Castleark Management Has Boosted Owens Corning New (OC) Stake; BKF CAPITAL GROUP (BKFG) Sellers Decreased By 80% Their Shorts

December 7, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

BKF CAPITAL GROUP INCORPORATED (OTCMKTS:BKFG) had a decrease of 80% in short interest. BKFG’s SI was 100 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 80% from 500 shares previously. With 200 avg volume, 1 days are for BKF CAPITAL GROUP INCORPORATED (OTCMKTS:BKFG)’s short sellers to cover BKFG’s short positions. It closed at $11.1 lastly. It is down 0.00% since December 7, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Castleark Management Llc increased Owens Corning New (OC) stake by 27.52% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Castleark Management Llc acquired 15,375 shares as Owens Corning New (OC)’s stock rose 7.09%. The Castleark Management Llc holds 71,235 shares with $4.77 million value, up from 55,860 last quarter. Owens Corning New now has $9.64B valuation. The stock decreased 2.53% or $2.25 during the last trading session, reaching $86.65. About 1.55 million shares traded or 21.80% up from the average. Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) has risen 23.07% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.37% the S&P500.

BKF Capital Group Inc. does not have significant operations. The company has market cap of $8.29 million. It plans to engage in the asset management business. It currently has negative earnings.

Since June 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $1.54 million activity. McMonagle James J had sold 2,000 shares worth $129,200. $1.41M worth of Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) was sold by Genis Arnaud.

Castleark Management Llc decreased K2m Group Hldgs Inc (NASDAQ:KTWO) stake by 29,056 shares to 371,252 valued at $9.04 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Keane Group Inc stake by 290,750 shares and now owns 65,790 shares. Coherent Inc (NASDAQ:COHR) was reduced too.

Among 24 analysts covering Owens Corning (NYSE:OC), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Owens Corning had 69 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, April 24 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Friday, March 31. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Friday, October 20 to “Neutral”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 17 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, January 6. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, June 19 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 23 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, August 11. FBR Capital upgraded Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) rating on Wednesday, July 22. FBR Capital has “Outperform” rating and $53 target.

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