Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (USA) (RBA) was Upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Mkts to ” Overweight”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Sector Weight ” on the company shares. KeyBanc Capital Mkts advised their investors in a research report released on Aug 15, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (USA). Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (USA) was Downgraded by Jefferies to ” Hold” on Jul 15, 2016. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (USA) was Initiated by KeyBanc Capital Mkts to “Sector Weight” on May 27, 2016.
On the company’s financial health, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (USA) reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.07 based on the information available during the earnings call on Aug 8, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.44. The company had revenue of $158.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $160.50 million. The company’s revenue was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.43 EPS.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (USA) closed down -0.25 points or -0.88% at $28.05 with 5,18,064 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $28.27, the shares hit an intraday low of $27.9 and an intraday high of $28.45 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.
In a different news, on Mar 11, 2016, Robert Alastair Mcleod (Chief Bus. Dev. Officer) sold 10,088 shares at $24.54 per share price. According to the SEC, on Mar 10, 2016, Karl William Werner (Ch. Op. & Supp. Dev. Officer) sold 19,300 shares at $25.19 per share price. On Mar 7, 2016, Edward Baltazar Pitoniak (director) purchased 100 shares at $24.44 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated is an auctioneer of industrial equipment. The Company is engaged in providing unreserved auction services to equipment buyers and sellers. Ritchie Bros. focuses on the sale of heavy machinery. The Company operates through two segments: Core Auction segment and EquipmentOne segment. Core Auction segment offers a network of auction locations that conduct live unreserved auctions with both on-site and online bidding. EquipmentOne segment is a secure online marketplace that facilitates private equipment transactions. The Company sells equipment through unreserved auctions at around 44 auction sites around the world. Through the Companys unreserved auctions and online marketplaces it sells a range of used and unused industrial assets including equipment trucks and other assets used in the construction transportation agricultural material handling mining forestry energy and marine industries.