Autonation (AN) Stock Value Declined While Tyvor Capital Has Trimmed Its Stake; Gabelli Securities Decreased Holding in Nxp Semiconductors N V Com (NXPI) as Stock Rose

January 14, 2018 - By Vivian Park

John Tompkins decreased its stake in Autonation Inc (AN) by 51.3% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tyvor Capital Llc sold 397,407 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.96% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by John Tompkins held 377,228 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.90M, down from 774,635 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tyvor Capital Llc who had been investing in Autonation Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.29B market cap company. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $57.96. About 487,942 shares traded. AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) has declined 14.65% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.35% the S&P500.

Gabelli Securities Inc decreased its stake in Nxp Semiconductors N V Com (NXPI) by 5.56% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gabelli Securities Inc sold 27,200 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.22% with the market. The hedge fund held 461,612 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $52.20 million, down from 488,812 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gabelli Securities Inc who had been investing in Nxp Semiconductors N V Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $40.54 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $119.58. About 2.03 million shares traded. NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has risen 24.67% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.97% the S&P500.

Gabelli Securities Inc, which manages about $1.30 billion and $867.10 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Time Warner Inc Com (NYSE:TWX) by 36,200 shares to 373,956 shares, valued at $38.31 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Akorn Inc (NASDAQ:AKRX) by 285,793 shares in the quarter, for a total of 575,219 shares, and has risen its stake in Vwr Corp.

Among 28 analysts covering NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. NXP Semiconductors NV had 60 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, October 28 the stock rating was downgraded by Suntrust Robinson to “Hold”. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, February 3 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by Summit Redstone Partners. The firm has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, August 3. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, November 18 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, September 6 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, August 2 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 16 by BMO Capital Markets. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of NXPI in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Hold” rating.

Analysts await NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $1.61 earnings per share, down 5.85% or $0.10 from last year’s $1.71 per share. NXPI’s profit will be $545.84M for 18.57 P/E if the $1.61 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.27 actual earnings per share reported by NXP Semiconductors N.V. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 26.77% EPS growth.

Analysts await AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) to report earnings on February, 2. They expect $0.93 EPS, down 2.11% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.95 per share. AN’s profit will be $84.85M for 15.58 P/E if the $0.93 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.08 actual EPS reported by AutoNation, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.89% negative EPS growth.

Tyvor Capital Llc, which manages about $526.29 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Amazon.Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 500 shares to 1,000 shares, valued at $961,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Express Inc (NYSE:EXPR) by 1.30 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.36 million shares, and has risen its stake in Class C.

Among 20 analysts covering AutoNation (NYSE:AN), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. AutoNation had 33 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Northcoast downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, October 4 report. The stock of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) earned “Buy” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, July 28. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 11 by Jefferies. The rating was initiated by Seaport Global with “Neutral” on Tuesday, August 9. CL King initiated the shares of AN in report on Thursday, September 8 with “Buy” rating. Gabelli upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 29 report. The stock of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, November 6 by Wells Fargo. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, May 30 by Jefferies. The rating was initiated by Wolfe Research on Wednesday, August 31 with “Peer Perform”. As per Monday, October 31, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America.

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