The Zacks: Analysts Expect Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) Will Announce Earnings of $0.81 Per Share

The Zacks: Analysts Expect Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) Will Announce Earnings of $0.81 Per Share

Equities research analysts expect that Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) will report earnings per share of $0.81 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Ten analysts have made estimates for Visa’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.82 and the lowest is $0.78. Visa reported earnings of $0.69 per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 17.4%. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report after the market closes on Thursday, July 20th. According to Zacks, analysts expect…

The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) Shares Bought by BlackRock Inc.

The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) Shares Bought by BlackRock Inc.

BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) by 2,395.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 20,403,051 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 19,585,476 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned 7.30% of Travelers Companies worth $2,459,383,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. FMR LLC increased its position in…

The OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. (OB) Rating Lowered to Sell at BidaskClub

The OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. (OB) Rating Lowered to Sell at BidaskClub

BidaskClub downgraded shares of OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE:OB) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday, July 19th. Several other brokerages have also recently weighed in on OB. TheStreet upgraded OneBeacon Insurance Group from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Zacks Investment Research lowered OneBeacon Insurance Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 12th. Shares of OneBeacon Insurance Group (NYSE OB) opened at 18.15 on…

The BlackRock Inc. Raises Position in Saia, Inc. (SAIA)

The BlackRock Inc. Raises Position in Saia, Inc. (SAIA)

BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAIA) by 49,565.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,074,318 shares of the transportation company’s stock after buying an additional 3,068,128 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned 12.22% of Saia worth $136,190,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its stake in Saia by 2.9%…

The Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

The Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Wednesday, July 19th. According to Zacks, “Apollo Investment Corporation is a closed-end investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Company’s investment portfolio will be principally in middle-market private companies. “ Several other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a buy rating and set…

The New York State Teachers Retirement System Buys 5,300 Shares of Fox Factory Holding Corp. (FOXF)

The New York State Teachers Retirement System Buys 5,300 Shares of Fox Factory Holding Corp. (FOXF)

New York State Teachers Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Fox Factory Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:FOXF) by 45.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 16,874 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 5,300 shares during the period. New York State Teachers Retirement System’s holdings in Fox Factory Holding Corp. were worth $484,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to…

The Deutsche Bank AG Reiterates Buy Rating for Barratt Developments Plc (LON:BDEV)

The Deutsche Bank AG Reiterates Buy Rating for Barratt Developments Plc (LON:BDEV)

Barratt Developments Plc (LON:BDEV)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Deutsche Bank AG in a research note issued to investors on Monday. A number of other research firms also recently weighed in on BDEV. Liberum Capital raised their price target on shares of Barratt Developments Plc from GBX 532 ($6.93) to GBX 537 ($6.99) and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Beaufort Securities reduced their price target on shares of Barratt Developments Plc from GBX 690 ($8.99) to…

The New York State Teachers Retirement System Maintains Stake in Boise Cascade, L.L.C. (NYSE:BCC)

The New York State Teachers Retirement System Maintains Stake in Boise Cascade, L.L.C. (NYSE:BCC)

New York State Teachers Retirement System maintained its position in Boise Cascade, L.L.C. (NYSE:BCC) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 18,855 shares of the construction company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System’s holdings in Boise Cascade, L.L.C. were worth $503,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in BCC. State of Alaska…

The Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. Invests $541,000 in GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK)

The Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. Invests $541,000 in GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK)

Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. bought a new position in GlaxoSmithKline PLC (NYSE:GSK) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund bought 12,537 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $541,000. Other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. FMR LLC increased its position in shares of GlaxoSmithKline PLC by 11.7% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 23,635,038 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $996,452,000 after buying an additional 2,482,009 shares during the last…

The Pagegroup PLC (PAGE) Stock Rating Lowered by Liberum Capital

The Pagegroup PLC (PAGE) Stock Rating Lowered by Liberum Capital

Pagegroup PLC (LON:PAGE) was downgraded by analysts at Liberum Capital to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Monday. They presently have a GBX 505 ($6.58) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 455 ($5.93). Liberum Capital’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 4.19% from the company’s current price. Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Numis Securities Ltd restated an “add” rating and set a GBX 540 ($7.03) price target on shares of Pagegroup PLC in…

The Siemens AG (NASDAQ:SIEGY) Lowered to “Hold” at ValuEngine

The Siemens AG (NASDAQ:SIEGY) Lowered to “Hold” at ValuEngine

ValuEngine cut shares of Siemens AG (NASDAQ:SIEGY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Thursday. Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Siemens AG from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Siemens AG has a consensus rating of Hold. Siemens AG (NASDAQ:SIEGY) opened at 64.33 on Thursday. Siemens AG…

The Quanta Services, Inc. (PWR) Stake Decreased by Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc.

The Quanta Services, Inc. (PWR) Stake Decreased by Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc.

Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. cut its stake in Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE:PWR) by 6.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 12,575 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 850 shares during the period. Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc.’s holdings in Quanta Services were worth $414,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. FTB Advisors Inc. increased its stake in shares of Quanta Services…

The Taylor Wimpey plc (TW) Given “Buy” Rating at Deutsche Bank AG

The Taylor Wimpey plc (TW) Given “Buy” Rating at Deutsche Bank AG

Taylor Wimpey plc (LON:TW)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by investment analysts at Deutsche Bank AG in a research note issued to investors on Monday. TW has been the topic of several other reports. Canaccord Genuity lowered shares of Taylor Wimpey plc to a “hold” rating and increased their target price for the stock from GBX 200 ($2.60) to GBX 205 ($2.67) in a report on Friday, April 28th. Peel Hunt reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 210 ($2.73) target price on shares of Taylor Wimpey plc…

The Rational Advisors LLC Maintains Position in East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC)

The Rational Advisors LLC Maintains Position in East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC)

Rational Advisors LLC held its stake in shares of East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 5,750 shares of the financial services provider’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Rational Advisors LLC’s holdings in East West Bancorp were worth $337,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. LSV Asset Management increased its stake…

The $272.39 Million in Sales Expected for Diamondback Energy, Inc. (FANG) This Quarter

The $272.39 Million in Sales Expected for Diamondback Energy, Inc. (FANG) This Quarter

Analysts expect Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) to post sales of $272.39 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Ten analysts have made estimates for Diamondback Energy’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $254.80 million and the highest estimate coming in at $298.68 million. Diamondback Energy reported sales of $112.48 million during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 142.2%. The business is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Tuesday, August 1st. According to Zacks, analysts…

The Rational Advisors LLC Has $292,000 Stake in RMR Group Inc (NYSE:RMR)

The Rational Advisors LLC Has $292,000 Stake in RMR Group Inc (NYSE:RMR)

Rational Advisors LLC continued to hold its position in shares of RMR Group Inc (NYSE:RMR) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 6,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Rational Advisors LLC’s holdings in RMR Group were worth $292,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. State Board of Administration of Florida…

The United Community Banks (NASDAQ:UCBI) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

The United Community Banks (NASDAQ:UCBI) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

Media headlines about United Community Banks (NASDAQ:UCBI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. United Community Banks earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9964615090894 out of 100, indicating that…

The Morris Capital Advisors LLC Continues to Hold Stake in Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (AQN)

The Morris Capital Advisors LLC Continues to Hold Stake in Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (AQN)

Morris Capital Advisors LLC held its position in Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (NYSE:AQN) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 18,679 shares of the utilities provider’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Morris Capital Advisors LLC’s holdings in Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. were worth $197,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Trexquant Investment LP purchased…

The McDermott International (MDR) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows

The McDermott International (MDR) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows

Media headlines about McDermott International (NYSE:MDR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. McDermott International earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.0815981399928 out of 100, indicating that recent…

The CommVault Systems, Inc. (CVLT) Stake Maintained by Tirschwell & Loewy Inc.

The CommVault Systems, Inc. (CVLT) Stake Maintained by Tirschwell & Loewy Inc.

Tirschwell & Loewy Inc. held its position in CommVault Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLT) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 10,200 shares of the software maker’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Tirschwell & Loewy Inc.’s holdings in CommVault Systems were worth $576,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Teachers Advisors LLC raised its position in CommVault…

The Quaint Oak Bancorp Inc. (OTCMKTS:QNTO) Releases Earnings Results

The Quaint Oak Bancorp Inc. (OTCMKTS:QNTO) Releases  Earnings Results

Quaint Oak Bancorp Inc. (OTCMKTS:QNTO) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $2.85 million during the quarter. Quaint Oak Bancorp had a net margin of 12.27% and a return on equity of 7.48%. Shares of Quaint Oak Bancorp (QNTO) opened at 13.00 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $24.25 million, a P/E ratio of 16.48 and a beta of 0.26. The firm has a…

The SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ) Position Cut by Tirschwell & Loewy Inc.

The SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ) Position Cut by Tirschwell & Loewy Inc.

Tirschwell & Loewy Inc. reduced its position in shares of SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF (NYSE:FEZ) by 0.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 151,745 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 666 shares during the period. Tirschwell & Loewy Inc.’s holdings in SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF were worth $5,838,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to…

The Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Bio-Techne Corp (TECH) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $149.49 Million

The Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Bio-Techne Corp (TECH) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $149.49 Million

Brokerages expect Bio-Techne Corp (NASDAQ:TECH) to announce $149.49 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Six analysts have provided estimates for Bio-Techne Corp’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $144.40 million and the highest is $151.10 million. Bio-Techne Corp posted sales of $134.76 million in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 10.9%. The business is expected to report its next earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, August 8th. According to Zacks, analysts expect…

The Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) Shares Bought by Glynn Capital Management LLC

The Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) Shares Bought by Glynn Capital Management LLC

Glynn Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) by 20.9% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 183,663 shares of the network technology company’s stock after buying an additional 31,712 shares during the period. Palo Alto Networks comprises approximately 5.5% of Glynn Capital Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 8th largest position. Glynn Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Palo Alto Networks were worth $24,576,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other large investors also recently added…

The Greene County Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GCBC) Announces Earnings Results

The Greene County Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GCBC) Announces  Earnings Results

Greene County Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GCBC) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Greene County Bancorp had a return on equity of 14.24% and a net margin of 28.18%. The company had revenue of $9.62 million during the quarter. Shares of Greene County Bancorp (NASDAQ GCBC) opened at 24.25 on Monday. Greene County Bancorp has a 52 week low of $16.49 and a 52 week high of $29.00. The stock has a 50 day…

The Financial Contrast: Travelport Worldwide Limited (TVPT) vs. eLong (LONG)

The Financial Contrast: Travelport Worldwide Limited (TVPT) vs. eLong (LONG)

eLong (NASDAQ: LONG) and Travelport Worldwide Limited (NYSE:TVPT) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations. Analyst Ratings This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for eLong and Travelport Worldwide Limited, as reported by MarketBeat. Travelport Worldwide Limited has a consensus target price of $16.25, indicating a potential upside of 14.04%. Given Travelport Worldwide Limited’s higher probable upside, analysts…

The Home Bancorp, Inc. (HBCP) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.04 EPS

The Home Bancorp, Inc. (HBCP) Releases  Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.04 EPS

Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The bank reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.04, MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $18.06 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $18.32 million. Home Bancorp had a net margin of 23.05% and a return on equity of 9.95%. Home Bancorp (HBCP) opened at 38.58 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $285.57 million, a P/E ratio of 15.31 and…

The Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCO) Rating Lowered to Hold at ValuEngine

The Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCO) Rating Lowered to Hold at ValuEngine

Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCO) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, August 1st. CMCO has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Columbus McKinnon Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 20th. BidaskClub cut shares of Columbus McKinnon Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. TheStreet cut shares…

The Q3 2017 EPS Estimates for Kamada Ltd. Lowered by Jefferies Group (NASDAQ:KMDA)

The Q3 2017 EPS Estimates for Kamada Ltd. Lowered by Jefferies Group (NASDAQ:KMDA)

Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ:KMDA) – Jefferies Group dropped their Q3 2017 earnings per share estimates for Kamada in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. Jefferies Group analyst R. Denhoy now anticipates that the biotechnology company will post earnings per share of $0.02 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.03. Jefferies Group has a “Buy” rating and a $7.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Kamada’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.05 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $0.22 EPS. Kamada (NASDAQ:KMDA) last posted its…

The Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) Downgraded to “Buy” at ValuEngine

The Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) Downgraded to “Buy” at ValuEngine

ValuEngine downgraded shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Tuesday, August 1st. Other equities analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Saturday, July 8th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a buy rating and issued a $20.00 price objective (up from $18.00) on shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation in a research…

The Allstate Corporation (The) (NYSE:ALL) Shares Gap Up on Better-Than-Expected Earnings

The Allstate Corporation (The) (NYSE:ALL) Shares Gap Up  on Better-Than-Expected Earnings

Allstate Corporation (The) (NYSE:ALL)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Wednesday following a stronger than expected earnings report. The stock had previously closed at $88.86, but opened at $91.00. Allstate Corporation (The) shares last traded at $94.16, with a volume of 3,391,823 shares traded. The insurance provider reported $1.38 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.90 by $0.48. The business had revenue of $8.02 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.99 billion. Allstate Corporation (The) had a return on equity of 12.73%…

The Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ:ANY) Rating Lowered to Strong Sell at ValuEngine

The Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ:ANY) Rating Lowered to Strong Sell at ValuEngine

Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ:ANY) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday, August 1st. Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut Sphere 3D Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Shares of Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ:ANY) traded up 7.39% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $4.65. 16,856 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $4.57 and a 200-day moving average of $5.45. The…

The Coherent, Inc. (COHR) Stock Price Down 21.6% After Earnings Miss

The Coherent, Inc. (COHR) Stock Price Down 21.6% After Earnings Miss

Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR)’s share price was down 21.6% during trading on Wednesday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $208.56 and last traded at $212.42, with a volume of 4,060,318 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $271.00. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $3.36 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $3.45 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $464.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $466.90 million. Coherent had a net margin of 11.08% and a return…

The CLP Holdings Limited (NASDAQ:CLPHY) Upgraded to “Hold” by Zacks Investment Research

The CLP Holdings Limited (NASDAQ:CLPHY) Upgraded to “Hold” by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of CLP Holdings Limited (NASDAQ:CLPHY) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Tuesday, August 1st. According to Zacks, “CLP HOLDINGS Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, is the holding company for the CLP Group, which is one of the largest investor-owned power businesses in Asia. Through CLP Power Hong Kong, it operates a vertically integrated electricity supply business in Hong Kong, and provides a highly reliable supply of electricity and excellent customer services to over…

The Q3 2017 EPS Estimates for Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) Decreased by Analyst

The Q3 2017 EPS Estimates for Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) Decreased by Analyst

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) – Analysts at DA Davidson dropped their Q3 2017 earnings per share estimates for Heartland Financial USA in a report released on Tuesday. DA Davidson analyst J. Rulis now anticipates that the bank will post earnings per share of $0.74 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.76. DA Davidson currently has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Heartland Financial USA’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.72 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $3.15 EPS. Several other research analysts…

The KeyCorp Comments on Huntsman Corporation’s Q3 2017 Earnings (NYSE:HUN)

The KeyCorp Comments on Huntsman Corporation’s Q3 2017 Earnings (NYSE:HUN)

Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) – KeyCorp reduced their Q3 2017 earnings per share estimates for Huntsman Corporation in a note issued to investors on Sunday. KeyCorp analyst M. Sison now anticipates that the basic materials company will post earnings per share of $0.45 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.55. KeyCorp currently has a “Overweight” rating and a $34.00 target price on the stock. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Huntsman Corporation’s FY2017 earnings at $2.20 EPS. Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July…

The Procter & Gamble Company (The) (PG) Upgraded to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

The Procter & Gamble Company (The) (PG) Upgraded to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, August 1st. They currently have $101.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “P&G reported fourth-quarter fiscal 2017 results, wherein earnings and revenues surpassed expectations. Adjusted earnings increased 8% year over year but net sales remained unchanged with the year-ago level. The earnings growth was encouraging in light of solid organic sales growth and operating margin expansion (up 210 basis…

The Old Second Bancorp, Inc. to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.21 Per Share, FIG Partners Forecasts (NASDAQ:OSBC)

The Old Second Bancorp, Inc. to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.21 Per Share, FIG Partners Forecasts (NASDAQ:OSBC)

Old Second Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSBC) – Equities researchers at FIG Partners raised their Q3 2017 earnings estimates for shares of Old Second Bancorp in a research note issued to investors on Monday. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin now anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $0.21 for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.19. FIG Partners also issued estimates for Old Second Bancorp’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.20 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.19 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.20 EPS, Q3 2018…

The Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) Upgraded to “Buy” by Zacks Investment Research

The Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) Upgraded to “Buy” by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Tuesday, August 1st. The brokerage currently has $132.00 price objective on the game software company’s stock. According to Zacks, “Electronic Arts reported strong first quarter fiscal 2018 results driven by continued increases in digital revenues and strength in franchises like The Sims, Star Wars, and EA Sports titles like FIFA 17 and Battlefield. EA has a strong pipeline of new launches that will continue to…

The Head to Head Review: StoneMor Partners L.P. (STON) & Carriage Services (CSV)

The Head to Head Review: StoneMor Partners L.P. (STON) & Carriage Services (CSV)

StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE: STON) and Carriage Services (NYSE:CSV) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership. Risk and Volatility StoneMor Partners L.P. has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Carriage Services has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Profitability This…

The Financial Contrast: hhgregg (NYSE:HGG) & Cencosud SA (CNCO)

The Financial Contrast: hhgregg (NYSE:HGG) & Cencosud SA (CNCO)

hhgregg (NYSE: HGG) and Cencosud SA (NYSE:CNCO) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations. Dividends Cencosud SA pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. hhgregg does not pay a dividend. Cencosud SA pays out 28.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cencosud SA has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Profitability This table…

The Financial Contrast: At Home Group (HOME) versus Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)

The Financial Contrast: At Home Group (HOME) versus Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)

At Home Group (NASDAQ: HOME) and Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability. Dividends Williams-Sonoma pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. At Home Group does not pay a dividend. Williams-Sonoma pays out 45.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. At Home Group has raised its dividend for…

The Pier 1 Imports (PIR) versus Haverty Furniture Companies (HVT) Head-To-Head Survey

The Pier 1 Imports (PIR) versus Haverty Furniture Companies (HVT) Head-To-Head Survey

Haverty Furniture Companies (NYSE: HVT) and Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations. Risk and Volatility Haverty Furniture Companies has a beta of 1.11, indicating that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pier 1 Imports has a beta of 1.7, indicating that its stock price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500. Valuation…

The Analyzing Rocky Brands (NASDAQ:RCKY) & Skechers U.S.A. (SKX)

The Analyzing Rocky Brands (NASDAQ:RCKY) & Skechers U.S.A. (SKX)

Skechers U.S.A. (NYSE: SKX) and Rocky Brands (NASDAQ:RCKY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership. Risk & Volatility Skechers U.S.A. has a beta of 0.18, meaning that its stock price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rocky Brands has a beta of 0.56, meaning that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Dividends Rocky Brands pays an…

The Contrasting U.S. Silica Holdings (SLCA) and Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ:GSM)

The Contrasting U.S. Silica Holdings (SLCA) and Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ:GSM)

Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ: GSM) and U.S. Silica Holdings (NYSE:SLCA) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations. Dividends U.S. Silica Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Ferroglobe PLC does not pay a dividend. U.S. Silica Holdings pays out 192.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient…

The Roth Capital Reiterates $11.00 Price Target for Evolution Petroleum Corp (NYSE:EPM)

The Roth Capital Reiterates $11.00 Price Target for Evolution Petroleum Corp (NYSE:EPM)

Roth Capital set a $11.00 price objective on Evolution Petroleum Corp (NYSE:EPM) in a research note published on Thursday morning. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the energy company’s stock. EPM has been the subject of a number of other reports. BidaskClub upgraded Evolution Petroleum Corp from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Scotiabank set a $10.00 price target on Evolution Petroleum Corp and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Finally,…

The BidaskClub Lowers Marine Products Corporation (MPX) to Buy

The BidaskClub Lowers Marine Products Corporation (MPX) to Buy

BidaskClub downgraded shares of Marine Products Corporation (NYSE:MPX) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Wednesday, July 19th. Several other analysts have also recently weighed in on MPX. Zacks Investment Research raised Marine Products Corporation from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, March 30th. B. Riley reissued a neutral rating and set a $11.50 price objective on shares of Marine Products Corporation in a report on Friday, April 28th. Marine Products Corporation (NYSE MPX) opened at 14.24 on…

The Prudential Financial’s (NYSE:PRU) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

The Prudential Financial’s (NYSE:PRU) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated their buy rating on shares of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) in a report released on Friday morning. A number of other research analysts have also issued reports on the company. Wells Fargo & Company restated a hold rating on shares of Prudential Financial in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded Prudential Financial from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a hold rating and set a $113.00 price objective…

The BidaskClub Downgrades Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) to Buy

The BidaskClub Downgrades Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) to Buy

BidaskClub downgraded shares of Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Wednesday, July 19th. A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on HSC. Zacks Investment Research cut Harsco Corporation from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. KeyCorp reissued an overweight rating and set a $19.00 price target (up from $17.50) on shares of Harsco Corporation in a report on Monday, June 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with…

The PC Connection (CNXN) and Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) Head to Head Survey

The PC Connection (CNXN) and Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) Head to Head Survey

PC Connection (NASDAQ: CNXN) and Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability. Insider & Institutional Ownership 40.7% of PC Connection shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.0% of Seagate Technology PLC shares are held by institutional investors. 57.3% of PC Connection shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Seagate Technology PLC shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership…

The Monogram Residential Trust (NYSE:MORE) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports

The Monogram Residential Trust (NYSE:MORE) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports

News articles about Monogram Residential Trust (NYSE:MORE) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Monogram Residential Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.3385748423186 out of…

The Boralex Inc. (TSE:BLX) Price Target Lowered to C$24.50 at CIBC

The Boralex Inc. (TSE:BLX) Price Target Lowered to C$24.50 at CIBC

Boralex Inc. (TSE:BLX) had its price target cut by CIBC from C$25.00 to C$24.50 in a research note published on Thursday morning. BLX has been the topic of several other research reports. Royal Bank Of Canada raised their price objective on Boralex from C$23.00 to C$24.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research note on Friday, May 5th. TD Securities reaffirmed a buy rating and set a C$24.00 price objective on shares of Boralex in a research note on Friday, May 5th. Seven research analysts have rated…

The Capital & Counties Properties PLC (CAPC) Insider Acquires £111,000 in Stock

The Capital & Counties Properties PLC (CAPC) Insider Acquires £111,000 in Stock

Capital & Counties Properties PLC (LON:CAPC) insider Situl Jobanputra bought 37,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 25th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 296 ($3.85) per share, with a total value of £111,000 ($144,550.07). Shares of Capital & Counties Properties PLC (CAPC) opened at 280.20 on Monday. Capital & Counties Properties PLC has a 52-week low of GBX 261.97 and a 52-week high of GBX 326.10. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 2.38 billion. The stock’s 50 day…

The Keyera Corp (KEY) PT Lowered to C$44.00 at TD Securities

The Keyera Corp (KEY) PT Lowered to C$44.00 at TD Securities

Keyera Corp (TSE:KEY) had its price target lowered by TD Securities from C$46.00 to C$44.00 in a research report report published on Friday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock. A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on the company. National Bank Financial lowered their price objective on Keyera Corp from C$50.00 to C$49.00 and set an outperform rating for the company in a research report on Thursday. CIBC lowered their price objective on Keyera Corp from C$49.00 to C$46.00 in a research report on…

The Surrey Bancorp (SRYB) Issues Earnings Results

The Surrey Bancorp (SRYB) Issues  Earnings Results

Surrey Bancorp (OTCMKTS:SRYB) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $3.33 million for the quarter. Surrey Bancorp had a return on equity of 10.28% and a net margin of 24.79%. Shares of Surrey Bancorp (OTCMKTS:SRYB) opened at 12.20 on Monday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $12.18 and a 200 day moving average price of $12.12. The firm has a market capitalization of $43.02 million,…

The First Mercantile Trust Co. Invests $688,000 in Cantel Medical Corp. (CMD)

The First Mercantile Trust Co. Invests $688,000 in Cantel Medical Corp. (CMD)

First Mercantile Trust Co. bought a new position in Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE:CMD) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 8,836 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $688,000. Several other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Capstone Asset Management Co. purchased a new stake in Cantel Medical Corp. during the second quarter worth $690,000. Bank of Montreal Can purchased a new stake in Cantel Medical…

The Key Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:KEG) to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of ($1.33) Per Share, Capital One Financial Corporation Forecasts

The Key Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:KEG) to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of ($1.33) Per Share, Capital One Financial Corporation Forecasts

Key Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:KEG) – Analysts at Capital One Financial Corporation cut their Q3 2017 EPS estimates for Key Energy Services in a research report issued on Wednesday. Capital One Financial Corporation analyst L. Lemoine now forecasts that the oil and gas company will earn ($1.33) per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of ($0.68). Capital One Financial Corporation also issued estimates for Key Energy Services’ Q4 2017 earnings at ($1.36) EPS, FY2017 earnings at ($6.52) EPS and FY2018 earnings at ($2.30) EPS. A number of…

The Magna International, Inc. (MGA) Position Decreased by First Mercantile Trust Co.

The Magna International, Inc. (MGA) Position Decreased by First Mercantile Trust Co.

First Mercantile Trust Co. decreased its stake in shares of Magna International, Inc. (NYSE:MGA) (TSE:MG) by 1.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 15,350 shares of the company’s stock after selling 175 shares during the period. First Mercantile Trust Co.’s holdings in Magna International were worth $711,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in MGA. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. increased its…

The Brokers Set Expectations for The KEYW Holding Corporation’s Q3 2017 Earnings (NASDAQ:KEYW)

The Brokers Set Expectations for The KEYW Holding Corporation’s Q3 2017 Earnings (NASDAQ:KEYW)

The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) – Investment analysts at SunTrust Banks boosted their Q3 2017 EPS estimates for shares of The KEYW Holding Corporation in a research note issued on Wednesday. SunTrust Banks analyst T. Sommer now forecasts that the software maker will earn $0.08 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.07. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for The KEYW Holding Corporation’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.20 EPS and FY2017 earnings at ($0.14) EPS. A number of other analysts have also recently commented on KEYW….

The Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ARCO) Shares Bought by Smith Asset Management Group LP

The Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ARCO) Shares Bought by Smith Asset Management Group LP

Smith Asset Management Group LP raised its position in shares of Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ARCO) by 126.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 77,694 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after buying an additional 43,454 shares during the period. Smith Asset Management Group LP’s holdings in Arcos Dorados Holdings were worth $579,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the…

The Q3 2017 Earnings Forecast for Kingstone Companies, Inc (NASDAQ:KINS) Issued By Boenning Scattergood

The Q3 2017 Earnings Forecast for Kingstone Companies, Inc (NASDAQ:KINS) Issued By Boenning Scattergood

Kingstone Companies, Inc (NASDAQ:KINS) – Analysts at Boenning Scattergood increased their Q3 2017 EPS estimates for Kingstone Companies in a research note issued to investors on Friday. Boenning Scattergood analyst R. Farnam now expects that the insurance provider will post earnings of $0.32 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.28. Boenning Scattergood has a “Buy” rating on the stock. Boenning Scattergood also issued estimates for Kingstone Companies’ Q4 2017 earnings at $0.29 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.39 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.38 EPS,…

The First Mercantile Trust Co. Cuts Stake in MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG)

The First Mercantile Trust Co. Cuts Stake in MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG)

First Mercantile Trust Co. cut its position in MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG) by 23.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 58,424 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 18,166 shares during the period. First Mercantile Trust Co.’s holdings in MGIC Investment Corporation were worth $654,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. James Investment Research Inc….

The Q3 2017 EPS Estimates for Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:KELYA) Decreased by Analyst

The Q3 2017 EPS Estimates for Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:KELYA) Decreased by Analyst

Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:KELYA) – Equities research analysts at Northcoast Research reduced their Q3 2017 earnings per share estimates for shares of Kelly Services in a report issued on Thursday. Northcoast Research analyst J. Healy now expects that the business services provider will post earnings of $0.31 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.51. Northcoast Research currently has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Northcoast Research also issued estimates for Kelly Services’ FY2018 earnings at $1.84 EPS. A number of other analysts also recently commented…

The First Mercantile Trust Co. Buys 10,580 Shares of Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM)

The First Mercantile Trust Co. Buys 10,580 Shares of Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM)

First Mercantile Trust Co. increased its position in Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) by 483.3% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 12,769 shares of the technology infrastructure company’s stock after buying an additional 10,580 shares during the period. First Mercantile Trust Co.’s holdings in Akamai Technologies were worth $636,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of AKAM. DnB Asset Management AS raised its position in Akamai Technologies by 14.0% in the first…

The Research Analysts Offer Predictions for Hudson Technologies, Inc.’s Q3 2017 Earnings (NASDAQ:HDSN)

The Research Analysts Offer Predictions for Hudson Technologies, Inc.’s Q3 2017 Earnings (NASDAQ:HDSN)

Hudson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDSN) – Equities researchers at William Blair dropped their Q3 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Hudson Technologies in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. William Blair analyst R. Merkel now forecasts that the industrial products company will post earnings of $0.11 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.17. William Blair also issued estimates for Hudson Technologies’ FY2018 earnings at $0.53 EPS. Hudson Technologies (NASDAQ:HDSN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th….

The Rhumbline Advisers Sells 51,153 Shares of Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM)

The Rhumbline Advisers Sells 51,153 Shares of Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM)

Rhumbline Advisers reduced its position in Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:NEM) by 5.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 937,970 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 51,153 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in Newmont Mining Corporation were worth $30,381,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. First Trust Advisors LP increased its stake in Newmont…

The Barrington Research Analysts Lower Earnings Estimates for Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE:GTN)

The Barrington Research Analysts Lower Earnings Estimates for Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE:GTN)

Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE:GTN) – Research analysts at Barrington Research reduced their Q3 2017 earnings per share estimates for shares of Gray Television in a report released on Thursday. Barrington Research analyst J. Goss now expects that the company will earn $0.21 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.24. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Gray Television’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.27 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.26 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.45 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.39 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings…

The Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. (NASDAQ:LNCE) Position Increased by Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC

The Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. (NASDAQ:LNCE) Position Increased by Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC

Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. (NASDAQ:LNCE) by 5.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 41,871 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,000 shares during the period. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC’s holdings in Snyder’s-Lance were worth $1,449,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of…

The Q3 2017 EPS Estimates for Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOLF) Boosted by Jefferies Group

The Q3 2017 EPS Estimates for Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOLF) Boosted by Jefferies Group

Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOLF) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Group lifted their Q3 2017 earnings estimates for shares of Golfsmith International Holdings in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. Jefferies Group analyst R. Konik now expects that the specialty retailer will post earnings per share of $0.11 for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.10. Jefferies Group has a “Buy” rating and a $22.00 price target on the stock. Other equities research analysts have also issued reports about the company. Credit Suisse Group…

The Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC Purchases New Position in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI)

The Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC Purchases New Position in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI)

Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 14,000 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $865,000. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Whale Rock Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Applied Optoelectronics by 75.2% in the first quarter. Whale Rock Capital…

The Memex Inc (CVE:OEE) to Release Earnings on Monday

The Memex Inc (CVE:OEE) to Release Earnings on Monday

Memex Inc (CVE:OEE) is scheduled to issue its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 21st. About Memex Memex Inc is a Canada-based company, which is an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) company. The Company develops, commercializes and manufactures a suite of products for its customers in the discrete manufacturing and aerospace across the world. The Company’s product, MERLIN, is a software-driven IIoT communications platform that provides manufacturing analytics in real time.

The Sigma Planning Corp Sells 2,396 Shares of Royce Value Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RVT)

The Sigma Planning Corp Sells 2,396 Shares of Royce Value Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RVT)

Sigma Planning Corp lowered its stake in shares of Royce Value Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RVT) by 4.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 49,719 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,396 shares during the period. Sigma Planning Corp owned 0.06% of Royce Value Trust worth $725,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of RVT. First Trust Advisors LP raised its position…

The Ironhorse Oil & Gas Inc. (CVE:IOG) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Monday

The Ironhorse Oil & Gas Inc. (CVE:IOG) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Monday

Ironhorse Oil & Gas Inc. (CVE:IOG) is set to release its earnings data on Monday, August 21st. About Ironhorse Oil & Gas Ironhorse Oil & Gas Inc is a Canada-based junior oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the exploration for, development and production of petroleum and natural gas reserves in western Canada. The Company is involved in the sale of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids.

The IFC Holdings Incorporated FL Raises Stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG)

The IFC Holdings Incorporated FL Raises Stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG)

IFC Holdings Incorporated FL raised its position in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) by 28.4% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,076 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after buying an additional 238 shares during the period. IFC Holdings Incorporated FL’s holdings in Chipotle Mexican Grill were worth $450,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill by 2.6% in the first quarter….

The Augusta Industries Inc. (CVE:AAO) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Monday

The Augusta Industries Inc. (CVE:AAO) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Monday

Augusta Industries Inc. (CVE:AAO) is set to issue its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Monday, August 21st. About Augusta Industries Augusta Industries Inc is a Canada-based company, which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in developing, integrating and selling fiber optic sensing systems for the strain/temperature sensing market, and selling equipment to foreign multinational companies operating in the Middle East and to the United States Government.

The Wedbush Securities Inc. Continues to Hold Stake in Otelco Inc. (NASDAQ:OTEL)

The Wedbush Securities Inc. Continues to Hold Stake in Otelco Inc. (NASDAQ:OTEL)

Wedbush Securities Inc. maintained its position in shares of Otelco Inc. (NASDAQ:OTEL) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 121,993 shares of the technology company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc.’s holdings in Otelco were worth $915,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Otelco Inc. (NASDAQ OTEL) opened at 8.10 on Monday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $7.64 and a 200 day moving average of $7.08….

The Changfeng Energy Inc. (CVE:CFY) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Monday

The Changfeng Energy Inc. (CVE:CFY) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Monday

Changfeng Energy Inc. (CVE:CFY) will be announcing its earnings results after the market closes on Monday, August 21st. Changfeng Energy Company Profile Changfeng Energy Inc (Changfeng) is a natural gas distribution company in the People’s Republic of China. The Company has approximately three projects in operation, which include approximately two city piped natural gas distribution projects and a compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle refueling station.

The Tekla Healthcare Investors (NYSE:HQH) Position Boosted by Wedbush Securities Inc.

The Tekla Healthcare Investors (NYSE:HQH) Position Boosted by Wedbush Securities Inc.

Wedbush Securities Inc. boosted its position in shares of Tekla Healthcare Investors (NYSE:HQH) by 2.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 35,337 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 725 shares during the period. Wedbush Securities Inc.’s holdings in Tekla Healthcare Investors were worth $887,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Separately, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC raised its position in Tekla Healthcare Investors by 11.5% in the second quarter. Janney…

The VIQ Solutions Inc. (CVE:VQS) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Monday

The VIQ Solutions Inc. (CVE:VQS) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Monday

VIQ Solutions Inc. (CVE:VQS) will be releasing its earnings data after the market closes on Monday, August 21st. VIQ Solutions Company Profile Viq Solutions Inc is a Canada-based technology and service platform provider for digital evidence capture, retrieval and content management. Its modular software allows customers to integrate the platform at any stage of their organization’s digitization, from the capture of digital content from video and audio devices through to online collaboration, mobility, data analytics, and integration with sensors, facial recognition, speech recognition and case management or patient record systems.

The New York State Teachers Retirement System Has $577,000 Stake in HCI Group, Inc. (HCI)

The New York State Teachers Retirement System Has $577,000 Stake in HCI Group, Inc. (HCI)

New York State Teachers Retirement System maintained its stake in shares of HCI Group, Inc. (NYSE:HCI) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 12,670 shares of the insurance provider’s stock at the end of the first quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System owned approximately 0.12% of HCI Group worth $577,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Arizona State…