Notable Reits: VimpelCom (VIP), Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (MBT), Computer Programs & Systems (CPSI), Time Warner (TWX), BP p.l.c. (BP)

VimpelCom Ltd. (VIP) was reiterated an ‘Equal Weight’ by Barclays analysts on Friday. The broker also cut its price target on the stock to $4.82 from $5.59.

Shares of the $6.21 billion market cap company are down 38.19% year-over-year and 13.05% year-to-date.

VimpelCom Ltd. ADR, currently with a median Wall Street price target of $5.35 and a high target of $9.85, dropped $0.08 to $3.52 in recent trading.

Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (MBT) was reiterated as ‘Equal Weight’ with $9.70 from $9.55 price target on Friday by Barclays.

Shares have traded today between $7.28 and $7.56 with the price of the stock fluctuating between $5.85 to $12.80 over the last 52 weeks.

Computer Programs & Systems Inc. (CPSI) rating of ‘Market Perform’ was reiterated today at FBR Capital with a price target increase of $53 from $45 (versus a $50.06 previous close).

CPSI recently traded at $50.85, a gain of $0.79 over Thursday’s closing price. The name has a current market capitalization of $574.76 million.

As for passive income investors, the company pays shareholders $2.56 per share annually in dividends, yielding 6.34%. Five year average dividend yield currently stands at 3.45%.

Shares of Time Warner Inc. (TWX) are down $0.43 to $69.87 in mid-day trading after MKM Partners reiterated its ‘Buy’ rating and decreased its 12-month base case estimate on the name by 2 points to $84 a share.

Shares of BP p.l.c. (BP) are down $0.22 at $34.77, after Argus this morning lowered its price target on the shares to $41 from $42, and reiterated a ‘Buy’ rating.

BP is currently printing a normal average trading daily volume with the issue trading 2.37 million shares, compared to the average volume of 6.32 million. The stock began trading this morning at $34.81 to currently trade 0.61% lower from the prior days close of $34.99. On an intraday basis it has gotten as low as $34.74 and as high as $34.94.

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