Tower View Investment Management & Research LLC Purchased 2,890 Shares of Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX)

Tower View Investment Management & Research LLC grew its position in shares of Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) by 55.2% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 8,128 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,890 shares during the quarter. Becton Dickinson and comprises approximately 1.9% of Tower View Investment Management & Research LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 27th largest position. Tower View Investment Management & Research LLC’s holdings in Becton Dickinson and were worth $1,831,000 at the end of the …

Summit Financial Group Inc. Sold 3,657 Shares of First Community Bankshares Inc (NASDAQ:FCBC)

Summit Financial Group Inc. decreased its stake in shares of First Community Bankshares Inc (NASDAQ:FCBC) by 3.3% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 107,229 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 3,657 shares during the quarter. First Community Bankshares comprises approximately 2.9% of Summit Financial Group Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 5th largest holding. Summit Financial Group Inc. owned about 0.66% of First Community Bankshares worth $3,376,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to …

238 Shares in Linde PLC (NYSE:LIN) Obtained by Tower View Investment Management & Research LLC

Tower View Investment Management & Research LLC purchased a new position in shares of Linde PLC (NYSE:LIN) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 238 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $37,000.

Separately, Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. bought a new position in Linde during the 4th quarter valued at $2,910,000. 75.34% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE LIN traded down $1.81 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $160.04. 22,678 shares of the company’s …

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia ETF (EEMA) Holding Lowered by Blue Fin Capital Inc.

Blue Fin Capital Inc. decreased its position in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia ETF (NASDAQ:EEMA) by 0.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 42,445 shares of the company’s stock after selling 354 shares during the quarter. iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia ETF comprises approximately 1.4% of Blue Fin Capital Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 16th largest position. Blue Fin Capital Inc. owned approximately 0.61% of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia ETF worth $2,879,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. …

Blue Fin Capital Inc. Sold 215 Shares of United Technologies Co. (UTX)

Blue Fin Capital Inc. decreased its position in shares of United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) by 2.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 9,794 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 215 shares during the quarter. Blue Fin Capital Inc.’s holdings in United Technologies were worth $1,369,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Baldwin Brothers Inc. MA grew its position in United Technologies by 45.3% in the 3rd quarter. Baldwin Brothers …

Vaccinex (VCNX) – Investment Research Analysts’ Latest Ratings Changes

Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Vaccinex (NASDAQ: VCNX):

12/26/2018 – Vaccinex was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Vaccinex, Inc. is a clinical-stage immunotherapy company. It engages in the discovery and development of biotherapeutics to treat serious diseases and conditions with unmet medical needs, including cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and autoimmune disorders. The company’s product pipeline consists of VX15, VX5 and VX25 which are in clinical stage. Vaccinex, Inc. is based in Rochester, New York. “

12/19/2018 – Vaccinex was downgraded by analysts …

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC Sold 4,644 Shares of U.S. Bancorp (USB)

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC lessened its stake in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 8.7% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 48,692 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 4,644 shares during the quarter. Abner Herrman & Brock LLC’s holdings in U.S. Bancorp were worth $2,225,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of U.S. Bancorp by 3.5% in the 3rd …

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC Sold 85,863 Shares of United Technologies Co. (UTX)

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC trimmed its stake in shares of United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) by 91.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,647 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 85,863 shares during the quarter. Abner Herrman & Brock LLC’s holdings in United Technologies were worth $814,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares …

Chubb Ltd (CB) Shares Reduced by Abner Herrman & Brock LLC

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC trimmed its position in shares of Chubb Ltd (NYSE:CB) by 3.5% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 2,490 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 90 shares during the quarter. Abner Herrman & Brock LLC’s holdings in Chubb were worth $322,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Bainco International Investors boosted its stake in shares of Chubb by 0.7% in …

Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC Bought 51,362 Shares of U.S. Bancorp (USB)

Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC boosted its holdings in shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 3.7% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,433,127 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 51,362 shares during the quarter. U.S. Bancorp comprises about 3.2% of Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 15th largest position. Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC owned about 0.09% of U.S. Bancorp worth $65,494,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors …

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC Purchased 48 Shares of Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX)

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC grew its stake in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) by 4.5% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,105 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after buying an additional 48 shares during the quarter. Abner Herrman & Brock LLC’s holdings in Becton Dickinson and were worth $249,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Cullinan Associates Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Becton Dickinson …

Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC Bought 8,875 Shares of Ford Motor (F)

Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) by 4.8% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 192,985 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,875 shares during the quarter. Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $1,476,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Newport Trust Co raised its stake in Ford Motor by 1.1% …

Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC Cuts Holding in BorgWarner Inc. (BWA)

Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC trimmed its position in BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE:BWA) by 5.4% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,218,119 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 69,406 shares during the quarter. BorgWarner accounts for approximately 2.1% of Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 29th largest holding. Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC owned about 0.58% of BorgWarner worth $42,317,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced …

Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC Purchase Holding in Broadcom Inc (AVGO)

Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC bought a new stake in Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ:AVGO) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 193,995 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock, valued at approximately $49,329,000. Broadcom makes up approximately 2.4% of Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 25th biggest holding.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of AVGO. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Broadcom by 6.6% during the 3rd quarter. …

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC Cuts Holding in Lockheed Martin Co. (LMT)

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC decreased its holdings in Lockheed Martin Co. (NYSE:LMT) by 1.9% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 48,136 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 938 shares during the period. Lockheed Martin makes up about 2.3% of Abner Herrman & Brock LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 17th biggest holding. Abner Herrman & Brock LLC’s holdings in Lockheed Martin were worth $12,604,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the …

Cullinan Associates Inc. Has $7.18 Million Holding in Fiserv Inc (FISV)

Cullinan Associates Inc. grew its stake in Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) by 0.2% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 97,652 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 150 shares during the period. Cullinan Associates Inc.’s holdings in Fiserv were worth $7,176,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. First Hawaiian Bank grew its holdings in Fiserv by 31.9% during the fourth quarter. …

Cullinan Associates Inc. Sold 2,343 Shares of Colgate-Palmolive (CL)

Cullinan Associates Inc. cut its holdings in shares of Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) by 1.6% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 142,729 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,343 shares during the quarter. Cullinan Associates Inc.’s holdings in Colgate-Palmolive were worth $8,495,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the business. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. grew its stake in Colgate-Palmolive by 11.8% in the 4th quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. …

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) Shares Reduced by Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC

Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC reduced its position in shares of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) by 4.2% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 689,652 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 30,414 shares during the period. Marsh & McLennan Companies makes up approximately 2.7% of Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th biggest position. Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC owned 0.14% of Marsh & McLennan Companies worth $55,000,000 at the end of the most …

American Tower Corp (AMT) Stake Cut by Cullinan Associates Inc.

Cullinan Associates Inc. cut its position in American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT) by 0.4% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 50,010 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 195 shares during the quarter. Cullinan Associates Inc.’s holdings in American Tower were worth $7,911,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Moody National Bank Trust Division purchased a new stake …

Cullinan Associates Inc. Has $9.55 Million Holding in AFLAC Incorporated (AFL)

Cullinan Associates Inc. lessened its stake in shares of AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) by 0.8% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 209,700 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,600 shares during the period. AFLAC accounts for approximately 0.8% of Cullinan Associates Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 27th biggest position. Cullinan Associates Inc.’s holdings in AFLAC were worth $9,554,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of …

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC Has $7.42 Million Holding in Citigroup Inc (C)

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC cut its position in shares of Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) by 27.2% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 142,445 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 53,148 shares during the quarter. Abner Herrman & Brock LLC’s holdings in Citigroup were worth $7,416,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of C. Csenge Advisory Group bought a new stake in shares of Citigroup during the 3rd quarter worth $104,000. Trust …

Adobe Inc (ADBE) Shares Reduced by Cullinan Associates Inc.

Cullinan Associates Inc. decreased its holdings in shares of Adobe Inc (NASDAQ:ADBE) by 7.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 30,555 shares of the software company’s stock after selling 2,530 shares during the quarter. Cullinan Associates Inc.’s holdings in Adobe were worth $6,913,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group grew its stake in Adobe by 3.9% in the third quarter. Rehmann Capital …

Tower View Investment Management & Research LLC Has $4.03 Million Holding in iShares Russell 3000 ETF (IWV)

Tower View Investment Management & Research LLC cut its holdings in iShares Russell 3000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWV) by 1.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 27,432 shares of the company’s stock after selling 333 shares during the period. iShares Russell 3000 ETF makes up 4.2% of Tower View Investment Management & Research LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 2nd biggest holding. Tower View Investment Management & Research LLC’s holdings in iShares Russell 3000 ETF were worth $4,030,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. …

Harris Co. (NYSE:HRS) Stake Boosted by Tower View Investment Management & Research LLC

Tower View Investment Management & Research LLC increased its holdings in Harris Co. (NYSE:HRS) by 19.6% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 15,143 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,478 shares during the period. Harris makes up 2.1% of Tower View Investment Management & Research LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 22nd biggest holding. Tower View Investment Management & Research LLC’s holdings in Harris were worth $2,039,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other …

Blue Fin Capital Inc. Reduced Holding in ConocoPhillips (COP)

Blue Fin Capital Inc. cut its holdings in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) by 2.4% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 11,358 shares of the energy producer’s stock after selling 282 shares during the quarter. Blue Fin Capital Inc.’s holdings in ConocoPhillips were worth $879,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the business. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its holdings in ConocoPhillips by 165.9% in the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now …

Northrop Grumman Co. (NOC) Stake Boosted by Blue Fin Capital Inc.

Blue Fin Capital Inc. grew its stake in shares of Northrop Grumman Co. (NYSE:NOC) by 4.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,423 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after acquiring an additional 106 shares during the period. Blue Fin Capital Inc.’s holdings in Northrop Grumman were worth $769,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Belpointe Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in Northrop Grumman during the third quarter …

Blue Fin Capital Inc. Purchased 98 Shares of Mcdonald’s Corp (MCD)

Blue Fin Capital Inc. increased its stake in shares of Mcdonald’s Corp (NYSE:MCD) by 1.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 7,414 shares of the fast-food giant’s stock after purchasing an additional 98 shares during the quarter. Blue Fin Capital Inc.’s holdings in Mcdonald’s were worth $1,240,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. acquired a new stake in shares of …

Melrose Industries PLC (LON:MRO) Insider David Alexander Roper Bought 643,602 Shares

Melrose Industries PLC (LON:MRO) insider David Alexander Roper purchased 643,602 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 18th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 155 ($2.03) per share, for a total transaction of £997,583.10 ($1,303,519.01).

MRO traded down GBX 5.90 ($0.08) during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 170.80 ($2.23). The stock had a trading volume of 15,822,876 shares, compared to its average volume of 14,820,000. Melrose Industries PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 2.13 ($0.03) and a 1-year high of GBX 261.90 ($3.42).

A number of equities research analysts have issued …

Mitie Group PLC (LON:MTO) Insider Bought £15,103.32 in Shares

Mitie Group PLC (LON:MTO) insider Mary Reilly purchased 11,708 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 17th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 129 ($1.69) per share, for a total transaction of £15,103.32 ($19,735.16).

MTO stock traded down GBX 4.20 ($0.05) during midday trading on Friday, reaching GBX 114.70 ($1.50). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 404,199 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,050,000. Mitie Group PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 147.90 ($1.93) and a 52 week high of GBX 313.50 ($4.10).

The company also recently announced …

D. R. Horton Inc (DHI) Shares Obtained by Blue Fin Capital Inc.

Blue Fin Capital Inc. grew its stake in shares of D. R. Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI) by 7.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,776 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 800 shares during the period. Blue Fin Capital Inc.’s holdings in D. R. Horton were worth $497,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. IMS Capital Management acquired a new position in shares of D. R. Horton …

Shanta Gold Limited (SHG) Insider Sold £2,400 in Shares

Shanta Gold Limited (LON:SHG) insider Robin Anthony Fryer sold 60,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 4 ($0.05), for a total transaction of £2,400 ($3,136.03).

LON:SHG traded down GBX 0.02 ($0.00) during trading hours on Friday, reaching GBX 5.33 ($0.07). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 779,963 shares, compared to its average volume of 548,332. Shanta Gold Limited has a one year low of GBX 3 ($0.04) and a one year high of GBX 10.49 ($0.14).

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Spectris plc (SXS) Insider Karim Bitar Bought 680 Shares

Spectris plc (LON:SXS) insider Karim Bitar purchased 680 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 17th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 2,203 ($28.79) per share, for a total transaction of £14,980.40 ($19,574.55).

Shares of LON:SXS traded up GBX 4 ($0.05) during midday trading on Friday, reaching GBX 2,410 ($31.49). 216,094 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 390,769. Spectris plc has a fifty-two week low of GBX 2,225 ($29.07) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 2,869 ($37.49).

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports …

Insider Purchaseing: Prudential plc (PRU) Insider Bought 1,000 Shares of Shares

Prudential plc (LON:PRU) insider Fields Wicker-Miurin purchased 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 14th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 1,398 ($18.27) per share, for a total transaction of £13,980 ($18,267.35).

LON PRU traded down GBX 2.50 ($0.03) during trading on Friday, reaching GBX 1,447 ($18.91). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,862,570 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,740,000. Prudential plc has a 12 month low of GBX 1,612.14 ($21.07) and a 12 month high of GBX 1,992.50 ($26.04).

Several analysts have recently commented on PRU …

Insider Purchaseing: Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC (BST) Insider Bought 275,702 Shares of Shares

Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC (LON:BST) insider Kirsty Fuller purchased 275,702 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 14th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 3 ($0.04) per share, for a total transaction of £8,271.06 ($10,807.60).

Kirsty Fuller also recently made the following trade(s):

On Wednesday, December 12th, Kirsty Fuller acquired 500,000 shares of Big Sofa Technologies Group stock. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 3 ($0.04) per share, with a total value of £15,000 ($19,600.16).

Shares of BST traded down GBX 0.12 ($0.00) during trading hours on Friday, …

Monotype Imaging Stake Inc. (TYPE) A nticipated to Post Revenue of $0.23 Per Share

Brokerages expect Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:TYPE) to announce earnings of $0.23 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Monotype Imaging’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.23 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.22. Monotype Imaging reported earnings of $0.45 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 48.9%. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Friday, February 15th.

On average, analysts expect that Monotype Imaging will report full-year …

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) Stake Boosted by Fenimore Asset Management Inc.

Fenimore Asset Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) by 1.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,537,205 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock after purchasing an additional 25,466 shares during the period. Ross Stores comprises about 5.2% of Fenimore Asset Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 2nd largest holding. Fenimore Asset Management Inc. owned approximately 0.41% of Ross Stores worth $127,895,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also …

Cummins Inc. (CMI) Shares Reduced by Kessler Investment Group LLC

Kessler Investment Group LLC trimmed its holdings in Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) by 5.0% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 6,822 shares of the company’s stock after selling 357 shares during the quarter. Cummins comprises about 1.2% of Kessler Investment Group LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 21st largest holding. Kessler Investment Group LLC’s holdings in Cummins were worth $912,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. IMS Capital Management acquired a new position in Cummins in the third …

FirstCash (FCFS) Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of FirstCash (NYSE:FCFS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Monday.

According to Zacks, “FirstCash Inc. is an operator of pawn stores. The company focuses on serving cash and credit constrained consumers through its retail pawn locations, which buy and sell jewelry, consumer electronics, power tools, household appliances, sporting goods, musical instruments and other merchandise. It operates primarily in the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. FirstCash, Inc., formerly known as First Cash Financial Services Inc., is based in Arlington, United States. “

A number of other research analysts …

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI) Stake Cut by Kessler Investment Group LLC

Kessler Investment Group LLC cut its holdings in shares of SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) by 44.0% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 639 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 502 shares during the period. Kessler Investment Group LLC’s holdings in SunTrust Banks were worth $32,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in STI. Capital International Investors bought a new stake in SunTrust Banks …

Kessler Investment Group LLC Sold 1,400 Shares of Meridian Bancorp Inc (EBSB)

Kessler Investment Group LLC lowered its position in Meridian Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:EBSB) by 12.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 9,581 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after selling 1,400 shares during the quarter. Kessler Investment Group LLC’s holdings in Meridian Bancorp were worth $137,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the business. Teachers Advisors LLC grew its stake in Meridian Bancorp …

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC Lifted Holding in UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH)

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC increased its holdings in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 7.1% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 43,226 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,872 shares during the period. UnitedHealth Group makes up about 2.0% of Abner Herrman & Brock LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 21st biggest holding. Abner Herrman & Brock LLC’s holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $10,768,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions …

Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI) Boosted to “Purchase” by BidaskClub

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ:SBGI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Monday morning.

A number of other brokerages have also recently issued reports on SBGI. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Sinclair Broadcast Group from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, November 27th. Wolfe Research started coverage on shares of Sinclair Broadcast Group in a report on Friday, December 7th. They set an underperform rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Sinclair Broadcast Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in …

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC Lifted Holding in Walmart Inc (WMT)

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC grew its position in shares of Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) by 0.8% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 181,896 shares of the retailer’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,392 shares during the period. Walmart comprises 3.1% of Abner Herrman & Brock LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 8th largest position. Abner Herrman & Brock LLC’s holdings in Walmart were worth $16,944,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of WMT. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Walmart by …

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC Sold 1,049 Shares of Morgan Stanley (MS)

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC lessened its stake in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) by 0.9% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 116,420 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,049 shares during the quarter. Abner Herrman & Brock LLC’s holdings in Morgan Stanley were worth $4,616,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Girard Partners LTD. purchased a new stake in Morgan Stanley in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $115,000. Harvest Fund Management Co. Ltd boosted its …

Kessler Investment Group LLC Has $32,000 Holding in SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI)

Kessler Investment Group LLC lessened its stake in shares of SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) by 44.0% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 639 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 502 shares during the period. Kessler Investment Group LLC’s holdings in SunTrust Banks were worth $32,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Moody National Bank Trust Division increased its position in SunTrust Banks by 48.9% during the …

Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC Cuts Stake in Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC)

Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC cut its stake in shares of Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) by 12.5% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 7,575 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 1,081 shares during the period. Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC’s holdings in Norfolk Southern were worth $1,133,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc raised its position in shares of Norfolk Southern by 1.6% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group …

Walmart Inc (WMT) Shares Obtained by Abner Herrman & Brock LLC

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC grew its stake in Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) by 0.8% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 181,896 shares of the retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,392 shares during the quarter. Walmart comprises approximately 3.1% of Abner Herrman & Brock LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 8th biggest holding. Abner Herrman & Brock LLC’s holdings in Walmart were worth $16,944,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors also recently modified their …

UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) Shares Obtained by Abner Herrman & Brock LLC

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC raised its stake in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 7.1% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 43,226 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,872 shares during the period. UnitedHealth Group accounts for 2.0% of Abner Herrman & Brock LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 21st biggest holding. Abner Herrman & Brock LLC’s holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $10,768,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors …

Solar Senior Capital (SUNS) Shares Rating Boosted by BidaskClub

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Monday.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Solar Senior Capital from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, November 9th.

SUNS traded up $0.06 during trading on Monday, hitting $16.06. 100 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 47,760. The stock has a market capitalization of $254.08 million, a P/E ratio of 11.38 and a beta of 0.51. The company has a quick ratio of 0.11, a …

Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC Sold 1,081 Shares of Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC)

Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC trimmed its position in Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) by 12.5% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 7,575 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 1,081 shares during the period. Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC’s holdings in Norfolk Southern were worth $1,133,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Verition Fund Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Norfolk Southern by 362.9% in the 2nd quarter. …

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (OLLI) Boosted by BidaskClub to Purchase

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ:OLLI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Monday.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on OLLI. KeyCorp upped their target price on shares of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet from $100.00 to $108.00 and gave the company a positive rating in a research report on Monday, October 1st. Royal Bank of Canada cut shares of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet from an outperform rating to a sector perform rating and set a $95.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Monday, November 5th. They noted …

Magellan Health (MGLN) Raised to Purchase at BidaskClub

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Magellan Health (NASDAQ:MGLN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Monday morning.

MGLN has been the topic of a number of other research reports. ValuEngine upgraded Magellan Health from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, November 28th. TheStreet downgraded Magellan Health from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a report on Friday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Magellan Health from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Saturday, October 13th. Leerink Swann downgraded Magellan Health …

David Kidd Purchased 5,000 Shares of Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC (BGFD) Shares

Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC (LON:BGFD) insider David Kidd bought 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 14th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 757 ($9.89) per share, with a total value of £37,850 ($49,457.73).

Shares of BGFD traded down GBX 2 ($0.03) on Friday, reaching GBX 718 ($9.38). The stock had a trading volume of 258,279 shares, compared to its average volume of 195,209. Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC has a twelve month low of GBX 560 ($7.32) and a twelve month high of GBX 886 ($11.58).

Baillie Gifford Japan …

Escalade, Inc. (ESCA) Stake Cut by Kessler Investment Group LLC

Kessler Investment Group LLC cut its position in Escalade, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESCA) by 45.6% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 3,247 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,726 shares during the period. Kessler Investment Group LLC’s holdings in Escalade were worth $37,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. North Star Investment Management Corp. raised its holdings in shares of Escalade by 6.0% during the fourth quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. now owns 478,868 shares of the …

Robin Butler Sold 90,533 Shares of Urban&Civic PLC (LON:UANC) Shares

Urban&Civic PLC (LON:UANC) insider Robin Butler sold 90,533 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 265 ($3.46), for a total value of £239,912.45 ($313,488.11).

Robin Butler also recently made the following trade(s):

On Tuesday, December 18th, Robin Butler purchased 29,362 shares of Urban&Civic stock. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 269 ($3.51) per share, for a total transaction of £78,983.78 ($103,206.30).

Shares of UANC traded up GBX 1 ($0.01) during trading hours on Friday, hitting GBX 279 ($3.65). The …

iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) Shares Obtained by Kessler Investment Group LLC

Kessler Investment Group LLC increased its stake in shares of iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 214.5% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 33,402 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 22,781 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P 500 ETF comprises about 10.9% of Kessler Investment Group LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its largest holding. Kessler Investment Group LLC’s holdings in iShares Core S&P 500 ETF were worth $8,404,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other large investors …

Insider Trading:: Victrex plc (LON:VCT) Insider Sold 1,807 Shares of Shares

Victrex plc (LON:VCT) insider Timothy (Tim) J. Cooper sold 1,807 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 2,228 ($29.11), for a total value of £40,259.96 ($52,606.77).

Shares of VCT traded down GBX 16 ($0.21) during trading hours on Friday, hitting GBX 2,382 ($31.13). The stock had a trading volume of 219,258 shares, compared to its average volume of 274,177. Victrex plc has a 12-month low of GBX 1,826 ($23.86) and a 12-month high of GBX 2,772 ($36.22).

The business also recently declared a dividend, …

Breedon Group PLC (LON:BREE) Insider Purchased £56,000 in Shares

Breedon Group PLC (LON:BREE) insider Amit Bhatia bought 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 13th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 56 ($0.73) per share, with a total value of £56,000 ($73,173.92).

Shares of LON BREE traded up GBX 0.70 ($0.01) during midday trading on Friday, reaching GBX 63.50 ($0.83). 239,508 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,180,000. Breedon Group PLC has a 52-week low of GBX 74 ($0.97) and a 52-week high of GBX 92.50 ($1.21).

A number of equities research analysts …

Choice Hotels International Inc (CHH) Shares Obtained by Fenimore Asset Management Inc.

Fenimore Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Choice Hotels International Inc (NYSE:CHH) by 1.0% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 181,435 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,780 shares during the period. Fenimore Asset Management Inc. owned about 0.32% of Choice Hotels International worth $12,987,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. McAdam LLC boosted its position in Choice Hotels International by 1,302.5% in the third quarter. McAdam …

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC Trims Stake in Mastercard Inc (MA)

Abner Herrman & Brock LLC decreased its stake in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) by 0.8% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 138,016 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 1,051 shares during the period. Mastercard accounts for 4.8% of Abner Herrman & Brock LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 3rd largest position. Abner Herrman & Brock LLC’s holdings in Mastercard were worth $26,037,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors …