The Stocks: NIC Inc. (EGOV) Stake Raised by TimesSquare Capital Management LLC

The Stocks: NIC Inc. (EGOV) Stake Raised by TimesSquare Capital Management LLC

TimesSquare Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV) by 1.4% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 2,273,177 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 32,100 shares during the period. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC’s holdings in NIC were worth $53,420,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of EGOV. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in NIC by 1.0% in the third quarter. California State…

The Stocks: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX) Shares Bought by TimesSquare Capital Management LLC

The Stocks: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX) Shares Bought by TimesSquare Capital Management LLC

TimesSquare Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTX) by 3.5% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 734,910 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 25,000 shares during the period. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Vertex Pharmaceuticals were worth $64,092,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. FMR LLC increased its position in Vertex Pharmaceuticals by 46.9% in the second…

The Stocks: Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp Purchases 36,362 Shares of Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL)

The Stocks: Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp Purchases 36,362 Shares of Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL)

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp raised its position in Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) by 5.2% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 741,695 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 36,362 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp’s holdings in Estee Lauder Companies were worth $65,685,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Advisory Services Network LLC raised its position in shares of…

The Stocks: Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. Has $48,583,000 Position in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO)

The Stocks: Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. Has $48,583,000 Position in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO)

Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. lowered its stake in shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) by 25.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 305,435 shares of the company’s stock after selling 102,855 shares during the period. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P.’s holdings in Thermo Fisher Scientific were worth $48,583,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. First Merchants Corp acquired…

The Stocks: Ameriprise Financial Inc. Has $43,420,000 Position in Domino’s Pizza Inc. (DPZ)

The Stocks: Ameriprise Financial Inc. Has $43,420,000 Position in Domino’s Pizza Inc. (DPZ)

Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its stake in Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) by 23.5% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 285,898 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 54,484 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc.’s holdings in Domino’s Pizza were worth $43,420,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 0.9% in the third…

The Stocks: Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA (BLX) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold

The Stocks: Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA (BLX) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA (NYSE:BLX) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Monday. According to Zacks, “Banco Latinoamericano de Exportaciones, S.A. was established to finance the foreign trade of the countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region. The Bank focuses on short-term trade-related loans to borrowers who then loan the funds to various businesses and govermnent institutions involved in foreign trade. “ Separately, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA from…

The Stocks: Alamo Group Inc. (ALG) Upgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

The Stocks: Alamo Group Inc. (ALG) Upgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Alamo Group Inc. (NYSE:ALG) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Monday morning. According to Zacks, “Alamo Group Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high quality equipment for right-of-way maintenance and agriculture. Their products include tractor-mounted mowing and other vegetation maintenance equipment, street sweepers, agricultural implements and related after market parts and services. They emphasize high quality, cost efficient products for their customers and strive to develop and market innovative products while constantly monitoring and containing their manufacturing…

The Stocks: Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.’s (SXL) “Neutral” Rating Reaffirmed at Mizuho

The Stocks: Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.’s (SXL) “Neutral” Rating Reaffirmed at Mizuho

Mizuho reissued their neutral rating on shares of Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE:SXL) in a report issued on Monday morning. Several other research analysts also recently issued reports on SXL. Stephens initiated coverage on shares of Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. in a report on Thursday, September 29th. They set an overweight rating and a $35.00 price target for the company. Wolfe Research initiated coverage on Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. in a report on Friday, October 7th. They issued a sell rating and a $26.00 price objective for the company. TheStreet…

The Stocks: Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) To Go Ex-Dividend on December 28th

The Stocks: Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) To Go Ex-Dividend on December 28th

Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, December 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 30th will be given a dividend of 0.14 per share by the financial services provider on Tuesday, January 17th. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 28th. This is an increase from Fifth Third Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) opened at 27.68 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of…

The Stocks: Ossen Innovation Co. (OSN) to Release Earnings on Wednesday

The Stocks: Ossen Innovation Co. (OSN) to Release Earnings on Wednesday

Ossen Innovation Co. (NASDAQ:OSN) is scheduled to release its Q316 earnings data on Wednesday, December 28th. Persons that are interested in registering for the company’s earnings conference call can do so using this link. Ossen Innovation (NASDAQ:OSN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, September 30th. The company reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter. Ossen Innovation had a net margin of 3.82% and a return on equity of 4.34%. On average, analysts expect Ossen Innovation to post $0 EPS for the current fiscal year and $0 EPS for the…

The Stocks: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. (RBA) Downgraded by Citigroup Inc.

The Stocks: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. (RBA) Downgraded by Citigroup Inc.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) was downgraded by investment analysts at Citigroup Inc. to a “market perform” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports. They presently have a $35.00 price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of $42.00. Citigroup Inc.’s price objective indicates a potential downside of 2.86% from the stock’s current price. Several other research analysts have also commented on RBA. Zacks Investment Research raised Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research…

The Stocks: Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) Stake Reduced by HL Financial Services LLC

The Stocks: Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) Stake Reduced by HL Financial Services LLC

HL Financial Services LLC reduced its stake in shares of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) by 0.9% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 1,044,691 shares of the company’s stock after selling 9,918 shares during the period. Omnicom Group accounts for approximately 2.1% of HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 14th largest position. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Omnicom Group were worth $88,799,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of…

The Stocks: Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp Buys 26,036 Shares of Apache Corp. (APA)

The Stocks: Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp Buys 26,036 Shares of Apache Corp. (APA)

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp raised its position in Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA) by 2.3% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 1,168,693 shares of the energy company’s stock after buying an additional 26,036 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp’s holdings in Apache Corp. were worth $74,644,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new position in shares of Apache Corp. during the second…

The Stocks: Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) Shares Bought by TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC

The Stocks: Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) Shares Bought by TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC

TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its position in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) by 14.7% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,371,991 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 175,386 shares during the period. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $74,787,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in EMR. M&R Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Emerson Electric during…

The Stocks: Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp Has $99,641,000 Position in Danaher Corp. (DHR)

The Stocks: Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp Has $99,641,000 Position in Danaher Corp. (DHR)

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp raised its stake in shares of Danaher Corp. (NYSE:DHR) by 2.6% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,271,099 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 32,141 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp’s holdings in Danaher Corp. were worth $99,641,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Fisher Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Danaher Corp. by 3.5%…

The Stocks: Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp Sells 8,447 Shares of Public Storage (PSA)

The Stocks: Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp Sells 8,447 Shares of Public Storage (PSA)

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp lowered its position in shares of Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) by 2.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 339,506 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 8,447 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp’s holdings in Public Storage were worth $75,757,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in PSA. Washington Trust Bank boosted…

The Stocks: Raytheon Co. (RTN) Stake Boosted by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp

The Stocks: Raytheon Co. (RTN) Stake Boosted by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp raised its stake in Raytheon Co. (NYSE:RTN) by 0.6% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 621,232 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,511 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp’s holdings in Raytheon were worth $84,568,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Nationwide Fund Advisors boosted its position in shares of Raytheon…

The Stocks: Oppenheimer Holdings Weighs in on OvaScience Inc.’s Q1 2017 Earnings (OVAS)

The Stocks: Oppenheimer Holdings Weighs in on OvaScience Inc.’s Q1 2017 Earnings (OVAS)

OvaScience Inc. (NASDAQ:OVAS) – Stock analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings raised their Q1 2017 earnings estimates for shares of OvaScience in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. Oppenheimer Holdings analyst D. Archila now anticipates that the firm will post earnings per share of ($0.35) for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of ($0.59). Oppenheimer Holdings has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Oppenheimer Holdings also issued estimates for OvaScience’s Q2 2017 earnings at ($0.35) EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at ($0.34) EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at ($0.34) EPS, FY2017 earnings…

The Stocks: Investment Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDS.A)

The Stocks: Investment Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDS.A)

Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE: RDS.A) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms: Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.26. The business had revenue of $61.86 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $61.10 billion. Royal Dutch Shell PLC had a return on equity of 3.48% and a net margin of 1.75%. During the same quarter last…

The Stocks: BlackRock Group LTD Buys 37,023 Shares of Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (WYN)

The Stocks: BlackRock Group LTD Buys 37,023 Shares of Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (WYN)

BlackRock Group LTD raised its position in Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (NYSE:WYN) by 3.6% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,074,543 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 37,023 shares during the period. BlackRock Group LTD’s holdings in Wyndham Worldwide Corp. were worth $72,350,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in WYN. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board raised its stake in Wyndham Worldwide Corp….