Century Aluminum Company (CENX) Share Price Declined While Quinn Opportunity Partners Lowered Position by $759,200; Mcdonalds (MCD) Shareholder Winslow Evans & Crocker Has Increased Holding by $382,512 as Stock Rose

February 11, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc increased its stake in Mcdonalds Corp (MCD) by 139.95% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc bought 2,452 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.92% with the market. The institutional investor held 4,204 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $658,000, up from 1,752 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc who had been investing in Mcdonalds Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $128.19 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.15% or $1.83 during the last trading session, reaching $160.8. About 7.19M shares traded or 105.23% up from the average. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 18.25% since February 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.55% the S&P500.

Quinn Opportunity Partners Llc decreased its stake in Century Aluminum Company (CENX) by 75.98% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Quinn Opportunity Partners Llc sold 47,450 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.98% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 15,000 shares of the aluminum company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $249,000, down from 62,450 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Quinn Opportunity Partners Llc who had been investing in Century Aluminum Company for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.85 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.73% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $21.19. About 1.60 million shares traded. Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) has risen 116.20% since February 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 99.50% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Century Aluminum Company had 28 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, December 20 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, August 18 by Morgan Stanley. On Monday, August 21 the stock rating was upgraded by J.P. Morgan to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform” on Friday, October 27. Deutsche Bank upgraded Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) rating on Tuesday, October 17. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $20.0 target. As per Monday, October 30, the company rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Friday, February 19 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, June 23. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Cowen & Co. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of CENX in report on Friday, October 28 to “Neutral” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.56, from 1.55 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 20 investors sold CENX shares while 50 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 57.86 million shares or 0.59% less from 58.21 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Canada Pension Plan Invest Board accumulated 3.43M shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors invested in 0% or 39,828 shares. Ls Invest Ltd Llc owns 1,728 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Ameriprise Fincl invested 0% in Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX). Deutsche Bancorporation Ag accumulated 0% or 211,691 shares. Secor Advsrs Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.03% in Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX). Corecommodity Mngmt Limited Liability Com invested in 22,270 shares. Wealthtrust reported 2,089 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Gabelli Funds Ltd Com has 0.02% invested in Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) for 168,000 shares. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas holds 0% of its portfolio in Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) for 26,645 shares. National Bank Of America De holds 0% or 62,866 shares. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky holds 17,200 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Md holds 41,738 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ameritas Invest Inc stated it has 4,377 shares. Moreover, Manufacturers Life Insur Co The has 0% invested in Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX).

Quinn Opportunity Partners Llc, which manages about $635.47 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Jetblue Airways Corp (NASDAQ:JBLU) by 23,500 shares to 184,200 shares, valued at $3.41M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Fossil Group Inc (NASDAQ:FOSL) by 68,578 shares in the quarter, for a total of 144,178 shares, and has risen its stake in American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO).

Analysts await Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.28 EPS, up 333.33% or $0.40 from last year’s $-0.12 per share. CENX’s profit will be $24.45M for 18.92 P/E if the $0.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.15 actual EPS reported by Century Aluminum Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 86.67% EPS growth.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $7.57 million activity. Erlinger Joseph M. sold $1.67 million worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Wednesday, August 9. $751,013 worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) was sold by Fairhurst David Ogden. 8,046 shares valued at $1.33M were sold by Sappington James R on Wednesday, October 25. Shares for $238,415 were sold by Hoovel Catherine A..

Among 35 analysts covering McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), 25 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. McDonald’s Corporation had 138 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, March 29 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, June 20 by Cowen & Co. The stock of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 31 by Cowen & Co. On Tuesday, January 30 the stock rating was maintained by BTIG Research with “Buy”. On Tuesday, January 2 the stock rating was maintained by BTIG Research with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained the shares of MCD in report on Wednesday, July 19 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold” on Thursday, October 5. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 11 report. The rating was reinitiated by Bernstein on Thursday, May 26 with “Market Perform”. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold MCD shares while 638 reduced holdings. 121 funds opened positions while 404 raised stakes. 520.27 million shares or 3.02% less from 536.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested 0.45% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund reported 86,997 shares. Interocean Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.16% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Sirios Limited Partnership stated it has 1.34% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Macnealy Hoover Mngmt owns 2,550 shares. Ray Gerald L & Associates accumulated 7,001 shares. Schroder Inv Mngmt Grp invested 0.17% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Primecap Management Co Ca, California-based fund reported 10,000 shares. Yorktown Management Research Co has 0.29% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Invesco Ltd stated it has 2.96 million shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Profund Advsrs invested in 29,306 shares. Moreover, Franklin has 0.22% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Clifford Swan Invest Counsel Lc reported 114,521 shares stake. D E Shaw & Incorporated owns 2.24M shares. Empirical Financial Services Ltd Limited Liability Company has 1,706 shares.

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