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Southernsun Asset Management Increased Actuant (ATU) Position By $1.48 Million; Shorts at Sinovac Biotech (SVA) Lowered By 2.98%

Sinovac Biotech Incorporated (NASDAQ:SVA) had a decrease of 2.98% in short interest. SVA’s SI was 423,400 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 2.98% from 436,400 shares previously. With 407,700 avg volume, 1 days are for Sinovac Biotech Incorporated (NASDAQ:SVA)’s short sellers to cover SVA’s short positions. The SI to Sinovac Biotech Incorporated’s float is 1.57%. The stock increased 0.12% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $8.11. About 18,099 shares traded. Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:SVA) has declined 22.67% since February 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.37% the S&P500.

Southernsun Asset Management Llc increased Actuant Corp (ATU) stake by 2.49% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Southernsun Asset Management Llc acquired 59,335 shares as Actuant Corp (ATU)’s stock declined 5.05%. The Southernsun Asset Management Llc holds 2.44M shares with $62.44 million value, up from 2.38 million last quarter. Actuant Corp now has $1.44 billion valuation. It closed at $24 lastly. It is up 0.16% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.54% the S&P500.

Since September 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $153,218 activity. 876 Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) shares with value of $22,268 were sold by Rennie Stephen. Shares for $130,950 were sold by Wozniak Ted.

Among 18 analysts covering Actuant (NYSE:ATU), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Actuant had 45 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, June 9 with “Hold”. On Sunday, August 20 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. The stock of Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by RBC Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $26 target in Thursday, June 22 report. The rating was initiated by Topeka Capital Markets on Thursday, May 26 with “Hold”. The stock of Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) earned “Buy” rating by Gabelli on Thursday, June 22. The stock of Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 27. As per Thursday, January 14, the company rating was initiated by Avondale. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, December 20. The company was upgraded on Monday, November 14 by Robert W. Baird.

Southernsun Asset Management Llc decreased Western Union Co. (NYSE:WU) stake by 59,766 shares to 7.48 million valued at $143.67M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Thor Industries Inc (NYSE:THO) stake by 281,186 shares and now owns 1.41 million shares. American Express Co. (NYSE:AXP) was reduced too.

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