The Capstone Investment Advisors LLC Decreases Position in Green Dot Corporation (GDOT)

A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Airain ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Green Dot Corporation during the second quarter valued at approximately $432,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in shares of Green Dot Corporation by 96.4% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 32,285 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $743,000 after buying an additional 15,848 shares during the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted its stake in shares of Green Dot Corporation by 33.1% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 6,435 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $148,000 after buying an additional 1,599 shares during the last quarter. potrero capital research llc boosted its stake in shares of Green Dot Corporation by 24.4% in the second quarter. potrero capital research llc now owns 51,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,172,000 after buying an additional 10,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Lyon Street Capital LLC boosted its stake in shares of Green Dot Corporation by 36.4% in the second quarter. Lyon Street Capital LLC now owns 347,870 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $7,998,000 after buying an additional 92,850 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 77.31% of the company’s stock.

Capstone Investment Advisors LLC decreased its stake in shares of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) by 2.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 22,585 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 532 shares during the period. Capstone Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Green Dot Corporation were worth $531,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Shares of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) traded down 0.239% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $28.811. 313,748 shares of the company traded hands. Green Dot Corporation has a 1-year low of $20.22 and a 1-year high of $29.73. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $26.17 and its 200-day moving average is $24.02. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.45 billion, a P/E ratio of 40.579 and a beta of 1.18.

Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 22nd. The financial services provider reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $162.77 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $156.30 million. Green Dot Corporation had a net margin of 5.22% and a return on equity of 7.76%. The firm’s revenue was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.06 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Green Dot Corporation will post $1.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have commented on GDOT shares. BTIG Research restated a “hold” rating on shares of Green Dot Corporation in a research note on Sunday, November 13th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Green Dot Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, November 14th. Guggenheim started coverage on shares of Green Dot Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, January 4th. They set a “buy” rating and a $28.00 price objective for the company. Loop Capital assumed coverage on shares of Green Dot Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, January 10th. They set a “buy” rating and a $31.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Compass Point upgraded shares of Green Dot Corporation to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, January 15th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Green Dot Corporation has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $26.38.

In other news, CFO Mark L. Shifke sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.26, for a total transaction of $126,300.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 799,845 shares in the company, valued at $20,204,084.70. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, General Counsel John C. Ricci sold 17,919 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.27, for a total transaction of $434,894.13. Following the transaction, the general counsel now owns 137,482 shares in the company, valued at $3,336,688.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 57,155 shares of company stock worth $1,439,670. Insiders own 11.00% of the company’s stock.

Green Dot Corporation Company Profile

Green Dot Corporation, along with its subsidiaries, is a pro-consumer financial technology innovator. The Company is a provider of reloadable prepaid debit cards and cash reload processing services in the United States. The Company operates through two segments: Account Services, and Processing and Settlement Services.

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The Tyers Asset Management LLC Takes Position in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (LH)

Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Roble Belko & Company Inc acquired a new position in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings during the second quarter valued at $117,000. TLP Group LLC acquired a new position in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings during the third quarter valued at $127,000. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC raised its position in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings by 16.4% in the third quarter. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC now owns 1,092 shares of the company’s stock valued at $149,000 after buying an additional 154 shares during the last quarter. MSI Financial Services Inc raised its position in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings by 2.3% in the third quarter. MSI Financial Services Inc now owns 1,117 shares of the company’s stock valued at $154,000 after buying an additional 25 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Hall Laurie J Trustee acquired a new position in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at $146,000. 91.59% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Tyers Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor bought 9,184 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,179,000.

Shares of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) traded up 1.645% on Friday, reaching $142.578. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 589,683 shares. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings has a 1-year low of $108.95 and a 1-year high of $143.14. The company’s 50 day moving average is $134.40 and its 200-day moving average is $132.84. The stock has a market cap of $14.73 billion, a PE ratio of 20.310 and a beta of 0.94.

Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 16th. The company reported $2.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.13 by $0.02. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings had a return on equity of 16.97% and a net margin of 6.85%. The business had revenue of $2.39 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.35 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.98 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings will post $9.60 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms recently weighed in on LH. Barclays PLC set a $165.00 price target on Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 18th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $159.00 price target on shares of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings in a research report on Friday, February 17th. Canaccord Genuity upped their price target on Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings from $140.00 to $150.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 17th. Mizuho upped their price target on Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings from $135.00 to $139.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, February 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 8th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $152.08.

About Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is a healthcare diagnostics company. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in providing clinical laboratory services and drug development support. The Company operates through two segments: LabCorp Diagnostics (LCD) and Covance Drug Development (CDD).

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The Teck Resources Ltd (TECK.B) PT Lowered to C$34.00 at Barclays PLC

A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Scotiabank raised shares of Teck Resources from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their target price for the company from C$35.00 to C$37.00 in a research report on Tuesday, January 10th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a C$40.00 target price on shares of Teck Resources in a research report on Friday, February 3rd. FBR & Co raised shares of Teck Resources from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their target price for the company from C$33.00 to C$38.00 in a research report on Monday, January 23rd. Paradigm Capital raised their target price on shares of Teck Resources from C$34.00 to C$42.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 16th. Finally, Dundee Securities raised their target price on shares of Teck Resources from C$34.00 to C$40.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 13th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of C$37.95.

Teck Resources Ltd (TSE:TECK.B) had its price target cut by Barclays PLC from C$36.00 to C$34.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The firm presently has an “overweight” rating on the stock.

About Teck Resources

Teck Resources Ltd is a Canada-based company, engaged in the business of exploring for, acquiring, developing and producing natural resources. The Company operates through five segments: steelmaking coal, copper, zinc, energy and corporate. Through its interests in mining and processing operations in Canada, the United States, Chile and Peru, the Company exports seaborne steelmaking coal and produces mined zinc.

The OUTFRONT Media Inc. (OUT) Price Target Raised to $42.00 at Wedbush

Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of OUTFRONT Media from a c rating to a b- rating in a report on Monday, January 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of OUTFRONT Media from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $30.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, February 6th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) cut shares of OUTFRONT Media from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $27.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, January 17th. J P Morgan Chase & Co cut shares of OUTFRONT Media from an overweight rating to a neutral rating and boosted their target price for the company from $26.00 to $28.00 in a report on Thursday. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company upgraded shares of OUTFRONT Media from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and boosted their target price for the company from $23.00 to $28.00 in a report on Tuesday, November 22nd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. OUTFRONT Media presently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $29.25.

OUTFRONT Media Inc. (NYSE:OUT) had its price target boosted by Wedbush from $36.00 to $42.00 in a report published on Thursday. The firm currently has an outperform rating on the stock.

OUTFRONT Media (NYSE:OUT) traded up 2.48% during trading on Thursday, reaching $25.60. 522,815 shares of the company traded hands. OUTFRONT Media has a 52 week low of $19.86 and a 52 week high of $27.89. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $26.78 and its 200 day moving average price is $23.92. The firm’s market capitalization is $3.53 billion.

OUTFRONT Media (NYSE:OUT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 22nd. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.19. The business had revenue of $397.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $392.43 million. OUTFRONT Media had a negative net margin of 0.63% and a negative return on equity of 0.79%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.55 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that OUTFRONT Media will post $0.82 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 10th will be issued a dividend of $0.36 per share. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 8th. This is a boost from OUTFRONT Media’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.34. OUTFRONT Media’s payout ratio is -1,942.58%.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado boosted its stake in shares of OUTFRONT Media by 0.4% in the third quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 4,449 shares of the company’s stock worth $105,000 after buying an additional 18 shares during the period. New York State Teachers Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of OUTFRONT Media by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System now owns 12,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $301,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Credit Agricole S A boosted its stake in shares of OUTFRONT Media by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Credit Agricole S A now owns 168,447 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,189,000 after buying an additional 447 shares during the period. Keybank National Association OH boosted its stake in shares of OUTFRONT Media by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. Keybank National Association OH now owns 70,133 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,744,000 after buying an additional 787 shares during the period. Finally, Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of OUTFRONT Media by 2.8% in the third quarter. Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC now owns 30,918 shares of the company’s stock worth $731,000 after buying an additional 845 shares during the period.

OUTFRONT Media Company Profile

OUTFRONT Media Inc, formerly CBS Outdoor Americas Inc, is a provider of advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites across the United States, Canada and Latin America. The Company’s inventory consists of billboard displays and transit advertising displays. It operates through two segments.

The Tyers Asset Management LLC Acquires New Position in Hologic, Inc. (HOLX)

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its position in shares of Hologic by 18.4% in the second quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 15,392 shares of the company’s stock worth $533,000 after buying an additional 2,395 shares during the period. EagleClaw Capital Managment LLC increased its position in shares of Hologic by 1.2% in the second quarter. EagleClaw Capital Managment LLC now owns 42,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,456,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the period. Ardevora Asset Management LLP increased its position in shares of Hologic by 47.9% in the second quarter. Ardevora Asset Management LLP now owns 835,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $28,912,000 after buying an additional 270,800 shares during the period. Scout Investments Inc. increased its position in shares of Hologic by 78.7% in the second quarter. Scout Investments Inc. now owns 745,370 shares of the company’s stock worth $25,790,000 after buying an additional 328,188 shares during the period. Finally, Compton Capital Management Inc. RI increased its position in shares of Hologic by 6.5% in the second quarter. Compton Capital Management Inc. RI now owns 11,210 shares of the company’s stock worth $388,000 after buying an additional 680 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 94.09% of the company’s stock.

Tyers Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 11,312 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $454,000.

Shares of Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) traded up 0.77% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $40.61. 741,104 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company has a market cap of $11.34 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.71 and a beta of 1.10. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $39.91 and its 200-day moving average price is $38.87. Hologic, Inc. has a 52-week low of $32.64 and a 52-week high of $41.24.

Hologic (NASDAQ:HOLX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 1st. The company reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.01. The company earned $734.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $725.01 million. Hologic had a return on equity of 27.17% and a net margin of 11.57%. The firm’s revenue was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.46 EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that Hologic, Inc. will post $1.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on HOLX shares. Leerink Swann restated a “top pick” rating and set a $43.00 price objective (down previously from $46.00) on shares of Hologic in a research report on Thursday, November 3rd. Barclays PLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price objective on shares of Hologic in a research report on Thursday, November 3rd. BTIG Research increased their price objective on shares of Hologic from $44.00 to $47.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 3rd. Needham & Company LLC restated a “hold” rating on shares of Hologic in a research report on Thursday, November 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Hologic from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 7th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Hologic has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $44.47.

In other Hologic news, Director Elaine Ullian sold 9,423 shares of Hologic stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.54, for a total value of $372,585.42. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 36,798 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,454,992.92. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 0.79% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Hologic Company Profile

Hologic, Inc is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products with an emphasis on women’s health. The Company operates through four segments: Diagnostics, Breast Health, GYN Surgical and Skeletal Health. The diagnostics products include Aptima family of assays, ThinPrep system, the Rapid Fetal Fibronectin Test and Procleix blood screening assays.

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The Moody’s Corporation (MCO) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Buy”

According to Zacks, “Moody’s shares underperformed the Zacks categorized Miscellaneous Financial Services industry, over the past one year. However, we remain optimistic given its strength in diverse operations and strategic acquisitions. The company’s fourth-quarter 2016 adjusted earnings per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate driven by higher revenues. For full-year 2017, Moody’s anticipates revenues to increase in the mid-single-digit percent range while EPS is anticipated in the range of $5.15–$5.30. However, we remain cautious owing to several issues. These include heightened political risk, market volatility and regulatory headwinds.”

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Thursday. They currently have $126.00 price objective on the stock.

A number of other brokerages have also recently issued reports on MCO. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on shares of Moody’s Corporation in a research note on Sunday, November 20th. They issued a neutral rating and a $94.00 price objective on the stock. Morgan Stanley cut shares of Moody’s Corporation from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating and set a $114.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday. Barclays PLC cut shares of Moody’s Corporation from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating and reduced their price objective for the company from $120.00 to $100.00 in a research note on Tuesday, January 10th. Cantor Fitzgerald raised their price objective on shares of Moody’s Corporation from $105.00 to $108.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a market perform rating and issued a $108.00 price objective on shares of Moody’s Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, December 13th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Moody’s Corporation currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $112.71.

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) traded down 0.74% during trading on Thursday, hitting $112.39. 476,118 shares of the stock traded hands. The company’s 50 day moving average is $104.11 and its 200 day moving average is $103.41. Moody’s Corporation has a one year low of $87.30 and a one year high of $114.03. The company has a market capitalization of $21.43 billion, a P/E ratio of 82.64 and a beta of 1.30.

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 17th. The company reported $1.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.13 by $0.10. Moody’s Corporation had a net margin of 25.88% and a negative return on equity of 260.34%. The firm had revenue of $942.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $909.31 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.09 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Moody’s Corporation will post $5.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 10th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 20th will be issued a $0.38 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 15th. This is a positive change from Moody’s Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.37. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.34%. Moody’s Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 31.97%.

In other Moody’s Corporation news, Director Darrell Duffie sold 500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.64, for a total value of $47,320.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 21,171 shares in the company, valued at $2,003,623.44. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP Lisa Westlake sold 730 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $103.51, for a total transaction of $75,562.30. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 20,250 shares in the company, valued at $2,096,077.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 5,275 shares of company stock worth $536,558. Company insiders own 1.48% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of MCO. Federated Investors Inc. PA raised its stake in Moody’s Corporation by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 4,304 shares of the company’s stock valued at $406,000 after buying an additional 19 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its stake in Moody’s Corporation by 0.4% in the third quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 5,350 shares of the company’s stock valued at $579,000 after buying an additional 20 shares during the period. MSI Financial Services Inc raised its stake in Moody’s Corporation by 1.1% in the third quarter. MSI Financial Services Inc now owns 2,568 shares of the company’s stock valued at $278,000 after buying an additional 27 shares during the period. Conning Inc. raised its stake in Moody’s Corporation by 0.9% in the third quarter. Conning Inc. now owns 4,353 shares of the company’s stock valued at $471,000 after buying an additional 40 shares during the period. Finally, Nippon Life Insurance Co. raised its stake in Moody’s Corporation by 0.3% in the second quarter. Nippon Life Insurance Co. now owns 17,116 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,604,000 after buying an additional 43 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 87.31% of the company’s stock.

Moody’s Corporation Company Profile

Moody’s Corporation (Moody’s) is a provider of credit ratings; credit, capital markets and economic related research, data and analytical tools; software solutions and related risk management services; quantitative credit risk measures, financial services training and certification services, and outsourced research and analytical services to financial institution customers.

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The Tyers Asset Management LLC Acquires Shares of 3,696 Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (DNB)

Other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. purchased a new stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the third quarter worth approximately $110,000. IFP Advisors Inc increased its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 2,669.8% in the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 1,191 shares of the company’s stock worth $145,000 after buying an additional 1,148 shares in the last quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank increased its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 432.7% in the third quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 1,060 shares of the company’s stock worth $145,000 after buying an additional 861 shares in the last quarter. Tredje AP fonden boosted its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 69.2% in the fourth quarter. Tredje AP fonden now owns 1,286 shares of the company’s stock worth $156,000 after buying an additional 526 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. bought a new position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the third quarter worth about $191,000. Institutional investors own 91.79% of the company’s stock.

Tyers Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor acquired 3,696 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $448,000.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE:DNB) traded down 2.15% on Friday, reaching $105.89. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 252,825 shares. The company has a market cap of $3.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 39.97 and a beta of 1.39. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation has a 12 month low of $95.06 and a 12 month high of $141.57. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $117.84 and its 200 day moving average price is $125.67.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 8th. The company reported $2.99 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $3.04 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $517.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $513.94 million. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) had a negative return on equity of 25.04% and a net margin of 5.72%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $2.87 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Dun & Bradstreet Corporation will post $7.00 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 10th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 23rd will be issued a $0.5025 dividend. This represents a $2.01 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.86%. This is an increase from Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.48. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 21st. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s dividend payout ratio is presently 73.38%.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, November 28th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) raised Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and raised their price target for the company from $112.00 to $120.00 in a report on Friday, January 20th. Finally, Barclays PLC dropped their price target on Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from $125.00 to $105.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a report on Friday, February 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a hold rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $120.75.

About Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)

The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation is the source of commercial data, analytics and insight on businesses. The Company operates through two segments: Americas, which consists of its operations in the United States, Canada and Latin America, and Non-Americas, which consists of its operations in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Greater China and India.

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The EnPro Industries, Inc. (NPO) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold”

According to Zacks, “EnPro Industries, Inc. is a leader in sealing products, metal polymer bearings, compressor systems and other engineered products for use in critical applications by industries worldwide. “

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NPO) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Thursday.

Shares of EnPro Industries (NYSE:NPO) traded up 0.09% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $65.59. 23,675 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $66.80 and a 200-day moving average of $60.21. EnPro Industries has a 1-year low of $42.56 and a 1-year high of $69.50. The company’s market capitalization is $1.40 billion.

EnPro Industries (NYSE:NPO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 15th. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.31. The company had revenue of $286.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $321.63 million. EnPro Industries had a negative net margin of 2.50% and a positive return on equity of 7.81%. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.30 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that EnPro Industries will post $2.50 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.22 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 27th. This is a boost from EnPro Industries’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.34%. EnPro Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -60.00%.

In other EnPro Industries news, insider Stephen E. Macadam sold 20,000 shares of EnPro Industries stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.12, for a total transaction of $1,302,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 249,447 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $16,243,988.64. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 2.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Peregrine Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of EnPro Industries during the third quarter worth $17,371,000. Advisory Research Inc. raised its stake in shares of EnPro Industries by 126.4% in the fourth quarter. Advisory Research Inc. now owns 478,173 shares of the company’s stock worth $32,210,000 after buying an additional 266,923 shares during the period. Sound Point Capital Management LP acquired a new stake in shares of EnPro Industries during the fourth quarter worth $13,259,000. TCW Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of EnPro Industries by 178.5% in the fourth quarter. TCW Group Inc. now owns 201,508 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,574,000 after buying an additional 129,166 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its stake in shares of EnPro Industries by 6.9% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 1,518,145 shares of the company’s stock worth $86,261,000 after buying an additional 97,811 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 94.32% of the company’s stock.

About EnPro Industries

EnPro Industries, Inc (EnPro) is engaged in the designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing engineered industrial products. The Company operates through three segments: Sealing Products, Engineered Products and Power Systems. Its Sealing Products segment designs, manufactures and sells sealing products, including metallic, non-metallic and composite material gaskets, resilient metal seals, elastomeric seals, hydraulic components, expansion joints and casing end seals.

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The UBM Plc (UBM) Given “Neutral” Rating at J P Morgan Chase & Co

A number of other research analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Barclays PLC restated an equal weight rating and set a GBX 725 ($9.03) target price on shares of UBM Plc in a research report on Tuesday, November 8th. Peel Hunt restated an under review rating on shares of UBM Plc in a research report on Tuesday, December 13th. Berenberg Bank downgraded shares of UBM Plc to a sell rating and decreased their target price for the company from GBX 700 ($8.72) to GBX 675 ($8.41) in a research report on Wednesday, January 11th. Shore Capital restated a buy rating on shares of UBM Plc in a research report on Thursday, January 26th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group downgraded shares of UBM Plc to a neutral rating and boosted their target price for the company from GBX 725 ($9.03) to GBX 755 ($9.41) in a research report on Tuesday, November 22nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. UBM Plc presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 744.06 ($9.27).

J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued their neutral rating on shares of UBM Plc (LON:UBM) in a research note published on Thursday morning. J P Morgan Chase & Co currently has a GBX 820 ($10.22) target price on the stock.

Shares of UBM Plc (LON:UBM) traded down 1.00% on Thursday, hitting GBX 743.50. The stock had a trading volume of 2,237,674 shares. UBM Plc has a 12 month low of GBX 514.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 777.50. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 721.08 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 710.86. The firm’s market cap is GBX 2.91 billion.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 27th will be given a dividend of GBX 16.60 ($0.21) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 2.19%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 27th. This is an increase from UBM Plc’s previous dividend of $5.40.

About UBM Plc

UBM plc is a business-to-business (B2B) event organizer. The Company provides products and services to a range of specialist professional and commercial communities. The Company operates through two segments, including Events, which organizes tradeshows and other live in person events that enable businesses to do business, transact, learn and network as part of a professional or commercial community, and Other Marketing Services, which includes Marketing Services-Online and Marketing Services-Print and offers a range of sector specific digital and print products, such as community Websites, digital directories and print publications.

The Asset Management Group Inc. Decreases Position in Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC)

A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Loews Corp boosted its stake in shares of Omnicom Group by 11.6% in the fourth quarter. Loews Corp now owns 3,125 shares of the company’s stock valued at $266,000 after buying an additional 325 shares in the last quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Omnicom Group by 1,969.3% in the fourth quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. now owns 455,614 shares of the company’s stock valued at $38,795,000 after buying an additional 433,596 shares in the last quarter. Advisor Partners LLC boosted its stake in shares of Omnicom Group by 6.8% in the second quarter. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 3,862 shares of the company’s stock valued at $315,000 after buying an additional 246 shares in the last quarter. LSV Asset Management boosted its stake in shares of Omnicom Group by 46.7% in the third quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 6,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $561,000 after buying an additional 2,100 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Omnicom Group by 12.7% in the second quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 157,426 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,828,000 after buying an additional 17,714 shares in the last quarter. 96.65% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Asset Management Group Inc. decreased its stake in shares of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) by 0.5% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 19,194 shares of the company’s stock after selling 97 shares during the period. Asset Management Group Inc.’s holdings in Omnicom Group were worth $1,634,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) traded up 0.41% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $85.69. 613,460 shares of the stock traded hands. The company has a market cap of $20.10 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.93 and a beta of 1.28. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $85.51 and its 200-day moving average is $84.50. Omnicom Group Inc. has a 12-month low of $75.61 and a 12-month high of $89.66.

Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 7th. The company reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.03. Omnicom Group had a net margin of 7.42% and a return on equity of 40.97%. The firm earned $4.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.26 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.35 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Omnicom Group Inc. will post $5.07 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 9th will be given a dividend of $0.55 per share. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.58%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 7th. Omnicom Group’s payout ratio is currently 45.93%.

Several analysts recently issued reports on OMC shares. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Omnicom Group in a research note on Wednesday, February 8th. Wedbush upped their price objective on shares of Omnicom Group from $86.00 to $90.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 2nd. Pivotal Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $79.00 price objective on shares of Omnicom Group in a research note on Thursday, January 12th. Atlantic Securities cut shares of Omnicom Group from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $79.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, Argus cut shares of Omnicom Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $85.67.

In other Omnicom Group news, Treasurer Dennis E. Hewitt sold 1,400 shares of Omnicom Group stock in a transaction dated Saturday, February 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.14, for a total transaction of $119,196.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the treasurer now owns 37,175 shares in the company, valued at $3,165,079.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 1.10% of the company’s stock.

About Omnicom Group

Omnicom Group Inc is a holding company. The Company provides advertising, marketing and corporate communications services. The Company’s branded networks and agencies operate in all markets around the world and provide a range of services, which it groups into four disciplines: advertising, customer relationship management (CRM), public relations and specialty communications.

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