1492 Capital Management Has Increased Its Usa Technologies (USAT) Holding; Procter & Gamble Company (PG) Shorts Up By 3.45%

February 14, 2018 - By Lawrence Diaz

1492 Capital Management Llc increased Usa Technologies Inc (USAT) stake by 78.23% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. 1492 Capital Management Llc acquired 218,092 shares as Usa Technologies Inc (USAT)’s stock rose 9.64%. The 1492 Capital Management Llc holds 496,870 shares with $3.11 million value, up from 278,778 last quarter. Usa Technologies Inc now has $461.13 million valuation. The stock increased 0.58% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $8.6. About 336,815 shares traded. USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAT) has risen 19.42% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.72% the S&P500.

Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) had an increase of 3.45% in short interest. PG’s SI was 28.25 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 3.45% from 27.30 million shares previously. With 5.85 million avg volume, 5 days are for Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG)’s short sellers to cover PG’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.70% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $80.93. About 5.02M shares traded. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has risen 7.54% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.16% the S&P500.

Among 24 analysts covering Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Proctor & Gamble had 77 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight” on Monday, March 21. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Wednesday, January 27. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of PG in report on Friday, July 31 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Suntrust Robinson given on Tuesday, September 8. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $10300 target in Thursday, July 27 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, January 6 by Atlantic Securities. As per Friday, August 7, the company rating was downgraded by Vetr. The stock of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, January 24. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 27 with “Sector Perform”.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to clients in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Greater China, Latin America, India, the Middle East, and Africa. The company has market cap of $204.03 billion. The companyÂ’s Beauty segment offers hair care products, including conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and skin and personal care products, such as antiperspirant and deodorant, personal cleansing, and skin care products. It has a 21.59 P/E ratio. It markets its products under Head & Shoulders, Pantene, Rejoice, Olay, Old Spice, Safeguard, and SK-II brands.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.12, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 51 investors sold The Procter & Gamble Company shares while 765 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 558 raised stakes. 1.50 billion shares or 1.10% more from 1.48 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Eastern Fincl Bank reported 1.51% stake. Jacobus Wealth Mgmt holds 2,750 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Summit Securities Grp Limited Liability stated it has 0.04% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Jfs Wealth Advsrs Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.51% or 21,598 shares. Mai Capital has invested 0.38% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Renaissance Tech Limited Liability Company, New York-based fund reported 2.30 million shares. Bridgeway Capital Mngmt Inc invested 0.99% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Sawgrass Asset Ltd Liability Corp owns 0.05% invested in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 10,586 shares. Comml Bank Of Hawaii owns 113,693 shares or 0.87% of their US portfolio. Mar Vista Prtnrs Lc has invested 0.03% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Vermont-based Sentinel Asset Management has invested 1.01% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Union Fincl Bank Corp holds 65,879 shares. Butensky And Cohen Fincl Security holds 1.94% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) or 24,091 shares. Hemenway Limited Liability Co stated it has 142,706 shares or 2.71% of all its holdings. 36,803 are held by M&R Capital Management.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $3.16 million activity. 1,675 shares were sold by Coombe Gary A, worth $154,168 on Tuesday, August 15. Pierce Charles E had sold 3,519 shares worth $323,891 on Tuesday, August 15. Shares for $318,644 were sold by Bishop Steven D on Tuesday, August 15. 3,684 shares were sold by Pritchard Marc S., worth $339,077. TASTAD CAROLYN M sold 1,718 shares worth $158,126. Sheppard Valarie L also sold $1.87M worth of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) on Tuesday, August 22. On Tuesday, August 15 Taylor David S sold $587,402 worth of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) or 6,382 shares.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $190,467 activity. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $190,467 was made by MOSCHNER ALBIN F on Thursday, December 14.

Among 3 analysts covering USA Tech (NASDAQ:USAT), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. USA Tech had 6 analyst reports since September 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 6 by Northland Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 18 by Northland Capital. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was maintained by Northland Capital. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Northland Capital on Monday, November 16. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Barrington Research on Monday, September 14.

Investors sentiment increased to 3.94 in Q3 2017. Its up 2.55, from 1.39 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 8 investors sold USAT shares while 9 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 48.65 million shares or 202.28% more from 16.10 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Brown Advisory Secs Ltd Co reported 49,900 shares. Walleye Trading Ltd Com stated it has 16,089 shares. 1492 Cap Mgmt Lc holds 2.75% in USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAT) or 496,870 shares. American reported 26,117 shares or 0% of all its holdings. New York-based Citigroup has invested 0% in USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAT). Avalon Advisors Llc owns 146,616 shares. 363 were reported by Meeder Asset Mngmt Incorporated. Rk Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Company holds 1.28 million shares or 1.87% of its portfolio. Next Century Growth Investors Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.77% of its portfolio in USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAT) for 1.02 million shares. Metropolitan Life Ins Ny reported 31,155 shares. Ballentine Ptnrs Lc has invested 0.02% in USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAT). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa, New York-based fund reported 3,739 shares. Trellus Mngmt Lc owns 76,400 shares for 0.65% of their portfolio. Vanguard Group has 1.92 million shares. New York-based D E Shaw & Inc has invested 0% in USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAT).

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