Conestoga Capital Advisors Holding in Grand Canyon Ed (LOPE) Trimmed by $4.77 Million; Henry Schein (HSIC) Stake Has Increased by Eads & Heald Investment Counsel

February 15, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Grand Canyon Ed Inc (LOPE) by 8.02% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc sold 53,015 shares as the company’s stock rose 24.65% with the market. The institutional investor held 608,355 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $55.25 million, down from 661,370 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Grand Canyon Ed Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.42B market cap company. The stock increased 1.85% or $1.67 during the last trading session, reaching $91.87. About 211,681 shares traded or 3.37% up from the average. Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) has risen 85.46% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 68.76% the S&P500.

Eads & Heald Investment Counsel increased its stake in Henry Schein (HSIC) by 908.35% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Eads & Heald Investment Counsel bought 13,598 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.77% with the market. The institutional investor held 15,095 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.24 million, up from 1,497 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Eads & Heald Investment Counsel who had been investing in Henry Schein for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.74B market cap company. The stock increased 1.54% or $1.04 during the last trading session, reaching $68.43. About 2.57M shares traded or 25.06% up from the average. Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) has risen 4.05% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.65% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.21, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 19 investors sold LOPE shares while 84 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 42.06 million shares or 0.44% less from 42.25 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Schwab Charles Invest, California-based fund reported 249,651 shares. Ngam Advisors Lp accumulated 0.03% or 30,343 shares. Zacks Invest Mgmt reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE). Majedie Asset Management accumulated 0.31% or 42,547 shares. Germany-based Deutsche Bancshares Ag has invested 0.01% in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE). Conestoga Advisors Lc has 2.44% invested in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) for 608,355 shares. Guggenheim Capital Ltd Liability Corporation has 0% invested in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE). Millennium Mgmt Ltd Liability Company reported 3,696 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Teacher Retirement Of Texas stated it has 6,224 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys invested 0.01% in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE). Dimensional Fund Advsrs LP invested in 1.26M shares or 0.05% of the stock. 84 were reported by Fny Managed Accounts Limited Liability Company. Quantitative Investment Mgmt Limited Liability reported 19,100 shares. Sg Americas Ltd Limited Liability Company has 11,133 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Wellington Grp Limited Liability Partnership stated it has 256,687 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc, which manages about $1.75B and $2.26 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ultimate Software Group Inc (NASDAQ:ULTI) by 5,617 shares to 11,267 shares, valued at $2.14 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Healthstream Inc (NASDAQ:HSTM) by 186,948 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.50 million shares, and has risen its stake in Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB).

Among 6 analysts covering Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Grand Canyon Education had 20 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, July 20. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 29 by Robert W. Baird. As per Monday, March 7, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 26 by Zacks. On Wednesday, August 2 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 15 report. As per Tuesday, September 1, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. The stock of Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) earned “Hold” rating by Zacks on Wednesday, August 12. Piper Jaffray maintained Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) rating on Monday, December 4. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $102.0 target. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 17 report.

Since September 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $366,756 activity.

Among 19 analysts covering Henry Schein Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Henry Schein Inc. had 43 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Thursday, October 19. PiperJaffray upgraded Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) on Friday, September 15 to “Overweight” rating. As per Tuesday, January 3, the company rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 27 by Jefferies. Morgan Stanley downgraded Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) on Wednesday, December 6 to “Underweight” rating. The rating was maintained by Leerink Swann with “Market Perform” on Tuesday, November 7. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) rating on Tuesday, October 17. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $89.0 target. On Tuesday, November 7 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 22 by Jefferies. The stock of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, July 5.

Investors sentiment increased to 7.15 in 2017 Q3. Its up 5.99, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 47 investors sold HSIC shares while 15 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 377 raised stakes. 279.70 million shares or 306.41% more from 68.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 88,349 are held by Canada Pension Plan Inv Board. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund owns 38,374 shares. Gabelli Funds Ltd Liability Com owns 298,200 shares. Tci Wealth Advisors Inc accumulated 18 shares or 0% of the stock. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) for 9,900 shares. Vident Investment Advisory Limited Liability Co has invested 0.02% in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC). Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) for 273,498 shares. Parkside Natl Bank & Tru has 0.02% invested in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC). Coastline Tru Co has 0.35% invested in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) for 24,370 shares. 138,310 are owned by Pub Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio. Ahl Prns Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.12% or 84,978 shares in its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa owns 75,091 shares. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky accumulated 0.02% or 16,400 shares. Acadian Asset Mngmt Lc holds 0.17% or 467,205 shares. Buffington Mohr Mcneal accumulated 19,350 shares.

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