SunOpta, Inc. (USA) (STKL) Reaches $7.43 After 5.00% Up Move; Huntsman (HUN) Shorts Up By 32.53%

November 14, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) had an increase of 32.53% in short interest. HUN’s SI was 8.43M shares in November as released by FINRA. Its up 32.53% from 6.36M shares previously. With 5.48M avg volume, 2 days are for Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN)’s short sellers to cover HUN’s short positions. The SI to Huntsman Corporation’s float is 3.88%. About 2.78 million shares traded. Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) has risen 91.88% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 75.18% the S&P500.

The stock of SunOpta, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:STKL) is a huge mover today! About 325,983 shares traded. SunOpta, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:STKL) has risen 147.35% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 130.65% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months positive chart setup for the $643.68 million company. It was reported on Nov, 14 by Barchart.com. We have $7.80 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:STKL worth $32.18 million more.

Sunopta Inc is a Canada-based company, which operates businesses focused on a healthy products portfolio. The company has market cap of $643.68 million. It operates through the following divisions: Global Ingredients and Consumer Products. It currently has negative earnings. The Global Ingredients segment aggregates its North American and international raw material sourcing and supply operating divisions focused on the procurement, processing and sale of specialty and organic grains, seeds, fruits, grain- and cocoa ingredients, and other commodities.

Since May 19, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 selling transactions for $51,872 activity. Shares for $51,872 were bought by Duchscher Robert on Friday, May 19.

Among 4 analysts covering SunOpta (NASDAQ:STKL), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. SunOpta has $1200 highest and $7 lowest target. $9.88’s average target is 32.97% above currents $7.43 stock price. SunOpta had 13 analyst reports since August 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of SunOpta, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:STKL) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, September 4 by William Blair. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of STKL in report on Wednesday, September 27 with “Buy” rating. TheStreet downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Saturday, August 15 report. Zacks upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $11 target in Tuesday, August 18 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 9 by BMO Capital Markets. Wunderlich downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, March 2 report. Zacks downgraded SunOpta, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:STKL) on Thursday, August 20 to “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, March 7 the stock rating was upgraded by William Blair to “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 11 by Wunderlich. BMO Capital Markets maintained SunOpta, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:STKL) rating on Wednesday, November 1. BMO Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $12.0 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.24 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.17, from 1.41 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 15 investors sold SunOpta, Inc. (USA) shares while 30 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 21 raised stakes. 62.14 million shares or 1.21% more from 61.40 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Cibc Ww Mkts reported 598,498 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt has invested 0% of its portfolio in SunOpta, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:STKL). Freshford Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 1.31% of its portfolio in SunOpta, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:STKL) for 424,320 shares. Heartland has invested 0.36% in SunOpta, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:STKL). Nicholas Investment Partners Limited Partnership reported 703,998 shares stake. Barclays Public Ltd Co stated it has 0% in SunOpta, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:STKL). D E Shaw & has 451,121 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Alyeska Inv Group Limited Partnership holds 0.17% or 1.82 million shares in its portfolio. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership stated it has 34,452 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Cookson Peirce And Co Inc owns 14,040 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Bard Assocs Inc stated it has 224,870 shares. 13,404 are owned by Brown Advisory. Geode Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 54,513 shares. Nelson Roberts Invest Advsr Ltd Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in SunOpta, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:STKL) for 270 shares. Proxima Cap Lc invested 0.63% in SunOpta, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:STKL).

Analysts await SunOpta, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:STKL) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $-0.05 EPS, up 37.50% or $0.03 from last year’s $-0.08 per share. After $-0.02 actual EPS reported by SunOpta, Inc. (USA) for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 150.00% negative EPS growth.

Among 12 analysts covering Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Huntsman Corporation had 34 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Monday, July 24 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Tuesday, October 20 with “Neutral”. Jefferies maintained Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) rating on Tuesday, October 17. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $35.0 target. The stock of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 1 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Monday, August 17 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Tuesday, September 19 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Alembic with “Buy” on Thursday, July 27. The stock of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) earned “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, September 28. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, May 30 report. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, August 11 by TheStreet.

Huntsman Corporation is a manufacturer of differentiated organic chemical products and of inorganic chemical products. The company has market cap of $7.23 billion. The Firm operates all of its businesses through its subsidiary, Huntsman International LLC . It has a 17.52 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through five divisions: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, Textile Effects, and Pigments and Additives.

Since May 31, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 0 selling transactions for $297,682 activity. 2,500 Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) shares with value of $59,343 were bought by Douglas Sean. The insider Huntsman Peter R bought 10,000 shares worth $238,339.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.16, from 0.9 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 47 investors sold Huntsman Corporation shares while 98 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. 159.18 million shares or 2.01% less from 162.45 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 55,871 are owned by Qs Investors Ltd Company. M&T Bank Corp, a New York-based fund reported 12,692 shares. Japan-based Asset Mgmt One Com has invested 0% in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). Hanseatic Management Serv invested in 33,959 shares or 0.45% of the stock. Manufacturers Life Insurance The invested in 7,281 shares or 0% of the stock. Glg Partners Ltd Partnership has 0.17% invested in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) for 118,254 shares. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada invested in 398,112 shares. 356,694 are held by State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement. Laurion Cap Mgmt Lp has invested 0% of its portfolio in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). Horizon Kinetics Limited Com accumulated 16,788 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement System owns 547,500 shares. Winslow Evans & Crocker accumulated 500 shares. State Street holds 0.01% or 2.84M shares. D E Shaw holds 75,398 shares. Paradigm Asset Management Llc accumulated 0% or 3,500 shares.

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