Anhui Conch Cement (AHCHY) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold

Anhui Conch Cement (AHCHY) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold

Shares of Anhui Conch Cement (AHCHY) traded up 0.33% on Tuesday, reaching $18.50. 1,704 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a market capitalization of $19.61 billion and a P/E ratio of 13.91. Anhui Conch Cement has a 52 week low of $12.89 and a 52 week high of $19.00. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $17.39 and its 200 day moving average is $17.02. Anhui Conch Cement (NASDAQ:AHCHY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research…

Ams Ag Unspn (AMSSY) Lifted to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Ams Ag Unspn  (AMSSY) Lifted to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

According to Zacks, “ams AG designs, manufactures and sells solutions for consumer electronics and communication device. Its product includes intelligent light sensors, MEMS microphone ICs, NFC solutions, active noise-cancelling ICs and ultra-low power solutions. ams AG is headquartered in Unterpremstätten, Austria. “ Ams Ag Unspn (NASDAQ:AMSSY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Monday, July 17th. The brokerage presently has a $31.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective would indicate a potential upside…

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) to Sell

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) to Sell

According to Zacks, “Alphabet is one of the leading providers of target-based advertisements on the web. Over the last one year, the stock has outperformed the Zacks Internet-Services industry. Alphabet has shown good execution to date, more or less maintaining its dominant share in a competitive, fast-growing search market. Its focus on innovation, strategic acquisitions and Android OS should continue to generate strong cash flows. Its diversification strategy is also positive, but requires significant investment and involves uncertain payback periods, particularly since these efforts are at the cutting edge of…

Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O) PT Raised to $95.00

Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O) PT Raised to $95.00

A number of other analysts also recently commented on O. BidaskClub raised Realty Income Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 17th. Zacks Investment Research cut Realty Income Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on shares of Realty Income Corporation in a report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, FBR & Co began coverage on Realty Income Corporation in a…

Rice Midstream Partners’ (NYSE:RMP) Hold Rating Reaffirmed at US Capital Advisors

Rice Midstream Partners’ (NYSE:RMP) Hold Rating Reaffirmed at US Capital Advisors

A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on RMP. Johnson Rice initiated coverage on Rice Midstream Partners in a report on Thursday, March 23rd. They issued an accumulate rating on the stock. Scotiabank reiterated a buy rating and set a $28.00 price target on shares of Rice Midstream Partners in a report on Monday, April 3rd. TheStreet upgraded Rice Midstream Partners from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Friday, April 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Rice Midstream Partners from a hold…

First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) Upgraded at Sandler O’Neill

First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) Upgraded at Sandler O’Neill

A number of other analysts also recently commented on FDEF. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $50.00 price objective on First Defiance Financial Corp. and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Monday, April 10th. Zacks Investment Research cut First Defiance Financial Corp. from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, June 20th. Sandler O’Neill upgraded shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Wednesday, July 19th,…

Acacia Communications, Inc. (ACIA) Receives “Outperform” Rating from William Blair

Acacia Communications, Inc. (ACIA) Receives “Outperform” Rating from William Blair

A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on ACIA. B. Riley began coverage on Acacia Communications in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $60.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Acacia Communications from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $62.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 target price (down previously from $100.00) on shares…

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSII) Receives $25.00 Average Price Target from Analysts

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSII) Receives $25.00 Average Price Target from Analysts

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Heidrick & Struggles International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Heidrick & Struggles International from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 27th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $25.00 price target (down previously from $27.00) on shares of Heidrick & Struggles International in a report on Tuesday. BidaskClub lowered shares of…

Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE:DECK) Updates FY18 Earnings Guidance

Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE:DECK) Updates FY18 Earnings Guidance

Several brokerages have issued reports on DECK. Jefferies Group LLC set a $68.00 target price on Deckers Outdoor Corporation and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Saturday, May 27th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc reaffirmed a neutral rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of Deckers Outdoor Corporation in a research report on Monday, May 29th. ValuEngine cut Deckers Outdoor Corporation from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Citigroup Inc. increased their target price on Deckers…

Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Calamos Asset Management (NASDAQ:CLMS) Share Price

Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Calamos Asset Management (NASDAQ:CLMS) Share Price

About Calamos Asset Management Media coverage about Calamos Asset Management (NASDAQ:CLMS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Calamos Asset Management earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the closed-end fund an impact score of 45.0837363806985 out of 100,…

Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ (VRTX) Outperform Rating Reaffirmed at JMP Securities

Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ (VRTX) Outperform Rating Reaffirmed at JMP Securities

VRTX has been the topic of several other reports. Robert W. Baird reissued an outperform rating and set a $115.00 price target on shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Wednesday, March 29th. Vetr raised shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals from a strong sell rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $156.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. BMO Capital Markets raised shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and increased their price target for…

Douglas Emmett, Inc. (DEI) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Douglas Emmett, Inc. (DEI) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

According to Zacks, “DOUGLAS EMMETT INC is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust and one of the largest owners and operators of high-quality office and multifamily properties located in premier submarkets in California and Hawaii. The Company’s properties are concentrated in ten submarkets Brentwood, Olympic Corridor, Century City, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Westwood, Sherman Oaks/Encino, Warner Center/Woodland Hills, Burbank and Honolulu. The Company focuses on owning and acquiring a substantial share of top-tier office properties and premier multifamily communities in neighborhoods that possess significant supply constraints,…

Banco Santander-Chile (BSAC) Raised to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Banco Santander-Chile (BSAC) Raised to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

According to Zacks, “Banco Santiago is the largest bank in Chile, in terms of assets with Ch$4,088 billion (approximately US$9.86 billion ) as of March 31, 1997. The bank is the result of the merger of two of the largest institutions in the Chilean banking system, Banco O’Higgins S.A., mainly a corporate bank, and Banco de Santiago S.A., mainly focused in consumer and middle-market lending. “ Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Banco Santander-Chile (NASDAQ:BSAC) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on…

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE:ARE) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE:ARE) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

According to Zacks, “Shares of Alexandria outperformed the Zacks-categorized REIT and Equity Trust – Other industry over the past six months. Its second-quarter estimate for funds from operations (FFO) per share remained stable lately, ahead of the company’s earnings release. The company enjoys high occupancy, which is driven by high demand for its Class A properties in premium locations. Also, robust cash flow and solid balance sheet are its strengths. Further in July, the company announced the creation of the Alexandria Center for AgTech – RTP. It is the initial…

Barclays PLC Lowers Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) Price Target to $209.00

Barclays PLC Lowers Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) Price Target to $209.00

A number of other research analysts have also weighed in on PSA. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a hold rating and set a $222.00 target price on shares of Public Storage in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Public Storage from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub raised shares of Public Storage from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, June 16th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a…

TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (NYSE:TPH) Raised to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (NYSE:TPH) Raised to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

According to Zacks, “TRI Pointe Group, Inc. is involved in the design, construction and sale of single-family homes. The company’s operating portfolio includes Maracay Homes in Arizona; Pardee Homes in California and Nevada; Quadrant Homes in Washington; Trendmaker Homes in Texas; TRI Pointe Homes in California and Colorado; and Winchester Homes in Maryland and Virginia. TRI Pointe Group, Inc., formerly known as Tri Pointe Homes, Inc., is headquartered in Irvine, California. “ TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (NYSE:TPH) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy”…

Rent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Loop Capital

Rent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Loop Capital

RCII has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $11.50 price target (up previously from $8.50) on shares of Rent-A-Center in a report on Monday, April 17th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded Rent-A-Center from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 12th. Stephens cut Rent-A-Center from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Friday, March 31st. Janney…

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. (CHEF) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. (CHEF) to Hold

Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a buy rating and set a $19.00 price objective on shares of The Chefs’ Warehouse in a research report on Thursday, June 1st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of The Chefs’ Warehouse from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Canaccord Genuity started coverage on shares of The Chefs’ Warehouse in a research report on Friday, April 7th. They set a buy rating and a $18.00 price objective…

Seritage Growth Properties (SRG) Given a $38.00 Price Target by Boenning Scattergood Analysts

Seritage Growth Properties (SRG) Given a $38.00 Price Target by Boenning Scattergood Analysts

Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $48.00 price objective on shares of Seritage Growth Properties in a report on Friday, May 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Seritage Growth Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Seritage Growth Properties from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, July 16th. One analyst has rated the stock…

Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ:AYA) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ:AYA) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

According to Zacks, “Amaya, Inc. offers technology-based products and services in the gaming industry. It operates through business-to-consumer and business-to-business segments. The company’s gaming solution includes online casino gaming systems, Ongame poker software and network solutions, Game Office player management software platform, Mosino hospitality platform; land-based gaming solutions and lottery solutions. Amaya Inc., formerly known as Amaya Gaming Group Inc., is headquartered in Pointe-Claire, Canada. “ Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ:AYA) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors…

Ligand Pharmaceuticals’ (NASDAQ:LGND) “Hold” Rating Reiterated at Deutsche Bank AG

Ligand Pharmaceuticals’ (NASDAQ:LGND) “Hold” Rating Reiterated at Deutsche Bank AG

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ligand Pharmaceuticals from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. BidaskClub upgraded Ligand Pharmaceuticals from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note on Friday, June 23rd. ValuEngine upgraded Ligand Pharmaceuticals from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Finally, Roth Capital set a $120.00 price objective on Ligand Pharmaceuticals and gave…

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Lowers NMI Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:NMIH) to Market Perform

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Lowers NMI Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:NMIH) to Market Perform

Several other analysts have also weighed in on NMIH. Zacks Investment Research lowered NMI Holdings from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Tuesday, May 9th. Deutsche Bank AG began coverage on NMI Holdings in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. They set a buy rating and a $14.50 price target on the stock. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has…

Shake Shack, Inc. (SHAK) CEO Randall J. Garutti Sells 16,000 Shares of Stock

Shake Shack, Inc. (SHAK) CEO Randall J. Garutti Sells 16,000 Shares of Stock

Shares of Shake Shack, Inc. (NYSE SHAK) traded down 2.59% on Friday, hitting $33.84. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 606,581 shares. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $35.82 and its 200-day moving average is $35.04. The company has a market cap of $871.62 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 62.90 and a beta of 1.32. Shake Shack, Inc. has a 52 week low of $30.36 and a 52 week high of $42.94. Shake Shack, Inc. (NYSE:SHAK) CEO Randall J. Garutti sold 16,000 shares of the business’s stock…

Eurasian Minerals Inc. (TSE:EMX) Insider Paul H. Stephens Acquires 34,899 Shares of Stock

Eurasian Minerals Inc. (TSE:EMX) Insider Paul H. Stephens Acquires 34,899 Shares of Stock

Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ:MITL) traded up 6.68% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $8.47. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,055,309 shares. Mitel Networks Corporation has a 12-month low of $6.21 and a 12-month high of $8.52. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $7.32 and its 200 day moving average is $7.02. The stock’s market cap is $1.03 billion. Eurasian Minerals Inc. (TSE:EMX) insider Paul H. Stephens bought 34,899 shares of Eurasian Minerals stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 27th. The shares were acquired…

Mitel Networks Corporation (MITL) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.14 EPS

Mitel Networks Corporation (MITL) Announces Quarterly  Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.14 EPS

Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ:MITL) traded up 6.68% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $8.47. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,055,309 shares. Mitel Networks Corporation has a 12-month low of $6.21 and a 12-month high of $8.52. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $7.32 and its 200 day moving average is $7.02. The stock’s market cap is $1.03 billion. Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ:MITL) (TSE:MNW) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The communications equipment provider reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’…

Royal Mail Plc (NASDAQ:ROYMY) Upgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Royal Mail Plc  (NASDAQ:ROYMY) Upgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

According to Zacks, “Royal Mail plc is a provider of postal and delivery services. Its operating segment consists of UK Parcels, International and Letters, General Logistics Systems and Other. UKPIL segment collects and delivers parcels and letters predominantly. It provides collection and delivery services under the Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide brands. GLS comprises European parcel business and is focused on the deferred parcels segment. Royal Mail plc is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. “ Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Royal Mail Plc (NASDAQ:ROYMY) from a strong sell…

Zacks Investment Research Lowers SmartFinancial, Inc. (SMBK) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research Lowers SmartFinancial, Inc. (SMBK) to Hold

According to Zacks, “SmartFinancial, Inc. is a bank holding company which provide banking services to individuals and corporate through its subsidiaries SmartBank and Cornerstone Community Bank. It offers deposit products, loan products, e-banking services consisting of online bill payments, smart pay, e-statements, mobile banking as well as debit and credit cards. SmartFinancial, Inc. is based in Knoxville, Tennessee. “ Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of SmartFinancial, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMBK) from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning. Shares of SmartFinancial (SMBK) traded up…

McKesson Corporation (MCK) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.35 EPS

McKesson Corporation (MCK) Announces Quarterly  Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.35 EPS

Shares of McKesson Corporation (MCK) traded down 0.01% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $162.51. 1,962,866 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $164.70 and a 200-day moving average price of $151.36. McKesson Corporation has a 12 month low of $114.53 and a 12 month high of $197.08. The stock has a market cap of $34.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.37 and a beta of 1.13. McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $2.46 earnings…

Dixons Carphone PLC (LON:DC) Given “Buy” Rating at Canaccord Genuity

Dixons Carphone PLC (LON:DC) Given “Buy” Rating at Canaccord Genuity

A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Liberum Capital reissued a buy rating and issued a GBX 430 ($5.60) price target on shares of Dixons Carphone PLC in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reaffirmed a neutral rating and issued a GBX 365 ($4.76) target price on shares of Dixons Carphone PLC in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. HSBC Holdings plc reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 430 ($5.60) target price on shares of…

Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. Has $861,000 Stake in Boeing Company (The) (BA)

Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. Has $861,000 Stake in Boeing Company (The) (BA)

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Glassman Wealth Services raised its stake in Boeing Company (The) by 5.2% in the fourth quarter. Glassman Wealth Services now owns 2,066 shares of the aircraft producer’s stock valued at $322,000 after buying an additional 102 shares in the last quarter. Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in Boeing Company (The) during the fourth quarter valued at $413,000. Intellectus Partners LLC bought a new stake in Boeing Company (The) during the fourth quarter valued…

Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc’s (LON:HIK) Neutral Rating Reiterated at Citigroup Inc.

Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc’s (LON:HIK) Neutral Rating Reiterated at Citigroup Inc.

Several other research analysts have also recently issued reports on HIK. Numis Securities Ltd cut shares of Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc to an “add” rating and set a GBX 2,350 ($30.61) target price for the company. in a report on Friday, March 10th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc in a report on Monday, March 13th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 2,340 ($30.48) target price on shares of Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc in a report on Wednesday,…

Heritage Investors Management Corp Has $13.99 Million Position in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM)

Heritage Investors Management Corp Has $13.99 Million Position in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM)

Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in YUM. USA Financial Portformulas Corp increased its stake in shares of Yum! Brands by 25.8% in the fourth quarter. USA Financial Portformulas Corp now owns 43,233 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $2,738,000 after buying an additional 8,880 shares during the period. Whalerock Point Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Yum! Brands by 25.5% in the fourth quarter. Whalerock Point Partners LLC now owns 8,625 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $546,000…

PLDT Inc. (NYSE:PHI) Cut to “Hold” at Deutsche Bank AG

PLDT Inc. (NYSE:PHI) Cut to “Hold” at Deutsche Bank AG

Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Macquarie raised shares of PLDT from a neutral rating to an outperform rating in a research report on Friday, May 26th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of PLDT from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of PLDT from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Saturday, June 17th. TheStreet raised shares of PLDT from a d+ rating to a c- rating in…

Principal Financial Group Inc. Increases Stake in Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (APLE)

Principal Financial Group Inc. Increases Stake in Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (APLE)

Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in Apple Hospitality REIT during the first quarter worth about $125,000. RMR Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Apple Hospitality REIT during the first quarter worth about $191,000. Bruderman Asset Management LLC increased its position in Apple Hospitality REIT by 3.7% in the first quarter. Bruderman Asset Management LLC now owns 10,361 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $198,000 after buying…

Wellington Management Group LLP Reduces Position in Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMPH)

Wellington Management Group LLP Reduces Position in Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMPH)

A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in AMPH. Swiss National Bank raised its stake in Amphastar Pharmaceuticals by 5.3% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 59,400 shares of the company’s stock valued at $861,000 after buying an additional 3,000 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank raised its stake in Amphastar Pharmaceuticals by 4.1% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 39,612 shares of the company’s stock valued at $600,000 after buying an additional 1,570 shares during the…

Wellington Management Group LLP Has $235,000 Position in Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust (NYSE:EFT)

Wellington Management Group LLP Has $235,000 Position in Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust (NYSE:EFT)

Several other large investors also recently modified their holdings of EFT. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. raised its stake in shares of Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust by 1,006.7% in the first quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 20,696 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $313,000 after buying an additional 18,826 shares during the last quarter. Pioneer Investment Management Inc. raised its position in Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust by 13.3% in the first quarter. Pioneer Investment Management Inc. now owns 130,000 shares of the…

Wellington Management Group LLP Acquires New Position in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM)

Wellington Management Group LLP Acquires New Position in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM)

Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Cribstone Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Williams-Sonoma by 0.3% in the first quarter. Cribstone Capital Management LLC now owns 22,479 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,224,000 after buying an additional 70 shares during the period. Creative Planning raised its stake in shares of Williams-Sonoma by 3.8% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 2,085 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $112,000 after buying an additional 76 shares during the…

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ:PRGS) Stake Maintained by Fmr LLC

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ:PRGS) Stake Maintained by Fmr LLC

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its position in shares of Progress Software Corporation by 25.3% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 4,049 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 818 shares in the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Progress Software Corporation during the first quarter worth about $126,000. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its position…

Fmr LLC Boosts Position in Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE)

Fmr LLC Boosts Position in Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE)

Several other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of NE. Norges Bank acquired a new stake in Noble Corporation during the fourth quarter valued at about $20,417,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in Noble Corporation by 18.9% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 5,500,377 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $34,046,000 after buying an additional 874,434 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP raised its stake in Noble Corporation by 516.6% in the…

Fmr LLC Has $6.31 Million Position in Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPXL)

Fmr LLC Has $6.31 Million Position in Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPXL)

Other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its stake in Impax Laboratories by 1.9% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 8,140 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 150 shares during the period. Commerce Bank increased its stake in Impax Laboratories by 12.9% in the first quarter. Commerce Bank now owns 11,460 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $145,000 after buying an additional 1,310…

Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) Position Raised by Teachers Advisors LLC

Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) Position Raised by Teachers Advisors LLC

Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in BRO. First Eagle Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Brown & Brown by 2.9% in the first quarter. First Eagle Investment Management LLC now owns 7,099,986 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $296,211,000 after buying an additional 200,897 shares during the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in Brown & Brown by 14.1% in the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,592,260 shares of the financial services provider’s…

301,348 Shares in Communications Sales & Leasing,Inc. (NASDAQ:UNIT) Acquired by Teachers Advisors LLC

301,348 Shares in Communications Sales & Leasing,Inc. (NASDAQ:UNIT) Acquired by Teachers Advisors LLC

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Advantus Capital Management Inc purchased a new position in Communications Sales & Leasing,Inc. during the first quarter valued at about $2,803,000. FMR LLC purchased a new position in Communications Sales & Leasing,Inc. during the first quarter valued at about $32,036,000. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. purchased a new position in Communications Sales & Leasing,Inc. during the first quarter valued at about $596,000. Principal Financial Group Inc. purchased a new position in Communications Sales &…

Teachers Advisors LLC Has $7.68 Million Stake in Douglas Emmett, Inc. (NYSE:DEI)

Teachers Advisors LLC Has $7.68 Million Stake in Douglas Emmett, Inc. (NYSE:DEI)

Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of DEI. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its stake in shares of Douglas Emmett by 3.1% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 11,248 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $432,000 after buying an additional 340 shares during the last quarter. Clinton Group Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Douglas Emmett during the first quarter worth approximately $222,000. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Douglas Emmett…

TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC Sells 8,150 Shares of Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WEB)

TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC Sells 8,150 Shares of Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WEB)

Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in WEB. First Midwest Bank Trust Division boosted its stake in Web.com Group by 3.6% in the first quarter. First Midwest Bank Trust Division now owns 24,639 shares of the information services provider’s stock valued at $476,000 after buying an additional 860 shares in the last quarter. Clinton Group Inc. boosted its stake in Web.com Group by 7.6% in the first quarter. Clinton Group Inc. now owns 19,001 shares of the information services provider’s stock valued at $367,000 after…

Sippican Capital Advisors Sells 200 Shares of Zions Bancorporation (ZION)

Sippican Capital Advisors Sells 200 Shares of Zions Bancorporation (ZION)

Other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Hartford Investment Management Co. increased its position in Zions Bancorporation by 0.9% in the first quarter. Hartford Investment Management Co. now owns 51,444 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $2,161,000 after buying an additional 442 shares during the last quarter. Cypress Capital Management LLC WY bought a new position in Zions Bancorporation during the first quarter valued at about $169,000. Creative Planning increased its position in Zions Bancorporation by 5.9% in the first quarter. Creative…

McDermott International, Inc. (MDR) is Sippican Capital Advisors’ 8th Largest Position

McDermott International, Inc. (MDR) is Sippican Capital Advisors’ 8th Largest Position

A number of other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in MDR. Hennessy Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of McDermott International during the first quarter worth about $3,312,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of McDermott International by 67.7% in the first quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 7,579,874 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $51,165,000 after buying an additional 3,058,732 shares during the period. Boston Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of McDermott International…

Brokerages Anticipate Student Transportation Inc (STB) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $170.90 Million

Brokerages Anticipate Student Transportation Inc (STB) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $170.90 Million

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Student Transportation will report full-year sales of $170.90 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $632.20 million to $640.70 million. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report sales of $671.37 million per share, with estimates ranging from $661.80 million to $679.10 million. Zacks’ sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that cover Student Transportation. Equities research analysts expect that Student Transportation Inc (NASDAQ:STB) (TSE:STB) will post sales of $170.90 million for the current…

AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on AMCX shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of AMC Networks from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Deutsche Bank AG cut their price target on shares of AMC Networks from $65.00 to $61.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, May 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AMC Networks from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $68.00 price target on the stock in a report on…

Caseys General Stores, Inc. (CASY) Shares Sold by Fruth Investment Management

Caseys General Stores, Inc. (CASY) Shares Sold by Fruth Investment Management

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Numeric Investors LLC bought a new stake in Caseys General Stores during the fourth quarter worth $214,000. Norges Bank bought a new stake in Caseys General Stores during the fourth quarter worth $32,878,000. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Caseys General Stores by 10.3% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 79,346 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,433,000 after buying an additional 7,429 shares during the last quarter. New England Research & Management Inc. bought…

Fruth Investment Management Sells 100 Shares of Timken Company (The) (TKR)

Fruth Investment Management Sells 100 Shares of Timken Company (The) (TKR)

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new position in Timken Company (The) during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,472,000. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans boosted its stake in shares of Timken Company (The) by 9.3% in the fourth quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 12,070 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $479,000 after buying an additional 1,030 shares during the period. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Timken Company (The) during the fourth quarter…

Pacer Advisors Inc. Has $1.40 Million Stake in Emerson Electric Company (NYSE:EMR)

Pacer Advisors Inc. Has $1.40 Million Stake in Emerson Electric Company (NYSE:EMR)

Several other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. First Command Financial Services Inc. increased its position in shares of Emerson Electric by 18.9% in the first quarter. First Command Financial Services Inc. now owns 1,935 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $116,000 after buying an additional 307 shares during the period. Central Bank & Trust Co. increased its position in shares of Emerson Electric by 31.3% in the first quarter. Central Bank & Trust Co. now owns 2,100 shares of the industrial products company’s…

Brave Asset Management Inc. Has $445,000 Position in Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (HIG)

Brave Asset Management Inc. Has $445,000 Position in Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (HIG)

Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Westside Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) by 85.8% in the first quarter. Westside Investment Management Inc. now owns 2,165 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $103,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) by 0.4% in the first quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 2,293 shares…

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Position Reduced by Hanson McClain Inc.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Position Reduced by Hanson McClain Inc.

A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in COST. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in Costco Wholesale Corporation by 1.3% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 6,254,387 shares of the retailer’s stock valued at $1,048,798,000 after buying an additional 79,201 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank boosted its stake in Costco Wholesale Corporation by 26.2% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 1,597,008 shares of the retailer’s stock valued at…

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Shares Sold by Geneva Advisors LLC

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Shares Sold by Geneva Advisors LLC

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Rosenbaum Jay D. boosted its position in Exxon Mobil Corporation by 10.6% in the first quarter. Rosenbaum Jay D. now owns 17,951 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $1,473,000 after buying an additional 1,725 shares during the period. Gyroscope Capital Management Group LLC boosted its position in Exxon Mobil Corporation by 49.1% in the fourth quarter. Gyroscope Capital Management Group LLC now owns 26,823 shares of the oil and gas…

Nike, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) Stake Maintained by United Bank Inc.

Nike, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) Stake Maintained by United Bank Inc.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in NKE. Portland Hill Capital LLP bought a new stake in Nike during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $14,263,000. Wills Financial Group Inc. raised its stake in Nike by 38.9% in the fourth quarter. Wills Financial Group Inc. now owns 26,603 shares of the footwear maker’s stock valued at $1,352,000 after buying an additional 7,448 shares during the period. CMH Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in Nike during the fourth quarter…

Brave Asset Management Inc. Has $2.02 Million Position in Annaly Capital Management Inc (NLY)

Brave Asset Management Inc. Has $2.02 Million Position in Annaly Capital Management Inc (NLY)

A number of other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 3.3% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 1,867,876 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $18,623,000 after buying an additional 60,283 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. increased its position in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 1,803.0% in the first quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 80,345 shares of the real estate investment…

Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp Has $4.16 Million Position in Dow Chemical Company (The) (NYSE:DOW)

Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp Has $4.16 Million Position in Dow Chemical Company (The) (NYSE:DOW)

Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Pinnacle Bank bought a new stake in Dow Chemical Company (The) during the first quarter valued at approximately $103,000. West Oak Capital LLC increased its stake in Dow Chemical Company (The) by 29.2% in the first quarter. West Oak Capital LLC now owns 1,679 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 379 shares in the last quarter. First Financial Corp IN increased its stake in Dow Chemical Company (The) by 79.8%…

Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) Shares Sold by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) Shares Sold by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in Meritage Corporation during the fourth quarter valued at about $21,160,000. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in Meritage Corporation by 5.2% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 72,410 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $2,520,000 after buying an additional 3,598 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its stake in Meritage Corporation by 11.6% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now…

Principal Financial Group Inc. Has $583,000 Stake in Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL)

Principal Financial Group Inc. Has $583,000 Stake in Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL)

Other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Creative Planning increased its position in shares of Marvell Technology Group by 175.3% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 7,158 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $109,000 after buying an additional 4,558 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Marvell Technology Group by 103.8% in the fourth quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 7,258 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 3,696 shares…

Comparing Energizer Holdings (EPC) & Unilever NV (UN)

Comparing Energizer Holdings (EPC) & Unilever NV (UN)

Profitability Energizer Holdings (NYSE: EPC) and Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) are both mid-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation. This table compares Energizer Holdings and Unilever NV’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of current ratings for Energizer Holdings and Unilever NV, as reported by MarketBeat. Energizer Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $85.86, indicating…

RadiSys Corporation’s (RSYS) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at Jefferies Group LLC

RadiSys Corporation’s (RSYS) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at Jefferies Group LLC

Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on RSYS. Lake Street Capital lowered their price target on shares of RadiSys Corporation from $5.50 to $4.50 and set a buy rating on the stock in a report on Friday, July 7th. Needham & Company LLC lowered their price target on shares of RadiSys Corporation from $5.00 to $4.50 and set a buy rating on the stock in a report on Monday, July 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of RadiSys Corporation from a sell rating to a hold rating…

Comparing Jason Industries (JASN) & Eaton Corporation, PLC (ETN)

Comparing Jason Industries (JASN) & Eaton Corporation, PLC (ETN)

Profitability Jason Industries (NASDAQ: JASN) and Eaton Corporation, PLC (NYSE:ETN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, institutional ownership, earnings and risk. This table compares Jason Industries and Eaton Corporation, PLC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Analyst Ratings This is a summary of current recommendations for Jason Industries and Eaton Corporation, PLC, as reported by MarketBeat.com. Jason Industries presently has a consensus target price…

Head to Head Comparison: RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC) & CRA International,Inc. (CRAI)

Head to Head Comparison: RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC) & CRA International,Inc. (CRAI)

Profitability CRA International,Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAI) and RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitabiliy. This table compares CRA International,Inc. and RPX Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Valuation & Earnings This table compares CRA International,Inc. and RPX Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. RPX Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than CRA International,Inc.. CRA…

Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

According to Zacks, “Central Valley Community Bank is the sole subsidiary of Central Valley Community Bancorp. The Bank operates full-service offices in Clovis, Fresno, Prather, Kerman and Sacramento, plus Real Estate Lending, SBA Lending and Agribusiness Lending Departments. Investment services are also provided by Investment Centers of America. “ Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVCY) from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Tuesday. A number of other research firms have also weighed in on CVCY. ValuEngine raised shares…

FTI Consulting (FCN) & Hackett Group (HCKT) Head-To-Head Analysis

FTI Consulting (FCN) & Hackett Group (HCKT) Head-To-Head Analysis

Profitability The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT) and FTI Consulting (NYSE:FCN) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitabiliy. This table compares The Hackett Group and FTI Consulting’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Institutional & Insider Ownership 84.3% of The Hackett Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.1% of FTI Consulting shares are held by institutional investors. 19.0% of…

Contrasting SandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE:PER) and Noble Energy (NBL)

Contrasting SandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE:PER) and Noble Energy (NBL)

Risk and Volatility Noble Energy (NYSE: NBL) and SandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE:PER) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, earnings and valuation. Noble Energy has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SandRidge Permian Trust has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Profitability This table compares…

D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) Director Sells $60,025.98 in Stock

D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) Director Sells $60,025.98 in Stock

Shares of D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) traded down 0.61% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $35.85. 3,593,795 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.42 billion, a PE ratio of 13.43 and a beta of 1.25. D.R. Horton, Inc. has a 12 month low of $26.69 and a 12 month high of $37.44. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $35.15 and its 200 day moving average price is $32.91. D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI) Director Barbara K. Allen sold 1,666 shares of the…

American River Bankshares (AMRB) Director Purchases $24,974.40 in Stock

American River Bankshares (AMRB) Director Purchases $24,974.40 in Stock

American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) remained flat at $14.05 during trading on Friday. 2,570 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a market cap of $91.11 million, a P/E ratio of 15.03 and a beta of 0.38. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $14.13 and a 200 day moving average of $14.60. American River Bankshares has a 12-month low of $10.15 and a 12-month high of $15.99. American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) Director Jeffrey Owensby acquired 1,760 shares of American River Bankshares stock in a transaction dated…

Donegal Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGICA) Downgraded to “Strong Sell” at Zacks Investment Research

Donegal Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGICA) Downgraded to “Strong Sell” at Zacks Investment Research

According to Zacks, “Donegal Group Inc. is a regional property-casualty insurance holding company doing business in Mid-Atlantic and Southern states through its insurance subsidiaries: Atlantic States Insurance Company, Southern Heritage Insurance Company, Southern Insurance Company of Virginia, Delaware Atlantic Insurance Company, Pioneer Insurance Company, Ohio and Pioneer Insurance Company, New York. “ Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Donegal Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGICA) from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on the…

AmeriServ Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:ASRV) Declares $0.02 Quarterly Dividend

AmeriServ Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:ASRV) Declares $0.02 Quarterly Dividend

Shares of AmeriServ Financial (ASRV) traded up 2.53% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $4.05. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 19,972 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $4.04 and its 200 day moving average is $3.93. AmeriServ Financial has a 52 week low of $3.09 and a 52 week high of $4.25. The firm has a market capitalization of $74.77 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.40 and a beta of 0.16. AmeriServ Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:ASRV) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 21st, Zacks reports….

Paypoint (NASDAQ:PYPTF) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Paypoint (NASDAQ:PYPTF) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

According to Zacks, “PayPoint Plc provides cash, card and contactless payments to utility companies, retailers, transport firms, mobile phone providers and government. The services provided by the company include PayPoint One, ATM’s, CollectPlus, SIMs and Western Union. PayPoint Plc is headquartered in Hertz, United Kingdom. “ Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Paypoint (NASDAQ:PYPTF) from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. Shares of Paypoint (NASDAQ:PYPTF) remained flat at $11.10 during mid-day trading on Wednesday. Paypoint has a 1-year low of…

Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA) Issues Q3 Earnings Guidance

Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA) Issues Q3 Earnings Guidance

Several research firms have recently issued reports on VCRA. Leerink Swann lifted their price objective on shares of Vocera Communications from $24.00 to $31.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a buy rating and set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Thursday. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated an outperform…

Heidrick & Struggles International’s (NASDAQ:HSII) Hold Rating Reiterated at Deutsche Bank AG

Heidrick & Struggles International’s (NASDAQ:HSII) Hold Rating Reiterated at Deutsche Bank AG

HSII has been the topic of a number of other reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Heidrick & Struggles International from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $25.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, April 28th. BidaskClub cut Heidrick & Struggles International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Heidrick & Struggles International from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Two investment analysts…

Robert W. Baird Lowers Itron, Inc. (ITRI) to Neutral

Robert W. Baird Lowers Itron, Inc. (ITRI) to Neutral

Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Cowen and Company set a $60.00 price target on Itron and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Friday, July 21st. JMP Securities set a $88.00 price target on Itron and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Itron from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Monday, July 17th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a buy rating and issued a $78.00 price…

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Sell”

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Sell”

According to Zacks, “American Superconductor Corporation is a leading energy technologies company. The company develops and sells a wide range of products and solutions based on power electronic systems and high temperature superconductor wires that dramatically improve the efficiency, reliability and quality of electricity during its generation, transmission, distribution and use. The company is a dominant force in alternative energy, offering grid interconnection solutions as well as licensed wind energy designs and electrical systems. As the world’s principal supplier of HTS wire, AMSC is enabling a new generation of compact,…

William Hill plc (LON:WMH) Given “Buy” Rating at Citigroup Inc.

William Hill plc (LON:WMH) Given “Buy” Rating at Citigroup Inc.

A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Investec lowered shares of William Hill plc to a sell rating and cut their price target for the stock from GBX 279 ($3.63) to GBX 245 ($3.19) in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. Numis Securities Ltd reissued a hold rating and issued a GBX 277 ($3.61) price target on shares of William Hill plc in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. J P Morgan Chase & Co started coverage on shares of William Hill plc…

Exane Derivatives Has $263,000 Position in Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY)

Exane Derivatives Has $263,000 Position in Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY)

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of AUY. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. raised its position in shares of Yamana Gold by 1.3% in the first quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 3,182,733 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $8,780,000 after buying an additional 42,340 shares in the last quarter. ING Groep NV raised its position in shares of Yamana Gold by 57.7% in the first quarter. ING Groep NV now owns 248,764 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued…

Mandatum Life Insurance Co Ltd Has $449,000 Position in Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS)

Mandatum Life Insurance Co Ltd Has $449,000 Position in Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS)

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Koshinski Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Hasbro by 5.6% in the first quarter. Koshinski Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,775 shares of the company’s stock valued at $377,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd raised its stake in Hasbro by 0.6% in the first quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 33,959 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,389,000 after buying an additional 200 shares…

Archrock Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:APLP) Cut to “Sell” at Zacks Investment Research

Archrock Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:APLP) Cut to “Sell” at Zacks Investment Research

According to Zacks, “Archrock Partners LP is a master limited partnership. The company provides natural gas contract compression services primarily in the United States. Archrock Partners LP, formerly known as Exterran Partners, L.P., is based in Houston, Texas. “ Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Archrock Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:APLP) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday morning. A number of other analysts also recently issued reports on the company. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) downgraded Archrock Partners, L.P. from a buy rating to…

BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE:BWA) Raised to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE:BWA) Raised to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

According to Zacks, “High organic net sales growth expectations are likely to aid BorgWarner going forward. Huge business opportunities in Asia, the Americas and Europe in the next three years are anticipated to contribute to a major portion of growth. Also, a healthy balance sheet and ample cash flows help the company return capital to shareholders and undertake acquisitions. Moreover, BorgWarner is poised to benefit from its expansion strategy. BorgWarner has outperformed the Zacks categorized Auto/Truck Original Equipment industry in the last three months. However, the company is facing foreign…