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Analyzing Basic Energy Services (BAS) & GulfMark Offshore (GLF)

Basic Energy Services (NYSE: BAS) and GulfMark Offshore (NYSE:GLF) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations. Institutional & Insider Ownership 97.4% of Basic Energy Services shares are owned by institutional […]

Jeffrey Rittichier Sells 9,189 Shares of EMCORE Corporation (EMKR) Stock

EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ:EMKR) CEO Jeffrey Rittichier sold 9,189 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.45, for a total transaction of $77,647.05. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 288,505 shares of the company’s stock, valued […]

BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) (BCBP) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.14

BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) (NASDAQ:BCBP) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 3rd will be paid a dividend of 0.14 per share by the bank on Friday, November 17th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.89%. The ex-dividend date […]

EnLink Midstream, LLC (ENLC) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.26

EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE:ENLC) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st will be given a dividend of 0.255 per share by the pipeline company on Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $1.02 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.26%. The […]

Apollo Education Group (APOL) and Career Education Corporation (CECO) Critical Comparison

Apollo Education Group (NASDAQ: APOL) and Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) are both non-cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership. Institutional & Insider Ownership 73.3% of Apollo Education Group […]

Hatteras Financial Corp. (HTS) versus STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (STWD) Financial Analysis

Hatteras Financial Corp. (NYSE: HTS) and STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (NYSE:STWD) are both financials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability. Volatility & Risk Hatteras Financial Corp. has a beta of 0.3, meaning […]

1st Source Corporation (SRCE) Increases Dividend to $0.20 Per Share

1st Source Corporation (NASDAQ:SRCE) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 6th will be given a dividend of 0.20 per share by the financial services provider on Wednesday, November 15th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of […]

Mesa Royalty Trust (MTR) to Issue Monthly Dividend of $0.10

Mesa Royalty Trust (NYSE:MTR) declared a monthly dividend on Friday, October 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 31st will be paid a dividend of 0.0998 per share by the energy company on Wednesday, January 31st. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.72%. The ex-dividend date of […]

AHL Partners LLP Sells 17,976 Shares of Avnet, Inc. (AVT)

AHL Partners LLP lowered its holdings in Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) by 59.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 12,500 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 17,976 shares during the quarter. AHL Partners LLP’s holdings in Avnet were worth […]

AHL Partners LLP Invests $429,000 in LIBERTY EXPED-A (LEXEA)

AHL Partners LLP acquired a new position in LIBERTY EXPED-A (NASDAQ:LEXEA) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 7,936 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $429,000. Several other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the […]

Royal Bank of Canada Has $6.15 Million Stake in Lazard Ltd. (LAZ)

Royal Bank of Canada lessened its holdings in shares of Lazard Ltd. (NYSE:LAZ) by 56.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 132,647 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 169,618 shares during the quarter. Royal Bank of Canada owned approximately […]

MB Financial Inc (MBFI) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results

MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI) released its earnings results on Thursday. The bank reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.08, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $252.21 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $253.15 million. MB Financial had a net margin of […]

Citizens First Corporation (CZFC) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results

Citizens First Corporation (NASDAQ:CZFC) issued its earnings results on Thursday. The bank reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Citizens First Corporation had a net margin of 19.50% and a return on equity of 10.98%. The company had revenue of $4.79 million for the quarter. Shares of Citizens First Corporation (NASDAQ CZFC) opened […]

OxFORD Asset Management LLP Sells 27,615 Shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL)

OxFORD Asset Management LLP lowered its position in shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) by 88.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 3,636 shares of the company’s stock after selling 27,615 shares during the period. OxFORD Asset Management LLP’s holdings in Royal Caribbean Cruises […]

OxFORD Asset Management LLP Sells 26,861 Shares of Marcus Corporation (The) (MCS)

OxFORD Asset Management LLP cut its position in Marcus Corporation (The) (NYSE:MCS) by 65.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 14,088 shares of the company’s stock after selling 26,861 shares during the quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP owned about 0.07% of […]

Jefferies Group Research Analysts Lower Earnings Estimates for Fulton Financial Corporation (FULT)

Fulton Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FULT) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group lowered their FY2017 earnings estimates for shares of Fulton Financial Corporation in a report issued on Thursday. Jefferies Group analyst C. Haire now anticipates that the bank will post earnings per share of $1.05 for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.07. Jefferies […]

Avidbank Holdings (AVBH) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results

Avidbank Holdings (NASDAQ:AVBH) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $8.25 million for the quarter. Avidbank Holdings (NASDAQ:AVBH) opened at 20.31 on Friday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $19.96 and its 200 day moving average […]

IBERIABANK Corporation (IBKC) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results

IBERIABANK Corporation (NASDAQ:IBKC) posted its earnings results on Thursday. The bank reported $1.00 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.13 by ($0.13), Bloomberg Earnings reports. IBERIABANK Corporation had a return on equity of 6.79% and a net margin of 17.14%. The firm had revenue of $270.19 million during the quarter, compared to […]

La Quinta Holdings Inc. (LQ) Shares Sold by OxFORD Asset Management LLP

OxFORD Asset Management LLP decreased its holdings in shares of La Quinta Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LQ) by 83.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 26,050 shares of the company’s stock after selling 130,491 shares during the period. OxFORD Asset Management LLP’s holdings in La […]

Meritage Corporation (MTH) Expected to Earn FY2017 Earnings of $3.83 Per Share

Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) – Equities research analysts at JMP Securities lifted their FY2017 earnings estimates for Meritage Corporation in a research note issued on Wednesday. JMP Securities analyst P. Martin now forecasts that the construction company will earn $3.83 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $3.82. JMP Securities also issued […]

Capital One Financial Corporation Weighs in on Halcon Resources Corporation’s FY2017 Earnings (HK)

Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) – Stock analysts at Capital One Financial Corporation cut their FY2017 EPS estimates for Halcon Resources Corporation in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. Capital One Financial Corporation analyst B. Velie now forecasts that the energy company will earn $0.06 per share for the year, down from their previous […]

Macy’s Inc (M) PT Set at $21.00 by Royal Bank Of Canada

Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M) has been given a $21.00 price objective by research analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada in a research report issued on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada’s price objective would indicate a potential downside of 0.80% from the stock’s previous close. Several other […]

Kepler Capital Markets Reiterates €90.00 Price Target for SAP SE (SAP)

Kepler Capital Markets set a €90.00 ($105.88) price target on SAP SE (ETR:SAP) in a report released on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the technology company’s stock. Several other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Citigroup Inc. set a €105.00 ($123.53) price objective on SAP SE and […]

MTU Aero Engines AG (MTX) Given a €140.00 Price Target by J P Morgan Chase & Co Analysts

J P Morgan Chase & Co set a €140.00 ($164.71) price target on MTU Aero Engines AG (ETR:MTX) in a report published on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock. A number of other research firms have also commented on MTX. Goldman Sachs Group Inc set a €140.00 ($164.71) price objective […]

OxFORD Asset Management LLP Acquires 13,503 Shares of CECO Environmental Corp. (CECE)

OxFORD Asset Management LLP raised its holdings in shares of CECO Environmental Corp. (NASDAQ:CECE) by 50.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 40,263 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 13,503 shares during the quarter. OxFORD […]

Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware Sells 1,763 Shares of Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN)

Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware reduced its position in shares of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) by 22.7% 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 6,015 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 1,763 shares during the […]

Cavium, Inc. (CAVM) Position Lowered by Voya Investment Management LLC

Voya Investment Management LLC decreased its stake in Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAVM) by 3.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 25,376 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock after selling 908 shares during the period. Voya Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Cavium […]

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (HA) Shares Bought by Voya Investment Management LLC

Voya Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HA) by 10.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 32,981 shares of the transportation company’s stock after buying an additional 3,107 shares during the period. Voya Investment Management LLC owned […]

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) versus Its Rivals Head-To-Head Analysis

Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Stanley Black & Decker to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends. […]

Contrasting Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL) and Under Armour (UAA)

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) and Under Armour (NYSE:UAA) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership. Profitability This table compares Ralph Lauren Corporation and Under Armour’s net margins, […]

Western Gas Partners, LP (WES) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “WESTERN GAS PARTNERS is a growth-oriented Delaware limited partnership formed by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to own, operate, acquire and develop midstream energy assets. “ WES has […]

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by KeyCorp

KeyCorp reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning. A number of other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of World Wrestling Entertainment from a buy rating to a hold rating in […]

Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Sell”

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Yum! Brands has performed relatively well in the domestic and many key international markets. Following China business spin-off, Yum! Brands’ endeavors to drive growth by employing greater focus […]

$448.95 Million in Sales Expected for KLX Inc. (KLXI) This Quarter

Wall Street brokerages expect that KLX Inc. (NASDAQ:KLXI) will announce sales of $448.95 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have issued estimates for KLX’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $446.00 million to $451.90 million. KLX reported sales of $389.00 million during the same quarter last year, which would […]

Amedisys Inc (AMED) Stake Decreased by Virtu KCG Holdings LLC

Virtu KCG Holdings LLC cut its holdings in shares of Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) by 49.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,644 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 4,550 shares during the period. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC’s […]

Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky Has $468,000 Position in Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS)

Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky trimmed its stake in shares of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) by 8.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 16,879 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock after […]

Clean Harbors, Inc. (CLH) Shares Sold by Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky

Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky lessened its stake in shares of Clean Harbors, Inc. (NYSE:CLH) by 8.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 8,530 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 800 shares during the quarter. […]

Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky Continues to Hold Stake in NETGEAR, Inc. (NTGR)

Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky held its stake in NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,300 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Teachers […]

Trinseo S.A. (TSE) Stake Decreased by Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC

Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC cut its holdings in shares of Trinseo S.A. (NYSE:TSE) by 0.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 87,571 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 108 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC […]

CyrusOne Inc (CONE) Shares Bought by Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC

Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its holdings in CyrusOne Inc (NASDAQ:CONE) by 3.0% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 110,956 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,221 shares during the period. […]