The Preferred Bank (PFBC) Stake Cut by Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC

The Preferred Bank (PFBC) Stake Cut by Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC

Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC reduced its stake in shares of Preferred Bank (NASDAQ:PFBC) by 17.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 22,394 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 4,866 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC owned approximately 0.16% of Preferred Bank worth $1,202,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. US Bancorp DE increased its position…

The Rational Advisors LLC Takes Position in HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ)

The Rational Advisors LLC Takes Position in HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ)

Rational Advisors LLC bought a new position in HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor bought 14,500 shares of the computer maker’s stock, valued at approximately $253,000. Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of HPQ. American Beacon Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in HP during the first quarter worth $112,000. CWM LLC increased its stake in HP by 0.3% in the first quarter. CWM LLC now owns 6,419 shares of the computer maker’s stock worth $115,000 after buying…

The GHP Investment Advisors Inc. Raises Position in Dow Chemical Company (The) (DOW)

The GHP Investment Advisors Inc. Raises Position in Dow Chemical Company (The) (DOW)

GHP Investment Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Dow Chemical Company (The) (NYSE:DOW) by 3.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 62,377 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 2,146 shares during the period. GHP Investment Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Dow Chemical Company (The) were worth $3,963,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the…

The Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE) Shares Bought by BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp

The Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE) Shares Bought by BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp

BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp increased its position in Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE) by 1.5% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 1,200,915 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 17,183 shares during the period. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp’s holdings in Hewlett Packard Enterprise were worth $19,923,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 2,713.7% in the…

The Celadon Group, Inc. (CGI) Shares Bought by Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC

The Celadon Group, Inc. (CGI) Shares Bought by Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC

Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its stake in shares of Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE:CGI) by 12.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 184,241 shares of the transportation company’s stock after buying an additional 20,161 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC owned about 0.67% of Celadon Group worth $1,207,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Symphony Asset Management LLC bought…

The Rational Advisors LLC Cuts Stake in CA Inc. (NASDAQ:CA)

The Rational Advisors LLC Cuts Stake in CA Inc. (NASDAQ:CA)

Rational Advisors LLC decreased its position in CA Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) by 74.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 5,261 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 15,000 shares during the period. Rational Advisors LLC’s holdings in CA were worth $181,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of CA. Guinness Asset Management Ltd boosted its position in shares of CA by 16.5% in the first…

The Comparing Allison Transmission Holdings (ALSN) & Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) (MTW)

The Comparing Allison Transmission Holdings (ALSN) & Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) (MTW)

Allison Transmission Holdings (NYSE: ALSN) and Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) (NYSE:MTW) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership. Dividends Allison Transmission Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) does not pay a dividend. Allison Transmission Holdings pays out 33.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Volatility and Risk Allison…

The Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Mexico Fund, Inc. (The) (NYSE:MXF) Stock Price

The Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Mexico Fund, Inc. (The) (NYSE:MXF) Stock Price

News articles about Mexico Fund, Inc. (The) (NYSE:MXF) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Mexico Fund, Inc. (The) earned a coverage optimism score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 44.3202347888877…

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (PNC) Position Lowered by Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (PNC) Position Lowered by Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC

Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC reduced its position in shares of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:PNC) by 1.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 23,093 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 247 shares during the period. Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC’s holdings in PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) were worth $2,938,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also…

The TerraForm Global, Inc. (GLBL) Stake Cut by Alliancebernstein L.P.

The TerraForm Global, Inc. (GLBL) Stake Cut by Alliancebernstein L.P.

Alliancebernstein L.P. cut its stake in TerraForm Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLBL) by 25.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 61,900 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 20,700 shares during the period. Alliancebernstein L.P.’s holdings in TerraForm Global were worth $297,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares…

The BAE Systems plc (BA) Insider Charles Woodburn Buys 26 Shares

The BAE Systems plc (BA) Insider Charles Woodburn Buys 26 Shares

BAE Systems plc (LON:BA) insider Charles Woodburn acquired 26 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 581 ($7.54) per share, with a total value of £151.06 ($196.11). BAE Systems plc (BA) traded up 2.33% during trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 594.00. 7,990,734 shares of the stock traded hands. BAE Systems plc has a 12 month low of GBX 516.48 and a 12 month high of GBX 682.50. The firm’s 50-day moving average is…

The Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:APVO) Short Interest Down 64.7% in June

The Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:APVO) Short Interest Down 64.7% in June

Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:APVO) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 275,641 shares, a drop of 64.7% from the June 15th total of 780,775 shares. Approximately 1.6% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 281,887 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.0 days. A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of APVO. Precept Management LLC acquired a new stake in Aptevo Therapeutics during the second…

The Savaria Co. (TSE:SIS) Price Target Cut to C$17.50 by Analysts at Laurentian

The Savaria Co. (TSE:SIS) Price Target Cut to C$17.50 by Analysts at Laurentian

Savaria Co. (TSE:SIS) had its price objective decreased by Laurentian from C$18.50 to C$17.50 in a research note issued to investors on Friday. Shares of Savaria (SIS) opened at 13.30 on Friday. Savaria has a 1-year low of $8.86 and a 1-year high of $17.55. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $15.18 and its 200 day moving average price is $14.15. The firm has a market cap of $525.15 million and a PE ratio of 38.22. The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on…

The Carvana Co (CVNA) to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of ($0.30) Per Share, Wedbush Forecasts

The Carvana Co (CVNA) to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of ($0.30) Per Share, Wedbush Forecasts

Carvana Co (NASDAQ:CVNA) – Equities research analysts at Wedbush issued their Q2 2017 earnings per share estimates for Carvana in a report released on Monday. Wedbush analyst S. Basham expects that the company will post earnings of ($0.30) per share for the quarter. Wedbush has a “Fair Value” rating and a $23.02 price objective on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Carvana’s Q3 2017 earnings at ($0.27) EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at ($0.27) EPS, FY2017 earnings at ($1.13) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.40) EPS, FY2019 earnings at $0.63 EPS…

The Royal Bank Of Canada Increases ONEX Co. (ONEX) Price Target to C$109.00

The Royal Bank Of Canada Increases ONEX Co. (ONEX) Price Target to C$109.00

ONEX Co. (TSE:ONEX) had its target price increased by Royal Bank Of Canada from C$106.00 to C$109.00 in a report released on Friday morning. Royal Bank Of Canada currently has a sector perform rating on the stock. Several other research analysts have also issued reports on the company. CIBC decreased their target price on ONEX from C$104.00 to C$103.00 and set a neutral rating for the company in a research report on Friday. Canaccord Genuity decreased their target price on ONEX from C$110.00 to C$107.00 and set a buy rating…

The Royal Bank Of Canada Reaffirms Buy Rating for Verint Systems Inc. (VRNT)

The Royal Bank Of Canada Reaffirms Buy Rating for Verint Systems Inc. (VRNT)

Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by research analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada in a report issued on Tuesday. They presently have a $48.00 price objective on the technology company’s stock. Royal Bank Of Canada’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 23.39% from the stock’s previous close. Other equities analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Verint Systems from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on the stock in a…

The MFS Multimarket Income Trust (MMT) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.12

The MFS Multimarket Income Trust (MMT) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.12

News coverage about MFS Multimarket Income Trust (NYSE:MMT) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MFS Multimarket Income Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the closed-end fund an impact score of 47.2942417268312 out…

The Royal Bank Of Canada Reiterates “Buy” Rating for Ford Motor Company (F)

The Royal Bank Of Canada Reiterates “Buy” Rating for Ford Motor Company (F)

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by Royal Bank Of Canada in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. A number of other analysts also recently weighed in on F. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Ford Motor from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Berenberg Bank set a $10.00 price target on shares of Ford Motor and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Monday. Nomura reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set…

The Nuveen Ohio Qua (NYSE:NUO) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows

The Nuveen Ohio Qua (NYSE:NUO) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media headlines about Nuveen Ohio Qua (NYSE:NUO) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Nuveen Ohio Qua earned a news impact score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the asset manager an impact score of 46.4916661097109 out of 100, meaning that…

The Evoke Pharma, Inc. (EVOK) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results

The Evoke Pharma, Inc. (EVOK) Announces Quarterly  Earnings Results

Evoke Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:EVOK) posted its earnings results on Monday. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($0.27) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.15, Morningstar.com reports. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.41) EPS. Evoke Pharma (NASDAQ:EVOK) traded down 0.7222% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $2.3231. 22,151 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Evoke Pharma has a one year low of $1.35 and a one year high of $4.55. The firm’s market cap is $35.75 million. The…

The Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTNA) Downgraded by BidaskClub

The Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTNA) Downgraded by BidaskClub

BidaskClub cut shares of Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTNA) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Friday morning. ARTNA has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Artesian Resources Corporation from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 9th. Hilliard Lyons lowered shares of Artesian Resources Corporation from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $41.00 price target for the company. in a report on Thursday,…

The Full House Resorts, Inc. (FLL) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results

The Full House Resorts, Inc. (FLL) Issues Quarterly  Earnings Results

Full House Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLL) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The company reported ($0.07) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.08, Morningstar.com reports. Full House Resorts had a negative net margin of 3.47% and a negative return on equity of 9.72%. The business had revenue of $40.12 million during the quarter. Shares of Full House Resorts (NASDAQ FLL) traded down 0.78% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $2.55. 23,548 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm’s market cap…

The Braskem S.A. (BAK) Rating Lowered to Hold at BidaskClub

The Braskem S.A. (BAK) Rating Lowered to Hold at BidaskClub

BidaskClub cut shares of Braskem S.A. (NYSE:BAK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday. A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Morgan Stanley raised Braskem from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating in a report on Monday, July 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised Braskem from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $24.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, June 30th. Finally, ValuEngine raised…

The Contrasting AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co) (NYSE:ABC) & Pharmerica Corporation (PMC)

The Contrasting AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co) (NYSE:ABC) & Pharmerica Corporation (PMC)

AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co) (NYSE: ABC) and Pharmerica Corporation (NYSE:PMC) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co) and Pharmerica Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com. AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co) presently has a consensus target price of $93.14, suggesting a potential upside of 16.31%. Pharmerica Corporation has a consensus target price…

The Loxo Oncology, Inc. (LOXO) Rating Increased to Hold at BidaskClub

The Loxo Oncology, Inc. (LOXO) Rating Increased to Hold at BidaskClub

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Loxo Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOXO) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Saturday morning. Several other research analysts have also commented on LOXO. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a buy rating and set a $94.00 price target (up previously from $71.00) on shares of Loxo Oncology in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Ifs Securities reiterated an outperform rating on shares of Loxo Oncology in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Loxo Oncology from a buy rating to a…

The Analyzing Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) & MedEquities Realty Trust (MRT)

The Analyzing Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) & MedEquities Realty Trust (MRT)

MedEquities Realty Trust (NYSE: MRT) and Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership. Insider and Institutional Ownership 97.6% of MedEquities Realty Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.9% of Healthcare Trust of America shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of MedEquities Realty Trust shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Healthcare Trust of America shares…

The Maiden Holdings (MHLD) vs. Partnerre (NYSE:PRE) Financial Survey

The Maiden Holdings (MHLD) vs. Partnerre (NYSE:PRE) Financial Survey

Maiden Holdings (NASDAQ: MHLD) and Partnerre (NYSE:PRE) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability. Institutional and Insider Ownership 67.6% of Maiden Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.0% of Maiden Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term. Analyst Ratings This…

The Analyzing EPR Properties (EPR) and First Potomac Realty Trust (FPO)

The Analyzing EPR Properties (EPR) and First Potomac Realty Trust (FPO)

First Potomac Realty Trust (NYSE: FPO) and EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings. Valuation & Earnings This table compares First Potomac Realty Trust and EPR Properties’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. EPR Properties has higher revenue and earnings than First Potomac Realty Trust. First Potomac Realty Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than EPR Properties, indicating…

The Zacks: CIM Commercial Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCT) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “” from Analysts

The Zacks: CIM Commercial Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCT) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “” from Analysts

CIM Commercial Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCT) has received a consensus broker rating score of 0.00 () from the zero analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Zacks has also given CIM Commercial Trust Corporation an industry rank of 202 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies. Separately, TheStreet upgraded CIM Commercial Trust Corporation from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 24th. Shares of CIM Commercial Trust Corporation (NASDAQ CMCT) traded up 2.71% on Monday, reaching…

The Analyzing Pure Storage (PSTG) and SanDisk (SNDK)

The Analyzing Pure Storage (PSTG) and SanDisk (SNDK)

SanDisk (NASDAQ: SNDK) and Pure Storage (NYSE:PSTG) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk. Institutional and Insider Ownership 34.9% of Pure Storage shares are owned by institutional investors. 41.5% of Pure Storage shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term. Valuation &…

The Immune Pharmaceuticals (IMNP) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

The Immune Pharmaceuticals (IMNP) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

Press coverage about Immune Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IMNP) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Immune Pharmaceuticals earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 44.8973652174562 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is…

The Toll Brothers (TOL) & Brookfield Residential Properties (BRP) Critical Contrast

The Toll Brothers (TOL) & Brookfield Residential Properties (BRP) Critical Contrast

Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL) and Brookfield Residential Properties (NYSE:BRP) are both construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings. Profitability This table compares Toll Brothers and Brookfield Residential Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Toll Brothers and Brookfield Residential Properties, as provided by MarketBeat. Toll Brothers currently has a consensus price…

The Walter Investment Management Corp. (NYSE:WAC) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

The Walter Investment Management Corp. (NYSE:WAC) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Walter Investment Management Corp. (NYSE:WAC) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Walter Investment Management Corp. earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of…

The Analyzing Clorox Company (The) (CLX) and Church & Dwight (CHD)

The Analyzing Clorox Company (The) (CLX) and Church & Dwight (CHD)

Clorox Company (The) (NYSE: CLX) and Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability. Dividends Clorox Company (The) pays an annual dividend of $3.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Church & Dwight pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Clorox Company (The) pays out 63.0% of its earnings…

The Somewhat Negative Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Perfumania Holdings (PERF) Share Price

The Somewhat Negative Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Perfumania Holdings (PERF) Share Price

Press coverage about Perfumania Holdings (NASDAQ:PERF) has been trending somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Perfumania Holdings earned a news impact score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.6508110965897 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is…

The Critical Comparison: A.H. Belo Corporation (AHC) and tronc (TRNC)

The Critical Comparison: A.H. Belo Corporation (AHC) and tronc (TRNC)

A.H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC) and tronc (NASDAQ:TRNC) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability. Institutional and Insider Ownership 65.2% of A.H. Belo Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.5% of tronc shares are held by institutional investors. 12.6% of A.H. Belo Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 41.2% of tronc shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional…

The AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AVEO) Given $2.50 Average Price Target by Analysts

The AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AVEO) Given $2.50 Average Price Target by Analysts

AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVEO) has received a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the two brokers that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy rating. Brokers have set a twelve-month consensus price target of $2.50 for the company and are expecting that the company will post ($0.10) earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned AVEO Pharmaceuticals an industry rank of 122 out of 265 based on the…

The Mattel (MAT) versus Summer Infant (SUMR) Critical Analysis

The Mattel (MAT) versus Summer Infant (SUMR) Critical Analysis

Summer Infant (NASDAQ: SUMR) and Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability. Valuation & Earnings This table compares Summer Infant and Mattel’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Mattel has higher revenue and earnings than Summer Infant. Summer Infant is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mattel, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks. Volatility…

The American Express’ (AXP) Sell Rating Reaffirmed at Credit Suisse Group

The American Express’ (AXP) Sell Rating Reaffirmed at Credit Suisse Group

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP)‘s stock had its “sell” rating reiterated by equities researchers at Credit Suisse Group in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, July 19th. A number of other brokerages also recently commented on AXP. Guggenheim raised American Express from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the company from $81.05 to $90.00 in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Nomura raised American Express from a “reduce” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their target price for the…

The Critical Comparison: Mastercard (MA) and PayPal Holdings (PYPL)

The Critical Comparison: Mastercard (MA) and PayPal Holdings (PYPL)

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk. Analyst Ratings This is a summary of current ratings for Mastercard and PayPal Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.com. Mastercard presently has a consensus price target of $128.45, indicating a potential downside of 2.01%. PayPal Holdings has a consensus price target of $60.21, indicating a potential upside of 1.95%. Given…

The Analyzing BMO Capital Markets () and BMO Capital Markets ()

The Analyzing BMO Capital Markets () and BMO Capital Markets ()

BMO Capital Markets (: ) and BMO Capital Markets (:) are both companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability. Profitability This table compares BMO Capital Markets and BMO Capital Markets’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Earnings and Valuation This table compares BMO Capital Markets and BMO Capital Markets’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Analyst Recommendations This is a summary of current ratings…

The Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE:P) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

The Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE:P) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE:P) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the forty-one ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have issued a hold rating, nineteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $12.11. P has been the subject of several research analyst…

The Head-To-Head Survey: Sibanye Gold Limited (SBGL) and Goldcorp (NYSE:GG)

The Head-To-Head Survey: Sibanye Gold Limited (SBGL) and Goldcorp (NYSE:GG)

Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) and Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings. Institutional & Insider Ownership 14.2% of Sibanye Gold Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.9% of Goldcorp shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long…

The eBay Inc. (EBAY) Releases Q3 Earnings Guidance

The eBay Inc. (EBAY) Releases Q3 Earnings Guidance

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) updated its third quarter earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.46-0.48 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.48. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.35-2.39 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.32 billion.eBay also updated its FY17 guidance to $1.98-2.03 EPS. Several equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Macquarie reaffirmed a neutral rating and set a $39.00 price target on shares of eBay in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. Credit Suisse Group…

The Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) Reaches New 52-Week Low at $4.65

The Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) Reaches New 52-Week Low at $4.65

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) shares hit a new 52-week low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $4.65 and last traded at $4.68, with a volume of 243,913 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.90. PEIX has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Pacific Ethanol from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. ValuEngine lowered Pacific Ethanol from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on…

The TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:TJX) Updates Q3 Earnings Guidance

The TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:TJX) Updates Q3 Earnings Guidance

TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:TJX) updated its third quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.98-1.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.00. TJX Companies, Inc. (The) also updated its FY18 guidance to $3.89-3.93 EPS. Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $79.00 price target on shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (The) and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, June 19th….

The JPMorgan Chase & Co. Has $1.37 Million Position in Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc (LL)

The JPMorgan Chase & Co. Has $1.37 Million Position in Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc (LL)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in shares of Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc (NYSE:LL) by 0.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 65,483 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 336 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned 0.23% of Lumber Liquidators Holdings worth $1,374,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in…

The NN, Inc. Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.07 (NASDAQ:NNBR)

The NN, Inc. Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.07 (NASDAQ:NNBR)

NN, Inc. (NASDAQ:NNBR) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, August 14th, NASDAQ reports. Investors of record on Friday, September 1st will be paid a dividend of 0.07 per share by the industrial products company on Friday, September 15th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.06%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 30th. NN (NASDAQ NNBR) opened at 26.30 on Tuesday. NN has a 52 week low of $13.43 and a 52 week high of $31.65. The company’s market cap is $722.33 million. The…

The JPMorgan Chase & Co. Has $1.36 Million Position in Telecom Italia S.P.A. (TI)

The JPMorgan Chase & Co. Has $1.36 Million Position in Telecom Italia S.P.A. (TI)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in shares of Telecom Italia S.P.A. (NYSE:TI) by 13.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 151,106 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 18,070 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in Telecom Italia S.P.A. were worth $1,361,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in TI….

The Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (NASDAQ:FORTY) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Thursday

The Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (NASDAQ:FORTY) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Thursday

Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (NASDAQ:FORTY) will be announcing its earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, August 17th. Formula Systems (NASDAQ:FORTY) opened at 36.9458 on Tuesday. Formula Systems has a 12-month low of $35.52 and a 12-month high of $44.20. About Formula Systems (1985) Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (Formula) is a global information technology (IT) solutions and services holding company. The Company, through its directly held subsidiary and affiliated companies, is engaged in providing software solutions and services, software product marketing and support, computer infrastructure and integration solutions, and…

The Southern Company (The) (SO) Stake Boosted by Pacer Advisors Inc.

The Southern Company (The) (SO) Stake Boosted by Pacer Advisors Inc.

Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) by 3.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 20,879 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 661 shares during the period. Pacer Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Southern Company (The) were worth $1,039,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in SO. AE Wealth Management LLC purchased a new…

The ClearBridge Energy MLP Fund Inc (CEM) Announces $0.36 Quarterly Dividend

The ClearBridge Energy MLP Fund Inc (CEM) Announces $0.36 Quarterly Dividend

ClearBridge Energy MLP Fund Inc (NYSE:CEM) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, August 14th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 25th will be given a dividend of 0.355 per share by the investment management company on Friday, September 1st. This represents a $1.42 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.62%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 23rd. ClearBridge Energy MLP Fund has decreased its dividend by an average of 3.1% annually over the last three years. Shares of ClearBridge Energy MLP Fund (NYSE:CEM) opened at 14.76…

The PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. (PFLT) Stake Boosted by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. (PFLT) Stake Boosted by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its position in shares of PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:PFLT) by 132.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 106,471 shares of the asset manager’s stock after buying an additional 60,588 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned 0.40% of PennantPark Floating Rate Capital worth $1,484,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold…

The Cornerstone Total Return Fund Inc (NYSEMKT:CRF) Declares Monthly Dividend of $0.23

The Cornerstone Total Return Fund Inc (NYSEMKT:CRF) Declares Monthly Dividend of $0.23

Cornerstone Total Return Fund Inc (NYSEMKT:CRF) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, August 14th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a dividend of 0.2289 per share by the investment management company on Friday, December 29th. This represents a $2.75 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 18.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. Shares of Cornerstone Total Return Fund (NYSEMKT:CRF) opened at 14.62 on Tuesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $15.00 and…

The Comparing Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (MLCO) and Boyd Gaming Corporation (BYD)

The Comparing Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (MLCO) and Boyd Gaming Corporation (BYD)

Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO) and Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation. Risk and Volatility Melco Crown Entertainment Limited has a beta of 1.91, suggesting that its stock price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Boyd Gaming Corporation has a beta of 1.93, suggesting that its stock price is 93% more volatile than the…

The JPMorgan Chase & Co. Has $1.44 Million Position in Orion Engineered Carbons S.A (OEC)

The JPMorgan Chase & Co. Has $1.44 Million Position in Orion Engineered Carbons S.A (OEC)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered its position in shares of Orion Engineered Carbons S.A (NYSE:OEC) by 28.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 70,438 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 27,434 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned 0.12% of Orion Engineered Carbons S.A worth $1,444,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in…

The Emerson Electric Company (EMR) Position Boosted by Shufro Rose & Co. LLC

The Emerson Electric Company (EMR) Position Boosted by Shufro Rose & Co. LLC

Shufro Rose & Co. LLC boosted its stake in shares of Emerson Electric Company (NYSE:EMR) by 1.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 40,510 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 670 shares during the period. Shufro Rose & Co. LLC’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $2,425,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their…

The General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) is Carlton Hofferkamp & Jenks Wealth Management LLC’s 10th Largest Position

The General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) is Carlton Hofferkamp & Jenks Wealth Management LLC’s 10th Largest Position

Carlton Hofferkamp & Jenks Wealth Management LLC boosted its stake in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) by 2.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 84,150 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after buying an additional 2,077 shares during the period. General Electric accounts for about 1.7% of Carlton Hofferkamp & Jenks Wealth Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 10th largest position. Carlton Hofferkamp & Jenks Wealth Management LLC’s holdings in General Electric were worth $2,507,000 as of its most recent…

The San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA Has $443,000 Stake in Dow Chemical Company (The) (NYSE:DOW)

The San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA Has $443,000 Stake in Dow Chemical Company (The) (NYSE:DOW)

San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA increased its stake in shares of Dow Chemical Company (The) (NYSE:DOW) by 56.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 6,966 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 2,500 shares during the period. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA’s holdings in Dow Chemical Company (The) were worth $443,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of DOW….

The ILG Inc. (NASDAQ:ILG) Downgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

The ILG Inc. (NASDAQ:ILG) Downgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

ILG Inc. (NASDAQ:ILG) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday, July 26th. According to Zacks, “ILG, Inc. offers owners, members and guests benefits and services, as well as destinations through its portfolio of resorts and clubs. The company’s operating businesses include Aqua-Aston Hospitality, Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Interval International, Trading Places International, Vacation Resorts International, VRI Europe and Vistana Signature Experiences. ILG, Inc., formerly known as Interval Leisure Group Inc., is headquartered in Miami, Florida. “ Other…

The equinet AG Analysts Give Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (O2D) a €3.70 Price Target

The equinet AG Analysts Give Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (O2D) a €3.70 Price Target

equinet AG set a €3.70 ($4.35) price objective on Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (ETR:O2D) in a report issued on Tuesday, July 25th. The firm currently has a sell rating on the stock. A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a buy rating and set a target price on shares of Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Kepler Capital Markets set a €4.00 ($4.71) target price on Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG and gave the stock a sell…

The Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) Position Boosted by Independent Advisor Alliance

The Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) Position Boosted by Independent Advisor Alliance

Independent Advisor Alliance boosted its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) by 0.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 19,624 shares of the pharmacy operator’s stock after buying an additional 175 shares during the period. Independent Advisor Alliance’s holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance were worth $1,593,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in WBA….

The Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (SALT) Position Boosted by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (SALT) Position Boosted by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in shares of Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (NYSE:SALT) by 101.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 104,782 shares of the shipping company’s stock after buying an additional 52,655 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned 0.15% of Scorpio Bulkers worth $964,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Renaissance Technologies LLC…

The Bank Hapoalim BM Reduces Position in Mastercard Incorporated (MA)

The Bank Hapoalim BM Reduces Position in Mastercard Incorporated (MA)

Bank Hapoalim BM cut its stake in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) by 2.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 7,745 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 195 shares during the period. Bank Hapoalim BM’s holdings in Mastercard were worth $871,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in MA. Pennsylvania Trust Co increased its position in…

The Prudential Financial Inc. Acquires 31,400 Shares of Equity Commonwealth (EQC)

The Prudential Financial Inc. Acquires 31,400 Shares of Equity Commonwealth (EQC)

Prudential Financial Inc. raised its position in shares of Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) by 402.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 39,209 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 31,400 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Equity Commonwealth were worth $1,224,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in Equity Commonwealth by…

The Nike, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) is Fagan Associates Inc.’s 4th Largest Position

The Nike, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) is Fagan Associates Inc.’s 4th Largest Position

Fagan Associates Inc. cut its stake in shares of Nike, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) by 0.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 113,414 shares of the footwear maker’s stock after selling 423 shares during the period. Nike accounts for about 3.5% of Fagan Associates Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 4th largest position. Fagan Associates Inc.’s holdings in Nike were worth $6,321,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors…

The Prudential Financial Inc. Increases Stake in Independent Bank Corporation (IBCP)

The Prudential Financial Inc. Increases Stake in Independent Bank Corporation (IBCP)

Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its stake in Independent Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:IBCP) by 20.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 35,470 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 6,000 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. owned 0.17% of Independent Bank Corporation worth $735,000 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. TFS Capital…

The Carpenter Technology Corporation (CRS) Position Increased by Prudential Financial Inc.

The Carpenter Technology Corporation (CRS) Position Increased by Prudential Financial Inc.

Prudential Financial Inc. increased its position in Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE:CRS) by 6.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 30,510 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 1,780 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. owned 0.06% of Carpenter Technology Corporation worth $1,138,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of CRS. Norges Bank acquired a new stake in Carpenter…

The Automatic Data Processing (NYSE:ADP) Shares Sold by Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc.

The Automatic Data Processing (NYSE:ADP) Shares Sold by Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc.

Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc. reduced its stake in Automatic Data Processing (NYSE:ADP) by 1.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 84,256 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,250 shares during the period. Automatic Data Processing accounts for approximately 2.8% of Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 14th largest position. Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings in Automatic Data Processing were worth $8,627,000 as of its most recent SEC filing….

The iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (NASDAQ:TLT) Position Raised by Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC

The iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (NASDAQ:TLT) Position Raised by Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC

Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC increased its position in iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (NASDAQ:TLT) by 6.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 21,119 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 1,195 shares during the period. iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond comprises 1.7% of Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 9th largest position. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC’s holdings in iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond were worth $2,642,000…

The First Financial Northwest, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFNW) Stake Increased by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The First Financial Northwest, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFNW) Stake Increased by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in shares of First Financial Northwest, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFNW) by 64.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 35,309 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 13,882 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned approximately 0.34% of First Financial Northwest worth $624,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Hillsdale…

The Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC Holds Stake in County Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICBK)

The Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC Holds Stake in County Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICBK)

Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC continued to hold its stake in shares of County Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICBK) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 12,947 shares of the financial services provider’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC owned 0.19% of County Bancorp worth $311,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in ICBK. Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a…

The JPMorgan Chase & Co. Has $665,000 Position in Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (CXP)

The JPMorgan Chase & Co. Has $665,000 Position in Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (CXP)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased its stake in Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CXP) by 90.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 29,881 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 286,233 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in Columbia Property Trust were worth $665,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in CXP….

The Nine Chapters Capital Management LLC Invests $248,000 in Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)

The Nine Chapters Capital Management LLC Invests $248,000 in Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)

Nine Chapters Capital Management LLC bought a new position in Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm bought 3,400 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $248,000. Southwest Gas Corporation comprises 2.4% of Nine Chapters Capital Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 20th largest position. Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of SWX. Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in Southwest Gas Corporation by 371.2% in the…

The Amedisys Inc (AMED) Raised to Hold at BidaskClub

The Amedisys Inc (AMED) Raised to Hold at BidaskClub

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Friday. Several other research firms have also issued reports on AMED. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $56.00 price objective on shares of Amedisys in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Mizuho lowered shares of Amedisys from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $50.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Stephens lifted…

The UFP Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPT) Shares Sold by Eagle Ridge Investment Management

The UFP Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPT) Shares Sold by Eagle Ridge Investment Management

Eagle Ridge Investment Management reduced its position in shares of UFP Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPT) by 5.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 10,679 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 600 shares during the period. Eagle Ridge Investment Management owned 0.15% of UFP Technologies worth $302,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company….

The BidaskClub Upgrades Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRI) to Hold

The BidaskClub Upgrades Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRI) to Hold

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRI) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Friday. MCRI has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a hold rating and set a $33.00 target price on shares of Monarch Casino & Resort in a report on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Monarch Casino & Resort from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, May 5th. Imperial Capital increased their target…

The Eagle Ridge Investment Management Has $2.16 Million Position in Ambev S.A. (NYSE:ABEV)

The Eagle Ridge Investment Management Has $2.16 Million Position in Ambev S.A. (NYSE:ABEV)

Eagle Ridge Investment Management increased its stake in shares of Ambev S.A. (NYSE:ABEV) by 6.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 392,565 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 22,570 shares during the period. Eagle Ridge Investment Management’s holdings in Ambev were worth $2,155,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other large investors also recently modified their holdings of ABEV. Wedbush Securities Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Ambev by 2.2% in…

The ValuEngine Upgrades Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (SGMO) to Hold

The ValuEngine Upgrades Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (SGMO) to Hold

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGMO) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Friday morning. Several other analysts have also issued reports on SGMO. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Sangamo Therapeutics from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. Wedbush reiterated a neutral rating and issued a $4.00 target price (down previously from $6.00) on shares of Sangamo Therapeutics in a research note on Tuesday, May 16th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a buy…

The Smithfield Trust Co. Has $873,000 Position in AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co) (NYSE:ABC)

The Smithfield Trust Co. Has $873,000 Position in AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co) (NYSE:ABC)

Smithfield Trust Co. continued to hold its stake in shares of AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co) (NYSE:ABC) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 9,234 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Smithfield Trust Co.’s holdings in AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co) were worth $873,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Park National Corp OH raised its position in AmerisourceBergen…