Dropbox (DBX) Now Covered by William Blair

Equities researchers at William Blair started coverage on shares of Dropbox (NASDAQ:DBX) in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The firm set an “outperform” rating on the stock.

Several other research firms have also weighed in on DBX. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Dropbox from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 21st. Canaccord Genuity dropped their price objective on shares of Dropbox from $38.00 to $35.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 9th. Nomura upgraded shares of Dropbox …

Travelers Companies (TRV) Lowered to Sector Perform at Royal Bank of Canada

Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) was downgraded by investment analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, The Fly reports.

A number of other equities research analysts have also commented on the company. Credit Suisse Group set a $141.00 price target on Travelers Companies and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 14th. Wells Fargo & Co lowered their price target on Travelers Companies from $142.00 to $136.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in …

Banc of California Inc (BANC) Director Mary A. Curran Bought 2,000 Shares of Shares

Banc of California Inc (NYSE:BANC) Director Mary A. Curran bought 2,000 shares of Banc of California stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 6th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $15.61 per share, for a total transaction of $31,220.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 11,736 shares in the company, valued at approximately $183,198.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

BANC stock opened at $15.22 on Tuesday. Banc of California Inc has a 1 year low of $14.11 and a …

goeasy Ltd (GSY) Director David Harry Appel Purchased 1,000 Shares

goeasy Ltd (TSE:GSY) Director David Harry Appel acquired 1,000 shares of goeasy stock in a transaction on Monday, December 10th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of C$36.69 per share, for a total transaction of C$36,690.00.

David Harry Appel also recently made the following trade(s):

On Thursday, December 6th, David Harry Appel acquired 1,500 shares of goeasy stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of C$37.75 per share, for a total transaction of C$56,625.00.

On Tuesday, November 20th, David Harry Appel acquired 850 shares of goeasy stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of …

Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (US) (ITRN) Received Consensus Recommendation of “Strong Purchase” from Analysts

Shares of Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (US) (NASDAQ:ITRN) have been given a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Brokerages have set a 12 month consensus target price of $41.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.70 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (US) an industry rank of 151 out of 257 based on the …

Glanbia (GLAPY) & AGEAS/S (AGESY) Financial Research

Glanbia (OTCMKTS:GLAPY) and AGEAS/S (OTCMKTS:AGESY) are both mid-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Glanbia and AGEAS/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Glanbia and AGEAS/S, as provided by MarketBeat.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.3% of AGEAS/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe …

National Bank Financial Trims Whitecap Resources (WCP) Target Price to C$8.50

Whitecap Resources (TSE:WCP) had its price objective trimmed by National Bank Financial from C$16.00 to C$8.50 in a research report released on Monday morning. The firm currently has an outperform rating on the stock.

A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on WCP. Raymond James decreased their price objective on shares of Whitecap Resources from C$14.00 to C$13.25 in a research report on Friday, October 5th. Cormark reduced their price target on shares of Whitecap Resources from C$13.75 to C$13.50 in a research report on Tuesday, October 9th. Canaccord Genuity reduced their price target on shares of …

Alliance MMA (AMMA) against Cedar Fair (FUN) Head to Head Review

Alliance MMA (NASDAQ:AMMA) and Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Dividends

Cedar Fair pays an annual dividend of $3.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.1%. Alliance MMA does not pay a dividend. Cedar Fair pays out 91.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Cedar Fair has raised its dividend …

Microsoft (MSFT) Target Price Issued at $130.00 by Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley set a $130.00 price objective on Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) in a report released on Monday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the software giant’s stock.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Credit Suisse Group restated a buy rating and issued a $125.00 target price on shares of Microsoft in a research report on Monday, September 10th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $124.00 target price on Microsoft and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 26th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Microsoft from a buy rating …

FY2019 Revenue Estimate for Goodrich Petroleum Corp Issued By Seaport Global Securities (GDP)

Goodrich Petroleum Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:GDP) – Analysts at Seaport Global Securities upped their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for Goodrich Petroleum in a report released on Monday, December 10th. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now anticipates that the company will post earnings of $3.15 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $3.10. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Goodrich Petroleum’s Q4 2019 earnings at $0.92 EPS.

Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Ifs Securities began coverage on shares of Goodrich Petroleum in a research report on Monday, October 29th. They issued …

Brown Advisory Inc. Sold 6,021 Shares of Barclays PLC (BCS)

Brown Advisory Inc. lowered its position in shares of Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) by 4.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 136,686 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 6,021 shares during the period. Brown Advisory Inc.’s holdings in Barclays were worth $1,224,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Park National Corp OH purchased a new stake in Barclays during the 3rd quarter valued at …

Brown Advisory Inc. Lifted Stake in Republic Services, Inc. (RSG)

Brown Advisory Inc. raised its position in Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) by 18.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 14,549 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,236 shares during the quarter. Brown Advisory Inc.’s holdings in Republic Services were worth $1,058,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in RSG. Aviva PLC grew its position in shares …

Seaport Global Securities Commence Coverage on Graphic Packaging (GPK)

Equities researchers at Seaport Global Securities initiated coverage on shares of Graphic Packaging (NYSE:GPK) in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The firm set a “neutral” rating on the industrial products company’s stock.

Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Deutsche Bank set a $15.00 price objective on Graphic Packaging and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. Vertical Research set a $18.00 price objective on Graphic Packaging and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Zacks Investment …

Pernix Therapeutics (Target PriceX) Reaches New 1-Year Low at $0.31

Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PTX) shares reached a new 52-week low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $0.31 and last traded at $0.33, with a volume of 71050 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.38.

Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of Pernix Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 20th.

Pernix Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PTX) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 8th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($0.89) EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $37.16 million for the quarter.

An institutional investor recently raised …

Capital International Inc. CA Has $952,000 Holding in Medtronic PLC (MDT)

Capital International Inc. CA boosted its position in Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT) by 53.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,682 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after buying an additional 3,382 shares during the quarter. Capital International Inc. CA’s holdings in Medtronic were worth $952,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of MDT. Fort L.P. acquired a new position in Medtronic in the 2nd quarter valued at $121,000. Polaris …

Ocean Bio-Chem (OBCI) Issueds New 1-Year Low at $3.13

Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. (NASDAQ:OBCI) shares reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $3.13 and last traded at $3.34, with a volume of 100 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $3.38.

The company has a market cap of $31.56 million, a P/E ratio of 9.66 and a beta of 0.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 2.10 and a current ratio of 3.54.

Ocean Bio-Chem (NASDAQ:OBCI) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 14th. The company reported $0.14 EPS for the …

HC Wainwright Set $38.00 Target Price for Stemline Therapeutics (STML)

HC Wainwright set a $38.00 price target on Stemline Therapeutics (NASDAQ:STML) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

“Our 12-month price target is derived from a discounted cash flow-based asset value of $1.2B for 15% discount rate and 2% terminal growth rate. Probabilities of success ascribed to SL-401 and SL-701 are 90% and 45%, respectively. Investment risks include: (1) failure of drug candidates in clinical trials; (2) failure of drug candidates to secure regulatory approval; (3) failure of drug candidates to achieve commercial success due to market size, penetration …

H & R Block (HRB) Target Price Boosted to $27.00 at Morgan Stanley

H & R Block (NYSE:HRB) had its price objective lifted by Morgan Stanley from $26.00 to $27.00 in a report published on Friday morning, MarketBeat.com reports. Morgan Stanley currently has a hold rating on the stock.

HRB has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of H & R Block in a research note on Tuesday, November 13th. ValuEngine raised H & R Block from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 17th. Finally, Barrington Research reaffirmed a buy rating and …

12,050 Shares in CBS Co. (CBS) Obtained by Capital International Inc. CA

Capital International Inc. CA purchased a new stake in CBS Co. (NYSE:CBS) in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 12,050 shares of the media conglomerate’s stock, valued at approximately $692,000.

Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. LPL Financial LLC lifted its position in CBS by 4.2% in the 3rd quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 46,993 shares of the media conglomerate’s stock worth $2,700,000 after buying an additional 1,880 shares in the last quarter. Jefferies Group …

Capital Bank & Trust Co Has $14.42 Million Stake in Integra Lifesciences Stake Corp (IART)

Capital Bank & Trust Co trimmed its position in shares of Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:IART) by 1.3% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 218,883 shares of the life sciences company’s stock after selling 2,952 shares during the period. Capital Bank & Trust Co owned approximately 0.26% of Integra Lifesciences worth $14,418,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in IART. Capital International Inc. CA increased its stake in shares of …

Capital International Inc. CA Has $397,000 Stake in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL)

Capital International Inc. CA cut its holdings in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) by 64.7% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 3,052 shares of the company’s stock after selling 5,598 shares during the period. Capital International Inc. CA’s holdings in Royal Caribbean Cruises were worth $397,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the business. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter. …

Childrens Place (PLCE) Received “Purchase” Rating from Monness Crespi & Hardt

Monness Crespi & Hardt reiterated their buy rating on shares of Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE) in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Monness Crespi & Hardt currently has a $150.00 price objective on the stock, down from their prior price objective of $165.00.

Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on the company. ValuEngine downgraded Childrens Place from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, September 6th. Bank of America upgraded Childrens Place from an underperform rating to a neutral rating in a report on Tuesday, October 2nd. They …

Spirit Airlines (SAVE) Rating Lowered to Hold at Wolfe Research

Wolfe Research lowered shares of Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) from an outperform rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Friday morning, The Fly reports.

A number of other research firms have also recently issued reports on SAVE. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on shares of Spirit Airlines in a research report on Monday, November 19th. They issued a neutral rating and a $59.00 price objective on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Spirit Airlines from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Friday, August 31st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Spirit …

SPDR S&P Global Natural Resources ETF (GNR) Shares Reduced by Fmr LLC

Fmr LLC lessened its position in SPDR S&P Global Natural Resources ETF (NYSEARCA:GNR) by 6.3% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,417,653 shares of the company’s stock after selling 161,268 shares during the quarter. Fmr LLC owned approximately 7.89% of SPDR S&P Global Natural Resources ETF worth $122,236,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in GNR. United Bank raised its stake in …

Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. Has $188,000 Stake in Medallion Financial Corp (MFIN)

Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Medallion Financial Corp (NASDAQ:MFIN) by 75.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 28,300 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 86,711 shares during the quarter. Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. owned about 0.12% of Medallion Financial worth $188,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the business. EAM Investors LLC bought a new stake in Medallion Financial during the …

Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. Purchased Shares of 15,200 Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc (SNNA)

Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SNNA) in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 15,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $225,000. Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. owned approximately 0.07% of Sienna Biopharmaceuticals as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in SNNA. Royal Bank of Canada raised its position in shares of Sienna Biopharmaceuticals by 12,865.9% in the 1st quarter. Royal Bank of Canada …

Spartan Motors Inc (SPAR) Director Thomas R. Clevinger Purchase 14,000 Shares of Shares

Spartan Motors Inc (NASDAQ:SPAR) Director Thomas R. Clevinger purchased 14,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 6th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $7.47 per share, for a total transaction of $104,580.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 61,033 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $455,916.51. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

SPAR stock opened at $7.45 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $251.85 million, a P/E ratio of 17.33 and a beta …

US Concrete Inc (USCR) Director Robert Martin Rayner Bought 3,600 Shares of Shares

US Concrete Inc (NASDAQ:USCR) Director Robert Martin Rayner purchased 3,600 shares of US Concrete stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 6th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $38.01 per share, with a total value of $136,836.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 58,328 shares in the company, valued at $2,217,047.28. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Robert Martin Rayner also recently made the following trade(s):

On Wednesday, November 28th, Robert Martin Rayner acquired 5,000 shares of US Concrete stock. The shares were bought at …

Marinus Pharmaceuticals Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (MRNS)

Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MRNS) saw unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock traders acquired 3,407 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,595% compared to the average daily volume of 201 put options.

MRNS stock opened at $5.24 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $209.51 million, a PE ratio of -6.55 and a beta of 3.19. Marinus Pharmaceuticals has a twelve month low of $3.31 and a twelve month high of $10.54.

Marinus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MRNS) last released its earnings results on Monday, October 29th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.27) earnings per share for …

Analysts Issued Awaitations for Texas Instruments Incorporated’s Q1 2019 Revenue (TXN)

Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) – KeyCorp lowered their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for Texas Instruments in a research report issued on Sunday, December 9th. KeyCorp analyst J. Vinh now forecasts that the semiconductor company will post earnings of $1.19 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $1.29. KeyCorp has a “Sector Weight” rating on the stock. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Texas Instruments’ Q2 2019 earnings at $1.31 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.49 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.43 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $5.42 EPS.

A number of other equities research analysts …

Lithia Motors (LAD) Cut to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Monday.

According to Zacks, “The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Lithia Motors’ annual earnings has been moving up. The company is poised to gain from the expansion of its business through acquisitions and store openings. Footprint expansion will aid the company to add new customers and expand revenue base. Also, adequate free cash flow enables Lithia Motors to opt for share repurchase programs and pay dividends. However, a continuous rise in SG&A expense primarily due to acquisition expenses …

Credit Suisse Group Analysts Set Microsoft (MSFT) a $125.00 Target Price

Credit Suisse Group set a $125.00 price objective on Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) in a research note released on Monday morning. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the software giant’s stock.

Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $123.00 price objective on shares of Microsoft in a research note on Monday, August 20th. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $120.00 price objective on shares of Microsoft in a research note on Monday, August 20th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $130.00 …

FIG Partners Reviews in on First Midwest Bancorp Inc’s Q4 2019 Revenue (FMBI)

First Midwest Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FMBI) – Research analysts at FIG Partners boosted their Q4 2019 earnings estimates for shares of First Midwest Bancorp in a report released on Monday, December 10th. FIG Partners analyst J. Rodis now anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.54 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.53.

First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMBI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 23rd. The financial services provider reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.46. First Midwest Bancorp had a net margin of …

BlackRock Inc. Purchased 2,157,610 Shares of Old National Bancorp (ONB)

BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ:ONB) by 10.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 21,974,559 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,157,610 shares during the quarter. BlackRock Inc. owned approximately 0.14% of Old National Bancorp worth $424,108,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. US Bancorp DE grew its stake in shares of Old …

Qorvo (QRVO) Received New Coverage from Analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares

Susquehanna Bancshares began coverage on shares of Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning, MarketBeat.com reports. The firm issued a neutral rating and a $70.00 price objective on the semiconductor company’s stock.

A number of other research firms have also weighed in on QRVO. KeyCorp reduced their target price on Qorvo from $95.00 to $80.00 and set an overweight rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 14th. DA Davidson reduced their target price on Qorvo to $72.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, …

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) Holding Reduced by Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd.

Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. lessened its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 64.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 9,850 shares of the company’s stock after selling 17,525 shares during the period. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd.’s holdings in Church & Dwight were worth $585,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Baldwin Brothers Inc. MA lifted its position in shares of …

The Rubicon Project Inc (RUBI) Shares Obtained by Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd.

Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of The Rubicon Project Inc (NYSE:RUBI) by 102.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 171,408 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 86,630 shares during the period. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. owned approximately 0.34% of The Rubicon Project worth $617,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. CAPROCK Group Inc. acquired a new position …

BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp Reduced Stake in Carnival Corp (CCL)

BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp trimmed its holdings in Carnival Corp (NYSE:CCL) by 30.3% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 89,512 shares of the company’s stock after selling 38,971 shares during the quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp’s holdings in Carnival were worth $5,708,000 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 CCL. Lido Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Carnival by 11.3% during the …

Contrasting Leading Brands (LBIX) & Cott (COT)

Leading Brands (NASDAQ:LBIX) and Cott (NYSE:COT) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Dividends

Cott pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Leading Brands does not pay a dividend. Cott pays out 342.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings …

Analyzing Synalloy (SYNL) & Webco Industries (WEBC)

Synalloy (NASDAQ:SYNL) and Webco Industries (OTCMKTS:WEBC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Synalloy and Webco Industries’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Webco Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Synalloy.

Profitability

This table compares Synalloy and Webco Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Synalloy and Webco Industries, …

Seaport Global Securities Analysts Decrease Revenue Estimates for Abraxas Petroleum Corp. (AXAS)

Abraxas Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ:AXAS) – Investment analysts at Seaport Global Securities decreased their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for Abraxas Petroleum in a research note issued to investors on Monday, December 10th. Seaport Global Securities analyst J. Aschenbeck now expects that the energy company will post earnings per share of $0.13 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.15. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Abraxas Petroleum’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.11 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.16 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.55 EPS.

Other analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Canaccord Genuity reiterated …

FY2018 EPS Estimates for W&T Offshore, Inc. Boosted by Seaport Global Securities (WTI)

W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:WTI) – Analysts at Seaport Global Securities boosted their FY2018 earnings estimates for W&T Offshore in a report issued on Monday, December 10th. Seaport Global Securities analyst J. Aschenbeck now expects that the oil and gas company will earn $0.93 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $0.91. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for W&T Offshore’s Q1 2019 earnings at $0.15 EPS.

W&T Offshore (NYSE:WTI) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 31st. The oil and gas company reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of …

Comerica Target of Unusually High Options Trading (CMA)

Comerica Incorporated (NYSE:CMA) was the target of unusually large options trading on Monday. Traders bought 7,549 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,821% compared to the average daily volume of 393 call options.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of CMA. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Comerica by 3.5% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 18,993,812 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,713,241,000 after buying an additional 634,716 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC increased its stake …

Regions Financial Sees Unusually High Options Volume (RF)

Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 32,996 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 757% compared to the average daily volume of 3,849 call options.

Shares of NYSE RF opened at $14.39 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $15.40 billion, a PE ratio of 14.39, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.83 and a beta of 1.29. The company has a quick ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80. Regions Financial has a 52 week low of $14.16 and a 52 …

FY2018 EPS Estimates for KAR Auction Services Inc Cut by Northcoast Research (KAR)

KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR) – Equities researchers at Northcoast Research decreased their FY2018 earnings estimates for KAR Auction Services in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, December 10th. Northcoast Research analyst J. Healy now forecasts that the specialty retailer will earn $2.92 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $2.94. Northcoast Research also issued estimates for KAR Auction Services’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.62 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $3.21 EPS.

KAR Auction Services (NYSE:KAR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.70 earnings …

Grand City Properties (GYC) Target Price Issued at €23.30 by Goldman Sachs Group

Grand City Properties (FRA:GYC) has been given a €23.30 ($27.09) price objective by equities research analysts at Goldman Sachs Group in a research note issued on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group’s price objective points to a potential upside of 19.55% from the stock’s current price.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Berenberg Bank set a €26.50 ($30.81) price target on Grand City Properties and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 28th. Deutsche Bank set a €24.50 ($28.49) price …

Seaport Global Securities Analysts Reduced Revenue Estimates for SRC Energy Inc (SRCI)

SRC Energy Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:SRCI) – Seaport Global Securities decreased their Q1 2019 EPS estimates for shares of SRC Energy in a research note issued to investors on Monday, December 10th. Seaport Global Securities analyst J. Aschenbeck now expects that the oil and natural gas company will post earnings per share of $0.18 for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.25. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for SRC Energy’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.16 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.17 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $0.19 EPS.

A number of other analysts also recently weighed in on …

KeyCorp Equities Analysts Decrease Revenue Estimates for Qorvo Inc (QRVO)

Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO) – Research analysts at KeyCorp cut their Q3 2019 earnings estimates for Qorvo in a note issued to investors on Sunday, December 9th. KeyCorp analyst J. Vinh now forecasts that the semiconductor company will post earnings of $1.54 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $1.56. KeyCorp currently has a “Overweight” rating and a $80.00 price objective on the stock.

Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 31st. The semiconductor company reported $1.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.62 by $0.13. The …

Abraxas Petroleum Corp. (AXAS) Stake Cut by Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd.

Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. lessened its position in Abraxas Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ:AXAS) by 41.2% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 305,054 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 214,185 shares during the period. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. owned 0.18% of Abraxas Petroleum worth $711,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew …

Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. Purchased New Holding in Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN)

Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. bought a new position in Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN) during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm bought 11,038 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $660,000.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in Nordstrom by 10.5% in the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,865,556 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $590,062,000 after acquiring an additional 933,720 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew …

Hostess Brands Inc (TWNK) Holding Boosted by Brown Advisory Inc.

Brown Advisory Inc. boosted its position in Hostess Brands Inc (NASDAQ:TWNK) by 13.4% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 101,725 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,017 shares during the period. Brown Advisory Inc. owned about 0.08% of Hostess Brands worth $1,126,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Sun Life Financial INC acquired a new stake in Hostess Brands in the 2nd quarter valued at about $110,000. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired …

Axis Capital Stake Limited (AXS) Holding Reduced by Dimensional Fund Advisors LP

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP trimmed its holdings in shares of Axis Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) by 0.6% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,770,659 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 11,277 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 2.12% of Axis Capital worth $102,182,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. Credit Suisse AG increased its position in shares of Axis Capital by 15.7% during the 3rd quarter. …

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Reduced Holding in Envision Healthcare Corp (EVHC)

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lowered its holdings in Envision Healthcare Corp (NYSE:EVHC) by 0.5% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,288,901 shares of the company’s stock after selling 11,099 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in Envision Healthcare were worth $104,671,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Exane Asset Management bought a new stake in Envision Healthcare during the 2nd quarter worth approximately …

Supervalu Inc. (SVU) Stake Raised by Dimensional Fund Advisors LP

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Supervalu Inc. (NYSE:SVU) by 2.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,212,271 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 70,979 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in Supervalu were worth $103,499,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of SVU. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new stake in shares of …

Wells Fargo & Co Trims At Home Group (HOME) Target Price to $30.00

At Home Group (NYSE:HOME) had its target price cut by Wells Fargo & Co from $42.00 to $30.00 in a report released on Friday. They currently have an outperform rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

Several other analysts have also weighed in on the company. Goldman Sachs Group raised At Home Group from a neutral rating to a buy rating and lowered their price objective for the company from $41.00 to $39.00 in a report on Monday, October 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered At Home Group from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a report on …

Assetmark Inc. Bought 4,664 Shares of AES Corp (AES)

Assetmark Inc. raised its position in AES Corp (NYSE:AES) by 8.1% in the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 61,984 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,664 shares during the quarter. Assetmark Inc.’s holdings in AES were worth $868,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. OppenheimerFunds Inc. boosted its stake in AES by 5.7% in the second quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 2,229,948 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $29,904,000 after acquiring an additional 120,330 …

Exterran Corp (EXTN) Major Shareholder Bought $2,536,490.60 in Shares

Exterran Corp (NYSE:EXTN) major shareholder Chai Trust Co Llc bought 119,140 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 10th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $21.29 per share, for a total transaction of $2,536,490.60. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Large shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Chai Trust Co Llc also recently made the following trade(s):

On Friday, November 30th, Chai Trust Co Llc bought 85,579 shares …

Aviva PLC Sold 2,320 Shares of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP)

Aviva PLC lessened its position in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) by 4.4% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 50,946 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 2,320 shares during the quarter. Aviva PLC’s holdings in Helmerich & Payne were worth $3,504,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co boosted its stake in shares of Helmerich & Payne by 12.7% during the …

Clinigen Group PLC (CLIN) Received Consensus Rating of “Purchase” from Brokerages

Clinigen Group PLC (LON:CLIN) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,258 ($16.44).

A number of research firms have issued reports on CLIN. Peel Hunt reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Clinigen Group in a research report on Thursday, December 6th. …

Deutsche Post AG (DPW) Received Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Deutsche Post AG (FRA:DPW) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-one ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and twelve have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is €36.33 ($42.25).

Several research analysts recently commented on DPW shares. Royal Bank of Canada set a €33.00 ($38.37) target price on shares of Deutsche Post and gave the stock a “neutral” rating …