|Day Low/High||5.20 / 5.25|
|52 Wk Low/High||2.84 / 5.21|
We booked some profits in Huntington Bancshares and SLM this week and cut our rating on SLM from One to Two.
We booked some profits in Synovus Financial and used part of the proceeds to buy more Yamana Gold.
We sold the rest of our Datalink holdings and will use the proceeds to add a name to our portfolio.
We used this week's declines to add to our position in Jive Software and Sonus Networks.
We believe this stock deserves to trade for more than 3x cash.
The software company's improvement in the third quarter was driven by growth in total billings.
Consensus estimates call for a small third-quarter profit versus a year-earlier loss.
We used this week's declines to add to our positions in Teligent and Sonus Networks.
Financial sponsors are steadily taking a stake in publicly traded companies as they look for creative, sustainable ways to make investments.
We used this week's selloff to take positions in a student loan provider and a generic drug maker.
A rate hike seems likely in December, but not before.
Though the social networking giant's corporate product, previously know as Facebook at Work, might not produce a ton of revenue, there's value in having office workers engaged throughout the day.
September jobs data weighed on indices, while we booked profits in ON Semiconductor and rolled some funds into Yamana Gold.
We made several moves in the portfolio during a volatile week, and a slew of economic reports next week could keep the market on edge.
We continue to screen new names amid a week of volatility in the broader market.
The most recent short interest data has been released for the 08/31/2016 settlement date, which shows a 284,577 share decrease in total short interest for Jive Software Inc , to 1,146,921, a decrease of 19.88% since 08/15/2016. Total short interest is just one way to look at short data; another metric that we here at Dividend Channel find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares traded.
We added one new name to the Bullpen during a holiday-shortened week that ended with the worst daily decline since late June.
We added to two portfolio positions this week and also used market strength to book some profits.
In a largely quiet week for the market, we exited one position and trimmed 2 others, booking profits in each case.
As vacation time beckons for Wall Street, our stock screen reveals potential opportunities for the portfolio.
Software industry watchers believe the company will be the next to make a move in the cloud sector as it tries to get 29% of its revenue in that space.
Investors eyeing a purchase of Jive Software Inc stock, but cautious about paying the going market price of $3.96/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interesting put contract in particular, is the January 2017 put at the $3.50 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of 25 cents.
Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a scale of zero to 100.
Jive Software, RealD and Brink's are targeted by activist investors -- and in each case a catalyst may be around the corner that could move the stock price.
Investors in Jive Software Inc saw new options become available this week, for the April 2016 expiration. One of the key data points that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 231 days until expiration the newly available contracts represent a possible opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration.
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