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Brokerages Anticipate Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (MMSI) to Post $0.40 EPS

Wall Street analysts expect Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) to report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.40 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have provided estimates for Merit Medical Systems’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.37 and the highest is $0.41. Merit Medical Systems reported earnings of $0.36 […]

Head to Head Review: Equity BancShares (EQBK) vs. FVCBANKCORP Inc/SH (FVCB)

Equity BancShares (NASDAQ: EQBK) and FVCBANKCORP Inc/SH (OTCMKTS:FVCB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends. Insider & Institutional Ownership 63.0% of Equity BancShares shares are held by institutional investors. […]

Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn (PPSI) Upgraded to Hold by Zacks Investment Research

Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn (OTCMKTS:PPSI) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Thursday. According to Zacks, “Pioneer Power Solutions, Inc. is specialty manufacturer of electrical transmission and distribution equipment. The company provide solutions in the utility, industrial and commercial segments of the […]

Societe Generale Analysts Give SAP (SAP) a €109.00 Price Target

SAP (ETR:SAP) received a €109.00 ($128.24) target price from analysts at Societe Generale in a research report issued on Thursday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the technology company’s stock. Societe Generale’s target price indicates a potential upside of 5.83% from the company’s previous close. Several other equities research analysts also recently issued […]

AstraZeneca plc (AZN) Holdings Decreased by Reliance Trust Co. of Delaware

Reliance Trust Co. of Delaware lowered its holdings in AstraZeneca plc (NYSE:AZN) by 20.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 6,058 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,580 shares during the period. Reliance Trust Co. of Delaware’s […]

Garmin Ltd. (GRMN) Shares Sold by Scout Investments Inc.

Scout Investments Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) by 46.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 147,333 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 125,708 shares during the period. Scout Investments Inc. owned approximately 0.08% […]

Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA) Holdings Cut by Scout Investments Inc.

Scout Investments Inc. lessened its holdings in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) by 2.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 33,321 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 925 shares during the quarter. Scout Investments Inc. owned 0.06% of Ulta […]

Scout Investments Inc. Has $12.54 Million Position in Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc (HII)

Scout Investments Inc. lessened its stake in Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc (NYSE:HII) by 2.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 57,863 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 1,177 shares during the quarter. Scout Investments Inc. owned […]

Manning & Napier Group LLC Purchases Shares of 17,610 D. R. Horton Inc (DHI)

Manning & Napier Group LLC purchased a new stake in D. R. Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 17,610 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $722,000. Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes […]

35,215 Shares in Tapestry Inc (TPR) Purchased by Manning & Napier Group LLC

Manning & Napier Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Tapestry Inc (NYSE:TPR) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 35,215 shares of the luxury accessories retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $1,644,000. A number of other […]

Manning & Napier Group LLC Takes Position in Kroger Co (KR)

Manning & Napier Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 7,516 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $213,000. Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced […]

Manning & Napier Group LLC Takes $2.04 Million Position in Canon Inc (CAJ)

Manning & Napier Group LLC purchased a new stake in Canon Inc (NYSE:CAJ) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 62,554 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,044,000. Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their […]

Amazon.com (AMZN) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. Several other research firms also recently commented on AMZN. Monness Crespi & Hardt reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $2,000.00 price objective on shares of Amazon.com in a research […]

Wolfe Research Initiates Coverage on Automatic Data Processing (ADP)

Equities research analysts at Wolfe Research assumed coverage on shares of Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) in a research report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage set an “outperform” rating on the business services provider’s stock. A number of other research analysts have also weighed in on ADP. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Automatic Data Processing […]

Volution Group (FAN) Rating Reiterated by Liberum Capital

Volution Group (LON:FAN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by investment analysts at Liberum Capital in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. A number of other research analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Volution Group in a research note on Tuesday. Canaccord Genuity […]

NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. Has $2.52 Million Stake in Fair Isaac Co. (FICO)

NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. lessened its position in shares of Fair Isaac Co. (NYSE:FICO) by 55.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 13,051 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 16,462 shares during the quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings […]

Nutrien (NTR) Earns News Sentiment Score of 0.08

Press coverage about Nutrien (NYSE:NTR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most […]

Equinix (EQIX) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Accern Reports

Media stories about Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being […]

NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. Buys 2,532 Shares of AmerisourceBergen Corp. (ABC)

NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. lifted its stake in shares of AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE:ABC) by 7.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 35,366 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,532 shares during the period. NN […]

Republic Services (RSG) Stake Increased by NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.

NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. lifted its holdings in Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) by 199.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 49,757 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 33,133 shares during the quarter. NN Investment Partners […]

Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund Has $3.91 Million Position in TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC Common Stock (TTWO)

Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund boosted its stake in shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC Common Stock (NASDAQ:TTWO) by 3.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 33,041 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,044 shares during […]

NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. Has $3.83 Million Holdings in IDEX Co. (IEX)

NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. reduced its stake in IDEX Co. (NYSE:IEX) by 11.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 28,046 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,499 shares during the period. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.’s holdings […]

Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund Purchases New Stake in XPO Logistics Inc (XPO)

Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund purchased a new stake in XPO Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 42,898 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,298,000. Several other large […]

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (REGN) Shares Sold by Gateway Investment Advisers LLC

Gateway Investment Advisers LLC decreased its stake in shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:REGN) by 25.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 3,370 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 1,149 shares during the period. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC’s holdings in Regeneron […]

State of Alaska Department of Revenue Has $3.04 Million Holdings in CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP)

State of Alaska Department of Revenue lowered its stake in shares of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) by 3.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 109,573 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 3,760 shares during the […]

94,135 Shares in SLM Corp (SLM) Purchased by Gateway Investment Advisers LLC

Gateway Investment Advisers LLC purchased a new stake in SLM Corp (NASDAQ:SLM) in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 94,135 shares of the credit services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,078,000. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and […]

Western Digital Corp (WDC) Shares Sold by Gateway Investment Advisers LLC

Gateway Investment Advisers LLC reduced its holdings in Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) by 12.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 13,308 shares of the data storage provider’s stock after selling 1,916 shares during the quarter. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC’s holdings in […]

Arconic (ARNC) Given a $20.00 Price Target at Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley set a $20.00 price objective on Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) in a report released on Monday morning. The brokerage currently has a hold rating on the basic materials company’s stock. Several other equities analysts have also commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Arconic from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in […]

Zacks: Brokerages Expect Manitex International Inc (MNTX) to Post $0.12 EPS

Wall Street analysts expect Manitex International Inc (NASDAQ:MNTX) to report earnings of $0.12 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Manitex International’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.11 and the highest is $0.12. Manitex International reported earnings of $0.06 per share in the same quarter last […]

Orchid Island Capital Inc (ORC) Given $8.00 Average Target Price by Analysts

Orchid Island Capital Inc (NYSE:ORC) has been assigned an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating. Analysts have set a 12-month consensus price target of $8.00 for […]

Banc of California (BANC) Lifted to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Banc of California (NYSE:BANC) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Monday. Zacks Investment Research currently has $21.00 price target on the bank’s stock. According to Zacks, “Banc of California, Inc. provides comprehensive banking services to California’s diverse private businesses, entrepreneurs and homeowners. […]

Zacks Investment Research Lowers AerCap (AER) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of AerCap (NYSE:AER) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Monday. According to Zacks, “AERCAP HOLDINGS is an integrated global aviation company with a leading market position in aircraft and engine leasing, trading and parts sales.They also provides aircraft management services and performs aircraft […]

Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (UHS) Stake Boosted by IFM Investors Pty Ltd

IFM Investors Pty Ltd grew its position in Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) by 37.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,144 shares of the health services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,127 shares during the […]

Insider Selling: Tilly’s Inc (TLYS) Major Shareholder Sells 10,000 Shares of Stock

Tilly’s Inc (NYSE:TLYS) major shareholder Tilly Levine sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.06, for a total value of $150,600.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is […]

Timothy R. Stone Sells 8,919 Shares of Snap Inc (SNAP) Stock

Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP) CFO Timothy R. Stone sold 8,919 shares of Snap stock in a transaction on Monday, July 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.18, for a total transaction of $117,552.42. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 1,250,417 shares in the company, valued at […]

Centerstate Bank Corp (CSFL) Shares Sold by Fisher Asset Management LLC

Fisher Asset Management LLC reduced its holdings in Centerstate Bank Corp (NASDAQ:CSFL) by 22.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 72,347 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 20,910 shares during the quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC […]

Financial Analysis: Weingarten Realty Investors (WRI) & CHIMERA Invt Co/SH NEW (CIM)

Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI) and CHIMERA Invt Co/SH NEW (NYSE:CIM) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of current ratings for Weingarten […]

IFM Investors Pty Ltd Purchases 1,892 Shares of Robert Half International Inc. (RHI)

IFM Investors Pty Ltd grew its position in shares of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) by 39.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 6,665 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,892 shares during the quarter. IFM […]

McIlrath & Eck LLC Sells 1,436 Shares of AbbVie Inc (ABBV)

McIlrath & Eck LLC cut its holdings in AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) by 37.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,359 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,436 shares during the quarter. McIlrath & Eck LLC’s holdings in AbbVie were […]

Vodafone Group (VOD) Sets New 52-Week Low at $23.82

Shares of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) hit a new 52-week low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $23.82 and last traded at $23.96, with a volume of 216339 shares. The stock had previously closed at $23.95. VOD has been the subject of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub cut shares of Vodafone Group […]

Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock (TRIP) Sets New 52-Week High at $60.60

Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:TRIP) shares hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $60.60 and last traded at $60.48, with a volume of 121606 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $59.00. A number of research analysts have issued reports on TRIP shares. […]

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY) Shares Bought by Principal Financial Group Inc.

Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY) by 7.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,094,134 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after acquiring an additional 225,999 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned about […]

Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund Sells 9,467 Shares of Targa Resources Corp (TRGP)

Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund lessened its position in shares of Targa Resources Corp (NYSE:TRGP) by 10.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 81,168 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 9,467 shares during the period. Fjarde […]

Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund Cuts Holdings in Genuine Parts (GPC)

Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund decreased its holdings in shares of Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC) by 4.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 45,124 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 2,243 shares during the quarter. Fjarde […]

PPL Corp (PPL) Stake Lessened by Gateway Investment Advisers LLC

Gateway Investment Advisers LLC reduced its position in shares of PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) by 18.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 33,343 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 7,685 shares during the period. Gateway Investment Advisers […]

UMB Financial (UMBF) vs. KeyCorp (KEY) Head-To-Head Survey

UMB Financial (NASDAQ: UMBF) and KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings. Dividends UMB Financial pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and has a dividend yield […]

Fisher Asset Management LLC Purchases 197,446 Shares of Sanchez Energy Corp (SN)

Fisher Asset Management LLC grew its position in shares of Sanchez Energy Corp (NYSE:SN) by 103.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 388,554 shares of the energy producer’s stock after purchasing an additional 197,446 shares during the quarter. Fisher Asset Management […]

Fisher Asset Management LLC Has $1.18 Million Position in HomeStreet Inc (HMST)

Fisher Asset Management LLC cut its stake in shares of HomeStreet Inc (NASDAQ:HMST) by 20.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 43,944 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 11,179 shares during the period. Fisher Asset Management LLC owned about […]

Royal Bank of Canada Has $3.89 Million Stake in GraniteShares Bloomberg Commodity Broad Strategy No K-1 ETF (COMB)

Royal Bank of Canada grew its position in GraniteShares Bloomberg Commodity Broad Strategy No K-1 ETF (NYSEARCA:COMB) by 3.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 149,564 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,499 shares during […]

Rational Advisors LLC Acquires 7,748 Shares of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Rational Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 100.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 15,440 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,748 shares during the quarter. Johnson & Johnson comprises approximately 0.9% […]