Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI): Chairman and CEO Richard D Kinder Bought 100,000 Shares
Chairman and CEO of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) Richard D Kinder bought 100,000 shares on 03/13/2015 at an average price of $42.12. Kinder Morgan, Inc., is a midstream and energy company formed in August 23, 2006. Kinder Morgan, Inc. has a market cap of $89.72 billion; its shares were traded at around $42.12 with a P/E ratio of 43.30 and P/S ratio of 2.90. The dividend yield of Kinder Morgan, Inc. stocks is 4.20%.
Glenn Greenberg (Trades, Portfolio) bought 4,193,877 shares in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2014, which is 6.2% of the $2.87 billion portfolio of Brave Warrior Advisors, LLC. Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) bought 9,630 shares in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2014, which is 0.0021% of the $19.63 billion portfolio of Ruane, Cunniff amp; Goldfarb Inc. Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) bought 9,569 shares in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2014, which is 0.0008% of the $48.37 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC.
VP (President, Terminals) John W Schlosser sold 0 shares of KMI stock on 12/05/2014 at the average price of 0. John W Schlosser owns at least 307,792 shares after this.
JMP Group LLC (JMP): CEO, 10% Owner Joseph A Jolson Bought 190,000 Shares
CEO, 10% Owner of JMP Group LLC (JMP) Joseph A Jolson bought 190,000 shares on 03/13/2015 at an average price of $8.75. JMP Group Inc. is a Delaware Corporation. It is an investment banking, asset management and corporate credit management firm. Jmp Group Llc has a market cap of $185.642 million; its shares were traded at around $8.75 with a P/E ratio of 17.30 and P/S ratio of 1.20. The dividend yield of Jmp Group Llc stocks is 3.40%.
Director Craig R Johnson bought 30,000 shares of JMP stock on 03/11/2015 at the average price of 7.25. Craig R Johnson owns at least 946,782 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 20.69% since.
Covanta Holding Corp (CVA): President and CEO Stephen J Jones Bought 50,000 Shares
President and CEO of Covanta Holding Corp (CVA) Stephen J Jones bought 50,000 shares on 03/13/2015 at an average price of $22.83. Covanta Holding Corp was incorporated in Delaware on April 16, 1992. Covanta Holding Corp has a market cap of $3.03 billion; its shares were traded at around $22.83 with and P/S ratio of 1.70. The dividend yield of Covanta Holding Corp stocks is 3.90%.
Covanta recently reported its fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2014, total revenues increased by $52 million to $1,682 million from $1,630 million in 2013. The primary driver for the increase was North America EfW revenue, which increased by $39 million.
Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) owns 243,000 shares as of 12/31/2014, which accounts for 0.028% of the $19.2 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors. Martin Whitman (Trades, Portfolio) owns 5,956,007 shares as of 10/31/2014, which accounts for 6.4% of the $1.89 billion portfolio of Third Avenue Value Fund.
Director Peter C B Bynoe sold 13,334 shares of CVA stock on 12/02/2014 at the average price of 23.86. Peter C B Bynoe owns at least 83,956 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 4.32% since.
Taubman Centers Inc (TCO): President, CEO, AND Chair BOD Robert S Taubman Bought 7,100 Shares
President, CEO, AND Chair BOD of Taubman Centers Inc (TCO) Robert S Taubman bought 7,100 shares on 03/16/2015 at an average price of $80.53. Taubman Centers, Inc. is a Michigan corporation, founded in 1950. Taubman Centers Inc has a market cap of $5.1 billion; its shares were traded at around $80.53 with a P/E ratio of 5.90 and P/S ratio of 7.50. The dividend yield of Taubman Centers Inc stocks is 2.70%. Taubman Centers Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 3.70% over the past 10 years.
TCO recently reported its fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results. The company announced that net income attributable to common shareholders (EPS) per diluted share during the fourth quarter was $6.86, compared to $0.62 in the three months ended December 31, 2013.
Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) owns 97,620 shares as of 12/31/2014, which accounts for 0.024% of the $30.91 billion portfolio of Davis Selected Advisers. David Dreman (Trades, Portfolio) owns 1,158 shares as of 12/31/2014, which accounts for 0.0072% of the $1.22 billion portfolio of Dreman Value Management.
Vice Chairman AND CFO Lisa A Payne sold 1,250 shares of TCO stock on 03/10/2015 at the average price of 75. Lisa A Payne owns at least 57,311 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 7.37% since.
Hilltop Holdings Inc (HTH): President amp; CEO Jeremy B Ford Bought 24,938 Shares
President amp; CEO of Hilltop Holdings Inc (HTH) Jeremy B Ford bought 24,938 shares on 03/13/2015 at an average price of $19.91. Hilltop Holdings Inc., was formed in 1998 as a Maryland corporation. Hilltop Holdings Inc has a market cap of $2 billion; its shares were traded at around $19.91 with a P/E ratio of 17.00 and P/S ratio of 1.50.
PlainsCapital Corp. Pres amp; COO James R Huffines bought 5,000 shares of HTH stock on 03/10/2015 at the average price of 19.21. James R Huffines owns at least 337,420 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 3.64% since.
Shares of JMP Group (NYSE:JMP) have been given an average recommendation of Buy by the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the company, American Banking Market News reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $20.73.
Shares of JMP Group (NYSE:JMP) traded up 2.1236% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $8.1801. 49,586 shares of the companys stock traded hands. JMP Group has a 1-year low of $6.0000 and a 1-year high of $8.4000. The stocks 50-day moving average is $7.48 and its 200-day moving average is $7.25. The company has a market cap of $173.55 million and a P/E ratio of 14.4270.
JMP Group (NYSE:JMP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 13th. The company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $54.10 million for the quarter. Analysts expect that JMP Group will post $0.8500 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other JMP Group news, CEO Joseph A. Jolson bought 190,000 shares of the companys stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 13th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $7.25 per share, for a total transaction of $1,377,500.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.
Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a buy rating and set a $66.00 price target on shares of JMP Group in a research note on Thursday. Analysts at TheStreet upgraded shares of JMP Group from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, February 13th. Finally, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of JMP Group from a neutral rating to an outperform rating and set a $8.50 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 2nd.
JMP Group Inc is a full-service investment banking, asset management and corporate credit management firm. The Company provides investment banking, sales and trading, and equity research services to corporate and institutional clients, and alternative asset management products and services to institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals.
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Bank of Uganda has awarded a license to Metropol Corporation to operate a credit reference bureau.
Metropol is a Kenyan firm established in 1996 as a business information and credit management company. Metropol and Global Credit Rating (GCR) partnered in 2006 to provide credit rating services that enable corporates to raise capital and meet their financial needs. Apart from getting the recent license from the Central Bank of Uganda, Metropol is also licensed by the Central Bank of Kenya to provide Credit Reference Bureau services to all Kenya Banks in Kenya.
In Kenya, Metropol was the first Kenyan firm to have received an agency license. The other two firms are all foreign firms. They include Global Credit Rating Company of South Africa and Agusto and Company Limited from Nigeria.
Metropol Corporation Ltd focuses on providing credit ratings to SMEs to increase their potential to access money diversified capital sources.
Compuscan was given a contract by the BOU in 2008 until 2012 when the monopoly ended. Metropol has been waiting for this license for over two years. Metropol comes on board with a strong capacity having operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda and further south in Zimbabwe.
Credit reference Bureau
The parliament of Uganda passed the Microfinance Deposit taking institution Act 2003 (MDI Act) and the Financial Institutions Act 2004 (FIA). These two acts propelled the process of establishing a Credit Reference Bureau in the country.
opinionBy Moses Nosike
For effective balancing of credit management in the Nigerian economic environment, the newly elected governing council, Institute of Credit Administration (ICA) has reinstated the council resolve to push for improved legal and business framework that would encourage credit availability, repayment and timely transaction payments.
The President/Chairman, Adetunji Oyebanji who made this declaration in a media chat in Lagos, assured that the move would help business entities particularly SMEs to grow.