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Critical Contrast: Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG) and Innerscope Hearing Technologies (INND)

Innerscope Hearing Technologies (OTCMKTS:INND) and Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) are both consumer cyclical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and risk. Analyst Recommendations This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Innerscope Hearing Technologies and Interpublic Group of Companies, as reported by MarketBeat. Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy... 
 

Koshinski Asset Management Inc. Has $2.77 Million Stake in Occidental Petroleum Co. (OXY)

Koshinski Asset Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Occidental Petroleum Co. (NYSE:OXY) by 88.5% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 33,679 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after buying an additional 15,810 shares during the quarter. Koshinski Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Occidental Petroleum were worth $2,767,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to... 
 

Petroteq Energy (PQEFF) versus Ensco (ESV) Financial Review

Petroteq Energy (OTCMKTS:PQEFF) and Ensco (NYSE:ESV) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation. Profitability This table compares Petroteq Energy and Ensco’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Petroteq Energy N/A N/A N/A Ensco -36.53% -5.98% -3.53% Valuation & Earnings This... 
 

Osher Van de Voorde Investment Management Has $7.78 Million Position in Roche Holdings AG Basel ADR (RHHBY)

Osher Van de Voorde Investment Management increased its position in shares of Roche Holdings AG Basel ADR (OTCMKTS:RHHBY) by 0.9% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 257,852 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,273 shares during the quarter. Roche Holdings AG Basel makes up approximately 3.4% of Osher Van de Voorde Investment Management’s holdings, making the stock its 20th biggest holding. Osher Van de Voorde Investment Management’s... 
 

57,700 Shares in Danaher Co. (DHR) Purchased by Resources Management Corp CT ADV

Resources Management Corp CT ADV acquired a new stake in Danaher Co. (NYSE:DHR) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 57,700 shares of the conglomerate’s stock, valued at approximately $6,269,000. Danaher makes up 1.1% of Resources Management Corp CT ADV’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 25th largest holding. Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Fort L.P. purchased a new position... 
 

Resources Management Corp CT ADV Takes $3.90 Million Position in United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)

Resources Management Corp CT ADV bought a new stake in shares of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 33,403 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,899,000. Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Ronna Sue Cohen lifted its stake in shares of United Parcel Service by 34.9% during the 3rd quarter.... 
 

Nucor Co. (NUE) Position Lifted by Peninsula Asset Management Inc.

Peninsula Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Nucor Co. (NYSE:NUE) by 3.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 29,475 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 865 shares during the quarter. Peninsula Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Nucor were worth $1,870,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also... 
 

Federated Investors Inc. PA Raises Stake in Ford Motor (F)

Federated Investors Inc. PA grew its holdings in Ford Motor (NYSE:F) by 230.9% during the third quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 3,712,168 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after buying an additional 2,590,192 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Ford Motor were worth $34,337,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. American International Group Inc. increased its holdings in ... 
 

Contrasting EFactor Group (EFCT) and Viad (VVI)

EFactor Group (OTCMKTS:EFCT) and Viad (NYSE:VVI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership. Valuation and Earnings This table compares EFactor Group and Viad’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio EFactor Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Viad $1.31... 
 

First Heartland Consultants Inc. Acquires 5,687 Shares of Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF (VMBS)

First Heartland Consultants Inc. grew its holdings in Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF (NASDAQ:VMBS) by 20.1% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 33,913 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,687 shares during the period. First Heartland Consultants Inc.’s holdings in Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF were worth $1,730,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds have also... 
 

SRC Energy Inc (SRCI) Position Trimmed by Tanaka Capital Management Inc.

Tanaka Capital Management Inc. decreased its position in shares of SRC Energy Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:SRCI) by 40.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 14,430 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock after selling 10,000 shares during the quarter. Tanaka Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in SRC Energy were worth $128,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their... 
 

Smith Moore & CO. Buys 702 Shares of Phillips 66 (PSX)

Smith Moore & CO. raised its stake in Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) by 6.9% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 10,841 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after acquiring an additional 702 shares during the period. Smith Moore & CO.’s holdings in Phillips 66 were worth $1,222,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the... 
 

3,300 Shares in American States Water Co (AWR) Acquired by Stonebridge Capital Advisors LLC

Stonebridge Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of American States Water Co (NYSE:AWR) during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 3,300 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $202,000. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in American States Water by 8.0% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns... 
 

17,820 Shares in EOG Resources Inc (EOG) Acquired by Knowledge Leaders Capital LLC

Knowledge Leaders Capital LLC purchased a new stake in EOG Resources Inc (NYSE:EOG) in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 17,820 shares of the energy exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,273,000. EOG Resources makes up about 1.9% of Knowledge Leaders Capital LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 19th biggest position. Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of... 
 

Reviewing Celcuity (CELC) & Its Peers

Celcuity (NASDAQ: CELC) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical laboratories” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Celcuity to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership. Insider & Institutional Ownership 15.2% of Celcuity shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.0% of shares of all “Medical laboratories” companies are held by institutional investors.... 
 

Brokerages Set JCDecaux SA (DEC) PT at $31.80

Shares of JCDecaux SA (EPA:DEC) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is €31.28 ($36.37). Several research analysts recently issued reports on DEC shares. Bank of America set a €36.00... 
 

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Shares Bought by HRT Financial LLC

HRT Financial LLC increased its position in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) by 157.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,357 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 5,720 shares during the quarter. HRT Financial LLC’s holdings in JPMorgan Chase & Co. were worth $974,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other institutional investors have also recently made... 
 

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc (ALSN) Stake Lessened by Janus Henderson Group PLC

Janus Henderson Group PLC decreased its holdings in Allison Transmission Holdings Inc (NYSE:ALSN) by 9.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 14,500 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 1,500 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC’s holdings in Allison Transmission were worth $754,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of ALSN. Sun Life Financial INC... 
 

John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (JBSS) Shares Sold by Janus Henderson Group PLC

Janus Henderson Group PLC cut its holdings in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBSS) by 95.7% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 7,635 shares of the company’s stock after selling 169,897 shares during the quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC’s holdings in John B. Sanfilippo & Son were worth $545,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of JBSS.... 
 

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc (SC) Shares Bought by Janus Henderson Group PLC

Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its holdings in shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc (NYSE:SC) by 98.2% during the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 33,300 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 16,500 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC’s holdings in Santander Consumer USA were worth $667,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in SC. Victory Capital Management Inc.... 
 

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Grows Stake in Rapid7 Inc (RPD)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its position in shares of Rapid7 Inc (NASDAQ:RPD) by 18.1% during the third quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 166,666 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 25,576 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in Rapid7 were worth $6,153,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Centaurus... 
 

524,065 Shares in BlackBerry Ltd (BB) Purchased by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. bought a new position in shares of BlackBerry Ltd (NYSE:BB) in the third quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm bought 524,065 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,964,000. Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Gabelli Funds LLC purchased a new stake in shares of BlackBerry during the third quarter worth about $114,000. US Bancorp DE purchased a new stake in shares of BlackBerry during the third quarter worth about $119,000. Greenleaf... 
 

Vanguard Group Inc Raises Stake in Paychex, Inc. (PAYX)

Vanguard Group Inc grew its position in Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) by 1.5% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 25,237,021 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 363,583 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Group Inc owned 0.07% of Paychex worth $1,858,708,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have... 
 

Vanguard Group Inc Sells 846,879 Shares of General Mills, Inc. (GIS)

Vanguard Group Inc cut its holdings in shares of General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) by 1.9% during the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 44,167,568 shares of the company’s stock after selling 846,879 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Group Inc owned about 0.07% of General Mills worth $1,895,673,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Acadian Asset Management... 
 

Vanguard Group Inc Reduces Stake in Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR)

Vanguard Group Inc decreased its stake in shares of Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) by 0.2% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 24,076,428 shares of the company’s stock after selling 50,095 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Group Inc owned 0.10% of Dollar Tree worth $1,963,433,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of DLTR. Price Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Dollar... 
 

Vanguard Group Inc Has $2.09 Billion Holdings in FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (FLT)

Vanguard Group Inc lessened its stake in shares of FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FLT) by 0.4% in the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 9,191,668 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 36,305 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc owned 0.07% of FleetCor Technologies worth $2,094,228,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in FLT. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares... 
 

PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) is Lindsell Train Ltd’s 6th Largest Position

Lindsell Train Ltd lifted its position in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) by 5.7% in the third quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 3,671,183 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 198,183 shares during the quarter. PepsiCo comprises about 9.3% of Lindsell Train Ltd’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 6th biggest holding. Lindsell Train Ltd’s holdings in PepsiCo were worth $410,438,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently... 
 

Midas Management Corp Takes Position in Pfizer Inc. (PFE)

Midas Management Corp bought a new position in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) in the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm bought 35,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,542,000. Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Fort L.P. bought a new stake in Pfizer during the 2nd quarter valued at about $121,000. Braun Bostich & Associates Inc. bought a new stake in Pfizer during the 1st quarter valued at about $139,000. Smart Portfolios... 
 

Analysts Set IG Group Holdings plc (IGG) Price Target at $947.25

IG Group Holdings plc (LON:IGG) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 947.25 ($12.38). Several research analysts recently issued reports on IGG shares. Citigroup increased their price target on shares of... 
 

Northern Oak Wealth Management Inc. Purchases 62,904 Shares of Invesco BulletShares 2021 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCL)

Northern Oak Wealth Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Invesco BulletShares 2021 Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BSCL) by 12.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 556,305 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 62,904 shares during the quarter. Invesco BulletShares 2021 Corporate Bond ETF makes up 1.7% of Northern Oak Wealth Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 10th largest holding. Northern... 
 

Northern Oak Wealth Management Inc. Boosts Position in Honeywell International Inc. (HON)

Northern Oak Wealth Management Inc. boosted its stake in Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) by 1.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 48,551 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after acquiring an additional 819 shares during the quarter. Honeywell International accounts for 1.2% of Northern Oak Wealth Management Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 28th largest position. Northern Oak Wealth Management Inc.’s holdings... 
 

iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (IJH) Shares Sold by Peninsula Asset Management Inc.

Peninsula Asset Management Inc. reduced its stake in iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 0.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 81,683 shares of the company’s stock after selling 764 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF accounts for 11.3% of Peninsula Asset Management Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its largest position. Peninsula Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in iShares Core... 
 

Allergan plc (AGN) Stake Increased by Northern Oak Wealth Management Inc.

Northern Oak Wealth Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) by 63,698.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 31,899 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 31,849 shares during the period. Northern Oak Wealth Management Inc.’s holdings in Allergan were worth $6,076,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Several other institutional... 
 

Rotation Minerals Ltd (ROT) Director Brent Petterson Sells 170,000 Shares of Stock

Rotation Minerals Ltd (CVE:ROT) Director Brent Petterson sold 170,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$0.08, for a total value of C$13,600.00. Brent Petterson also recently made the following trade(s): On Friday, December 7th, Brent Petterson sold 5,000 shares of Rotation Minerals stock. The stock was sold at an average price of C$0.08, for a total value of C$400.00. On Friday, November 30th, Brent Petterson sold 5,000 shares of Rotation Minerals... 
 

JMP Securities Raises Oaktree Specialty Lending (OCSL) Price Target to $5.75

Oaktree Specialty Lending (NASDAQ:OCSL) had its price objective raised by analysts at JMP Securities from $5.50 to $5.75 in a report released on Monday. The brokerage currently has a “market outperform” rating on the credit services provider’s stock. JMP Securities’ price target indicates a potential upside of 34.66% from the stock’s current price. Several other research firms also recently commented on OCSL. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Oaktree Specialty Lending from a “hold” rating to... 
 

Dell Technologies Inc (DVMT) Stake Lifted by National Pension Service

National Pension Service grew its position in shares of Dell Technologies Inc (NYSE:DVMT) by 0.5% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 223,853 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,090 shares during the period. National Pension Service’s holdings in Dell Technologies were worth $21,741,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently... 
 

W W Grainger Inc (GWW) Shares Bought by National Pension Service

National Pension Service raised its holdings in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) by 0.8% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 55,884 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 438 shares during the quarter. National Pension Service owned 0.10% of W W Grainger worth $19,974,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Financial Architects Inc boosted its holdings... 
 

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOX) Shares Bought by National Pension Service

National Pension Service boosted its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX) by 12.6% during the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 528,197 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 59,119 shares during the quarter. National Pension Service’s holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox were worth $24,202,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in FOX. Gamble Jones... 
 

Iamgold (IMG) Shares Up 4.4%

Iamgold Corp (TSE:IMG) (NYSE:IAG) shot up 4.4% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as C$4.75 and last traded at C$4.71. 218,580 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 83% from the average session volume of 1,258,239 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$4.51. Several brokerages have commented on IMG. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Iamgold in a research report on Wednesday, December 12th. CSFB reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Iamgold in a research... 
 

Greenwood Gearhart Inc. Purchases 5,980 Shares of Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM)

Greenwood Gearhart Inc. increased its position in Archer Daniels Midland Co (NYSE:ADM) by 60.7% during the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 15,830 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,980 shares during the period. Greenwood Gearhart Inc.’s holdings in Archer Daniels Midland were worth $796,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in Archer Daniels Midland by 8.7%... 
 

Greenwood Gearhart Inc. Raises Holdings in Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI)

Greenwood Gearhart Inc. grew its stake in Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI) by 20.0% in the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 254,737 shares of the textile maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 42,448 shares during the period. Greenwood Gearhart Inc.’s holdings in Hanesbrands were worth $4,695,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Global Trust Asset Management LLC increased its... 
 

Greenwood Gearhart Inc. Reduces Position in Corning Incorporated (GLW)

Greenwood Gearhart Inc. cut its position in shares of Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) by 7.4% during the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 192,446 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after selling 15,360 shares during the period. Corning accounts for about 1.9% of Greenwood Gearhart Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 24th biggest holding. Greenwood Gearhart Inc.’s holdings in Corning were worth $6,793,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds and other institutional... 
 

Insider Buying: VBI Vaccines Inc (VBIV) Major Shareholder Buys 14,285,714 Shares of Stock

VBI Vaccines Inc (NASDAQ:VBIV) major shareholder Perceptive Advisors Llc purchased 14,285,714 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 13th. The stock was bought at an average price of $1.40 per share, for a total transaction of $19,999,999.60. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Large shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC. NASDAQ VBIV traded down $0.07... 
 

Tractor Supply (TSCO) Upgraded by Deutsche Bank to Buy

Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Thursday morning, MarketBeat Ratings reports. They currently have $107.00 price objective on the specialty retailer’s stock, up from their prior price objective of $94.00. Several other research analysts also recently weighed in on TSCO. Oppenheimer upped their price target on Tractor Supply from $80.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research note on Friday, August 17th. BidaskClub upgraded Tractor... 
 

iShares MBS ETF (MBB) Shares Bought by IndexIQ Advisors LLC

IndexIQ Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of iShares MBS ETF (NASDAQ:MBB) by 242.2% during the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 674,861 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 477,646 shares during the period. iShares MBS ETF comprises approximately 2.3% of IndexIQ Advisors LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 7th largest holding. IndexIQ Advisors LLC’s holdings in iShares MBS ETF were worth $69,733,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other large... 
 

IndexIQ Advisors LLC Boosts Position in Vectren Corp (VVC)

IndexIQ Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Vectren Corp (NYSE:VVC) by 5.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 409,971 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 20,895 shares during the quarter. Vectren accounts for 0.9% of IndexIQ Advisors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 19th largest position. IndexIQ Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.49% of Vectren worth $29,309,000 as of its most recent filing... 
 

Leonetti & Associates LLC Sells 60,270 Shares of Atlassian Co. PLC (TEAM)

Leonetti & Associates LLC reduced its position in Atlassian Co. PLC (NASDAQ:TEAM) by 48.8% in the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 63,130 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 60,270 shares during the period. Atlassian accounts for 1.6% of Leonetti & Associates LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 19th biggest position. Leonetti & Associates LLC’s holdings in Atlassian were worth $6,069,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds have also recently added... 
 

WhiteHorse Finance (WHF) Upgraded to Buy by BidaskClub

BidaskClub upgraded shares of WhiteHorse Finance (NASDAQ:WHF) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Thursday morning. Several other equities analysts have also recently commented on WHF. TheStreet upgraded shares of WhiteHorse Finance from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report on Friday, November 16th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of WhiteHorse Finance from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 7th. B. Riley restated a buy rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of WhiteHorse... 
 

Eubel Brady & Suttman Asset Management Inc. Has $7.35 Million Holdings in Xerox Corp (XRX)

Eubel Brady & Suttman Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Xerox Corp (NYSE:XRX) by 3.9% during the third quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 272,493 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after buying an additional 10,221 shares during the period. Xerox accounts for about 2.2% of Eubel Brady & Suttman Asset Management Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 23rd largest position. Eubel Brady & Suttman Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Xerox were worth $7,352,000... 
 

Energy Opportunities Capital Management LLC Sells 203,320 Shares of Pioneer Energy Services Corp (PES)

Energy Opportunities Capital Management LLC trimmed its position in Pioneer Energy Services Corp (NYSE:PES) by 77.8% during the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 57,889 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 203,320 shares during the period. Energy Opportunities Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Pioneer Energy Services were worth $171,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of PES. Jane Street Group LLC purchased a new... 
 
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