Latest News

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 […]

Principal Financial Group Inc. Has $10.18 Million Position in Helen of Troy Limited (HELE)

Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 1.0% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 117,041 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,208 shares during the quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in Helen of Troy were worth $10,182,000 at the […]

THL Credit (TCRD) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Buy”

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of THL Credit (NASDAQ:TCRD) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Tuesday. They currently have $9.25 price target on the investment management company’s stock. According to Zacks, “THL Credit Inc. is a newly-organized, externally-managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company that has filed an election […]

Virtusa Co. (VRTU) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts

Virtusa Co. (NASDAQ:VRTU) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eleven ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, six have given a buy recommendation and two have assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average […]

Lanxess AG (LXS) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

Lanxess AG (ETR:LXS) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-five analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target […]

Cancer Genetics (CGIX) Given “Hold” Rating at Maxim Group

Maxim Group reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Cancer Genetics (NASDAQ:CGIX) in a report published on Tuesday. “Cancer Genetics reported revenue of $7.0M, down sequentially (8%) and a net loss of $3.6M. CGIX ended the period with $1.6M in cash, excluding $2.5M raised in July. We expect the company to raise more capital to […]

Party City Holdco (PRTY) Raised to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Party City Holdco (NYSE:PRTY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “Party City Holdco Inc. is involved in designs, manufactures, contracts for manufacture and distributes party goods, including paper and plastic tableware, metallic and latex balloons, Halloween and […]

Continental Resources, Inc. to Post Q3 2018 Earnings of $0.86 Per Share, Jefferies Financial Group Forecasts (CLR)

Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) – Analysts at Jefferies Financial Group cut their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Continental Resources in a research report issued on Tuesday, August 14th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst T. Hughes now expects that the oil and natural gas company will earn $0.86 per share for the quarter, down from […]

Cree Target of Unusually High Options Trading (CREE)

Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ:CREE) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 6,302 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,171% compared to the average daily volume of 496 put options. NASDAQ:CREE opened at $50.16 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $5.07 billion, a P/E ratio of […]

Cargojet (CJT) Rating Reiterated by National Bank Financial

Cargojet (TSE:CJT)‘s stock had its “sector perform under weight” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at National Bank Financial in a report released on Monday. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for Cargojet’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.59 EPS. Separately, Royal Bank of Canada lifted their target price on Cargojet from C$73.00 to C$85.00 and gave […]

TransAlta (TAC) Upgraded to “Buy” by ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of TransAlta (NYSE:TAC) (TSE:TA) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning. TAC has been the subject of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TransAlta from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $6.25 target price […]

Globus Medical (GMED) Upgraded to “Buy” by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning. Zacks Investment Research currently has $58.00 target price on the medical device company’s stock. According to Zacks, “Globus Medical, Inc. is a medical device company focused on the design, development and […]

YY (YY) Downgraded by ValuEngine to Strong Sell

ValuEngine cut shares of YY (NASDAQ:YY) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report published on Tuesday morning. Several other research analysts also recently commented on YY. BidaskClub downgraded shares of YY from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, June 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised […]

Sigma Planning Corp Has $217,000 Holdings in iShares Global Healthcare ETF (IXJ)

Sigma Planning Corp raised its position in iShares Global Healthcare ETF (NYSEARCA:IXJ) by 101.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 3,846 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,939 shares during the period. Sigma Planning Corp’s […]

Sigma Planning Corp Invests $231,000 in First Trust Small Cap Cr AlphaDEXFd (FYX)

Sigma Planning Corp acquired a new position in shares of First Trust Small Cap Cr AlphaDEXFd (BMV:FYX) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 3,495 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $231,000. Several other hedge funds also recently […]

Sigma Planning Corp Takes $270,000 Position in AutoNation, Inc. (AN)

Sigma Planning Corp bought a new position in shares of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund bought 5,550 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $270,000. A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the […]

Sigma Planning Corp Has $249,000 Stake in Metlife Inc (MET)

Sigma Planning Corp trimmed its holdings in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) by 65.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 5,715 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 11,027 shares during the period. Sigma Planning Corp’s holdings in Metlife were worth $249,000 at the end […]

SCANA (SCG) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.09

Media stories about SCANA (NYSE:SCG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to […]

Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF (IJT) Share Price

News stories about iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF (NASDAQ:IJT) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to […]

Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Urban Outfitters (URBN) Stock Price

News stories about Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the […]

COMPASS Grp PLC/S (CMPGY) Raised to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of COMPASS Grp PLC/S (OTCMKTS:CMPGY) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Compass Group PLC provides food and support services to its customers globally through its subsidiaries. The Company serves customers in offices and factories; schools and universities; hospitals and […]

Fiera Capital Corp Invests $559,000 in Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (VT) Stock

Fiera Capital Corp bought a new stake in Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (NYSEARCA:VT) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 7,625 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $559,000. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of VT. Parallel […]

Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. Raises Holdings in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust (MDY)

Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. grew its holdings in shares of SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:MDY) by 11.2% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 2,170 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 218 shares during the period. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc.’s holdings in SPDR S&P […]

Amphenol Co. (APH) Stake Lessened by Fiera Capital Corp

Fiera Capital Corp decreased its position in Amphenol Co. (NYSE:APH) by 76.0% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 5,608 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after selling 17,774 shares during the period. Fiera Capital Corp’s holdings in Amphenol were worth $488,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other institutional […]

Lonestar Resources US (LONE) Given Buy Rating at Seaport Global Securities

Lonestar Resources US (NASDAQ:LONE)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by analysts at Seaport Global Securities in a note issued to investors on Monday. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Lonestar Resources US’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.10 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.18 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.01 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at […]

Boardwalk REIT (BEI.UN) Price Target Increased to C$52.00 by Analysts at Raymond James

Boardwalk REIT (TSE:BEI.UN) had its price objective upped by Raymond James from C$50.00 to C$52.00 in a report published on Tuesday morning. They currently have an outperform rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. A number of other brokerages have also recently issued reports on BEI.UN. BMO Capital Markets upped their price objective on […]

Cargojet (CJT) Price Target Increased to C$85.00 by Analysts at Royal Bank of Canada

Cargojet (TSE:CJT) had its price objective lifted by Royal Bank of Canada from C$73.00 to C$85.00 in a report released on Tuesday morning. They currently have an outperform rating on the stock. Separately, National Bank Financial lifted their price objective on shares of Cargojet from C$65.00 to C$73.00 and gave the stock a sector perform […]

LATAM Airlines Group (LTM) Earning Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds

Media stories about LATAM Airlines Group (NYSE:LTM) have trended positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. […]

Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Ternium (TX) Share Price

News headlines about Ternium (NYSE:TX) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most […]

Research Analysts Issue Forecasts for Establishment Labs Holdings Inc’s Q2 2018 Earnings (ESTA)

Establishment Labs Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:ESTA) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Financial Group issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Establishment Labs in a research note issued on Monday, August 13th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst R. Denhoy expects that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.30) for the quarter. […]

Randgold Resources Ltd. (GOLD) to Post FY2018 Earnings of $3.23 Per Share, Jefferies Financial Group Forecasts

Randgold Resources Ltd. (NASDAQ:GOLD) – Research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group lowered their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for Randgold Resources in a note issued to investors on Thursday, August 9th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst A. Spence now forecasts that the basic materials company will post earnings per share of $3.23 for the year, down […]

Analyzing Great Plains Energy (GXP) & FirstEnergy (FE)

Great Plains Energy (NYSE: FE) and FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends. Risk and Volatility Great Plains Energy has a beta of 0.3, indicating that its share […]

Contrasting Banco Santander (SAN) & BBVA Banco Frances (BFR)

Banco Santander (NYSE: BFR) and BBVA Banco Frances (NYSE:BFR) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and profitability. Risk and Volatility Banco Santander has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its stock […]

Aclaris Therapeutics Inc (ACRS) Holdings Lifted by Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada grew its position in Aclaris Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ACRS) by 561.0% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 6,517 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,531 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada’s holdings in Aclaris Therapeutics were worth $114,000 at the end of […]

Millennium Management LLC Invests $534,000 in Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities ETF (VTIP)

Millennium Management LLC bought a new stake in Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities ETF (NASDAQ:VTIP) in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor bought 10,925 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $534,000. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Parallel Advisors LLC raised its […]

Millennium Management LLC Buys Shares of 44,924 Invesco Van Kmpn Trst Fr Invst Grd Mncpl (VGM)

Millennium Management LLC bought a new position in Invesco Van Kmpn Trst Fr Invst Grd Mncpl (NYSE:VGM) in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm bought 44,924 shares of the investment management company’s stock, valued at approximately $549,000. Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in VGM. Guggenheim Capital […]

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Holdings Increased by Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc.

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) by 1.3% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 1,013,626 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,262 shares during the quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc.’s holdings in Verizon Communications were worth […]

Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (GLPI) Shares Bought by Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.

Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. raised its stake in shares of Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ:GLPI) by 73.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 52,947 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 22,390 shares during the […]

Healthequity Inc (HQY) Shares Sold by Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.

Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Healthequity Inc (NASDAQ:HQY) by 12.4% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 27,155 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,860 shares during the period. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.’s holdings in Healthequity were worth […]

Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. Raises Position in Control4 Corp (CTRL)

Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. increased its stake in shares of Control4 Corp (NASDAQ:CTRL) by 113.4% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 88,150 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after buying an additional 46,840 shares during the quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.’s holdings in […]

Old Republic International Co. (ORI) Shares Bought by Commonwealth Equity Services LLC

Commonwealth Equity Services LLC increased its holdings in shares of Old Republic International Co. (NYSE:ORI) by 28.8% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 116,964 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 26,134 shares during the period. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC’s holdings in Old Republic International were worth $2,329,000 at […]