As Apollo Global Management (APO) Stock Value Rose, American National Insurance Company Increased by $1.15 Million Its Holding; As Ethan Allen Interiors (ETH) Share Price Declined, Shareholder D-E Shaw & Company Trimmed Its Position by $553,312

January 13, 2018 - By Michael Collier

American National Insurance Company increased its stake in Apollo Global Management Llc (APO) by 131.25% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. American National Insurance Company bought 38,325 shares as the company’s stock rose 18.10% with the market. The institutional investor held 67,525 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.03 million, up from 29,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. American National Insurance Company who had been investing in Apollo Global Management Llc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $14.58B market cap company. The stock increased 0.84% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $36.19. About 472,992 shares traded. Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) has risen 63.33% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.63% the S&P500.

David Shaw decreased its stake in Ethan Allen Interiors Inc (ETH) by 33.05% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. D-E Shaw & Company Inc sold 17,291 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.72% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by David Shaw held 35,024 shares of the home furnishings company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.14M, down from 52,315 at the end of the previous reported quarter. D-E Shaw & Company Inc who had been investing in Ethan Allen Interiors Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $787.04 million market cap company. The stock increased 1.42% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $28.65. About 176,566 shares traded. Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE:ETH) has declined 12.50% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.20% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. Apollo Global Management had 55 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, August 2. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Monday, August 17 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 4 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, June 28 with “Buy”. As per Thursday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 2 report. As per Thursday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of APO in report on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy” rating. As per Monday, September 25, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, June 27.

American National Insurance Company, which manages about $1.90 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) by 3,000 shares to 114,190 shares, valued at $16.19M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) by 2,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 129,450 shares, and cut its stake in Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.13, from 1.35 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 18 investors sold APO shares while 54 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 133.81 million shares or 1.40% less from 135.71 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Rbf Ltd Liability Corp holds 10,000 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Old Natl Bankshares In holds 15,584 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Gsa Ptnrs Limited Liability Partnership holds 75,298 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. Lpl Financial Ltd Com holds 77,222 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Picton Mahoney Asset has invested 0.08% in Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO). Suntrust Banks accumulated 19,590 shares or 0% of the stock. Private Advisor Lc has 0.07% invested in Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) for 92,774 shares. Minnesota-based Ameriprise Financial has invested 0.01% in Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO). Boston Advsrs Ltd Llc reported 290,690 shares. 7,425 are owned by Provise Gp Ltd Liability. Winfield Assoc Incorporated owns 0.01% invested in Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) for 350 shares. 81,860 were accumulated by Rothschild Inv Corp Il. Fifth Third National Bank, Ohio-based fund reported 1,000 shares. Hightower Advisors Limited Co reported 42,648 shares stake. Barclays Public Limited holds 0% or 2,898 shares in its portfolio.

Analysts await Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE:ETH) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $0.52 EPS, up 33.33% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.39 per share. ETH’s profit will be $14.28M for 13.77 P/E if the $0.52 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.28 actual EPS reported by Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 85.71% EPS growth.

Among 6 analysts covering Ethan Allen (NYSE:ETH), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Ethan Allen had 18 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE:ETH) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 27 by Dougherty & Company. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, October 12. The company was upgraded on Friday, October 13 by Dougherty & Company. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, January 26 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Monday, November 20. Raymond James upgraded Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE:ETH) on Tuesday, March 14 to “Strong Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 27 by Telsey Advisory Group. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $30 target in Thursday, October 26 report. As per Tuesday, September 12, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, October 28 by Raymond James.

Since September 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $12,375 activity.

D-E Shaw & Company Inc, which manages about $81.36 billion and $65.09 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Shopify Inc (Put) by 190,000 shares to 230,000 shares, valued at $26.79M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Rubicon Proj Inc (NYSE:RUBI) by 348,511 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.16M shares, and has risen its stake in Brooks Automation Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS).

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