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Fcm Investments Has Cut Its Healthcare Services Group (HCSG) Position; Medequities Realty Trust (MRT) Shorts Up By 13.75%

Medequities Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:MRT) had an increase of 13.75% in short interest. MRT’s SI was 275,400 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 13.75% from 242,100 shares previously. With 218,300 avg volume, 1 days are for Medequities Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:MRT)’s short sellers to cover MRT’s short positions. The stock decreased 1.54% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $10.84. About 360,796 shares traded or 37.97% up from the average. MedEquities Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MRT) has 0.00% since January 16, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Fcm Investments decreased Healthcare Services Group (HCSG) stake by 24.35% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Fcm Investments sold 17,799 shares as Healthcare Services Group (HCSG)’s stock rose 12.08%. The Fcm Investments holds 55,291 shares with $2.98M value, down from 73,090 last quarter. Healthcare Services Group now has $3.80 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.50% or $0.79 during the last trading session, reaching $51.92. About 330,616 shares traded. Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) has risen 24.89% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.19% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.33 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 1.34 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 10 investors sold HCSG shares while 78 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 66.03 million shares or 1.32% more from 65.17 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Incorporated holds 45,443 shares. Commonwealth Equity Svcs owns 6,553 shares. Rockefeller Financial Ser reported 621,533 shares. 320 are owned by Evercore Wealth Mngmt. First Midwest Bank & Trust Tru Division has invested 0.21% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Raymond James Assocs invested in 0.05% or 443,139 shares. 564,288 are held by Ameriprise Financial Inc. Bamco Ny invested in 175,000 shares. Swiss Bankshares holds 121,763 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Goldman Sachs Gru Inc invested in 1.10M shares. Aqr Capital Ltd Liability, a Connecticut-based fund reported 19,193 shares. Assetmark, a California-based fund reported 978 shares. Susquehanna International Gru Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 27,726 shares or 0% of the stock. Tiverton Asset Ltd Liability holds 0.82% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) or 269,407 shares. Peak6 Invests Lp has invested 0% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG).

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $1.79 million activity. Casey Diane S had sold 5,001 shares worth $255,051. $1.17M worth of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) shares were sold by McBryan Michael E. The insider SHEA JOHN CHRISTOPHER sold $247,000. The insider BRIGGS JOHN sold 2,500 shares worth $126,875.

Analysts await Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $0.33 earnings per share, up 17.86% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.28 per share. HCSG’s profit will be $24.18M for 39.33 P/E if the $0.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.31 actual earnings per share reported by Healthcare Services Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.45% EPS growth.

Among 4 analysts covering Healthcare Services (NASDAQ:HCSG), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Healthcare Services had 14 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 12 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, October 2. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 17 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Thursday, September 28 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $4900 target in Friday, July 7 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Wednesday, October 18. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, November 3. On Friday, September 16 the stock rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $39 target in Wednesday, October 14 report. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 22 report.

MedEquities Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $344.23 million. The firm invests in real estate markets of United States. It has a 27.03 P/E ratio. It invests in a diversified mix of healthcare properties and healthcare-related real estate debt investment.

Among 7 analysts covering MedEquities Realty (NYSE:MRT), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. MedEquities Realty had 7 analyst reports since October 24, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by JMP Securities with “Mkt Outperform” on Monday, October 24. As per Monday, November 14, the company rating was initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of MedEquities Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MRT) earned “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Monday, October 24. The stock of MedEquities Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MRT) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 24 by Citigroup. FBR Capital initiated the shares of MRT in report on Monday, October 24 with “Outperform” rating. JP Morgan initiated the shares of MRT in report on Monday, October 24 with “Neutral” rating. As per Monday, October 24, the company rating was initiated by RBC Capital Markets.

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