Punch & Associates Investment Management Lowered Its Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) Holding; Caesars Entertainment (CZR) Shorts Increased By 8.83%

January 14, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc decreased Douglas Dynamics Inc (PLOW) stake by 4.9% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc sold 23,143 shares as Douglas Dynamics Inc (PLOW)’s stock declined 13.35%. The Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc holds 449,234 shares with $17.70M value, down from 472,377 last quarter. Douglas Dynamics Inc now has $914.93M valuation. The stock decreased 1.58% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $40.5. About 51,103 shares traded. Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW) has risen 44.70% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.00% the S&P500.

Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) had an increase of 8.83% in short interest. CZR’s SI was 28.77M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 8.83% from 26.43M shares previously. With 8.87M avg volume, 3 days are for Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR)’s short sellers to cover CZR’s short positions. The SI to Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s float is 66.24%. The stock decreased 0.76% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $13.05. About 3.37M shares traded. Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) has risen 62.44% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.74% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.32, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 10 investors sold PLOW shares while 36 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. 19.75 million shares or 2.63% more from 19.25 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Price T Rowe Assocs Md holds 0% of its portfolio in Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW) for 376,214 shares. Rodgers Brothers stated it has 18,400 shares. State Bank Of America Corporation De invested 0% of its portfolio in Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW). Systematic Finance Management Lp invested in 0.25% or 312,539 shares. Fifth Third Bancorp has invested 0% of its portfolio in Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW). 38,121 were reported by Advsrs Asset Mngmt. Morgan Stanley invested in 39,692 shares or 0% of the stock. United Service Automobile Association holds 96,977 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Lazard Asset Mngmt Limited holds 0.04% or 488,203 shares. Moreover, Schwab Charles Investment has 0% invested in Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW). Ativo stated it has 31,011 shares or 0.33% of all its holdings. Rk Cap Mgmt Limited Com invested in 2.45% or 266,849 shares. 12,217 are owned by Voya Investment Management Ltd. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) reported 0.04% stake. Texas Yale Capital holds 0.03% or 9,500 shares.

Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc increased Ishares Tr (IEUR) stake by 13,095 shares to 227,697 valued at $11.31M in 2017Q3. It also upped Seaspan Corp (NYSE:SSW) stake by 163,057 shares and now owns 639,822 shares. Deluxe Corp (NYSE:DLX) was raised too.

Among 3 analysts covering Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Douglas Dynamics had 6 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer maintained Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW) on Tuesday, August 4 with “Market Perform” rating. The rating was initiated by Sidoti on Monday, February 27 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Seaport Global given on Tuesday, May 24. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, April 20 by Seaport Global. Seaport Global downgraded Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW) on Wednesday, July 6 to “Neutral” rating.

Since August 30, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $4.11 million activity. The insider Janik James L sold $700,540. Another trade for 15,000 shares valued at $601,125 was sold by McCormick Robert L.

Analysts await Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW) to report earnings on March, 5. They expect $0.50 EPS, up 13.64% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.44 per share. PLOW’s profit will be $11.30M for 20.25 P/E if the $0.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.40 actual EPS reported by Douglas Dynamics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.59 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.21, from 1.8 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 22 investors sold Caesars Entertainment Corporation shares while 29 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes. 138.17 million shares or 22.42% more from 112.87 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Meeder Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0% or 1,319 shares. Tower Research Capital Llc (Trc) has invested 0% in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR). Strs Ohio holds 61,800 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR). Millennium Lc reported 3.77M shares. Ameritas Ptnrs reported 4,594 shares. Nationwide Fund reported 91,311 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys stated it has 91,244 shares. California Employees Retirement reported 469,811 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Lorber David A accumulated 2.74% or 17,868 shares. Blackrock holds 5.05M shares or 0% of its portfolio. 1.15M are owned by Anchorage Cap Limited Liability. Switzerland-based Swiss Commercial Bank has invested 0% in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR). Soros Fund Management Limited Liability, New York-based fund reported 2.96 million shares. Frontfour Gp Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 1.13M shares.

Among 5 analysts covering Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Caesars Entertainment had 7 analyst reports since December 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. SunTrust maintained Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) on Tuesday, October 24 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Underweight” on Monday, December 14. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, May 31. Nomura initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, October 6 report. Oppenheimer maintained Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) on Tuesday, June 6 with “Buy” rating.

Caesars Entertainment Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides casino-entertainment and hospitality services in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $9.19 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Caesars Entertainment Resort Properties, and Caesars Growth Partners Casino Properties and Developments. It currently has negative earnings. It operates 15,000 slot machines and 1,200 table games, as well as other games comprising keno, poker, and race and sports books; and buffets, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and lounges located throughout the company's casinos, as well as banquets and room service.

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