Stocks: SSAB Svenskt Stal AB (SSAAY) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Stocks: SSAB Svenskt Stal AB (SSAAY) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of SSAB Svenskt Stal AB (OTCMKTS:SSAAY) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Wednesday, April 19th. According to Zacks, “SSAB Svenskt Stal AB engages in the provision of steel and construction solutions. The company’s operating segment consists of SSAB Special Steels, SSAB Europe, SSAB Americas, Tibnor and Ruukki Construction. SSAB Special Steels segment provides marketing and sales of SSAB’s quenched and tempered steels. SSAB EMEA segment pertains to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. SSAB Americas segment refers…

Stocks: Q2 2017 EPS Estimates for UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) Increased by Analyst

Stocks: Q2 2017 EPS Estimates for UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) Increased by Analyst

Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG started coverage on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research report on Wednesday, April 5th. They set a “buy” rating and a $183.00 target price on the stock. Vetr upgraded shares of UnitedHealth Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $179.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 5th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $200.00 target price on shares of UnitedHealth Group…

Stocks: AK Steel Holding Co. (AKS) Rating Increased to Neutral at Citigroup Inc

Stocks: AK Steel Holding Co. (AKS) Rating Increased to Neutral at Citigroup Inc

Citigroup Inc upgraded shares of AK Steel Holding Co. (NYSE:AKS) from a sell rating to a neutral rating in a report released on Wednesday, April 19th. The firm currently has $7.00 price target on the basic materials company’s stock, down from their prior price target of $8.00. A number of other research analysts have also issued reports on AKS. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a buy rating and issued a $11.50 target price on shares of AK Steel Holding in a report on Wednesday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded AK…

Stocks: Q2 2017 EPS Estimates for Citigroup Inc (C) Cut by Analyst

Stocks: Q2 2017 EPS Estimates for Citigroup Inc (C) Cut by Analyst

Citigroup (NYSE:C) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 13th. The financial services provider reported $1.35 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.24 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $18.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $17.75 billion. Citigroup had a net margin of 18.10% and a return on equity of 7.09%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.10 EPS. Citigroup…

Stocks: Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc (ARE) Price Target Raised to $129.00 at Barclays PLC

Stocks: Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc (ARE) Price Target Raised to $129.00 at Barclays PLC

Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc (NYSE:ARE) had its price objective hoisted by stock analysts at Barclays PLC from $126.00 to $129.00 in a report released on Wednesday, April 19th. The brokerage currently has an “overweight” rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Barclays PLC’s target price suggests a potential upside of 10.17% from the stock’s current price. A number of other research analysts have also issued reports on ARE. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Alexandria Real Estate Equities from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $127.00…

Stocks: American Electric Power Company Inc (AEP) Rating Reiterated by Mizuho

Stocks: American Electric Power Company Inc (AEP) Rating Reiterated by Mizuho

American Electric Power Company Inc (NYSE:AEP)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by stock analysts at Mizuho in a report released on Wednesday, April 19th. They currently have a $72.50 price objective on the utilities provider’s stock. Mizuho’s target price suggests a potential upside of 5.50% from the stock’s current price. Other research analysts have also issued reports about the company. Barclays PLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 price target on shares of American Electric Power Company in a research report on Monday, February 20th. Deutsche Bank…

Stocks: Royal Bank of Canada Boosts Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) Price Target to C$226.00

Stocks: Royal Bank of Canada Boosts Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) Price Target to C$226.00

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSE:CP) (NYSE:CP) had its target price increased by equities research analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from C$224.00 to C$226.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, April 20th. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 8.88% from the company’s current price. Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on CP. Raymond James Financial, Inc. restated an “outperform” rating and issued a C$230.00 target price on…

Stocks: Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.30

Stocks: Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.30

Media stories about Automatic Data Processing (NYSE:ADP) have trended positive recently, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Automatic Data Processing earned a news impact score of 0.30 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 30 out of 100,…

Stocks: $97.13 Million in Sales Expected for Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Ltd (AOSL) This Quarter

Stocks: $97.13 Million in Sales Expected for Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Ltd (AOSL) This Quarter

Wall Street analysts predict that Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Ltd (NASDAQ:AOSL) will announce $97.13 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have issued estimates for Alpha and Omega Semiconductor’s earnings. The highest sales estimate is $97.4 million and the lowest is $97 million. Alpha and Omega Semiconductor reported sales of $91.41 million in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 6.3%. The firm is expected to announce its next earnings report on Wednesday, August…

Stocks: Short Interest in Nokia Oyj (NOK) Declines By 12.6%

Stocks: Short Interest in Nokia Oyj (NOK) Declines By 12.6%

Nokia Oyj (NYSE:NOK) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 29,687,236 shares, a drop of 12.6% from the March 15th total of 33,977,836 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 11,653,094 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.5 days. Currently, 0.5% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $6.00 price target on shares…

Stocks: Akzo Nobel (AKZOY) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.06 EPS

Stocks: Akzo Nobel (AKZOY) Releases Quarterly  Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.06 EPS

Akzo Nobel (OTCMKTS:AKZOY) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The basic materials company reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $3.90 billion for the quarter. Akzo Nobel had a net margin of 7.28% and a return on equity of 14.88%. Shares of Akzo Nobel (OTCMKTS:AKZOY) traded up 0.79% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $28.14. 25,396 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Akzo Nobel has a one year low of $19.32 and…

Stocks: Summit Global Investments Acquires New Position in Chevron Co. (CVX)

Stocks: Summit Global Investments Acquires New Position in Chevron Co. (CVX)

Summit Global Investments acquired a new stake in Chevron Co. (NYSE:CVX) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 18,328 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,157,000. Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Villere ST Denis J & Co. LLC boosted its stake in Chevron by 6.2% in the third quarter. Villere ST Denis J & Co. LLC now owns 54,625 shares of the oil and gas company’s…

Stocks: KeyCorp (KEY) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.04 EPS

Stocks: KeyCorp (KEY) Posts  Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.04 EPS

KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The financial services provider reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.28 by $0.04. KeyCorp had a net margin of 13.99% and a return on equity of 8.73%. The company had revenue of $1.51 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.47 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.24 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 44.4% on a year-over-year basis. Shares of…

Stocks: AvalonBay Communities Inc (AVB) Lowered to Market Perform at JMP Securities

Stocks: AvalonBay Communities Inc (AVB) Lowered to Market Perform at JMP Securities

AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) was downgraded by equities researchers at JMP Securities from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report issued on Wednesday, April 19th. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call. Other research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Mizuho reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of AvalonBay Communities in a report on Friday, December 23rd. Bank of America Corp raised shares of AvalonBay Communities from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $202.00 price objective for…

Stocks: iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Stocks: iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM) saw a significant decline in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 101,831,808 shares, a decline of 5.8% from the March 15th total of 108,062,937 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 33,086,527 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.1 days. Shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM) traded up 0.48% on Friday, reaching $136.03. 44,442,877 shares of the company were exchanged. iShares Russell 2000 Index has a 1-year low of $108.19 and a 1-year…

Stocks: Marathon Oil Co. (MRO) Short Interest Update

Stocks: Marathon Oil Co. (MRO) Short Interest Update

Marathon Oil Co. (NYSE:MRO) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 40,537,796 shares, a drop of 11.9% from the March 15th total of 46,017,440 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 12,168,174 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.3 days. Currently, 4.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Canaccord Genuity set a $16.00 price target on shares of Marathon Oil and…

Stocks: Pzena Investment Management LLC Purchases 548 Shares of Progressive Corp (PGR)

Stocks: Pzena Investment Management LLC Purchases 548 Shares of Progressive Corp (PGR)

Pzena Investment Management LLC boosted its position in Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR) by 0.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 496,808 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 548 shares during the period. Pzena Investment Management LLC owned about 0.09% of Progressive Corp worth $19,465,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of…

Stocks: Entergy Co. (ETR) Stake Decreased by Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC

Stocks: Entergy Co. (ETR) Stake Decreased by Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC

Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC reduced its position in Entergy Co. (NYSE:ETR) by 53.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 568,980 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 651,227 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC owned 0.32% of Entergy worth $43,220,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Norges Bank bought a new position in shares of Entergy during…

Stocks: Bank of America Corp (BAC) Stock Rating Upgraded by Vining Sparks

Stocks: Bank of America Corp (BAC) Stock Rating Upgraded by Vining Sparks

Vining Sparks upgraded shares of Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday, April 19th. The firm currently has $28.00 price target on the financial services provider’s stock. A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on BAC. Morgan Stanley reissued a buy rating and issued a $17.00 price objective on shares of Bank of America Corp in a research note on Wednesday, January 11th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $24.00 price target…

Stocks: BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) Upgraded to “Buy” by HSBC Holdings plc

Stocks: BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) Upgraded to “Buy” by HSBC Holdings plc

HSBC Holdings plc upgraded shares of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Wednesday, April 19th. HSBC Holdings plc currently has $25.75 price target on the mining company’s stock, down from their previous price target of $41.79. A number of other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Investec raised shares of BHP Billiton Limited from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, March 17th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a…

Stocks: SunCoke Energy Inc (SXC) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.12 EPS

Stocks: SunCoke Energy Inc (SXC) Releases  Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.12 EPS

SunCoke Energy Inc (NYSE:SXC) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The energy company reported $0.02 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.10) by $0.12. SunCoke Energy had a return on equity of 3.51% and a net margin of 1.18%. The business had revenue of $309.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $410.60 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.06) EPS. SunCoke Energy’s revenue for the quarter was down .5% on a year-over-year basis. Shares of SunCoke…

Stocks: Insider Selling: Nuveen Global High Income Fund of Beneficial Interest (JGH) Insider Sells 6,471 Shares of Stock

Stocks: Insider Selling: Nuveen Global High Income Fund of Beneficial Interest (JGH) Insider Sells 6,471 Shares of Stock

Nuveen Global High Income Fund of Beneficial Interest (NYSE:JGH) insider Nuveen Fund Advisors, Llc sold 6,471 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, April 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.51, for a total value of $106,836.21. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Nuveen Global High Income Fund of Beneficial Interest (NYSE:JGH) traded up 0.42% during trading on Friday, hitting $16.87. The stock had a trading volume…

Stocks: Polarityte Inc (COOL) Director Michael Martin Beeghley Purchases 10,000 Shares

Stocks: Polarityte Inc (COOL) Director Michael Martin Beeghley Purchases 10,000 Shares

Polarityte Inc (NASDAQ:COOL) Director Michael Martin Beeghley acquired 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 13th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $12.94 per share, with a total value of $129,400.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Michael Martin Beeghley also recently made the following trade(s): Shares of Polarityte Inc (NASDAQ:COOL) traded up 12.66% on Friday, hitting $13.44. The company had a trading volume of 227,598 shares. The…

Stocks: Cna Financial Corp (CNA) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold

Stocks: Cna Financial Corp (CNA) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold

Cna Financial Corp (NYSE:CNA) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday, April 19th. According to Zacks, “Shares of CNA Financial outperformed the Zacks categorized Property and Casualty insurance industry, in the last one year. CNA Financial’s is one of the versatile property and casualty (P&C) insurers displaying continued improvement in the combined ratio of its P&C business, leading to underwriting profitability. Moreover, the company remains committed in enhancing shareholders value via effective capital deployment. This in…

Stocks: iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (IBB) Shares Bought by Suntrust Banks Inc.

Stocks: iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (IBB) Shares Bought by Suntrust Banks Inc.

Suntrust Banks Inc. increased its position in shares of iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (NASDAQ:IBB) by 9.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 16,440 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 1,356 shares during the period. Suntrust Banks Inc.’s holdings in iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index were worth $4,820,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Geneva Advisors…

Stocks: Gulfport Energy Co. Forecasted to Earn Q1 2017 Earnings of $0.23 Per Share (GPOR)

Stocks: Gulfport Energy Co. Forecasted to Earn Q1 2017 Earnings of $0.23 Per Share (GPOR)

Several other research firms have also recently commented on GPOR. Zacks Investment Research cut Gulfport Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 25th. Wolfe Research upgraded Gulfport Energy to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, January 20th. Credit Suisse Group AG restated a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on shares of Gulfport Energy in a research note on Sunday, February 5th. Johnson Rice restated a “buy” rating on shares of Gulfport Energy in a research…

Stocks: Barclays PLC Boosts Colfax Corp (CFX) Price Target to $39.00

Stocks: Barclays PLC Boosts Colfax Corp (CFX) Price Target to $39.00

Colfax Corp (NYSE:CFX) had its target price upped by equities research analysts at Barclays PLC from $38.00 to $39.00 in a report released on Wednesday, April 19th. The firm presently has an “equal weight” rating on the industrial products company’s stock. Barclays PLC’s price target would suggest a potential downside of 1.66% from the company’s previous close. A number of other research analysts also recently commented on CFX. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Colfax Corp from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their price…

Stocks: Insider Buying: Opko Health Inc. (OPK) CEO Acquires 13,600 Shares of Stock

Stocks: Insider Buying: Opko Health Inc. (OPK) CEO Acquires 13,600 Shares of Stock

Opko Health Inc. (NASDAQ:OPK) CEO Phillip Md Et Al Frost purchased 13,600 shares of Opko Health stock in a transaction on Monday, April 17th. The stock was bought at an average price of $7.48 per share, for a total transaction of $101,728.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 3,068,951 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,955,753.48. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Phillip Md Et Al Frost also recently made the following…

Stocks: Monster Beverage Co. (MNST) Shares Sold by Bank of New York Mellon Corp

Stocks: Monster Beverage Co. (MNST) Shares Sold by Bank of New York Mellon Corp

Bank of New York Mellon Corp cut its position in shares of Monster Beverage Co. (NASDAQ:MNST) by 0.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 5,320,072 shares of the company’s stock after selling 31,406 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp owned about 0.94% of Monster Beverage worth $245,627,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the…

Stocks: Liberty Global plc – Class A (LILA) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Buy

Stocks: Liberty Global plc – Class A (LILA) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Buy

Liberty Global plc – Class A (NASDAQ:LILA) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Wednesday, April 19th. The firm currently has a $25.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s target price would suggest a potential upside of 23.76% from the company’s current price. According to Zacks, “Liberty LiLAC Group is a cable company. The Company provides video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony and mobile services primarily in Europe, Chile, Puerto Rico and internationally. Liberty LiLAC Group is…

Stocks: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG) Price Target Raised to $430.00 at Maxim Group

Stocks: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG) Price Target Raised to $430.00 at Maxim Group

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) had its target price upped by equities research analysts at Maxim Group from $390.00 to $430.00 in a report released on Wednesday, April 19th. The firm presently has a “hold” rating on the restaurant operator’s stock. Maxim Group’s price target would suggest a potential downside of 11.29% from the company’s previous close. CMG has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February…

Stocks: Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS) Position Boosted by Toronto Dominion Bank

Stocks: Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS) Position Boosted by Toronto Dominion Bank

Toronto Dominion Bank raised its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS) by 60.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 50,980 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 19,286 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in Dr Pepper Snapple Group were worth $4,992,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Huntington National Bank…

Stocks: BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (BSTC) Position Decreased by Eagle Asset Management Inc.

Stocks: BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (BSTC) Position Decreased by Eagle Asset Management Inc.

Eagle Asset Management Inc. lowered its position in BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:BSTC) by 2.4% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 181,167 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 4,485 shares during the period. Eagle Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. were worth $9,927,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of BSTC. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. by 10.2% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC…

Stocks: Omnia Family Wealth LLC Maintains Position in PACCAR Inc (PCAR)

Stocks: Omnia Family Wealth LLC Maintains Position in PACCAR Inc (PCAR)

Omnia Family Wealth LLC continued to hold its stake in shares of PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 4,655 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Omnia Family Wealth LLC’s holdings in PACCAR were worth $300,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of PCAR. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its stake in shares of PACCAR by 36.9% in the first quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns…

Stocks: Eagle Asset Management Inc. Boosts Stake in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (TAST)

Stocks: Eagle Asset Management Inc. Boosts Stake in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (TAST)

Eagle Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) by 31.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 716,583 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after buying an additional 173,366 shares during the period. Eagle Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Carrols Restaurant Group were worth $10,139,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the…

Stocks: TFS Capital LLC Acquires Shares of 18,701 Lifetime Brands Inc (LCUT)

Stocks: TFS Capital LLC Acquires Shares of 18,701 Lifetime Brands Inc (LCUT)

TFS Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Lifetime Brands Inc (NASDAQ:LCUT) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund purchased 18,701 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $376,000. A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of LCUT. Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new stake in Lifetime Brands during the fourth quarter valued at about $345,000. State Street Corp boosted its stake in shares of Lifetime Brands by 5.2% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 166,994…

Stocks: RadiSys (RSYS) Given Media Impact Score of 0.41

Stocks: RadiSys (RSYS) Given Media Impact Score of 0.41

Headlines about RadiSys (NASDAQ:RSYS) have trended positive on Friday, Alpha One reports. The research firm, a unit of Accern, ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. RadiSys earned a daily sentiment score of 0.41 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 0…

Stocks: Roper Technologies (ROP) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.18

Stocks: Roper Technologies (ROP) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.18

News stories about Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment. The research firm, a division of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Roper Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score…

Stocks: Garrison Capital Inc (GARS) CFO Buys $52,140.00 in Stock

Stocks: Garrison Capital Inc (GARS) CFO Buys $52,140.00 in Stock

Garrison Capital Inc (NASDAQ:GARS) CFO Brian S. Chase bought 6,000 shares of Garrison Capital stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 16th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $8.69 per share, for a total transaction of $52,140.00. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now owns 40,125 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $348,686.25. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Shares of Garrison Capital Inc (NASDAQ:GARS) traded down 1.71% on Friday, reaching $8.60….

Stocks: Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd (ECF) Plans $0.11 Quarterly Dividend

Stocks: Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd (ECF) Plans $0.11 Quarterly Dividend

Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd (NYSEMKT:ECF) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, May 19th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of 0.11 per share by the investment management company on Thursday, August 24th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 15th. Shares of Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund (NYSEMKT:ECF) traded down 1.02% on Friday, hitting $8.77. The company had a trading volume of 27,240 shares. The…