Alleghany Upped By $27.02 Million Its Service Intl (SCI) Stake, Points International Limited (PCOM) Shorts Lowered By 13.93%

July 17, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

Points International Limited (NASDAQ:PCOM) had a decrease of 13.93% in short interest. PCOM’s SI was 171,100 shares in July as released by FINRA. Its down 13.93% from 198,800 shares previously. With 52,800 avg volume, 3 days are for Points International Limited (NASDAQ:PCOM)’s short sellers to cover PCOM’s short positions. The SI to Points International Limited’s float is 1.53%. About 345 shares traded. Points International Ltd (USA) (NASDAQ:PCOM) has risen 10.91% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.79% the S&P500.

Alleghany Corp increased Service Corp Intl (SCI) stake by 260.84% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Alleghany Corp acquired 965,100 shares as Service Corp Intl (SCI)’s stock rose 2.01%. The Alleghany Corp holds 1.34M shares with $37.92M value, up from 370,000 last quarter. Service Corp Intl now has $6.42B valuation. The stock declined 0.26% or $0.09 reaching $34.15 on the news. About 34,895 shares traded. Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) has risen 20.29% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2016 Q4. Its down 1.03, from 1.89 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 4 investors sold Points International Ltd (USA) shares while 10 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 7 raised stakes. 5.50 million shares or 8.69% less from 6.02 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag owns 94,145 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Susquehanna Group Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0% or 17,411 shares in its portfolio. Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada has invested 0% in Points International Ltd (USA) (NASDAQ:PCOM). Fmr Limited reported 212,081 shares. Trellus Mgmt Limited Liability Com invested in 112,326 shares. Td Asset Management Inc invested 0% in Points International Ltd (USA) (NASDAQ:PCOM). Grt Capital Ptnrs Ltd Liability accumulated 10,500 shares. Hodges Mngmt reported 150,730 shares. Cannell Capital Ltd holds 2.09% in Points International Ltd (USA) (NASDAQ:PCOM) or 857,624 shares. Acadian Asset Management Limited holds 2,000 shares. Scotia Capital reported 10,497 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Simcoe Capital Mgmt Ltd Company stated it has 2.31% in Points International Ltd (USA) (NASDAQ:PCOM). 77,200 are owned by Boston Prtnrs. Wealthtrust Axiom Ltd stated it has 2.24% of its portfolio in Points International Ltd (USA) (NASDAQ:PCOM). Pembroke Mngmt Ltd holds 1.59M shares.

Points International Ltd. provides a range of e-commerce and technology services to loyalty program operators using a common infrastructure. The company has market cap of $122.43 million. These services include a range of white label or private branded e-commerce services (Loyalty Currency Services) that enable the sale of loyalty currencies (such as frequent flyer miles, hotel points and credit card points), both retail and wholesale, and support the loyalty program consumer offerings and their back end operations. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm offers the consumer-focused Points Loyalty Wallet that allows users to track, manage and access multiple loyalty rewards programs through the Points.com Website.

Since February 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 15 insider sales for $27.18 million activity. The insider WALTRIP R L sold 64,334 shares worth $2.01 million. Another trade for 134,000 shares valued at $4.19M was made by RYAN THOMAS L on Thursday, February 16. $2.66 million worth of stock was sold by WARING SUMNER J III on Monday, May 1. Another trade for 85,000 shares valued at $2.67M was sold by TANZBERGER ERIC D. WALTRIP W BLAIR sold $1.55 million worth of Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) on Wednesday, March 1. $321,225 worth of Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) shares were sold by Williams Edward E. BUCKWALTER ALAN R III also sold $1.26 million worth of Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) shares.

Among 5 analysts covering Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Service Corporation International had 7 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, June 21 with “Buy”. The stock of Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, August 2 by Wells Fargo. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $27 target in Friday, February 12 report. The rating was initiated by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, November 11 with “Outperform”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, April 28 by Credit Suisse.

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