As Brookdale Sr Living (BKD) Market Value Declined, Akanthos Capital Management Has Upped Holding; Shire Plc (SHPG) Market Value Rose While Accipiter Capital Management Has Lifted Position by $1.98 Million

January 14, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Michael Kao increased its stake in Brookdale Sr Living Inc (BKD) by 36.36% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Akanthos Capital Management Llc bought 100,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.44% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Michael Kao held 375,000 shares of the hospital and nursing management company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.98M, up from 275,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Akanthos Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Brookdale Sr Living Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.76B market cap company. The stock increased 0.85% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $9.46. About 1.55 million shares traded. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) has declined 20.75% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.45% the S&P500.

Gabe Hoffman increased its stake in Shire Plc (SHPG) by 52.6% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Accipiter Capital Management Llc bought 12,927 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.45% with the market. The hedge fund run by Gabe Hoffman held 37,505 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.74M, up from 24,578 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Accipiter Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Shire Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $42.72B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.86 during the last trading session, reaching $147.55. About 1.10M shares traded. Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) has risen 4.69% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.01% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Brookdale Senior Living had 35 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, September 5. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of BKD in report on Wednesday, January 6 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) earned “Top Pick” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 5. The company was upgraded on Monday, March 27 by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of BKD in report on Monday, August 7 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, January 12 by Wells Fargo. RBC Capital Markets maintained Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) on Wednesday, July 5 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, November 2 the stock rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, November 7. RBC Capital Markets maintained Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) rating on Friday, November 6. RBC Capital Markets has “Top Pick” rating and $37 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 46 investors sold BKD shares while 50 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. 180.11 million shares or 0.36% more from 179.47 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Continental Advsrs Llc accumulated 407,295 shares. Jpmorgan Chase, New York-based fund reported 53,306 shares. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board has 0% invested in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) for 37,479 shares. Guggenheim Cap Llc holds 0% or 42,553 shares. Carroll Associate Inc reported 0% in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD). 143,024 were accumulated by Westpac Banking. Loews holds 0% in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) or 39,993 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa accumulated 210,661 shares. 3,600 are owned by Fuller & Thaler Asset Mgmt. Maverick Limited holds 0.04% or 271,810 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) holds 11,385 shares. Gateway Inv Advisers Ltd Company has invested 0.01% in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD). Millennium Limited Co reported 0.04% in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD). Menta Capital Ltd has 39,400 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Tudor Et Al reported 71,514 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings.

Among 25 analysts covering Shire plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:SHPG), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Shire plc (ADR) had 63 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, July 25 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, October 6 with “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Thursday, July 6 by HSBC. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) rating on Tuesday, July 11. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Buy” rating and $22200 target. The stock of Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, September 5. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, September 22 with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) on Friday, October 6 with “Buy” rating. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 12 by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Monday, August 21.

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