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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Kirby Corporation(KEX)

Kirby Corporation operates domestic tank barges and transports bulk liquid products. The company’s Marine Transportation segment provides marine transportation services and towing vessels transporting bulk liquid products, as well as operates tank barges throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, coastwise along three United States coasts, and in Alaska and Hawaii. This segment transports petrochemicals, black oil, refined petroleum products, and agricultural chemicals by tank barges. This segment also operates offshore dry-bulk barge and tugboat units that are engaged in the offshore transportation of dry-bulk cargoes in the United States coastal trade. As of February 19, 2016, this segment owned or operated 898 inland tank barges with 17.9 million barrels of capacity, 243 inland towboats, 70 coastal tank barges with 6 million barrels of capacity, 73 coastal tugboats, 6 offshore dry-bulk cargo barges, 7 offshore tugboats, and 1 docking tugboat. Its Diesel Engine Services segment sells replacement parts; provides service mechanics to overhaul and repair medium-speed and high-speed diesel engines, transmissions, reduction gears, and pumps; and maintains facilities to rebuild component parts or entire medium-speed and high-speed diesel engines, transmissions and reduction gears, and manufactures and remanufactures oilfield service equipment, including pressure pumping units. This segment serves inland and offshore barge operators, oilfield service companies, oil and gas operators and producers, offshore fishing companies, and marine and on-highway transportation companies, as well as the United States Coast Guard; the United States Navy; and power generation, nuclear, and industrial companies. The company was formerly known as Kirby Exploration Company, Inc. and changed its name to Kirby Corporation in 1990. Kirby Corporation was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) Director Richard Ross Stewart sold 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.67, for a total transaction of $186,675.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 19,831 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,480,780.77. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Heartland Financial USA, Inc.(HTLF)

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (Heartland), incorporated on June 18, 1993, is a multi-bank holding company. The Company’s segments include community and other banking, and retail mortgage banking. Its community and other banking segment is engaged in making loans to, and generating deposits from, individuals and businesses in the markets where Heartland has banks. Its retail mortgage banking segment is engaged in the origination of residential loans and subsequent sale of those loans to investors. The Company conducts its community banking business through independently chartered community banks (collectively, the Bank Subsidiaries) in the states of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, Texas and California.

The Company’s Bank subsidiaries include Dubuque Bank and Trust Company, Illinois Bank & Trust, Wisconsin Bank & Trust, New Mexico Bank & Trust, Rocky Mountain Bank, Arizona Bank & Trust, Centennial Bank and Trust, Minnesota Bank & Trust, Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust Company, and Premier Valley Bank. The Bank Subsidiaries provide a range of banking services, such as commercial banking, small business banking, agricultural loans, residential real estate mortgage lending, retail banking, consumer finance, and wealth management and retirement plan services to businesses, including public sector and non-profit entities, and individuals. Its activities include credit and deposit products along with treasury management, investment management, trust, retirement plan services, and brokerage and investment services. The Bank Subsidiaries operates a total of approximately 110 banking locations serving approximately 210,000 business and consumer households.

Lending Activities

The Company’s loans include commercial, commercial real estate, agricultural and agricultural real estate, residential mortgage and consumer loans. Its loans held for sale totals approximately $74.8 million.

Investment Activitie! s

The Company’s securities portfolio consists of United States Government corporations and agencies, mortgage-backed securities, obligation of states and political subdivisions, corporate debt securities, equity securities and other securities. The Company’s total securities is approximately $1,878.9 million.

Sources of Funds

The Company’s deposit products include checking and other demand deposit accounts, Negotiable Order of Withdrawal (NOW) accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, health savings accounts and other time deposits. The deposit products are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The Company has total deposits of approximately $6,405.8 million.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) – Stock analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies raised their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Heartland Financial USA in a research note issued on Tuesday, January 29th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst N. Race now expects that the bank will earn $1.03 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $1.02. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Heartland Financial USA’s Q3 2019 earnings at $1.14 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.15 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $4.42 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $4.77 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd.(MTSL)

Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and supports a line of telecommunication expense management (TEM), and customer care and billing solutions for business organizations and other enterprises worldwide. Its TEM solutions assist enterprises and organizations in the allocation of costs, budget control, fraud detection, processing of payments, and spending forecasting. The company also offers converged billing solutions, including applications for charging and invoicing customers, interconnect billing, and partner revenue management through pre-pay and post-pay schemes for wireless providers, voice over Internet protocol, Internet protocol television, and content service providers. Its products provide telecommunication and information technology managers with tools to reduce communication costs, recover charges payable by third parties, and to detect and prevent abuse and misuse of telephone networks comprising fault telecommunication usage. The company markets its products through its direct sales force, distributors, and business telephone switching systems manufacturers and vendors. Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Raanana, Israel.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

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    While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about MER Telemanagement Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSL) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MER Telemanagement Solutions earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.5243579518781 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.(RMAX)

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc., incorporated on June 25, 2013, is a franchisor of real estate brokerage services. Its business is to recruit and retain agents and sell franchises. The Company operates in two segments: Real Estate Franchise Services and Brokerages. The Real Estate Franchise Services segment comprises the operations of the Company’s owned and independent global franchising operations and corporate-wide professional services expenses. The Brokerages reportable segment contains the operations of its 21 owned brokerage offices in the United States (which represent less than 1% of RE/MAX brokerages in the United States), the results of operations of a mortgage brokerage company, in which it owns a non-controlling interest and reflects the elimination of intersegment revenue and other consolidation entities.

The Company operates in the real estate brokerage franchise industry in the United States, Canada and 95 other countries. The Company’s franchisees operate under the RE/MAX brand name. It functions under the franchise organizational model, with nearly all of the RE/MAX branded brokerage office locations being operated by franchisees: RE/MAX, which owns the right to the RE/MAX brand and sells franchises and franchising rights; Regional Franchise Owner, who owns rights to sell brokerage franchises in a specified region with a network of 162 regions across the globe; Franchisee (or Broker-Owner), which owns right to operate a RE/MAX-branded brokerage office, list properties and recruit agents, and Agent (or Sales Associate), which includes branded independent contractors who operate out of local franchise brokerage offices. In those regions that are owned by the Company in the United States and Canada, it enters into a five-year renewable franchise agreement with franchisees covering a standard set of terms and conditions. For those regions that are independently owned, it enters into a long-term agreement (between 15 and 20 years, with up to three renewal periods of equal length) with ! the Independent Region owner, pursuant to which the regional franchise owner is authorized to enter into franchise agreements with individual franchisees in that region.

The Company competes with Realogy Holdings Corp., Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Keller Williams Realty, Inc. and Royal LePage.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Re/Max (NYSE:RMAX) and MDJM (NASDAQ:MDJH) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Helen of Troy Limited(HELE)

Helen of Troy Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, import, marketing, and distribution of brand-name consumer products primarily in the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. It operates in three segments: Personal Care, Housewares, and Healthcare/Home Environment. The Personal Care segment offers hair dryers, straighteners, curling irons, hair setters, shavers, mirrors, hot air brushes, home hair clippers and trimmers, paraffin baths, massage cushions, footbaths, body massagers, brushes, combs, hair accessories, liquid and aerosol hair styling products, men?s fragrances, men?s and women?s antiperspirants and deodorants, liquid and bar soaps, shampoos, conditioners, hair treatments, foot powder, body powder, and skin care products. The Housewares segment provides kitchen tools, cutlery, bar and wine accessories, household cleaning tools, food storage containers, tea kettles, trash cans, storage an d organization products, hand tools, gardening tools, kitchen mitts and trivets, barbeque tools, and rechargeable lighting products, as well as baby and toddler care products, including convertible high chair. The Healthcare/Home Environment segment offers humidifiers, de-humidifiers, vaporizers, thermometers, air purifiers, fans, portable heaters, heating pads, and electronic mosquito traps. The company sells its products primarily through mass merchandisers, drugstore chains, warehouse clubs, home improvement stores, catalogs, grocery stores, specialty stores, beauty supply retailers, e-commerce retailers, wholesalers, and various types of distributors, as well as directly online to end user consumers. Helen of Troy Limited was founded in 1968 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday.

    HELE has been the topic of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Helen of Troy from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Monday, January 21st. Bank of America set a $151.00 target price on Helen of Troy and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Monday, November 19th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $141.67.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Raymond James & Associates lowered its stake in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 2.0% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 37,874 shares of the company’s stock after selling 780 shares during the quarter. Raymond James & Associates’ holdings in Helen of Troy were worth $4,968,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 8th. The company reported $2.40 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.16 by $0.24. The business had revenue of $431.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $425.76 million. Helen of Troy had a net margin of 12.19% and a return on equity of 18.45%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $2.52 EPS. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Helen of Troy Limited will post 7.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Grifols, S.A.(GRFS)

Grifols SA is a Spain-based company engaged in the healthcare sector. The Company is involved in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of medical solutions for hospitals, which include plasma-derived therapies, as well as diagnosis and pharmaceutical products. Its activities are structured in five segments: Bioscience, which focuses on the research for obtaining new therapies and solutions aimed at patients who suffer from illnesses stemming from plasma deficits; Diagnostic, which comprises the research, development and marketing of diagnostic products for clinical laboratories, Hospital, which offers ready-to-use pharmaceutical preparations and products for clinical nutrition; Technology, which focuses on automation equipment for the hospital sector; and Raw Materials, which includes sales of biological products and services. The Company is a parent of Grupo Grifols. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Financial Gravity Companies Inc. raised its stake in shares of Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS) by 264.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 13,862 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,054 shares during the quarter. Financial Gravity Companies Inc.’s holdings in Grifols were worth $282,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019

There’s perhaps no social program in the U.S. that’s relied upon more than Social Security. With zero disrespect to Medicare, which primarily helps to partially cover big-dollar medical expenses for seniors during their golden years, no social program does more than Social Security.

According to the Social Security Administration, more than 3 out of 5 current retirees leans on the program for at least half of their monthly income. Then there’s the analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities that finds Social Security income is responsible for keeping 22.1 million beneficiaries above the federal poverty line, including 15.1 million retired workers. It’s simply that important.

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Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Synacor, Inc.(SYNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HealthStream (NASDAQ: SYNC) and Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SVMK (NASDAQ:SVMK) and Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Syncona Ltd (LON:SYNC) announced a dividend on Thursday, June 14th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of GBX 2.30 ($0.03) per share on Monday, July 30th. This represents a yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 21st. The official announcement can be seen at this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Synacor (SYNC)

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  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of INTEL CORP’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=INTEL+CORP

    These are the top 5 holdings of INTEL CORPCloudera Inc (CLDR) – 26,065,827 shares, 92.26% of the total portfolio. Borqs Technologies Inc (BRQS) – 3,799,172 shares, 5.42% of the total portfolio. ForeScout Technologies Inc (FSCT) – 257,756 shares, 1.37% of the total portfolio. Aquantia Corp (AQ) – 161,492 shares, 0.42% of the total portfolio. Synacor Inc (SYNC) – 866,884 shares, 0.23% of the total portfolio. New

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Synacor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 47.6409011491603 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Cohen & Steers Select Preferred and Income Fund, Inc.(PSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd (NYSE:PSF) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 48.661768322942 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: First Citizens BancShares, Inc.(FCNCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    American Century Companies Inc. reduced its holdings in First Citizens BancShares (NASDAQ:FCNCA) by 4.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 31,209 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 1,294 shares during the quarter. American Century Companies Inc. owned about 0.26% of First Citizens BancShares worth $12,897,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bessemer Group Inc. reduced its position in First Citizens BancShares Inc. (NASDAQ:FCNCA) by 6.4% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,400 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 300 shares during the quarter. Bessemer Group Inc.’s holdings in First Citizens BancShares were worth $1,659,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Capital City Bank Group (NASDAQ: CCBG) and First Citizens BancShares (NASDAQ:FCNCA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Kirby Corporation(KEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Vanessa Kirby doesn’t feel famous (msn.com) Investors Purchase Large Volume of Kirby Put Options (KEX) (americanbankingnews.com) ‘The Crown’s’ Vanessa Kirby Joins Dwayne Johnson in ‘Fast and Furious’ Spinoff (EXCLUSIVE) (msn.com) Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: MDXG, VMW, KEX (nasdaq.com) Kirby Corporation To Announce 2018 Second Quarter Results On July 25, 2018 With Conference Call On July 26, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of analysts have commented on the company. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on Kirby from $96.00 to $103.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kirby from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their target price on Kirby from $89.00 to $100.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. ValuEngine downgraded Kirby from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Finally, OTR Global upgraded Kirby to a “positive” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kirby has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $86.44.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kirby (NYSE: KEX) and Teekay Tankers (NYSE:TNK) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Swiss National Bank increased its stake in shares of Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) by 18.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 26,057 shares of the shipping company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Kirby were worth $2,005,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 807 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,394% compared to the average daily volume of 54 put options.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) Director Richard Ross Stewart sold 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.67, for a total transaction of $186,675.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 19,831 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,480,780.77. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Simulations Plus, Inc.(SLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberum Capital reiterated their buy rating on shares of Sylvania Platinum (LON:SLP) in a research report released on Thursday morning.

    SLP opened at GBX 20.50 ($0.27) on Thursday. Sylvania Platinum has a 1-year low of GBX 8.75 ($0.11) and a 1-year high of GBX 18.75 ($0.25).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) and CSRA (NYSE:CSRA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLP) – Analysts at Taglich Brothers increased their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Simulations Plus in a report released on Thursday, July 19th. Taglich Brothers analyst H. Halpern now anticipates that the technology company will earn $0.52 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $0.51.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Simulations Plus (NASDAQ: SLP) and NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mattersight (NASDAQ: MATR) and Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLP) Director Walter S. Woltosz sold 18,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.92, for a total value of $368,520.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,417,908 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $107,924,727.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now

New York, NY, based Investment company George Soros buys Altaba Inc, EQT Corp, Viavi Solutions Inc, MakeMyTrip, Altice USA Inc, General Mills Inc, The Kraft Heinz Co, Kellogg Co, Plains GP Holdings LP, Edgewell Personal Care Co, sells Adecoagro SA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co, Lam Research Corp, Symantec Corp, Williams Inc during the 3-months ended 2017-06-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Soros Fund Management LLC. As of 2017-06-30, Soros Fund Management LLC owns 186 stocks with a total value of $4.5 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: AABA, EQT, ATUS, GIS, K, PAGP, BCR, TRGP, CARS, NEP, Added Positions: VIAV, MMYT, KHC, EPC, TWX, BABA, TIVO, ATGE, NOMD, MON, Reduced Positions: LRCX, WMB, TMUS, FB, DVMT, CRC, SBAC, TTWO, LBRDK, SPY, Sold Out: AGRO, HPE, SYMC, CJ, SUPV, DXC, COP, GS, NFLX, VMW,

For the details of George Soros’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=George+Soros

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Kirby Corporation(KEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Swiss National Bank increased its stake in shares of Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) by 18.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 26,057 shares of the shipping company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Kirby were worth $2,005,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

    Get Kirby alerts:

    Vanessa Kirby doesn’t feel famous (msn.com) Investors Purchase Large Volume of Kirby Put Options (KEX) (americanbankingnews.com) The Crowns Vanessa Kirby Joins Dwayne Johnson in Fast and Furious Spinoff (EXCLUSIVE) (msn.com) Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: MDXG, VMW, KEX (nasdaq.com) Kirby Corporation To Announce 2018 Second Quarter Results On July 25, 2018 With Conference Call On July 26, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of analysts have commented on the company. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on Kirby from $96.00 to $103.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kirby from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their target price on Kirby from $89.00 to $100.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. ValuEngine downgraded Kirby from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Finally, OTR Global upgraded Kirby to a “positive” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kirby has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $86.44.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kirby (NYSE: KEX) and Teekay Tankers (NYSE:TNK) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Seaspan Corporation(SSW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Seaspan Corp (NYSE:SSW) have been on fire in 2018, rocketing 50.8% through the end of June, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Several factors helped drive the rebound.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SEASPAN Corp/SH SH (NYSE:SSW) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $10.47 and last traded at $9.97, with a volume of 33824 shares. The stock had previously closed at $10.07.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) rallied 15% last month thanks to a bullish analyst note.

    So what

    Seaspan’s stock bobbed around the flatline for most of April until an analyst at Deutsche Bank upgraded the containership leasing company from hold to buy toward the end of the month. What stood out was the $13 price target, which was 85% above the bank’s previous one of $7 a share. Driving that bullish view is the expectation that Seaspan’s ability to deleverage its balance sheet and increase the dividend would fuel substantial share price appreciation in the future.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Rental rates aren’t the only thing gaining momentum. Several companies are demonstrably stronger today, including containership leader Seaspan (NYSE:SSW). The investor favorite has made moves to strengthen its long-term prospects just in time to capitalize on rebounding global demand for shipping vessels of nearly every size. Throw in the purchase of a Chinese joint venture, which injected youthful vessels and new contracts into the business, and a $500 million investment from a major shareholder, and it’s easy to see why shares are up 80% in the last year alone.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about SEASPAN Corp/SH SH (NYSE:SSW) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SEASPAN Corp/SH SH earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 46.6781458026115 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.(JBSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son (NASDAQ:JBSS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBSS) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $71.43 and last traded at $70.96, with a volume of 1305 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $69.72.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd acquired a new position in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBSS) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund acquired 21,466 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,242,000. WINTON GROUP Ltd owned about 0.19% of John B. Sanfilippo & Son at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    The Hershey (NYSE: HSY) and John B. Sanfilippo & Son (NASDAQ:JBSS) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Nomura Holdings Inc ADR(NMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News articles about Nomura (NYSE:NMR) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nomura earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.0788180252447 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Nomura Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NMR) is a Japanese financial services company that provides a variety of financial services to corporations, governments, institutions, and individuals around the world.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nomura (NYSE: NMR) and Navient (NASDAQ:NAVI) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Virtu Financial (NASDAQ: VIRT) and Nomura (NYSE:NMR) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Credit Suisse Group (NYSE: CS) and Nomura (NYSE:NMR) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Numeraire (CURRENCY:NMR) traded up 0.2% against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on May 26th. Numeraire has a total market capitalization of $13.61 million and approximately $33,240.00 worth of Numeraire was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, Numeraire has traded 17.6% lower against the U.S. dollar. One Numeraire token can now be bought for approximately $10.09 or 0.00137627 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including DDEX, Bittrex and Upbit.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Internationa Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.(IFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion before the opening bell. Sysco shares rose 0.18 percent to close at $62.29 on Friday.
    Analysts expect Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion before the opening bell. Tyson shares rose 1.39 percent to close at $66.97 on Friday.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and agreed to acquire Frutarom for $7.1 billion. International Flavors shares dropped 5.03 percent to $135.00 in pre-market trading.
    Before the opening bell, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $692.63 million. Louisiana-Pacific shares gained 2.09 percent to close at $28.32 on Friday.
    Analysts are expecting Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NYSE: WLTW) to have earned $3.01 per share on revenue of $2.23 billion in the latest quarter. Willis Towers Watson will release earnings before the markets open. Willis Towers Watson shares gained 0.98 percent to close at $148.91 on Friday.

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  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    That would lead investors to companies such as Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK), International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF), and DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE: IFF) and Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLKP) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and profitability.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM) fell 16.1 percent to $23.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 13 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after declining 37.37 percent on Friday.
    Ability Inc. (NASDAQ: ABIL) shares fell 7.1 percent to $2.61 in pre-market trading.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) shares fell 6.4 percent to $133.00 in pre-market trading. International Flavors & Fragrances reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and agreed to acquire Frutarom for $7.1 billion.
    BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP) fell 6.8 percent to $45.00 in pre-market trading.
    Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) fell 6.4 percent to $3.23 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.27 percent on Friday.
    Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) fell 5.9 percent to $66.52 in pre-market trading after declining 1.15 percent on Friday.
    DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY) shares fell 4 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading. DENTSPLY SIRONA reported Q1 adjusted earnings of $0.45 per share on sales of $956.1 million. The company updated its 2018 adjusted earnings guidance to $2.55 to 2.65 per share

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019

An extended bout of low prices and tepid wage growth are showing signs of ending and that has government-bond investors bracing for a new inflation regime.

Rising inflation is anathema to bonds because it can erode the securitys fixed value, which is a notable headwind for longer-dated government paper.

Contributing to the anticipation of higher inflation are climbing commodity prices, improving global growth and lingering fears that tightening labor markets will eventually translate into higher wage gains. That has stoked fears that a pick up in what has otherwise been stubbornly low inflation will blindside Treasury buyers.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Federal Signal Corporation(FSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Prudential Financial Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Federal Signal Co. (NYSE:FSS) by 63.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 234,061 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 90,560 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Federal Signal were worth $5,154,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Federal Signal (FSS)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    OppenheimerFunds Inc. lowered its holdings in shares of Federal Signal Co. (NYSE:FSS) by 14.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 33,592 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 5,741 shares during the period. OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s holdings in Federal Signal were worth $739,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Evertec, Inc.(EVTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Equities research analysts at Raymond James initiated coverage on shares of Evertec (NYSE:EVTC) in a report released on Friday, MarketBeat reports. The firm set a “market perform” rating on the business services provider’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Evertec (NYSE:EVTC) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: E*TRADE Financial Corporation(ETFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    E-Trade (NASDAQ:ETFC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.09. E-Trade had a net margin of 28.40% and a return on equity of 11.64%. The firm had revenue of $708.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $686.31 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.48 earnings per share. E-Trade’s quarterly revenue was up 28.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that E-Trade will post 3.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    New York State Teachers Retirement System cut its position in shares of E-Trade (NASDAQ:ETFC) by 1.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 501,653 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 4,970 shares during the quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System owned about 0.19% of E-Trade worth $27,797,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on E*TRADE Financial (ETFC)

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  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    The cryptocurrency market lacks a company that combines currency mining and currency exchange, Dede said. No companies are creating ties between digital currency exchanges and mainstream consumer-focused brokerages, such as TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: AMTD) and E*TRADE Financial Corp (NASDAQ: ETFC), he said. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on E*TRADE Financial (ETFC)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

    Get E-Trade alerts:

    Financial Contrast: Northrim BanCorp (NRIM) & E-Trade (ETFC) (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect E-Trade (ETFC) Will Post Earnings of $0.88 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) E-Trade (ETFC) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Venture Capital Deals Of The Week: E-Trade Competitor Hits $5.6B Valuation (seekingalpha.com) Splunk Leads This Trio, All In Buy Ranges: Tests Of Chart-Reading Skills (investors.com)

    Shares of E-Trade traded up $0.29, hitting $64.39, during trading hours on Friday, according to Marketbeat Ratings. The company had a trading volume of 1,951,368 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,786,867. The firm has a market cap of $16.89 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.40, a PEG ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 1.29. The company has a current ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 0.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. E-Trade has a one year low of $33.06 and a one year high of $65.14.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Herman Miller, Inc.(MLHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    MGMResorts International(NYSE:MGM)recently purchased Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway. The deal will allow the company to capitalize on the sports gambling craze. But there’s another company trading at an incredible discount that presents an amazing opportunity for investors.This is how you could make an easy 100% in the weeks ahead.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday
    Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) won Mexico’s presidential election last night. The new president is expected to inject a string of nationalist policies that counters U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent rhetoric on NAFTA and immigration. However, it’s uncertain to many how AMLO will specifically address the nation’s systemic violence, poverty, and economic distress. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the top business trade organization in the nation, has hit back on President Trump regarding tariffs. On Monday, the GOP-aligned business group launched a state-by-state campaign that will address rising costs of products to consumers due to tariffs and the potential impact on American jobs. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was an adamant supporter of Trump’s tax policy. The White House has argued that billions of dollars in tariffs are needed to offset trade imbalances with China, the European Union, Mexico, and Canada. Tariffs on China will go into effect this week. Oil prices retreated Monday after both Russia and Saudi Arabia reported an uptick in production. Over the weekend, President Trump said that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud agreed to pump more oil, “maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels.” However, the White House promptly walked back those statements. Meanwhile, markets continue to monitor stalling economic growth across Asia and the ongoing trade spat between the United States and other nations. The latter could weigh heavily on crude prices.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, WBA, AMZN, MLHR
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) announced that it hit a major man

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks,Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) and Herman Miller (NASDAQ:MLHR)both rose after beating earnings expectations.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Herman Miller (NASDAQ:MLHR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday morning.

    Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Herman Miller from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. ValuEngine lowered Herman Miller from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, March 23rd.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Venerable office interior furnishings giantHerman Miller Inc. (NASDAQ:MLHR) reports on its fiscal fourth quarter of 2018 on July 3. Management’s previously issued guidance aims for net sales of between $590 million and $610 million. Organic revenue growth is projected to hit 4% versus the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 at the midpoint of this range. Management anticipates diluted earnings per share (EPS) of between $0.49 and $0.53. Outside of the ever-present question of how the company will fare against its own financial targets, what should investors focus on? Below, I’ve briefly provided four key themes shareholders should watch when the company releases its earnings next week:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    The week ahead is shortened by the July 4 holiday, but still includes a few big-name earnings reports that could move individual stocks. Below, we’ll preview what investors will be focusing on with these announcements fromHerman Miller(NASDAQ:MLHR), Acuity Brands(NYSE:AYI), and PriceSmart(NASDAQ:PSMT).

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Kirby Corporation(KEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Vanessa Kirby doesn’t feel famous (msn.com) Investors Purchase Large Volume of Kirby Put Options (KEX) (americanbankingnews.com) The Crowns Vanessa Kirby Joins Dwayne Johnson in Fast and Furious Spinoff (EXCLUSIVE) (msn.com) Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: MDXG, VMW, KEX (nasdaq.com) Kirby Corporation To Announce 2018 Second Quarter Results On July 25, 2018 With Conference Call On July 26, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of analysts have commented on the company. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on Kirby from $96.00 to $103.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kirby from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their target price on Kirby from $89.00 to $100.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. ValuEngine downgraded Kirby from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Finally, OTR Global upgraded Kirby to a “positive” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kirby has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $86.44.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kirby (NYSE: KEX) and Teekay Tankers (NYSE:TNK) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Swiss National Bank increased its stake in shares of Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) by 18.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 26,057 shares of the shipping company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Kirby were worth $2,005,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.