As Annaly Cap Mgmt (NLY) Share Value Rose, Holder Capital Advisors Cut Its Position by $12.75 Million; Meridian Management Co Maintains Stake in Facebook (FB)

February 12, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Meridian Management Co increased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 22% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Meridian Management Co bought 2,485 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 13,783 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.36M, up from 11,298 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Meridian Management Co who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $511.60 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.64% or $4.53 during the last trading session, reaching $176.11. About 39.89 million shares traded or 92.10% up from the average. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

Capital Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Annaly Cap Mgmt Inc (NLY) by 98.12% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Advisors Inc sold 1.06M shares as the company’s stock rose 6.28% with the market. The institutional investor held 20,340 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $248,000, down from 1.08M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Advisors Inc who had been investing in Annaly Cap Mgmt Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.84 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.99% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $10.21. About 10.01 million shares traded or 8.49% up from the average. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) has risen 6.73% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.97% the S&P500.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 33 selling transactions for $395.73 million activity. 750 shares were sold by Stretch Colin, worth $128,365 on Tuesday, August 15. Zuckerberg Mark had sold 117,829 shares worth $21.25M. $7.14M worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares were sold by Schroepfer Michael Todd. FISCHER DAVID B. sold $1.05M worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Friday, January 26. Another trade for 15,470 shares valued at $2.59 million was made by Wehner David M. on Monday, August 21. 640,754 Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares with value of $109.70M were sold by Koum Jan.

Among 54 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 50 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Facebook had 236 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Positive” rating by Susquehanna on Thursday, April 28. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $130 target in Thursday, January 28 report. Jefferies maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Thursday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, April 28. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 5 by Mizuho. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, April 28 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 5 by FBR Capital. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Thursday, November 3. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Buy” rating and $170 target. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy”. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, October 9 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.25, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 53 investors sold FB shares while 618 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 644 raised stakes. 1.63 billion shares or 0.88% more from 1.62 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Symphony Asset Ltd Liability Corp reported 34,370 shares. Wade G W holds 35,098 shares or 0.73% of its portfolio. 22 were accumulated by Alphamark Advsrs Limited Liability Company. Mar Vista Investment Limited Liability, a California-based fund reported 360,330 shares. Segall Bryant And Hamill has 43,232 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Wills Group Inc reported 0.36% stake. Hillman Com owns 228,905 shares. 4.26 million were reported by Harding Loevner Lp. Ithaka Gp Limited Com has 245,561 shares for 7.71% of their portfolio. The Texas-based Usca Ria Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.5% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Park Natl Corp Oh has invested 0.05% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Monetta Ser holds 3.15% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) or 34,000 shares. 2.51M were reported by Panagora Asset Mgmt Inc. 2,300 were reported by Harvest Mgmt. Sylebra Hk Ltd stated it has 1.87% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB).

Analysts await Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $0.29 EPS, down 3.33% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.3 per share. NLY’s profit will be $336.27 million for 8.80 P/E if the $0.29 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.30 actual EPS reported by Annaly Capital Management, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.33% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.46 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.39, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 42 investors sold NLY shares while 113 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 165 raised stakes. 592.53 million shares or 12.10% more from 528.56 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors invested in 375,263 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Fincl Bank Of America De holds 3.57 million shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Nfc Invs Limited Liability Company owns 39,200 shares or 0.16% of their US portfolio. Creative Planning reported 0.01% in Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY). Conning, a Connecticut-based fund reported 47,071 shares. France-based Natixis Asset has invested 0.01% in Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY). Davenport & Com Ltd Liability Com holds 11,547 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Hanson And Doremus Invest invested 0.02% in Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY). Renaissance Technology Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.22% or 15.14M shares in its portfolio. Checchi Advisers Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 19,945 shares. Pzena Inv Mgmt Llc stated it has 11,795 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Massachusetts-based Putnam Investments Lc has invested 0.03% in Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY). The Michigan-based World Asset Mngmt has invested 0.02% in Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY). North Star Inv Mngmt reported 0.01% in Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY). Legal And General Group Plc has 0.07% invested in Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY).

Capital Advisors Inc, which manages about $1.63 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in At&T Inc (NYSE:T) by 14,814 shares to 345,960 shares, valued at $13.55 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Lamar Advertising Co New (NASDAQ:LAMR) by 19,711 shares in the quarter, for a total of 181,163 shares, and has risen its stake in Valley Natl Bancorp (NYSE:VLY).

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