Sunday’s Highlights at Noon: United States Steel (X), Aerie Pharma (AERI), Whiting Petroleum Corp (WLL), Mosaic Co (MOS), Royal Gold (RGLD)

By Carrie Williams

So far Sunday, October 13, NASDAQ is up 1.19% and the S&P is up 0.01%. Here are this morning’s most active stocks: United States Steel (XResearch Report), Aerie Pharma (AERIResearch Report), Whiting Petroleum Corp (WLLResearch Report), Mosaic Co (MOSResearch Report) and Royal Gold (RGLDResearch Report).

United States Steel is up 9.88% in midday trading to $11.34. Shares opened today at $10.32. The company has a 52-week low of $9.93 and a 52-week high of $29.84. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $10.75, marking a 4.17% potential upside from current levels. In a report issued on October 2, BMO analyst David Gagliano maintained a Hold rating on X, with a price target of , which implies an upside of 16% from current levels. Separately, on September 19, Credit Suisse’s Curt Woodworth maintained a Sell rating on the stock and has a price target of $8.00.

Aerie Pharma is up 8.04% in midday trading to $20.15. Shares opened today at $18.65. The company has a 52-week low of $17.51 and a 52-week high of $60.81. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $55.14, marking a 195.66% potential upside from current levels. In a report issued on October 11, Needham analyst Serge Belanger maintained a Buy rating on AERI, with a price target of $54.00, which implies an upside of 190% from current levels. Over the last 3 months, the insider sentiment on Aerie Pharma has been positive based on 44 corporate insider transactions. This sentiment is slightly higher than the average sector sentiment of insiders.

Whiting Petroleum Corp is up 6.14% in midday trading to $7.43. Shares opened today at $7.00. The company has a 52-week low of $6.00 and a 52-week high of $44.22. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $13.64, marking a 94.86% potential upside from current levels. In a report issued on October 10, Seaport Global analyst Mike Kelly downgraded WLL to Hold. Separately, on October 3, Credit Suisse’s William Featherston downgraded the stock to Sell and has a price target of $5.00.

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Mosaic Co is up 4.81% in midday trading to $20.72. Shares opened today at $19.77. The company has a 52-week low of $17.36 and a 52-week high of $37.37. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $27.00, marking a 36.57% potential upside from current levels. In a report issued on October 9, CIBC World Markets analyst Jacob Bout initiated coverage with a Buy rating on MOS and a price target of $25.00, which represents a potential upside of 26% from where the stock is currently trading. Separately, on September 20, Cleveland’s Michael Piken reiterated a Hold rating on the stock . In the last 30 days, insiders purchased $49.89K worth of MOS shares. Over the last 3 months, the insider sentiment on Mosaic Co has been positive based on 31 corporate insider transactions. This sentiment is slightly higher than the average sector sentiment of insiders.

Royal Gold is down -4.73% in midday trading to $123.80. Shares opened today at $129.94. The company has a 52-week low of $70.16 and a 52-week high of $138.78. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $117.38, marking a -9.67% potential downside from current levels. In a report issued on August 9, B.Riley FBR analyst Adam Graf maintained a Buy rating on RGLD, with a price target of $132.50, which represents a slight upside potential from current levels. Separately, on August 8, CIBC World Markets’ Cosmos Chiu maintained a Hold rating on the stock . Over the last 3 months, the insider sentiment on Royal Gold has been negative based on 36 corporate insider transactions. This sentiment is lower than the average sector sentiment of insiders.

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