Holder Clarivest Asset Management Has Raised Central Garden & Pet Co (CENTA) Position; Scientific Games (SGMS) Holder Fine Capital Partners LP Has Lowered Its Holding as Share Price Rose

February 14, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Clarivest Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Central Garden & Pet Co (CENTA) by 3.52% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Clarivest Asset Management Llc bought 10,086 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.35% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 296,936 shares of the consumer specialties company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.04M, up from 286,850 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Clarivest Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Central Garden & Pet Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.93B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $36.94. About 247,304 shares traded or 11.15% up from the average. Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENTA) has risen 73.49% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 56.79% the S&P500.

Debra Fine decreased its stake in Scientific Games Corp (SGMS) by 29.18% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fine Capital Partners Lp sold 1.32M shares as the company’s stock rose 15.09% with the market. The hedge fund run by Debra Fine held 3.20M shares of the edp services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $146.59 million, down from 4.51 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fine Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in Scientific Games Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.85B market cap company. The stock increased 1.42% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $42.95. About 844,714 shares traded. Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS) has risen 186.32% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 169.62% the S&P500.

Analysts await Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS) to report earnings on March, 1. They expect $-0.22 EPS, up 73.17% or $0.60 from last year’s $-0.82 per share. After $-0.60 actual EPS reported by Scientific Games Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -63.33% EPS growth.

Fine Capital Partners Lp, which manages about $1.72 billion and $953.63 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Key Energy Svcs Inc Del by 374,492 shares to 1.00M shares, valued at $13.22M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Mbia Inc (NYSE:MBI) by 4.11 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 8.73M shares, and has risen its stake in Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.29, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 14 investors sold SGMS shares while 53 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 52.82 million shares or 1.79% more from 51.89 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hennessy Advsrs has invested 0.27% of its portfolio in Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS). Rhumbline Advisers has 0.01% invested in Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS) for 103,494 shares. Pinebridge Invs Limited Partnership holds 0.01% in Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS) or 6,547 shares. Qs Ltd holds 0.05% or 136,003 shares. Lenox Wealth Advsrs has invested 0% in Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS). Century holds 0% of its portfolio in Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS) for 70,930 shares. Blackrock stated it has 6.49M shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Sector Pension Board holds 0.01% or 33,260 shares in its portfolio. Comerica Bancshares holds 0.02% in Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS) or 46,960 shares. Schwab Charles Investment Mgmt stated it has 252,819 shares. Bogle Investment Management Lp De reported 515,008 shares. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board reported 142,300 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Citigroup accumulated 57,539 shares. Bridgeway Mngmt Inc has invested 0.01% in Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS). Hsbc Public Limited Com holds 0% or 6,615 shares.

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 has $56.0 highest and $7.50 lowest target. $24.25’s average target is -43.54% below currents $42.95 stock price. Scientific Games Corp had 21 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Macquarie Research downgraded Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS) on Friday, December 16 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, July 24. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 21 by Sterne Agee CRT. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral” on Friday, September 25. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of SGMS in report on Friday, February 2 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group given on Friday, February 26. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS) on Friday, May 6 with “Market Perform” rating. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Tuesday, January 12 report. As per Monday, August 24, the company rating was maintained by Janney Capital. The stock of Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, January 26.

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