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Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR) Lowered to “Sell” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Acorda Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ACOR) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Monday. According to Zacks, “Acorda beat estimates for earnings as well as revenues in Q4. The company got a huge boost with the approval of Inbrija in the United States slightly before the scheduled time period. Inbrija is also under review in the EU with a decision expected soon. The company is working on strengthening its Parkinson’s portfolio by focusing on Inbrija. Acorda boasts a strong pipeline... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Fiesta Restaurant Group (FRGI) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Monday. According to Zacks, “Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. owns and operates quick-casual restaurants under the Pollo Tropical(R) and Taco Cabana(R) brand names in the United States. The Company’s Pollo Tropical restaurants offer a wide selection of tropical and Caribbean inspired food. The Taco Cabana restaurants offer a wide selection of fresh Tex-Mex and traditional Mexican food.... 
 

Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC Has $2.04 Million Stake in Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA)

Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VEA) by 1.3% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 54,953 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 730 shares during the quarter. Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF were worth $2,039,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes... 
 

Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. Decreases Holdings in General Dynamics Co. (GD)

Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. cut its stake in General Dynamics Co. (NYSE:GD) by 38.2% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 324 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 200 shares during the quarter. Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A.’s holdings in General Dynamics were worth $51,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings... 
 

Adobe (ADBE) Receives Buy Rating from Barclays

Barclays reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) in a research note released on Monday morning. The firm currently has a $304.00 target price on the software company’s stock. “We respond to each below, and remember that FY19 ARR is going up by $30M organically and we still see a favorable setup on FY20 margins as M&A impact dissipates. PT unchanged.”,” Barclays‘s analyst wrote. Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on ADBE. Robert W. Baird upped their price objective on... 
 

Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. Trims Position in Tableau Software Inc (DATA)

Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. cut its position in shares of Tableau Software Inc (NYSE:DATA) by 61.0% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 600 shares of the software company’s stock after selling 940 shares during the quarter. Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A.’s holdings in Tableau Software were worth $72,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Advisors Asset Management Inc. acquired... 
 

Claybrook Capital LLC Purchases Shares of 191 Chubb Ltd (CB)

Claybrook Capital LLC bought a new stake in Chubb Ltd (NYSE:CB) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 191 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $25,000. A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in CB. Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. raised its position in shares of Chubb by 20.0% in the fourth quarter. Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. now owns... 
 

Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. Purchases Shares of 600 Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC)

Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. purchased a new position in shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 600 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $35,000. A number of other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in Marathon Petroleum by 36.6% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 54,581,132... 
 

Caxton Associates LP Takes Position in Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE)

Caxton Associates LP acquired a new stake in Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE:HPE) during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm acquired 19,436 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $257,000. Several other large investors also recently modified their holdings of HPE. Private Advisor Group LLC boosted its position in Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 19.8% during the 3rd quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 32,122 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $524,000 after buying... 
 

Bokf Na Buys 18,293 Shares of Schwab Fundamental Emerging Markets Large Company Index ETF (FNDE)

Bokf Na boosted its stake in shares of Schwab Fundamental Emerging Markets Large Company Index ETF (NYSEARCA:FNDE) by 95.0% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 37,539 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 18,293 shares during the quarter. Bokf Na’s holdings in Schwab Fundamental Emerging Markets Large Company Index ETF were worth $970,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number... 
 

Bokf Na Acquires 9,002 Shares of Kohl’s Co. (KSS)

Bokf Na raised its holdings in Kohl’s Co. (NYSE:KSS) by 186.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 13,834 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 9,002 shares during the period. Bokf Na’s holdings in Kohl’s were worth $918,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Truehand... 
 

Bokf Na Has $875,000 Position in SM Energy Co (SM)

Bokf Na increased its stake in SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM) by 6.0% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 56,520 shares of the energy company’s stock after buying an additional 3,218 shares during the quarter. Bokf Na owned about 0.05% of SM Energy worth $875,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased... 
 

CRH (CRH) Receives Positive Rating from Clarus Securities

Clarus Securities restated their positive rating on shares of CRH (NYSE:CRH) in a research report report published on Monday. “We believe a period of calm for reimbursement rates will be positive for investor sentiment and we reiterate our Buy rating. SOLID Q4/18 RESULTS, AND RATE STABILITY EXPECTED FOR 2019 Yesterday CRH reported solid Q4/18 results. The Company generated revenues of US$32.0MM in the seasonally strong Q4, which was in line with our forecast. Revenues for the quarter were up +5% Y/o/Y (pro forma for IFRS 15 accounting change... 
 

475 Shares in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) Purchased by Eversept Partners LP

Eversept Partners LP bought a new position in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm bought 475 shares of the medical research company’s stock, valued at approximately $106,000. A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Hanson McClain Inc. grew its position in shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific by 263.9% in the fourth quarter. Hanson McClain Inc. now owns 131 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued... 
 

Captrust Financial Advisors Increases Position in Twitter Inc (TWTR)

Captrust Financial Advisors increased its position in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) by 21.0% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,879 shares of the social networking company’s stock after purchasing an additional 500 shares during the quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors’ holdings in Twitter were worth $83,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in TWTR.... 
 

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Buys 290 Shares of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (CBSH)

Commonwealth Bank of Australia increased its stake in shares of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBSH) by 5.0% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 6,090 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 290 shares during the quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s holdings in Commerce Bancshares were worth $343,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.... 
 

Mammoth Energy Services (TUSK) Lowered to Hold at Tudor Pickering

Tudor Pickering downgraded shares of Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ:TUSK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Monday, MarketBeat reports. TUSK has been the topic of several other reports. Imperial Capital lowered their target price on shares of Mammoth Energy Services from $30.00 to $24.00 and set an outperform rating on the stock in a research note on Monday. BidaskClub cut shares of Mammoth Energy Services from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 12th. ValuEngine cut shares of Mammoth Energy... 
 

Northgate (NGTEF) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Buy

Northgate (OTCMKTS:NGTEF) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a $6.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Northgate plc is engaged in the commercial vehicle hire business. It operates primarily in the UK, Ireland and Spain. The company serves corporate, small and medium sized and micro businesses. Northgate plc is headquartered in Darlington, the United Kingdom. “ Northgate... 
 

Citigroup Inc. Trims Position in Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc (SUPN)

Citigroup Inc. decreased its position in shares of Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SUPN) by 55.5% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 30,798 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 38,383 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc.’s holdings in Supernus Pharmaceuticals were worth $1,023,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have... 
 

HAYMAKER ACQUIS/SH CL A (HYAC) Holdings Trimmed by Citigroup Inc.

Citigroup Inc. lessened its holdings in shares of HAYMAKER ACQUIS/SH CL A (NASDAQ:HYAC) by 50.0% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 100,000 shares of the company’s stock after selling 100,000 shares during the quarter. Citigroup Inc. owned 0.24% of HAYMAKER ACQUIS/SH CL A worth $1,001,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Separately, Mizuho Securities USA LLC bought a new position in HAYMAKER ACQUIS/SH CL A during... 
 

EnPro Industries, Inc. (NPO) Shares Sold by Citigroup Inc.

Citigroup Inc. trimmed its stake in EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NPO) by 9.9% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 16,183 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 1,771 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc.’s holdings in EnPro Industries were worth $973,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Oppenheimer Asset Management... 
 

Nordex (NRDXF) Lifted to “Neutral” at Citigroup

Citigroup upgraded shares of Nordex (OTCMKTS:NRDXF) from a sell rating to a neutral rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning, The Fly reports. Separately, Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Nordex from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research report on Monday, December 10th. Shares of OTCMKTS:NRDXF opened at $14.22 on Monday. Nordex has a 1 year low of $8.30 and a 1 year high of $14.44. Nordex Company Profile Nordex SE, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and distributes multi-megawatt wind turbines worldwide.... 
 

Aspen Technology (AZPN) Receives Neutral Rating from Wedbush

Wedbush restated their neutral rating on shares of Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN) in a research report report published on Monday. Wedbush currently has a $104.00 price target on the technology company’s stock. A number of other brokerages have also recently commented on AZPN. Benchmark reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $110.00 target price on shares of Aspen Technology in a report on Thursday, March 14th. Canaccord Genuity raised their target price on Aspen Technology from $100.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report... 
 

Donaldson Capital Management LLC Sells 74,999 Shares of Honeywell International Inc. (HON)

Donaldson Capital Management LLC lessened its holdings in shares of Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) by 35.2% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 138,137 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 74,999 shares during the period. Honeywell International makes up 1.9% of Donaldson Capital Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 28th biggest position. Donaldson Capital Management LLC’s holdings in... 
 

Brokerages Set Britvic Plc (BVIC) PT at $867.55

Britvic Plc (LON:BVIC) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the twelve research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 867.55 ($11.34). BVIC has been the topic of several analyst reports. UBS Group increased their price objective on Britvic from GBX 870 ($11.37)... 
 

NBT Bancorp Inc. (NBTB) Holdings Trimmed by First Trust Advisors LP

First Trust Advisors LP cut its holdings in shares of NBT Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:NBTB) by 32.7% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 64,241 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 31,211 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP owned approximately 0.15% of NBT Bancorp worth $2,222,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A number of other hedge funds have also bought and sold... 
 

Boston Partners Sells 48,014 Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH)

Boston Partners cut its stake in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 3.7% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 1,249,503 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after selling 48,014 shares during the quarter. Boston Partners’ holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $311,276,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Crewe Advisors LLC bought a new position in UnitedHealth... 
 

Diversified Trust Co Has $7.43 Million Stake in Alphabet Inc (GOOGL)

Diversified Trust Co reduced its stake in Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) by 14.8% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 6,158 shares of the information services provider’s stock after selling 1,068 shares during the quarter. Diversified Trust Co’s holdings in Alphabet were worth $7,433,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Other institutional investors and hedge funds also... 
 

Winmark Co. (WINA) Stake Boosted by Bessemer Group Inc.

Bessemer Group Inc. grew its holdings in Winmark Co. (NASDAQ:WINA) by 61.1% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 2,900 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,100 shares during the period. Bessemer Group Inc. owned approximately 0.07% of Winmark worth $461,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of WINA. FMR LLC bought a new position in shares of Winmark... 
 

Bessemer Group Inc. Raises Position in Civitas Solutions Inc (CIVI)

Bessemer Group Inc. increased its stake in Civitas Solutions Inc (NYSE:CIVI) by 20.3% during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 27,900 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 4,700 shares during the period. Bessemer Group Inc.’s holdings in Civitas Solutions were worth $489,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A number of other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the stock. First Quadrant L P CA boosted its holdings in Civitas Solutions... 
 

VANGUARD SCOTTS/VANGUARD SHORT-TERM (VCSH) Position Cut by BDO Wealth Advisors LLC

BDO Wealth Advisors LLC lessened its holdings in shares of VANGUARD SCOTTS/VANGUARD SHORT-TERM (BMV:VCSH) by 12.8% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 236,816 shares of the company’s stock after selling 34,772 shares during the period. VANGUARD SCOTTS/VANGUARD SHORT-TERM accounts for 6.4% of BDO Wealth Advisors LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its biggest position. BDO Wealth Advisors LLC’s holdings in VANGUARD SCOTTS/VANGUARD SHORT-TERM were worth $18,457,000 as of its most recent filing... 
 

BDO Wealth Advisors LLC Buys 20,572 Shares of Vanguard Small-Cap ETF (VB)

BDO Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Vanguard Small-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:VB) by 1,081.0% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 22,475 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 20,572 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Small-Cap ETF makes up approximately 1.0% of BDO Wealth Advisors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 23rd biggest position. BDO Wealth Advisors LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Small-Cap ETF were worth... 
 

Barclays Initiates Coverage on Fiera Capital (FRRPF)

Barclays began coverage on shares of Fiera Capital (OTCMKTS:FRRPF) in a research note published on Monday morning, The Fly reports. The brokerage issued an overweight rating on the stock. Shares of OTCMKTS:FRRPF opened at $9.39 on Monday. About Fiera Capital Fiera Capital Corporation is an employee owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to institutional investors, mutual funds, charitable organizations, and private clients. It manages separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios. The firm also... 
 

Republic Services, Inc. (RSG) Shares Bought by Arete Wealth Advisors LLC

Arete Wealth Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) by 119.9% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 7,104 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,874 shares during the quarter. Arete Wealth Advisors LLC’s holdings in Republic Services were worth $512,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other institutional investors have... 
 

Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM) Position Raised by Arete Wealth Advisors LLC

Arete Wealth Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (NYSEARCA:VYM) by 13.3% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 7,691 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 902 shares during the period. Arete Wealth Advisors LLC’s holdings in Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF were worth $600,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other institutional investors have also recently added... 
 

Arete Wealth Advisors LLC Has $695,000 Position in AllianceBernstein Natnl Muncpl Incm Fnd. (AFB)

Arete Wealth Advisors LLC lessened its stake in shares of AllianceBernstein Natnl Muncpl Incm Fnd. (NYSE:AFB) by 1.9% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 57,285 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 1,130 shares during the period. Arete Wealth Advisors LLC’s holdings in AllianceBernstein Natnl Muncpl Incm Fnd. were worth $695,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently... 
 

Veeva Systems Inc (VEEV) Holdings Lowered by Arete Wealth Advisors LLC

Arete Wealth Advisors LLC lessened its stake in Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE:VEEV) by 5.5% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 10,054 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 585 shares during the quarter. Arete Wealth Advisors LLC’s holdings in Veeva Systems were worth $898,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Yale University bought a new stake in shares of... 
 

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) Shares Sold by APCM Wealth Management for Individuals

APCM Wealth Management for Individuals decreased its position in Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:VOO) by 10.4% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 2,316 shares of the company’s stock after selling 269 shares during the period. APCM Wealth Management for Individuals’ holdings in Vanguard S&P 500 ETF were worth $532,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Silicon Valley Capital... 
 

Nuveen Amt-Free Quality Municpl Incm Fnd (NEA) Shares Sold by Arete Wealth Advisors LLC

Arete Wealth Advisors LLC reduced its holdings in Nuveen Amt-Free Quality Municpl Incm Fnd (NYSE:NEA) by 1.9% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 63,516 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,210 shares during the period. Arete Wealth Advisors LLC’s holdings in Nuveen Amt-Free Quality Municpl Incm Fnd were worth $782,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. US Bancorp DE grew its holdings in shares of Nuveen... 
 

Advisor Group Inc. Buys 13,515 Shares of SPDR S&P Emerging Markets SmallCap ETF (EWX)

Advisor Group Inc. lifted its stake in SPDR S&P Emerging Markets SmallCap ETF (NYSEARCA:EWX) by 240.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 19,145 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 13,515 shares during the quarter. Advisor Group Inc. owned approximately 0.17% of SPDR S&P Emerging Markets SmallCap ETF worth $784,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently... 
 

Gerdau (GGB) Cut to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Friday morning. According to Zacks, “GERDAU S.A. throughout its 101 years of activities, they are largest long steel producer in Latin America, and have made an important contribution in building the history of the Brazilian industry. Gerdau Group dedicates itself to meeting the growing demands of several dynamic industries involved in the production of goods and in the development of the economy. Gerdau steel... 
 

BNP Paribas Initiates Coverage on TransUnion (TRU)

BNP Paribas assumed coverage on shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) in a report published on Friday. The brokerage issued a neutral rating and a $66.00 price objective on the business services provider’s stock. A number of other research firms also recently weighed in on TRU. Barclays reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $72.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Thursday, January 10th. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on TransUnion in a research note on Friday, December 7th. They set a neutral rating and a $70.00 price... 
 

Contrasting Linde (LNAGF) and Balchem (BCPC)

Linde (OTCMKTS:LNAGF) and Balchem (NASDAQ:BCPC) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership. Dividends Balchem pays an annual dividend of $0.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Linde does not pay a dividend. Balchem pays out 15.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Balchem has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years. Institutional... 
 

Contrasting Kirkland’s (KIRK) and Its Competitors

Kirkland’s (NASDAQ: KIRK) is one of 83 publicly-traded companies in the “Specialty Retail” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Kirkland’s to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations. Profitability This table compares Kirkland’s and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Kirkland’s 0.38% 3.32% 1.54% Kirkland’s... 
 

Pareteum Corp (TEUM) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Analysts

Pareteum Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:TEUM) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $6.00. Several research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pareteum from... 
 

Zacks: Viad Corp (VVI) Given $70.00 Consensus Target Price by Brokerages

Viad Corp (NYSE:VVI) has been given an average broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Brokers have set a twelve-month consensus target price of $70.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post ($0.76) EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Viad an industry rank of 157 out of 255 based on the... 
 

Head to Head Survey: LEG & GEN GRP P/S (LGGNY) and Prudential Financial (PRU)

LEG & GEN GRP P/S (OTCMKTS:LGGNY) and Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations. Dividends LEG & GEN GRP P/S pays an annual dividend of $0.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Prudential Financial pays an annual dividend of $4.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. LEG & GEN GRP P/S pays... 
 

Critical Review: Gamida Cell (GMDA) & Its Competitors

Gamida Cell (NASDAQ: GMDA) is one of 299 public companies in the “Biotechnology” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Gamida Cell to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and dividends. Profitability This table compares Gamida Cell and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Gamida Cell N/A N/A N/A Gamida Cell Competitors -3,005.03% -137.64% -34.91% Analyst... 
 

Zacks: Analysts Set $20.00 Price Target for Hamilton Beach Brands Holding Co (HBB)

Shares of Hamilton Beach Brands Holding Co (NYSE:HBB) have been given an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation. Brokerages have set a 12 month consensus price target of $20.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post ($0.08) earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Hamilton Beach Brands an industry rank... 
 

H&E Equipment Services (HEES) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ:HEES) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Friday. According to Zacks, “H&E Equipment Services, Inc. is one of the largest integrated equipment services companies in the United States with full-service facilities throughout the Intermountain, Southwest, Gulf Coast & Southeast regions of the United States. The Company is focused on heavy construction & industrial equipment and rents, sells & provides parts & service... 
 
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