The Stock Analysts’ Upgrades for December, 26th (ALG, AMSC, BANF, BAP, BLX, BRFH, CBIO, CBT, CRVS, CS)

The Stock Analysts’ Upgrades for December, 26th (ALG, AMSC, BANF, BAP, BLX, BRFH, CBIO, CBT, CRVS, CS)

Stock Analysts’ upgrades for Monday, December 26th: Alamo Group (NYSE:ALG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. 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…

The Repligen Corp. (RGEN) Stake Maintained by South Dakota Investment Council

The Repligen Corp. (RGEN) Stake Maintained by South Dakota Investment Council

South Dakota Investment Council held its stake in Repligen Corp. (NASDAQ:RGEN) during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 61,400 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. South Dakota Investment Council’s holdings in Repligen Corp. were worth $1,854,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Kalmar Investments Inc. DE boosted its stake in Repligen Corp. by 60.3% in the third quarter. Kalmar Investments Inc. DE…

The Albert D Mason Inc. Acquires New Position in Ship Finance International Ltd. (SFL)

The Albert D Mason Inc. Acquires New Position in Ship Finance International Ltd. (SFL)

Albert D Mason Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Ship Finance International Ltd. (NYSE:SFL) during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 123,760 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,823,000. Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Engineers Gate Manager LP acquired a new stake in Ship Finance International during the second quarter worth approximately $151,000. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its stake in Ship Finance International by…

The South Dakota Investment Council Holds Stake in Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

The South Dakota Investment Council Holds Stake in Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

South Dakota Investment Council continued to hold its stake in shares of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 14,000 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. South Dakota Investment Council’s holdings in Ecolab were worth $1,704,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Hartford Investment Management Co. increased its stake in shares of Ecolab by 3.6% in the second quarter. Hartford Investment Management Co. now…

The South Dakota Investment Council Maintains Position in Duke Realty Corp. (DRE)

The South Dakota Investment Council Maintains Position in Duke Realty Corp. (DRE)

South Dakota Investment Council held its stake in Duke Realty Corp. (NYSE:DRE) during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 62,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock at the end of the third quarter. South Dakota Investment Council’s holdings in Duke Realty Corp. were worth $1,719,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in DRE. Howe & Rusling Inc. raised its stake in Duke Realty Corp. by 193.2% in the second quarter….

The AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) Position Maintained by David R. Rahn & Associates Inc.

The AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) Position Maintained by David R. Rahn & Associates Inc.

David R. Rahn & Associates Inc. maintained its position in shares of AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 27,398 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. AbbVie makes up approximately 1.3% of David R. Rahn & Associates Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 29th largest position. David R. Rahn & Associates Inc.’s holdings in AbbVie were worth $1,728,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number…

The Halliburton Co. (HAL) Shares Sold by American Assets Investment Management LLC

The Halliburton Co. (HAL) Shares Sold by American Assets Investment Management LLC

American Assets Investment Management LLC lowered its position in Halliburton Co. (NYSE:HAL) by 0.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 66,270 shares of the oilfield services company’s stock after selling 300 shares during the period. American Assets Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Halliburton were worth $2,974,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Dowling & Yahnke LLC raised its position…

The Bridgewater Associates LP Buys 24,200 Shares of Range Resources Corp. (RRC)

The Bridgewater Associates LP Buys 24,200 Shares of Range Resources Corp. (RRC)

Bridgewater Associates LP raised its stake in Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC) by 46.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 75,804 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after buying an additional 24,200 shares during the period. Bridgewater Associates LP’s holdings in Range Resources Corp. were worth $2,937,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of RRC. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. increased…

The Carnival Corp. (CCL) Shares Bought by Carret Asset Management LLC

The Carnival Corp. (CCL) Shares Bought by Carret Asset Management LLC

Carret Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of Carnival Corp. (NYSE:CCL) by 27.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 57,005 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 12,300 shares during the period. Carret Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Carnival Corp. were worth $2,783,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Rowland &…

The DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale Boosts Stake in Western Union Co. (WU)

The DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale Boosts Stake in Western Union Co. (WU)

DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale boosted its position in Western Union Co. (NYSE:WU) by 19.0% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 139,116 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 22,258 shares during the period. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in Western Union were worth $2,851,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. DORCHESTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT Co increased its stake in Western Union by 1.9% in the second quarter. DORCHESTER WEALTH…

The VMware Inc. (VMW) Stake Increased by SG Americas Securities LLC

The VMware Inc. (VMW) Stake Increased by SG Americas Securities LLC

SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in shares of VMware Inc. (NYSE:VMW) by 74.5% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 27,042 shares of the virtualization software provider’s stock after buying an additional 11,547 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in VMware were worth $1,984,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Dodge & Cox raised its position in shares of VMware by 29.7% in…

The Bridgewater Associates LP Boosts Stake in Crescent Point Energy Corp. (CPG)

The Bridgewater Associates LP Boosts Stake in Crescent Point Energy Corp. (CPG)

Bridgewater Associates LP boosted its position in shares of Crescent Point Energy Corp. (NYSE:CPG) (TSE:CPG) by 0.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 153,800 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 700 shares during the period. Bridgewater Associates LP’s holdings in Crescent Point Energy Corp. were worth $2,025,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Swiss…

The Cabot Corp. (CBT) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

The Cabot Corp. (CBT) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Cabot Corp. (NYSE:CBT) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday. According to Zacks, “Cabot Corporation is a global specialty chemicals and materials company. Cabot’s major products are carbon black, fumed silica, inkjet colorants, and aerogels. Cabot has manufacturing plants located in countries around the world. (Company Press Release) “ Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. TheStreet cut Cabot Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research…

The Colony Financial Inc. (CLNY) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

The Colony Financial Inc. (CLNY) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

Colony Financial Inc. (NYSE:CLNY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Monday. According to Zacks, “Colony Capital, Inc. is a real estate investment and finance company. The Company operates through three segments: real estate debt investments which include originated and acquired commercial real estate debt, mortgage-backed securities and other debt-related investments, single-family residential rentals through its investment in CAH OP and other real estate equity investments. Colony Capital, Inc., formerly known as Colony Financial, Inc., is based in…

The Dana Holding Corp. (DAN) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Sell”

The Dana Holding Corp. (DAN) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Sell”

Dana Holding Corp. (NYSE:DAN) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. According to Zacks, “Dana Inc. is a provider of technology driveline, sealing and thermal-management products. The company’s operating segment consists of Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies, Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies, Off-Highway Driveline Technologies and Power Technologies. It operates primarily in North America, South America, Europe and Asia pacific. Dana Inc., formerly known as Dana Holding Corporation, is headquartered in Maumee, Ohio. “…

The Corning Inc. (GLW) Position Lowered by Bridgewater Associates LP

The Corning Inc. (GLW) Position Lowered by Bridgewater Associates LP

Bridgewater Associates LP reduced its stake in shares of Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) by 14.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 81,900 shares of the company’s stock after selling 13,600 shares during the period. Bridgewater Associates LP’s holdings in Corning were worth $1,937,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in GLW. Mirador Capital Partners LP boosted its stake in shares of Corning by 0.3% in…

The Corsair Capital Management L.P. Has $1,937,000 Position in Expedia Inc. (EXPE)

The Corsair Capital Management L.P. Has $1,937,000 Position in Expedia Inc. (EXPE)

Corsair Capital Management L.P. continued to hold its stake in shares of Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 16,592 shares of the online travel company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. Corsair Capital Management L.P.’s holdings in Expedia were worth $1,937,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in EXPE. Quadrant Capital Group LLC raised its stake in…

The Carret Asset Management LLC Has $1,884,000 Position in Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)

The Carret Asset Management LLC Has $1,884,000 Position in Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)

Carret Asset Management LLC decreased its position in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) by 3.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 92,069 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 3,050 shares during the period. Carret Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Fifth Third Bancorp were worth $1,884,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in FITB. Duncker Streett & Co. Inc. increased its…

The Acadian Asset Management LLC Purchases New Position in L Brands Inc. (LB)

The Acadian Asset Management LLC Purchases New Position in L Brands Inc. (LB)

Acadian Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of L Brands Inc. (NYSE:LB) during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor acquired 27,960 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,980,000. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Nordea Investment Management AB increased its position in L Brands by 5.1% in the second quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 465,890 shares of the company’s stock worth $31,275,000 after buying an additional 22,629…

The Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC Sells 430 Shares of Quanta Services Inc. (PWR)

The Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC Sells 430 Shares of Quanta Services Inc. (PWR)

Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC decreased its position in shares of Quanta Services Inc. (NYSE:PWR) by 0.6% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 71,363 shares of the company’s stock after selling 430 shares during the period. Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC’s holdings in Quanta Services were worth $1,997,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Gluskin Sheff & Assoc Inc. bought a new stake…