Symons Capital Management Cut By $1.04 Million Its Alliant Energy Corp. (LNT) Position; Westport Fuel Systems (WPRT) Shorts Increased By 21.98%

December 6, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

Symons Capital Management Inc decreased Alliant Energy Corp. (LNT) stake by 4.92% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Symons Capital Management Inc sold 25,875 shares as Alliant Energy Corp. (LNT)’s stock rose

4.39%. The Symons Capital Management Inc holds 500,331 shares with $20.10M value, down from 526,206 last quarter. Alliant Energy Corp. now has $10.27B valuation. The stock increased 0.16% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $44.41. About 174,274 shares traded. Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) has risen 11.22% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.48% the S&P500.

Westport Fuel Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:WPRT) had an increase of 21.98% in short interest. WPRT’s SI was 3.83 million shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 21.98% from 3.14 million shares previously. With 1.28 million avg volume, 3 days are for Westport Fuel Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:WPRT)’s short sellers to cover WPRT’s short positions. The SI to Westport Fuel Systems Incorporated’s float is 5.11%. The stock increased 0.55% or $0.015 during the last trading session, reaching $2.755. About 232,091 shares traded. Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) has declined 16.22% since December 6, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.92% the S&P500.

Westport Fuel Systems Inc., a transportation technology company, provides low-emission engine and fuel system technologies utilizing gaseous fuels in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. The company has market cap of $359.43 million. The firm operates in four divisions: Automotive, Industrial, Corporate and Technology Investments, and Cummins Westport Joint Venture. It currently has negative earnings. It designs, makes, and sells compressed natural gas , liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and liquefied natural gas (LNG) components and systems to original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket customers.

Among 6 analysts covering Westport Innovations (NASDAQ:WPRT), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Westport Innovations had 14 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer initiated the shares of WPRT in report on Wednesday, August 16 with “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co maintained Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) on Monday, August 14 with “Hold” rating. H.C. Wainwright maintained Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) on Tuesday, August 15 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, November 15 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 15 by Lake Street. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Thursday, July 30 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Monday, September 18, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 13 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating by Rodman & Renshaw given on Monday, June 20. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Wednesday, November 11 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.09 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.14, from 1.23 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 10 investors sold Westport Fuel Systems Inc. shares while 12 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 13 raised stakes. 11.56 million shares or 3.09% less from 11.93 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Creative Planning accumulated 28,267 shares. Glenmede Tru Commerce Na accumulated 20,000 shares or 0% of the stock. Northern Corp reported 0% stake. Price T Rowe Assoc Md reported 1.87 million shares. Buffington Mohr Mcneal has 0.01% invested in Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT). The Nebraska-based Nelson Van Denburg And Campbell Wealth Management Group Inc Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT). Commonwealth Equity Svcs invested in 0% or 48,409 shares. Deutsche Natl Bank Ag accumulated 154,400 shares or 0% of the stock. Norris Perne And French Limited Liability Partnership Mi owns 168,213 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Royal Bancorp Of Canada has 72,049 shares. Wfg Advsrs Lp holds 0% of its portfolio in Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) for 1,000 shares. 1832 Asset Mngmt Lp accumulated 636 shares. Us-based Ancora Advsr Ltd Llc has invested 0.02% in Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT). Citadel Advsr Ltd Liability accumulated 49,505 shares or 0% of the stock. Brandes Investment Lp reported 28,600 shares.

Among 8 analysts covering Alliant Energy (NYSE:LNT), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Alliant Energy had 15 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Wolfe Research to “Outperform” on Friday, August 7. The stock of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, March 21 by Argus Research. Wells Fargo upgraded Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) on Monday, November 16 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, January 24 to “Neutral”. Barclays Capital downgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Friday, June 10 report. The stock of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, March 18 by Barclays Capital. As per Tuesday, October 24, the company rating was initiated by Bank of America. Argus Research maintained Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) on Thursday, August 25 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Zacks on Wednesday, August 12.

Analysts await Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.34 EPS, up 21.43% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.28 per share. LNT’s profit will be $78.61M for 32.65 P/E if the $0.34 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.75 actual EPS reported by Alliant Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -54.67% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.07, from 1.13 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 24 investors sold LNT shares while 135 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 122 raised stakes. 149.82 million shares or 0.56% less from 150.67 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Schroder Mgmt Group holds 0.08% or 1.11M shares. Adage Capital Ptnrs Group Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.03% or 324,906 shares. First Midwest Bancorporation Tru Division has invested 0.13% in Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT). Cohen & Steers owns 1.93M shares for 0.21% of their portfolio. Parkside Financial Bank And Tru reported 335 shares. United Fire Gru Inc stated it has 244,400 shares or 3.48% of all its holdings. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru has 453,496 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Tiedemann Wealth Mngmt has invested 0.08% in Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT). Citigroup invested in 35,032 shares or 0% of the stock. Illinois-based Vaughan David Inc Il has invested 1.09% in Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT). Wells Fargo & Mn has invested 0.01% in Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT). Amer Services Incorporated holds 27,429 shares. Highstreet Asset Incorporated, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 228 shares. Tiaa Cref Management Ltd Llc has 504,164 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Aperio Grp Incorporated Ltd stated it has 73,185 shares.

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