The Insider Selling: Planet Fitness Inc. (PLNT) Director Sells 887 Shares of Stock

The Insider Selling: Planet Fitness Inc. (PLNT) Director Sells 887 Shares of Stock

Planet Fitness Inc. (NYSE:PLNT) Director Marc Grondahl sold 887 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.01, for a total value of $17,748.87. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Marc Grondahl also recently made the following trade(s): Planet Fitness Inc. (NYSE:PLNT) opened at 20.05 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $21.09 and its 200 day moving average price is…

The (Hong Kong) Ltd Boyalife Acquires 6,102,942 Shares of Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (KOOL) Stock

The (Hong Kong) Ltd Boyalife Acquires 6,102,942 Shares of Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (KOOL) Stock

Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:KOOL) major shareholder (Hong Kong) Ltd Boyalife acquired 6,102,942 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 26th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $2.52 per share, with a total value of $15,379,413.84. Following the completion of the purchase, the insider now owns 6,838,237 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $17,232,357.24. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required…

The Reed Elsevier PLC (RELX) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

The Reed Elsevier PLC (RELX) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Reed Elsevier PLC (NYSE:RELX) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a $20.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 11.86% from the stock’s previous close. According to Zacks, “Relx PLC is engaged in providing information solutions. Its products and services comprise intellectual property content delivered through various media, including online, journals and books. The Company’s operating segments consists…

The Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDS.A) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

The Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDS.A) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm presently has a $61.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “We take a positive stance on Royal Dutch Shell plc. While it has been a wild ride for the energy market in 2016, Shell has mirrored the Zacks categorized 'Oil & Gas-International Integrated' industry year-to-date and has returned a neat gain of 18%. In particular, there are a…

The General Mills’ (GIS) Market Perform Rating Reiterated at Wells Fargo & Co.

The General Mills’ (GIS) Market Perform Rating Reiterated at Wells Fargo & Co.

Wells Fargo & Co. restated their market perform rating on shares of General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS) in a research report released on Tuesday. A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on GIS. Barclays PLC lowered their target price on General Mills from $66.00 to $64.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, December 21st. RBC Capital Markets cut General Mills from an outperform rating to a sector perform rating and lowered their target price for the stock from $73.00…

The International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) Raised to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

The International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) Raised to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “After the release of third-quarter 2016 results, International Flavors & Fragrances' shares underperformed the Zacks categorized Chemicals Specialty industry. Also, the company is exposed to risks arising from adverse currency movements, geopolitical issues in some foreign countries and stiff competition. Adverse foreign currency movements are likely to negatively impact sales by 1.5%, and operating profit and earnings per share by…

The Dollarama Inc (DOL) To Go Ex-Dividend on January 4th

The Dollarama Inc (DOL) To Go Ex-Dividend on January 4th

Dollarama Inc (TSE:DOL) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 4th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 1st will be paid a dividend of 0.10 per share on Wednesday, February 1st. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 4th. Shares of Dollarama (TSE:DOL) opened at 98.45 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $11.51 billion and a PE ratio of 28.35. The company has a 50-day moving average of $99.60 and a…

The Ford Motor Company (F) Lifted to “Buy” at Vetr Inc.

The Ford Motor Company (F) Lifted to “Buy” at Vetr Inc.

Vetr upgraded shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has $13.50 target price on the auto manufacturer’s stock. F has been the subject of several other research reports. Jefferies Group set a $10.00 price target on shares of Ford Motor Company and gave the company a sell rating in a research report on Saturday, November 19th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Ford Motor Company from a buy rating to a hold rating in a…

The Vetr Inc. Lowers Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS) to Buy

The Vetr Inc. Lowers Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS) to Buy

Vetr cut shares of Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has $86.72 target price on the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock. A number of other analysts also recently issued reports on SWKS. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $88.00 price objective on shares of Skyworks Solutions and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Sunday, November 6th. B. Riley reiterated a buy rating and issued a $94.00 price objective on…

The Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (SNCR) Receives $49.20 Average Target Price from Analysts

The Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (SNCR) Receives $49.20 Average Target Price from Analysts

Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:SNCR) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the firm. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $49.20. SNCR has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Co. reissued an “outperform” rating…

The Haemonetics Corp. (HAE) Receives $34.57 Consensus Price Target from Analysts

The Haemonetics Corp. (HAE) Receives $34.57 Consensus Price Target from Analysts

Shares of Haemonetics Corp. (NYSE:HAE) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven brokerages that are currently covering the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $34.57. Several research firms recently commented on HAE. Barrington Research raised Haemonetics Corp. from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform”…

The BanColombia S.A. (CIB) Receives $39.17 Consensus Target Price from Brokerages

The BanColombia S.A. (CIB) Receives $39.17 Consensus Target Price from Brokerages

BanColombia S.A. (NYSE:CIB) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are covering the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $39.17. Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded BanColombia from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on…

The Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. (MACK) Receives $9.39 Consensus Price Target from Analysts

The Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. (MACK) Receives $9.39 Consensus Price Target from Analysts

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:MACK) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the nine ratings firms that are covering the firm. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $9.39. Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from a…

The Short Interest in Nobilis Health Corp (HLTH) Rises By 0.6%

The Short Interest in Nobilis Health Corp (HLTH) Rises By 0.6%

Nobilis Health Corp (NYSE:HLTH) (TSE:NHC) saw a significant growth in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 7,317,059 shares, a growth of 0.6% from the November 30th total of 7,274,287 shares. Currently, 14.0% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 355,209 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 20.6 days. Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in shares of Nobilis Health…

The CarMax Inc. (KMX) Short Interest Down 12.2% in December

The CarMax Inc. (KMX) Short Interest Down 12.2% in December

CarMax Inc. (NYSE:KMX) saw a significant drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 24,241,979 shares, a drop of 12.2% from the November 30th total of 27,621,379 shares. Currently, 12.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 2,274,581 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 10.7 days. In related news, CFO Thomas W. Reedy, Jr. sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 22nd. The stock was…

The Needham & Company LLC Reiterates “Hold” Rating for Universal Display Corp. (OLED)

The Needham & Company LLC Reiterates “Hold” Rating for Universal Display Corp. (OLED)

Universal Display Corp. (NASDAQ:OLED)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by Needham & Company LLC in a report issued on Wednesday. Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on OLED. TheStreet lowered Universal Display Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 8th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $49.00 price objective (down from $51.00) on shares of Universal Display Corp. in a report on Tuesday, November 1st. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares…

The Dycom Industries, Inc. (DY) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

The Dycom Industries, Inc. (DY) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE:DY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “Year to date, Dycom shares have underperformed the Zacks categorized Building – Heavy Construction industry average. The company’s estimates have also been revised downward over the past two months. Rapid technological and structural changes in the telecommunication industry remain concerns for the company. In fact, Dycom has reduced its outlook for the operations of Goodman Networks, as the…

The Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Westfield Financial Inc. (WNEB) to Hold

The Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Westfield Financial Inc. (WNEB) to Hold

Westfield Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:WNEB) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued 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. started coverage on shares of Westfield Financial in a report on…

The Scynexis Inc. (SCYX) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

The Scynexis Inc. (SCYX) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Scynexis Inc. (NASDAQ:SCYX) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “SCYNEXIS, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company. It is engaged in the discovery, development, and commercialization of anti-infectives to address unmet therapeutic needs. The Company is developing its lead product candidate, SCY-078, as an oral and intravenous (IV) drug for the treatment of serious and life-threatening invasive fungal infections in humans. It also provides contract research and development services. SCYNEXIS, Inc. is headquartered in Durham,…

The Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Sequential Brands Group Inc. (SQBG) to Hold

The Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Sequential Brands Group Inc. (SQBG) to Hold

Sequential Brands Group Inc. (NASDAQ:SQBG) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “Sequential Brands Group Inc. is a licensing and brand management company focused on promoting, marketing and licensing a portfolio of consumer brands. The Company’s brands include William Rast(R) and People’s Liberation(R). It licenses its brands with respect to a broad range of products, including apparel, eyewear, footwear and fashion accessories, including handbags, watches and luggage. Sequential Brands Group Inc., formerly known…