Vaughan David Investments Boosted By $37.76 Million Its Jason Industries (JASN) Holding; Barnwell Industries (NYSEAMERICAN:BRN) Sellers Increased By 293.75% Their Shorts

February 12, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

Barnwell Industries (NYSEAMERICAN:BRN) had an increase of 293.75% in short interest. BRN’s SI was 6,300 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 293.75% from 1,600 shares previously. With 9,600 avg volume, 1 days are for Barnwell Industries (NYSEAMERICAN:BRN)’s short sellers to cover BRN’s short positions. The SI to Barnwell Industries’s float is 0.18%. The stock decreased 7.46% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $2.11. About 12,976 shares traded. Barnwell Industries, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:BRN) has risen 19.25% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.55% the S&P500.

Vaughan David Investments Inc increased Jason Industries Inc (JASN) stake by 3974.31% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Vaughan David Investments Inc acquired 397,431 shares as Jason Industries Inc (JASN)’s stock declined 4.14%. The Vaughan David Investments Inc holds 407,431 shares with $38.91 million value, up from 10,000 last quarter. Jason Industries Inc now has $56.61M valuation. The stock increased 2.35% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $2.18. About 18,461 shares traded. Jason Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:JASN) has declined 64.54% since February 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 81.24% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.33 in 2017 Q3. Its down 1.07, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 3 investors sold Barnwell Industries, Inc. shares while 3 reduced holdings. 0 funds opened positions while 2 raised stakes. 890,915 shares or 19.81% less from 1.11 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bank & Trust Of America De has invested 0% in Barnwell Industries, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:BRN). Acadian Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corp holds 0% of its portfolio in Barnwell Industries, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:BRN) for 9,526 shares. 43,380 were reported by Raymond James Associates. Dimensional Fund Advsr L P has 434,210 shares for 0% of their portfolio. State Bank Of Ny Mellon Corp accumulated 10,483 shares. Blackrock Inc invested in 0% or 86,692 shares. Northern Tru Corporation has 0% invested in Barnwell Industries, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:BRN). California Pub Employees Retirement Sys stated it has 25,200 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 14,145 were reported by Geode Cap Mngmt Lc. 37,754 are owned by Lsv Asset Mngmt. Moreover, Renaissance Techs Ltd Liability has 0% invested in Barnwell Industries, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:BRN). Vanguard Grp Incorporated Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Barnwell Industries, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:BRN) for 47,934 shares.

Barnwell Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, acquires, develops, produces, and sells oil and natural gas in Canada. The company has market cap of $17.47 million. The firm operates through four divisions: Oil and Natural Gas, Land Investment, Contract Drilling, and Residential Real Estate. It has a 15.07 P/E ratio. It holds working interests in oil and natural gas properties located in the Progress area of Alberta, Canada; and investments in non-producing holdings in the provinces of Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

Since January 12, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 sales for $4,418 activity. The insider Gardner Murray C bought $4,418.

Vaughan David Investments Inc decreased Valhi Inc (NYSE:VHI) stake by 8,896 shares to 2,525 valued at $202,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) stake by 362,468 shares and now owns 20,186 shares. Ishares Russell 3000 Etf (IWV) was reduced too.

Among 3 analysts covering Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Jason Industries had 4 analyst reports since November 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 5 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was initiated by Roth Capital on Thursday, January 4 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, March 2 by Stifel Nicolaus.

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