Advisors Asset Management Has Lifted Its Western Un Co (WU) Stake; 3 Analysts Covering Energy Focus, Inc. (EFOI)

January 17, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Among 9 analysts covering Energy Focus (NASDAQ:EFOI), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Energy Focus had 24 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital on Thursday, November 9 with “Hold”. TH Capital downgraded the shares of EFOI in report on Thursday, November 5 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by H.C. Wainwright given on Thursday, August 10. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 12 by Oppenheimer. As per Tuesday, November 15, the company rating was maintained by Benchmark. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 28 by H.C. Wainwright. The stock of Energy Focus, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFOI) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, November 6. The firm has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital given on Friday, December 18. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 19 by TH Capital. The rating was downgraded by Benchmark on Friday, August 12 to “Hold”. See Energy Focus, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFOI) latest ratings:

09/11/2017 Broker: Roth Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $3.0 Maintain
09/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $3.0
05/10/2017 Broker: Roth Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $2.0 Maintain
09/08/2017 Broker: Roth Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $2.0000 Maintain
10/08/2017 Broker: Benchmark Rating: Hold Maintain
10/08/2017 Broker: H.C. Wainwright Rating: Buy New Target: $6.0000 Maintain
09/08/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Hold Maintain

Advisors Asset Management Inc increased Western Un Co (WU) stake by 52.47% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Advisors Asset Management Inc acquired 232,201 shares as Western Un Co (WU)’s stock declined 4.09%. The Advisors Asset Management Inc holds 674,744 shares with $12.96 million value, up from 442,543 last quarter. Western Un Co now has $9.32 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.63% or $0.335 during the last trading session, reaching $20.285. About 3.23 million shares traded. The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has risen 0.64% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $1.91 million activity. Schenkel Amintore sold $343,044 worth of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) on Monday, January 8. Farah Jean Claude also sold $1.09M worth of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) on Monday, January 8. 23,500 shares were sold by Thompson John David, worth $472,820.

Advisors Asset Management Inc decreased Harris Corp Del (NYSE:HRS) stake by 10,183 shares to 49,452 valued at $6.51M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Blackrock N J Mun Income Tr (BNJ) stake by 23,530 shares and now owns 64,345 shares. Tortoise Energy Independenc (NDP) was reduced too.

Among 18 analysts covering The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), 2 have Buy rating, 8 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. The Western Union Company had 34 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. S&P Research upgraded The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) rating on Wednesday, September 2. S&P Research has “Buy” rating and $22 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of WU in report on Thursday, November 2 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, November 2. Susquehanna downgraded the stock to “Negative” rating in Monday, September 19 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $23.0 target in Friday, August 18 report. Jefferies maintained The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) on Wednesday, October 11 with “Hold” rating. The rating was initiated by Guggenheim with “Neutral” on Thursday, January 5. The rating was reinitiated by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, December 14 with “Sell”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Sell” on Friday, November 3. Zacks downgraded The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) on Tuesday, September 1 to “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.10, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 41 investors sold WU shares while 171 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. 459.24 million shares or 2.33% less from 470.19 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Macquarie Group Inc Ltd reported 0% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Daiwa Secs Grp has invested 0% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Magnetar Limited Co holds 0.04% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) for 89,001 shares. Oakworth reported 1,820 shares. Global X Management Co Limited Liability accumulated 0.03% or 54,619 shares. Exxonmobil Mngmt Tx invested in 84,732 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Ww Asset owns 48,354 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Principal Fincl Gp owns 0.01% invested in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) for 704,774 shares. Stanley Capital Ltd owns 128,700 shares for 1.38% of their portfolio. Orrstown Serv has 117 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Md stated it has 0% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). 850,943 were reported by New York State Teachers Retirement Sys. Sei Investments, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 636,527 shares. Veritable Ltd Partnership has invested 0.01% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Ing Groep Nv has 21,897 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

Energy Focus, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, makes, markets, and sells energy-efficient lighting systems in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $36.28 million. It offers various light-emitting diode lighting technologies, including military maritime products, such as Military Intellitube, globe lights, berth lights, and fixtures to serve the United States navy and allied foreign navies. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also provides commercial products comprising direct-wire tubular LED (TLED) replacements for linear fluorescent lamps; Commercial Intellitube TLED replacement for linear fluorescent lamps; LED fixtures and panels for fluorescent replacement or high-intensity discharge replacement in low-bay and high-bay applications; LED down-lights; LED dock lights and wall-packs; LED vapor tight lighting fixtures; and LED retrofit kits.

The stock increased 0.66% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $3.06. About 9,821 shares traded. Energy Focus, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFOI) has declined 46.37% since January 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 63.07% the S&P500.

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