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Crestwood Equity Partners LP (CEQP) Shares Sold by GSA Capital Partners LLP

GSA Capital Partners LLP trimmed its stake in Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE:CEQP) by 63.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 10,791 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 18,572 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP’s holdings in Crestwood Equity Partners were worth $254,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of CEQP. Penserra Capital Management... 
 

Citigroup Inc. Buys 897 Shares of WisdomTree Internationl Dvdnd Ex Fncl Fd (DOO)

Citigroup Inc. boosted its stake in WisdomTree Internationl Dvdnd Ex Fncl Fd (NYSEARCA:DOO) by 17.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,958 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 897 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc.’s holdings in WisdomTree Internationl Dvdnd Ex Fncl Fd were worth $243,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the stock.... 
 

First Bancorp (FBNC) Shares Sold by GSA Capital Partners LLP

GSA Capital Partners LLP lowered its position in shares of First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) by 72.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 8,451 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 22,488 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP’s holdings in First Bancorp were worth $264,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of... 
 

GSA Capital Partners LLP Invests $270,000 in Sabra Healthcare REIT, Inc. (SBRA) Stock

GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new position in Sabra Healthcare REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBRA) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 11,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $270,000. Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in Sabra Healthcare REIT by 9.3%... 
 

GSA Capital Partners LLP Invests $258,000 in Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AERI) Stock

GSA Capital Partners LLP acquired a new position in shares of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AERI) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 4,906 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $258,000. A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in AERI. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in Aerie Pharmaceuticals by 113,376.8% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns... 
 

UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. Trims Stake in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP)

UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. trimmed its stake in shares of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) by 19.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 22,051 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 5,347 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. owned approximately 0.07% of Compass Minerals International worth $1,440,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds... 
 

UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. Acquires 5,544 Shares of HealthEquity, Inc. (HQY)

UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its holdings in shares of HealthEquity, Inc. (NASDAQ:HQY) by 24.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 28,342 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,544 shares during the quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc.’s holdings in HealthEquity were worth $1,412,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions... 
 

UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. Trims Holdings in Select Medical Holdings Corporation (SEM)

UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. decreased its position in Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE:SEM) by 2.8% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 89,987 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 2,586 shares during the quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. owned 0.07% of Select Medical Holdings Corporation worth $1,381,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).... 
 

New York State Common Retirement Fund Cuts Holdings in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (APAM)

New York State Common Retirement Fund lowered its position in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) by 20.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 106,669 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 28,137 shares during the quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned approximately 0.21% of Artisan Partners Asset Management worth $3,275,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities... 
 

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Aegis

Aegis began coverage on shares of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) in a research note released on Monday, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm issued a hold rating and a $200.00 price objective on the Internet television network’s stock. A number of other analysts have also recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Netflix from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $219.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, October 13th. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated an overweight rating and issued a... 
 

Financial Analysis: Capitala Finance Corp. (CPTA) vs. Its Rivals

Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ: CPTA) is one of 576 public companies in the “Closed End Funds” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Capitala Finance Corp. to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and dividends. Analyst Ratings This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Capitala Finance Corp. and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat. Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating... 
 

Chesapeake Lodging Trust (CHSP) Sets New 12-Month High at $28.74

Shares of Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $28.74 and last traded at $28.72, with a volume of 132,822 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $28.56. A number of analysts have recently commented on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $25.00 price objective on shares of Chesapeake Lodging Trust in a research report on Friday, August 4th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Chesapeake Lodging Trust from a “buy”... 
 

Head to Head Contrast: Energizer Holdings (EPC) vs. Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS)

Energizer Holdings (NYSE: EPC) and Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) are both mid-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings. Volatility and Risk Energizer Holdings has a beta of 0.94, suggesting that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nu Skin Enterprises has a beta of 1.4, suggesting that its stock price is 40% more... 
 

ROMACO RESOURCS (METC) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

ROMACO RESOURCS (NASDAQ:METC) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “Ramaco Resources, Inc. is an operator and developer of high-quality, low cost metallurgical coal in central and southern West Virginia, southwestern Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. Ramaco Resources, Inc. is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. “ Several other research firms also recently commented on METC. ValuEngine downgraded... 
 

Wells Fargo & Company MN Sells 224,890 Shares of Deutsche Bank AG (DB)

Wells Fargo & Company MN lessened its holdings in shares of Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB) by 56.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 174,862 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 224,890 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Deutsche Bank AG were worth $3,110,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in DB. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild... 
 

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. (CORR) Stake Lifted by Alliancebernstein L.P.

Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its position in CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CORR) by 3.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 53,490 shares of the asset manager’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,800 shares during the period. Alliancebernstein L.P. owned 0.45% of CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust worth $1,797,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard... 
 

Alliancebernstein L.P. Purchases Shares of 131,800 Jagged Peak Energy Inc. (JAG)

Alliancebernstein L.P. purchased a new position in shares of Jagged Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:JAG) in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 131,800 shares of the mining company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,760,000. Alliancebernstein L.P. owned about 0.06% of Jagged Peak Energy at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the business. Wells... 
 

Swiss National Bank Maintains Holdings in Mercantile Bank Corporation (MBWM)

Swiss National Bank held its stake in Mercantile Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:MBWM) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 26,700 shares of the financial services provider’s stock at the close of the second quarter. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.16% of Mercantile Bank Corporation worth $841,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in MBWM. Wellington Management... 
 

Legal & General Group Plc Holds Stake in Endologix, Inc. (ELGX)

Legal & General Group Plc continued to hold its position in shares of Endologix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ELGX) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 21,064 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc’s holdings in Endologix were worth $103,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of ELGX. Marshall... 
 

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) Shares Bought by Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC

Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) by 4.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 51,453 shares of the coffee company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,305 shares during the period. Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC’s holdings in Starbucks Corporation were worth $3,000,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Jacobi... 
 

ConocoPhillips (COP) Position Cut by Pzena Investment Management LLC

Pzena Investment Management LLC trimmed its position in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) by 0.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 2,501,175 shares of the energy producer’s stock after selling 1,377 shares during the quarter. Pzena Investment Management LLC owned 0.21% of ConocoPhillips worth $109,952,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Financial... 
 

Vinci SA (DG) Given a €82.00 Price Target by J P Morgan Chase & Co Analysts

Vinci SA (EPA:DG) has been assigned a €82.00 ($96.47) price target by equities researchers at J P Morgan Chase & Co in a research report issued on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Several other research firms have also issued reports on DG. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a €96.00 ($112.94) price target on Vinci SA and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. Berenberg Bank set a €92.00 ($108.24) price target on Vinci SA... 
 

J P Morgan Chase & Co Analysts Give Tele Columbus AG (TC1) a €10.40 Price Target

J P Morgan Chase & Co set a €10.40 ($12.24) price target on Tele Columbus AG (ETR:TC1) in a research report released on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock. Several other equities analysts also recently commented on TC1. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a €11.20 ($13.18) target price on Tele Columbus AG and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, June 19th. Hauck & Aufhaeuser set a €12.20 ($14.35) target price on Tele Columbus AG and gave the company a buy rating in... 
 

Analyzing The Kraft Heinz (KHC) and Ingredion (CPO)

The Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ: KHC) and Ingredion (NYSE:CPO) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends. Institutional and Insider Ownership 61.8% of The Kraft Heinz shares are owned by institutional investors. 26.9% of The Kraft Heinz shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Lowers America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (AMX) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:AMX) from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Monday. According to Zacks, “America Movil's participation in spectrum auctions to deploy 4G LTE services is a strategic business move. The decision to reduce its fixed-line-to-mobile call rates in a phased manner reflects its compliance with the norms. The company’s iPhone offer and launch of a Mexican language TV channel in the U.S. has allowed it to compete effectively. In... 
 

Financial Comparison: Citrix Systems (CTXS) & Its Peers

Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS) is one of 118 publicly-traded companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Citrix Systems to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership. Earnings and Valuation This table compares Citrix Systems and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio Citrix Systems $3.44 billion $987.12... 
 

Albemarle Corporation (ALB) Raised to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research currently has $157.00 target price on the specialty chemicals company’s stock. According to Zacks, “Albemarle has outperformed the industry it belongs to over a year.  Albemarle remains focused on strengthening its lithium business. It is well placed to leverage strong expected growth in the battery-grade lithium market. The company should also gain from... 
 

Cigna Investments Inc. New Has $5.61 Million Holdings in Altria Group (MO)

Cigna Investments Inc. New lessened its stake in Altria Group (NYSE:MO) by 6.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 74,760 shares of the company’s stock after selling 5,535 shares during the period. Cigna Investments Inc. New’s holdings in Altria Group were worth $5,614,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft... 
 

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) Holdings Boosted by Global X Management Co. LLC

Global X Management Co. LLC raised its position in United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) by 6.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 9,578 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 553 shares during the quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC’s holdings in United Technologies Corporation were worth $1,170,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares... 
 

Hartford Financial Management Inc. Acquires 2,800 Shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) (KO)

Hartford Financial Management Inc. raised its holdings in Coca-Cola Company (The) (NYSE:KO) by 31.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 11,700 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,800 shares during the period. Hartford Financial Management Inc.’s holdings in Coca-Cola Company (The) were worth $524,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes... 
 

Majedie Asset Management Ltd Has $17.54 Million Holdings in Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)

Majedie Asset Management Ltd decreased its holdings in Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) by 10.1% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 18,866 shares of the information services provider’s stock after selling 2,113 shares during the period. Alphabet makes up approximately 1.7% of Majedie Asset Management Ltd’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 10th largest position. Majedie Asset Management Ltd’s holdings in Alphabet were worth... 
 

Cardinal Capital Management Has $3.91 Million Holdings in Pepsico, Inc. (PEP)

Cardinal Capital Management raised its holdings in Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) by 4.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 33,886 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,593 shares during the quarter. Cardinal Capital Management’s holdings in Pepsico were worth $3,913,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc.... 
 

Probity Advisors Inc. Acquires 250 Shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) (PG)

Probity Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) by 2.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,147 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 250 shares during the period. Probity Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Procter & Gamble Company (The) were worth $797,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the business. Northwest Wealth Management... 
 

Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. Sells 1,662 Shares of J P Morgan Chase & Co (JPM)

Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. lowered its holdings in J P Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) by 0.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 176,562 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,662 shares during the period. J P Morgan Chase & Co makes up 1.1% of Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 18th biggest position. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc.’s holdings in J P Morgan... 
 

Pathfinder Minerals PLC (PFP) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Beaufort Securities

Pathfinder Minerals PLC (LON:PFP)‘s stock had its “speculative buy” rating restated by equities researchers at Beaufort Securities in a research note issued to investors on Friday. Pathfinder Minerals PLC (LON:PFP) opened at 0.93 on Friday. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 1.60 million. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 0.89 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 0.85. Pathfinder Minerals PLC has a 12-month low of GBX 0.61 and a 12-month high of GBX 1.67. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “[[title]]”... 
 

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (GAM) PT Set at €13.50 by Societe Generale

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:GAM) has been given a €13.50 ($15.88) price objective by stock analysts at Societe Generale in a research note issued on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. A number of other equities analysts have also recently commented on GAM. HSBC Holdings plc set a €13.00 ($15.29) price target on shares of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, September 25th. Barclays PLC set a €13.00... 
 

Peugeot SA (UG) PT Set at €20.50 by Citigroup Inc.

Peugeot SA (EPA:UG) has been assigned a €20.50 ($24.12) price target by analysts at Citigroup Inc. in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Several other brokerages also recently commented on UG. Kepler Capital Markets set a €23.00 ($27.06) price objective on shares of Peugeot SA and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Societe Generale set a €23.00 ($27.06) price objective on shares of Peugeot SA and gave the... 
 

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEP) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

News articles about Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE:KEP) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty 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. Korea Electric Power Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider... 
 

lululemon athletica inc. (LULU) PT Set at $69.00 by Needham & Company LLC

Needham & Company LLC set a $69.00 price objective on lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) in a report published on Monday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the apparel retailer’s stock. Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Vetr lowered shares of lululemon athletica inc. from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating and set a $58.10 target price for the company. in a report on Monday, June 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of lululemon athletica inc. from a hold rating to a buy rating... 
 

Vonovia Se Unspn (VONOY) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Vonovia Se Unspn (NASDAQ:VONOY) have earned an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating. Zacks has also assigned Vonovia Se Unspn an industry rank of 89 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors. Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Vonovia Se Unspn from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on... 
 

General Growth Properties, Inc. (GGP) Short Interest Up 5.6% in September

General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE:GGP) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in the month of September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 63,773,175 shares, a growth of 5.6% from the September 15th total of 60,388,060 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 6,618,381 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 9.6 days. Approximately 10.2% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Shares of General Growth Properties (NYSE GGP) opened at 21.26 on Friday. General Growth Properties has a 12... 
 

Deutsche Bank AG Lowers ASOS plc (ASC) Price Target to GBX 5,800

ASOS plc (LON:ASC) had its target price decreased by equities research analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from GBX 6,000 ($79.72) to GBX 5,800 ($77.07) in a research report issued on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG’s price target suggests a potential upside of 5.42% from the company’s previous close. Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on the stock. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “sell” rating and set a GBX 3,622 ($48.13) target price... 
 

Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS) Short Interest Update

Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 40,808,543 shares, a drop of 8.7% from the September 15th total of 44,719,474 shares. Currently, 17.6% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 7,464,674 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.5 days. Shares of Oasis Petroleum (NYSE OAS) opened at 8.58 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $8.41 and a 200 day moving... 
 

Square, Inc. (SQ) Shares Gap Down After Insider Selling

Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) gapped down prior to trading on Thursday after an insider sold shares in the company. The stock had previously closed at $33.54, but opened at $32.52. Square shares last traded at $32.12, with a volume of 6,676,691 shares traded. Specifically, CFO Sarah Friar sold 19,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.54, for a total value of $490,368.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 366,103 shares... 
 

Apple (AAPL) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media headlines about Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing 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. Apple earned a daily sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the iPhone maker an impact score of 44.8460584491231 out of 100, indicating... 
 

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports

Media headlines about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Microsoft Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the software giant an impact... 
 

Zacks: Analysts Anticipate The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $695.06 Million

Brokerages forecast that The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) will post $695.06 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Six analysts have provided estimates for The Hain Celestial Group’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $685.30 million and the highest estimate coming in at $708.39 million. The Hain Celestial Group reported sales of $681.46 million during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 2%. The firm is scheduled... 
 

Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) Sets New 52-Week High Following Earnings Beat

Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday following a stronger than expected earnings report. The company traded as high as $29.20 and last traded at $29.20, with a volume of 56,474 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $28.60. The financial services provider reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by ($0.01). Guaranty Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.18% and a net margin of 28.25%. The firm had revenue of $37.46... 
 

Conn’s, Inc. (CONN) Shares Up 1.5% Following Insider Buying Activity

Conn’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN)’s share price shot up 1.5% on Thursday after an insider bought additional shares in the company. The stock traded as high as $28.35 and last traded at $27.30. 123,718 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 79% from the average session volume of 589,898 shares. The stock had previously closed at $26.90. Specifically, major shareholder Harriet C. Stephens acquired 23,000 shares of Conn’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 16th. The stock was bought at an average price... 
 

M&T Bank Corporation’s (MTB) “Sell” Rating Reaffirmed at Robert W. Baird

M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE:MTB)‘s stock had its “sell” rating reiterated by research analysts at Robert W. Baird in a research note issued to investors on Friday. They currently have a $145.00 price target on the bank’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s price objective suggests a potential downside of 10.64% from the company’s previous close. MTB has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Wells Fargo & Company initiated coverage on shares of M&T Bank Corporation in a research note on Wednesday,... 
 
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