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Global Power Equipment Group (GLPW) and ITT (ITT) Financial Analysis

ITT (NYSE: ITT) and Global Power Equipment Group (OTCMKTS:GLPW) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership. Analyst Recommendations This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for […]

Aceto Corporation (ACET) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ:ACET) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. ACET has been the […]

Critical Survey: Axalta Coating Systems (AXTA) vs. PPG Industries (PPG)

Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) and PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and risk. Volatility and Risk Axalta Coating Systems has a beta of 1.55, indicating […]

Brokerages Set American National Bankshares, Inc. (AMNB) Price Target at $43.00

American National Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMNB) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the six analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have […]

Jefferies Group Equities Analysts Lower Earnings Estimates for Analogic Co. (ALOG)

Analogic Co. (NASDAQ:ALOG) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group dropped their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Analogic in a research report issued on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst A. Petrone now anticipates that the medical research company will post earnings per share of $0.76 for the quarter, down from their prior […]

Banro (BAA) Shares Up 16.7%

Banro Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:BAA) (TSE:BAA)’s share price shot up 16.7% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $0.16 and last traded at $0.14. 5,336,300 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 996% from the average session volume of 486,967 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.12. An institutional investor […]

Veeco Instruments (VECO) Shares Up 5%

Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:VECO) shot up 5% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $12.87 and last traded at $12.50. 1,612,100 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 188% from the average session volume of 560,531 shares. The stock had previously closed at $11.90. A number of research firms […]

Analysts Set Obsidian Energy Ltd (OBE) Target Price at $2.11

Obsidian Energy Ltd (TSE:OBE) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eleven analysts that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year […]

Analyzing Advanced Disposal Services (ADSW) and Sharps Compliance (SMED)

Advanced Disposal Services (NYSE: ADSW) and Sharps Compliance (NASDAQ:SMED) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability. Risk & Volatility Advanced Disposal Services has a beta of -0.67, meaning […]

Headwaters (HW) vs. Foundation Building Materials (FBM) Head-To-Head Comparison

Foundation Building Materials (NYSE: FBM) and Headwaters (NYSE:HW) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations. Valuation & Earnings This table compares Foundation Building Materials and Headwaters’ gross revenue, earnings […]

Health Insurance Innovations (HIIQ) Receives “Buy” Rating from Cantor Fitzgerald

Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ:HIIQ)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. They presently have a $38.00 price target on the financial services provider’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 66.30% from the company’s current price. The analysts […]

Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) Shares Bought by Krilogy Financial LLC

Krilogy Financial LLC increased its stake in shares of Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VTI) by 1,172.7% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,100 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,935 shares during the period. Krilogy Financial LLC’s holdings in Vanguard […]

Critical Survey: LightPath Technologies (LPTH) and TearLab (TEAR)

LightPath Technologies (NASDAQ: LPTH) and TearLab (OTCMKTS:TEAR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations. Risk and Volatility LightPath Technologies has a beta of -0.66, suggesting that its […]

Analyzing Surmodics (SRDX) and The Competition

Surmodics (NASDAQ: SRDX) is one of 80 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Surmodics to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk. Profitability This table compares Surmodics and its […]

Analysts Anticipate Syros Pharmaceuticals Inc (SYRS) to Post -$0.55 EPS

Equities research analysts predict that Syros Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SYRS) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of ($0.55) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Zero analysts have provided estimates for Syros Pharmaceuticals’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($0.60) and the highest is ($0.45). Syros Pharmaceuticals posted earnings per share of ($0.47) during […]

Asahi Kasei (AHKSY) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Asahi Kasei (OTCMKTS:AHKSY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a $28.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target suggests a potential upside of 8.99% from the company’s current price. According to […]

Essential Energy Services (ESN) Trading Up -2.7%

Essential Energy Services Ltd. (TSE:ESN)’s share price was up 2.7% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as C$0.72 and last traded at C$0.71. Approximately 199,638 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 65% from the average daily volume of 121,187 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$0.73. […]

Beacon Investment Advisory Services Inc. Buys 5,376 Shares of Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG)

Beacon Investment Advisory Services Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA:VIG) by 100.0% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 10,752 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,376 shares during the quarter. Beacon Investment […]

Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) Position Increased by Marco Investment Management LLC

Marco Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ) by 268.5% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 25,425 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 18,525 shares during the period. Marco […]

United States Commodity Index Fund ETV (USCI) Shares Bought by Northern Oak Wealth Management Inc.

Northern Oak Wealth Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of United States Commodity Index Fund ETV (NYSEARCA:USCI) by 11.5% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 47,670 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 4,930 shares during the period. Northern Oak Wealth Management […]

Roosevelt Investment Group Inc. Has $717,000 Stake in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)

Roosevelt Investment Group Inc. reduced its position in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) by 25.9% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 2,853 shares of the company’s stock after selling 998 shares during the quarter. Roosevelt Investment Group Inc.’s holdings in […]

Virtu Financial LLC Buys New Holdings in Proshares Trust II (SCO)

Virtu Financial LLC acquired a new stake in Proshares Trust II (NYSEARCA:SCO) during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 21,005 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $708,000. Virtu Financial LLC owned about 0.30% of Proshares Trust II as of its most […]

Jane Street Group LLC Purchases Shares of 23,191 PowerShares Aerospace & Defense (PPA)

Jane Street Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of PowerShares Aerospace & Defense (NYSEARCA:PPA) in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 23,191 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,189,000. Jane Street Group LLC owned 0.15% of PowerShares Aerospace […]

Wolverine Trading LLC Has $274,000 Stake in Lilis Energy Inc (LLEX)

Wolverine Trading LLC grew its position in Lilis Energy Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:LLEX) by 411.0% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 61,188 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 49,214 shares during the quarter. Wolverine Trading LLC owned approximately 0.12% of […]

Kalos Management Inc. Invests $298,000 in Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (BRG)

Kalos Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:BRG) during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 26,982 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $298,000. Kalos Management Inc. owned […]

Afam Capital Inc. Boosts Stake in Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (ZBH)

Afam Capital Inc. increased its position in Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (NYSE:ZBH) by 3.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 46,108 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,679 shares during the period. Afam Capital Inc.’s holdings in Zimmer Biomet were […]

Visa Inc. (V) Shares Bought by Steadfast Capital Management LP

Steadfast Capital Management LP boosted its position in shares of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) by 0.1% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,388,855 shares of the credit-card processor’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,728 shares during the period. […]

Altagas Ltd (ALA) to Issue Dividend Increase – $0.18 Per Share

Altagas Ltd (TSE:ALA) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, December 11th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 27th will be given a dividend of 0.183 per share on Monday, January 15th. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.59%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is […]

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Cuts Position in Teck Resources Ltd (TECK)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. trimmed its holdings in shares of Teck Resources Ltd (NYSE:TECK) (TSE:TECK) by 4.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,661,986 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 80,898 shares during the period. JPMorgan […]

SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI) Shares Sold by Kalos Management Inc.

Kalos Management Inc. reduced its stake in shares of SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEARCA:XBI) by 29.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 4,394 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 1,830 shares during the period. Kalos Management Inc.’s holdings in SPDR […]

Brown Advisory Inc. Purchases 1,119 Shares of Toronto Dominion Bank (The) (TD)

Brown Advisory Inc. lifted its position in shares of Toronto Dominion Bank (The) (NYSE:TD) (TSE:TD) by 18.5% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,166 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,119 shares during the quarter. Brown Advisory Inc.’s […]

Xylem Inc (XYL) Position Lowered by Baker Chad R

Baker Chad R lessened its position in shares of Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL) by 19.4% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 93,625 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 22,550 shares during the quarter. Xylem comprises […]

Mackenzie Financial Corp Takes $583,000 Position in Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (ZAYO)

Mackenzie Financial Corp acquired a new stake in Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 16,929 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $583,000. Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their […]

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Has $105,461,000 Stake in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. continued to hold its stake in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,393,513 shares of the retailer’s stock at the close of the second quarter. Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s holdings in Wal-Mart Stores were worth $105,461,000 […]

Cedar Hill Associates LLC Purchases New Position in Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK)

Cedar Hill Associates LLC purchased a new position in shares of Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLK) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 5,225 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $309,000. Other institutional investors have […]

Afam Capital Inc. Sells 29,754 Shares of Utilities SPDR (XLU)

Afam Capital Inc. cut its stake in shares of Utilities SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLU) by 25.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 89,396 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 29,754 shares during the period. Afam Capital Inc. owned 0.06% of Utilities SPDR […]

Scoggin Management LP Purchases New Stake in Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp (EAGL)

Scoggin Management LP purchased a new position in shares of Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp (OTCMKTS:EAGL) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 625,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,313,000. Silver Eagle Acquisition makes up […]

Bamco Inc. NY Has $57.91 Million Position in Vantiv, Inc. (VNTV)

Bamco Inc. NY raised its holdings in Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) by 4.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 821,784 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 33,845 shares during the quarter. Bamco Inc. NY owned approximately 0.46% […]

Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan Sells 1,040 Shares of Total System Services, Inc. (TSS)

Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan reduced its stake in shares of Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) by 19.4% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 4,330 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 1,040 shares […]

Travelers Companies Inc (TRV) Position Raised by California Public Employees Retirement System

California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its holdings in shares of Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) by 5.5% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 840,333 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 44,002 shares during the period. California […]

Analyzing SolarCity (SCTY) and Solaredge Technologies (SEDG)

SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) and Solaredge Technologies (NASDAQ:SEDG) are both energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and institutional ownership. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for SolarCity and Solaredge […]

Brokerages Expect Hilton Grand Vacations Inc (HGV) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $450.57 Million

Wall Street analysts expect that Hilton Grand Vacations Inc (NYSE:HGV) will announce sales of $450.57 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have made estimates for Hilton Grand Vacations’ earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $443.00 million and the highest estimate coming in at $458.70 million. […]

Comparing GFI Group (GFIG) & KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A (KCG)

GFI Group (OTCMKTS: GFIG) and KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A (NYSE:KCG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price […]

Stitch Fix (SFIX) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.14

News articles about Stitch Fix (NASDAQ:SFIX) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being […]

Equities Analysts Set Expectations for Cortex Business Solutions Inc’s Q3 2018 Earnings (CBX)

Cortex Business Solutions Inc (CVE:CBX) – Equities researchers at Cormark raised their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Cortex Business Solutions in a note issued to investors on Thursday. Cormark analyst H. Mak now anticipates that the company will post earnings of $0.03 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of […]

Henry Boot (BOOT) Stock Price Up 2.3%

Henry Boot plc (LON:BOOT) shares rose 2.3% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as GBX 309 ($4.16) and last traded at GBX 309 ($4.16). Approximately 8,169 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 77% from the average daily volume of 36,148 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 302 […]

Jubilee Platinum (JLP) Hits New 12-Month Low at $3.08

Jubilee Platinum PLC (LON:JLP) shares reached a new 52-week low during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as GBX 3.08 ($0.04) and last traded at GBX 3.37 ($0.05), with a volume of 6662764 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 3.38 ($0.05). Separately, Beaufort Securities restated a “speculative buy” rating on […]

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST) Position Cut by Neuberger Berman Group LLC

Neuberger Berman Group LLC cut its position in West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) by 3.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 3,618,584 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 127,682 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC owned approximately 4.87% […]

Vmware, Inc. (VMW) Holdings Increased by Stifel Financial Corp

Stifel Financial Corp raised its position in Vmware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) by 3.1% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 93,216 shares of the virtualization software provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,777 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp’s […]

Zions Bancorporation Has $279,000 Stake in Valvoline Inc. (VVV)

Zions Bancorporation grew its stake in shares of Valvoline Inc. (NYSE:VVV) by 70.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,907 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 4,918 shares during the period. Zions Bancorporation’s holdings […]