Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co Trimmed Its Nxp Semiconductors Nv (NXPI) Position; Virtus Investment Partners (VRTS) Shorts Lowered By 2.32%

December 12, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

Virtus Investment Partners Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTS) had a decrease of 2.32% in short interest. VRTS’s SI was 776,200 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 2.32% from 794,600 shares previously.

With 44,100 avg volume, 18 days are for Virtus Investment Partners Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTS)’s short sellers to cover VRTS’s short positions. The SI to Virtus Investment Partners Incorporated’s float is 11.86%. The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $117.65. About 17,640 shares traded. Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) has risen 32.74% since December 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.04% the S&P500.

Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co decreased Nxp Semiconductors Nv (NXPI) stake by 95.42% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co sold 72,331 shares as Nxp Semiconductors Nv (NXPI)’s stock rose 5.22%. The Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co holds 3,470 shares with $380,000 value, down from 75,801 last quarter. Nxp Semiconductors Nv now has $39.21 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $115.64. About 1.26 million shares traded. NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has risen 24.67% since December 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.97% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.36 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.64, from 2 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 16 investors sold Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. shares while 23 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 6.73 million shares or 49.59% less from 13.34 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Comerica Savings Bank reported 6,973 shares. Fmr Ltd stated it has 24,700 shares. Barclays Public Lc owns 4,986 shares. Hutchin Hill Capital Lp stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS). Invesco Limited reported 0% of its portfolio in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS). Dupont Capital Mngmt accumulated 0.05% or 18,986 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement System stated it has 5,873 shares. Glenmede Na owns 25 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can has 10,085 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 10 were reported by Advisory Svcs Ntwk Ltd Limited Liability Company. Citadel Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 191,116 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. 33,724 were reported by Barrow Hanley Mewhinney Strauss Ltd Liability. Cannell Lc reported 5,190 shares. Philadelphia Mgmt Of San Francisco Limited Co holds 281,528 shares or 5.61% of its portfolio. Schwab Charles Inv Incorporated has invested 0% in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS).

Among 8 analysts covering Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Virtus Investment Partners had 26 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the shares of VRTS in report on Thursday, August 17 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, June 14 with “Hold”. On Monday, September 25 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Monday, October 9. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 14 by Jefferies. On Monday, July 31 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform”. Bank of America initiated the shares of VRTS in report on Tuesday, January 31 with “Underperform” rating. The company was upgraded on Monday, November 2 by Sandler O’Neill. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of VRTS in report on Tuesday, October 10 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, October 10 report.

Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The company has market cap of $842.14 million. The firm primarily provides its services to individual and institutional clients. It has a 22.89 P/E ratio. It launches separate client focused equity and fixed income portfolios.

Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co increased Verisk Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:VRSK) stake by 68,376 shares to 143,340 valued at $12.09M in 2017Q2. It also upped Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) stake by 2,752 shares and now owns 119,387 shares. Tjx Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) was raised too.

Among 28 analysts covering NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. NXP Semiconductors NV had 60 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 28 by Suntrust Robinson. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, October 26 by Drexel Hamilton. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 26 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, October 30 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Mizuho given on Thursday, October 27. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, July 3. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 30 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, October 26. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 30 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 16 by BMO Capital Markets.

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