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Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC) Upgraded to “Hold” by BidaskClub

Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC) (TSE:K) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Sunday, June 25th. A number of other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on KGC. TD Securities upgraded shares of Kinross Gold Corporation from a “buy” rating to an “action list buy” rating and set a $5.50 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. Bank of America Corporation upgraded shares of... 
 

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) Upgraded by BidaskClub to “Hold”

BidaskClub upgraded shares of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, June 29th. A number of other brokerages have also recently issued reports on MET. Bank of America Corporation cut shares of MetLife from a buy rating to a neutral rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $54.20 to $54.83 in a research note on Monday, March 6th. Wells Fargo & Company reissued a buy rating on shares of MetLife in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. Zacks Investment... 
 

Stifel Financial Corp Has $346,000 Position in Colony Starwood Homes (SFR)

Stifel Financial Corp lowered its stake in shares of Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE:SFR) by 3.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 10,160 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 320 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in Colony Starwood Homes were worth $346,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in... 
 

Delta Lloyd NV Acquires 20,346 Shares of Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY)

Delta Lloyd NV raised its stake in shares of Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) by 11.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 198,594 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 20,346 shares during the period. Delta Lloyd NV’s holdings in Sysco Corporation were worth $10,500,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Quadrature... 
 

Cibc World Markets Corp Cuts Stake in Biogen Inc. (BIIB)

Cibc World Markets Corp lowered its stake in shares of Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) by 45.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 50,530 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after selling 42,392 shares during the period. Cibc World Markets Corp’s holdings in Biogen were worth $13,816,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in BIIB. Sarissa... 
 

Allstate Corp (ALL) Position Cut by FIL Ltd

FIL Ltd reduced its position in Allstate Corp (NYSE:ALL) by 4.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 221,745 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 9,482 shares during the period. FIL Ltd’s holdings in Allstate Corp were worth $18,070,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in ALL. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its stake in shares... 
 

Spire Healthcare Group PLC’s (SPI) Underperform Rating Reiterated at Credit Suisse Group

Spire Healthcare Group PLC (LON:SPI)‘s stock had its “underperform” rating reissued by stock analysts at Credit Suisse Group in a research note issued on Friday. SPI has been the subject of several other research reports. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 400 ($5.22) target price on shares of Spire Healthcare Group PLC in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Jefferies Group LLC raised their target price on Spire Healthcare Group PLC from GBX 305 ($3.98) to GBX 350 ($4.57) and gave the stock a... 
 

On The Beach Group PLC (OTB) Price Target Raised to GBX 500 at Peel Hunt

On The Beach Group PLC (LON:OTB) had its price objective lifted by Peel Hunt from GBX 450 ($5.88) to GBX 500 ($6.53) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Peel Hunt’s target price suggests a potential upside of 19.47% from the company’s previous close. OTB has been the subject of several other research reports. Investec restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 487 ($6.36) target price on shares of On The Beach Group PLC in a research note on Friday, May 19th.... 
 

Vantiv, Inc. (VNTV) Stake Boosted by State Street Corp

State Street Corp increased its position in shares of Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) by 0.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 2,927,932 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 24,429 shares during the period. State Street Corp owned 1.82% of Vantiv worth $187,736,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in VNTV. Vanguard... 
 

Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH) Shares Sold by Paloma Partners Management Co

Paloma Partners Management Co cut its stake in Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH) by 17.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 28,399 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 5,990 shares during the period. Paloma Partners Management Co’s holdings in Manhattan Associates were worth $1,477,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Investment Centers... 
 

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Guggenheim

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by investment analysts at Guggenheim in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. They presently have a $190.00 price target on the Internet television network’s stock, up from their previous price target of $180.00. Guggenheim’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 3.34% from the company’s previous close. NFLX has been the topic of several other research reports. FBR & Co restated a “hold” rating and issued... 
 

Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) (NYSE:SAM) Earns News Impact Score of 0.50

Media stories about Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) (NYSE:SAM) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) earned a news impact score of 0.50 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating... 
 

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) Earning Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

Media stories about Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Host Hotels & Resorts earned a news impact score of 0.44 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 71 out... 
 

Marshall Wace North America L.P. Buys New Position in Hamilton Lane Inc. (HLNE)

Marshall Wace North America L.P. acquired a new stake in shares of Hamilton Lane Inc. (NASDAQ:HLNE) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 32,112 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $610,000. A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in Hamilton Lane during the first quarter valued at about $24,763,000.... 
 

Louisiana Bancorp (NASDAQ:LABC) Getting Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

News articles about Louisiana Bancorp (NASDAQ:LABC) have trended positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Louisiana Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.35 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that... 
 

Royce & Associates LP Invests $725,000 in Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE:GTN)

Royce & Associates LP purchased a new stake in shares of Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE:GTN) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 50,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $725,000. Royce & Associates LP owned about 0.07% of Gray Television at the end of the most recent quarter. Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Feltz Wealth PLAN Inc. acquired a new stake in... 
 

Virtus Global Dividend & Income Fund (NYSE:ZTR) Earning Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

Media headlines about Virtus Global Dividend & Income Fund (NYSE:ZTR) have trended positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. Virtus Global Dividend & Income Fund earned a news impact score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the investment management company an impact... 
 

Herc Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HRI) Shares Sold by California Public Employees Retirement System

California Public Employees Retirement System lowered its stake in shares of Herc Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HRI) by 3.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 144,766 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 4,600 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System owned 0.51% of Herc Holdings worth $7,078,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their... 
 

Bank of America Corp DE Sells 40,574 Shares of VWR Corporation (VWR)

Bank of America Corp DE decreased its position in shares of VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR) by 3.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 1,151,358 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 40,574 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE owned 0.87% of VWR Corporation worth $32,468,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Highbridge Capital Management LLC boosted its stake... 
 

Liberty Interactive Corporation (QVCA) Position Cut by UBS Group AG

UBS Group AG reduced its stake in Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:QVCA) by 91.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 171,953 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,821,257 shares during the period. UBS Group AG’s holdings in Liberty Interactive Corporation were worth $3,442,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Liberty... 
 

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPWR) Shares Bought by UBS Group AG

UBS Group AG raised its stake in Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPWR) by 50.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 38,077 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 12,848 shares during the period. UBS Group AG owned approximately 0.09% of Monolithic Power Systems worth $3,507,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in MPWR. Teachers Advisors LLC... 
 

Neuberger Berman Group LLC Purchases New Stake in Agenus Inc. (AGEN)

Neuberger Berman Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 72,500 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock, valued at approximately $273,000. A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of AGEN. Glenview Trust Co raised its position in Agenus by 32.4% in the first quarter. Glenview Trust Co now owns 187,408 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $707,000... 
 

Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC Sells 2,375 Shares of Celgene Corporation (CELG)

Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC cut its stake in shares of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) by 5.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 40,220 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 2,375 shares during the period. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Celgene Corporation were worth $5,005,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other institutional investors... 
 

BidaskClub Lowers CyrusOne Inc (NASDAQ:CONE) to Buy

CyrusOne Inc (NASDAQ:CONE) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Thursday, June 29th. Several other research firms also recently commented on CONE. Barclays PLC increased their price objective on CyrusOne from $53.00 to $57.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $59.00 price objective on shares of CyrusOne in... 
 

Principal Financial Group Inc. Has $11.41 Million Stake in Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI)

Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) by 13.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 394,838 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after buying an additional 46,033 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned approximately 0.88% of Merit Medical Systems worth $11,411,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other institutional... 
 

Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan Continues to Hold Stake in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK)

Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan continued to hold its stake in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 3,920 shares of the transportation company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan’s holdings in Alaska Air Group were worth $362,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc.... 
 

Pinnacle Associates Ltd. Has $1.03 Million Position in Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)

Pinnacle Associates Ltd. raised its stake in Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) by 1.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,219 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after buying an additional 118 shares during the period. Pinnacle Associates Ltd.’s holdings in Norfolk Southern Corp. were worth $1,032,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Congress Asset... 
 

Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) Position Boosted by Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) by 8.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 492,962 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 40,089 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned about 0.53% of Webster Financial Corporation worth $24,668,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.... 
 

Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. Has $222,000 Stake in Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON)

Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. raised its position in Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) by 8.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 4,190 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 342 shares during the period. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Sonoco Products were worth $222,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold... 
 

Vanguard Group Inc. Boosts Position in Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (The) (NYSE:SMG)

Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (The) (NYSE:SMG) by 4.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 3,842,715 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 159,996 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. owned about 6.42% of Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (The) worth $358,871,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in... 
 

Honeywell International Inc. (HON) Position Maintained by Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors

Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors continued to hold its position in Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 1,242 shares of the conglomerate’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors’ holdings in Honeywell International were worth $155,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors... 
 

Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd (AAV) Upgraded to Hold at BidaskClub

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd (NYSE:AAV) (TSE:AAV) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, June 27th. Shares of Advantage Oil & Gas (AAV) opened at 7.00 on Tuesday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $6.48 and its 200 day moving average is $6.39. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.30 billion, a P/E ratio of 152.17 and a beta of 0.98. Advantage Oil & Gas has a 52-week low of $5.70 and a 52-week high of $7.88. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This piece... 
 

Argan, Inc. (AGX) Earns Neutral Rating from Analysts at Sidoti

Sidoti started coverage on shares of Argan, Inc. (NYSE:AGX) in a research report report published on Wednesday, June 28th. The brokerage issued a neutral rating on the construction company’s stock. Separately, Lake Street Capital boosted their price target on Argan from $70.00 to $71.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Thursday, June 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Argan currently has a consensus... 
 

L-3 Communications Holdings (LLL) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

News articles about L-3 Communications Holdings (NYSE:LLL) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring 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 closest to one being the most favorable. L-3 Communications Holdings earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the aerospace company... 
 

KemPharm, Inc. (NASDAQ:KMPH) Position Cut by Menta Capital LLC

Menta Capital LLC decreased its stake in shares of KemPharm, Inc. (NASDAQ:KMPH) by 13.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 40,841 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 6,200 shares during the period. Menta Capital LLC owned approximately 0.28% of KemPharm worth $200,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Victory Capital Management... 
 

BlackRock Inc. Buys 3,677,680 Shares of MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (MSM)

BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM) by 7,681.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 3,725,557 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 3,677,680 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned 6.54% of MSC Industrial Direct Co worth $382,836,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently... 
 

Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:PPBI) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:PPBI) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Thursday, June 29th. According to Zacks, “LIFE Financial Corporation is a savings and loan holding company for Life Bank. The company originates, purchases, sells, securitizes and services primarily non-conventional mortgage loans principally secured by first and second mortgages on one- to four-family residences. The Company makes Liberator Series loans, which are for the purchase of residential... 
 

American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSWA) Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSWA) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Wednesday, June 28th. According to Zacks, “American Software Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, markets and supports a portfolio of application software solutions that enable businesses to respond to today’s dynamic global marketplace. The company’s software and services solutions are designed to automate many planning and operational functions principally... 
 

Orrstown Financial Services Inc (ORRF) Lowered to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Orrstown Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:ORRF) from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Thursday, June 29th. According to Zacks, “Orrstown Financial Services, Inc. is a financial holding company. The Company’s primary activity consists of owning and supervising its subsidiary, Orrstown Bank, that is engaged in providing banking and bank related services. The Bank provides these services in south central Pennsylvania, principally Franklin, Perry and... 
 

ValuEngine Upgrades Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) to “Hold”

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday, June 27th. Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Cott Corporation from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, May 8th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of Cott Corporation in a research note on Friday, March 24th. Canaccord Genuity... 
 

Global Water Resources, Inc. Declares Monthly Dividend of $0.02 (GWRS)

Global Water Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:GWRS) declared a monthly dividend on Friday, June 30th, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 17th will be given a dividend of 0.023 per share by the utilities provider on Monday, July 31st. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 13th. Shares of Global Water Resources (NASDAQ:GWRS) opened at 9.30 on Friday. Global Water Resources has a 1-year low of $7.36 and a 1-year high of $10.00. The company’s... 
 

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Shares Bought by Carnick & Kubik Group LLC

Carnick & Kubik Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) by 8.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 12,259 shares of the retailer’s stock after buying an additional 940 shares during the period. Carnick & Kubik Group LLC’s holdings in Costco Wholesale Corporation were worth $2,056,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of... 
 

Victory Capital Management Inc. Acquires Shares of 10,318 Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (BRKL)

Victory Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKL) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 10,318 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $161,000. A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its stake in Brookline Bancorp by 2.1% in the first quarter. State of Alaska... 
 

Burney Co. Boosts Stake in Valero Energy Corporation (VLO)

Burney Co. increased its position in shares of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) by 23.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 224,401 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after buying an additional 43,059 shares during the period. Valero Energy Corporation accounts for about 1.0% of Burney Co.’s holdings, making the stock its 28th largest position. Burney Co.’s holdings in Valero Energy Corporation were worth $14,876,000... 
 

Marshall Wace North America L.P. Takes Position in Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. (NYSE:UGP)

Marshall Wace North America L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. (NYSE:UGP) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 22,330 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $513,000. Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Ultrapar Participacoes during the first quarter worth about $513,000.... 
 

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. Sells 17,333 Shares of Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (EGRX)

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. decreased its stake in Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGRX) by 60.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,187 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 17,333 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. owned approximately 0.07% of Eagle Pharmaceuticals worth $928,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional... 
 

BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) Position Maintained by Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc.

Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. continued to hold its position in shares of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 16,704 shares of the mining company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in BHP Billiton Limited were worth $607,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently... 
 

Contrasting IZEA (NASDAQ:IZEA) and MeetMe (MEET)

MeetMe (NASDAQ: MEET) and IZEA (NASDAQ:IZEA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitabiliy, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations. Profitability This table compares MeetMe and IZEA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets MeetMe 53.53% 13.16% 12.44% IZEA -27.41% -80.14% -43.86% Volatility and Risk MeetMe has a beta... 
 

Southwest Gas Corporation (SWX) Stake Reduced by Fmr LLC

FMR LLC reduced its position in shares of Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX) by 12.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 787,706 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 108,855 shares during the period. FMR LLC owned about 1.66% of Southwest Gas Corporation worth $65,308,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its position in shares... 
 

Parkwood LLC Reduces Position in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP)

Parkwood LLC reduced its position in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) by 9.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 3,830 shares of the payment services company’s stock after selling 410 shares during the period. Parkwood LLC’s holdings in American Express were worth $303,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. SeaBridge Investment... 
 
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