Market News

Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) Stock “Buy” Rating Maintained at Jefferies; The Target is Set to $265.0; Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS) Covered By 3 Bulls

Among 13 analysts covering Martin Marietta (NYSE:MLM), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Martin Marietta has $265.0 highest and $145 lowest target. $235.30’s average target is 3.64% above currents $227.04 stock price. Martin Marietta had 25 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) on Monday, August 21 with “Hold” rating. The company was initiated on Tuesday, December 12 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, March 29 by Citigroup. The company was initiated on Wednesday, October 11 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Thursday, October 26. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Wednesday, October 26. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, November 16 by Bank of America. The stock of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) earned “Overweight” rating by Alembic on Thursday, June 9. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral” on Tuesday, October 11. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Wednesday, January 3 with “Hold”.

Among 3 analysts covering Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ:AEZS), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Aeterna Zentaris Inc. had 11 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, November 9. As per Tuesday, January 17, the company rating was maintained by Maxim Group. The stock has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Friday, August 11. On Wednesday, July 5 the stock rating was maintained by H.C. Wainwright with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 2 by H.C. Wainwright. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, July 19 by Maxim Group. Maxim Group maintained it with “Buy” rating and $11 target in Monday, November 23 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by H.C. Wainwright on Wednesday, November 29. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 30 by Maxim Group. The rating was maintained by H.C. Wainwright with “Buy” on Tuesday, November 24. See Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ:AEZS) latest ratings:

29/11/2017 Broker: H.C. Wainwright Rating: Buy New Target: $3.0 Maintain
11/08/2017 Broker: Maxim Group Rating: Buy New Target: $4.0000 Maintain
19/07/2017 Broker: Maxim Group Rating: Buy New Target: $4.0000 Maintain

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.30, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 40 investors sold Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. shares while 130 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 165 raised stakes. 59.73 million shares or 1.72% more from 58.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 1,373 were reported by Stratford Consulting Ltd. Leavell Mgmt invested in 0.09% or 3,500 shares. Montag A & holds 0.12% in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) or 5,289 shares. Hodges Cap holds 0.03% in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) or 1,909 shares. Hartford Investment Management accumulated 0.05% or 13,504 shares. Kentucky Retirement System accumulated 3,846 shares. Liberty Mutual Asset reported 0.03% stake. 2,000 were reported by Bluestein R H & Co. First Personal Fin invested in 0.03% or 584 shares. Baystate Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability Company reported 26 shares. First Quadrant L P Ca holds 0% in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) or 400 shares. Moreover, Tarbox Family Office has 0.1% invested in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM). Frontier Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.64% or 433,530 shares in its portfolio. 6.43 million were accumulated by Vanguard Group. Gotham Asset Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM).

Analysts await Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) to report earnings on February, 13. They expect $1.58 EPS, up 1.94% or $0.03 from last year’s $1.55 per share. MLM’s profit will be $99.32M for 35.92 P/E if the $1.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.39 actual EPS reported by Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -33.89% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.38% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $227.04. About 523,987 shares traded. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) has risen 23.49% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.79% the S&P500.

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies aggregates products and heavy building materials for the construction industry in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $14.27 billion. The firm mines, processes, and sells granite, limestone, sand, gravel, and other aggregate products for use in the public infrastructure, and nonresidential and residential construction industries, as well as in the agriculture, railroad ballast, chemical, and other applications. It has a 33.15 P/E ratio. It also offers asphalt products, ready mixed concrete, and road paving construction services; and produces Portland and specialty cements for use in infrastructure projects, and nonresidential and residential construction, as well as in the railroad, agricultural, utility, and environmental industries.

Receive News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings with our FREE daily email newsletter.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *