Smart Sand (SND) Buy Rating Reaffirmed by Piper Jaffray; With $9.5 Target; Nucor (NUE) SI Decreased By 10.39%

Among 11 analysts covering Smart Sand (SND), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Smart Sand has $21 highest and $6.75 lowest target. $12.55’s average target is 106.24% above currents $6.085 stock price. Smart Sand had 25 analyst reports since November 29, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Wednesday, November 30 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, November 29 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, August 13 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, March 16 by Credit Suisse. Piper Jaffray initiated Smart Sand, Inc. (NASDAQ:SND) rating on Tuesday, November 29. Piper Jaffray has “Overweight” rating and $13.25 target. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Wednesday, January 10. Johnson Rice initiated the shares of SND in report on Monday, January 9 with “Accumulate” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, June 23. Credit Suisse initiated Smart Sand, Inc. (NASDAQ:SND) rating on Tuesday, November 29. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $14.0 target. The firm has “Accumulate” rating given on Friday, March 17 by Johnson Rice.

Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) had a decrease of 10.39% in short interest. NUE’s SI was 5.71 million shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 10.39% from 6.38M shares previously. With 3.15M avg volume, 2 days are for Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE)’s short sellers to cover NUE’s short positions. The SI to Nucor Corporation’s float is 1.8%. The stock increased 0.62% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $66.59. About 3.05 million shares traded or 2.66% up from the average. Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) has risen 21.74% since March 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.04% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 62 investors sold Nucor Corporation shares while 223 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 196 raised stakes. 232.46 million shares or 1.40% less from 235.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tudor Investment Corp Et Al owns 120,000 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Adage Ptnrs Lc stated it has 1.28 million shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Sigma Planning has invested 0.02% in Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE). New York-based Van Eck Assoc Corporation has invested 0.04% in Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE). Gam Holdings Ag owns 1,325 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Meyer Handelman has 142,400 shares for 0.36% of their portfolio. Court Place Advsr Ltd Llc has 4,162 shares. Ci Invs invested in 0.51% or 985,906 shares. Leavell has 0.08% invested in Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE). Eqis Cap holds 0.07% or 22,486 shares. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services Limited Liability Company holds 0.07% or 15,306 shares. Private Ocean Ltd Liability Company, California-based fund reported 3,000 shares. Texas Yale holds 5,200 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. 416,957 were accumulated by Apg Asset Mngmt Nv. Moreover, Shell Asset Management has 0.04% invested in Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) for 47,801 shares.

Among 19 analysts covering Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Nucor Corporation had 80 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Thursday, August 31. As per Wednesday, March 23, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. Rosenblatt maintained Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) rating on Tuesday, May 10. Rosenblatt has “Neutral” rating and $51 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, December 28 by Standpoint Research. Rosenblatt initiated the shares of NUE in report on Friday, October 16 with “Neutral” rating. Credit Suisse upgraded Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) on Wednesday, May 24 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was upgraded by Longbow to “Buy” on Monday, June 19. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, January 12 report. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 19 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 17.

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $8.04 million activity. HAYNES VICTORIA F sold $137,912 worth of Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) on Tuesday, September 19. Frias James D had sold 39,037 shares worth $2.67M on Monday, February 19. Another trade for 15,131 shares valued at $913,959 was made by FERRIOLA JOHN J on Monday, October 23. 9,003 shares were sold by Utermark D. Chad, worth $537,659 on Friday, October 27. HALL LADD R sold $2.66 million worth of Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) on Monday, February 19.

Nucor Corporation manufactures and sells steel and steel products in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $21.17 billion. It operates in three divisions: Steel Mills, Steel Products, and Raw Materials. It has a 16.25 P/E ratio. The Steel Mills segment produces hot-rolled, cold-rolled, and galvanized sheet steel products; structural steel products, including wide-flange beams, beam blanks, H-piling, and sheet pilings; bar steel products, such as blooms, billets, concrete reinforcing and merchant bars, wire rods, and special bar quality; and tubular and plate steel products.