Mixed Analyst Attention: Venator Materials PLC (VNTR), Yandex N.V. (YNDX)

The shares of Venator Materials PLC (NYSE:VNTR) has been pegged with a rating of Sector Perform by RBC Capital Mkts in its latest research note that was published on August 9th, 2019. The research company has also assigned a $3 price target. RBC Capital Mkts wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of Venator Materials PLC, with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Citigroup advised investors in its research note published on July 12th, 2019, to Neutral the VNTR stock while also putting a $4.50 price target. The stock had earned Outperform rating from RBC Capital Mkts when it published its report on April 18th, 2019. That day the RBC Capital Mkts set price target on the stock to $9. The stock was given Buy rating by Citigroup in its report released on February 22nd, 2019, the day when the price target on the stock was placed at $7.50. UBS was of a view that VNTR is Buy in its latest report on February 6th, 2019 while giving it a price target of $7. JP Morgan thinks that VNTR is worth Neutral rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on September 21st, 2018.

Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 8 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 3 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $7.07. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 2.94% 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 17.94.

The shares of the company added by 2.94% during the trading session on Tuesday, reaching a low of $1.85 while ending the day at $2.10. During the trading session, a total of 2.14 million shares were traded which represents a -272749.76% decline from the average session volume which is 783.96K shares. VNTR had ended its last session trading at 2.04. Venator Materials PLC currently has a market cap of $262.46M while its P/E earnings growth sits at 0.12. Venator Materials PLC debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 0.88, while its quick ratio hovers at 1.20. VNTR 52-week low price stands at $2.04 while its 52-week high price is $12.60.

The company in its last quarterly report recorded $0.13 earnings per share which is below the $0.18 predicted by most analysts. The Venator Materials PLC generated $578.00 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly lower than the $583.97 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $0.13 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was down by 0%. Venator Materials PLC has the potential to record -3.94 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.

Investment analysts at Jefferies published a research note on November 21st, 2018 where it informed investors and clients that Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ:YNDX) is now rated as Buy. Citigroup also rated YNDX as Downgrade on July 12th, 2019, with its price target of $4.50 suggesting that YNDX could surge by 20.87% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $36.27/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 3.47% to reach $47.43/share. It started the day trading at $37.91 and traded between $36.20 and $37.53 throughout the trading session.

A look at its technical shows that YNDX’s 50-day SMA is 38.49 while its 200-day SMA stands at 34.21. The stock has a high of $42.37 for the year while the low is $24.90. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 44.31, while the P/B ratio is 4.25. At the moment, only of Yandex N.V. shares were sold short. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 2.21M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 0.58 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 1.16%. Looking further, the stock has raised 7.01% over the past 90 days while it gained 10.35% over the last six months.

The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. Invesco Advisers Inc sold more YNDX shares, decreasing its portfolio by -2.29% during the last quarter. This move now sees Invesco Advisers Inc selling -474,638 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 20,292,975 shares of YNDX, with a total valuation of $795,890,480. Harding Loevner LP meanwhile bought more YNDX shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $680,481,904 worth of shares. Wellington Management Co LLP followed the path by decreasing its YNDX portfolio by -2.61% in the quarter. This means that Wellington Management Co LLP sold -371,400 shares in the last quarter and now controls 13,867,993 shares of the YNDX stock, with the valuation hitting $543,902,685.

Similarly, Genesis Investment Management LLP increased its Yandex N.V. shares by +1.34% during the recently filed quarter. After buying 76,967 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 5,801,957 shares of Yandex N.V. which are valued at $227,552,754. In the same vein, Lazard Asset Management LLC decreased its Yandex N.V. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm sold -152,751 shares during the quarter which decreased its stakes to 5,636,782 shares and is now valued at $221,074,590. Following these latest developments, around 3.49% of Yandex N.V. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.