Principal Financial Group Boosted Its Medidata Solutions (MDSO) Holding; Shorts at Genius Brands International (GNUS) Lowered By 2.32%

March 16, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Genius Brands International Inc (NASDAQ:GNUS) had a decrease of 2.32% in short interest. GNUS’s SI was 172,700 shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 2.32% from 176,800 shares previously. With 41,700 avg volume, 4 days are for Genius Brands International Inc (NASDAQ:GNUS)’s short sellers to cover GNUS’s short positions. The SI to Genius Brands International Inc’s float is 3.86%. The stock increased 0.71% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $2.82. About 100 shares traded. Genius Brands International, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNUS) has 0.00% since March 16, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Principal Financial Group Inc increased Medidata Solutions Inc (MDSO) stake by 5.24% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Principal Financial Group Inc acquired 13,179 shares as Medidata Solutions Inc (MDSO)’s stock rose 25.99%. The Principal Financial Group Inc holds 264,608 shares with $20.66 million value, up from 251,429 last quarter. Medidata Solutions Inc now has $3.93B valuation. The stock decreased 0.30% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $67. About 152,782 shares traded. Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) has risen 68.37% since March 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 51.67% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.71 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.48, from 1.23 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 38 investors sold MDSO shares while 60 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 88 raised stakes. 59.30 million shares or 4.96% more from 56.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Champlain Investment Partners Ltd Liability Com stated it has 1.56% of its portfolio in Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO). Envestnet Asset Inc has invested 0% in Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO). 7,497 are held by Los Angeles Mngmt & Equity Research. Sg Americas Securities Limited Liability Corp owns 1,896 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Global Thematic Prtnrs Ltd Liability has 1.04M shares for 2.6% of their portfolio. Assetmark holds 0% of its portfolio in Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) for 678 shares. Wells Fargo & Mn owns 219,054 shares. Citigroup Inc holds 10,952 shares. Riverhead Cap Mgmt Ltd Company reported 0.02% in Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO). Loomis Sayles Company LP has 435,718 shares. Bahl Gaynor Inc, a Ohio-based fund reported 21,226 shares. Fred Alger Mngmt Inc holds 0.3% in Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) or 825,129 shares. Cordasco Financial Net holds 0.03% or 300 shares in its portfolio. Strs Ohio invested in 0.05% or 143,797 shares. 605,280 are held by Royal Bancorporation Of Canada.

Principal Financial Group Inc decreased Senior Hsg Pptys Tr (NYSE:SNH) stake by 425,951 shares to 6.74 million valued at $131.69 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Caci Intl Inc (NYSE:CACI) stake by 7,374 shares and now owns 409,373 shares. Molson Coors Brewing Co (NYSE:TAP) was reduced too.

Among 17 analysts covering Medidata Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Medidata Solutions Inc. had 43 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy” on Sunday, October 22. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Thursday, July 21 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by Topeka Capital Markets. As per Friday, February 10, the company rating was maintained by Needham. The stock of Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, September 28. Topeka Capital Markets maintained the shares of MDSO in report on Friday, September 25 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, October 26. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Wells Fargo.

Since December 19, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $4.44 million activity. Bergmann Rouven also sold $210,000 worth of Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) on Wednesday, January 24. de Vries Glen Michael sold $1.88 million worth of stock. 26,836 shares valued at $1.89M were sold by Sherif Tarek on Monday, March 12.

Genius Brands International, Inc., a content and brand management company, creates and licenses animated multimedia content for toddlers to tweens worldwide. The company has market cap of $21.46 million. The firm offers Thomas EdisonÂ’s Secret Lab, a STEM comedy adventure series; Baby Genius, a catalogue of songs, music videos, and toys, which feature classic nursery rhymes, learning songs, classical music, holiday favorites, and others for toddlers; and Warren BuffetÂ’s Secret MillionaireÂ’s Club, an animated series for kids. It currently has negative earnings. It also develops and produces animated series, such as Llama Llama, SpacePop, Stan LeeÂ’s Cosmic Crusaders, and Rainbow Rangers.

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