Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Nexstar Media Group (NXST) Lifted to "Strong-Buy" at BidaskClub

Russell Knight | 02 January, 2018, 16:50

The company reported $0.98 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.09. 361,185 were reported by Simcoe Mgmt Limited Liability Company. The company has a market cap of $3.11 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.84 and a beta of 2.22. The stock decreased 1.16% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $51.12. About 414,980 shares traded.

Since August 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $1.80 million activity. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Moreover, Qvt Finance L P has 0.19% invested in Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

In related news, insider Gary Michael Vaughn sold 5,050 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Friday, October 20th. The institutional investor held 382,033 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $23.80 million, up from 362,743 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Nexstar Media Group, Inc. The stock decreased 0.51% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $78.2. 487,600 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 715,519. Nexstar Media Group had a net margin of 9.39% and a return on equity of 64.45%. (NASDAQ:NXST) has risen 19.43% since January 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.73% the S&P500.

Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust, which manages about $1.06 billion and $2.40 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Innospec Inc (NASDAQ:IOSP) by 8,010 shares to 162,972 shares, valued at $10.05 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. During the same period previous year, the company earned $0.78 earnings per share. NXST's profit will be $64.30M for 13.87 P/E if the $1.41 EPS becomes a reality. Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Nexstar Media Group, Inc. Pruett Julie sold $180,029 worth of stock or 3,000 shares.

Msdc Management Lp decreased its stake in Nexstar Media Group Inc (NXST) by 46.4% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (NASDAQ:NXST) earned "Buy" rating by B. Riley & Co on Tuesday, November 7. JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its position in shares of Nexstar Media Group by 9.9% in the third quarter. $508,623 worth of stock was sold by MUSE JOHN R on Monday, September 18. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Noble Financial reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Nexstar Media Group in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Therefore 100% are positive.

Stifel Nicolaus Hits General Electric (NYSE:GE) Hard With Today's Downgrade
Also, Director Francisco Dsouza bought 55,000 shares of General Electric stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. Phill Gross increased its stake in Total S A (TOT) by 17.05% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Cuts Stake in Lendingtree Inc (TREE)
In other news, President Neil Salvage sold 1,500 shares of Lendingtree stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 27th. In related news, Director Steven Ozonian sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 21st.

Acquires 436715 Shares of Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO)
Altria Group, Inc.'s P/B is valued at 11.25 exhibiting the investor sentiment on the value of the stock to its actual value. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in MO.

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXST) rating on Wednesday, November 8. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, January 18, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, March 1 by Benchmark. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, September 29 by Jefferies. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. The stock of Assurant, Inc. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to "Buy" on Wednesday, September 2. Barrington Research maintained Nexstar Media Group, Inc. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, September 9 with "Outperform". Barrington Research initiated the shares of NXST in report on Tuesday, December 22 with "Outperform" rating. They issued a "buy" rating and a $80.00 price target for the company.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2017 Q3. The company reported $1.46 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.36 by $0.10. It improved, as 21 investors sold Textron Inc. shares while 132 reduced holdings. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its position in Nexstar Media Group by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. Central Bancshares And reported 225 shares. Md Sass Svcs owns 282,977 shares. Connecticut-based Aqr Ltd Liability has invested 0% in Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ:NXST) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 6th. Simcoe Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Nexstar Media Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.57B market cap company. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company New York invested in 0.01% or 30,613 shares. First Manhattan stated it has 1,182 shares. Crosslink Cap Inc invested in 3.25% or 367,310 shares. Verition Fund Mgmt Limited Com has 6,590 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Marshall Wace Llp owns 66,775 shares for 0.19% of their portfolio. Strs Ohio reported 0.02% in Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXST). Granahan Mngmt Incorporated Ma reported 126,108 shares. Gratia Capital Llc who had been investing in Nexstar Media Group Inc (Put) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.57B market cap company.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $513.86 million activity. Its down 0.39, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. 114 funds opened positions while 136 raised stakes. 688,290 were reported by Brown Advisory Inc. Whittier Of Nevada Inc invested in 65 shares. Kbc Group Nv holds 0.1% in Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN) or 108,460 shares. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 3,584 shares of the company's stock valued at $214,000 after acquiring an additional 99 shares during the period. Luminus Management Ltd Liability Corporation owns 77,453 shares or 0.13% of their USA portfolio. (NYSE:TXT). State Treasurer State Of Michigan stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Textron Inc. (NASDAQ:NXST). Hbk Investments LP holds 375,000 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. Morgan Stanley reported 239,853 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. D E Shaw And accumulated 27,328 shares. (NYSE:TXT). Envestnet Asset Mgmt invested 0% in Textron Inc. Morgan Stanley initiated the shares of TXT in report on Thursday, June 23 with "Underweight" rating.

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