Alpine Associates Management Lifted By $9.59 Million Its Huntsman (HUN) Stake; Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) Had 5 Analysts Last Week

May 25, 2018 - By olga

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Alpine Associates Management Inc increased Huntsman Corp (HUN) stake by 61.15% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Alpine Associates Management Inc acquired 290,478 shares as Huntsman Corp (HUN)’s stock declined 12.21%. The Alpine Associates Management Inc holds 765,478 shares with $25.48 million value, up from 475,000 last quarter. Huntsman Corp now has $7.69B valuation. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.015 during the last trading session, reaching $32.145. About 1.17 million shares traded. Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) has risen 26.96% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.41% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Costain Group PLC (LON:COST), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Costain Group PLC had 67 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, March 1 the stock rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with “Buy”. On Monday, October 10 the stock rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, December 18 by Beaufort Securities. The stock of Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, March 1 by Liberum Capital. Liberum Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 545 target in Thursday, December 14 report. The stock of Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) earned “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Wednesday, August 31. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 29 by Liberum Capital. Peel Hunt maintained Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) rating on Tuesday, January 23. Peel Hunt has “Buy” rating and GBX 500 target. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 24. Peel Hunt maintained Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) rating on Wednesday, July 20. Peel Hunt has “Buy” rating and GBX 450 target. See Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) latest ratings:

08/03/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 500.00 New Target: GBX 500.00 Maintain
05/03/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 545.00 New Target: GBX 545.00 Maintain
01/03/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 500.00 New Target: GBX 500.00 Maintain
01/03/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 545.00 New Target: GBX 545.00 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 500.00 New Target: GBX 500.00 Maintain
04/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 500.00 New Target: GBX 500.00 Maintain
04/01/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 545.00 New Target: GBX 545.00 Maintain
14/12/2017 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 545.00 New Target: GBX 545.00 Maintain

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 15 selling transactions for $22.24 million activity. MEISENBACH JOHN W sold $580,230 worth of stock or 3,000 shares. Vachris Roland Michael also sold $977,510 worth of Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) shares. Hines Daniel M. had sold 5,000 shares worth $943,080. The insider MOULTON PAUL G sold $1.31M. The insider Rose Timothy L. sold 5,000 shares worth $966,000. $937,421 worth of Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) was sold by Murphy James P. on Friday, January 5. Miller Russell D had sold 12,393 shares worth $2.41 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.21, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 64 investors sold Costain Group PLC shares while 442 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 364 raised stakes. 308.22 million shares or 1.23% more from 304.48 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Stone Ridge Asset Ltd holds 0.35% of its portfolio in Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) for 28,210 shares. Ahl Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 0.04% in Costain Group PLC (LON:COST). Veritable L P holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) for 17,753 shares. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board invested in 0.25% or 481,815 shares. Bristol John W And Communication Incorporated New York reported 459,417 shares or 2.42% of all its holdings. Scotia Capital has invested 0.33% in Costain Group PLC (LON:COST). Hourglass Cap Limited Liability Company holds 1,872 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Franklin invested in 582,621 shares. First Merchants Corp holds 22,487 shares. United Capital Advisers Ltd Liability has invested 0.27% of its portfolio in Costain Group PLC (LON:COST). 2.35M were reported by Legal And General Grp Pcl. Kingfisher Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.78% of its portfolio in Costain Group PLC (LON:COST). First Dallas Securities reported 5,055 shares. Mariner Wealth Advsrs Ltd Liability owns 0.05% invested in Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) for 7,502 shares. Haverford Trust holds 0.02% or 4,617 shares in its portfolio.

The stock increased 0.65% or GBX 3 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 463.5. About 74,407 shares traded. Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) has 0.00% since May 25, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Costain Group Plc provides engineering solutions for various energy, water, and transportation infrastructures in the United Kingdom, Spain, and internationally. The company has market cap of 493.15 million GBP. It operates in two divisions, Natural Resources and Infrastructure. It has a 15.15 P/E ratio. The Natural Resources segment engages in the water, power, and gas and oil markets.

Since May 14, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $1.62 million activity. ESPLIN J KIMO also sold $1.09 million worth of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) on Monday, May 14.

More recent Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Tracking Alex Roepers’ Atlantic Investment Management Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update” on May 24, 2018. Also Benzinga.com published the news titled: “Huntsman International: A Catalyst for 25%+ Appreciation” on May 15, 2018. Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Huntsman (HUN) Board Boosts Share Buyback Authorization up to $1B (from $450M); Announces New $1.2B …” with publication date: May 23, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Alpine Associates Management Inc decreased Tegna Inc stake by 31,794 shares to 357,077 valued at $5.03M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Orbital Atk Inc stake by 31,777 shares and now owns 598,002 shares. Tribune Media Co was reduced too.

Among 14 analysts covering Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Huntsman Corporation had 43 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Tuesday, September 19 with “Buy”. As per Monday, July 24, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight” on Thursday, October 15. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, April 10 by Citigroup. The stock of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 10. The rating was maintained by Monness Crespi & Hardt with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 29. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $31.0 target in Monday, August 28 report. Nomura maintained it with “Buy” rating and $0 target in Tuesday, May 3 report. Alembic maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, June 5 report. The stock of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, December 13 by JP Morgan.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.27, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 39 investors sold HUN shares while 107 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 81 raised stakes. 170.92 million shares or 7.26% more from 159.36 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Smithfield Tru Communication has invested 0.02% in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). Tiaa Cref Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.05% in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). Citigroup, a New York-based fund reported 157,579 shares. Art Ltd Liability Co invested in 0.05% or 30,700 shares. Regentatlantic Ltd Llc has invested 0.06% in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). Moreover, Driehaus Capital Limited Company has 0.42% invested in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). The Georgia-based Voya Inv Management Ltd has invested 0.03% in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). Sir Cap Management Limited Partnership holds 1.61% or 218,922 shares in its portfolio. Aperio Gru Ltd holds 78,466 shares. Utd Svcs Automobile Association holds 0.02% or 216,512 shares. Metropolitan Life Communications New York, New York-based fund reported 10,254 shares. Agf Investments owns 42,354 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership reported 0.03% in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). Great Lakes Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.06% or 79,570 shares. Principal Gru Inc, Iowa-based fund reported 4.73M shares.

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