Nike (NKE) “Buy” Rating Reiterated by Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus; The Price Target Given is $80.0; C&J Energy Services INC. Common (CJ) Shorts Decreased By 12.69%

February 16, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Among 44 analysts covering Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE), 25 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Nike Inc. has $156.0 highest and $42.0 lowest target. $69.44’s average target is 1.68% above currents $68.29 stock price. Nike Inc. had 221 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, July 21, the company rating was maintained by Guggenheim. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 4 by Cowen & Co. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, April 7 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “Buy” on Thursday, January 11. As per Thursday, July 20, the company rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $60 target in Wednesday, September 28 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 30 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 23 by JP Morgan. The rating was upgraded by Wedbush to “Outperform” on Friday, January 19. As per Thursday, March 23, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer.

C&J Energy Services INC. Common (NYSE:CJ) had a decrease of 12.69% in short interest. CJ’s SI was 2.48M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 12.69% from 2.84 million shares previously. With 696,100 avg volume, 4 days are for C&J Energy Services INC. Common (NYSE:CJ)’s short sellers to cover CJ’s short positions. The stock increased 2.26% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $25.76. About 939,062 shares traded or 36.78% up from the average. C&J Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:CJ) has 0.00% since February 16, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 87 investors sold NIKE, Inc. shares while 457 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 358 raised stakes. 985.62 million shares or 0.88% less from 994.42 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cornerstone Advsr Incorporated stated it has 0.18% in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE). Lee Danner Bass Inc stated it has 0.04% in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE). Sit owns 0.09% invested in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) for 69,550 shares. Kentucky Retirement Ins Fund holds 0.32% of its portfolio in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) for 35,042 shares. Texas-based Dimensional Fund Advsr Lp has invested 0.07% in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE). Lincoln National Corp owns 6,460 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Fjarde Ap holds 0.31% or 313,385 shares in its portfolio. Fayez Sarofim Company invested 0.37% of its portfolio in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE). Citizens And Northern owns 1.91% invested in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) for 48,247 shares. Fiera Capital owns 5.13M shares. Blair William & Il accumulated 0.1% or 264,731 shares. Tudor Invest Corp Et Al accumulated 56,661 shares or 0.07% of the stock. M&T National Bank & Trust has invested 0.15% in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE). Montag A Associate Incorporated has invested 0.22% of its portfolio in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE). Howe And Rusling has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE).

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 sales for $37.22 million activity. $7.94M worth of stock was sold by Slusher John F on Tuesday, January 2. On Monday, December 11 Matheson Monique S. sold $620,000 worth of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) or 10,000 shares. 100,000 shares were sold by SPRUNK ERIC D, worth $6.77M. EDWARDS TREVOR A sold $6.85 million worth of stock or 100,000 shares. RODGERS JOHNATHAN A had sold 16,000 shares worth $855,206. PARKER MARK G sold $8.78M worth of stock.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories worldwide. The company has market cap of $111.10 billion. It offers NIKE brand products in nine categories: running, NIKE basketball, the Jordan brand, football, menÂ’s training, womenÂ’s training, action sports, sportswear, and golf. It has a 29.55 P/E ratio. The firm also markets products designed for kids, as well as for other athletic and recreational uses, such as cricket, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, walking, and outdoor activities.

The stock increased 0.49% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $68.29. About 7.39 million shares traded. NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) has declined 9.24% since February 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.94% the S&P500.

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