As Tractor Supply Co (Put) (TSCO) Stock Value Declined, Benjamin F Edwards & Company Has Boosted Position by $301,833; As Aci Worldwide (ACIW) Stock Rose, Shareholder Brown Capital Management Lowered by $44.20 Million Its Position

February 17, 2018 - By Pete Kolinski

Brown Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Aci Worldwide Inc (ACIW) by 15.28% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brown Capital Management Llc sold 2.01M shares as the company’s stock rose 13.07% with the market. The institutional investor held 11.14M shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $253.75 million, down from 13.15 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brown Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Aci Worldwide Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.77 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.26% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $23.34. About 568,634 shares traded or 2.68% up from the average. ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIW) has risen 18.30% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.60% the S&P500.

Benjamin F Edwards & Company Inc increased its stake in Tractor Supply Co (Put) (TSCO) by 2292.34% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Benjamin F Edwards & Company Inc bought 4,791 shares as the company’s stock declined 20.24% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 5,000 shares of the building materials company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $316,000, up from 209 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Benjamin F Edwards & Company Inc who had been investing in Tractor Supply Co (Put) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $8.45 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.63% or $1.82 during the last trading session, reaching $67.32. About 1.91M shares traded. Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) has declined 37.89% since February 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 54.59% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. ACI Worldwide had 7 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, February 26 the stock rating was maintained by Avondale with “Market Outperform”. Raymond James maintained ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIW) on Thursday, August 31 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, November 4 the stock rating was maintained by Monness Crespi & Hardt with “Buy”. Zacks downgraded ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIW) on Tuesday, August 4 to “Buy” rating. Credit Suisse initiated the shares of ACIW in report on Friday, December 11 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIW) earned “Buy” rating by Monness Crespi & Hardt on Wednesday, June 15.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $3.65 million activity. 40,000 shares were sold by SCOTTO ANTHONY M JR, worth $949,200 on Thursday, February 1.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.78 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.18, from 1.96 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 12 investors sold ACIW shares while 46 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. 118.75 million shares or 0.25% more from 118.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ameritas Invest Inc invested in 0.05% or 45,289 shares. American Capital Mgmt Inc stated it has 398,000 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors Limited Partnership accumulated 0.03% or 2.88 million shares. Cornerstone owns 0.01% invested in ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIW) for 857 shares. Fdx Advsrs Inc accumulated 0.02% or 26,802 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 3,823 shares or 0% of the stock. Horrell Mngmt Inc, a Arkansas-based fund reported 5,232 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIW). Moreover, Creative Planning has 0% invested in ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIW). Riverhead Cap Ltd Llc holds 7,026 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 1.55M are held by Artisan Prtnrs Ltd Partnership. Wells Fargo & Communication Mn holds 0.01% or 873,858 shares in its portfolio. Weaver C Barksdale & Assocs Incorporated owns 234 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 945,341 shares or 0.16% of their US portfolio. Eagle Boston Inv holds 341,243 shares.

Brown Capital Management Llc, which manages about $7.02 billion and $8.22 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cardiovascular Sys Inc Del (NASDAQ:CSII) by 14,564 shares to 2.49 million shares, valued at $69.99M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cyberark Software Ltd (NASDAQ:CYBR) by 11,792 shares in the quarter, for a total of 50,731 shares, and has risen its stake in O Reilly Automotive Inc New (NASDAQ:ORLY).

Analysts await ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIW) to report earnings on March, 1. They expect $0.45 EPS, down 21.05% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.57 per share. ACIW’s profit will be $53.37M for 12.97 P/E if the $0.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.11 actual EPS reported by ACI Worldwide, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 309.09% EPS growth.

Among 29 analysts covering Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 23 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Tractor Supply had 76 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 27 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Thursday, September 8. PiperJaffray maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, February 2 report. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Thursday, June 30 with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, September 8 by Wedbush. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory on Thursday, February 1 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Wednesday, January 13. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Thursday, April 21. Northcoast upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, November 30 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.13, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 57 investors sold TSCO shares while 152 reduced holdings. 71 funds opened positions while 145 raised stakes. 109.48 million shares or 0.29% more from 109.17 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Next Fincl Grp Inc Inc stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). The New York-based Neuberger Berman Group Incorporated Limited Liability Com has invested 0.2% in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Nordea Invest Management Ab holds 64,781 shares. The Massachusetts-based Eaton Vance Management has invested 0.04% in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Ltd owns 10,156 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Aperio Gp Lc accumulated 60,527 shares. Riverpark Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 4.47% of its portfolio in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Bank & Trust Of Nova Scotia has invested 0.01% in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Kayne Anderson Rudnick Inv Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 116,679 shares. Loews Corporation invested in 21,200 shares. Andra Ap accumulated 0.03% or 18,500 shares. M&T Bankshares Corp reported 8,428 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Lenox Wealth Mgmt, Ohio-based fund reported 621 shares. Connecticut-based Paloma Prtnrs Management Com has invested 0.01% in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Huntington Bancorp invested in 0.02% or 16,264 shares.

Benjamin F Edwards & Company Inc, which manages about $3.12 billion and $831.52M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLP) by 21,912 shares to 81,467 shares, valued at $4.40M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (IVV) by 6,206 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 17,278 shares, and cut its stake in Lowes Cos Inc (NYSE:LOW).

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $3.04 million activity. The insider Barbarick Steve K sold $2.97M.

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