Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America Has Cut Its Gaming & Leisure Pptys (GLPI) Holding by $1.29 Million; Statoil Asa (STO) Holding Held by Folketrygdfondet

January 14, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Folketrygdfondet increased its stake in Statoil Asa (STO) by 0.29% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Folketrygdfondet bought 335,771 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.76% with the market. The institutional investor held 117.92 million shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.37B, up from 117.58 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Folketrygdfondet who had been investing in Statoil Asa for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $78.71 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.38% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $23.52. About 1.50 million shares traded. Statoil ASA (NYSE:STO) has risen 12.95% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.75% the S&P500.

Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America decreased its stake in Gaming & Leisure Pptys Inc (GLPI) by 10.2% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America sold 35,793 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.43% with the market. The institutional investor held 315,282 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.63M, down from 351,075 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America who had been investing in Gaming & Leisure Pptys Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.66B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.56% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $36.01. About 911,421 shares traded. Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI) has risen 10.92% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.78% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPI), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Gaming and Leisure Properties had 22 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Thursday, October 26. The stock of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 19 by Ladenburg. Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Tuesday, December 13 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 4 by Zacks. SunTrust maintained the shares of GLPI in report on Tuesday, October 24 with “Hold” rating. Ladenburg maintained the shares of GLPI in report on Friday, July 28 with “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley upgraded Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI) on Wednesday, September 7 to “Overweight” rating. Ladenburg initiated the shares of GLPI in report on Friday, June 2 with “Buy” rating. UBS initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $35 target in Monday, September 26 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 27 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.06, from 1.32 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 28 investors sold GLPI shares while 76 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 101 raised stakes. 192.49 million shares or 2.96% more from 186.96 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. North Star Inv Management Corp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI). The California-based First Quadrant LP Ca has invested 0% in Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI). Ww reported 7.59M shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Inc reported 187,909 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. The Japan-based Nomura has invested 0% in Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI). Voloridge Investment Mngmt Lc owns 17,771 shares. Barr E S has 680,745 shares for 2.67% of their portfolio. First Advisors Lp owns 559,041 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Cwm Ltd Liability reported 709 shares. Horizon Kinetics Ltd Liability Co stated it has 10,599 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Da Davidson has invested 0.01% in Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI). Nomura Asset Mngmt reported 115,480 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.02% in Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI). California Employees Retirement Systems has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI). Vanguard Gru accumulated 30.02M shares or 0.05% of the stock.

Analysts await Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $0.76 EPS, down 3.80% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.79 per share. GLPI’s profit will be $161.58 million for 11.85 P/E if the $0.76 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.79 actual EPS reported by Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.80% negative EPS growth.

Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America, which manages about $3.71B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Kite Rlty Group Tr (NYSE:KRG) by 44,988 shares to 127,145 shares, valued at $2.58 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr (HYG) by 3.40 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 4.54M shares, and has risen its stake in Sabra Health Care Reit Inc (NASDAQ:SBRA).

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