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MSA Safety (MSA) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.01 EPS

MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The industrial products company reported $1.27 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.26 by $0.01, Fidelity Earnings reports. MSA Safety had a net margin of 4.94% and a return on equity of 28.12%. The firm had revenue of $361.78 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $359.32 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.31 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter... 
 

Repligen (RGEN) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Meets Expectations

Repligen (NASDAQ:RGEN) announced its earnings results on Thursday. The biotechnology company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.21, MarketWatch Earnings reports. Repligen had a net margin of 12.61% and a return on equity of 5.39%. The firm had revenue of $51.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $50.27 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.20 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 24.8% compared to the same quarter last... 
 

SPX (SPXC) Raised to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

SPX (NYSE:SPXC) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday. According to Zacks, “SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPXC) is, along with its subsidiaries, a diversified, global supplier of infrastructure equipment with scalable growth platforms in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), detection and measurement, and engineered solutions. HVAC solutions offered include cooling towers, residential and commercial boilers and comfort... 
 

Horizon Technology Finance (HRZN) Hits New 1-Year High at $12.84

Horizon Technology Finance Corp (NASDAQ:HRZN) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $12.84 and last traded at $12.67, with a volume of 5530 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $12.72. A number of equities research analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Horizon Technology Finance from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. National Securities restated a “neutral” rating and... 
 

Oak Associates Ltd. OH Purchases New Position in AllianceBernstein Holding LP (AB)

Oak Associates Ltd. OH purchased a new position in shares of AllianceBernstein Holding LP (NYSE:AB) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 13,040 shares of the asset manager’s stock, valued at approximately $356,000. Several other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its stake in shares of AllianceBernstein by 11.5% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 882,708 shares... 
 

Oak Associates Ltd. OH Acquires 10,000 Shares of QuinStreet Inc (QNST)

Oak Associates Ltd. OH grew its holdings in QuinStreet Inc (NASDAQ:QNST) by 28.5% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 45,035 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,000 shares during the period. Oak Associates Ltd. OH’s holdings in QuinStreet were worth $731,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Huntington National Bank acquired a new position in shares of QuinStreet... 
 

Barclays Reiterates “Underweight” Rating for Transocean (RIG)

Transocean (NYSE:RIG)‘s stock had its “underweight” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Barclays in a report issued on Thursday. A number of other research firms also recently weighed in on RIG. ValuEngine downgraded Transocean from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 1st. DNB Markets raised Transocean from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 30th. Credit Suisse Group began coverage... 
 

CDW (CDW) Shares Sold by Eaton Vance Management

Eaton Vance Management lowered its stake in shares of CDW (NASDAQ:CDW) by 40.6% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 528,909 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after selling 362,166 shares during the quarter. Eaton Vance Management owned approximately 0.35% of CDW worth $42,868,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A number of other hedge funds also... 
 

Paycom Software Inc (PAYC) Position Lifted by Eaton Vance Management

Eaton Vance Management increased its holdings in shares of Paycom Software Inc (NYSE:PAYC) by 0.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 575,189 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,060 shares during the period. Eaton Vance Management’s holdings in Paycom Software were worth $70,432,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Virginia Retirement... 
 

Eaton Vance Management Has $54.66 Million Stake in PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG)

Eaton Vance Management lessened its position in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) by 4.8% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 534,687 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 27,207 shares during the period. Eaton Vance Management’s holdings in PPG Industries were worth $54,661,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company.... 
 

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (OMN) Shares Sold by Investment Management of Virginia LLC

Investment Management of Virginia LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE:OMN) by 53.1% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 41,020 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 46,372 shares during the quarter. Investment Management of Virginia LLC owned approximately 0.09% of OMNOVA Solutions worth $301,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds have also made changes to... 
 

Eaton Vance Management Has $60.77 Million Stake in American Financial Group Inc (AFG)

Eaton Vance Management lessened its stake in shares of American Financial Group Inc (NYSE:AFG) by 41.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 671,283 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 471,469 shares during the quarter. Eaton Vance Management owned about 0.75% of American Financial Group worth $60,771,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes... 
 

GW&K Investment Management LLC Raises Holdings in Middleby Corp (MIDD)

GW&K Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in Middleby Corp (NASDAQ:MIDD) by 2.1% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 139,997 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,832 shares during the quarter. GW&K Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Middleby were worth $14,382,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other institutional investors have also modified... 
 

Canadian Orebodies (CORE) Sets New 12-Month High at $0.40

Canadian Orebodies Inc. (CVE:CORE) shares hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as C$0.40 and last traded at C$0.39, with a volume of 154500 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at C$0.32. The company has a market cap of $21.29 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of -9.63. TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This report was posted by [[site]] and is the property of of [[site]]. If you are reading this report on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of United States... 
 

Insteel Industries Inc (IIIN) Stake Lessened by TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC

TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC trimmed its holdings in Insteel Industries Inc (NASDAQ:IIIN) by 7.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 37,959 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,251 shares during the quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Insteel Industries were worth $1,362,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Several other large investors... 
 

Nelnet, Inc. (NNI) Major Shareholder Sells $53,900.00 in Stock

Nelnet, Inc. (NYSE:NNI) major shareholder Angie Muhleisen sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.90, for a total transaction of $53,900.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC. Angie Muhleisen also recently made the following trade(s): On Wednesday, January... 
 

Osisko gold royalties (OR) Shares Up 5.5%

Osisko gold royalties Ltd (TSE:OR) shares shot up 5.5% on Thursday . The stock traded as high as C$14.73 and last traded at C$14.59. 214,338 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 47% from the average session volume of 404,852 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$13.83. A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. CIBC increased their price objective on shares of Osisko gold royalties from C$17.00 to C$18.00 in a research report on Monday, January 21st. Raymond James restated an “outperform” rating... 
 

MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd Has $484,000 Position in Ladder Capital Corp (LADR)

MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd lowered its position in shares of Ladder Capital Corp (NYSE:LADR) by 73.0% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 31,338 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 84,558 shares during the quarter. MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd’s holdings in Ladder Capital were worth $484,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Intercontinental Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares... 
 

BRP (DOOO) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BRP (NASDAQ:DOOO) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday morning. According to Zacks, “BRP Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and distributes recreational vehicles. The Company offers watercrafts, sport boats, snowmobiles, pontoons, marine propulsion systems and all-terrain and utility vehicles, as well as engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircrafts. BRP Inc. is headquartered in Valcourt, Canada. “ Several other research firms... 
 

Piper Jaffray Companies Reiterates $30.00 Price Target for CymaBay Therapeutics (CBAY)

Piper Jaffray Companies set a $30.00 price target on CymaBay Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CBAY) in a research report report published on Wednesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. CBAY has been the subject of several other research reports. Oppenheimer set a $18.00 target price on shares of CymaBay Therapeutics and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Sunday, December 9th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of CymaBay Therapeutics from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report on Tuesday, January... 
 

HEAT (HEAT) 24-Hour Trading Volume Hits $49.00

HEAT (CURRENCY:HEAT) traded 4.5% higher against the dollar during the one day period ending at 9:00 AM ET on February 21st. HEAT has a total market cap of $573,393.00 and approximately $49.00 worth of HEAT was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last seven days, HEAT has traded 39.4% higher against the dollar. One HEAT coin can currently be bought for $0.0147 or 0.00000370 BTC on popular exchanges including Cryptopia and Heat Wallet. Here is how similar cryptocurrencies have performed over the last day: XRP (XRP) traded down 1.6%... 
 

AmerisourceBergen Corp. (ABC) Director Sells $1,725,045.98 in Stock

AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE:ABC) Director Richard W. Gochnauer sold 19,922 shares of AmerisourceBergen stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $86.59, for a total transaction of $1,725,045.98. Following the sale, the director now owns 30,869 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,672,946.71. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Shares of ABC opened at $86.31 on Thursday.... 
 

Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. Acquires 298 Shares of Guidewire Software Inc (GWRE)

Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. grew its position in shares of Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE:GWRE) by 9.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 3,331 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 298 shares during the quarter. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc.’s holdings in Guidewire Software were worth $267,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A number of other institutional... 
 

Studio City International (MSC) & Melco Resorts & Entertainment (MLCO) Head-To-Head Analysis

Studio City International (NYSE:MSC) and Melco Resorts & Entertainment (NASDAQ:MLCO) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation, earnings and dividends. Institutional and Insider Ownership 0.0% of Studio City International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 36.0% of Melco Resorts & Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors.... 
 

Everspin Technologies (MRAM) Receives “Buy” Rating from Needham & Company LLC

Needham & Company LLC restated their buy rating on shares of Everspin Technologies (NASDAQ:MRAM) in a research note released on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has a $14.00 target price on the business services provider’s stock. “Everspin is up ~35% over the past two days on news that Intel was integrating embedded MRAM into its 22nm FinFET CMOS technology on full 300mm wafers. We don’t know if Intel is using the Everspin’s technology but Intel’s decision certainly validates the MRAM technology, which... 
 

Adobe Inc (ADBE) Holdings Cut by Jensen Investment Management Inc.

Jensen Investment Management Inc. lessened its holdings in Adobe Inc (NASDAQ:ADBE) by 6.3% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 54,749 shares of the software company’s stock after selling 3,670 shares during the quarter. Adobe accounts for 0.2% of Jensen Investment Management Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 29th largest position. Jensen Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Adobe were worth $12,386,000 as of its most... 
 

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) Price Target Increased to $95.00 by Analysts at Argus

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) had its target price hoisted by Argus to $95.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning, The Fly reports. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock. A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on MRK. Wolfe Research initiated coverage on Merck & Co., Inc. in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. They set an outperform rating on the stock. SunTrust Banks upped their target price on Merck & Co., Inc. from $77.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report... 
 

ViaSat, Inc. (VSAT) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $548.61 Million

Analysts forecast that ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) will post sales of $548.61 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have made estimates for ViaSat’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $557.60 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $542.70 million. ViaSat reported sales of $439.67 million in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 24.8%. The business is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, May 23rd. On average,... 
 

Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV Acquires 49 Shares of Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW)

Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV grew its holdings in shares of Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) by 0.4% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 13,699 shares of the network technology company’s stock after buying an additional 49 shares during the quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV’s holdings in Palo Alto Networks were worth $2,580,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds and other institutional... 
 

wys Token (WYS) Price Tops $0.0075

wys Token (CURRENCY:WYS) traded up 9.9% against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 9:00 AM ET on February 21st. During the last week, wys Token has traded up 1.6% against the dollar. One wys Token token can currently be bought for about $0.0075 or 0.00000189 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. wys Token has a total market cap of $0.00 and $122.00 worth of wys Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Here’s how related cryptocurrencies have performed during the last 24 hours: XRP (XRP) traded down 2% against the... 
 

Carnival Corp (CCL) CEO Stein Kruse Sells 32,163 Shares

Carnival Corp (NYSE:CCL) CEO Stein Kruse sold 32,163 shares of Carnival stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.08, for a total value of $1,835,864.04. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 92,198 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,262,661.84. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Stein Kruse also recently made the following... 
 

Elastos Price Reaches $2.00 (ELA)

Elastos (CURRENCY:ELA) traded 2.1% lower against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 10:00 AM E.T. on February 21st. One Elastos coin can now be bought for approximately $2.00 or 0.00050534 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Bit-Z, BCEX, Kucoin and CoinEgg. Over the last week, Elastos has traded up 0.1% against the US dollar. Elastos has a market cap of $29.21 million and approximately $2.18 million worth of Elastos was traded on exchanges in the last day. Here is how related cryptocurrencies have performed over... 
 

Sandstorm Gold (SAND) Releases Earnings Results, Hits Estimates

Sandstorm Gold (NYSEAMERICAN:SAND) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The mining company reported $0.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.01, Fidelity Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $17.46 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $17.00 million. Shares of Sandstorm Gold stock traded up $0.05 during trading on Thursday, hitting $5.67. 49,855 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,341,779. Sandstorm... 
 

SCYNEXIS (SCYX) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research

SCYNEXIS (NASDAQ:SCYX) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The firm presently has a $1.50 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective points to a potential upside of 9.49% from the stock’s previous close. According to Zacks, “SCYNEXIS, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company. It is engaged in the discovery, development, and commercialization of anti-infectives to address unmet therapeutic... 
 

Outfront Media Inc (OUT) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $445.24 Million

Wall Street analysts expect Outfront Media Inc (NYSE:OUT) to post sales of $445.24 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have made estimates for Outfront Media’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $442.50 million and the highest is $446.72 million. Outfront Media reported sales of $401.30 million in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 10.9%. The company is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report after the market closes ... 
 

EvenCoin Market Cap Reaches $7.71 Million (EVN)

EvenCoin (CURRENCY:EVN) traded 4.6% lower against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 10:00 AM ET on February 21st. In the last seven days, EvenCoin has traded down 8.4% against the dollar. One EvenCoin token can currently be bought for approximately $0.38 or 0.00009493 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including YoBit, Mercatox and BTC-Alpha. EvenCoin has a market capitalization of $7.71 million and approximately $579,746.00 worth of EvenCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Here’s how similar cryptocurrencies... 
 

iMetal Resources (IMR) Sets New 52-Week High at $0.19

Shares of iMetal Resources Inc (CVE:IMR) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as C$0.19 and last traded at C$0.18, with a volume of 807875 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$0.18. The company has a quick ratio of 7.42, a current ratio of 10.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45. The company has a market capitalization of $17.63 million and a PE ratio of -15.91. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: This piece of content was posted by [[site]] and is owned by of [[site]]. If you are reading this... 
 

Penserra Capital Management LLC Has $110,000 Stake in Corning Incorporated (GLW)

Penserra Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) by 68.7% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,680 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after buying an additional 1,498 shares during the period. Penserra Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Corning were worth $110,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes... 
 

LCNB Corp. (LCNB) to Issue $0.17 Quarterly Dividend

LCNB Corp. (NASDAQ:LCNB) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, March 1st will be given a dividend of 0.17 per share by the bank on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 28th. LCNB has raised its dividend payment by an average of 0.5% per year over the last three years and has increased its dividend annually for the last 2 consecutive years. LCNB has... 
 

Mvb Financial Corp. (MVBF) Announces Dividend Increase – $0.04 Per Share

Mvb Financial Corp. (OTCMKTS:MVBF) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 1st will be given a dividend of 0.035 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $0.14 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.87%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 28th. This is a boost from Mvb Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.03. OTCMKTS MVBF opened at $16.04 on Thursday. Mvb Financial has a... 
 

Occidental Petroleum (OXY) Upgraded by ValuEngine to Hold

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. A number of other analysts have also commented on the company. Evercore ISI raised Occidental Petroleum from an in-line rating to an outperform rating and set a $88.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Occidental Petroleum from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a research note on Friday, January 11th. Morgan Stanley... 
 

Essex Investment Management Co. LLC Takes $30,000 Position in WEC Energy Group Inc (WEC)

Essex Investment Management Co. LLC acquired a new position in shares of WEC Energy Group Inc (NYSE:WEC) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 430 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $30,000. A number of other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of WEC. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its position in WEC Energy Group by 6,740.9% during the fourth quarter. Oregon Public... 
 

Astec Industries (ASTE) Upgraded to Buy at BidaskClub

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Astec Industries (NASDAQ:ASTE) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday. ASTE has been the subject of a number of other research reports. William Blair cut Astec Industries from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Astec Industries from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Monday, December 31st. Stifel Nicolaus cut Astec Industries from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday,... 
 

Hormel Foods Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (HRL)

Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 9,969 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,977% compared to the typical volume of 480 put options. In other Hormel Foods news, CFO James N. Sheehan sold 60,000 shares of Hormel Foods stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.93, for a total value of $2,695,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly... 
 

Dupont Capital Management Corp Takes Position in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (JEC)

Dupont Capital Management Corp bought a new position in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (NYSE:JEC) during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 3,838 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $224,000. Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Jacobs Engineering Group in the fourth quarter worth approximately... 
 

Dupont Capital Management Corp Has $211,000 Position in T. Rowe Price Group Inc (TROW)

Dupont Capital Management Corp increased its position in shares of T. Rowe Price Group Inc (NASDAQ:TROW) by 20.2% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 2,285 shares of the asset manager’s stock after acquiring an additional 384 shares during the quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp’s holdings in T. Rowe Price Group were worth $211,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Huntington National Bank raised... 
 

Energous Corp (WATT) Expected to Post Earnings of -$0.48 Per Share

Wall Street analysts forecast that Energous Corp (NASDAQ:WATT) will post ($0.48) earnings per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Energous’ earnings. Energous reported earnings of ($0.50) per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 4%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, February 27th. On average, analysts expect that Energous will report full-year earnings... 
 

Dupont Capital Management Corp Invests $207,000 in Hologic, Inc. (HOLX)

Dupont Capital Management Corp acquired a new position in Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 5,032 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock, valued at approximately $207,000. A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in HOLX. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its holdings in shares of Hologic by 37.0% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of... 
 

iShares Dow Jones US Consumer Ser. (IYC) Shares Sold by Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC reduced its stake in shares of iShares Dow Jones US Consumer Ser. (BMV:IYC) by 39.5% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 5,947 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,883 shares during the quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC’s holdings in iShares Dow Jones US Consumer Ser. were worth $1,076,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).... 
 

IFG Advisory LLC Has $518,000 Stake in VF Corp (VFC)

IFG Advisory LLC lessened its stake in shares of VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) by 3.1% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 7,274 shares of the textile maker’s stock after selling 231 shares during the quarter. IFG Advisory LLC’s holdings in VF were worth $518,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Greenleaf Trust lifted its position in VF by 11.8% during the fourth quarter. Greenleaf... 
 
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