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Medallion Financial Corp Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest (TAXI)

Shares of Medallion Financial Corp (NASDAQ:TAXI) were the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,768,569 shares, an increase of 59.8% from the November 28th total of 1,106,576 shares, Analyst Ratings News reports. Currently, 8.1% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 419,031 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.2 days. A number of analysts have recently weighed in on TAXI shares. Analysts at... 
 

Short Interest in Viacom Declines By 11.4% (VIAB)

Shares of Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) were the target of a significant drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 10,042,929 shares, a drop of 11.4% from the November 28th total of 11,333,654 shares, AmericanBankingNews.com reports. Based on an average daily volume of 3,814,133 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.6 days. A number of analysts have recently weighed in on VIAB shares. Analysts at Barclays cut their price target on shares of Viacom from $71.00 to $70.00 in a research... 
 

ANSYS Short Interest Up 32.4% in December (ANSS)

ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,286,579 shares, an increase of 32.4% from the November 28th total of 971,934 shares, Analyst Ratings Network reports. Approximately 1.4% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 383,842 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.4 days. Separately, analysts at Benchmark Co. downgraded shares of ANSYS from a “buy” rating to a “hold”... 
 

AirMedia Group Inc Sees Large Growth in Short Interest (AMCN)

AirMedia Group Inc (NASDAQ:AMCN) saw a significant growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 919,050 shares, a growth of 67.6% from the November 28th total of 548,207 shares, StockRatingsNetwork reports. Based on an average trading volume of 560,224 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.6 days. Separately, analysts at TheStreet upgraded shares of AirMedia Group Inc from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November... 
 

Aegion Corp Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest (AEGN)

Aegion Corp (NASDAQ:AEGN) saw a significant decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,105,779 shares, a decline of 44.0% from the November 28th total of 1,974,777 shares, AR Network reports. Based on an average trading volume of 412,560 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.7 days. Approximately 3.0% of the shares of the stock are short sold. A number of research firms have recently commented on AEGN. Analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Aegion Corp from an “underperform”... 
 

Commercial Metals Company (CMC) to Release Earnings on Tuesday

Commercial Metals Company (NYSE:CMC) is scheduled to be posting its Q115 quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 6th. Analysts expect Commercial Metals Company to post earnings of $0.28 per share and revenue of $1.77 billion for the quarter. Commercial Metals Company (NYSE:CMC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 29th. The company reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.90 million for the quarter, compared... 
 

Sonic (SONC) to Release Earnings on Tuesday

Sonic (NASDAQ:SONC) will release its Q115 earnings data on Tuesday, January 6th. Analysts expect Sonic to post earnings of $0.16 per share and revenue of $133.90 million for the quarter. Sonic has set its FY15 guidance at $0.91-1.01 EPS. Sonic (NASDAQ:SONC) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, October 21st. The company reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.34. The company had revenue of $163.77 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $161.00 million.... 
 

Diamond Foods Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest (DMND)

Diamond Foods (NASDAQ:DMND) saw a significant drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,068,448 shares, a drop of 29.0% from the November 28th total of 2,913,151 shares, American Banking and Market News reports. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 412,519 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.0 days. Approximately 6.7% of the company’s stock are short sold. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Diamond Foods... 
 

Goudy Park Management Increases Stake in Planet Payment (PLPM) to 4.3%

LIGHTNING RELEASES: CHICAGO (1/1/2015)– Goudy Park Management today announced it has increased its stake in Planet Payment (PLPM) to over 2,400,000 shares and now owns over 4.3% of the common shares outstanding.  Goudy Park Management has been pleased with the initial steps taken by new CEO, Carl Williams to reduce the company’s operating cost structure and improve EBITDA margins.  It also is confident that Planet Payment management has several initiatives underway to re-accelerate top line growth to a low double digit level... 
 

BuyCorrosionX.com Gets a New Face Lift by Updating Its Website and Adding New CorrosionX Preventive Products to the Lineup!

LIGHTNING RELEASES: SPOKANE, Wash. (12/31/2014) – BuyCorrosionX.com announces its newly redesigned website featuring an upgraded shopping cart with a new platform. Leon Frechette, the Northwest’s stocking distributor for the CorrosionX product line since 1998, says, “It was about time to make life a little easier for both our consumer and wholesale customers.” The new website allows for more product information and better placement of product images, which customers can sort through with ease to help them choose the right... 
 

Imperva Upgraded by Zacks to Outperform (IMPV)

Zacks upgraded shares of Imperva (NASDAQ:IMPV) from a neutral rating to an outperform rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The firm currently has $52.90 price target on the stock. Shares of Imperva (NASDAQ:IMPV) traded up 0.22% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $49.43. 172,590 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Imperva has a 52-week low of $18.40 and a 52-week high of $67.12. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $46.27 and a 200-day moving average of $32.76. The company’s market cap is $1.314... 
 

New Dividend Announcements: for December, 29th (IGM, JNK, JOY, LIF, LRE, MCRO, MRE, MSI, PEY, PSK)

Here’s a breakdown of companies that have announced dividends today, Monday, December 29th: IGM Financial (TSE:IGM) announced a Quarterly dividend. Investors of record on Friday, January 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.5625 per share on Friday, January 30th. This represents a dividend yield of 5.15%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 29th. SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bnd ETF (NYSE:JNK) announced a monthly dividend. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 31st will be paid a dividend of 0.185 per share on Wednesday, January... 
 

Vertex Energy Cut to Underperform at Zacks (NASDAQ:VTNR)

Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) was downgraded by Zacks from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a $4.00 price target on the stock. Zacks‘s target price would suggest a potential downside of 4.53% from the stock’s previous close. A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on VTNR. Analysts at Global Hunter Securities initiated coverage on shares of Vertex Energy in a research note on Tuesday, November 25th. They set a... 
 

Gap Same Store Sales Rise 6% in December, Stock Rises by 0.4% (NYSE:GPS)

Gap’s (NYSE:GPS) same-store sales climbed 6% in the month of December, Analyst Ratings News reports. The company beat analysts’ expectations of a 1.6% year-over-year decline in sales. Gap’s stock rose by 0.4% in the first full-day of trading following the report. A number of analysts have recently weighed in on GPS shares. Analysts at Cowen and Company initiated coverage on shares of Gap in a research note on Tuesday, December 16th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $46.00 price target on the stock. Separately,... 
 

Insider Buying: Fredric H. Gould Acquires 3,715 Shares of BRT Realty Trust Stock (BRT)

BRT Realty Trust (NYSE:BRT) Director Fredric H. Gould acquired 3,715 shares of BRT Realty Trust stock on the open market in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 30th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $6.95 per share, with a total value of $25,819.25. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 258,521 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,796,721. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Shares of BRT Realty Trust (NYSE:BRT)... 
 
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