Shining on Major News : Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR), SJW Corp. (NYSE:SJW), AIXG

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Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 22nd. The company reported $0.21 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.21. The company had revenue of $1.28 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.29 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.18 earnings per share. Regions Financial Corp’s revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Regions Financial Corp will post $0.85 EPS for the current fiscal year. Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) belongs to Financial sector. Its net profit margin is 30.50% and weekly performance is -1.92%. On last trading day company shares ended up $9.72. Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -3.22%.

Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) was upgraded to “buy” from “neutral” at Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC). The firm also increased its price target on the stock to $50 from $44. Analysts at Cowen and Company also recently weighed in on the stock of MO, giving it an “outperform” rating and setting a new target price of $53 on it. On the average, the stock of MO carries consensus “buy” rating and average target price of $44.38.The cigarette maker earned $0.65 per share in the most recent quarter, falling short of the consensus estimate of $0.66 per share. It generated revenue of $6.26 billion, behind the estimate of $4.60 billion. However, both revenue and EPS were up YoY. Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) shares decreased -0.92% in last trading session and ended the day at $46.37. MO Gross Margin is 41.30% and its return on assets is 12.40%. Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) quarterly performance is 8.04%.

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) on Sept. 26 said that three of its operating affiliates have notified their employees that the coal mines where they work are being idled, resulting in job losses. One mine that had expected to be idled will continue to operate, while eight other mines have extended the period of time they will continue to operate. On 09 October, Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) shares decreased -11.11% and was closed at $1.92. ANR EPS growth in last 5 year was -30.50%. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) year to date (YTD) performance is -73.11%.

SJW Corp. (NYSE:SJW)’s, Director Mark L. Cali unloaded 2,200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.01, for a total transaction of $59,422.00. SJW Corp. (NYSE:SJW) ended the last trading day at $27.15. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.66% and price to cash ratio as 91.50. SJW Corp. (NYSE:SJW) showed a weekly performance of 0.00%.

AIXTRON SE (NASDAQ:AIXG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 29th. The company reported ($0.10) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.06) by $0.04. The company had revenue of $46.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $47.54 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.12) earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that AIXTRON SE will post $-0.35 EPS for the current fiscal year. Aixtron SE (NASDAQ:AIXG) shares decreased -4.72% in last trading session and ended the day at $13.51. AIXG Gross Margin is 27.50% and its return on assets is -6.80%. Aixtron SE (NASDAQ:AIXG) quarterly performance is -4.66%.

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