Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Raised Amazon Com (AMZN) Position; Westlake Chemical (WLK) Shorts Raised By 16.22%

January 13, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) had an increase of 16.22% in short interest. WLK’s SI was 3.65M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 16.22% from 3.14 million shares previously. With 872,200 avg volume, 4 days are for Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK)’s short sellers to cover WLK’s short positions. The SI to Westlake Chemical Corporation’s float is 10.03%. The stock increased 0.61% or $0.69 during the last trading session, reaching $113.94. About 328,391 shares traded. Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) has risen 45.05% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.35% the S&P500.

Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Inc increased Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) stake by 12.58% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Inc acquired 519 shares as Amazon Com Inc (AMZN)’s stock rose 13.58%. The Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Inc holds 4,645 shares with $4.47 million value, up from 4,126 last quarter. Amazon Com Inc now has $628.94 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.23% or $28.52 during the last trading session, reaching $1305.2. About 5.44M shares traded or 54.00% up from the average. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 37.41% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 insider sales for $16.47 million activity. Shares for $697,038 were sold by WILKE JEFFREY A on Tuesday, August 15. The insider Blackburn Jeffrey M sold 2,077 shares worth $2.05M. $2.31 million worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares were sold by Olsavsky Brian T. On Tuesday, August 15 the insider Zapolsky David sold $2.30 million. The insider Jassy Andrew R sold 1,985 shares worth $1.96M. Reynolds Shelley had sold 544 shares worth $536,666 on Tuesday, August 15.

Among 50 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 47 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 94% are positive. Amazon.com had 246 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Nomura maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Monday, November 20. Nomura has “Buy” rating and $1360 target. JP Morgan maintained the shares of AMZN in report on Tuesday, September 27 with “Overweight” rating. Vetr upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, August 21 report. The company was maintained on Friday, October 23 by Monness Crespi & Hardt. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Loop Capital. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, October 13. M Partners maintained the shares of AMZN in report on Tuesday, August 2 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Friday, July 24. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald on Friday, August 28 with “Buy”. Credit Suisse maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Wednesday, January 11 with “Outperform” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.10, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 73 investors sold AMZN shares while 549 reduced holdings. 127 funds opened positions while 657 raised stakes. 279.77 million shares or 1.91% less from 285.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Alpine Glob Mgmt Ltd Co owns 3,404 shares. Westover Cap Limited Liability holds 1.71% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 3,028 shares. Financial Prtnrs Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.31% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Brown Brothers Harriman owns 2,212 shares. Pillar Pacific Capital Management Limited Liability Corporation has invested 1.36% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Umb Bancorporation N A Mo, Missouri-based fund reported 20,708 shares. Thompson Davis has invested 1.42% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Redwood Investments Limited Co holds 1.69% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 15,428 shares. Elm Ltd Liability Co invested 0.7% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Samlyn Cap Ltd Com owns 62,333 shares. Clear Harbor Asset Mngmt Lc stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Peregrine Asset Advisers Incorporated invested in 1.5% or 2,959 shares. United Kingdom-based Dynamic Capital Management has invested 0.08% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Ruane Cunniff And Goldfarb Inc reported 3.4% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Iconiq Capital Llc invested in 0.07% or 741 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.23, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 21 investors sold Westlake Chemical Corporation shares while 61 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 37.12 million shares or 5.60% less from 39.33 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Citigroup invested in 1.15 million shares. M&T National Bank & Trust Corporation has invested 0% in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK). Ameriprise Fincl owns 708,449 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. 3,950 were accumulated by Manufacturers Life Insurance Co The. Quantitative Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 176,900 shares. Prelude Cap Mngmt holds 1,470 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag invested in 145,023 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Point72 Asset L P stated it has 25,000 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Anchor Bolt Cap Limited Partnership reported 686,682 shares. The Delaware-based Dupont Cap has invested 0.02% in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK). Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership has invested 0.01% in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK). Victory Capital Mngmt Inc reported 186,914 shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Company holds 0.05% in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) or 2,461 shares. 20,400 were reported by Sterling Mngmt Lc. 12,906 were accumulated by Nomura.

Among 18 analysts covering Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Westlake Chemical had 49 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, June 13 by Cowen & Co. Cowen & Co maintained Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) rating on Friday, November 17. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $100.0 target. UBS maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Friday, October 13 report. On Wednesday, November 8 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Neutral”. On Thursday, November 5 the stock rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform”. The stock of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 9 by RBC Capital Markets. Cowen & Co maintained Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 10 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Nomura on Wednesday, November 8. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, April 26.

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