Jefferies International Gives DFS Furniture Plc (LON:DFS) GBX 255.00 Target; Shorts at Stellus Capital Investment (SCM) Raised By 9.93%

Jefferies International increased the shares of DFS Furniture Plc (LON:DFS) to a “Buy” rating in a note revealed to investors on Monday morning. The financial firm currently has GBX 255.00 target price per share on the stock.

Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (NYSE:SCM) had an increase of 9.93% in short interest. SCM’s SI was 466,000 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 9.93% from 423,900 shares previously. With 87,300 avg volume, 5 days are for Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (NYSE:SCM)’s short sellers to cover SCM’s short positions. The stock increased 0.58% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $12.75. About 108,243 shares traded or 14.29% up from the average. Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (NYSE:SCM) has declined 17.08% since April 30, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.63% the S&P500.

Stellus Capital Investment Corporation is a business development firm specializing in investments in private middle-market companies. The company has market cap of $203.41 million. It invests through first lien, second lien, unitranche, and mezzanine debt financing, often with a corresponding equity investment. It has a 7.62 P/E ratio.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.62, from 1.75 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 4 investors sold Stellus Capital Investment Corporation shares while 11 reduced holdings. 8 funds opened positions while 9 raised stakes. 4.35 million shares or 11.46% more from 3.90 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Lakeview Ptnrs Ltd Liability accumulated 0.16% or 16,500 shares. Macquarie Group Inc reported 0% stake. Us Bankshares De has invested 0% in Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (NYSE:SCM). Asset Mngmt holds 0.12% or 542,418 shares in its portfolio. California Employees Retirement accumulated 22,000 shares. Manufacturers Life The accumulated 624 shares. Qs Ltd Liability Corporation has 445 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Morgan Stanley holds 0% in Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (NYSE:SCM) or 36,170 shares. Oppenheimer And Co owns 29,878 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Royal National Bank & Trust Of Canada accumulated 7,772 shares or 0% of the stock. Invesco Ltd, Georgia-based fund reported 479,772 shares. Lsv Asset accumulated 45,100 shares. Acadian Asset Management Ltd Liability holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (NYSE:SCM) for 229,102 shares. Group Inc One Trading Limited Partnership reported 748 shares stake. 788,824 were accumulated by Muzinich.

Since December 8, 2017, it had 5 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $798,336 activity. Bilger Bruce R had bought 8,039 shares worth $98,076 on Friday, December 8. 5,000 shares were bought by Davis Joshua T., worth $58,250. $467,090 worth of Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (NYSE:SCM) shares were bought by Ladd Robert T.. The insider D’Angelo Dean bought $58,100.

Among 7 analysts covering Stellus Capital (NYSE:SCM), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Stellus Capital had 16 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $14.5000 target in Wednesday, May 31 report. The stock of Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (NYSE:SCM) has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, July 23 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Robert W. Baird upgraded Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (NYSE:SCM) rating on Wednesday, January 20. Robert W. Baird has “Outperform” rating and $11 target. Raymond James downgraded Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (NYSE:SCM) on Thursday, August 11 to “Market Perform” rating. Janney Capital reinitiated Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (NYSE:SCM) on Wednesday, April 27 with “Neutral” rating. As per Tuesday, April 11, the company rating was upgraded by Raymond James. The stock of Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (NYSE:SCM) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, March 6 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $14.0 target in Friday, November 10 report. The rating was initiated by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, February 2 with “Mkt Perform”. The company was downgraded on Thursday, July 14 by Robert W. Baird.

Among 6 analysts covering DFS Furniture PLC (LON:DFS), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. DFS Furniture PLC has GBX 365 highest and GBX 200 lowest target. GBX 266’s average target is 15.15% above currents GBX 231 stock price. DFS Furniture PLC had 44 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, July 5 by Jefferies. As per Friday, August 12, the company rating was downgraded by Beaufort Securities. The stock has “Buy” rating by Beaufort Securities on Friday, October 9. The stock of DFS Furniture plc (LON:DFS) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, March 31 by Numis Securities. As per Tuesday, November 24, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The rating was maintained by Berenberg with “Buy” on Thursday, September 3. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 8 by Peel Hunt. Berenberg maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 9 report. The stock of DFS Furniture plc (LON:DFS) has “Reduce” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Peel Hunt. As per Monday, August 15, the company rating was maintained by Berenberg.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.10, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 51 investors sold DFS Furniture plc shares while 266 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 176 raised stakes. 296.68 million shares or 1.53% less from 301.28 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Tocqueville Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership holds 0.1% in DFS Furniture plc (LON:DFS) or 117,069 shares. Yhb Investment Advsrs accumulated 3,970 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board holds 339,144 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Ballentine Prtnrs Lc holds 0.01% or 2,870 shares in its portfolio. Goldman Sachs stated it has 3.17M shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Laurion L P holds 0% or 6,700 shares. The Michigan-based Lvm Capital Mngmt Limited Mi has invested 1.64% in DFS Furniture plc (LON:DFS). 7,222 are owned by Stone Ridge Asset Limited Liability Co. 1,989 are owned by Perigon Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability Company. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab holds 0.46% or 609,151 shares in its portfolio. Tiemann Inv Advsr Lc has invested 0.56% in DFS Furniture plc (LON:DFS). Ativo Capital Management Limited Liability Co stated it has 9,668 shares. Farmers Merchants Inc holds 134 shares. Advisory reported 183,527 shares. Gofen And Glossberg Limited Liability Company Il invested in 0.01% or 2,909 shares.

The stock increased 0.65% or GBX 1.5 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 231. About 86,648 shares traded. DFS Furniture plc (LON:DFS) has 0.00% since April 30, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

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