Research Reports

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Reports published March 22, 2017

Nike, Inc. (NKE)

3Q EPS a Positive Surprise, But Challenges Exist

Closed-End Funds

Monthly Review (Mar-17)

Neogen Corporation  (NEOG)

3Q17 Not Pretty but Not Concerning Either

Reports published March 20, 2017

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)

Revising Estimates for Additional Fed Rate Hikes; Upgrading to Neutral

Reports published March 17, 2017

Simon Property Group, Inc. (SPG)

Rating Change & Estimates Adjustments

Reports published March 16, 2017


Monthly Update

GoPro Inc. (GPRO)

GoPro Nails High End of Q1 Guidance Range

3M Company  (MMM)

$2B Agreement to Acquire Scott Safety.

Reports published March 15, 2017

Natural Resource Partners L.P.  (NRP)

Cash Flow Forecast Correction

South Jersey Industries, Inc.  (SJI)

Upgrading Rating to Long-term Buy; $40 Price Target.

WGL Holdings, Inc.  (WGL)

Downgrading to Underperform on Preference for Other Opportunities in the Gas Utility Space.

Reports published March 14, 2017

DDR Corp. (DDR)

Management Changes & Estimate Update

Investors Real Estate Trust  (IRET)

Third Quarter Results

Industrials Monthly

Sector Update

Connecticut Water Service, Inc.  (CTWS)

Q4'16 Results for CTWS; Reiterating Neutral Rating

Reports published March 13, 2017

Verifone Systems Inc.  (PAY)

Verifone Beats Q1'17 Consensus View; Reiterating Outlook; Increasing Price Target

Urstadt Biddle Properties, Inc.  (UBA)

First Quarter Results

Reports published March 10, 2017

Approach Resources, Inc. (AREX)

Q4'16 Volume -17%, Pricing -19% Yr/Yr; Maintain Rating

Investment Perspectives

March 2017

Investment Strategies

March 2017

Hilliard Lyons Research Coverage List

March 2017


March 2017

Equity Highlights

March 2017

Recommended Stocks

March 2017

Buy and Long-term Buy Dividend Ideas

March 2017

Reports published March 9, 2017

Rex Energy Corp.  (REXX)

Q4'16 Volume +12% Yr/Yr, Pricing -6%; Adjust Production and Cash Flow Forecasts

Artesian Resources Corp.  (ARTNA)

Beat in Q4 Caps Strong Year at ARTNA; Reiterating Long-term Buy and Raising Price Target by 6%.

Reports published March 8, 2017

Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)

Updating Reporting to Incorporate GAAP Results

York Water Company  (YORW)

Q4'16 Results for YORW; Reiterating Underperform Rating on Valuation.

Linear Technology Corp.  (LLTC)

Terminating Coverage:  Analog Devices Set to Close on Acquisition of Linear Technology.

Reports published March 7, 2017

Natural Resource Partners L.P.  (NRP)

Q4'16 Results Remain Mixed; Balance Sheet Transactions Close

Reports published March 6, 2017

Chesapeake Utilities Corp. (CPK)

Revising Estimates Higher on Review of 10-K; Raising Price Target to $81 and Reiterating Long-term Buy.

Kroger Co. (KR)

Decent 4Q Results, But Environment Becoming More Challenging; Moving to LT Buy

BB&T Corporation (BBT)

Updating Estimates; Reducing to Neutral on Valuation

Reports published March 2, 2017

Whitestone REIT (WSR)

Fourth Quarter Results

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CHDN)

4Q Pros and Cons; Maintain Neutral Rating Due to Valuation

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.  (PNC)

Revising Estimates; Reducing Rating to Underperform on Valuation

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)

Tweaking Estimates; Downgrading to Underperform on Valuation

Reports published March 1, 2017

PDC Energy (PDCE)

Q4 Volume +33%, Pricing +24% Yr/Yr, Acquisiton Contributing; Raise Rating to Long-term Buy

Aegion Corporation (AEGN)

Reiterating Buy Rating on Better Than Expected Q4'16 at AEGN; Momentum Into 2017.

Triangle Capital Corporation (TCAP)

Announces Common Stock Offering - Reaffirming Neutral Rating

Reports published February 28, 2017

Care Capital Properties, Inc. (CCP)

Q4 Earnings Update

Chesapeake Utilities Corp. (CPK)

Strong Q4'16 from CPK; Reiterating Long-term Buy Rating and $75 Price Target.

Frontier Communications (FTR)

Revenue Pressures Persist; Lowering Suitability Rating to 4

Connecticut Water Service, Inc. (CTWS)

CTWS Closes on Heritage Village Water Company.

Reports published February 27, 2017

Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. (CTBI)

Downgrading to Underperform on Valuation

Northwest Natural Gas Co. (NWN)

Mixed Q4'16 Caps Transition Year at NWN

Reports published February 24, 2017

Physicians Realty Trust (DOC)

Q4 Earnings Highlights

Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NRP)

Balance Sheet Strengthened; Potential for Longer-term Equity Dilution

First Potomac Realty Trust  (FPO)

Fourth Quarter Results

JAKKS Pacific (JAKK)

4Q Results Beat Low Expectations; We Expect Improvements in 2017

Vectren Corporation (VVC)

Company Reports Strong 2016 Results and Raises Long-term Earnings and Dividend Growth Guidance

South Jersey Industries, Inc. (SJI)

In Line Q4'16 Results to Punctuate a Year of Transition; Reiterating Neutral Rating.

Triangle Capital Corporation  (TCAP)

Investment Activity Accelerates - Reaffirming Neutral Rating


ANSS Reports Solid Q4'16 Results, FY'17 Guidance Conservative; New Share Buyback

Reports published February 23, 2017

California Water Service Group (CWT)

Upside Surprise in Q4 to Cap a Wild Year; Reiterating Neutral Rating but Positive Themes Intact for 2017.

Southern Company (SO)

Company Reports Solid Fourth Quarter Results and Introduces 2017 Earnings Guidance

FirstEnergy (FE)

Company Posts Fourth Quarter Results and Revises 2017 Guidance

LTC Properties, Inc. (LTC)

Q4 Conference Call Discussion

NiSource Inc. (NI)

Company Reports Solid Fourth Quarter Results and Reaffirms 2017 Earnings Guidance

Aqua America, Inc. (WTR)

Q4 Punctuates Another Year of Subdued Growth;  Reiterating Underperform Rating.

Weingarten Realty Investors (WRI)

Fourth Quarter Results

ONE Gas, Inc. (OGS)

Good Q4'16 Results; Reiterating Neutral Rating, but Looking Forward to an Entry Point.

Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (SIX)

Strong 4Q Results; Raising Price Target

LTC Properties, Inc.  (LTC)

Q4 Earnings Overview

Reports published February 22, 2017

Welltower, Inc. (HCN)

Fourth Quarter a Little Worse Than Expected

Gladstone Land Corp. (LAND)

Conference Call Discussion

American Campus Communities (ACC)

Fourth Quarter Results

American Water Works Co. (AWK)

Q4 Results from AWK.  Reiterating LTB Rating.

Gladstone Land Corp. (LAND)

Q4 Results Equal Our Estimate.

Reports published February 21, 2017

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY)

Accelerated Share Repurchase Program Announced in Addition to Board Changes

Education Realty Trust (EDR)

Fourth Quarter Results

Consolidated Edison (ED)

Company Reports Higher Fourth Quarter, Full-Year Results and Introduces 2017 Guidance

Delta Natural Gas Company (DGAS)

Company to be Acquired for $30.50 Per Share in Cash

The J.M. Smucker Company (SJM)

3Q Results Were A Bit Light, In Our View

Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (FELE)

FELE Ends 2017 with Strong Q4 Report; Reiterating Neutral Rating.

Ameren Corp. (AEE)

AEE Reports Solid 2016 Earnings and Introduces 2017 Guidance

SoTHERLY Hotels Inc. (SOHO)

Fourth Quarter Results

Reports published February 17, 2017

National Health Investors, Inc.  (NHI)

Q4 Earnings Update

TripAdvisor Inc. (TRIP)

TRIP Reports Weak Q4 Results; Outlook Remains Pressured

Duke Energy (DUK)

Company Reports Solid Fourth Quarter Results and Introduces 2017 Guidance

Utilities Monthly

Natural Gas and Water

Reports published February 16, 2017

Healthcare Realty, Inc. (HR)

Conference Call Update

Entergy Corporation (ETR)

Company Reports Solid Fourth Quarter Results and Initiates 2017 Earnings Guidance

Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. (FUN)

Good 4Q Results; Raising Price Target

Gladstone Commercial Corp.  (GOOD)

Conference Call Discussion

Healthcare Realty Trust (HR)

Fourth Quarter Earnings Highlights

Gladstone Commercial Corp.  (GOOD)

Fourth Quarter Earnings

Reports published February 15, 2017

Cincinnati Bell (CBB)

CBB Reports Solid Fourth Quarter Results; Company Introduces 2017 Guidance

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (SKT)

Fourth Quarter Results

 Reports published February 14, 2017

Industrials Monthly

Sector Update

Closed-End Funds

February, 2017 Update

DDR Corp.  (DDR)

Fourth Quarter Results


Monthly Update

Meridian Bioscience   (VIVO)

Tweaking Estimates After 10-Q Review and Discussion with Management

Reports published February 13, 2017

Cerner Corp. (CERN)

Cerner Reports Inline Q4'16 Results; Outlook Reduced; Cutting Long Term Price Target to $64 to $70

HCP, Inc.  (HCP)

Fourth Quarter Conference Call Highlights

            HCP, Inc.  (HCP)

Fourth Quarter Earnings Highlights

            Activision Blizzard  (ATVI)

Strong 4Q Results; 2017 Guidance Underwhelms; We Suggest Taking Some Profits. Rating Reduced to Underperform.

Reports published February 10, 2017

Ventas, Inc.  (VTR)

Fourth Quarter Earnings

WWE, Inc.  (WWE)

Solid 4Q Results; Encouraging 2017 Outlook

Teradata Corp.  (TDC)

Mixed Q4'16 Results; Transition to Subscription Model to Increase Costs and Reduce Revenue in FY'17

Regal Entertainment Group   (RGC)

Strong 4Q Results; Slight Raise to 2017 Estimates; Neutral Rating Based On Valuation

Landauer Inc.  (LDR)

Revenue Beat Delivered by Military Sales and Solid International Results

Gladstone Capital Corp.  (GLAD)

F1Q17 Review - Downgrading to Underperform on Valuation

Reports published February 9, 2017

Omega Healthcare Investors  (OHI)

Q4 Earnings Update

Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP)

Tweaking Estimates and Reaffirming Neutral Rating

Take-Two Interactive (TTWO)

Strong Fiscal 3Q Results; Neutral Rating Based on Valuation

Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI)

Q4 Conference Call Discussion

WGL Holdings (WGL)

Q1'17 Results from WGL; Reiterating Neutral Rating

Reports published February 8, 2017

New Jersey Resources Corp. (NJR)

Timing Drives Lower Q1'17 Results for NJR; Full Year Expectations Intact.  Maintaining Neutral Rating.

Walt Disney Company (DIS)

Lower 1Q Results But Ahead of Expectations; Raising Price Target Based on Earnings Outlook.

Midwest Bank Quarterly

4Q16 Review

Multi-Color Corp.  (LABL)

Mixed Fiscal Q3'17 Shows Growth but Misses Expectations

Atmos Energy Corporation  (ATO)

Fiscal Q1’17 Results from ATO; Reiterating Neutral Rating

Gladstone Investment Corporation (GAIN)

Higher Expenses Drive Miss -- Reaffirming Neutral Rating