Are Analysts Bearish Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) After Last Week?

February 14, 2018 - By Louis Casey

 Are Analysts Bearish Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) After Last Week?
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.67 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.21, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 11 investors sold Ascent Capital Group, Inc. shares while 28 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 19 raised stakes. 9.91 million shares or 1.44% more from 9.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
California Public Employees Retirement Sys stated it has 46,954 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsr Limited Partnership holds 0.01% or 889,697 shares in its portfolio. Next Finance Group Incorporated, a Texas-based fund reported 5 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has 0% invested in Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) for 2,563 shares. Chou Assocs Management accumulated 306,000 shares. Strs Ohio owns 41,000 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Bank & Trust Of New York Mellon reported 0% in Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA). D E Shaw & has invested 0% of its portfolio in Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA). Bancorporation Of Montreal Can invested in 286 shares. Parametric Port Associate Lc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA). Assetmark reported 0% of its portfolio in Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA). Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans has invested 0% in Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA). Nantahala Cap Mngmt Llc reported 693,504 shares. Brigade Capital L P invested in 0.96% or 903,000 shares. Intl Gp Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA).

Since September 27, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $9.49 million activity. On Wednesday, September 27 Pohl Michael J sold $29,828 worth of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) or 2,500 shares.

Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering Ascent Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASCMA), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Ascent Capital Group Inc had 14 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) on Friday, July 21 with “Hold” rating. As per Thursday, June 16, the company rating was initiated by BB&T Capital. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital on Thursday, August 11 with “In-Line”. The stock of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) earned “Sell” rating by Zacks on Wednesday, September 2. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Thursday, May 11 by Imperial Capital. The company was downgraded on Friday, August 11 by Imperial Capital. The stock of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) earned “In-Line” rating by Imperial Capital on Wednesday, June 22. Piper Jaffray maintained Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) on Wednesday, August 9 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 12 by Imperial Capital. Below is a list of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) latest ratings and price target changes.

02/11/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $16.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Imperial Capital Old Rating: In-Line New Rating: Outperform Upgrade

The stock decreased 3.89% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $6.42. About 43,475 shares traded. Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) has declined 24.02% since February 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.72% the S&P500.

Ascent Capital Group, Inc., through its subsidiary, Monitronics International, Inc., provides security alarm monitoring and related services to residential and business subscribers in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $75.37 million. The firm provides monitoring services for alarm signals arising from burglaries, fires, medical alerts, and other events through security systems at customers' premises. It currently has negative earnings. It also offers home automation services, including remote activation and control of security systems, support for video monitoring, flood sensors, automated garage door and door lock capabilities, and thermostat integration; hands-free two-way interactive voice communication between its monitoring center and customers; and customer service and technical support related to home monitoring systems and HomeTouch.

More notable recent Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Ascent Capital Group Announces Board Appointment and Resignation” on November 01, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Ascent Capital Group’s (ASCMA) CEO William Fitzgerald on Q1 2017 Results …” published on May 10, 2017, Globenewswire.com published: “Ascent Capital Group Announces Appointment of Fred Graffam as Chief Financial …” on July 18, 2017. More interesting news about Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Ascent Capital Group to Report Third Quarter 2017 Results on November 2, 2017” published on October 12, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Ascent Capital Group’s (ASCMA) CEO William Fitzgerald on Q2 2017 Results …” with publication date: August 10, 2017.

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