Accuray Incorporated (ARAY) Stock Outlook: The Week That’s Testing Investors

Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Renaissance Technologies Llc, which owns 5,507,123 shares of the stock are valued at $25.06 …

Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ:ARAY) went up to recover about 39.02% since recording its record low price of $3.16. The stock experienced -3.3% slump, arriving at $4.4 on 4/10/2019. During the day, the stock price traveled from $4.37 to $4.56. This company shares are 59.09% off its target price of $7 and the current market capitalization stands at $393.54M. The recent change has given its price a -8.23% deficit over SMA 50 and -18.52% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -4.97% declines, 17.65% gains and 6.28% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found ARAY’s volatility during a week at 3.87% and during a month it has been found around 4.34%.

Accuray Incorporated (ARAY) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $328 million or 84.4% in ARAY stock. Look at its top three institutional owners: Blackrock Inc. owns $37.73 million in Accuray Incorporated, which represents roughly 9.59% of the company’s market cap and approximately 11.5% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Renaissance Technologies Llc, which owns 5,507,123 shares of the stock are valued at $25.06 million. The third largest holder is Primecap Management Co/Ca/, which currently holds $21.54 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 5.47% of its market capitalization.

Accuray Incorporated 13F Filings

At the end of December reporting period, 81 institutional holders increased their position in Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ:ARAY) by some 8,557,167 shares, 52 decreased positions by 12,241,042 and 19 held positions by 51,281,423. That puts total institutional holdings at 72,079,632 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 29 new institutional investments totaling 2,817,052 shares while 15 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 619,993 shares.

Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ:ARAY) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Accuray Incorporated disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that President & CEO LEVINE JOSHUA has sold 6,604 shares of Accuray Incorporated (ARAY) in the trading session dated Apr. 02, 2019. These shares are worth $29,982 and were traded at $4.54 each. The SEC filing shows that LEVINE JOSHUA performed a sale of 15,839 shares. The President & CEO disposed these shares by way of transaction on Dec. 03, 2018. The company’s shares were given away at $4 per share worth to an income of some $63,356 to the account of LEVINE JOSHUA.

SVP, COO, Kirkpatrick Andrew J, sold 1,784 common shares of Accuray Incorporated (ARAY) in the open market. In a transaction dated Dec. 03, 2018, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $4.11, raking in a sum of $7,332. After this sale, 238,136 common shares of ARAY are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $1,047,798.

In the transaction dated Dec. 03, 2018, a great number of shares sold came courtesy the SVP and General Counsel; Chew Jesse disposed a total of 560 shares at an average price of $4.11, amounting to approximately $2,302. The insider now directly owns 36,440 shares worth $160,336.

Accuray Incorporated (ARAY) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ:ARAY), with 1 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 3 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 2 buy, 1 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2.57 average brokerage recommendation [T1].

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Stepan (NYSE:SCL) Shares Bought by Geode Capital Management LLC

Finally, WINTON GROUP Ltd increased its holdings in Stepan by 36.5% in the fourth quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 4,334 shares of the …

Stepan logoGeode Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Stepan (NYSE:SCL) by 6.2% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 274,456 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,923 shares during the quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC owned approximately 1.22% of Stepan worth $20,309,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Howe & Rusling Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Stepan during the fourth quarter worth $85,000. First Quadrant L P CA bought a new stake in shares of Stepan during the fourth quarter worth $93,000. Vident Investment Advisory LLC bought a new stake in shares of Stepan during the third quarter worth $246,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new stake in Stepan in the fourth quarter valued at about $313,000. Finally, WINTON GROUP Ltd increased its holdings in Stepan by 36.5% in the fourth quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 4,334 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $321,000 after purchasing an additional 1,160 shares during the last quarter. 72.34% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In other news, VP Arthur W. Mergner sold 1,038 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.01, for a total transaction of $93,430.38. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Chairman F Quinn Stepan, Jr. sold 12,889 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $93.83, for a total value of $1,209,374.87. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 202,576 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $19,007,706.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders acquired 500 shares of company stock valued at $45,141 and sold 17,927 shares valued at $1,664,845. 11.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of Stepan stock opened at $89.18 on Thursday. Stepan has a 1 year low of $68.09 and a 1 year high of $95.32. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.27 and a beta of 1.27. The company has a quick ratio of 1.78, a current ratio of 2.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30.

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 21st. The basic materials company reported $1.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.21. Stepan had a return on equity of 14.68% and a net margin of 5.66%. The company had revenue of $466.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $486.67 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.06 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, research analysts predict that Stepan will post 5.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 4th were issued a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 1st. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.12%. Stepan’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 20.49%.

SCL has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded Stepan from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Stepan from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, February 9th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $74.50.

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Stepan Company Profile

Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The company operates through three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products.

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Geode Capital Management LLC Acquires 29261 Shares of Vocera Communications Inc (VCRA)

WINTON GROUP Ltd lifted its holdings in Vocera Communications by 32.9% during the fourth quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 7,590 shares of …

Vocera Communications logoGeode Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) by 10.0% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 322,983 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 29,261 shares during the quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC owned approximately 1.07% of Vocera Communications worth $12,709,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Raymond James & Associates lifted its holdings in Vocera Communications by 14.1% during the fourth quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 7,497 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $295,000 after purchasing an additional 926 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in Vocera Communications by 1.9% during the third quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 80,530 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $2,946,000 after purchasing an additional 1,485 shares during the last quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd lifted its holdings in Vocera Communications by 32.9% during the fourth quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 7,590 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $299,000 after purchasing an additional 1,878 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp lifted its holdings in Vocera Communications by 0.5% during the fourth quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 416,852 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $16,403,000 after purchasing an additional 2,029 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Group One Trading L.P. bought a new stake in shares of Vocera Communications during the fourth quarter valued at about $125,000.

Shares of VCRA opened at $31.37 on Thursday. Vocera Communications Inc has a twelve month low of $22.96 and a twelve month high of $42.60. The stock has a market cap of $960.04 million, a PE ratio of -184.53 and a beta of 0.25. The company has a current ratio of 4.49, a quick ratio of 4.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 7th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18. The company had revenue of $48.88 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $49.82 million. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 5.39% and a negative return on equity of 3.26%. Vocera Communications’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.22 earnings per share. As a group, sell-side analysts predict that Vocera Communications Inc will post -0.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on VCRA shares. Dougherty & Co upgraded Vocera Communications from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, February 28th. ValuEngine cut Vocera Communications from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 8th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price target on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Thursday, February 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 1st. Finally, Citigroup reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price target (up from $37.00) on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Tuesday, December 18th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $39.44.

In related news, Director Howard E. Janzen sold 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.53, for a total value of $48,795.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 47,931 shares in the company, valued at $1,559,195.43. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Mary Bridget Duffy sold 31,545 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.21, for a total transaction of $1,016,064.45. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 90,873 shares in the company, valued at $2,927,019.33. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 110,110 shares of company stock worth $3,803,166. 4.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Vocera Communications Profile

Vocera Communications, Inc provides secure, integrated, and intelligent communication and workflow solutions that empowers mobile workers in healthcare, hospitality, energy, and other mission-critical mobile work environments in the United States and internationally. The company’s communication solution could be integrated with other clinical systems, including electronic health records, nurse call systems, and patient monitoring, as well as to provide critical data, alerts, alarms, and clinical context that enable workflow.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA)

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BlackRock Inc. Has $31.16 Million Holdings in QAD Inc. (QADA)

BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) by 7.1% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities …

QAD logoBlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) by 7.1% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 792,150 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 52,797 shares during the quarter. BlackRock Inc. owned 4.04% of QAD worth $31,157,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Quantamental Technologies LLC acquired a new stake in QAD in the 4th quarter worth about $48,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its holdings in QAD by 15.1% in the 4th quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,137 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $123,000 after buying an additional 411 shares during the period. Mackenzie Financial Corp bought a new position in QAD in the 3rd quarter valued at about $365,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC increased its holdings in QAD by 57.7% in the 3rd quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 7,567 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $429,000 after buying an additional 2,769 shares during the period. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers increased its holdings in QAD by 49.8% in the 4th quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 13,171 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $518,000 after buying an additional 4,377 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 44.68% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of QAD from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 target price on the stock in a report on Saturday, March 16th. BidaskClub raised shares of QAD from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 1st. ValuEngine lowered shares of QAD from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 4th. B. Riley set a $55.00 target price on shares of QAD and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 21st. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of QAD from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, March 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $52.67.

QADA stock opened at $44.25 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10, a quick ratio of 1.61 and a current ratio of 1.61. QAD Inc. has a 12 month low of $38.39 and a 12 month high of $61.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $854.08 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 86.76 and a beta of 1.26.

QAD (NASDAQ:QADA) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, March 20th. The software maker reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.27. QAD had a net margin of 3.13% and a return on equity of 8.46%. The firm had revenue of $82.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $81.64 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($0.28) EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that QAD Inc. will post -0.27 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, President Pamela M. Lopker sold 1,010 shares of QAD stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.00, for a total transaction of $41,410.00. Following the sale, the president now directly owns 4,613,085 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $189,136,485. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, President Pamela M. Lopker sold 3,000 shares of QAD stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.05, for a total transaction of $123,150.00. Following the sale, the president now directly owns 4,616,095 shares in the company, valued at $189,490,699.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 73,556 shares of company stock worth $3,146,511 over the last ninety days. 43.70% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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QAD Company Profile

QAD Inc provides enterprise software solutions for manufacturing companies in the automotive, life sciences, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, and industrial products industries worldwide. The company offers QAD Enterprise Applications, an integrated suite of software applications, which support the core business processes.

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Citigroup Inc. Has $44000 Position in BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr (BDJ)

Citigroup Inc. lessened its position in shares of BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr (NYSE:BDJ) by 72.9% during the 4th quarter, according to …

BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr logoCitigroup Inc. lessened its position in shares of BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr (NYSE:BDJ) by 72.9% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 5,658 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 15,233 shares during the quarter. Citigroup Inc.’s holdings in BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr were worth $44,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in BDJ. Shaker Financial Services LLC grew its position in BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr by 1,898.6% during the fourth quarter. Shaker Financial Services LLC now owns 565,886 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $4,397,000 after buying an additional 537,572 shares during the period. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr by 14.8% during the fourth quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 2,496,571 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $19,398,000 after purchasing an additional 322,187 shares in the last quarter. CWM LLC purchased a new position in BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr during the fourth quarter valued at $2,296,000. Ashford Capital Management Inc. purchased a new position in BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr during the third quarter valued at $2,788,000. Finally, Shulman DeMeo Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr during the fourth quarter valued at $1,467,000.

BDJ opened at $8.75 on Thursday. BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr has a 52-week low of $7.23 and a 52-week high of $9.58.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 30th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.0467 per share. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.40%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 12th.

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BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr Profile

BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched by BlackRock, Inc The fund is managed by BlackRock Advisors, LLC. It invests in the public equity markets of the United States. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. It primarily invests in dividend paying stocks of companies across all market capitalizations.

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