Inside Deal: Steinhardt Michael H Sold 86,210 Shares of WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (WETF); Lazard LTD. Lazard LTD. Class A (LAZ) Shorts Up By 6.38%

Lazard LTD. Lazard LTD. Class A (NYSE:LAZ) had an increase of 6.38% in short interest. LAZ’s SI was 1.40 million shares in March as released by FINRA. Its up 6.38% from 1.32 million shares previously. With 843,000 avg volume, 2 days are for Lazard LTD. Lazard LTD. Class A (NYSE:LAZ)’s short sellers to cover LAZ’s short positions. The SI to Lazard LTD. Lazard LTD. Class A’s float is 1.2%. The stock increased 1.34% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $56.82. About 1.30M shares traded or 50.15% up from the average. Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) has risen 35.63% since March 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.93% the S&P500.

The insider of Wisdomtree Investments Inc, Steinhardt Michael H sold 86,210 shares of the company based on the average $9.9 per share. Steinhardt Michael H’s shares had a value of close to $855,419 US Dollars. Right now, Steinhardt Michael H owns 10.85 million shares which are around 8.02% of the company’s total market capitalization. The date of transaction was 12-03-2018, and it was disclosed in a SEC-filed Form 4, which you can find here.

Among 13 analysts covering WisdomTree Investments (NASDAQ:WETF), 4 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. WisdomTree Investments has $31 highest and $6.50 lowest target. $15.67’s average target is 58.12% above currents $9.91 stock price. WisdomTree Investments had 50 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, February 13 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 6 by Jefferies. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, January 29 by Northcoast. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $14.0 target in Tuesday, October 10 report. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Monday, September 21 to “Equal-Weight”. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Thursday, August 6 to “Hold”. UBS maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Tuesday, November 14 report. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Sell” on Sunday, August 13. The firm has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse given on Friday, September 22.

Analysts await WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) to report earnings on April, 27. They expect $0.08 EPS, up 60.00% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.05 per share. WETF’s profit will be $10.82 million for 30.97 P/E if the $0.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.04 actual EPS reported by WisdomTree Investments, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 100.00% EPS growth.

The stock decreased 1.10% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $9.91. About 1.36M shares traded. WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) has declined 9.35% since March 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.05% the S&P500.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 5 sales for $4.25 million activity. The insider Abner David J. sold $262,888. 163,093 shares were sold by STEINHARDT MICHAEL H, worth $1.61 million. SALERNO FRANK sold 50,000 shares worth $585,370. $828,814 worth of stock was sold by Steinberg Jonathan L on Friday, February 16. Shares for $204,647 were bought by MacAlpine Kurt on Monday, February 5.

WisdomTree Investments, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an exchange-traded funds sponsor and asset manager. The company has market cap of $1.34 billion. It offers ETFs in equities, currency, fixed income, and alternatives asset classes. It has a 49.55 P/E ratio. The firm also licenses its indexes to third parties for proprietary products, as well as offers a platform to promote the use of WisdomTree ETFs in 401(k) plans.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.05, from 1.14 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 22 investors sold WisdomTree Investments, Inc. shares while 56 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes. 118.39 million shares or 5.96% less from 125.89 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Loomis Sayles And Communication Limited Partnership owns 0% invested in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) for 15 shares. Tudor Corporation Et Al reported 0.01% in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF). Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys reported 0.02% of its portfolio in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF). Guyasuta Inv Advsrs Inc owns 35,000 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 0% invested in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) for 4,516 shares. The New York-based Clearbridge Investments Ltd has invested 0.05% in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF). 10,176 were reported by Cetera Advisor Limited Liability. Parallax Volatility Advisers L P has invested 0% in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF). Guinness Asset Limited invested in 0.76% or 354,530 shares. Arizona State Retirement Sys has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF). Pinebridge Investments Ltd Partnership holds 0.02% of its portfolio in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) for 98,073 shares. Shanda Asset Mngmt Ltd holds 1.7% in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) or 1.25M shares. Swiss Bankshares, Switzerland-based fund reported 191,100 shares. Walleye Trading Lc holds 0.01% or 138,321 shares in its portfolio. First Personal Fin Serv has 1,825 shares.

Among 14 analysts covering Lazard (NYSE:LAZ), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Lazard had 40 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, July 27. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of LAZ in report on Monday, January 8 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James on Wednesday, November 18. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 7 by Wood. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, December 14 by Bank of America. The rating was downgraded by Buckingham Research to “Neutral” on Thursday, December 21. Argus Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 22 report. Instinet upgraded Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) on Wednesday, January 3 to “Buy” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $53.0 target in Thursday, December 21 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of LAZ in report on Wednesday, January 10 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.12, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 28 investors sold Lazard Ltd shares while 85 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 89.96 million shares or 1.32% more from 88.79 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Manufacturers Life The has 0% invested in Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ). Mrj Capital Incorporated reported 84,100 shares or 2.14% of all its holdings. North Carolina-based Sheets Smith Wealth Mgmt has invested 0.43% in Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ). Riverhead Management Ltd holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) for 61,560 shares. 500 are held by Alexandria Cap Limited Liability Corporation. Minnesota-based Walleye Trading Limited Liability has invested 0% in Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ). Ariel Invs Limited Co owns 5.47 million shares. Cullen Frost Bankers owns 0.01% invested in Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) for 4,590 shares. Meritage Portfolio Management holds 66,823 shares or 0.3% of its portfolio. Macquarie Grp Ltd invested in 197,546 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Fmr Lc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ). Gsa Ptnrs Llp invested in 66,019 shares or 0.2% of the stock. Quantbot Tech Lp invested in 0.08% or 18,455 shares. Price T Rowe Associate Md accumulated 3.54 million shares. Moreover, Principal Gru has 0.04% invested in Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) for 971,137 shares.

Since March 1, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $4.24 million activity. $781,950 worth of Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) was sold by Hoffman Scott D on Thursday, March 1. $3.46M worth of Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) was sold by Stern Alexander F..

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