Bamco Has Lifted Its Benefitfocus (BNFT) Stake; Hecla Mining Company (HL) Had 10 Analysts Last Week

December 8, 2017 - By Vivian Park

Among 15 analysts covering Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Hecla Mining Company had 49 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform” on Friday, November 17. H.C. Wainwright maintained Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) on Wednesday, June 21 with “Buy” rating. H.C. Wainwright maintained Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) on Tuesday, August 29 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Monday, October 5. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $3.60 target in Thursday, September 17 report. FBR Capital maintained Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) rating on Monday, May 9. FBR Capital has “Mkt Perform” rating and $4 target. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Strong Sell” on Monday, September 7. On Wednesday, October 21 the stock rating was maintained by Roth Capital with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, August 9 with “Hold”. The company was downgraded on Friday, April 8 by IBC. See Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) latest ratings:

04/12/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $5.0 Maintain
04/12/2017 Broker: Cantor Fitzgerald Rating: Buy New Target: $5 Initiates Coverage On
30/11/2017 Broker: B. Riley & Co Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
30/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $5.0 Upgrade
17/11/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Market Perform Initiate
14/11/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $5.25 Upgrade
07/11/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $6.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: H.C. Wainwright Rating: Buy New Target: $8.5 Maintain
17/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $6.0 Maintain
13/10/2017 Broker: H.C. Wainwright Rating: Buy New Target: $8.5 Maintain

Bamco Inc increased Benefitfocus Inc (BNFT) stake by 0.59% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Bamco Inc acquired 24,954 shares as Benefitfocus Inc (BNFT)’s stock rose 5.84%. The Bamco Inc holds 4.25 million shares with $154.40M value, up from 4.22M last quarter. Benefitfocus Inc now has $836.56M valuation. The stock increased 2.69% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $26.75. About 156,171 shares traded. Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) has declined 9.60% since December 8, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.30% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.69 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.61, from 1.08 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 16 investors sold BNFT shares while 16 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 33 raised stakes. 24.56 million shares or 3.95% more from 23.63 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys accumulated 17,382 shares. Northern Tru reported 0% stake. Artisan Prtn Partnership holds 968,092 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Nationwide Fund Advisors owns 9,029 shares. California State Teachers Retirement owns 28,198 shares. Moreover, Raymond James Na has 0.03% invested in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) for 9,479 shares. Panagora Asset Management Incorporated has 0% invested in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT). Great West Life Assurance Com Can has invested 0% in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT). State Street holds 0% or 268,724 shares. Gagnon Securities Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.26% of its portfolio in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT). Vanguard Grp Inc has invested 0% in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT). Arrowmark Colorado Limited Liability holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) for 185,000 shares. Wells Fargo & Mn accumulated 346,253 shares. Gofen Glossberg Limited Liability Il has invested 0.02% in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT). Manufacturers Life Ins Co The holds 13,092 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Bamco Inc decreased Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (NYSE:DKS) stake by 881,225 shares to 1.05M valued at $41.93 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced American Assets Trust Inc (NYSE:AAT) stake by 331,500 shares and now owns 592,000 shares. Arch Cap Group Ltd (NASDAQ:ACGL) was reduced too.

Among 11 analysts covering Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Benefitfocus had 31 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) rating on Wednesday, September 20. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $35.0 target. Zacks upgraded Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) rating on Thursday, September 3. Zacks has “Buy” rating and $41 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) rating on Thursday, August 3. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $2900 target. On Wednesday, February 24 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) rating on Friday, October 27. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $35.0 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, May 29 with “Hold”. On Sunday, September 10 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. Piper Jaffray maintained Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) rating on Friday, November 3. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $34.0 target. The company was maintained on Sunday, July 30 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, May 6 by William Blair.

The stock decreased 2.26% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $3.46. About 4.30M shares traded. Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) has risen 41.69% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.99% the S&P500.

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