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Deutsche Bank Reiterates “Buy” Rating for Amazon.com (AMZN)

Deutsche Bank reissued their buy rating on shares of Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) in a research report sent to investors on Monday, March 12th. Other analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Vetr upgraded Amazon.com from a sell rating to a hold rating and set a $1,155.74 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Wells Fargo reiterated a buy rating on shares of Amazon.com in a research report on Monday, December 4th. Oppenheimer reiterated a buy rating on shares of Amazon.com in a research report on... 
 

Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. (NASDAQ:AVGO) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. (NASDAQ:AVGO) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Monday, March 12th. The firm currently has $284.00 price objective on the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock. According to Zacks, “Broadcom is benefiting from strong demand of its wireless solutions and expanding product portfolio, which makes it well-positioned to address the needs of rapidly growing technologies like IoT and 5G. Broadcom has recently inked financing agreements... 
 

Schutter Richard U. De Buys 10,000 Shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX) Stock

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (NYSE:VRX) (TSE:VRX) Director Schutter Richard U. De purchased 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 8th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $15.34 per share, for a total transaction of $153,400.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 106,062 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,626,991.08. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this... 
 

Insider Selling: Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) Insider Sells 452 Shares of Stock

Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) insider Robert P. Sinclair, Jr. sold 452 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.00, for a total value of $22,148.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 12,711 shares in the company, valued at approximately $622,839. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Shares of AAN stock opened at $46.80 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $3,402.24,... 
 

Insider Buying: Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE:SRG) Director Buys 575 Shares of Stock

Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE:SRG) Director Kenneth T. Lombard bought 575 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 9th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $34.73 per share, with a total value of $19,969.75. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 175 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,077.75. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Shares of SRG opened at $35.13 on... 
 

Insider Buying: ClearBridge Energy MLP Fund Inc (NYSE:CEM) Director Purchases 2,000 Shares of Stock

ClearBridge Energy MLP Fund Inc (NYSE:CEM) Director Carol L. Colman purchased 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 12th. The shares were bought at an average price of $14.48 per share, for a total transaction of $28,960.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 8,120 shares in the company, valued at approximately $117,577.60. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. CEM stock opened at... 
 

Max Briggs Sells 24,695 Shares of First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM) Stock

First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM) Director Max Briggs sold 24,695 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.00, for a total value of $469,205.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 11,101 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $210,919. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Max Briggs also recently made the following trade(s): On Friday, March 9th,... 
 

Vicon Industries, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:VII) Major Shareholder Anita G. Zucker Sells 116,709 Shares

Vicon Industries, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:VII) major shareholder Anita G. Zucker sold 116,709 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $0.39, for a total value of $45,516.51. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC. Shares of VII opened at $0.44 on Friday. Vicon Industries,... 
 

Select Energy Services (NYSE:WTTR) Getting Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports

Media stories about Select Energy Services (NYSE:WTTR) have trended positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Select Energy Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.947258069975... 
 

Express Scripts (ESRX) Upgraded to “Market Perform” at Sanford C. Bernstein

Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX) was upgraded by equities researchers at Sanford C. Bernstein from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note issued on Monday, March 12th, MarketBeat reports. A number of other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Raymond James Financial reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Express Scripts in a report on Friday, December 15th. BidaskClub cut Express Scripts from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy”... 
 

Global Indemnity (NASDAQ:GBLI) versus Leucadia National (LUK) Head to Head Contrast

Global Indemnity (NASDAQ: GBLI) and Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends. Dividends Global Indemnity pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Leucadia National pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Leucadia National pays out 24.2% of its earnings... 
 

Insider Selling: Vivint Solar Inc (NYSE:VSLR) CFO Sells 17,426 Shares of Stock

Vivint Solar Inc (NYSE:VSLR) CFO Dana C. Russell sold 17,426 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.25, for a total value of $56,634.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 337,658 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,097,388.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Shares of NYSE VSLR remained flat at $$4.00 during trading on Friday. 522,257 shares... 
 

NN (NASDAQ:NNBR) Price Target Lowered to $28.00 at Stifel Nicolaus

NN (NASDAQ:NNBR) had its price target reduced by Stifel Nicolaus from $29.00 to $28.00 in a research note issued to investors on Monday, March 12th. The firm presently has a “hold” rating on the industrial products company’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price would indicate a potential upside of 24.44% from the stock’s previous close. Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of NN from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating... 
 

Head-To-Head Review: Booking (BKNG) versus Its Peers

Booking (NASDAQ: BKNG) is one of 120 public companies in the “Business services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Booking to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership. Institutional & Insider Ownership 94.1% of Booking shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.8% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified”... 
 

The Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

News coverage about The Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ:CAKE) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The Cheesecake Factory earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.4867558649804... 
 

Contrasting Murphy Oil (MUR) & Isramco (ISRL)

Isramco (NASDAQ: ISRL) and Murphy Oil (NYSE:MUR) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability and valuation. Volatility & Risk Isramco has a beta of 0.83, meaning that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Murphy Oil has a beta of 2.39, meaning that its stock price is 139% more volatile than the S&P 500. Insider and Institutional... 
 

Insmed (INSM) & Epizyme (EPZM) Critical Comparison

Insmed (NASDAQ: INSM) and Epizyme (NASDAQ:EPZM) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation. Valuation and Earnings This table compares Insmed and Epizyme’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio Insmed N/A N/A -$192.64 million ($2.89) -6.94 Epizyme $10.00... 
 

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) Director Denis F. Kelly Acquires 2,200 Shares

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) Director Denis F. Kelly acquired 2,200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 8th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $62.43 per share, with a total value of $137,346.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 41,852 shares in the company, valued at $2,612,820.36. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. WTW stock traded down $3.74 on Friday, hitting $60.36. 1,457,661... 
 

William H. Everett Sells 4,012 Shares of Issuer Direct Co. (ISDR) Stock

Issuer Direct Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:ISDR) Director William H. Everett sold 4,012 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.21, for a total value of $65,034.52. Following the sale, the director now owns 41,112 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $666,425.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. William H. Everett also recently made the following trade(s): On Wednesday, March 7th, William... 
 

Gencor Industries (NASDAQ:GENC) Major Shareholder Sherry Houtkin Sells 5,143 Shares

Gencor Industries (NASDAQ:GENC) major shareholder Sherry Houtkin sold 5,143 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.17, for a total value of $88,305.31. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC. Sherry Houtkin also recently made the following trade(s): On Friday, March 16th, Sherry Houtkin... 
 

PagSeguro Digital (PAGS) Upgraded to Positive at Citigroup

PagSeguro Digital (NYSE:PAGS) was upgraded by stock analysts at Citigroup from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating in a research report issued on Monday, March 12th. The brokerage currently has a $41.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $31.00. Citigroup’s price objective points to a potential upside of 14.81% from the company’s current price. A number of other brokerages have also weighed in on PAGS. Susquehanna Bancshares upgraded PagSeguro Digital from a “neutral”... 
 

BMC Stock (BMCH) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds

News stories about BMC Stock (NASDAQ:BMCH) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BMC Stock earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.4537394373907... 
 

Sequential Brands Group (SQBG) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

News stories about Sequential Brands Group (NASDAQ:SQBG) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sequential Brands Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the textile maker an... 
 

Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE:KRG) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.31

News articles about Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE:KRG) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kite Realty Group Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact... 
 

Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY) Insider Sells $83,695.04 in Stock

Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) insider Lisa Blackwood-Kapral sold 992 shares of Shutterfly stock in a transaction on Friday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.37, for a total transaction of $83,695.04. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Lisa Blackwood-Kapral also recently made the following trade(s): On Wednesday, February 21st, Lisa Blackwood-Kapral sold 5,450 shares of Shutterfly stock. The stock was sold at an average price of... 
 

Harvard Bioscience, Inc. (HBIO) CFO Sells $448,541.94 in Stock

Harvard Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBIO) CFO Robert E. Gagnon sold 97,087 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.62, for a total value of $448,541.94. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Harvard Bioscience stock traded up $0.10 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $5.00. The stock had a trading volume of 125,052 shares, compared to its average volume of 160,895. The company has a debt-to-equity... 
 

Aralez Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARLZ) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results

Aralez Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARLZ) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March 13th. The company reported ($0.37) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.34) by ($0.03), Morningstar.com reports. Aralez Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 118.18% and a negative return on equity of 170.42%. The company had revenue of $28.02 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $25.75 million. Shares of NASDAQ ARLZ traded down $0.05 during trading on Friday, hitting... 
 

Saia (NASDAQ:SAIA) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

News stories about Saia (NASDAQ:SAIA) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative 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 negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Saia earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 46.2915772341684 out of 100,... 
 

Greif, Inc. (GEF) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.42

Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 28th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 19th will be given a dividend of 0.42 per share by the industrial products company on Sunday, April 1st. This represents a $1.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.10%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 16th. Greif has a dividend payout ratio of 49.4% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Analysts expect Greif to earn $3.81 per share next year, which means... 
 

H John Greeniaus Sells 14,600 Shares of Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE:IPG) Stock

Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE:IPG) Director H John Greeniaus sold 14,600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.84, for a total transaction of $348,064.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. H John Greeniaus also recently made the following trade(s): On Friday, March 2nd, H John Greeniaus sold 14,242 shares of Interpublic Group of Companies stock. The stock was sold at an average... 
 

Heritage Financial (HFWA) Upgraded by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods to Outperform

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upgraded shares of Heritage Financial (NASDAQ:HFWA) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research report report published on Monday, March 12th, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Sandler O’Neill reiterated a buy rating and set a $35.50 target price on shares of Heritage Financial in a research report on Friday, January 19th. BidaskClub downgraded Heritage Financial from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on... 
 

Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news 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. Brooks Automation earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score... 
 

Vetr Downgrades New Residential Inv (NRZ) to Buy

New Residential Inv (NYSE:NRZ) was downgraded by Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, March 12th. They presently have a $18.60 price objective on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Vetr‘s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 13.97% from the stock’s previous close. Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. B. Riley set a $19.00 price objective on shares of New Residential Inv and... 
 

United Therapeutics (UTHR) Given News Sentiment Rating of 0.17

Press coverage about United Therapeutics (NASDAQ:UTHR) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. United Therapeutics earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.9647920058204... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades China Mobile (CHL) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of China Mobile (NYSE:CHL) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Monday, March 12th. According to Zacks, “China Mobile offers mobile communications services principally using Global System for Mobile Communications, or GSM, which is a pan-European mobile telephone system based on digital transmission and mobile communications network architecture with roaming capabilities. Our GSM networks reach all cities and counties and most major roads and highways in our service regions.... 
 

Digital Realty Trust (DLR) Upgraded by Raymond James Financial to Outperform

Raymond James Financial upgraded shares of Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research note released on Monday, March 12th, MarketBeat.com reports. Other equities research analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Digital Realty Trust from a c+ rating to a b rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Citigroup upgraded Digital Realty Trust from a neutral rating to a buy rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $105.12... 
 

Dexcom (DXCM) Rating Reiterated by Piper Jaffray

Piper Jaffray reissued their buy rating on shares of Dexcom (NASDAQ:DXCM) in a research note published on Monday, March 12th. A number of other brokerages also recently issued reports on DXCM. BidaskClub upgraded Dexcom from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. ValuEngine downgraded Dexcom from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on Dexcom to $74.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research note on Tuesday, December... 
 

Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Monday, March 12th. According to Zacks, “ABC Bancorp is a bank holding company. “ Several other research firms also recently weighed in on ABCB. BidaskClub upgraded Ameris Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Sandler O’Neill set a $57.00 target price on Ameris Bancorp and gave the... 
 

Trevena (TRVN) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows

News stories about Trevena (NASDAQ:TRVN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. Trevena earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 48.6689857374409... 
 

Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO) Stock Price

News headlines about Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Carrizo Oil & Gas earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.5161033982129 out of 100,... 
 

Checkpoint Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CKPT) Earning Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Accern Reports

Headlines about Checkpoint Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CKPT) have trended somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Checkpoint Therapeutics earned a media sentiment score of -0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score... 
 

Morgan Stanley Trims Hubbell (NYSE:HUBB) Target Price to $145.00

Hubbell (NYSE:HUBB) had its price target cut by equities researchers at Morgan Stanley from $153.00 to $145.00 in a research report issued on Monday, March 12th. The brokerage presently has an “overweight” rating on the industrial products company’s stock. Morgan Stanley’s price objective points to a potential upside of 23.52% from the stock’s current price. Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Hubbell from a “hold” rating... 
 

Head to Head Contrast: WhiteWave Foods (WWAV) and Amira Nature Foods (ANFI)

Amira Nature Foods (NYSE: ANFI) and WhiteWave Foods (NYSE:WWAV) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations. Insider and Institutional Ownership 15.9% of Amira Nature Foods shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.6% of WhiteWave Foods shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.2% of WhiteWave Foods shares are owned by insiders.... 
 

Financial Contrast: Quantum (NYSE:QTM) and Connection (CNXN)

Quantum (NYSE: QTM) and Connection (NASDAQ:CNXN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations. Insider and Institutional Ownership 66.2% of Quantum shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.2% of Connection shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.6% of Quantum shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively,... 
 

Piper Jaffray Reaffirms “Overweight” Rating for Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT)

Piper Jaffray reiterated their overweight rating on shares of Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) in a report published on Monday, March 12th. Piper Jaffray currently has a $76.12 price objective on the biotechnology company’s stock, down from their prior price objective of $83.00. Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on SRPT. SunTrust Banks raised their target price on shares of Sarepta Therapeutics to $76.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Thursday, March 8th. Morgan Stanley raised their target price... 
 

Stifel Nicolaus Analysts Give DCP Midstream Partners (DCP) a $43.00 Price Target

Stifel Nicolaus set a $43.00 target price on DCP Midstream Partners (NYSE:DCP) in a research report released on Monday, March 12th. The firm currently has a buy rating on the pipeline company’s stock. Several other equities research analysts have also commented on the stock. UBS restated a buy rating and set a $42.00 target price (down from $46.00) on shares of DCP Midstream Partners in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. ValuEngine lowered shares of DCP Midstream Partners from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Thursday,... 
 

Despegar.com (NYSE:DESP) Now Covered by Analysts at R. F. Lafferty

R. F. Lafferty began coverage on shares of Despegar.com (NYSE:DESP) in a research note released on Monday, March 12th. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $38.00 target price on the stock. Several other research firms also recently commented on DESP. Morgan Stanley upped their target price on Despegar.com from $31.00 to $32.00 and gave the company an equal weight rating in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Cowen reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of Despegar.com in a research report on Sunday, November... 
 

G-III Apparel Group (GIII) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows

Press coverage about G-III Apparel Group (NASDAQ:GIII) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates 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 negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. G-III Apparel Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the textile maker an impact score of... 
 

Suzanne M. Vautrinot Sells 4,000 Shares of Symantec Co. (SYMC) Stock

Symantec Co. (NASDAQ:SYMC) Director Suzanne M. Vautrinot sold 4,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.72, for a total value of $110,880.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. NASDAQ SYMC traded down $0.15 during trading on Friday, reaching $26.00. 5,530,305 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 6,451,655. The company has a current ratio of 1.15, a quick ratio of 1.15... 
 

Asbury Automotive Group (ABG) VP Sells $108,304.00 in Stock

Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE:ABG) VP William Frederick Stax sold 1,600 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.69, for a total transaction of $108,304.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 3,814 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $258,169.66. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Shares of ABG traded down $1.30 during mid-day... 
 
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