Frontier Capital Management Co Lifted Rent (RCII) Stake By $754,655; Astrazeneca Plc (AZN) Sellers Increased By 2.95% Their Shorts

January 14, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Frontier Capital Management Co Llc increased Rent (RCII) stake by 2.18% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Frontier Capital Management Co Llc acquired 68,605 shares as Rent (RCII)’s stock rose 33.17%. The Frontier Capital Management Co Llc holds 3.22M shares with $36.91M value, up from 3.15M last quarter. Rent now has $607.75M valuation. The stock increased 2.15% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $11.4. About 1.04M shares traded. Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) has declined 10.49% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.19% the S&P500.

Astrazeneca Plc (NYSE:AZN) had an increase of 2.95% in short interest. AZN’s SI was 13.39 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 2.95% from 13.01 million shares previously. With 2.29M avg volume, 6 days are for Astrazeneca Plc (NYSE:AZN)’s short sellers to cover AZN’s short positions. The SI to Astrazeneca Plc’s float is 0.54%. The stock increased 0.71% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $35.65. About 3.02 million shares traded. AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has risen 19.45% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.75% the S&P500.

Among 26 analysts covering AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. AstraZeneca plc (ADR) had 41 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Nordea downgraded the shares of AZN in report on Monday, November 2 to “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by J.P. Morgan to “Buy” on Friday, December 29. Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, May 15 report. As per Wednesday, September 6, the company rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) earned “Hold” rating by Liberum Capital on Thursday, September 14. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, September 22 by Bernstein. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, January 19. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of AZN in report on Friday, December 29 to “Overweight” rating. Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, December 1 report. Argus Research upgraded AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) on Monday, August 29 to “Buy” rating.

AstraZeneca PLC discovers, develops, makes, and commercializes prescription medicines for the treatment of oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic, respiratory, infection, gastrointestinal, and neuroscience diseases worldwide. The company has market cap of $86.16 billion. The Company’s marketed products comprise Arimidex, Casodex/Cosudex, Faslodex, Iressa, Lynparza, Nolvadex, Tagrisso, and Zoladex for oncology diseases; Atacand1/Atacand HCT/Atacand Plus, Brilinta/Brilique, Crestor, Imdur, Plendil, Seloken/Toprol-XL, Tenormin, and Zestril for cardiovascular diseases; and Bydureon, Byetta, Farxiga/Forxiga, Kombiglyze XR, Komboglyze, Onglyza, Symlin, Xigduo, and Xigduo XR for metabolic diseases. It has a 25.56 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s marketed products also comprise Accolate, Bevespi Aerosphere, Bricanyl Respules, Bricanyl Turbuhaler, Daliresp/Daxas, Duaklir Genuair, Eklira Genuair/Tudorza Pressair, Oxis Turbuhaler, Pulmicort Turbuhaler/Pulmicort Flexhaler, Pulmicort Respules, Symbicort pMDI, and Symbicort Turbuhaler for respiratory diseases; Fluenz Tetra/FluMist Quadrivalent and Synagis for infection diseases; Movantik/Moventig, Seroquel IR, Seroquel XR, Vimovo1, and Zomig for neuroscience diseases; and Losec/Prilosec and Nexium for gastrointestinal diseases.

Among 13 analysts covering Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ:RCII), 4 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Rent-A-Center Inc had 29 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Thursday, October 29 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, June 6 with “Hold”. Loop Capital Markets maintained it with “Sell” rating and $8.0 target in Thursday, August 17 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 8 by Loop Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, September 7. The stock of Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) earned “Buy” rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Tuesday, May 24. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, August 31. The stock has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James on Tuesday, March 15. Raymond James downgraded the shares of RCII in report on Wednesday, October 25 to “Market Perform” rating. On Tuesday, October 10 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”.

Frontier Capital Management Co Llc decreased Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) stake by 89,292 shares to 193,468 valued at $11.46M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) stake by 6,815 shares and now owns 463,224 shares. Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) was reduced too.

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