Acacia Research (ACTG) Reaches $3.45 After 8.00% Down Move; Shorts at Enersis Amricas SA (ENIA) Raised By 27.87%

February 16, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Enersis Amricas SA (NYSE:ENIA) had an increase of 27.87% in short interest. ENIA’s SI was 1.21 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 27.87% from 947,000 shares previously. With 1.09 million avg volume, 1 days are for Enersis Amricas SA (NYSE:ENIA)’s short sellers to cover ENIA’s short positions. The SI to Enersis Amricas SA’s float is 0.22%. The stock increased 0.35% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $11.44. About 722,583 shares traded. Enel Américas S.A. (NYSE:ENIA) has risen 18.29% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.59% the S&P500.

The stock of Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 5.48% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $3.45. About 146,869 shares traded. Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG) has declined 3.02% since February 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.72% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months negative chart setup for the $174.59 million company. It was reported on Feb, 16 by Barchart.com. We have $3.17 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:ACTG worth $13.97M less.

Analysts await Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG) to report earnings on March, 8. They expect $-0.03 EPS, up 25.00% or $0.01 from last year’s $-0.04 per share. After $3.29 actual EPS reported by Acacia Research Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -100.91% negative EPS growth.

Acacia Research Corporation, through its subsidiaries, invests in, develops, licenses, and enforces patented technologies in the United States. The company has market cap of $174.59 million. It assists patent owners with the prosecution and development of their patent portfolios; the protection of their patented inventions from unauthorized use; the generation of licensing revenue from users of their patented technologies; and enforcement against unauthorized users of their patented technologies through the filing of patent infringement litigation. It has a 7.86 P/E ratio. The firm owns or controls the rights to various patent portfolios, which include the United StatesÂ’ patents and foreign counterparts covering technologies used in various industries.

Among 3 analysts covering Acacia Research (NASDAQ:ACTG), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Acacia Research had 10 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, May 23 by Northland Capital. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 6 by Northland Capital. Northland Capital maintained Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG) rating on Monday, July 10. Northland Capital has “Buy” rating and $800 target. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, January 5 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Northland Capital with “Buy” on Friday, October 27. Lake Street maintained it with “Buy” rating and $6.5 target in Wednesday, December 23 report. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in Friday, July 29 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 17 investors sold Acacia Research Corporation shares while 28 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 26 raised stakes. 33.15 million shares or 4.84% less from 34.84 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Century holds 50,647 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 20,000 are held by First Republic Inv Management Incorporated. Ameritas Prns reported 4,242 shares. Ontario – Canada-based Royal Comml Bank Of Canada has invested 0% in Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG). 1.37M were reported by Dimensional Fund Advsrs Limited Partnership. Nationwide Fund Advisors invested 0% of its portfolio in Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG). Sg Americas Secs Limited Liability Corp holds 10,496 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Qs Ltd Liability Co reported 734 shares stake. Washington-based Parametric Port Associate Limited has invested 0% in Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG). 12,897 are owned by Balyasny Asset Mngmt Ltd Co. 45,000 are held by Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan. Elkhorn Prtnrs Limited Partnership holds 0.25% or 87,100 shares. accumulated 33,182 shares or 0% of the stock. Symmetry Peak Management holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG) for 88,376 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage invested 0% in Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG).

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