California Public Employees Retirement System Has $2.19 Million Holding in Cosan Ltd (NYSE:CZZ)

California Public Employees Retirement System cut its holdings in shares of Cosan Ltd (NYSE:CZZ) by 22.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 287,551 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 84,973 shares during the quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System owned 0.12% of Cosan worth $2,194,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Several other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the business. Barclays PLC boosted its holdings in shares of Cosan by 71.0% during the 1st quarter. Barclays PLC now …

Bank of America Corp DE Has $4.51 Million Holding in Sanchez Energy Corp (NYSE:SN)

Bank of America Corp DE cut its holdings in shares of Sanchez Energy Corp (NYSE:SN) by 2.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 997,180 shares of the energy producer’s stock after selling 29,036 shares during the quarter. Bank of America Corp DE owned 1.14% of Sanchez Energy worth $4,507,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Several other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the business. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. increased its stake in shares of Sanchez Energy by 11.8% in the second …

Head to Head Analysis: Titan Pharmaceuticals (TTNP) against Its Rivals

Titan Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: TTNP) is one of 106 public companies in the “Biological products, except diagnostic” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Titan Pharmaceuticals to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Titan Pharmaceuticals has a beta of -0.13, suggesting that its share price is 113% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Titan Pharmaceuticals’ rivals have a beta of 1.64, suggesting that their average share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table …

Schneider National Inc (SNDR) Stake Cut by Bank of America Corp DE

Bank of America Corp DE cut its holdings in shares of Schneider National Inc (NYSE:SNDR) by 10.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 167,244 shares of the company’s stock after selling 19,224 shares during the quarter. Bank of America Corp DE owned 0.09% of Schneider National worth $4,600,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Several other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the business. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc. increased its stake in shares of Schneider National by 1.5% in the second …

Bank of America Corp DE Has $4.75 Million Holding in Cass Information Systems (NASDAQ:CASS)

Bank of America Corp DE cut its holdings in shares of Cass Information Systems (NASDAQ:CASS) by 4.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 69,007 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 2,889 shares during the quarter. Bank of America Corp DE owned 0.56% of Cass Information Systems worth $4,749,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Several other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the business. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Cass Information Systems by 15.9% in the …

ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) Target Price Lowered to $97.00 at Robert W. Baird

ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) had its price target cut by analysts at Robert W. Baird from $101.00 to $97.00 in a research report issued on Monday, October 22nd. The firm presently has an “outperform” rating on the business services provider’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 24.33% from the stock’s current price.

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MAN has been the subject of several other research reports. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $100.00 price objective on shares of ManpowerGroup in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. ValuEngine lowered shares of ManpowerGroup from a “sell” rating to …

FNY Investment Advisers LLC Bought Shares of 3,000 HubSpot Inc (NYSE:HUBS)

FNY Investment Advisers LLC purchased a new position in shares of HubSpot Inc (NYSE:HUBS) during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 3,000 shares of the software maker’s stock, valued at approximately $452,000.

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Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP bought a new position in HubSpot during the 1st quarter valued at about $4,119,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC grew its holdings in HubSpot by 2,066.7% during the 1st quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 2,600 shares of the …

Adient (ADNT) Bond Prices Fall 4% Analyst

An issue of Adient PLC (NYSE:ADNT) debt fell 4% as a percentage of its face value during trading on Monday after Robert W. Baird lowered their price target on the stock from $42.00 to $25.00. The high-yield debt issue has a 4.875% coupon and will mature on August 15, 2026. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $81.25 and were trading at $85.50 last week. Price changes in a company’s debt in credit markets often predict parallel changes in its share price.

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A number of other research firms also recently issued reports on ADNT. Zacks Investment Research upgraded …

Liberty Latin America Ltd (LILA) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Liberty Latin America Ltd (NASDAQ:LILA) saw a significant drop in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,350,519 shares, a drop of 27.0% from the October 15th total of 1,849,225 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 254,586 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.3 days. Currently, 3.0% of the company’s stock are sold short.

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LILA opened at $17.97 on Wednesday. Liberty Latin America has a fifty-two week low of $16.88 and a fifty-two week high of $24.00. The firm has a market cap of $3.32 billion, a P/E ratio of -43.83 and …

L Brands (LB) Shares Gap Up After Analyst Upgrade

Shares of L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) gapped up before the market opened on Monday after Citigroup raised their price target on the stock from $37.00 to $42.00. The stock had previously closed at $35.23, but opened at $36.50. Citigroup currently has a buy rating on the stock. L Brands shares last traded at $37.02, with a volume of 7836296 shares changing hands.

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Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Bank of America upgraded shares of L Brands from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their target price for the company from $26.00 to …

Venator Materials PLC (VNTR) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

Venator Materials PLC (NYSE:VNTR) saw a significant growth in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,834,857 shares, a growth of 148.8% from the October 15th total of 737,414 shares. Approximately 3.7% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 1,862,973 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.0 days.

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VNTR has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Morgan Stanley decreased their price target on shares of Venator Materials from $25.00 to $19.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in …

NVIDIA (NVDA) Traded Low 7.8% Following Analyst Downgrade

NVIDIA Co. (NASDAQ:NVDA) shares traded down 7.8% during trading on Monday after B. Riley lowered their price target on the stock from $250.00 to $240.00. B. Riley currently has a buy rating on the stock. NVIDIA traded as low as $188.66 and last traded at $189.54. 15,404,116 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 20% from the average session volume of 12,863,300 shares. The stock had previously closed at $205.67.

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NVDA has been the topic of a number of other reports. Needham & Company LLC boosted their price objective on NVIDIA from $325.00 to $350.00 and gave the company …

Investors Purchase Large Volume of EZCORP Put Options (EZPW)

EZCORP Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders purchased 2,317 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 4,038% compared to the typical volume of 56 put options.

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EZPW opened at $9.12 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $512.51 million, a P/E ratio of 14.71 and a beta of 1.46. EZCORP has a 1 year low of $9.03 and a 1 year high of $15.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 2.72 and a quick ratio of 2.16.

A number of …

Jefferies Financial Group Comments on Summit Materials Inc’s FY2018 Revenue (SUM)

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Summit Materials Inc (NYSE:SUM) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group reduced their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Summit Materials in a report issued on Wednesday, November 7th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst P. Ng now expects that the construction company will post earnings of $0.36 per share for the year, down from their prior estimate of $0.96. Jefferies Financial Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $24.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Summit Materials’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.04 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.63) EPS, Q4 2019 …

Hodges Capital Management Inc. Sold 1,507 Shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc (NYSE:RHP)

Hodges Capital Management Inc. lowered its position in shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc (NYSE:RHP) by 4.3% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 33,585 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 1,507 shares during the period. Hodges Capital Management Inc. owned approximately 0.07% of Ryman Hospitality Properties worth $2,894,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Ryman Hospitality Properties …

Hodges Capital Management Inc. Lifted Holding in Plexus Corp. (PLXS)

Hodges Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS) by 14.3% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 119,335 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 14,935 shares during the quarter. Hodges Capital Management Inc. owned 0.37% of Plexus worth $6,982,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in PLXS. Sei Investments Co. grew its holdings in shares …

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) Shares Obtained by Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd.

Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. increased its position in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 15.4% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 15,000 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,000 shares during the period. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd.’s holdings in Applied Materials were worth $580,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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A number of other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Brown Advisory Inc. increased its position in shares of Applied Materials by …

ThyssenKrupp (TKA) Target Price Issued at €35.00 by Kepler Capital Markets

ThyssenKrupp (FRA:TKA) has been assigned a €35.00 ($40.70) target price by research analysts at Kepler Capital Markets in a report issued on Wednesday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the basic materials company’s stock. Kepler Capital Markets’ price objective points to a potential upside of 108.52% from the stock’s previous close.

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TKA has been the subject of several other reports. Societe Generale set a €27.40 ($31.86) price target on shares of ThyssenKrupp and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 2nd. Baader Bank set a €25.00 ($29.07) price target on shares of …

Embraer SA (ERJ) Shares Obtained by Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd.

Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. increased its holdings in Embraer SA (NYSE:ERJ) by 91.3% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 22,500 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after buying an additional 10,737 shares during the period. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd.’s holdings in Embraer were worth $441,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the stock. TD Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Embraer during the second quarter valued at about …

Differential Brands Group Inc (DFBG) Shares Obtained by FNY Investment Advisers LLC

FNY Investment Advisers LLC boosted its position in shares of Differential Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DFBG) by 96.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 78,600 shares of the textile maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 38,600 shares during the period. FNY Investment Advisers LLC owned about 0.56% of Differential Brands Group worth $319,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of DFBG. Altfest L J & Co. Inc. lifted its …

GYG (GYG) Shares Up 28.3% Following Insider Purchaseing Activity

Gyg PLC (LON:GYG)’s share price rose 28.3% during trading on Monday following insider buying activity. The company traded as high as GBX 42 ($0.55) and last traded at GBX 41.70 ($0.54). Approximately 133,978 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of ∞ from the average daily volume of 0 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 32.50 ($0.42).

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Specifically, insider Rupert Savage acquired 146,250 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 9th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 34 ($0.44) per share, with a total value of £49,725 ($64,974.52). …

Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF (NYSEARCA:SPLV) Holding Boosted by Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd.

Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. boosted its stake in Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF (NYSEARCA:SPLV) by 21.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 25,360 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 4,451 shares during the period. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd.’s holdings in Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF were worth $1,254,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of SPLV. CENTRAL TRUST …

9,000 Shares in CS VELOCITYSHARE 3X INVERSE GOLD ETN (DGLD) Obtained by FNY Investment Advisers LLC

FNY Investment Advisers LLC purchased a new position in shares of CS VELOCITYSHARE 3X INVERSE GOLD ETN (NASDAQ:DGLD) during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 9,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $522,000. FNY Investment Advisers LLC owned 2.54% of CS VELOCITYSHARE 3X INVERSE GOLD ETN as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of DGLD. Jane Street Group LLC raised its position in shares of CS VELOCITYSHARE 3X INVERSE GOLD ETN by 18.7% during the …

FNY Investment Advisers LLC Purchase $389,000 Holding in Telefonica S.A. (NYSE:TEF)

FNY Investment Advisers LLC bought a new position in Telefonica S.A. (NYSE:TEF) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 49,500 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $389,000.

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Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of TEF. People s United Financial Inc. purchased a new stake in Telefonica in the second quarter worth about $926,000. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC lifted its holdings in Telefonica by 298.0% in the third quarter. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC now owns …

Kepler Capital Markets Analysts Set ING Groep (AMS:INGA) a €12.90 Target Price

Kepler Capital Markets set a €12.90 ($15.00) target price on ING Groep (AMS:INGA) in a report issued on Monday, November 5th. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

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Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Goldman Sachs Group set a €17.25 ($20.06) target price on shares of ING Groep and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Deutsche Bank set a €17.00 ($19.77) price target on shares of ING Groep and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Friday, August 3rd. UBS Group set …

LegacyTexas Financial Group Inc (LTXB) Shares Reduced by Cullen Frost Bankers Inc.

Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. cut its stake in shares of LegacyTexas Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:LTXB) by 2.7% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 166,808 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 4,665 shares during the quarter. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. owned about 0.34% of LegacyTexas Financial Group worth $7,106,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its holdings in shares of LegacyTexas …

California Public Employees Retirement System Has $2.26 Million Holding in Mercury Systems Inc (NASDAQ:MRCY)

California Public Employees Retirement System cut its holdings in shares of Mercury Systems Inc (NASDAQ:MRCY) by 20.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 59,451 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 15,036 shares during the quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System owned 0.12% of Mercury Systems worth $2,263,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Several other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the business. Aperio Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Mercury Systems by 13.2% in the second quarter. …

Investors Sell athenahealth (ATHN) on Strength Following Analyst Downgrade

Investors sold shares of athenahealth, Inc (NASDAQ:ATHN) on strength during trading hours on Monday after Canaccord Genuity lowered their price target on the stock from $160.00 to $135.00. $305.55 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $339.35 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $33.80 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, athenahealth had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. athenahealth traded up $11.62 for the day and closed at $131.97

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A number of other analysts have also weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares …

FY2018 EPS Estimates for SRC Energy Inc Lowered by Jefferies Financial Group (SRCI)

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SRC Energy Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:SRCI) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Financial Group cut their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of SRC Energy in a research note issued on Thursday, November 8th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst M. Lear now expects that the oil and natural gas company will earn $1.12 per share for the year, down from their prior estimate of $1.18. Jefferies Financial Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $15.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for SRC Energy’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.33 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.33 EPS, Q2 …

Texas Permanent School Fund Sold 92,671 Shares of Oracle Co. (NYSE:ORCL)

Texas Permanent School Fund decreased its position in shares of Oracle Co. (NYSE:ORCL) by 12.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 634,543 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock after selling 92,671 shares during the period. Texas Permanent School Fund’s holdings in Oracle were worth $32,717,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. FMR LLC boosted its position in Oracle by 21.4% during …

Credit Suisse Group Lifted Western Gas Partners (WES) Target Price to $47.00

Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES) had its price objective boosted by equities researchers at Credit Suisse Group from $45.00 to $47.00 in a research note issued to investors on Monday. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the pipeline company’s stock. Credit Suisse Group’s price target suggests a potential upside of 4.98% from the company’s current price.

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Other analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Barclays lifted their price target on shares of Western Gas Partners from $49.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 29th. Stifel Nicolaus lifted …

Yelp (YELP) Target Price Lowered to $43.00

Yelp (NYSE:YELP) had its price objective decreased by investment analysts at DA Davidson to $43.00 in a report released on Monday, The Fly reports. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the local business review company’s stock. DA Davidson’s price target indicates a potential upside of 27.71% from the stock’s current price.

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Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Yelp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, August 27th. Jefferies Financial Group upped their price objective …

Sage Financial Group Inc. Has $5.68 Million Holding in Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF (NYSEARCA:VBR)

Sage Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF (NYSEARCA:VBR) by 2.5% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 40,773 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,004 shares during the period. Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF accounts for approximately 1.1% of Sage Financial Group Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 15th biggest holding. Sage Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF were worth $5,682,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Other institutional investors and …

United Continental (UAL) Now Covered by Goldman Sachs Group

Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of United Continental (NYSE:UAL) in a report released on Monday, MarketBeat reports. The brokerage set a “neutral” rating and a $102.00 price target on the transportation company’s stock. Goldman Sachs Group’s target price suggests a potential upside of 10.15% from the stock’s current price.

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Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Stephens upgraded United Continental from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $112.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, October 18th. Buckingham Research decreased their price objective on …

Aureus Asset Management LLC Purchase 6,471 Shares of Visa Inc (V)

Aureus Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) by 3.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 219,210 shares of the credit-card processor’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,471 shares during the period. Visa makes up about 4.0% of Aureus Asset Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its biggest holding. Aureus Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Visa were worth $29,034,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Lee Financial Group Hawaii Inc. …

Energy Fuels (UUUU) Cut to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Energy Fuels (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Saturday morning.

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According to Zacks, “Energy Fuels, Inc. is engaged in mining, production and development of uranium and vanadium. The company operates primarily in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming and New Mexico. Energy Fuels, Inc. is based in Toronto, Canada. “

A number of other equities analysts have also commented on the company. HC Wainwright set a $5.00 price objective on Energy Fuels and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Monday, …

Innovative Industrial Properties Inc (NYSE:IIPR) Holding Boosted by BlackRock Inc.

BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in Innovative Industrial Properties Inc (NYSE:IIPR) by 3,121.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 413,951 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 401,101 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned about 6.10% of Innovative Industrial Properties worth $15,158,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Van Hulzen Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Innovative Industrial Properties during …

Veritiv Corp (VRTV) Received $35.60 Average Target Price from Brokerages

Shares of Veritiv Corp (NYSE:VRTV) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $35.60.

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A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on VRTV shares. Sidoti started coverage on Veritiv in a research note on Wednesday, October 24th. They …

Analysing Miller Industries (MLR) & Blue Bird (BLBD)

Miller Industries (NYSE:MLR) and Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Miller Industries has a beta of 0.6, suggesting that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Blue Bird has a beta of 1.47, suggesting that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Miller Industries and Blue …

Aecon Group (ARE) Target Price Boosted to C$23.00

Aecon Group (TSE:ARE) had its price objective hoisted by analysts at TD Securities from C$21.00 to C$23.00 in a note issued to investors on Monday, October 29th. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. TD Securities’ price target indicates a potential upside of 18.25% from the stock’s current price.

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A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Desjardins boosted their price target on Aecon Group from C$21.00 to C$22.00 in a report on Monday, October 29th. CIBC boosted their price target on Aecon Group from C$20.00 to C$21.00 in a report …

Churchill Downs (CHDN) and International Speedway (ISCB) Head-To-Head Analysis

Churchill Downs (NASDAQ:CHDN) and International Speedway (OTCMKTS:ISCB) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Churchill Downs and International Speedway, as reported by MarketBeat.

Churchill Downs presently has a consensus price target of $307.50, suggesting a potential upside of 18.13%. Given Churchill Downs’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Churchill Downs is more favorable than International Speedway.

Profitability

This table compares Churchill …

Analysing Pacific Health Care Organization (PFHO) & Tivity Health (TVTY)

Pacific Health Care Organization (OTCMKTS:PFHO) and Tivity Health (NASDAQ:TVTY) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Pacific Health Care Organization and Tivity Health’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Pacific Health Care Organization and Tivity Health, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Tivity Health has a consensus price target of $47.00, suggesting a potential upside of …

Seadrill Partners (SDLP) Cut to Sell at ValuEngine

Seadrill Partners (NYSE:SDLP) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday, October 26th.

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SDLP opened at $2.95 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 2.13, a quick ratio of 2.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. The firm has a market cap of $245.41 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 2.00. Seadrill Partners has a one year low of $2.60 and a one year high of $4.08.

Seadrill Partners (NYSE:SDLP) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 21st. The …

Berry Global Group Inc (BERY) A nticipated to Announce Quarterly Sales of $2.01 Billion

Analysts forecast that Berry Global Group Inc (NYSE:BERY) will post sales of $2.01 billion for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Five analysts have provided estimates for Berry Global Group’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $2.04 billion and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.98 billion. Berry Global Group reported sales of $1.88 billion in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 6.9%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report before the market opens on Thursday, November 15th.

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According to Zacks, analysts expect that …

First Interstate Bancsystem Inc (NASDAQ:FIBK) Short Interest Update

First Interstate Bancsystem Inc (NASDAQ:FIBK) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totalling 750,836 shares, an increase of 42.2% from the September 28th total of 527,846 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 289,638 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.6 days. Approximately 2.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

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Shares of NASDAQ FIBK opened at $43.11 on Wednesday. First Interstate Bancsystem has a 1-year low of $36.90 and a 1-year high of $47.05. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, …

Bilfinger (GBF) – Investment Research Analysts’ Latest Ratings Changes

Bilfinger (ETR: GBF) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

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11/13/2018 – Bilfinger was given a new €38.50 ($44.77) price target on by analysts at Kepler Capital Markets. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.

11/13/2018 – Bilfinger was given a new €54.00 ($62.79) price target on by analysts at Commerzbank AG. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.

11/7/2018 – Bilfinger was given a new €54.00 ($62.79) price target on by analysts at Commerzbank AG. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.

10/31/2018 – Bilfinger was given a …

Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR) – Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates

Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Acorda Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ACOR) in the last few weeks:

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11/8/2018 – Acorda Therapeutics was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.

11/5/2018 – Acorda Therapeutics had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at HC Wainwright. They now have a $30.00 price target on the stock. They wrote, “Valuation methodology, risks, and uncertainties. We currently ascribe $570M to AMPYRA and $850M to INBRIJA on a risk-adjusted net present value (rNPV) basis, using an 85% probability of success and a 15% discount rate for …

Ennis, Inc. (EBF) Received $20.00 Average Target Price by Analysts

Shares of Ennis, Inc. (NYSE:EBF) have been given a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating.

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Brokers have set a 1-year consensus price objective of $20.00 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Ennis an industry rank of 39 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

EBF has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ennis from a “hold” rating to …

Brokers Issued Awaitations for Safe Bulkers, Inc.’s FY2018 Revenue (SB)

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Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) – Analysts at Jefferies Financial Group reduced their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of Safe Bulkers in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, November 9th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst R. Giveans now forecasts that the shipping company will post earnings of $0.20 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $0.22. Jefferies Financial Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $4.00 price target on the stock.

A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Safe Bulkers from a “strong …

Altus Group (AIF) Target Price Boosted to C$33.00 at CIBC

Altus Group (TSE:AIF) had its price objective raised by CIBC from C$30.00 to C$33.00 in a research note issued to investors on Monday, October 22nd.

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Separately, Royal Bank of Canada decreased their price objective on Altus Group from C$40.00 to C$38.00 and set an outperform rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 31st.

Shares of Altus Group stock opened at C$24.05 on Monday. Altus Group has a 1-year low of C$23.99 and a 1-year high of C$37.55. The company has a current ratio of 2.50, a quick ratio of 2.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 51.39.

The …