Ascent Capital Group Inc – Series A (NASDAQ:ASCMA) Shorts Strengthened By 9.58%

May 16, 2018 - By Gregory Tomko

Big Money Sentiment increased to 0.86 in Q4 2017. It has change of 0.19, from 2017Q3’s 0.67. The ratio improved due to Ascent Capital Group, Inc. positioning: 9 sold and 26 reduced. 8 funds acquired positions and 22 increased positions. Investors holded 9.91 million in 2017Q3 but now own 10.29 million shares or 3.79% more.
Vanguard Grp Inc Inc invested in 479,024 shs or 0% of the stock. Renaissance Technology Ltd stated it has 919,200 shs. D E Shaw & reported 96,214 shs stake. American Intll holds 0% of its capital in Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) for 7,419 shs. Jpmorgan Chase And, a New York-based fund reported 615,644 shs. Gamco Investors Inc Et Al has invested 0.05% of its capital in Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA). Brigade Management Limited Partnership holds 903,000 shs or 0.57% of its capital. Eagle Cap Management Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 66,023 shs. Alliancebernstein Lp holds 13,331 shs. Moreover, Price T Rowe Incorporated Md has 0% invested in Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) for 40,307 shs. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 5,235 shs or 0% of its capital. Ameritas Invest Prtn reported 1,027 shs. Citigroup accumulated 0% or 6,248 shs. Parallax Volatility Advisers L P owns 1,680 shs for 0% of their capital. Stone Ridge Asset Mgmt Lc invested 0.01% in Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA).

Ascent Capital Group, Inc. registered $9.46 million net activity with 0 buys and 1 insider sale since December 11, 2017.

Ascent Capital Group Inc – Series A (NASDAQ:ASCMA) had an increase of its short interest by 9.58%. FINRA published in May ASCMA’s total 844,100 short interest. The up change of 9.58% from 770,300 shares was reported. With Average volume 46,800, ASCMA’s former position will take 18 days to recover. Ascent Capital Group Inc – Series A’s short interest float is 11.21%.

The stock decreased 3.66% or $0.09 during the last trading session, touching $2.37.Ascent Capital Group, Inc. is downtrending after having declined 72.58% since May 16, 2017. ASCMA has 229,249 volume or 140.19% up from normal. ASCMA underperformed by 84.13% 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 $30.62 million market cap. The firm provides monitoring services for alarm signals arising from burglaries, fires, medical alerts, and other events through security systems at customers' premises.Currently it 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.

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

In total 2 analysts cover Ascent Capital (NASDAQ:ASCMA). “Buy” rating has 1, “Sell” are 0, while 1 are “Hold”. 50% are bullish. 4 are the (NASDAQ:ASCMA)’s analyst reports since March 2, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Friday, March 2 the stock of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus. In Thursday, March 15 report Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $11 target. On Tuesday, March 6 the rating was maintained by Imperial Capital with “Outperform”. On Wednesday, May 9 the stock of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus.

Another two news for Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) were briefly published by: on April 30, 2018 with title “Ascent Capital Group to Report First Quarter 2018 Results on May 8, 2018”. The other‘s article was titled “Ascent Capital Group Announces Financial Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2018” and published on May 08, 2018.

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