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Rockland Trust Co. Cuts Holdings in The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC)

Rockland Trust Co. lowered its holdings in shares of The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) by 0.2% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,993 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7 shares during the period. Rockland Trust […]

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Purchases 258,800 Shares of The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC)

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board lifted its position in shares of The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) by 48.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 797,363 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 258,800 shares during the period. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board owned […]

John R. Muse Sells 82,880 Shares of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NXST) Stock

Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXST) Director John R. Muse sold 82,880 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.65, for a total value of $4,943,792.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 6,857 shares of the company’s stock, valued […]

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) Position Lifted by Hodges Capital Management Inc.

Hodges Capital Management Inc. lifted its stake in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) by 0.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 7,105 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 19 shares during the period. Hodges Capital Management Inc.’s […]

Facebook, Inc. (FB) Insider Sells $2,731,360.00 in Stock

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) insider Christopher K. Cox sold 16,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $170.71, for a total transaction of $2,731,360.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 178,802 shares of the company’s stock, […]

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. Trims Position in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (BHE)

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. reduced its position in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) by 0.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 522,010 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 1,175 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment […]

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. Increases Holdings in Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS)

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) by 7.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 600,412 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock after acquiring an additional […]

Cathay General Bancorp (CATY) Position Decreased by Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) by 2.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 433,267 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 11,436 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment […]

Sun Bancorp, Inc. (SNBC) Raised to “Buy” at Sandler O’Neill

Sandler O’Neill upgraded shares of Sun Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNBC) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Wednesday morning, Marketbeat reports. They currently have $26.50 price objective on the financial services provider’s stock, down from their previous price objective of $27.00. A number of other equities research analysts […]

Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) Earns “Positive” Rating from Credit Suisse Group

Credit Suisse Group reiterated their positive rating on shares of Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) in a report issued on Wednesday morning, The Fly reports. The brokerage currently has a $170.00 price target on the software company’s stock, up from their previous price target of $160.00. A number of other brokerages also recently issued reports on […]

FedEx Corporation (FDX) Given a $212.00 Price Target at Sanford C. Bernstein

Sanford C. Bernstein set a $212.00 price objective on FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) in a research note released on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the shipping service provider’s stock. A number of other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of FedEx Corporation […]

Simulations Plus, Inc. (SLP) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold”

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLP) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning. According to Zacks, “Simulations Plus, Inc., is a premier developer of groundbreaking drug discovery and development simulation software, which is licensed to and used in the conduct of drug research […]

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. Buys 220,784 Shares of Cree, Inc. (CREE)

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its stake in Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ:CREE) by 50.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 657,193 shares of the LED producer’s stock after purchasing an additional 220,784 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment […]

First Trust Advisors LP Purchases 5,209 Shares of Western Asset Intermediate Muni Fund Inc (SBI)

First Trust Advisors LP boosted its position in Western Asset Intermediate Muni Fund Inc (NYSE:SBI) by 8.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 70,455 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,209 shares during the period. First […]

Lexington Realty Trust (LXP) Position Reduced by First Trust Advisors LP

First Trust Advisors LP reduced its holdings in shares of Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) by 64.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 74,122 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 135,867 shares during the quarter. First Trust […]

Ladder Capital Corp (LADR) Stake Lowered by First Trust Advisors LP

First Trust Advisors LP reduced its stake in Ladder Capital Corp (NASDAQ:LADR) by 39.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 49,886 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 32,571 shares during the quarter. First Trust Advisors LP owned 0.06% […]

Rhumbline Advisers Has $1.13 Million Holdings in Crocs, Inc. (CROX)

Rhumbline Advisers reduced its position in Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CROX) by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 147,059 shares of the textile maker’s stock after selling 1,122 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.20% of Crocs worth $1,134,000 […]

Rhumbline Advisers Grows Stake in Fitbit, Inc. (FIT)

Rhumbline Advisers lifted its stake in shares of Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE:FIT) by 55.8% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 211,044 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after purchasing an additional 75,571 shares during the period. Rhumbline […]

Rhumbline Advisers Sells 558 Shares of PGT Innovations Inc (PGTI)

Rhumbline Advisers trimmed its holdings in shares of PGT Innovations Inc (NASDAQ:PGTI) by 0.6% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 90,522 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 558 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers […]

Lion Biotechnologies, Inc. (IOVA) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages

Lion Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:IOVA) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the ten brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have […]

Continental AG (CON) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages

Continental AG (ETR:CON) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the twenty research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and twelve have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target […]

YuMe (YUME) & Radware (RDWR) Head-To-Head Analysis

YuMe (NYSE: YUME) and Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR) 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. Profitability This table compares YuMe and Radware’s net margins, return on equity and return on […]

McEwen Mining (MUX) & The Competition Critical Comparison

McEwen Mining (NYSE: MUX) is one of 104 public companies in the “Integrated Mining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare McEwen Mining to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk. Profitability This table compares McEwen Mining […]

Reviewing The Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) & Bob Evans Farms (BOBE)

The Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ: CAKE) and Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings. Insider & Institutional Ownership 96.2% of The Cheesecake Factory shares are held […]

Bristow Group Inc (BRS) Stock Price Down 6.3%

Bristow Group Inc (NYSE:BRS)’s share price fell 6.3% during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $9.29 and last traded at $9.34. 876,075 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 7% from the average session volume of 937,712 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.97. Several equities analysts have […]

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Lowered to “Sell” at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) lowered shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) from a neutral rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning, MarketBeat.com reports. They currently have $130.00 price objective on the stock, up from their prior price objective of $125.00. Several other brokerages have also commented on JNJ. Credit […]

Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Trading 4.7% Higher

Gastar Exploration Inc (NYSE:GST)’s share price traded up 4.7% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $0.71 and last traded at $0.71. 896,411 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 62% from the average session volume of 2,352,760 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.68. A number […]

Resource Capital Corp. (RSO) Upgraded to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Resource Capital Corp. (NYSE:RSO) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research currently has $11.00 price objective on the real estate investment trust’s stock. According to Zacks, “Resource Capital Corp. is a specialty finance company that began operations in […]

QAD Inc. (QADA) PT Raised to $38.00

QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) had its price target boosted by Stifel Nicolaus from $33.00 to $38.00 in a report issued on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. Stifel Nicolaus currently has a buy rating on the software maker’s stock. Other analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of QAD from a hold […]

Alcoa Corp (AA) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.14

Media stories about Alcoa Corp (NYSE:AA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. […]

Gateway Advisory LLC Maintains Holdings in E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (DD)

Gateway Advisory LLC held its position in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 6,283 shares of the basic materials company’s stock at the end of the 2nd quarter. Gateway […]

Medtronic PLC (MDT) Holdings Reduced by Benedict Financial Advisors Inc.

Benedict Financial Advisors Inc. trimmed its stake in shares of Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT) by 0.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 58,741 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after selling 137 shares during the quarter. Medtronic PLC makes up 2.6% […]

Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact China Lodging Group, Limited (HTHT) Stock Price

News articles about China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing 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 one, with […]

United Bank Boosts Holdings in Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ)

United Bank raised its position in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 20,853 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 94 shares during the quarter. United Bank’s holdings in Mondelez International were […]

Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC Continues to Hold Stake in Dow Chemical Co (DOW)

Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC held its stake in shares of Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 2,219 shares of the basic materials company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC’s […]

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT) Earning Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Headlines about The Goodyear Tire & Rubber (NASDAQ:GT) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. 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 publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one […]

CAPROCK Group Inc. Purchases 562 Shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)

CAPROCK Group Inc. grew its position in shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) by 9.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 6,805 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after buying an additional 562 shares during the period. CAPROCK Group Inc.’s holdings […]

Braun Stacey Associates Inc. Sells 985 Shares of Mastercard Incorporated (MA)

Braun Stacey Associates Inc. trimmed its holdings in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 142,577 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 985 shares during the quarter. Braun Stacey Associates Inc.’s holdings in […]

Investors Asset Management of Georgia Inc. GA ADV Sells 200 Shares of McDonald’s Corporation (MCD)

Investors Asset Management of Georgia Inc. GA ADV lowered its holdings in shares of McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) by 2.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 9,140 shares of the fast-food giant’s stock after selling 200 shares during the […]

Northeast Financial Consultants Inc Increases Stake in Merck & Company, Inc. (MRK)

Northeast Financial Consultants Inc lifted its position in Merck & Company, Inc. (NYSE:MRK) by 222.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 11,289 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 7,784 shares during the period. Northeast Financial Consultants Inc’s holdings in Merck […]

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Holdings Held by Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan

Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan held its position in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 43,910 shares of the technology company’s stock at the close of the 2nd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan’s holdings […]

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. Decreases Stake in Altria Group (MO)

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. lowered its position in Altria Group (NYSE:MO) by 14.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 366,555 shares of the company’s stock after selling 59,760 shares during the period. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Altria Group were […]

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Shares Bought by Compass Capital Management Inc.

Compass Capital Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) by 1.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 306,848 shares of the retailer’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,818 shares during the quarter. Wal-Mart Stores comprises 3.8% […]

Klingenstein Fields & Co. LLC Has $7.52 Million Stake in Bank of America Corporation (BAC)

Klingenstein Fields & Co. LLC cut its position in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 309,777 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,478 shares during the quarter. Klingenstein Fields & Co. LLC’s […]

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) Stake Increased by Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc.

Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc. lifted its position in shares of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) by 17.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 21,980 shares of the cable giant’s stock after buying an additional 3,272 shares during the period. Honkamp Krueger Financial […]

Quintiles Transitional Holdings Inc. (Q) Director Sells $97,756,799.23 in Stock

Quintiles Transitional Holdings Inc. (NYSE:Q) Director John Connaughton sold 1,030,429 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.87, for a total value of $97,756,799.23. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Shares of […]

MINDBODY, Inc. (MB) Major Shareholder Buys $10,471,796.64 in Stock

MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ:MB) major shareholder Luxor Capital Group, Lp purchased 420,048 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 21st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $24.93 per share, for a total transaction of $10,471,796.64. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, […]

Comparing Lennar Corporation (LEN) & Meritage Corporation (MTH)

Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN) and Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) are both construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and valuation. Dividends Lennar Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend […]

Contrasting Erie Indemnity (ERIE) & James River Group Holdings (JRVR)

Erie Indemnity (NASDAQ: ERIE) and James River Group Holdings (NASDAQ:JRVR) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk and dividends. Analyst Recommendations This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for […]

Akari Therapeutics PLC (AKTX) Stock Rating Upgraded by William Blair

Akari Therapeutics PLC (NASDAQ:AKTX) was upgraded by research analysts at William Blair from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report issued on Friday. Several other analysts also recently issued reports on AKTX. Chardan Capital reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $2.50 price target (down previously from $6.00) on shares of […]