Archive for Mark James

Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc (AST) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.43 Million

Equities research analysts expect Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc (NYSE:AST) to announce $1.43 million in sales for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have issued estimates for Asterias Biotherapeutics’ earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $1.50 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.30 million. Asterias Biotherapeutics reported sales of […]

Univar (UNVR) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.09

News headlines about Univar (NYSE:UNVR) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being […]

Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Western Asset Global Highome Fnd (EHI) Stock Price

Media headlines about Western Asset Global Highome Fnd (NYSE:EHI) have been trending positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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 […]

Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIV) EVP Sells $460,000.00 in Stock

Apartment Investment and Management Company (NYSE:AIV) EVP Keith M. Kimmel sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.00, for a total transaction of $460,000.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 28,481 shares of the company’s stock, […]

Recent Research Analysts’ Ratings Updates for Acco Brands Corporation (ACCO)

Acco Brands Corporation (NYSE: ACCO) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms: 8/8/2017 – Acco Brands Corporation was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating. 8/4/2017 – Acco Brands Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to […]

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) Given a $13.00 Price Target at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) received a $13.00 price objective from research analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. in a research report issued on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has a “hold” rating on the apparel retailer’s stock. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.’s price target indicates a potential upside of 7.62% from the company’s previous close. Several other research […]

G-III Apparel Group, LTD. (GIII) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages

G-III Apparel Group, LTD. (NASDAQ:GIII) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages […]

AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co) (ABC) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages

AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co) (NYSE:ABC) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the fourteen research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has given a strong […]

Titan International, Inc. (TWI) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

Titan International, Inc. (NYSE:TWI) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has given a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year […]

American Assets Trust, Inc. (AAT) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

American Assets Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AAT) 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, “American Assets, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that owns, operates, acquires and develops retail and office properties primarily […]

WEC Energy Group, Inc. (WEC) Director Sells $648,600.00 in Stock

WEC Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:WEC) Director Gale E. Klappa sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.86, for a total transaction of $648,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available […]

Critical Comparison: The Madison Square Garden (MSG) versus DreamWorks Animation (DWA)

The Madison Square Garden (NYSE: MSG) and DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ:DWA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings. Earnings and Valuation This table compares The Madison Square Garden and DreamWorks […]

Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect First Community Financial Partners (FCFP) Stock Price

News headlines about First Community Financial Partners (NASDAQ:FCFP) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to […]

Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ENTA) Expected to Announce Earnings of $1.94 Per Share

Wall Street brokerages predict that Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTA) will post earnings per share of $1.94 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Enanta Pharmaceuticals’ earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $2.07 and the lowest is $1.81. Enanta Pharmaceuticals reported earnings of ($0.09) per share in […]

Zacks: Analysts Expect Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $192.59 Million

Wall Street analysts expect that Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) will report sales of $192.59 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have provided estimates for Shutterfly’s earnings. The highest sales estimate is $194.35 million and the lowest is $191.61 million. Shutterfly posted sales of $187.33 million during the same quarter […]

American Economic Planning Group Inc. ADV Has $336,000 Position in Eli Lilly and Company (LLY)

American Economic Planning Group Inc. ADV boosted its stake in shares of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) by 0.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 4,078 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3 shares during the period. American […]

Russell Investments Group Ltd. Purchases 27,386 Shares of DST Systems, Inc. (DST)

Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its stake in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) by 48.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 83,418 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 27,386 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned approximately 0.14% of […]

Russell Investments Group Ltd. Raises Stake in AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (AMC)

Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its position in AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AMC) by 191.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 232,921 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 152,872 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. […]

Head to Head Analysis: Rex Energy Corporation (REXX) vs. RSP Permian (RSPP)

Rex Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: REXX) and RSP Permian (NYSE:RSPP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations. Profitability This table compares Rex Energy Corporation and RSP Permian’s net margins, return on […]

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) Stake Reduced by Duncker Streett & Co. Inc.

Duncker Streett & Co. Inc. decreased its stake in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) by 10.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 3,770 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 452 shares during the period. Duncker Streett & Co. Inc.’s […]

US Bancorp DE Raises Position in Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS)

US Bancorp DE boosted its position in shares of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) by 4.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 9,337 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock after buying an additional 429 shares during the period. US […]

Equities Analysts Offer Predictions for Foot Locker, Inc.’s Q3 2018 Earnings (FL)

Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) – Wedbush decreased their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for Foot Locker in a report released on Monday. Wedbush analyst C. Svezia now expects that the athletic footwear retailer will post earnings of $0.82 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $1.24. Wedbush has a “Outperform” […]

Aperio Group LLC Buys 1,445 Shares of Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (TPX)

Aperio Group LLC increased its stake in Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE:TPX) by 13.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 12,291 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,445 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Tempur […]

Stryker Corporation (SYK) Shares Bought by NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.

NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. boosted its stake in shares of Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) by 8.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 25,351 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after buying an additional 2,050 shares during the period. NN Investment […]

Capstone Asset Management Co. Decreases Position in American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO)

Capstone Asset Management Co. decreased its stake in shares of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) by 0.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 15,617 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock after selling 50 shares during the period. Capstone Asset Management Co.’s holdings in American Eagle […]

Capstone Asset Management Co. Has $161,000 Position in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV)

Capstone Asset Management Co. lowered its position in shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) by 2.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 12,370 shares of the company’s stock after selling 310 shares during the period. Capstone Asset Management Co. owned […]

Syntel, Inc. (SYNT) Position Decreased by Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cut its stake in shares of Syntel, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNT) by 93.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 25,263 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after selling 334,429 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s holdings in […]

Phoenix Holdings Ltd. Owns Stake in Allot Communications Ltd. (ALLT)

Phoenix Holdings Ltd. revealed that they own a 7.6% stake in Allot Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALLT) in a Form 13G disclosure that was filed with the SEC on Wednesday, August 23rd. The investor owns 2,521,302 shares of the stock valued at about $12,379,593. The reporting parties listed on the disclosure included Itshak Sharon (Tshuva), Delek Group […]

Janus Capital Management LLC Purchases 482,027 Shares of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)

Janus Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) by 19.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,951,426 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 482,027 shares during the period. Janus Capital […]

Danaher Corporation (DHR) Position Boosted by Gardiner Nancy B

Gardiner Nancy B increased its position in shares of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) by 15.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 10,185 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after buying an additional 1,368 shares during the period. Danaher Corporation accounts for approximately 2.0% of Gardiner Nancy B’s […]

24.9% Stake of Roka Bioscience, Inc. (ROKA) Held by Orbimed Advisors LLC

Orbimed Advisors LLC stated that they own 24.9% of Roka Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROKA) in a Form 13D/A disclosure that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday, August 23rd. The investor owns 1,389,622 shares of the stock worth $2,126,122. The reporting parties listed on the disclosure included OrbiMed Advisors LLC, OrbiMed Capital […]

Bank of America Corp DE Sells 1,601 Shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation (WMC)

Bank of America Corp DE decreased its position in Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation (NYSE:WMC) by 2.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 78,597 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,601 shares during the period. Bank of […]

FedEx Corporation (FDX) Position Boosted by Investment Centers of America Inc.

Investment Centers of America Inc. boosted its position in shares of FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) by 22.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 3,215 shares of the shipping service provider’s stock after buying an additional 579 shares during the period. Investment […]

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. Increases Position in Bridge Bancorp, Inc. (BDGE)

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Bridge Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BDGE) by 15.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 68,004 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 9,162 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment […]

Morgan Stanley Buys 54,615 Shares of Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (FATE)

Morgan Stanley increased its position in shares of Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FATE) by 9.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 611,646 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 54,615 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley owned 1.48% of […]

Analyzing Alio Gold (ALO) & Pershing Gold Corporation (PGLC)

Alio Gold (NYSE: ALO) and Pershing Gold Corporation (NASDAQ:PGLC) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings. Valuation and Earnings This table compares Alio Gold and Pershing Gold Corporation’s […]

Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (PLAY) Lifted by William Blair

Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) – William Blair increased their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment in a research note issued on Wednesday. William Blair analyst S. Zackfia now expects that the restaurant operator will earn $0.56 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.52. […]

TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC Decreases Position in NeoPhotonics Corporation (NPTN)

TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC decreased its stake in shares of NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE:NPTN) by 35.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 81,481 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 44,638 shares during the period. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC owned approximately […]

Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (LL) Shares Sold by Thompson Investment Management Inc.

Thompson Investment Management Inc. decreased its stake in Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (NYSE:LL) by 2.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 240,987 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 7,187 shares during the period. Lumber Liquidators Holdings comprises about 1.1% of Thompson Investment […]

LKQ Corporation (LKQ) Shares Bought by Thompson Investment Management Inc.

Thompson Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) by 1.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 154,748 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after buying an additional 1,733 shares during the period. Thompson Investment Management Inc. owned approximately 0.05% […]

Summit Asset Management LLC Buys 1 Shares of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (MAA)

Summit Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) by 0.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 8,331 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 1 shares during the period. Summit Asset […]

Strategy Asset Managers LLC Has $2.77 Million Stake in Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA)

Strategy Asset Managers LLC decreased its position in Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) by 4.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 9,631 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 478 shares during the period. Strategy Asset Managers LLC’s holdings in Ulta Beauty were worth […]

California Public Employees Retirement System Continues to Hold Position in LCNB Corporation (LCNB)

California Public Employees Retirement System maintained its stake in LCNB Corporation (NASDAQ:LCNB) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 20,700 shares of the bank’s stock at the end of the first quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System owned approximately 0.21% of LCNB […]

Comparing BroadSoft (BSFT) & Convergys Corporation (CVG)

BroadSoft (NASDAQ: BSFT) and Convergys Corporation (NYSE:CVG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation. Earnings & Valuation This table compares BroadSoft and Convergys Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share […]

Financial Contrast: ConforMIS (CFMS) and Obalon Therptcs (OBLN)

ConforMIS (NASDAQ: CFMS) and Obalon Therptcs (NASDAQ:OBLN) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk. Profitability This table compares ConforMIS and Obalon Therptcs’ net margins, return on equity and return […]

Ironsides Asset Advisors LLC Holds Position in MGM Resorts International (MGM)

Ironsides Asset Advisors LLC held its stake in shares of MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 7,350 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Ironsides Asset Advisors LLC’s holdings in MGM Resorts […]

Norinchukin Bank The Raises Stake in CVS Health Corporation (CVS)

Norinchukin Bank The increased its stake in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) by 0.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 119,189 shares of the pharmacy operator’s stock after buying an additional 360 shares during the period. Norinchukin Bank The’s holdings in CVS Health Corporation […]

Argent Trust Co Has $856,000 Position in Boeing Company (The) (BA)

Argent Trust Co boosted its position in shares of Boeing Company (The) (NYSE:BA) by 8.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,841 shares of the aircraft producer’s stock after buying an additional 375 shares during the period. Argent Trust […]

iDreamSky Technology (DSKY) Earns News Sentiment Rating of 0.04

Headlines about iDreamSky Technology (NASDAQ:DSKY) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. […]

Celgene Co. (CELG) Stake Boosted by LBA Wealth Management LLC

LBA Wealth Management LLC boosted its position in Celgene Co. (NASDAQ:CELG) by 5.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,061 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 350 shares during the period. LBA Wealth Management LLC’s […]