Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK) Shareholder Rk Capital Management Cut Holding by $3.97 Million; As Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (HMHC) Share Value Rose, Greywolf Capital Management LP Has Cut by $996,000 Its Stake

January 13, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Rk Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (OZRK) by 21.1% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rk Capital Management Llc sold 82,700 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.66% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 309,190 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $14.86M, down from 391,890 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rk Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Bank Of The Ozarks Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.78 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.06% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $52.47. About 1.48M shares traded or 50.55% up from the average. Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) has risen 26.77% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.07% the S&P500.

Jonathan Savitz decreased its stake in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (HMHC) by 10.99% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Greywolf Capital Management Lp sold 83,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.73% with the market. The hedge fund run by Jonathan Savitz held 672,000 shares of the books company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.10M, down from 755,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Greywolf Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.13 billion market cap company. It closed at $9.15 lastly. It is down 25.97% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 42.67% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.42, from 0.93 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 20 investors sold HMHC shares while 29 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. 123.31 million shares or 2.53% more from 120.26 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Loomis Sayles Co Limited Partnership owns 939,785 shares. Nationwide Fund reported 59,792 shares. Gmt invested in 1.37 million shares or 0.35% of the stock. Moreover, Federated Invsts Inc Pa has 0.02% invested in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) for 579,060 shares. First Pacific Advisors Ltd Llc holds 0.32% or 3.46M shares in its portfolio. Bbt Cap Ltd Liability has 365,168 shares for 0.62% of their portfolio. The New York-based Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership has invested 0.03% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC). Guggenheim Cap Limited stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC). Mutual Of America Mngmt Ltd Co accumulated 736,419 shares. Blackrock stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC). 4,731 were reported by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). Dimensional Fund Advsr Limited Partnership has invested 0.02% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC). Northern holds 1.38 million shares or 0% of its portfolio. Prelude Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 16,450 shares. Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC).

Greywolf Capital Management Lp, which manages about $3.21B and $331.88M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Forterra Inc by 127,801 shares to 412,801 shares, valued at $1.86M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Analysts await Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $-0.91 EPS, down 30.00% or $0.21 from last year’s $-0.7 per share. After $0.73 actual EPS reported by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -224.66% negative EPS growth.

Among 6 analysts covering Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt had 16 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, August 14. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Sunday, August 6 report. The stock of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) earned “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, October 5. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, August 3 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Tuesday, August 11 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Strong Sell”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Monday, October 23. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 7 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, June 23. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 17 by Citigroup.

Analysts await Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) to report earnings on January, 16. They expect $0.75 EPS, up 4.17% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.72 per share. OZRK’s profit will be $96.88M for 17.49 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.75 actual EPS reported by Bank of the Ozarks for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.23, from 1.31 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 42 investors sold OZRK shares while 102 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 109 raised stakes. 104.17 million shares or 2.52% less from 106.85 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Blair William Il holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) for 183,169 shares. Cadence Management Limited Liability holds 0.01% or 4,210 shares in its portfolio. Utd Capital Financial Advisers Limited Liability Com reported 23,696 shares stake. Jennison Assoc Ltd Llc holds 1.71 million shares. Cape Cod Five Cents National Bank & Trust invested in 0.19% or 26,173 shares. Proshare Advisors Limited Co has 221,803 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Ls Advisors Ltd reported 85,906 shares. Plante Moran Financial Ltd Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) for 20 shares. Davis Prns Limited Liability invested 1.85% of its portfolio in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK). Moreover, Northern Tru has 0.01% invested in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) for 972,734 shares. Randolph Inc reported 173,975 shares stake. Zevenbergen Invs Limited Liability invested in 1.00 million shares or 2.09% of the stock. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund owns 44,767 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Hl Fincl Serv Lc accumulated 9,445 shares. Brinker Capital invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK).

Rk Capital Management Llc, which manages about $857.26M and $429.22 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Broadsoft Inc (NASDAQ:BSFT) by 21,900 shares to 197,960 shares, valued at $9.96 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in John Bean Technologies Corp (NYSE:JBT) by 25,300 shares in the quarter, for a total of 112,473 shares, and has risen its stake in Emcore Corp (NASDAQ:EMKR).

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