Morgan Stanley Maintains GBX 390.00 Target On Glencore PLC (LON:GLEN), Maintains “Equal weight” Rating; Benefitfocus (BNFT) SI Decreased By 2.76%

Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ:BNFT) had a decrease of 2.76% in short interest. BNFT’s SI was 4.44M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 2.76% from 4.57 million shares previously. With 131,800 avg volume, 34 days are for Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ:BNFT)’s short sellers to cover BNFT’s short positions. The SI to Benefitfocus Inc’s float is 19.37%. The stock increased 0.59% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $25.45. About 9,856 shares traded. Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) has declined 9.60% since February 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.30% the S&P500.

In analysts report sent to investors on today, Morgan Stanley restate their “Equal weight” rating on Glencore PLC (LON:GLEN)‘s stock. The target price means a potential downside of -0.88% from company’s previous close.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.25 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.44, from 1.69 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 15 investors sold Benefitfocus, Inc. shares while 17 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 24.67 million shares or 0.46% more from 24.56 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bamco New York owns 4.25 million shares or 0.68% of their US portfolio. The Illinois-based Great Lakes Advsrs Ltd has invested 0.06% in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT). Raymond James & Assoc holds 0.01% or 208,897 shares in its portfolio. Schwab Charles Investment stated it has 75,845 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.02% in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa stated it has 1,878 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Invesco reported 24,555 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Tower Rech Llc (Trc) invested 0% in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT). State Common Retirement Fund stated it has 197,612 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Great West Life Assurance Can owns 0% invested in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) for 1,372 shares. Product Prns Limited Liability holds 64,200 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Landscape Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation, a New Jersey-based fund reported 8,168 shares. Wells Fargo And Co Mn owns 237,300 shares. Etrade Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation owns 0.01% invested in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) for 6,407 shares. Prescott Group Capital Limited Liability Com holds 46,550 shares.

Benefitfocus, Inc. provides cloud-based benefits management platform for consumers, employers, insurance carriers, and brokers in the United States. The company has market cap of $795.90 million. It operates through Employer and Carrier divisions. It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s products for insurance carriers include Marketplaces, which are online shopping environments; eEnrollment that provides online enrollment for benefits; eBilling, an electronic invoice presentment and payment solution; eExchange, a solution for communication; eSales for carriers and brokers to organize and manage accounts, track leads, generate quotes, and create proposals for products; and Core & Advanced Analytics, a data analytics solution.

Among 11 analysts covering Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Benefitfocus had 32 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Sunday, October 29, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. Jefferies maintained the shares of BNFT in report on Wednesday, February 24 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, August 3 with “Hold”. The stock of Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 7 by Berenberg. The rating was maintained by William Blair on Friday, February 2 with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) rating on Wednesday, June 7. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $3500 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Sunday, September 10. Goldman Sachs initiated the shares of BNFT in report on Monday, May 23 with “Neutral” rating. Raymond James maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $43 target in Thursday, July 27 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by William Blair given on Friday, November 3.

Glencore plc engages in the production, refinement, processing, storage, transport, and marketing of commodities worldwide. The company has market cap of 57.35 billion GBP. It operates in three divisions: Metals and Minerals, Energy Products, and Agricultural Products. It has a 13.74 P/E ratio. The Metals and Minerals segment is involved in smelting, refining, mining, processing, and storing zinc, copper, lead, alumina, aluminum, ferroalloys, nickel, cobalt, and iron ore.

Among 29 analysts covering Glencore PLC (LON:GLEN), 21 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Glencore PLC has GBX 470 highest and GBX 63.80 lowest target. GBX 341.38’s average target is -14.93% below currents GBX 401.3 stock price. Glencore PLC had 468 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 18. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Friday, April 8. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, December 17. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, November 22 by Canaccord Genuity. As per Monday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of GLEN in report on Friday, January 29 with “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, July 28. UBS maintained Glencore Plc (LON:GLEN) rating on Tuesday, February 14. UBS has “Buy” rating and GBX 330 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, February 25 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Glencore Plc (LON:GLEN) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Wednesday, November 4.

The stock increased 4.40% or GBX 16.9 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 401.3. About 45.23 million shares traded or 4.72% up from the average. Glencore Plc (LON:GLEN) has 0.00% since February 21, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.