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Invesco Ultra Short Duration ETF Plans Monthly Dividend of $0.05 (GSY)

Invesco Ultra Short Duration ETF (NYSEARCA:GSY) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, August 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 21st will be given a dividend of 0.0491 per share on Friday, August 31st. This represents a $0.59 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 20th. NYSEARCA:GSY opened at $50.22 on Tuesday. Invesco Ultra Short Duration ETF has a 52 week low of $50.11 and a 52 week high of $50.41. Featured Article: What does RSI mean?  Read More »
 

InvestFeed (IFT) Price Reaches $0.0123 on Top Exchanges

InvestFeed (CURRENCY:IFT) traded up 12% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 8:00 AM ET on August 21st. InvestFeed has a market capitalization of $2.35 million and approximately $1,193.00 worth of InvestFeed was traded on exchanges in the last day. One InvestFeed token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0123 or 0.00000191 BTC on major exchanges including CoinExchange, Gatecoin, Cryptopia and HitBTC. Over the last week, InvestFeed has traded 53.2% higher against the dollar. Here’s how similar cryptocurrencies... 
 

Acer Therapeutics (ACER) – Investment Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates

Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Acer Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ACER) in the last few weeks: 8/17/2018 – Acer Therapeutics was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $46.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $31.00. 8/16/2018 – Acer Therapeutics was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks,... 
 

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (LW) Shares Bought by State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) by 5.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 214,008 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 11,670 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned approximately 0.15% of Lamb Weston worth $14,662,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other hedge funds also recently made... 
 

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System Decreases Stake in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF)

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System cut its holdings in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 0.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 342,235 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 3,130 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned about 0.15% of CF Industries worth $15,195,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought... 
 

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System Has $15.89 Million Stake in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (VAR)

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System trimmed its position in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) by 3.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 139,693 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 4,935 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned about 0.15% of Varian Medical Systems worth $15,886,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange... 
 

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System Has $230.01 Million Stake in The Coca-Cola Co (KO)

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System lessened its position in shares of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) by 2.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 5,244,069 shares of the company’s stock after selling 109,013 shares during the quarter. The Coca-Cola comprises approximately 0.6% of State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s portfolio, making the stock its 27th largest position. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement... 
 

Mastercard Inc (MA) Position Raised by Quest Investment Management LLC

Quest Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) by 4.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 70,354 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,003 shares during the period. Mastercard makes up 2.1% of Quest Investment Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 13th biggest position. Quest Investment Management LLC’s holdings... 
 

Piper Jaffray Companies Comments on Mammoth Energy Services Inc’s Q4 2019 Earnings (TUSK)

Mammoth Energy Services Inc (NASDAQ:TUSK) – Equities researchers at Piper Jaffray Companies upped their Q4 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Mammoth Energy Services in a report issued on Sunday, August 19th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst J. Daniel now anticipates that the energy company will post earnings per share of $1.13 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.12. Piper Jaffray Companies has a “Overweight” rating and a $45.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for... 
 

Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC Reduces Stake in F.N.B. Corp (FNB)

Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC trimmed its position in F.N.B. Corp (NYSE:FNB) by 6.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 522,698 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 37,693 shares during the period. Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC owned 0.16% of F.N.B. worth $7,015,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Stevens Capital Management LP lifted its stake in shares of... 
 

Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC Decreases Stake in Loews Co. (L)

Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC lowered its position in shares of Loews Co. (NYSE:L) by 0.8% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 723,736 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 5,675 shares during the quarter. Loews comprises approximately 2.7% of Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 19th largest holding. Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC owned approximately 0.23% of Loews worth $34,942,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other large... 
 

PNC Financial Services Group Inc (PNC) Shares Bought by Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC

Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC boosted its holdings in PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:PNC) by 6.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 331,675 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 21,169 shares during the quarter. PNC Financial Services Group accounts for approximately 3.4% of Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 6th biggest holding. Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC owned... 
 

3,653 Shares in ONEOK, Inc. (OKE) Purchased by Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC

Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm purchased 3,653 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $255,000. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of OKE. BerganKDV Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of ONEOK during the 2nd quarter worth about $117,000. Private Capital Group LLC increased its holdings in... 
 

Paramount Group (PGRE) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Paramount Group (NYSE:PGRE) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a $18.00 price objective on the financial services provider’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target indicates a potential upside of 12.92% from the company’s current price. According to Zacks, “Paramount Group, Inc. is a real estate investment trust focused on owning, operating and managing Class A office properties.... 
 

State of Wisconsin Investment Board Has $8.86 Million Holdings in Under Armour Inc Class C (UA)

State of Wisconsin Investment Board trimmed its position in shares of Under Armour Inc Class C (NYSE:UA) by 79.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 420,509 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,605,990 shares during the quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board owned about 0.09% of Under Armour Inc Class C worth $8,864,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in UA. Smithfield... 
 

Whiting Petroleum (WLL) Given Buy Rating at KLR Group

KLR Group reiterated their buy rating on shares of Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) in a research report released on Monday. KLR Group currently has a $64.00 price objective on the oil and gas exploration company’s stock. Several other equities analysts have also commented on WLL. KeyCorp increased their price objective on shares of Whiting Petroleum from $35.00 to $45.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Robert W. Baird set a $44.00 price objective on shares of Whiting Petroleum and gave the company... 
 

Chemical Bank Reduces Stake in iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG)

Chemical Bank decreased its stake in shares of iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:HYG) by 11.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 21,326 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 2,645 shares during the quarter. Chemical Bank’s holdings in iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF were worth $1,814,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Assetmark... 
 

Reviewing Piper Jaffray Companies (PJC) and MarketAxess (MKTX)

Piper Jaffray Companies (NASDAQ: MKTX) and MarketAxess (NASDAQ:MKTX) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk. Analyst Ratings This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Piper Jaffray Companies and MarketAxess, as provided by MarketBeat.com. Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score Piper Jaffray Companies 0 3 0 0 2.00 MarketAxess 0 8 0 0 2.00 Piper... 
 

Pfizer (PFE) vs. TESARO (TSRO) Head to Head Survey

Pfizer (NASDAQ: TSRO) and TESARO (NASDAQ:TSRO) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations. Risk & Volatility Pfizer has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TESARO has a beta of 1.08, suggesting that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Insider and Institutional Ownership 69.3%... 
 

Apache’s (APA) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at KLR Group

KLR Group reissued their buy rating on shares of Apache (NYSE:APA) in a research report report published on Monday. KLR Group currently has a $54.00 price target on the energy company’s stock. A number of other equities research analysts also recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Apache from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $54.00 target price for the company in a report on Thursday, July 12th. Argus raised Apache from a hold rating to a buy rating and raised their target price for the company from $46.19... 
 

Knoll Inc (KNL) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.48 Per Share

Wall Street brokerages expect that Knoll Inc (NYSE:KNL) will post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.48 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Knoll’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.47 and the highest is $0.49. Knoll reported earnings per share of $0.39 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 23.1%. The company is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, October 22nd. On average, analysts... 
 

The Ultimate Software Group (ULTI) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Guggenheim

Guggenheim began coverage on shares of The Ultimate Software Group (NASDAQ:ULTI) in a report published on Monday, The Fly reports. The brokerage issued a neutral rating on the technology company’s stock. Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. BidaskClub raised The Ultimate Software Group from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Friday, July 20th. Wedbush reissued a neutral rating and set a $260.00 price target (down previously from $288.00) on shares of The Ultimate... 
 

Arista Networks Inc (ANET) Shares Sold by Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc.

Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of Arista Networks Inc (NYSE:ANET) by 20.1% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 9,936 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 2,505 shares during the period. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Arista Networks were worth $2,558,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company.... 
 

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Has $30.96 Million Holdings in Marathon Oil Co. (MRO)

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board decreased its position in shares of Marathon Oil Co. (NYSE:MRO) by 41.0% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,484,229 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 1,030,200 shares during the quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s holdings in Marathon Oil were worth $30,961,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Norinchukin Bank The increased... 
 

Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. Increases Stake in Control4 Corp (CTRL)

Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Control4 Corp (NASDAQ:CTRL) by 4.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 82,549 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after buying an additional 3,249 shares during the period. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Control4 were worth $2,007,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their... 
 

Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. Acquires 800 Shares of Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC)

Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) by 57.1% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 2,200 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 800 shares during the quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Henry Schein were worth $160,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Squar Milner... 
 

ARRIS International plc (ARRS) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.66 Per Share

Wall Street brokerages expect that ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ:ARRS) will post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.66 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have provided estimates for ARRIS International’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.65 and the highest is $0.67. ARRIS International reported earnings per share of $0.80 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 17.5%. The company is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report... 
 

TIM Participacoes (TSU) Upgraded by Credit Suisse Group to “Outperform”

Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of TIM Participacoes (NYSE:TSU) from a neutral rating to an outperform rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Several other equities research analysts have also weighed in on TSU. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TIM Participacoes from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $16.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 15th. ValuEngine lowered shares of TIM Participacoes from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Friday,... 
 

PepsiCo (PEP) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Goldman Sachs Group

PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP)‘s stock had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Goldman Sachs Group in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. They currently have a $108.00 price target on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group’s price target would indicate a potential downside of 5.96% from the stock’s previous close. Several other brokerages have also weighed in on PEP. BidaskClub raised shares of PepsiCo from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on... 
 

Good Life Advisors LLC Has $352,000 Position in Mcdonald’s Corp (MCD)

Good Life Advisors LLC trimmed its position in Mcdonald’s Corp (NYSE:MCD) by 25.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 2,244 shares of the fast-food giant’s stock after selling 776 shares during the period. Good Life Advisors LLC’s holdings in Mcdonald’s were worth $352,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in MCD. Geode Capital Management... 
 

Mcdonald’s’ (MCD) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Barclays

Mcdonald’s (NYSE:MCD)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities researchers at Barclays in a research note issued to investors on Monday. They presently have a $194.00 target price on the fast-food giant’s stock. Barclays’ target price points to a potential upside of 19.99% from the stock’s previous close. A number of other analysts also recently issued reports on the company. Royal Bank of Canada set a $175.00 price target on Mcdonald’s and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report... 
 

Campbell Soup (CPB) PT Set at $42.00 by Wells Fargo & Co

Wells Fargo & Co set a $42.00 price objective on Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) in a research note released on Monday morning, The Fly reports. The firm currently has a hold rating on the stock. A number of other research analysts have also weighed in on CPB. Zacks Investment Research lowered Campbell Soup from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Tuesday, June 19th. Credit Suisse Group set a $32.00 price objective on Campbell Soup and gave the stock a sell rating in a report on Friday, July 13th. Royal Bank of Canada dropped their... 
 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS Invests $1.31 Million in RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RNR)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS purchased a new position in shares of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 10,863 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,307,000. Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. boosted its stake in RenaissanceRe by 43.6% during the 2nd quarter. Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. now owns 1,450 shares of... 
 

Boston Partners Has $363.16 Million Stake in UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH)

Boston Partners trimmed its stake in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 8.6% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,480,219 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after selling 139,004 shares during the period. Boston Partners’ holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $363,157,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Wedbush Securities Inc. lifted its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 24.4% during the 2nd quarter.... 
 

AbbVie Inc (ABBV) Shares Sold by Davis R M Inc.

Davis R M Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) by 6.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 27,821 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,934 shares during the period. Davis R M Inc.’s holdings in AbbVie were worth $2,578,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings... 
 

Zacks: Brokerages Expect Chicken Soup for The Soul Entrtnmnt Inc (CSSE) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $8.35 Million

Brokerages expect Chicken Soup for The Soul Entrtnmnt Inc (NASDAQ:CSSE) to post $8.35 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Chicken Soup for The Soul Entrtnmnt’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $10.50 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $6.19 million. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Tuesday, November 13th. On average, analysts expect that Chicken Soup for The Soul Entrtnmnt will report... 
 

Reinsurance Group of America Inc (RGA) Shares Sold by Bank of New York Mellon Corp

Bank of New York Mellon Corp lessened its stake in Reinsurance Group of America Inc (NYSE:RGA) by 2.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,035,329 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 26,879 shares during the quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp owned 1.60% of Reinsurance Group of America worth $138,195,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently... 
 

Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (DPZ) Stake Lowered by Bank of New York Mellon Corp

Bank of New York Mellon Corp reduced its stake in Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) by 4.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 506,491 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 22,442 shares during the quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp owned 1.21% of Domino’s Pizza worth $142,916,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB lifted... 
 

Deutsche Wohnen (DWNI) Given a €46.00 Price Target by Berenberg Bank Analysts

Berenberg Bank set a €46.00 ($52.27) target price on Deutsche Wohnen (FRA:DWNI) in a research note published on Monday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock. Other equities analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. UBS Group set a €45.00 ($51.14) price objective on shares of Deutsche Wohnen and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 15th. Deutsche Bank set a €43.50 ($49.43) price target on shares of Deutsche Wohnen and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Tuesday,... 
 

Ausdal Financial Partners Inc. Sells 1,346 Shares of SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY)

Ausdal Financial Partners Inc. lowered its holdings in shares of SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (NYSEARCA:MDY) by 31.2% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 2,964 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 1,346 shares during the quarter. Ausdal Financial Partners Inc.’s holdings in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF were worth $1,052,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have... 
 

132,800 Shares in Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. (OSG) Purchased by Bailard Inc.

Bailard Inc. bought a new stake in Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. (NYSE:OSG) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 132,800 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $515,000. Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Mackay Shields LLC bought a new position in Overseas Shipholding Group in the 1st quarter valued at about $271,000.... 
 

iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) Position Boosted by Ausdal Financial Partners Inc.

Ausdal Financial Partners Inc. raised its holdings in shares of iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWM) by 12.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 5,150 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 568 shares during the quarter. Ausdal Financial Partners Inc.’s holdings in iShares Russell 2000 ETF were worth $843,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.... 
 

Bank of Montreal Can Sells 19,254 Shares of Laredo Petroleum Inc (LPI)

Bank of Montreal Can trimmed its stake in Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) by 18.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 85,178 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 19,254 shares during the quarter. Bank of Montreal Can’s holdings in Laredo Petroleum were worth $820,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the business. WS Management Lllp lifted its stake in Laredo Petroleum by 4.4% in the... 
 

Contrasting The Coca-Cola (KO) & Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP)

The Coca-Cola (NYSE: KDP) and Keurig Dr Pepper (NYSE:KDP) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations. Institutional and Insider Ownership 65.6% of The Coca-Cola shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.9% of Keurig Dr Pepper shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of The Coca-Cola shares are held by company insiders.... 
 

RSP Permian Inc (RSPP) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages

Shares of RSP Permian Inc (NYSE:RSPP) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the twenty-eight analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Thirteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $52.78. RSPP has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating on shares of RSP... 
 

Critical Analysis: IDACORP (IDA) versus Portland General Electric (POR)

IDACORP (NYSE: POR) and Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership. Profitability This table compares IDACORP and Portland General Electric’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets IDACORP 16.71% 10.05% 3.66% Portland General Electric 9.74% 8.59% 2.66% Dividends IDACORP... 
 

Loblaw Companies Ltd (L) Insider Kieran Barry Columb Sells 21,523 Shares

Loblaw Companies Ltd (TSE:L) insider Kieran Barry Columb sold 21,523 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$69.06, for a total value of C$1,486,378.38. Loblaw Companies stock opened at C$68.84 on Tuesday. Loblaw Companies Ltd has a one year low of C$63.03 and a one year high of C$70.39. The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 1st. Shareholders of record on Saturday, September 15th will be paid a $0.295 dividend.... 
 

Alteryx Inc (AYX) Major Shareholder Insight Venture Partners Coinv Sells 56,656 Shares

Alteryx Inc (NYSE:AYX) major shareholder Insight Venture Partners Coinv sold 56,656 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.36, for a total value of $3,079,820.16. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC. Alteryx stock opened at $54.82 on... 
 

Kunwar Shailubhai Purchases 5,000 Shares of Tiziana Life Sciences PLC (TILS) Stock

Tiziana Life Sciences PLC (LON:TILS) insider Kunwar Shailubhai purchased 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 20th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 101 ($1.29) per share, with a total value of £5,050 ($6,455.32). Shares of TILS opened at GBX 108 ($1.38) on Tuesday. Tiziana Life Sciences PLC has a one year low of GBX 91 ($1.16) and a one year high of GBX 240 ($3.07). Tiziana Life Sciences (LON:TILS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June 7th. The biotechnology... 
 

Alps Advisors Inc. Takes $556,000 Position in Morningstar, Inc. (MORN)

Alps Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:MORN) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 5,737 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $556,000. A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. State of Alaska Department of Revenue grew its position in Morningstar by 25.6% during the second quarter. State of Alaska Department... 
 
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