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Horace Mann Educators (HMN) Reaches $44.80 After 8.00% Down Move; Daktronics (DAKT) Sellers Increased By 28.72% Their Shorts

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The stock of Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 1.10% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $44.8. About 61,125 shares traded. Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) has risen 5.82% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.73% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months negative chart setup for the $1.83 billion company. It was reported on Apr, 17 by Barchart.com. We have $41.22 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:HMN worth $146.56M less.

Daktronics Inc (NASDAQ:DAKT) had an increase of 28.72% in short interest. DAKT’s SI was 2.38M shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 28.72% from 1.85 million shares previously. With 184,800 avg volume, 13 days are for Daktronics Inc (NASDAQ:DAKT)’s short sellers to cover DAKT’s short positions. The SI to Daktronics Inc’s float is 6.56%. The stock increased 0.98% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $9.28. About 32,310 shares traded. Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAKT) has declined 3.39% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.94% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.57 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.21, from 1.36 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 7 investors sold Daktronics, Inc. shares while 35 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 23.43 million shares or 4.05% more from 22.52 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Voya Management Limited Com holds 0% or 21,438 shares in its portfolio. Pub Sector Pension Board has invested 0% in Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAKT). 291,638 were accumulated by Principal Financial. Assetmark Incorporated reported 14 shares. Teacher Retirement Of Texas accumulated 13,031 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Comerica Retail Bank has 0% invested in Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAKT) for 39,917 shares. Blair William And Co Il owns 0% invested in Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAKT) for 23,800 shares. North Star Inv Mngmt holds 0.1% or 92,700 shares in its portfolio. Menta Ltd Liability Com has 190,008 shares. Pnc Serv Gp, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 11,983 shares. Renaissance Technology Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 596,948 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Wells Fargo Com Mn invested in 66,654 shares or 0% of the stock. Brinker Capital Inc invested in 19,517 shares or 0.01% of the stock. State Street Corp invested in 0% or 940,091 shares. Ameritas Investment Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAKT).

Daktronics, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells a range of electronic display systems and related products worldwide. The company has market cap of $412.72 million. It operates through five divisions: Commercial, Live Events, High School Park and Recreation, Transportation, and International. It has a 40.35 P/E ratio. The firm offers video display systems, such as displays to show various levels of video, graphics, and animation, as well as controllers; LED ribbon board displays; mobile and modular display systems; freeform LED displays, which include architectural lighting and display products; indoor and outdoor scoreboards for various sports, digit displays, scoring and timing controllers, statistics software, and other related products; and timing systems for sports events primarily aquatics and track competitions, as well as swimming touchpads, race start systems, and relay take-off platforms.

Since October 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $30,769 activity. On Monday, October 23 GATZKE CARLA S sold $30,769 worth of Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAKT) or 2,996 shares.

Since March 6, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $316,642 activity. Another trade for 2,938 shares valued at $125,767 was sold by CONKLIN BRET A.

Horace Mann Educators Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a multiline insurance firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.83 billion. The Firm operates through four divisions: Property and Casualty Insurance, Annuity Products, Life Insurance, and Corporate and Other. It has a 10.98 P/E ratio. It underwrites and markets personal lines of property and casualty insurance, including personal lines automobile and homeowners insurance products; retirement products, such as tax-qualified annuities; and life insurance products.

Analysts await Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) to report earnings on April, 24 after the close. They expect $0.55 EPS, up 48.65% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.37 per share. HMN’s profit will be $22.49M for 20.36 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.65 actual EPS reported by Horace Mann Educators Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -15.38% negative EPS growth.

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