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Sterling Capital Management LLC Increases Holdings in Calavo Growers, Inc. (CVGW)

Sterling Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW) by 15.8% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 39,869 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,440 shares during the period. Sterling Capital Management LLC owned about 0.23% of Calavo Growers worth $2,918,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made... 
 

Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ) Position Boosted by Commonwealth Equity Services Inc

Commonwealth Equity Services Inc grew its holdings in shares of Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) by 1.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 594,637 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,334 shares during the period. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc’s holdings in Mondelez International were worth $24,177,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Several... 
 

Investors Buy High Volume of Buckle Put Options (BKE)

Buckle Inc (NYSE:BKE) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 3,869 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 897% compared to the typical volume of 388 put options. In related news, Director Robert Erle Campbell sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.00, for a total transaction of $42,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns... 
 

Royce & Associates LP Has $5.62 Million Stake in Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (MXWL)

Royce & Associates LP lifted its stake in shares of Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL) by 5.3% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,096,242 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 55,000 shares during the quarter. Royce & Associates LP owned approximately 2.96% of Maxwell Technologies worth $5,624,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Other institutional... 
 

Investors Buy High Volume of Cemex SAB de CV Call Options (CX)

Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE:CX) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Investors purchased 10,355 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 884% compared to the typical volume of 1,052 call options. Shares of Cemex SAB de CV (CX) opened at $7.39 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 0.74 and a quick ratio of 0.54. The firm has a market capitalization of $10,680.00, a P/E ratio of 11.70, a P/E/G ratio of 1.14 and a beta of 1.31. Cemex SAB de CV has a 52 week low of... 
 

Richard M. Schulze Sells 75,000 Shares of Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY) Stock

Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) major shareholder Richard M. Schulze sold 75,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.19, for a total value of $4,889,250.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,732,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $112,941,675. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Large shareholders that own 10% or more... 
 

Edward A. Wiese Sells 30,000 Shares of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (TROW) Stock

T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROW) VP Edward A. Wiese sold 30,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $102.14, for a total transaction of $3,064,200.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Shares of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROW) opened at $102.57 on Friday. T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. has a one year low of $65.33 and a one year high of... 
 

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Stake Raised by Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.

Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. increased its holdings in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 0.2% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,922,082 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,003 shares during the period. Cisco Systems accounts for 2.3% of Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 13th biggest position. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. owned... 
 

KBC Group NV Acquires 9,040 Shares of Bank Mutual Co. (BKMU)

KBC Group NV raised its holdings in Bank Mutual Co. (NASDAQ:BKMU) by 22.2% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 49,828 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 9,040 shares during the period. KBC Group NV owned 0.11% of Bank Mutual worth $506,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of BKMU. Mizuho Securities USA LLC acquired a new stake in Bank... 
 

Associated Banc (ASB) PT Raised to $28.00 at Morgan Stanley

Associated Banc (NYSE:ASB) had its price target upped by Morgan Stanley from $25.50 to $28.00 in a research note published on Wednesday. They currently have an equal weight rating on the bank’s stock. Several other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on ASB. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a hold rating and set a $26.00 price objective on shares of Associated Banc in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Robert W. Baird restated a hold rating and issued a $25.00 target price on shares of Associated Banc in a... 
 

Orient Paper Inc (ONP) Short Interest Down 86.8% in November

Orient Paper Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:ONP) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 49,052 shares, a decrease of 86.8% from the November 15th total of 370,537 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 261,371 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.2 days. Approximately 0.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Orient Paper (NYSEAMERICAN:ONP) opened at $1.24 on Friday. Orient Paper has a twelve month low of $0.75 and a twelve month high of $2.45.... 
 

Gladstone Investment (GAIN) Reaches New 1-Year High at $11.32

Shares of Gladstone Investment Co. (NASDAQ:GAIN) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $11.32 and last traded at $11.10, with a volume of 146900 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $11.14. Several research firms have commented on GAIN. Wedbush cut Gladstone Investment from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $10.50 to $11.00 in a report on Monday, November 20th. Zacks Investment Research cut Gladstone... 
 

eve Sleep (EVE) Hits New 12-Month High at $110.00

eve Sleep plc (LON:EVE) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Friday . The company traded as high as GBX 110 ($1.48) and last traded at GBX 107.50 ($1.45), with a volume of 49158 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 103 ($1.39). Several analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 135 ($1.82) price target on shares of eve Sleep in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. Berenberg Bank assumed coverage on shares of eve Sleep in a research... 
 

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA) PT Set at $13.00 by Royal Bank of Canada

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA) has been given a $13.00 price target by Royal Bank of Canada in a research note issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “sell” rating on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada’s price target would suggest a potential downside of 30.15% from the stock’s current price. Several other equities research analysts have also commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank set a $20.00 price target on shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report... 
 

Short Interest in NovaGold Resources Inc. (NG) Decreases By 0.6%

NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NG) (TSE:NG) was the target of a large decline in short interest in November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 12,541,279 shares, a decline of 0.6% from the November 15th total of 12,614,334 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,254,736 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 10.0 days. Approximately 5.4% of the company’s shares are short sold. A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised NovaGold Resources from... 
 

Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. According to Zacks, “Shares of Bank of the Ozarks have underperformed the industry over the last six months. Yet, the company has an impressive earnings surprise history. It surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings in three of the trailing four quarters. Consistent growth in loans and deposits, and easing margin pressure should... 
 

Somewhat Critical News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Sleep Number (SNBR) Share Price

Headlines about Sleep Number (NASDAQ:SNBR) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sleep Number earned a media sentiment score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.7159760368687 out of 100, indicating that... 
 

Mazor Robotics (MZOR) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.12

Press coverage about Mazor Robotics (NASDAQ:MZOR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog 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. Mazor Robotics earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the medical instruments supplier an impact score of 43.740679112302... 
 

Mobile Mini (MINI) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

Media coverage about Mobile Mini (NASDAQ:MINI) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Mobile Mini earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.8932919725045 out... 
 

Zacks: Brokerages Expect Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (ABG) Will Post Earnings of $1.60 Per Share

Wall Street analysts predict that Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) will announce $1.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have provided estimates for Asbury Automotive Group’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $1.55 to $1.65. Asbury Automotive Group reported earnings of $1.56 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 2.6%. The business is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, February 6th. On... 
 

Magellan Health (MGLN) Raised to Strong-Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Magellan Health (NASDAQ:MGLN) from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report released on Wednesday morning. Zacks Investment Research currently has $112.00 price objective on the stock. According to Zacks, “Magellan Health Inc. is an American for-profit managed health care company, focused on behavioral healthcare. As a specialty health care manager, they focus on some of today’s most complex and costly health care services. The depth and breadth of experience in managing... 
 

Aurubis (NDA) PT Set at €74.00 by Baader Bank

Baader Bank set a €74.00 ($88.10) price target on Aurubis (ETR:NDA) in a research report report published on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock. A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on NDA. Commerzbank set a €65.00 ($77.38) target price on shares of Aurubis and gave the stock a sell rating in a report on Wednesday. Berenberg Bank set a €73.50 ($87.50) target price on shares of Aurubis and gave the stock a neutral rating in a report on Wednesday. Kepler Capital Markets set a... 
 

Commerzbank Analysts Give MTU Aero Engines (MTX) a €170.00 Price Target

Commerzbank set a €170.00 ($202.38) target price on MTU Aero Engines (ETR:MTX) in a research note released on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock. A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on MTX. equinet set a €142.00 ($169.05) price target on MTU Aero Engines and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Goldman Sachs Group set a €144.00 ($171.43) price target on MTU Aero Engines and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report... 
 

Banco Santander (SAN) PT Set at €7.00 by J P Morgan Chase & Co

J P Morgan Chase & Co set a €7.00 ($8.33) price objective on Banco Santander (BME:SAN) in a research report released on Wednesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock. Several other brokerages also recently weighed in on SAN. UBS restated a buy rating on shares of Banco Santander in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Goldman Sachs Group set a €6.20 ($7.38) price objective on Banco Santander and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Monday, November 27th. Royal Bank of Canada set a €5.80... 
 

Critical Analysis: Sientra (SIEN) versus OraSure Technologies (OSUR)

OraSure Technologies (NASDAQ: OSUR) and Sientra (NASDAQ:SIEN) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation. Analyst Ratings This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for OraSure Technologies and Sientra, as provided by MarketBeat.com. Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score OraSure Technologies 0 1 4 0 2.80 Sientra 0 1 4 0 2.80 OraSure... 
 

Franklin Street Properties Corp. (FSP) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages

Franklin Street Properties Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:FSP) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the eight brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $11.75. A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded... 
 

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Shutterfly Call Options (SFLY)

Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Traders purchased 1,764 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,905% compared to the average daily volume of 88 call options. In other Shutterfly news, CFO Michael W. Pope sold 35,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.08, for a total value of $1,472,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer... 
 

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on Mylan (MYL)

Mylan (NASDAQ:MYL) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Investors purchased 46,297 call options on the company. This is an increase of 930% compared to the average daily volume of 4,497 call options. Shares of Mylan (MYL) opened at $40.52 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $21,462.81, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.51, a P/E/G ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 1.38. Mylan has a 52-week low of $29.39 and a 52-week high of $45.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 1.46 and... 
 

Royal Bank of Canada Cuts North West (NWC) Price Target to C$31.00

North West (TSE:NWC) had its price target cut by Royal Bank of Canada from C$32.00 to C$31.00 in a research note published on Wednesday. They currently have a sector perform rating on the stock. Several other research firms have also recently issued reports on NWC. CIBC boosted their price objective on shares of North West from C$32.00 to C$33.00 in a research report on Friday, September 8th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a market perform rating and issued a C$33.00 price objective on shares of North West in a research report on Wednesday. Four... 
 

BorgWarner (BWA) & Visteon (VC) Head to Head Survey

BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA) and Visteon (NYSE:VC) are both mid-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability and risk. Earnings & Valuation This table compares BorgWarner and Visteon’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio BorgWarner $9.07 billion 1.20 $118.50 million $1.38 37.34 Visteon $3.16... 
 

Iqvia (IQV) Upgraded to B by TheStreet

TheStreet upgraded shares of Iqvia (NYSE:IQV) from a c+ rating to a b rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. A number of other equities analysts have also recently commented on IQV. BidaskClub upgraded Iqvia from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. Argus raised their target price on Iqvia from $98.00 to $104.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Monday, September 18th. Royal Bank of Canada initiated coverage on Iqvia in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. They set an outperform... 
 

Viavi Solutions (VIAV) PT Set at $13.00 by Rosenblatt Securities

Rosenblatt Securities set a $13.00 target price on Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ:VIAV) in a research report report published on Wednesday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the communications equipment provider’s stock. VIAV has been the subject of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Viavi Solutions from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Saturday, August 19th. Needham & Company LLC restated a hold rating on shares of Viavi Solutions in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Stifel Nicolaus... 
 

Brokerages Set Everbridge, Inc. (EVBG) Target Price at $31.00

Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ:EVBG) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has given a hold recommendation and eleven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $31.00. Several research firms have recently issued reports on EVBG. ValuEngine upgraded... 
 

Gamehost Inc. (GH) Director Darcy Will Sells 2,000 Shares

Gamehost Inc. (TSE:GH) Director Darcy Will sold 2,000 shares of Gamehost stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$11.10, for a total value of C$22,200.00. Darcy Will also recently made the following trade(s): On Tuesday, December 5th, Darcy Will sold 200 shares of Gamehost stock. The stock was sold at an average price of C$11.17, for a total value of C$2,234.00. On Thursday, December 7th, Darcy Will sold 1,000 shares of Gamehost stock. The stock was sold at an average price of C$11.10, for... 
 

Mellanox Technologies (MLNX) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media coverage about Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ:MLNX) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Mellanox Technologies earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the semiconductor producer an impact score of 46.6601930573841... 
 

Insider Selling: SQI Diagnostics Inc. (SQD) Director Sells C$30,240.00 in Stock

SQI Diagnostics Inc. (CVE:SQD) Director Gerald R. Connor sold 189,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$0.16, for a total transaction of C$30,240.00. Shares of SQI Diagnostics Inc. (CVE SQD) traded down C$0.01 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching C$0.15. 54,500 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 74,039. SQI Diagnostics Inc. has a twelve month low of C$0.10 and a twelve month high of C$0.24. ILLEGAL... 
 

Brokerages Set Jean Coutu Group PJC Inc (PJC.A) PT at $23.39

Shares of Jean Coutu Group PJC Inc (TSE:PJC.A) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$23.39. A number of research firms recently commented on PJC.A. Royal Bank of Canada upped their price objective on Jean Coutu Group... 
 

Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of Science Applications International Corp (NYSE:SAIC) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $79.00. SAIC has been the topic of several analyst reports. Cowen... 
 

Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) Share Price

Press coverage about Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sarepta Therapeutics earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.9642745483853 out of... 
 

Cathay General Bancorp (CATY) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

Press coverage about Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty 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. Cathay General Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.1448577149861... 
 

Chimera Investment (CIM) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows

News articles about Chimera Investment (NYSE:CIM) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Chimera Investment earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact... 
 

$0.07 EPS Expected for Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NGVC) This Quarter

Equities analysts expect Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) to report earnings of $0.07 per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.06 to $0.07. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage posted earnings of $0.09 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 22.2%. The business is scheduled to report its next earnings report on... 
 

Hanesbrands (HBI) Getting Positive Media Coverage, Accern Reports

News coverage about Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI) has been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hanesbrands earned a news impact score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the textile maker an impact score of 46.2563551599308... 
 

Khoso Baluch Purchases 104,166 Shares of CorMedix Inc. (CRMD) Stock

CorMedix Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:CRMD) CEO Khoso Baluch purchased 104,166 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 12th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $0.48 per share, with a total value of $49,999.68. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 225,373 shares in the company, valued at $108,179.04. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. CorMedix Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN CRMD) traded up $0.01 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting... 
 

Reviewing Coastal Contacts (COA) and Gaia (GAIA)

Coastal Contacts (NASDAQ: COA) and Gaia (NASDAQ:GAIA) are both small-cap cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings. Insider & Institutional Ownership 32.1% of Gaia shares are owned by institutional investors. 42.8% of Gaia shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers... 
 

Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC) Stock Price

Headlines about IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IAC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news 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. IAC/InterActiveCorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 44.6001328600456 out of... 
 

Rollins (ROL) Given Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.20

News articles about Rollins (NYSE:ROL) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rollins earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.9164579773819 out... 
 

Reviewing KB Home (KBH) and Taylor Morrison Home (TMHC)

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) and Taylor Morrison Home (NYSE:TMHC) are both mid-cap construction companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk. Insider and Institutional Ownership 97.0% of KB Home shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.2% of Taylor Morrison Home shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.6% of KB Home shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively,... 
 

Cadence Design Systems (CDNS) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.19

Media headlines about Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Cadence Design Systems earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the software maker an impact score of 45.1210282638692 out... 
 

Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Lam Research (LRCX) Stock Price

Media coverage about Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) has trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. Lam Research earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.9765603002417... 
 
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