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Stratos Wealth Partners LTD Has Lowered Fs Invt (FSIC) Position; Citigroup (C) Sellers Increased By 1.14% Their Shorts

Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) had an increase of 1.14% in short interest. C’s SI was 27.66 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 1.14% from 27.35M shares previously. With 16.32 million avg volume, 2 days are for Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C)’s short sellers to cover C’s short positions. The SI to Citigroup Inc’s float is 1.08%. The stock increased 1.41% or $1.08 during the last trading session, reaching $77.54. About 4.46M shares traded. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has risen 35.60% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.90% the S&P500.

Stratos Wealth Partners Ltd decreased Fs Invt Corp (FSIC) stake by 12.23% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Stratos Wealth Partners Ltd sold 62,421 shares as Fs Invt Corp (FSIC)’s stock declined 15.89%. The Stratos Wealth Partners Ltd holds 448,161 shares with $3.79 million value, down from 510,582 last quarter. Fs Invt Corp now has $1.82 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.68% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $7.4. About 164,135 shares traded. FS Investment Corporation (NYSE:FSIC) has risen 1.01% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.69% the S&P500.

Analysts await FS Investment Corporation (NYSE:FSIC) to report earnings on March, 1 after the close. They expect $0.19 earnings per share, down 17.39% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.23 per share. FSIC’s profit will be $46.68M for 9.74 P/E if the $0.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.21 actual earnings per share reported by FS Investment Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.52% negative EPS growth.

Among 10 analysts covering FS Investment (NYSE:FSIC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. FS Investment had 16 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by DA Davidson with “Buy” on Wednesday, September 30. On Thursday, August 11 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral”. On Friday, March 3 the stock rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform”. The stock of FS Investment Corporation (NYSE:FSIC) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, May 31. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Sunday, July 23. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, November 9 with “Hold”. On Monday, May 1 the stock rating was maintained by Wood with “Hold”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, October 5 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. As per Friday, December 15, the company rating was upgraded by National Securities. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, December 18 by Sterne Agee CRT.

Stratos Wealth Partners Ltd increased Ishares Tr (IWB) stake by 2,749 shares to 144,323 valued at $20.19 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Ishares Tr stake by 23,405 shares and now owns 42,755 shares. Lowes Cos Inc (NYSE:LOW) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.25, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 56 investors sold Citigroup Inc. shares while 400 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 492 raised stakes. 2.04 billion shares or 0.42% more from 2.03 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Dsam Prtn (London) has 3.51% invested in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Marathon Trading Investment Mngmt Ltd Company holds 0.1% or 12,381 shares in its portfolio. Highland Capital Management Ltd Llc invested in 1.49% or 258,051 shares. Cordasco Network holds 0% or 36 shares. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh holds 314,315 shares or 0.94% of its portfolio. Credit Agricole S A owns 0.42% invested in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) for 1.71M shares. Ionic Management Lc owns 122,900 shares for 0.36% of their portfolio. Jfs Wealth Advsrs Ltd reported 2,335 shares stake. Cliftonlarsonallen Wealth Ltd invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Cubic Asset Mgmt Limited Co stated it has 98,409 shares or 2.02% of all its holdings. Apriem stated it has 0.12% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). S&Co Inc has 0.69% invested in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). First Dallas has 0.51% invested in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Crestwood Advisors Gru Limited Liability invested in 0.03% or 4,950 shares. Telemus Capital Ltd Liability Corp owns 10,771 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio.

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