Copper Rock Capital Partners Raised Prudential Financial (PRU) Holding; Shorts at Kelso Technologies (NYSEAMERICAN:KIQ) Lowered By 3.75%

February 10, 2018 - By Jerrie Dane

Kelso Technologies Incorporated (NYSEAMERICAN:KIQ) had a decrease of 3.75% in short interest. KIQ’s SI was 174,700 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 3.75% from 181,500 shares previously. With 117,200 avg volume, 2 days are for Kelso Technologies Incorporated (NYSEAMERICAN:KIQ)’s short sellers to cover KIQ’s short positions. The SI to Kelso Technologies Incorporated’s float is 0.41%. The stock increased 1.65% or $0.0101 during the last trading session, reaching $0.6212. About 58,043 shares traded. Kelso Technologies Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:KIQ) has declined 13.40% since February 10, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.10% the S&P500.

Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc increased Prudential Financial Inc (PRU) stake by 1171.88% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc acquired 51,516 shares as Prudential Financial Inc (PRU)’s stock declined 6.41%. The Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc holds 55,912 shares with $5.93M value, up from 4,396 last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc now has $45.04 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.57% or $2.66 during the last trading session, reaching $106.04. About 4.27M shares traded or 121.82% up from the average. Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) has risen 33.66% since February 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.96% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1.2 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 43 investors sold PRU shares while 274 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 245 raised stakes. 265.93 million shares or 0.75% less from 267.93 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Roosevelt Inv Grp Inc owns 111,025 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Limited owns 32,557 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Cetera Advsrs Ltd Co, Colorado-based fund reported 2,828 shares. The Switzerland-based Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Switzerland) has invested 0.02% in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU). Fiduciary Fin Services Of The Southwest Tx owns 29,106 shares or 0.93% of their US portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag has 0.08% invested in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU). M&R Capital Management stated it has 512 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Country Tru Bankshares stated it has 62 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.06% in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU). Mutual Of America Capital Mgmt Limited Co invested in 51,255 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Barrett Asset Llc reported 200 shares. Horizon Invest Services Limited Com holds 0.1% or 2,267 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Ajo Limited Partnership has 1.21% invested in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) for 2.61 million shares. Schwab Charles Inv Inc invested in 0.14% or 1.48 million shares. Fincl Bank Of Montreal Can, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 1.48M shares.

Among 15 analysts covering Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Prudential Financial had 49 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse initiated Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) on Friday, October 7 with “Neutral” rating. On Wednesday, June 29 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform”. The company was maintained on Monday, May 16 by FBR Capital. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, November 12 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. As per Monday, September 7, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. FBR Capital downgraded Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) rating on Tuesday, October 18. FBR Capital has “Mkt Perform” rating and $86 target. The stock of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, February 11. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, February 8 with “Equal-Weight”. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $117.0 target in Friday, October 6 report. On Monday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”.

Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc decreased Nutri Systems Inc (NASDAQ:NTRI) stake by 766,853 shares to 476,682 valued at $26.05M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Pinnacle Finl Partners Inc (NASDAQ:PNFP) stake by 20,809 shares and now owns 375,192 shares. Ferro Corp (NYSE:FOE) was reduced too.

Kelso Technologies Inc., a railroad equipment supplier, produces and sells tank car service equipment used in the loading, unloading, and containment of hazardous materials during transport primarily in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $29.35 million. It primarily offers external constant force spring pressure relief valves that carry hazardous and nonhazardous commodities; manway securement systems; bottom outlet valves; vacuum relief valves; emergency response kits; and eduction tube technology product for addressing the technical requirements of load and unload activities and the containment of non-hazardous and hazardous commodities during transport. It currently has negative earnings. The firm was formerly known as Kelso Resources Ltd. and changed its name to Kelso Technologies Inc. in July 1994.