Waratah Capital Advisors LTD Trimmed U S Silica Hldgs (SLCA) Holding By $2.44 Million; Shorts at Motorcar Parts America (MPAA) Lowered By 3.77%

June 20, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

Motorcar Parts America Incorporated (NASDAQ:MPAA) had a decrease of 3.77% in short interest. MPAA’s SI was 2.06 million shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 3.77% from 2.14 million shares previously. With 131,300 avg volume, 16 days are for Motorcar Parts America Incorporated (NASDAQ:MPAA)’s short sellers to cover MPAA’s short positions. The SI to Motorcar Parts America Incorporated’s float is 12.35%. About 42,167 shares traded. Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA) has risen 7.21% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.49% the S&P500.

Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd decreased U S Silica Hldgs Inc (SLCA) stake by 60.9% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd sold 43,615 shares as U S Silica Hldgs Inc (SLCA)’s stock declined 29.01%. The Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd holds 28,000 shares with $1.59M value, down from 71,615 last quarter. U S Silica Hldgs Inc now has $2.74 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.44% or $0.15 reaching $33.76 per share. About 1.15 million shares traded. U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE:SLCA) has risen 57.03% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.33% the S&P500.

Analysts await U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE:SLCA) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.34 EPS, up 300.00% or $0.51 from last year’s $-0.17 per share. SLCA’s profit will be $27.59M for 24.82 P/E if the $0.34 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.09 actual EPS reported by U.S. Silica Holdings Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 277.78% EPS growth.

Among 21 analysts covering U.S. Silica (NYSE:SLCA), 17 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. U.S. Silica had 56 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE:SLCA) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, October 11 by Cowen & Co. Barclays Capital downgraded U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE:SLCA) on Monday, April 24 to “Equal Weight” rating. The rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson to “Buy” on Wednesday, January 13. RBC Capital Markets maintained U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE:SLCA) rating on Friday, May 26. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $6000 target. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 12 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Outperform” on Thursday, April 28. On Monday, January 11 the stock rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Outperform”. The company was upgraded on Monday, July 11 by Jefferies. Ladenburg Thalmann maintained U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE:SLCA) rating on Thursday, April 28. Ladenburg Thalmann has “Neutral” rating and $19 target. The rating was downgraded by DA Davidson to “Neutral” on Monday, June 13.

Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd increased Cubesmart (NYSE:CUBE) stake by 60,692 shares to 514,674 valued at $13.78 million in 2016Q4. It also upped Manulife Finl Corp (NYSE:MFC) stake by 409,839 shares and now owns 1.27 million shares. Fortive Corp was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.49 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.40, from 1.09 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 11 investors sold Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. shares while 32 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 18.27 million shares or 4.46% less from 19.12 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Kirr Marbach Limited Liability Company In holds 1.08% or 193,653 shares. Nordea Inv reported 0% of its portfolio in Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA). Allianz Asset Mngmt Ag stated it has 0% in Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA). Mason Street Ltd Llc invested in 4,079 shares or 0% of the stock. California Employees Retirement System reported 0% in Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA). 265,122 were accumulated by Northern Tru. Picton Mahoney Asset has invested 0.24% in Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA). 843,857 are held by Dimensional Fund Lp. Sg Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 2.15% in Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA). Aqr Cap Mngmt Ltd Llc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA). Rhumbline Advisers, Massachusetts-based fund reported 24,499 shares. Aperio Group Inc Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA). Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada owns 77,409 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. The Georgia-based Voya Investment Limited Liability Co has invested 0% in Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA). Blackrock Investment Mngmt Limited stated it has 96,143 shares.

Since March 1, 2017, it had 3 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $845,997 activity. $2,994 worth of stock was bought by Bryan David on Tuesday, March 28. Shares for $28,840 were bought by Ferguson Joseph Edwin on Wednesday, March 1. 17,000 shares valued at $511,842 were sold by Miller Duane Franklin on Tuesday, March 28. $80,910 worth of Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA) shares were sold by Mochulsky Richard K. On Friday, March 24 the insider Mirvis Jeffrey P bought $56,120. 8,101 Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA) shares with value of $233,552 were sold by Daly Kevin Gerard.

Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. is a manufacturer, remanufacturer and distributor of automotive aftermarket parts, including alternators, starters, wheel hub assembly, brake master cylinders, brake power boosters and turbochargers utilized in imported and domestic passenger vehicles, light trucks and heavy-duty applications. The company has market cap of $520.66 million. The Firm sells its products in North America to auto parts retail and traditional warehouse chains and to automobile manufacturers for both their aftermarket programs and their warranty replacement programs . It has a 14.35 P/E ratio. It recycles materials, including metal from the used cores and corrugated packaging.

Among 6 analysts covering Motorcar Parts of America (NASDAQ:MPAA), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Motorcar Parts of America had 10 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by B. Riley & Co on Wednesday, August 10 to “Neutral”. The stock of Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA) earned “Sell” rating by Zacks on Monday, August 17. The firm has “Buy” rating by B. Riley & Co given on Thursday, November 10. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital with “Buy” on Tuesday, November 10. TH Capital maintained Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA) on Tuesday, November 10 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by TH Capital on Tuesday, August 11 with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by CL King on Monday, March 14 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by B. Riley & Co. Sidoti initiated it with “Buy” rating and $40 target in Wednesday, September 9 report.

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