Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

M&A Monday: Church & Dwight, Dominion Diamond, Valeant & More

M&A Monday: Church & Dwight, Dominion Diamond, Valeant & More

Scotiabank increased their price target on shares of Dominion Diamond Corporation from $14.00 to $14.50 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a report on Thursday, June 1st.

USA -listed shares of Dominion were up 4 percent in premarket trading on Monday. They set a "buy" rating for the company.

DDC has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Dominion Diamond Corporation has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $14.78.

Headlines about Dominion Diamond Corporation (NYSE:DDC) (TSE:DDC) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports.

Dominion Diamond Corp., one of the world's largest diamond producers, is endorsing a US$1.2-billion friendly cash takeover bid from the Washington Companies, the Calgary-based miner said Monday. FE's distance from 20 day simple moving average is 2.60% and distance from 50-Day simple moving average is 3.67%.

Shares of Dominion Diamond were climbing over 5.3% during midday trading on Friday. The basic materials company reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.05 by $0.04. Dominion Diamond Corporation had a positive return on equity of 1.46% and a negative net margin of 1.07%. The firm had revenue of $211 million for the quarter. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 18.3% on a year-over-year basis.

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Washington Co., sometimes called WashCorps, said it plans to operate Dominion Diamond as a stand-alone business with a new CEO based in Canada.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This piece was posted by Stock Observer and is the sole property of of Stock Observer. If you are viewing this piece on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of USA & global copyright & trademark law. The original version of this story can be read at https://www.themarketsdaily.com/2017/07/14/dominion-diamond-corporation-nyseddc-receives-consensus-recommendation-of-buy-from-analysts.html. The last session's volume of 8.09 million shares was lower than its average volume of 10.92 million shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Dominion Diamond Corporation by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. now owns 247,721 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $3,129,000 after buying an additional 120,000 shares during the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. boosted its position in Dominion Diamond Corporation by 529.5% in the first quarter. Its last month's stock price volatility remained 2.27% which for the week stands at 2.52%. Institutional investors own 56.41% of the company's stock.

Yet another important factor while evaluating a good buy/sell decision for Dominion Diamond Corporation (DDC) is its Earnings per Share or EPS.

Washington Companies is a group of privately held North American mining, industrial and transportation businesses founded by industrialist and entrepreneur Dennis Washington.

Rio operates and holds a 60 percent stake in Diavik, while Anglo's De Beers unit operates the Gahcho Kue diamond mine in the Northwest Territories.

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