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Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW) Shares Sold by Putnam Investments LLC

Putnam Investments LLC decreased its stake in Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) by 95.3% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 131,984 shares of the network technology company’s stock after selling 2,692,345 shares during the quarter. Putnam Investments LLC’s holdings in Palo Alto Networks were worth $29,731,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other large investors also recently modified their holdings of PANW. First Manhattan Co. purchased a new stake in shares... 
 

Point72 Asset Management L.P. Sells 2,308,616 Shares of Hologic, Inc. (HOLX)

Point72 Asset Management L.P. decreased its holdings in shares of Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) by 85.2% in the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 401,002 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 2,308,616 shares during the quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P.’s holdings in Hologic were worth $16,433,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Worldquant Millennium Quantitative Strategies LLC grew its holdings in... 
 

Inflarx NV (IFRX) Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages

Inflarx NV (NASDAQ:IFRX) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $45.50. A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on IFRX shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Inflarx from a “hold” rating... 
 

Builders FirstSource, Inc. (BLDR) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the fifteen analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $18.40. BLDR has been the subject of a number of recent research... 
 

Waste Connections Inc (WCN) Shares Bought by Point72 Asset Management L.P.

Point72 Asset Management L.P. boosted its position in shares of Waste Connections Inc (NYSE:WCN) by 40.7% in the third quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 241,751 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 69,961 shares during the period. Point72 Asset Management L.P.’s holdings in Waste Connections were worth $19,284,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Aureus Asset Management... 
 

Point72 Hong Kong Ltd Has $189,000 Holdings in SL Green Realty Corp (SLG)

Point72 Hong Kong Ltd raised its stake in SL Green Realty Corp (NYSE:SLG) by 324.3% in the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 1,939 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 1,482 shares during the period. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd’s holdings in SL Green Realty were worth $189,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the business. FMR LLC grew its holdings in SL Green Realty by 12.0% in... 
 

Point72 Hong Kong Ltd Takes $170,000 Position in Shutterstock Inc (SSTK)

Point72 Hong Kong Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Shutterstock Inc (NYSE:SSTK) in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 3,111 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $170,000. Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Cutler Group LP raised its stake in shares of Shutterstock by 357.1% during the second quarter. Cutler Group LP now owns 2,571 shares of the business... 
 

CarMax, Inc (KMX) Shares Bought by Point72 Asset Management L.P.

Point72 Asset Management L.P. grew its holdings in CarMax, Inc (NYSE:KMX) by 13.1% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 273,057 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 31,646 shares during the period. Point72 Asset Management L.P.’s holdings in CarMax were worth $20,389,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the... 
 

Painted Pony Energy (PONY) PT Lowered to C$1.75 at National Bank Financial

Painted Pony Energy (TSE:PONY) had its price target reduced by stock analysts at National Bank Financial from C$2.00 to C$1.75 in a research note issued on Tuesday. The firm presently has a “sector perform” rating on the stock. National Bank Financial’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 27.74% from the company’s current price. Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Cormark reduced their price target on Painted Pony Energy from C$5.25 to C$4.50 in a research report on... 
 

Resources Management Corp CT ADV Buys Shares of 7,975 Travelers Companies Inc (TRV)

Resources Management Corp CT ADV bought a new position in Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 7,975 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,034,000. Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Stonebridge Capital Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Travelers Companies by 2.4% during the third quarter. Stonebridge... 
 

Resources Management Corp CT ADV Buys Shares of 33,200 WesBanco Inc (WSBC)

Resources Management Corp CT ADV bought a new stake in shares of WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ:WSBC) in the third quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor bought 33,200 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,480,000. Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Ancora Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of WesBanco in the third quarter worth $103,000. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of WesBanco in the third... 
 

SPS Commerce, Inc. (SPSC) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages

SPS Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSC) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the twelve brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has assigned a hold recommendation, eight have issued a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $90.56. A number of brokerages have weighed in on SPSC.... 
 

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG) Shares Bought by Paloma Partners Management Co

Paloma Partners Management Co boosted its holdings in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) by 52.7% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,415 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after buying an additional 833 shares during the period. Paloma Partners Management Co’s holdings in Chipotle Mexican Grill were worth $1,097,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other large investors have also modified their... 
 

Riverhead Capital Management LLC Has $503,000 Position in Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR)

Riverhead Capital Management LLC decreased its position in shares of Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) by 46.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 6,173 shares of the company’s stock after selling 5,380 shares during the period. Riverhead Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Dollar Tree were worth $503,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes... 
 

Tower Research Capital LLC TRC Increases Position in DSW Inc. (DSW)

Tower Research Capital LLC TRC increased its stake in shares of DSW Inc. (NYSE:DSW) by 769,400.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,695 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 7,694 shares during the quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC’s holdings in DSW were worth $261,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. US Bancorp DE increased... 
 

Tower Research Capital LLC TRC Purchases 1,019 Shares of Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (SMG)

Tower Research Capital LLC TRC grew its position in shares of Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (NYSE:SMG) by 42.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,406 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,019 shares during the quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC’s holdings in Scotts Miracle-Gro were worth $268,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes... 
 

Tower Research Capital LLC TRC Buys 1,718 Shares of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc (OLLI)

Tower Research Capital LLC TRC increased its stake in Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:OLLI) by 148.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,872 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,718 shares during the period. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC’s holdings in Ollie’s Bargain Outlet were worth $276,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional... 
 

Morgan Stanley Cushing MLP High Income Index ETN (MLPY) Position Lifted by Virtu Financial LLC

Virtu Financial LLC increased its position in Morgan Stanley Cushing MLP High Income Index ETN (NYSEARCA:MLPY) by 213.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 38,126 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 25,958 shares during the period. Virtu Financial LLC owned about 0.51% of Morgan Stanley Cushing MLP High Income Index ETN worth $255,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Separately, GWM Advisors LLC bought a new position in Morgan Stanley Cushing MLP High Income... 
 

United Services Automobile Association Grows Holdings in Kelly Services, Inc. (KELYA)

United Services Automobile Association boosted its holdings in shares of Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:KELYA) by 3.9% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 144,670 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 5,434 shares during the quarter. United Services Automobile Association owned 0.37% of Kelly Services worth $3,476,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other institutional investors have... 
 

Comparing First Defiance Financial (FDEF) & Meta Financial Group (CASH)

First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) and Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and earnings. Earnings & Valuation This table compares First Defiance Financial and Meta Financial Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings... 
 

Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $34.17. Several equities research analysts recently commented on GBNK shares. BidaskClub lowered shares of Guaranty Bancorp from... 
 

Comparing Kaiser Aluminum (KALU) and Tredegar (TG)

Kaiser Aluminum (NASDAQ:KALU) and Tredegar (NYSE:TG) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership. Dividends Kaiser Aluminum pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Tredegar pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Kaiser Aluminum pays out 43.2% of its earnings in the... 
 

Marshall Wace North America L.P. Buys New Holdings in SPX Flow Inc (FLOW)

Marshall Wace North America L.P. bought a new stake in SPX Flow Inc (NYSE:FLOW) in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 14,998 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $780,000. Other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its holdings in SPX Flow by 205.2% during the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 4,300... 
 

Lincluden Management Ltd. Reduces Position in American International Group Inc (AIG)

Lincluden Management Ltd. lowered its position in American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG) by 5.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 154,565 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 9,370 shares during the period. Lincluden Management Ltd.’s holdings in American International Group were worth $8,229,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the business. FMR LLC... 
 

Nordea Investment Management AB Has $261.56 Million Stake in American Express (AXP)

Nordea Investment Management AB grew its position in American Express (NYSE:AXP) by 1.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,456,144 shares of the payment services company’s stock after purchasing an additional 29,238 shares during the quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB owned approximately 0.29% of American Express worth $261,555,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other institutional investors and hedge... 
 

Maltese Capital Management LLC Has $6.77 Million Holdings in Brightsphere Investment Group PLC (BSIG)

Maltese Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Brightsphere Investment Group PLC (NYSE:BSIG) by 18.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 545,700 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 85,700 shares during the quarter. Maltese Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.50% of Brightsphere Investment Group worth $6,767,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other hedge funds have also bought and... 
 

Neurometrix (NURO) Hits New 1-Year Low at $0.75

Neurometrix Inc (NASDAQ:NURO) reached a new 52-week low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $0.75 and last traded at $0.79, with a volume of 1000 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $0.84. Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Neurometrix from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 27th. The firm has a market cap of $6.18 million, a P/E ratio of -0.06 and a beta of 0.15. Neurometrix (NASDAQ:NURO) last released its earnings results on Wednesday,... 
 

Hydrogenics (HYGS) Reaches New 1-Year Low at $4.28

Hydrogenics Co. (NASDAQ:HYGS) (TSE:HYG) shares hit a new 52-week low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $4.28 and last traded at $4.34, with a volume of 1651 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.60. HYGS has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. HC Wainwright reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $10.00 price objective on shares of Hydrogenics in a research report on Wednesday, September 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hydrogenics from a “strong sell”... 
 

Macquarie Group Ltd. Has $168.72 Million Stake in Great Western Bancorp Inc (GWB)

Macquarie Group Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of Great Western Bancorp Inc (NYSE:GWB) by 8.5% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,999,128 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 314,739 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. owned about 6.79% of Great Western Bancorp worth $168,723,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of... 
 

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG) Shares Sold by Macquarie Group Ltd.

Macquarie Group Ltd. reduced its position in Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG) by 5.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,278,481 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 118,851 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. owned about 0.89% of Cheniere Energy worth $145,538,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced... 
 

30,938 Shares in iShares MSCI Brazil ETF (EWZ) Purchased by HRT Financial LLC

HRT Financial LLC purchased a new position in shares of iShares MSCI Brazil ETF (NYSEARCA:EWZ) during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 30,938 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $1,043,000. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of EWZ. Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in iShares MSCI Brazil ETF by 17.3% in... 
 

Bemis Company, Inc. (BMS) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages

Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE:BMS) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $49.44. A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on BMS. UBS Group set a $49.00 price objective on Bemis and gave the stock a “hold”... 
 

PBF Energy Inc (PBF) Receives $46.30 Average Target Price from Analysts

PBF Energy Inc (NYSE:PBF) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eighteen brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have given a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $46.30. A number of research analysts have weighed in on the company. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded... 
 

Critical Analysis: Summit Wireless Technologies (WISA) & Silicon Motion Technology (SIMO)

Silicon Motion Technology (NASDAQ:SIMO) and Summit Wireless Technologies (NASDAQ:WISA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability. Dividends Silicon Motion Technology pays an annual dividend of $1.19 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Summit Wireless Technologies does not pay a dividend. Silicon Motion Technology pays... 
 

Equinix (EQIX) Hits New 52-Week Low at $370.04

Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $370.04 and last traded at $369.06, with a volume of 733849 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $386.90. Several equities analysts recently commented on EQIX shares. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $454.00 target price (down from $460.00) on shares of Equinix in a research note on Tuesday, October 23rd. BidaskClub cut shares of Equinix from a “hold”... 
 

National Pension Service Increases Stake in Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG)

National Pension Service lifted its stake in shares of Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG) by 0.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 238,700 shares of the energy company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,800 shares during the period. National Pension Service owned approximately 0.09% of Cheniere Energy worth $16,587,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their... 
 

Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Shares Bought by Man Group plc

Man Group plc increased its stake in Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) by 21.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 136,479 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 24,147 shares during the quarter. Man Group plc’s holdings in Automatic Data Processing were worth $20,563,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes... 
 

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Raises Holdings in Prologis Inc (PLD)

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans grew its holdings in shares of Prologis Inc (NYSE:PLD) by 9.6% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 432,270 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 38,028 shares during the quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ holdings in Prologis were worth $29,304,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings... 
 

Estee Lauder Companies Inc (EL) Stake Lessened by Federated Investors Inc. PA

Federated Investors Inc. PA trimmed its holdings in Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) by 16.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 137,939 shares of the company’s stock after selling 26,672 shares during the quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Estee Lauder Companies were worth $20,045,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Several other large investors have also made changes... 
 

Towercrest Capital Management Has $8.78 Million Stake in iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB)

Towercrest Capital Management grew its holdings in shares of iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (NASDAQ:EMB) by 10.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 81,464 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 7,922 shares during the period. iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF comprises 2.6% of Towercrest Capital Management’s holdings, making the stock its 11th largest holding. Towercrest Capital Management owned about 0.06% of iShares... 
 

Riverhead Capital Management LLC Raises Position in Carter’s, Inc. (CRI)

Riverhead Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) by 26.6% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 4,765 shares of the textile maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,000 shares during the quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Carter’s were worth $470,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings... 
 

Renaissance Technologies LLC Buys 426,391 Shares of WesBanco Inc (WSBC)

Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ:WSBC) by 101.0% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 848,564 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 426,391 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned about 1.55% of WesBanco worth $37,829,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced... 
 

Contrasting Points International (PCOM) and Liquidity Services (LQDT)

Points International (NASDAQ:PCOM) and Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings. Insider and Institutional Ownership 48.2% of Points International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.2% of Liquidity Services shares are held by institutional investors. 22.1% of Liquidity... 
 

Federated Investors Inc. PA Raises Position in Hancock Holding (HBHC)

Federated Investors Inc. PA increased its position in shares of Hancock Holding (NASDAQ:HBHC) by 22.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 495,911 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 92,077 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Hancock were worth $23,580,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings... 
 

Head to Head Analysis: Black Diamond Group (BDIMF) and CAI International (CAI)

Black Diamond Group (OTCMKTS:BDIMF) and CAI International (NYSE:CAI) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability. Analyst Ratings This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Black Diamond Group and CAI International, as provided by MarketBeat. Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score Black Diamond Group 0 0 0 0 N/A CAI... 
 

Zacks: Analysts Expect American River Bankshares (AMRB) to Announce $0.24 Earnings Per Share

Equities research analysts expect that American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) will announce earnings of $0.24 per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for American River Bankshares’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.22 to $0.26. American River Bankshares reported earnings per share of $0.19 in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 26.3%. The company is expected to issue its next earnings report on Thursday, January 24th. According... 
 

GasLog Ltd (GLOG) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Analysts

Shares of GasLog Ltd (NYSE:GLOG) have been given an average rating of “Buy” by the twelve analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and nine have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $22.88. GLOG has been the topic of several research analyst reports. TheStreet raised GasLog from a “c+” rating to a “b”... 
 

Janus Henderson Group PLC Purchases Shares of 4,260 Choice Hotels International Inc (CHH)

Janus Henderson Group PLC purchased a new position in Choice Hotels International Inc (NYSE:CHH) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 4,260 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $355,000. Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its holdings in shares of Choice Hotels International by 340.3% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now... 
 

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW) Shares Bought by Janus Henderson Group PLC

Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its stake in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) by 38.6% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 5,457 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,521 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC’s holdings in Weight Watchers International were worth $393,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Stratos... 
 

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Sells 1,472 Shares of Vishay Precision Group Inc (VPG)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. lessened its stake in Vishay Precision Group Inc (NYSE:VPG) by 1.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 144,987 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 1,472 shares during the quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned 1.08% of Vishay Precision Group worth $5,422,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Simplex Trading... 
 
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