Sandy Spring Bank Boosted Its Amazon Com (AMZN) Stake; Alexco Resource (NYSEMKT:AXU) SI Increased By 8.59%

June 19, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

Alexco Resource Corporation (NYSEMKT:AXU) had an increase of 8.59% in short interest. AXU’s SI was 2.41M shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 8.59% from 2.22M shares previously. With 261,100 avg volume, 9 days are for Alexco Resource Corporation (NYSEMKT:AXU)’s short sellers to cover AXU’s short positions. The SI to Alexco Resource Corporation’s float is 2.72%. About 82,608 shares traded. Alexco Resource Corp. (USA) (NYSEMKT:AXU) has risen 6.50% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.20% the S&P500.

Sandy Spring Bank increased Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) stake by 9.58% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Sandy Spring Bank acquired 827 shares as Amazon Com Inc (AMZN)’s stock rose 13.58%. The Sandy Spring Bank holds 9,460 shares with $7.09 million value, up from 8,633 last quarter. Amazon Com Inc now has $489.87 billion valuation. The stock rose 1.29% or $12.75 reaching $1000.46 per share. About 1.50M shares traded., Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 37.41% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500.

Alexco Resource Corp. operates two businesses: a mining business, consisting of mineral exploration and mine development and operation in Canada, located in Yukon Territory, and through its Alexco Environmental Group (AEG), an environmental services business, providing consulting, remediation solutions and project management services in respect of environmental permitting and compliance and site remediation, in Canada and the United States. The company has market cap of $137.66 million. The Company’s principal mining business activities are being carried out within the Keno Hill Silver District (KHSD) in Yukon Territory. It currently has negative earnings. The KHSD project is located near the village of Keno City, approximately 350 kilometers north of Whitehorse, Yukon.

Since February 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 22 insider sales for $977.75 million activity. $521,627 worth of, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was sold by Reynolds Shelley. Shares for $4.01 million were sold by Blackburn Jeffrey M. $630,102 worth of, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares were sold by ALBERG TOM A. On Wednesday, February 15 the insider Jassy Andrew R sold $1.93 million. On Tuesday, May 2 BEZOS JEFFREY P sold $940.74 million worth of, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) or 1.00 million shares. WILKE JEFFREY A sold $4.11M worth of stock. On Tuesday, February 21 the insider Zapolsky David sold $427,550.

Among 41 analysts covering (NASDAQ:AMZN), 38 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. had 144 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Guggenheim given on Friday, September 30. Mizuho maintained, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Friday, February 3 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, September 4. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, February 3 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 29 by UBS. JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $822 target in Thursday, April 7 report. The stock of, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned “Buy” rating by Axiom Capital on Friday, April 29. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, July 24 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group given on Wednesday, September 28. On Thursday, June 23 the stock rating was initiated by Maxim Group with “Buy”.

Sandy Spring Bank decreased Emerson Electric Co (NYSE:EMR) stake by 15,599 shares to 27,690 valued at $1.60 million in 2016Q4. It also reduced Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake by 4,473 shares and now owns 162,897 shares. Polaris Industries Inc (NYSE:PII) was reduced too.

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