Topaz Coin Price Down 24.8% This Week (TOPAZ)

Topaz Coin (CURRENCY:TOPAZ) traded flat against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on February 17th. One Topaz Coin coin can now be purchased for about $0.27 or 0.00003076 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last week, Topaz Coin has traded down 24.8% against the dollar. Topaz Coin has a market cap of $0.00 and $0.00 worth of Topaz Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

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XRP (XRP) traded 1.2% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.30 or …

$0.59 EPS A nticipated for BWX Technologies Inc (BWXT) This Quarter

Equities research analysts forecast that BWX Technologies Inc (NYSE:BWXT) will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.59 for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have provided estimates for BWX Technologies’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.58 and the highest is $0.61. BWX Technologies posted earnings of $0.47 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 25.5%. The business is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, February 26th.

On average, analysts expect that BWX Technologies will report full year earnings of …

Zacks: Brokerages Await Zillow Group Inc (ZG) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $349.46 Million

Equities analysts expect that Zillow Group Inc (NASDAQ:ZG) will report sales of $349.46 million for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Six analysts have made estimates for Zillow Group’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $347.66 million to $350.92 million. Zillow Group posted sales of $282.33 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 23.8%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings report after the market closes on Thursday, February 21st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Zillow Group will report full-year sales of $1.32 billion for the current fiscal year. …

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Initiates Coverage on CME Group (CME)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. began coverage on shares of CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) in a report issued on Friday morning, MarketBeat.com reports. The firm issued an underweight rating and a $164.00 target price on the financial services provider’s stock.

Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Bank of America restated a neutral rating and set a $191.00 price objective (down from $200.00) on shares of CME Group in a report on Friday, January 11th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. UBS Group downgraded CME Group from a buy rating to a neutral rating and raised …

Fidelity National Information Servcs Inc (FIS) Director Brian T. Shea Purchased 290 Shares

Fidelity National Information Servcs Inc (NYSE:FIS) Director Brian T. Shea acquired 290 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Saturday, October 12th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $101.43 per share, for a total transaction of $29,414.70. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 3,210 shares in the company, valued at $325,590.30. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

NYSE FIS traded up $2.63 during trading on Friday, hitting $108.93. The stock had a trading volume of 3,211,824 shares, compared to its average volume …

ChannelAdvisor Corp (ECOM) Chairman M Scot Wingo Sold 1,583 Shares of Shares

ChannelAdvisor Corp (NYSE:ECOM) Chairman M Scot Wingo sold 1,583 shares of ChannelAdvisor stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.00, for a total value of $18,996.00. Following the sale, the chairman now owns 643,024 shares in the company, valued at $7,716,288. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

M Scot Wingo also recently made the following trade(s):

On Friday, February 15th, M Scot Wingo sold 50,000 shares of ChannelAdvisor stock. The shares were sold at an …

WINTON GROUP Ltd Lifted Holding in BlackRock, Inc. (BLK)

WINTON GROUP Ltd grew its holdings in shares of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) by 109.7% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 43,882 shares of the asset manager’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,955 shares during the quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in BlackRock were worth $17,238,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. increased its holdings in BlackRock by …

Medtronic PLC (MDT) Shares Obtained by Wade G W & Inc.

Wade G W & Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT) by 4.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 3,579 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 164 shares during the quarter. Wade G W & Inc.’s holdings in Medtronic were worth $326,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Tributary Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of …

IBM Retirement Fund Has $4.07 Million Stake in Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

IBM Retirement Fund reduced its stake in shares of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 15.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 83,705 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock after selling 15,547 shares during the quarter. Cisco Systems comprises about 0.9% of IBM Retirement Fund’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 18th biggest position. IBM Retirement Fund’s holdings in Cisco Systems were worth $4,072,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional …

Quattro Financial Advisors LLC Bought 680 Shares of Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ)

Quattro Financial Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) by 6.3% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 11,470 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 680 shares during the quarter. Quattro Financial Advisors LLC’s holdings in Constellation Brands were worth $1,822,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Eads …

Analysing Pacific Ventures Group (PACV) and Constellation Brands (STZ)

Pacific Ventures Group (OTCMKTS:PACV) and Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.

Dividends

Constellation Brands pays an annual dividend of $0.93 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Pacific Ventures Group does not pay a dividend. Constellation Brands pays out 10.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Constellation Brands has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

Pacific Ventures Group has a beta of …

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA) Holding Raised by Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB

Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB increased its stake in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE:TEVA) by 64.8% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 26,700 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,500 shares during the period. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB’s holdings in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries were worth $412,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Northstar Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries by 34.9% in the …

BB&T Securities LLC Bought 3,882 Shares of Kraft Heinz Co (KHC)

BB&T Securities LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) by 1.4% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 278,125 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,882 shares during the period. BB&T Securities LLC’s holdings in Kraft Heinz were worth $11,970,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV lifted its holdings in shares of Kraft Heinz by 114.9% …

Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) Shares Rating Restated by Mizuho

Mizuho reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) in a research note published on Friday, February 8th. Mizuho currently has a $82.00 price objective on the stock.

“We maintain our Buy rating on 1Q19 EBITDA result of $1.09b, in line with our estimates with better results in prepared foods and beef offsetting a tough quarter in chicken, as expected, and softer volumes in pork. Ahead of the release, the company announced the $340m acquisition of the Thai and European assets of BRF at a ~10x multiple on normalized EBITDA, which represents another step-change in its international exposure. …

42,428 Shares in Kellogg (NYSE:K) Purchased by Hamilton Point Investment Advisors LLC

Hamilton Point Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Kellogg (NYSE:K) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 42,428 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,419,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Highwater Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Kellogg during the 4th quarter valued at $70,000. Cavalier Investments LLC acquired a new position in shares of Kellogg during the 4th quarter valued at $84,000. Essex Savings Bank acquired …

Aaron’s (AAN) Traded Up 6.7% on Analyst Upgrade

Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE:AAN)’s share price shot up 6.7% during trading on Thursday after Loop Capital raised their price target on the stock from $53.00 to $60.00. Loop Capital currently has a buy rating on the stock. Aaron’s traded as high as $54.91 and last traded at $53.80. 1,523,602 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 180% from the average session volume of 544,903 shares. The stock had previously closed at $50.40.

Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Aaron’s from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research …

Whitener Capital Management Inc. Purchased 2,777 Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS)

Whitener Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) by 52.9% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,024 shares of the investment management company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,777 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group makes up approximately 1.0% of Whitener Capital Management Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 25th biggest position. Whitener Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Goldman Sachs Group were worth $1,340,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of …

Chartwell Investment Partners LLC Bought 5,276 Shares of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (JEC)

Chartwell Investment Partners LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (NYSE:JEC) by 14.2% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 42,523 shares of the construction company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,276 shares during the period. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC’s holdings in Jacobs Engineering Group were worth $2,486,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc. acquired a new position in …

Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) Cut to “Sell” at Cfra

Cfra downgraded shares of Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) to a sell rating in a research note published on Friday, February 8th. Cfra currently has $13.00 price objective on the stock.

A number of other brokerages have also weighed in on MAT. SunTrust Banks reiterated a hold rating and issued a $13.00 price target on shares of Mattel in a report on Monday, December 24th. UBS Group set a $15.00 target price on shares of Mattel and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Citigroup reduced their target price on shares of Mattel from $19.00 to $16.00 …

Hartford Investment Management Co. Sold 551 Shares of Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC)

Hartford Investment Management Co. trimmed its holdings in shares of Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) by 0.7% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 75,842 shares of the company’s stock after selling 551 shares during the period. Hartford Investment Management Co.’s holdings in Kraft Heinz were worth $3,264,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV boosted its holdings in shares of Kraft Heinz by 114.9% …

First Mercantile Trust Co. Sold 8,723 Shares of Array Biopharma Inc (ARRY)

First Mercantile Trust Co. trimmed its holdings in shares of Array Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:ARRY) by 31.7% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 18,752 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 8,723 shares during the period. First Mercantile Trust Co.’s holdings in Array Biopharma were worth $267,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Meeder Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Array Biopharma by 635.8% …

GoByte (GBX) Price Attains $0.14 on Major Exchanges

GoByte (CURRENCY:GBX) traded up 1.2% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 13:00 PM E.T. on February 16th. GoByte has a total market capitalization of $502,180.00 and $21,441.00 worth of GoByte was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, GoByte has traded up 0% against the dollar. One GoByte coin can currently be purchased for $0.14 or 0.00003859 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange, CryptoBridge, Stocks.Exchange and HitBTC.

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Feathercoin (FTC) traded 7.9% lower against the dollar and now trades …

Critical Contrast: Veritex (VBTX) against Summit Financial Group (SMMF)

Veritex (NASDAQ:VBTX) and Summit Financial Group (NASDAQ:SMMF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Dividends

Veritex pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Summit Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Veritex pays out 27.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Summit Financial Group pays out 24.8% of its earnings in the form …

Unobtanium (UNO) Price Attains $74.95 on Exchanges

Unobtanium (CURRENCY:UNO) traded up 2.6% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 13:00 PM E.T. on February 16th. Unobtanium has a total market capitalization of $14.99 million and approximately $1,717.00 worth of Unobtanium was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last week, Unobtanium has traded 10.8% lower against the dollar. One Unobtanium coin can currently be purchased for about $74.95 or 0.02062303 BTC on exchanges including C-CEX, CoinExchange, Bleutrade and Cryptopia.

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Bitcoin (BTC) traded 0.4% higher against the dollar and now …

Kellogg (K) Rating Lowered to C at TheStreet

Kellogg (NYSE:K) was downgraded by stock analysts at TheStreet from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report issued on Thursday, February 7th.

Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Buckingham Research reduced their target price on shares of Kellogg from $80.00 to $77.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Royal Bank of Canada reduced their target price on shares of Kellogg to $72.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Credit Suisse Group reduced …

BTU Protocol (BTU) Price Down 9.9% Today

BTU Protocol (CURRENCY:BTU) traded down 9.9% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 12:00 PM ET on February 16th. During the last seven days, BTU Protocol has traded flat against the U.S. dollar. BTU Protocol has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $226,685.00 worth of BTU Protocol was traded on exchanges in the last day. One BTU Protocol token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.18 or 0.00004910 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Bittrex and UPbit.

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Maker (MKR) traded 0.1% higher against the dollar and …

Alphabet (GOOGL) Boosted to Purchase by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday. Zacks Investment Research currently has $1,264.00 price target on the information services provider’s stock.

According to Zacks, “Alphabet's fourth-quarter earnings were driven by robust mobile search and YouTube. However, higher expenses impacted operating margins. The company’s strengthening cloud unit and expanding data centers will continue to bolster the company’s presence in the cloud space. Also, major updates in its search segment are enhancing the search results which is a tailwind. Additionally, Google’s strong focus on …

Analyzing Merriman (MERR) & JMP Group (JMP)

Merriman (OTCMKTS:MERR) and JMP Group (NYSE:JMP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Merriman and JMP Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Merriman and JMP Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

JMP Group has a consensus price target of $6.75, indicating a potential upside of 50.67%. Given JMP Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe …

HEAT (HEAT) Accomplish Market Cap of $428,708.00

HEAT (CURRENCY:HEAT) traded up 19.5% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 13:00 PM ET on February 16th. During the last seven days, HEAT has traded down 7.9% against the dollar. One HEAT coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.0110 or 0.00000303 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Heat Wallet and Cryptopia. HEAT has a total market capitalization of $428,708.00 and $28.00 worth of HEAT was traded on exchanges in the last day.

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XRP (XRP) traded 0.7% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.30 …

Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICTarget Price) Boosted to Hold by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ICPT) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Friday.

According to Zacks, “Intercept got a significant boost with the approval of Ocaliva for the treatment of PBC. Although sales had earlier taken a hit due to the safety issues regarding Ocaliva, management’s efforts to increase awareness about the updated level and promote Ocaliva, thereafter, is reaping results. While we are pleased with the approval of Ocaliva, the company’s dependence on a single product for growth has its risks. Any negative news related to Ocaliva would adversely …

TokenPay (TPAY) Market Cap Attains $11.39 Million

TokenPay (CURRENCY:TPAY) traded down 0.7% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 13:00 PM Eastern on February 16th. During the last week, TokenPay has traded up 1.1% against the dollar. One TokenPay coin can now be bought for approximately $0.72 or 0.00019792 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including BiteBTC, TOPBTC, Liquid and Cryptopia. TokenPay has a market capitalization of $11.39 million and $125,301.00 worth of TokenPay was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

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Nectar (NEC) traded 7.3% higher against the dollar and now trades …

ESSA Pharma’s (EPIX) Purchase Rating Restated at HC Wainwright

HC Wainwright reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of ESSA Pharma (NASDAQ:EPIX) (TSE:EPI) in a research note published on Friday morning.

“Valuation and risks to price target achievement. We reiterate our Buy rating and $14 price target. Our price target is based on our clinical net present value (NPV) model, which allows us to flex multiple assumptions affecting a drug’s potential commercial profile. Our current target is based 100% on the projected lead Aniten asset for prostate cancer. Factors that could impede reaching our price target include failed or inconclusive clinical trials or inability of the company to secure adequate …

Royal Gold, Inc (RGLD) Received $94.39 Consensus Target Price from Brokerages

Royal Gold, Inc (NASDAQ:RGLD) (TSE:RGL) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the twelve research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $94.39.

RGLD has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Royal Gold from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a …

Marginless Price Attains $0.0033 on Exchanges (MRS)

Marginless (CURRENCY:MRS) traded 0.4% lower against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 13:00 PM E.T. on February 16th. One Marginless token can now be purchased for about $0.0033 or 0.00000092 BTC on popular exchanges including CoinMex and HitBTC. Marginless has a market capitalization of $0.00 and $153,140.00 worth of Marginless was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last week, Marginless has traded flat against the US dollar.

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Polis (POLIS) traded 3.9% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.95 or 0.00026027 BTC.…

Visteon Corp (VC) Received $114.87 Average Target Price from Analysts

Shares of Visteon Corp (NYSE:VC) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-one ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have given a hold recommendation and eight have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $114.87.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the stock. Wells Fargo & Co reduced their target price on shares of Visteon from $86.00 to …

Silicon Laboratories (SLAB) Director William G. Bock Sold 1,000 Shares of Shares

Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLAB) Director William G. Bock sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.74, for a total transaction of $87,740.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 38,751 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,400,012.74. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

NASDAQ SLAB traded up $1.18 on Friday, hitting $88.34. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 277,117 shares, compared to its average volume of 414,779. The company has …

Ballard Power Systems (BLDP) Sees Strong Traded Volume

Ballard Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ:BLDP) (TSE:BLD) shares saw unusually-high trading volume on Thursday . Approximately 1,639,699 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 174% from the previous session’s volume of 597,774 shares.The stock last traded at $3.56 and had previously closed at $3.40.

BLDP has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ballard Power Systems from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.25 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, January 7th. BidaskClub lowered Ballard Power Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating …

iFresh (IFMK) Traded Up 31.8%

iFresh Inc (NASDAQ:IFMK)’s share price was up 31.8% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $1.49 and last traded at $1.41. Approximately 550,978 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 400% from the average daily volume of 110,196 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.07.

The company has a market cap of $22.93 million, a P/E ratio of -17.33 and a beta of 3.19. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 0.20 and a current ratio of 0.47.

iFresh (NASDAQ:IFMK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, …

Amc Networks (AMCX) Boosted to Purchase by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Amc Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Friday morning. Zacks Investment Research currently has $71.00 target price on the stock.

According to Zacks, “AMC Networks Inc. is engaged in producing programming and movie content. It owns and operates various cable televisions. Its programming networks include AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC films. The AMC is a television network which focuses on the original programming and movie-based entertainment. IFC creates long and short-form content inspired by music, web, gaming, animation, news, and culture. The …

Computer Programs & Systems (CPSI) Received Hold Rating at Cantor Fitzgerald

Cantor Fitzgerald reissued their hold rating on shares of Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) in a research report released on Friday. Cantor Fitzgerald currently has a $32.00 price target on the stock.

“. We reiterate our Neutral rating on CPSI shares while increasing our price target to $32 from $28. Before the open on Friday, February 15, CPSI reported 4Q18 results. Adjusted EPS were above FactSet consensus and our estimates. Bookings grew 26% sequentially, which is encouraging. TruBridge bookings were solid as well. The company did not provide specific 2019 financial guidance, but management believes continued Trubridge execution should drive …

Superior Energy Services (SPN) Shares Traded Up 6%

Shares of Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:SPN) rose 6% on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $4.31 and last traded at $4.27. Approximately 3,711,168 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 17% from the average daily volume of 3,165,612 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.03.

SPN has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Superior Energy Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 29th. ValuEngine lowered Superior Energy Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on …

Brokerages Await BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (BSTC) to Announce $0.68 Revenue Per Share

Shares of BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:BSTC) have been given an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.

Brokers have set a 1-year consensus price target of $81.00 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.68 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given BioSpecifics Technologies an industry rank of 81 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several analysts have recently …

Owens Corning (OC) Rating Grow to B- at TheStreet

Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) was upgraded by investment analysts at TheStreet from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

Several other analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Owens Corning from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, February 4th. Barclays set a $58.00 price objective on shares of Owens Corning and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 5th. Buckingham Research started coverage on shares of Owens Corning in a …

Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Apple Hospitality REIT Inc (APLE) Will Post Revenue of $0.34 Per Share

Wall Street brokerages predict that Apple Hospitality REIT Inc (NYSE:APLE) will post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.34 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for Apple Hospitality REIT’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.32 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.36. Apple Hospitality REIT reported earnings per share of $0.36 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 5.6%. The company is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Monday, February 25th.

On …

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals (ACRX) Started Coverage by Analysts at Credit Suisse Group

Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on shares of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACRX) in a report published on Friday morning, Marketbeat reports. The firm issued an outperform rating and a $7.00 target price on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock.

A number of other brokerages have also recently weighed in on ACRX. Zacks Investment Research raised AcelRx Pharmaceuticals from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, November 30th. B. Riley started coverage on AcelRx Pharmaceuticals in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. They set a buy rating and a $9.00 price objective on the stock. Oppenheimer reissued a …

Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Ocular Therapeutix Inc (OCUL) to Announce -$0.37 EPS

Wall Street brokerages expect Ocular Therapeutix Inc (NASDAQ:OCUL) to post earnings per share (EPS) of ($0.37) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have made estimates for Ocular Therapeutix’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($0.38) and the highest is ($0.37). Ocular Therapeutix reported earnings per share of ($0.44) in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 15.9%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings report on Thursday, March 14th.

On average, analysts expect that Ocular Therapeutix will report full-year earnings of ($1.55) per share for …

Herc Stake Inc. (HRI) Shares Obtained by Sun Life Financial INC

Sun Life Financial INC lifted its position in Herc Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HRI) by 49.6% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 6,476 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,146 shares during the period. Sun Life Financial INC’s holdings in Herc were worth $168,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. First Mercantile Trust Co. lifted its position in Herc by 13.1% during the 4th quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns …

ALLETE Inc (ALE) Received Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $72.46.

ALE has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered ALLETE from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November …

Telemus Capital LLC Purchase Holding in Trade Desk Inc (TTD)

Telemus Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Trade Desk Inc (NASDAQ:TTD) in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor acquired 3,160 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $367,000.

A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in TTD. Financial Architects Inc grew its holdings in Trade Desk by 114.1% during the 4th quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 304 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $35,000 after acquiring an additional 162 shares during the last quarter. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group grew its holdings in Trade Desk …

Ritter Pharmaceuticals (RTTR) Shares Traded Up 17%

Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:RTTR)’s share price rose 17% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $0.65 and last traded at $0.62. Approximately 949,044 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 206% from the average daily volume of 310,266 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.53.

RTTR has been the topic of several recent research reports. ValuEngine lowered Ritter Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ritter Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.00 price …

Insider Traded:: Retrophin Inc (RTRX) CEO Sold $45,667.20 in Shares

Retrophin Inc (NASDAQ:RTRX) CEO Steve Aselage sold 2,130 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.44, for a total value of $45,667.20. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 258,707 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,546,678.08. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Steve Aselage also recently made the following trade(s):

On Friday, December 21st, Steve Aselage sold 12,376 shares of Retrophin stock. The stock was sold at an average price …

Mastercard Inc (MA) Stake Cut by Greatmark Investment Partners Inc.

Greatmark Investment Partners Inc. lessened its holdings in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) by 2.5% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 2,022 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 52 shares during the quarter. Greatmark Investment Partners Inc.’s holdings in Mastercard were worth $381,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the business. Northern Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Mastercard by 12.6% during …

Sun Life Financial INC Purchase New Holding in MGIC Investment Corp. (MTG)

Sun Life Financial INC purchased a new stake in MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE:MTG) during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 22,927 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $240,000.

A number of other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of MTG. Graybill Bartz & Assoc Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of MGIC Investment by 3.1% during the 4th quarter. Graybill Bartz & Assoc Ltd. now owns 322,948 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $3,378,000 after buying an additional 9,850 shares during the period. …

Arista Networks (ANET) Target Price Boosted to $275.00 at Nomura

Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) had its price target hoisted by Nomura to $275.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday, The Fly reports. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the technology company’s stock.

Several other research firms also recently commented on ANET. ValuEngine raised Arista Networks from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday. Morgan Stanley raised Arista Networks from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $290.00 to $250.00 in a research note on Monday, January 7th. Zacks Investment Research …

Sun Life Financial INC Purchased $42,000 in Xenia Hotels & Resorts Inc (XHR) Shares

Sun Life Financial INC acquired a new stake in shares of Xenia Hotels & Resorts Inc (NYSE:XHR) in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund acquired 2,468 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $42,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Macquarie Group Ltd. grew its holdings in Xenia Hotels & Resorts by 25.8% during the 3rd quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 116,600 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,764,000 after buying an additional 23,900 shares in the last quarter. Bank …

Minerva Advisors LLC Purchased 76,412 Shares of Computer Task Group, Inc. (CTG)

Minerva Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Computer Task Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTG) by 6.6% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,233,160 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 76,412 shares during the period. Computer Task Group accounts for 3.2% of Minerva Advisors LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 10th biggest position. Minerva Advisors LLC owned about 8.64% of Computer Task Group worth $5,031,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange …

Veru Inc (VERU) Director Harry Fisch Purchased 13,681 Shares of Shares

Veru Inc (NASDAQ:VERU) Director Harry Fisch bought 13,681 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 15th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $1.36 per share, for a total transaction of $18,606.16. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Harry Fisch also recently made the following trade(s):

On Tuesday, December 18th, Harry Fisch bought 30,000 shares of Veru stock. The shares were bought at an average cost of $1.42 per share, for a total transaction of $42,600.00.

Shares of NASDAQ:VERU traded down …

Investment House LLC Purchased $271,000 in International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (IFF)

Investment House LLC bought a new position in shares of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (NYSE:IFF) in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 2,020 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $271,000.

Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC grew its stake in shares of International Flavors & Fragrances by 24.9% during the fourth quarter. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC now owns 82,111 shares of the …

RKL Wealth Management LLC Reduced Holding in Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

RKL Wealth Management LLC cut its stake in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 11.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 14,993 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock after selling 1,892 shares during the quarter. RKL Wealth Management LLC’s holdings in Cisco Systems were worth $733,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Montecito Bank & Trust boosted its position in Cisco Systems by 21.8% during the 2nd quarter. Montecito Bank & …

Minerva Advisors LLC Bought 10,699 Shares of Nuverra Environmental Solutions Inc (NES)

Minerva Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Nuverra Environmental Solutions Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:NES) by 42.1% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 36,106 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,699 shares during the quarter. Minerva Advisors LLC’s holdings in Nuverra Environmental Solutions were worth $296,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Fidelity National Financial Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Nuverra Environmental Solutions by 943.5% in the fourth quarter. Fidelity National Financial Inc. now owns 311,304 shares …