Macquarie Group LTD Lowered Quaker Chem (KWR) Holding; Shorts at Wheeler Real Estate Investment T (WHLR) Lowered By 3.75%

February 15, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Wheeler Real Estate Investment T (NASDAQ:WHLR) had a decrease of 3.75% in short interest. WHLR’s SI was 713,700 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 3.75% from 741,500 shares previously. With 28,900 avg volume, 25 days are for Wheeler Real Estate Investment T (NASDAQ:WHLR)’s short sellers to cover WHLR’s short positions. The SI to Wheeler Real Estate Investment T’s float is 10.45%. The stock increased 2.56% or $0.135 during the last trading session, reaching $5.4. About 54,704 shares traded. Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ:WHLR) has declined 24.26% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.96% the S&P500.

Macquarie Group Ltd decreased Quaker Chem Corp (KWR) stake by 1.96% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Macquarie Group Ltd sold 5,241 shares as Quaker Chem Corp (KWR)’s stock rose 3.33%. The Macquarie Group Ltd holds 262,056 shares with $38.77M value, down from 267,297 last quarter. Quaker Chem Corp now has $1.98B valuation. The stock increased 1.20% or $1.76 during the last trading session, reaching $148.62. About 6,634 shares traded. Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) has risen 66.07% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 49.37% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust (NASDAQ:WHLR), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust had 11 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wunderlich on Friday, January 27. The stock of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ:WHLR) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 8 by FBR Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 10 by Maxim Group. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Compass Point on Friday, November 3. The stock has “Mkt Outperform” rating by JMP Securities on Monday, January 9. The rating was downgraded by JMP Securities on Wednesday, May 24 to “Market Perform”. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Monday, August 22 by JMP Securities. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 12 by Maxim Group. As per Wednesday, March 1, the company rating was maintained by Maxim Group.

Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. engages in acquiring, financing, developing, leasing, owning, and managing real estate properties in the mid-Atlantic, southeast, and southwest United States. The company has market cap of $51.69 million. It acquires strip centers, neighborhood, grocery-anchored, community, and free-standing retail properties. It currently has negative earnings. The firm leases its properties to national and regional retailers.

Macquarie Group Ltd increased Zayo Group Hldgs Inc (NYSE:ZAYO) stake by 24,022 shares to 83,422 valued at $2.87 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Jacobs Engr Group Inc Del (NYSE:JEC) stake by 8,700 shares and now owns 12,330 shares. Logmein Inc (NASDAQ:LOGM) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.27, from 1.34 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 12 investors sold KWR shares while 49 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 10.69 million shares or 2.22% less from 10.93 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Jpmorgan Chase & owns 638,073 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Tower Llc (Trc) reported 1,961 shares. Thompson Davis And accumulated 257 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR). Vanguard Group Inc, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 1.21 million shares. Barclays Pcl accumulated 2,208 shares or 0% of the stock. Citadel Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 1,959 shares. 14,234 were reported by Suntrust Banks. Pub Employees Retirement Of Ohio holds 0% of its portfolio in Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) for 575 shares. Amer Gru holds 0.01% or 10,330 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement has 0% invested in Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) for 3,840 shares. Btim owns 77,815 shares or 0.18% of their US portfolio. Whittier reported 0% in Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR). Swiss Commercial Bank has 0% invested in Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR). Nationwide Fund Advsr holds 7,216 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Among 5 analysts covering Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Quaker Chemical Corp had 14 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Hold” on Tuesday, February 16. The stock of Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 7 by Jefferies. The company was downgraded on Thursday, August 6 by Zacks. Jefferies maintained Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) on Monday, October 16 with “Hold” rating. Jefferies maintained Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) on Thursday, June 15 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by Seaport Global to “Accumulate” on Wednesday, January 13. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 19 by Jefferies. Wunderlich maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 27 report. As per Thursday, August 31, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, May 2 by Seaport Global.

Analysts await Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $1.26 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $1.26 per share. KWR’s profit will be $16.76 million for 29.49 P/E if the $1.26 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.33 actual EPS reported by Quaker Chemical Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.26% negative EPS growth.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $590,000 activity. 1,000 shares were sold by Nieman Jan, worth $145,000.

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