Acadian Asset Management Lifted Its Position in Town Sports Intl Hldgs (CLUB) as Valuation Rose; As Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) Share Value Declined, Senator Investment Group LP Cut Its Position

February 12, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Acadian Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Town Sports Intl Hldgs Inc (CLUB) by 434.84% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Acadian Asset Management Llc bought 143,735 shares as the company’s stock rose 23.08% with the market. The institutional investor held 176,790 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.24 million, up from 33,055 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Acadian Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Town Sports Intl Hldgs Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $149.41M market cap company. It closed at $5.6 lastly. It is down 29.03% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.33% the S&P500.

Doug Silverman decreased its stake in Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (ALXN) by 18.52% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Senator Investment Group Lp sold 125,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.63% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Doug Silverman held 550,000 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $77.16M, down from 675,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Senator Investment Group Lp who had been investing in Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $25.79 billion market cap company. The stock increased 6.29% or $6.83 during the last trading session, reaching $115.43. About 2.46M shares traded or 16.69% up from the average. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) has declined 18.12% since February 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 34.82% the S&P500.

Since September 5, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $130,808 activity. On Wednesday, December 13 Ajmera Nitin sold $9,861 worth of Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB) or 1,718 shares. 6,000 Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB) shares with value of $35,408 were sold by Wells Louis Spencer. Spatafora Carolyn had sold 11,546 shares worth $66,274.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.5 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.12, from 1.62 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 3 investors sold CLUB shares while 13 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 12 raised stakes. 14.39 million shares or 6.99% more from 13.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Lc owns 0% invested in Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB) for 1,500 shares. 291,363 are held by Cmt Asset Management. Spark Invest Lc reported 66,600 shares. Panagora Asset Inc reported 0% stake. Stadium Mngmt Lc holds 0.38% of its portfolio in Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB) for 133,405 shares. Bancorporation Of New York Mellon Corporation invested 0% in Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB). Royal Commercial Bank Of Canada owns 0% invested in Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB) for 1 shares. Vanguard Grp Inc has 484,168 shares. Wells Fargo And Communication Mn invested 0% in Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB). 1,875 were accumulated by Federated Pa. Moreover, Arrowstreet LP has 0% invested in Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB) for 29,700 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Com accumulated 15,001 shares. Macquarie Grp Inc has invested 0% in Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB). Goldman Sachs Grp Inc accumulated 16,051 shares or 0% of the stock. Blackrock Inc reported 97,517 shares stake.

Acadian Asset Management Llc, which manages about $65.15 billion and $22.61B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Gain Cap Hldgs Inc (NYSE:GCAP) by 66,838 shares to 799,948 shares, valued at $5.11M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Avx Corp New (NYSE:AVX) by 49,975 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 345,613 shares, and cut its stake in International Game Technolog.

Analysts await Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $1.08 earnings per share, down 1.82% or $0.02 from last year’s $1.1 per share. ALXN’s profit will be $241.28 million for 26.72 P/E if the $1.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.28 actual earnings per share reported by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -15.63% negative EPS growth.

Senator Investment Group Lp, which manages about $11.90B and $7.52 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Mgm Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) by 2.00 million shares to 9.50M shares, valued at $309.61M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ:JAZZ) by 300,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.30M shares, and has risen its stake in Liberty Broadband Corp.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.37 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 36 investors sold ALXN shares while 174 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 167 raised stakes. 206.89 million shares or 0.54% less from 208.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Private Advisor Grp Inc Ltd has invested 0.01% in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN). Nuveen Asset Ltd invested in 88,423 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Moreover, Winslow Evans Crocker Inc has 0.02% invested in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) for 404 shares. Glob X Mgmt Communication Limited Liability Corp invested in 2,856 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Mariner Wealth Advisors Ltd Liability Company accumulated 0.03% or 4,700 shares. Creative Planning owns 16,131 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Wells Fargo Mn invested 0.07% in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN). Paradigm Asset Mngmt Company Lc reported 500 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Vident Inv Advisory Limited Liability Company owns 0.06% invested in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) for 8,065 shares. Hudock Cap Ltd Liability holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) for 182 shares. Zeke Cap Ltd Llc owns 3,751 shares. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans holds 808,232 shares or 0.4% of its portfolio. Citigroup reported 124,113 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Zwj Investment Counsel stated it has 0.91% of its portfolio in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN). Raymond James & Assoc owns 185,904 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 14 sales for $6.68 million activity. $192,028 worth of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) was sold by Goff Brian on Tuesday, February 6. HANTSON LUDWIG sold $310,521 worth of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) on Tuesday, January 2. Moriarty John B also sold $147,865 worth of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) on Monday, February 5. Franchini Indrani Lall had sold 1,459 shares worth $169,696. 835 shares valued at $121,751 were sold by Veneman Ann M on Tuesday, September 5. Another trade for 6,079 shares valued at $707,048 was made by Clancy Paul J on Tuesday, February 6.

Among 29 analysts covering Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. had 99 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, October 28. The company was upgraded on Monday, July 11 by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. Raymond James initiated the shares of ALXN in report on Tuesday, September 1 with “Strong Buy” rating. JP Morgan initiated Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) on Monday, July 27 with “Overweight” rating. Jefferies maintained Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) on Thursday, August 31 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, October 2. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, June 7 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, September 23 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 25 by Leerink Swann.

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