Hold at The Zacks Investment Research

NN Inc. (NASDAQ:NNBR) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday. According to Zacks, “NN, Inc. is an independent manufacturer and supplier of high quality, precision steel balls and rollers to both domestic and international anti-friction bearing manufacturers. Precision steel balls and rollers are critical moving parts of anti-friction bearings used in a wide variety of automotive, industrial and other applications. NN also manufacturers a full line of precision injection molded components serving the bearing, automotive,…

Sprint Corp. (S) Short Interest Update

Sprint Corp. (NYSE:S) saw a large drop in short interest during the month of October. As of October 14th, there was short interest totalling 161,071,648 shares, a drop of 3.8% from the September 30th total of 167,501,281 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 17,424,320 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 9.2 days. Approximately 25.4% of the shares of the company are short sold. Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY raised its position in shares of…

FY2016 EPS Estimates for Shire PLC (SHPG) Decreased by Leerink Swann

Shire PLC (NASDAQ:SHPG) – Equities researchers at Leerink Swann dropped their FY2016 earnings estimates for shares of Shire PLC in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. Leerink Swann analyst J. Gerberry now anticipates that the brokerage will post earnings of $12.83 per share for the year, down from their prior estimate of $13.04. Leerink Swann currently has a “Buy” rating on the stock. Leerink Swann also issued estimates for Shire PLC’s Q4 2016 earnings at $3.13 EPS, Q1 2017 earnings at $3.36 EPS, Q2 2017 earnings at $3.76 EPS,…

Market Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH) Short Interest Down 26.9% in October

Market Vectors Oil Services ETF (NYSE:OIH) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of October. As of October 14th, there was short interest totalling 16,491,653 shares, a drop of 26.9% from the September 30th total of 22,546,010 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,305,268 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.8 days. Market Vectors Oil Services ETF (NYSE:OIH) opened at 27.70 on Friday. Market Vectors Oil Services ETF has a one year low of $20.46 and a one year high of $31.79….

Transocean Ltd. (RIG) Short Interest Update

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in the month of October. As of October 14th, there was short interest totalling 97,931,222 shares, a decline of 6.0% from the September 30th total of 104,211,561 shares. Approximately 26.8% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 14,112,938 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 6.9 days. RIG has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Vetr upgraded shares of Transocean from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating…

Williams Capital Analysts Boost Earnings Estimates for SM Energy Co. (SM)

SM Energy Co. (NYSE:SM) – Analysts at Williams Capital upped their FY2016 earnings estimates for shares of SM Energy in a report issued on Wednesday. Williams Capital analyst G. Sorbara now expects that the brokerage will post earnings per share of ($1.89) for the year, up from their previous forecast of ($1.99). Williams Capital has a “Buy” rating and a $57.00 price objective on the stock. Williams Capital also issued estimates for SM Energy’s Q2 2017 earnings at ($0.30) EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at ($0.17) EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at…

Square Inc. Expected to Earn FY2016 Earnings of ($0.56) Per Share (SQ)

Square Inc. (NYSE:SQ) – Research analysts at SunTrust Banks boosted their FY2016 earnings per share estimates for shares of Square in a report released on Tuesday. SunTrust Banks analyst A. Jeffrey now anticipates that the firm will post earnings of ($0.56) per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of ($0.60). SunTrust Banks currently has a “Neutral” rating and a $13.00 target price on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Square’s Q4 2016 earnings at ($0.10) EPS and FY2018 earnings at ($0.15) EPS. Several other research…

DA Davidson Comments on Spectra Energy Partners, LP’s FY2016 Earnings (SEP)

Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:SEP) – Equities researchers at DA Davidson raised their FY2016 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Spectra Energy Partners, in a report issued on Thursday. DA Davidson analyst P. Fratt now forecasts that the brokerage will post earnings of $3.14 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $3.13. DA Davidson currently has a “Buy” rating on the stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Spectra Energy Partners,’s Q2 2017 earnings at $0.82 EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at $0.83 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings…

FY2016 EPS Estimates for Square Inc. (SQ) Boosted by Wedbush

Square Inc. (NYSE:SQ) – Investment analysts at Wedbush increased their FY2016 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Square in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. Wedbush analyst G. Luria now expects that the firm will post earnings per share of ($0.55) for the year, up from their prior estimate of ($0.58). Wedbush currently has a “Neutral” rating and a $8.00 target price on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Square’s Q4 2016 earnings at ($0.08) EPS, Q1 2017 earnings at ($0.08) EPS, Q2 2017 earnings at ($0.09) EPS,…

Sterling Construction Co. (STRL) Expected to Post FY2016 Earnings of ($0.12) Per Share

Sterling Construction Co. (NASDAQ:STRL) – Stock analysts at DA Davidson decreased their FY2016 earnings per share estimates for shares of Sterling Construction in a research note issued on Tuesday. DA Davidson analyst J. Rogers now forecasts that the brokerage will earn ($0.12) per share for the year, down from their prior estimate of $0.17. DA Davidson has a “Neutral” rating and a $9.00 price target on the stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Sterling Construction’s Q4 2016 earnings at $0.00 EPS, Q1 2017 earnings at ($0.10) EPS, Q2 2017…

Equities Analysts Offer Predictions for Stillwater Mining Co.’s FY2016 Earnings (SWC)

Stillwater Mining Co. (NYSE:SWC) – Equities researchers at FBR & Co issued their FY2016 earnings per share estimates for shares of Stillwater Mining in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. FBR & Co analyst L. Pipes expects that the firm will post earnings of $0.03 per share for the year. FBR & Co has a “Buy” rating and a $21.00 price objective on the stock. FBR & Co also issued estimates for Stillwater Mining’s Q1 2017 earnings at $0.05 EPS, Q2 2017 earnings at $0.05 EPS, FY2017 earnings…

Sykes Enterprises Inc. to Post FY2016 Earnings of $1.81 Per Share, Barrington Research Forecasts (SYKE)

Sykes Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ:SYKE) – Stock analysts at Barrington Research cut their FY2016 earnings estimates for shares of Sykes Enterprises in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. Barrington Research analyst V. Colicchio now anticipates that the brokerage will post earnings of $1.81 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.83. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Sykes Enterprises’ Q4 2016 earnings at $0.50 EPS, Q1 2017 earnings at $0.46 EPS, Q2 2017 earnings at $0.39 EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at $0.54 EPS, Q4 2017…

NewStar Financial Inc. (NEWS) Upgrade to “Buy” at The Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of NewStar Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:NEWS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Saturday. They currently have $11.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “NEWSTAR FINANCIAL INC is a specialized commercial finance company focused on meeting the complex financing needs of companies and private investors in the middle markets. The Company specializes in providing senior secured debt financing for the acquisition or recapitalization of mid-sized companies and commercial real estate. NewStar originates loans directly through a team of…

EQT Midstream Partners LP (EQM) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages

Shares of EQT Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:EQM) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the stock. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $83.81. EQM has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded EQT Midstream Partners from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy”…

Qlik Technologies Inc (QLIK) Receives $32.00 Average PT from Analysts

Shares of Qlik Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:QLIK) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the thirty-two brokerages that are currently covering the stock. Nineteen research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, eleven have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $32.00. Several brokerages have recently commented on QLIK. Roth Capital began coverage on shares of Qlik Technologies in a research…

Midcoast Energy Partners LP (MEP) Cut to Hold at The Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Midcoast Energy Partners LP (NYSE:MEP) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Saturday morning. According to Zacks, “Midcoast Energy Partners, L.P. engages in providing natural gas services. It focuses on gathering, processing, treating, transporting, and marketing natural gas and natural gas liquids to intrastate and interstate pipelines for transportation. The Company operates in two segments: gathering, processing and transportation and logistics and marketing. Midcoast Energy Partners, L.P. is based in Houston, Texas. “ Shares of Midcoast Energy…

Brokerages Set UBS AG (UBS) PT at $15.09

UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eighteen analysts that are presently covering the stock. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have issued a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $15.09. UBS has been the subject of a number of research reports. Sanford C. Bernstein initiated coverage on shares of UBS AG in a research…

ManTech International Corp. (MANT) Stock Rating Upgrade by The Zacks Investment Research

ManTech International Corp. (NASDAQ:MANT) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday. The firm currently has a $42.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research’s target price suggests a potential upside of 13.02% from the company’s previous close. According to Zacks, “ManTech International Corporation delivers a broad array of information technology and technical services solutions to U.S. federal government customers, focusing primarily on critical national defense programs for the intelligence community and Department of Defense….

LTC Properties Inc. (LTC) Stock Rating Upgrade by The Zacks Investment Research

LTC Properties Inc. (NYSE:LTC) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Saturday. According to Zacks, “LTC Properties, Inc., a health care real estate investment trust, invests primarily in long-term care and other health care related facilities through mortgage loans, facility lease transactions and other investments. Their primary objectives are to sustain and enhance stockholder equity value and provide current income for distribution to stockholders through real estate investments in long-term care facilities and other health care related facilities…

Short Interest in Extended Stay America Inc. (STAY) Decreases By 40.0%

Extended Stay America Inc. (NYSE:STAY) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in October. As of October 14th, there was short interest totalling 3,449,784 shares, a decrease of 40.0% from the September 30th total of 5,749,080 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,068,537 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.2 days. In other Extended Stay America news, major shareholder Paulson & Co. Inc. sold 4,983,333 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of…

FY2016 EPS Estimates for CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. (CWX) Decreased by Analyst

CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. (TSE:CWX) – Analysts at Raymond James Financial decreased their FY2016 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of CanWel Building Materials Group in a research report issued on Wednesday. Raymond James Financial analyst S. Hansen now anticipates that the brokerage will post earnings per share of $0.42 for the year, down from their prior estimate of $0.47. Raymond James Financial currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $6.50 target price on the stock. Raymond James Financial also issued estimates for CanWel Building Materials Group’s Q4…

Brokers Offer Predictions for Manitoba Telecom Services Inc’s FY2016 Earnings (MBT)

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc (TSE:MBT) – Investment analysts at Desjardins boosted their FY2016 earnings per share estimates for shares of Manitoba Telecom Services in a research note issued on Thursday. Desjardins analyst M. Yaghi now expects that the firm will post earnings of $1.32 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $1.18. Desjardins also issued estimates for Manitoba Telecom Services’ Q4 2016 earnings at $0.33 EPS and FY2017 earnings at $1.35 EPS. Manitoba Telecom Services (TSE:MBT) opened at 37.24 on Friday. Manitoba Telecom Services has a…

FY2016 EPS Estimates for Dirtt Environmental Solutions Ltd Raised by National Bank Financial (DRT)

Dirtt Environmental Solutions Ltd (TSE:DRT) – Investment analysts at National Bank Financial boosted their FY2016 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Dirtt Environmental Solutions in a research note issued on Tuesday. National Bank Financial analyst R. Merer now expects that the brokerage will earn $0.13 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $0.12. Separately, Beacon Securities raised Dirtt Environmental Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 8th. Dirtt Environmental Solutions (TSE:DRT) opened at 5.22 on Friday. The…

Modine Manufacturing Co. (MOD) gets Sell status at The Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Modine Manufacturing Co. (NYSE:MOD) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Saturday morning. According to Zacks, “Modine operates primarily in a single industry consisting of the manufacture and sale of heat transfer equipment. This includes heat exchangers for cooling all types of engines, transmissions, auxiliary hydraulic equipment, air conditioning components used in cars, trucks, farm and construction machinery and equipment, and heating and cooling equipment for residential and commercial building HVAC (heating, ventilating, air conditioning…

FY2016 Earnings Estimate for CT Real Estate Investment Trust (CRT) Issued By Raymond James Financial

CT Real Estate Investment Trust (TSE:CRT) – Investment analysts at Raymond James Financial lifted their FY2016 EPS estimates for shares of CT Real Estate Investment Trust in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. Raymond James Financial analyst K. Avalos now anticipates that the brokerage will earn $1.07 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $1.05. Raymond James Financial also issued estimates for CT Real Estate Investment Trust’s Q4 2016 earnings at $0.27 EPS and FY2017 earnings at $1.11 EPS.

Computer Programs and Systems Inc. (CPSI) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Computer Programs and Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have assigned a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $38.10. A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. FBR & Co reduced their price…

Bayer AG (BAYN) Receives €110.52 Average PT from Analysts

Bayer AG (FRA:BAYN) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-three brokerages that are currently covering the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is €109.19 ($119.99). BAYN has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. equinet AG set a €118.00 ($129.67) price objective on shares of…

Lam Research Corp. (LRCX) Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Analysts

Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ:LRCX) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the nineteen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and sixteen have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $106.88. Several research firms have recently commented on LRCX. Royal Bank Of Canada reduced their price target on Lam Research Corp. from $105.00 to $95.00 and set an…

Equities Analysts Set Expectations for WestJet Airlines Ltd.’s FY2016 Earnings (WJA)

WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSE:WJA) – Beacon Securities issued their FY2016 earnings per share estimates for WestJet Airlines in a research report issued on Wednesday. Beacon Securities analyst A. Shaath expects that the brokerage will post earnings per share of $2.38 for the year. Beacon Securities has a “Buy” rating on the stock. Beacon Securities also issued estimates for WestJet Airlines’ Q4 2016 earnings at $0.40 EPS and FY2017 earnings at $2.45 EPS. Several other analysts also recently issued reports on WJA. National Bank Financial upped their price objective on shares…

National Bank Financial (RNW) lowers the estimated FY2016 for TransAlta Renewables Inc

TransAlta Renewables Inc (TSE:RNW) – Analysts at National Bank Financial cut their FY2016 earnings estimates for TransAlta Renewables in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. National Bank Financial analyst R. Merer now expects that the brokerage will post earnings of $0.87 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $0.90. National Bank Financial currently has a “Sector Perform” rating and a $14.50 price objective on the stock. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for TransAlta Renewables’ Q4 2016 earnings at $0.23 EPS and FY2017 earnings at…

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TEVA) Short Interest Up 26.6% in October

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE:TEVA) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 14th, there was short interest totalling 13,948,190 shares, an increase of 26.6% from the September 30th total of 11,017,505 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,746,176 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.1 days. Currently, 1.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold. TEVA has been the subject of a number of research reports. Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of…

Superior Energy Services Inc. (SPN) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Superior Energy Services Inc. (NYSE:SPN) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in October. As of October 14th, there was short interest totalling 18,683,474 shares, a growth of 20.8% from the September 30th total of 15,471,790 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,840,148 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.6 days. Currently, 12.6% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Shares of Superior Energy Services (NYSE:SPN) opened at 14.43 on Friday. Superior Energy Services has a 52 week low of $8.25 and a…

Trina Solar Ltd. (TSL) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Trina Solar Ltd. (NYSE:TSL) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in October. As of October 14th, there was short interest totalling 7,286,586 shares, an increase of 56.5% from the September 30th total of 4,656,473 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,289,022 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.7 days. Trina Solar (NYSE:TSL) opened at 10.30 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $10.36 and a 200 day moving average price of $9.35. Trina Solar has a 1-year low of…

Brokerages Set Varian Medical Systems Inc. (VAR) Price Target at $91.14

Shares of Varian Medical Systems Inc. (NYSE:VAR) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are covering the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $91.14. Several analysts have recently weighed in on VAR shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Varian Medical Systems from…

Berry Plastics Group Inc. (BERY) Receives $48.69 Consensus Target Price from Brokerages

Shares of Berry Plastics Group Inc. (NYSE:BERY) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the sixteen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and thirteen have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $48.69. Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 target price on shares…

Gorman-Rupp Co. (GRC) To Go Ex-Dividend on November 10th

Gorman-Rupp Co. (NYSEMKT:GRC) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 28th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.115 per share on Friday, December 9th. This represents a $0.46 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of Infinity. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 10th. This is an increase from Gorman-Rupp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.11. Shares of Gorman-Rupp (NYSEMKT:GRC) opened at 23.13 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $24.78 and a 200-day moving average price…

Gorman-Rupp Co. (GRC) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.12 on  December 9th

Gorman-Rupp Co. (NYSEMKT:GRC) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 28th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.115 per share on Friday, December 9th. This represents a $0.46 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of Infinity. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 10th. This is a positive change from Gorman-Rupp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.11. Shares of Gorman-Rupp (NYSEMKT:GRC) opened at 23.13 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $603.48 million, a PE ratio of 23.89 and a beta…

Applied Industrial Technologies Inc. (AIT) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.28 on  November 30th

Applied Industrial Technologies Inc. (NYSE:AIT) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 26th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.28 per share on Wednesday, November 30th. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 10th. Shares of Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE:AIT) opened at 49.20 on Friday. Applied Industrial Technologies has a 12 month low of $35.55 and a 12 month high of $50.93. The firm has a market cap of…

Vereit Inc. (VER) to Post FY2016 Earnings of $0.78 Per Share, Oppenheimer Holdings Forecasts

Vereit Inc. (NYSE:VER) – Analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings raised their FY2016 EPS estimates for shares of Vereit in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. Oppenheimer Holdings analyst S. Manaker now anticipates that the brokerage will earn $0.78 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $0.76. Oppenheimer Holdings also issued estimates for Vereit’s Q4 2016 earnings at $0.17 EPS. Several other research firms also recently weighed in on VER. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vereit from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research…

Tutor Perini Corp. (TPC) to Post FY2016 Earnings of $2.04 Per Share, FBR & Co Forecasts

Tutor Perini Corp. (NYSE:TPC) – Analysts at FBR & Co decreased their FY2016 earnings per share estimates for shares of Tutor Perini Corp. in a research report issued on Thursday. FBR & Co analyst A. Rygiel now forecasts that the firm will earn $2.04 per share for the year, down from their prior forecast of $2.08. FBR & Co also issued estimates for Tutor Perini Corp.’s Q4 2016 earnings at $0.72 EPS and FY2017 earnings at $2.30 EPS. Tutor Perini Corp. (NYSE:TPC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday,…

Tandem Diabetes Care Inc. (TNDM) Forecasted to Post FY2016 Earnings of ($2.67) Per Share

Tandem Diabetes Care Inc. (NASDAQ:TNDM) – William Blair reduced their FY2016 earnings estimates for shares of Tandem Diabetes Care in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. William Blair analyst B. Andrew now forecasts that the firm will post earnings per share of ($2.67) for the year, down from their previous forecast of ($2.13). William Blair also issued estimates for Tandem Diabetes Care’s FY2017 earnings at ($2.23) EPS. Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Deutsche Bank AG dropped their target price…

Zacks: Direct Markets Holdings Corp (RODM) Given Average Recommendation of “” from Analysts

Direct Markets Holdings Corp (NYSE:RODM) has earned a consensus broker rating score of 0.00 () from the zero brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Zacks has also assigned Direct Markets Holdings Corp an industry rank of .hide_lte_ie6 { display:none; } .hide_lte_ie7 { display:none; } .hide_lte_ie8 { display:none; } .hide_lte_ie9 { display:none; } .hide_lte_ie10 { display:none; } RODM – Summary out of LATTICE DEVELOPED MARKETS (EX-US – ETF Profile – Zacks.com var WIDGET_PATH_JS = ‘widget3.zacks.com’;var WIDGET3_PATH_JS = ‘widget3.zacks.com’;var PROTOCOL_JS = ‘https://’;var HTTP_PROTOCOL_JS = ‘https://’;var SITE_ROOT_PROTOCOL = ‘https://www.zacks.com/’;var STATIC_CONTENT_ROOT_JS…

Foundation Medicine Inc. (FMI) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Foundation Medicine Inc. (NASDAQ:FMI) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the firm. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $20.25. Several research firms have commented on FMI. Benchmark Co. lowered Foundation Medicine from a “buy” rating to…

Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (WYN) Receives $77.00 Consensus Target Price from Analysts

Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (NYSE:WYN) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine analysts that are covering the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $73.83. Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. assumed coverage on Wyndham Worldwide Corp. in a report…

Zacks: Universal Forest Products Inc. (UFPI) Given $110.00 Consensus Target Price by Brokerages

Universal Forest Products Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI) has received a consensus broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the two analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. Universal Forest Products’ rating score has improved by 33.3% from three months ago as a result of various analysts’ ratings changes. Brokerages have set a 12 month consensus price target of $110.00 for the company and are expecting that the company…

Analysts Expect Teledyne Technologies Inc. (TDY) to Post $1.35 Earnings Per Share

Shares of Teledyne Technologies Inc. (NYSE:TDY) have received a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the three analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation. Analysts have set a 12-month consensus price target of $106.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $1.35 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Teledyne Technologies an industry rank of 104 out of 265 based on the…

Analysts gives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” to Deluxe Corp. (DLX)

Shares of Deluxe Corp. (NYSE:DLX) have been given an average broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a buy recommendation. Analysts have set a one year consensus price target of $78.00 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $1.34 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Deluxe Corp. an industry rank of 222 out of 265 based…

The Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Intevac Inc. (IVAC) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Intevac Inc. (NASDAQ:IVAC) from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Saturday. According to Zacks, “Intevac, Inc. is a leading supplier of static sputtering systems and related manufacturing equipment used to manufacture thin-film disks for computer hard disk drives. Sputtering is a complex vacuum deposition process used to deposit multiple thin-film layers on a disk. The company’s primary objective is to be the industry leader in supplying disk sputtering equipment by providing disk sputtering systems which have…

WPX Energy Inc. (WPX) Short Interest Update

WPX Energy Inc. (NYSE:WPX) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in the month of October. As of October 14th, there was short interest totalling 29,746,342 shares, a decline of 13.1% from the September 30th total of 34,217,279 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 7,207,598 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.1 days. Approximately 8.9% of the company’s shares are short sold. Several equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Susquehanna boosted their price target on WPX Energy from $15.00 to $18.00 and…

The Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Lantheus Holdings Inc. (LNTH) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Lantheus Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LNTH) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Saturday. According to Zacks, “Lantheus Holdings, Inc. is involved in developing, manufacturing, selling and distributing diagnostic medical imaging agents and products for diagnosis of cardiovascular and other diseases. It serves to hospitals, clinics, group practices, integrated delivery networks, group purchasing organizations, radiopharmacies and wholesalers. Lantheus Holdings, Inc. is based in NORTH BILLERICA, United States. “ A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on…

Knight Transportation Inc. (KNX) Raised to “Hold” at The Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Knight Transportation Inc. (NYSE:KNX) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Saturday morning. According to Zacks, “KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION INC. is a short to medium-haul, dry van truckload carrier operating in the western region of the United States. Co. transports general commodities, including consumer goods, packaged foodstuffs, paper products, beverage containers and imported and exported commodities. “ A number of other equities analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG assumed coverage on…

TCF Financial Corp. (TCB) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.08 on  December 1st

TCF Financial Corp. (NYSE:TCB) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 19th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.075 per share on Thursday, December 1st. This represents a $0.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 10th. TCF Financial Corp. (NYSE:TCB) opened at 13.86 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $2.32 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.86 and a beta of 1.02. TCF Financial Corp. has a…

Greencoat UK Wind PLC (UKW) To Go Ex-Dividend on November 10th

Greencoat UK Wind PLC (LON:UKW) announced a dividend on Tuesday, October 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 10th will be paid a dividend of GBX 1.59 ($0.02) per share on Friday, November 25th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 10th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. Shares of Greencoat UK Wind PLC (LON:UKW) opened at 115.40 on Friday. Greencoat UK Wind PLC has a 12 month low of GBX 100.25 and a 12 month high of…

Ingredion Inc. (INGR) Raised to Buy at The Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ingredion Inc. (NYSE:INGR) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Saturday. They currently have $144.00 price objective on the stock. According to Zacks, “Ingredion Incorporated is an ingredients solutions provider specializing in nature-based sweeteners, starches and nutrition ingredients. The Company serves diverse sectors in food, beverage, brewing, pharmaceuticals and other industries. Its sweetener products include dextrose, glucose, polyols, HFCS and Maltodextrin. The Company’s nutrition solutions include prebiotic fibers, resistant starch, soluble fibers and Inulin fibers. Its…

Brokers Offer Predictions for Cimarex Energy Co.’s FY2016 Earnings (XEC)

Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC) – Analysts at KeyCorp increased their FY2016 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Cimarex Energy in a report released on Thursday. KeyCorp analyst D. Deckelbaum now forecasts that the firm will earn $0.71 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $0.68. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Cimarex Energy’s FY2017 earnings at $3.25 EPS. A number of other brokerages have also recently issued reports on XEC. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Cimarex Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in…

Brokerages Set $90.50 Price Target for Analogic Corp. (ALOG)

Analogic Corp. (NASDAQ:ALOG) has been given a consensus broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. Brokerages have set a 12-month consensus price target of $90.50 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Analogic Corp. an industry rank of 71 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies. Several…

Zacks: Infinity Property and Casualty Corp. (IPCC) Given $82.33 Average Price Target by Brokerages

Shares of Infinity Property and Casualty Corp. (NASDAQ:IPCC) have received an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the three brokers that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. Infinity Property and Casualty Corp.’s rating score has declined by 28.8% from three months ago as a result of various analysts’ upgrades and downgrades. Analysts have set a 1-year consensus…

Zacks: WD-40 Co. (WDFC) Given $115.00 Consensus Target Price by Analysts

WD-40 Co. (NASDAQ:WDFC) has received an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the three brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation. Brokers have set a one year consensus price target of $115.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.87 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given WD-40 an industry rank of 93 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors. WDFC has…

Inphi Corp. (IPHI) Upgrade to “Strong-Buy” by The Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Inphi Corp. (NYSE:IPHI) from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating in a report released on Saturday. They currently have $46.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Inphi Corporation operates as a provider of fabless high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets. Its solutions provides interface between analog signals and digital information in high-performance systems such as telecommunications transport systems, enterprise networking equipment, datacenter and enterprise servers, storage platforms, test and measurement equipment and military systems. The Company’s products…

Red Rock Resorts Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.10 (RRR)

Red Rock Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ:RRR) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, November 4th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 15th will be given a dividend of 0.10 per share on Wednesday, November 30th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.85%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 10th. Shares of Red Rock Resorts (NASDAQ:RRR) opened at 21.66 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $22.51 and a 200-day moving average price of $21.72. Red Rock Resorts has a…

Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. (fsfr) Declares $0.08 Monthly Dividend

Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. (NASDAQ:fsfr) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, August 29th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 15th will be given a dividend of 0.075 per share by the investment management company on Wednesday, November 30th. This represents a $0.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 10.55%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 10th. Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. (NASDAQ:FSFR) opened at 8.53 on Friday. Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. has a 12-month low of $6.53 and a 12-month high of…

Northern Trust Corp. (NTRS) Insider Sold $132,860.00 in Stock

Northern Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:NTRS) insider Clair Joyce St sold 1,820 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $73.00, for a total value of $132,860.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Clair Joyce St also recently made the following trade(s): On Monday, August 29th, Clair Joyce St sold 50,010 shares of Northern Trust Corp. stock. The shares were sold at an…

EnPro Industries Inc. (NPO) Lowered by The Zacks Investment Research

EnPro Industries Inc. (NYSE:NPO) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday. According to Zacks, “EnPro Industries, Inc. is a leader in sealing products, metal polymer bearings, compressor systems and other engineered products for use in critical applications by industries worldwide. “ EnPro Industries (NYSE:NPO) opened at 54.60 on Friday. EnPro Industries has a 52-week low of $37.53 and a 52-week high of $63.82. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $55.51 and its 200-day…

Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (OXFD) Stock Rating Upgrade by The Zacks Investment Research

Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (NASDAQ:OXFD) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report released on Saturday. The brokerage currently has a $16.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research’s price target points to a potential upside of 14.70% from the company’s current price. According to Zacks, “Oxford Immunotec Global PLC is a medical diagnostics company. It develops new tests for various diseases based on its, patented T cell measurement technology. The company’s first product is the T-SPOT(R). Oxford Immunotec Global…



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Local Businesses Invest in Tech – Naperville Community Television







The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce needs companies in our city to take a position in know-how.

 The group lately held a luncheon with audio system from three local companies who gave different enterprise leaders recommendation on SEO necessities, cellular know-how, and hiring IT employees.

Speakers got here from Magnitech Solutions, RivalMind and Plaidypus Custom Software and Mobile Apps.

“We’re here because we love what we do,” stated Ryan McIntyre, proprietor of Plaidypus Custom Software and Mobile Apps. “From our perspective being in the mobile app and custom software area, helping businesses take their processes and move them to the next place with technology is really what we love doing, and I know that it’s true of the other two that are speaking today.”

Business leaders have been additionally given recommendations on outsourcing IT work to economize.

The subsequent common membership luncheon might be October 23.

Naperville News 17’s Beth Bria reviews.




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Amazon Fire TV (2017) review – TechRadar


With the 2017 refresh of its Fire TV streaming field, Amazon has made turning your 4K TV into an all-singing, all-dancing sensible TV with entry to 4K and HDR content material from a few of the largest media manufacturers on the planet extra trendy and handy than ever earlier than.

Previous Amazon Fire TV units have been an extremely fashionable approach of streaming content material to individuals’s TVs because of their plug-and-play simplicity, in addition to broad help for numerous channels and media platforms. While the competing Google Chromecast denies its customers entry to the Amazon Prime Video service, the Amazon Fire TV is way extra beneficiant with permitting entry to competing providers.

The Amazon Fire TV (2017) is available in a totally redesigned physique that’s compact sufficient to cover behind your TV, ditching the bulkier designs of earlier fashions. This makes the Amazon Fire TV (2017) a discrete field of media tips that may sit unobtrusively in your house whereas it entertains the household.

Price and launch date

  • Available from October 25, 2017
  • Price  £69.99/$69.99/round AU$90
  • Cheaper than the Chromecast Ultra

The Amazon Fire TV (2017) goes on sale on October 25, 2017, for a retail worth of £69.99/$69.99. While the Amazon Prime Video service is now obtainable in Australia, and Amazon Fire TV can be utilized there, it’s not bought immediately from Amazon, however will value roughly AU$90.

This is over twice the worth of the newest model of the Google Chromecast, which prices £30/$30/AU$55, though the Chromecast doesn’t include a distant management, can’t entry Amazon Prime Video and doesn’t help 4K or HDR. This is the gadget you need to perhaps contemplate should you solely have a 1080p TV, and don’t subscribe to Amazon Prime Video.

The new Chromecast Ultra is extra comparable function-clever, although it nonetheless doesn’t embrace a distant or entry to Amazon Prime content material. It does help 4K and HDR although, and prices £69/$69/round AU$90, which makes the Amazon Fire TV (2017) worth appear rather more affordable.

In reality, because of the cheaper worth, comparable compact design, 4K and HDR help and extra providers and distant management – to not point out a simple-to-navigate consumer interface – the Amazon Fire TV (2017) does an extremely good job of difficult the Google Chromecast Ultra to justify its price ticket. Looking on the units aspect-by-aspect, it’s not a lot of a contest, with the Amazon Fire TV (2017) handily beating the Chromecast Ultra.

Design

  • Smaller design
  • Easy to put in
  • Simple distant

The design of the Amazon Fire TV (2017) is what actually units it aside from the sooner mannequin. It’s been redesigned as a dongle that plugs instantly into your TV’s HDMI port, and hangs from it. 

The earlier model was a little bit of a chunky black field that you simply’d want to put close to the TV. While it wasn’t precisely an eye fixed sore, the brand new model could be tucked away utterly, so that you wouldn’t actually realize it was there.

Unlike the Fire TV Stick, Amazon’s smaller (and fewer function-wealthy) dongle, the Amazon Fire TV (2017) requires a separate energy connection, which does imply you’ll have a further cable hanging out of your TV. Unfortunate, however not the top of the world, and comprehensible contemplating the facility required to show 4K HDR content material. 

At 65.zero mm x 65.zero mm x 15.zero mm, the compact design of the Amazon Fire TV (2017) is adequately subtle that it doesn’t stick out, even whether it is on the show. Weighing simply 87.1g additionally means it could actually grasp from a HDMI port with out placing strain on the bodily port. The hooked up HDMI connector is a flat, bendable, wire that provides you a bit extra flexibility when plugging the Fire TV right into a TV, particularly one which’s pushed again towards a wall.

The 802.11ac Wi-Fi antennae is contained contained in the physique, so there’s no ugly protrusions, and so long as you’ve an honest twin-band router with wi-fi AC help, that ought to be ok for streaming 4K and HDR content material. If you’ve gotten a weak wi-fi sign, or an older router, you should purchase a further Ethernet adaptor for a wired connection.

The design of the included distant management hasn’t modified, however to be trustworthy it didn’t actually need to, because it has an elegantly easy design that allows you to scroll via the interface with ease – one thing that the Chromecast doesn’t supply. 

You also can use a free app to make use of your telephone as a distant, or use Alexa voice instructions to regulate playback. This is an enormous plus for anybody who has welcomed Amazon’s digital assistant by way of the Amazon Echo vary of sensible audio system.

Overall we have been very impressed with the brand new design of the Amazon Fire TV (2017), rivalling the Chromecast within the petite measurement and appears division, whereas providing extra energy and options. 

Amazon has completed an amazing job shrinking the dimensions of the Amazon Fire TV (2017) with out sacrificing energy or options, and they need to be recommended for it.

Interface

The interface is obvious and straightforward to make use of, and due to the boosted hardware contained in the Fire TV (2017), it feels clean when in use as properly. 

Everything is laid out clearly, and having a consumer interface marks it above the Chromecast, which wants you to launch apps out of your telephone. 

The interface works in an identical approach to the Apple TV, which is rather more costly. The Amazon Fire TV (2017) presents content material from a variety of providers in a transparent and engaging method.



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The 9 best spots to get coffee in Laredo, according to Yelp – Laredo Morning Times



Published 11:51 am, Friday, September 29, 2017

Thursday is National Coffee Day, and Laredo has a number of choices for the place you possibly can seize an superior cup of joe.

Business evaluation website Yelp permits customers to evaluation eating places with a score system of 1 to 5 stars. You can then type all the eating places in Laredo to discover which locations earned the very best scores by the most individuals.

We went via and located the highest-rated locations to get coffee in Laredo, after which compiled them right into a gallery on your enjoyment. The record does not embrace any chains, so you will not see Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts included.

RANKING: The 15 best low cost eats in Laredo, according to Yelp

If you need extra info on every spot, it’s also possible to click on the corresponding hyperlink in every photograph in the gallery.

Click via the gallery above to see the best locations in the Gateway City to seize coffee for National Coffee Day.

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‘AlphaGo’: Film Review – Hollywood Reporter



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The Google-owned DeepMind firm, “an Apollo kind of program” for synthetic intelligence, determined to tackle this problem through the use of neural networks. Rather than having Go gamers train a pc learn how to play, they set issues up so this system might …



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Yelp, Facebook, Google Remove Fake Reviews – NBC Southern California


Yelp, Facebook and Google have pulled dozens of reviews from the web after an NBC4 I-Team report uncovered proof that many on-line reviews, and reviewer profiles, are pretend.

“It’s against our policies to misrepresent yourself on Facebook,” firm spokesperson Annie Demarest informed the I-Team, after NBC4 aired examples of faux reviews on the Facebook web page of Beverly Hills dentist Dr. Rodney Raanan.

The I-Team observed a number of 5-star reviews had popped up on a single day on Dr. Raanan’s Facebook web page, from individuals who did not appear to exist. For instance, on May 25 2016, twelve reviews have been posted on the dentist’s web page.

“We removed the fake accounts that left the inauthentic reviews,” Facebook’s Demarest advised the I-Team.

How to Spot Fake Business Reviews Online

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Google additionally has yanked dozens of reviews uncovered as pretend by the I-Team.

A Google reviewer named “Janet Downer” gave glowing reviews to 15 companies within the U.S., Canada, and England.

But the I-Team came upon there isn’t a such “Janet Downer,” and the photograph on the reviews truly belongs to Whitney Miller, the primary winner of TV’s Masterchef competitors. Miller says her image was taken off the web with out her information or permission and placed on pretend reviews of these 15 companies.

“I have never heard of these [businesses],” Miller informed the I-Team. “I have never visited any of these places.”

The I-Team additionally discovered what seemed to be quite a few pretend reviewers on Yelp, like “Alexis R” of San Diego. She gave glowing reviews to 6 California companies, although the lady within the photograph is seemingly a mannequin in Russia named Olga Sukhanova.

“The Yelp user support team has decided to close the four accounts you reported. Thank you for flagging these,” Yelp spokesperson Rachel Walker Youngblade advised the I-Team.

Yelp, Google and Facebook all recommend that buyers notify them of suspicious reviews. The corporations say they will examine, and take away reviews they decide discover to be pretend.

The I-Team has reached out to Dr. Raanan a number of occasions for remark, however he has not returned telephone calls.

Published at 10:02 PM PDT on Sep 28, 2017



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Maintaining Reputation on the Internet: The Cost – The Market Mogul


The web is all the time spoken as an agent of change; one thing that’s main the world to a greater future. It certainly is – nevertheless it has introduced its share of challenges too. For manufacturers and professionals, the latest challenges to have emerged in the final decade are eternal unfavourable media, mistaken id, and damaging reviews.

While status is an age-previous idea, the net has added a brand new facet to it which enterprise house owners, working professionals, and even huge manufacturers are discovering exhausting to understand. With the use of numbers, it’s a good suggestion to get a greater understanding of the gravity of the state of affairs.

The Glaring Numbers

According to Deloitte Global Risk Report, status injury is the primary danger concern of enterprise executives throughout the world. In reality, 88% executives think about status danger a serious enterprise problem. As the web solidifies its place as the quickest medium of content material consumption, analysis, and knowledge sharing, on-line popularity danger is simply rising with the passage of time.

While manufacturers are in a greater place to deal with the status danger with their massive PR price range (some nonetheless find yourself making huge blunders), the largest problem is in entrance of small companies and dealing professionals. 85% of US recruiters and HR professionals say that on-line status influences their hiring. This Forbes publish captures the drawback in good mild.

The Cost of ‘Forgetting’

The value of forgetting, because it seems, isn’t small. There are fame administration corporations making tens of hundreds of thousands yearly by charging an exuberant status restoration charge that sometimes goes above $10,000. While the quantity is just not an enormous for organizations and public figures with deep pockets, small companies and professionals are certainly taking a beating.

Search engines, media publications, dialogue boards, and enterprise evaluation platforms are the largest sources of adverse enterprise or private assets. The ridiculous value of fame restoration and the injury brought on by dangerous fame is so nice that companies fortunately have now began taking a proactive strategy to it. But the quantity continues to be small which is certainly a matter of concern is. The value of creating the web overlook, on the different hand, will maintain on rising if progress numbers are to be referred.

Global Spending on Online Reputation

BIA/Kelsey, a Virginia consulting agency, estimates that small and mid-sized companies spend at the very least $700m yearly on instruments and providers related to on-line fame monitoring, restore, and administration. And this isn’t a worldwide quantity. Though no current survey places a finger on the measurement of popularity administration business, the extensively accepted determine derived from earlier research is in billions. The rising quantity could be contributed to the reality that companies rightly contemplate search engines like google as the main enterprise era mediums.

Being on the first web page for a crucial enterprise key phrase is usually a recreation changer. Similarly, being on the first web page for a harmful search phrase could be a deal breaker. This is the purpose why even small companies are able to spend money on status administration. Vanessa Fox’s Marketing In The Age Of Google is unquestionably a great start line to understand the ideas of digital advertising and popularity administration.

The Way Out

In a Reputation Awareness survey, 88% adults reported that they discover it troublesome to take away inaccurate info from the web. This is sort of true and one among the largest causes for the explosive progress of status administration business. However, with some proactive measures, the menace of on-line popularity injury might be checked. The key phrase right here is ‘model constructing‘.

The most weak companies and professionals to on-line popularity threats are the ones that haven’t invested time in constructing their on-line presence. They don’t have robust enterprise belongings, social profiles, media mentions, and model representatives. In the absence of brand name authority, even weak threats leap to the first web page of Google and pose a critical menace to the particular person and model popularity.

Google’s Accountability

The search big has typically shot down the claims of accountability by stating that it’s merely an aggregator of what’s already current on-line and made out there for indexing. There is an extended listing of execs struggling as a result of their identify resembles somebody who has been on the fallacious aspect of the regulation. And there are many examples on-line.

In a state of affairs the place a easy search on Google can shut doorways on a lot-deserved alternatives, it’s about time the firm holds some type of accountability and places collectively stronger & faster grievance equipment in place to report wrongdoing. This is the least the world’s largest multinational know-how firm can do.

 

 



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Google AI defeats world’s Go champion in gripping ‘man vs. machine’ film – KRCRTV.COM




WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) – A brand new documentary sheds mild on an missed fact behind man versus machine competitions.

AlphaGo, a documentary a few Google pc program’s victory over Korean Go champion Lee Se-Dol, opens on Friday in New York City and Los Angeles subsequent month.

Go is an historic recreation in which gamers place black and white stones on a grid and win by claiming probably the most territory.

AlphaGo, the Google program, and Se-Dol performed a greatest-of-5 collection in Seoul, Korea, in March 2016. The match drew worldwide media consideration, particularly in Asia, the place the sport is particularly widespread.

Se-Dol entered the match anticipating to win. AlphaGo had crushed a professional earlier than, however not the world’s best possible. The matches have been performed on a tabletop board, and a Google consultant positioned AlphaGo’s stones, after receiving instructions on an adjoining pc monitor.

The film arrives at a time when society worries if robots will someday take the roles of people — or worse, make our species irrelevant.

Man versus machine conflicts are widespread in popular culture — reminiscent of IBM’s Watson beating Ken Jennings in Jeopardy in 2011 or IBM’s Deep Blue beating Russian Gary Kasparov in chess in 1997.

“I for one welcome our new computer overlords,” Jennings wrote beneath his Final Jeopardy reply as he misplaced to Watson.

But the documentary highlights how battles of robots versus people are literally struggles between people. One aspect is represented by a person-made machine, akin to Alpha, DeepBlue or Watson.

If anybody is a brand new “overlord,” it isn’t computer systems, however those that program them.

The filmmakers comply with the synthetic intelligence specialists from Google’s DeepThoughts lab who created AlphaGo. They nervously observe the match from a personal room crowded with TV screens. This human aspect of AlphaGo was hidden from the tens of millions who watched reside on TV and YouTube as AlphaGo defeated Se-Dol.

These researchers, who’re specialists in the fashionable area of synthetic intelligence referred to as deep studying, spent years creating AlphaGo. AlphaGo was first educated on 30 million strikes from precise video games of Go, so it might study which of them have been most certainly to succeed. Then it performed itself, testing totally different methods. This strategy of trial and error helped it higher perceive the sport.

The Google group entered the showdown with Se-Dol understanding their creation was not good and may lose to a participant of his caliber.

Se-Dol, 34, has gained 18 worldwide championships. He turned knowledgeable Go participant at age 12.

When AlphaGo triumphs, Google’s DeepThoughts’s staff — with greater than a dozen people — gathered across the board for a photograph celebrating the accomplishment.

“It’s natural that humans want humans to win, that’s a natural response, but AlphaGo is human created,” David Silver, the DeepThoughts programmer who led AlphaGo’s improvement, explains in the course of the film.

“Everything AlphaGo does is because a human has either created the data that it learns from, created the learning algorithm that learns from that data [or] created the search algorithm. All of these things come from humans.”

AlphaGo could not win, and even exist, with out the assistance of people. But that hasn’t halted society’s tendency to be cautious of highly effective new know-how.

During the film, Se-Dol discusses how he heard of celebration in the streets that he — a human — gained one of many match’s 5 video games.

“People felt helplessness and fear. It seemed we humans are so weak and fragile,” Se-Dol stated. “And this victory meant we could still hold our own.”

Those human insecurities floor elsewhere in the film. Fan Hui, a European-based Go champion in Europe, performs an earlier model of AlphaGo and loses. He’s deeply troubled by the defeat.

But later, Hui groups up with the Google staff to assist develop AlphaGo. He continued enjoying AlphaGo, testing methods to disclose its weaknesses. He then shared his findings with AlphaGo’s creators to enhance the system.

As the film explores the battle of people versus machines, it has a lingering message: Humans will not grow to be out of date. Those who study to work with machines are extra highly effective than ever.

Ultimately, Se-Dol’s misplaced to AlphaGo helped him see the sport in a brand new means.

“He improved through this machine. His humanness was expanded after playing this inanimate creation,” reporter Cade Metz, who coated the match for Wired, notes in the film. “The hope is that machine and in particular the technologies behind it can have the same effect with all of us.”



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Bullying survivor to share tips at Four Arts, two Palm Beach schools – Palm Beach Daily News


Aija Mayrock was eight when the bullying started. She was picked on at faculty due to her lisp, her weight, her character — nearly every thing about her.

It took her a very long time to understand she’d executed nothing to deserve it. “It wasn’t personal,” she wrote in Teen Vogue. “I was the girl they decided to be mean to.”

At 16, after the bullying stopped, she started writing The Survival Guide to Bullying as a guide for different teenagers. The guide, which was snapped up by Scholastic one month after she self-revealed it, has been revealed within the United States and 14 different nations.

Now 21 and a scholar at New York University, Mayrock is a world spokeswoman for combating bullying. Media retailers which have featured her embrace “Good Morning America”, “The View”, AOL Build, “Fox News” and Seventeen Magazine. 

Last yr, she spoke at the United Nations. She is collaborating with UNICEF on a worldwide initiative coping with bullying and know-how.

Her free speak about cyber safety and on-line fame administration at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at The Society of the Four Arts’ Dixon Education Building is aimed at adults. She’s additionally scheduled to discuss bullying Oct. 5 at Palm Beach Day Academy and Oct. 6 at Palm Beach Public School.

If You Go

What: Survival Guide to Cyber Security and Online Reputation Management that includes Aija Mayrock

When: 2:30 p.m. Oct. 5

Where: Dixon Education Building, The Society of the Four Arts

For info: Call 655-2766 or e mail kinglibrary@fourarts.org

Her guide is “a very positive book about how to prevent bullying and how to address it if you’re going through it,” stated Rachel Schipper, director of the Four Arts libraries, which organized the talks.

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Mayrock describes bullying as a world epidemic. About 28 % of American college students in grades six by means of 12 have been bullied, in accordance to stopbullying.gov.

“Often bullying is looked at as kids being kids,” she stated Tuesday.“When you don’t take something seriously, it builds up. When social media is involved it can become a 24-7 attack for people all over the world. I don’t think human behavior has changed, but the ways we can bully and discriminate have proliferated.”

Mayrock is aware of about on-line popularity sabotage from private expertise.

She thought she’d left the bullies behind after her household moved from New York to California when she was in eighth grade.

Then she acquired a textual content message with an image of one in every of her former classmates dressed up as her for Halloween and parading round faculty sporting an indication bearing her identify. The bullying started once more, solely this time it was on-line.

Her answer was to delete her social media accounts and alter her telephone quantity. She laid low for a number of months and when she returned to social media, she was far more discriminating about how she communicated on-line.

She recommends warning to anybody who makes use of social media. Start with using platforms’ privateness settings, she stated.

Beyond that “it’s most important to remember that whatever you post, comment on or like is there forever,” she stated. “Every click and interaction is public.”

And the pitfalls don’t finish there.

“If you like a post or picture, you’re not just liking the picture or post,” she stated. “You’re liking the page or person who posted it. That person might seem harmless. But if you go to their page and look at the rest of their content, it could conflict with your morals and beliefs.”

Mayrock, who’s additionally an actress and screenwriter, overcame bullying with assist from caring adults and artistic expression. She’s even discovered to see the up aspect of the expertise. Among different issues, it’s made her stronger and given her a mission, she stated. She’s proven that bullies don’t have to win. 



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Motorola VerveOnes+ review – TechRadar


Despite most sane individuals nonetheless considering they seem to be a answer ready for an issue, true wi-fi earbuds are right here to remain, with launches from Apple, Philips, Jaybird, Onkyo, B&O, Motorola and dozens of no-model Chinese options on Amazon displaying the large manufacturers’ want to enter this class.

With the VerveOnes+, Motorola – by way of the dad or mum firm Binatone – have been one of many first to the excessive road, providing Bluetooth comfort plus a water-resistant construct.

On launch in 2016 they value a mighty $250/£230 (round AU$315), which was ludicrously costly given they did not supply half the options of one thing just like the Jabra Elite Sport, however because the competitors has caught up the worth has been slashed to $190/£180 (roughly AU$240) by way of the Verve.life web site and even decrease in the event you store round.

Motorola additionally gives the all-white VerveOnes Music and all-black VerveOnes True, that are each virtually equivalent, however lack the VerveOnes+ waterproof construct high quality.

But are any of those actually well worth the outlay? How good do they sound compared to, say, a pair of $100/£75/AU$125+ wired headphones? Will the battery life hassle you? And will not you be continually fearful about dropping them?

Design and options

  • Bulbous however nicely put collectively
  • Water-resistant

Whether you assume they seem to be a daft concept or not, there is no denying the engineering expertize concerned in squeezing audio system, Bluetooth receivers, Siri/Google Now management and extra into LEGO brick sized (35 x 35 x 90mm) earbuds.

They’re not the smallest or lightest earbuds, however with an IP57 score they are often dunked to depths of 1 meter for 30 minutes, which is spectacular, if not a bit excessive. Splash and sweat proof would have sufficed, however at the very least you are protected in the event that they come out into your sports activities drink.

They’re properly put collectively , the matte rubber end might be gripped simply, and the massive single button on every ear – for skipping tracks, pairing and voice management – could be pushed simply with out shoving the entire earbud additional into your head.

The charging case, whereas monumental in comparison with the Apple AirPods dental floss case, is properly designed, defending the buds and providing an additional three full expenses. It’s not pocket-pleasant (until you’re a lover of cargo pants) although, which suggests you will want to hold a bag, or ensure you’re not off anyplace for greater than a few hours.

Performance and battery life

  • Lack of wing ideas leaves them feeling weak
  • Small battery however a useful charging case

Take one earbud out of the case and, after an preliminary ache-free pairing course of, the Bluetooth connects shortly. Pop out the second bud and sensors acknowledge the motion and join all of it collectively. 

It can take 15 seconds to be up and operating, which is sort of lengthy, however simply sufficient time to ensure the earbuds are wedged in your ears.

The VerveOnes+ include six units of rubber ear ideas to assist safe the match, however unusually there are not any wing ideas included. Those little flanges of silicone are sorely missed right here, and whereas the rubber-backed earbuds do an excellent job, they don’t really feel particularly safe, and would profit from the second line of protection the wing ideas would supply.

That stated, regardless of being a bit bulbous, and feeling like they shouldn’t keep put, the match was deceptively safe. If you don’t sweat a lot if you train the sense of freedom as you run is massively pleasant, however for those who drip like a leaky faucet they may slip ultimately.

Conscious of the shortage of silicone wing ideas, we have been continually checking the place of the buds as we ran… simply in case.

As for battery life, the Motorola VerveOnes+ endure the identical destiny as many true wi-fi earbuds. Without the highest-up battery from the charging case you will do properly to get two hours from every earbud. Fine for a commute, however hopeless for marathon coaching.

The battery case is beneficiant although, providing three full costs earlier than it must be plugged in. You’ll nonetheless not need to take them lengthy haul, however at the very least you possibly can prime up whereas at work.

We did run into a couple of connection points when testing, with the left and proper ears dropping sign for a second or two each every now and then, and the Bluetooth stuttering closely if we put our telephone in our bag as an alternative of the entrance pocket of our denims.

We’ve skilled comparable points with many pairs of true wi-fi earbuds, so it isn’t distinctive to Motorola, however that doesn’t cease it from being irritating.

Sound high quality

  • Average sound high quality
  • Tweaking the EQ will help

So, the Motorola VerveOnes+ match surprisingly properly, however how do they sound? In one phrase; common. They’re not horrible, and tweaking the EQ settings by way of the companion app can enhance issues – particularly with the bass, however they sound no higher than a less expensive pair of wired headphones.

If you’re after in-ear headphones with element, punchy bass and a nicely-balanced tone, you may be dissatisfied, however should you want loud, thumping fitness center companions these will do the job.

Hubble Connect app (Android and iOS)

  • The app is function-packed
  • It’s additionally bug-packed and tough to sync

Most companion apps may be dismissed as soon as preliminary Bluetooth pairing has taken place, however the Hubble does supply a couple of useful extras, most notably the EQ settings. Playing with these could make an enormous distinction to the sound high quality, and assist increase the quantity.

You may also activate ‘Ear Detect’, which suggests the buds will pause once you take them out of your ears, plus ‘Pass-Through’ which permits extra of the surface world in; useful in the event you run alongside busy roads.

There’s additionally a small map displaying the present and/or final recognized location of your earbuds. Potentially helpful for those who want affirmation that you’ve got left them at work, however the monitoring solely works for the charging case, not particular person buds.

So there’s tons to tinker with by way of the app, however in our in depth check we discovered the app buggy, troublesome to sync and that it dropped connection commonly.

We favored

True wi-fi earbuds are nice enjoyable, and supply new ranges of freedom, particularly in the event you like to run. Not having a cable takes getting used to, however it’s liberating, and when you safe them and belief the VerveOnes+ to not come out you will overlook they’re in.

The cable free comfort additionally means you will not have your ears violated once you snag the cable when taking off a bag/coat/hoodie.

They’re additionally nicely-constructed and supply respectable safety towards sweat and the weather.

We disliked

Despite the spectacular function set the general expertise is a bit clunky, with all-too-frequent connection drop outs and app glitches spoiling the expertise.

Battery life can also be too brief – even with the battery pack – and whereas topping up is fast and handy, it is hardly ideally suited in the event you’re staring down an extended practice journey and you may’t watch a movie without having a recharge.

Sound high quality can also be mediocre in comparison with equally priced wired (or Bluetooth) headphones, with a scarcity of element and stability. It’s nice for operating, fitness center work and commuting however do not anticipate greater than primary playback.

Final verdict

The Motorola VerveOnes+ are impressively strong, they’ve a nearly acceptable battery life and join seamlessly to your smartphone, however you will be lamenting the sound high quality and lack of silicone wing ideas, which might give them common safety.

As a end result, don’t be stunned when you spend extra time pushing them again in your ears than pushing for a private greatest.

The worth drop will make them interesting to many although they usually stay superior to a budget no-model choices obtainable. The companion app and skill to tweak the sound high quality is extraordinarily helpful, they usually’re undeniably enjoyable to make use of… assuming you’ll find your good match.

First reviewed: September 2017



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