Published: Sat, May 27, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

What's Propelling Aarons Incorporated (NYSE:AAN) After Higher Shorts Reported?

(NYSE:AAN) news were published by: which released: "Aaron's (AAN) CEO John Robinson on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript" on April 28, 2017, also with their article: "Aaron's Stock Will Give Back These Gains" published on May 18, 2017, published: "Aaron's And Progressive Leasing Celebrate End Of School Year With Renovation ..." on May 25, 2017.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "Aaron's, Inc". Hawk Ridge Management Llc sold 107,174 shares as the company's stock rose 28.41% with the market.

About 221,381 shares traded. Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) has risen 45.42% since May 26, 2016 and is uptrending.

MAXIMUS, Inc. provides business process services to government health and human services agencies. The company has a market capitalization of $2.54 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.27 and a beta of 0.27. Federal Services, Health Services and Human Services. About 209,580 shares traded. It has underperformed by 0.71% the S&P500. The rating was initiated by Jefferies on Thursday, October 13 with "Buy". Edge Asset reported 710,195 shares. Cantab Capital Partners Llp holds 0% or 28,565 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel Llc has 2.61% invested in the company for 339,620 shares. It is engaged in the lease ownership, lease and retail sale of a variety of products, such as widescreen and LCD televisions, computers, living room and bedroom furniture, and refrigerators The company offers products of various brands, such as JVC, Mitsubishi, Philips, Panasonic, Sony, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Simmons, Frigidaire, and Sharp. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems, a Louisiana-based fund reported 15,700 shares. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Sidoti on Friday, December 9. The firm earned "Strong Buy" rating on Tuesday, January 19 by Raymond James. On Friday, April 7 the stock rating was downgraded by Canaccord Genuity to "Hold".

Since March 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $1.42 million activity. (NYSE:AAN) was sold by Kamerschen Robert W. on Wednesday, May 3. Also, CAO Robert W. Kamerschen sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 3rd.

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Shares of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) or 15,000 shares. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, June 27th will be paid a $0.0275 dividend. Its down 0.29, from 1.27 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 29 investors sold AAN shares while 76 reduced holdings.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. The Connecticut-based Aqr Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.03% in Aaron's, Inc. Cornercap Inv Counsel has 56,545 shares. Tiaa Cref Investment Lc has 0.01% invested in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) for 104,417 shares. The legal version of this news story can be read at (NYSE:AAN) for 67,753 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance has invested 0.02% in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday, April 25th.

Aaron's, Inc. has a 50 day moving average of 33.64 and a 200 day moving average of 30.86. (NYSE:AAN). Art Advisors has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Aaron's, Inc.

Palisade Cap Mngmt Limited Com Nj reported 358,503 shares stake.

Analysts await Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) for 24,281 shares. During the same period past year, the company earned $0.71 earnings per share. AAN's profit will be $41.59 million for 15.03 P/E if the $0.58 EPS becomes a reality. The company reported $0.80 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.14. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 50% are positive. Aaron's Inc had 16 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday, April 24th. The stock of Aaron's, Inc. The rating was upgraded by Cantor Fitzgerald to "Buy" on Friday, August 14. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded the stock to "Sector Weight" rating in Thursday, October 29 report. The firm has "Mkt Perform" rating given on Thursday, January 19 by Raymond James. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC now owns 4,318 shares of the company's stock valued at $128,000 after buying an additional 204 shares during the last quarter. The stock has "Hold" rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Thursday, July 23. Raymond James downgraded the shares of AAN in report on Tuesday, September 22 to "Market Perform" rating. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Aaron's by 88.8% in the first quarter. Qs Invsts Ltd Liability Com owns 12,375 shares.

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