Archive for Mark Dietrich

Analysts Anticipate Blucora Inc (BCOR) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $136.5 Million

Equities analysts expect Blucora Inc (NASDAQ:BCOR) to post $136.5 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Blucora’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $136 million and the highest is $137 million. Blucora reported sales of $120.11 million in the same quarter last year, which […]

Navistar International Corp (NAV) Given News Sentiment Rating of 0.50

News headlines about Navistar International Corp (NYSE:NAV) have trended positive on Sunday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. AlphaOne, a division of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest […]

Dresser-Rand Group (DRC) Earning Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows

Media headlines about Dresser-Rand Group (NYSE:DRC) have trended positive on Sunday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. The research firm, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with […]

Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado Decreases Stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corp (DNB)

Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado reduced its position in Dun & Bradstreet Corp (NYSE:DNB) by 0.2% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 7,870 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 15 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Dun & Bradstreet Corp were […]

First Trust Advisors LP Has $6.905 Million Stake in Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (GLPI)

First Trust Advisors LP increased its position in Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ:GLPI) by 8.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 206,626 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 15,879 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in Gaming and Leisure Properties […]

$586.34 Million in Sales Expected for Oaktree Capital Group LLC (OAK) This Quarter

Equities analysts predict that Oaktree Capital Group LLC (NYSE:OAK) will announce $586.34 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have provided estimates for Oaktree Capital Group’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $533 million and the highest estimate coming in at $630.73 million. Oaktree Capital […]

PDL BioPharma Inc (PDLI) Stake Maintained by LSV Asset Management

LSV Asset Management held its position in PDL BioPharma Inc (NASDAQ:PDLI) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 77,100 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in PDL BioPharma were worth $175,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other institutional […]

LSV Asset Management Takes Position in Encore Wire Co. (WIRE)

LSV Asset Management acquired a new position in Encore Wire Co. (NASDAQ:WIRE) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 2,200 shares of the electronics maker’s stock, valued at approximately $101,000. Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its stake in […]

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System Purchases 358 Shares of Westlake Chemical Co. (WLK)

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its stake in Westlake Chemical Co. (NYSE:WLK) by 0.7% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 52,727 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after buying an additional 358 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings […]

Flowserve Corp (FLS) Shares Sold by First Trust Advisors LP

First Trust Advisors LP lowered its stake in shares of Flowserve Corp (NYSE:FLS) by 42.0% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 149,428 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 108,168 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in Flowserve Corp were worth $7,235,000 as of its most […]

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System Maintains Position in HealthSouth Corp (HLS)

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System held its position in HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 75,484 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in HealthSouth Corp were worth $3,231,000 at […]

First Trust Advisors LP Raises Stake in SYSCO Co. (SYY)

First Trust Advisors LP boosted its position in SYSCO Co. (NYSE:SYY) by 8.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 881,265 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 67,687 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings […]

LSV Asset Management Sells 42,400 Shares of Deere & Company (DE)

LSV Asset Management cut its position in shares of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) by 8.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 454,800 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 42,400 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in Deere & Company were […]

HSN, Inc. (HSNI) Stake Increased by State Treasurer State of Michigan

State Treasurer State of Michigan boosted its stake in shares of HSN, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSNI) by 1.6% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 13,000 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 200 shares during the period. State Treasurer State of Michigan’s holdings in HSN were worth $482,000 as of […]

3D Systems Co. (DDD) Position Boosted by State Treasurer State of Michigan

State Treasurer State of Michigan increased its position in 3D Systems Co. (NYSE:DDD) by 1.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 43,700 shares of the 3D printing company’s stock after buying an additional 800 shares during the period. State Treasurer State of Michigan’s holdings in 3D Systems were worth $654,000 at […]

General Mills, Inc. (GIS) Shares Bought by Arrow Financial Corp

Arrow Financial Corp boosted its position in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) by 1.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 48,961 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 570 shares during the period. Arrow Financial Corp’s holdings in General Mills were worth $2,889,000 […]

Tufton Capital Management Lowers Stake in Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ)

Tufton Capital Management cut its stake in Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) by 0.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 88,047 shares of the company’s stock after selling 375 shares during the period. Tufton Capital Management’s holdings in Mondelez International were worth $3,793,000 […]

Aull & Monroe Investment Management Corp Buys 300 Shares of QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM)

Aull & Monroe Investment Management Corp raised its position in QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) by 4.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 6,545 shares of the wireless technology company’s stock after buying an additional 300 shares during the period. Aull & Monroe Investment Management […]

Visa Inc (V) Stake Cut by Nisa Investment Advisors LLC

Nisa Investment Advisors LLC cut its position in shares of Visa Inc (NYSE:V) by 1.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 558,950 shares of the credit-card processor’s stock after selling 8,855 shares during the period. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in […]

Louisiana State Employees Retirement System Increases Stake in Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (FRGI)

Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its position in Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ:FRGI) by 1.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,000 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after buying an additional 200 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement […]

Rite Aid Co. (RAD) Bonds Rise 1.3% During Trading

An issue of Rite Aid Co. (NYSE:RAD) bonds rose 1.3% as a percentage of their face value during trading on Friday. The debt issue has a 6.125% coupon and will mature on April 1, 2023. The debt is now trading at $102.00. Price changes in a company’s bonds in credit markets sometimes predict parallel changes […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Lowe's Companies (LOW)

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 49,193 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 269% compared to the average volume of 13,315 call options. LOW has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Sanford C. Bernstein initiated […]

Myriad Genetics, Inc. (MYGN) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN) was the target of a significant decline in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 23,844,171 shares, a decline of 4.0% from the April 28th total of 24,825,404 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,514,945 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI Raises Stake in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI raised its position in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) by 1.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 3,428 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 52 shares during the period. […]

AT&T Inc. (T) Shares Sold by Murphy Capital Management Inc.

Murphy Capital Management Inc. reduced its position in shares of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) by 3.1% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 184,777 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 5,871 shares during the period. AT&T makes up about 1.1% of Murphy Capital Management Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its […]

Beacon Financial Group Has $4.681 Million Position in Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Beacon Financial Group lowered its stake in shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 0.7% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 32,522 shares of the iPhone maker’s stock after selling 245 shares during the period. Beacon Financial Group’s holdings in Apple were worth $4,681,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. […]

Teachers Advisors LLC Raises Stake in Integer Holdings Co. (ITGR)

Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in Integer Holdings Co. (NASDAQ:ITGR) by 3.8% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 55,536 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,023 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC’s holdings in Integer Holdings were worth $1,636,000 as of its most […]

Short Interest in South State Co. (SSB) Rises By 3.6%

South State Co. (NASDAQ:SSB) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 960,445 shares, a growth of 3.6% from the April 28th total of 927,014 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 130,376 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Toll Brothers Inc Forecasted to Post FY2017 Earnings of $3.07 Per Share (TOL)

Toll Brothers Inc (NYSE:TOL) – Equities research analysts at KeyCorp decreased their FY2017 EPS estimates for shares of Toll Brothers in a research note issued on Tuesday. KeyCorp analyst K. Zener now forecasts that the construction company will post earnings per share of $3.07 for the year, down from their prior forecast of $3.10. TOL […]

Cormark Research Analysts Decrease Earnings Estimates for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM)

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) – Equities research analysts at Cormark dropped their Q3 2017 earnings estimates for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in a research report issued on Thursday. Cormark analyst M. Grauman now anticipates that the bank will post earnings per share of $1.96 for the quarter, down from their previous […]

Ascendis Pharma A/S (ASND) Forecasted to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of ($0.79) Per Share

Ascendis Pharma A/S (NASDAQ:ASND) – Analysts at Leerink Swann raised their Q2 2017 earnings estimates for Ascendis Pharma A/S in a report released on Tuesday. Leerink Swann analyst J. Schwartz now anticipates that the biotechnology company will earn ($0.79) per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.86). Leerink Swann currently has […]

Ballard Power Systems Inc. (BLDP) Short Interest Up 49.3% in May

Ballard Power Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDP) (TSE:BLD) saw a large increase in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,057,030 shares, an increase of 49.3% from the April 28th total of 2,047,333 shares. Approximately 2.0% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an […]

Analysts Issue Forecasts for Bill Barrett Co.’s Q2 2017 Earnings (BBG)

Bill Barrett Co. (NYSE:BBG) – Equities researchers at Seaport Global Securities lifted their Q2 2017 EPS estimates for Bill Barrett in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now expects that the energy company will post earnings per share of ($0.18) for the quarter, up from their previous forecast […]

Cellular Biomedicine Group Inc (CBMG) Short Interest Update

Cellular Biomedicine Group Inc (NASDAQ:CBMG) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in the month of April. As of April 28th, there was short interest totalling 344,340 shares, a growth of 3.3% from the April 13th total of 333,393 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 14,519 shares, the days-to-cover […]

Callidus Software Inc. (CALD) Short Interest Up 2.8% in April

Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD) saw a large increase in short interest in April. As of April 28th, there was short interest totalling 2,853,637 shares, an increase of 2.8% from the April 13th total of 2,776,829 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 353,619 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 8.1 days. Shares of Callidus […]

Q2 2017 EPS Estimates for Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (ANW) Cut by Jefferies Group

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW) – Analysts at Jefferies Group decreased their Q2 2017 earnings estimates for Aegean Marine Petroleum Network in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst D. Mavrinac now forecasts that the oil and gas company will earn $0.02 per share for the quarter, down from their […]

Dow Chemical Co (DOW) Forecasted to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $1.09 Per Share

Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) – Investment analysts at SunTrust Banks reduced their Q2 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Dow Chemical in a report released on Wednesday. SunTrust Banks analyst J. Sheehan now anticipates that the basic materials company will earn $1.09 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $1.14. […]

Hormel Foods Corp (HRL) Shares Down 0.1% Following Weak Earnings

Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL) shares were down 0.1% during trading on Friday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The stock traded as low as $32.94 and last traded at $33.17, with a volume of 1,842,957 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $33.13. The company reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, […]

Traders Buy Apple Inc. (AAPL) on Weakness After Insider Selling

Investors bought shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on weakness during trading hours on Friday after an insider sold shares in the company. $728.27 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $461.66 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $266.61 million into the stock. Of all […]

Short Interest in Dextera Surgical Inc (DXTR) Rises By 59.4%

Dextera Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:DXTR) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 943,487 shares, an increase of 59.4% from the April 28th total of 592,030 shares. Currently, 11.5% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on […]