Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: AINV), Regions Financial Corp (NYSE: RF) and World Energy Solutions (NASDAQ: XWES)
Upgraded To “Buy” Or Better
Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: AINV)
AINV closing price for Thursday, February 9, 2012 was $7.05, down 0.84% (-0.06).
AINV is -43.42% below its 52-week high of $20.40
AINV is 18.09% above its 52-week low of $6.80.
AINV has a 1-Yr Target Price of $8.97 with a Market Cap of $1.39B.
AINV was upgraded by analysts at Ladenburg Thalmann from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating who now have a $6.00 price target on the stock.
Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV) is business development company and operates as a closed-end management investment company. AINV invests in middle market companies. It provides direct equity capital, mezzanine and senior secured loans, and subordinated debt and loans. It also seeks to invest in PIPES transactions. AINV may also invest in public companies that are thinly traded and may acquire investments in the secondary market.
Regions Financial Corp (NYSE: RF)
RF closing price for Thursday, February 9, 2012 was $5.68, up 2.90% (+0.16).
RF is -29.79% below its 52-week high of $8.09
RF is 101.42% above its 52-week low of $2.82.
RF has a 1-Yr Target Price of $5.64 with a Market Cap of $7.15B.
RF was upgraded by analysts at Compass Point from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating who now have a $7.50 price target on the stock, up previously from $5.60.
Regions Financial Corporation (RF) operates as the holding company for the Regions Bank that provides a range of commercial, retail, and mortgage banking services in the United States.
RF offers various deposit products, including savings accounts, transaction accounts, and money market accounts, as well as time deposits, such as certificate of deposits and individual retirement accounts. The companys loan portfolio comprises commercial and industrial loans; owner occupied commercial real estate mortgage and construction loans; investor real estate loans consisting of commercial real estate mortgage and construction loans; and consumer loans, including residential first mortgage, home equity, and indirect and other consumer loans.
World Energy Solutions (NASDAQ: XWES)
XWES closing price for Thursday, February 9, 2012 was $4.14, down 3.94% (-0.17).
XWES is -18.82% below its 52-week high of $5.10
XWES is 87.33% above its 52-week low of $2.21.
XWES has a Market Cap of $44.57M.
XWES is now covered by analysts at ThinkEquity who initiated coverage with a “buy” rating on the stock.
World Energy Solutions, Inc. (XWES), an energy management services company, develops and builds solutions to assist businesses, institutions, and governments in managing their energy as a strategic asset. XWES operates online exchanges for energy and environmental commodities. The companys online auction platforms include the World Energy Exchange, the World Green Exchange, and the World DR Exchange.
- The World Energy Exchange enables retail energy consumers and wholesale energy participants in North America to negotiate for the purchase or sale of electricity, natural gas, and renewable energy resources from energy suppliers who have agreed to participate on auction platform. The World Energy Exchange is supplemented with information about market rules, pricing trends, energy consumer usage, and load profiles.
- The World Green Exchange enables bidders and listers to negotiate for the purchase or sale of environmental commodities, such as Renewable Energy Certificates, Verified Emissions Reductions, Certified Emissions Reductions, and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative allowances.
- The World DR Exchange creates an online marketplace for demand response. World Energy Solutions also offers Virtual Energy Audit, which enables commercial property owners and managers to identify, evaluate, execute, and manage retrofit opportunities across their portfolios.
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