Bluefin Trading Has Cut Scientific Games (SGMS) Stake By $11.60 Million; National Pension Service Has Boosted Its Mccormick & Co (MKC) Position

December 1, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Bluefin Trading Llc decreased Scientific Games Corp (SGMS) stake by 48.94% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Bluefin Trading Llc sold 446,019 shares as Scientific Games Corp (SGMS)’s stock rose 15.09%. The Bluefin Trading Llc holds 465,281 shares with $12.14 million value, down from 911,300 last quarter. Scientific Games Corp now has $4.72 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.09% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $52.7. About 419,133 shares traded. Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS) has risen 186.32% since December 1, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 169.62% the S&P500.

National Pension Service increased Mccormick & Co Inc (MKC) stake by 9.63% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. National Pension Service acquired 10,471 shares as Mccormick & Co Inc (MKC)’s stock rose 3.48%. The National Pension Service holds 119,226 shares with $11.37 million value, up from 108,755 last quarter. Mccormick & Co Inc now has $13.41B valuation. The stock increased 0.16% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $102.34. About 509,939 shares traded. McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) has risen 5.12% since December 1, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.58% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering McCormick & Company (NYSE:MKC), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. McCormick & Company had 38 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of MKC in report on Tuesday, January 19 to “Underweight” rating. The stock of McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by BB&T Capital. On Thursday, January 7 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Sell” on Wednesday, March 30. Credit Suisse upgraded the shares of MKC in report on Tuesday, October 25 to “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, September 29 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 30. The firm has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse given on Friday, June 30. The stock of McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, June 30. On Thursday, June 23 the stock rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.19, from 1.05 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 27 investors sold MKC shares while 223 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 159 raised stakes. 88.80 million shares or 1.50% less from 90.15 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 3,500 are held by Pennsylvania. Tdam Usa holds 9,259 shares. Neuberger Berman Gp Lc holds 0% in McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) or 21,498 shares. Trexquant Investment Limited Partnership holds 4,400 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. Tci Wealth invested in 30 shares. Pictet Asset Management has 339,474 shares. Security Financial Bank Of So Dak holds 11,219 shares. Wellington Mgmt Gru Llp reported 49,273 shares. Schulhoff And stated it has 1.12% of its portfolio in McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC). Blair William And Il holds 428,526 shares or 0.31% of its portfolio. Natl Investment Svcs Wi owns 19,361 shares. Raymond James Trust Na owns 4,620 shares. Guggenheim Capital Ltd has invested 0.16% in McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC). Bokf Na, a Oklahoma-based fund reported 12,390 shares. Stone Run Limited Liability reported 41,875 shares stake.

Analysts await Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS) to report earnings on March, 1. They expect $-0.20 earnings per share, up 75.61% or $0.62 from last year’s $-0.82 per share. After $-0.60 actual earnings per share reported by Scientific Games Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -66.67% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.57, from 1.65 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 21 investors sold SGMS shares while 53 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 51.89 million shares or 3.83% more from 49.98 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Raymond James Fincl Advisors Inc accumulated 9,646 shares. Sei Invests holds 0% or 77 shares in its portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS). State Street reported 1.28 million shares. Mason Street Advsr Limited Com stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS). 4,806 are held by Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt. 378,048 are held by Jane Street Grp. Ny State Teachers Retirement invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS). Metropolitan Life Ny holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS) for 34,706 shares. Principal Gru reported 391,733 shares stake. Invesco invested in 181,467 shares or 0% of the stock. Prelude Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company, New York-based fund reported 7,984 shares. The Illinois-based Guggenheim Ltd Llc has invested 0% in Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS). Gsa Cap Prtnrs Llp stated it has 0.09% in Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa owns 21,263 shares.

Bluefin Trading Llc increased Apple Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake by 226,600 shares to 471,200 valued at $2.39M in 2017Q2. It also upped Unilever Plc (NYSE:UL) stake by 71,720 shares and now owns 94,426 shares. Bank Amer Corp (Call) (NYSE:BAC) was raised too.

Among 9 analysts covering Scientific Games Corp (NASDAQ:SGMS), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Scientific Games Corp had 20 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, December 16 the stock rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research to “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 5 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, February 26 by Telsey Advisory Group. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, September 25. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Craig Hallum. The stock of Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 21 by Sterne Agee CRT. On Monday, July 24 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”. Bank of America downgraded Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS) on Tuesday, January 12 to “Underperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 26 by Bank of America.

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