6.18% to Target, RBC Capital Reiterates Hold Rating for LyondellBasell (LYB) Stock; Shorts at Aptose Biosciences Inchares (APTO) Lowered By 2.26%

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Aptose Biosciences Inchares (NASDAQ:APTO) had a decrease of 2.26% in short interest. APTO’s SI was 436,200 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 2.26% from 446,300 shares previously. With 431,800 avg volume, 1 days are for Aptose Biosciences Inchares (NASDAQ:APTO)’s short sellers to cover APTO’s short positions. The stock increased 8.21% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $3.56. About 960,662 shares traded or 124.94% up from the average. Aptose Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:APTO) has risen 188.70% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 177.15% the S&P500.

In analysts note revealed to investors and clients on today, RBC Capital restate their Hold rating on LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB)‘s stock. The TP would suggest a potential upside of 6.18% from firm’s current price.

Among 25 analysts covering LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB), 10 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. LyondellBasell has $13000 highest and $80 lowest target. $112.21’s average target is 7.34% above currents $104.54 stock price. LyondellBasell had 76 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of LYB in report on Monday, July 31 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, April 25 by Citigroup. Cowen & Co maintained LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) on Thursday, December 29 with “Market Perform” rating. The stock of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 25 by RBC Capital Markets. Susquehanna maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Sunday, March 18 report. The stock of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Monday, February 6 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Monday, October 30 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 5 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) rating on Friday, June 16. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $88 target.

The stock increased 1.46% or $1.5 during the last trading session, reaching $104.54. About 2.31 million shares traded. LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) has risen 17.51% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.96% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.07, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 51 investors sold LyondellBasell Industries N.V. shares while 271 reduced holdings. 88 funds opened positions while 206 raised stakes. 288.04 million shares or 0.22% more from 287.42 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Clearbridge Investments Llc has 402 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys owns 455,340 shares. Private Ocean Ltd Company reported 0% stake. Gofen & Glossberg Ltd Liability Company Il holds 2,916 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Guggenheim Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.18% or 679,084 shares. 192,765 are owned by Virtus Investment Advisers. Greenleaf Trust owns 2,698 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Raymond James holds 427,034 shares. Eagle Asset Mgmt has 0.04% invested in LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB). State Treasurer State Of Michigan has invested 0.32% in LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB). Moreover, Thornburg Investment Mngmt Incorporated has 1.59% invested in LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB). American National Tx holds 0.21% or 38,175 shares. Richard Bernstein Advsrs Llc owns 27,633 shares. Miller Howard Investments New York reported 2.09% stake. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Com invested in 0.06% or 10,363 shares.

Analysts await LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) to report earnings on April, 27 before the open. They expect $2.80 earnings per share, up 23.89% or $0.54 from last year’s $2.26 per share. LYB’s profit will be $1.10 billion for 9.33 P/E if the $2.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.73 actual earnings per share reported by LyondellBasell Industries N.V. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.56% EPS growth.

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. operates as a maker of chemicals and polymers, refiner of crude oil, producer of gasoline blending components, and developer and licensor of technologies for production of polymers worldwide. The company has market cap of $41.15 billion. The firm operates in five divisions: Olefins and Polyolefins—Americas; Olefins and Polyolefins—Europe, Asia, International; Intermediates and Derivatives; Refining; and Technology. It has a 8.54 P/E ratio. It produces and markets olefins, including ethylene, propylene, and butadiene; polyethylene products, which consist of high density polyethylene, low density polyethylene, and linear low density polyethylene; polyolefins, such as polyethylene and polypropylene ; and PP homopolymers, copolymers, and compounds.

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