Bridges Investment Management Raised Its T Rowe Price Group (TROW) Holding; Ascent Capital Group – Series A (ASCMA) SI Decreased By 9.9%

Ascent Capital Group Inc – Series A (NASDAQ:ASCMA) had a decrease of 9.9% in short interest. ASCMA’s SI was 260,400 shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 9.9% from 289,000 shares previously. With 48,200 avg volume, 5 days are for Ascent Capital Group Inc – Series A (NASDAQ:ASCMA)’s short sellers to cover ASCMA’s short positions. The SI to Ascent Capital Group Inc – Series A’s float is 3.46%. The stock increased 3.25% or $0.165 during the last trading session, reaching $5.235. About 142,540 shares traded or 59.49% up from the average. Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) has declined 24.02% since March 6, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.72% the S&P500.

Bridges Investment Management Inc increased T Rowe Price Group Inc (TROW) stake by 90.5% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Bridges Investment Management Inc acquired 11,890 shares as T Rowe Price Group Inc (TROW)’s stock declined 0.66%. The Bridges Investment Management Inc holds 25,028 shares with $2.27M value, up from 13,138 last quarter. T Rowe Price Group Inc now has $27.36B valuation. The stock increased 1.38% or $1.52 during the last trading session, reaching $111.85. About 1.22 million shares traded. T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROW) has declined 4.22% since March 6, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.92% the S&P500.

Ascent Capital Group, Inc., through its subsidiary, Monitronics International, Inc., provides security alarm monitoring and related services to residential and business subscribers in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $64.21 million. The firm provides monitoring services for alarm signals arising from burglaries, fires, medical alerts, and other events through security systems at customers' premises. It currently has negative earnings. It also offers home automation services, including remote activation and control of security systems, support for video monitoring, flood sensors, automated garage door and door lock capabilities, and thermostat integration; hands-free two-way interactive voice communication between its monitoring center and customers; and customer service and technical support related to home monitoring systems and HomeTouch.

Among 5 analysts covering Ascent Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASCMA), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Ascent Capital Group Inc had 15 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Imperial Capital on Friday, August 11 to “In-Line”. Imperial Capital maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, November 12 report. The stock of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) earned “Outperform” rating by Imperial Capital on Thursday, May 11. The stock has “Sell” rating by Zacks on Wednesday, September 2. The firm has “In-Line” rating given on Thursday, August 11 by Imperial Capital. Imperial Capital downgraded it to “In-Line” rating and $20 target in Wednesday, June 22 report. The company was upgraded on Friday, November 3 by Imperial Capital. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, November 9 by Imperial Capital. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of ASCMA in report on Friday, July 21 with “Hold” rating. As per Thursday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus.

Since September 27, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $9.49 million activity. Pohl Michael J sold $29,828 worth of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) on Wednesday, September 27. Another trade for 860,000 shares valued at $9.46 million was made by Brigade Leveraged Capital Structures Fund Ltd. on Monday, December 11.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.67 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.21, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 11 investors sold Ascent Capital Group, Inc. shares while 28 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 19 raised stakes. 9.91 million shares or 1.44% more from 9.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Parametric Portfolio Associate Lc invested in 0% or 47,545 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement invested in 0% or 13,004 shares. Employees Retirement Of Ohio reported 3,736 shares. Northern Tru has 133,113 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp owns 15,131 shares. California Employees Retirement System holds 0% of its portfolio in Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) for 46,954 shares. Bank Of America De accumulated 33,299 shares. Meeder Asset Mngmt has invested 0% of its portfolio in Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA). The Texas-based Dimensional Fund Advisors L P has invested 0.01% in Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA). Massachusetts Fincl Ma owns 0% invested in Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) for 10,551 shares. Brigade Capital L P reported 903,000 shares stake. Legal General Group Inc Incorporated Public Limited Liability Corporation owns 2,600 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans reported 0% stake. First Quadrant L P Ca reported 7,193 shares stake. Brown Brothers Harriman And Co has 28 shares.

Since September 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $16.03 million activity. $377,321 worth of stock was sold by WHITTEMORE ANNE M on Friday, September 29. Alderson Christopher D also sold $700,052 worth of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROW) shares. $1.18M worth of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROW) was sold by MORELAND KENNETH V on Monday, October 2. 30,000 shares were sold by Wiese Edward A, worth $3.06M on Wednesday, December 13. On Thursday, December 14 HRABOWSKI FREEMAN A III sold $406,356 worth of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROW) or 4,000 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 0.93 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 48 investors sold TROW shares while 247 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 185 raised stakes. 171.36 million shares or 2.33% less from 175.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Parkside Fin Savings Bank & has invested 0% in T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROW). Rafferty Asset Mngmt Ltd Company reported 0.08% of its portfolio in T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROW). Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas accumulated 53,922 shares. Bokf Na invested 0.1% of its portfolio in T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROW). Aviance Cap Partners Limited Liability Corp holds 0.52% or 16,982 shares. Eqis Cap Mgmt has invested 0.02% in T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROW). Metropolitan Life Com Ny accumulated 115,155 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Rothschild Investment Il has invested 0.06% in T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROW). Premier Asset Management Ltd invested in 6,500 shares. Cambiar Invsts Lc holds 0.62% or 434,211 shares in its portfolio. Prudential Fincl accumulated 709,261 shares. Keystone Planning Inc holds 2.83% or 55,057 shares in its portfolio. 76 were reported by Department Mb Bankshares N A. Asset Advisors reported 64,065 shares or 1.03% of all its holdings. Coastline Trust Company invested in 0.23% or 14,715 shares.

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