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Robert Glanville Sells 3,000 Shares of Essent Group Ltd. (ESNT) Stock

Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) Director Robert Glanville sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.88, for a total value of $134,640.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Shares of […]

John B. Gardner Sells 3,783 Shares of Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) Stock

Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) VP John B. Gardner sold 3,783 shares of Murphy Oil Corporation stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.84, for a total transaction of $105,318.72. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. […]

10,000 Shares in Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (TDY) Purchased by State of Tennessee Treasury Department

State of Tennessee Treasury Department acquired a new position in Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 10,000 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,592,000. A number of other large […]

State of Tennessee Treasury Department Sells 2,138 Shares of Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (FELE)

State of Tennessee Treasury Department reduced its position in shares of Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) by 5.9% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 33,822 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 2,138 shares during […]

Fred’s, Inc. (FRED) Position Raised by State of Wisconsin Investment Board

State of Wisconsin Investment Board increased its holdings in Fred’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED) by 181.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 546,700 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 352,600 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board owned 1.44% of Fred’s […]

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN) Shares Sold by State of Wisconsin Investment Board

State of Wisconsin Investment Board lowered its stake in Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) by 25.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 191,963 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 66,128 shares during the quarter. State of Wisconsin […]

Avigilon Co. to Post FY2017 Earnings of $0.65 Per Share, Haywood Securities Forecasts (AVO)

Avigilon Co. (TSE:AVO) – Equities research analysts at Haywood Securities boosted their FY2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Avigilon in a report released on Wednesday. Haywood Securities analyst P. Sangha now expects that the company will post earnings per share of $0.65 for the year, up from their previous forecast of $0.64. Haywood Securities […]

Analysts’ Updated EPS Estimates for November, 22nd (BMW, CPG, EZJ, IGY, ISAT, NRR, RHM, RNO, ROG, RWE)

Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Wednesday, November 22nd: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (ETR:BMW) was given a €100.00 ($117.65) target price by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock. Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Berenberg Bank. Berenberg Bank currently has a […]

Burlington Stores, Inc. (BURL) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.05 EPS

Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE:BURL) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.65 by $0.05, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $1.44 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.44 billion. Burlington Stores had a net […]

L.B. Foster (FSTR) versus Carpenter Technology Corporation (CRS) Critical Comparison

L.B. Foster (NASDAQ: FSTR) and Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE:CRS) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk. Institutional and Insider Ownership 69.9% of L.B. Foster shares are owned by institutional […]

Merck & Company, Inc. (MRK) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $10.45 Billion

Analysts expect Merck & Company, Inc. (NYSE:MRK) to post sales of $10.45 billion for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have issued estimates for Merck &’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $10.38 billion and the highest is $10.52 billion. Merck & reported sales of $10.12 billion during the same […]

Critical Review: Evogene (EVGN) & Calyxt (CLXT)

Evogene (NASDAQ: EVGN) and Calyxt (NASDAQ:CLXT) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership. Institutional and Insider Ownership 31.2% of Evogene shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 12.6% of […]

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) Releases FY18 Earnings Guidance

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Monday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.50-2.56 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.59. The company issued revenue guidance of $4.72-4.74 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $4.73 billion.Agilent Technologies […]

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The home improvement retailer reported $1.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.03 by $0.02, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Lowe’s Companies had a return on equity of 62.02% and a net margin of 4.51%. The business had […]

Brenda Reichelderfer Sells 8,279 Shares of Federal Signal Corporation (FSS) Stock

Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS) Director Brenda Reichelderfer sold 8,279 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.76, for a total value of $171,872.04. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 69,388 shares of the company’s stock, valued at […]

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (PANW) Given “Buy” Rating at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.

Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. restated their buy rating on shares of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) in a report released on Tuesday morning. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. currently has a $180.00 target price on the network technology company’s stock, up from their previous target price of $173.00. A number of other brokerages have also issued reports on […]

HealthSouth Corporation (HLS) Now Covered by Analysts at William Blair

William Blair initiated coverage on shares of HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE:HLS) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The firm issued an outperform rating on the stock. Several other analysts have also recently weighed in on HLS. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a hold rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of HealthSouth […]

EnPro Industries (NPO) Given a $100.00 Price Target at B. Riley

B. Riley set a $100.00 price objective on EnPro Industries (NYSE:NPO) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the industrial products company’s stock. A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on the company. FBR & Co reiterated a buy rating and set […]

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRE) Rating Reiterated by Capital One Financial Corporation

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Capital One Financial Corporation in a research report issued on Monday. Capital One Financial Corporation also issued estimates for Washington Real Estate Investment Trust’s Q1 2018 earnings at $0.44 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.47 EPS, FY2018 earnings […]

Hans U. Benz Sells 2,850 Shares of Ebix, Inc. (EBIX) Stock

Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX) Director Hans U. Benz sold 2,850 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $73.30, for a total value of $208,905.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 2,909 shares of the company’s […]

46,381 Shares in Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (ZAYO) Purchased by Victory Capital Management Inc.

Victory Capital Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 46,381 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,596,000. Several other hedge funds and […]

Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. Acquires New Position in Nanometrics Incorporated (NANO)

Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. acquired a new stake in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 15,213 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $438,000. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. owned 0.06% of Nanometrics […]

8,580 Shares in INC Research Holdings, Inc. (INCR) Acquired by Crossmark Global Holdings Inc.

Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. bought a new position in INC Research Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:INCR) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 8,580 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $449,000. A number of other hedge funds also recently […]

Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. Raises Stake in CarMax Inc (KMX)

Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. grew its position in CarMax Inc (NYSE:KMX) by 1.5% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 60,369 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 867 shares during the period. Raymond […]

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMI) Shares Down 6.7%

Shares of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE:SMI) fell 6.7% during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $7.08 and last traded at $7.11. 650,400 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 149% from the average session volume of 261,126 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.62. A number of […]

5,560 Shares in Spirit Aerosystems Holdings, Inc. (SPR) Purchased by Crossmark Global Holdings Inc.

Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Spirit Aerosystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 5,560 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $432,000. Other hedge funds and other […]

NorthWestern Corporation (NWE) Shares Sold by Victory Capital Management Inc.

Victory Capital Management Inc. lowered its stake in shares of NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE:NWE) by 95.4% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 25,055 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 514,973 shares during the quarter. Victory Capital Management […]

John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (HTD) Stake Lifted by Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc.

Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (NYSE:HTD) by 19.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 187,972 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 30,338 shares during the quarter. Raymond […]

Victory Capital Management Inc. Has $1.51 Million Holdings in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG)

Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) by 895.9% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 4,910 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,417 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings […]

Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (RTEC) Position Raised by Victory Capital Management Inc.

Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC) by 459.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 52,495 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after purchasing an additional 43,108 shares during […]

28,500 Shares in Chimera Investment Corporation (CIM) Purchased by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board bought a new position in shares of Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE:CIM) in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 28,500 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $539,000. Other institutional investors have also recently […]

Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT) Shares Bought by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board grew its holdings in shares of Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) by 73.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 80,367 shares of the shipping company’s stock after purchasing an additional 33,967 shares during the period. Canada Pension Plan […]

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Sells 13,700 Shares of Student Transportation Inc (STB)

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board cut its stake in shares of Student Transportation Inc (NASDAQ:STB) (TSE:STB) by 19.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 55,587 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 13,700 shares during the period. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board […]

Howland Capital Management LLC Buys 560 Shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (TMO)

Howland Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE:TMO) by 0.4% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 136,283 shares of the medical research company’s stock after purchasing an additional 560 shares during the […]

SkyPeople Fruit Juice (FTFT) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Headlines about SkyPeople Fruit Juice (NASDAQ:FTFT) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest […]

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Given Buy Rating at Barclays PLC

Barclays PLC reiterated their buy rating on shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) in a research note published on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has a $110.00 target price on the retailer’s stock. Other analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Vetr downgraded shares of Wal-Mart Stores from a hold rating to a sell […]

Tenet Healthcare Corporation (THC) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at William Blair

William Blair initiated coverage on shares of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning. The brokerage issued a market perform rating on the stock. A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG restated a buy rating and set a […]

Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (STRM) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRM) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. is a leading supplier of workflow and document management tools, applications and services that assist strategic business partners and healthcare organizations to […]

FY2017 Earnings Forecast for CAS Medical Systems, Inc. Issued By Zacks Investment Research (CASM)

CAS Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASM) – Stock analysts at Zacks Investment Research raised their FY2017 EPS estimates for shares of CAS Medical Systems in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. Zacks Investment Research analyst B. Marckx now expects that the medical technology company will post earnings per share of ($0.28) for […]

Mark P. Fisher Sells 5,000 Shares of Stifel Financial Corporation (SF) Stock

Stifel Financial Corporation (NYSE:SF) VP Mark P. Fisher sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.30, for a total value of $261,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 21,369 shares in the company, valued […]

Alex J. Dunn Sells 100,000 Shares of Vivint Solar, Inc. (VSLR) Stock

Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE:VSLR) Director Alex J. Dunn sold 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.43, for a total value of $343,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 395,649 shares in the […]

Valhi (VHI) & Venator Materials PLC (VNTR) Critical Comparison

Venator Materials PLC (NYSE: VNTR) and Valhi (NYSE:VHI) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings. Analyst Ratings This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Venator […]

Krista A. Mcdonough Sells 7,500 Shares of Michael Kors Holdings Limited (KORS) Stock

Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS) SVP Krista A. Mcdonough sold 7,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.93, for a total transaction of $419,475.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 10,647 shares in the […]

Head to Head Survey: Capital Senior Living Corporation (CSU) vs. Five Star Quality Care (FVE)

Capital Senior Living Corporation (NYSE: CSU) and Five Star Quality Care (NASDAQ:FVE) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and analyst recommendations. Profitability This table compares Capital Senior Living Corporation and Five […]

Aperio Group LLC Has $773,000 Holdings in Plantronics, Inc. (PLT)

Aperio Group LLC raised its stake in Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT) by 67.0% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 17,485 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,017 shares during the quarter. Aperio Group LLC owned 0.05% of Plantronics worth […]

Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC) Stake Boosted by Aperio Group LLC

Aperio Group LLC grew its holdings in Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC) (TSE:K) by 53.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 190,197 shares of the mining company’s stock after purchasing an additional 66,616 shares during the period. Aperio Group […]

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) Shares Bought by Toronto Dominion Bank

Toronto Dominion Bank raised its holdings in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) by 22.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 264,630 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 48,342 shares during the quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in Duke Energy […]

First Trust Advisors LP Has $2.98 Million Stake in Cohen & Steers REIT/Pfd Inc Fd (RNP)

First Trust Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of Cohen & Steers REIT/Pfd Inc Fd (NYSE:RNP) by 13.1% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 140,392 shares of the investment management company’s stock after acquiring an additional 16,278 shares during […]

The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) Stake Decreased by Trust Co. of Vermont

Trust Co. of Vermont cut its position in shares of The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) by 3.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 34,999 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,207 shares during the period. Trust Co. of Vermont’s holdings […]

First Trust Advisors LP Sells 20,425 Shares of RealPage, Inc. (RP)

First Trust Advisors LP trimmed its stake in shares of RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ:RP) by 20.9% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 77,237 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 20,425 shares during the quarter. First Trust Advisors LP owned about […]