Mrj Capital Increased Ball (BLL) Stake; Weis Markets (WMK) Sellers Increased By 3.12% Their Shorts

February 15, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Mrj Capital Inc increased Ball Corp (BLL) stake by 16.55% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Mrj Capital Inc acquired 14,400 shares as Ball Corp (BLL)’s stock rose 9.29%. The Mrj Capital Inc holds 101,400 shares with $4.19 million value, up from 87,000 last quarter. Ball Corp now has $13.61B valuation. The stock increased 1.95% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $38.87. About 1.38 million shares traded. Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) has risen 12.13% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.57% the S&P500.

Weis Markets Incorporated (NYSE:WMK) had an increase of 3.12% in short interest. WMK’s SI was 974,200 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 3.12% from 944,700 shares previously. With 96,000 avg volume, 10 days are for Weis Markets Incorporated (NYSE:WMK)’s short sellers to cover WMK’s short positions. The SI to Weis Markets Incorporated’s float is 37.73%. The stock increased 1.00% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $38.52. About 35,617 shares traded. Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE:WMK) has risen 15.75% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.95% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.57 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.26, from 1.31 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 7 investors sold Weis Markets, Inc. shares while 23 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. 8.47 million shares or 0.89% less from 8.55 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Los Angeles Capital Mngmt Equity Rech Incorporated has 0% invested in Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE:WMK). Bancshares Of Mellon reported 467,035 shares. Bridgeway Mgmt Incorporated accumulated 59,225 shares. Prelude Management Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 3,871 shares. Goldman Sachs Group, a New York-based fund reported 27,353 shares. Nationwide Fund holds 8,164 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Clearbridge Invs Ltd Liability has invested 0% in Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE:WMK). Northern Trust Corp reported 213,176 shares. First Trust Advisors L P has invested 0.06% in Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE:WMK). The Ohio-based Strs Ohio has invested 0% in Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE:WMK). Moreover, Credit Suisse Ag has 0% invested in Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE:WMK). Moreover, Ftb has 0% invested in Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE:WMK) for 125 shares. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Ltd Liability Company reported 0% of its portfolio in Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE:WMK). Morgan Stanley owns 61,703 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Arrowstreet Capital L P invested in 0.02% or 137,248 shares.

Weis Markets, Inc. engages in the retail sale of food in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. The company has market cap of $1.04 billion. The company's retail food stores sell groceries, dairy products, frozen foods, meats, seafood, fresh produce, floral, pharmacy services, deli products, prepared foods, bakery products, beer and wine, and fuel; and general merchandise items, such as health and beauty care, and household products. It has a 13.65 P/E ratio. It operates stores primarily under the Weis Markets trade name, as well as trademarks for its product lines and promotions, such as Weis, Weis 2 Go, Weis Wonder Chicken, Price Freeze, Weis Gas-n-Go, and Weis Nutri-Facts.

Among 14 analysts covering Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Ball Corporation had 38 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, November 6 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, September 29. As per Friday, July 7, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) has “Sector Weight” rating given on Monday, February 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Friday, August 5 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The stock of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 9 by Jefferies. Wells Fargo upgraded the shares of BLL in report on Thursday, December 3 to “Outperform” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, November 3 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, June 23. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, March 31.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 selling transactions for $3.26 million activity. Another trade for 5,619 shares valued at $235,896 was made by HAYES JOHN A on Thursday, October 5. 17,090 shares were sold by Pauley Lisa Ann, worth $697,110. Another trade for 5,218 shares valued at $209,326 was made by Knobel Jeff A on Friday, September 8. 13,249 shares valued at $534,551 were sold by MORRISON SCOTT C on Tuesday, August 15.

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