Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (SPB) to pay $0.42 on Mar 13, 2018; 6 Bullish Analysts Covering Versartis, Inc. (VSAR)

February 15, 2018 - By Moses P. Lee

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPB) is expected to pay $0.42 on Mar 13, 2018. $1.68 is the ADY. (NYSE:SPB) shareholders before Feb 16, 2018 will receive the $0.42 dividend. Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.’s current price of $105.53 translates into 0.40% yield. Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.’s dividend has Feb 20, 2018 as record date. Jan 29, 2018 is the announcement. The stock increased 3.01% or $3.08 during the last trading session, reaching $105.53. About 894,590 shares traded or 28.48% up from the average. Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPB) has risen 10.42% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.28% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering Versartis Inc (NASDAQ:VSAR), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Versartis Inc had 26 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Canaccord Genuity maintained Versartis, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAR) rating on Friday, July 28. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $2800 target. Cowen & Co downgraded Versartis, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAR) on Friday, September 22 to “Market Perform” rating. The stock of Versartis, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAR) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 22 by Canaccord Genuity. On Thursday, August 20 the stock rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Neutral”. Piper Jaffray initiated the stock with “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, October 4 report. The stock of Versartis, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAR) has “Equal Weight” rating given on Thursday, August 13 by Morgan Stanley. Credit Suisse upgraded the shares of VSAR in report on Tuesday, December 20 to “Outperform” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained Versartis, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAR) rating on Friday, September 22. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $3 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 22 by SunTrust. Suntrust Robinson initiated the shares of VSAR in report on Friday, December 2 with “Buy” rating. See Versartis, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAR) latest ratings:

25/09/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Hold New Target: $3.0 Downgrade
22/09/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Hold New Target: $3.0 Downgrade
22/09/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy Old Target: $28 New Target: $9 Maintain
22/09/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $17 New Target: $3 Maintain
22/09/2017 Broker: PiperJaffray Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
22/09/2017 Broker: Cantor Fitzgerald Rating: Overweight Old Target: $34 New Target: $14 Maintain
22/09/2017 Broker: SunTrust Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Old Target: $25 Downgrade
22/09/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Downgrade
22/09/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $28 Downgrade
08/09/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $26.0 Maintain

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.29 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.10, from 1.39 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 25 investors sold Versartis, Inc. shares while 24 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 28 raised stakes. 16.86 million shares or 34.93% less from 25.90 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Perceptive Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.18% invested in Versartis, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAR). Highbridge Ltd Limited Liability Company, a New York-based fund reported 150,302 shares. Tudor Invest Corporation Et Al has 0% invested in Versartis, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAR) for 13,995 shares. Tiaa Cref Mngmt holds 289,526 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Sabby Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.11% in Versartis, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAR). Schwab Charles Inv Management holds 99,818 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Vanguard Gru Inc Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Versartis, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAR) for 1.23M shares. Jane Street Gp Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0% in Versartis, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAR). California-based Golub Grp Lc has invested 0.01% in Versartis, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAR). 29,000 were reported by Bb&T Ltd Liability Co. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board holds 0% or 24,000 shares in its portfolio. State Street stated it has 900,771 shares. Sphera Funds Management Limited has 0.11% invested in Versartis, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAR). Los Angeles And Equity has 0% invested in Versartis, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAR). Strs Ohio holds 0% or 38,700 shares.

It closed at $1.725 lastly. It is down 103.18% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 86.48% the S&P500.

Since September 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $7.02 million activity. The insider PERCEPTIVE ADVISORS LLC sold 2.13M shares worth $7.01 million. On Thursday, October 19 Westberg Paul sold $3,381 worth of Versartis, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAR) or 1,326 shares. The insider Ward Shane sold $1,979. $3,381 worth of Versartis, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAR) was sold by Brumm Joshua T. Hislop Colin sold $1,701 worth of Versartis, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAR) on Thursday, October 19.

Versartis, Inc. operates as an endocrine-focused biopharmaceutical firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $61.77 million. The firm is developing VRS-317, a long-acting recombinant human growth hormone, which is in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency. It currently has negative earnings. It develops drug candidates that it has licensed from Amunix Operating, Inc.

Among 14 analysts covering Spectrum Brands (NYSE:SPB), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Spectrum Brands had 46 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, August 6 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 25 by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPB) rating on Thursday, October 12. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $155.0 target. The stock of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPB) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 29 by Monness Crespi & Hardt. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPB) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, October 13. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of SPB in report on Friday, November 17 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPB) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 17 by Gabelli. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, October 19. Jefferies maintained Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPB) on Monday, June 12 with “Buy” rating.

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