Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Trimmed Zix (ZIXI) Stake By $433,330; Lumos Networks (LMOS) Shorts Raised By 6.15%

November 15, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc decreased Zix Corp (ZIXI) stake by 6.41% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc sold 86,666 shares as Zix Corp (ZIXI)’s stock rose 13.89%. The Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc holds 1.27M shares with $7.20 million value, down from 1.35 million last quarter. Zix Corp now has $256.23M valuation. It closed at $4.64 lastly. It is down 57.30% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.60% the S&P500.

Lumos Networks Corporation (NASDAQ:LMOS) had an increase of 6.15% in short interest. LMOS’s SI was 649,200 shares in November as released by FINRA. Its up 6.15% from 611,600 shares previously. With 256,900 avg volume, 3 days are for Lumos Networks Corporation (NASDAQ:LMOS)’s short sellers to cover LMOS’s short positions. The SI to Lumos Networks Corporation’s float is 3.12%. The stock decreased 0.06% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $17.98. About shares traded. Lumos Networks Corp (NASDAQ:LMOS) has risen 40.81% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.11% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.65 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.01, from 1.64 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 13 investors sold Lumos Networks Corp shares while 21 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 18.20 million shares or 7.43% less from 19.66 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. State Street Corp has 487,220 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Prelude Cap Mngmt Ltd Company reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Lumos Networks Corp (NASDAQ:LMOS). Citigroup stated it has 0% in Lumos Networks Corp (NASDAQ:LMOS). Walleye Trading Lc has invested 0.05% in Lumos Networks Corp (NASDAQ:LMOS). Goldman Sachs invested in 0% or 142,198 shares. The Nebraska-based Ameritas Invest Ptnrs has invested 0% in Lumos Networks Corp (NASDAQ:LMOS). Wells Fargo & Mn invested 0% in Lumos Networks Corp (NASDAQ:LMOS). Ls Inv Advisors Ltd Liability invested 0% of its portfolio in Lumos Networks Corp (NASDAQ:LMOS). California State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 38,972 shares. D E Shaw & Communication Incorporated, New York-based fund reported 38,997 shares. Paradigm Mgmt Inc New York reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Lumos Networks Corp (NASDAQ:LMOS). Tfs Cap Ltd Liability Corporation owns 16,272 shares. Advsrs Preferred Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Lumos Networks Corp (NASDAQ:LMOS). 3.04 million are owned by Blackrock Inc. Pinebridge Limited Partnership owns 48,364 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering Lumos Networks (NASDAQ:LMOS), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Lumos Networks had 10 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, February 21, the company rating was downgraded by Jefferies. BTIG Research initiated Lumos Networks Corp (NASDAQ:LMOS) on Thursday, August 11 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, April 19 by William Blair. Jefferies upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 4 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 2 by Jefferies.

Lumos Networks Corp. is a fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and service well-known provider in the Mid-Atlantic region with a network of long-haul fiber, metro Ethernet and Ethernet rings located primarily in Virginia and West Virginia, and portions of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky. The company has market cap of $430.03 million. The Firm serves carrier, business and residential clients over its fiber network offering data, voice and Internet protocol services. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm operates through three divisions: Data, Residential and Small Business (R&SB), and RLEC Access.

Analysts await Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.04 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.04 per share. ZIXI’s profit will be $2.21M for 29.00 P/E if the $0.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.03 actual earnings per share reported by Zix Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.33% EPS growth.

Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc increased Smart Sand Inc stake by 84,051 shares to 633,187 valued at $5.64 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Home Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:HBCP) stake by 19,719 shares and now owns 120,681 shares. Citizens Comm Bcp (NASDAQ:CZWI) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.12 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.48, from 1.6 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 16 investors sold ZIXI shares while 33 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 34.47 million shares or 3.10% more from 33.44 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Invesco holds 39,407 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Victory Capital Management holds 14,768 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI). Ftb Advsrs has invested 0% in Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI). Dimensional Fund Advsrs Ltd Partnership invested 0.01% in Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI). The Illinois-based Perritt Capital has invested 0.56% in Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI). Barclays Public Ltd reported 25,340 shares. 263,383 are owned by Morgan Stanley. Cornerstone Capital Mgmt invested in 193,000 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Royal Bancorporation Of Canada has 1,883 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Airain invested 0% of its portfolio in Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI). Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag, a Germany-based fund reported 88,930 shares. Tiaa Cref Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability invested in 0% or 303,497 shares. Retail Bank Of America Corp De reported 480,114 shares stake. The California-based Globeflex Cap Limited Partnership has invested 0.4% in Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI).

Among 3 analysts covering Zix Corp (NASDAQ:ZIXI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Zix Corp has $6.75 highest and $5.50 lowest target. $6.25’s average target is 34.70% above currents $4.64 stock price. Zix Corp had 4 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 7 by Topeka Capital Markets. Dougherty & Company maintained Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI) rating on Thursday, February 18. Dougherty & Company has “Buy” rating and $5.50 target. The firm earned “In-Line” rating on Wednesday, June 14 by Imperial Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 22 by Dougherty & Company.

Since May 22, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $36,331 activity. $5,831 worth of Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI) was sold by SPURR RICHARD.

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