Polen Capital Management Boosted Unilever Plc (UL) Stake; Bassett Furniture Industries – Commo (BSET) Shorts Raised By 0.4%

April 17, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

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Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated – Commo (NASDAQ:BSET) had an increase of 0.4% in short interest. BSET’s SI was 378,500 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 0.4% from 377,000 shares previously. With 43,600 avg volume, 9 days are for Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated – Commo (NASDAQ:BSET)’s short sellers to cover BSET’s short positions. The SI to Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated – Commo’s float is 3.75%. The stock increased 0.26% or $0.075 during the last trading session, reaching $29.425. About 5,747 shares traded. Bassett Furniture Industries, Incorporated (NASDAQ:BSET) has risen 28.37% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.82% the S&P500.

Polen Capital Management Llc increased Unilever Plc (UL) stake by 79.16% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Polen Capital Management Llc acquired 35,473 shares as Unilever Plc (UL)’s stock declined 4.14%. The Polen Capital Management Llc holds 80,286 shares with $4.44 million value, up from 44,813 last quarter. Unilever Plc now has $149.89B valuation. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $56.01. About 122,757 shares traded. Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) has risen 5.35% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.20% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering Unilever (NYSE:UL), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Unilever had 15 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by JP Morgan. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the shares of UL in report on Friday, July 22 to “Sector Perform” rating. The stock of Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) earned “Sell” rating by ABN Amro on Monday, April 3. Canaccord Genuity upgraded the shares of UL in report on Friday, July 24 to “Buy” rating. As per Monday, March 27, the company rating was reinitiated by Liberum Capital. The stock of Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, January 23. The stock has “Hold” rating by Argus Research on Friday, November 17. The rating was initiated by Macquarie Research with “Outperform” on Friday, March 17. As per Tuesday, December 13, the company rating was upgraded by Jefferies. Bernstein initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, August 22 report.

Bassett Furniture Industries, Incorporated makes, markets, and retails home furnishings in the United States. The company has market cap of $316.48 million. The firm operates in three divisions: Wholesale, Retail, and Logistical Services. It has a 21.93 P/E ratio. It is involved in the design, manufacture, sourcing, sale, and distribution of furniture products to a network of company-owned and licensee-owned Bassett Home Furnishings retail stores, as well as independent furniture retailers; and wood and upholstery operations.

Among 2 analysts covering Bassett Furniture (NASDAQ:BSET), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Bassett Furniture had 6 analyst reports since January 21, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 21 by Sidoti. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Bassett Furniture Industries, Incorporated (NASDAQ:BSET) rating on Wednesday, March 28. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $3300 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, June 30 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, January 27 by Sidoti.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.57 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 1.56 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 5 investors sold Bassett Furniture Industries, Incorporated shares while 30 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 7.84 million shares or 2.60% more from 7.64 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Macquarie Gp Ltd reported 0% stake. Voya Investment Management stated it has 0% in Bassett Furniture Industries, Incorporated (NASDAQ:BSET). Blackrock holds 0% or 745,137 shares in its portfolio. Gamco Investors Et Al invested in 0.13% or 571,939 shares. Lsv Asset Management accumulated 8,900 shares or 0% of the stock. Campbell And Inv Adviser Ltd Liability holds 5,383 shares. Renaissance Technologies Ltd Liability Corp, a New York-based fund reported 559,800 shares. 10,275 were reported by Rhumbline Advisers. Financial Bank Of Ny Mellon invested 0% in Bassett Furniture Industries, Incorporated (NASDAQ:BSET). Prelude Cap Mgmt Ltd holds 0.01% or 2,972 shares in its portfolio. State Common Retirement Fund has 0% invested in Bassett Furniture Industries, Incorporated (NASDAQ:BSET) for 13,461 shares. Benjamin F Edwards reported 0% of its portfolio in Bassett Furniture Industries, Incorporated (NASDAQ:BSET). Legal And General Grp Public Limited Company has invested 0% in Bassett Furniture Industries, Incorporated (NASDAQ:BSET). Oppenheimer & has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Bassett Furniture Industries, Incorporated (NASDAQ:BSET). California State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0% or 16,030 shares in its portfolio.

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