Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS) Just Reported Decreased Shorts

May 17, 2018 - By Bradley Stiles

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.14, from 1.36 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 12 investors sold Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. shares while 33 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 6.54 million shares or 1.56% less from 6.65 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership owns 9,723 shares. Ubs Asset Management Americas reported 4,653 shares stake. Mangrove Prtnrs stated it has 0.77% in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS). Goldman Sachs Grp Inc holds 29,113 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund invested in 7,600 shares or 0% of the stock. Tower Limited Liability Company (Trc) holds 0% in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) or 100 shares. Invesco Limited holds 0% or 22,775 shares in its portfolio. Keybank Association Oh has invested 0.01% in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS). Royal Bankshares Of Canada owns 238,962 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Deutsche Financial Bank Ag holds 0% or 57,793 shares in its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has invested 0% in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS). Comerica Bank stated it has 0.01% in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS). Alphaone Serv Limited Liability Corp reported 1,218 shares. Renaissance Technology Limited owns 31,229 shares. Northern stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS).

The stock of Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS) registered a decrease of 1.75% in short interest. VRTS’s total short interest was 768,200 shares in May as published by FINRA. Its down 1.75% from 781,900 shares, reported previously. With 55,300 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 14 days to cover their VRTS’s short positions. The short interest to Virtus Investment Partners Inc’s float is 11.18%.

The stock increased 1.69% or $2.15 during the last trading session, reaching $129.2. About 26,646 shares traded. Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) has risen 21.28% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.73% the S&P500.

Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The company has market cap of $932.49 million. The firm primarily provides its services to individual and institutional clients. It has a 32.63 P/E ratio. It launches separate client focused equity and fixed income portfolios.

Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Virtus Investment Partners had 16 analyst reports since January 2, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the shares of VRTS in report on Wednesday, April 11 with “Hold” rating. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Monday, February 5 report. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, February 7 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) earned “Hold” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, January 9. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $12300 target in Monday, April 23 report. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $136.0 target in Wednesday, January 10 report. Sandler O’Neill maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, February 12 report. As per Tuesday, February 6, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Monday, April 23 by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Monday, April 30 by Barclays Capital.

More notable recent Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Marcato Capital Shows New Stakes in Astec Industries (ASTE), Univar (UNVR) (more…) – 13f” on May 15, 2018, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Virtus Investment Partners Declares Quarterly Cash Dividends On Common and Preferred Stock” published on May 16, 2018, Prnewswire.com published: “Virtus Investment Partners To Announce First Quarter 2018 Results on Friday, April 27” on April 23, 2018. More interesting news about Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “InfraCap MLP ETF (NYSE:AMZA) Declares Monthly Distribution” published on April 19, 2018 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Virtus ETF Solutions and InfraCap Introduce Preferred Stock ETF” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

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