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Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE:HPT) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are presently covering the firm. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $31.88. Several research firms recently commented on HPT. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Hospitality Properties... 
 

CHINA COAL ENERGY UNSPON ADR EA REPR 20 (CCOZY) Receives Average Recommendation of “Sell” from Brokerages

Shares of CHINA COAL ENERGY UNSPON ADR EA REPR 20 (NASDAQ:CCOZY) have been assigned an average broker rating score of 4.00 (Sell) from the one analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating. Zacks has also given CHINA COAL ENERGY UNSPON ADR EA REPR 20 an industry rank of 69 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors. CHINA COAL ENERGY UNSPON ADR EA REPR 20 (NASDAQ:CCOZY) opened at 10.36 on Wednesday. CHINA COAL ENERGY UNSPON ADR EA REPR 20 has a 52-week... 
 

China Resources Beer Holdings CoLtd (CRHKY) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

China Resources Beer Holdings CoLtd (NASDAQ:CRHKY) has earned an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation. Zacks has also given China Resources Beer Holdings CoLtd an industry rank of 78 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “[[title]]” was first posted by [[site]] and is the property of of [[site]]. If you are reading this report... 
 

KAZ MINERALS PLC UNSP ADR EACH REPR 0.5 (KZMYY) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of KAZ MINERALS PLC UNSP ADR EACH REPR 0.5 (NASDAQ:KZMYY) have been given a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation. Zacks has also assigned KAZ MINERALS PLC UNSP ADR EACH REPR 0.5 an industry rank of 43 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies. Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of KAZ MINERALS PLC UNSP ADR EACH REPR 0.5 from a “hold”... 
 

Sheila S. Dinardo Sells 3,000 Shares of Ansys Inc. (ANSS) Stock

Ansys Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) VP Sheila S. Dinardo sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $93.47, for a total transaction of $280,410.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Shares of Ansys Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) opened at 93.30 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $8.07 billion, a PE ratio of 31.72 and a beta of 1.02. Ansys Inc. has a 12 month low of $80.51 and a 12 month high... 
 

Abraxas Petroleum Corp.’s (AXAS) Buy Rating Reiterated at Canaccord Genuity

Abraxas Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ:AXAS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by Canaccord Genuity in a research note issued to investors on Monday. They currently have a $3.25 target price on the energy company’s stock. Canaccord Genuity’s price target suggests a potential upside of 29.48% from the stock’s previous close. Several other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Abraxas Petroleum Corp. from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold”... 
 

Seaspan Corp. (SSW) Rating Reiterated by Seaport Global Securities

Seaspan Corp. (NYSE:SSW)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating reiterated by analysts at Seaport Global Securities in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. Several other brokerages have also commented on SSW. TheStreet lowered Seaspan Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 31st. Clarkson Capital reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Seaspan Corp. in a report on Friday, September 23rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Seaspan Corp. from a “hold”... 
 

Citigroup Inc. Downgrades ASML Holding NV (ASML) to Neutral

ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) was downgraded by stock analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued on Thursday. A number of other brokerages have also weighed in on ASML. Credit Suisse Group AG assumed coverage on ASML Holding NV in a research report on Tuesday, January 17th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $113.00 target price on shares of ASML Holding NV in a research note on Tuesday,... 
 

Netflix Inc. (NFLX) PT Raised to $95.00 at Jefferies Group

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) had its price target hoisted by equities researchers at Jefferies Group from $80.00 to $95.00 in a note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage currently has an “underperform” rating on the Internet television network’s stock. Jefferies Group’s price objective would indicate a potential downside of 31.46% from the stock’s current price. A number of other equities research analysts have also commented on the stock. Guggenheim increased their price objective on shares of Netflix from... 
 

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Downgrades Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (SFM) to Neutral

Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) was downgraded by research analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a $21.00 price target on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s target price indicates a potential upside of 7.64% from the company’s current price. Several other research firms have also commented on SFM. Jefferies Group upgraded Sprouts Farmers Market from a “hold” rating to a “buy”... 
 

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Reiterates “Buy” Rating for Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR)

Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by investment analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. They presently have a $97.00 target price on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 26.70% from the company’s previous close. A number of other research firms have also recently commented on DLTR. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dollar Tree from a “hold” rating to a “buy”... 
 

ASML Holding NV (ASML) Rating Reiterated by RBC Capital Markets

ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by equities researchers at RBC Capital Markets in a report released on Thursday. The analysts wrote, “In a blog post, Twitter’s Fabric announced it would be joining Google’s Developer Products Group working with the Firebase team. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the sale comes during a period of transition as @Jack continues to streamline product teams and focuses on improving the core Twitter experience. Following the completion of... 
 

Brunswick Corp. (BC) PT Raised to $64.00

Brunswick Corp. (NYSE:BC) had its price target lifted by Stifel Nicolaus from $60.00 to $64.00 in a report released on Thursday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target points to a potential upside of 16.96% from the company’s previous close. A number of other research analysts have also issued reports on BC. Imperial Capital initiated coverage on shares of Brunswick Corp. in a report on Tuesday, September 27th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $60.00 price objective... 
 

Shell Asset Management Co. Cuts Stake in Caleres Inc. (CAL)

Shell Asset Management Co. cut its position in Caleres Inc. (NYSE:CAL) by 4.4% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 33,607 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,541 shares during the period. Shell Asset Management Co. owned approximately 0.08% of Caleres worth $850,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in CAL. PineBridge Investments L.P. raised its stake in shares of Caleres by 3.7% in the second quarter. PineBridge... 
 

ServiceNow Inc. (NOW) Shares Bought by Shell Asset Management Co.

Shell Asset Management Co. raised its position in shares of ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE:NOW) by 3.3% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 10,729 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 338 shares during the period. Shell Asset Management Co.’s holdings in ServiceNow were worth $849,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock.... 
 

Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. Sells 40 Shares of Voya Financial Inc. (VOYA)

Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. cut its position in shares of Voya Financial Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) by 0.1% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 29,363 shares of the company’s stock after selling 40 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Voya Financial were worth $846,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Pacer Advisors... 
 

Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. Has $844,000 Stake in Garmin Ltd. (GRMN)

Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its position in Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) by 3.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 17,543 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 620 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Garmin were worth $844,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have... 
 

Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. Boosts Position in Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (SNI)

Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ:SNI) by 4.0% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 12,635 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 489 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Scripps Networks Interactive were worth $802,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock.... 
 

Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. Has $768,000 Position in B/E Aerospace Inc. (BEAV)

Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its position in shares of B/E Aerospace Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAV) by 2.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 14,864 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 352 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in B/E Aerospace were worth $768,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought... 
 

Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. Acquires 4,098 Shares of Sprint Corp. (S)

Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its position in Sprint Corp. (NYSE:S) by 3.7% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 115,593 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after buying an additional 4,098 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Sprint Corp. were worth $766,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Metropolitan Life Insurance... 
 

Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. (JLL) Position Boosted by Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.

Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. (NYSE:JLL) by 2.6% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 6,488 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 165 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Jones Lang LaSalle were worth $738,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other large investors... 
 

Chicago Equity Partners LLC Invests $347,000 in OraSure Technologies Inc. (OSUR)

Chicago Equity Partners LLC bought a new stake in OraSure Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm bought 43,560 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $347,000. Chicago Equity Partners LLC owned 0.08% of OraSure Technologies at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of OSUR. Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of ... 
 

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) SVP Sells $337,922.88 in Stock

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) SVP Harry A. Wolin sold 33,928 shares of Advanced Micro Devices stock in a transaction dated Sunday, January 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.96, for a total value of $337,922.88. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 821,602 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,183,155.92. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Shares of Advanced Micro... 
 

Argan Inc. (AGX) Director Sells $352,900.00 in Stock

Argan Inc. (NYSE:AGX) Director Peter W. Getsinger sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.58, for a total transaction of $352,900.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 19,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,341,020. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Shares of Argan Inc. (NYSE:AGX) opened at 70.20 on Monday. The stock’s... 
 

Iberdrola SA (IBE) – Research Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes

Iberdrola SA (MCE: IBE) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates: 1/19/2017 – Iberdrola SA was given a new €6.10 ($6.49) price target on by analysts at Societe Generale. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. 1/16/2017 – Iberdrola SA was given a new €7.10 ($7.55) price target on by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 1/16/2017 – Iberdrola SA was given a new €7.20 ($7.66) price target on by analysts at Goldman... 
 

Wal-Mart Stores’ (WMT) Hold Rating Reiterated at Deutsche Bank AG

Deutsche Bank AG reiterated their hold rating on shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) in a research note released on Wednesday. Several other equities analysts also recently commented on WMT. Buckingham Research set a $70.00 price objective on shares of Wal-Mart Stores and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, September 28th. Barclays PLC upgraded shares of Wal-Mart Stores from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating and upped their price objective for the company from $70.00 to $87.00 in a report on Thursday, September... 
 

Valvoline Inc. (VVV) Cut to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Valvoline Inc. (NYSE:VVV) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning. According to Zacks, “Valvoline Inc. is a producer and distributor of premium-branded automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants as well as automotive chemicals. The company’s brand and franchises consists of Valvoline Instant Oil Change(SM), Valvoline lubricants and automotive chemicals (TM), MaxLife lubricants (TM), SynPower(TM) and Zerex(TM) antifreeze. Valvoline... 
 

Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) Cut to “Neutral” at Citigroup Inc.

Citigroup Inc. cut shares of Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE:VLO) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note published on Tuesday morning. The brokerage currently has $69.50 price target on the stock. Other equities research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Barclays PLC reiterated a buy rating and set a $95.00 target price on shares of Valero Energy Corp. in a research report on Wednesday, January 11th. Vetr lowered shares of Valero Energy Corp. from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $65.26 target price for the company.... 
 

Zacks: Oxford Lane Capital Corp (OXLC) Receives Average Rating of “Sell” from Analysts

Shares of Oxford Lane Capital Corp (NASDAQ:OXLC) have been given a consensus broker rating score of 4.00 (Sell) from the two brokers that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a strong sell recommendation and one has given a hold recommendation to the company. Zacks has also assigned Oxford Lane Capital Corp an industry rank of 218 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors. Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut Oxford Lane Capital Corp from a “buy”... 
 

J D Wetherspoon plc (JDW) Rating Lowered to Sell at Canaccord Genuity

J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) was downgraded by equities researchers at Canaccord Genuity to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. They presently have a GBX 850 ($10.25) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 720 ($8.69). Canaccord Genuity’s target price points to a potential downside of 10.05% from the company’s previous close. JDW has been the topic of several other reports. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “sell” rating and set a GBX 600... 
 

SEGRO plc (SGRO) Rating Reiterated by Jefferies Group

SEGRO plc (LON:SGRO)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by Jefferies Group in a research report issued on Thursday. They presently have a GBX 445 ($5.37) price objective on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Jefferies Group’s price objective suggests a potential downside of 2.63% from the stock’s current price. SGRO has been the topic of a number of other reports. BNP Paribas reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 490 ($5.91) price objective on shares of SEGRO plc in a research note... 
 

Great Portland Estates PLC (GPOR) Rating Lowered to Underperform at Jefferies Group

Great Portland Estates PLC (LON:GPOR) was downgraded by stock analysts at Jefferies Group to an “underperform” rating in a research report issued on Thursday. They currently have a GBX 563 ($6.79) price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group’s price target would suggest a potential downside of 8.49% from the stock’s current price. Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 750 ($9.05) target price on shares of Great... 
 

RLI Corp. (RLI) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday

RLI Corp. (NYSE:RLI) will be posting its Q416 quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 25th. Analysts expect RLI Corp. to post earnings of $0.45 per share and revenue of $173.40 million for the quarter. RLI Corp. (NYSE:RLI) opened at 58.78 on Monday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $61.66 and its 200-day moving average price is $65.08. RLI Corp. has a one year low of $54.27 and a one year high of $71.46. The stock has a market cap of $2.58 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.35 and a beta of 1.09. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING:... 
 

SL Green Realty Corp. (SLG) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday

SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:SLG) is set to announce its Q416 earnings results on Wednesday, January 25th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.24 per share and revenue of $280.97 million for the quarter. Shares of SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:SLG) opened at 108.10 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $10.95 billion, a P/E ratio of 37.15 and a beta of 1.22. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $108.02 and a 200 day moving average of $108.88. SL Green Realty Corp. has a 52 week low of $80.12 and a 52 week high... 
 

Enterprise Financial Services Corp. (EFSC) Director Sells $385,000.00 in Stock

Enterprise Financial Services Corp. (NASDAQ:EFSC) Director James Murphy sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.50, for a total value of $385,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Enterprise Financial Services Corp. (NASDAQ:EFSC) opened at 38.925 on Monday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $40.96 and a 200 day moving average price of $33.83. The... 
 

MSC Industrial Direct Co. (MSM) Rating Increased to Neutral at Credit Suisse Group AG

Credit Suisse Group AG upgraded shares of MSC Industrial Direct Co. (NYSE:MSM) from an underperform rating to a neutral rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. They currently have $92.00 price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of $75.00. Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded MSC Industrial Direct from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $103.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 4th. Stifel... 
 

ProQR Therapeutics NV (PRQR) Cut to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of ProQR Therapeutics NV (NASDAQ:PRQR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Tuesday morning. According to Zacks, “ProQR Therapeutics B.V. is a biotech company. It is engaged in the discovery and development of RNA-based therapeutics for the treatment of severe genetic disorders, with an initial focus on Cystic Fibrosis (CF). The Company’s lead product candidate includes QR-010, a RNA-based oligonucleotide for the treatment of cystic fibrosis. ProQR Therapeutics B.V.... 
 

Provident Financial plc’s (PFG) “Add” Rating Reaffirmed at Peel Hunt

Peel Hunt reaffirmed their add rating on shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday. They currently have a GBX 3,130 ($37.76) price target on the stock. Several other brokerages have also recently commented on PFG. Shore Capital reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Friday, October 14th. Numis Securities Ltd reissued a hold rating and issued a GBX 3,079 ($37.15) target price (up previously from GBX 2,350 ($28.35)) on shares of Provident Financial... 
 

Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. (PNFP) Forecasted to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.83 Per Share

Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:PNFP) – FIG Partners cut their Q2 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Pinnacle Financial Partners in a report issued on Friday. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin now expects that the firm will post earnings per share of $0.83 for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.85. FIG Partners also issued estimates for Pinnacle Financial Partners’ FY2017 earnings at $3.39 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $3.80 EPS. Other equities research analysts also recently issued research... 
 

Strs Ohio Buys 5,494 Shares of Cedar Realty Trust Inc. (CDR)

Strs Ohio boosted its position in shares of Cedar Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:CDR) by 3.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 160,678 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 5,494 shares during the period. Strs Ohio’s holdings in Cedar Realty Trust were worth $1,156,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in Cedar... 
 

Strs Ohio Has $1,145,000 Position in Advanced Energy Industries Inc. (AEIS)

Strs Ohio cut its stake in shares of Advanced Energy Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) by 12.3% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 24,200 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,400 shares during the period. Strs Ohio’s holdings in Advanced Energy Industries were worth $1,145,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Insight Capital Research & Management Inc. acquired... 
 

Concert Wealth Management Inc. Decreases Stake in Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN)

Concert Wealth Management Inc. lowered its position in shares of Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 14.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 8,585 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock after selling 1,453 shares during the period. Amazon.com makes up approximately 0.9% of Concert Wealth Management Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 14th largest position. Concert Wealth Management Inc.’s holdings in Amazon.com were worth $7,214,000... 
 

Zacks: Brokerages Set $44.00 Price Target for KB Financial Group Inc. (KB)

KB Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:KB) has earned a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation. KB Financial Group’s rating score has improved by 75% in the last three months as a result of various analysts’ upgrades and downgrades. Analysts have set a 12 month consensus price objective of $44.00 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned KB Financial Group... 
 

First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) has been assigned an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the three analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation. Brokerages have set a one year consensus price objective of $46.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.75 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned First Defiance Financial Corp. an industry rank of 33 out of 265... 
 

DS Smith plc (SMDS) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Numis Securities Ltd

DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)‘s stock had its “add” rating reissued by investment analysts at Numis Securities Ltd in a note issued to investors on Thursday. They presently have a GBX 465 ($5.61) target price on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 7.17% from the stock’s current price. Several other research analysts have also weighed in on the company. Barclays PLC started coverage on DS Smith plc in a research report on Friday, October 7th. They set an “overweight”... 
 

Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB) Given “Add” Rating at Numis Securities Ltd

Paddy Power Betfair Plc (LON:PPB)‘s stock had its “add” rating reissued by research analysts at Numis Securities Ltd in a research note issued to investors on Monday. They currently have a £100 ($120.64) target price on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 15.27% from the stock’s current price. PPB has been the subject of several other reports. Canaccord Genuity restated an “add” rating and issued a £100 ($120.64) price target on shares of Paddy Power... 
 

Hastings Group Hldg PLC (HSTG) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Peel Hunt

Hastings Group Hldg PLC (LON:HSTG)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by Peel Hunt in a research note issued to investors on Monday. They currently have a GBX 240 ($2.90) price target on the stock. Peel Hunt’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 2.57% from the company’s current price. Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on HSTG. Barclays PLC restated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 238 ($2.87) price target (up from GBX 235 ($2.84)) on shares of Hastings... 
 

St. James's Place plc’s (STJ) “Overweight” Rating Reiterated at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued their overweight rating on shares of St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) in a research note released on Wednesday morning. They currently have a GBX 1,108 ($13.37) target price on the stock. A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Barclays PLC reiterated an overweight rating and set a GBX 924 ($11.15) target price on shares of St. James's Place plc in a report on Friday, October 21st. Macquarie upgraded St. James's Place plc to a neutral rating and set a... 
 

Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Rating Reiterated by Peel Hunt

Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. They currently have a GBX 370 ($4.46) target price on the stock. Peel Hunt’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 7.12% from the company’s current price. DLG has been the subject of several other research reports. HSBC Holdings plc reissued a “reduce” rating on shares of Direct Line Insurance Group PLC in a report on Friday,... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Avangrid Inc. (AGR) to Sell

Avangrid Inc. (NYSE:AGR) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Thursday. According to Zacks, “Avangrid, Inc. is an energy and utility company. The company operates regulated utilities, electricity generation and natural gas storage primarily in the United States. Avangrid, Inc. is based in New Gloucester, United States. “ Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Evercore ISI assumed coverage... 
 
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