The Cincinnati Financial Corp. (CINF) Position Increased by Ameriprise Financial Inc.

The Cincinnati Financial Corp. (CINF) Position Increased by Ameriprise Financial Inc.

Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its stake in Cincinnati Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CINF) by 18.1% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 500,896 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 76,684 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc.’s holdings in Cincinnati Financial Corp. were worth $37,792,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Cypress Capital Management LLC WY raised its position in Cincinnati Financial Corp. by 12.2%…

The Neuberger Berman Group LLC Sells 39,779 Shares of AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)

The Neuberger Berman Group LLC Sells 39,779 Shares of AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)

Neuberger Berman Group LLC lowered its position in shares of AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) by 6.1% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 608,843 shares of the company’s stock after selling 39,779 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in AbbVie were worth $38,400,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt boosted its position in AbbVie by 5.0% in the second quarter. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia…

The Jefferies Group Comments on Ensco PLC’s Q1 2017 Earnings (ESV)

The Jefferies Group Comments on Ensco PLC’s Q1 2017 Earnings (ESV)

Ensco PLC (NYSE:ESV) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group boosted their Q1 2017 earnings per share estimates for Ensco PLC in a research note issued on Friday. Jefferies Group analyst E. Royes now anticipates that the brokerage will earn $0.08 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.05. Jefferies Group has a “Hold” rating and a $9.50 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Ensco PLC’s Q3 2017 earnings at $0.06 EPS. ESV has been the subject of a number of other…

The General Dynamics Corp. (GD) – Research Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes

The General Dynamics Corp. (GD) – Research Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes

A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD): Shares of General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD) traded down 0.33% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $174.01. The stock had a trading volume of 209,004 shares. General Dynamics Corp. has a 1-year low of $121.61 and a 1-year high of $180.09. The company has a market cap of $52.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.62 and a beta of 0.75. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $172.04 and its 200 day…

The Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. (UCTT) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

The Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. (UCTT) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:UCTT) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “ULTRA CLEAN HOLDINGS, INC. is a developer and supplier of critical subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, solar and medical device industries. Ultra Clean offers its customers an integrated outsourced solution for gas delivery systems and other subassemblies, improved design-to-delivery cycle times, component neutral design and manufacturing and component testing capabilities. Ultra Clean’s customers are primarily original equipment manufacturers for…

The Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion SAB. de CV (VLRS) Raised to “Strong-Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

The Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion SAB. de CV (VLRS) Raised to “Strong-Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion SAB. de CV (NYSE:VLRS) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report released on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has a $17.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 17.16% from the stock’s current price. According to Zacks, “Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. provides aircraft transportation services. The company offers general cargo shipments, priority shipments of live animals, fresh food and flowers, medicines and perishable foods,…

The PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (PNC) Shares Bought by Westpac Banking Corp

The PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (PNC) Shares Bought by Westpac Banking Corp

Westpac Banking Corp raised its stake in PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE:PNC) by 1.1% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 436,600 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 4,816 shares during the period. Westpac Banking Corp’s holdings in PNC Financial Services Group were worth $39,333,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Gierl Augustine Investment Management Inc raised its position in shares of PNC Financial Services Group…

The Westfield Financial Inc. (WNEB) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold”

The Westfield Financial Inc. (WNEB) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold”

Westfield Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:WNEB) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “Western New England Bancorp, Inc. provides banking services. The Company offers personal checking accounts, loans, eBanking services, commercial loans, money market accounts, wealth management, retirement planning and other related financial services. Western New England Bancorp, Inc., formerly known as Westfield Financial, Inc., is based in Westfield, MA. “ Separately, Piper Jaffray Cos. began coverage on Westfield Financial in a research report on Thursday,…

The Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. Has $38,932,000 Position in MasterCard Inc. (MA)

The Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. Has $38,932,000 Position in MasterCard Inc. (MA)

Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. raised its position in MasterCard Inc. (NYSE:MA) by 0.6% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 382,550 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,134 shares during the period. MasterCard comprises approximately 1.1% of Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 24th largest position. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd.’s holdings in MasterCard were worth $38,932,000 at the end of the most…

The Lincoln National Corp. (LNC) Shares Sold by California Public Employees Retirement System

The Lincoln National Corp. (LNC) Shares Sold by California Public Employees Retirement System

California Public Employees Retirement System reduced its position in Lincoln National Corp. (NYSE:LNC) by 4.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 776,390 shares of the company’s stock after selling 39,400 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System’s holdings in Lincoln National Corp. were worth $36,475,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake…

The Analysts’ Updated EPS Estimates for December, 28th (AMZN, COHR, FINL, GVC, LAD, LCL, MVN, NCMI, NKE, PAP)

The Analysts’ Updated EPS Estimates for December, 28th (AMZN, COHR, FINL, GVC, LAD, LCL, MVN, NCMI, NKE, PAP)

Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Wednesday, December 28th: Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) had its top pick rating reissued by analysts at Evercore ISI. Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Benchmark Co.. The analysts wrote, “We estimate the installed base exceeds 250 lasers. As a result of this opportunity, Coherent’s orders and backlog have hit record levels.”” The Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) was downgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp. to a neutral rating. GVC Holdings PLC (LON:GVC) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG….

The Regions Financial Corp. (RF) Shares Sold by TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC

The Regions Financial Corp. (RF) Shares Sold by TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC

TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC decreased its stake in Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE:RF) by 12.2% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 3,596,488 shares of the company’s stock after selling 499,867 shares during the period. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Regions Financial Corp. were worth $35,497,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Kanaly Trust Co boosted its stake in Regions Financial Corp. by 3.1% in the third quarter. Kanaly…

The John Hamer Purchases 6 Shares of Fidessa Group plc (FDSA) Stock

The John Hamer Purchases 6 Shares of Fidessa Group plc (FDSA) Stock

Fidessa Group plc (LON:FDSA) insider John Hamer acquired 6 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 22nd. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 2,325 ($28.56) per share, for a total transaction of £139.50 ($171.38). Shares of Fidessa Group plc (LON:FDSA) opened at 2315.00 on Wednesday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 2,309.35 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 2,363.97. Fidessa Group plc has a 52 week low of GBX 1,729.00 and a 52 week high of…

The Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates for Saia (SAIA)

The Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates for Saia (SAIA)

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Saia (NASDAQ: SAIA) recently: Saia Inc. (NASDAQ:SAIA) opened at 45.45 on Wednesday. Saia Inc. has a 1-year low of $18.28 and a 1-year high of $48.85. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $43.70 and a 200-day moving average price of $32.55. The firm has a market cap of $1.14 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.67 and a beta of 0.60. Saia (NASDAQ:SAIA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 26th. The…

The Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. (SBY) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

The Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. (SBY) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. (NYSE:SBY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. is a real estate investment trust focused on the acquisition, renovation, leasing and management of single-family properties. Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. is based in United States. “ SBY has been the topic of several other reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral”…

The Sundance Energy Australia Ltd. (SNDE) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

The Sundance Energy Australia Ltd. (SNDE) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Sundance Energy Australia Ltd. (NASDAQ:SNDE) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has a $17.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 13.26% from the company’s current price. According to Zacks, “Sundance Energy Australia Limited is focused on the acquisition and development of oil and gas. Its asset primarily located in premier North American resource plays. Sundance Energy Australia Limited is headquareted in DENVER…

The Investment Analysts’ Recent Ratings Updates for Flowers Foods (FLO)

The Investment Analysts’ Recent Ratings Updates for Flowers Foods (FLO)

Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Flowers Foods (NYSE: FLO): Flowers Foods Inc. (NYSE:FLO) opened at 19.77 on Wednesday. Flowers Foods Inc. has a one year low of $14.35 and a one year high of $22.08. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $17.10 and its 200-day moving average is $16.61. The firm has a market cap of $4.10 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.75 and a beta of 0.82. Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 9th. The company reported…

The Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp Has $56,801,000 Position in Discover Financial Services (DFS)

The Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp Has $56,801,000 Position in Discover Financial Services (DFS)

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp increased its position in shares of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) by 0.2% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 1,004,431 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 1,655 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp’s holdings in Discover Financial Services were worth $56,801,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in DFS. First Manhattan Co….

The TimesSquare Capital Management LLC Increases Stake in Carter’s Inc. (CRI)

The TimesSquare Capital Management LLC Increases Stake in Carter’s Inc. (CRI)

TimesSquare Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Carter’s Inc. (NYSE:CRI) by 39.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 478,600 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 136,400 shares during the period. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Carter’s were worth $41,499,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of CRI. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its stake in shares of…

The Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (KORS) Shares Sold by Ameriprise Financial Inc.

The Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (KORS) Shares Sold by Ameriprise Financial Inc.

Ameriprise Financial Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:KORS) by 6.4% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 872,117 shares of the lifestyle brand’s stock after selling 59,382 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc.’s holdings in Michael Kors Holdings were worth $40,809,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in KORS. Mizuho Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its stake in Michael Kors Holdings by 58.5% in the second…