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Hanson McClain Inc. Raises Position in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW)

Hanson McClain Inc. boosted its position in shares of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) by 3.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,337 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock after buying an additional 45 shares during the period. Hanson McClain Inc.’s holdings in Lowe’s Companies were worth $110,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently... 
 

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) Shares Bought by State of Wisconsin Investment Board

State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its position in shares of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) by 20.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,273,022 shares of the energy producer’s stock after buying an additional 213,669 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board owned 0.10% of ConocoPhillips worth $63,486,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in... 
 

Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. Buys New Stake in Brink’s Company (The) (BCO)

Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. bought a new stake in Brink’s Company (The) (NYSE:BCO) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 598,875 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $40,125,000. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. owned about 1.19% of Brink’s Company (The) at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company.... 
 

AutoZone, Inc. (AZO) Position Increased by Tealwood Asset Management Inc.

Tealwood Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) by 2.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 2,100 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 48 shares during the period. Tealwood Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in AutoZone were worth $1,198,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Stevens Capital Management... 
 

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Given Buy Rating at Deutsche Bank AG

Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) in a report published on Tuesday. Deutsche Bank AG currently has a $1,135.00 price target on the e-commerce giant’s stock, down from their prior price target of $1,150.00. Several other equities analysts have also commented on AMZN. Vetr lowered Amazon.com from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $885.64 price target on the stock. in a research note on Monday, March 20th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed an outperform rating and issued a $850.00 price... 
 

Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZYNE) Receives Buy Rating from Jefferies Group LLC

Jefferies Group LLC reiterated their buy rating on shares of Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZYNE) in a research report released on Sunday, July 9th. They currently have a $32.00 price objective on the stock. A number of other research firms also recently issued reports on ZYNE. Maxim Group reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $32.00 price objective on shares of Zynerba Pharmaceuticals in a report on Monday, March 13th. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Zynerba Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a buy rating in a... 
 

Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) Downgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Saturday, June 24th. According to Zacks, “Urban Edge Properties is a real estate investment trust that acquires, develops, owns, manages and improves shopping centers in and on the edge of urban communities. It operates within the United States. Urban Edge Properties is based in United States. “ UE has been the topic of several other research reports. Evercore ISI lowered... 
 

Prudential Financial Inc. Sells 15,120 Shares of Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EGL)

Prudential Financial Inc. reduced its position in Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EGL) by 8.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 161,537 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 15,120 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. owned 0.44% of Engility Holdings worth $4,675,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System... 
 

Great Ajax Corp. (AJX) Receives News Sentiment Rating of -0.12

Headlines about Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX) have been trending somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Great Ajax Corp. earned a daily sentiment score of -0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent... 
 

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG) Upgraded to “Buy” by Maxim Group

Maxim Group upgraded shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Tuesday morning. The brokerage currently has $470.00 target price on the restaurant operator’s stock, up from their prior target price of $440.00. “We upgrade shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) to Buy, from Hold and increase our price target to $470, from $440 ahead of the release of 2Q17 (June) earnings on Tuesday, July 25.”,” the firm’s analyst wrote. CMG has been the subject... 
 

Head to Head Review: SciClone Pharmaceuticals (SCLN) and Shire PLC (NASDAQ:SHPG)

SciClone Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SCLN) and Shire PLC (NASDAQ:SHPG) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitabiliy. Dividends Shire PLC pays an annual dividend of $0.91 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. SciClone Pharmaceuticals does not pay a dividend. Shire PLC pays out 123.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient... 
 

EQT GP Holdings, LP (EQGP) Downgraded to “Equal Weight” at Barclays PLC

Barclays PLC cut shares of EQT GP Holdings, LP (NYSE:EQGP) from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating in a research report released on Tuesday. Several other analysts also recently issued reports on the company. Morgan Stanley reissued an overweight rating and set a $31.00 target price (up previously from $30.00) on shares of EQT GP Holdings, in a research note on Friday, July 14th. BidaskClub downgraded EQT GP Holdings, from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Saturday, July 8th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a buy rating... 
 

OM Asset Management PLC (NYSE:OMAM) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

OM Asset Management PLC (NYSE:OMAM) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Saturday, June 24th. According to Zacks, “OM Asset Management plc operates as a multi-boutique asset management company. It provides its services to individuals and institutions. The Company offers products in domestic and international equities, fixed income, and alternative investments, such as timber and real estate. OM Asset Management plc is based Boston, Massachusetts.... 
 

Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) Shares Sold by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut its position in shares of Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) by 67.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 63,857 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after selling 131,439 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned 0.14% of Teleflex worth $12,371,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares... 
 

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Has $12.74 Million Stake in Meta Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced its position in shares of Meta Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) by 4.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 143,988 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after selling 7,246 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned 1.54% of Meta Financial Group worth $12,743,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares... 
 

PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (NASDAQ:QQQ) is Silicon Valley Capital Partners’ 5th Largest Position

Silicon Valley Capital Partners boosted its position in shares of PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (NASDAQ:QQQ) by 4.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 68,526 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 2,814 shares during the period. PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 accounts for approximately 5.7% of Silicon Valley Capital Partners’ portfolio, making the stock its 5th largest position. Silicon Valley Capital Partners’ holdings in PowerShares... 
 

Brokerages Set Spin Master Corp (TOY) PT at $40.86

Shares of Spin Master Corp (TSE:TOY) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is C$40.43. TOY has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reaffirmed an “outperform”... 
 

Zacks: Analysts Expect M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MDC) to Post $0.62 Earnings Per Share

Wall Street brokerages expect M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MDC) to post earnings of $0.62 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have made estimates for M.D.C. Holdings’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.61 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.65. M.D.C. Holdings reported earnings of $0.52 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 19.2%. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings results on Wednesday,... 
 

Brokerages Anticipate Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc (NYSE:LL) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $255.79 Million

Wall Street brokerages expect Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc (NYSE:LL) to announce sales of $255.79 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Six analysts have made estimates for Lumber Liquidators Holdings’ earnings. The highest sales estimate is $262.40 million and the lowest is $251.59 million. Lumber Liquidators Holdings posted sales of $238.09 million during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 7.4%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings report on Wednesday, July... 
 

Financial Survey: ABM Industries (ABM) versus Healthcare Services Group (HCSG)

Healthcare Services Group (NASDAQ: HCSG) and ABM Industries (NYSE:ABM) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitabiliy, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation. Dividends Healthcare Services Group pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. ABM Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Healthcare Services Group... 
 

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) Price Target Raised to $77.00 at Imperial Capital

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) had its price objective hoisted by Imperial Capital from $75.00 to $77.00 in a research report report published on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has an in-line rating on the transportation company’s stock. A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on UAL. UBS AG restated a buy rating and set a $103.00 target price (up previously from $95.00) on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research note on Friday, June 9th. Bank of America Corporation reiterated... 
 

Chevron Corporation (CVX) Rating Lowered to Outperform at Wells Fargo & Company

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) was downgraded by research analysts at Wells Fargo & Company to an “outperform” rating in a report issued on Monday. They presently have a $102.00 price objective on the oil and gas company’s stock, down from their previous price objective of $124.00. Wells Fargo & Company’s price objective indicates a potential downside of 1.66% from the company’s current price. Several other research firms also recently issued reports on CVX. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy”... 
 

Dominion Diamond Corporation (DDC) Downgraded by Gabelli to “Hold”

Gabelli lowered shares of Dominion Diamond Corporation (NYSE:DDC) (TSE:DDC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Tuesday. A number of other brokerages also recently commented on DDC. Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their price objective on Dominion Diamond Corporation from $10.00 to $12.00 and gave the company a sector perform rating in a research report on Thursday, May 18th. Scotiabank boosted their price target on Dominion Diamond Corporation from $14.00 to $14.50 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research note on Thursday,... 
 

Acadian Asset Management LLC Has $57.83 Million Position in Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL)

Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) by 240.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 68,212 shares of the information services provider’s stock after buying an additional 48,180 shares during the period. Acadian Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Alphabet were worth $57,834,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in... 
 

Nationwide Fund Advisors Has $215,000 Stake in Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ:ARAY)

Nationwide Fund Advisors lowered its position in Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ:ARAY) by 6.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 45,296 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 2,959 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors owned about 0.05% of Accuray worth $215,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in ARAY. Norges Bank bought a new... 
 

Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for South Jersey Industries, Inc. (SJI) Boosted by Williams Capital

South Jersey Industries, Inc. (NYSE:SJI) – Equities research analysts at Williams Capital raised their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for South Jersey Industries in a report issued on Monday. Williams Capital analyst C. Ellinghaus now expects that the utilities provider will post earnings per share of $0.12 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.10. Williams Capital currently has a “Buy” rating and a $36.00 target price on the stock. Williams Capital also issued estimates for South Jersey Industries’... 
 

Somewhat Negative News Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect National Fuel Gas (NFG) Share Price

Headlines about National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. National Fuel Gas earned a news sentiment score of -0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 93 out of 100, meaning that recent press... 
 

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (ARLP) vs. Hallador Energy (HNRG) Head to Head Survey

Hallador Energy (NASDAQ: HNRG) and Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:ARLP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitabiliy, earnings, valuation and risk. Dividends Hallador Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $1.75 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.5%. Hallador Energy pays... 
 

Credit Suisse AG Has $14.86 Million Stake in W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB)

Credit Suisse AG cut its position in W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) by 0.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 210,347 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 1,864 shares during the period. Credit Suisse AG owned approximately 0.17% of W.R. Berkley Corporation worth $14,856,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in WRB. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt boosted its... 
 

HighTower Advisors LLC Increases Position in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME)

HighTower Advisors LLC raised its position in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) by 105.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 128,872 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 66,054 shares during the period. HighTower Advisors LLC’s holdings in CME Group were worth $15,310,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Huntington National Bank boosted... 
 

Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. Invests $234,000 in AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI)

Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. bought a new position in AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 12,675 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $234,000. Several other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Denali Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of AmTrust Financial Services by 309.4% in the... 
 

Baldwin Investment Management LLC Has $650,000 Stake in MetLife, Inc. (MET)

Baldwin Investment Management LLC held its stake in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 12,307 shares of the financial services provider’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Baldwin Investment Management LLC’s holdings in MetLife were worth $650,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. raised its stake in shares... 
 

Reynolds American Inc (RAI) Shares Sold by Catawba Capital Management VA

Catawba Capital Management VA cut its position in shares of Reynolds American Inc (NYSE:RAI) by 24.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,604 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,150 shares during the period. Catawba Capital Management VA’s holdings in Reynolds American were worth $234,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in RAI. Wealthfront Inc. increased... 
 

ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) Position Decreased by Nisa Investment Advisors LLC

Nisa Investment Advisors LLC cut its stake in shares of ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) by 17.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 185,720 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 38,088 shares during the period. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in ONEOK were worth $9,608,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in OKE. Massmutual... 
 

Nicholas Company Inc. Acquires New Position in Weyerhaeuser Company (WY)

Nicholas Company Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 295,620 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $10,045,000. A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Confluence Investment Management LLC raised its stake in Weyerhaeuser by 6.2% in the first quarter. Confluence Investment Management... 
 

Coca-Cola Company (The) (NYSE:KO) Stake Decreased by Peoples Financial Services CORP.

Peoples Financial Services CORP. lowered its stake in Coca-Cola Company (The) (NYSE:KO) by 0.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 49,076 shares of the company’s stock after selling 400 shares during the period. Coca-Cola Company (The) comprises about 1.3% of Peoples Financial Services CORP.’s portfolio, making the stock its 21st largest position. Peoples Financial Services CORP.’s holdings in Coca-Cola Company (The) were worth $2,200,000... 
 

Westbourne Investment Advisors Inc. Raises Stake in Procter & Gamble Company (The) (PG)

Westbourne Investment Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) by 7.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 17,955 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,300 shares during the period. Procter & Gamble Company (The) makes up approximately 1.3% of Westbourne Investment Advisors Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 24th largest position. Westbourne Investment Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Procter... 
 

Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $4.82 Billion

Wall Street analysts forecast that Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC) will report $4.82 billion in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for Ecopetrol’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $5.08 billion and the lowest estimate coming in at $4.56 billion. The business is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 22nd. On average, analysts expect that Ecopetrol will report full year sales of $4.82 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates... 
 

Nisa Investment Advisors LLC Has $10.91 Million Position in International Paper Company (NYSE:IP)

Nisa Investment Advisors LLC decreased its stake in shares of International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) by 8.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 196,279 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 17,300 shares during the period. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in International Paper were worth $10,910,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. BlackRock... 
 

Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) Shares Bought by LS Investment Advisors LLC

LS Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) by 12.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 23,597 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,558 shares during the period. LS Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Nasdaq were worth $1,687,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their... 
 

Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “In the last three months, Penske Automotive’s share price underperformed the Zacks categorized Retail/Wholesale Auto/Truck industry. The company’s extensive merchandise inventory and intensifying competition in the industry pose concerns. The high proportion of inventory in the current assets can affect the short-term liquidity of the company... 
 

Boralex Inc. Expected to Post Q4 2017 Earnings of $0.29 Per Share (BLX)

Boralex Inc. (TSE:BLX) – Research analysts at National Bank Financial lifted their Q4 2017 EPS estimates for Boralex in a research note issued on Monday. National Bank Financial analyst R. Merer now anticipates that the company will post earnings of $0.29 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.27. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for Boralex’s FY2018 earnings at $0.51 EPS. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “[[title]]” was first reported by [[site]] and is the sole property of of [[site]].... 
 

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) Shares Sold by Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc.

Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. lowered its position in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) by 0.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 25,081 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 63 shares during the period. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. owned 0.09% of Chipotle Mexican Grill worth $10,439,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in CMG. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted... 
 

NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. Cuts Stake in Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc (NYSE:DKS)

NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. decreased its position in Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc (NYSE:DKS) by 41.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 63,178 shares of the sporting goods retailer’s stock after selling 44,736 shares during the period. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. owned 0.06% of Dick’s Sporting Goods worth $2,517,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other large investors have also made changes... 
 

Analyzing Endeavour Silver Corporation (EXK) and Silver Standard Resources (NASDAQ:SSRI)

Endeavour Silver Corporation (NYSE: EXK) and Silver Standard Resources (NASDAQ:SSRI) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitabiliy, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk. Earnings & Valuation This table compares Endeavour Silver Corporation and Silver Standard Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per... 
 

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBKR) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.10

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBKR) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 19th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be paid a dividend of 0.10 per share by the financial services provider on Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. Shares of Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) traded down 1.04% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $37.21. 1,352,089 shares... 
 

Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PRTK) Given a $50.00 Price Target by Cantor Fitzgerald Analysts

Cantor Fitzgerald set a $50.00 price target on Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRTK) in a report released on Monday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock. “OASIS-2 study met all of its primary and secondary endpoints required to support approval for this indication by the FDA and EMA. This represents the third positive Phase 3 registration study of omadacycline (the other two were skin and pneumonia).”,” Cantor Fitzgerald’s analyst commented. PRTK has been... 
 

Ringcentral, Inc. (RNG) Stake Held by American National Registered Investment Advisor Inc.

American National Registered Investment Advisor Inc. continued to hold its position in shares of Ringcentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 14,750 shares of the software maker’s stock at the end of the second quarter. American National Registered Investment Advisor Inc.’s holdings in Ringcentral were worth $539,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other institutional investors also recently... 
 

Financial Analysis: First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) vs. Endeavour Silver Corporation (EXK)

First Majestic Silver Corp. (NYSE: AG) and Endeavour Silver Corporation (NYSE:EXK) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitabiliy, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk. Profitability This table compares First Majestic Silver Corp. and Endeavour Silver Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets First Majestic... 
 

OFG Bancorp (NYSE:OFG) Downgraded to “Buy” at ValuEngine

ValuEngine cut shares of OFG Bancorp (NYSE:OFG) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning. Separately, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a hold rating and set a $14.00 price target on shares of OFG Bancorp in a report on Thursday, April 13th. OFG Bancorp (NYSE:OFG) traded up 0.255% on Monday, hitting $9.825. The stock had a trading volume of 18,797 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $9.88 and its 200-day moving average price is $11.48. OFG Bancorp has a 12 month low... 
 
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