Wisdomtree Investments Inc (NASDAQ:WETF) Short Interest Decreased By 19.23%

June 17, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.01, from 1.19 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 25 investors sold WisdomTree Investments, Inc. shares while 55 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 105.18 million shares or 7.88% less from 114.18 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Jefferies Group reported 0% of its portfolio in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF). Mason Street Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.01% or 32,095 shares. Rothschild Inv Il reported 60,176 shares. Mackenzie Corp holds 393,200 shares. 2.61 million are held by Fmr Limited Liability Corp. Cibc Ww stated it has 40,640 shares. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Ltd accumulated 68,845 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance Com New York owns 0% invested in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) for 34,201 shares. Private Advisor Group Inc Limited holds 0.01% of its portfolio in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) for 32,437 shares. Pdt Prtn Ltd Liability Company invested in 0.14% or 463,300 shares. Riverhead Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 12,385 shares. Bb&T Secs has invested 0% in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF). Raymond James Financial Services Advsr holds 0% or 31,516 shares. Vanguard stated it has 11.33M shares. Aperio Grp Limited Liability Corp stated it has 13,027 shares.

Since February 5, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 7 insider sales for $10.77 million activity. Steinberg Jonathan L had sold 81,663 shares worth $828,814. 19,710 shares valued at $204,647 were bought by MacAlpine Kurt on Monday, February 5. 25,000 shares were sold by Abner David J., worth $262,888 on Tuesday, February 20.

The stock of Wisdomtree Investments Inc (NASDAQ:WETF) registered a decrease of 19.23% in short interest. WETF’s total short interest was 9.00 million shares in June as published by FINRA. Its down 19.23% from 11.15M shares, reported previously. With 1.66M shares average volume, it will take short sellers 5 days to cover their WETF’s short positions. The short interest to Wisdomtree Investments Inc’s float is 8.62%.

The stock increased 0.09% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $10.82. About 699,735 shares traded. WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) has risen 17.54% since June 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.97% the S&P500.

WisdomTree Investments, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an exchange-traded funds sponsor and asset manager. The company has market cap of $1.64 billion. It offers ETFs in equities, currency, fixed income, and alternatives asset classes. It has a 49.18 P/E ratio. The firm also licenses its indexes to third parties for proprietary products, as well as offers a platform to promote the use of WisdomTree ETFs in 401(k) plans.

WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) Ratings Coverage

Among 9 analysts covering WisdomTree Investments (NASDAQ:WETF), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. WisdomTree Investments had 18 analyst reports since December 21, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the shares of WETF in report on Wednesday, January 10 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, February 6 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Tuesday, March 6 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Tuesday, February 13 report. The stock of WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, March 27 by Northland Capital. Wood upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Monday, April 30 report. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, April 18 report. Citigroup maintained WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) rating on Monday, April 30. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $12.75 target. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, April 30 by Credit Suisse.

More recent WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “WisdomTree ETFs Declare Distributions” on May 22, 2018. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: “Market Trends Toward New Normal in WisdomTree Investments, ePlus inc, Mettler-Toledo International, Lakeland, EP …” on May 30, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “WisdomTree Adds Chris Gardner, Author of “The Pursuit of Happyness,” as Senior Advisor to the Firm” with publication date: June 12, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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