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ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Shares Bought by Alliancebernstein L.P.

Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its stake in shares of ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) by 105.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 160,951 shares of the software maker’s stock after buying an additional 82,442 shares during the quarter. Alliancebernstein […]

MetLife, Inc. (MET) Shares Sold by Hennessy Advisors Inc.

Hennessy Advisors Inc. trimmed its stake in shares of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) by 3.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 99,300 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 3,500 shares during the quarter. Hennessy Advisors […]

Fortinet, Inc. (FTNT) Position Lowered by Alliancebernstein L.P.

Alliancebernstein L.P. decreased its holdings in Fortinet, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTNT) by 15.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 490,149 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 92,336 shares during the quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. owned approximately 0.28% of Fortinet worth $18,351,000 as […]

Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) Stake Held by State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. held its stake in Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 336,135 shares of the software company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. owned 0.07% of Adobe […]

Whitestone REIT (WSR) Position Raised by Axa

Axa increased its position in shares of Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) by 39.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 95,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 26,871 shares during the […]

Wells Fargo & Company MN Sells 80,176 Shares of Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI)

Wells Fargo & Company MN lowered its stake in Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) by 4.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,726,754 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 80,176 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned […]

Axa Has $1.22 Million Stake in UNIVERSAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC (UVE)

Axa trimmed its holdings in shares of UNIVERSAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC (NYSE:UVE) by 3.6% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 48,400 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 1,800 shares during the quarter. Axa owned 0.14% of UNIVERSAL INSURANCE […]

Axa Has $1,275,000 Stake in Investors Real Estate Trust (IRET)

Axa held its stake in Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 205,240 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Axa owned 0.17% of Investors Real […]

Franklin Resources Inc. Buys New Position in LIBERTY EXPED-A (LEXEA)

Franklin Resources Inc. bought a new position in LIBERTY EXPED-A (NASDAQ:LEXEA) in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 243,408 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $13,148,000. Franklin Resources Inc. owned about 0.43% of LIBERTY EXPED-A at the end of […]

Owens & Minor, Inc. (OMI) Position Boosted by Wells Fargo & Company MN

Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE:OMI) by 1.1% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 893,908 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,095 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned about […]

First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (FR) Shares Sold by Franklin Resources Inc.

Franklin Resources Inc. decreased its stake in First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:FR) by 2.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 492,500 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 12,453 shares during the quarter. Franklin […]

Wells Fargo & Company MN Purchases New Position in AMN Healthcare Services Inc (AMN)

Wells Fargo & Company MN purchased a new position in shares of AMN Healthcare Services Inc (NYSE:AMN) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 689,380 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $26,920,000. Wells Fargo & […]

Steven Madden, Ltd. (SHOO) Holdings Boosted by Wells Fargo & Company MN

Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in Steven Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SHOO) by 386.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 698,957 shares of the textile maker’s stock after buying an additional 555,283 shares during the period. Wells […]

Kronos Worldwide (KRO) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the […]

Rexnord Corporation (RXN) Given Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.11

News headlines about Rexnord Corporation (NYSE:RXN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to […]

Insider Selling: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NXST) Director Sells $508,634.19 in Stock

Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXST) Director John R. Muse sold 8,473 shares of Nexstar Broadcasting Group stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.03, for a total transaction of $508,634.19. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 7,108 shares of the […]

Insider Selling: HFF, Inc. (HF) CEO Sells $565,586.83 in Stock

HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) CEO Mark Gibson sold 15,151 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.33, for a total value of $565,586.83. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 518,956 shares of the company’s stock, valued at […]

Critical Survey: Encore Wire Corporation (WIRE) versus Insteel Industries (IIIN)

Encore Wire Corporation (NASDAQ: WIRE) and Insteel Industries (NASDAQ:IIIN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and valuation. Profitability This table compares Encore Wire Corporation and Insteel Industries’ net margins, […]

Analyzing Two River Bancorp (TRCB) & Heritage Commerce Corp (HTBK)

Two River Bancorp (NASDAQ: TRCB) and Heritage Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:HTBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices […]

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the […]

Halfords Group plc (HFD) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of Halfords Group plc (LON:HFD) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the fourteen research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have assigned a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. […]

Mitchells & Butlers plc (MAB) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Peel Hunt

Mitchells & Butlers plc (LON:MAB)‘s stock had its “add” rating reissued by Peel Hunt in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They presently have a GBX 260 ($3.51) price objective on the stock. Peel Hunt’s price objective points to a potential upside of 6.21% from the company’s current price. Several other equities research […]

Metro Bank PLC (MTRO) Research Coverage Started at Macquarie

Macquarie started coverage on shares of Metro Bank PLC (LON:MTRO) in a report released on Wednesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued an underperform rating and a GBX 2,700 ($36.40) price objective on the stock. MTRO has been the subject of several other research reports. Numis Securities Ltd restated a sell rating and issued a […]

Numis Securities Ltd Downgrades Paragon Group of Companies PLC (PAG) to Hold

Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG) was downgraded by research analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a GBX 375 ($5.06) target price on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd’s price objective indicates a potential downside of 9.64% from the company’s previous […]

Seiko Epson Corp (SEKEY) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Seiko Epson Corp (NASDAQ:SEKEY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Saturday. According to Zacks, “Seiko Epson Corporation is engaged in the development, manufacturing, sales, marketing and servicing of information-related equipment, electronic devices, precision products and other products. […]

Standard Life Aberdeen PLC (SL) Rating Reiterated by J P Morgan Chase & Co

Standard Life Aberdeen PLC (LON:SL)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co in a research report issued on Thursday. They currently have a GBX 540 ($7.28) price target on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co’s price target suggests a potential upside of 31.45% […]

MAG Silver Corp (MAG) Shares Sold by CIBC World Markets Inc.

CIBC World Markets Inc. trimmed its stake in shares of MAG Silver Corp (NYSE:MAG) by 9.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 18,768 shares of the industrial goods maker’s stock after selling 1,900 shares during the period. CIBC World Markets Inc.’s holdings in MAG […]

Peel Hunt Reaffirms Buy Rating for Shield Therapeutics PLC (STX)

Peel Hunt reissued their buy rating on shares of Shield Therapeutics PLC (LON:STX) in a report released on Wednesday. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 220 ($2.97) price target on the stock. Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and set a GBX 245 ($3.30) […]

CIBC World Markets Inc. Reduces Holdings in Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM)

CIBC World Markets Inc. reduced its position in Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE:KIM) by 8.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 13,694 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 1,200 shares during the period. CIBC World […]

CIBC World Markets Inc. Buys Shares of 14,902 St. Joe Company (The) (JOE)

CIBC World Markets Inc. bought a new position in St. Joe Company (The) (NYSE:JOE) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 14,902 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $279,000. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have […]

CIBC World Markets Inc. Invests $263,000 in Tenet Healthcare Corporation (THC) Stock

CIBC World Markets Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 13,621 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $263,000. Other institutional investors have also bought and sold […]

Servelec Group PLC (SERV) PT Lowered to GBX 280 at N+1 Singer

Servelec Group PLC (LON:SERV) had its price target trimmed by N+1 Singer from GBX 325 ($4.38) to GBX 280 ($3.78) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, MarketBeat.com reports. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock. Servelec Group PLC (LON:SERV) opened at 244.00 on Wednesday. The firm’s market capitalization is […]

Criteo S.A. (CRTO) Stake Lowered by Eaton Vance Management

Eaton Vance Management trimmed its position in shares of Criteo S.A. (NASDAQ:CRTO) by 29.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 21,387 shares of the information services provider’s stock after selling 8,778 shares during the period. Eaton Vance […]

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (RB) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Morgan Stanley

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (LON:RB)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating reiterated by equities researchers at Morgan Stanley in a report issued on Thursday. They presently have a £100 ($134.83) price target on the stock. Morgan Stanley’s target price indicates a potential upside of 46.91% from the company’s previous close. A number of other equities analysts […]

Weyerhaeuser Company (WY) Position Lowered by Eaton Vance Management

Eaton Vance Management cut its position in shares of Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY) by 2.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 30,213 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 895 shares during the period. Eaton Vance Management’s […]

Franklin Resources Inc. Maintains Holdings in AptarGroup, Inc. (ATR)

Franklin Resources Inc. held its position in shares of AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 182,530 shares of the industrial products company’s stock at the close of the second quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. owned 0.29% of AptarGroup worth […]

Franklin Resources Inc. Sells 207,818 Shares of HealthEquity, Inc. (HQY)

Franklin Resources Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of HealthEquity, Inc. (NASDAQ:HQY) by 40.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 303,050 shares of the company’s stock after selling 207,818 shares during the period. Franklin Resources Inc. owned approximately 0.51% of HealthEquity worth $15,101,000 as of […]

Schroder Investment Management Group Holds Position in Evolent Health, Inc (EVH)

Schroder Investment Management Group maintained its position in shares of Evolent Health, Inc (NYSE:EVH) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 70,886 shares of the technology company’s stock at the close of the second quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group owned 0.11% of Evolent […]

CIBC World Markets Inc. Acquires New Position in Morgan Stanley China A Share Fund, Inc. (CAF)

CIBC World Markets Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Morgan Stanley China A Share Fund, Inc. (NYSE:CAF) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 13,070 shares of the investment management company’s stock, valued at approximately $292,000. A […]

Private Advisor Group LLC Has $213,000 Holdings in VanEck Vectors Steel ETF (SLX)

Private Advisor Group LLC trimmed its position in shares of VanEck Vectors Steel ETF (NYSEARCA:SLX) by 20.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 5,415 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 1,369 shares during the quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC’s […]

Private Advisor Group LLC Has $220,000 Holdings in Verifone Systems, Inc. (PAY)

Private Advisor Group LLC trimmed its position in shares of Verifone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) by 6.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 12,168 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 792 shares during the quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC’s holdings […]

Private Advisor Group LLC Cuts Holdings in Arrow Electronics, Inc. (ARW)

Private Advisor Group LLC lessened its stake in Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) by 31.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,951 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 1,355 shares during the period. Private Advisor […]

Schroder Investment Management Group Purchases 19,492 Shares of Sanmina Corporation (SANM)

Schroder Investment Management Group increased its position in shares of Sanmina Corporation (NASDAQ:SANM) by 79.6% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 43,992 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after buying an additional 19,492 shares during the quarter. Schroder […]

Centene Corporation (CNC) PT Raised to $103.00 at Morgan Stanley

Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) had its target price increased by Morgan Stanley from $94.00 to $103.00 in a report issued on Thursday. The firm currently has an “overweight” rating on the stock. Morgan Stanley’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 11.69% from the stock’s previous close. Other equities research analysts have also recently issued […]

BanColombia S.A. (CIB) Downgraded by Santander

Santander downgraded shares of BanColombia S.A. (NYSE:CIB) from a hold rating to an underperform rating in a research report released on Wednesday morning, The Fly reports. Several other analysts also recently weighed in on CIB. BidaskClub downgraded BanColombia from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment […]

Calgon Carbon Corporation (CCC) Stock Rating Lowered by Janney Montgomery Scott

Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC) was downgraded by equities researchers at Janney Montgomery Scott from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. They currently have a $21.50 price objective on the industrial products company’s stock. Janney Montgomery Scott’s price target would suggest a potential upside […]

Head-To-Head Comparison: Marathon Patent Group (MARA) and Stericycle (SRCL)

Marathon Patent Group (NASDAQ: MARA) and Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and institutional ownership. Profitability This table compares Marathon Patent Group and Stericycle’s net margins, return on equity and […]

Contrasting Cardtronics PLC (CATM) & The Competition

Cardtronics PLC (NASDAQ: CATM) is one of 98 public companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Cardtronics PLC to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of […]

Head-To-Head Review: Total System Services (TSS) and IMS Health Holdings (IMS)

Total System Services (NYSE: TSS) and IMS Health Holdings (NYSE:IMS) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation. Profitability This table compares Total System Services and IMS Health Holdings’ net […]

Navios Maritime Partners LP (NMM) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.01 Per Share

Wall Street analysts forecast that Navios Maritime Partners LP (NYSE:NMM) will post earnings of $0.01 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have made estimates for Navios Maritime Partners’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.03 and the lowest estimate coming in at ($0.01). Navios […]