As Equinix (EQIX) Share Price Declined, Shareholder Advantus Capital Management Has Cut Its Position; Herbalife LTD (HLF) Shareholder Deccan Value Investors LP Has Lowered Position as Market Valuation Rose

April 20, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Advantus Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Equinix Inc (EQIX) by 1.31% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Advantus Capital Management Inc sold 1,400 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.22% with the market. The institutional investor held 105,714 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $47.91 million, down from 107,114 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Equinix Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $32.43B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.16% or $4.81 during the last trading session, reaching $409.37. About 356,756 shares traded. Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX) has risen 6.74% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.81% the S&P500.

Vinit Bodas decreased its stake in Herbalife Ltd (HLF) by 3.8% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Deccan Value Investors Lp sold 297,394 shares as the company’s stock rose 38.48% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Vinit Bodas held 7.52M shares of the other pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $509.31 million, down from 7.82M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Deccan Value Investors Lp who had been investing in Herbalife Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.51B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.41% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $103.21. About 713,804 shares traded. Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) has risen 68.63% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 57.08% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.10, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 32 investors sold HLF shares while 69 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 84.64 million shares or 11.72% less from 95.88 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Jpmorgan Chase And Com reported 0% of its portfolio in Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF). Fort Lp reported 1.02% stake. 258,853 were accumulated by Legal And General Gp Public Ltd Limited Liability Company. First Trust Advsrs Limited Partnership invested in 113,310 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Alliancebernstein LP reported 0% of its portfolio in Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF). Nomura holds 2,469 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Manufacturers Life Insur The stated it has 2,800 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Morgan Stanley invested in 584,308 shares. 353,400 are owned by Apg Asset Mgmt Nv. Icahn Carl C owns 22.87M shares for 6.84% of their portfolio. Balyasny Asset Management Limited Liability Corp invested in 328,755 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Goldman Sachs holds 0.01% or 419,005 shares in its portfolio. 4,790 are owned by Metropolitan Life Communication Ny. Fdx Advsr Inc reported 3,122 shares stake. Leucadia Natl stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF).

Analysts await Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) to report earnings on May, 3 after the close. They expect $1.07 EPS, down 13.71% or $0.17 from last year’s $1.24 per share. HLF’s profit will be $88.19M for 24.11 P/E if the $1.07 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.29 actual EPS reported by Herbalife Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -17.05% negative EPS growth.

Among 7 analysts covering Herbalife (NYSE:HLF), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Herbalife had 24 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 27 by Pivotal Research. The stock of Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Tigress Financial. Pivotal Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $120 target in Monday, June 5 report. The company was downgraded on Friday, August 7 by Vetr. Sterne Agee CRT initiated the shares of HLF in report on Tuesday, July 21 with “Neutral” rating. On Thursday, January 25 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold”. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of HLF in report on Tuesday, August 4 with “Overweight” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Zacks on Friday, August 7. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Thursday, February 22. Citigroup upgraded the shares of HLF in report on Tuesday, March 6 to “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.33 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.07, from 1.4 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 33 investors sold EQIX shares while 156 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 185 raised stakes. 74.06 million shares or 1.05% more from 73.29 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. New Amsterdam Prtn Ltd accumulated 0.09% or 1,037 shares. Raymond James Ser Advisors owns 0.04% invested in Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT) for 12,692 shares. Tensile Capital Mngmt Limited Company, a California-based fund reported 61,387 shares. 593,773 are owned by Spo Advisory. Cambridge Rech Advisors Incorporated holds 0% of its portfolio in Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT) for 443 shares. Jacobson & Schmitt Advsr Lc holds 3.1% or 10,132 shares. Moreover, Bridgewater Associate Ltd Partnership has 0.01% invested in Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT). Thornburg Inv Management holds 0% in Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT) or 668 shares. Atlantic Tru Gru Lc holds 130,733 shares or 0.25% of its portfolio. Fulton National Bank Na has invested 0.02% in Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT). Fred Alger Management Inc owns 633,877 shares or 1.3% of their US portfolio. Lasalle Inv Mngmt Securities Ltd Com has 232,042 shares for 1.74% of their portfolio. Metropolitan Life owns 0.09% invested in Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT) for 15,449 shares. Schwartz Counsel holds 0.47% of its portfolio in Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT) for 17,603 shares. Bamco reported 296,476 shares.

Advantus Capital Management Inc, which manages about $27.77B and $4.05 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Duke Realty Corp (NYSE:DRE) by 81,769 shares to 954,802 shares, valued at $25.98M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Brookfield Property Partners Lp (NYSE:BPY) by 15,800 shares in the quarter, for a total of 129,200 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares S&P 500 Value Etf (IVE).

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 28 sales for $28.88 million activity. VAN CAMP PETER sold $703,395 worth of stock. Campbell Michael Earl had sold 200 shares worth $92,486. On Thursday, March 15 the insider Meyers Charles J sold $165,032. 2,442 shares were sold by Schwartz Eric, worth $981,648. $568,345 worth of stock was sold by STROHMEYER KARL on Thursday, February 15. $4.74 million worth of Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT) was sold by Smith Stephen M on Tuesday, January 16.

Among 24 analysts covering Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX), 23 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 96% are positive. Equinix had 68 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Guggenheim maintained the shares of EQIX in report on Thursday, February 15 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by J.P. Morgan on Thursday, November 2 to “Buy”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Thursday, November 2. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Buy” on Friday, June 30. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 15 by Credit Suisse. Jefferies downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $400 target in Friday, July 15 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, February 15. The stock of Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 24 by Deutsche Bank. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT) rating on Wednesday, September 13. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $497.0 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT) rating on Friday, July 7. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $47000 target.

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