Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies

Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies

Research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies started coverage on shares of Leggett & Platt, Inc. (NYSE:LEG) in a research note issued on Monday. The brokerage set an “overweight” rating and a $59.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies’ target price suggests a potential upside of 12.47% from the stock’s current price. A number of other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on LEG. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on Leggett & Platt from $48.00 to $52.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report…

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc. (PTSI) Stock Rating Lowered by ValuEngine

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc. (PTSI) Stock Rating Lowered by ValuEngine

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTSI) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday. Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of P.A.M. Transportation Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, May 6th. Shares of P.A.M. Transportation Services (PTSI) traded down 0.72% during trading on Friday, reaching $17.82. 17,256 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. P.A.M. Transportation Services has a 52-week low of $14.50 and a 52-week high of $28.43. The…

Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.28

Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.28

Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, June 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be given a dividend of 0.28 per share by the real estate investment trust on Monday, July 17th. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 28th. Hersha Hospitality Trust has increased its dividend payment by an average of 5.3% per year over the last three years and has raised its dividend annually for the last 3 consecutive…

Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (PTIE) Rating Lowered to Strong Sell at ValuEngine

Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (PTIE) Rating Lowered to Strong Sell at ValuEngine

Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTIE) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report issued on Friday. Shares of Pain Therapeutics (PTIE) traded down 1.90% on Friday, reaching $3.61. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 115,887 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $2.49 and a 200-day moving average price of $1.11. Pain Therapeutics has a 1-year low of $0.51 and a 1-year high of $4.82. The company’s market capitalization is $23.79 million. Pain Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PTIE)…

Grm Investments Ltd. Acquires 1,402,500 Shares of Capstone Mining Corp (CS) Stock

Grm Investments Ltd. Acquires 1,402,500 Shares of Capstone Mining Corp (CS) Stock

Capstone Mining Corp (TSE:CS) insider Grm Investments Ltd. acquired 1,402,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 31st. The stock was acquired at an average price of C$0.91 per share, for a total transaction of C$1,276,275.00. Capstone Mining Corp (TSE CS) opened at 0.89 on Monday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $0.96 and a 200 day moving average price of $1.25. The firm’s market cap is $348.27 million. Capstone Mining Corp has a 52-week low of $0.64 and a 52-week high…

Balchem (BCPC) Receiving Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

Balchem (BCPC) Receiving Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Balchem (NASDAQ:BCPC) have trended positive on Saturday, according to AlphaOne. The research firm, a division of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Balchem earned a media sentiment score of 0.36 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 0 out of…

Group 1 Automotive (GPI) Given Media Impact Score of 0.28

Group 1 Automotive (GPI) Given Media Impact Score of 0.28

News coverage about Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI) has been trending positive this week, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. AlphaOne, a service of Accern, ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Group 1 Automotive earned a news impact score of 0.28 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 28 out of…

Pettyjohn Wood & White Inc. Sells 6,230 Shares of McKesson Co. (MCK)

Pettyjohn Wood & White Inc. Sells 6,230 Shares of McKesson Co. (MCK)

Pettyjohn Wood & White Inc. reduced its position in shares of McKesson Co. (NYSE:MCK) by 46.0% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 7,310 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,230 shares during the period. Pettyjohn Wood & White Inc.’s holdings in McKesson were worth $1,084,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Orrstown Financial Services Inc. raised its stake in shares of McKesson by 16.3% in the first…

Brokerages Set BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) PT at $36.70

Brokerages Set BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) PT at $36.70

Shares of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seventeen analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have given a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $36.70. Several analysts recently commented on the stock. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “hold” rating on…

ITT Educational Services (ESI) Given Daily Media Impact Score of 0.27

ITT Educational Services (ESI) Given Daily Media Impact Score of 0.27

Headlines about ITT Educational Services (NYSE:ESI) have been trending positive on Thursday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ITT Educational Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 76 out…

Sei Investments Co. Has $3.07 Million Position in InterXion Holding NV (INXN)

Sei Investments Co. Has $3.07 Million Position in InterXion Holding NV (INXN)

Sei Investments Co. increased its stake in shares of InterXion Holding NV (NYSE:INXN) by 4.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 77,709 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 3,207 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in InterXion Holding NV were worth $3,074,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in INXN. Commonwealth Bank of Australia raised its stake in InterXion Holding NV by 7.9%…

GATX Co. (GATX) Lifted to “Strong-Buy” at ValuEngine

GATX Co. (GATX) Lifted to “Strong-Buy” at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of GATX Co. (NYSE:GATX) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Saturday morning. Several other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on GATX. Cowen and Company assumed coverage on GATX in a report on Friday, March 3rd. They issued a market perform rating and a $62.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded GATX from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Monday, February 27th. Finally, Axiom Securities reiterated a sell rating on…

Carter’s, Inc. (CRI) Stake Boosted by Azimuth Capital Management LLC

Carter’s, Inc. (CRI) Stake Boosted by Azimuth Capital Management LLC

Azimuth Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Carter's, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) by 0.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 34,370 shares of the textile maker’s stock after buying an additional 95 shares during the period. Azimuth Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Carter's were worth $3,086,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in CRI. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Carter's by 1.1% in the first…

Seacor Holdings, Inc. (CKH) Stake Lowered by Botty Investors LLC

Seacor Holdings, Inc. (CKH) Stake Lowered by Botty Investors LLC

Botty Investors LLC cut its position in Seacor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CKH) by 0.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 31,617 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 250 shares during the period. Seacor Holdings comprises approximately 0.8% of Botty Investors LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 26th largest position. Botty Investors LLC’s holdings in Seacor Holdings were worth $2,187,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other institutional investors also…

Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (EEP) Position Maintained by Plancorp LLC

Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (EEP) Position Maintained by Plancorp LLC

Plancorp LLC held its stake in shares of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:EEP) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 34,250 shares of the pipeline company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Plancorp LLC’s holdings in Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. were worth $651,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Enbridge…

Deutsche Bank AG Analysts Give Mallinckrodt PLC (MNK) a $68.00 Price Target

Deutsche Bank AG Analysts Give Mallinckrodt PLC (MNK) a $68.00 Price Target

Deutsche Bank AG set a $68.00 price objective on Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE:MNK) in a report issued on Wednesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock. MNK has been the subject of a number of other reports. Vetr downgraded Mallinckrodt PLC from a hold rating to a sell rating and set a $51.34 price objective for the company. in a report on Monday, February 20th. Piper Jaffray Companies decreased their price objective on Mallinckrodt PLC from $108.00 to $83.00 and set an overweight rating for the company in…

QCR Holdings, Inc. (QCRH) Upgraded to “Buy” at ValuEngine

QCR Holdings, Inc. (QCRH) Upgraded to “Buy” at ValuEngine

QCR Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCRH) was upgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday. Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 target price on shares of QCR Holdings in a research note on Monday, April 24th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $47.00 target price on shares of QCR Holdings in a research note on Friday, April 21st. Five research analysts have…

Forum Energy Technologies Inc (FET) Shares Sold by TCW Group Inc.

Forum Energy Technologies Inc (FET) Shares Sold by TCW Group Inc.

TCW Group Inc. lowered its stake in Forum Energy Technologies Inc (NYSE:FET) by 18.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 42,638 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 9,523 shares during the period. TCW Group Inc.’s holdings in Forum Energy Technologies were worth $883,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Jennison Associates LLC…

Plancorp LLC Has $4,923,000 Stake in Energizer Holdings Inc (ENR)

Plancorp LLC Has $4,923,000 Stake in Energizer Holdings Inc (ENR)

Plancorp LLC held its stake in Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 88,246 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Energizer Holdings makes up approximately 1.4% of Plancorp LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 13th largest position. Plancorp LLC’s holdings in Energizer Holdings were worth $4,923,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Elkfork Partners LLC acquired a new stake…

Peoples Utah Bancorp (PUB) Upgraded by ValuEngine to “Buy”

Peoples Utah Bancorp (PUB) Upgraded by ValuEngine to “Buy”

Peoples Utah Bancorp (NASDAQ:PUB) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Friday. Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Peoples Utah Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. Peoples Utah Bancorp (PUB) traded down 1.99% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $27.05. 65,647 shares of the company traded hands. The company has a market capitalization of $484.95 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.74 and a beta of 0.98….

Mraz Amerine & Associates Inc. Cuts Stake in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (APD)

Mraz Amerine & Associates Inc. Cuts Stake in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (APD)

Mraz Amerine & Associates Inc. lowered its stake in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) by 1.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,812 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 50 shares during the period. Mraz Amerine & Associates Inc.’s holdings in Air Products & Chemicals were worth $536,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. British Airways Pensions Investment…

Uniqure NV (QURE) Rating Lowered to Strong Sell at ValuEngine

Uniqure NV (QURE) Rating Lowered to Strong Sell at ValuEngine

Uniqure NV (NASDAQ:QURE) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report issued on Friday. Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Uniqure NV in a report on Wednesday, March 22nd. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $8.00 target price on shares of Uniqure NV in a report on Wednesday, April 12th. Zacks Investment Research cut Uniqure NV from a “buy” rating…

Koch Industries Inc. Acquires Shares of 18,820 Exar Co. (EXAR)

Koch Industries Inc. Acquires Shares of 18,820 Exar Co. (EXAR)

Koch Industries Inc. bought a new stake in Exar Co. (NYSE:EXAR) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 18,820 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $245,000. Other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans increased its stake in shares of Exar by 5.1% in the first quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 23,920 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $311,000 after…

Packaging Corp Of America (PKG) PT Set at $114.00 by Jefferies Group LLC

Packaging Corp Of America (PKG) PT Set at $114.00 by Jefferies Group LLC

Packaging Corp Of America (NYSE:PKG) received a $114.00 price objective from stock analysts at Jefferies Group LLC in a report released on Thursday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the industrial products company’s stock. Jefferies Group LLC’s price objective points to a potential upside of 9.40% from the company’s previous close. Several other research analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Packaging Corp Of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Barclays PLC…

Park Sterling Corp (PSTB) Lifted to “Buy” at ValuEngine

Park Sterling Corp (PSTB) Lifted to “Buy” at ValuEngine

Park Sterling Corp (NASDAQ:PSTB) was upgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday. PSTB has been the subject of a number of other reports. Brean Capital initiated coverage on Park Sterling Corp in a report on Friday, February 24th. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Park Sterling Corp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 17th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock…

EQT Midstream Partners LP (EQM) Position Reduced by Botty Investors LLC

EQT Midstream Partners LP (EQM) Position Reduced by Botty Investors LLC

Botty Investors LLC lowered its position in shares of EQT Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:EQM) by 4.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 7,854 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 326 shares during the period. Botty Investors LLC’s holdings in EQT Midstream Partners were worth $600,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Energy Income Partners LLC bought…

Canaccord Genuity Reiterates $80.00 Price Target for Perrigo Company plc (PRGO)

Canaccord Genuity Reiterates $80.00 Price Target for Perrigo Company plc (PRGO)

Canaccord Genuity set a $80.00 price target on Perrigo Company plc (NYSE:PRGO) in a report published on Wednesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock. A number of other brokerages have also recently commented on PRGO. Guggenheim reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $125.00 target price on shares of Perrigo Company plc in a report on Monday, February 6th. Barclays PLC reduced their target price on shares of Perrigo Company plc from $110.00 to $100.00 and set an overweight rating for the company in a report…

Provident Bancorp Inc (PVBC) Upgraded at ValuEngine

Provident Bancorp Inc (PVBC) Upgraded at ValuEngine

Provident Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:PVBC) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday. Shares of Provident Bancorp (NASDAQ PVBC) traded up 1.19% on Friday, hitting $21.25. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,502 shares. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $20.84 and its 200 day moving average price is $19.51. The stock has a market capitalization of $195.14 million, a P/E ratio of 29.31 and a beta of 0.39. Provident Bancorp has…

Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. Has $4.21 Million Position in Duke Realty Corp (DRE)

Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. Has $4.21 Million Position in Duke Realty Corp (DRE)

Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Duke Realty Corp (NYSE:DRE) by 2.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 160,228 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 3,630 shares during the period. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Duke Realty Corp were worth $4,208,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in DRE. United Services Automobile…

PAREXEL International Co. (PRXL) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

PAREXEL International Co. (PRXL) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of PAREXEL International Co. (NASDAQ:PRXL) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fifteen brokerages that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $70.33. A number of research analysts have commented on PRXL shares. Mizuho increased their price objective on…

PG&E Co. (PCG) Stake Reduced by SG Americas Securities LLC

PG&E Co. (PCG) Stake Reduced by SG Americas Securities LLC

SG Americas Securities LLC reduced its stake in shares of PG&E Co. (NYSE:PCG) by 9.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 143,104 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 15,541 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in PG&E Co. were worth $9,496,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Emerald Acquisition Ltd. boosted its position in shares of PG&E…

Reviewing Reed’s (REED) and PepsiCo (PEP)

Reviewing Reed’s (REED) and PepsiCo (PEP)

Reed's (NYSE: REED) and PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) are both consumer goods companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitabiliy, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Reed's and PepsiCo, as provided by MarketBeat.com. Reed's presently has a consensus target price of $6.75, indicating a potential upside of 114.29%. PepsiCo has a consensus target price of $120.36, indicating a potential upside of 2.28%. Given Reed's’…

Waterfront Capital Partners LLC Purchases Shares of 18,700 Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR)

Waterfront Capital Partners LLC Purchases Shares of 18,700 Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR)

Waterfront Capital Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 18,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,989,000. Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Ledyard National Bank increased its stake in Digital Realty Trust by 15.9% in the first quarter. Ledyard National Bank now owns 1,095 shares of the real estate…

TCW Group Inc. Holds Stake in USG Co. (USG)

TCW Group Inc. Holds Stake in USG Co. (USG)

TCW Group Inc. held its position in shares of USG Co. (NYSE:USG) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 25,684 shares of the construction company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. TCW Group Inc.’s holdings in USG were worth $817,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in USG. Russell Investments Group Ltd. purchased a…

Sothebys (BID) Stake Reduced by Texas Permanent School Fund

Sothebys (BID) Stake Reduced by Texas Permanent School Fund

Texas Permanent School Fund reduced its position in shares of Sothebys (NYSE:BID) by 0.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 33,369 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 241 shares during the period. Texas Permanent School Fund’s holdings in Sothebys were worth $1,518,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Engineers Gate Manager LP purchased a…

Clinton Group Inc. Raises Position in BOK Financial Co. (BOKF)

Clinton Group Inc. Raises Position in BOK Financial Co. (BOKF)

Clinton Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of BOK Financial Co. (NASDAQ:BOKF) by 15.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 10,460 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 1,375 shares during the period. Clinton Group Inc.’s holdings in BOK Financial were worth $819,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its position…

South Dakota Investment Council Has $11,561,000 Stake in Suncor Energy Inc. (SU)

South Dakota Investment Council Has $11,561,000 Stake in Suncor Energy Inc. (SU)

South Dakota Investment Council maintained its stake in Suncor Energy Inc. (NYSE:SU) (TSE:SU) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 375,952 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock at the end of the first quarter. South Dakota Investment Council’s holdings in Suncor Energy were worth $11,561,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Calamos Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Suncor Energy during…

Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCK) Stake Boosted by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS

Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCK) Stake Boosted by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS raised its position in Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCK) by 26.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 16,003 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,358 shares during the period. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS’s holdings in Discovery Communications were worth $453,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Aberdeen Asset Management…

Neuralstem, Inc. (CUR) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Neuralstem, Inc. (CUR) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Neuralstem, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUR) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 851,928 shares, a decline of 4.7% from the April 28th total of 893,602 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 141,807 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 6.0 days. Separately, S&P Equity Research lowered their price objective on Neuralstem from $3.69 to $3.18 in a research report on Thursday, February 16th. Neuralstem (NASDAQ:CUR) traded down 0.38% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $5.19. The…

James River Group Holdings Ltd (JRVR) Director Bryan Martin Sells 4,250,000 Shares of Stock

James River Group Holdings Ltd (JRVR) Director Bryan Martin Sells 4,250,000 Shares of Stock

James River Group Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:JRVR) Director Bryan Martin sold 4,250,000 shares of James River Group Holdings stock in a transaction on Monday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.41, for a total transaction of $167,492,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. James River Group Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ JRVR) traded down 1.41% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $39.03. 275,965 shares of the stock traded hands. James River Group Holdings Ltd has…

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS Sells 171 Shares of Timken Co (TKR)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS Sells 171 Shares of Timken Co (TKR)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS cut its position in Timken Co (NYSE:TKR) by 1.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 10,197 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 171 shares during the period. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS’s holdings in Timken were worth $461,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of TKR. James Investment…

Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (PZZA) Short Interest Update

Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (PZZA) Short Interest Update

Papa John's Int'l, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,693,971 shares, a growth of 8.0% from the April 28th total of 3,419,302 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 743,479 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.0 days. Shares of Papa John's Int'l (NASDAQ PZZA) traded down 0.55% during trading on Friday, reaching $81.51. The company had a trading volume of 393,941 shares. The firm has a 50 day…

Vanguard Group Inc. Increases Position in Extra Space Storage, Inc. (EXR)

Vanguard Group Inc. Increases Position in Extra Space Storage, Inc. (EXR)

Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Extra Space Storage, Inc. (NYSE:EXR) by 2.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 21,494,458 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 411,415 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. owned about 0.17% of Extra Space Storage worth $1,598,973,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in EXR. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC…

Bailard Inc. Continues to Hold Stake in Eastgroup Properties Inc (EGP)

Bailard Inc. Continues to Hold Stake in Eastgroup Properties Inc (EGP)

Bailard Inc. continued to hold its position in Eastgroup Properties Inc (NYSE:EGP) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 4,360 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Bailard Inc.’s holdings in Eastgroup Properties were worth $321,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in Eastgroup Properties by 3.0% in the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 2,383,441…

Critical Analysis: Enzo Biochem (ENZ) & Charles River Laboratories Intl. (CRL)

Critical Analysis: Enzo Biochem (ENZ) & Charles River Laboratories Intl. (CRL)

Enzo Biochem (NYSE: ENZ) and Charles River Laboratories Intl. (NYSE:CRL) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitabiliy, valuation, dividends, earnings and risk. Risk and Volatility Enzo Biochem has a beta of 1.4, suggesting that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Charles River Laboratories Intl. has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Valuation &…

ONE Gas (OGS) vs. WGL Holdings (WGL) Financial Comparison

ONE Gas (OGS) vs. WGL Holdings (WGL) Financial Comparison

ONE Gas (NYSE: OGS) and WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and risk. Dividends ONE Gas pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. WGL Holdings pays an annual dividend of $1.95 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. ONE Gas pays out 54.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend….

Atlantic Trust Group LLC Has $7.90 Million Position in Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI)

Atlantic Trust Group LLC Has $7.90 Million Position in Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI)

Atlantic Trust Group LLC lowered its stake in Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI) by 2.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 380,470 shares of the textile maker’s stock after selling 9,370 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Group LLC’s holdings in Hanesbrands were worth $7,898,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of HBI. ProVise Management Group LLC bought a…

Superior Industries International Inc (SUP) Position Increased by South Dakota Investment Council

Superior Industries International Inc (SUP) Position Increased by South Dakota Investment Council

South Dakota Investment Council increased its stake in Superior Industries International Inc (NYSE:SUP) by 36.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 74,470 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after buying an additional 19,847 shares during the period. South Dakota Investment Council’s holdings in Superior Industries International were worth $1,888,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Prudential PLC raised its position in Superior Industries International by 50.6% in…

Head to Head Survey: QUALCOMM (QCOM) and A10 Networks (ATEN)

Head to Head Survey: QUALCOMM (QCOM) and A10 Networks (ATEN)

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ: QCOM) and A10 Networks (NYSE:ATEN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk. Profitability This table compares QUALCOMM and A10 Networks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Valuation and Earnings This table compares QUALCOMM and A10 Networks’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. QUALCOMM has higher revenue and earnings than A10 Networks. A10 Networks is trading at…

Cipher Capital LP Sells 11,767 Shares of SBA Communications Co. (SBAC)

Cipher Capital LP Sells 11,767 Shares of SBA Communications Co. (SBAC)

Cipher Capital LP decreased its position in shares of SBA Communications Co. (NASDAQ:SBAC) by 63.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 6,785 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 11,767 shares during the period. Cipher Capital LP’s holdings in SBA Communications were worth $817,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in SBAC. Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company LLC raised…

South Dakota Investment Council Continues to Hold Stake in Trueblue Inc (TBI)

South Dakota Investment Council Continues to Hold Stake in Trueblue Inc (TBI)

South Dakota Investment Council maintained its stake in shares of Trueblue Inc (NYSE:TBI) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 66,300 shares of the business services provider’s stock at the end of the first quarter. South Dakota Investment Council’s holdings in Trueblue were worth $1,813,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of…

Stoneridge, Inc. (SRI) Stake Cut by Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC

Stoneridge, Inc. (SRI) Stake Cut by Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC

Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC cut its stake in Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) by 5.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 110,181 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 6,774 shares during the period. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC’s holdings in Stoneridge were worth $1,999,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. AQR Capital Management LLC increased…

Analysts Expect Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CBI) Will Announce Earnings of $0.97 Per Share

Analysts Expect Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CBI) Will Announce Earnings of $0.97 Per Share

Wall Street brokerages predict that Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (NYSE:CBI) will announce earnings of $0.97 per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have provided estimates for Chicago Bridge & Iron Company’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.81 to $1.09. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company posted earnings of $1.17 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 17.1%. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, July 26th. On…

Victory Capital Management Inc. Has $35.02 Million Stake in Liberty Broadband Corp (LBRDA)

Victory Capital Management Inc. Has $35.02 Million Stake in Liberty Broadband Corp (LBRDA)

Victory Capital Management Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Liberty Broadband Corp (NASDAQ:LBRDA) by 7.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 411,541 shares of the company’s stock after selling 35,356 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Liberty Broadband Corp were worth $35,018,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in LBRDA. Aviva PLC increased its position in shares of Liberty Broadband Corp by 5.7% in the fourth quarter….

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV) Earns “Buy” Rating from Jefferies Group LLC

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV) Earns “Buy” Rating from Jefferies Group LLC

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by stock analysts at Jefferies Group LLC in a research report issued on Monday. They presently have a $36.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC’s price objective points to a potential upside of 1.72% from the company’s current price. A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on LYV. Zacks Investment Research cut Live Nation Entertainment from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Citigroup Inc reiterated…

Victory Capital Management Inc. Has $73.89 Million Position in Hasbro, Inc. (HAS)

Victory Capital Management Inc. Has $73.89 Million Position in Hasbro, Inc. (HAS)

Victory Capital Management Inc. decreased its position in Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) by 7.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 740,203 shares of the company’s stock after selling 63,143 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Hasbro were worth $73,887,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of HAS. State Street Corp increased its position in shares of Hasbro by 5.5% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 4,963,557 shares of the company’s…

Gigamon Inc (GIMO) Price Target Raised to $50.00

Gigamon Inc (GIMO) Price Target Raised to $50.00

Gigamon Inc (NYSE:GIMO) had its price target lifted by investment analysts at Needham & Company LLC from $34.00 to $50.00 in a report released on Monday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the technology company’s stock. Needham & Company LLC’s price target points to a potential upside of 27.23% from the stock’s current price. Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of Gigamon from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the stock…

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (JEC) Shares Sold by Cipher Capital LP

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (JEC) Shares Sold by Cipher Capital LP

Cipher Capital LP reduced its position in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (NYSE:JEC) by 12.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 15,259 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 2,132 shares during the period. Cipher Capital LP’s holdings in Jacobs Engineering Group were worth $843,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in JEC. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in Jacobs Engineering…

Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) Shares Bought by Utah Retirement Systems

Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) Shares Bought by Utah Retirement Systems

Utah Retirement Systems boosted its stake in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) by 1.5% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 60,508 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 900 shares during the period. Utah Retirement Systems’ holdings in Senior Housing Properties Trust were worth $1,225,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new position…

CSG Systems International (CSGS) – Investment Analysts’ Recent Ratings Updates

CSG Systems International (CSGS) – Investment Analysts’ Recent Ratings Updates

A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for CSG Systems International (NASDAQ: CSGS): CSG Systems International, Inc. (CSGS) traded up 0.97% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $41.51. 223,135 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $1.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.14 and a beta of 0.86. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $39.22 and a 200 day moving average price of $42.04. CSG Systems International, Inc. has a 52 week low of $35.48…

SCANA Co. (SCG) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.75 Per Share

SCANA Co. (SCG) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.75 Per Share

Wall Street analysts forecast that SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) will announce earnings per share of $0.75 for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zero analysts have provided estimates for SCANA’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.76 and the lowest is $0.74. SCANA posted earnings per share of $0.74 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 1.4%. The firm is expected to announce its next earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. On average, analysts expect that SCANA will report full-year earnings of $4.23…

STMicroelectronics NV (STM) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.12

STMicroelectronics NV (STM) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.12

News articles about STMicroelectronics NV (NYSE:STM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Alpha One reports. Alpha One, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. STMicroelectronics NV earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news headlines about the semiconductor producer an impact score of 51…

Penn West Petroleum Ltd (PWE) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Canaccord Genuity

Penn West Petroleum Ltd (PWE) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Canaccord Genuity

Stock analysts at Canaccord Genuity assumed coverage on shares of Penn West Petroleum Ltd (NYSE:PWE) (TSE:PWT) in a report released on Monday, The Fly reports. The brokerage set a “hold” rating on the oil and gas company’s stock. Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on PWE. Zacks Investment Research lowered Penn West Petroleum from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 17th. ValuEngine raised Penn West Petroleum from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on…

Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Constellation Brands (STZ) Share Price

Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Constellation Brands (STZ) Share Price

News coverage about Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to AlphaOne. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Constellation Brands earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 92 out of 100, meaning…

E. W. Scripps Co (SSP) Given “Hold” Rating at Jefferies Group LLC

E. W. Scripps Co (SSP) Given “Hold” Rating at Jefferies Group LLC

E. W. Scripps Co (NYSE:SSP)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by research analysts at Jefferies Group LLC in a research report issued on Monday. They presently have a $20.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC’s price target indicates a potential upside of 15.94% from the company’s current price. A number of other equities analysts have also commented on the company. Benchmark Co. increased their price target on E. W. Scripps from $24.00 to $26.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday,…

Sensient Technologies (SXT) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.28

Sensient Technologies (SXT) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.28

News stories about Sensient Technologies (NYSE:SXT) have trended positive on Saturday, AlphaOne reports. AlphaOne, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sensient Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.28 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 27 out of 100, meaning that recent press…

Zacks Investment Research Upgrades OSI Systems, Inc. (OSIS) to “Buy”

Zacks Investment Research Upgrades OSI Systems, Inc. (OSIS) to “Buy”

OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSIS) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a $89.00 target price on the technology company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s target price indicates a potential upside of 13.13% from the company’s current price. According to Zacks, “OSI Systems, Inc. is a premier worldwide designer and provider of components, subsystems and end-products based on optical and electromechanical pressure sensor technologies. The Company’s product range focuses on the fiber…

Prima BioMed Ltd (PBMD) Earns “Buy” Rating from Maxim Group

Prima BioMed Ltd (PBMD) Earns “Buy” Rating from Maxim Group

Prima BioMed Ltd (NASDAQ:PBMD)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Maxim Group in a research note issued to investors on Monday. They currently have a $7.00 target price on the biotechnology company’s stock. Maxim Group’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 173.44% from the stock’s current price. The analysts wrote, “Prima announced positive safety and early efficacy data from the ongoing P2b study of IMP321 (LAG-3Ig) in combination with chemotherapy in metastatic breast cancer.”” A number of other research firms have also weighed in on…

$0.77 Earnings Per Share Expected for Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP) This Quarter

$0.77 Earnings Per Share Expected for Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP) This Quarter

Brokerages predict that Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP) will post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.77 for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Five analysts have made estimates for Valero Energy Partners’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.60 and the highest is $0.92. Valero Energy Partners reported earnings of $0.67 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 14.9%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. On average, analysts expect that Valero…

Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (OHI) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Sell”

Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (OHI) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Sell”

Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Thursday. According to Zacks, “OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS is a self-administered real estate investment trust which invests in income- producing health care facilities, principally long-term care facilities, with the objective of profitable growth and further diversification of the investment portfolio. Investments are located primarily in the United States. “ A number of other equities analysts also recently issued reports on OHI. Jefferies Group LLC downgraded Omega…

MDC Partners Inc (MDCA) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Jefferies Group LLC

MDC Partners Inc (MDCA) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Jefferies Group LLC

MDC Partners Inc (NASDAQ:MDCA)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Jefferies Group LLC in a note issued to investors on Monday. They presently have a $12.00 price target on the business services provider’s stock. Jefferies Group LLC’s target price points to a potential upside of 37.93% from the stock’s current price. MDCA has been the subject of a number of other research reports. BMO Capital Markets upgraded shares of MDC Partners from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their price objective for…

Dowgate Capital Cuts Alba Mineral Resources plc (ALBA) Price Target to GBX 7

Dowgate Capital Cuts Alba Mineral Resources plc (ALBA) Price Target to GBX 7

Alba Mineral Resources plc (LON:ALBA) had its price target lowered by analysts at Dowgate Capital from GBX 14.70 ($0.19) to GBX 7 ($0.09) in a note issued to investors on Thursday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Shares of Alba Mineral Resources plc (ALBA) remained flat at GBX 0.23 on Thursday. 300,000 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a 50 day moving average of GBX 0.25 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 0.31. Alba Mineral Resources plc has a 12-month low of…

Healthcare Trust Of America’s (HTA) “Buy” Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group LLC

Healthcare Trust Of America’s (HTA) “Buy” Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group LLC

Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC in a report issued on Monday. They currently have a $36.00 price target on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Jefferies Group LLC’s price objective points to a potential upside of 13.82% from the stock’s previous close. Several other analysts have also recently commented on HTA. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 14th….

Weekly Research Analysts’ Ratings Updates for OSI Systems (OSIS)

Weekly Research Analysts’ Ratings Updates for OSI Systems (OSIS)

OSI Systems (NASDAQ: OSIS) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates: Shares of OSI Systems, Inc. (OSIS) traded up 0.36% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $78.67. The company had a trading volume of 191,728 shares. The company has a 50 day moving average of $77.37 and a 200 day moving average of $75.17. OSI Systems, Inc. has a one year low of $51.03 and a one year high of $82.26. The company has a market capitalization of $1.47 billion, a PE ratio of 60.56…

Wildhorse Resource Development Corp’s (WRD) Lock-Up Period To End on June 12th

Wildhorse Resource Development Corp’s (WRD) Lock-Up Period To End  on June 12th

Wildhorse Resource Development Corp’s (NYSE:WRD) lock-up period will end on Monday, June 12th. Wildhorse Resource Development Corp had issued 27,500,000 shares in its public offering on December 14th. The total size of the offering was $412,500,000 based on an initial share price of $15.00. Shares of the company owned by major shareholders and company insiders will be eligible for trade following the end of the lock-up period. A number of analysts have recently weighed in on WRD shares. Scotiabank set a $26.00 price objective on Wildhorse Resource Development Corp and…

ValuEngine Upgrades RLI Corp. (RLI) to Hold

ValuEngine Upgrades RLI Corp. (RLI) to Hold

RLI Corp. (NYSE:RLI) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Friday. Several other research firms also recently commented on RLI. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $51.00 price target on shares of RLI Corp. and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 24th. FBR & Co reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of RLI Corp. in a research report on Thursday, April 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of RLI Corp….

TCW Group Inc. Has $817,000 Stake in AstraZeneca plc (AZN)

TCW Group Inc. Has $817,000 Stake in AstraZeneca plc (AZN)

TCW Group Inc. held its position in AstraZeneca plc (NYSE:AZN) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 26,250 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. TCW Group Inc.’s holdings in AstraZeneca plc were worth $817,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Private Advisor Group LLC boosted its position in AstraZeneca plc by 38.5% in the fourth quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 23,977…

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (SBH) Shares Sold by Swiss National Bank

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (SBH) Shares Sold by Swiss National Bank

Swiss National Bank lowered its stake in shares of Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SBH) by 1.4% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 237,400 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 3,300 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Sally Beauty Holdings were worth $4,852,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in SBH. Elkfork Partners LLC raised its stake in shares of Sally Beauty Holdings by 11.8% in the first quarter. Elkfork…

Analysts Set RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ) Price Target at $24.63

Analysts Set RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ) Price Target at $24.63

Shares of RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $24.63. RLJ has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Boenning Scattergood reissued an “underperform” rating on…

Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes for Mercury Systems (MRCY)

Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes for Mercury Systems (MRCY)

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Mercury Systems (NASDAQ: MRCY) recently: Mercury Systems Inc (NASDAQ:MRCY) traded up 1.80% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $39.56. The company had a trading volume of 560,395 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.90 billion, a P/E ratio of 68.32 and a beta of 0.50. Mercury Systems Inc has a 12 month low of $21.35 and a 12 month high of $41.49. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $39.40 and its 200 day moving…