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Astec Industries (ASTE) Investors: William Blair Keeps “Buy” Rating; Neurometrix (NURO) SI Increased By 52.08%

Neurometrix Incorporated (NASDAQ:NURO) had an increase of 52.08% in short interest. NURO’s SI was 142,500 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 52.08% from 93,700 shares previously. With 382,100 avg volume, 0 days are for Neurometrix Incorporated (NASDAQ:NURO)’s short sellers to cover NURO’s short positions. The stock decreased 5.64% or $0.079 during the last trading session, reaching $1.321. About 140,186 shares traded. NeuroMetrix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NURO) has declined 68.03% since February 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 84.73% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering Astec Industries (NASDAQ:ASTE), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Astec Industries has $85 highest and $33 lowest target. $66.67’s average target is 11.14% above currents $59.99 stock price. Astec Industries had 18 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) rating on Monday, August 31. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $50 target. Dougherty downgraded Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) on Wednesday, July 26 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 5 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Tuesday, October 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 20. The stock has “Buy” rating by Dougherty & Company on Tuesday, December 20. The stock of Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) has “Accumulate” rating given on Monday, September 28 by Global Hunter Securities. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) on Tuesday, October 3 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 16 by Maxim Group. Seaport Global maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, January 23 report.

Astec Industries, Inc. designs, engineers, makes, and markets equipment and components primarily for the road building, aggregate processing, geothermal, water, gas and oil, and wood processing industries in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.38 billion. The Company’s Infrastructure Group segment offers asphalt and wood pellet plants, and related components; asphalt pavers, screeds, milling machines, material transfer vehicles, stabilizers, and related ancillary equipment; and commercial pavers. It has a 35.5 P/E ratio. The company??s Aggregate and Mining Group segment provides aggregate processing and mining equipment; crushers, portable plants, sand classifying and washing equipment, and conveying equipment; mobile screening plants, portable and stationary structures, and vibrating screens; aggregate and ore processing equipment; rock breaking systems, processing equipment, and utility vehicles; and bulk material handling systems and minerals processing equipment.

Analysts await Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $0.45 EPS, down 15.09% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.53 per share. ASTE’s profit will be $10.38M for 33.33 P/E if the $0.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.12 actual EPS reported by Astec Industries, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -475.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.10, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 26 investors sold Astec Industries, Inc. shares while 39 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 61 raised stakes. 17.44 million shares or 0.86% less from 17.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Piedmont Advsr Limited Liability Com owns 0% invested in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) for 4,171 shares. Sector Pension Inv Board owns 0% invested in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) for 12,094 shares. Comerica Bank & Trust invested in 0.01% or 20,292 shares. Principal Financial Gp stated it has 144,837 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. State Common Retirement Fund owns 53,550 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Prelude Capital Management Lc invested in 2,300 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Art Advisors Ltd Liability has 0.01% invested in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) for 3,900 shares. California State Teachers Retirement System stated it has 34,105 shares. Metropolitan Life holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) for 14,457 shares. New York-based X Management Ltd Liability Company has invested 0% in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE). Barnett Incorporated invested 0.01% in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE). Valicenti Advisory Ser holds 40,116 shares or 1.13% of its portfolio. Strs Ohio holds 17,935 shares. Moreover, Morgan Stanley has 0% invested in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE). Nationwide Fund Advsr holds 0% or 16,069 shares.

The stock increased 0.59% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $59.99. About 29,840 shares traded. Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) has risen 11.92% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Neurometrix (NASDAQ:NURO), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Neurometrix had 6 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of NeuroMetrix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NURO) earned “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Friday, September 11. H.C. Wainwright maintained NeuroMetrix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NURO) on Friday, October 20 with “Buy” rating. H.C. Wainwright maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 21 report. The stock of NeuroMetrix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NURO) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks. H.C. Wainwright maintained NeuroMetrix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NURO) rating on Thursday, June 15. H.C. Wainwright has “Buy” rating and $1600 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, June 28 by Rodman & Renshaw.

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