Eads & Heald Investment Counsel Has Increased Snap (SNA) Holding By $510,176; Gladstone Investment – Business Develo (GAIN) Shorts Increased By 15.43%

March 21, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Gladstone Investment Corporation – Business Develo (NASDAQ:GAIN) had an increase of 15.43% in short interest. GAIN’s SI was 591,000 shares in March as released by FINRA. Its up 15.43% from 512,000 shares previously. With 253,400 avg volume, 2 days are for Gladstone Investment Corporation – Business Develo (NASDAQ:GAIN)’s short sellers to cover GAIN’s short positions. The stock increased 0.77% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $10.42. About 171,911 shares traded. Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) has risen 34.32% since March 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.62% the S&P500.

Eads & Heald Investment Counsel increased Snap (SNA) stake by 52.66% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Eads & Heald Investment Counsel acquired 3,424 shares as Snap (SNA)’s stock declined 3.98%. The Eads & Heald Investment Counsel holds 9,926 shares with $1.48 million value, up from 6,502 last quarter. Snap now has $8.55 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.91% or $1.36 during the last trading session, reaching $150.79. About 613,897 shares traded. Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) has risen 2.47% since March 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.23% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering Snap-on (NYSE:SNA), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Snap-on had 29 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, October 5 the stock rating was upgraded by Longbow to “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 22 by Robert W. Baird. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $19700 target in Tuesday, August 1 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, April 12. As per Thursday, July 20, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The rating was downgraded by Longbow to “Neutral” on Monday, August 21. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, May 30. On Thursday, February 8 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 6 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by CL King given on Tuesday, June 28.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $16.44 million activity. 5,743 shares were sold by Ward Thomas J, worth $918,460. Another trade for 96,000 shares valued at $15.40 million was made by KASSOUF THOMAS L. on Monday, February 26. JONES NATHAN J sold $125,750 worth of stock or 774 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.23 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 53 investors sold SNA shares while 154 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 196 raised stakes. 54.39 million shares or 4.11% more from 52.24 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Genesee Valley Tru invested in 0.13% or 2,103 shares. Petrus Company Lta reported 0.08% stake. Moreover, Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has 0.01% invested in Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) for 5,123 shares. Sii Wi has 3,124 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Zeke Capital Advsr Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.06% or 2,895 shares. Raymond James Na accumulated 1,483 shares. 24 are owned by Reilly Advisors Llc. Moreover, Ashmore Wealth Mngmt Ltd has 2.8% invested in Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) for 348,103 shares. Credit Agricole S A holds 0.02% or 39,663 shares. Capital Financial Advisers Ltd Liability stated it has 88,573 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Columbia Wanger Asset Management Lc stated it has 0.85% of its portfolio in Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA). Synovus Corp owns 3,412 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru Holding Inc holds 0.03% or 156,351 shares in its portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag reported 75,010 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue invested in 0.05% or 6,455 shares.

Since March 5, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 insider sales for $47,800 activity. DULLUM DAVID A R had bought 5,000 shares worth $47,800 on Monday, March 5.

Gladstone Investment Corporation is a business development firm specializing in buyouts; recapitalizations; refinancing existing debt; senior debt securities such as senior loans, senior term loans, lines of credit, and senior notes; senior subordinated debt securities such as senior subordinated loans and senior subordinated notes; junior subordinated debt securities such as subordinated notes and mezzanine loans; limited liability firm interests, and warrants or options. The company has market cap of $338.92 million. The fund does not invest in start-ups. It has a 7.72 P/E ratio. It seeks to invest in small and mid-sized companies based in the United States.

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