NetApp Inc. (NTAP) Holding Lowered by MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd

MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd cut its holdings in shares of NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) by 57.7% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 798,387 shares of the data storage provider’s stock after selling 1,087,697 shares during the period. MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd owned approximately 0.32% of NetApp worth $47,639,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in NTAP. Financial Gravity Companies Inc. bought a new position in NetApp in the …

U.S. Bancorp (USB) Shares Obtained by Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc.

Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 3.9% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 113,567 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,289 shares during the period. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc.’s holdings in U.S. Bancorp were worth $5,190,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its holdings …

Inogen Inc (INGN) A nticipated to Announce Quarterly Sales of $81.96 Million

Equities research analysts expect Inogen Inc (NASDAQ:INGN) to announce $81.96 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Six analysts have issued estimates for Inogen’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $83.36 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $79.21 million. Inogen posted sales of $63.79 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 28.5%. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings report after the market closes on Tuesday, February 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Inogen will report full year sales …

Daiwa Securities Group Inc. Purchased $664,000 in Alcoa Corp (AA) Shares

Daiwa Securities Group Inc. bought a new stake in Alcoa Corp (NYSE:AA) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 24,990 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $664,000.

Other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. We Are One Seven LLC acquired a new position in shares of Alcoa during the 4th quarter valued at about $35,000. Financial Architects Inc increased its stake in shares of Alcoa by 2,970.3% during the 4th quarter. Financial …

ClariVest Asset Management LLC Sold 3,400 Shares of Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY)

ClariVest Asset Management LLC reduced its stake in Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVCY) by 9.3% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 33,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 3,400 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC owned approximately 0.24% of Central Valley Community Bancorp worth $623,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Elizabeth Park Capital Advisors Ltd. purchased a …

ClariVest Asset Management LLC Reduced Stake in Harvard Bioscience, Inc. (HBIO)

ClariVest Asset Management LLC trimmed its position in Harvard Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBIO) by 10.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 183,191 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 21,097 shares during the quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC owned 0.49% of Harvard Bioscience worth $582,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. First Light Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Harvard Bioscience by 5.4% in the 3rd quarter. …

QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM) Shares Reduced by Capital Investment Counsel Inc

Capital Investment Counsel Inc trimmed its holdings in shares of QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) by 1.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 67,959 shares of the wireless technology company’s stock after selling 725 shares during the period. QUALCOMM makes up approximately 1.7% of Capital Investment Counsel Inc’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 13th largest holding. Capital Investment Counsel Inc’s holdings in QUALCOMM were worth $3,868,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the …

Servicesource International (SREV) Received a $2.00 Target Price by B. Riley Analysts

Servicesource International (NASDAQ:SREV) has been assigned a $2.00 price target by research analysts at B. Riley in a research report issued on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the technology company’s stock. B. Riley’s target price indicates a potential upside of 68.07% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other research analysts also recently commented on SREV. JMP Securities downgraded shares of Servicesource International from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, October 19th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Servicesource International from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” …

Tetra Tech, Inc. (TTEK) SVP Sold $35,937.50 in Shares

Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTEK) SVP Craig L. Christensen sold 625 shares of Tetra Tech stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.50, for a total transaction of $35,937.50. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 35,566 shares in the company, valued at $2,045,045. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Craig L. Christensen also recently made the following trade(s):

On Thursday, January 10th, Craig L. Christensen sold 4,025 shares of Tetra Tech stock. …

AerCap (AER) Received a $64.00 Target Price by Barclays Analysts

AerCap (NYSE:AER) received a $64.00 target price from analysts at Barclays in a note issued to investors on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the financial services provider’s stock. Barclays‘s price objective indicates a potential upside of 33.14% from the company’s previous close.

Several other research firms also recently issued reports on AER. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AerCap from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, January 14th. Morgan Stanley decreased their price objective on shares of AerCap from $54.00 …

Ulta Beauty (ULTA) Boosted to Strong-Purchase at BidaskClub

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report released on Thursday morning.

A number of other brokerages also recently issued reports on ULTA. Zacks Investment Research restated a buy rating and issued a $316.00 price objective on shares of Ulta Beauty in a research note on Saturday, November 17th. Deutsche Bank set a $263.00 price objective on Ulta Beauty and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Friday, November 2nd. OTR Global upgraded Ulta Beauty to a positive rating in a research note on Thursday, …

Jennison Associates LLC Has $81.55 Million Stake in Targa Resources Corp (TRGP)

Jennison Associates LLC lowered its position in Targa Resources Corp (NYSE:TRGP) by 37.0% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 2,264,085 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 1,326,950 shares during the period. Jennison Associates LLC owned about 0.99% of Targa Resources worth $81,552,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the business. Schroder Investment Management Group purchased a new position in Targa Resources during the second quarter valued at approximately $1,836,000. First Manhattan Co. …

Discover Financial Services (DFS) Shares Reduced by CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC

CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC trimmed its holdings in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) by 5.2% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 27,463 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,508 shares during the period. CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC’s holdings in Discover Financial Services were worth $1,620,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of the business. Financial Gravity Companies Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Discover …

NVE Corp (NVEC) Holding Grow by M&T Bank Corp

M&T Bank Corp grew its holdings in shares of NVE Corp (NASDAQ:NVEC) by 6.6% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 8,075 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 500 shares during the period. M&T Bank Corp owned about 0.17% of NVE worth $708,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Quantamental Technologies LLC acquired a new stake in shares of NVE during the fourth quarter valued at about …

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) Stake Raised by Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV

Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV grew its stake in shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 5.4% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 149,902 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 7,654 shares during the period. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV’s holdings in Applied Materials were worth $4,908,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Moody National Bank Trust Division acquired …

2,000 Shares in Jernigan Capital Inc (JCAP) Obtained by Loeb Partners Corp

Loeb Partners Corp purchased a new position in shares of Jernigan Capital Inc (NYSE:JCAP) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 2,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $40,000.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. American International Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Jernigan Capital by 35.4% during the 3rd quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 11,927 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $230,000 …

850 Shares in Danaher Co. (DHR) Purchased by Loeb Partners Corp

Loeb Partners Corp purchased a new position in Danaher Co. (NYSE:DHR) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 850 shares of the conglomerate’s stock, valued at approximately $88,000.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Ruggie Capital Group acquired a new stake in shares of Danaher in the 4th quarter worth approximately $40,000. We Are One Seven LLC acquired a new stake in Danaher during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $44,000. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in Danaher by 59.4% during the fourth …

Loeb Partners Corp Purchased Shares of 400 Edwards Lifesciences Corp (EW)

Loeb Partners Corp bought a new stake in shares of Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 400 shares of the medical research company’s stock, valued at approximately $62,000.

Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Edwards Lifesciences during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $30,000. AlphaMark Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of Edwards Lifesciences by 281.8% in the 4th quarter. AlphaMark …

American Express (AXP) Shares Reduced by Marble Harbor Investment Counsel LLC

Marble Harbor Investment Counsel LLC lessened its stake in American Express (NYSE:AXP) by 3.9% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,425 shares of the payment services company’s stock after selling 300 shares during the quarter. Marble Harbor Investment Counsel LLC’s holdings in American Express were worth $708,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in AXP. FMR LLC lifted its position in shares of American Express by 969.9% in the second quarter. FMR …

Loeb Partners Corp Purchased New Holding in Liberty Media Formula One Series C (FWONK)

Loeb Partners Corp bought a new stake in shares of Liberty Media Formula One Series C (NASDAQ:FWONK) during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 1,770 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $55,000.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of FWONK. Vanguard Group Inc grew its stake in Liberty Media Formula One Series C by 1.6% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 16,330,812 shares of the company’s stock worth $607,342,000 after purchasing an additional …

Cigna Investments Inc. New Bought Shares of 13,748 Viavi Solutions Inc (VIAV)

Cigna Investments Inc. New bought a new position in shares of Viavi Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:VIAV) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 13,748 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock, valued at approximately $139,000.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund bought a new position in shares of Viavi Solutions during the 4th quarter valued at $87,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Viavi Solutions by 11.1% during the 4th …

Jennison Associates LLC Has $108.43 Million Holding in ONEOK, Inc. (OKE)

Jennison Associates LLC lifted its stake in ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) by 14.7% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,009,867 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 257,454 shares during the quarter. Jennison Associates LLC owned about 0.49% of ONEOK worth $108,432,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its holdings in ONEOK by …

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Shares Reduced by Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV

Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV cut its holdings in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) by 1.7% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 49,673 shares of the Internet television network’s stock after selling 843 shares during the quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV’s holdings in Netflix were worth $13,295,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Netflix by 95.9% during the second quarter. Advisors Asset Management …

Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV Sold 39,154 Shares of Red Hat Inc (RHT)

Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV trimmed its stake in shares of Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) by 57.8% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 28,530 shares of the open-source software company’s stock after selling 39,154 shares during the quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV’s holdings in Red Hat were worth $5,011,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the …

TTM Technologies, Inc. (TTMI) Stake Cut by Cigna Investments Inc. New

Cigna Investments Inc. New trimmed its holdings in shares of TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTMI) by 15.5% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 13,650 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 2,496 shares during the period. Cigna Investments Inc. New’s holdings in TTM Technologies were worth $134,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the business. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund purchased …

Cigna Investments Inc. New Purchased $116,000 in RTI Surgical Inc (RTIX) Shares

Cigna Investments Inc. New purchased a new position in RTI Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:RTIX) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 31,427 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock, valued at approximately $116,000.

Other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Royce & Associates LP grew its position in RTI Surgical by 22.6% in the third quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 1,039,706 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $4,679,000 after buying an additional 191,335 shares during the …

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD) Holding Reduced by Jennison Associates LLC

Jennison Associates LLC lessened its holdings in shares of Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOLD) by 2.5% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 9,824,372 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 247,592 shares during the period. Jennison Associates LLC owned approximately 5.19% of Amicus Therapeutics worth $94,117,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc. increased its holdings in Amicus Therapeutics by 1.4% in the …

Humana Inc (HUM) Holding Lowered by Jennison Associates LLC

Jennison Associates LLC trimmed its stake in Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) by 8.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 297,238 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 28,035 shares during the period. Jennison Associates LLC owned approximately 0.22% of Humana worth $85,153,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of HUM. Capital International Investors grew its position in shares of Humana by 3,030.3% in the 3rd quarter. Capital International Investors …

SS&C Technologies (SSNC) Target Price Issued at $70.00 by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

SS&C Technologies (NASDAQ:SSNC) received a $70.00 target price from research analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a research note issued to investors on Friday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the technology company’s stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co.‘s price target would suggest a potential upside of 16.94% from the stock’s previous close.

SSNC has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Raymond James lowered their target price on SS&C Technologies from $68.00 to $67.00 and set a “strong-buy” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut SS&C …

Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV Lifted Holding in Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC)

Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV boosted its stake in Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) by 6.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 36,426 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after buying an additional 2,046 shares during the quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV’s holdings in Norfolk Southern were worth $5,447,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Resources Management Corp CT ADV purchased a new position in Norfolk Southern in the …

4,524 Shares in Minerals Technologies Inc (MTX) Purchased by Cigna Investments Inc. New

Cigna Investments Inc. New acquired a new stake in Minerals Technologies Inc (NYSE:MTX) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 4,524 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $231,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in shares of Minerals Technologies by 1.4% during the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,970,547 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $268,408,000 after acquiring an additional 55,865 shares …

Jennison Associates LLC Reduced Holding in Planet Fitness Inc (PLNT)

Jennison Associates LLC lowered its position in Planet Fitness Inc (NYSE:PLNT) by 5.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,847,998 shares of the company’s stock after selling 100,064 shares during the period. Jennison Associates LLC owned 1.89% of Planet Fitness worth $99,090,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Planet Fitness by 3.4% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now …

Equinix Inc (EQIX) Shares Reduced by Jennison Associates LLC

Jennison Associates LLC cut its holdings in Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) by 8.4% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 212,788 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 19,510 shares during the quarter. Jennison Associates LLC owned about 0.26% of Equinix worth $75,021,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the stock. Mogy Joel R Investment Counsel Inc. lifted its stake in Equinix by 1.9% in the 4th quarter. Mogy Joel R Investment Counsel Inc. now …

Rogers Communications (RCI) Cut to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Rogers Communications (NYSE:RCI) (TSE:RCI.B) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Friday.

According to Zacks, “Rogers Communications’ wireless service growth drove the top line. Growing demand for data and initiatives taken by the company to retain subscribers aided wireless service revenues in fourth-quarter 2018. Additionally, user shift toward higher-priced tiers positively impacted Internet revenues. Moreover, users will have access to higher Internet speeds with Rogers Communications’ DOCSIS technology. Further, the company’s partnership with Ericsson and University of British Columbia (UBC) to quickly bring 5G to its users …

Contrasting Electrameccanica Vehicles (SOLO) and WABCO (WBC)

Electrameccanica Vehicles (NASDAQ:SOLO) and WABCO (NYSE:WBC) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Electrameccanica Vehicles and WABCO, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

WABCO has a consensus target price of $129.36, indicating a potential upside of 10.78%. Given WABCO’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe WABCO is more favorable than Electrameccanica Vehicles.

Profitability

This table compares Electrameccanica Vehicles and WABCO’s net margins, return on equity …

Cerity Partners LLC Has $417,000 Holding in Argan, Inc. (AGX)

Cerity Partners LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Argan, Inc. (NYSE:AGX) by 19.6% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 11,027 shares of the construction company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,808 shares during the quarter. Cerity Partners LLC owned about 0.07% of Argan worth $417,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Court Place Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Argan in the third quarter valued at $209,000. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. …

Kelly Services (KELYA) Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Kelly Services (NASDAQ:KELYA) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Friday morning.

According to Zacks, “Kelly Services, Inc. is a global leader of providing workforce solutions. Kelly Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries, offer a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire basis. The company provides temporary office clerical, marketing, professional, technical, light industrial, home care services, management services and other business services to a diversified group of customers through offices located in major cities of the …

Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Zoetis (ZTS) to Hold

Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Saturday.

According to Zacks, “Zoetis continues to maintain momentum on the back of growth from new parasiticide products (Simparica and Stronghold Plus), vaccines, strong dermatology portfolio and the addition of the Abaxis diagnostics portfolio. The company’s companion animal business has been performing well. The Abaxis acquisition has strengthed the company’s presence in the animal health diagnostics market, a fast-growing portion of the animal health industry which should further boost sales. However, disease outbreak among animals is a material cause …

Splunk Inc (SPLK) Shares Reduced by Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI reduced its stake in shares of Splunk Inc (NASDAQ:SPLK) by 4.7% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 17,457 shares of the software company’s stock after selling 864 shares during the quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI’s holdings in Splunk were worth $1,830,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc lifted its holdings in Splunk by 0.3% in the third …

Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICTarget Price) Boosted at 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 morning.

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 …

Jennison Associates LLC Bought 774 Shares of Rexnord Corp (RXN)

Jennison Associates LLC increased its holdings in Rexnord Corp (NYSE:RXN) by 0.0% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,406,741 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 774 shares during the period. Jennison Associates LLC owned about 3.25% of Rexnord worth $78,185,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. Investors Research Corp raised its stake in Rexnord by 5.0% in the fourth quarter. Investors …

Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV Sold 1,888 Shares of Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA)

Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV trimmed its position in shares of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) by 7.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 22,765 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 1,888 shares during the quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV’s holdings in Ulta Beauty were worth $5,574,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in ULTA. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Ulta Beauty by 1,270.0% …

Exelon Co. (EXC) Holding Grow by Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV

Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV grew its stake in Exelon Co. (NYSE:EXC) by 4.6% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 129,896 shares of the energy giant’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,771 shares during the quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV’s holdings in Exelon were worth $5,858,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Vanguard Group Inc boosted its position in Exelon by 1.7% during the …

BioDelivery Sciences International (BDSI) Received a $5.00 Target Price by Cantor Fitzgerald Analysts

Cantor Fitzgerald set a $5.00 target price on BioDelivery Sciences International (NASDAQ:BDSI) in a research report released on Friday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock.

BDSI has been the topic of a number of other reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of BioDelivery Sciences International from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 13th. Janney Montgomery Scott reiterated a buy rating and issued a $5.00 price objective on shares of BioDelivery Sciences International in a research report on Thursday, January 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BioDelivery …

Jennison Associates LLC Reduced Holding in East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC)

Jennison Associates LLC lessened its stake in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) by 1.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,756,834 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 26,817 shares during the quarter. Jennison Associates LLC owned approximately 1.90% of East West Bancorp worth $120,005,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of EWBC. Advisors Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of East West Bancorp by 25.0% during the second quarter. Advisors …

Mackenzie Financial Corp Has $41.59 Million Holding in Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC)

Mackenzie Financial Corp decreased its holdings in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) by 27.6% during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 704,706 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 268,991 shares during the period. Mackenzie Financial Corp’s holdings in Marathon Petroleum were worth $41,585,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the business. AlphaMark Advisors LLC boosted its position in Marathon Petroleum by 309,240.0% during the fourth quarter. AlphaMark Advisors LLC now owns 61,868 shares of the oil …

Mackenzie Financial Corp Sold 1,965,437 Shares of Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI)

Mackenzie Financial Corp decreased its stake in Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE:TRI) (TSE:TRI) by 65.4% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,039,849 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,965,437 shares during the period. Mackenzie Financial Corp owned 0.21% of Thomson Reuters worth $50,235,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in TRI. Morgan Stanley lifted its holdings in shares of Thomson Reuters by 562.2% …

Intrust Bank NA Lifted Holding in Zimmer Biomet Stake Inc (ZBH)

Intrust Bank NA boosted its holdings in shares of Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (NYSE:ZBH) by 9.2% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,859 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 324 shares during the period. Intrust Bank NA’s holdings in Zimmer Biomet were worth $400,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the business. Comerica Bank increased its holdings in shares …

Raytheon (RTN) Holding Reduced by Mackenzie Financial Corp

Mackenzie Financial Corp lowered its stake in shares of Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) by 8.6% during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 516,848 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 48,928 shares during the quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp’s holdings in Raytheon were worth $79,259,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC bought a new stake in Raytheon in the fourth quarter worth $39,000. Penserra Capital Management LLC increased its position in Raytheon by 36.1% in …

Analyzing Home Bancshares (HOMB) and Boston Private Financial (BPFH)

Home Bancshares (NASDAQ:HOMB) and Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Home Bancshares and Boston Private Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.

Home Bancshares currently has a consensus price target of $24.83, suggesting a potential upside of 25.04%. Boston Private Financial has a consensus price target of $15.00, suggesting a potential upside of 25.21%. Given Boston Private Financial’s higher …

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI Lifted Holding in Chesapeake Energy Co. (CHK)

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI lifted its stake in shares of Chesapeake Energy Co. (NYSE:CHK) by 21.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,198,162 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after purchasing an additional 211,186 shares during the period. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI owned approximately 0.13% of Chesapeake Energy worth $2,516,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Nwam LLC lifted its holdings in Chesapeake Energy by 8.2% in the fourth …

iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF (IJT) Stake Boosted by Cerity Partners LLC

Cerity Partners LLC raised its position in shares of iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF (NASDAQ:IJT) by 122.8% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 2,308 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,272 shares during the period. Cerity Partners LLC’s holdings in iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF were worth $372,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in IJT. Strategic Financial Group LLC raised its position …

Marble Harbor Investment Counsel LLC Reduced Holding in American Express (AXP)

Marble Harbor Investment Counsel LLC cut its holdings in American Express (NYSE:AXP) by 3.9% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 7,425 shares of the payment services company’s stock after selling 300 shares during the quarter. Marble Harbor Investment Counsel LLC’s holdings in American Express were worth $708,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC bought a new position in shares of American Express in the fourth quarter worth about $37,000. Vigilant Capital Management LLC bought …

Intrust Bank NA Purchase Holding in Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (CORT)

Intrust Bank NA purchased a new position in Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ:CORT) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 23,777 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock, valued at approximately $318,000.

Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Financial Gravity Companies Inc. acquired a new stake in Corcept Therapeutics in the fourth quarter worth $31,000. Private Capital Group LLC grew its holdings in shares of Corcept Therapeutics by 291.7% during the fourth quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 2,836 shares of …

Centurylink Inc (CTL) Holding Lowered by Intrust Bank NA

Intrust Bank NA lessened its holdings in Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) by 7.7% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 26,639 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 2,228 shares during the period. Intrust Bank NA’s holdings in Centurylink were worth $404,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in CTL. Thomasville National Bank lifted its stake in Centurylink by 5.6% during the 4th quarter. Thomasville National Bank …

Intrust Bank NA Has $375,000 Holding in Allegion PLC (ALLE)

Intrust Bank NA raised its stake in Allegion PLC (NYSE:ALLE) by 29.5% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,707 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,073 shares during the quarter. Intrust Bank NA’s holdings in Allegion were worth $375,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Ledyard National Bank acquired a new position in shares of Allegion in …

Tempur Sealy International Inc (TPX) A nticipated to Announce Revenue of $0.53 Per Share

Analysts forecast that Tempur Sealy International Inc (NYSE:TPX) will report $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have made estimates for Tempur Sealy International’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.42 and the highest is $0.71. Tempur Sealy International posted earnings per share of $0.42 in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 26.2%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, May 2nd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Tempur Sealy International will report full-year earnings of $3.66 …

Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) Received a $189.00 Target Price by MKM Partners Analysts

MKM Partners set a $189.00 price objective on Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) in a research note issued to investors on Friday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the oil and gas development company’s stock.

Several other brokerages have also issued reports on PXD. Ifs Securities upgraded Pioneer Natural Resources from an outperform rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 14th. Seaport Global Securities raised Pioneer Natural Resources from a neutral rating to a buy rating and increased their price objective for the company from $210.00 to $215.00 in a report on Monday, December …

XPO Logistics (XPO) Received “Purchase” Rating from Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley restated their buy rating on shares of XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) in a research report released on Friday morning.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine cut XPO Logistics from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note on Friday. Bank of America dropped their price objective on XPO Logistics from $76.00 to $65.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research note on Friday. Loop Capital assumed coverage on XPO Logistics in a research note on Wednesday, February 6th. They issued a …

Loeb Partners Corp Purchased $71,000 in Brighthouse Financial Inc (BHF) Shares

Loeb Partners Corp acquired a new position in Brighthouse Financial Inc (NASDAQ:BHF) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 2,274 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $71,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in BHF. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV boosted its position in shares of Brighthouse Financial by 8.1% during the 4th quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV now owns 11,462 shares of the company’s stock valued …