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Reviewing School Specialty (SCHS) & GP Strategies Corporation (GPX)

School Specialty (NASDAQ: SCHS) and GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX) are both services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for School […]

Dean Foods Company (DF) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eighteen brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 […]

Analysts Set Expectations for Global Medical REIT Inc’s Q1 2019 Earnings (GMRE)

Global Medical REIT Inc (NASDAQ:GMRE) – Equities researchers at FBR & Co issued their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Global Medical REIT in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. FBR & Co analyst Maher. B forecasts that the company will post earnings per share of $0.24 for the quarter. […]

Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SYRS) Downgraded to “Sell” at ValuEngine

ValuEngine cut shares of Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYRS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Friday morning. A number of other equities analysts also recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Syros Pharmaceuticals from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report […]

iPass Inc. (IPAS) Upgraded to Hold by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of iPass Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAS) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Friday morning. According to Zacks, “iPass Inc provides software-enabled enterprise connectivity services for mobile workers. iPass’ primary service is designed to enable enterprises to provide their employees with secure access to the enterprise’s […]

Zacks Investment Research Lowers Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (SKX) to Sell

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (NYSE:SKX) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning. According to Zacks, “After posting earnings beat in first-quarter 2017, Skechers succumbed to a negative earnings surprise in the second quarter. Although the company's top line improved, it failed […]

Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) Upgraded to Strong-Buy by ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report released on Friday. ALLY has been the topic of a number of other reports. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a buy rating on shares of Ally Financial in a research note on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub raised […]

Independent Bank Group, Inc (IBTX) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages

Independent Bank Group, Inc (NASDAQ:IBTX) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that […]

Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM) Shares Bought by Quantitative Investment Management LLC

Quantitative Investment Management LLC lifted its position in Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) by 69.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 68,800 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 28,300 shares during the quarter. Quantitative Investment Management LLC owned […]

Quantitative Investment Management LLC Acquires New Position in Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI)

Quantitative Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 96,100 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock, valued at approximately $8,335,000. Quantitative Investment Management LLC owned about 0.06% […]

Unilever NV (UN) Shares Sold by Lazard Asset Management LLC

Lazard Asset Management LLC lowered its stake in shares of Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) by 21.9% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 214,779 shares of the company’s stock after selling 60,248 shares during the quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC’s […]

Lazard Asset Management LLC Reduces Position in Modine Manufacturing Company (MOD)

Lazard Asset Management LLC lowered its stake in Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE:MOD) by 17.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 769,568 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 158,084 shares during the quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC owned 1.54% of […]

Lazard Asset Management LLC Lowers Position in Morg Stan Asia (APF)

Lazard Asset Management LLC lessened its stake in Morg Stan Asia (NYSE:APF) by 20.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 825,590 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 214,471 shares during the quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Morg […]

Rafferty Asset Management LLC Purchases 1,458 Shares of Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

Rafferty Asset Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) by 18.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,382 shares of the Internet television network’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,458 shares during the quarter. Rafferty Asset Management […]

Rafferty Asset Management LLC Buys 2,204 Shares of Shire PLC (SHPG)

Rafferty Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in Shire PLC (NASDAQ:SHPG) by 34.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 8,681 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 2,204 shares during the period. Rafferty Asset Management LLC’s […]

Rafferty Asset Management LLC Buys 4,277 Shares of DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (XRAY)

Rafferty Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) by 23.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 22,453 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,277 shares during the quarter. Rafferty Asset Management […]

New York State Common Retirement Fund Has $42.26 Million Holdings in WEC Energy Group, Inc. (WEC)

New York State Common Retirement Fund decreased its position in shares of WEC Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:WEC) by 2.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 688,570 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 17,274 shares during the period. New […]

Fortive Corporation (FTV) Shares Sold by New York State Common Retirement Fund

New York State Common Retirement Fund trimmed its position in Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV) by 10.9% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 691,450 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 84,901 shares during the quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund […]

Vantiv, Inc. (VNTV) Shares Sold by Rafferty Asset Management LLC

Rafferty Asset Management LLC decreased its position in Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) by 15.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 23,811 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 4,283 shares during the quarter. Rafferty Asset Management […]

Mutual of America Capital Management LLC Acquires 3,728 Shares of Liberty Property Trust (LPT)

Mutual of America Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) by 3.2% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 120,797 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,728 […]

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (SERV) Earns Outperform Rating from Analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.

Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. started coverage on shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV) in a report published on Wednesday morning, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm issued an outperform rating and a $55.00 price objective on the business services provider’s stock. A number of other research firms have also weighed in on SERV. Robert W. Baird reissued […]

BMO Capital Markets Reaffirms Hold Rating for J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT)

BMO Capital Markets restated their hold rating on shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) in a report published on Wednesday. The firm currently has a $95.00 price target on the transportation company’s stock. Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Stifel Nicolaus restated a hold rating and issued […]

Zacks Investment Research Lowers NiSource, Inc (NI) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of NiSource, Inc (NYSE:NI) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “Year to date, shares of NiSource have gained higher than the industry it belongs to. NiSource is benefiting from continued execution of its infrastructure investment strategy.  NiSource […]

Tree Island Steel Ltd. (TSL) To Go Ex-Dividend on September 28th

Tree Island Steel Ltd. (TSE:TSL) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, September 18th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of 0.02 per share on Monday, October 16th. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.58%. The ex-dividend date of this […]

OHA Investment Corporation (OHAI) To Go Ex-Dividend on September 28th

OHA Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:OHAI) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 19th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Saturday, September 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.02 per share by the financial services provider on Monday, October 9th. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of […]

Earl H. Nemser Sells 1,624 Shares of Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (IBKR) Stock

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBKR) Vice Chairman Earl H. Nemser sold 1,624 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.42, for a total value of $70,514.08. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed […]

Global Payments Inc. (GPN) Director Sells $58,620.00 in Stock

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) Director Alan M. Silberstein sold 600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $97.70, for a total value of $58,620.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 46,693 shares of the company’s stock, valued at […]

New York State Common Retirement Fund Lowers Stake in Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX)

New York State Common Retirement Fund lowered its holdings in Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 701,000 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock after selling 13,801 shares during the period. New York State […]

Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) (BK) Stake Held by BRYN MAWR TRUST Co

BRYN MAWR TRUST Co continued to hold its position in Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) (NYSE:BK) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 12,981 shares of the bank’s stock at the close of the 2nd quarter. BRYN MAWR TRUST […]

Cedar Fair, L.P. (FUN) Holdings Maintained by Thrivent Financial For Lutherans

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans held its position in Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 118,560 shares of the company’s stock at the close of the second quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans owned […]

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (ODFL) Holdings Increased by Thrivent Financial For Lutherans

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans raised its position in shares of Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODFL) by 6.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 102,270 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,060 shares during […]

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans Boosts Holdings in Duluth Holdings Inc. (DLTH)

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans raised its stake in Duluth Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTH) by 13.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 574,407 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 68,400 shares during the period. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans owned approximately 1.77% […]

MPLX LP (MPLX) Shares Bought by PNC Financial Services Group Inc.

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its position in MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) by 1.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 243,695 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after buying an additional 2,834 shares during the quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. owned […]

Northcoast Research Analysts Lift Earnings Estimates for Kroger Company (The) (KR)

Kroger Company (The) (NYSE:KR) – Investment analysts at Northcoast Research lifted their Q4 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Kroger Company (The) in a note issued to investors on Thursday. Northcoast Research analyst C. Cerankosky now expects that the company will post earnings of $0.62 per share for the quarter, up from […]

Universal Display Corporation (OLED) and Microsemi Communications (VTSS) Financial Review

Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) and Microsemi Communications (NASDAQ:VTSS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends. Dividends Universal Display Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share […]

Head-To-Head Survey: DeVry Education Group (ATGE) versus Its Peers

DeVry Education Group (NYSE: ATGE) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “General Education Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare DeVry Education Group to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership. Earnings & Valuation […]

Meritor’s (MTOR) Buy Rating Reiterated at Longbow Research

Longbow Research restated their buy rating on shares of Meritor, Inc. (NYSE:MTOR) in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning. They currently have a $28.00 price objective on the auto parts company’s stock, up from their prior price objective of $22.00. MTOR has been the topic of a number of other reports. Barclays […]

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (RARE) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media headlines about Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:RARE) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest […]

Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Great Western Bancorp (GWB) Stock Price

Media stories about Great Western Bancorp (NYSE:GWB) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one […]

EPR Properties (EPR) to Issue Sep 17 Dividend of $0.34 on October 16th

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) announced a sep 17 dividend on Monday, September 18th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a dividend of 0.34 per share by the real estate investment trust on Monday, October 16th. This represents a yield of 5.73%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. EPR […]