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Zacks Investment Research Lowers FBL Financial Group, Inc. (FFG) to Sell

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of FBL Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:FFG) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Monday morning. According to Zacks, “FBL FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. is a holding company and hrough its subsidiaries underwrites, markets and distributes life insurance, annuities, property-casualty insurance and mutual funds to individuals and small businesses in 15 midwestern and western states. The Company has exclusive marketing arrangements with the state Farm Bureau Federations in its territory... 
 

Top Image Systems, Ltd. (TISA) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Top Image Systems, Ltd. (NASDAQ:TISA) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning. According to Zacks, “Top Image Systems, Ltd., develops and markets form processing, information recognition and data entry software, systems and technologies. The company’s software minimizes the need for manual data-entry by automatically reading and processing the information contained in forms, increasing data capture accuracy and the rate of information processing. TiS’... 
 

Anglo American plc (AAL) Price Target Raised to GBX 1,500 at HSBC Holdings plc

Anglo American plc (LON:AAL) had its target price increased by HSBC Holdings plc from GBX 1,470 ($18.32) to GBX 1,500 ($18.69) in a report released on Wednesday morning. HSBC Holdings plc currently has a buy rating on the mining company’s stock. Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on AAL. Deutsche Bank AG cut their price target on shares of Anglo American plc from GBX 1,200 ($14.95) to GBX 1,110 ($13.83) and set a hold rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, December 7th. Macquarie upped their price target on shares... 
 

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) Position Reduced by Trexquant Investment LP

Trexquant Investment LP cut its stake in shares of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) by 25.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 45,900 shares of the company’s stock after selling 15,471 shares during the period. Trexquant Investment LP’s holdings in Graphic Packaging Holding Company were worth $573,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of GPK. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC boosted... 
 

Synovus Financial Corp. (SNV) Shares Bought by Trexquant Investment LP

Trexquant Investment LP increased its stake in Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE:SNV) by 70.7% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 13,900 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 5,757 shares during the period. Trexquant Investment LP’s holdings in Synovus Financial Corp. were worth $571,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in SNV. Nordea Investment Management AB increased... 
 

Trexquant Investment LP Buys New Position in Tractor Supply Company (TSCO)

Trexquant Investment LP bought a new position in shares of Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 7,400 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $561,000. A number of other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in TSCO. Conning Inc. raised its position in shares of Tractor Supply Company by 1.0% in the third quarter. Conning Inc. now owns 2,990 shares of the company’s stock... 
 

Royce & Associates LP Cuts Stake in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (WETF)

Royce & Associates LP lowered its position in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) by 19.7% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 921,200 shares of the company’s stock after selling 225,800 shares during the period. Royce & Associates LP owned 0.69% of WisdomTree Investments worth $10,262,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. MSI Financial Services Inc raised its stake in WisdomTree Investments by 36.4%... 
 

Trexquant Investment LP Acquires Shares of 10,000 McKesson Co. (MCK)

Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in McKesson Co. (NYSE:MCK) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor acquired 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,404,000. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Capital Research Global Investors increased its position in shares of McKesson by 27.3% in the third quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 11,486,482 shares of the company’s... 
 

Trexquant Investment LP Invests $592,000 in Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC)

Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new position in shares of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm acquired 3,900 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $592,000. Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Reilly Herbert Faulkner III purchased a new position in Henry Schein during the second quarter worth $3,482,000. DE Burlo Group Inc. raised its position in Henry Schein by 7.2% in the second quarter. DE Burlo Group Inc.... 
 

Marshall Wace LLP Has $8,717,000 Stake in PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG)

Marshall Wace LLP boosted its stake in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) by 270.3% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 91,991 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 67,149 shares during the period. Marshall Wace LLP’s holdings in PPG Industries were worth $8,717,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. raised its position in PPG Industries... 
 

34,893 Shares in Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) Acquired by Trexquant Investment LP

Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new stake in Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE:CBD) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 34,893 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $577,000. Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of CBD. FNY Partners Fund LP bought a new stake in Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao during the fourth quarter valued at $150,000. World Asset Management Inc increased its stake... 
 

Marshall Wace LLP Sells 212,723 Shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH)

Marshall Wace LLP reduced its position in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 61.1% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 135,580 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock after selling 212,723 shares during the period. Marshall Wace LLP’s holdings in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp were worth $7,597,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in CTSH. First Capital Advisors... 
 

Trexquant Investment LP Buys New Position in Crane Company (CR)

Trexquant Investment LP bought a new stake in shares of Crane Company (NYSE:CR) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor bought 8,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $577,000. A number of other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of CR. UBS Group AG increased its stake in shares of Crane Company by 2.4% in the third quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 5,109,723 shares of the company’s stock valued at $321,964,000 after buying an additional 119,442 shares in the last... 
 

Marshall Wace LLP Sells 162,236 Shares of Honda Motor Company, Ltd. (HMC)

Marshall Wace LLP reduced its stake in Honda Motor Company, Ltd. (NYSE:HMC) by 38.8% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 255,643 shares of the company’s stock after selling 162,236 shares during the period. Marshall Wace LLP’s holdings in Honda Motor Company were worth $7,462,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Smithfield Trust Co. increased its stake in Honda Motor Company by 0.8% in the third quarter. Smithfield... 
 

Jefferies Group LLC Reiterates Hold Rating for Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH)

Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Jefferies Group LLC in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. They presently have a $8.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC’s target price would indicate a potential downside of 12.28% from the company’s current price. The analysts wrote, “We give credit to CYH mgmt. for their success in aggressively adjusting the company’s cost structure, which translated into a good... 
 

Coeur Mining, Inc. (CDE) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Coeur Mining, Inc. (NYSE:CDE) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Coeur Mining, Inc. operates as a primary silver and gold producer with precious metals mines in the Americas. The company’s principal properties include the Palmarejo silver-gold mine in Mexico, the San Bartolome silver mine in Bolivia, the Rochester silver-gold mine in Nevada and the Kensington gold mine in Alaska. It also conducts ongoing... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (TPH) to Sell

TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (NYSE:TPH) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Thursday. According to Zacks, “TRI Pointe Group, Inc. is involved in the design, construction and sale of single-family homes. The company’s operating portfolio includes Maracay Homes in Arizona; Pardee Homes in California and Nevada; Quadrant Homes in Washington; Trendmaker Homes in Texas; TRI Pointe Homes in California and Colorado; and Winchester Homes in Maryland and... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Kuraray Co (KURRY) to Strong-Buy

Kuraray Co (NASDAQ:KURRY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a $52.00 price objective on the stock. According to Zacks, “Kuraray Co., Ltd. engages in commercializing chemicals and resins, fibers and textiles, high performance material, medical products and others. It operates in three segments: Chemicals and Resins; Fibers and Textiles; and High-Performance Materials, Medical Products, and Others (HMM).... 
 

Inovalon Holdings, Inc. (INOV) Raised to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Inovalon Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:INOV) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday. According to Zacks, “Inovalon Holdings, Inc. is a technology company which provides cloud-based data analytics and data-driven intervention platforms for healthcare sector. The company operates through IT and services group. IT operations group manages the process steps from data receipt through to the generation of analytical outputs and services operations group manages... 
 

Morgan Stanley (MS) Stake Boosted by Systematic Financial Management LP

Systematic Financial Management LP boosted its position in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) by 1,697.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 242,599 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 229,099 shares during the period. Systematic Financial Management LP’s holdings in Morgan Stanley were worth $10,250,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds and other institutional... 
 

Systematic Financial Management LP Invests $2,175,000 in Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK)

Systematic Financial Management LP purchased a new position in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor purchased 41,365 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,175,000. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Eagle Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Bank of the Ozarks during the third quarter worth about $81,293,000. Prudential... 
 

Rowan Companies PLC (RDC) Position Reduced by Systematic Financial Management LP

Systematic Financial Management LP reduced its position in shares of Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC) by 9.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 113,080 shares of the company’s stock after selling 12,300 shares during the period. Systematic Financial Management LP owned about 0.09% of Rowan Companies PLC worth $2,136,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes... 
 

Systematic Financial Management LP Sells 6,395 Shares of Quanta Services Inc (PWR)

Systematic Financial Management LP decreased its position in Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) by 9.8% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 59,175 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,395 shares during the period. Systematic Financial Management LP’s holdings in Quanta Services were worth $2,062,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Royal Bank of Canada raised its position... 
 

Jeld-Wen Holding Inc (JELD) Coverage Initiated at Robert W. Baird

Equities researchers at Robert W. Baird started coverage on shares of Jeld-Wen Holding Inc (NASDAQ:JELD) in a research note issued on Tuesday. The brokerage set an “outperform” rating and a $34.00 price target on the stock. Robert W. Baird’s target price suggests a potential upside of 10.75% from the stock’s current price. Several other research firms also recently weighed in on JELD. Barclays PLC started coverage on Jeld-Wen Holding in a research report on Tuesday. They set an “overweight” rating and a $35.00... 
 

206,005 Shares in Pacific Ethanol Inc (PEIX) Acquired by Systematic Financial Management LP

Systematic Financial Management LP purchased a new stake in shares of Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund purchased 206,005 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,957,000. Systematic Financial Management LP owned 0.48% of Pacific Ethanol at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Federated Investors Inc. PA acquired a new position in shares of Pacific... 
 

Systematic Financial Management LP Has $1,934,000 Position in Masimo Corporation (MASI)

Systematic Financial Management LP decreased its position in shares of Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI) by 2.9% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 28,695 shares of the company’s stock after selling 865 shares during the period. Systematic Financial Management LP owned about 0.06% of Masimo Corporation worth $1,934,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in MASI. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its stake in Masimo Corporation... 
 

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (CAKE) Shares Sold by Systematic Financial Management LP

Systematic Financial Management LP reduced its stake in The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) by 4.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 32,125 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,370 shares during the period. Systematic Financial Management LP owned approximately 0.07% of The Cheesecake Factory worth $1,924,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of CAKE. Mutual of... 
 

LBA Wealth Management LLC Boosts Stake in Allstate Corporation (The) (ALL)

LBA Wealth Management LLC increased its position in Allstate Corporation (The) (NYSE:ALL) by 0.9% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 13,503 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 125 shares during the period. LBA Wealth Management LLC’s holdings in Allstate Corporation (The) were worth $1,001,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. State Street Corp increased its stake in Allstate... 
 

LBA Wealth Management LLC Sells 125 Shares of Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

LBA Wealth Management LLC cut its position in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) by 2.5% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 4,945 shares of the company’s stock after selling 125 shares during the period. LBA Wealth Management LLC’s holdings in Ecolab were worth $580,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of ECL. JNBA Financial Advisors boosted its position in shares of Ecolab by 45.5% in the fourth quarter. JNBA Financial... 
 

Keybank National Association OH Has $1,027,000 Position in Mueller Industries, Inc. (MLI)

Keybank National Association OH increased its position in shares of Mueller Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MLI) by 27.9% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 25,691 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 5,600 shares during the period. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in Mueller Industries were worth $1,027,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares... 
 

Keybank National Association OH Raises Stake in Unum Group (UNM)

Keybank National Association OH increased its stake in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) by 3.2% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 23,040 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 704 shares during the period. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in Unum Group were worth $1,012,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of UNM. Quantbot Technologies LP increased its position in Unum Group... 
 

LKQ Co. (LKQ) Coverage Initiated at J P Morgan Chase & Co

Analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co initiated coverage on shares of LKQ Co. (NDAQ:LKQ) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage set an “overweight” rating and a $41.00 price target on the stock. Shares of LKQ (NDAQ:LKQ) opened at 33.05 on Tuesday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $31.62 and a 200-day moving average of $33.18. The company has a market capitalization of $10.16 billion and a PE ratio of 21.60. LKQ has a one year low of $26.54 and a one year high of $36.35. “[[title]]” was... 
 

FIL Ltd Holds Stake in XPO Logistics, Inc. (XPO)

FIL Ltd held its position in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 35,400 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the fourth quarter. FIL Ltd’s holdings in XPO Logistics were worth $1,527,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its position in XPO Logistics by 2.9% in the third quarter. UBS Asset... 
 

Teton Advisors Inc. Has $128,000 Position in Destination XL Group, Inc. (DXLG)

Teton Advisors Inc. continued to hold its stake in Destination XL Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXLG) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 30,000 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the fourth quarter. Teton Advisors Inc. owned 0.06% of Destination XL Group worth $128,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of DXLG. Rutabaga Capital Management LLC MA raised its stake... 
 

FIL Ltd Holds Stake in Phoenix New Media Limited (FENG)

FIL Ltd maintained its position in Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE:FENG) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 762,900 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the fourth quarter. FIL Ltd owned 0.99% of Phoenix New Media Limited worth $2,396,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its position in Phoenix New Media Limited... 
 

FIL Ltd Decreases Position in Unifirst Corporation (UNF)

FIL Ltd lowered its stake in shares of Unifirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) by 40.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 18,745 shares of the company’s stock after selling 12,931 shares during the period. FIL Ltd owned about 0.09% of Unifirst Corporation worth $2,693,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC boosted its position in ... 
 

FIL Ltd Increases Stake in ManTech International Corporation (MANT)

FIL Ltd raised its stake in ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT) by 20.9% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 64,825 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 11,204 shares during the period. FIL Ltd owned about 0.17% of ManTech International Corporation worth $2,739,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its stake in ManTech International Corporation by 3.9%... 
 

FIL Ltd Acquires 3,112 Shares of Praxair, Inc. (PX)

FIL Ltd raised its stake in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) by 11.4% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 30,437 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,112 shares during the period. FIL Ltd’s holdings in Praxair were worth $3,567,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. UBS Group AG boosted its stake in shares of Praxair by 500.6% in the third quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 2,854,873 shares of... 
 

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) Shares Sold by FIL Ltd

FIL Ltd reduced its position in shares of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) by 11.1% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 314,416 shares of the oil and gas development company’s stock after selling 39,431 shares during the period. FIL Ltd owned 0.06% of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation worth $21,924,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of APC. Pinnacle Associates Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation... 
 

Morgan Stanley (MS) Shares Sold by RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC

RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC cut its stake in shares of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) by 0.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 262,690 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 673 shares during the period. RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Morgan Stanley were worth $11,098,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares... 
 

4,087 Shares in Cummins Inc. (CMI) Acquired by First Capital Advisors Group LLC.

First Capital Advisors Group LLC. bought a new position in Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 4,087 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $559,000. Other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Hodges Capital Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Cummins by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. Hodges Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,895 shares of the company’s stock worth... 
 

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX) Stake Increased by O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC

O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC raised its position in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) by 370.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 4,138 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,258 shares during the period. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Quest Diagnostics were worth $380,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in DGX. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. acquired... 
 

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX) Stake Boosted by Pinnacle Associates Ltd.

Pinnacle Associates Ltd. increased its stake in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) by 12.1% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 3,700 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 400 shares during the period. Pinnacle Associates Ltd.’s holdings in Vertex Pharmaceuticals were worth $273,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Federated... 
 

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (OMN) Position Raised by O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC

O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE:OMN) by 7.4% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 40,717 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,807 shares during the period. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC owned 0.09% of OMNOVA Solutions worth $407,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in OMNOVA... 
 

Capital Analysts LLC Continues to Hold Position in The Priceline Group Inc. (PCLN)

Capital Analysts LLC maintained its stake in shares of The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 323 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the fourth quarter. Capital Analysts LLC’s holdings in The Priceline Group were worth $474,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. First Bank & Trust bought a new stake... 
 

Paychex, Inc. (PAYX) Position Reduced by Ardevora Asset Management LLP

Ardevora Asset Management LLP decreased its stake in shares of Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) by 1.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 479,700 shares of the company’s stock after selling 5,900 shares during the period. Paychex accounts for 1.0% of Ardevora Asset Management LLP’s holdings, making the stock its 22nd largest position. Ardevora Asset Management LLP owned 0.13% of Paychex worth $29,204,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number... 
 

Teton Advisors Inc. Holds Position in Iridium Communications Inc (IRDM)

Teton Advisors Inc. continued to hold its stake in Iridium Communications Inc (NASDAQ:IRDM) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 12,000 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the fourth quarter. Teton Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Iridium Communications were worth $115,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its stake in Iridium Communications by 13.9% in the second... 
 

Recent Investment Analysts’ Ratings Changes for Ultratech (UTEK)

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Ultratech (NASDAQ: UTEK) recently: 2/9/2017 – Ultratech was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $32.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Ultratech Stepper, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets photolithography equipment designed to reduce the cost of ownership for manufacturers of integrated circuits, including advanced packaging processes,... 
 

Martingale Asset Management L P Takes Position in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC)

Martingale Asset Management L P bought a new position in shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 70,806 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,566,000. A number of other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Jacobi Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation by 31.0% in the third quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 2,410 shares of the company’s stock... 
 

Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) Stake Decreased by Martingale Asset Management L P

Martingale Asset Management L P lowered its stake in Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) by 0.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 102,732 shares of the company’s stock after selling 200 shares during the period. Martingale Asset Management L P’s holdings in Hormel Foods Corporation were worth $3,577,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in HRL. 1832 Asset Management... 
 
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