Proshare Advisors Decreased Varian Med Sys (VAR) Position; Ricks Cabaret International (RICK)’s Sentiment Is 1.21

April 17, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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Proshare Advisors Llc decreased Varian Med Sys Inc (VAR) stake by 42.92% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Proshare Advisors Llc sold 11,004 shares as Varian Med Sys Inc (VAR)’s stock rose 9.85%. The Proshare Advisors Llc holds 14,637 shares with $1.63M value, down from 25,641 last quarter. Varian Med Sys Inc now has $11.16B valuation. The stock increased 0.30% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $122.21. About 276,297 shares traded. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) has risen 32.94% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.39% the S&P500.

Ricks Cabaret International Inc (RICK) investors sentiment decreased to 1.21 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.15, from 1.36 in 2017Q3. The ratio fall, as 35 funds increased and opened new positions, while 29 sold and reduced their holdings in Ricks Cabaret International Inc. The funds in our database now hold: 4.81 million shares, up from 4.63 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Ricks Cabaret International Inc in top ten positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 8 Reduced: 21 Increased: 22 New Position: 13.

RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the hospitality and related businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $280.48 million. It operates in two divisions, Nightclubs and Bombshells Restaurants/Sports Bars. It has a 14.27 P/E ratio. The firm owns and/or operates upscale adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals under the RickÂ’s Cabaret, Vivid Cabaret, TootsieÂ’s Cabaret, Club Onyx, Jaguars Club, XTC Cabaret, Hoops Cabaret, Downtown Cabaret, Temptations, Silver City Cabaret, FoxyÂ’s Cabaret, Cabaret East, and The Seville brands.

Opus Capital Group Llc holds 0.66% of its portfolio in RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. for 107,145 shares. Scott & Selber Inc. owns 20,000 shares or 0.3% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Campbell & Co Investment Adviser Llc has 0.15% invested in the company for 7,400 shares. The Alabama-based Stanley has invested 0.12% in the stock. Foundry Partners Llc, a Minnesota-based fund reported 97,095 shares.

The stock increased 1.09% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $28.86. About 19,119 shares traded. RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (RICK) has risen 69.56% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 58.01% the S&P500.

Analysts await RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:RICK) to report earnings on May, 8. They expect $0.50 earnings per share, up 21.95% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.41 per share. RICK’s profit will be $4.86 million for 14.43 P/E if the $0.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.53 actual earnings per share reported by RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.66% negative EPS growth.

Proshare Advisors Llc increased Cullen Frost Bankers Inc (NYSE:CFR) stake by 3,820 shares to 112,877 valued at $10.68M in 2017Q4. It also upped Verisk Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:VRSK) stake by 26,210 shares and now owns 93,251 shares. Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) was raised too.

Since October 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 19 sales for $22.18 million activity. 1,089 Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) shares with value of $117,823 were sold by KENNEDY KOLLEEN T. BOSTROM SUSAN L had sold 1,952 shares worth $235,413. The insider WILSON DOW R sold 88,766 shares worth $9.85M. $884,200 worth of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) was sold by KUO JOHN W on Monday, January 8. On Thursday, February 1 the insider LARET MARK R sold $274,383. On Monday, March 12 MOMSEN MAGNUS sold $196,792 worth of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) or 1,556 shares. ILLINGWORTH DAVID J sold $692,560 worth of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) on Tuesday, March 6.

Among 12 analysts covering Varian Medical Systems Inc. (NYSE:VAR), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Varian Medical Systems Inc. had 37 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Thursday, January 25 by Barrington. On Thursday, January 25 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. Barrington Research reinitiated Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) on Tuesday, January 12 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Robert W. Baird. As per Thursday, April 28, the company rating was maintained by Brean Capital. On Thursday, April 27 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Thursday, November 12 with “Neutral”. Evercore downgraded Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) on Thursday, January 26 to “Sell” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Barrington Research on Friday, January 27. The stock has “Neutral” rating by BTIG Research on Thursday, September 7.

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