Shapiro Capital Management Upped Knowles (KN) Position By $84.10 Million; Cantel Medical (CMD) Shorts Down By 8.34%

January 14, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Cantel Medical Corporation (NYSE:CMD) had a decrease of 8.34% in short interest. CMD’s SI was 628,300 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 8.34% from 685,500 shares previously. With 152,500 avg volume, 4 days are for Cantel Medical Corporation (NYSE:CMD)’s short sellers to cover CMD’s short positions. The SI to Cantel Medical Corporation’s float is 1.78%. The stock increased 1.74% or $1.88 during the last trading session, reaching $110.18. About 103,344 shares traded. Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE:CMD) has risen 11.32% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.38% the S&P500.

Shapiro Capital Management Llc increased Knowles Corporation (KN) stake by 0.06% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Shapiro Capital Management Llc acquired 5,508 shares as Knowles Corporation (KN)’s stock declined 8.91%. The Shapiro Capital Management Llc holds 9.81M shares with $149.84 billion value, up from 9.81M last quarter. Knowles Corporation now has $1.45 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.15% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $16.17. About 898,019 shares traded or 5.89% up from the average. Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) has risen 40.62% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.92% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Knowles Corporation had 21 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, February 12, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. Craig Hallum upgraded Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) on Monday, January 4 to “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by Benchmark on Wednesday, June 29 with “Hold”. JP Morgan initiated Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) on Tuesday, September 6 with “Neutral” rating. Topeka Capital Markets maintained the shares of KN in report on Friday, February 12 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital given on Thursday, September 29. The stock of Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 3 by Zacks. On Tuesday, October 27 the stock rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to “Underperform”. The stock of Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by Lake Street. The stock of Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, December 20 by Piper Jaffray.

Shapiro Capital Management Llc decreased General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) stake by 124,611 shares to 2.30 million valued at $93.07B in 2017Q3. It also reduced Charter Communications Cl A stake by 9,000 shares and now owns 7,700 shares. Scripps Networks Inter (NYSE:SNI) was reduced too.

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