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WideOpenWest, Inc. (WOW) Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE:WOW) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday. According to Zacks, “WideOpenWest, Inc. is a cable operator primarily in the United States. The company provides high-speed Internet, cable TV and phone serving communities. WideOpenWest, Inc.is based in Englewood, United States. “ Other equities research analysts have also issued reports about the company. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $18.00 target... 
 

Head to Head Survey: Talon International (TALN) & (ZQK)

Talon International (OTCMKTS: TALN) and (NYSE:ZQK) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability and risk. Valuation and Earnings This table compares Talon International and ‘s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio Talon International $48.26 million 0.15 $990,000.00 $0.01 8.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Talon... 
 

Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (UVSP) Stock Price

Media stories about Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services... 
 

NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NRE) versus Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN) Head to Head Survey

NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NYSE: NRE) and Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) are both office reits companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations. Earnings & Valuation This table compares NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. and Brandywine Realty Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings... 
 

Siemens AG (SIE) Given a €122.00 Price Target at Commerzbank Ag

Commerzbank Ag set a €122.00 ($141.86) target price on Siemens AG (FRA:SIE) in a research report report published on Friday morning. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock. Several other research firms have also recently issued reports on SIE. J P Morgan Chase & Co set a €128.00 ($148.84) target price on Siemens AG and gave the company a neutral rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. UBS AG set a €150.00 ($174.42) target price on Siemens AG and gave the company a buy rating in a research note... 
 

Anika Therapeutics (ANIK) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows

News headlines about Anika Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ANIK) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Anika Therapeutics earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.5439735626982 out... 
 

Insider Selling: NETGEAR, Inc. (NTGR) Insider Sells $149,370.00 in Stock

NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR) insider Mark G. Merrill sold 3,000 shares of NETGEAR stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.79, for a total value of $149,370.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 32,534 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,619,867.86. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Shares of NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR) traded up $0.25 during trading on... 
 

Banco Do Brasil SA (BDORY) Upgraded by ValuEngine to “Strong-Buy”

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Banco Do Brasil SA (OTCMKTS:BDORY) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday. Banco Do Brasil SA (OTCMKTS:BDORY) traded up $0.24 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $10.06. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 89,382 shares, compared to its average volume of 127,592. Banco Do Brasil SA has a 52-week low of $6.94 and a 52-week high of $12.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.02, a current ratio of 1.13 and a quick ratio of 1.13. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE:... 
 

Zacks: Analysts Expect Comerica Incorporated (CMA) to Post $1.21 EPS

Analysts expect Comerica Incorporated (NYSE:CMA) to report earnings per share (EPS) of $1.21 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Eight analysts have issued estimates for Comerica’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $1.16 and the highest is $1.30. Comerica reported earnings per share of $0.92 in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 31.5%. The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 16th. According to Zacks, analysts... 
 

Western Refining Logistics, (WNRL) and (SEMG) Head to Head Contrast

Western Refining Logistics, (NYSE: WNRL) and (NASDAQ:SEMG) are both oil & gas transportation services – nec companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership. Dividends Western Refining Logistics, pays an annual dividend of $1.87 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. does not pay a dividend. Western Refining Logistics, pays out 174.8% of its earnings in the form of... 
 

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMPH) Director Stephen B. Shohet Sells 7,862 Shares

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMPH) Director Stephen B. Shohet sold 7,862 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.04, for a total transaction of $141,830.48. Following the transaction, the director now owns 31,978 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $576,883.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Shares of Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMPH) traded up $0.23 during trading hours... 
 

TheStreet Upgrades Weyco Group, Inc. (WEYS) to B-

Weyco Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WEYS) was upgraded by equities research analysts at TheStreet from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report issued on Thursday. Separately, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Weyco Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Weyco Group (NASDAQ:WEYS) traded up $0.12 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $28.39. 5,976 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 15,530. Weyco Group has a twelve month low of $23.75... 
 

Yamana Gold Inc. (YRI) Director Peter Marrone Purchases 50,000 Shares

Yamana Gold Inc. (TSE:YRI) (NYSE:AUY) Director Peter Marrone acquired 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of C$3.40 per share, with a total value of C$170,000.00. Peter Marrone also recently made the following trade(s): On Wednesday, November 8th, Peter Marrone acquired 50,000 shares of Yamana Gold stock. The stock was acquired at an average cost of C$3.45 per share, with a total value of C$172,500.00. Yamana Gold Inc. (TSE:YRI) traded up C$0.10... 
 

DA Davidson Cuts FTD Companies, Inc. (FTD) Price Target to $8.00

FTD Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTD) had its target price trimmed by DA Davidson from $17.00 to $8.00 in a research report released on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock. Several other analysts have also issued reports on the company. Craig Hallum reduced their target price on FTD Companies from $18.00 to $10.00 and set a hold rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised FTD Companies from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th.... 
 

Government Properties Income Trust (GOV) Raised to “Buy” at BidaskClub

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Government Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ:GOV) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning. GOV has been the subject of a number of other reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Government Properties Income Trust from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. DA Davidson initiated coverage on Government Properties Income Trust in a research report on Friday, September 29th. They issued a neutral rating and a $20.00 price objective for the... 
 

Head-To-Head Review: Tessera Holding Corporation (XPER) vs. STR Holdings (STRI)

Tessera Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) and STR Holdings (OTCMKTS:STRI) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and valuation. Analyst Recommendations This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Tessera Holding Corporation and STR Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.com. Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating... 
 

Goldman Sachs BDC (GSBD) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

Media stories about Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE:GSBD) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Goldman Sachs BDC earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score... 
 

Epizyme (EPZM) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.20

News coverage about Epizyme (NASDAQ:EPZM) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Epizyme earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 47.8260509140697... 
 

Halcon Resources Corporation (HK) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Sell”

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning. According to Zacks, “Halcon Resources Corporation is an energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The Company operates in Wichita, Wilbarger and Starr Counties in Texas, Pontotoc and Seminole Counties, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Halcon Resources Corporation, formerly known... 
 

Urogen Pharma (URGN) Downgraded by UBS AG

UBS AG cut shares of Urogen Pharma (NASDAQ:URGN) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a research report released on Wednesday, The Fly reports. Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Urogen Pharma from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $32.00 price objective on Urogen Pharma and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC increased their price objective... 
 

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (RYTM) Earns Buy Rating from Needham & Company LLC

Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:RYTM) in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday. Needham & Company LLC currently has a $32.00 target price on the stock. “Rhythm reported 3Q17 financial results and we spoke w/ mgmt for an update. Enrollment in Phase 3 setmelanotide trial in POMC Deficiency is still expected to be completed by YE17. We assume top-line results in early 2019 (unch) and continue to expect a positive outcome. Mgmt also reiterated guidance for intiation... 
 

Yatra Online, Inc. (YTRA) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Strong Buy” by Analysts

Yatra Online, Inc. (NASDAQ:YTRA) has received an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the three analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation. Brokers have set a 1 year consensus target price of $14.27 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post ($0.11) EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Yatra Online an industry rank of 117 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.... 
 

Urogen Pharma (URGN) Receives $37.67 Average PT from Analysts

Shares of Urogen Pharma (NASDAQ:URGN) have been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the seven analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $46.33. URGN has been the topic of a number of research reports. Jefferies Group LLC upped their price objective on Urogen Pharma from $27.00 to $37.00 and gave... 
 

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM) Rating Reiterated by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. reissued their sell rating on shares of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) in a report published on Tuesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The firm currently has a $18.00 price target on the stock. SFM has been the subject of several other research reports. SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a buy rating and set a $27.00 price target on shares of Sprouts Farmers Market in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Jefferies Group LLC cut their target price on shares of Sprouts Farmers Market from $26.00 to $19.00... 
 

(NAVIV) & Its Competitors Financial Contrast

(NASDAQ: NAVIV) is one of 5,225 public companies in the “” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation. Profitability This table compares and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets N/A N/A N/A Competitors -5,433.60% -210.24% -13.68% Analyst Ratings This is a breakdown... 
 

Infosys Limited (INFY) Shares Gap Up to $14.84

Infosys Limited (NYSE:INFY) gapped up before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $14.45, but opened at $14.84. Infosys Limited shares last traded at $15.27, with a volume of 5950154 shares trading hands. INFY has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Infosys Limited from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. J P Morgan Chase & Co cut shares of Infosys Limited from an “overweight” rating... 
 

Zacks: Analysts Expect Zumiez Inc. (ZUMZ) to Post $0.48 EPS

Equities analysts expect Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) to post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.48 for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have provided estimates for Zumiez’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.46 to $0.50. Zumiez reported earnings per share of $0.43 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 11.6%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings report after the market closes on Thursday, November 30th. According to Zacks, analysts expect that Zumiez will... 
 

B. Riley Reiterates $80.00 Price Target for EPR Properties (EPR)

B. Riley set a $80.00 price target on EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) in a research report report published on Wednesday. The firm currently has a hold rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Several other analysts also recently commented on EPR. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services restated a buy rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded EPR Properties from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. BidaskClub upgraded EPR Properties... 
 

Cipher Capital LP Has $4.14 Million Position in Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (CCE)

Cipher Capital LP increased its holdings in Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (NYSE:CCE) by 84.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 99,419 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 45,381 shares during the period. Cipher Capital LP’s holdings in Coca-Cola European Partners PLC were worth $4,137,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their... 
 

Nivalis Therapeutics, Inc. (ALPN) Lifted to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Nivalis Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALPN) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning. According to Zacks, “Alpine Immune Sciences Inc. operates as a specialty pharmaceutical company. It engages in the discovery and development of protein-based immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer, inflammatory disorders and other diseases. Alpine Immune Sciences Inc., formerly known as Nivalis Therapeutics, is based in Seattle, Washington. “ Other... 
 

Ameriprise Financial Inc. Grows Stake in WisdomTree US Total Earnings ETF (EXT)

Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its holdings in shares of WisdomTree US Total Earnings ETF (NYSEARCA:EXT) by 31.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,552 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 849 shares during the quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc.’s holdings in WisdomTree US Total Earnings ETF were worth $304,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Separately, Synovus Financial Corp grew... 
 

Barclays PLC Raises Intuit Inc. (INTU) Price Target to $157.00

Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) had its price target hoisted by Barclays PLC from $135.00 to $157.00 in a research report released on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. Barclays PLC currently has an equal weight rating on the software maker’s stock. A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the company. Raymond James Financial, Inc. cut Intuit from a market perform rating to an underperform rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised Intuit from a hold rating to a buy... 
 

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (HTLF) Given a $50.00 Price Target by B. Riley Analysts

B. Riley set a $50.00 price target on Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday. The firm currently has a hold rating on the bank’s stock. Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a hold rating and set a $51.00 price objective on shares of Heartland Financial USA in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub downgraded Heartland Financial USA from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on... 
 

Contrasting MobileSmith (MOST) and (TNGO)

MobileSmith (OTCMKTS: MOST) and (NASDAQ:TNGO) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings. Earnings and Valuation This table compares MobileSmith and ‘s revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio MobileSmith N/A N/A N/A ($0.30) -6.60 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Analyst... 
 

Sempra Energy (SRE) Shares Bought by Macquarie Group Ltd.

Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) by 2.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,246,781 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 29,800 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. owned about 0.50% of Sempra Energy worth $142,296,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in... 
 

-$0.20 EPS Expected for Weatherford International PLC (WFT) This Quarter

Wall Street analysts expect Weatherford International PLC (NYSE:WFT) to report ($0.20) earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Eight analysts have made estimates for Weatherford International PLC’s earnings, with estimates ranging from ($0.21) to ($0.19). Weatherford International PLC reported earnings of ($0.32) per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 37.5%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. According... 
 

Buckingham Asset Management LLC Takes $264,000 Position in Aflac Incorporated (AFL)

Buckingham Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 3,246 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $264,000. Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of AFL. OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Aflac by 12.9% in the 1st quarter. OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. now... 
 

Manning & Napier Advisors LLC Cuts Holdings in Dollar General Corporation (DG)

Manning & Napier Advisors LLC lowered its position in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) by 12.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 102,350 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,795 shares during the quarter. Manning & Napier Advisors LLC’s holdings in Dollar General Corporation were worth $8,295,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A number... 
 

ClariVest Asset Management LLC Has $9.83 Million Position in Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (XHR)

ClariVest Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:XHR) by 69.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 466,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 192,000 shares during the quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC owned 0.44% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts worth $9,826,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other institutional investors and hedge funds... 
 

Manning & Napier Advisors LLC Trims Stake in Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA)

Manning & Napier Advisors LLC reduced its stake in shares of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) by 18.0% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 703,029 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 154,190 shares during the period. Manning & Napier Advisors LLC’s holdings in Alibaba Group Holding Limited were worth $121,418,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other institutional investors also recently added to or... 
 

Manning & Napier Advisors LLC Sells 20,718 Shares of Cerner Corporation (CERN)

Manning & Napier Advisors LLC cut its holdings in shares of Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) by 5.6% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 346,653 shares of the company’s stock after selling 20,718 shares during the quarter. Manning & Napier Advisors LLC owned 0.10% of Cerner Corporation worth $24,722,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of CERN.... 
 

Manning & Napier Advisors LLC Sells 20,718 Shares of Cerner Corporation (CERN)

Manning & Napier Advisors LLC cut its holdings in shares of Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) by 5.6% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 346,653 shares of the company’s stock after selling 20,718 shares during the quarter. Manning & Napier Advisors LLC owned 0.10% of Cerner Corporation worth $24,722,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of CERN.... 
 

Financial Analysis: OMNOVA Solutions (OMN) and Ecolab (ECL)

OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE: OMN) and Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) are both specialty chemicals – nec companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends. Profitability This table compares OMNOVA Solutions and Ecolab’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets OMNOVA Solutions -0.78% 22.71% 3.84% Ecolab 9.67% 19.05% 6.97% Volatility... 
 

Head to Head Review: Assurant (AIZ) & The Competition

Assurant (NYSE: AIZ) is one of 22 public companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Assurant to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations. Risk & Volatility Assurant has a beta of 0.8, meaning that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Assurant’s rivals have a beta of 1.29, meaning that their average stock... 
 

Logitech International S.A. (LOGI) Shares Sold by DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale

DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale lessened its holdings in shares of Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ:LOGI) by 8.8% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 219,317 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 21,162 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale owned 0.14% of Logitech International worth $7,740,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. GRATRY &... 
 

Comerica Bank Sells 12,030 Shares of Armstrong World Industries Inc (AWI)

Comerica Bank decreased its holdings in shares of Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) by 6.5% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 173,157 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 12,030 shares during the quarter. Comerica Bank owned about 0.33% of Armstrong World Industries worth $8,796,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes... 
 

TCW Group Inc. Increases Stake in PVH Corp. (PVH)

TCW Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) by 6.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 12,075 shares of the textile maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 767 shares during the quarter. TCW Group Inc.’s holdings in PVH Corp. were worth $1,522,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Teacher... 
 

Hibbett Sports, Inc. (HIBB) Trading 5.7% Higher on Better-Than-Expected Earnings

Shares of Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB) traded up 5.7% on Thursday following a better than expected earnings announcement. The stock traded as high as $15.05 and last traded at $14.85. 856,570 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 31% from the average session volume of 655,353 shares. The stock had previously closed at $14.05. The company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.15. The firm had revenue of $237.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $219.38... 
 

Toronto Dominion Bank Has $6 Million Position in Vulcan Materials Company (VMC)

Toronto Dominion Bank increased its position in shares of Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) by 12.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 50,169 shares of the construction company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,397 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in Vulcan Materials were worth $5,999,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also... 
 

Caseys General Stores (CASY) vs. Winn-Dixie Stores (WINN) Financial Contrast

Caseys General Stores (NASDAQ: CASY) and Winn-Dixie Stores (NASDAQ:WINN) are both supermarkets & convenience stores companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings. Dividends Caseys General Stores pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Winn-Dixie Stores does not pay a dividend. Caseys General Stores pays out 24.5% of its earnings in the form... 
 
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