Hot Small Cap Stocks To Watch Right Now

The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap TASER International, Inc (NASDAQ: TASR) is scheduled for after the market closes on Wednesday (February 28th). Police controversies have led police departments to look for non-lethal methods to subdue suspects with TASER International beating expectations for Q3 earnings. Oppenheimer’s Andrew Uerkwitz and team commented:

“TASER has posted three straight quarters that handily beat top-line consensus. However, margin expansion remains elusive (revenue up 31% ytd; EPS down 26% ytd) as the company continues to invest in body camera, ev.com, dash cam, and now record management systems. We believe this is the right strategy to become a technology leader to police departments, but it will require patience, as agencies are slow to change. As for the quarter, Axon added two more major departments (Cinci, Atlanta) and EV.com revenues nearly doubled, a result of shrinking the gap between booked and active seats (and some true-up). Mgmt. announced that CFO Dan Behrendt will be stepping down (but remaining on until post-10-K filing) after 12 years with TASR.”

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Watch Right Now: China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited(CNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Compass Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 2,535 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $207,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) – Equities research analysts at Desjardins boosted their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Canadian National Railway in a research note issued on Monday, October 8th. Desjardins analyst B. Poirier now anticipates that the transportation company will earn $1.09 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $1.09. Desjardins also issued estimates for Canadian National Railway’s FY2021 earnings at $5.66 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Canadian National Railway (TSE:CNR) (NYSE:CNI) had its target price upped by investment analysts at CIBC from C$116.00 to C$120.00 in a research report issued on Friday. CIBC’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 3.54% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp cut its position in Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) by 21.1% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,956,400 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 522,300 shares during the period. Canadian National Railway accounts for about 1.7% of Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 7th biggest position. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp owned 0.27% of Canadian National Railway worth $184,215,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Watch Right Now: Petroquest Energy Inc(PQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Petroquest Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the energy company an impact score of 47.638327846877 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Watch Right Now: Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ACHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $4.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) shares saw strong trading volume on Friday . 40,274 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 96% from the previous session’s volume of 999,221 shares.The stock last traded at $2.62 and had previously closed at $2.72.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News articles about Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Achillion Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 46.941587509483 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report published on Tuesday morning.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Watch Right Now: ATA Inc.(ATAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    ATA Inc. (NASDAQ: ATAI) traded down about 14% Monday to set a new 52-week low of $0.82, based on revalued shares that closed at $0.72 on Friday but traded up about 250% on Monday at $2.53. Volume was more than 200 times the daily average of around 42,000. You’re on your own here to figure this one out.

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