First Trust Advisors LP Has Lifted By $1.42 Million Its Cna Finl (CNA) Stake; Shorts at Methode Electrs (MEI) Raised By 10.27%

November 15, 2017 - By Vivian Park

Methode Electrs Incorporated (NYSE:MEI) had an increase of 10.27% in short interest. MEI’s SI was 692,300 shares in November as released by FINRA. Its up 10.27% from 627,800 shares previously. With 201,400 avg volume, 3 days are for Methode Electrs Incorporated (NYSE:MEI)’s short sellers to cover MEI’s short positions. The SI to Methode Electrs Incorporated’s float is 1.97%. The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.05 on November 14, reaching $46.85. About shares traded. Methode Electronics Inc. (NYSE:MEI) has risen 40.98% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.28% the S&P500.

First Trust Advisors Lp increased Cna Finl Corp (CNA) stake by 5.07% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. First Trust Advisors Lp acquired 29,481 shares as Cna Finl Corp (CNA)’s stock rose 5.99%. The First Trust Advisors Lp holds 610,905 shares with $29.78M value, up from 581,424 last quarter. Cna Finl Corp now has $14.83B valuation. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.04 on November 14, reaching $54.67. About 662 shares traded. Cna Financial Corp (NYSE:CNA) has risen 43.26% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.56% the S&P500.

First Trust Advisors Lp decreased Werner Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:WERN) stake by 15,913 shares to 80,875 valued at $2.37 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Evertec Inc (NYSE:EVTC) stake by 26,556 shares and now owns 10,035 shares. Hollyfrontier Corp (NYSE:HFC) was reduced too.

Among 4 analysts covering CNA Financial (NYSE:CNA), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. CNA Financial had 8 analyst reports since October 16, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold” on Tuesday, May 2. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research given on Friday, December 2. Deutsche Bank maintained Cna Financial Corp (NYSE:CNA) on Friday, January 22 with “Buy” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, September 18 report. The company was initiated on Friday, October 7 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 31 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.29 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.20, from 1.49 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 15 investors sold CNA shares while 48 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. 269.56 million shares or 0.16% more from 269.14 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Victory Mgmt has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Cna Financial Corp (NYSE:CNA). Millennium Mgmt Limited Liability Com, a New York-based fund reported 11,814 shares. Voya Mgmt Ltd Llc has 0% invested in Cna Financial Corp (NYSE:CNA). Brandywine Glob Investment has invested 0.01% in Cna Financial Corp (NYSE:CNA). Int Gru holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Cna Financial Corp (NYSE:CNA) for 58,177 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 3 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0% in Cna Financial Corp (NYSE:CNA). Credit Suisse Ag holds 14,176 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Prospector Limited Liability owns 19,700 shares. Barclays Public Limited Liability Com has 19,965 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in Cna Financial Corp (NYSE:CNA). Financial Bank Of America Corp De has 0.01% invested in Cna Financial Corp (NYSE:CNA). Prudential owns 145,511 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Schroder Group Inc invested 0.01% in Cna Financial Corp (NYSE:CNA). Philadelphia Financial Mgmt Of San Francisco Ltd Liability Com holds 2.75% of its portfolio in Cna Financial Corp (NYSE:CNA) for 314,002 shares.

Among 3 analysts covering Methode Electronics (NYSE:MEI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Methode Electronics had 9 analyst reports since September 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 16 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 2 by Craig Hallum. The stock of Methode Electronics Inc. (NYSE:MEI) earned “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, March 3. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 23 by Robert W. Baird. Craig Hallum upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, September 4 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 21 by Robert W. Baird. Robert W. Baird upgraded Methode Electronics Inc. (NYSE:MEI) on Friday, June 24 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of Methode Electronics Inc. (NYSE:MEI) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, December 9 by FBR Capital.

Methode Electronics, Inc. is a maker of component and subsystem devices. The company has market cap of $1.72 billion. The Firm designs, makes and markets devices employing electrical, radio remote control, electronic, wireless and sensing technologies. It has a 19.04 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through divisions, including Automotive, Interface, Power Products and Other.

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