Adage Capital Partners Gp Has Boosted Invacare (IVC) Stake; Carbo Ceramics (CRR) Sellers Decreased By 0.99% Their Shorts

January 14, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Carbo Ceramics Incorporated (NYSE:CRR) had a decrease of 0.99% in short interest. CRR’s SI was 11.54 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 0.99% from 11.66 million shares previously. With 758,100 avg volume, 15 days are for Carbo Ceramics Incorporated (NYSE:CRR)’s short sellers to cover CRR’s short positions. The SI to Carbo Ceramics Incorporated’s float is 57.26%. The stock increased 1.50% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $12.16. About 832,978 shares traded or 0.43% up from the average. CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR) has declined 19.88% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 36.58% the S&P500.

Adage Capital Partners Gp Llc increased Invacare Corp (IVC) stake by 128.57% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Adage Capital Partners Gp Llc acquired 450,000 shares as Invacare Corp (IVC)’s stock rose 21.58%. The Adage Capital Partners Gp Llc holds 800,000 shares with $12.60 million value, up from 350,000 last quarter. Invacare Corp now has $559.86 million valuation. The stock increased 1.49% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $17.05. About 283,466 shares traded. Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC) has risen 42.93% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.23% the S&P500.

Among 2 analysts covering Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Invacare Corporation had 3 analyst reports since April 5, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, May 1 by Stephens. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating given on Wednesday, April 5 by Stephens. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 26 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Since September 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $94,697 activity. Childers Dean J. also sold $94,697 worth of Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC) shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.63 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.31, from 1.94 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 11 investors sold IVC shares while 29 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 42.33 million shares or 11.81% more from 37.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. California State Teachers Retirement System accumulated 50,709 shares or 0% of the stock. Pub Employees Retirement System Of Ohio holds 8,151 shares. Monarch Prtnrs Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc holds 194,295 shares. Ameritas Invest Partners has invested 0% of its portfolio in Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC). Pnc Financial Services Gru holds 0% or 775 shares in its portfolio. Hsbc Public Ltd owns 13,387 shares. Tci Wealth Advsr Incorporated owns 0% invested in Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC) for 92 shares. Renaissance Techs Ltd Liability has 0% invested in Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC) for 268,400 shares. Voya Invest Management Llc accumulated 0% or 17,271 shares. Brandes Prns Ltd Partnership reported 0.32% of its portfolio in Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 422 shares. Northern Trust Corporation reported 0% of its portfolio in Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC). Invesco owns 1.76 million shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. California Employees Retirement Sys owns 154,603 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Financial Bank Of New York Mellon has invested 0% in Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC).

Adage Capital Partners Gp Llc decreased Lithia Mtrs Inc (NYSE:LAD) stake by 25,000 shares to 94,639 valued at $11.39M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) stake by 347,300 shares and now owns 485,742 shares. Olin Corp (NYSE:OLN) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.5 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.09, from 1.41 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 14 investors sold CARBO Ceramics Inc. shares while 28 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 19.94 million shares or 2.71% more from 19.41 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Parametric Port Assocs Limited Liability Com invested 0% in CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR). Moreover, Fairfax Fincl Hldg Limited Can has 0.21% invested in CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR) for 300,000 shares. Advisory Svcs Limited Liability reported 50 shares. Susquehanna Intll Gru Ltd Liability Partnership holds 21,895 shares. State Street Corp accumulated 507,351 shares or 0% of the stock. Arizona State Retirement has invested 0% of its portfolio in CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR). Sprott invested 0.71% of its portfolio in CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR). Pinebridge Investments L P has 0.01% invested in CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR) for 38,105 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has invested 0% in CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR). Deutsche Financial Bank Ag has invested 0% of its portfolio in CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR). Parkside Bancorporation And Trust invested in 34 shares. Tower Rech Capital (Trc) invested in 0% or 192 shares. Citigroup has 574,455 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Disciplined Growth Investors Mn owns 244,450 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Greatmark Investment Prns accumulated 0.02% or 6,100 shares.

Among 10 analysts covering Carbo Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Carbo Ceramics Inc. had 22 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Monday, November 30. On Thursday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by Iberia Capital Partners on Monday, September 21 to “Underperform”. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Friday, October 6. The company was maintained on Friday, October 30 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Friday, December 16. The stock of CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR) earned “Sector Perform” rating by Howard Weil on Friday, October 28. Howard Weil maintained CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR) rating on Tuesday, June 7. Howard Weil has “Sector Perform” rating and $15 target. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, August 30 report. The company was initiated on Monday, December 14 by KLR Group.

CARBO Ceramics Inc., a technology company, provides services and products to the gas and oil and industrial markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $329.99 million. The firm provides engineered solutions in its Design, Build, and Optimize the Frac technology businesses, delivering value to E&P operators by increasing well production and estimated ultimate recovery. It currently has negative earnings. It produces ceramic proppant; provides fracture simulation software; has proprietary technology that provides fracture diagnostics and production assurance; and offers consulting services for fracture design and completion optimization.

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