Moody’s’ (MCO) “Hold” Rating Restated at Cantor Fitzgerald

Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Moody’s (NYSE:MCO) in a research note published on Friday morning. Cantor Fitzgerald currently has a $145.00 target price on the business services provider’s stock.

“. We maintain our Neutral rating on MCO and our $145 PT*. Moody’s reported lower than expected 4Q18 results, including underperformance in the ratings business due to U.S. corporate debt issuance declining in 4Q18. The decline is not a surprise given inner quarter data points and SPGI’s (Overweight) reads during their last earnings call. Management issued 2019 guidance. We look to the conference call for further color …

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades RGC Resources (RGCO) to Sell

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of RGC Resources (NASDAQ:RGCO) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Friday.

According to Zacks, “RGC Resources, Inc. has thousands of customers through its natural gas distribution companies that serve the Roanoke Valley and Bluefield, Virginia and West Virginia areas and Diversified Energy Company, which serves the Roanoke Valley, Southwestern Virginia and Southern West Virginia. The company’s stock will continue to be listed on the Nasdaq National Market, trading symbol RGCO. (PRESS RELEASE) “

NASDAQ RGCO traded up $0.19 during trading on Friday, hitting $27.54. 6,193 shares of …

American States Water Co (AWR) Insider Eva G. Tang Sold 600 Shares of Shares

American States Water Co (NYSE:AWR) insider Eva G. Tang sold 600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.25, for a total transaction of $42,150.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 31,912 shares in the company, valued at $2,241,818. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of AWR stock traded up $0.30 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $69.64. The stock had a trading volume of 153,231 shares, compared to its average volume …

SS&C Technologies (SSNC) Received New $70.00 Target Price at Royal Bank of Canada

SS&C Technologies (NASDAQ:SSNC) had its price objective upped by Royal Bank of Canada to $70.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning, The Fly reports. The brokerage currently has an outperform rating on the technology company’s stock.

A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $70.00 price target on shares of SS&C Technologies and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Buckingham Research started coverage on shares of SS&C Technologies in a report on Thursday, January 24th. They set …

Amarillo Biosciences Inc (AMAR) Insider Stephen T. Chen Purchase 151,000 Shares of Shares

Amarillo Biosciences Inc (OTCMKTS:AMAR) insider Stephen T. Chen bought 151,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 14th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $0.25 per share, for a total transaction of $37,750.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

OTCMKTS AMAR traded down $0.06 during trading on Friday, hitting $0.37. The stock had a trading volume of 3,165 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,517. Amarillo Biosciences Inc has a 12 month low of $0.15 and a 12 month high …

Homrich & Berg Has $335,000 Stake in salesforce.com, inc. (CRM)

Homrich & Berg raised its stake in salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) by 11.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,447 shares of the CRM provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 246 shares during the period. Homrich & Berg’s holdings in salesforce.com were worth $335,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Exencial Wealth Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of salesforce.com by 33.2% during the 4th …

Bain Capital Specialty Finance Inc (BCSF) Insider Michael A. Ewald Bought 950 Shares of Shares

Bain Capital Specialty Finance Inc (NYSE:BCSF) insider Michael A. Ewald acquired 950 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 15th. The stock was bought at an average price of $20.16 per share, for a total transaction of $19,152.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

BCSF stock traded down $0.13 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $19.89. The stock had a trading volume of 233,228 shares, compared to its average volume of 163,744. Bain Capital Specialty Finance Inc has a 52 week low of $15.14 and a …

10,650 Shares in Daseke Inc (DSKE) Obtained by Kovack Advisors Inc.

Kovack Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Daseke Inc (NASDAQ:DSKE) during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund purchased 10,650 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $39,000.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of the business. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Daseke by 24.9% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,788,912 shares of the company’s stock valued at $27,693,000 after buying an additional 555,467 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in shares of Daseke by 20.4% in the second …

ISHARES CORE S&P U.S. GROWTH ETF (IUSG) Shares Obtained by Kovack Advisors Inc.

Kovack Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of ISHARES CORE S&P U.S. GROWTH ETF (BMV:IUSG) by 9.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 4,311 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 380 shares during the quarter. Kovack Advisors Inc.’s holdings in ISHARES CORE S&P U.S. GROWTH ETF were worth $227,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Jones Financial Companies Lllp …

First Defiance Financial (FDEF) CEO Donald P. Hileman Sold 1,000 Shares

First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) CEO Donald P. Hileman sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.35, for a total transaction of $29,350.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of NASDAQ:FDEF traded up $0.92 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $30.25. 76,357 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 57,974. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a quick ratio of 1.00 …

Stevens Capital Management LP Purchase Holding in Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)

Stevens Capital Management LP acquired a new stake in shares of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 29,933 shares of the game software company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,362,000.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in EA. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its position in shares of Electronic Arts by 7,694.9% during the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 2,624,704 shares of the game software company’s stock …

Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP Has $4.37 Million Stake in Stifel Financial Corp (SF)

Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP cut its position in Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF) by 0.7% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 105,560 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 700 shares during the period. Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP’s holdings in Stifel Financial were worth $4,372,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Paloma Partners Management Co acquired a new stake in Stifel …

Genesco (GCO) Boosted to “Purchase” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Genesco (NYSE:GCO) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning. Zacks Investment Research currently has $50.00 target price on the stock.

According to Zacks, “Genesco Inc., a Nashville-based specialty retailer, sells footwear, headwear and accessories in retail stores in the United States and Canada. The Company sells its products principally under the names Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Shi by Journeys, Johnston & Murphy, Underground Station, Hatworld, Lids, Hat Shack, Hat Zone, Head Quarters and Cap Connection, and on internet websites. The Company also sells footwear at wholesale …

3,492 Shares in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) Purchased by Windsor Capital Management LLC

Windsor Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 3,492 shares of the pharmacy operator’s stock, valued at approximately $238,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Focused Wealth Management Inc lifted its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 10.1% during the 4th quarter. Focused Wealth Management Inc now owns 1,651 shares of the pharmacy operator’s stock …

Kovack Advisors Inc. Purchased $205,000 in Anthem Inc (ANTM) Shares

Kovack Advisors Inc. bought a new position in shares of Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 779 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $205,000.

A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its holdings in Anthem by 24,845.3% during the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 27,122,063 shares of the company’s stock valued at $103,000 after acquiring an additional 27,013,337 shares during the …

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Stake Boosted by Twin Capital Management Inc.

Twin Capital Management Inc. raised its position in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) by 6.2% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 54,435 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 3,175 shares during the period. Twin Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Caterpillar were worth $6,917,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in CAT. Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC raised its stake in shares of Caterpillar …

Zimmer Biomet Stake Inc (ZBH) Shares Reduced by Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP

Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP lowered its position in Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (NYSE:ZBH) by 0.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,880 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 240 shares during the quarter. Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP’s holdings in Zimmer Biomet were worth $3,929,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of ZBH. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. raised its position in …

Stevens Capital Management LP Purchase Shares of 52,823 Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (BAH)

Stevens Capital Management LP purchased a new position in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (NYSE:BAH) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 52,823 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,381,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of BAH. American Century Companies Inc. increased its holdings in Booz Allen Hamilton by 157.6% during the 3rd quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 4,971,183 shares of the business services provider’s …

Kovack Advisors Inc. Purchase $48,000 Holding in Opko Health Inc. (OPK)

Kovack Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Opko Health Inc. (NASDAQ:OPK) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 15,802 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock, valued at approximately $48,000.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Diversified Trust Co acquired a new position in shares of Opko Health in the fourth quarter worth $30,000. Douglas Lane & Associates LLC acquired a new position in shares of Opko Health in the fourth quarter worth $42,000. Cumberland Advisors Inc. …

salesforce.com, inc. (CRM) Shares Obtained by Homrich & Berg

Homrich & Berg raised its stake in salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) by 11.2% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 2,447 shares of the CRM provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 246 shares during the quarter. Homrich & Berg’s holdings in salesforce.com were worth $335,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Mycio Wealth Partners LLC raised its holdings in shares of salesforce.com by 2.5% in the fourth quarter. Mycio Wealth Partners LLC now owns 2,833 shares …

ISHARES CORE S&P U.S. GROWTH ETF (IUSG) Holding Grow by Kovack Advisors Inc.

Kovack Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in ISHARES CORE S&P U.S. GROWTH ETF (BMV:IUSG) by 9.7% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 4,311 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 380 shares during the period. Kovack Advisors Inc.’s holdings in ISHARES CORE S&P U.S. GROWTH ETF were worth $227,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Intercontinental Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new stake in …

Enbridge Inc (ENB) Shares Obtained by Quad Cities Investment Group LLC

Quad Cities Investment Group LLC lifted its position in Enbridge Inc (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) by 43.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,663 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after acquiring an additional 503 shares during the period. Quad Cities Investment Group LLC’s holdings in Enbridge were worth $51,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Enbridge by 16.0% …

Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP Reduced Stake in Zimmer Biomet Stake Inc (ZBH)

Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP cut its holdings in shares of Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (NYSE:ZBH) by 0.6% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 37,880 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 240 shares during the period. Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP’s holdings in Zimmer Biomet were worth $3,929,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of ZBH. Cerity Partners LLC raised its holdings in Zimmer Biomet by 2.5% during the fourth …

Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP Reduced Holding in Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY)

Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP decreased its holdings in shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) by 0.4% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 391,253 shares of the retailer’s stock after selling 1,650 shares during the period. Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP owned approximately 0.28% of Bed Bath & Beyond worth $4,429,000 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 …

Kovack Advisors Inc. Sold 376 Shares of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (MMP)

Kovack Advisors Inc. decreased its stake in shares of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) by 9.4% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 3,606 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 376 shares during the quarter. Kovack Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Magellan Midstream Partners were worth $206,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Howe & Rusling Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Magellan Midstream Partners by …

Kovack Advisors Inc. Has $154,000 Holding in Dean Foods Co (DF)

Kovack Advisors Inc. cut its stake in Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) by 22.2% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 40,300 shares of the company’s stock after selling 11,500 shares during the quarter. Kovack Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Dean Foods were worth $154,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund acquired a new position in Dean Foods in the fourth quarter valued at …

Minerva Advisors LLC Purchased $591,000 in Riverview Financial Co. (RIVE)

Minerva Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Riverview Financial Co. (OTCMKTS:RIVE) during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm acquired 54,213 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $591,000.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vantage Investment Advisors LLC bought a new position in Riverview Financial during the 3rd quarter worth $119,000. Wheatland Advisors Inc. bought a new position in Riverview Financial during the 3rd quarter worth $151,000. Wharton Business Group LLC bought a new position in Riverview Financial during the 3rd quarter …

Investment House LLC Reduced Holding in Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX)

Investment House LLC trimmed its position in Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) by 35.5% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 4,160 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 2,286 shares during the quarter. Investment House LLC’s holdings in Quest Diagnostics were worth $346,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in DGX. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. bought a new position in Quest Diagnostics during the 4th quarter worth $45,000. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. raised its position …

Mark Andrew Miller Purchased 2,789 Shares of County Bancorp Inc (ICBK) Shares

County Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:ICBK) insider Mark Andrew Miller purchased 2,789 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 13th. The stock was bought at an average price of $18.55 per share, with a total value of $51,735.95. Following the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 27,354 shares in the company, valued at $507,416.70. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

NASDAQ:ICBK opened at $18.48 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05. County Bancorp …

Vanguard Growth ETF (VUG) Stake Boosted by Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC

Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Vanguard Growth ETF (NYSEARCA:VUG) by 43.3% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 58,427 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 17,645 shares during the period. Vanguard Growth ETF accounts for about 3.5% of Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 7th largest position. Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Growth ETF were worth $7,848,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and …

Quad Cities Investment Group LLC Bought New Holding in Ferrari NV (RACE)

Quad Cities Investment Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Ferrari NV (NYSE:RACE) in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $50,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Advisors Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Ferrari during the fourth quarter valued at about $99,000. Belpointe Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Ferrari in the third quarter worth about …

Mirati Therapeutics (MRTX) Received Purchase Rating at HC Wainwright

HC Wainwright reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Mirati Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MRTX) in a report published on Friday morning, The Fly reports.

Several other research firms also recently weighed in on MRTX. reiterated a buy rating and set a $62.00 price target on shares of Mirati Therapeutics in a research note on Sunday, October 21st. Cowen restated a buy rating on shares of Mirati Therapeutics in a research report on Monday, October 22nd. Oppenheimer increased their price objective on Mirati Therapeutics from $57.00 to $65.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 16th. …

GATX Co. (GATX) SVP Jeffery R. Young Sold 1,273 Shares of Shares

GATX Co. (NYSE:GATX) SVP Jeffery R. Young sold 1,273 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.89, for a total value of $96,607.97. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 5,627 shares in the company, valued at approximately $427,033.03. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

GATX stock traded up $1.35 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $77.67. The stock had a trading volume of 290,166 shares, compared …

Quidel (QDEL) Boosted at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Quidel (NASDAQ:QDEL) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning. The firm currently has $68.00 price objective on the stock.

According to Zacks, “Quidel Corp. discovers, develops, manufactures and markets point-of-care, rapid diagnostic tests for detection of medical conditions and illnesses. These products provide accurate, rapid and cost-effective diagnostic information for acute and chronic conditions that affect women’s health throughout the phases of their lives including reproductive status, pregnancy management and osteoporosis. Quidel also provides point-of-care diagnostics for infectious diseases, including influenza A and …

Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Steven Madden (SHOO) to Purchase

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Steven Madden (NASDAQ:SHOO) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Friday morning. Zacks Investment Research currently has $38.00 price target on the textile maker’s stock.

According to Zacks, “Steven Madden delivered better-than-expected third-quarter 2018 bottom-line results. Although both the top and bottom lines grew year over year, revenues fell short of the consensus mark. Nevertheless, management highlighted that Steve Madden Women’s wholesale business witnessed solid growth. Moreover, the company registered solid gains in international markets and strong performance at its footwear brand Blondo. The company’s e-commerce business also …

Rockwell Medical (RMTI) Traded 12.7% Higher

Rockwell Medical Inc (NASDAQ:RMTI) shares were up 12.7% during trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $4.08 and last traded at $4.00. Approximately 635,076 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 171% from the average daily volume of 234,622 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.55.

Several research firms recently issued reports on RMTI. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Rockwell Medical from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.25 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 15th. Ifs Securities reissued an “outperform” rating and issued …

ARC Resources (ARX) Target Price Lowered to C$13.50 at TD Securities

ARC Resources (TSE:ARX) had its target price cut by TD Securities from C$14.00 to C$13.50 in a research report released on Friday, February 8th. They currently have a buy rating on the oil and gas exploration company’s stock.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on ARX. CIBC lowered their price objective on shares of ARC Resources from C$20.00 to C$17.00 in a research report on Tuesday, November 13th. National Bank Financial raised shares of ARC Resources from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating and lowered their price objective for the company from C$13.50 …

Manning and Napier Inc (MN) Shares Reduced by Kovack Advisors Inc.

Kovack Advisors Inc. decreased its position in shares of Manning and Napier Inc (NYSE:MN) by 13.0% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 34,104 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 5,089 shares during the period. Kovack Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Manning and Napier were worth $60,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Levin Capital Strategies L.P. bought a new stake in shares of Manning and Napier in the 4th quarter worth approximately $289,000. Virginia National …

Fortis (FTS) Publishes Revenue Results, Misses Estimates By $0.19 EPS

Fortis (NYSE:FTS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday. The utilities provider reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.61 by ($0.19), Morningstar.com reports. The business had revenue of $1.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.50 billion. Fortis had a net margin of 11.72% and a return on equity of 6.80%. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.58 earnings per share.

NYSE:FTS traded down $0.15 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $35.18. 396,430 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 303,125. The firm has …

River Road Asset Management LLC Purchase $559,000 Holding in BlackRock, Inc. (BLK)

River Road Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 1,423 shares of the asset manager’s stock, valued at approximately $559,000.

Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Capital World Investors lifted its stake in BlackRock by 1.8% during the third quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 8,353,670 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $3,937,335,000 after purchasing an additional 148,805 shares during the period. Rehmann …

Galectin Therapeutics (GALT) Traded 7.8% Higher

Shares of Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:GALT) traded up 7.8% on Thursday . The company traded as high as $5.00 and last traded at $4.97. 524,146 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 111% from the average session volume of 248,595 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.61.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the company. ValuEngine raised Galectin Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. B. Riley started coverage on Galectin Therapeutics in a research note on Wednesday. They set a “buy” rating and a $11.00 target price …

Kovack Advisors Inc. Lifted Holding in American Finance Trust Inc (AFIN)

Kovack Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of American Finance Trust Inc (NASDAQ:AFIN) by 10.3% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 15,852 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,483 shares during the quarter. Kovack Advisors Inc.’s holdings in American Finance Trust were worth $211,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in AFIN. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of American Finance Trust by 53.2% in the …

Air Transport Services Group Inc. (ATSG) A nticipated to Announce Quarterly Sales of $226.66 Million

Analysts expect Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) to announce $226.66 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have provided estimates for Air Transport Services Group’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $230.51 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $220.68 million. Air Transport Services Group reported sales of $322.97 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 29.8%. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Tuesday, February 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Air Transport …

Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP Cuts Holding in PerkinElmer, Inc. (PKI)

Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP reduced its position in PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE:PKI) by 9.7% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 57,120 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 6,160 shares during the quarter. Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP’s holdings in PerkinElmer were worth $4,487,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of PKI. Financial Gravity Companies Inc. purchased a new position in shares …

Oppenheimer Reduced Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) Target Price to $115.00

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) had its target price cut by Oppenheimer from $152.00 to $115.00 in a research report released on Friday, February 8th. They currently have an outperform rating on the specialty retailer’s stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Tiffany & Co.’s Q4 2019 earnings at $1.65 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $4.73 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.97 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $1.16 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.94 EPS, FY2020 earnings at $5.02 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $5.70 EPS.

TIF has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Guggenheim reiterated a buy rating …

Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP Lifted Holding in CBRE Group Inc (CBRE)

Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP grew its holdings in shares of CBRE Group Inc (NYSE:CBRE) by 10.6% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 102,070 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 9,750 shares during the period. Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP’s holdings in CBRE Group were worth $4,087,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Atria Investments LLC boosted its position …

Kovack Advisors Inc. Purchase Holding in Deere & Company (DE)

Kovack Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 1,657 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $247,000.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Destination Wealth Management boosted its holdings in Deere & Company by 20,500.0% in the 4th quarter. Destination Wealth Management now owns 206 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $31,000 after purchasing an additional 205 shares during …

Silvant Capital Management LLC Reduced Holding in Raytheon (RTN)

Silvant Capital Management LLC lessened its holdings in shares of Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) by 48.0% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,932 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 11,023 shares during the period. Silvant Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Raytheon were worth $1,840,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in RTN. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its holdings in shares of Raytheon by 8,792.1% during the 4th quarter. Oregon …

Cube Attains Market Capitalization of $13.43 Million (CRYTarget PriceO:AUTO)

Cube (CURRENCY:AUTO) traded down 12.8% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 12:00 PM Eastern on January 24th. One Cube token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0020 or 0.00000055 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including CPDAX, BitForex, HitBTC and OKEx. Cube has a total market capitalization of $13.43 million and $116,415.00 worth of Cube was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, Cube has traded down 14.9% against the dollar.

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Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS) Shares Rating Restated by Pivotal Research

Pivotal Research reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) in a report published on Wednesday morning. The firm currently has a $85.00 price objective on the stock.

“We do expect share repurchase to accelerate and contribute meaningfully to 2019 and 2020. In 2018 diluted shares rose 2.3% compared to -2% in 2017; and -4.9% in 2016. NUS loves to shrink its share count. We think 2019 might be bigger than usual which is not in the guidance. We find the multi-year prospects for NUS shares to be excellent. Top line growth and expanding EBIT margins, accelerating …

Bridgepoint Education Inc (BPI) A nticipated to Announce Quarterly Sales of $102.20 Million

Brokerages forecast that Bridgepoint Education Inc (NYSE:BPI) will report sales of $102.20 million for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for Bridgepoint Education’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $103.40 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $101.00 million. Bridgepoint Education reported sales of $104.96 million during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 2.6%. The business is scheduled to report its next earnings results on Wednesday, February 20th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Bridgepoint Education will report full year sales of $455.91 …

Quad Cities Investment Group LLC Reduced Stake in Vodafone Group Plc (VOD)

Quad Cities Investment Group LLC cut its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) by 65.6% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 2,293 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after selling 4,369 shares during the quarter. Quad Cities Investment Group LLC’s holdings in Vodafone Group were worth $45,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the business. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in shares of Vodafone Group by 68.0% in the third …

Six Flags Entertainment Corp (SIX) A nticipated to Post Quarterly Sales of $284.84 Million

Brokerages forecast that Six Flags Entertainment Corp (NYSE:SIX) will report sales of $284.84 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Nine analysts have made estimates for Six Flags Entertainment’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $306.30 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $278.00 million. Six Flags Entertainment reported sales of $256.76 million during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 10.9%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings results on Tuesday, February 19th.

On average, analysts expect that Six Flags Entertainment will report full …

FMC (FMC) Boosted at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of FMC (NYSE:FMC) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Wednesday morning.

According to Zacks, “FMC Corp’s adjusted earnings and sales for the fourth quarter topped the respective Zacks Consensus Estimate. The acquisition of a major portion of DuPont's Crop Protection business has provided a significant growth platform for the company's Agricultural Solutions business. Synergies from the buyout will drive the company’s earnings in 2019. Strong demand for herbicides and insecticides across North and Latin America should also drive sales. The company should also gain from its efforts to …

nOS (CRYTarget PriceO:NOS) Price Down 3.1% This Week

nOS (CURRENCY:NOS) traded down 4.9% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 12:00 PM Eastern on January 24th. One nOS token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0378 or 0.00001042 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Hotbit, Switcheo Network and Bilaxy. nOS has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $143,089.00 worth of nOS was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, nOS has traded down 3.1% against the dollar.

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Po.et (CRYTarget PriceO:POE) Reaches 24-Hour Traded Volume of $386,637.00

Po.et (CURRENCY:POE) traded down 0.5% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 12:00 PM Eastern on January 24th. One Po.et token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0046 or 0.00000127 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Binance, COSS, Bancor Network and DDEX. Po.et has a total market capitalization of $11.32 million and $386,637.00 worth of Po.et was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, Po.et has traded down 5% against the dollar.

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Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) Updates Q1 Revenue Guidance

Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) updated its first quarter earnings guidance on Friday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of ($1.55-1.30) for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of ($1.33). The company issued revenue guidance of $390-415 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $444.00 million.Sohu.com also updated its Q1 2019 guidance to $-1.55–1.3 EPS.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Sohu.com from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Sohu.com from a buy rating to …

Mimecast Ltd (MIME) Insider John J. Walsh, Jr. Sold 7,500 Shares of Shares

Mimecast Ltd (NASDAQ:MIME) insider John J. Walsh, Jr. sold 7,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.31, for a total transaction of $369,825.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

NASDAQ MIME traded down $1.30 on Friday, hitting $47.64. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,176,740 shares, compared to its average volume of 564,411. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 1.28 and a …

Bitcoin 21 Attains Market Capitalization of $51,074.00 (CRYTarget PriceO:XBTC21)

Bitcoin 21 (CURRENCY:XBTC21) traded up 0.1% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 12:00 PM Eastern on January 24th. One Bitcoin 21 coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0644 or 0.00001774 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Bitcoin 21 has a total market capitalization of $51,074.00 and $1.00 worth of Bitcoin 21 was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, Bitcoin 21 has traded down 1.1% against the dollar.

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Arizona State Retirement System Has $1.62 Million Stake in Sleep Number Corp (SNBR)

Arizona State Retirement System grew its position in Sleep Number Corp (NASDAQ:SNBR) by 1.1% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 51,152 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 535 shares during the quarter. Arizona State Retirement System owned about 0.15% of Sleep Number worth $1,623,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in SNBR. Point72 Asset Management L.P. grew its holdings in …