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Granahan Investment Management Continues to Hold Position in Manitex International (MNTX); Kansas City Southern (KSU) Holding Has Increased by Shelton Capital Management

Granahan Investment Management Inc increased its stake in Manitex International (MNTX) by 152.17% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Granahan Investment Management Inc bought 49,845 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.57% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 82,601 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $742,000, up from 32,756 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Granahan Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Manitex International for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $186.26 million market cap company. The stock decreased 3.68% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $11.25. About 160,130 shares traded or 216.76% up from the average. Manitex International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNTX) has risen 8.39% since February 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.31% the S&P500.

Shelton Capital Management increased its stake in Kansas City Southern (KSU) by 194.08% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Shelton Capital Management bought 17,100 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.89% with the market. The institutional investor held 25,911 shares of the railroads company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.82 million, up from 8,811 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Shelton Capital Management who had been investing in Kansas City Southern for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.67B market cap company. The stock decreased 3.33% or $3.57 during the last trading session, reaching $103.53. About 1.43M shares traded or 17.30% up from the average. Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) has declined 0.27% since February 9, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.97% the S&P500.

Granahan Investment Management Inc, which manages about $3.81B and $1.20 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Abiomed (NASDAQ:ABMD) by 7,451 shares to 132,935 shares, valued at $22.41 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Sangamo Biosciences (NASDAQ:SGMO) by 241,769 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 465,090 shares, and cut its stake in Albany Int’l (NYSE:AIN).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.27, from 0.96 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 6 investors sold MNTX shares while 16 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 9 raised stakes. 10.68 million shares or 6.37% more from 10.04 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bancorp Of America De accumulated 0% or 28,200 shares. Geode Management Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 69,438 shares. Wells Fargo & Company Mn invested in 0% or 339,495 shares. Manatuck Hill Prtnrs Limited Liability Co reported 322,700 shares or 1.42% of all its holdings. Shufro Rose Co Ltd accumulated 0.25% or 279,200 shares. Trexquant Invest LP holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Manitex International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNTX) for 16,692 shares. Auxier Asset Mngmt reported 201,381 shares or 0.37% of all its holdings. 54,900 were accumulated by California Pub Employees Retirement. Cortina Asset Mngmt Limited Liability reported 0.28% stake. 541,934 are owned by Pacific Ridge Ptnrs Ltd. Macquarie Group reported 0% of its portfolio in Manitex International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNTX). Wedge Cap L LP Nc owns 78,200 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Ironwood Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation owns 0.41% invested in Manitex International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNTX) for 64,792 shares. Federated Invsts Pa accumulated 241 shares. Cove Street Limited Com holds 0.15% or 151,500 shares.

Among 24 analysts covering Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Kansas City Southern had 79 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Market Perform” on Monday, January 25. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in Monday, April 11 report. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Market Perform” on Monday, April 24. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, October 2. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse given on Friday, February 19. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) rating on Wednesday, June 28. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $10800 target. On Friday, July 21 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. As per Wednesday, October 4, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, May 25 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, September 11 by Bank of America.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.17, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 29 investors sold KSU shares while 163 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 84.43 million shares or 2.67% less from 86.75 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bluecrest invested 0.04% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Amer has 33,433 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Fred Alger Mgmt owns 19,302 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Gulf Int State Bank (Uk) Limited owns 33,713 shares. Stephens Incorporated Ar holds 13,784 shares. Liberty Mutual Grp Asset Mgmt invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Paragon Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability invested in 0.09% or 2,535 shares. 3,349 are held by Gideon Capital Advsr Inc. Pnc Financial Service Gp holds 25,078 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Wellington Mngmt Gru Llp stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). California-based Pacific Heights Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Co has invested 1.11% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Moreover, Somerset has 0.15% invested in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) for 2,575 shares. Da Davidson has 8,710 shares. Aviance Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 4,420 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd accumulated 571 shares.

Since August 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $1.79 million activity. 6,000 Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) shares with value of $617,567 were sold by Zozaya Delano Jose Guillermo. 2,325 Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) shares with value of $262,725 were sold by Hancock Brian D.. Garza Antonio O also sold $433,714 worth of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) shares.

Shelton Capital Management, which manages about $1.01B and $1.29B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Chevron Corp New (NYSE:CVX) by 37,174 shares to 215,623 shares, valued at $25.34M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Global Pmts Inc (NYSE:GPN) by 6,318 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 11,808 shares, and cut its stake in Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT).

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