Korea Investment Boosted By $18.69 Million Its Darden Restaurants (DRI) Position; Highwoods Properties (HIW) Shorts Lowered By 23.8%

November 14, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Highwoods Properties Incorporated (NYSE:HIW) had a decrease of 23.8% in short interest. HIW’s SI was 822,500 shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 23.8% from 1.08M shares previously. With 464,100 avg volume, 2 days are for Highwoods Properties Incorporated (NYSE:HIW)’s short sellers to cover HIW’s short positions. The SI to Highwoods Properties Incorporated’s float is 0.82%. About 220,568 shares traded. Highwoods Properties Inc (NYSE:HIW) has risen 13.20% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.50% the S&P500.

Korea Investment Corp increased Darden Restaurants Inc (DRI) stake by 252.35% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Korea Investment Corp acquired 207,682 shares as Darden Restaurants Inc (DRI)’s stock rose 13.33%. The Korea Investment Corp holds 289,982 shares with $26.23 million value, up from 82,300 last quarter. Darden Restaurants Inc now has $10.27B valuation. The stock rose 0.24% or $0.2 reaching $83.06 per share. About 933,440 shares traded. Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) has risen 31.96% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.26% the S&P500.

Highwoods Properties, Inc. is an office real estate investment trust . The company has market cap of $5.36 billion. The Company’s primary business is the operation, acquisition and development of office properties. It has a 36.04 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Office and Other.

Investors sentiment is 1.16 in Q2 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q1. It is the same, as 18 investors sold Highwoods Properties Inc shares while 86 reduced holdings. only 30 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. 100.42 million shares or 0.63% more from 99.78 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Robecosam Ag owns 1,350 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. 946,786 are held by Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt. Voya Management Limited Liability Co holds 574,018 shares. Silvercrest Asset Gru Ltd holds 0.05% or 91,346 shares. Mesirow Financial Invest Management stated it has 32,350 shares. Verition Fund Mgmt Lc holds 0.04% or 8,891 shares. Standard Life Invests Ltd owns 0.12% invested in Highwoods Properties Inc (NYSE:HIW) for 689,861 shares. Huntington State Bank reported 787 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Teachers Insur & Annuity Association Of America invested in 100,544 shares. Winfield holds 0% of its portfolio in Highwoods Properties Inc (NYSE:HIW) for 35 shares. Garland Management has 80,675 shares. 24,339 were reported by Aperio Gru Ltd Company. Cap Fund Mngmt holds 67,100 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Sg Americas Secs Limited Company holds 37,740 shares. Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel reported 37,675 shares stake.

Since June 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $525,100 activity. $525,100 worth of Highwoods Properties Inc (NYSE:HIW) was sold by Klinck Theodore J.

Among 12 analysts covering Highwoods Properties (NYSE:HIW), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Highwoods Properties had 23 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BB&T Capital initiated Highwoods Properties Inc (NYSE:HIW) on Friday, November 13 with “Hold” rating. Zacks upgraded Highwoods Properties Inc (NYSE:HIW) rating on Thursday, August 6. Zacks has “Hold” rating and $47 target. The stock of Highwoods Properties Inc (NYSE:HIW) earned “Buy” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Wednesday, September 9. The stock of Highwoods Properties Inc (NYSE:HIW) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 24 by SunTrust. Robert W. Baird downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $47.0 target in Thursday, January 7 report. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the shares of HIW in report on Thursday, October 27 to “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $4900 target in Monday, July 3 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, September 18 with “Hold”. On Thursday, August 25 the stock rating was initiated by BTIG Research with “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, May 30 with “Hold”.

Korea Investment Corp decreased Ross Stores Inc (NASDAQ:ROST) stake by 17,448 shares to 169,184 valued at $9.77 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Dollar Tree Inc (NASDAQ:DLTR) stake by 96,865 shares and now owns 20,889 shares. Analog Devices Inc (NASDAQ:ADI) was reduced too.

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