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Pentair PLC. (PNR) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

Pentair PLC. (NYSE:PNR) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,610,699 shares, a decline of 33.8% from the August 15th total of 2,434,284 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 643,380 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.5 days. […]

ETFis Series Trust I (AMZA) Short Interest Down 43.5% in August

ETFis Series Trust I (NYSE:AMZA) saw a large drop in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 340,481 shares, a drop of 43.5% from the August 15th total of 602,336 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,039,542 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.3 days. ETFis […]

J D Wetherspoon plc (JDW) Insider Purchases £121.10 in Stock

J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) insider Miles Slade purchased 10 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 18th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 1,211 ($16.33) per share, with a total value of £121.10 ($163.27). Miles Slade also recently made the following trade(s): On Tuesday, July 18th, […]

Menhaden Capital PLC (MHN) Insider Acquires £1,725 in Stock

Menhaden Capital PLC (LON:MHN) insider Howard Pearce acquired 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 20th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 69 ($0.93) per share, with a total value of £1,725 ($2,325.74). Shares of Menhaden Capital PLC (MHN) opened at 88.0000 on Friday. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION […]

BTG plc (BTG) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Deutsche Bank AG

BTG plc (LON:BTG)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG in a report issued on Thursday. They presently have a GBX 775 ($10.45) price objective on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 15.59% from the stock’s current price. Several other brokerages also recently […]

Matthews International Corporation (MATW) Downgraded to “Sell” at Zacks Investment Research

Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ:MATW) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday. According to Zacks, “Matthews International Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and marketer principally of memorialization products & brand solutions. Memorialization products consist primarily of bronze memorials and other memorialization […]

Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Lands’ End, Inc. (LE) to Buy

Lands’ End, Inc. (NASDAQ:LE) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Saturday. The brokerage presently has a $13.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective suggests a potential upside of 8.33% from the company’s previous […]

Japan Tob Inc (JAPAY) Downgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Japan Tob Inc (OTCMKTS:JAPAY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday. According to Zacks, “Japan Tobacco Inc. manufactures, markets and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products. It also engaged in pharmaceutical and food businesses. Japan Tobacco Inc. is based in […]

Cintas Corporation (CTAS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds

Headlines about Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty 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 one being […]

Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) Stock Price

Headlines about Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the […]

Flux Power Holdings, Inc. (FLUX) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Monday

Flux Power Holdings, Inc. (OTCMKTS:FLUX) will be announcing its Q4 2017 earnings results on Monday, September 25th. Shares of Flux Power Holdings, Inc. (OTCMKTS:FLUX) opened at 0.50 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $0.50 and its 200-day moving average is $0.47. The firm’s market cap is $12.53 million. Flux Power Holdings, Inc. has […]

AECOM (ACM) Board Authorizes Share Buyback Program

AECOM (NYSE:ACM) announced that its board has initiated a stock repurchase program, which authorizes the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in outstanding shares on Thursday, September 21st, EventVestor reports. This repurchase authorization authorizes the construction company to purchase up to 18.3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally a sign […]

Critical Survey: Cavium (CAVM) and The Competition

Cavium (NASDAQ: CAVM) is one of 105 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Cavium to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation. Analyst Recommendations This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations […]

Strategic Hotels and Resorts (BEE) vs. Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI) Head to Head Analysis

Strategic Hotels and Resorts (NYSE: BEE) and Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPI) are both financials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends. Analyst Recommendations This is a summary of current recommendations for Strategic […]

AZZ (AZZ) versus Spectrum Brands Holdings (SPB) Head-To-Head Comparison

AZZ (NYSE: AZZ) and Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations. Valuation and Earnings This table compares AZZ and Spectrum Brands Holdings’ gross revenue, earnings […]

ValuEngine Upgrades Celadon Group, Inc. (CGI) to Hold

Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE:CGI) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. Separately, Aegis reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 price objective on shares of Celadon Group in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Five […]

ValuEngine Downgrades Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (MXWL) to Sell

Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL) was downgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday. Several other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Maxwell Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating […]

Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Monro Muffler Brake, Inc. (MNRO) to Hold

Monro Muffler Brake, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNRO) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Thursday. According to Zacks, “Monro Muffler/Brake, Inc. is a chain of company-operated and dealer-operated stores providing automotive undercar repair services in the United States. Monro’s stores provide a full range […]

Insider Buying: Tatton Asset Management PLC (TAM) Insider Buys £18,000 in Stock

Tatton Asset Management PLC (LON:TAM) insider Lothar Mentel bought 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 20th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 180 ($2.43) per share, for a total transaction of £18,000 ($24,268.57). Lothar Mentel also recently made the following trade(s): On Tuesday, September 19th, […]

April Talintyre Sells 250,000 Shares of OneSavings Bank PLC (OSB) Stock

OneSavings Bank PLC (LON:OSB) insider April Talintyre sold 250,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 392 ($5.29), for a total value of £980,000 ($1,321,288.93). Shares of OneSavings Bank PLC (OSB) opened at 388.00 on Friday. The firm’s […]

Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BUFF) Hits New 12-Month High Following Analyst Upgrade

Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) shares hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday after Susquehanna Bancshares raised their price target on the stock from $30.00 to $32.00. Susquehanna Bancshares currently has a positive rating on the stock. Blue Buffalo Pet Products traded as high as $26.73 and last traded at $26.65, […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of iShares MSCI Japan ETF Call Options (EWJ)

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE:EWJ) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 18,984 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,405% compared to the typical volume of 1,261 call options. Shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE EWJ) opened at 55.43 on Friday. iShares MSCI […]

Investors Buy High Volume of Call Options on Micron Technology (MU)

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 112,784 call options on the company. This is an increase of 137% compared to the typical daily volume of 47,676 call options. MU has been the topic of several research reports. UBS AG reissued an “average” rating and […]

Argan (AGX) & Grana y Montero S.A.A. (GRAM) Financial Analysis

Argan (NYSE: AGX) and Grana y Montero S.A.A. (NYSE:GRAM) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations. Profitability This table compares Argan and Grana y Montero S.A.A.’s net margins, return […]

Cytosorbents Corporation (CTSO) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages

Shares of Cytosorbents Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSO) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the seven brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have […]

Smith & Nephew SNATS (SNN) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

News articles about Smith & Nephew SNATS (NYSE:SNN) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest […]

AMTEK (AME) Given Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.12

Media stories about AMTEK (NYSE:AME) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being […]

Critical Review: Cascade Microtech (CSCD) versus Chart Industries (GTLS)

Cascade Microtech (NASDAQ: CSCD) and Chart Industries (NASDAQ:GTLS) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Cascade Microtech […]

Head to Head Review: Equity Commonwealth (EQC) vs. Paramount Group (PGRE)

Equity Commonwealth (NYSE: EQC) and Paramount Group (NYSE:PGRE) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and earnings. Valuation & Earnings This table compares Equity Commonwealth and Paramount Group’s revenue, earnings per […]

QTS Realty Trust (QTS) & Its Peers Financial Comparison

QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) is one of 16 publicly-traded companies in the “Specialized REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare QTS Realty Trust to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations. Dividends QTS Realty Trust pays an […]

Analysts’ Upgrades for September, 22nd (ACER, AFH, ALLY, HI, IDTI, IPAS, ISCA, IZEA, ORIG, PGSVY)

Analysts’ upgrades for Friday, September 22nd: Acer Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ACER) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating. Atlas Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:AFH) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating. Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to […]

BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) Sets New 12-Month High at $54.96

BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $54.96 and last traded at $54.99, with a volume of 112,225 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $54.53. Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of […]

Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Apache Corporation (APA) Stock Price

Headlines about Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Apache Corporation earned […]

Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact First Data Corporation (FDC) Stock Price

News articles about First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one […]

Snap (SNAP) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

Media stories about Snap (NYSE:SNAP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the […]

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (RBA) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (TSE:RBA) (NYSE:RBA) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. […]

International Speedway Corporation (ISCA) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold”

International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ:ISCA) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday. According to Zacks, “International Speedway Corporation’s operations consist principally of racing events at its motorsports facilities, which generate revenue primarily through sales of admissions to racing events, television […]

Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Bluerock Residential Growth REIT (BRG) Stock Price

Media stories about Bluerock Residential Growth REIT (NYSE:BRG) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest […]

Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Tenaris (TS) Stock Price

News headlines about Tenaris (NYSE:TS) 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 most […]

Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (ATW) Bonds Trading 1% Lower

An issue of Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE:ATW) bonds fell 1% against their face value during trading on Friday. The high-yield debt issue has a 6.5% coupon and is set to mature on February 1, 2020. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $98.00 and were trading at $99.00 one week ago. Price moves […]