Aqr Capital Management Has Boosted Rpx (RPXC) Position; Middleby (MIDD) Shorts Decreased By 6.29%

November 15, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD) had a decrease of 6.29% in short interest. MIDD’s SI was 4.08 million shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 6.29% from 4.35M shares previously. With 589,100 avg volume, 7 days are for Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD)’s short sellers to cover MIDD’s short positions. The SI to Middleby Corporation’s float is 7.23%. About 179,792 shares traded. Middleby Corp (NASDAQ:MIDD) has risen 8.18% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.52% the S&P500.

Aqr Capital Management Llc increased Rpx Corp (RPXC) stake by 44.13% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Aqr Capital Management Llc acquired 221,928 shares as Rpx Corp (RPXC)’s stock rose 21.32%. The Aqr Capital Management Llc holds 724,792 shares with $10.11M value, up from 502,864 last quarter. Rpx Corp now has $622.55M valuation. It is 0.00% or $0 reaching $12.57 per share. It is down 55.41% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.71% the S&P500.

The Middleby Corporation is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of commercial foodservice, food processing equipment and residential kitchen equipment. The company has market cap of $6.11 billion. The Firm operates in three divisions: the Commercial Foodservice Equipment Group, the Food Processing Equipment Group and the Residential Kitchen Equipment Group. It has a 20.55 P/E ratio. It is also engaged in the design, manufacture, marketing, distribution and service of a range of foodservice equipment used in commercial restaurants and institutional kitchens; food preparation, cooking, baking, chilling and packaging equipment for food processing operations, and kitchen equipment, including ranges, ovens, refrigerators, ventilation and dishwashers used in the residential market.

Since May 26, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $513,200 activity. LINDSAY MARTIN M also sold $513,200 worth of Middleby Corp (NASDAQ:MIDD) on Friday, May 26.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.08 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 38 investors sold Middleby Corp shares while 120 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 125 raised stakes. 51.63 million shares or 0.25% more from 51.50 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Waratah Capital invested in 19,745 shares. Blair William & Il holds 46,500 shares. United Kingdom-based Sarasin Prtn Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0.1% in Middleby Corp (NASDAQ:MIDD). Comerica Comml Bank owns 0.02% invested in Middleby Corp (NASDAQ:MIDD) for 18,323 shares. Axa reported 8,424 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And Company invested in 0.03% or 1.12M shares. Washington Tru Fincl Bank reported 450 shares. 5,063 were reported by Aqr Capital Limited Liability Co. At Financial Bank owns 0.29% invested in Middleby Corp (NASDAQ:MIDD) for 20,303 shares. Shine Investment Advisory holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Middleby Corp (NASDAQ:MIDD) for 423 shares. Fred Alger holds 0.19% or 325,975 shares. Shell Asset invested in 0.01% or 3,465 shares. California State Teachers Retirement holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Middleby Corp (NASDAQ:MIDD) for 104,460 shares. Moreover, Norris Perne French Llp Mi has 1.77% invested in Middleby Corp (NASDAQ:MIDD) for 86,692 shares. Rainier Inv Mgmt Limited Liability Co reported 1.32% of its portfolio in Middleby Corp (NASDAQ:MIDD).

Among 8 analysts covering Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Middleby had 15 analyst reports since November 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by TH Capital on Thursday, November 12 with “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained Middleby Corp (NASDAQ:MIDD) on Friday, August 11 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Sector Weight” on Monday, October 16. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 12 by Roth Capital. Deutsche Bank initiated Middleby Corp (NASDAQ:MIDD) rating on Wednesday, September 7. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $123 target. The stock of Middleby Corp (NASDAQ:MIDD) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 22 by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of MIDD in report on Wednesday, November 8 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 29 by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of MIDD in report on Thursday, August 10 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, November 10 by Citigroup.

Since May 17, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $21,623 activity. Another trade for 1,560 shares valued at $21,623 was sold by SWANK STEVEN S. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $140,378 was sold by Campion Trevor.

Among 3 analysts covering RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. RPX Corporation had 11 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird upgraded RPX Corp (NASDAQ:RPXC) rating on Friday, February 17. Robert W. Baird has “Outperform” rating and $14 target. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital on Thursday, August 20 to “Underweight”. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Wednesday, February 15 report. The stock of RPX Corp (NASDAQ:RPXC) has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, February 6 by Cowen & Co. The stock of RPX Corp (NASDAQ:RPXC) earned “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, November 4. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of RPXC in report on Monday, October 30 with “Buy” rating. The stock of RPX Corp (NASDAQ:RPXC) earned “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, December 16. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $13 target in Tuesday, October 31 report.

Aqr Capital Management Llc decreased Etsy Inc stake by 23,843 shares to 16,444 valued at $247,000 in 2017Q2. It also reduced Lsc Communications Inc stake by 322,545 shares and now owns 424,096 shares. Conocophillips (NYSE:COP) was reduced too.

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