Williams Jones & Associates Has Trimmed Its Amerigas Partners LP (APU) Position; Mitek Sys (MITK) SI Increased By 1.6%

April 21, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Mitek Sys Inc (NASDAQ:MITK) had an increase of 1.6% in short interest. MITK’s SI was 1.11 million shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 1.6% from 1.09 million shares previously. With 295,000 avg volume, 4 days are for Mitek Sys Inc (NASDAQ:MITK)’s short sellers to cover MITK’s short positions. The SI to Mitek Sys Inc’s float is 3.3%. The stock increased 0.63% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $8.05. About 164,286 shares traded. Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK) has risen 16.67% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.12% the S&P500.

Williams Jones & Associates Llc decreased Amerigas Partners LP (APU) stake by 6.22% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Williams Jones & Associates Llc sold 20,105 shares as Amerigas Partners LP (APU)’s stock declined 11.61%. The Williams Jones & Associates Llc holds 303,195 shares with $14.02 million value, down from 323,300 last quarter. Amerigas Partners LP now has $3.91 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $42.04. About 142,038 shares traded. AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) has declined 12.45% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.00% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 21 investors sold APU shares while 47 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 21.59 million shares or 2.19% more from 21.13 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Citigroup Inc stated it has 35,647 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage stated it has 7,550 shares. Engy Income Prtnrs Ltd Liability Company invested 2.49% in AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU). Amg Funds Limited Company invested in 0.98% or 39,219 shares. Miller Howard Invs holds 0.17% or 169,846 shares. Two Sigma Secs Ltd Company holds 0.01% or 5,527 shares in its portfolio. Clean Yield Gp owns 4,800 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Estabrook Cap Management reported 55,875 shares. First Allied Advisory has 0.01% invested in AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) for 4,700 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt Inc invested 0% in AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU). National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 3,688 shares. Old Second Bank & Trust Of Aurora invested in 750 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Stifel Fin invested in 0.01% or 38,370 shares. Minnesota-based Us Bank & Trust De has invested 0% in AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU). Deutsche Bank Ag reported 36,839 shares.

Williams Jones & Associates Llc increased Spdr Djia (DIA) stake by 82,547 shares to 118,330 valued at $29.27 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Golar Lng Ltd (NASDAQ:GLNG) stake by 59,064 shares and now owns 129,299 shares. Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr Tr Unit (SPY) was raised too.

Among 8 analysts covering AmeriGas Partners LP (NYSE:APU), 1 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. AmeriGas Partners LP had 14 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, June 10 by UBS. The company was downgraded on Friday, February 3 by Bank of America. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Monday, November 2. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of APU in report on Thursday, August 4 with “Underweight” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, October 16 by Jefferies. On Monday, March 19 the stock rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan to “Sell”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, March 27. Janney Capital reinitiated AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) on Thursday, May 26 with “Buy” rating. The stock of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, June 22. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Monday, March 19 by JP Morgan.

Since February 7, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $228,206 activity. 4,910 shares valued at $228,206 were sold by Sheridan Jerry E on Wednesday, February 7.

Analysts await AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) to report earnings on May, 2 after the close. They expect $2.41 earnings per share, up 43.45% or $0.73 from last year’s $1.68 per share. APU’s profit will be $224.09M for 4.36 P/E if the $2.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual earnings per share reported by AmeriGas Partners, L.P. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 151.04% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.47 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.04, from 1.43 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 14 investors sold Mitek Systems, Inc. shares while 24 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 14.76 million shares or 5.30% more from 14.02 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Pnc Financial Services Grp Inc, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 38,062 shares. Essex Investment Mngmt Lc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 362,693 shares. Deutsche National Bank & Trust Ag reported 0% in Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK). Natl Bank Of Ny Mellon Corporation has 102,341 shares. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Incorporated stated it has 0.77% of its portfolio in Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK). Blackrock holds 1.99M shares or 0% of its portfolio. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System has 43,677 shares. Citadel Advsrs Ltd Company invested in 33,001 shares or 0% of the stock. Alliancebernstein Lp reported 36,700 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Gamco Investors Inc Et Al holds 12,000 shares. Koch Indus reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK). Aqr Limited Company has 0.01% invested in Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK) for 598,089 shares. Moreover, Symmetry Peak Mgmt Ltd Com has 0.21% invested in Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK). Voya Investment reported 17,451 shares stake. Paw Capital reported 3.94% stake.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $960,756 activity. 11,976 Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK) shares with value of $89,820 were sold by Ritter Stephen. DEBELLO JAMES B had sold 50,000 shares worth $445,806 on Tuesday, January 2.

Mitek Systems, Inc. develops, markets, and sells mobile capture and identity verification software solutions for enterprise clients worldwide. The company has market cap of $280.97 million. The firm applies its patented technology in image capture, correction, and intelligent data extraction in the mobile financial and business services markets. It has a 31.94 P/E ratio. The Company’s technology allows users to remotely deposit checks, open accounts, get insurance quotes, and pay bills, as well as verify their identity by taking pictures of various documents with their camera-equipped smartphones and tablets instead of using the device keyboard.

Among 5 analysts covering Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Mitek Systems had 12 analyst reports since January 8, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Northland Capital maintained Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK) rating on Wednesday, August 30. Northland Capital has “Buy” rating and $11.0 target. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 2 by Roth Capital. On Friday, March 9 the stock rating was initiated by National Securities with “Buy”. Northland Capital maintained Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK) on Tuesday, July 25 with “Buy” rating. Benchmark maintained Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK) on Wednesday, March 23 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital on Friday, July 28 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 19 by Roth Capital. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, January 25 by Northland Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 8 by Benchmark. The stock of Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK) earned “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Friday, June 9.

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