ALJ has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Simmons downgraded shares of Alon USA Energy (NYSE:ALJ) from a neutral rating to an underweight rating in a research note to investors on Monday, September 9th. Separately, analysts at Macquarie cut their price target on shares of Alon USA Energy (NYSE:ALJ) from $11.00 to $10.00 in a research note to investors on Tuesday, September 3rd. They now have an underperform rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Barclays Capital cut their price target on shares of Alon USA Energy (NYSE:ALJ) from $23.00 to $18.00 in a research note to investors on Friday, August 9th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of Sell and an average price target of $16.00. Alon USA Energy ( NYSE:ALJ ) traded up 0.10% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $10.39. 144,950 shares of the companys stock traded hands. Alon USA Energy has a 1-year low of $10.37 and a 1-year high of $21.24. The stocks 50-day moving average is $11.96 and its 200-day moving average is $15.42.
As for the rest of the Top 10, this past weekend featured very little adversity. Clemson defeated NC State by 12 points on the road in Thursday night’s prime-time showdown while Ohio State, Stanford, Louisville, LSU, Florida State, Texas A&M and Georgia all won by at least 14 points at home. The Buckeyes made arguably the biggest statement, though, drubbing Florida A&M 76-0 behind six touchdown passes from backup quarterback Kenny Guiton, who set a school record in Braxton Miller ‘s absence. In other early-afternoon action, Heisman Trophy candidate Teddy Bridgewater tossed four touchdowns as Louisville won 72-0 over Florida International. Ohio State’s bitter rival Michigan, survived a scare on the road at Connecticut in prime time on Saturday night. Despite trailing by 14 points in the second half, the Wolverines were able to take the lead on a late field goal and go on to win 24-21 after shutting down the Huskies on their final drive. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Which is the best team in America after four weeks? Alabama Submit Vote vote to see results Which is the best team in America after four weeks? Alabama 11.3% Total votes: 3,069 But while the Wolverines were struggling to stay unbeaten, Miami (FL) and Baylor were making it look easy. Like Ohio State and Louisville, the Hurricanes and Bears each hung 70 points on their overwhelmed opponents at home on Saturday. Both are 3-0 after four weeks. The Florida Gators ran their winning streak against rival Tennessee to nine in a row on Saturday afternoon at The Swamp, but Florida’s 31-17 win came at a cost as starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was lost for the year after suffering a broken right leg in the first quarter. Will Muschamp ‘s squad will now have to rally around junior signal-caller Tyler Murphy the rest of the way.
USA and Sub-Saharan Africa will see increased trade growth, says DHL
Key markets driving this growth are Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Mauritius and South Africa. The express company has seen a similar picture appearing between the US and various African trade lanes, with larger, more developed economies like South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana and Angola boasting strong double digit growth on both inbound and outbound volumes. However, according to their shipment figures, it is the smaller, rising economies that are seeing a major boom, with Somalia, Mayotte, Guinea-Bissau and South Sudan seeing meteoric increases in imports from the U.S., and Comoros, Eritrea, South Sudan and Liberia enjoying significant demand for exports to the States. The USA and Africa have historically enjoyed favourable trade conditions based on the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) of 2000, says Ian Clough, CEO for DHL Express USA. We are confident that, when this legislation is reviewed , there will be further benefits for both U.S. and African businesses looking to build cross-border business opportunities. According to statistics released at the AGOA Forum in Addis Ababa last month, U.S. total trade with sub-Saharan Africa (exports plus imports) has grown more than 250 percent , to $72.3 billion in 2012 from $28.2 billion in 2001, the first full year of AGOA trade. There is no doubt that there is commitment to trade growth from the respective governments, and these figures will continue to rise, concludes Brewer. It is now the role of the private sector and the thousands of SMEs looking for opportunities to take advantage of this growth, and build success on this lucrative trade lane. Distributed by the African Press Organization on behalf of Deutsche Post DHL. Media Contact: Lee Nelson. Senior Manager Marketing & Communications, Sub-Saharan Africa DHL Express firstname.lastname@example.org DHL The Logistics company for the world DHL ( http://www.dhl.com ) is the global market leader in the logistics industry and The Logistics company for the world. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers.