The Gildan Activewear, Inc. (GIL) Raised to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

The Gildan Activewear, Inc. (GIL) Raised to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Gildan Activewear, Inc. (NYSE:GIL) (TSE:GIL) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Friday morning. They currently have $35.00 price objective on the textile maker’s stock. According to Zacks, “Gildan Activewear Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of premium quality branded basic activewear for sale principally into the wholesale imprinted activewear segment of the North American apparel market. The company sells premium quality 100% cotton T-shirts and premium quality sweatshirts, in a variety of weights, sizes, colors and styles,…

The Hoertkorn Richard Charles Has $2.77 Million Position in Apache Corporation (APA)

The Hoertkorn Richard Charles Has $2.77 Million Position in Apache Corporation (APA)

Hoertkorn Richard Charles increased its position in shares of Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) by 8.2% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 60,510 shares of the energy company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,585 shares during the quarter. Apache Corporation makes up approximately 1.8% of Hoertkorn Richard Charles’ holdings, making the stock its 20th biggest holding. Hoertkorn Richard Charles’ holdings in Apache Corporation were worth $2,771,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds…

The Reviewing Perion Network (PERI) & Square (SQ)

The Reviewing Perion Network (PERI) & Square (SQ)

Perion Network (NASDAQ: PERI) and Square (NYSE:SQ) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership. Institutional and Insider Ownership 19.4% of Perion Network shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.0% of Square shares are held by institutional investors. 32.7% of Square shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a…

The Discover Financial Services (DFS) Holdings Trimmed by Bremer Trust National Association

The Discover Financial Services (DFS) Holdings Trimmed by Bremer Trust National Association

Bremer Trust National Association reduced its stake in shares of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) by 36.1% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 22,115 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 12,507 shares during the quarter. Bremer Trust National Association’s holdings in Discover Financial Services were worth $1,426,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company….

The Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC Boosts Stake in Diageo PLC (DEO)

The Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC Boosts Stake in Diageo PLC (DEO)

Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC raised its stake in shares of Diageo PLC (NYSE:DEO) by 16.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,427 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 338 shares during the quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC’s holdings in Diageo PLC were worth $291,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of DEO. FMR LLC increased its holdings in shares of Diageo…

The Apollo Global Management, LLC (APO) Shares Bought by Markel Corp

The Apollo Global Management, LLC (APO) Shares Bought by Markel Corp

Markel Corp grew its holdings in shares of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) by 17.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 685,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 100,000 shares during the period. Markel Corp owned approximately 0.35% of Apollo Global Management worth $20,618,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of APO. Ameriprise Financial Inc. bought a new position in…

The 3,137 Shares in Alamo Group, Inc. (ALG) Purchased by Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC

The 3,137 Shares in Alamo Group, Inc. (ALG) Purchased by Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC

Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Alamo Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALG) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 3,137 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $285,000. A number of other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in ALG. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its position in Alamo Group by 150.1% during the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,173 shares of the industrial products company’s…

The 141,750 Shares in Keysight Technologies Inc. (KEYS) Purchased by Underhill Investment Management LLC

The 141,750 Shares in Keysight Technologies Inc. (KEYS) Purchased by Underhill Investment Management LLC

Underhill Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE:KEYS) during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 141,750 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,905,000. Keysight Technologies makes up about 3.2% of Underhill Investment Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 14th largest holding. Underhill Investment Management LLC owned approximately 0.08% of Keysight Technologies as of its most recent SEC filing. A number…

The Radian Group Inc. (RDN) Lifted to Buy at Compass Point

The Radian Group Inc. (RDN) Lifted to Buy at Compass Point

Compass Point upgraded shares of Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday, MarketBeat reports. Compass Point currently has $24.75 price target on the insurance provider’s stock, up from their previous price target of $21.75. Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. FBR & Co reissued a buy rating on shares of Radian Group in a research report on Thursday. ValuEngine cut shares of Radian Group from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a…

The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (EEM) Shares Bought by Boys Arnold & Co. Inc.

The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (EEM) Shares Bought by Boys Arnold & Co. Inc.

Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSE:EEM) by 4.1% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 138,791 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,455 shares during the period. iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx accounts for about 1.0% of Boys Arnold & Co. Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 23rd largest position. Boys Arnold & Co. Inc.’s holdings in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx were worth $6,219,000…

The Barclays PLC Raises S&P Global Inc. (SPGI) Price Target to $180.00

The Barclays PLC Raises S&P Global Inc. (SPGI) Price Target to $180.00

S&P Global Inc. (NYSE:SPGI) had its price objective lifted by Barclays PLC from $170.00 to $180.00 in a report published on Friday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Barclays PLC currently has an overweight rating on the business services provider’s stock. SPGI has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised S&P Global from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $166.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a buy rating and issued…

The Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. Sells 1,382 Shares of iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (HYG)

The Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. Sells 1,382 Shares of iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (HYG)

Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (NYSE:HYG) by 6.3% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 20,723 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 1,382 shares during the period. Boys Arnold & Co. Inc.’s holdings in iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond were worth $1,839,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of…

The Financial Contrast: Associated Estates Realty (AEC) versus Independence Realty Trust (IRT)

The Financial Contrast: Associated Estates Realty (AEC) versus Independence Realty Trust (IRT)

Associated Estates Realty (NYSE: AEC) and Independence Realty Trust (NYSE:IRT) are both small-cap financials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends and risk. Institutional and Insider Ownership 61.9% of Independence Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Independence Realty Trust shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over…

The Parametrica Management Ltd Takes $539,000 Position in Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP)

The Parametrica Management Ltd Takes $539,000 Position in Molson Coors Brewing  Company (TAP)

Parametrica Management Ltd purchased a new position in Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE:TAP) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 6,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $539,000. Other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Bessemer Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Molson Coors Brewing by 12.8% in the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 1,230 shares of the company’s stock worth $106,000 after acquiring…

The Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT) Earns “Buy” Rating from FBR & Co

The Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT) Earns “Buy” Rating from FBR & Co

FBR & Co restated their buy rating on shares of Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT) in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning. The firm currently has a $20.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock. FBR & Co also issued estimates for Hersha Hospitality Trust’s FY2017 earnings at $1.97 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $2.17 EPS. A number of other equities analysts have also weighed in on HT. Zacks Investment Research raised Hersha Hospitality Trust from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research…

The Parametrica Management Ltd Invests $613,000 in Owens-Illinois, Inc. (OI)

The Parametrica Management Ltd Invests $613,000 in Owens-Illinois, Inc. (OI)

Parametrica Management Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE:OI) in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 24,350 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $613,000. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in OI. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its position in shares of Owens-Illinois by 141.3% during the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 162,885 shares of the industrial products company’s…

The Analyzing Global Ship Lease (GSL) and Its Rivals

The Analyzing Global Ship Lease (GSL) and Its Rivals

Global Ship Lease (NYSE: GSL) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Global Ship Lease to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership. Volatility & Risk Global Ship Lease has a beta of 1.42, meaning that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Ship Lease’s rivals have a beta of 2.04, meaning that their average…

The Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. Sells 2,504 Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSM)

The Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. Sells 2,504 Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSM)

Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. reduced its position in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (NYSE:TSM) by 4.4% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 54,678 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 2,504 shares during the quarter. Boys Arnold & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing were worth $2,053,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in…

The Parker-Hannifin Corporation (PH) Shares Sold by Highstreet Asset Management Inc.

The Parker-Hannifin Corporation (PH) Shares Sold by Highstreet Asset Management Inc.

Highstreet Asset Management Inc. reduced its holdings in Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) by 10.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 5,194 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 637 shares during the period. Highstreet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Parker-Hannifin Corporation were worth $909,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in PH. Jennison Associates LLC…

The Crescent Point Energy Corporation (CPG) Stake Decreased by K.J. Harrison & Partners Inc

The Crescent Point Energy Corporation (CPG) Stake Decreased by K.J. Harrison & Partners Inc

K.J. Harrison & Partners Inc lessened its stake in shares of Crescent Point Energy Corporation (NYSE:CPG) (TSE:CPG) by 26.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 511,739 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 180,000 shares during the quarter. Crescent Point Energy Corporation comprises about 1.4% of K.J. Harrison & Partners Inc’s holdings, making the stock its 20th biggest holding. K.J. Harrison & Partners Inc owned 0.09% of Crescent Point Energy Corporation worth $4,099,000…

The Retail Properties of America, Inc. (RPAI) Cut to “Sell” at BidaskClub

The Retail Properties of America, Inc. (RPAI) Cut to “Sell” at BidaskClub

BidaskClub lowered shares of Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE:RPAI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning. A number of other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Retail Properties of America from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a hold rating and issued a $13.00 price target on shares of Retail Properties of America in a research report…

The Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. Buys 780 Shares of iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index (IWF)

The Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. Buys 780 Shares of iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index (IWF)

Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. increased its stake in iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index (NYSE:IWF) by 9.9% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 8,692 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 780 shares during the period. Boys Arnold & Co. Inc.’s holdings in iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index were worth $1,087,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added…

The Recent Research Analysts’ Ratings Changes for Global Partners (GLP)

The Recent Research Analysts’ Ratings Changes for Global Partners (GLP)

Global Partners (NYSE: GLP) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates: Shares of Global Partners LP (NYSE GLP) opened at 17.80 on Monday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $17.48 and its 200 day moving average is $17.95. Global Partners LP has a 12 month low of $14.85 and a 12 month high of $21.95. The stock’s market capitalization is $597.26 million. Global Partners (NYSE:GLP) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The energy company reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, topping the…

The Critical Review: Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) vs. The Competition

The Critical Review: Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) vs. The Competition

Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE: DO) is one of 18 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Drilling” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Diamond Offshore Drilling to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk. Analyst Recommendations This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Diamond Offshore Drilling and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat. Diamond Offshore Drilling currently has a consensus price target of $14.46, suggesting a potential downside of…

The Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust of NJ Has $539,000 Holdings in United States Steel Corporation (X)

The Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust of NJ Has $539,000 Holdings in United States Steel Corporation (X)

Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust of NJ decreased its holdings in shares of United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) by 16.0% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 21,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 4,000 shares during the period. Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust of NJ’s holdings in United States Steel Corporation were worth $539,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in…

The RMR Group Inc (RMR) Shares Sold by Garner Asset Management Corp

The RMR Group Inc (RMR) Shares Sold by Garner Asset Management Corp

Garner Asset Management Corp cut its stake in shares of RMR Group Inc (NYSE:RMR) by 26.6% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 7,436 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,696 shares during the period. Garner Asset Management Corp’s holdings in RMR Group were worth $382,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. State Board of Administration of Florida…

The New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust Takes $403,000 Position in Baker Hughes, a GE company Class A (BHGE)

The New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust Takes $403,000 Position in Baker Hughes, a GE company Class A (BHGE)

New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust acquired a new stake in Baker Hughes, a GE company Class A (NASDAQ:BHGE) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 11,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $403,000. A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D purchased a new position in Baker Hughes, a GE company Class A in the…

The Enbridge Energy Management LLC (EEQ) Holdings Cut by Bollard Group LLC

The Enbridge Energy Management LLC (EEQ) Holdings Cut by Bollard Group LLC

Bollard Group LLC reduced its position in shares of Enbridge Energy Management LLC (NYSE:EEQ) by 72.1% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 262,153 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 678,812 shares during the quarter. Bollard Group LLC owned 0.31% of Enbridge Energy Management worth $4,053,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Saratoga Research…

The New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust Sells 60,000 Shares of Groupon, Inc. (GRPN)

The New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust Sells 60,000 Shares of Groupon, Inc. (GRPN)

New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust lowered its stake in Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) by 50.0% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 60,000 shares of the coupon company’s stock after selling 60,000 shares during the period. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust’s holdings in Groupon were worth $312,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Teacher Retirement System of Texas…

The Heritage Commerce Corp (HTBK) and Bank of Marin Bancorp (BMRC) Head-To-Head Analysis

The Heritage Commerce Corp (HTBK) and Bank of Marin Bancorp (BMRC) Head-To-Head Analysis

Heritage Commerce Corp (NASDAQ: HTBK) and Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ:BMRC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability. Valuation & Earnings This table compares Heritage Commerce Corp and Bank of Marin Bancorp’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Heritage Commerce Corp has higher revenue and earnings than Bank of Marin Bancorp. Heritage Commerce Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than…

The New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust Reduces Position in Thor Industries, Inc. (THO)

The New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust Reduces Position in Thor Industries, Inc. (THO)

New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust reduced its position in shares of Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO) by 40.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,000 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 2,000 shares during the period. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust’s holdings in Thor Industries were worth $378,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced…

The Bollard Group LLC Has $11.19 Million Position in Deere & Company (DE)

The Bollard Group LLC Has $11.19 Million Position in Deere & Company (DE)

Bollard Group LLC boosted its holdings in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) by 1.5% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 89,078 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,286 shares during the quarter. Deere & accounts for about 0.6% of Bollard Group LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 23rd biggest position. Bollard Group LLC’s holdings in Deere & were worth $11,187,000 as of its most recent SEC filing….

The Leavell Investment Management Inc. Has $298,000 Stake in Time Warner Inc. (TWX)

The Leavell Investment Management Inc. Has $298,000 Stake in Time Warner Inc. (TWX)

Leavell Investment Management Inc. cut its position in Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) by 38.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,910 shares of the media conglomerate’s stock after selling 1,781 shares during the quarter. Leavell Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Time Warner were worth $298,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in TWX. Jacobi Capital Management LLC boosted its…

The Head-To-Head Contrast: Evoke Pharma (EVOK) versus The Competition

The Head-To-Head Contrast: Evoke Pharma (EVOK) versus The Competition

Evoke Pharma (NASDAQ: EVOK) is one of 116 publicly-traded companies in the “Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Evoke Pharma to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership. Earnings & Valuation This table compares Evoke Pharma and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Evoke Pharma’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Evoke Pharma. Evoke Pharma is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it…

The Rothschild Investment Corp IL Sells 924 Shares of Norfolk Souther Corporation (NSC)

The Rothschild Investment Corp IL Sells 924 Shares of Norfolk Souther Corporation (NSC)

Rothschild Investment Corp IL lowered its position in Norfolk Souther Corporation (NYSE:NSC) by 7.7% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 11,067 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 924 shares during the quarter. Rothschild Investment Corp IL’s holdings in Norfolk Souther Corporation were worth $1,464,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in NSC. BB&T Investment Services Inc. bought…

The Shore Bancshares (SHBI) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

The Shore Bancshares (SHBI) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

News coverage about Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ:SHBI) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Shore Bancshares earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.064506416671 out of 100, indicating…

The Old Republic International Corporation (ORI) Position Boosted by Rothschild Investment Corp IL

The Old Republic International Corporation (ORI) Position Boosted by Rothschild Investment Corp IL

Rothschild Investment Corp IL lifted its holdings in shares of Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI) by 32.6% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 47,360 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 11,650 shares during the quarter. Rothschild Investment Corp IL’s holdings in Old Republic International Corporation were worth $933,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Several other institutional investors have also made changes to…

The Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (AP) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Accern Reports

The Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (AP) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Accern Reports

News coverage about Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (NYSE:AP) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.353731475592 out of 100, meaning that recent press…

The NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXPI) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages

The NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXPI) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twenty-one ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Seventeen analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, two have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $112.75. Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded NXP…

The Rothschild Investment Corp IL Cuts Stake in Allstate Corporation (The) (ALL)

The Rothschild Investment Corp IL Cuts Stake in Allstate Corporation (The) (ALL)

Rothschild Investment Corp IL lessened its holdings in Allstate Corporation (The) (NYSE:ALL) by 6.0% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 12,480 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 800 shares during the quarter. Rothschild Investment Corp IL’s holdings in Allstate Corporation (The) were worth $1,147,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. lifted its…

The First Quadrant L P CA Sells 5,967 Shares of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG)

The First Quadrant L P CA Sells 5,967 Shares of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG)

First Quadrant L P CA lowered its holdings in shares of American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) by 2.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 211,512 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 5,967 shares during the quarter. First Quadrant L P CA owned about 0.24% of American Financial Group worth $21,881,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Several other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes…

The $447.06 Million in Sales Expected for Brown & Brown, Inc. (BRO) This Quarter

The $447.06 Million in Sales Expected for Brown & Brown, Inc. (BRO) This Quarter

Wall Street brokerages expect Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) to report $447.06 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have made estimates for Brown & Brown’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $438.63 million and the highest estimate coming in at $452.30 million. Brown & Brown posted sales of $433.60 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 3.1%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results…

The Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) Holdings Reduced by New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust

The Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) Holdings Reduced by New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust

New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust decreased its holdings in shares of Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) by 55.6% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 4,000 shares of the company’s stock after selling 5,000 shares during the period. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust’s holdings in Monster Beverage Corporation were worth $221,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced…

The Comparing Kayne Anderson Energy Development (KED) & Eagle Point Credit (ECC)

The Comparing Kayne Anderson Energy Development (KED) & Eagle Point Credit (ECC)

Kayne Anderson Energy Development (NYSE: KED) and Eagle Point Credit (NYSE:ECC) are both financials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings. Dividends Eagle Point Credit pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.2%. Kayne Anderson Energy Development does not pay a dividend. Eagle Point Credit pays out 46.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Institutional & Insider Ownership…

The Leavell Investment Management Inc. Takes $218,000 Position in eBay Inc. (EBAY)

The Leavell Investment Management Inc. Takes $218,000 Position in eBay Inc. (EBAY)

Leavell Investment Management Inc. purchased a new position in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 5,676 shares of the e-commerce company’s stock, valued at approximately $218,000. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Captrust Financial Advisors purchased a new stake in shares of eBay in the second quarter worth approximately $108,000. BB&T Investment Services Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of eBay in…

The Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc. Increases Holdings in Fastenal Company (FAST)

The Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc. Increases Holdings in Fastenal Company (FAST)

Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) by 16.7% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 70,000 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 10,000 shares during the period. Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings in Fastenal were worth $3,191,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Nuance Investments LLC purchased a new stake…

The Armstrong World Industries Inc (AWI) Position Cut by Beck Mack & Oliver LLC

The Armstrong World Industries Inc (AWI) Position Cut by Beck Mack & Oliver LLC

Beck Mack & Oliver LLC trimmed its position in Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) by 5.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 704,033 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 41,035 shares during the quarter. Beck Mack & Oliver LLC owned 1.33% of Armstrong World Industries worth $36,082,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management…

The Teekay Corporation (TK) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday

The Teekay Corporation (TK) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday

Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, November 1st. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of ($0.40) per share for the quarter. Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The shipping company reported ($0.44) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.37) by ($0.07). Teekay Corporation had a negative net margin of 5.66% and a negative return on equity of 2.82%. The company had revenue of $513.90 million during the quarter,…

The Oaktree Capital Group, LLC (OAK) Shares Bought by Beck Mack & Oliver LLC

The Oaktree Capital Group, LLC (OAK) Shares Bought by Beck Mack & Oliver LLC

Beck Mack & Oliver LLC lifted its stake in Oaktree Capital Group, LLC (NYSE:OAK) by 6.7% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 166,520 shares of the asset manager’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,480 shares during the quarter. Beck Mack & Oliver LLC owned about 0.26% of Oaktree Capital Group worth $7,835,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Moon Capital Management LLC raised…

The RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (RMAX) Set to Announce Earnings on Wednesday

The RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (RMAX) Set to Announce Earnings on Wednesday

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RMAX) will post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, November 1st. Analysts expect RE/MAX Holdings to post earnings of $0.51 per share for the quarter. RE/MAX Holdings (NYSE:RMAX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The financial services provider reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.06. RE/MAX Holdings had a return on equity of 79.94% and a net margin of 12.45%. The company had revenue of $48.82 million for the quarter, compared to…

The Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) Position Boosted by Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc.

The Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) Position Boosted by Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc.

Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc. boosted its position in shares of Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) by 5.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 655,000 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 35,000 shares during the period. Tractor Supply makes up approximately 2.6% of Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 10th largest holding. Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc. owned approximately 0.52% of Tractor Supply worth $41,455,000 at the end of the most…

The Unum Group (UNM) Shares Bought by Ameritas Investment Partners Inc.

The Unum Group (UNM) Shares Bought by Ameritas Investment Partners Inc.

Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) by 2.1% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 5,386 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 113 shares during the period. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc.’s holdings in Unum Group were worth $251,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Jacobi Capital Management LLC bought a new stake…

The Enterprise Financial Services Corp Has $192,000 Holdings in iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd (PFF)

The Enterprise Financial Services Corp Has $192,000 Holdings in iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd (PFF)

Enterprise Financial Services Corp reduced its stake in iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd (NYSE:PFF) by 22.0% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,945 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,395 shares during the quarter. Enterprise Financial Services Corp’s holdings in iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd were worth $192,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. LS Investment…

The Tiffany & Co. (TIF) Stake Maintained by Ameritas Investment Partners Inc.

The Tiffany & Co. (TIF) Stake Maintained by Ameritas Investment Partners Inc.

Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. maintained its stake in shares of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,567 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc.’s holdings in Tiffany & Co. were worth $241,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company….

The Copart, Inc. (CPRT) Shares Sold by Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc.

The Copart, Inc. (CPRT) Shares Sold by Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc.

Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc. cut its stake in Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) by 5.6% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 425,000 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 25,000 shares during the period. Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc. owned about 0.18% of Copart worth $14,607,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. PNC Financial…

The Sterling Capital Management LLC Takes Position in La Quinta Holdings Inc. (LQ)

The Sterling Capital Management LLC Takes Position in La Quinta Holdings Inc. (LQ)

Sterling Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in La Quinta Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LQ) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 10,761 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $159,000. Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new position in shares of La Quinta Holdings in the second quarter worth $153,000. Institute for Wealth Management LLC. bought a…

The Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc. Has $7.90 Million Holdings in Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (AXTA)

The Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc. Has $7.90 Million Holdings in Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (AXTA)

Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (NASDAQ:AXTA) by 15.2% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 273,300 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after purchasing an additional 36,000 shares during the quarter. Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc. owned approximately 0.11% of Axalta Coating Systems worth $7,904,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the business….

The 5,217 Shares in Accenture PLC (ACN) Purchased by BB&T Investment Services Inc.

The 5,217 Shares in Accenture PLC (ACN) Purchased by BB&T Investment Services Inc.

BB&T Investment Services Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 5,217 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $644,000. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Waldron LP raised its position in Accenture PLC by 93.3% during the first quarter. Waldron LP now owns 5,709 shares of the…

The Republic Services, Inc. (RSG) Position Lessened by Lee Danner & Bass Inc.

The Republic Services, Inc. (RSG) Position Lessened by Lee Danner & Bass Inc.

Lee Danner & Bass Inc. trimmed its position in shares of Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) by 2.5% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 111,300 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 2,897 shares during the quarter. Lee Danner & Bass Inc.’s holdings in Republic Services were worth $7,352,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Evercore Wealth Management LLC…

The Phillips 66 (PSX) Stake Lessened by National Asset Management Inc.

The Phillips 66 (PSX) Stake Lessened by National Asset Management Inc.

National Asset Management Inc. trimmed its holdings in Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) by 11.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 19,209 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 2,573 shares during the period. National Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Phillips 66 were worth $1,589,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Jacobi…

The Vicus Capital Cuts Holdings in Vanguard Long Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCLT)

The Vicus Capital Cuts Holdings in Vanguard Long Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCLT)

Vicus Capital lowered its position in Vanguard Long Term Corporate Bond ETF (NASDAQ:VCLT) by 39.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 10,417 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 6,675 shares during the quarter. Vicus Capital’s holdings in Vanguard Long Term Corporate Bond ETF were worth $981,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also…

The Huaneng Power International, Inc. (HNP) Lifted to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

The Huaneng Power International, Inc. (HNP) Lifted to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Huaneng Power International, Inc. (NYSE:HNP) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning. Zacks Investment Research currently has $30.00 price target on the utilities provider’s stock. According to Zacks, “Huaneng Power Intl. develops, constructs, owns and operates large coal-fired power plants throughout China. They own and operate power plants located in Liaoning, Fujian, Hebei, Jiangsu and Guangdong. “ Several other research firms have also recently commented on HNP. BidaskClub cut Huaneng Power International from…

The Vicus Capital Has $4.23 Million Holdings in BHP Billiton Limited (BHP)

The Vicus Capital Has $4.23 Million Holdings in BHP Billiton Limited (BHP)

Vicus Capital raised its holdings in BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) by 17.1% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 104,243 shares of the mining company’s stock after buying an additional 15,252 shares during the period. BHP Billiton Limited comprises about 0.8% of Vicus Capital’s holdings, making the stock its 29th largest position. Vicus Capital’s holdings in BHP Billiton Limited were worth $4,225,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A…

The Wright Medical Group N.V. (WMGI) Position Held by Ameritas Investment Partners Inc.

The Wright Medical Group N.V. (WMGI) Position Held by Ameritas Investment Partners Inc.

Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. continued to hold its stake in shares of Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ:WMGI) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,911 shares of the medical device company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc.’s holdings in Wright Medical Group N.V. were worth $245,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. A number of other hedge funds have also…

The Sitrin Capital Management LLC Purchases Shares of 32,584 Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (PANW)

The Sitrin Capital Management LLC Purchases Shares of 32,584 Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (PANW)

Sitrin Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 32,584 shares of the network technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,695,000. Palo Alto Networks comprises about 3.0% of Sitrin Capital Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 16th largest holding. Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of…

The Citigroup Inc. Raises Carter’s, Inc. (CRI) Price Target to $112.00

The Citigroup Inc. Raises Carter’s, Inc. (CRI) Price Target to $112.00

Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) had its target price lifted by Citigroup Inc. from $108.00 to $112.00 in a research note released on Friday morning. They currently have a buy rating on the textile maker’s stock. A number of other analysts have also recently commented on CRI. FBR & Co reiterated a buy rating on shares of Carter’s in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Cowen and Company set a $92.00 price objective on Carter’s and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. BidaskClub…

The 2,045 Shares in LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB) Acquired by Vicus Capital

The 2,045 Shares in LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB) Acquired by Vicus Capital

Vicus Capital purchased a new position in LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 2,045 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $203,000. A number of other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the business. First Heartland Consultants Inc. boosted its stake in LyondellBasell Industries NV by 1.9% in the 1st quarter. First Heartland Consultants Inc. now owns 2,500 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock…

The Covington Capital Management Has $583,000 Stake in Phillips 66 (PSX)

The Covington Capital Management Has $583,000 Stake in Phillips 66 (PSX)

Covington Capital Management maintained its stake in shares of Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,056 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock at the end of the 2nd quarter. Covington Capital Management’s holdings in Phillips 66 were worth $583,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Jacobi Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in Phillips…

The Copeland Capital Management LLC Has $15.39 Million Stake in Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI)

The Copeland Capital Management LLC Has $15.39 Million Stake in Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI)

Copeland Capital Management LLC reduced its holdings in shares of Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) by 11.4% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 181,381 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after selling 23,295 shares during the quarter. Copeland Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.11% of Motorola Solutions worth $15,394,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in MSI. OppenheimerFunds Inc. boosted…

The Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (SBGI) Holdings Lifted by Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio

The Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (SBGI) Holdings Lifted by Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio

Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its stake in shares of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI) by 25.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 99,343 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 20,214 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio owned about 0.10% of Sinclair Broadcast Group worth $3,268,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the business….

The Parametrica Management Ltd Buys Shares of 12,932 Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AAOI)

The Parametrica Management Ltd Buys Shares of 12,932 Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AAOI)

Parametrica Management Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 12,932 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $836,000. Applied Optoelectronics accounts for about 0.4% of Parametrica Management Ltd’s portfolio, making the stock its 26th largest holding. Parametrica Management Ltd owned about 0.07% of Applied Optoelectronics at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other institutional investors also recently added…

The American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG) Holdings Reduced by Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio

The American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG) Holdings Reduced by Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio

Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio decreased its holdings in shares of American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) by 0.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 31,290 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 108 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio’s holdings in American Financial Group were worth $3,109,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to…

The Fortaleza Asset Management Inc. Invests $159,000 in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS)

The Fortaleza Asset Management Inc. Invests $159,000 in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS)

Fortaleza Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 12,140 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $159,000. Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in KTOS. KCG Holdings Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions by 33.9% in the first quarter. KCG Holdings Inc. now owns 14,569 shares…

The Sonoco Products Company (SON) Stake Decreased by Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio

The Sonoco Products Company (SON) Stake Decreased by Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio

Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lessened its holdings in shares of Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 62,262 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 1,203 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio owned approximately 0.06% of Sonoco Products worth $3,202,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company….

The Parametrica Management Ltd Invests $718,000 in Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) (SAM)

The Parametrica Management Ltd Invests $718,000 in Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) (SAM)

Parametrica Management Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) (NYSE:SAM) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 4,599 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $718,000. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in SAM. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) by 12,367.2% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,128,029 shares of…

The Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd Takes Position in Trex Company, Inc. (TREX)

The Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd Takes Position in Trex Company, Inc. (TREX)

Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new stake in Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE:TREX) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 4,358 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $295,000. Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in TREX. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Trex by 132,134.8% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,715,799 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $257,840,000 after purchasing an additional 3,712,989 shares in the last…

The Twilio Inc. (TWLO) Stake Lifted by Fortaleza Asset Management Inc.

The Twilio Inc. (TWLO) Stake Lifted by Fortaleza Asset Management Inc.

Fortaleza Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Twilio Inc. (NYSE:TWLO) by 47.0% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 7,635 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,440 shares during the period. Fortaleza Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Twilio were worth $228,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company…

The Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd Takes Position in Knoll, Inc. (KNL)

The Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd Takes Position in Knoll, Inc. (KNL)

Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Knoll, Inc. (NYSE:KNL) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 14,971 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $300,000. Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Knoll by 13.6% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,092,124 shares of the business services…

The Parametrica Management Ltd Invests $681,000 in KBR, Inc. (KBR)

The Parametrica Management Ltd Invests $681,000 in KBR, Inc. (KBR)

Parametrica Management Ltd purchased a new position in KBR, Inc. (NYSE:KBR) during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 38,096 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $681,000. Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of KBR. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in shares of KBR by 7,264.8% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 13,724,632 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $206,282,000 after purchasing an additional 13,538,277 shares…

The Contrasting Regal Beloit Corporation (RBC) and MTS Systems Corporation (MTSC)

The Contrasting Regal Beloit Corporation (RBC) and MTS Systems Corporation (MTSC)

Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) and MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Regal Beloit Corporation and MTS Systems Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com. Regal Beloit Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $86.33, suggesting a potential upside of 6.45%. MTS Systems Corporation has a consensus…