Phillip Goldstein Purchases 1000 shares of Special Opportunities Fund, (SPE) in an Insider Trading; Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (STRL) Had 3 Bullish Analysts

Among 5 analysts covering Sterling Construction (NASDAQ:STRL), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Sterling Construction had 13 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 11 by Canaccord Genuity. On Thursday, February 9 the stock rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Sector Weight”. As per Tuesday, October 31, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. The stock has “Buy” rating by DA Davidson on Monday, May 9. The stock of Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Canaccord Genuity. As per Thursday, October 5, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, May 3 by BWS Financial. On Thursday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Thursday, August 24. See Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) latest ratings:

11/01/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $20.0 Maintain
31/10/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $20.0 Maintain
05/10/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
24/08/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $15.0 Maintain
09/08/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $15.0000 Maintain

As published in a public form filed with the U.S. Security & Exchange Commission on 06-02-2018, Phillip Goldstein an insider in Special Opportunities Fund Inc and currently Chairman and Secretary, paid for shares worth $15,140 U.S. Dollars in the Wisconsin-based company. He acquired 1,000 new shares, at average $15.1 per share. Phillip Goldstein now holds 73,728 shares of Special Opportunities Fund Inc.

Since January 4, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 0 selling transactions for $30,200 activity. 2,000 shares were bought by HELLERMAN GERALD, worth $30,200 on Thursday, January 4.

The stock increased 0.20% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $14.88. About 7,957 shares traded. Special Opportunities Fund, Inc (NYSE:SPE) has risen 13.45% since February 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.25% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.63 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.34, from 1.29 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 3 investors sold Special Opportunities Fund, Inc shares while 5 reduced holdings. 4 funds opened positions while 9 raised stakes. 1.94 million shares or 4.50% more from 1.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Rivernorth Ltd Liability Co accumulated 93,949 shares. Sit stated it has 0.18% of its portfolio in Special Opportunities Fund, Inc (NYSE:SPE). Blue Bell Private Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 1.89% in Special Opportunities Fund, Inc (NYSE:SPE). Moreover, Horizon Kinetics Limited Liability Company has 0.02% invested in Special Opportunities Fund, Inc (NYSE:SPE) for 51,811 shares. 28,959 were accumulated by Laurion Capital L P. Css Ltd Limited Liability Company Il holds 0.15% or 188,442 shares. Thrivent For Lutherans owns 0% invested in Special Opportunities Fund, Inc (NYSE:SPE) for 2,968 shares. Wells Fargo & Co Mn reported 21,662 shares. First Manhattan Comm stated it has 0% in Special Opportunities Fund, Inc (NYSE:SPE). 23,712 are held by Finance Management Gp. 293,215 are owned by Ancora Advsr Ltd Liability Company. Thomas J Herzfeld Advsr Inc reported 61,204 shares. Shaker Financial Lc reported 386,999 shares stake. Morgan Stanley invested in 32,592 shares or 0% of the stock. Royal Retail Bank Of Canada has invested 0% of its portfolio in Special Opportunities Fund, Inc (NYSE:SPE).

Sterling Construction Company, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a heavy civil construction firm in Texas, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, California, Hawaii, and other states in the United States. The company has market cap of $335.98 million. The firm builds, repairs, and reconstructs transportation infrastructure projects, including highways, roads, bridges, airfields, ports, and light rail; and water infrastructure projects comprising water, wastewater, and storm drainage systems. It has a 139.55 P/E ratio. It primarily serves the departments of transportation in various states, regional transit authorities, airport authorities, port authorities, water authorities, and railroads.

The stock increased 0.73% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $12.42. About 149,087 shares traded. Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) has risen 121.51% since February 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 104.81% the S&P500.