The Aptose Biosciences Inc. (APTO) Rating Increased to Buy at The Zacks Investment Research

The Aptose Biosciences Inc. (APTO) Rating Increased to Buy at The Zacks Investment Research

Aptose Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:APTO) (TSE:APS) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a $1.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research’s target price points to a potential upside of 8.70% from the stock’s current price. According to Zacks, “Aptose Biosciences Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company. The company is advancing therapeutics to treat life-threatening cancers, such as acute myeloid leukemia, high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes and other hematologic malignancies. Its lead program APTO-253 has…

The People’s United Financial Inc. (PBCT) Director Janet M. Hansen Sold 194,415 Shares

The People’s United Financial Inc. (PBCT) Director Janet M. Hansen Sold 194,415 Shares

People’s United Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:PBCT) Director Janet M. Hansen sold 194,415 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.21, for a total value of $3,540,297.15. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 346,672 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,312,897.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. People’s United Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:PBCT) traded up 0.83% during trading on Thursday, reaching…

The EverBank Financial Corp. (EVER) Insider Sold $9,761,236.80 in Stock

The EverBank Financial Corp. (EVER) Insider Sold $9,761,236.80 in Stock

EverBank Financial Corp. (NYSE:EVER) insider John S. Surface sold 505,240 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.32, for a total value of $9,761,236.80. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 284,844 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,503,186.08. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. EverBank Financial Corp. (NYSE:EVER) remained flat at $19.31 during midday trading on Thursday. The…

The Vonage Holdings Corp. (VG) Director Jeffrey A. Citron Sold 500,000 Shares

The Vonage Holdings Corp. (VG) Director Jeffrey A. Citron Sold 500,000 Shares

Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) Director Jeffrey A. Citron sold 500,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.59, for a total transaction of $3,295,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 12,651,039 shares in the company, valued at $83,370,347.01. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Shares of Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) traded down 0.15% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching…

The 50,000 Shares of Stock are sold by Insider Selling: Lincoln National Corp. (LNC) Insider

The 50,000 Shares of Stock are sold by Insider Selling: Lincoln National Corp. (LNC) Insider

Lincoln National Corp. (NYSE:LNC) insider Mark E. Konen sold 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $61.44, for a total value of $3,072,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 145,432 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,935,342.08. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Lincoln National Corp. (NYSE:LNC) traded up 1.85% on Thursday, hitting $62.62. The stock had a trading volume…

The American Economic Planning Group Inc. ADV Buys 4 Shares of International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)

The American Economic Planning Group Inc. ADV Buys 4 Shares of International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)

American Economic Planning Group Inc. ADV increased its position in shares of International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) by 0.2% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 2,192 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 4 shares during the period. American Economic Planning Group Inc. ADV’s holdings in International Business Machines Corp. were worth $349,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Logan Capital Management Inc. raised its stake…

The Bourne Lent Asset Management Inc. decides to keep it stake in The Home Depot Inc. (HD) to the level of $322,000

The Bourne Lent Asset Management Inc. decides to keep it stake in The Home Depot Inc. (HD) to the level of $322,000

Bourne Lent Asset Management Inc. continued to hold its position in The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD) during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 2,500 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock at the end of the third quarter. Bourne Lent Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in The Home Depot were worth $322,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Seaward Management Limited Partnership boosted its stake in shares…

The Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD invests in Hologic Inc. (HOLX) Shares

The Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD invests in Hologic Inc. (HOLX) Shares

Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD increased its position in Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) by 12.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 41,308,679 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 4,729,190 shares during the period. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD owned approximately 14.88% of Hologic worth $1,604,016,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Mizuho Asset Management Co. Ltd. increased…

The Western Refining Inc. (WNR) Stake Held by Franklin Mountain Investments Limited Partnership

The Western Refining Inc. (WNR) Stake Held by Franklin Mountain Investments Limited Partnership

Franklin Mountain Investments Limited Partnership disclosed that they own a 14.9% stake in Western Refining Inc. (NYSE:WNR) in a Form 13D/A disclosure that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday, November 17th. The investor owns 16,129,581 shares of the stock valued at $605,665,767. The filing is available through the SEC website at this hyperlink. A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD boosted its position in Western Refining by 8,441.2% in the third…

The Nuance Communications Inc. (NUAN) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.02 EPS

The Nuance Communications Inc. (NUAN) Issues  Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.02 EPS

Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.02. Nuance Communications had a positive return on equity of 14.07% and a negative net margin of 2.15%. The business earned $512.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $505.10 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.41 EPS. The business’s revenue was down .2% on a year-over-year basis. Nuance Communications updated its Q1 guidance to $0.32-0.35…

The Shanks Group plc Announces Dividend of GBX 0.95 (SKS)

The Shanks Group plc Announces Dividend of GBX 0.95 (SKS)

Shanks Group plc (LON:SKS) announced a dividend on Thursday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 24th will be given a dividend of GBX 0.95 ($0.01) per share on Friday, January 6th. This represents a yield of 0.98%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 24th. The official announcement can be accessed at this link. Shanks Group plc (LON:SKS) remained flat at GBX 96.50 during midday trading on Thursday. The company had a trading volume of 2,058,594 shares. Shanks Group plc has a 12-month low of GBX 59.75 and a…

The California Public Employees Retirement System Reached $6,410,000 position of Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (IVR)

The California Public Employees Retirement System Reached $6,410,000 position  of Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (IVR)

California Public Employees Retirement System increased its stake in shares of Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (NYSE:IVR) by 2.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 420,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 8,400 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System owned 0.38% of Invesco Mortgage Capital worth $6,410,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the…

The Louisiana State Employees Retirement System Sold shares of Unum Group (UNM)

The Louisiana State Employees Retirement System Sold shares of Unum Group (UNM)

Louisiana State Employees Retirement System decreased its stake in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) by 4.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 14,900 shares of the company’s stock after selling 700 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System’s holdings in Unum Group were worth $526,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in UNM. HBK Investments L P raised its position…

The 919 Shares of Everyday Health Inc. (EVDY) are sold by Nationwide Fund Advisors

The 919 Shares of Everyday Health Inc. (EVDY) are sold by Nationwide Fund Advisors

Nationwide Fund Advisors lowered its stake in Everyday Health Inc. (NYSE:EVDY) by 0.2% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 368,490 shares of the company’s stock after selling 919 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors owned 1.22% of Everyday Health worth $2,834,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in shares of Everyday Health by 30.0% in the second quarter. California…

The Merck & Co. (MRK) Stake Increased by Norris Perne & French LLP MI

The Merck & Co. (MRK) Stake Increased by Norris Perne & French LLP MI

Norris Perne & French LLP MI increased its position in Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) by 2.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 125,927 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,092 shares during the period. Merck & Co. accounts for 1.6% of Norris Perne & French LLP MI’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 20th largest position. Norris Perne & French LLP MI’s holdings in Merck & Co. were worth $7,859,000 at the end of the most…

The 825 Shares of Merck & Co. (MRK) are sold by Windsor Financial Group LLC

The 825 Shares of Merck & Co. (MRK) are sold by Windsor Financial Group LLC

Windsor Financial Group LLC lowered its stake in Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) by 1.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 49,065 shares of the company’s stock after selling 825 shares during the period. Windsor Financial Group LLC’s holdings in Merck & Co. were worth $3,062,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other large investors have also made changes to their positions in MRK. Thomaspartners Inc. increased its stake in shares…

The Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) Position Held by Amarillo National Bank

The Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) Position Held by Amarillo National Bank

Amarillo National Bank continued to hold its stake in Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 1,275 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. Amarillo National Bank’s holdings in Alphabet were worth $1,025,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Bank of Montreal Can acquired a new position in shares of Alphabet during the…

The Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc. (NGVC) Issues Earnings Results

The Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc. (NGVC) Issues  Earnings Results

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc. (NYSE:NGVC) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $181 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $184.32 million. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage had a return on equity of 10.66% and a net margin of 1.88%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 11.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm…

The Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc. (NGVC) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance

The Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc. (NGVC) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc. (NYSE:NGVC) updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.50-0.58 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.54. NGVC has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Jefferies Group set a $15.00 target price on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Saturday, October 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from…

The America’s Car-Mart Inc. (CRMT) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.12 EPS

The America’s Car-Mart Inc. (CRMT) Posts Quarterly  Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.12 EPS

America’s Car-Mart Inc. (NASDAQ:CRMT) announced its earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.12. America’s Car-Mart had a return on equity of 7.45% and a net margin of 2.47%. The business earned $150.21 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $134.72 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.06) earnings per share. America’s Car-Mart’s revenue was up 12.9% compared to the same quarter last year. America’s Car-Mart (NASDAQ:CRMT) traded down…