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BRF S.A. (BRFS) Reaches $9.21 1 Year Low; SMTC (SMTX) Sentiment Is 0.2

SMTC Corporation provides electronics manufacturing services worldwide. The company has market cap of $35.67 million. The firm offers end-to-end electronics manufacturing services, including product design and engineering; printed circuit board assembly; production, enclosure, cable assembly, and precision metal fabrication; systems integration and testing; configuration to order; build to order; and direct order fulfillment services. It currently has negative earnings. It provides integrated contract manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers and technology companies primarily in the industrial, networking and communications, power and energy, and medical market sectors.

The stock of BRF S.A. (NYSE:BRFS) hit a new 52-week low and has $8.93 target or 3.00% below today’s $9.21 share price. The 5 months bearish chart indicates high risk for the $7.88 billion company. The 1-year low was reported on Feb, 11 by Barchart.com. If the $8.93 price target is reached, the company will be worth $236.52 million less. The stock decreased 0.86% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $9.21. About 5.01M shares traded or 128.11% up from the average. BRF S.A. (NYSE:BRFS) has declined 2.88% since February 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.58% the S&P500.

BRF S.A. focuses on raising, producing, and slaughtering poultry and pork in Brazil, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company has market cap of $7.88 billion. The firm also processes, produces and sells fresh meat, processed foods, pasta, sauce, mayonnaise, frozen vegetables and soybean by-products. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s product portfolio comprise whole chickens and frozen cuts of chicken, turkey, and pork; ham products, bologna, sausages, frankfurters, and other smoked products; hamburgers, breaded meat products, and meatballs; lasagnas, pizzas, cheese breads, pies, and frozen vegetables; margarine, sauces and mayonnaise; and soy meal and refined soy flour, and animal feed.

Analysts await BRF S.A. (NYSE:BRFS) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.06 EPS, up 135.29% or $0.23 from last year’s $-0.17 per share. BRFS’s profit will be $51.36 million for 38.38 P/E if the $0.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.05 actual EPS reported by BRF S.A. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 20.00% EPS growth.

Among 6 analysts covering BRF S.A. (NYSE:BRFS), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. BRF S.A. had 11 analyst reports since September 16, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Thursday, October 8. On Monday, January 9 the stock rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to “Neutral”. The stock of BRF S.A. (NYSE:BRFS) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, October 30 by Bank of America. JP Morgan downgraded BRF S.A. (NYSE:BRFS) on Wednesday, September 16 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of BRF S.A. (NYSE:BRFS) has “Sell” rating given on Monday, October 5 by Goldman Sachs. The company was upgraded on Thursday, September 14 by JP Morgan. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, May 26 report. The stock of BRF S.A. (NYSE:BRFS) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 29 by Deutsche Bank. JP Morgan upgraded BRF S.A. (NYSE:BRFS) on Tuesday, May 31 to “Overweight” rating.

Wynnefield Capital Inc holds 0.67% of its portfolio in SMTC Corporation for 1.43 million shares. Gilman Hill Asset Management Llc owns 15,977 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Acadian Asset Management Llc has 0% invested in the company for 3,882 shares. The Texas-based Bridgeway Capital Management Inc has invested 0% in the stock. California Public Employees Retirement System, a California-based fund reported 25,860 shares.

It closed at $2.12 lastly. It is down 18.75% since February 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.45% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 3 buys, and 0 selling transactions for $196,513 activity.

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