Rutabaga Capital Management Lifted By $392,400 Its Layne Christensen Company (LAYN) Position; WIZARD WORLD (OTCBB:WIZD) Sellers Decreased By 33.33% Their Shorts

January 13, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

WIZARD WORLD INCORPORATED (OTCBB:WIZD) had a decrease of 33.33% in short interest. WIZD’s SI was 800 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 33.33% from 1,200 shares previously. The stock decreased 6.67% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $0.14. About 18,243 shares traded. Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) has 0.00% since January 13, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Rutabaga Capital Management Llc increased Layne Christensen Company (LAYN) stake by 2.61% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Rutabaga Capital Management Llc acquired 32,700 shares as Layne Christensen Company (LAYN)’s stock declined 21.32%. The Rutabaga Capital Management Llc holds 1.29M shares with $16.16 million value, up from 1.25M last quarter. Layne Christensen Company now has $265.23M valuation. The stock increased 0.23% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $13.34. About 88,101 shares traded. Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN) has declined 11.47% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.17% the S&P500.

Wizard World, Inc. produces pop culture live multimedia conventions in the United States. The company has market cap of $9.60 million. The Company’s live multimedia conventions provide a social networking and entertainment venue for enthusiasts of movies, TV shows, video games, technology, toys, social networking/gaming, comic books, and graphic novels. It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s conventions also provide sales, marketing, product promotion, public relations, advertising, and sponsorship opportunities for entertainment, toy, gaming, publishing, and retail business.

Among 3 analysts covering Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Layne Christensen had 7 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, March 7 by DA Davidson. The stock has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Friday, February 19. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 18 report. On Friday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. As per Tuesday, September 12, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 9 by Jefferies.

Rutabaga Capital Management Llc decreased Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ:TITN) stake by 230,992 shares to 437,896 valued at $6.80M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Tivity Health Inc stake by 128,241 shares and now owns 212,707 shares. Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:SCHN) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.45 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.42, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 7 investors sold LAYN shares while 22 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 22 raised stakes. 18.10 million shares or 3.49% more from 17.48 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Eagle Inv Ltd owns 65,200 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested 0% of its portfolio in Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN). Zacks Inv invested in 0% or 13,172 shares. Eam Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.08% in Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN). Gru stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN). California State Teachers Retirement System reported 28,450 shares. Cove Street Cap Ltd Liability accumulated 0.12% or 88,600 shares. Moreover, Jpmorgan Chase & has 0% invested in Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN). 4,103 were reported by Royal State Bank Of Canada. Texas-based Dimensional Fund Advsr Lp has invested 0.01% in Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN). Gsa Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership invested in 30,588 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Tiaa Cref Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability invested in 0% or 49,783 shares. The New Jersey-based Highlander Cap Management Ltd Co has invested 0.05% in Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN). Barclays Public Ltd Com owns 420 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsrs owns 36,511 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

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