Amerco (UHAL) Shareholder Tahithromos Has Lowered Its Position by $3.80 Million; Acadian Asset Management Raised Its Priceline Grp (PCLN) Stake by $17.42 Million

January 13, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Tahithromos Llc decreased its stake in Amerco (UHAL) by 41.81% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tahithromos Llc sold 10,151 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.39% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 14,125 shares of the rental and leasing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.30M, down from 24,276 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tahithromos Llc who had been investing in Amerco for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.32 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.10% or $4.16 during the last trading session, reaching $373.38. About 63,974 shares traded. AMERCO (NASDAQ:UHAL) has risen 4.93% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.77% the S&P500.

Acadian Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Priceline Grp Inc (PCLN) by 69.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Acadian Asset Management Llc bought 9,521 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.44% with the market. The institutional investor held 23,142 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $42.37M, up from 13,621 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Acadian Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Priceline Grp Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $93.61B market cap company. The stock increased 1.39% or $26.3 during the last trading session, reaching $1919.4. About 555,315 shares traded or 11.76% up from the average. The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has risen 44.63% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.93% the S&P500.

Among 34 analysts covering Priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Priceline.com had 98 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, June 22 to “Overweight”. Benchmark maintained the shares of PCLN in report on Friday, August 7 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 21 by Jefferies. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) on Thursday, November 10 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, July 31 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Equal Weight” rating on Tuesday, November 10 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Buy” rating by Needham on Wednesday, June 21. Credit Suisse reinitiated the shares of PCLN in report on Wednesday, January 11 with “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Miller Tabak on Wednesday, January 18. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 7.

Acadian Asset Management Llc, which manages about $65.15B and $22.61B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cemex Sab De Cv (NYSE:CX) by 8.46 million shares to 22.88 million shares, valued at $207.76M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Hyster Yale Matls Handling I (NYSE:HY) by 5,071 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1,175 shares, and cut its stake in Aspen Technology Inc (NASDAQ:AZPN).

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $5.60 million activity. The insider Docter Jan L sold 2,500 shares worth $4.69 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.03, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 66 investors sold PCLN shares while 320 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 306 raised stakes. 50.07 million shares or 10.39% more from 45.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Selkirk Mngmt Ltd holds 5% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) or 5,000 shares. Shaker Invests Ltd Limited Liability Company Oh holds 1.21% or 950 shares. Columbus Circle Investors invested 1.13% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Pennsylvania Trust invested in 0.35% or 3,908 shares. Strs Ohio has 0.45% invested in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Montag And Caldwell Llc has invested 3.78% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Seabridge Advisors Limited Liability Co reported 10 shares stake. Atlanta Capital L L C owns 35,930 shares for 0.37% of their portfolio. 50 are held by First Financial Corp In. Oak Ridge Invs Ltd reported 0.72% stake. Monetary Mngmt Gp Inc reported 0.35% stake. Cobblestone Capital Advsrs Limited Com reported 0.03% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Icon Advisers Com invested 0.04% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Old Bankshares In has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Baring Asset Mngmt holds 0.07% or 686 shares in its portfolio.

Analysts await AMERCO (NASDAQ:UHAL) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $9.20 EPS, up 176.28% or $5.87 from last year’s $3.33 per share. UHAL’s profit will be $180.39M for 10.15 P/E if the $9.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $6.36 actual EPS reported by AMERCO for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 44.65% EPS growth.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $76,232 activity.

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