Wealthtrust Axiom Has Lowered Position in Student Transn (STB) by $370,505; Rayonier Advanced Matls (RYAM) Shareholder U S Global Investors Trimmed Its Stake

January 14, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

U S Global Investors Inc decreased its stake in Rayonier Advanced Matls Inc (RYAM) by 59.02% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. U S Global Investors Inc sold 95,915 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.81% with the market. The institutional investor held 66,600 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $912,000, down from 162,515 at the end of the previous reported quarter. U S Global Investors Inc who had been investing in Rayonier Advanced Matls Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $862.07M market cap company. The stock decreased 1.04% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $19.92. About 682,157 shares traded. Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:RYAM) has risen 2.89% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.81% the S&P500.

Wealthtrust Axiom Llc decreased its stake in Student Transn Inc (STB) by 7.4% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wealthtrust Axiom Llc sold 74,101 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.12% with the market. The institutional investor held 927,602 shares of the other transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.55M, down from 1.00M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wealthtrust Axiom Llc who had been investing in Student Transn Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $581.36M market cap company. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $6.21. About 113,333 shares traded. Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ:STB) has risen 25.58% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.88% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc had 22 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 19. RBC Capital Markets downgraded it to “Sector Perform” rating and $10 target in Friday, October 30 report. On Sunday, August 20 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The stock of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:RYAM) earned “Market Perform” rating by Citigroup on Friday, August 21. Sidoti initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 17 report. The stock of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:RYAM) earned “Underperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, April 25. The company was downgraded on Friday, December 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:RYAM) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Tuesday, September 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 29 by Bank of America. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, February 27 by RBC Capital Markets.

U S Global Investors Inc, which manages about $845.00 million and $336.74 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Royal Gold Inc (NASDAQ:RGLD) by 4,090 shares to 7,122 shares, valued at $613,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Delta Air Lines Inc Del (NYSE:DAL) by 24,061 shares in the quarter, for a total of 296,734 shares, and has risen its stake in Spirit Airls Inc (NASDAQ:SAVE).

Analysts await Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:RYAM) to report earnings on January, 29. They expect $0.17 EPS, down 5.56% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.18 per share. RYAM’s profit will be $7.36M for 29.29 P/E if the $0.17 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.18 actual EPS reported by Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.56% negative EPS growth.

Among 5 analysts covering Student Transportation (NASDAQ:STB), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Student Transportation had 8 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $5.75 target in Monday, August 10 report. On Friday, June 2 the stock rating was downgraded by National Bank Canada to “Sector Perform”. Raymond James initiated the shares of STB in report on Friday, December 2 with “Outperform” rating. Scotia Capital maintained the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Thursday, September 17 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, September 22. The company was maintained on Friday, September 22 by BMO Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 17 report. On Monday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”.

Analysts await Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ:STB) to report earnings on February, 12. They expect $0.06 EPS, down 14.29% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.07 per share. STB’s profit will be $5.62M for 25.88 P/E if the $0.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.08 actual EPS reported by Student Transportation Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -175.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.16 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.68, from 1.48 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 4 investors sold STB shares while 15 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 28 raised stakes. 24.20 million shares or 0.49% more from 24.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Global X Management Co Ltd Co holds 0.24% or 1.49 million shares in its portfolio. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec accumulated 8.00M shares. Hutchin Hill Cap Limited Partnership reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ:STB). Penn Mgmt Communications invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ:STB). Hudock Capital Group Limited owns 800 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Monarch Prtn Asset Llc owns 0.26% invested in Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ:STB) for 448,394 shares. 20,561 are held by Trexquant Ltd Partnership. Manufacturers Life Insurance The reported 62,278 shares. Raymond James & Associate invested in 10,043 shares or 0% of the stock. Bancorporation Of America Corp De stated it has 37,657 shares. Hodges Cap Management invested 0.16% in Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ:STB). Moreover, Vanguard has 0% invested in Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ:STB) for 34,085 shares. Intact Inv Management Inc invested 0.18% in Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ:STB). Dynamic Solutions Ltd Liability, Arizona-based fund reported 11,813 shares. Swiss Fincl Bank holds 0% or 153,457 shares in its portfolio.

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