Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (HMHC) Stock Rose While Gmt Capital Has Lifted Stake; Rbo & Co Position in Coca (KO) Has Lifted by $3.51 Million

January 14, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Rbo & Co Llc increased its stake in Coca (KO) by 67.52% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rbo & Co Llc bought 78,023 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.48% with the market. The institutional investor held 193,579 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.71 million, up from 115,556 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rbo & Co Llc who had been investing in Coca for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $196.63 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.24% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $46.15. About 14.57M shares traded or 43.01% up from the average. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has declined 0.95% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.65% the S&P500.

Thomas E. Claugus increased its stake in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (HMHC) by 47.32% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gmt Capital Corp bought 441,200 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.73% with the market. The hedge fund run by Thomas E. Claugus held 1.37 million shares of the books company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $16.55M, up from 932,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gmt Capital Corp who had been investing in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.13 billion market cap company. It closed at $9.15 lastly. It is down 25.97% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 42.67% the S&P500.

Gmt Capital Corp, which manages about $9.19 billion and $4.69 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Viad Corp (NYSE:VVI) by 214,000 shares to 1.06M shares, valued at $64.59 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Alico Inc (NASDAQ:ALCO) by 16,911 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 518,266 shares, and cut its stake in Bancolombia S A (NYSE:CIB).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.42, from 0.93 in 2017Q2. It is positive, 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 Ltd Partnership holds 939,785 shares. Financial Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 344,126 shares in its portfolio. United Kingdom-based Barclays Plc has invested 0% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC). Carlson Lp holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) for 971,313 shares. 1.70 million are held by Thompson Siegel Walmsley Lc. Jpmorgan Chase Company has 0% invested in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) for 1.03M shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has invested 0% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC). Gsa Cap Prns Llp accumulated 0.03% or 39,411 shares. Ws Mngmt Lllp accumulated 1.55% or 5.17 million shares. Lapides Asset Management Limited invested in 3.98% or 1.61 million shares. Oppenheimer Asset Management invested in 0.01% or 20,874 shares. Granite Partners Ltd Co reported 0.72% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC). Pacad Investment Ltd holds 0.06% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) or 23,100 shares. Tower Research Cap Limited Co (Trc) holds 10,407 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Qs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 164 shares.

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. As per Thursday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Friday, September 15 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, August 5 by BMO Capital Markets. Citigroup maintained the shares of HMHC in report on Wednesday, August 17 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, September 18. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) rating on Thursday, November 2. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $11.5 target. The stock of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) earned “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Sunday, August 6. On Thursday, September 10 the stock rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy”. Wells Fargo initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, October 5 report. The stock has “Strong Sell” rating by Zacks on Tuesday, August 11.

Among 21 analysts covering Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Coca-Cola had 68 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, July 12 report. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Monday, October 9 with “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, December 22. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of KO in report on Friday, June 30 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Monday, January 8 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) on Friday, November 10 with “Buy” rating. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 12 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Wednesday, June 29 the stock rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, March 23 by BMO Capital Markets. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of KO in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Equal-Weight” rating.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $7.94 million activity. Shares for $402,235 were sold by MANN JENNIFER K on Monday, August 7. Waller Kathy N sold $409,733 worth of stock. LONG ROBERT EDWARD also sold $1.21 million worth of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) shares. Another trade for 100,000 shares valued at $4.61M was made by SMITH BRIAN JOHN on Tuesday, August 15.

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