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Navellier & Associates Decreased Nike (NKE) Stake By $620,000; Avinger (AVGR) Shorts Raised By 12.02%

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Avinger Inc (NASDAQ:AVGR) had an increase of 12.02% in short interest. AVGR’s SI was 353,300 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 12.02% from 315,400 shares previously. With 2.64 million avg volume, 0 days are for Avinger Inc (NASDAQ:AVGR)’s short sellers to cover AVGR’s short positions. The stock increased 0.84% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $1.2. About 149,560 shares traded. Avinger, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGR) has declined 98.16% since April 26, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 109.71% the S&P500.

Navellier & Associates Inc decreased Nike Inc. (NKE) stake by 69.44% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Navellier & Associates Inc sold 10,000 shares as Nike Inc. (NKE)’s stock rose 4.55%. The Navellier & Associates Inc holds 4,400 shares with $275,000 value, down from 14,400 last quarter. Nike Inc. now has $109.36 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.77% or $1.1799 during the last trading session, reaching $67.8499. About 2.31M shares traded. NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) has risen 18.31% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.76% the S&P500.

Among 44 analysts covering Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE), 25 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Nike Inc. had 233 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold” on Wednesday, September 27. FBR Capital maintained it with “Hold” rating and $61.0 target in Friday, December 22 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, March 23 report. The stock of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Wednesday, September 28 by FBR Capital. The rating was initiated by Wedbush on Wednesday, November 2 with “Neutral”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, December 22 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Wednesday, June 29. As per Thursday, June 15, the company rating was maintained by Susquehanna. Citigroup maintained the shares of NKE in report on Friday, September 25 with “Buy” rating. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of NKE in report on Wednesday, September 28 with “Market Perform” rating.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 insider sales for $45.81 million activity. Shares for $650,000 were sold by Matheson Monique S. on Friday, December 15. Shares for $6.77M were sold by SPRUNK ERIC D on Monday, January 29. 125,722 shares valued at $7.94 million were sold by Slusher John F on Tuesday, January 2. $9.45M worth of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) was sold by PARKER MARK G on Tuesday, February 27. 100,000 shares were sold by EDWARDS TREVOR A, worth $6.85 million on Wednesday, January 31.

Analysts await NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) to report earnings on July, 5. They expect $0.64 EPS, up 6.67% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.6 per share. NKE’s profit will be $1.03B for 26.50 P/E if the $0.64 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.68 actual EPS reported by NIKE, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.88% negative EPS growth.

Navellier & Associates Inc increased Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) stake by 23,429 shares to 56,778 valued at $924,000 in 2017Q4. It also upped Kronos Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:KRO) stake by 14,957 shares and now owns 60,055 shares. Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 0.8 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 70 investors sold NKE shares while 501 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 312 raised stakes. 1.01 billion shares or 2.95% more from 985.62 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bright Rock Capital Management Lc stated it has 1.53% in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE). Utah Retirement holds 242,436 shares or 0.32% of its portfolio. Earnest Partners Lc holds 0% or 657 shares in its portfolio. Cobblestone Capital Advsrs Ltd Liability Com Ny holds 12,468 shares. Fifth Third National Bank reported 0.42% stake. Gilman Hill Asset Limited stated it has 0.1% in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE). Private Wealth Prns Limited Liability reported 36,000 shares or 0.42% of all its holdings. Daiwa Sb Invests Limited reported 0.21% stake. Cornerstone Incorporated holds 0.21% or 4,951 shares in its portfolio. Cornerstone Holdings Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0.11% in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE). Timber Hill Lc owns 0.12% invested in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) for 30,373 shares. Regentatlantic Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0.44% of its portfolio in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE). Gvo Asset Mgmt holds 320,360 shares. Bremer Natl Association has invested 0.29% in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE). The United Kingdom-based Sarasin And Ptnrs Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0.14% in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE).

Among 3 analysts covering Avinger (NASDAQ:AVGR), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Avinger had 3 analyst reports since December 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Canaccord Genuity downgraded Avinger, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGR) rating on Tuesday, April 11. Canaccord Genuity has “Hold” rating and $1 target. The rating was downgraded by Oppenheimer to “Perform” on Wednesday, April 12. The rating was downgraded by Dougherty & Company on Tuesday, December 29 to “Neutral”.

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