Arlington Value Capital Has Decreased Its Autonation (AN) Stake by $8.73 Million; As Quanta Services (PWR) Shares Declined, Scholtz & Company Upped Its Stake by $489,880

February 15, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Scholtz & Company Llc increased its stake in Quanta Services Inc (PWR) by 57.33% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Scholtz & Company Llc bought 13,240 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.57% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 36,335 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.36 million, up from 23,095 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Scholtz & Company Llc who had been investing in Quanta Services Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.34B market cap company. The stock increased 2.11% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $34.43. About 1.35M shares traded. Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE:PWR) has risen 39.30% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.60% the S&P500.

Arlington Value Capital Llc decreased its stake in Autonation Inc (AN) by 8.86% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Arlington Value Capital Llc sold 185,717 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.96% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 1.91 million shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $90.68 million, down from 2.10 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Arlington Value Capital Llc who had been investing in Autonation Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.83 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.25% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $52.73. About 1.28 million shares traded or 34.10% up from the average. AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) has declined 14.65% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.35% the S&P500.

Scholtz & Company Llc, which manages about $132.60 million and $127.76M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) by 3,930 shares to 31,775 shares, valued at $4.49 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Among 14 analysts covering Quanta Services Inc. (NYSE:PWR), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Quanta Services Inc. had 46 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE:PWR) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 6 by Robert W. Baird. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, August 5 report. UBS downgraded Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE:PWR) on Monday, February 8 to “Neutral” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $39.0 target in Tuesday, September 5 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 6 by Maxim Group. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Monday, October 19 by FBR Capital. Citigroup maintained the shares of PWR in report on Tuesday, February 6 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, August 4. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, November 27 report. As per Friday, August 4, the company rating was upgraded by Johnson Rice.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 52 investors sold AN shares while 69 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 70.55 million shares or 0.56% less from 70.95 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys invested 0.04% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Gulf Comml Bank (Uk) Ltd holds 0.01% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) or 22,750 shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 103,027 shares. Midwest Invest Limited Com holds 66,830 shares. Daiwa Secs Group Inc holds 2,350 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt holds 0.01% of its portfolio in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) for 9,524 shares. North Star Investment Management has 0% invested in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Ww Asset has 0.01% invested in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Amp Capital Investors Limited has invested 0% of its portfolio in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Bancorporation Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 34,171 shares. Weaver C Barksdale & Associate Incorporated owns 2,409 shares. 240,400 were accumulated by Swiss Bancorp. Principal Financial Grp has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). 1.46M are held by Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated. Nordea Invest Management holds 2,046 shares.

Among 21 analysts covering AutoNation (NYSE:AN), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. AutoNation had 37 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, May 30. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, October 3 report. The stock of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) earned “Buy” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, July 28. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, November 6 by Wells Fargo. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by Buckingham Research. The stock of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 6 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 31 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Monday, April 11, the company rating was initiated by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Stephens with “Hold” on Thursday, January 18. The stock of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) earned “Buy” rating by CL King on Thursday, September 8.

Arlington Value Capital Llc, which manages about $404.14M and $999.51M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Leucadia National Corp (NYSE:LUK) by 15,100 shares to 3.65M shares, valued at $92.27M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Molson Coors Brewing Co (NYSE:TAP) by 168,160 shares in the quarter, for a total of 211,632 shares, and has risen its stake in Interactive Brokers Gro (NASDAQ:IBKR).

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