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DOJ Files Antitrust Lawsuit to Block Newspaper Monopoly in California

The Department of Justice has just filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in an effort to block LA Times publisher Tribune Publishing Company from acquiring Freedom Communications Inc (which publishes the Register, in Orange County, CA, and Press-Enterprise, in Riverside County, CA). After Freedom’s bankruptcy auction, Tribune was chosen to be the purchaser, but the bankruptcy […]

Nike to [Finally] Release Sneakers With Self-Tying Laces a la Back To the Future Part II

When Back to the Future Part II hit US theaters in 1989, it not only furthered the story of plucky Marty McFly for fans of the budding trilogy, but it also introduced several technological concepts that the very same fans have been clamoring over for nearly three decades. While hoverboards were easily the most desirable […]

Fitbit To Partner With Amazon Echo Alexa Digital Personal Assistant

The popular Fitbit fitness tracker just got a little more personal, thanks to a partnership with Amazon. Forbes has just reported that the wearable device can now be synced with the Amazon Echo digital assistant known simply as Alexa. The new feature will provide users with vocalized, daily activity reports on your fitness regimen. Of […]

German Court Rules Over Potential Apple Patent Violation

A German district court has just ruled that Apple Inc has violated some patents previously acquired by Swiss security company Kudelski’s OpenTV business. Of course, this could force the massive, powerful, innovative technology company to remove some of its video streaming features currently circulating among popular products that are presently sold in Germany. The ruling […]

How Disney Has Learned From Its Past and its Partners to Reign at the Box Office Again

To hear that a Disney animated film performs well at the box office is nothing new. In fact, to hear that a Disney animated film breaks a box office record is really nothing new either. Snow White, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast…and many more continue to reign as top box office draws in cinematic history. […]

Flipkart Launches Brand Story Ads

India-based e-commerce Flipkart has announced, today, they will be going live with Brand Story Ads. This is a new, native, interactive story format filled with content images and product guides that will help brands better tell their stories directly to their target audiences in a refreshing and, most importantly, effective way. The company expresses that […]

Marketers React Favorably to New Facebook Feature

Facebook has made many changes over the years, and users always have mixed reactions. The social network’s most recent change, though, is guaranteed to result in the same reactions, no matter what. That’s because “Reactions” are exactly what Facebook has changed; or, rather, what they have added. While the company was never, apparently, planning to […]

Does The Gun Industry Market Directly to Children?

There are some things that children don’t need to know about, right? Sex, drugs, alcohol, violence; you know, “grown-up” things. It seems obvious; these are all things that they would not only fail to understand but have no use for. So, for the most part, companies don’t market these products to kids. But some gun […]

Connecticut Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Ban Pharmaceutical Companies from Marketing Direct-To-Consumers

A lawmaker in Connecticut has taken it upon themselves to curb pharmaceutical company direct-to-consumer advertising. Of course, this practice has recently come under yet more fire during the most recent presidential campaign season as well as the American Medical Association. The lawmaker—Rep Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn—argues, “At the end of the day, we should allow informed […]

Research Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates for BNP Paribas SA (BNP)

BNP Paribas SA (EPA: BNP) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates: 12/16/2016 – BNP Paribas SA had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). 12/14/2016 – BNP Paribas SA was given a new €58.00 ($60.42) price target on by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. […]

Strs Ohio Has $92,472,000 Position in Sempra Energy (SRE)

Strs Ohio decreased its stake in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) by 0.3% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 862,698 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,706 shares during the period. Strs Ohio’s holdings in Sempra Energy were worth $92,472,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge […]

JD.com, Inc. (JD) is Investure LLC’s 3rd Largest Position

Investure LLC maintained its position in JD.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:JD) during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,080,766 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. JD.com makes up approximately 17.9% of Investure LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its […]

Praxair, Inc. (PX) Shares Bought by River Road Asset Management LLC

River Road Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) by 3.2% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 663,649 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 20,457 shares during the period. Praxair comprises about 1.7% of River Road Asset Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the […]

King Luther Capital Management Corp Has $92,131,000 Position in Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

King Luther Capital Management Corp boosted its stake in shares of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) by 5.3% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 756,909 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 38,383 shares during the period. King Luther Capital Management […]

Webster Bank N. A. Has $102,782,000 Stake in Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Webster Bank N. A. decreased its position in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) by 0.0% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 1,177,608 shares of the company’s stock after selling 336 shares during the period. Exxon Mobil Corporation comprises about 15.0% of Webster Bank N. A.’s portfolio, making the stock its largest […]

BB Biotech AG Has $123,441,000 Position in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX)

BB Biotech AG maintained its position in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 1,415,445 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. Vertex Pharmaceuticals accounts for about 4.3% of BB Biotech AG’s holdings, making the stock its 9th largest position. BB Biotech […]

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. Lowers Position in Taubman Centers, Inc. (TCO)

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. decreased its position in Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE:TCO) by 4.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 2,404,029 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 99,829 shares during the period. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company […]

BlackRock Fund Advisors Has $156,022,000 Stake in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM)

BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its position in shares of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) by 3.8% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 3,054,456 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 111,283 shares during the period. BlackRock Fund Advisors’ holdings in Williams-Sonoma were worth $156,022,000 at the end of the most […]

BlackRock Fund Advisors Boosts Stake in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT)

BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its position in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) by 5.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,953,682 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 100,058 shares during the period. BlackRock Fund Advisors’ holdings in J.B. Hunt Transport […]

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (SAIC) Stake Boosted by BlackRock Fund Advisors

BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its stake in SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (NYSE:SAIC) by 10.4% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 2,293,803 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 216,881 shares during the period. BlackRock Fund Advisors owned 0.05% of SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION worth $159,121,000 at the end of […]

Northern Trust Corp Sells 107,099 Shares of Southwest Airlines Company (LUV)

Northern Trust Corp lowered its position in Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:LUV) by 1.6% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 6,471,345 shares of the airline’s stock after selling 107,099 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp’s holdings in Southwest Airlines Company were worth $251,670,000 as of its most recent filing with the […]

CDW Corporation (CDW) Stake Boosted by BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A.

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. raised its position in shares of CDW Corporation (NASDAQ:CDW) by 5.1% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 4,165,579 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 202,961 shares during the period. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A.’s holdings in CDW Corporation were worth $190,492,000 as of […]

Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN) Shares Sold by BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A.

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. reduced its position in Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN) by 7.8% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 3,559,902 shares of the company’s stock after selling 301,311 shares during the period. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A.’s holdings in Nordstrom were worth $184,688,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. […]

Principal Financial Group Inc. Has $257,539,000 Stake in VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN)

Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) by 2.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 3,291,655 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 76,331 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in VeriSign were worth […]

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. Has $179,063,000 Stake in PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM)

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. reduced its position in shares of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) by 1.5% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 8,935,285 shares of the company’s stock after selling 137,535 shares during the period. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A.’s holdings in PulteGroup were worth $179,063,000 as of its most […]

Northern Trust Corp Acquires 120,916 Shares of Sempra Energy (SRE)

Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) by 4.8% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 2,627,382 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 120,916 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp’s holdings in Sempra Energy were worth $281,630,000 at the end of the most recent reporting […]

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (HSII) Director John A. Fazio Sells 1,000 Shares

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSII) Director John A. Fazio sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.30, for a total transaction of $24,300.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 16,052 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately […]

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (HSII) Director John A. Fazio Sells 1,000 Shares

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSII) Director John A. Fazio sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.30, for a total transaction of $24,300.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 16,052 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately […]

Gerry Weber International AG (GWI1) Given a €20.00 Price Target at Nord/LB

Gerry Weber International AG (ETR:GWI1) received a €20.00 ($20.83) price objective from equities research analysts at Nord/LB in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. A number of other brokerages have also recently weighed in on GWI1. DZ Bank AG reissued a […]

Research Analysts’ Recent Ratings Updates for Syndax Pharmaceuticals (SNDX)

Syndax Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SNDX) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates: 12/30/2016 – Syndax Pharmaceuticals is now covered by analysts at BTIG Research. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. 12/29/2016 – Syndax Pharmaceuticals was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” […]

Howard S. Jonas Buys 5,891 Shares of Zedge, Inc. (ZDGE) Stock

Zedge, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZDGE) Director Howard S. Jonas purchased 5,891 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 27th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $3.05 per share, for a total transaction of $17,967.55. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 150,431 shares of the company’s stock, […]

Five9, Inc. (FIVN) Short Interest Down 29.3% in December

Five9, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVN) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 513,469 shares, a drop of 29.3% from the November 30th total of 726,193 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 692,107 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

II-VI Incorporated (IIVI) Director Sells $129,184.00 in Stock

II-VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI) Director Wendy F. Dicicco sold 4,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.36, for a total value of $129,184.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 30,546 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $896,830.56. […]

Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (ATRA) CEO Sells $73,056.00 in Stock

Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRA) CEO Isaac E. Ciechanover sold 4,800 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.22, for a total transaction of $73,056.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 555,044 shares in the company, valued at […]

Harry A. Wolin Sells 18,999 Shares of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Stock

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) SVP Harry A. Wolin sold 18,999 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.86, for a total transaction of $225,328.14. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 732,758 shares in the […]

V Burns Hargis Sells 4,074 Shares of BOK Financial Corporation (BOKF) Stock

BOK Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:BOKF) Director V Burns Hargis sold 4,074 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.58, for a total transaction of $340,504.92. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this […]

Delek Us Holdings, Inc. Purchases 12,620 Shares of Delek Logistics Partners, L.P. (DKL) Stock

Delek Logistics Partners, L.P. (NYSE:DKL) major shareholder Delek Us Holdings, Inc. acquired 12,620 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 28th. The shares were bought at an average price of $28.23 per share, for a total transaction of $356,262.60. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the […]

Kirk A. Mackenzie Sells 3,827 Shares of Winmark Corp. (WINA) Stock

Winmark Corp. (NASDAQ:WINA) Director Kirk A. Mackenzie sold 3,827 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $126.18, for a total transaction of $482,890.86. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this […]

Insider Selling: BB&T Corporation (BBT) Director Sells $515,541.12 in Stock

BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) Director Nido R. Qubein sold 10,904 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.28, for a total transaction of $515,541.12. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 49,499 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,340,312.72. The […]

Insider Selling: Caleres, Inc. (CAL) CEO Sells $722,658.30 in Stock

Caleres, Inc. (NYSE:CAL) CEO Diane M. Sullivan sold 21,630 shares of Caleres stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.41, for a total value of $722,658.30. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 595,423 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $19,893,082.43. […]

Tjmt Holdings Llc Buys 23,461 Shares of Virtu Financial Inc. (VIRT) Stock

Virtu Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:VIRT) insider Tjmt Holdings Llc bought 23,461 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 23rd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $15.61 per share, with a total value of $366,226.21. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which […]

Oasis Investments Ii Master Fu Buys 161,667 Shares of JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (JAKK) Stock

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) major shareholder Oasis Investments Ii Master Fu acquired 161,667 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 27th. The stock was bought at an average price of $4.93 per share, for a total transaction of $797,018.31. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange […]

George H. Cave Sells 70,000 Shares of ON Semiconductor Corporation (ON) Stock

ON Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:ON) EVP George H. Cave sold 70,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.76, for a total transaction of $893,200.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 365,660 shares in the company, valued […]

Insider Selling: Zayo Group Holdings Inc. (ZAYO) CFO Sells $1,295,648.20 in Stock

Zayo Group Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) CFO Kenneth Desgarennes sold 38,885 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.32, for a total transaction of $1,295,648.20. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 1,007,829 shares of the company’s stock, valued at […]

LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB) Receives “Market Perform” Rating from Cowen and Company

Cowen and Company reaffirmed their market perform rating on shares of LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) in a research report released on Thursday morning. Cowen and Company currently has a $90.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $87.00. Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Zacks […]

Under Armour Inc (UA) Receives Equal Weight Rating from KeyCorp

KeyCorp reaffirmed their equal weight rating on shares of Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UA) in a report issued on Thursday. Shares of Under Armour (NYSE:UA) opened at 25.12 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.01 billion and a PE ratio of 55.82. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $25.61 and its […]

John L. Ocampo Sells 169,000 Shares of MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (MTSI) Stock

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MTSI) Chairman John L. Ocampo sold 169,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.42, for a total value of $7,844,980.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is […]

Joshua T. Brumm Sells 990 Shares of Versartis Inc. (VSAR) Stock

Versartis Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAR) CFO Joshua T. Brumm sold 990 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.85, for a total value of $15,691.50. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 64,824 shares of the […]

Sotheby’s (BID) Now Covered by Analysts at Sidoti

Sidoti started coverage on shares of Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) in a report issued on Thursday. The brokerage issued a buy rating on the stock. BID has been the topic of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Sotheby’s from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, October […]

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Thursday morning. According to Zacks, “Twenty-First Century Fox has outperformed the Zacks categorized industry in the past three months, primarily due to back-to-back earnings beat. The company’s Cable Network Programming has […]

Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) Upgraded to “Buy” by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday. They currently have $63.00 price target on the financial services provider’s stock. According to Zacks, “Wells Fargo’s shares have underperformed the Zacks categorized Regional Banks-Major industry so […]

SPS Commerce Inc. (SPSC) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold”

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of SPS Commerce Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Thursday. According to Zacks, “SPS Commerce is a provider of on-demand supply chain management solutions, providing integration, collaboration, connectivity, visibility and data analytics to its customers worldwide. The Company delivers its solutions […]

Regional Management Corp. (RM) Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Regional Management Corp. (NYSE:RM) from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Thursday. According to Zacks, “Regional Management Corp. is a diversified specialty consumer finance company engaged in providing loan products primarily to customers with limited access to consumer credit from banks, thrifts, […]

RPC Inc. (RES) Lowered to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of RPC Inc. (NYSE:RES) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Thursday. According to Zacks, “RPC, Inc. provides a broad range of specialized oilfield services and equipment primarily to independent and major oilfield companies engaged in the exploration, production and development of […]

Gamestop Corporation (GME) Upgraded by Vetr Inc. to Hold

Vetr upgraded shares of Gamestop Corporation (NYSE:GME) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Thursday morning. Vetr currently has $25.68 price target on the stock. GME has been the subject of a number of other reports. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed an outperform rating and issued a $25.00 target […]

Paccar Inc. (PCAR) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

Paccar Inc. (NASDAQ:PCAR) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 10,364,262 shares, an increase of 23.7% from the November 30th total of 8,376,356 shares. Approximately 3.0% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading […]

PennyMac Financial Services Inc. (PFSI) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Buy”

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of PennyMac Financial Services Inc. (NYSE:PFSI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Thursday morning. They currently have $18.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock. According to Zacks, “PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. provides financial services primarily in the United […]

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. (PTSI) Upgraded to Hold by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. (NASDAQ:PTSI) from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday. According to Zacks, “P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc. is an irregular route, common and contract motor carrier authorized to transport general commodities. The freight consists primarily of […]

Datawatch Corporation (DWCH) Major Shareholder G2 Investment Partners Managem Purchases 7,376 Shares

Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ:DWCH) major shareholder G2 Investment Partners Managem bought 7,376 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 27th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $5.72 per share, with a total value of $42,190.72. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be […]