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Stocks with high institutional ownership: News (NWSA), Quanta Services (PWR), Penn Virginia Corporation (PVA), Qlik Technologies Inc (QLIK)

As the name implies, institutional ownership is the percentage of the outstanding shares of stock issued by a company and owned by institutions.  These organizations primarily consist of asset management firms such as TIAA CREFF Investment Management, Barclays Global Investors, and Fidelity Management & Research.

Institutions buy and sell stock for a variety of reasons. For example, institutional investors may want to capitalize on what they perceive to be a short-term inefficiency in the stock market.  This can happen when the price of a stock on the NYSE Euronext, and its corresponding futures contract on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange are out of sync.  An investor can buy the less expensive security and sell the more expensive item.  This is also known as stock arbitrage. As the name implies, institutional ownership is the percentage of the outstanding shares of stock issued by a company and owned by institutions.  These organizations primarily consist of asset management firms such as TIAA CREFF Investment Management, Barclays Global Investors, and Fidelity Management & Research.

Institutions buy and sell stock for a variety of reasons. For example, institutional investors may want to capitalize on what they perceive to be a short-term inefficiency in the stock market.  This can happen when the price of a stock on the NYSE Euronext, and its corresponding futures contract on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange are out of sync.  An investor can buy the less expensive security and sell the more expensive item.  This is also known as stock arbitrage.

This type of activity tells the investor that institutional trading of stocks cannot be completely explained by the financial health or the fundamental analysis that an individual may have performed while researching a stock.

News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) institutional ownership was 97%. The stock has the market capitalization of $8.31B while it’s 582.86M shares were outstanding. The price to sale ratio was 0.98 .Net profit margin of the company was -0.50% while operating profit margin as -0.20% .Stock volatility for the month was 2.50% while for the week was 2.25%.

With 90% institutional stake, Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) has the market capitalization of $3.47B while its 159.76M shares were outstanding. The company offers 18.80% sales in prior five years. Net profit margin of corporation was 4.90% .Shares of company were moving below of 50 days simple moving average with -3.06% while 200 days simple moving average with -17.89 %.

Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE:PVA) institutional ownership is held at 69%. The company has the market capitalization of $32.99M. Its EPS was -7.78 while outstanding shares of the company were 73.33M. The Company’s gross profit margin was 72.30% .The company earned $ -553.20M in prior twelve months on revenue of $321.00M.

Qlik Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:QLIK) has the market capitalization of $3.05B while 93.01M shares were outstanding. Beta factor, which is used to measure risk associated with the stock, was 1.63. Return on equity was booked as -10.80 % while return on assets was -6.10%. The stock’s institutional ownership stands at 98%.