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Comparing Sealed Air Corporation (SEE) & Ball Corporation (BLL)

Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) and Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership. Dividends Ball Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Sealed Air Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Ball Corporation pays out... 
 

Weekly Investment Analysts’ Ratings Updates for SemGroup Corp (SEMG)

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of SemGroup Corp (NASDAQ: SEMG) recently: 7/27/2017 – SemGroup Corp was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “SemGroup Corp provides gathering, transportation, storage, distribution, blending, marketing and other midstream services to producers, refiners of petroleum products and others market participants located in Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions of the United... 
 

Reviewing Mastercard (MA) & PayPal Holdings (PYPL)

PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ: PYPL) and Mastercard (NYSE:MA) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability. Institutional and Insider Ownership 81.5% of PayPal Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.0% of Mastercard shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.0% of PayPal Holdings shares are owned by insiders.... 
 

Dover Saddlery (DOVR) and Gaia (GAIA) Head-To-Head Comparison

Gaia (NASDAQ: GAIA) and Dover Saddlery (NASDAQ:DOVR) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability. Earnings and Valuation This table compares Gaia and Dover Saddlery’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio Gaia $21.56 million 8.02 -$18.78... 
 

Head to Head Analysis: Genesis Healthcare (GEN) and Civitas Solutions (CIVI)

Civitas Solutions (NYSE: CIVI) and Genesis Healthcare (NYSE:GEN) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability. Institutional & Insider Ownership 93.1% of Civitas Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.4% of Genesis Healthcare shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.3% of Civitas Solutions shares are owned... 
 

Head to Head Contrast: Teradyne (TER) versus KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC)

KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) and Teradyne (NYSE:TER) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability. Institutional and Insider Ownership 91.8% of KLA-Tencor Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.9% of Teradyne shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of KLA-Tencor Corporation shares are... 
 

Contrasting Bruker Corporation (BRKR) & Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)

Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG) and Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability. Institutional and Insider Ownership 96.1% of Intuitive Surgical shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.4% of Bruker Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.5% of Intuitive Surgical shares are owned... 
 

Genesis Healthcare (SKH) and Genesis Healthcare (GEN) Head to Head Analysis

Genesis Healthcare (NYSE: GEN) and Genesis Healthcare (NYSE:SKH) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability. Institutional & Insider Ownership 14.4% of Genesis Healthcare shares are owned by institutional investors. 57.6% of Genesis Healthcare shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds... 
 

First Bank & Trust Has $211,000 Stake in Trinity Industries, Inc. (TRN)

First Bank & Trust held its stake in shares of Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TRN) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 7,535 shares of the transportation company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. First Bank & Trust’s holdings in Trinity Industries were worth $211,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in shares of Trinity Industries by 7.6%... 
 

First Bank & Trust Buys 82 Shares of WEX Inc. (WEX)

First Bank & Trust boosted its stake in shares of WEX Inc. (NYSE:WEX) by 5.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,686 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 82 shares during the period. First Bank & Trust’s holdings in WEX were worth $176,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. World Asset Management... 
 

Palladium Partners LLC Has $1.16 Million Position in Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA)

Palladium Partners LLC lowered its position in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) by 4.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 40,996 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,759 shares during the period. Palladium Partners LLC’s holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox were worth $1,162,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other large investors have also recently added to or reduced... 
 

Taseko Mines Ltd (TGB) Position Maintained by Peak Asset Management LLC

Peak Asset Management LLC continued to hold its stake in Taseko Mines Ltd (NYSEMKT:TGB) (TSE:TKO) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 101,000 shares of the mining company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Peak Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Taseko Mines were worth $128,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in TGB. CIBC World Markets Inc. increased... 
 

MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKTX) Stake Raised by Norris Perne & French LLP MI

Norris Perne & French LLP MI increased its stake in shares of MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKTX) by 15.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 22,909 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,008 shares during the period. Norris Perne & French LLP MI owned approximately 0.06% of MarketAxess Holdings worth $4,607,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other institutional investors have also made... 
 

iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY) Stake Held by WealthTrust Axiom LLC

WealthTrust Axiom LLC held its stake in iShares Select Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA:DVY) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 7,420 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. WealthTrust Axiom LLC’s holdings in iShares Select Dividend ETF were worth $684,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of DVY. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. increased its stake in iShares Select Dividend... 
 

Aon PLC (AON) Stake Boosted by Norris Perne & French LLP MI

Norris Perne & French LLP MI raised its position in shares of Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) by 2.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 57,736 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 1,466 shares during the period. Norris Perne & French LLP MI’s holdings in Aon PLC were worth $7,676,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in AON. IFP Advisors Inc boosted... 
 

Palladium Partners LLC Raises Position in TotalFinaElf, S.A. (TOT)

Palladium Partners LLC increased its position in TotalFinaElf, S.A. (NYSE:TOT) by 19.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 14,042 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after buying an additional 2,265 shares during the period. Palladium Partners LLC’s holdings in TotalFinaElf, were worth $697,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. First... 
 

Palladium Partners LLC Holds Position in Scana Corporation (SCG)

Palladium Partners LLC maintained its stake in Scana Corporation (NYSE:SCG) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 6,149 shares of the utilities provider’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Palladium Partners LLC’s holdings in Scana Corporation were worth $412,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Scana Corporation by 3,558.5%... 
 

Shaker Investments LLC OH Sells 14,300 Shares of Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE:CPE)

Shaker Investments LLC OH reduced its position in shares of Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE:CPE) by 10.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 122,390 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock after selling 14,300 shares during the period. Shaker Investments LLC OH owned 0.06% of Callon Petroleum worth $1,299,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions... 
 

SVB Financial Group (SIVB) Shares Sold by Palisade Capital Management LLC NJ

Palisade Capital Management LLC NJ cut its stake in SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) by 7.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 145,200 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 12,396 shares during the period. SVB Financial Group makes up 1.0% of Palisade Capital Management LLC NJ’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 13th largest position. Palisade Capital Management LLC NJ owned 0.28% of SVB Financial Group worth $25,525,000... 
 

Koppers Holdings Inc. (KOP) Position Lowered by Dimensional Fund Advisors LP

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lowered its position in Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) by 8.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 610,794 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 56,393 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 2.96% of Koppers Holdings worth $25,867,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in... 
 

UBS Group AG Decreases Stake in Verastem, Inc. (VSTM)

UBS Group AG lowered its position in shares of Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM) by 16.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 117,771 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 23,857 shares during the period. UBS Group AG owned 0.32% of Verastem worth $244,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in VSTM. TFS Capital LLC acquired... 
 

Union Bankshares Corporation (UBSH) Shares Sold by UBS Group AG

UBS Group AG cut its stake in Union Bankshares Corporation (NASDAQ:UBSH) by 55.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 7,017 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 8,585 shares during the period. UBS Group AG’s holdings in Union Bankshares Corporation were worth $247,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of UBSH. 1st Global Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Union... 
 

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (FRGI) Stake Raised by Dimensional Fund Advisors LP

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRGI) by 15.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,094,700 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after buying an additional 149,491 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 4.09% of Fiesta Restaurant Group worth $26,492,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other large investors have also modified their holdings... 
 

NorthCoast Asset Management LLC Has $14.97 Million Stake in Raytheon Company (RTN)

NorthCoast Asset Management LLC decreased its position in shares of Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) by 13.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 98,160 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 15,355 shares during the period. NorthCoast Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Raytheon were worth $14,969,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in RTN. Crestwood... 
 

United States Cellular Corporation (USM) Stake Raised by Vanguard Group Inc.

Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) by 6.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,746,129 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock after buying an additional 104,640 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. owned approximately 2.06% of United States Cellular Corporation worth $65,183,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds and... 
 

Geode Capital Management LLC Acquires 5,841 Shares of Clearwater Paper Corporation (CLW)

Geode Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) by 4.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 125,881 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 5,841 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC owned about 0.76% of Clearwater Paper Corporation worth $7,048,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of CLW. UBS Asset Management Americas... 
 

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Acquires 37,620 Shares of CDK Global, Inc. (CDK)

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in CDK Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDK) by 10.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 403,504 shares of the software maker’s stock after buying an additional 37,620 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 0.28% of CDK Global worth $26,231,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in CDK. TrimTabs Asset... 
 

Insider Buying: KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) Director Buys 3,000 Shares of Stock

KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) Director Ruth Ann M. Gillis acquired 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was acquired at an average price of $18.00 per share, with a total value of $54,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 10,551 shares in the company, valued at approximately $189,918. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) traded down 0.250% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $17.935.... 
 

Geode Capital Management LLC Increases Position in Glatfelter (GLT)

Geode Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Glatfelter (NYSE:GLT) by 5.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 330,596 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 16,688 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.76% of Glatfelter worth $7,187,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added... 
 

Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. Decreases Position in Raytheon Company (RTN)

Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. reduced its position in Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) by 27.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 15,096 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 5,812 shares during the period. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Raytheon were worth $2,301,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. increased... 
 

USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (USNA) Stake Raised by Geode Capital Management LLC

Geode Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) by 12.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 124,211 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 14,018 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.50% of USANA Health Sciences worth $7,154,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors... 
 

Vanguard Group Inc. Has $66.21 Million Stake in Insmed, Inc. (INSM)

Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Insmed, Inc. (NASDAQ:INSM) by 4.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,781,483 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 173,532 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. owned approximately 6.10% of Insmed worth $66,214,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or... 
 

Vanguard Group Inc. Increases Position in American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (MTGE)

Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) by 6.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,793,053 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 235,434 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. owned approximately 8.28% of American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. worth $63,535,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other... 
 

Vanguard Group Inc. Acquires 170,993 Shares of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (ARI)

Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) by 5.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,591,392 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 170,993 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc.’s holdings in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance were worth $67,554,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds and... 
 

Geode Capital Management LLC Increases Stake in Southside Bancshares, Inc. (SBSI)

Geode Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Southside Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBSI) by 12.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 211,984 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 23,457 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC owned 0.74% of Southside Bancshares worth $7,116,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of... 
 

Boston Advisors LLC Acquires New Stake in Coherus Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:CHRS)

Boston Advisors LLC bought a new position in Coherus Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:CHRS) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 16,995 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock, valued at approximately $244,000. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. FMR LLC boosted its position in Coherus Biosciences by 17.2% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,671,981 shares of the biotechnology... 
 

Boston Advisors LLC Has $220,000 Position in Diageo PLC (NYSE:DEO)

Boston Advisors LLC continued to hold its position in shares of Diageo PLC (NYSE:DEO) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,838 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Boston Advisors LLC’s holdings in Diageo PLC were worth $220,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Diageo PLC by 13,115.4%... 
 

Naples Global Advisors LLC Purchases 1,410 Shares of Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX)

Naples Global Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) by 4.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 34,071 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 1,410 shares during the period. Naples Global Advisors LLC’s holdings in Paychex were worth $1,940,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions... 
 

Smith Salley & Associates Acquires 13 Shares of American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP)

Smith Salley & Associates raised its stake in shares of American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) by 0.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 6,630 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 13 shares during the period. Smith Salley & Associates’ holdings in American Electric Power were worth $460,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock.... 
 

Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) Stake Reduced by Hartford Investment Management Co.

Hartford Investment Management Co. lowered its stake in shares of Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) by 0.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 34,107 shares of the company’s stock after selling 322 shares during the period. Hartford Investment Management Co.’s holdings in Discovery Communications were worth $881,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of DISCA. Contravisory Investment Management... 
 

Hansa Trust PLC (LON:HANA) Insider William Salomon Buys 10,000 Shares

Hansa Trust PLC (LON:HANA) insider William Salomon acquired 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 923 ($11.98) per share, for a total transaction of £92,300 ($119,823.45). William Salomon also recently made the following trade(s): On Friday, August 4th, William Salomon purchased 850 shares of Hansa Trust PLC stock. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 923 ($11.98) per share, for a total transaction of £7,845.50 ($10,184.99). Shares... 
 

Analysts Set United Utilities Group PLC (UU) PT at $974.00

Shares of United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 974 ($12.68). A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on... 
 

Analysts Set CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) Target Price at $91.23

CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the twenty-two research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and thirteen have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $91.23. A number of research firms have recently commented on CVS. BidaskClub upgraded CVS Health Corporation from a “sell”... 
 

Hartford Investment Management Co. Acquires New Stake in Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (JKHY)

Hartford Investment Management Co. bought a new position in Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 2,628 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $273,000. A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in JKHY. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Jack Henry & Associates by 4.9% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 7,163,139... 
 

Head to Head Review: Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (CPK) vs. Delta Natural Gas (DGAS)

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) and Delta Natural Gas (NASDAQ:DGAS) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation. Insider and Institutional Ownership 59.7% of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 36.4% of Delta Natural Gas shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.4% of Chesapeake... 
 

Analysts Anticipate Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) to Announce $0.70 Earnings Per Share

Shares of Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) have been given a consensus broker rating score of 2.86 (Hold) from the seven analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Brokerages have set a 12 month consensus target price of $56.33 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.70 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also... 
 

Comparing Dollar General Corporation (DG) and Family Dollar Stores (FDO)

Family Dollar Stores (NYSE: FDO) and Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation. Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Family Dollar Stores and Dollar General Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com. Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong... 
 

Hartford Investment Management Co. Purchases Shares of 6,850 Service Corporation International (SCI)

Hartford Investment Management Co. purchased a new position in shares of Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 6,850 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $229,000. Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Credit Agricole S A boosted its position in shares of Service Corporation International by 18.8% in the first quarter. Credit Agricole S A now owns... 
 

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc (AMEX:BRG) Downgraded by Compass Point to Neutral

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc (AMEX:BRG) was downgraded by investment analysts at Compass Point from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note issued on Monday, August 7th, StockTargetPrices.com reports. Separately, FBR & Co reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Bluerock Residential Growth REIT (BRG) traded down 0.48% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $10.33. The stock... 
 

General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE:GGP) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold”

General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE:GGP) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, August 3rd. According to Zacks, “GGP delivered better-than-expected performance in the second quarter with respect to funds from operations (FFO) per share. The company also reported growth year over year. Results reflect 0.7% increase in same store net operating income (NOI) from the prior-year period. However, a lag in revenues... 
 
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