Layne Christensen Company (LAYN) Reaches $11.55 After 3.00% Up Move; Getty Realty (GTY) Shorts Up By 10.91%

December 8, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Getty Realty Corporation (NYSE:GTY) had an increase of 10.91% in short interest. GTY’s SI was 438,100 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 10.91% from 395,000 shares previously. With 166,100 avg volume, 3 days are for Getty Realty Corporation (NYSE:GTY)’s short sellers to cover GTY’s short positions. The SI to Getty Realty Corporation’s float is 1.59%. The stock increased 0.54% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $28.09. About 46,302 shares traded. Getty Realty Corp. (NYSE:GTY) has risen 28.27% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.57% the S&P500.

The stock of Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 2.19% or $0.2476 during the last trading session, reaching $11.5476. About 103,652 shares traded. Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN) has declined 11.47% since December 8, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.17% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months positive chart setup for the $229.59M company. It was reported on Dec, 8 by We have $11.89 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:LAYN worth $6.89M more.

Analysts await Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN) to report earnings on December, 14. They expect $-0.04 EPS, up 76.47% or $0.13 from last year’s $-0.17 per share. After $-0.11 actual EPS reported by Layne Christensen Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -63.64% EPS growth.

Among 3 analysts covering Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Layne Christensen had 7 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, June 9 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Zacks on Tuesday, August 18. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, August 4. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, September 12 report. On Friday, February 19 the stock rating was initiated by Maxim Group with “Buy”. DA Davidson maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, March 7 report.

Layne Christensen Company operates as a water management, construction, and drilling firm that provides solutions for the water, mineral, and energy markets in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $229.59 million. The companyÂ’s Water Resources segment offers water-related services and products, including hydrologic design and construction; source of supply exploration; well and intake construction; and well and pump rehabilitation services. It currently has negative earnings. This segment also provides water treatment equipment engineering services and systems for the treatment of regulated and nuisance contaminants.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.17, from 0.86 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 10 investors sold Layne Christensen Company shares while 24 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 20 raised stakes. 17.48 million shares or 2.94% less from 18.01 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. American Gp holds 0% or 11,198 shares in its portfolio. Corsair Capital Mgmt Lp stated it has 10,000 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Goldman Sachs Group Inc Inc has invested 0% in Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN). Moreover, D E Shaw & Company Inc has 0% invested in Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN). Deutsche Commercial Bank Ag owns 78,214 shares. 200,000 are held by Cove Street Capital Limited Liability Corp. 1.18M are held by Blackrock. 29,209 were accumulated by Millennium Mgmt Limited. Ameritas Inv Prns holds 1,411 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 12,400 shares. Moreover, Oppenheimer And has 0.01% invested in Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN) for 47,300 shares. Rock Point Advisors Limited Com, a Vermont-based fund reported 50,575 shares. Morgan Stanley stated it has 45,654 shares. Legal & General Public Limited Co invested in 0% or 2,801 shares. Rutabaga Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Ma has 1.25M shares for 2.06% of their portfolio.

Getty Realty Corp. is a real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $1.11 billion. The firm invests in real estate markets of the United States. It has a 23.76 P/E ratio. It specializes in the ownership, leasing and financing of convenience store and gasoline station properties.

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