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Wright Investors Service Increased Progressive Ohio (PGR) Stake; NEPHROS (NEPH) Shorts Up By 3.23%

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NEPHROS INC (OTCMKTS:NEPH) had an increase of 3.23% in short interest. NEPH’s SI was 188,500 shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 3.23% from 182,600 shares previously. With 50,500 avg volume, 4 days are for NEPHROS INC (OTCMKTS:NEPH)’s short sellers to cover NEPH’s short positions. The SI to NEPHROS INC’s float is 0.94%. It closed at $0.56 lastly. It is down 0.00% since May 21, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Wright Investors Service Inc increased Progressive Corp Ohio (PGR) stake by 18.02% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Wright Investors Service Inc acquired 17,995 shares as Progressive Corp Ohio (PGR)’s stock rose 7.49%. The Wright Investors Service Inc holds 117,870 shares with $6.64 million value, up from 99,875 last quarter. Progressive Corp Ohio now has $35.74 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $61.37. About 487,963 shares traded. The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) has risen 52.71% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.16% the S&P500.

Nephros, Inc., a commercial stage medical device and commercial product company, develops and sells liquid purification filters and hemodiafiltration systems primarily in the United States. The company has market cap of $35.17 million. The companyÂ’s ultrafilters are used in dialysis centers for the removal of biological contaminants from water and bicarbonate concentrate; and in hospitals for the prevention of infection from water borne pathogens, such as legionella and pseudomonas, as well as in military and outdoor recreation, commercial, and other healthcare facilities. It currently has negative earnings. It offers HDF systems used in conjunction with a hemodialysis machine that enables nephrologists to provide HDF treatment to patients with end stage renal disease; ultrafiltration products; and hemodiafilters used as dialyzers in an hemodialysis treatment, as well as other disposables used in the hemodiafiltration treatment process.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.10, from 1.07 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 32 investors sold PGR shares while 198 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 189 raised stakes. 453.53 million shares or 1.27% more from 447.86 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Schroder Mgmt Gp holds 163,733 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Pennsylvania Trust reported 5,600 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System reported 0.09% in The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR). 3.29M are held by Citadel Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation. Cadence Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.09% or 26,035 shares in its portfolio. Nomura Hldg accumulated 53,024 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 889,214 were reported by Great West Life Assurance Can. Johnson Inv Counsel Inc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR). First Personal Fincl Services stated it has 2,202 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. The Switzerland-based Swiss Bank has invested 0.16% in The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR). Hbk Invests Lp accumulated 155,531 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Uss Inv Mngmt reported 583,900 shares. Baystate Wealth Mngmt Ltd Com owns 80 shares. Moreover, Bancorporation Of Montreal Can has 0.16% invested in The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) for 3.21M shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 0.15% stake.

Wright Investors Service Inc decreased Raytheon Co (NYSE:RTN) stake by 6,599 shares to 14,781 valued at $2.78M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Realogy Hldgs Corp (NYSE:RLGY) stake by 12,517 shares and now owns 11,978 shares. Cadence Design System Inc (NASDAQ:CDNS) was reduced too.

Since April 25, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $121,236 activity. Broz Steven sold $121,236 worth of The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) on Wednesday, April 25.

Among 21 analysts covering Progressive (NYSE:PGR), 8 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Progressive had 68 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) rating on Wednesday, April 18. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $64 target. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 19. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of PGR in report on Friday, May 5 with “Hold” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of PGR in report on Wednesday, March 14 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 18 by FBR Capital. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Monday, September 21. The stock of The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, October 17. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of PGR in report on Wednesday, April 19 with “Hold” rating. As per Wednesday, May 10, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Monday, October 16 by Barclays Capital.

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