Psagot Investment House LTD Has Lifted By $2.11 Million Its Merck & Co(Mrk) (MRK) Holding; Mitcham Industries (MIND) Shorts Increased By 3.83%

February 17, 2018 - By Peter Kolinski

Mitcham Industries Incorporated (NASDAQ:MIND) had an increase of 3.83% in short interest. MIND’s SI was 27,100 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 3.83% from 26,100 shares previously. With 18,500 avg volume, 2 days are for Mitcham Industries Incorporated (NASDAQ:MIND)’s short sellers to cover MIND’s short positions. The SI to Mitcham Industries Incorporated’s float is 0.27%. The stock decreased 1.71% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $3.45. About 1,691 shares traded. Mitcham Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIND) has risen 10.89% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.81% the S&P500.

Psagot Investment House Ltd increased Merck & Co(Mrk) (MRK) stake by 96.23% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Psagot Investment House Ltd acquired 32,908 shares as Merck & Co(Mrk) (MRK)’s stock declined 2.46%. The Psagot Investment House Ltd holds 67,104 shares with $4.30M value, up from 34,196 last quarter. Merck & Co(Mrk) now has $153.36B valuation. The stock increased 0.54% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $56.29. About 11.73M shares traded. Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has risen 16.86% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.16% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.08, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 5 investors sold Mitcham Industries, Inc. shares while 9 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 8 raised stakes. 7.94 million shares or 2.44% more from 7.75 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Vanguard Inc invested in 434,085 shares. Perritt Mgmt accumulated 138,300 shares. Aegis Corp holds 4.4% or 890,187 shares in its portfolio. Teton invested in 0% or 10,319 shares. 208,400 are held by State Common Retirement Fund. Federated Pa invested 0% of its portfolio in Mitcham Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIND). Prudential Fin Incorporated reported 43,500 shares stake. Nationwide Fund Advsrs owns 0% invested in Mitcham Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIND) for 4,242 shares. Renaissance Technology Limited Liability reported 248,600 shares. Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership holds 0% or 947,360 shares in its portfolio. Pinnacle Limited holds 0% or 10,800 shares in its portfolio. Panagora Asset has invested 0% in Mitcham Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIND). Ariel Invs Ltd Llc owns 2.99M shares or 0.12% of their US portfolio. Macquarie Gp Ltd reported 0% of its portfolio in Mitcham Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIND). 16,736 were accumulated by Bankshares Of New York Mellon Corporation.

Mitcham Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, leases, sells, and services equipment to the geophysical, oceanographic, and hydrographic industries worldwide. The company has market cap of $41.67 million. The firm operates in two divisions, Equipment Leasing, and Equipment Manufacturing and Sales. It currently has negative earnings. The Equipment Leasing segment leases seismic equipment for short-term primarily to seismic data acquisition contractors and oil field service providers.

Among 2 analysts covering Mitcham Industries (NASDAQ:MIND), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Mitcham Industries had 3 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Sidoti upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 23 report. Zacks upgraded Mitcham Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIND) on Monday, August 10 to “Hold” rating. As per Tuesday, November 3, the company rating was downgraded by Seaport Global Securities.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 46 investors sold MRK shares while 619 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 598 raised stakes. 1.96 billion shares or 0.47% more from 1.95 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Mechanics Bankshares Tru Department reported 35,509 shares stake. National Bank Of Nova Scotia has 762,562 shares. Dt Ltd Liability Co holds 0.04% or 3,706 shares in its portfolio. Tiemann Invest Advsr Lc reported 0.57% stake. Centurylink Invest Management holds 55,343 shares. Murphy Pohlad Asset Management Limited Liability holds 0.49% in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) or 11,033 shares. Visionary Asset Mgmt accumulated 0.88% or 47,232 shares. Rathbone Brothers Plc holds 0.16% or 55,871 shares. Stillwater Advsrs Ltd Company stated it has 199,179 shares or 3.3% of all its holdings. Opus Investment Mngmt invested in 98,400 shares or 1.14% of the stock. Texas Yale Cap reported 47,198 shares. Halbert Hargrove Russell Lc reported 0.09% in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Waverton Investment Mngmt Ltd reported 0.06% in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). 158,092 are owned by Patten Patten Tn. Clenar Muke Llc invested in 0.34% or 116,138 shares.

Among 24 analysts covering Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Merck & Co. Inc. had 79 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by BNP Paribas on Tuesday, August 18. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, February 14 by Credit Suisse. Jefferies maintained the shares of MRK in report on Thursday, November 16 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, January 16. On Wednesday, October 18 the stock rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy”. The stock of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Leerink Swann. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 14 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Monday, February 5 by Credit Suisse. As per Wednesday, August 30, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The company was upgraded on Monday, October 30 by Citigroup.

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