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PetroChina Company Limited (PTR) Downgraded to “Sell” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE:PTR) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday morning. According to Zacks, “The ongoing oil price weakness and steep cuts in domestic gas supplies to industrial users have kept us bearish on PetroChina. Predictably, the crude price slump has […]

Kroger Company (The) (KR) Stake Lessened by Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC

Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC trimmed its holdings in Kroger Company (The) (NYSE:KR) by 4.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 261,758 shares of the company’s stock after selling 11,283 shares during the quarter. Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC’s holdings […]

Equinix, Inc. (EQIX) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts

Shares of Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX) have been given an average rating of “Buy” by the twenty brokerages that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fifteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price […]

Q3 2018 Earnings Estimate for Kroger Company (The) Issued By Jefferies Group (KR)

Kroger Company (The) (NYSE:KR) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group lifted their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for Kroger Company (The) in a research report issued on Thursday. Jefferies Group analyst C. Mandeville now expects that the company will post earnings per share of $0.40 for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of […]

Analyzing Campbell Soup (CPB) & Mondelez International (MDLZ)

Campbell Soup (NYSE: CPB) and Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation. Volatility & Risk Campbell Soup has a beta of 0.36, suggesting that its […]

Reviewing Ctrip.com International (CTRP) and Tuniu Corporation (TOUR)

Ctrip.com International (NASDAQ: CTRP) and Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ:TOUR) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations. Profitability This table compares Ctrip.com International and Tuniu Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and […]

Contrasting Symantec Corporation (SYMC) & The Competition

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is one of 65 public companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Symantec Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and risk. Dividends Symantec Corporation pays an annual dividend of […]

CACI International, Inc. (CACI) Raised to Strong-Buy at Zacks Investment Research

CACI International, Inc. (NYSE:CACI) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday. The firm currently has a $163.00 price target on the information technology services provider’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target suggests a potential upside of 15.24% from the company’s current […]

Zacks Investment Research Upgrades C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (CHRW) to “Buy”

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has a $85.00 price target on the transportation company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target indicates a potential upside of 11.81% from the company’s […]

Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC Has $1.47 Million Position in Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH)

Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC reduced its stake in Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE:CAH) by 11.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 22,025 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,857 shares during the quarter. Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC’s holdings in Cardinal […]

Medpace Holdings, Inc. (MEDP) Stake Decreased by Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC

Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC lowered its stake in shares of Medpace Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MEDP) by 28.4% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,050 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,200 shares during the quarter. Osborn Williams & […]

Lenox Wealth Advisors Inc. Takes $180,000 Position in iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY)

Lenox Wealth Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of iShares Select Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA:DVY) during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 1,923 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $180,000. iShares Select Dividend ETF comprises approximately […]

PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (QQQ) Shares Bought by Parker Investment Management LLC

Parker Investment Management LLC grew its stake in PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (NASDAQ:QQQ) by 18.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 302,767 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 46,689 shares during the […]

Bridges Investment Counsel Inc. Has $230,000 Holdings in Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT)

Bridges Investment Counsel Inc. lessened its stake in Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT) by 80.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,321 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 18,262 shares during the period. Bridges Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings in Level […]

Bridges Investment Counsel Inc. Sells 12,983 Shares of Roper Technologies, Inc. (ROP)

Bridges Investment Counsel Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) by 74.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,404 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 12,983 shares during the period. Bridges […]

Bridges Investment Counsel Inc. Sells 2,050 Shares of Equity Residential (EQR)

Bridges Investment Counsel Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) by 23.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 6,750 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,050 shares during the period. Bridges Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings in Equity Residential […]

Crispr Theraptc (CRSP) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Crispr Theraptc (NASDAQ:CRSP) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the […]

Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC) Holdings Boosted by Pensionfund DSM Netherlands

Pensionfund DSM Netherlands boosted its holdings in shares of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) by 100.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 37,000 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 18,500 shares during the quarter. Pensionfund DSM Netherlands’ holdings in […]

Critical Contrast: Pioneer Energy Services Corp. (PES) versus Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN)

Pioneer Energy Services Corp. (NYSE: PES) and Patterson-UTI Energy (NASDAQ:PTEN) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings. Insider & Institutional Ownership 74.0% of Pioneer Energy Services Corp. shares are owned […]

Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Forestar Group (FOR) Stock Price

Media headlines about Forestar Group (NYSE:FOR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to […]

Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.31

Media coverage about Donnelley Financial Solutions (NASDAQ:DFIN) has been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring 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 […]

General Finance Corporation (GFN) vs. Brady Corporation (BRC) Head-To-Head Survey

General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: GFN) and Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation. Dividends Brady Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.83 per share and […]

Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJREF) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results

Corus Entertainment Inc. (OTCMKTS:CJREF) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The company reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.04, MarketWatch Earnings reports. Corus Entertainment had a net margin of 9.60% and a return on equity of 7.57%. Corus Entertainment (OTCMKTS CJREF) traded down […]

Recent Analysts’ Ratings Changes for MGM Resorts International (MGM)

Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) in the last few weeks: 10/18/2017 – MGM Resorts International was downgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $33.00 price target on the stock, down previously from […]

Nomura Holdings Inc. Acquires New Holdings in Eastman Chemical Company (EMN)

Nomura Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 11,050 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $928,000. A number of other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of […]

Crossroads Systems (CRDS) & Its Peers Head-To-Head Review

Crossroads Systems (NASDAQ: CRDS) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer Peripherals” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Crossroads Systems to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations. Analyst Recommendations This is a summary of recent […]

California State Teachers Retirement System Has $18.91 Million Holdings in Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG)

California State Teachers Retirement System lessened its stake in Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) by 6.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 330,349 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 21,809 shares during the period. California State Teachers […]

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) Stake Decreased by California State Teachers Retirement System

California State Teachers Retirement System trimmed its position in shares of Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) by 9.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 326,253 shares of the company’s stock after selling 33,976 shares during the quarter. California […]

Nomura Holdings Inc. Buys 2,235 Shares of Eagle Materials Inc (EXP)

Nomura Holdings Inc. grew its holdings in Eagle Materials Inc (NYSE:EXP) by 24.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 11,357 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,235 shares during the quarter. Nomura Holdings Inc.’s holdings in Eagle Materials […]

Bank of Nova Scotia Acquires 33,685 Shares of Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Co. (KYN)

Bank of Nova Scotia raised its holdings in Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Co. (NYSE:KYN) by 19.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 205,396 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 33,685 shares during the period. Bank of Nova […]

Nomura Holdings Inc. Takes $980,000 Position in Nielsen N.V. (NLSN)

Nomura Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 25,350 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $980,000. A number of other hedge funds also recently added to […]

Alliant Energy Corporation (LNT) Stake Decreased by California State Teachers Retirement System

California State Teachers Retirement System lessened its position in shares of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) by 9.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 420,561 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 45,747 shares during the period. California […]

Bank of Nova Scotia Invests $3.46 Million in Workday Inc (WDAY) Stock

Bank of Nova Scotia acquired a new stake in shares of Workday Inc (NYSE:WDAY) in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm acquired 35,642 shares of the software maker’s stock, valued at approximately $3,457,000. A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to […]

Aramark (ARMK) Shares Sold by California State Teachers Retirement System

California State Teachers Retirement System decreased its holdings in shares of Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) by 8.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 449,368 shares of the company’s stock after selling 40,670 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System owned approximately 0.18% of Aramark worth […]

Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. Has $2.36 Million Position in 8point3 Energy Partners LP (CAFD)

Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. increased its position in 8point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:CAFD) by 102.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 155,754 shares of the energy company’s stock after acquiring an additional 78,922 shares during the quarter. Raymond […]

Pensionfund DSM Netherlands Takes Position in Global Net Lease, Inc. (GNL)

Pensionfund DSM Netherlands acquired a new position in shares of Global Net Lease, Inc. (NYSE:GNL) during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 48,408 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,060,000. Pensionfund DSM Netherlands owned about 0.07% of Global Net […]

Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) Holdings Raised by Fulton Bank N.A.

Fulton Bank N.A. boosted its holdings in shares of Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) by 9.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,883 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 887 shares during the quarter. […]

Perry Ellis International Inc. (PERY) Given a $27.00 Price Target at FBR & Co

FBR & Co set a $27.00 price target on Perry Ellis International Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY) in a research note released on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the textile maker’s stock. A number of other research firms have also recently issued reports on PERY. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Perry Ellis International […]

Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (THR) Lifted by Analyst

Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:THR) – Investment analysts at William Blair raised their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Thermon Group Holdings in a research note issued on Monday. William Blair analyst B. Drab now anticipates that the technology company will post earnings of $0.15 per share for the quarter, up from […]

Vonovia SE (VNA) Given Buy Rating at DZ Bank AG

Vonovia SE (ETR:VNA)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at DZ Bank AG in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Berenberg Bank set a €42.00 ($49.41) price target on shares of Vonovia SE and gave […]