The Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NWBI) Position Reduced by Prudential Financial Inc.

The Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NWBI) Position Reduced by Prudential Financial Inc.

Prudential Financial Inc. decreased its stake in shares of Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:NWBI) by 26.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 181,558 shares of the company’s stock after selling 65,190 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. owned about 0.18% of Northwest Bancshares worth $2,852,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Nordea Investment Management AB purchased a new…

The Prudential Financial Inc. Sells 103,543 Shares of Liberty Media Corporation (LSXMA)

The Prudential Financial Inc. Sells 103,543 Shares of Liberty Media Corporation (LSXMA)

Prudential Financial Inc. cut its stake in shares of Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ:LSXMA) by 55.2% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 84,083 shares of the company’s stock after selling 103,543 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Liberty Media Corporation were worth $2,857,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. IBM Retirement Fund acquired a new position in shares of Liberty Media Corporation during the second quarter valued at approximately…

The American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) Shares Bought by Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt

The American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) Shares Bought by Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt

Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt raised its stake in shares of American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) by 34.0% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 71,238 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 18,060 shares during the period. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt’s holdings in American Electric Power Company were worth $2,892,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the stock. LS Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of American Electric Power…

The State of Tennessee Treasury Department Cuts Stake in Shopify Inc. (SHOP)

The State of Tennessee Treasury Department Cuts Stake in Shopify Inc. (SHOP)

State of Tennessee Treasury Department lowered its position in Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP) (TSE:SH) by 11.4% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 68,519 shares of the company’s stock after selling 8,847 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department owned about 0.08% of Shopify worth $2,941,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of SHOP. Bank of Montreal Can purchased a new position in Shopify during the second quarter worth approximately $9,712,000. HL Financial Services…

The DnB Asset Management AS Buys 2,300 Shares of Aflac Incorporated (AFL)

The DnB Asset Management AS Buys 2,300 Shares of Aflac Incorporated (AFL)

DnB Asset Management AS increased its stake in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) by 5.9% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 40,980 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,300 shares during the period. DnB Asset Management AS’s holdings in Aflac were worth $2,945,000 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. Smead Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in Aflac during the second quarter valued at…

The Dean Foods Company (DF) Stake Reduced by Prudential Financial Inc.

The Dean Foods Company (DF) Stake Reduced by Prudential Financial Inc.

Prudential Financial Inc. reduced its position in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) by 78.4% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 179,958 shares of the company’s stock after selling 651,659 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. owned 0.20% of Dean Foods Company worth $2,952,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of DF. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its stake in Dean Foods Company by 17.0% in the second quarter. Public…

The FY2018 Earnings Forecast for Progressive Corporation (The) Issued By William Blair (PGR)

The FY2018 Earnings Forecast for Progressive Corporation (The) Issued By William Blair (PGR)

Progressive Corporation (The) (NYSE:PGR) – Research analysts at William Blair reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for Progressive Corporation (The) in a research note issued to investors on Monday. William Blair analyst A. Klauber now forecasts that the brokerage will earn $2.74 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $2.76. Progressive Corporation (The) (NYSE:PGR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 13th. The company reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.02. Progressive Corporation (The) had a return on…

The Prudential Financial Inc. Has $2,977,000 Stake in EPR Properties (EPR)

The Prudential Financial Inc. Has $2,977,000 Stake in EPR Properties (EPR)

Prudential Financial Inc. raised its position in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 0.2% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 37,810 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 60 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. owned approximately 0.06% of EPR Properties worth $2,977,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of EPR. Meeder Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in EPR Properties during the second quarter worth about $200,000. Sumitomo Mitsui…

The Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt Has $3,052,000 Position in Polaris Industries Inc. (PII)

The Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt Has $3,052,000 Position in Polaris Industries Inc. (PII)

Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt increased its position in shares of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) by 513.1% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 72,207 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 60,429 shares during the period. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt owned about 0.11% of Polaris Industries worth $3,052,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in PII. WFG Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Polaris Industries…

The United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc. (UDR) Stake Boosted by Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.

The United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc. (UDR) Stake Boosted by Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.

Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its position in United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:UDR) by 4.2% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 85,416 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 3,473 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in United Dominion Realty Trust were worth $3,074,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Conning Inc. purchased a new…

The Kirkland’s, Inc. (KIRK) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Sell”

The Kirkland’s, Inc. (KIRK) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Sell”

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Kirkland’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Shares of Kirkland;s outperforms the Zacks categorized Retail-Wholesale sector for the past one year. However, the trend is expected to reverse very soon. The home furnishing stock has been incurring higher operating expenses for several quarters, due to increased shipping and packaging expenses. The company has been struggling with low traffic in the past five quarters mainly more and more people are inclined towards…

The Barracuda Networks, Inc. (CUDA) Upgraded to Strong-Buy at Vetr Inc.

The Barracuda Networks, Inc. (CUDA) Upgraded to Strong-Buy at Vetr Inc.

Vetr upgraded shares of Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning. They currently have $27.00 target price on the stock. Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on CUDA. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Barracuda Networks from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $29.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, October 14th. Imperial Capital set a $20.00 target price on shares of Barracuda Networks and gave the stock…

The IMPINJ Inc (PI) Rating Reiterated by Needham & Company LLC

The IMPINJ Inc (PI) Rating Reiterated by Needham & Company LLC

IMPINJ Inc (NYSE:PI)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Needham & Company LLC in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. They currently have a $32.00 target price on the stock. Needham & Company LLC’s price target indicates a potential downside of 8.34% from the stock’s current price. Several other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the company. KeyCorp lifted their target price on IMPINJ from $29.00 to $36.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, September…

The Match Group, Inc. (MTCH) Lowered to “Buy” at Vetr Inc.

The Match Group, Inc. (MTCH) Lowered to “Buy” at Vetr Inc.

Vetr downgraded shares of Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MTCH) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Tuesday. They currently have $20.42 target price on the stock. MTCH has been the subject of several other reports. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a buy rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of Match Group in a report on Tuesday, September 27th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a buy rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of Match Group in a report…

The Prudential Financial Inc. Sells 46,080 Shares of 1-800 FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (FLWS)

The Prudential Financial Inc. Sells 46,080 Shares of 1-800 FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (FLWS)

Prudential Financial Inc. decreased its position in 1-800 FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLWS) by 12.9% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 311,075 shares of the company’s stock after selling 46,080 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. owned approximately 0.48% of 1-800 FLOWERS.COM worth $2,853,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in FLWS. Northpointe Capital LLC raised its position in 1-800 FLOWERS.COM by 19.8% in the second quarter. Northpointe Capital LLC…

The Chicago Equity Partners LLC Reduces Stake in Assurant, Inc. (AIZ)

The Chicago Equity Partners LLC Reduces Stake in Assurant, Inc. (AIZ)

Chicago Equity Partners LLC cut its position in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) by 30.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 31,420 shares of the company’s stock after selling 13,950 shares during the period. Chicago Equity Partners LLC owned approximately 0.05% of Assurant worth $2,898,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in AIZ. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in Assurant by 1.9% in…

The General Dynamics Corporation (GD) Shares Sold by KCG Holdings Inc.

The General Dynamics Corporation (GD) Shares Sold by KCG Holdings Inc.

KCG Holdings Inc. lowered its position in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) by 54.2% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 18,818 shares of the company’s stock after selling 22,288 shares during the period. KCG Holdings Inc.’s holdings in General Dynamics Corporation were worth $2,920,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. WFG Advisors LP raised its position in General Dynamics Corporation by…

The Cheetah Mobile Inc (CMCM) Stake Lowered by DnB Asset Management AS

The Cheetah Mobile Inc (CMCM) Stake Lowered by DnB Asset Management AS

DnB Asset Management AS decreased its position in Cheetah Mobile Inc (NASDAQ:CMCM) by 48.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 236,554 shares of the company’s stock after selling 218,100 shares during the period. DnB Asset Management AS owned about 0.17% of Cheetah Mobile worth $2,950,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Nomura Holdings Inc. boosted its stake in Cheetah Mobile by 65.0% in…

The Research Analysts Set Expectations for MainSource Financial Group, Inc.’s FY2018 Earnings (MSFG)

The Research Analysts Set Expectations for MainSource Financial Group, Inc.’s FY2018 Earnings (MSFG)

MainSource Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSFG) – Analysts at FIG Partners issued their FY2018 EPS estimates for MainSource Financial Group in a research report issued on Monday. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin forecasts that the firm will earn $2.27 per share for the year. MainSource Financial Group (NASDAQ:MSFG) remained flat at $33.32 during trading on Wednesday. 52,818 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $32.37 and its 200 day moving average price is $25.92. MainSource Financial Group has a 12 month low of $19.46 and…

The SVB Financial Group Forecasted to Earn FY2018 Earnings of $10.30 Per Share (SIVB)

The SVB Financial Group Forecasted to Earn FY2018 Earnings of $10.30 Per Share (SIVB)

SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group upped their FY2018 earnings estimates for SVB Financial Group in a note issued to investors on Monday. Jefferies Group analyst C. Haire now forecasts that the brokerage will post earnings of $10.30 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $9.35. Several other research firms also recently weighed in on SIVB. Zacks Investment Research upgraded SVB Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $199.00 price target on the stock in a…