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Container Store (The) (TCS) Receiving Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Container Store (The) (NYSE:TCS) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Container Store (The) earned a news impact score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the specialty retailer... 
 

RigNet (RNET) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

Media headlines about RigNet (NASDAQ:RNET) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. RigNet earned a daily sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 47.1130434617365 out of 100,... 
 

Waldron LP Raises Holdings in Alerian MLP (AMLP)

Waldron LP grew its position in shares of Alerian MLP (NYSEARCA:AMLP) by 54.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 58,705 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 20,690 shares during the quarter. Waldron LP’s holdings in Alerian MLP were worth $658,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. American Research & Management Co. grew its holdings... 
 

Fayez Sarofim & Co. Reduces Holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA)

Fayez Sarofim & Co. lessened its stake in Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) by 11.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,785,559 shares of the company’s stock after selling 353,489 shares during the quarter. Fayez Sarofim & Co. owned 0.15% of Twenty-First Century Fox worth $73,484,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Grove Bank & Trust... 
 

Orion Engineered Carbons S.A (OEC) Position Boosted by Adirondack Research & Management Inc.

Adirondack Research & Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Orion Engineered Carbons S.A (NYSE:OEC) by 26.3% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 161,255 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after acquiring an additional 33,532 shares during the quarter. Adirondack Research & Management Inc. owned approximately 0.27% of Orion Engineered Carbons S.A worth $3,620,000 as of its most recent... 
 

Regal Investment Advisors LLC Boosts Stake in iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index (IWF)

Regal Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index (NYSEARCA:IWF) by 7.1% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 23,268 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,551 shares during the period. Regal Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index were worth $2,910,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds... 
 

SunTrust Banks, Inc. Reiterates $105.00 Price Target for Post Holdings, Inc. (POST)

SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $105.00 price target on Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) in a research report report published on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock. Several other research firms also recently commented on POST. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Post Holdings from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. BidaskClub raised shares of Post Holdings from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Wells Fargo & Company... 
 

Stephens Inc. AR Has $8.75 Million Stake in Weyerhaeuser Company (WY)

Stephens Inc. AR lifted its stake in shares of Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY) by 2.2% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 257,119 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,419 shares during the period. Stephens Inc. AR’s holdings in Weyerhaeuser were worth $8,750,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors... 
 

ValuEngine Lowers Lakeland Financial Corporation (LKFN) to Hold

ValuEngine lowered shares of Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Thursday morning. LKFN has been the subject of a number of other reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of Lakeland Financial Corporation from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Lakeland Financial Corporation from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock... 
 

Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (RETA) Director Purchases $93,389.76 in Stock

Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:RETA) Director James Edward Bass purchased 3,888 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $24.02 per share, with a total value of $93,389.76. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 52,089 shares in the company, valued at $1,251,177.78. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Shares of Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (RETA) traded up $0.72 during mid-day... 
 

Tracy A. Leinbach Buys 5,000 Shares of Veritiv Corporation (VRTV) Stock

Veritiv Corporation (NYSE:VRTV) Director Tracy A. Leinbach acquired 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $23.69 per share, with a total value of $118,450.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Shares of Veritiv Corporation (NYSE:VRTV) traded up $0.90 during trading on Friday, reaching $24.50. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 58,303 shares, compared to its average volume... 
 

National Bankshares (NKSH) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

News headlines about National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. National Bankshares earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.1717360668371 out of 100, meaning... 
 

USD Partners LP (USDP) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

USD Partners LP (NYSE:USDP) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. Several research analysts have issued reports on USDP shares. BidaskClub raised shares of USD Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. Zacks Investment... 
 

Eutelsat Communications (EUTLF) Upgraded at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Eutelsat Communications (OTCMKTS:EUTLF) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Thursday morning. Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Eutelsat Communications from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $30.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Eutelsat Communications (EUTLF) traded down $0.20 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $24.30. The stock had a trading volume of 2,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 212. Eutelsat Communications... 
 

Zacks: Brokerages Set $52.00 Target Price for Shinhan Financial Group Co Ltd (SHG)

Shares of Shinhan Financial Group Co Ltd (NYSE:SHG) have earned an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation. Brokers have set a one year consensus price target of $52.00 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Shinhan Financial Group Co an industry rank of 168 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors. A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports... 
 

Williams Companies, Inc. (The) (WMB) Shares Bought by Bank of New York Mellon Corp

Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its holdings in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:WMB) by 1.1% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 7,272,237 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after buying an additional 75,803 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp owned 0.88% of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) worth $218,240,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other large investors have also modified... 
 

Traders Sell Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) on Strength (VZ)

Traders sold shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on strength during trading on Friday. $146.71 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $168.16 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $21.45 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Verizon Communications had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Verizon Communications traded up $0.65 for the day and closed at $45.42 Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on VZ shares. Moffett Nathanson restated a “buy”... 
 

Manning & Napier Advisors LLC Has $5.14 Million Stake in ABB Ltd (ABB)

Manning & Napier Advisors LLC decreased its holdings in shares of ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB) by 15.7% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 207,826 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 38,849 shares during the quarter. Manning & Napier Advisors LLC’s holdings in ABB were worth $5,142,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Bank... 
 

ClariVest Asset Management LLC Has $6.26 Million Holdings in Celestica, Inc. (CLS)

ClariVest Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in Celestica, Inc. (NYSE:CLS) (TSE:CLS) by 1.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 505,440 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,500 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC owned about 0.35% of Celestica worth $6,257,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in... 
 

Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP) Shares Bought by DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale

DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale lifted its stake in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) by 17.7% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 78,191 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 11,745 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in Microchip Technology were worth $6,659,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Other hedge funds also... 
 

Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. Reiterates Buy Rating for Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI)

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by stock analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. in a report issued on Friday. They currently have a $100.00 price target on the semiconductor company’s stock. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 10.60% from the company’s previous close. Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on ADI. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $110.00 price objective on... 
 

Allied Motion Technologies, Inc. (AMOT) Lifted to Strong-Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Allied Motion Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMOT) from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report released on Thursday morning. The brokerage currently has $37.00 price objective on the technology company’s stock. According to Zacks, “Hathaway Corporation is engaged in the business of designing, manufacturing and selling advanced systems and instrumentation to the worldwide power and process industries, as well as motion control products to a broad spectrum of customers throughout... 
 

Columbia Partners L L C Investment Management Sells 9,016 Shares of Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI)

Columbia Partners L L C Investment Management lowered its position in Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) by 44.0% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 11,462 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 9,016 shares during the period. Columbia Partners L L C Investment Management’s holdings in Analog Devices were worth $987,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. A number of other... 
 

Columbia Partners L L C Investment Management Sells 71,937 Shares of Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (HIIQ)

Columbia Partners L L C Investment Management trimmed its position in shares of Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIIQ) by 69.6% 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 31,448 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 71,937 shares during the period. Columbia Partners L L C Investment Management owned about 0.19% of Health Insurance Innovations worth $455,000 as of its most recent filing with... 
 

Columbia Partners L L C Investment Management Acquires Shares of 6,325 United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI)

Columbia Partners L L C Investment Management acquired a new stake in shares of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 6,325 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $263,000. Several other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in UNFI. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in shares of United Natural Foods by 8.4% during the... 
 

Mazor Robotics Ltd. (MZOR) Raised to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Mazor Robotics Ltd. (NASDAQ:MZOR) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning. According to Zacks, “Mazor Robotics Ltd. is engaged in the development, production and marketing of medical devices for surgical procedures in the fields of orthopedics and neurosurgery. It offers Renaissance(TM), a surgical robotic system to conduct spine surgeries with less radiation. The company operates in the United States, Eastern Europe, Western Europe and Asia.... 
 

Cantor Fitzgerald Analysts Give Shire PLC (SHPG) a $222.00 Price Target

Cantor Fitzgerald set a $222.00 price target on Shire PLC (NASDAQ:SHPG) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Shire PLC from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Barclays PLC downgraded shares of Shire PLC from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th.... 
 

ViaSat, Inc. (VSAT) Director Sells $144,520.00 in Stock

ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) Director Jeffrey M. Nash sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.26, for a total value of $144,520.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) traded up $0.21 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $73.77. The company had a trading volume of 345,703 shares, compared to its average volume of 572,441. The company has a debt-to-equity... 
 

Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Arlington Asset Investment Corp (AI) Share Price

Media stories about Arlington Asset Investment Corp (NYSE:AI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Arlington Asset Investment Corp earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider... 
 

Head-To-Head Survey: Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LPX) & Universal Forest Products (UFPI)

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) and Universal Forest Products (NASDAQ:UFPI) are both mid-cap construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership. Dividends Universal Forest Products pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation does not pay a dividend. Universal Forest Products pays out 16.9% of its... 
 

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOX) Trading 6.6% Higher

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOX) traded up 6.6% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $30.73 and last traded at $30.48. 5,807,020 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 117% from the average session volume of 2,680,049 shares. The stock had previously closed at $28.60. A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report... 
 

Reviewing China Biologic Products (CBPO) & Its Competitors

China Biologic Products (NASDAQ: CBPO) is one of 283 public companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare China Biologic Products to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations. Insider and Institutional Ownership 73.6% of China Biologic Products shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs”... 
 

Primerica, Inc. (PRI) Shares Sold by FDx Advisors Inc.

FDx Advisors Inc. lowered its stake in Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) by 57.3% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 7,273 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 9,753 shares during the period. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Primerica were worth $593,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. JPMorgan Chase... 
 

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P. (BWP) Shares Sold by Jennison Associates LLC

Jennison Associates LLC cut its holdings in Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P. (NYSE:BWP) by 61.5% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 316,557 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 505,002 shares during the period. Jennison Associates LLC owned 0.13% of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P. worth $4,653,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought... 
 

Quantbot Technologies LP Lowers Position in General Dynamics Corporation (GD)

Quantbot Technologies LP decreased its position in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) by 10.9% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 7,568 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 926 shares during the period. Quantbot Technologies LP’s holdings in General Dynamics Corporation were worth $1,555,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in GD. Princeton... 
 

TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (TJX) Given a $85.00 Price Target by BMO Capital Markets Analysts

BMO Capital Markets set a $85.00 price target on TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:TJX) in a research report released on Wednesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock. Other research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Citigroup Inc. cut their price objective on TJX Companies, Inc. (The) from $88.00 to $81.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday. Wells Fargo & Company set a $76.00 price objective on TJX Companies, Inc.... 
 

Talktalk Telecom Group PLC (TALK) Downgraded by Royal Bank Of Canada

Royal Bank Of Canada lowered shares of Talktalk Telecom Group PLC (LON:TALK) to a sector performer rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning, MarketBeat.com reports. They currently have GBX 190 ($2.50) price objective on the stock, down from their prior price objective of GBX 225 ($2.96). A number of other brokerages have also issued reports on TALK. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a buy rating and set a GBX 230 ($3.03) target price on shares of Talktalk Telecom Group PLC in a research report on Thursday. Citigroup Inc. lowered... 
 

Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) Shares Sold by Comerica Bank

Comerica Bank decreased its holdings in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) by 4.0% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 110,707 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 4,582 shares during the quarter. Comerica Bank’s holdings in Yum! Brands were worth $8,299,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Acrospire Investment Management... 
 

Advisor Group Inc. Increases Holdings in Delphi Automotive PLC (DLPH)

Advisor Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH) by 78.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 14,032 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,174 shares during the quarter. Advisor Group Inc.’s holdings in Delphi Automotive PLC were worth $1,380,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold... 
 

Teacher Retirement System of Texas Reduces Stake in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST)

Teacher Retirement System of Texas lowered its position in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) by 3.9% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 311,641 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 12,803 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts were worth $5,762,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other institutional investors and hedge... 
 

Chicago Equity Partners LLC Invests $332,000 in Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. (ADES) Stock

Chicago Equity Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADES) during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 30,300 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $332,000. Chicago Equity Partners LLC owned approximately 0.15% of Advanced Emissions Solutions as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A number... 
 

Treehouse Foods, Inc. (THS) Rating Lowered to Market Perform at BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets downgraded shares of Treehouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a report published on Wednesday morning. The firm currently has $48.00 price objective on the stock. A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the company. Bank of America Corporation lowered their target price on Treehouse Foods from $55.00 to $47.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Wells Fargo & Company lowered their target price on... 
 

112,090 Shares in Resolute Energy Corporation (REN) Acquired by Boston Partners

Boston Partners bought a new position in shares of Resolute Energy Corporation (NYSE:REN) in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 112,090 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,328,000. Boston Partners owned 0.50% of Resolute Energy Corporation at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in... 
 

Prudential Financial Inc. Boosts Position in Kansas City Southern (KSU)

Prudential Financial Inc. increased its stake in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) by 9.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 161,622 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,290 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. owned approximately 0.16% of Kansas City Southern worth $17,565,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of KSU. Sustainable... 
 

Chicago Equity Partners LLC Has $245,000 Position in Synaptics Incorporated (SYNA)

Chicago Equity Partners LLC cut its position in Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA) by 63.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 6,245 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 10,755 shares during the quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC’s holdings in Synaptics were worth $245,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BNP Paribas... 
 

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (FM) PT Lowered to C$14.00 at Barclays PLC

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSE:FM) had its price objective reduced by Barclays PLC from C$15.10 to C$14.00 in a report issued on Thursday. FM has been the topic of several other research reports. CIBC cut their price target on shares of First Quantum Minerals from C$15.50 to C$15.00 in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Raymond James Financial, Inc. lifted their price target on shares of First Quantum Minerals from C$16.00 to C$18.00 in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Scotiabank reiterated an outperform rating and issued a C$17.00 price target... 
 

Financial Contrast: Echo Therapeutics (ECTE) vs. Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (TNXP)

Echo Therapeutics (OTCMKTS: ECTE) and Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:TNXP) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and profitability. Risk & Volatility Echo Therapeutics has a beta of 1.68, meaning that its share price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. has a beta of 2.9, meaning that its share... 
 

Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL) Share Price

News stories about Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ralph Lauren Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the textile maker an impact score of 48.1995585393515 out of 100,... 
 

3,139 Shares in Dow Chemical Company (The) (DWDP) Purchased by Concorde Asset Management LLC

Concorde Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Dow Chemical Company (The) (NYSE:DWDP) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm purchased 3,139 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $217,000. Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Wedgewood Investors Inc. PA bought a new position in shares of Dow Chemical Company (The) in the 3rd quarter valued at about $244,000. Dumont & Blake Investment Advisors LLC bought... 
 

Victory Capital Management Inc. Has $2.38 Million Stake in Cintas Corporation (CTAS)

Victory Capital Management Inc. lowered its position in shares of Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) by 3.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 16,523 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 522 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Cintas Corporation were worth $2,384,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and... 
 
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