Heartland Advisors Has Trimmed Willbros Group Del (WG) Position; Msa Safety (MSA) Shorts Up By 4.88%

May 27, 2018 - By reb123z

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Msa Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) had an increase of 4.88% in short interest. MSA’s SI was 623,800 shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 4.88% from 594,800 shares previously. With 214,500 avg volume, 3 days are for Msa Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA)’s short sellers to cover MSA’s short positions. The SI to Msa Safety Incorporated’s float is 1.83%. The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $90.62. About 101,327 shares traded. MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) has risen 18.45% since May 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.90% the S&P500.




Heartland Advisors Inc decreased Willbros Group Inc Del (WG) stake by 34.64% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Heartland Advisors Inc sold 1.45M shares as Willbros Group Inc Del (WG)’s stock declined 88.35%. The Heartland Advisors Inc holds 2.74 million shares with $3.89 million value, down from 4.19M last quarter. Willbros Group Inc Del now has $9.80 million valuation. It closed at $0.155 lastly. It is up 94.04% since May 27, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 105.59% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q4 2017. Its down 1.33, from 2.24 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 11 investors sold WG shares while 24 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 22 raised stakes. 36.49 million shares or 8.97% less from 40.08 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Royal National Bank & Trust Of Canada owns 2,000 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca accumulated 28,502 shares. American International Grp accumulated 29,532 shares or 0% of the stock. Barclays Public Ltd Liability invested in 0% or 9,116 shares. Cutter & Brokerage Inc holds 0.03% or 58,500 shares. Ameritas Prns, a Nebraska-based fund reported 3,370 shares. Stone Ridge Asset Mngmt holds 0% of its portfolio in Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE:WG) for 10,038 shares. Goldman Sachs Group holds 13,139 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Blackrock Inc holds 0% in Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE:WG) or 3.30M shares. Moreover, Vanguard Gp Inc has 0% invested in Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE:WG) for 2.40 million shares. Millennium Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE:WG). Bridgeway Cap Mgmt Inc reported 358,300 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. California Public Employees Retirement Systems holds 0% or 465,956 shares. Northern Tru, Illinois-based fund reported 502,127 shares. Macquarie Group Ltd reported 78,429 shares.

Another recent and important Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE:WG) news was published by Globenewswire.com which published an article titled: “Willbros Reports First Quarter 2018 Results” on May 09, 2018.

Among 5 analysts covering Willbros Group (NYSE:WG), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Willbros Group had 6 analyst reports since July 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Avondale maintained Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE:WG) on Friday, March 11 with “Market Perform” rating. The stock of Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE:WG) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, July 2 by UBS. The firm has “Equalweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Friday, June 24. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Monday, September 18. The firm has “Underperformer” rating given on Wednesday, August 16 by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Neutral” rating by DA Davidson on Monday, August 10.

Heartland Advisors Inc increased Powell Inds Inc (NASDAQ:POWL) stake by 188,080 shares to 567,465 valued at $16.26M in 2017Q4. It also upped Harsco Corp (NYSE:HSC) stake by 234,350 shares and now owns 443,720 shares. Dril (NYSE:DRQ) was raised too.

Among 6 analysts covering MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. MSA Safety Incorporated had 19 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 22 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, October 3. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, October 23 report. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, March 13 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Sidoti on Tuesday, April 19. Barrington Research maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, October 23 report. Robert W. Baird maintained MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) rating on Tuesday, April 24. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $10000 target. On Wednesday, June 28 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The stock of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, October 5. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 3 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2017 Q4. Its down 1.06, from 2.1 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 18 investors sold MSA Safety Incorporated shares while 71 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 25.56 million shares or 0.73% more from 25.38 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Pub Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio invested in 1,609 shares or 0% of the stock. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability owns 14,696 shares. 144,980 are owned by Ahl Prtnrs Ltd Liability Partnership. Moreover, Ls Investment Advisors Ltd Liability has 0.01% invested in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) for 2,279 shares. Ftb Advsr has 0% invested in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) for 125 shares. Teton has invested 0.07% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Laurion Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 0.01% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) or 13,810 shares. Tower Research Cap Llc (Trc) reported 0.01% of its portfolio in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Fruth Management has invested 0.52% of its portfolio in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Liberty Mutual Grp Inc Asset Management Incorporated owns 8,628 shares. Stevens Ltd Partnership holds 0.04% or 13,569 shares in its portfolio. Picton Mahoney Asset Mngmt accumulated 0.04% or 19,300 shares. 70,615 were accumulated by Speece Thorson Capital Gru Inc. Wells Fargo And Company Mn holds 88,314 shares. Cambridge Inv Research owns 13,706 shares.

More important recent MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Factors of Influence in 2018, Key Indicators and Opportunity within MSA Safety Incorporated, Curis, American States …” on May 21, 2018, also Bizjournals.com published article titled: “MSA Safety names new president, CEO”, Prnewswire.com published: “MSA Board Elects Nishan J. Vartanian CEO of MSA Safety; William M. Lambert Elected Non-Executive Chairman” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) was released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “MSA Supports OSHA’s 2018 National Safety Stand-Down by Offering Free On-Site Safety Seminars” with publication date: May 02, 2018.

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