Timothy Arens, Surmodics, Inc. (SRDX)’s insider Sold 7,000 Shares; Brinker International (EAT) SI Decreased By 2.03%

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Brinker International Inc (NYSE:EAT) had a decrease of 2.03% in short interest. EAT’s SI was 13.22 million shares in May as released by FINRA. Its down 2.03% from 13.50 million shares previously. With 1.25 million avg volume, 11 days are for Brinker International Inc (NYSE:EAT)’s short sellers to cover EAT’s short positions. The SI to Brinker International Inc’s float is 29.01%. The stock increased 1.62% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $43.79. About 1.31M shares traded. Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) has declined 16.76% since May 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.31% the S&P500.

Brinker International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, develops, operates, and franchises casual dining restaurants worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.92 billion. As of June 28, 2017, it owned, operated, or franchised 1,674 restaurants comprising 1,622 restaurants under the Chili's Grill & Bar brand name; and 52 restaurants under the Maggiano's Little Italy brand name. It has a 16.61 P/E ratio.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $28,286 activity. 830 shares were sold by Ware Michaela M, worth $28,286.

More recent Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Brinker International: Buy The Reversal” on May 03, 2018. Also Benzinga.com published the news titled: “RBC Grows An Appetite For Chili’s Parent Company” on April 28, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Dave & Buster’s: It’s All Fun And Games With Nearly 30% Upside” with publication date: May 22, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 24 analysts covering Brinker (NYSE:EAT), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Brinker had 77 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, January 5, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Monday, June 6. Stephens maintained Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) rating on Wednesday, October 11. Stephens has “Equal-Weight” rating and $34 target. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Thursday, January 21 by Bank of America. As per Friday, April 21, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the shares of EAT in report on Friday, April 27 to “Outperform” rating. As per Wednesday, January 3, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by Maxim Group. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to “Neutral” on Thursday, June 15. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, October 16 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.21, from 1.12 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 29 investors sold Brinker International, Inc. shares while 88 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes. 53.21 million shares or 0.47% more from 52.96 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Rhumbline Advisers owns 93,970 shares. Regions Corp reported 577 shares. Eaton Vance reported 35,722 shares. North Star Mgmt Corporation invested in 0.02% or 4,040 shares. Cooke Bieler L P reported 1.53M shares. Shell Asset Management Co owns 8,538 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Veritable Lp owns 17,495 shares. Quantbot Technologies L P holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) for 12,198 shares. Stratos Wealth Ptnrs Ltd reported 300 shares. Globeflex Cap Limited Partnership has 0.25% invested in Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT). Cwm holds 0% of its portfolio in Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) for 12 shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Llc invested in 0.02% or 900,990 shares. Metropolitan Life Insur New York holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) for 26,794 shares. Great West Life Assurance Communication Can has 27,241 shares. Vantage Investment Advisors Limited Liability invested 0% of its portfolio in Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT).

Surmodics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides surface modification and in vitro diagnostic technologies to the healthcare industry worldwide. The company has market cap of $658.92 million. It operates through two divisions, Medical Device and In Vitro Diagnostics. It has a 24850 P/E ratio. The Medical Device segment offers surface modification coating technologies to enhance access, deliverability, and predictable deployment of medical devices, as well as drug delivery coating technologies to provide site-specific drug delivery from the surface of a medical device for the coronary, peripheral, neuro-vascular, urology, and other markets.

The stock increased 0.30% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $49.7. About 77,311 shares traded or 29.00% up from the average. Surmodics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX) has risen 61.37% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 49.82% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering SurModics (NASDAQ:SRDX), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. SurModics has $5500 highest and $29 lowest target. $41.88’s average target is -15.73% below currents $49.7 stock price. SurModics had 9 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Needham maintained Surmodics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX) rating on Wednesday, May 16. Needham has “Buy” rating and $5500 target. The rating was maintained by Needham on Wednesday, May 2 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Monday, November 21 by Barrington Research. The rating was maintained by Barrington Research with “Outperform” on Thursday, August 6. The rating was downgraded by Sidoti to “Neutral” on Friday, October 7. As per Wednesday, February 28, the company rating was upgraded by Barrington Research.

More notable recent Surmodics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Surmodics’ (SRDX) CEO Gary Maharaj on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 02, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “SurModics (SRDX) PT Raised to $55 at Needham & Company” published on May 16, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Biothera Pharmaceuticals Appoints Andrew DC LaFrence Chief Financial Officer” on May 16, 2018. More interesting news about Surmodics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “SurModics CFO LaFrence leaves for pharma company” published on May 16, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Benzinga’s Daily Biotech Pulse: ASCO Abstracts, Fibrocell, Ispen And More” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $63,711 activity. Stich Joseph J. sold $30,183 worth of Surmodics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX) on Monday, December 11.

After the publishing of a document filled with Washington-based SEC; a insider trading transaction became apparent. The Interim VP – Finance – and CFO of Surmodics Inc, Timothy Arens; did a transaction in the open market by unloading 7,000 shares at an average market price per share of $49.2 of the Minnesota-based company having a market value near $344,406 US Dollars. he right now owns 0.24% of the market cap of the Company.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.69 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.25, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 11 investors sold Surmodics, Inc. shares while 44 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 26 raised stakes. 11.07 million shares or 0.98% less from 11.18 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 1,079 shares. Schwab Charles Investment Mngmt Incorporated reported 0% of its portfolio in Surmodics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX). Us Retail Bank De holds 9,390 shares. The Illinois-based Segall Bryant And Hamill Ltd Liability has invested 0.09% in Surmodics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX). Matarin Cap Management Limited Liability has 0.02% invested in Surmodics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX) for 10,382 shares. The New York-based State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% in Surmodics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX). Florida-based State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement has invested 0% in Surmodics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX). Jefferies Grp Incorporated Ltd Liability holds 0% or 8,503 shares in its portfolio. 3,410 were accumulated by Mason Street Advsrs Ltd Company. Acadian Asset Management Ltd Co owns 127,544 shares. Legal General Gp Public Limited Liability has invested 0% of its portfolio in Surmodics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX). Assetmark, California-based fund reported 4 shares. The New York-based Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in Surmodics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX). State Teachers Retirement System holds 0% or 43,262 shares. Gp invested in 10,283 shares.

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