American Airls Group (AAL) Market Value Declined While Anchor Bolt Capital LP Decreased Position; Federal Signal (FSS) Position Has Increased by Arizona State Retirement System

April 21, 2018 - By Ruchi Gupta

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Robert Polak decreased its stake in American Airls Group Inc (AAL) by 15.17% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Anchor Bolt Capital Lp sold 99,553 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.21% with the market. The hedge fund run by Robert Polak held 556,880 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $28.97M, down from 656,433 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Anchor Bolt Capital Lp who had been investing in American Airls Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $22.13B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $46.78. About 5.30M shares traded or 3.43% up from the average. American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) has risen 21.95% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.40% the S&P500.

Arizona State Retirement System increased its stake in Federal Signal Corp (FSS) by 223.84% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Arizona State Retirement System bought 69,685 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.29% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 100,817 shares of the auto manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.03M, up from 31,132 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Arizona State Retirement System who had been investing in Federal Signal Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.41 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.01% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $23.57. About 449,601 shares traded or 43.74% up from the average. Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS) has risen 58.30% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.75% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.74 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.08, from 0.66 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 57 investors sold AAL shares while 193 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. 371.06 million shares or 2.48% less from 380.49 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Jump Trading Ltd Com stated it has 2,329 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Stifel Corporation owns 220,605 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Invesco Limited owns 4.89M shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Swiss Commercial Bank has 0.03% invested in American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) for 452,100 shares. Rampart Investment Lc stated it has 0.11% in American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL). Hl Fincl Services Ltd reported 22,264 shares. Pacific Inv Mgmt reported 0.06% in American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL). Par accumulated 1.32M shares. Arizona State Retirement stated it has 107,895 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada owns 0.02% invested in American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) for 846,245 shares. Hourglass Cap Limited Liability Corp has 3.06% invested in American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) for 258,850 shares. Ubs Oconnor Ltd Liability Co invested in 535,612 shares or 0.84% of the stock. Hudock Cap Limited Com has invested 0.04% in American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL). Proshare Advsrs Limited Liability Co has invested 0.1% in American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL). The Israel-based Psagot Investment House Ltd has invested 0% in American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL).

Among 23 analysts covering American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL), 13 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. American Airlines Group had 80 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Strong-Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 27 by Vetr. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Monday, October 2. The stock of American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, September 15 by JP Morgan. The stock of American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) earned “Hold” rating by Evercore on Tuesday, October 13. Raymond James upgraded American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) on Thursday, March 24 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) has “In-Line” rating given on Thursday, January 12 by Imperial Capital. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform” on Thursday, January 7. On Monday, October 12 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. The stock of American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, February 23. The stock has “Buy” rating by Buckingham Research on Friday, October 27.

Analysts await American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $0.71 EPS, up 16.39% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.61 per share. AAL’s profit will be $335.92M for 16.47 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual EPS reported by American Airlines Group Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.26% negative EPS growth.

Since January 29, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $4.08 million activity. $1.83 million worth of American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) was sold by HART MATTHEW J. KRAEMER RICHARD C sold 3,000 shares worth $158,139.

Anchor Bolt Capital Lp, which manages about $849.21 million and $2.76B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Hub Group Inc (NASDAQ:HUBG) by 14,307 shares to 157,081 shares, valued at $7.52 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cf Inds Hldgs Inc (NYSE:CF) by 486,606 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.20M shares, and has risen its stake in Leidos Hldgs Inc (NYSE:LDOS).

Arizona State Retirement System, which manages about $10.26B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) by 70,935 shares to 178,509 shares, valued at $4.29 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Xl Group Ltd by 10,110 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 201,066 shares, and cut its stake in Cbs Corp Class B Non Voting (NYSE:CBS).

Among 2 analysts covering Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Federal Signal had 5 analyst reports since May 9, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS) rating on Friday, September 15. KeyBanc Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $21.0 target. As per Tuesday, May 9, the company rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Seaport Global maintained the shares of FSS in report on Thursday, March 1 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, November 16. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 1 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

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