W. R. Grace & Co (GRA) Lowered to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Wednesday morning.

According to Zacks, “W. R. Grace & Co. produces specialty chemicals. They primarily operate through the following two business segments: Davison Chemicals and Performance Chemicals. Davison Chemicals manufactures catalysts (fluid cracking, hydroprocessing and polyolein) and silica and zeolite absorbents. Performance Chemicals produces specialty construction and building materials, along with container and closure sealants. “

A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. BMO Capital Markets set a …

Assenagon Asset Management S.A. Bought New Holding in Raytheon (RTN)

Assenagon Asset Management S.A. purchased a new stake in Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 7,696 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,590,000.

Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Moody Lynn & Lieberson LLC raised its stake in Raytheon by 1.8% during the 3rd quarter. Moody Lynn & Lieberson LLC now owns 144,224 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $29,805,000 after acquiring an additional 2,543 shares in the last quarter. CWM LLC increased its …

Dongfeng Motor Group (DNFGY) and Its Peers Head-To-Head Research

Dongfeng Motor Group (OTCMKTS: DNFGY) is one of 46 publicly-traded companies in the “Motor vehicle parts & accessories” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Dongfeng Motor Group to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

Dongfeng Motor Group has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dongfeng Motor Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.49, meaning that their average share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. …

Morgan Stanley Trims Allstate (ALL) Target Price to $102.00

Allstate (NYSE:ALL) had its price target decreased by Morgan Stanley from $105.00 to $102.00 in a report issued on Wednesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Morgan Stanley currently has a hold rating on the insurance provider’s stock.

A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on ALL. Buckingham Research upgraded Allstate from an underperform rating to a neutral rating and set a $88.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 18th. Citigroup cut their price target on Allstate from $108.00 to $107.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research note on …

Winnebago Industries (WGO) Reaches New 12-Month Low at $25.12

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO) shares reached a new 52-week low on Thursday . The company traded as low as $25.12 and last traded at $25.61, with a volume of 14340 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $26.07.

WGO has been the subject of a number of research reports. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Winnebago Industries from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, September 21st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Winnebago Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. Robert W. …

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Stake Inc. Has $76.84 Million Holding in Rockwell Automation (ROK)

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. grew its stake in Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) by 1.1% during the third quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 409,754 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 4,532 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc.’s holdings in Rockwell Automation were worth $76,837,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. SG Americas Securities LLC lifted its stake in shares of Rockwell Automation by 278.5% in the 3rd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 20,899 shares of …

Guidewire Software Inc (GWRE) Shares Obtained by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Stake Inc.

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. raised its stake in Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE:GWRE) by 7.2% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 798,857 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 53,744 shares during the quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned approximately 0.99% of Guidewire Software worth $80,693,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC purchased …

Smith Salley & Associates Uplifts Holding in EOG Resources Inc (EOG)

Smith Salley & Associates raised its holdings in EOG Resources Inc (NYSE:EOG) by 4.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 48,396 shares of the energy exploration company’s stock after buying an additional 1,848 shares during the period. Smith Salley & Associates’ holdings in EOG Resources were worth $6,175,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC lifted its holdings in shares of EOG Resources by 22.4% in the third quarter. Commonwealth Equity …

Bank of America Commence Coverage on NV5 Global (NVEE)

Bank of America began coverage on shares of NV5 Global (NASDAQ:NVEE) in a research report released on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The firm issued a hold rating and a $95.00 target price on the business services provider’s stock.

Other analysts also recently issued reports about the company. ValuEngine upgraded NV5 Global from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Wednesday, August 8th. Roth Capital lifted their price objective on NV5 Global from $70.00 to $90.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Friday, August 3rd. BidaskClub lowered NV5 Global from a strong-buy …

Schlumberger Limited. (SLB) Holding Boosted by Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.

Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) by 2.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 322,243 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,606 shares during the period. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Schlumberger were worth $19,631,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB boosted its stake in Schlumberger by 4.0% during the second quarter. …

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) Shares Reduced by Cadence Bank NA

Cadence Bank NA lessened its holdings in Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) by 8.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 6,033 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 559 shares during the period. Cadence Bank NA’s holdings in Texas Instruments were worth $647,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Dupont Capital Management Corp raised its position in shares of Texas Instruments by 6.7% in the third quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp now owns 168,465 …

Loudon Investment Management LLC Has $2.66 Million Holding in Starbucks Co. (SBUX)

Loudon Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Starbucks Co. (NASDAQ:SBUX) by 15.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 46,814 shares of the coffee company’s stock after buying an additional 6,365 shares during the quarter. Starbucks accounts for approximately 2.1% of Loudon Investment Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 14th largest holding. Loudon Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Starbucks were worth $2,661,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in …

Zacks Investment Research Set “Strong-Purchase” Rating for Herbalife Nutrition (HLF)

Zacks Investment Research reissued their strong-buy rating on shares of Herbalife Nutrition (NYSE:HLF) in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a $63.00 price target on the stock.

According to Zacks, “Herbalife has surpassed the industry in the past year, which can be attributable to the company’s solid past record that was retained in third-quarter 2018. Notably, both top and bottom lines improved year over year, and topped the Zacks Consensus Estimate, for the fourth consecutive time. Results were driven by solid volumes in most regions. Incidentally, the quarter marked the second highest volume points achieved by the …

Hudock Capital Group LLC Lifted Stake in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)

Hudock Capital Group LLC raised its holdings in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) by 8.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 42,637 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,372 shares during the period. Merck & Co., Inc. makes up approximately 1.2% of Hudock Capital Group LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 21st largest position. Hudock Capital Group LLC’s holdings in Merck & Co., Inc. were worth $3,024,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also modified …

Morgan Stanley Uplifts Metlife (MET) Target Price to $54.00

Metlife (NYSE:MET) had its price target raised by Morgan Stanley from $52.00 to $54.00 in a report issued on Tuesday. They currently have an equal weight rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

MET has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Metlife from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. UBS Group boosted their price objective on shares of Metlife from $48.00 to $49.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research report on Monday, October 8th. Wells Fargo & Co set a …

Barrington Research Set “$80.00” Target Price for CDK Global (CDK)

Barrington Research set a $80.00 price target on CDK Global (NASDAQ:CDK) in a research report report published on Tuesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the software maker’s stock.

“We believe that CDK’s stock price decline of over 12% after reporting Q1/19 results is unwarranted and has created a significant buying opportunity in the shares. We have an OUTPERFORM investment rating on the shares.”,” the firm’s analyst commented.

CDK has been the subject of a number of other reports. Morgan Stanley cut their price objective on shares of CDK Global from $75.00 to $68.00 and set an equal …

Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) Shares Reduced by St. Louis Trust Co

St. Louis Trust Co lessened its holdings in Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) by 58.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,804 shares of the company’s stock after selling 5,400 shares during the period. St. Louis Trust Co’s holdings in Procter & Gamble were worth $297,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of PG. Partnervest Advisory Services LLC raised its holdings in shares of Procter & Gamble by 11.9% in the 2nd quarter. Partnervest …

Icon Advisers Inc. Co. Purchase Holding in Allergan plc (AGN)

Icon Advisers Inc. Co. purchased a new stake in Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 4,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $800,000.

A number of other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of AGN. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Allergan by 20.3% in the 3rd quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 86,538 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,484,000 after purchasing an additional …

Chemical Bank Has $877,000 Holding in DTE Energy Co (NYSE:DTE)

Chemical Bank lessened its holdings in DTE Energy Co (NYSE:DTE) by 22.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 8,035 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 2,330 shares during the period. Chemical Bank’s holdings in DTE Energy were worth $877,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ raised its stake in DTE Energy by 66.4% during the 3rd quarter. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ now owns 34,145 shares of …

Global Water Resources (GWRS) Boosted at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Global Water Resources (NASDAQ:GWRS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The firm currently has $12.00 price target on the utilities provider’s stock.

According to Zacks, “Global Water Resources, Inc. is a water resource management company. It owns and operates regulated water, wastewater and recycled water utilities. Global Water Resources, Inc. is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. “

Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the company. TheStreet raised Global Water Resources from a c- rating to a b- rating in a research …

Elanco Animal Health (ELAN) Target Price Grow to $37.00 by Analysts at BMO Capital Markets

Elanco Animal Health (NASDAQ:ELAN) had its target price boosted by BMO Capital Markets from $33.00 to $37.00 in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning. The brokerage currently has a market perform rating on the stock.

A number of other analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Cowen initiated coverage on shares of Elanco Animal Health in a research report on Monday, October 15th. They issued an outperform rating on the stock. Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on shares of Elanco Animal Health in a research report on Monday, October 15th. They issued an equal weight rating and …

Datum (DAT) 24 Hour Traded Volume Attains $122,766.00

Datum (CURRENCY:DAT) traded down 5.4% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 11:00 AM ET on November 17th. Datum has a total market capitalization of $1.95 million and approximately $122,766.00 worth of Datum was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Datum token can now be purchased for about $0.0020 or 0.00000036 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Huobi, Kucoin, COSS and OKEx. In the last seven days, Datum has traded 36% lower against the dollar.

Here is how related cryptocurrencies have performed in the last 24 hours:

XRP (XRP) traded up 2.2% against the dollar …

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) Research Coverage Started at Citigroup

Citigroup assumed coverage on shares of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE:MUFG) in a research note released on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The firm issued a buy rating on the stock.

Separately, Daiwa Capital Markets upgraded Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group from a neutral rating to an outperform rating in a research note on Monday, September 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $7.50.

NYSE:MUFG traded …

Gulfport Energy (GPOR) Gains Hold Rating from Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning. Zacks Investment Research currently has a $9.75 target price on the oil and gas producer’s stock.

According to Zacks, “Gulfport Energy's core operations are focused in in the Utica Shale of Ohio and the SCOOP play in Oklahoma, providing this E&P with a rich drilling inventory. The company’s continually improving execution and well performance has led to a remarkable production growth while the acquisition of ‘oily’ SCOOP assets in 2017 has enabled Gulfport to produce more liquids …

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (APD) Shares Obtained by Toronto Dominion Bank

Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its position in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) by 1.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 144,324 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,623 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank owned about 0.07% of Air Products & Chemicals worth $24,103,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Bank of America Corp DE increased its position …

Toronto Dominion Bank Has $24.62 Million Holding in Sherwin-Williams Co (SHW)

Toronto Dominion Bank lifted its holdings in shares of Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) by 0.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 54,087 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after buying an additional 481 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank owned approximately 0.06% of Sherwin-Williams worth $24,615,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of SHW. LFA Lugano Financial Advisors SA acquired a new stake in Sherwin-Williams in the …

Dorman Products (NASDAQ:DORM) Issues FY 2018 Revenue Guidance

Dorman Products (NASDAQ:DORM) issued an update on its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided EPS guidance of $4.15-4.27 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $4.20. The company issued revenue guidance of $939.35-957.414 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $949.13 million.

Shares of Dorman Products stock traded up $3.68 on Friday, reaching $90.26. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 364,801 shares, compared to its average volume of 158,503. The firm has a market cap of $2.79 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.78, a PEG ratio of 1.55 …

$149.59 Million in Sales A nticipated for Canada Goose Stake Inc (GOOS) This Quarter

Wall Street analysts predict that Canada Goose Holdings Inc (NYSE:GOOS) will post $149.59 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have made estimates for Canada Goose’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $149.49 million to $149.75 million. Canada Goose posted sales of $137.49 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 8.8%. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 8th.

On average, analysts expect that Canada Goose will report full-year sales of $567.02 million for the current year, with …

Model N Inc (MODN) A nticipated to Announce Revenue of -$0.02 Per Share

Brokerages expect that Model N Inc (NYSE:MODN) will announce earnings of ($0.02) per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for Model N’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is ($0.01) and the lowest is ($0.02). Model N reported earnings per share of ($0.06) in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 66.7%. The firm is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, November 6th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Model N will report full-year earnings of ($0.03) per share …

Nicholas Politis Bought 2,624 Shares of AP Eagers Ltd (APE) Shares

AP Eagers Ltd (ASX:APE) insider Nicholas Politis bought 2,624 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 7th. The stock was bought at an average price of A$7.03 ($4.99) per share, for a total transaction of A$18,454.59 ($13,088.36).

Nicholas Politis also recently made the following trade(s):

On Wednesday, November 14th, Nicholas Politis bought 5,000 shares of AP Eagers stock. The stock was bought at an average price of A$7.01 ($4.97) per share, for a total transaction of A$35,025.00 ($24,840.43).

On Monday, October 22nd, Nicholas Politis bought 9,801 shares of AP Eagers stock. The stock was bought at …

DXC Technology Co (DXC) A nticipated to Post Revenue of $1.96 Per Share

Equities research analysts expect DXC Technology Co (NYSE:DXC) to report earnings per share of $1.96 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Six analysts have made estimates for DXC Technology’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $2.02 and the lowest is $1.87. DXC Technology reported earnings of $1.93 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 1.6%. The business is scheduled to issue its next earnings report after the market closes on Tuesday, November 6th.

On average, analysts expect that DXC Technology will report full-year earnings of $8.15 …

Geodrill Ltd (GEO) Insider Sustainable Capital Ltd Purchase 10,800 Shares

Geodrill Ltd (TSE:GEO) insider Sustainable Capital Ltd bought 10,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 14th. The stock was purchased at an average price of C$1.47 per share, for a total transaction of C$15,876.00.

Sustainable Capital Ltd also recently made the following trade(s):

On Monday, November 12th, Sustainable Capital Ltd bought 47,200 shares of Geodrill stock. The stock was purchased at an average price of C$1.52 per share, for a total transaction of C$71,744.00.

GEO stock remained flat at $C$1.48 during midday trading on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 12.28, …

The GEO Group (GEO) Raised to “Purchase” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of The GEO Group (NYSE:GEO) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Tuesday. They currently have $25.00 price target on the real estate investment trust’s stock.

According to Zacks, “The GEO Group, Inc. is an equity real estate investment trust. It specializes in the design, development, financing and operation of correctional, detention and community reentry facilities. It has operations in the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. The GEO Group, Inc. is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. “

Separately, ValuEngine upgraded shares of The GEO …

Analysts Anticipate Canada Goose Stake Inc (GOOS) to Announce $0.19 EPS

Analysts expect Canada Goose Holdings Inc (NYSE:GOOS) to post earnings per share of $0.19 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have provided estimates for Canada Goose’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.25 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.15. Canada Goose posted earnings of $0.23 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 17.4%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, November 8th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Canada Goose will report full-year earnings …

Wetherby Asset Management Inc. Bought Shares of 2,096 Total System Services, Inc. (TSS)

Wetherby Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 2,096 shares of the credit services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $207,000.

Other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Fort L.P. bought a new position in shares of Total System Services in the second quarter valued at $119,000. Willingdon Wealth Management bought a new position in shares of Total System Services in the third quarter valued at $150,000. CENTRAL TRUST …

Critical Contrast: Cambrian Minerals Group (SMPR) & Summit Materials (SUM)

Cambrian Minerals Group (OTCMKTS:SMPR) and Summit Materials (NYSE:SUM) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Cambrian Minerals Group and Summit Materials, as provided by MarketBeat.

Summit Materials has a consensus target price of $26.00, suggesting a potential upside of 83.10%. Given Summit Materials’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Summit Materials is more favorable than Cambrian Minerals Group.

Earnings & …

General Motors (GM) Stake Cut by Hartford Investment Management Co.

Hartford Investment Management Co. trimmed its position in General Motors (NYSE:GM) (TSE:GMM.U) by 12.4% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 161,741 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after selling 22,847 shares during the period. Hartford Investment Management Co.’s holdings in General Motors were worth $5,446,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of GM. Qube Research & Technologies Ltd bought a new position in shares of General Motors during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $115,000. MUFG …

45,500 Shares in Infosys Ltd (INFY) Purchased by Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware

Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware acquired a new stake in shares of Infosys Ltd (NYSE:INFY) during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 45,500 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $463,000.

Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in INFY. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. grew its position in Infosys by 269.3% during the second quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 5,540 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $108,000 after buying an additional 4,040 shares in the last quarter. …

PEN (PENC) against Northern Technologies International (NTIC) Head-To-Head Research

PEN (OTCMKTS:PENC) and Northern Technologies International (NASDAQ:NTIC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

PEN has a beta of -1.61, suggesting that its share price is 261% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Northern Technologies International has a beta of 1.27, suggesting that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares PEN and Northern Technologies International’s net margins, return on equity …

National Asset Management Inc. Sold 372 Shares of Stryker Co. (SYK)

National Asset Management Inc. lowered its stake in Stryker Co. (NYSE:SYK) by 3.6% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 9,991 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after selling 372 shares during the quarter. National Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Stryker were worth $1,776,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Atlantic Trust LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Stryker in the second quarter valued at about $105,000. Centaurus …

Norinchukin Bank The Lifted Stake in Equinix Inc (EQIX)

Norinchukin Bank The grew its holdings in Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) by 13.6% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 10,226 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,224 shares during the quarter. Norinchukin Bank The’s holdings in Equinix were worth $4,427,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Bridgeworth LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Equinix during the 2nd …

Head-To-Head Review: BOSTON OMAHA (BOMN) and Invitation Homes (INVH)

BOSTON OMAHA (NASDAQ:BOMN) and Invitation Homes (NYSE:INVH) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares BOSTON OMAHA and Invitation Homes’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

BOSTON OMAHA has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Invitation Homes.

Dividends

Invitation Homes pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. BOSTON OMAHA does not pay a dividend. Invitation Homes pays out 169.2% of its …

Analysing Endava (DAVA) and Its Peers

Endava (NYSE: DAVA) is one of 38 publicly-traded companies in the “Custom computer programming services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Endava to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Endava and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Endava’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Endava. Endava is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability…

Wetherby Asset Management Inc. Purchased $200,000 in HCP, Inc. (HCP)

Wetherby Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 7,617 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $200,000.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of HCP. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of HCP by 8,304.8% during the third quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 8,977,168 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $236,279,000 after purchasing an additional 8,870,358 …

Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. Has $16.27 Million Holding in Honeywell International Inc. (HON)

Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. boosted its position in Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) by 56.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 97,740 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 35,123 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in Honeywell International were worth $16,265,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Weatherly Asset Management L. P. raised its stake in Honeywell …

Morningstar Investment Services LLC Purchase 35,985 Shares of Invesco Senior Loan ETF (BKLN)

Morningstar Investment Services LLC grew its position in shares of Invesco Senior Loan ETF (NYSEARCA:BKLN) by 2.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,379,265 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 35,985 shares during the quarter. Morningstar Investment Services LLC owned approximately 0.47% of Invesco Senior Loan ETF worth $31,958,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in BKLN. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Invesco …

Analysing Liberty Tax (TAXA) & The Competition

Liberty Tax (OTCMKTS: TAXA) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Patent owners & lessors” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Liberty Tax to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and risk.

Dividends

Liberty Tax pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. As a group, “Patent owners & lessors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 29.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

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Analysing Genesis Energy (GEL) & Longwei Petroleum Investment (LPIH)

Genesis Energy (NYSE:GEL) and Longwei Petroleum Investment (OTCMKTS:LPIH) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.6% of Genesis Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Genesis Energy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 66.1% of Longwei Petroleum Investment shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long …

Philip J. Vitale Purchase 30,000 Shares of IsoRay, Inc. (ISR) Shares

IsoRay, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:ISR) Director Philip J. Vitale acquired 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 13th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $0.43 per share, with a total value of $12,900.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 110,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $47,300. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of IsoRay stock remained flat at $$0.39 on Friday. The stock had a trading volume of 114,007 shares, compared to its average volume …

B. Riley Financial Inc (RILY) Major Shareholder Bought $13,627.52 in Shares

B. Riley Financial Inc (NASDAQ:RILY) major shareholder B. Riley Financial, Inc. bought 1,592 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 12th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $8.56 per share, with a total value of $13,627.52. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

B. Riley Financial, Inc. also recently made the following trade(s):

On Wednesday, …