James Hardie Industries plc (JHX) Forms $17.40 Double Top; Westwood Holdings Group (WHG) Shorts Increased By 4.36%

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James Hardie Industries plc (JHX) formed double top with $18.27 target or 5.00% above today’s $17.40 share price. James Hardie Industries plc (JHX) has $7.67 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $17.4. About 2,784 shares traded. James Hardie Industries plc (NYSE:JHX) has risen 11.57% since June 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.00% the S&P500. Some Historical JHX News: ; 21/05/2018 – Australia’s James Hardie FY profit slumps on asbestos claim settlements; 22/03/2018 JAMES HARDIE INDUSTRIES PLC JHX.AX – JAMES HARDIE EXPECTS TO COMPLETE ACQUISITION OF FERMACELL IN EARLY APRIL; 21/05/2018 – JAMES HARDIE INDUSTRIES PLC JHX.AX – FY2018 SECOND HALF ORDINARY DIVIDEND OF US30.0 CENTS PER SECURITY; 21/05/2018 – James Hardie FY Net Profit US$146.1 Million, Down 47%; 22/03/2018 – JAMES HARDIE EXPECTS TO COMPLETE FERMACELLIN BUY IN EARLY APRIL; 21/05/2018 – James Hardie Expects North America Fiber Cement Ebit Margin at Top End of 20-25% Range; 21/05/2018 – JAMES HARDIE SEES N.AM FIBER CEMENT EBIT AT TOP END OF RANGE; 21/05/2018 – JAMES HARDIE INDUSTRIES – NORTH AMERICA FIBER CEMENT SEGMENT EBIT MARGIN TO BE IN TOP END OF STATED TARGET RANGE OF 20% TO 25% FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019; 21/05/2018 – James Hardie Expects Steady Growth in US Housing Market in FY19; 21/05/2018 – JAMES HARDIE 4Q ADJ NET OPER PROFIT $81.1M

Westwood Holdings Group Inc (NYSE:WHG) had an increase of 4.36% in short interest. WHG’s SI was 81,400 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 4.36% from 78,000 shares previously. With 32,800 avg volume, 3 days are for Westwood Holdings Group Inc (NYSE:WHG)’s short sellers to cover WHG’s short positions. The SI to Westwood Holdings Group Inc’s float is 1.1%. The stock increased 0.34% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $59.84. About 26,229 shares traded. Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG) has risen 6.00% since June 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.57% the S&P500. Some Historical WHG News: ; 13/03/2018 USGS: M 1.6 – 7km NW of Westwood, California; 14/05/2018 – Westwood Holdings Group Inc. Exits Position in KapStone Paper; 15/05/2018 – CoStar Group: Playboy Moving Headquarters to Westwood; 16/03/2018 – Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Announces Opening of Del Frisco’s Grille in Westwood; 24/04/2018 – 2018 Westwood Board of Directors Elected; 03/04/2018 – LaChance Vineyards Wine Featured in Westwood One’s Backstage at the 2018 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ Gift Bags; 22/05/2018 – Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. Welcomes Steve Paddon as New Head of Institutional Sales; 20/04/2018 – DJ Westwood Holdings Group Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (WHG); 16/03/2018 – Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Announces Opening of Del Frisco’s Grille in Westwood; 02/05/2018 – Wells Capital Management Inc. Exits Westwood Holdings

Among 2 analysts covering James Hardie Industries plc. (NYSE:JHX), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. James Hardie Industries plc. had 3 analyst reports since August 15, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of James Hardie Industries plc (NYSE:JHX) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, April 21 by CLSA. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, November 10 by Citigroup. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Monday, August 15.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.72 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.15, from 1.57 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 7 investors sold Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. shares while 22 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. 5.99 million shares or 0.40% more from 5.97 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Manufacturers Life Insur The reported 6,352 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Goldman Sachs Gru has invested 0% of its portfolio in Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG). Brown Advisory Incorporated holds 16,607 shares. Aperio Limited Liability Com has 4,772 shares. Royal National Bank & Trust Of Canada owns 7,384 shares for 0% of their portfolio. North Star Inv Management has invested 0.35% in Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG). Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0% of its portfolio in Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG) for 1,911 shares. Deutsche Savings Bank Ag reported 35,084 shares. National Bank Of New York Mellon invested 0% in Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG). Conestoga Cap Advsr Limited holds 1.52% of its portfolio in Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG) for 700,565 shares. Moreover, First Trust Advisors L P has 0% invested in Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG) for 7,694 shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 0% of its portfolio in Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG). Citadel Limited Liability Corp stated it has 5,453 shares. Virtu Financial Ltd Liability Corp holds 3,719 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Parametric Assocs Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG).

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $630,554 activity. The insider Freeman Mark sold $292,750. On Friday, January 12 the insider Gerron Julie Kramer sold $137,711.

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