Short traders are feeling a little more bearish on Dice Holdings recently as indicated by the increase in short interest. The company had a rise in short interest of 6.94% as of October 31, 2017 from the last reporting period. Short shares grew from 1,561,220 to 1,669,534 over that period. The days to cover increased to 11.0 and the percentage of shorted shares was 0.03% on October 31.
A few notable investment firms have updated their holdings. Oppenheimerfunds, Inc. grew its holdings by buying 7,852 shares an increase of 12.4% as of 09/30/2017. Oppenheimerfunds, Inc. now controls 70,979 shares with a value of $185,000. The value of the position overall is up by 2.8%. Axa reduced its position by shedding 31,800 shares a decrease of 30.1% from 06/30/2017 to 09/30/2017. Axa now holds 73,800 shares worth $192,000. The total value of its holdings decreased 36.2%.
California State Teachers Retirement System cut its stake by shedding 6,200 shares a decrease of 7.2%. California State Teachers Retirement System controls 79,701 shares valued at $207,000. The value of the position overall is down by 15.5%. As of the end of the quarter Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp had sold a total of 243,580 shares trimming its holdings by 6.8%. The value of the total investment in Dice Holdings decreased from $10,167,000 to $8,642,000 a change of $1,525,000 for the reporting period.
On October 27 B. Riley kept the company rating at “Hold” projecting a price of $3.00. July 28 investment analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald made no change to the company rating of “Hold” targeting a price of $4.00.
In the market the company is trading down from yesterday’s close of 1.85. The most current P/E ratio is 9.00 and the market value is 91.70M. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $0.20 with 50.24M shares currently outstanding.
DHI Group, Inc., launched on June 28, 2005, is a provider of data, insights and employment connections through its specialized services for professional communities, including technology and security clearance, financial services, energy, healthcare and hospitality. The Business’s segments are Tech & Clearance, which includes Dice, Dice Europe and ClearanceJobs; Global Industry Group, which includes eFinancialCareers, Rigzone, Hcareers and BioSpace; Healthcare, which includes Health eCareers, and Corporate & Other, which includes Brightmatter. It is involved in the sale of recruitment packages, which allow customers to post jobs and source candidates through its resume databases and, in the case of Dice, Dice Europe and eFinancialCareers, to utilize its Open Web search service. Its products and services include resume databases, job postings, open Web, and content and data. The Company offers its talent acquisition and career development products and tools through brands, such as Dice, Dice Europe, ClearanceJobs, Targeted Job Fairs, eFinancialCareers, Rigzone, BioSpace, Hcareers and Health eCareers..