Rice Hall James & Associates Trimmed Position in Vail Resorts (MTN) by $1.11 Million as Market Value Rose; Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company Has Boosted Stake in Bb&T Bank (BBT) as Valuation Declined

February 13, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company increased its stake in Bb&T Bank (BBT) by 100% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company bought 27,900 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.91% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 55,800 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.62 million, up from 27,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company who had been investing in Bb&T Bank for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $41.47B market cap company. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $53.03. About 553,731 shares traded. BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has risen 20.68% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.98% the S&P500.

Rice Hall James & Associates Llc decreased its stake in Vail Resorts Inc. (MTN) by 5.02% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rice Hall James & Associates Llc sold 4,854 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.22% with the market. The institutional investor held 91,771 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $20.94M, down from 96,625 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rice Hall James & Associates Llc who had been investing in Vail Resorts Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.60 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.82% or $1.72 during the last trading session, reaching $212.47. About 76,131 shares traded. Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) has risen 61.08% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 44.38% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE:MTN), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 87% are positive. Vail Resorts Inc. had 37 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of MTN in report on Friday, September 29 with “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, March 17 by Stephens. The stock of Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by JMP Securities with “Outperform” on Friday, October 2. The stock has “Buy” rating by Janney Capital on Wednesday, November 4. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, November 10 by Bank of America. Macquarie Research initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, July 27 report. On Friday, September 29 the stock rating was maintained by Janney Capital with “Buy”. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, December 8 by JMP Securities. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with “Buy” on Thursday, April 7.

Rice Hall James & Associates Llc, which manages about $1.51 billion and $2.26B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Shutterfly Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) by 332,434 shares to 801,520 shares, valued at $38.86 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:PCRX) by 79,797 shares in the quarter, for a total of 273,434 shares, and has risen its stake in Dave And Buster’s Entertainmen (NASDAQ:PLAY).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.07, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 28 investors sold MTN shares while 103 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 97 raised stakes. 35.01 million shares or 2.56% less from 35.93 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 942 are owned by Two Sigma Lc. Yorktown Co holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) for 1,200 shares. Cwm Llc holds 11 shares. Keybank National Association Oh reported 3,781 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Brant Point Investment Ltd Co accumulated 21,373 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has 5,554 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Evercore Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability Com stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN). Commonwealth Fincl Bank Of reported 0% in Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN). Pier Ltd Llc accumulated 2,829 shares. Reilly Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation holds 253 shares. The Tennessee-based Capwealth Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.06% in Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN). Scout Invests, Missouri-based fund reported 77,376 shares. Deutsche Retail Bank Ag invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN). 4,643 were reported by Denver Invest Advsrs Limited Liability Company. Strs Ohio has invested 0% in Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN).

Since October 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $29.73 million activity. On Wednesday, October 18 the insider Campbell Patricia A sold $1.23 million. Shares for $1.72M were sold by Barkin Michael Z. $25.35M worth of Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) was sold by KATZ ROBERT A.

Analysts await Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) to report earnings on March, 9. They expect $4.00 earnings per share, up 10.19% or $0.37 from last year’s $3.63 per share. MTN’s profit will be $161.87 million for 13.28 P/E if the $4.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $-2.00 actual earnings per share reported by Vail Resorts, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -300.00% EPS growth.

Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company, which manages about $1.89 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishare Msci Emerging Markets E (EEM) by 13,500 shares to 737,000 shares, valued at $33.03M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Broadcom Ltd by 3,900 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 14,405 shares, and cut its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Among 30 analysts covering BB&T Corp (NYSE:BBT), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 37% are positive. BB&T Corp had 97 analyst reports since July 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, August 23 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, May 16 by Suntrust Robinson. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 4 by Susquehanna. SunTrust maintained the shares of BBT in report on Thursday, August 27 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 18 by Sandler O’Neill. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Sunday, October 15. On Monday, July 11 the stock rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral”. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 16. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

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