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Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.05 EPS

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The company reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.05. Hasbro had a net margin of 10.98% and a return on equity of 33.18%. The firm earned $849.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $818.27 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.38 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year.... 
 

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. Has $10.86 Million Stake in Masco Corp (MAS)

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS) by 0.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 319,517 shares of the construction company’s stock after buying an additional 865 shares during the period. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Masco Corp were worth $10,860,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. purchased a new position... 
 

ICICI Bank (IBN) Receives News Impact Rating of 0.31

News articles about ICICI Bank (NYSE:IBN) have been trending positive on Monday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a division of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ICICI Bank earned a news sentiment score of 0.31 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 50 out... 
 

Concorde Asset Management LLC Takes Position in VF Corp (VFC)

Concorde Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 4,131 shares of the textile maker’s stock, valued at approximately $227,000. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Parallel Advisors LLC bought a new position in VF Corp during the fourth quarter worth about $100,000. Norway Savings... 
 

Nippon Life Insurance Co. Sells 3,446 Shares of EOG Resources Inc (EOG)

Nippon Life Insurance Co. cut its position in shares of EOG Resources Inc (NYSE:EOG) by 11.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 27,584 shares of the energy exploration company’s stock after selling 3,446 shares during the period. Nippon Life Insurance Co.’s holdings in EOG Resources were worth $2,691,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares... 
 

Global Blood Therapeutics Inc (GBT) Major Shareholder Robert I. Tepper Sells 31,225 Shares

Global Blood Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:GBT) major shareholder Robert I. Tepper sold 31,225 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.23, for a total transaction of $1,037,606.75. Following the sale, the insider now owns 229,773 shares in the company, valued at $7,635,356.79. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s stock are required to disclose their... 
 

Platform Specialty Products Corp (PAH) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages

Shares of Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eleven ratings firms that are currently covering the company. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $11.78. Several brokerages have recently issued reports on PAH. Morgan Stanley began coverage on Platform Specialty Products Corp in a report on Sunday,... 
 

Insight Enterprises (NSIT) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.44

News coverage about Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ:NSIT) has been trending positive this week, AlphaOne reports. The research firm, a division of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Insight Enterprises earned a media sentiment score of 0.44 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news articles about the software maker an... 
 

PennyMac Financial Services Inc (PFSI) CFO Sells $73,673.44 in Stock

PennyMac Financial Services Inc (NYSE:PFSI) CFO Daniel Stanley Perotti sold 4,559 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, April 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.16, for a total value of $73,673.44. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. PennyMac Financial Services Inc (NYSE:PFSI) traded up 2.71% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $17.05. The stock had a trading volume of 65,611 shares. The company has a market cap of $387.68... 
 

Siemens AG (SIEGY) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Siemens AG (NASDAQ:SIEGY) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. A number of brokerages recently commented on SIEGY. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Siemens AG from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, February 4th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc reiterated a “sell” rating... 
 

Cedar Fair, L.P. (FUN) Bond Prices Rise 2.1%

An issue of Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN) debt rose 2.1% against its face value during trading on Monday. The high-yield debt issue has a 5.375% coupon and will mature on June 1, 2024. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $105.36. Price moves in a company’s debt in credit markets often anticipate parallel moves in its share price. A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on Cedar Fair, L.P. in a report on Thursday. They issued a “buy” rating and a $78.00 price target on the... 
 

Medpace Holdings Inc (MEDP) Given Hold Rating at Jefferies Group LLC

Jefferies Group LLC reissued their hold rating on shares of Medpace Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MEDP) in a research note published on Friday morning. The firm currently has a $35.50 target price on the stock. Other analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. KeyCorp began coverage on shares of Medpace Holdings in a report on Wednesday, March 29th. They issued an overweight rating and a $34.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Medpace Holdings from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report... 
 

Care.com Inc (CRCM) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts

Shares of Care.com Inc (NYSE:CRCM) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the firm. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $11.63. CRCM has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Roth Capital set a $11.00 target price... 
 

Puma Biotechnology Inc (PBYI) Earns “Buy” Rating from Stifel Nicolaus

Stifel Nicolaus restated their buy rating on shares of Puma Biotechnology Inc (NYSE:PBYI) in a report published on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a $88.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Several other equities analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada dropped their target price on shares of Puma Biotechnology from $48.00 to $17.00 and set a sector perform rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, March 2nd. Citigroup Inc set a $88.00 target price on shares of Puma... 
 

Telefonica S.A. (TEF) Receives $10.62 Consensus Price Target from Analysts

Shares of Telefonica S.A. (NYSE:TEF) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the sixteen brokerages that are covering the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and nine have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $10.62. A number of research firms have recently commented on TEF. Zacks Investment Research cut Telefonica... 
 

Research Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes for Freeport-McMoRan (FCX)

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates: 4/10/2017 – Freeport-McMoRan was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $14.64 price target on the stock. 4/5/2017 – Freeport-McMoRan had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at FBR & Co. They now have a $13.00 price target on the stock. 3/28/2017 – Freeport-McMoRan had its price target raised by analysts at Jefferies Group... 
 

CAPROCK Group Inc. Has $242,000 Position in Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA)

CAPROCK Group Inc. held its position in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 848 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock at the end of the first quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc.’s holdings in Ulta Beauty were worth $242,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Strategy Asset Managers LLC acquired a new position in Ulta Beauty during the third quarter worth $2,450,000. Tocqueville... 
 

Forward Air Co. (FWRD) Shares Bought by Northwest Investment Counselors LLC

Northwest Investment Counselors LLC increased its position in shares of Forward Air Co. (NASDAQ:FWRD) by 2.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 13,698 shares of the transportation company’s stock after buying an additional 392 shares during the period. Northwest Investment Counselors LLC’s holdings in Forward Air were worth $652,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in FWRD. Elkfork Partners LLC acquired... 
 

Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC OH Sells 199 Shares of Concho Resources Inc (CXO)

Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC OH lowered its stake in shares of Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO) by 3.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 4,933 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock after selling 199 shares during the period. Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC OH’s holdings in Concho Resources were worth $633,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. DnB Asset Management AS raised its position... 
 

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT) Price Target Increased to GBX 1,250 by Analysts at HSBC Holdings plc

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (LON:JLT) had its price objective increased by HSBC Holdings plc from GBX 1,105 ($14.13) to GBX 1,250 ($15.98) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock. A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on JLT. Royal Bank of Canada restated an outperform rating and issued a GBX 1,150 ($14.70) price target on shares of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc in a research note on Wednesday, December 7th. Stockdale Securities raised their price target... 
 

Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Newmont Mining Corp (NEM) to Post $0.23 Earnings Per Share

Equities analysts predict that Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE:NEM) will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.23 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have made estimates for Newmont Mining Corp’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.14 and the highest is $0.31. Newmont Mining Corp reported earnings per share of $0.34 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 32.4%. The company is scheduled to announce its next earnings report after the market closes on Monday,... 
 

Danaher Co. (DHR) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.01 EPS

Danaher Co. (NYSE:DHR) posted its earnings results on Thursday. The conglomerate reported $0.85 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.84 by $0.01. The firm earned $4.21 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.17 billion. Danaher had a net margin of 12.84% and a return on equity of 12.38%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.08 earnings per share. Danaher... 
 

Hollencrest Securities LLC Cuts Position in Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

Hollencrest Securities LLC lowered its position in shares of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) by 23.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 3,579 shares of the Internet television network’s stock after selling 1,126 shares during the period. Hollencrest Securities LLC’s holdings in Netflix were worth $529,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Glynn Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares... 
 

Quadrant Capital Group LLC Sells 417 Shares of Newell Brands Inc (NWL)

Quadrant Capital Group LLC lowered its position in shares of Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) by 3.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 10,809 shares of the company’s stock after selling 417 shares during the period. Quadrant Capital Group LLC’s holdings in Newell Brands were worth $505,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares... 
 

Allstate Corp (ALL) Position Raised by Quadrant Capital Group LLC

Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its position in shares of Allstate Corp (NYSE:ALL) by 1.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 4,431 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 55 shares during the period. Quadrant Capital Group LLC’s holdings in Allstate Corp were worth $350,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently... 
 

TE Connectivity Ltd (TEL) Position Boosted by Quadrant Capital Group LLC

Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its position in shares of TE Connectivity Ltd (NYSE:TEL) by 0.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 4,195 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after buying an additional 6 shares during the period. Quadrant Capital Group LLC’s holdings in TE Connectivity were worth $310,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently... 
 

Positive Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Simpson Manufacturing Co (SSD) Share Price

Media coverage about Simpson Manufacturing Co (NYSE:SSD) has been trending positive recently, according to Alpha One. The research group, a unit of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Simpson Manufacturing Co earned a daily sentiment score of 0.37 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave press coverage about the... 
 

Cenovus Energy Inc (CVE) PT Set at C$20.00 by Scotiabank

Cenovus Energy Inc (TSE:CVE) (NYSE:CVE) has been given a C$20.00 price target by stock analysts at Scotiabank in a research report issued on Monday. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. Scotiabank’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 41.04% from the stock’s current price. Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. CIBC reduced their price target on Cenovus Energy from C$25.00 to C$24.00 in a research report on Wednesday, January 25th. Instinet reduced... 
 

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Lowers Royal Mail PLC (RMG) Price Target to GBX 545

Royal Mail PLC (LON:RMG) had its price objective cut by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from GBX 600 ($7.67) to GBX 545 ($6.97) in a report released on Thursday morning. They currently have an overweight rating on the stock. A number of other research firms also recently issued reports on RMG. Barclays PLC reiterated an overweight rating and set a GBX 575 ($7.35) price target on shares of Royal Mail PLC in a research report on Thursday, November 24th. Jefferies Group LLC reduced their price target on shares of Royal Mail PLC from GBX 390 ($4.99) to GBX... 
 

Alphabet Inc (GOOG) Earns “Outperform” Rating from Cowen and Company

Cowen and Company reiterated their outperform rating on shares of Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) in a report published on Wednesday. Cowen and Company currently has a $1,050.00 price target on the information services provider’s stock. Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Citigroup Inc boosted their target price on shares of Alphabet from $910.00 to $975.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 3rd. Pacific Crest assumed coverage on shares of Alphabet in a research note on Friday,... 
 

Noble Co. (NE) Receives “Buy” Rating from Credit Suisse Group AG

Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Noble Co. (NYSE:NE) in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning. Credit Suisse Group AG currently has a $10.00 target price on the oil and gas company’s stock. NE has been the subject of several other reports. Bank of America Corp upgraded Noble from an underperform rating to a neutral rating and set a $8.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, January 20th. BMO Capital Markets set a $5.00 price objective on Noble and gave the stock a... 
 

Zacks: Analysts Anticipate PC Connection, Inc. (CNXN) to Announce $0.53 Earnings Per Share

Wall Street brokerages forecast that PC Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNXN) will announce earnings of $0.53 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have provided estimates for PC Connection’s earnings. PC Connection posted earnings per share of $0.49 in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 8.2%. The business is expected to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. According to Zacks, analysts expect that PC Connection will report full year earnings... 
 

Naples Global Advisors LLC Sells 1,935 Shares of L3 Technologies Inc (LLL)

Naples Global Advisors LLC decreased its position in shares of L3 Technologies Inc (NYSE:LLL) by 51.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,790 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 1,935 shares during the period. Naples Global Advisors LLC’s holdings in L3 Technologies were worth $296,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. bought a new position... 
 

Nisa Investment Advisors LLC Raises Stake in BlackRock, Inc. (BLK)

Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) by 1.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 40,586 shares of the asset manager’s stock after buying an additional 518 shares during the period. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in BlackRock were worth $15,565,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. First Manhattan Co. raised its... 
 

Naples Global Advisors LLC Boosts Position in Broadcom Ltd (AVGO)

Naples Global Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Broadcom Ltd (NASDAQ:AVGO) by 2.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 9,569 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock after buying an additional 245 shares during the period. Broadcom makes up approximately 0.8% of Naples Global Advisors LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 26th largest position. Naples Global Advisors LLC’s holdings in Broadcom were... 
 

BAE Systems plc’s (BA) “Overweight” Rating Reaffirmed at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued their overweight rating on shares of BAE Systems plc (LON:BA) in a research report released on Friday. The firm currently has a GBX 685 ($8.76) price target on the stock. BA has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Citigroup Inc reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 630 ($8.05) price objective on shares of BAE Systems plc in a research report on Wednesday, February 8th. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of BAE Systems plc in a research report on Friday, February 24th.... 
 

Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday. According to Zacks, “Buffalo Wild Wings has been posting positive comps over the past few years given its strong market standing. However, the company’s comps declined in 2016 due to the choppy restaurant sales environment. Even so, going forward, various initiatives like menu innovation, promotional offerings, loyalty program and digital enhancement... 
 

CSS Industries Inc (CSS) Rating Increased to B at TheStreet

CSS Industries Inc (NYSE:CSS) was upgraded by investment analysts at TheStreet from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report released on Thursday. Shares of CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) traded down 0.34% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $26.32. 21,720 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company has a market cap of $239.14 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.23 and a beta of 0.93. CSS Industries has a one year low of $23.16 and a one year high of $29.18. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $24.79 and a... 
 

Diversified Trust Co Sells 130 Shares of Vodafone Group Plc (VOD)

Diversified Trust Co decreased its stake in Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) by 1.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 8,487 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after selling 130 shares during the period. Diversified Trust Co’s holdings in Vodafone Group Plc were worth $225,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Raab & Moskowitz Asset Management LLC acquired... 
 

Navellier & Associates Inc Has $697,000 Stake in Caretrust REIT Inc (CTRE)

Navellier & Associates Inc raised its stake in shares of Caretrust REIT Inc (NASDAQ:CTRE) by 6.5% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 41,410 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 2,513 shares during the period. Navellier & Associates Inc’s holdings in Caretrust REIT were worth $697,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of CTRE. State of Alaska Department... 
 

Bioamber (BIOA) Given News Impact Score of 0.24

Press coverage about Bioamber (NYSE:BIOA) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Alpha One. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bioamber earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score... 
 

MTS Systems Co. (MTSC) Posts Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.27 EPS

MTS Systems Co. (NASDAQ:MTSC) posted its earnings results on Monday. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.27. MTS Systems had a return on equity of 12.45% and a net margin of 5.37%. The firm had revenue of $199.28 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $206.72 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.61 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 41.8% compared to the same... 
 

Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. Has $245,000 Stake in Eaton Co., PLC (ETN)

Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. maintained its position in Eaton Co., PLC (NYSE:ETN) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 3,308 shares of the industrial products company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Boys Arnold & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Eaton Co., PLC were worth $245,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in ETN. Woodmont Investment Counsel LLC... 
 

Naples Global Advisors LLC Sells 450 Shares of Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP)

Naples Global Advisors LLC decreased its stake in shares of Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP) by 1.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 26,788 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 450 shares during the period. Naples Global Advisors LLC’s holdings in Microchip Technology were worth $1,976,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings... 
 

BlackRock MuniHolding Insured Investm (MFL) Stake Maintained by Bank Of America Corp

Bank Of America Corp disclosed that they own a 100% stake in BlackRock MuniHolding Insured Investm (NYSE:MFL) in a Schedule 13D/A disclosure that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, April 24th. The investor owns 2,746 shares of the stock worth approximately $39,872. The reporting parties listed on the disclosure included Bank Of America Corp /De/ and Banc of America Preferred Funding Corporation. The disclosure is available through the SEC website at this hyperlink. Bank Of America Corp provided... 
 

Wunderlich Reaffirms “Buy” Rating for Kate Spade & Co (KATE)

Wunderlich reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Kate Spade & Co (NYSE:KATE) in a research note released on Wednesday. Wunderlich currently has a $24.00 price objective on the textile maker’s stock. A number of other research firms also recently weighed in on KATE. Mizuho upped their target price on Kate Spade & Co from $21.00 to $25.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Friday, February 17th. Cowen and Company reiterated a market perform rating and set a $20.00 target price (up previously from $16.00) on shares... 
 

CAPROCK Group Inc. Invests $262,000 in Lam Research Co. (LRCX)

CAPROCK Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ:LRCX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 2,038 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $262,000. Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Huntington National Bank raised its stake in shares of Lam Research by 82.1% in the first quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 1,118 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth... 
 

Murphy Oil Co. (MUR) Shares Bought by Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A.

Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. boosted its stake in shares of Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) by 1,727.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 205,733 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after buying an additional 194,473 shares during the period. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. owned approximately 0.12% of Murphy Oil worth $5,882,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions... 
 

Nestle SA (NESN) Given a CHF 85 Price Target at Deutsche Bank AG

Deutsche Bank AG set a CHF 85 price objective on Nestle SA (VTX:NESN) in a research report sent to investors on Friday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock. A number of other brokerages also recently issued reports on NESN. BNP Paribas set a CHF 75 price objective on shares of Nestle SA and gave the company a neutral rating in a research report on Friday, February 17th. Baader Bank set a CHF 79 price objective on shares of Nestle SA and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Friday, February 17th. Royal Bank of... 
 

Nationwide Fund Advisors Cuts Position in Great Plains Energy Incorporated (GXP)

Nationwide Fund Advisors lowered its position in shares of Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP) by 1.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 857,207 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 14,998 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors owned about 0.40% of Great Plains Energy worth $25,048,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado... 
 
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