Wbi Investments Has Boosted Healthsouth (HLS) Holding By $363,216; Net 1 Ueps Technologies (UEPS)’s Sentiment Is 1.29

November 14, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Wbi Investments Inc increased Healthsouth Corp (HLS) stake by 6.03% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Wbi Investments Inc acquired 7,567 shares as Healthsouth Corp (HLS)’s stock rose 9.48%. The Wbi Investments Inc holds 133,085 shares with $6.44 million value, up from 125,518 last quarter. Healthsouth Corp now has $4.75B valuation. The stock declined 0.72% or $0.35 reaching $48.35 on the news. About 207,529 shares traded. HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) has risen 15.04% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.66% the S&P500.

Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. is a provider of payment solutions, transaction processing services and financial technology across multiple industries. The company has market cap of $543.37 million. The Firm develops and markets a transaction processing solution that encompasses its smart card alternative payment system for the unbanked and under-banked populations of developing economies and for mobile transaction channels. It has a 7.86 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through three divisions: South African transaction processing, International transaction processing, and Financial inclusion and applied technologies.

About 119,446 shares traded. Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc (UEPS) has declined 7.12% since November 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.82% the S&P500.

International Value Advisers Llc holds 2.16% of its portfolio in Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc for 7.10 million shares. Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C. owns 965,918 shares or 2% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Sensato Investors Llc has 1.57% invested in the company for 630,316 shares. The Kentucky-based Alphamark Advisors Llc has invested 0.29% in the stock. Woodmont Investment Counsel Llc, a Tennessee-based fund reported 97,601 shares.

Analysts await Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:UEPS) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.37 earnings per share, down 9.76% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.41 per share. UEPS’s profit will be $21.05 million for 6.45 P/E if the $0.37 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual earnings per share reported by Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.76% negative EPS growth.

Among 14 analysts covering Healthsouth (NYSE:HLS), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Healthsouth had 30 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 7 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Mizuho on Wednesday, November 9. Barclays Capital downgraded the shares of HLS in report on Monday, June 27 to “Underweight” rating. Mizuho maintained HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) rating on Wednesday, February 22. Mizuho has “Neutral” rating and $44.50 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of HLS in report on Wednesday, July 5 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, October 31 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $55.0 target in Monday, October 9 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, July 31 by RBC Capital Markets.

Wbi Investments Inc decreased At&T Inc (NYSE:T) stake by 747,336 shares to 42,838 valued at $1.62 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Ishares Tr (FXI) stake by 56,264 shares and now owns 10,744 shares. Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) was reduced too.

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