First Trust Advisors LP Raised Its Exelixis (EXEL) Position; Rocky Brands (RCKY) Sentiment Is 0.96

February 15, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Rocky Brands, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets footwear and apparel under the Rocky, Georgia Boot, Durango, Lehigh, Creative Recreation, and Michelin brand names in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company has market cap of $122.99 million. It operates through three divisions: Wholesale, Retail, and Military. It has a 27.27 P/E ratio. The Wholesale segment offers products in approximately 10,000 retail locations through a range of distribution channels comprising sporting goods stores, outdoor retailers, independent shoe retailers, hardware stores, catalogs, mass merchants, uniform stores, farm store chains, specialty safety stores, and other specialty retailers.

First Trust Advisors Lp increased Exelixis Inc (EXEL) stake by 588.91% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. First Trust Advisors Lp acquired 928,475 shares as Exelixis Inc (EXEL)’s stock declined 14.88%. The First Trust Advisors Lp holds 1.09M shares with $26.32 million value, up from 157,660 last quarter. Exelixis Inc now has $8.70B valuation. The stock decreased 0.46% or $0.135 during the last trading session, reaching $29.405. About 533,765 shares traded. Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) has risen 266.48% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 249.78% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Exelixis had 38 analyst reports since January 19, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) rating on Sunday, September 10. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $29.0 target. Piper Jaffray maintained Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) on Thursday, January 4 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of EXEL in report on Wednesday, August 2 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by William Blair with “Buy” on Wednesday, June 14. The stock of Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 16 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Thursday, August 3. On Thursday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) on Monday, October 16 with “Hold” rating. On Thursday, July 13 the stock rating was initiated by SunTrust with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Leerink Swann given on Wednesday, August 16.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.10, from 1.33 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 39 investors sold EXEL shares while 64 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 237.25 million shares or 3.37% more from 229.51 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tiaa Cref Lc reported 1.29M shares stake. Financial Bank Of America De, North Carolina-based fund reported 227,676 shares. Shine Advisory Incorporated holds 0.01% or 436 shares in its portfolio. Parametric Port Associates Lc reported 0.01% stake. Oppenheimer Asset owns 2,199 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Jennison Ltd Co owns 0.08% invested in Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) for 3.06 million shares. Riverhead Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 0.01% or 10,890 shares in its portfolio. 46,361 are held by Perceptive Advisors Limited Liability. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement owns 384,547 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL). California Public Employees Retirement holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) for 663,539 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur The owns 0% invested in Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) for 9,009 shares. Pictet Asset Mgmt Ltd owns 1.32M shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. The California-based National Planning Corporation has invested 0.07% in Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL). Bluemountain Capital Mgmt Lc holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) for 325,382 shares.

Since September 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 insider sales for $24.37 million activity. $2.38M worth of stock was sold by Schwab Gisela on Tuesday, September 26. PAPADOPOULOS STELIOS sold 10,000 shares worth $254,000. Garber Alan M sold $454,515 worth of stock. Senner Christopher J. had sold 100,000 shares worth $2.68M on Tuesday, September 12. Shares for $2.69 million were sold by WILLSEY LANCE on Tuesday, September 12. 300,000 shares were sold by MORRISSEY MICHAEL, worth $8.07 million. The insider Haley Patrick J. sold $1.65 million.

First Trust Advisors Lp decreased Synnex Corp (NYSE:SNX) stake by 3,544 shares to 29,672 valued at $3.75M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) stake by 44,275 shares and now owns 861,757 shares. Wyndham Worldwide Corp (NYSE:WYN) was reduced too.

The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.0177 during the last trading session, reaching $16.6323. About 7,558 shares traded. Rocky Brands, Inc. (RCKY) has risen 28.36% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.66% the S&P500.

North Star Investment Management Corp. holds 0.54% of its portfolio in Rocky Brands, Inc. for 316,524 shares. Icm Asset Management Inc Wa owns 28,980 shares or 0.45% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. has 0.16% invested in the company for 69,978 shares. The Illinois-based Oberweis Asset Management Inc has invested 0.15% in the stock. Menta Capital Llc, a California-based fund reported 28,074 shares.

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