Upgrades TransAlta (NYSE:TAC) to “Strong-Buy”

TransAlta (NYSE:TACGet Free Report) (TSE:TA) was upgraded by research analysts at from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of TransAlta from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. TD Securities started coverage on TransAlta in a research report on Friday, October 6th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat, the company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $16.00.

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TransAlta Trading Up 3.8 %

TransAlta stock opened at $8.41 on Monday. TransAlta has a 1 year low of $7.22 and a 1 year high of $10.40. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $8.49 and its 200-day moving average is $9.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.76, a quick ratio of 1.43 and a current ratio of 1.54. The company has a market cap of $2.61 billion, a P/E ratio of 5.32 and a beta of 1.07.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On TransAlta

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Financial Management Professionals Inc. acquired a new stake in TransAlta in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $29,000. Pacifica Partners Inc. increased its holdings in shares of TransAlta by 766.3% during the third quarter. Pacifica Partners Inc. now owns 3,465 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $30,000 after purchasing an additional 3,065 shares during the period. Lazard Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of TransAlta during the third quarter valued at $33,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its stake in shares of TransAlta by 234.6% during the third quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 4,367 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $38,000 after purchasing an additional 3,062 shares in the last quarter. Finally, 1832 Asset Management L.P. lifted its holdings in TransAlta by 153.2% in the first quarter. 1832 Asset Management L.P. now owns 5,497 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $56,000 after purchasing an additional 3,326 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 64.93% of the company’s stock.

TransAlta Company Profile

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TransAlta Corporation engages in the development, production, and sale of electric energy. It operates through Hydro, Wind and Solar, Gas, Energy Transition, and Energy Marketing segments. The Hydro segment has a net ownership interest of approximately 922 megawatts (MW) of owned hydro electrical-generating capacity located in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario.

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