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HL Financial Services LLC Has $2.75 Million Stake in Baxter International Inc (BAX)

HL Financial Services LLC lifted its position in shares of Baxter International Inc (NYSE:BAX) by 4.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 37,188 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,488 shares during the quarter. HL […]

VSE (VSEC) and TRI-TECH Hldg I/SH SH (TRITF) Financial Contrast

VSE (OTCMKTS: TRITF) and TRI-TECH Hldg I/SH SH (OTCMKTS:TRITF) are both construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership. Risk and Volatility VSE has a beta of 1.62, meaning that its share price […]

Analysts Issue Forecasts for Matador Resources Co’s FY2018 Earnings (NYSE:MTDR)

Matador Resources Co (NYSE:MTDR) – Equities researchers at Capital One Financial raised their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Matador Resources in a report released on Thursday, August 2nd, according to Zacks Investment Research. Capital One Financial analyst R. Tullis now forecasts that the energy company will post earnings of $1.36 per share for […]

Rhumbline Advisers Raises Holdings in FirstEnergy Corp. (FE)

Rhumbline Advisers raised its stake in FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) by 10.6% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 921,637 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 87,994 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.19% of FirstEnergy […]

Teacher Retirement System of Texas Reduces Stake in CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP)

Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its stake in CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) by 32.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 762,167 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 372,501 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas owned approximately […]

Comparing LivaNova (LIVN) & Helius Medical Technologies (HSDT)

LivaNova (OTCMKTS: HSDT) and Helius Medical Technologies (OTCMKTS:HSDT) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends. Analyst Ratings This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for LivaNova and […]

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System Acquires 16,355 Shares of VF Corp (VFC)

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System lifted its holdings in shares of VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) by 3.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 483,213 shares of the textile maker’s stock after buying an additional 16,355 shares […]

Teacher Retirement System of Texas Acquires 19,547 Shares of Ameren Corp (AEE)

Teacher Retirement System of Texas lifted its holdings in Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE) by 5.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 351,042 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,547 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas owned […]

Cwm LLC Acquires New Stake in Trustmark Corp (NASDAQ:TRMK)

CWM LLC purchased a new stake in Trustmark Corp (NASDAQ:TRMK) in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 9,162 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $299,000. Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their […]

Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD) Position Raised by Commonwealth Equity Services LLC

Commonwealth Equity Services LLC lifted its position in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD) by 11.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 68,506 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,007 shares during […]

Flushing Financial Co. (FFIC) CFO Buys $12,460.00 in Stock

Flushing Financial Co. (NASDAQ:FFIC) CFO Susan Cullen purchased 500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 3rd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $24.92 per share, for a total transaction of $12,460.00. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 31,765 shares of the company’s stock, […]

Miragen Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MGEN) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Cann

Miragen Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MGEN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Cann in a research note issued on Monday, August 6th. They presently have a $19.00 price target on the medical research company’s stock. Cann’s target price points to a potential upside of 223.68% from the company’s previous close. The analysts wrote, […]

Lawson Products (LAWS) Upgraded by BidaskClub to “Hold”

Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Sunday, August 5th. LAWS has been the topic of a number of other reports. Barrington Research reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $35.00 price target on shares of Lawson […]

DraftCoin Price Hits $0.0962 (DFT)

DraftCoin (CURRENCY:DFT) traded 5.9% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 12:00 PM Eastern on August 8th. During the last week, DraftCoin has traded 1.1% lower against the U.S. dollar. One DraftCoin coin can currently be purchased for $0.0962 or 0.00001457 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including YoBit and CoinExchange. […]

HubSpot (HUBS) Downgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday, August 7th. According to Zacks, “HubSpot reported stellar second-quarter 2018 results. The company also raised it fiscal 2018 outlook. The company is benefitting from an expanding international footprint. Further, revolutionary marketing and […]

TD Securities Analysts Give Franco Nevada (FNV) a $93.00 Price Target

Franco Nevada (NYSE:FNV) (TSE:FNV) has been assigned a $93.00 price objective by analysts at TD Securities in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, August 7th. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the basic materials company’s stock. TD Securities’ target price would indicate a potential upside of 40.10% from the stock’s previous […]

Signet Jewelers (NYSE:SIG) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Signet Jewelers (NYSE:SIG) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday, August 7th. According to Zacks, “Shares of Signet Jewelers have not only surged but also outperformed the industry in the past three months. The company is augmenting its digital marketing […]

Canadian National Railway (CNI) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Tuesday, August 7th. They currently have $99.00 target price on the transportation company’s stock. According to Zacks, “Canadian National Railway performed well in the second quarter of 2018, reporting better-than- […]

Tirschwell & Loewy Inc. Buys 1,450 Shares of Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO)

Tirschwell & Loewy Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) by 0.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 407,445 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,450 shares during the period. Novo Nordisk A/S comprises […]

Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc. Has $9.52 Million Position in ConocoPhillips (COP)

Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) by 29.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 136,787 shares of the energy producer’s stock after selling 58,249 shares during the period. ConocoPhillips comprises approximately 2.0% of Flippin […]

Diversified Restaurant (NASDAQ:SAUC) Posts Earnings Results

Diversified Restaurant (NASDAQ:SAUC) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 8th. The restaurant operator reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.01) by ($0.03), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $37.04 million for the quarter. Diversified Restaurant stock traded down $0.01 on Wednesday, hitting $0.99. 300 shares of […]

PHI INC/SH (PHII) vs. Bristow Group (BRS) Critical Analysis

PHI INC/SH (NYSE: BRS) and Bristow Group (NYSE:BRS) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations. Valuation and Earnings This table compares PHI INC/SH and Bristow Group’s top-line revenue, earnings […]

MERIDIAN BK PAO/SH (MRBK) Rating Lowered to Strong Sell at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of MERIDIAN BK PAO/SH (NASDAQ:MRBK) from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a report published on Saturday, August 4th. According to Zacks, “Meridian Bank of Malvern offers deposit accounts, credit products, real estate financing, residential mortgages, investment and wealth management and electronic payments processing services. Meridian Bank […]

Brookstone Capital Management Acquires New Holdings in CIGNA Co. (CI)

Brookstone Capital Management acquired a new position in CIGNA Co. (NYSE:CI) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 1,240 shares of the health services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $211,000. A number of other large investors have […]

Brookstone Capital Management Has $6.09 Million Holdings in Altria Group Inc (MO)

Brookstone Capital Management boosted its holdings in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) by 6.2% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 107,156 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 6,295 shares during the period. Brookstone Capital Management’s holdings in Altria Group were worth $6,085,000 […]

Signition LP Invests $207,000 in LKQ Co. (LKQ) Stock

Signition LP bought a new position in shares of LKQ Co. (NASDAQ:LKQ) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 6,479 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $207,000. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have […]

Altria Group Inc (MO) Position Lifted by Brighton Jones LLC

Brighton Jones LLC boosted its position in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) by 20.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 9,288 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,566 shares during the quarter. Brighton Jones LLC’s holdings in Altria Group […]

FY2018 EPS Estimates for Melcor REIT Reduced by Desjardins (MR)

Melcor REIT (TSE:MR) – Equities research analysts at Desjardins cut their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of Melcor REIT in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, August 1st, according to Zacks Investment Research. Desjardins analyst K. Stanley now expects that the company will post earnings of $0.94 per share for the […]

Dupont Capital Management Corp Has $1.69 Million Holdings in Vornado Realty Trust (VNO)

Dupont Capital Management Corp cut its holdings in Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO) by 4.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 22,860 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 999 shares during the quarter. Dupont Capital Management […]

Financial Architects Inc Sells 336 Shares of Amgen, Inc. (AMGN)

Financial Architects Inc reduced its stake in Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) by 35.6% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 607 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 336 shares during the quarter. Financial Architects Inc’s holdings in Amgen were worth […]

DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH (DLR) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages

DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH (NYSE:DLR) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the twenty-three brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have updated their […]

The Medicines Company (MDCO) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Analysts

Shares of The Medicines Company (NASDAQ:MDCO) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the ten brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and nine have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers […]

Wayfair Inc (W) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

Wayfair Inc (NYSE:W) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-three ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating […]

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products (USAP) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products (NASDAQ:USAP) has received an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating. Zacks has also assigned Universal Stainless & Alloy Products an industry rank of 55 […]

FY2018 EPS Estimates for Weight Watchers International, Inc. Raised by DA Davidson (NYSE:WTW)

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) – Research analysts at DA Davidson raised their FY2018 EPS estimates for Weight Watchers International in a research note issued on Tuesday, August 7th, according to Zacks Investment Research. DA Davidson analyst L. Weiser now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $2.97 for the year, up […]

Home Bancshares Inc (HOMB) Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Analysts

Shares of Home Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HOMB) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the ten analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average […]

Critical Contrast: Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) vs. Benefitfocus (BNFT)

Benefitfocus (NYSE: SHOP) and Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk. Valuation and Earnings This table compares Benefitfocus and Shopify’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) […]

Carrols Restaurant Group (TAST) Downgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST) from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Tuesday, August 7th. According to Zacks, “Carrols Restaurant Group is the largest BURGER KING franchisee in the U.S., with over 800 restaurants and has operated BURGER KING restaurants since 1976. “ Several […]

BIO-TECHNE (TECH) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.05 EPS

BIO-TECHNE (NASDAQ:TECH) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The biotechnology company reported $1.34 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.05, Bloomberg Earnings reports. BIO-TECHNE had a net margin of 19.50% and a return on equity of 14.64%. The company had revenue of $180.25 million for the quarter, […]

LCNB Corp. (LCNB) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of LCNB Corp. (NASDAQ:LCNB) have been given a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation. Zacks has also given LCNB an industry rank of 163 out of 255 based […]

ITT (ITT) Rating Reiterated by Seaport Global Securities

ITT (NYSE:ITT)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Seaport Global Securities in a report released on Tuesday, August 7th. They presently have a $69.00 price objective on the conglomerate’s stock. Seaport Global Securities’ price objective indicates a potential upside of 17.71% from the stock’s current price. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates […]

RingCentral (RNG) Price Target Increased to $95.00 by Analysts at Craig Hallum

RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) had its price target increased by Craig Hallum from $84.00 to $95.00 in a report published on Tuesday, August 7th, The Fly reports. Craig Hallum currently has a buy rating on the software maker’s stock. Several other research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group restated a buy rating […]

Clovis Oncology (NASDAQ:CLVS) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Cann

Cann initiated coverage on shares of Clovis Oncology (NASDAQ:CLVS) in a report published on Wednesday, August 8th. The firm issued a hold rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. “The initiation of the ATHENA study for the combination of a check point inhibitor with a PARP inhibitor for maintenance treatment of ovarian cancer could support increased […]

HAVAS (OTCMKTS:HAVSF) & Telaria (TLRA) Head to Head Analysis

HAVAS (NYSE: TLRA) and Telaria (NYSE:TLRA) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk. Valuation & Earnings This table compares HAVAS and Telaria’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and […]

Head to Head Contrast: Forest City Realty Trust (FCE.A) and Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE:BAM)

Forest City Realty Trust (NYSE: BAM) and Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE:BAM) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk. Volatility & Risk Forest City Realty Trust has a beta of 1.09, […]

Credit Suisse Group (NYSE:CS) Receiving Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

News articles about Credit Suisse Group (NYSE:CS) have trended positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest […]

Allergan (NYSE:AGN) PT Set at $180.00 by Cantor Fitzgerald

Allergan (NYSE:AGN) has been given a $180.00 price target by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald in a note issued to investors on Monday, August 6th. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price target indicates a potential downside of 2.43% from the stock’s current price. A number of other equities analysts […]

Agree Realty (NYSE:ADC) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

News headlines about Agree Realty (NYSE:ADC) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most […]

Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Gabelli Equity Trust (NYSE:GAB) Share Price

News articles about Gabelli Equity Trust (NYSE:GAB) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing 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 one, […]

Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect ESCO Technologies (ESE) Share Price

News articles about ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing 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 one, with […]