Follow The Short Interest: Starz Srs A (NASDAQ:STRZA) Short Interest Increased By 22.94%

November 16, 2016 - By Marguerite Chambers   ·   0 Comments

Follow The Short Interest: Starz Srs A (NASDAQ:STRZA) Short Interest Increased By 22.94%

The stock of Starz Srs A (NASDAQ:STRZA) registered an increase of 22.94% in short interest. STRZA’s total short interest was 6.41M shares in November as published by FINRA. Its up 22.94% from 5.21M shares, reported previously. With 853,700 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 8 days to cover their STRZA’s short positions. The short interest to Starz Srs A’s float is 8.79%. About 812,444 shares traded hands. Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA) has risen 34.03% since April 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.35% the S&P500.

Starz is an integrated media and entertainment company. The company has a market cap of $3.27 billion. The Firm provides subscription video programming in the United States to cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies and online video providers. It has a 18.49 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Starz Networks and Starz Distribution.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.14 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.03, from 1.17 in 2016Q1. The ratio dived, as 39 funds sold all Starz shares owned while 79 reduced positions. 55 funds bought stakes while 79 increased positions. They now own 70.24 million shares or 1.63% less from 71.40 million shares in 2016Q1.
Jefferies Group Inc Ltd Liability Corporation reported 50,026 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Quantum Cap Mgmt has 465,055 shares for 1.96% of their US portfolio. Hall Laurie J Trustee, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 430 shares. Keybank Natl Association Oh accumulated 7,147 shares or 0% of the stock. Guggenheim Cap Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA) for 19,669 shares. Vantage Advisors Lc reported 8,066 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Amalgamated Commercial Bank has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA). Victory Cap Mngmt, a Ohio-based fund reported 2,005 shares. Moreover, Pacad Investment Limited has 0.14% invested in Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA) for 33,399 shares. The Texas-based Maverick Capital has invested 0.04% in Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA). The New Hampshire-based Granite Inv Advisors Inc has invested 1.42% in Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA). Aperio Group Inc Ltd Liability Corp has 0% invested in the company for 16,793 shares. Sei Invests, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 63,206 shares. Vanguard Gp has 5.85M shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. State Street has invested 0% of its portfolio in Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA).

Insider Transactions: Since August 22, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $87,133 net activity. On Wednesday, September 28 Sanchez Daniel E. sold $55,806 worth of the stock or 1,775 shares. $31,327 worth of shares were sold by Lyne Susan M on Monday, August 22.

Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA) Ratings Coverage

Out of 11 analysts covering Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA), 5 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 45% are positive. Starz has been the topic of 15 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Thursday, July 30 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Agricole to “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by CLSA on Friday, October 30 to “Underperform”. Pivotal Research maintained it with “Hold” rating and $35 target price in Friday, October 30 report. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy” on Friday, October 28. FBN Securities upgraded the stock to “Sector Perform” rating in Thursday, August 6 report. On Monday, August 3 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight”. The stock of Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 6 by Brean Capital. The stock of Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA) earned “Hold” rating by Drexel Hamilton on Thursday, January 14. Pivotal Research maintained Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA) on Thursday, July 30 with “Hold” rating. Macquarie Research upgraded the shares of STRZA in a report on Friday, June 17 to “Outperform” rating.

STRZA Company Profile

Starz, incorporated on May 7, 2007, is an integrated media and entertainment company. The Firm provides subscription video programming in the United States to cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies and online video providers. The Company’s divisions include Starz Networks and Starz Distribution. It also develops, produces and acquires entertainment content and distributes this content to clients in the United States and throughout the world. The Company’s business are conducted by its subsidiaries Starz, LLC, Starz Entertainment, LLC (Starz Entertainment), Starz Media Group, LLC (Starz Media) and certain other subsidiaries.

More recent Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “STARZ Play Arabia Secures Funding Investments from SEQ and Delta Partners” on November 15, 2016. Also 9News.com published the news titled: “Starz launching premium channels on DirecTV Now” on November 14, 2016. Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “​Starz launching premium channels on DirecTV Now” with publication date: November 14, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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