Financial Counselors Has Raised Southern Co (SO) Holding; Profile of 0 Analysts Covering Rent-A-Center, Inc. (RCII)

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Among 4 analysts covering Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Rent-A-Center had 9 analyst reports since December 19, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Janney Capital to “Neutral” on Tuesday, February 5. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Thursday, January 3 by Stephens. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Wednesday, February 27. Loop Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, February 26 report. Stephens maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Friday, March 15 report. Raymond James upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, December 19 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, January 8 by Raymond James. See Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) latest ratings:

15/03/2019 Broker: Stephens Rating: Sell New Target: $19 Maintain
15/03/2019 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
27/02/2019 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $17 Maintain
27/02/2019 Broker: Raymond James Rating: Hold Downgrade
26/02/2019 Broker: Loop Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $20 Maintain
05/02/2019 Broker: Janney Capital Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral New Target: $18 Downgrade
08/01/2019 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $16 New Target: $17.5 Maintain
03/01/2019 Broker: Stephens Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Underweight Downgrade
19/12/2018 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Outperform New Target: $16 Upgrade

Financial Counselors Inc increased Southern Co (SO) stake by 23.02% reported in 2018Q4 SEC filing. Financial Counselors Inc acquired 23,182 shares as Southern Co (SO)’s stock rose 8.63%. The Financial Counselors Inc holds 123,898 shares with $5.44M value, up from 100,716 last quarter. Southern Co now has $53.65 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.64% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $51.86. About 8.35M shares traded or 50.76% up from the average. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has risen 13.92% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.55% the S&P500. Some Historical SO News: 21/05/2018 – Southern Slims Down After Bets on Big Projects Fail to Pay Off; 21/05/2018 – SOUTHERN CEO TOM FANNING COMMENTS ON CALL; 09/04/2018 – SOUTHERN SEES SELLING STAKE IN SOLAR ASSETS IN A COUPLE MONTHS; 22/03/2018 – OU Energy Symposium Finds U.S. Must Embrace All Forms of Energy in Marketplace; 23/05/2018 – SOUTHERN POWER TO SELL 33% STAKE IN PORTFOLIO FOR $1.18B; 17/04/2018 – Southern Company Announces Changes to Executive Management Team; 17/04/2018 – SOUTHERN CO: ANDREW W. EVANS WILL BECOME EVP & CFO; 09/04/2018 – SOUTHERN CEO SAYS TRADE PROTECTIONISM DOESN’T WORK IN LONG TERM; 02/04/2018 – Annual Thank a Lineman campaign recognizes importance of line workers to electric reliability in Georgia; 21/05/2018 – Southern Co Announces Sale of Certain Florida Assets to NextEra Energy

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in 2018 Q4. Its up 0.08, from 0.91 in 2018Q3. It increased, as 32 investors sold Rent-A-Center, Inc. shares while 51 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 45.26 million shares or 3.12% more from 43.89 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky owns 0% invested in Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) for 12,432 shares. Pinebridge Investments L P invested in 51,147 shares. The Maryland-based Price T Rowe Assocs Inc Md has invested 0% in Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII). Walleye Trading Lc holds 202,452 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems has 0% invested in Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII). Wolverine Asset Management Limited Company stated it has 0.07% in Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII). Fund Management Sa owns 170,145 shares. Sei Investments holds 0% of its portfolio in Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) for 6,513 shares. Macquarie Group holds 0% of its portfolio in Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) for 700 shares. Nomura Holding accumulated 20,000 shares. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund holds 273,481 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 0% of its portfolio in Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII). Great West Life Assurance Can owns 59,705 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Assetmark owns 4,117 shares for 0% of their portfolio. The Australia-based Commonwealth Savings Bank Of has invested 0% in Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII).

More notable recent Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Rent-A-Center (RCII) Gains But Lags Market: What You Should Know – Nasdaq” on March 15, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Are Investors Undervaluing Rent-A-Center (RCII) Right Now? – Nasdaq” published on March 06, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Rent-A-Center (RCII) Stock Up on Q4 Earnings & Revenue Beat – Nasdaq” on February 26, 2019. More interesting news about Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Rent-A-Center (RCII) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know – Nasdaq” published on February 21, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Notable Thursday Option Activity: CFX, RCII, CWEN – Nasdaq” with publication date: February 21, 2019.

The stock increased 0.19% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $21.34. About 2.10M shares traded. Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) has risen 158.09% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 153.72% the S&P500. Some Historical RCII News: 07/03/2018 – Rent-A-Center to cut about 250 jobs in Texas; 07/03/2018 – RENT-A-CENTER INC – REVIEW OF STRATEGIC AND FINANCIAL ALTERNATIVES REMAINS ONGOING; EVALUATING PROPOSALS; 07/03/2018 – RENT-A-CENTER INC – REDUCING CORPORATE HEADCOUNT BY APPROXIMATELY 250 POSITIONS; 25/04/2018 – RENT-A-CENTER BIDS ARE SAID TO BE DUE BY END OF WEEK:THE STREET; 15/05/2018 – Signia Capital Management Buys 1.5% Position in Rent-A-Center; 07/03/2018 – Rent-A-Center Announces Layoffs, Says Board Reviewing ‘alternatives’ — MarketWatch; 20/04/2018 – DJ Rent-A-Center Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (RCII); 05/04/2018 – Ronald D. Orol: Sources tell @TheDealNewsroom’s @rorol that Cerberus is among the companies bidding for $RCII; 14/05/2018 – Alta Fundamental Advisers Buys New 1% Position in Rent-A-Center; 07/03/2018 – RENT-A-CENTER: REVIEW OF STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVES REMAINS ONGOING

Rent-A-Center, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, leases household durable goods to clients on a rent-to-own basis. The company has market cap of $1.15 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Core U.S., Acceptance Now, Mexico, and Franchising. It has a 134.21 P/E ratio. It offers durable products, such as consumer electronics; appliances; computers, including tablets; smartphones; and furniture, including accessories under rental purchase agreements.

Since December 3, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 5 sales for $8.74 million activity. Clark Henry A III had bought 2,000 shares worth $100,380 on Tuesday, March 5. On Monday, December 3 Greene Kimberly S – sold $705,450 worth of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) or 15,000 shares. BOWERS WILLIAM P had sold 90,942 shares worth $4.42 million on Wednesday, February 6. Another trade for 33,000 shares valued at $1.63M was made by Lantrip Mark on Tuesday, February 12. Shares for $1.66M were sold by Wilson Anthony L.

Financial Counselors Inc decreased Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK) stake by 4,322 shares to 418,335 valued at $31.97 million in 2018Q4. It also reduced Union Pac Corp (NYSE:UNP) stake by 14,617 shares and now owns 169,166 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) was reduced too.

More notable recent The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Southern CO Q4 2018 Earnings Preview – Seeking Alpha” on February 19, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Should You Sell Southern Near Its All-Time High? – Seeking Alpha” published on March 11, 2019, Ibtimes.com published: “Nuclear Success in China Is a Good Sign for This U.S. Company – International Business Times” on March 03, 2019. More interesting news about The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Southern Bounces Back, A Breakout May Take Longer – so – Seeking Alpha” published on February 25, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life – Nasdaq” with publication date: March 17, 2019.

Investors sentiment is 0.96 in 2018 Q4. Its the same as in 2018Q3. It is without change, as 58 investors sold SO shares while 324 reduced holdings. only 82 funds opened positions while 284 raised stakes. 569.74 million shares or 2.38% more from 556.48 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Fil Limited accumulated 7 shares. Huntington National Bank accumulated 140,503 shares. Wellington Shields & Limited Liability invested in 17,214 shares or 0.43% of the stock. Family Mngmt holds 0.13% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) for 6,893 shares. Aqr Cap Ltd Liability Company stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Yhb Inv Advsrs Incorporated reported 7,105 shares. Scotia Capital invested 0.01% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Autus Asset Mgmt Lc invested 0.06% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Mariner Ltd Liability Co invested 0.03% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Atwood And Palmer reported 400 shares stake. Private Asset Management Inc holds 76,639 shares or 0.65% of its portfolio. Clearbridge Invests Limited Com reported 0% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Wells Fargo Mn owns 0.12% invested in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) for 8.54 million shares. M&R Mgmt, New York-based fund reported 3,604 shares. Smith Moore & stated it has 14,553 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings.

Among 7 analysts covering Southern (NYSE:SO), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Southern had 14 analyst reports since September 21, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Wednesday, February 20 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 6 by Credit Suisse. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in Friday, September 21 report. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Sell” rating and $48 target in Wednesday, March 13 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 29 by UBS. The rating was maintained by UBS on Thursday, February 21 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Monday, November 19 by Barclays Capital. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, October 10 by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Hold” on Thursday, February 21. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Hold” on Thursday, February 21.

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