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Insider Buying: PentaNova Energy Corp (PNO) Director Purchases C$39,000.00 in Stock

PentaNova Energy Corp (TSE:PNO) Director Gordon Keep acquired 100,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 22nd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of C$0.39 per share, for a total transaction of C$39,000.00. Gordon Keep also recently made the following trade(s): On Tuesday, August 22nd, Gordon Keep acquired 100,000 shares of PentaNova Energy Corp stock. The shares were purchased at an average cost of C$0.41 per share, for a total transaction of C$41,000.00. On Monday, July 31st, Gordon Keep acquired... 
 

Equifax Target of Unusually High Options Trading (EFX)

Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Friday. Investors bought 17,060 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 111% compared to the average daily volume of 8,085 put options. Equifax (EFX) opened at 105.04 on Monday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $133.48 and a 200 day moving average of $136.54. Equifax has a 12 month low of $89.59 and a 12 month high of $147.02. The company has a market capitalization of $12.64 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.25... 
 

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on W.W. Grainger (GWW)

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) was the target of unusually large options trading on Friday. Stock traders bought 6,646 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 374% compared to the typical volume of 1,403 call options. Shares of W.W. Grainger (GWW) opened at 176.61 on Monday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $164.63 and a 200 day moving average price of $187.97. The firm has a market capitalization of $10.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.36 and a beta of 0.74. W.W. Grainger has a one year low of $155.00 and a one... 
 

Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd (BHVN) Price Target Raised to $47.00 at Morgan Stanley

Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd (NASDAQ:BHVN) had its price objective hoisted by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $28.00 to $47.00 in a research note issued on Monday. Morgan Stanley’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 27.44% from the company’s current price. Several other brokerages also recently issued reports on BHVN. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 28th. Needham... 
 

Quantbot Technologies LP Purchases Shares of 100,635 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)

Quantbot Technologies LP purchased a new stake in shares of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 100,635 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock, valued at approximately $1,255,000. A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in Advanced Micro Devices by 6.6% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc.... 
 

Laurion Capital Management LP Buys 5,900 Shares of Celanese Corporation (CE)

Laurion Capital Management LP grew its stake in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) by 178.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,200 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,900 shares during the period. Laurion Capital Management LP’s holdings in Celanese Corporation were worth $873,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other institutional investors also recently added to or... 
 

Laurion Capital Management LP Acquires Shares of 25,120 Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (FIX)

Laurion Capital Management LP acquired a new position in shares of Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (NYSE:FIX) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 25,120 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $932,000. Laurion Capital Management LP owned 0.07% of Comfort Systems USA as of its most recent SEC filing. Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Bank of... 
 

Philip Morris International Inc (PM) To Go Ex-Dividend on September 26th

Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 13th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 27th will be paid a dividend of 1.07 per share on Thursday, October 12th. This represents a $4.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.80%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 26th. This is an increase from Philip Morris International’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.04. Philip Morris International has increased its dividend payment by an... 
 

Critical Review: AdvancePierre Foods Holdings (APFH) vs. Bunge Limited (BG)

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings (NASDAQ: APFH) and Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) are both non-cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership. Profitability This table compares AdvancePierre Foods Holdings and Bunge Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets AdvancePierre Foods... 
 

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on 3M (MMM)

3M Company (NYSE:MMM) saw some unusual options trading on Friday. Stock traders bought 5,772 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 274% compared to the typical volume of 1,543 put options. In other 3M news, insider Paul A. Keel sold 4,965 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $206.16, for a total value of $1,023,584.40. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 5,503 shares in the company, valued at $1,134,498.48. The transaction was... 
 

Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Cut to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday. According to Zacks, “Aflac shares have outperformed its industry year to date. Efforts to increase agent productivity, emphasis on sale of third-sector products, pull back on sale of first-sector products, and the introduction of new products are likely to drive long-term growth. Its strong capital position enables it to buy back shares and increase dividend payouts.... 
 

Timberland Bancorp (TSBK) Earns Coverage Optimism Score of 0.03

Press coverage about Timberland Bancorp (NASDAQ:TSBK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Timberland Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.0390806607107... 
 

Zillow Group, Inc. (ZG) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Macquarie

Stock analysts at Macquarie started coverage on shares of Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZG) in a research note issued on Monday. The firm set a “neutral” rating on the technology company’s stock. Several other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Zillow Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Bank of America Corporation reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price objective (up from... 
 

Citigroup Inc. Has $3.45 Million Position in Israel Chemicals Shs (ICL)

Citigroup Inc. increased its stake in Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) by 89.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 729,159 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 343,584 shares during the quarter. Citigroup Inc. owned approximately 0.06% of Israel Chemicals Shs worth $3,445,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Other institutional investors and hedge funds... 
 

D.A. Davidson & CO. Sells 3,615 Shares of Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT)

D.A. Davidson & CO. lowered its position in shares of Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT) by 16.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 18,870 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 3,615 shares during the period. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Level 3 Communications were worth $1,118,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Tiverton Asset Management... 
 

Public Sector Pension investment Board Lowers Holdings in iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM)

Public Sector Pension investment Board reduced its holdings in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM) by 29.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 24,207 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 9,900 shares during the period. Public Sector Pension investment Board’s holdings in iShares Russell 2000 Index were worth $3,411,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of IWM.... 
 

Parker-Hannifin Corporation (PH) Shares Bought by D.A. Davidson & CO.

D.A. Davidson & CO. increased its stake in Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) by 11.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,608 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 760 shares during the quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Parker-Hannifin Corporation were worth $1,215,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company.... 
 

Stevens Capital Management LP Has $920,000 Holdings in Leidos Holdings, Inc. (LDOS)

Stevens Capital Management LP raised its position in shares of Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) by 133.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 17,791 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after buying an additional 10,179 shares during the quarter. Stevens Capital Management LP’s holdings in Leidos Holdings were worth $920,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of... 
 

Orbital ATK’s (OA) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Stifel Nicolaus

Stifel Nicolaus restated their buy rating on shares of Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE:OA) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning. OA has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Cowen and Company reiterated a hold rating and set a $134.50 price target on shares of Orbital ATK in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Orbital ATK from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Argus downgraded Orbital ATK from a buy rating to a hold rating in a... 
 

Stephens Inc. AR Has $108,000 Stake in Orbital ATK, Inc. (OA)

Stephens Inc. AR trimmed its position in Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE:OA) by 12.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,095 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 158 shares during the quarter. Stephens Inc. AR’s holdings in Orbital ATK were worth $108,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company.... 
 

Stephens Inc. AR Buys New Holdings in Gabelli Healthcare & WellnessRx Trust (GRX)

Stephens Inc. AR bought a new stake in Gabelli Healthcare & WellnessRx Trust (NYSE:GRX) in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 12,525 shares of the investment management company’s stock, valued at approximately $136,000. Stephens Inc. AR owned 0.06% of Gabelli Healthcare & WellnessRx Trust as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their... 
 

Riverhead Capital Management LLC Has $360,000 Position in UBS AG (UBS)

Riverhead Capital Management LLC maintained its position in shares of UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 21,200 shares of the bank’s stock at the close of the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC’s holdings in UBS AG were worth $360,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently... 
 

HSBC Holdings plc Upgrades Deutsche Bank AG (DB) to “Hold”

HSBC Holdings plc upgraded shares of Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB) from a reduce rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Thursday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. They currently have $14.00 price target on the bank’s stock. Several other brokerages have also recently commented on DB. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Deutsche Bank AG from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised shares of Deutsche Bank AG from a market perform rating to an outperform... 
 

Gener8 Maritime Inc (GNRT) Earns Buy Rating from Jefferies Group LLC

Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Gener8 Maritime Inc (NASDAQ:GNRT) in a research note released on Thursday. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $10.00 price objective on the shipping company’s stock. Several other brokerages also recently commented on GNRT. BidaskClub downgraded Gener8 Maritime from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Gener8 Maritime from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. ValuEngine... 
 

Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. (COLL) Given “Buy” Rating at Jefferies Group LLC

Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. (NASDAQ:COLL) in a research report report published on Thursday morning. The brokerage currently has a $15.00 target price on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock. Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. HC Wainwright initiated coverage on shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical... 
 

HPM Partners LLC Increases Stake in General Dynamics Corporation (GD)

HPM Partners LLC grew its holdings in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) by 282.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 11,623 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after buying an additional 8,586 shares during the quarter. HPM Partners LLC’s holdings in General Dynamics Corporation were worth $251,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Ruggie... 
 

Axa Has $744,000 Holdings in Ventas, Inc. (VTR)

Axa boosted its holdings in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 40.6% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 10,719 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 3,094 shares during the period. Axa’s holdings in Ventas were worth $744,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the business. Financial Architects Inc increased its stake in Ventas by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Financial... 
 

Axa Continues to Hold Holdings in Associated Banc-Corp (ASB)

Axa continued to hold its stake in Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE:ASB) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 31,200 shares of the bank’s stock at the close of the 2nd quarter. Axa’s holdings in Associated Banc-Corp were worth $786,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in ASB. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its position in shares of Associated... 
 

Alliancebernstein L.P. Sells 45,594 Shares of Hercules Capital, Inc. (HTGC)

Alliancebernstein L.P. cut its position in Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) by 4.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 976,227 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 45,594 shares during the quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. owned about 1.18% of Hercules Capital worth $12,925,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their... 
 

Axa Acquires New Position in ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS)

Axa acquired a new position in shares of ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 5,564 shares of the software maker’s stock, valued at approximately $677,000. A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in ANSYS by 5,399.5% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,118,117 shares of the software maker’s... 
 

Alliancebernstein L.P. Has $11.71 Million Stake in Oaktree Capital Group, LLC (OAK)

Alliancebernstein L.P. lifted its stake in Oaktree Capital Group, LLC (NYSE:OAK) by 37.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 251,256 shares of the asset manager’s stock after purchasing an additional 68,431 shares during the quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. owned about 0.39% of Oaktree Capital Group worth $11,709,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Several other institutional... 
 

Alliancebernstein L.P. Increases Stake in China Lodging Group, Limited (HTHT)

Alliancebernstein L.P. grew its holdings in China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) by 754.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 151,799 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 134,034 shares during the quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. owned approximately 0.22% of China Lodging Group, Limited worth $12,247,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the... 
 

South Dakota Investment Council Decreases Position in PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL)

South Dakota Investment Council cut its holdings in shares of PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) by 22.9% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 387,334 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 115,340 shares during the period. South Dakota Investment Council’s holdings in PayPal Holdings were worth $20,788,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A number of other hedge funds and... 
 

Cambridge Cognition Holdings PLC (COG) Rating Reiterated by FinnCap

FinnCap restated their corporate rating on shares of Cambridge Cognition Holdings PLC (LON:COG) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a GBX 180 ($2.43) price objective on the stock, up from their prior price objective of GBX 130 ($1.75). Shares of Cambridge Cognition Holdings PLC (COG) opened at 148.50 on Thursday. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 29.93 million. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 130.32 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 112.49. Cambridge Cognition Holdings PLC... 
 

IG Group Holdings plc (IGG) Upgraded to “Add” by Numis Securities Ltd

Numis Securities Ltd upgraded shares of IG Group Holdings plc (LON:IGG) to an add rating in a report published on Thursday. The brokerage currently has GBX 697 ($9.40) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 638 ($8.60). Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Shore Capital reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of IG Group Holdings plc in a research note on Thursday. Liberum Capital reaffirmed an under review rating on shares of IG Group Holdings plc in a research... 
 

Equiniti Group PLC’s (EQN) Buy Rating Reiterated at Liberum Capital

Liberum Capital reiterated their buy rating on shares of Equiniti Group PLC (LON:EQN) in a research report report published on Thursday morning. The brokerage currently has a GBX 347 ($4.68) price objective on the stock. Several other research firms have also commented on EQN. Peel Hunt reiterated an add rating and set a GBX 293 ($3.95) price target on shares of Equiniti Group PLC in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Citigroup Inc. lowered Equiniti Group PLC to a neutral rating and lifted their price target for the stock from GBX 230 ($3.10)... 
 

AstraZeneca plc (AZN) Earns Buy Rating from Societe Generale

Societe Generale restated their buy rating on shares of AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) in a report published on Thursday morning. AZN has been the topic of several other reports. HSBC Holdings plc restated a reduce rating and issued a GBX 4,100 ($55.28) price objective on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a report on Monday, September 11th. UBS AG set a GBX 5,150 ($69.44) price objective on shares of AstraZeneca plc and gave the company a neutral rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. BNP Paribas set a GBX 5,300 ($71.46) price objective on shares of... 
 

Franklin Resources Inc. Sells 1,000 Shares of Miller Industries, Inc. (MLR)

Franklin Resources Inc. reduced its position in shares of Miller Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MLR) by 0.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 376,400 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 1,000 shares during the quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. owned 3.32% of Miller Industries worth $9,354,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in MLR. Strs... 
 

Schroder Investment Management Group Sells 14,915 Shares of NutriSystem Inc (NTRI)

Schroder Investment Management Group lessened its holdings in shares of NutriSystem Inc (NASDAQ:NTRI) by 45.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 17,690 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,915 shares during the quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group owned 0.06% of NutriSystem worth $927,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in NTRI. Nationwide... 
 

Schroder Investment Management Group Reduces Position in Cabot Corporation (CBT)

Schroder Investment Management Group lessened its stake in shares of Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) by 0.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 18,240 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 102 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group’s holdings in Cabot Corporation were worth $964,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their... 
 

Vedanta Limited (VEDL) Stake Lessened by Schroder Investment Management Group

Schroder Investment Management Group trimmed its position in Vedanta Limited (NYSE:VEDL) by 43.7% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 70,140 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 54,546 shares during the quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group’s holdings in Vedanta Limited were worth $1,077,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other institutional investors have... 
 

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) Shares Bought by Schroder Investment Management Group

Schroder Investment Management Group boosted its stake in shares of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) by 15,628.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 9,280 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 9,221 shares during the quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group’s holdings in The Travelers Companies were worth $1,173,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds also... 
 

Ford Motor Company (F) Position Raised by Hosking Partners LLP

Hosking Partners LLP increased its stake in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) by 1.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 2,255,353 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after acquiring an additional 36,210 shares during the quarter. Hosking Partners LLP owned approximately 0.06% of Ford Motor worth $25,237,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of... 
 

Calamos Advisors LLC Has $6.56 Million Holdings in Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

Calamos Advisors LLC lessened its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 2.2% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 102,757 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,292 shares during the quarter. Calamos Advisors LLC’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $6,560,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in ESRX. Waldron LP acquired a new position in Express Scripts Holding... 
 

Highland Gold Mining Ltd (HGM) Given New GBX 220 Price Target at Numis Securities Ltd

Highland Gold Mining Ltd (LON:HGM) had its price target reduced by investment analysts at Numis Securities Ltd from GBX 230 ($3.10) to GBX 220 ($2.97) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd’s target price points to a potential upside of 50.17% from the stock’s previous close. Shares of Highland Gold Mining (LON HGM) opened at 143.75 on Monday. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 467.51 million. The firm has... 
 

Critical Analysis: Eaton Vance Tax Managed Buy Write Opport (ETV) versus PennantPark Investment Corporation (PNNT)

Eaton Vance Tax Managed Buy Write Opport (NYSE: ETV) and PennantPark Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:PNNT) are both financials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership. Analyst Recommendations This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Eaton Vance Tax Managed Buy Write Opport and PennantPark Investment Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat. Sell Ratings Hold... 
 

Reviewing Sabra Healthcare REIT (SBRA) & Its Peers

Sabra Healthcare REIT (NASDAQ: SBRA) is one of 26 public companies in the “Healthcare REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Sabra Healthcare REIT to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership. Profitability This table compares Sabra Healthcare REIT and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Sabra Healthcare REIT 34.99% 8.72% 3.90% Sabra... 
 

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Acquires 159,712 Shares of Legg Mason, Inc. (LM)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its holdings in shares of Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM) by 77.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 366,377 shares of the asset manager’s stock after purchasing an additional 159,712 shares during the quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned approximately 0.39% of Legg Mason worth $13,981,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their... 
 

Fifth Street Finance Corp. (FSC) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

News coverage about Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fifth Street Finance Corp. earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.4741678053718... 
 

Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect PennantPark Investment Corporation (PNNT) Stock Price

News articles about PennantPark Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:PNNT) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog 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. PennantPark Investment Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the asset manager an impact... 
 
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