Researchers at Stifel Nicolaus Reiterated their Hold rating for Actuant (ATU). The TP Given is $25.0; NANOPHASE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (NANX) Shorts Raised By 1.45%

March 22, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

NANOPHASE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (OTCMKTS:NANX) had an increase of 1.45% in short interest. NANX’s SI was 42,100 shares in March as released by FINRA. Its up 1.45% from 41,500 shares previously. With 11,000 avg volume, 4 days are for NANOPHASE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (OTCMKTS:NANX)’s short sellers to cover NANX’s short positions. The SI to NANOPHASE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION’s float is 0.34%. It closed at $0.45 lastly. It is down 0.00% since March 22, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 18 analysts covering Actuant (NYSE:ATU), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Actuant has $30 highest and $0.50 lowest target. $22.75’s average target is -0.22% below currents $22.8 stock price. Actuant had 45 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, December 2, the company rating was initiated by Aegis Capital. Wells Fargo downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Friday, October 7 report. The rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, April 5 with “Market Perform”. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 13 to “Sector Perform”. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, June 21. RBC Capital Markets maintained Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) on Tuesday, July 25 with “Hold” rating. Robert W. Baird upgraded Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) on Monday, November 14 to “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, December 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 25 by BMO Capital Markets. Tudor Pickering initiated Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) on Friday, March 24 with “Hold” rating.

Nanophase Technologies Corporation develops and makes advanced materials and applications with an integrated nanomaterial and related technologies. The company has market cap of $15.20 million. It produces engineered nano and larger, and sub-micron materials for use in various markets, which comprise personal care, architectural coatings, industrial coating applications, abrasion-resistant additives, plastics additives, medical diagnostics, energy, and various surface finishing technologies. It currently has negative earnings.

The stock decreased 3.80% or $0.9 during the last trading session, reaching $22.8. About 1.26 million shares traded or 151.36% up from the average. Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) has risen 0.16% since March 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.54% the S&P500.

Actuant Corporation designs, manufactures, and distributes a range of industrial products and systems worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.37 billion. It operates through three divisions: Industrial, Energy, and Engineered Solutions. It currently has negative earnings. The Industrial segment is primarily involved in the design, manufacture, and distribution of branded hydraulic and mechanical tools to the maintenance, industrial, infrastructure, and production automation markets under the Enerpac, Simplex, Precision-Hayes, Milwaukee Cylinder, and Larzep brand names.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.29 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.08, from 1.37 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 13 investors sold Actuant Corporation shares while 47 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 62.75 million shares or 3.05% less from 64.72 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fincl Bank Of Montreal Can owns 5,035 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Jane Street Grp Limited Liability Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) for 9,547 shares. Renaissance Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.01% or 232,300 shares. Howe Rusling Incorporated has 0.07% invested in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU). 8,132 were accumulated by Amalgamated Financial Bank. Oppenheimer reported 0.04% in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU). Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU). Kbc Group Nv reported 0% in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU). Barclays Public Ltd owns 0% invested in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) for 5,991 shares. Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 80,752 shares. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn stated it has 0.75% in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU). South Dakota Investment Council has 0.02% invested in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) for 30,100 shares. Jennison Associate Limited Liability holds 1.27 million shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Ig Inv Ltd stated it has 0.01% in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU). Natixis accumulated 8,905 shares.

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