California State Teachers Retirement System Boosted Its Holding in Home Bancshares (HOMB) by $574,375; Catawba Capital Management Has Increased Facebook Cl A (FB) Position

January 14, 2018 - By Ruchi Gupta

California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in Home Bancshares Inc (HOMB) by 10.03% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. California State Teachers Retirement System bought 22,975 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.49% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 252,105 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.36 million, up from 229,130 at the end of the previous reported quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System who had been investing in Home Bancshares Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.34B market cap company. The stock increased 1.17% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $25.01. About 864,885 shares traded. Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOMB) has risen 16.57% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.13% the S&P500.

Catawba Capital Management increased its stake in Facebook Inc Cl A (FB) by 74.35% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Catawba Capital Management bought 2,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 4,690 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $801,000, up from 2,690 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Catawba Capital Management who had been investing in Facebook Inc Cl A for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $521.22 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 4.47% or $8.4 during the last trading session, reaching $179.37. About 77.55M shares traded or 356.22% up from the average. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 53 investors sold FB shares while 618 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 644 raised stakes. 1.63 billion shares or 0.88% more from 1.62 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 56,208 were accumulated by Wallington Asset Management Llc. 442,885 are owned by Commonwealth Equity Svcs. North Star Mngmt Corp accumulated 9,992 shares or 0.22% of the stock. Jones Collombin Inv Counsel invested in 3.25% or 55,837 shares. Spc holds 0.23% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 5,371 shares. Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership owns 17,633 shares or 0.25% of their US portfolio. Wellington Shields And Ltd Company owns 2,835 shares. Oakmont accumulated 8.26% or 285,738 shares. The Indiana-based Indiana Trust & Inv Communication has invested 0.97% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Koch Inc invested 0.21% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Blb&B Advsrs Limited Liability Corp reported 9,384 shares. Tributary Cap Mngmt Limited Liability stated it has 0.12% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Benjamin F Edwards & Inc invested in 17,340 shares or 0.36% of the stock. Heritage Management holds 0.04% or 3,852 shares in its portfolio. Train Babcock Advsrs Limited Liability holds 2.29% or 24,066 shares.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 38 sales for $950.72 million activity. Schroepfer Michael Todd sold 38,042 shares worth $6.77 million. On Friday, September 29 Zuckerberg Mark sold $42.50M worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) or 249,527 shares. Wehner David M. had sold 15,470 shares worth $2.59M on Monday, August 21. Cox Christopher K also sold $2.72M worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Monday, August 7. On Thursday, October 26 FISCHER DAVID B. sold $806,019 worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) or 4,699 shares. Shares for $109.70M were sold by Koum Jan on Wednesday, August 30.

Among 53 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 49 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Facebook had 217 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Thursday, July 30 with “Outperform” rating. On Friday, October 27 the stock rating was upgraded by Monness Crespi & Hardt to “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 5 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, October 9 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Buy” rating by Loop Capital on Friday, September 23. Aegis Capital initiated Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Tuesday, January 3 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $145 target in Thursday, April 28 report. Pivotal Research maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Tuesday, July 11 with “Hold” rating. As per Thursday, July 27, the company rating was maintained by FBN Securities. Monness Crespi maintained it with “Buy” rating and $130 target in Thursday, April 28 report.

California State Teachers Retirement System, which manages about $45.16 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Kbr Inc (NYSE:KBR) by 19,660 shares to 235,479 shares, valued at $4.21M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Jpmorgan Chase Co (NYSE:JPM) by 535,848 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 6.22 million shares, and cut its stake in Lkq Corp (NASDAQ:LKQ).

Among 12 analysts covering Home Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:HOMB), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Home Bancshares Inc. had 32 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Hovde Group upgraded Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR) rating on Tuesday, January 5. Hovde Group has “Outperform” rating and $50.0 target. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of HOMB in report on Thursday, July 20 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, October 3. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 24 by Sandler O’Neill. Wood maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, August 21 report. On Thursday, September 28 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Merion Capital on Friday, November 13. The company was maintained on Friday, October 16 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR) earned “Neutral” rating by Merion Capital on Friday, November 11. Piper Jaffray maintained Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR) rating on Tuesday, October 24. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $25.0 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 3.12 in 2017 Q3. Its up 2.16, from 0.96 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 13 investors sold HOMB shares while 37 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 105 raised stakes. 215.48 million shares or 151.32% more from 85.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Maryland-based Profund Advsr Limited Liability has invested 0.02% in Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR). First Heartland Consultants holds 12,774 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Comml Bank Of Montreal Can invested 0% of its portfolio in Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR). Metropolitan Life Ins New York stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR). The Connecticut-based Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Com has invested 0.01% in Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR). Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.02% or 360,598 shares. Fifth Third National Bank reported 26,579 shares. State Street Corp has invested 0.01% in Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR). 12,087 are held by Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company. Oak Ridge Limited Com holds 0.45% of its portfolio in Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR) for 435,891 shares. Bessemer Gru accumulated 0.01% or 67,155 shares. Banc Funds Com Limited Com reported 0.91% of its portfolio in Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR). Stevens Capital LP has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR). M&T Bancorporation reported 0% in Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR). Financial Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation owns 1.87M shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio.

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