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Fintech Innovation a Solid Alternative to Established Options

FinTech money transfer companies have dramatically changed the way we move money from one country to another. The traditional model which espouses banks as the de facto money transmission mechanism is quickly losing favour with clients around the world. For starters, banks and institutional financial organizations eat into more of every $1 sent abroad than […]

CEEK VR (CEEK) Price Up 47.7% Over Last 7 Days

CEEK VR (CURRENCY:CEEK) traded down 23.8% against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 7:00 AM ET on October 19th. One CEEK VR token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0104 or 0.00000162 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including RightBTC, IDEX, Coinsuper and Bancor Network. CEEK VR has a market capitalization of […]

$1.41 EPS Expected for SkyWest, Inc. (SKYW) This Quarter

Analysts expect SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ:SKYW) to post earnings per share of $1.41 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have issued estimates for SkyWest’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $1.45 and the lowest is $1.35. SkyWest reported earnings per share of $1.01 during the same quarter last year, which would […]

Investors Sell Visa (V) on Strength (V)

Traders sold shares of Visa Inc (NYSE:V) on strength during trading hours on Wednesday. $212.30 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $606.64 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $394.34 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Visa had the 0th highest […]

Hormel Foods Target of Unusually High Options Trading (HRL)

Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Traders acquired 3,818 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,160% compared to the typical volume of 303 call options. Shares of HRL opened at $41.12 on Friday. Hormel Foods has a one year low of $29.75 and a […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Affiliated Managers Group (AMG)

Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 3,017 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,585% compared to the typical daily volume of 179 put options. Several research firms recently issued reports on AMG. Citigroup upped their target price on Affiliated […]

Investors Buy Diversified Return International Equity ETF (JPIN) on Weakness

Investors bought shares of Diversified Return International Equity ETF (NYSEARCA:JPIN) on weakness during trading on Wednesday. $49.10 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $8.95 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $40.15 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Diversified Return International Equity […]

SUPERDRY PLC/ADR (SEPGY) Downgraded to Strong Sell at Zacks Investment Research

SUPERDRY PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:SEPGY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued on Friday. According to Zacks, “Superdry PLC provides retail stores of clothing and accessories. The Company offers jackets, coats, windcheaters, hoodies, tops, jumpers, knit wear, dresses, jeans, joggers, trousers, skirts, swimwear, bags, […]

PTC Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (PTC)

PTC Inc (NASDAQ:PTC) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 2,084 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,567% compared to the average volume of 125 call options. In other news, CFO Andrew Miller sold 34,453 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated […]

IDOL COIN (IDOL) Price Hits $0.0001 on Exchanges

IDOL COIN (CURRENCY:IDOL) traded up 4.7% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 7:00 AM Eastern on October 19th. IDOL COIN has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $5,593.00 worth of IDOL COIN was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, IDOL COIN has traded 10.7% […]

vTorrent Price Reaches $0.10 on Exchanges (VTR)

vTorrent (CURRENCY:VTR) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 7:00 AM ET on October 19th. One vTorrent coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.10 or 0.00001375 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. vTorrent has a market capitalization of $1.18 million and approximately $0.00 worth of vTorrent was traded on exchanges […]

Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.17 EPS

Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The medical equipment provider reported $2.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.66 by $0.17, Briefing.com reports. Intuitive Surgical had a net margin of 23.20% and a return on equity of 20.56%. The business had revenue of $920.90 […]

Weekly Analysts’ Ratings Changes for Encore Capital Group (ECPG)

A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ: ECPG): 10/16/2018 – Encore Capital Group was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Encore Capital Group is a leading provider of debt management and recovery solutions […]

Bitblocks (BBK) Trading Down 20% Over Last Week

Bitblocks (CURRENCY:BBK) traded down 9.8% against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 8:00 AM Eastern on October 19th. During the last seven days, Bitblocks has traded down 20% against the U.S. dollar. Bitblocks has a total market cap of $62,002.00 and $225.00 worth of Bitblocks was traded on exchanges in the […]

EUNO (EUNO) Price Tops $0.0151 on Top Exchanges

EUNO (CURRENCY:EUNO) traded down 25.1% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 8:00 AM ET on October 19th. One EUNO coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.0151 or 0.00000234 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. EUNO has a total market cap of $119,498.00 and approximately $461.00 worth of EUNO was traded on exchanges […]

Philip Morris International (PM) Issues FY 2018 Earnings Guidance

Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) issued an update on its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.97-5.02 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.01. Philip Morris International also updated its FY18 guidance to $4.97-5.02 EPS. Shares of NYSE PM […]

S & T Bancorp (STBA) Announces Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.04 EPS

S & T Bancorp (NASDAQ:STBA) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The financial services provider reported $0.80 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.76 by $0.04, Fidelity Earnings reports. S & T Bancorp had a return on equity of 10.41% and a net margin of 24.39%. Shares of STBA opened at […]

Mercantile Bank Corp. (MBWM) Shares Bought by Ramsey Quantitative Systems

Ramsey Quantitative Systems boosted its holdings in Mercantile Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:MBWM) by 62.4% during the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 4,317 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,658 shares during the quarter. Ramsey Quantitative Systems’ holdings in Mercantile Bank were worth $144,000 as of its most recent SEC […]

Rothschild Investment Corp IL Reduces Stake in Comcast Co. (CMCSA)

Rothschild Investment Corp IL decreased its holdings in shares of Comcast Co. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) by 59.3% in the third quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 6,935 shares of the cable giant’s stock after selling 10,110 shares during the quarter. Rothschild Investment Corp IL’s holdings in Comcast were worth $246,000 at the end of the most […]

Patten & Patten Inc. TN Cuts Holdings in First Horizon National Corp (FHN)

Patten & Patten Inc. TN decreased its holdings in shares of First Horizon National Corp (NYSE:FHN) by 47.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 13,786 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 12,300 shares during the period. Patten & Patten Inc. TN’s holdings […]

MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd Has $18.92 Million Holdings in Park Hotels & Resorts Inc (PK)

MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd lifted its position in Park Hotels & Resorts Inc (NYSE:PK) by 1,216.7% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 576,343 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 532,572 shares during […]

Walmart Inc (WMT) Stake Increased by MinichMacGregor Wealth Management LLC

MinichMacGregor Wealth Management LLC grew its position in Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) by 56.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,753 shares of the retailer’s stock after buying an additional 629 shares during the period. MinichMacGregor Wealth Management LLC’s holdings in Walmart were worth […]

Ramsey Quantitative Systems Purchases Shares of 14,073 Resolute Forest Products (RFP)

Ramsey Quantitative Systems purchased a new position in shares of Resolute Forest Products (NYSE:RFP) (TSE:RFP) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 14,073 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $182,000. A number of other hedge funds […]

Viacom (VIAB) Earns Equal Weight Rating from Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley reissued their equal weight rating on shares of Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) in a report released on Monday, MarketBeat reports. They currently have a $34.00 price target on the stock. Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on VIAB. TheStreet raised shares of Viacom from a c+ rating to a b- rating in […]

Nucor (NUE) Receives Neutral Rating from Credit Suisse Group

Credit Suisse Group reiterated their neutral rating on shares of Nucor (NYSE:NUE) in a report published on Monday, MarketBeat reports. NUE has been the subject of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Nucor from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $72.00 price objective for the company in a research […]

Polaris Industries (PII) Receives Neutral Rating from Wedbush

Wedbush restated their neutral rating on shares of Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) in a report published on Monday, The Fly reports. They currently have a $98.00 target price on the stock, down from their prior target price of $109.00. Wedbush also issued estimates for Polaris Industries’ Q4 2018 earnings at $2.06 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $6.54 […]

Xerox Corp Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.25 (XRX)

Xerox Corp (NYSE:XRX) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 18th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 31st will be paid a dividend of 0.25 per share by the information technology services provider on Thursday, January 31st. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.74%. Xerox has increased […]

Glacier Bancorp (GBCI) Posts Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.02 EPS

Glacier Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBCI) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The bank reported $0.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.60 by ($0.02), Fidelity Earnings reports. Glacier Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.56% and a net margin of 25.31%. Glacier Bancorp stock opened at $41.17 on Friday. […]

Home Bancshares (HOMB) Given New $27.00 Price Target at Citigroup

Home Bancshares (NASDAQ:HOMB) had its price target decreased by research analysts at Citigroup from $28.00 to $27.00 in a report released on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the financial services provider’s stock. Citigroup’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 34.40% from the company’s previous close. Several other brokerages have […]

Travelers Companies (TRV) Price Target Cut to $136.00 by Analysts at Wells Fargo & Co

Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) had its price objective dropped by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co from $142.00 to $136.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday. The firm currently has a “market perform” rating on the insurance provider’s stock. Wells Fargo & Co’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 8.68% from […]

Zynga Inc (ZNGA) COO Sells $170,980.00 in Stock

Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) COO Matthew S. Bromberg sold 41,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.12, for a total transaction of $170,980.00. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 485,294 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,999,411.28. […]

Baidu Inc (BIDU) Shares Bought by MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd

MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd increased its holdings in shares of Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU) by 2.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 142,543 shares of the information services provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,406 shares during the quarter. […]

MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd Takes Position in Fossil Group Inc (FOSL)

MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Fossil Group Inc (NASDAQ:FOSL) in the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 1,076,116 shares of the accessories brand company’s stock, valued at approximately $25,051,000. Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of FOSL. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased […]

MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd Acquires 381,602 Shares of Armstrong World Industries Inc (AWI)

MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd grew its holdings in shares of Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) by 176.5% during the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 597,863 shares of the construction company’s stock after buying an additional 381,602 shares during the period. MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd’s holdings in Armstrong World Industries were […]

Webster Financial (WBS) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.12 EPS

Webster Financial (NYSE:WBS) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The financial services provider reported $1.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.12, Fidelity Earnings reports. Webster Financial had a net margin of 23.85% and a return on equity of 11.46%. During the same period in […]

Associated Banc (ASB) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Meets Expectations

Associated Banc (NYSE:ASB) announced its earnings results on Thursday. The bank reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.49, Fidelity Earnings reports. Associated Banc had a net margin of 20.00% and a return on equity of 9.10%. During the same period in the prior year, the company […]

Consolidated Edison, Inc. Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.72 (ED)

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE:ED) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 18th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 14th will be given a dividend of 0.715 per share by the utilities provider on Monday, December 17th. This represents a $2.86 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.75%. Consolidated Edison has increased its […]

Pembina Pipeline Corp Declares Monthly Dividend of $0.19 (PPL)

Pembina Pipeline Corp (TSE:PPL) (NYSE:PBA) announced a monthly dividend on Wednesday, October 3rd, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 25th will be paid a dividend of 0.19 per share on Thursday, November 15th. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.17%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 24th. Pembina […]

RMR Group Inc (RMR) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.35

RMR Group Inc (NASDAQ:RMR) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 18th, NASDAQ reports. Investors of record on Monday, October 29th will be given a dividend of 0.35 per share by the financial services provider on Thursday, November 15th. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.79%. The […]

Financial Review: Yandex (YNDX) versus IHS Markit (INFO)

Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) and IHS Markit (NASDAQ:INFO) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation. Valuation & Earnings This table compares Yandex and IHS Markit’s top-line revenue, earnings per […]

HollyWoodCoin Reaches One Day Trading Volume of $170,363.00 (HWC)

HollyWoodCoin (CURRENCY:HWC) traded 15.4% higher against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 8:00 AM ET on October 19th. HollyWoodCoin has a total market capitalization of $1.39 million and $170,363.00 worth of HollyWoodCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, HollyWoodCoin has traded 72% higher against […]