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Century Aluminum Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (NASDAQ:CENX)

The median estimate represents a 8.40% increase from the last price of 18.45. The total value of its holdings decreased 76.3%. Boeing Co now has $145.46B valuation. Its last month's stock price volatility remained 4.74% which for the week stands at 4.79%.

Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 25th. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.26 and the highest is $0.32. It has outperformed by 99.50% the S&P500.

Westwood Holdings Group Inc increased Occidental Pete Corp Del (NYSE:OXY) stake by 9,833 shares to 644,787 valued at $45.93 million in 2016Q4. The average volume stands around 2.13 million shares. Ishares Tr (EFA) was raised too. For CENX, the company now has $126.69 Million of cash on the books, which is offset by $7.82 Million current liabilities. Deal Stanley A also sold $494,792 worth of Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) shares. The insider BLESS MICHAEL A sold $410,956. Conner Raymond L. sold $1.95 million worth of stock. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $5.53. Kbc Grp Nv reported 21,953 shares. The forecast of 0 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. Therefore 60% are positive. Boeing had 59 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets has "Hold" rating and $1400 target.

A number of research firms have weighed in on CENX.

01/23/2015 - Century Aluminum Company had its " rating reiterated by analysts at Goldman Sachs. The stock of Whole Foods Market, Inc. The company was initiated on Thursday, January 12 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to "Neutral" on Friday, October 28. 445.41 million shares or 0.76% more from 442.07 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Chem Financial Bank accumulated 0.4% or 22,444 shares. Park National Oh holds 14,657 shares. Norinchukin Bancshares The has 104,593 shares for 0.38% of their portfolio. Federated Pa holds 327 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Bessemer Gp Inc invested 0.01% in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA). The mean target projections are based on 4 opinions.

A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Century Aluminum has a 1-year low of $5.53 and a 1-year high of $18.63.

Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report issued on Tuesday, July 11th. (NASDAQ:WFM) on Friday, June 16 to "Overweight" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Monday, October 5.

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Taking a broader look brokerage firms' analysts on the street with an expectant view have Century Aluminum C (NASDAQ:CENX) high price target of $16.5 and with a conservative view have low price target of $14.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: "Analysts Anticipate Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) to Post $0.29 EPS" was originally published by Chaffey Breeze and is the property of of Chaffey Breeze. Cowen & Co has "Market Perform" rating and $6 target.

03/07/2015 - Century Aluminum Company was downgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.25 in Q4 2016. 0 analysts call it Underweight, while 1 think it is Overweight. 27 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership holds 0.07% or 74,203 shares. Walleye Trading Llc owns 23,398 shares or 0% of their U.S. portfolio. Manufacturers Life Ins The invested 0% of its portfolio in Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ:CENX). Louisiana State Employees Retirement holds 0.01% or 20,000 shares. Wealthtrust owns 3,049 shares.

Century Aluminum (NASDAQ CENX) traded down 0.12% on Friday, reaching $16.78. Voya Mngmt Limited invested in 0% or 18,984 shares. The value of the company's investment in Century Aluminum Company increased from $717,000 to $903,000 a change of 25.9% for the reporting period. Weiss Asset Mngmt L P reported 0.03% stake. Finally, 361 Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Century Aluminum during the first quarter worth $162,000. Parametrica Management Ltd bought a new position in Century Aluminum during the second quarter worth approximately $516,000.

Century Aluminum Company (Century), launched on February 20, 1981, is a holding company, which is a producer of primary aluminum and operates aluminum reduction facilities, or smelters, in the United States and Iceland. The stock exchanged hands 2.57 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 2.13 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $1.56 Billion. Not so with Century Aluminum Company.

Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 17.42, a price to book ratio of 1.03, and a price to sales ratio of 4.54. The Company's primary aluminum facilities produce standard grade primary aluminum products.



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