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Dana Investment Advisors Upped By $1.84 Million Its Halliburton Co (HAL) Stake; Aaron's, Inc. (AAN) Had 11 Bulls

Among 13 analysts covering Aaron’s Inc (NYSE:AAN), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. Aaron’s Inc had 32 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) rating on Tuesday, October 10. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $54.0 target. Raymond James upgraded Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) on Tuesday, January 19 to “Strong Buy” rating. Suntrust Robinson upgraded Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) on Friday, January 20 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, September 7. Raymond James downgraded it to “Market Perform” rating and $40 target in Tuesday, September 22 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 13 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Thursday, October 19. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Friday, November 10. On Thursday, October 29 the stock rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Sector Weight”. SunTrust upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, January 20 report. See Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) latest ratings:

02/01/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $61.0 Maintain
01/12/2017 Broker: Northcoast Rating: Buy New Target: $52.5 Maintain
29/11/2017 Broker: Sidoti Rating: Buy New Target: $45.0 Upgrade
10/11/2017 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Strong Buy Upgrade
08/11/2017 Broker: Loop Capital Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
27/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $53.0 Maintain
19/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $52.0 Maintain
18/10/2017 Broker: Janney Capital Rating: Neutral New Target: $42 Initiates Coverage On
10/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $54.0 Maintain
28/09/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Old Rating: Sector Weight New Rating: Overweight Upgrade

Dana Investment Advisors Inc increased Halliburton Co (HAL) stake by 9.59% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Dana Investment Advisors Inc acquired 40,065 shares as Halliburton Co (HAL)’s stock declined 11.04%. The Dana Investment Advisors Inc holds 457,799 shares with $21.07 million value, up from 417,734 last quarter. Halliburton Co now has $46.27B valuation. The stock increased 1.28% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $53.03. About 9.27 million shares traded or 9.38% up from the average. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has risen 19.03% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.33% the S&P500.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $2.81 million activity. SINCLAIR ROBERT P JR sold $45,000 worth of stock. On Friday, August 25 Doman Curtis Linn sold $1.30 million worth of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) or 30,000 shares. Robinson John W had sold 15,000 shares worth $691,583 on Tuesday, August 1. Woodley Ryan K sold 6,776 shares worth $300,177. 1,564 shares were sold by Michaels Steven A, worth $71,647 on Monday, August 7.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.11, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 26 investors sold Aaron's, Inc. shares while 92 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 71.01 million shares or 0.11% less from 71.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gamco Invsts Et Al holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) for 755,462 shares. Suntrust Banks reported 0% of its portfolio in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN). Dimensional Fund Lp holds 5.97M shares. D E Shaw And reported 1.28M shares. Assetmark owns 88 shares. Ing Groep Nv stated it has 7,623 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Alliancebernstein Lp invested 0.01% in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN). Virginia Retirement System Et Al holds 0.03% in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) or 60,300 shares. Lazard Asset Mgmt Lc stated it has 12,958 shares. 45,438 were reported by Texas Permanent School Fund. Jane Street Grp Limited Liability has invested 0% in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN). Price T Rowe Associates Md has 0.02% invested in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) for 2.15M shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan has 0.01% invested in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN). Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans invested in 13,230 shares or 0% of the stock. Pacad Invest stated it has 4,800 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings.

AaronÂ’s, Inc. operates an omnichannel well-known provider of lease-purchase solutions. The company has market cap of $2.98 billion. It operates through five divisions: Sales and Lease Ownership, Progressive, DAMI, Franchise, and Manufacturing. It has a 22.19 P/E ratio. The firm engages in the sale, lease ownership, and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances, and accessories.

The stock increased 3.44% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $42.09. About 521,323 shares traded. Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) has risen 45.42% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.72% the S&P500.

Since September 5, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $3.80 million activity. Shares for $112,337 were sold by Carre Eric on Tuesday, January 2. Beaty Anne L. sold 2,937 shares worth $151,459. $297,650 worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) shares were sold by Voyles Robb L.. 43,000 shares were sold by Pope Lawrence J, worth $1.71M.

Dana Investment Advisors Inc decreased Parker Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) stake by 4,453 shares to 85,780 valued at $15.01M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Vanguard Star Fd (VXUS) stake by 8,271 shares and now owns 6,112 shares. Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was reduced too.

Among 39 analysts covering Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), 35 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Halliburton Company had 137 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Monday, April 25. Seaport Global upgraded the shares of HAL in report on Thursday, July 20 to “Buy” rating. Loop Capital maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) on Thursday, October 20 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 30 by Cowen & Co. Cowen & Co maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) on Wednesday, April 26 with “Market Perform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $6000 target in Thursday, July 20 report. The stock of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, October 20 by Morgan Stanley. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $52.0 target in Thursday, December 14 report. The rating was initiated by DA Davidson on Friday, February 19 with “Buy”. Macquarie Research maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, October 20 report.

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