Portolan Capital Management Trimmed Carrols Restaurant Group (TAST) Holding; Cross Country (CCRN) Shorts Increased By 1.22%

December 7, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Cross Country Incorporated (NASDAQ:CCRN) had an increase of 1.22% in short interest. CCRN’s SI was 1.90 million shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 1.22% from 1.88M shares previously. With 121,100 avg volume, 16 days are for Cross Country Incorporated (NASDAQ:CCRN)’s short sellers to cover CCRN’s short positions. The SI to Cross Country Incorporated’s float is 6.02%. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $14.07. About 6,173 shares traded. Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) has declined 8.78% since December 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.48% the S&P500.

Portolan Capital Management Llc decreased Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. (TAST) stake by 86.88% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Portolan Capital Management Llc sold 340,478 shares as Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. (TAST)’s stock declined 24.32%. The Portolan Capital Management Llc holds 51,431 shares with $630,000 value, down from 391,909 last quarter. Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. now has $450.00M valuation. The stock increased 0.40% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $12.7. About 2,503 shares traded. Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) has risen 0.56% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.14% the S&P500.

Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. provides healthcare staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions in the United States. The company has market cap of $513.29 million. The firm operates through three divisions: Nurse and Allied Staffing, Physician Staffing, and Other Human Capital Management Services. It has a 51.92 P/E ratio. The Nurse and Allied Staffing segment offers traditional staffing, including temporary and permanent placement of travel nurses and allied professionals, and branch local nurses and allied staffing; and short-term staffing of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nurse assistants, practitioners, pharmacists, and other allied professionals on per diem and short-term assignments.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.53, from 1.47 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 15 investors sold Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. shares while 48 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 32.92 million shares or 1.26% more from 32.51 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 1,253 are owned by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). Texas Permanent School Fund stated it has 23,143 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 241,096 are owned by Principal Financial Group. Vanguard Grp Incorporated, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 1.92M shares. Schwab Charles Mgmt, California-based fund reported 75,215 shares. Boston Partners invested in 0% or 35,270 shares. 450,225 were accumulated by Foundry Prns Ltd Company. Essex Invest Mngmt Lc holds 0.24% of its portfolio in Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) for 130,627 shares. Royal Bankshares Of Canada has 708,646 shares for 0% of their portfolio. California-based Globeflex L P has invested 0.02% in Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN). Argent Cap Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.05% or 100,614 shares in its portfolio. Federated Invsts Incorporated Pa holds 0% in Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) or 118,255 shares. Kornitzer Cap Management Inc Ks, Kansas-based fund reported 119,800 shares. South Dakota Council invested in 0.01% or 37,000 shares. 166 were accumulated by Pnc Services Gru Incorporated.

Among 9 analysts covering Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ:CCRN), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Cross Country Healthcare had 15 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) earned “Buy” rating by Lake Street on Wednesday, October 7. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating by Avondale given on Tuesday, January 24. The stock of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, March 11. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 14 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 20 by Benchmark. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Sunday, October 8. The company was maintained on Friday, November 6 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy” on Thursday, July 6. The stock of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) earned “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Sunday, August 9. The firm has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, August 2.

Analysts await Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) to report earnings on March, 1. They expect $0.01 EPS, down 75.00% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.04 per share. TAST’s profit will be $354,331 for 317.50 P/E if the $0.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.08 actual EPS reported by Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -87.50% negative EPS growth.

Among 2 analysts covering Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Carrols Restaurant Group had 3 analyst reports since January 29, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, September 26 by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, November 20 with “Buy”.

Portolan Capital Management Llc increased Match Group Inc. stake by 31,075 shares to 576,524 valued at $10.02M in 2017Q2. It also upped Skechers Usa Inc. (NYSE:SKX) stake by 248,415 shares and now owns 473,869 shares. Instructure Inc. was raised too.

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