Brian Jones just Unloaded 3,600 shares of Strayer Education, Inc. (STRA), be careful if you are long!; Unifi New (UFI) Shorts Up By 33.91%

May 16, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Unifi Inc New (NYSE:UFI) had an increase of 33.91% in short interest. UFI’s SI was 191,900 shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 33.91% from 143,300 shares previously. With 69,400 avg volume, 3 days are for Unifi Inc New (NYSE:UFI)’s short sellers to cover UFI’s short positions. The SI to Unifi Inc New’s float is 1.23%. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $31.56. About 60,109 shares traded. Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI) has risen 34.05% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.50% the S&P500.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 10 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $4.83 million activity. Bishop Robert J had bought 1,600 shares worth $49,920 on Wednesday, May 9. McNeill Mark A. had sold 8,333 shares worth $249,323.

Unifi, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells polyester and nylon yarns. The company has market cap of $578.68 million. The firm operates through three divisions: Polyester, Nylon, and International. It has a 14.75 P/E ratio. The Polyester segment makes and sells polyester plastic bottle flakes, polymer beads, partially oriented yarns, textured, solution and package dyed, twisted, beamed, and draw wound yarns to other yarn manufacturers, and knitters and weavers that produce yarn and/or fabric for the apparel, hosiery, home furnishings, automotive, industrial, and other end-use markets in the United States and El Salvador.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.31 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.39, from 1.7 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 7 investors sold Unifi, Inc. shares while 38 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. 14.23 million shares or 1.31% more from 14.05 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Stratos Wealth Ltd reported 788 shares stake. Wells Fargo & Mn, California-based fund reported 25,967 shares. Qs Invsts Ltd holds 14 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 56,995 were reported by Arrowstreet Capital Partnership. Moreover, Pnc Financial Service Group has 0% invested in Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI). Trexquant Inv Lp holds 0.04% in Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI) or 9,588 shares. Pinnacle Ltd stated it has 666,027 shares or 0.46% of all its holdings. State Street reported 0% of its portfolio in Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI). Strs Ohio stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI). Rhumbline Advisers invested 0% of its portfolio in Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI). Northern Trust has 0% invested in Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI). Bankshares Of Montreal Can holds 2,824 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Legal General Group Inc Plc invested 0% in Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI). Aperio Limited Co reported 0% in Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI). D E Shaw, a New York-based fund reported 29,698 shares.

More notable recent Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Unifi warns of potential Q3 loss as industry challenges mount” on April 17, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Unifi’s (UFI) CEO Kevin Hall on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” published on April 25, 2018, Prnewswire.com published: “Unifi Receives Prestigious UNC Sustainability Award” on May 11, 2018. More interesting news about Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Featured Stocks In May’s Most Attractive/Most Dangerous Model Portfolios” published on May 11, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on Five Below, Employers, Unifi, Aircastle, Internap, and Bank of Marin …” with publication date: May 01, 2018.

Since March 5, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $7.28 million activity. JACKSON DANIEL WAYNE sold $1.78M worth of stock. Jones Brian W. had sold 3,239 shares worth $329,925. 2,964 shares were sold by Aprahamian Thomas J, worth $270,061. MCDONNELL RAYMOND KARL sold 28,361 shares worth $3.02M.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.47 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.33, from 1.14 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 13 investors sold Strayer Education, Inc. shares while 36 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 10.55 million shares or 0.94% more from 10.45 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Schroder Inv Grp holds 0.01% in Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) or 73,696 shares. State Street invested 0% of its portfolio in Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA). Sandy Spring Financial Bank holds 0% or 245 shares in its portfolio. Acadian Asset Mgmt Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) for 2,122 shares. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney Strauss Llc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA). Bancorp Of America Corp De has invested 0% in Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA). Eqis Capital Mgmt Inc stated it has 2,500 shares. Rice Hall James Associates Limited holds 167,728 shares. Us National Bank De owns 2,248 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Granahan Inv Mngmt Ma holds 224,466 shares. Valley National Advisers owns 4,348 shares. 89 are owned by Whittier Comm. Smith Asset Mngmt Gru Inc Lp accumulated 12,810 shares. 3,094 were accumulated by Citigroup Incorporated. Aperio Grp Ltd Co invested in 0% or 3,302 shares.

The stock increased 0.89% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $101.25. About 176,825 shares traded or 82.36% up from the average. Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) has risen 24.99% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.44% the S&P500.

Another recent and important Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) news was published by Globenewswire.com which published an article titled: “New Research Coverage Highlights ICF International, Strayer Education, Avid Technology, Fox Factory Holding ..” on May 01, 2018.

Among 6 analysts covering Strayer Education Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Strayer Education Inc. has $118 highest and $45 lowest target. $79.75’s average target is -21.23% below currents $101.25 stock price. Strayer Education Inc. had 14 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, March 2. BMO Capital Markets maintained Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) rating on Tuesday, October 31. BMO Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $118 target. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $95.0 target in Friday, September 15 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, May 3 report. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $96.0 target in Monday, December 4 report. Piper Jaffray maintained Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) on Thursday, July 20 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, April 10 by BMO Capital Markets. Piper Jaffray maintained Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) on Monday, October 16 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, March 5 by BMO Capital Markets. First Analysis upgraded the shares of STRA in report on Monday, March 5 to “Overweight” rating.

Analysts await Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $0.91 earnings per share, down 1.09% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.92 per share. STRA’s profit will be $9.87 million for 27.82 P/E if the $0.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.23 actual earnings per share reported by Strayer Education, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -26.02% negative EPS growth.

The insider, and Strayer Education Inc’s President – Strayer University, Brian Jones, sold 3,600 company shares on May 15, 2018, valued at $373,464 (at $103.7 per share). Dated May 15, 2018, this big deal by Brian Jones was unveiled inside a document which was filed with the (SEC). It is free at your disposal for review here. Brian Jones now holds 28,510 shares of the Company.

Strayer Education, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of post-secondary education and other academic programs in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.10 billion. The firm operates Strayer University that provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information technology, education, health services administration, nursing, public administration, and criminal justice to working adult students through its 74 physical campuses primarily located in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions, as well as through online. It has a 55.03 P/E ratio. It also offers an executive MBA online through its Jack Welch Management Institute.

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