Archive for February, 2017

CRH Medical Corp (CRHM) Downgraded to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

CRH Medical Corp (NASDAQ:CRHM) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “CRH Medical Corporation offers products and services to physicians for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases primarily in the United States. The company provides the CRH […]

Fox Factory Holding Corp. (FOXF) Cut to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Fox Factory Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:FOXF) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Fox Factory Holding Corp. is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of suspension products used primarily on mountain bikes, side-by-side vehicles, on-road vehicles, off-road vehicles, […]

5N Plus Inc. (VNP) Insider Sells C$23,894,499.60 in Stock

5N Plus Inc. (TSE:VNP) insider Jacques L’├ęcuyer sold 14,055,588 shares of 5N Plus stock in a transaction on Friday, February 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$1.70, for a total transaction of C$23,894,499.60. Shares of 5N Plus Inc. (TSE:VNP) remained flat at $1.80 during trading on Tuesday. The company’s stock had […]

Intuit Inc. (INTU) CEO Brad D. Smith Sells 103,445 Shares

Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) CEO Brad D. Smith sold 103,445 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, February 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $126.09, for a total value of $13,043,380.05. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 311,733 shares of the company’s stock, […]

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) EVP Julia S. Janson Sells 10,000 Shares

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) EVP Julia S. Janson sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.78, for a total transaction of $817,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 37,175 shares in the company, […]

Kilroy Realty Corp Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.38 (KRC)

Kilroy Realty Corp (NYSE:KRC) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 31st will be paid a dividend of 0.375 per share by the real estate investment trust on Wednesday, April 12th. This represents a $1.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.94%. Shares of Kilroy Realty Corp (NYSE:KRC) […]

Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund (DSM) Announces Monthly Dividend of $0.04

Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund (NYSE:DSM) declared a monthly dividend on Tuesday, February 28th. Investors of record on Monday, March 13th will be paid a dividend of 0.0415 per share by the investment management company on Friday, March 31st. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.89%. The […]

Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (BUFF) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance

Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ:BUFF) issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Tuesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.91-0.94 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.90. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.24-1.27 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.26 […]

EPR Properties (EPR) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Tuesday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.05-5.20 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.10. Several brokerages recently issued reports on EPR. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a hold rating to a […]

Insulet Co. (PODD) Shares Down 5.7% After Earnings Miss

Shares of Insulet Co. (NASDAQ:PODD) traded down 5.7% during trading on Tuesday following a weaker than expected earnings announcement. The stock traded as low as $40.00 and last traded at $43.56, with a volume of 1,640,155 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $46.17. The company reported ($0.16) earnings per share for the […]

Viex Capital Advisors, LLC Has 11% Stake in SeaChange International, Inc. (SEAC)

Viex Capital Advisors, LLC revealed that they own a 11% stake in SeaChange International, Inc. (NASDAQ:SEAC) in a Form 13D/A disclosure that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday, February 28th. The investor owns 3,875,956 shares of the stock valued at approximately $9,651,130. The reporting parties listed on the disclosure included […]

Sowell Financial Services LLC Purchases Shares of 6,338 Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (POT)

Sowell Financial Services LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 6,338 shares of the fertilizer maker’s stock, valued at approximately $120,000. Other institutional investors have […]

Continental Building Products Inc (CBPX) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Strong-Buy”

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Continental Building Products Inc (NYSE:CBPX) from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning. They currently have $27.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Continental Building Products, Inc. is a manufacturer of gypsum wallboard, joint compound and complementary […]

Chevron Co. (CVX) Given Underweight Rating at Evercore ISI

Evercore ISI reissued their underweight rating on shares of Chevron Co. (NYSE:CVX) in a report published on Monday. CVX has been the subject of a number of other reports. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) upgraded shares of Chevron to a buy rating in a research report on Sunday, December 18th. Jefferies Group LLC boosted their […]

Cogent Communications Holdings, Inc. (CCOI) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Sell

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Cogent Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCOI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning. According to Zacks, “Cogent Communications Holdings Inc. specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access, Ethernet transport, and colocation services. It offers on-net Internet access […]

China Biologic Products, Inc. (CBPO) Given a $128.00 Price Target at Jefferies Group LLC

Jefferies Group LLC set a $128.00 price target on China Biologic Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBPO) in a research note published on Monday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of China Biologic Products from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report […]

Meta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) Receives Buy Rating from FBR & Co

FBR & Co reissued their buy rating on shares of Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) in a report published on Monday. Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Meta Financial Group from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, February 14th. Shares of Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) traded down 1.89% […]

Eclipse Resources Corp (ECR) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Eclipse Resources Corp (NYSE:ECR) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Eclipse Resources Corporation is an independent exploration and production company. It is engaged in the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties in […]

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Diamondback Energy, Inc. (FANG) to Hold

Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Diamondback Energy, Inc. is an oil and natural gas company focused on the acquisition, development, exploration and exploitation of unconventional, onshore oil and […]

Oberweis Asset Management Inc. Acquires Shares of 23,000 Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV)

Oberweis Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm acquired 23,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $399,000. Oberweis Asset Management Inc. owned about 0.11% of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation as of its most recent SEC filing. […]

Sowell Financial Services LLC Purchases New Position in PPL Corp (PPL)

Sowell Financial Services LLC purchased a new position in PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm purchased 5,008 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $178,000. Several other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of PPL. QCI Asset Management Inc. NY raised its position in PPL Corp by […]

Bank of Commerce Holdings (CA) (BOCH) Upgraded to “Hold” by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bank of Commerce Holdings (CA) (NASDAQ:BOCH) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Monday. According to Zacks, “Bank of Commerce Holdings is a financial service holding company that owns Redding Bank of Commerce, Roseville Bank of Commerce, a division of Redding Bank […]

Cara Therapeutics’ (CARA) Market Perform Rating Reaffirmed at Raymond James Financial, Inc.

Raymond James Financial, Inc. reaffirmed their market perform rating on shares of Cara Therapeutics Inc (NDAQ:CARA) in a report published on Monday morning, StockTargetPrices.com reports. Raymond James Financial, Inc. currently has a $30.00 target price on the stock. Shares of Cara Therapeutics (NDAQ:CARA) traded down 1.11% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $16.03. The company’s […]

Bunge Limited (BG) Given a $85.00 Price Target by Credit Suisse Group Analysts

Credit Suisse Group set a $85.00 price target on Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) in a research note issued to investors on Monday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock. A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Bunge Limited from a […]

Maxwell Technologies Inc. (MXWL) Issues Q1 Earnings Guidance

Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL) updated its first quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of ($0.26)-($0.22) for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of ($0.20). The company issued revenue guidance of $25-27 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $25.31 million. Several research […]

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc (ALSN) Downgraded to Neutral at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) downgraded shares of Allison Transmission Holdings Inc (NYSE:ALSN) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday. Several other research analysts have also commented on ALSN. Piper Jaffray Companies lowered shares of Allison Transmission Holdings from a neutral rating to an underweight […]

Oberweis Asset Management Inc. Has $293,000 Stake in Willdan Group, Inc. (WLDN)

Oberweis Asset Management Inc. continued to hold its position in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 12,957 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the fourth quarter. Oberweis Asset Management Inc. owned approximately 0.16% […]

Oberweis Asset Management Inc. Buys New Stake in Manitex International, Inc. (MNTX)

Oberweis Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in Manitex International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNTX) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor bought 29,007 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $199,000. Oberweis Asset Management Inc. owned 0.18% of Manitex International as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional […]

SNS Financial Group LLC Boosts Position in CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)

SNS Financial Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) by 19.2% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 92,856 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 14,987 shares during the period. SNS Financial Group LLC’s holdings in CenturyLink were worth $2,208,000 as of its most […]

Assenagon Asset Management S.A. Takes Position in Reinsurance Group of America Inc (RGA)

Assenagon Asset Management S.A. bought a new stake in shares of Reinsurance Group of America Inc (NYSE:RGA) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor bought 167,783 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $21,112,000. Reinsurance Group of America comprises approximately 0.4% of Assenagon Asset Management S.A.’s portfolio, making the stock its […]

Assenagon Asset Management S.A. Invests $2,014,000 in RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RNR)

Assenagon Asset Management S.A. bought a new position in RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 14,786 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,014,000. Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of RNR. Walleye Trading LLC bought a new stake in RenaissanceRe Holdings […]

CCL Industries Inc. (CCL.B) Price Target Increased to C$330.00 by Analysts at BMO Capital Markets

CCL Industries Inc. (TSE:CCL.B) had its price target lifted by BMO Capital Markets from C$295.00 to C$330.00 in a research note issued to investors on Monday. Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Scotiabank reiterated an outperform rating and issued a C$275.00 price objective on shares of CCL Industries in a research […]

Sowell Financial Services LLC Invests $549,000 in Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP)

Sowell Financial Services LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 7,756 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $549,000. A number of other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of […]

Home Depot, Inc. (The) (HD) Given “Underweight” Rating at Evercore ISI

Evercore ISI restated their underweight rating on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) in a research note released on Monday morning. HD has been the subject of a number of other reports. Piper Jaffray Companies cut Home Depot, Inc. (The) from an overweight rating to a neutral rating and decreased their target price for […]

CoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

CoStar Group Inc (NASDAQ:CSGP) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “CoStar Group, Inc. provides information services to the commercial real estate industry. Their wide array of digital service offerings includes a leasing marketplace, a selling marketplace, sales […]

Humana Inc. (HUM) Given “Overweight” Rating at Evercore ISI

Evercore ISI reiterated their overweight rating on shares of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) in a report issued on Monday morning. HUM has been the subject of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Humana from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 17th. Cantor Fitzgerald downgraded shares […]

Zebra Technologies Corp. (ZBRA) Given New $95.00 Price Target at Imperial Capital

Zebra Technologies Corp. (NDAQ:ZBRA) had its price objective boosted by Imperial Capital from $86.00 to $95.00 in a research report report published on Monday. Imperial Capital currently has a line rating on the stock. Zebra Technologies Corp. (NDAQ:ZBRA) traded down 1.82% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $90.71. The company had a trading volume of […]

Sandler Capital Management Purchases 7,360 Shares of Albemarle Corporation (ALB)

Sandler Capital Management boosted its stake in shares of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) by 10.1% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 80,120 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 7,360 shares during the period. Sandler Capital Management owned approximately 0.07% of Albemarle Corporation worth $6,897,000 at the end of the […]

Putnam Investments LLC Sells 6,671,158 Shares of American Airlines Group Inc (AAL)

Putnam Investments LLC lowered its stake in American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) by 52.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 5,970,051 shares of the airline’s stock after selling 6,671,158 shares during the period. Putnam Investments LLC owned 1.16% of American Airlines […]

T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS) Position Raised by Putnam Investments LLC

Putnam Investments LLC increased its stake in shares of T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS) by 102.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,737,118 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,888,141 shares during the period. Putnam Investments LLC owned 0.45% of […]