Archive for Mark James

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Acquires 8,254 Shares of Seattle Genetics, Inc. (SGEN)

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in Seattle Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGEN) by 5.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 171,204 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,254 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 0.11% of […]

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Sells 3,563 Shares of STMicroelectronics NV (STM)

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lowered its stake in STMicroelectronics NV (NYSE:STM) by 0.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 415,445 shares of the semiconductor producer’s stock after selling 3,563 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in STMicroelectronics were […]

Analyzing Full House Resorts (FLL) and Huazhu Group (HTHT)

Full House Resorts (NASDAQ: FLL) and Huazhu Group (NASDAQ:HTHT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability. Volatility and Risk Full House Resorts has a beta of 0.26, indicating that […]

Baillie Gifford & Co. Sells 70,660 Shares of Weibo Corp (WB)

Baillie Gifford & Co. cut its stake in shares of Weibo Corp (NASDAQ:WB) by 72.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 26,310 shares of the information services provider’s stock after selling 70,660 shares during the quarter. Baillie Gifford & Co.’s […]

Baillie Gifford & Co. Acquires 14,261 Shares of Digimarc Corp (DMRC)

Baillie Gifford & Co. raised its holdings in Digimarc Corp (NASDAQ:DMRC) by 3.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 425,736 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 14,261 shares during the period. Baillie Gifford […]

Alpha Windward LLC Buys Shares of 802 Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)

Alpha Windward LLC bought a new position in shares of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm bought 802 shares of the game software company’s stock, valued at approximately $113,000. Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB increased its stake in Electronic Arts […]

ADAMCAPITAL Gestao de Recursos Ltda. Buys New Position in salesforce.com, inc. (CRM)

ADAMCAPITAL Gestao de Recursos Ltda. bought a new stake in salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 308,163 shares of the CRM provider’s stock, valued at approximately $42,033,000. salesforce.com accounts for about 2.1% of ADAMCAPITAL Gestao de Recursos Ltda.’s […]

AJ Wealth Strategies LLC Takes Position in iShares Russell Mid-Cap Value ETF (IWS)

AJ Wealth Strategies LLC acquired a new position in shares of iShares Russell Mid-Cap Value ETF (NYSEARCA:IWS) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 2,634 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $233,000. A number of […]

Amalgamated Bank Has $5.06 Million Holdings in Prudential Financial Inc (PRU)

Amalgamated Bank boosted its holdings in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) by 2.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 54,123 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,366 shares during the quarter. Amalgamated Bank’s holdings in Prudential Financial […]

Zacks: Pixelworks, Inc. (PXLW) Receives Average Rating of “Strong Buy” from Brokerages

Shares of Pixelworks, Inc. (NASDAQ:PXLW) have earned a consensus broker rating score of 1.33 (Strong Buy) from the three analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a buy recommendation and two have assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. Brokers have set […]

Ian C. Read Sells 486,753 Shares of Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Stock

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) CEO Ian C. Read sold 486,753 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.36, for a total transaction of $18,185,092.08. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,145,693 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $42,803,090.48. […]

Contrasting Qudian (QD) & Green Dot (GDOT)

Qudian (NYSE: QD) and Green Dot (NYSE:GDOT) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership. Analyst Ratings This is a breakdown of current ratings for Qudian and Green Dot, as […]

Hornbeck Offshore Services (HOS) vs. Teekay Offshore Partners (TOO) Head to Head Analysis

Teekay Offshore Partners (NYSE: TOO) and Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYSE:HOS) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation. Dividends Teekay Offshore Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share […]

Goldman Sachs Group Analysts Give Apple (AAPL) a $164.00 Price Target

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been given a $164.00 target price by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the iPhone maker’s stock. Goldman Sachs Group’s price target would indicate a potential downside of 14.53% from the stock’s current price. A number of other research […]

Analyzing Adecoagro (AGRO) and Alico (ALCO)

Adecoagro (NYSE: AGRO) and Alico (NASDAQ:ALCO) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation. Profitability This table compares Adecoagro and Alico’s net margins, return on equity and return on […]

Head to Head Review: Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) and Nomad Foods (NOMD)

Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ: BUFF) and Nomad Foods (NYSE:NOMD) are both mid-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends and risk. Analyst Ratings This is a summary of current ratings for Blue […]

Jefferies Financial Group Equities Analysts Decrease Earnings Estimates for Encana Corp (ECA)

Encana Corp (NYSE:ECA) (TSE:ECA) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Financial Group dropped their Q2 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Encana in a report released on Wednesday, July 18th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst Z. Parham now expects that the oil and gas company will post earnings per share of $0.36 for the […]

Q1 2019 Earnings Forecast for First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. Issued By Jefferies Financial Group (FR)

First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:FR) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Financial Group issued their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for First Industrial Realty Trust in a research report issued on Tuesday, July 17th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst J. Petersen forecasts that the real estate investment trust will post earnings of $0.41 per share for the […]

Zacks Investment Research Lowers Sandstorm Gold (SAND) to Sell

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Sandstorm Gold (NYSEAMERICAN:SAND) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Sandstorm Gold Ltd. is a gold streaming company engaged in providing upfront financing for gold mining companies. It focuses on completing gold purchase agreements with gold mining companies […]

Franklin Street Properties (FSP) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Franklin Street Properties (NYSEAMERICAN:FSP) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “Franklin Street Properties Corp., a real estate investment trust, is focused on investing in institutional-quality office properties in major U.S. markets. FSP’s strategy […]

$88.17 Million in Sales Expected for Kite Realty Group Trust (KRG) This Quarter

Analysts forecast that Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE:KRG) will announce $88.17 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Six analysts have issued estimates for Kite Realty Group Trust’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $87.24 million to $89.40 million. Kite Realty Group Trust reported sales of $92.65 million in the same quarter last […]

Viacom, Inc. Class B (VIAB) Lowered to Strong Sell at BidaskClub

Viacom, Inc. Class B (NASDAQ:VIAB) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report issued on Friday. Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Citigroup raised shares of Viacom, Inc. Class B from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in […]

FY2018 EPS Estimates for Retail Properties of America Inc (RPAI) Reduced by Analyst

Retail Properties of America Inc (NYSE:RPAI) – Jefferies Financial Group reduced their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of Retail Properties of America in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, July 17th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst G. Hoglund now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of […]

Financial Comparison: Tintri (TNTR) versus Marin Software (MRIN)

Marin Software (NYSE: MRIN) and Tintri (NASDAQ:TNTR) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and institutional ownership. Analyst Ratings This is a breakdown of current ratings for Marin Software and Tintri, […]

Quanex Building Products Co. (NX) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $238.05 Million

Wall Street brokerages expect Quanex Building Products Co. (NYSE:NX) to announce $238.05 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for Quanex Building Products’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $236.30 million to $239.80 million. Quanex Building Products posted sales of $229.37 million during the same quarter last year, […]

Analyzing TC Pipelines (TCP) & Archrock (AROC)

TC Pipelines (NYSE: TCP) and Archrock (NYSE:AROC) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and risk. Earnings & Valuation This table compares TC Pipelines and Archrock’s gross revenue, earnings per share […]

Nord/LB Reiterates €180.00 Price Target for Volkswagen AG Preference Shares (VOW3)

Nord/LB set a €180.00 ($211.76) price objective on Volkswagen AG Preference Shares (ETR:VOW3) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock. VOW3 has been the topic of a number of other reports. Societe Generale set a €216.00 ($254.12) price objective on shares of Volkswagen […]

Stratex International (STI) Reaches New 1-Year Low at $0.41

Stratex International plc (LON:STI)’s share price hit a new 52-week low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as GBX 0.41 ($0.01) and last traded at GBX 0.41 ($0.01), with a volume of 1904266 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 0.44 ($0.01). About Stratex International Stratex International Plc, together with […]

ValuEngine Upgrades ARC Document Solutions (ARC) to Sell

ValuEngine upgraded shares of ARC Document Solutions (NYSE:ARC) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday. Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut ARC Document Solutions from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 1st. One investment analyst has rated […]

Zacks Investment Research Lowers ConnectOne Bancorp (CNOB) to Sell

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of ConnectOne Bancorp (NASDAQ:CNOB) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Monday morning. According to Zacks, “ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. is a community-based, full-service commercial bank holding company. The Bank offers a range of lending, depository and related financial services to commercial, industrial and […]

Goldman Sachs Group Downgrades Deere & Company (DE) to Buy

Goldman Sachs Group downgraded shares of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) from a conviction-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Monday morning. Several other equities analysts have also commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Deere & Company from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report […]

Farmland Partners (FPI) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Farmland Partners (NYSE:FPI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Monday morning. According to Zacks, “Farmland Partners Inc. operates as a real estate company. It owns and seeks to acquire primary row crop farmland located in agricultural markets throughout North America. The […]

William Blair Comments on HFF, Inc.’s Q3 2018 Earnings (HF)

HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) – William Blair decreased their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of HFF in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, July 17th. William Blair analyst S. Sheldon now forecasts that the financial services provider will earn $0.62 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast […]

Head to Head Contrast: Liquidity Services (LQDT) & B. Riley Financial (RILY)

Liquidity Services (NASDAQ: LQDT) and B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends. Institutional & Insider Ownership 66.5% of Liquidity Services shares are held by […]

$0.34 EPS Expected for Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (LBAI) This Quarter

Equities analysts expect Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI) to report earnings per share of $0.34 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Lakeland Bancorp’s earnings. Lakeland Bancorp posted earnings of $0.28 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of […]

Quanta Services Inc (PWR) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages

Shares of Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the fifteen brokerages that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and eleven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average […]

Analyzing Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN) & Service Co. International (SCI)

Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ: DLPN) and Service Co. International (NYSE:SCI) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings. Dividends Service Co. International pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and […]

Ceridian HCM Holding Inc (CDAY) Short Interest Update

Ceridian HCM Holding Inc (NYSE:CDAY) was the target of a large increase in short interest in June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,387,620 shares, an increase of 80.6% from the June 15th total of 1,321,809 shares. Currently, 8.2% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume […]

New York & Company, Inc. (NWY) Short Interest Up 59.7% in June

New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 3,483,032 shares, an increase of 59.7% from the June 15th total of 2,180,502 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 827,546 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]

Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS) to Post Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.04 Per Share, KeyCorp Forecasts

Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) – Analysts at KeyCorp cut their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Oasis Petroleum in a research note issued on Monday, July 16th. KeyCorp analyst D. Deckelbaum now forecasts that the energy producer will post earnings of $0.04 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.05. […]

Regional Management (RM) Lowered to “C+” at TheStreet

TheStreet downgraded shares of Regional Management (NYSE:RM) from a b rating to a c+ rating in a report published on Monday. A number of other research firms also recently weighed in on RM. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Regional Management from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 8th. […]

$108.20 Million in Sales Expected for Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NWBI) This Quarter

Brokerages predict that Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:NWBI) will report sales of $108.20 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have provided estimates for Northwest Bancshares’ earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $107.45 million and the highest is $108.95 million. Northwest Bancshares posted sales of $124.21 million in the same quarter last […]

Short Interest in Corecivic Inc (CXW) Rises By 238.3%

Corecivic Inc (NYSE:CXW) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 3,233,454 shares, an increase of 238.3% from the June 15th total of 955,719 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,675,163 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently […]

Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK) Short Interest Update

Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLK) saw a significant decrease in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 24,710,296 shares, a decrease of 16.5% from the June 15th total of 29,583,309 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 14,502,364 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Alta Mesa Resources Inc (AMR) Increased by Analyst

Alta Mesa Resources Inc (NASDAQ:AMR) – Stock analysts at Imperial Capital raised their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Alta Mesa Resources in a report released on Wednesday, July 18th. Imperial Capital analyst I. Haas now forecasts that the company will post earnings per share of $0.14 for the quarter, up from their previous […]

Maxwell Technologies Inc. (MXWL) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $30.87 Million

Equities research analysts expect Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL) to post sales of $30.87 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have issued estimates for Maxwell Technologies’ earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $30.70 million and the highest is $31.00 million. Maxwell Technologies reported sales of $37.10 million during the same quarter […]

StoneMor Partners L.P. Forecasted to Earn Q2 2018 Earnings of ($0.14) Per Share (STON)

StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON) – Equities researchers at B. Riley issued their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for StoneMor Partners in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, July 18th. B. Riley analyst L. Burke expects that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.14) for the quarter. B. Riley currently has […]

UBS Group Reiterates “€16.40” Price Target for ING Groep (INGA)

UBS Group set a €16.40 ($19.29) price target on ING Groep (AMS:INGA) in a report published on Tuesday, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock. INGA has been the subject of several other research reports. Deutsche Bank set a €17.00 ($20.00) price target on shares of ING Groep and gave […]

National Bank Financial Weighs in on Pure Multi-Family REIT’s Q2 2018 Earnings (RUF)

Pure Multi-Family REIT (CVE:RUF) – Research analysts at National Bank Financial issued their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Pure Multi-Family REIT in a report issued on Wednesday, July 18th. National Bank Financial analyst M. Kornack anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $0.12 for the quarter. National Bank Financial also […]

Insider Buying: Summit Therapeutics PLC (SUMM) Insider Buys 25,000 Shares of Stock

Summit Therapeutics PLC (LON:SUMM) insider Frank Armstrong bought 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 16th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 40 ($0.53) per share, with a total value of £10,000 ($13,236.27). LON SUMM opened at GBX 34.50 ($0.46) on Friday. Summit Therapeutics PLC has […]