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The shares of 22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE:XXII) has been pegged with a rating of Buy by Chardan Capital Markets in its latest research note that was published on October 16th, 2017. The research company has also assigned a $11.50 price target. Chardan Capital Markets wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of 22nd Century Group, Inc., with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Chardan Capital Markets advised investors in its research note published on August 11th, 2016, to Buy the XXII stock while also putting a $3.50 price target.

Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 0 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 0 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $11.50. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 30.38% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 43.75.

The shares of the company added by 4.04% during the trading session on Thursday, reaching a low of $1.94 while ending the day at $2.06. During the trading session, a total of 2.24 million shares were traded which represents a -18.14% decline from the average session volume which is 1.90M shares. XXII had ended its last session trading at 1.98. 22nd Century Group, Inc. currently has a market cap of $244.05M while its P/E earnings growth sits at 9.68, with a beta of 1.82. 22nd Century Group, Inc. debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 0.00, while its quick ratio hovers at 11.20. XXII 52-week low price stands at $1.58 while its 52-week high price is $3.29.

The company in its last quarterly report recorded -$0.03 earnings per share which is below the -$0.02 predicted by most analysts. The 22nd Century Group, Inc. generated $5.94 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly lower than the $6.60 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded -$0.03 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was down by 0%. 22nd Century Group, Inc. has the potential to record -0.03 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.

Investment analysts at Pivotal Research Group published a research note on October 16th, 2018 where it informed investors and clients that Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) is now rated as Hold. Their price target on the stock stands at $66. Chardan Capital Markets also rated OMC as Reiterated on August 11th, 2016, with its price target of $3.50 suggesting that OMC could surge by 0.07% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $75.09/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 0.73% to reach $75.69/share. It started the day trading at $76.01 and traded between $74.93 and $75.64 throughout the trading session.

A look at its technical shows that OMC’s 50-day SMA is 75.37 while its 200-day SMA stands at 73.21. The stock has a high of $78.75 for the year while the low is $65.85. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 12.68, while the P/B ratio is 6.68. At the moment, only of Omnicom Group Inc. shares were sold short. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 2.06M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 11.30 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 1.58%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -1.70% over the past 90 days while it gained 9.93% over the last six months.

The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Vanguard Group Inc bought more OMC shares, increasing its portfolio by +3.03% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Vanguard Group Inc purchasing 632,382 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 21,497,219 shares of OMC, with a total valuation of $1,627,339,478. Massachusetts Financial Services meanwhile sold more OMC shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $1,292,911,034 worth of shares. BlackRock Fund Advisors followed the path by increasing its OMC portfolio by +6.10% in the quarter. This means that BlackRock Fund Advisors bought 667,188 shares in the last quarter and now controls 11,602,504 shares of the OMC stock, with the valuation hitting $878,309,553.

Similarly, SSgA Funds Management Inc increased its Omnicom Group Inc. shares by +4.66% during the recently filed quarter. After buying 435,881 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 9,789,804 shares of Omnicom Group Inc. which are valued at $741,088,163. In the same vein, Pzena Investment Management LLC decreased its Omnicom Group Inc. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm sold -447,087 shares during the quarter which decreased its stakes to 6,882,701 shares and is now valued at $521,020,466. Following these latest developments, around 0.30% of Omnicom Group Inc. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.