Laurion Capital Management LP Holding in Cme Group (Call) (CME) Increased as Valuation Declined; As Ross Stores (ROST) Shares Declined, Eqis Capital Management Upped by $1.46 Million Its Holding

February 17, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Benjamin A. Smith increased its stake in Cme Group Inc (Call) (CME) by 509.43% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Laurion Capital Management Lp bought 27,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.72% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Benjamin A. Smith held 32,300 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.38M, up from 5,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Laurion Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Cme Group Inc (Call) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $55.26 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.65% or $2.73 during the last trading session, reaching $162.38. About 1.45M shares traded. CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) has risen 25.35% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.65% the S&P500.

Eqis Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Ross Stores Inc (ROST) by 72.93% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Eqis Capital Management Inc bought 22,742 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.26% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 53,927 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.48M, up from 31,185 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Ross Stores Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $30.64 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.55% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $80.17. About 2.36 million shares traded. Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) has risen 12.03% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.67% the S&P500.

Since September 12, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $1.35 million activity. RENTLER BARBARA sold $945,012 worth of Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) on Tuesday, September 12.

Eqis Capital Management Inc, which manages about $779.38 million and $1.82 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) by 7,356 shares to 10,147 shares, valued at $545,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Grainger W W Inc (NYSE:GWW) by 8,677 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3,254 shares, and cut its stake in Radnet Inc (NASDAQ:RDNT).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 1 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 58 investors sold ROST shares while 200 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 196 raised stakes. 339.45 million shares or 0.11% less from 339.81 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Clearbridge Investments Ltd has invested 0.06% in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST). Montag A And Associates Inc stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST). Primecap Mngmt Ca has invested 0.77% of its portfolio in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys has 560,931 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Somerset Trust holds 29,090 shares. Douglass Winthrop Advisors Ltd reported 7,881 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Westpac has 0.25% invested in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) for 175,646 shares. Boston Advsr Ltd has 0.1% invested in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST). Eqis Mngmt holds 53,927 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Farmers Merchants Inc stated it has 0.43% in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST). Calamos Advisors Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.02% in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST). Asset Mngmt One Company Ltd stated it has 0.1% in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST). Utah Retirement reported 70,424 shares. Sandy Spring Commercial Bank stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST). Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab reported 686,556 shares stake.

Among 27 analysts covering Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST), 17 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Ross Stores Inc. had 70 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 23 by Susquehanna. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, March 2 report. Telsey Advisory Group upgraded Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) on Friday, July 14 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Outperform” on Friday, May 20. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, November 17 by Nomura. As per Thursday, October 19, the company rating was reinitiated by Buckingham Research. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 7 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral” on Friday, May 20. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $6500 target in Tuesday, August 8 report. The stock of Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 30.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 11 insider sales for $9.48 million activity. Shares for $186,300 were sold by Piell Hilda Harris on Thursday, October 5. 750 shares were sold by Suskind Dennis, worth $97,005. The insider Pietrowicz John W. sold 2,500 shares worth $342,075. 850 shares were sold by GLICKMAN DANIEL R, worth $107,653 on Monday, August 28. Kometer Kevin sold $2.61 million worth of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) on Friday, February 2. $354,051 worth of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) shares were sold by Tobin Jack J.

Among 18 analysts covering CME Group (NASDAQ:CME), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. CME Group had 57 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, September 18 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 5 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of CME in report on Wednesday, February 7 to “Buy” rating. On Friday, February 2 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. The stock of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, January 13. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, February 2 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 31 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Underperform” on Monday, February 8. As per Thursday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, October 5.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 53 investors sold CME shares while 219 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 220 raised stakes. 265.89 million shares or 1.13% less from 268.92 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Nordea Mgmt Ab reported 72,657 shares stake. Walleye Trading reported 67,757 shares stake. Gam Hldg Ag holds 0.1% of its portfolio in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) for 16,908 shares. 68,659 were reported by Tudor Et Al. Federated Pa holds 7,166 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Private Asset Management Inc has 0.05% invested in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) for 339 shares. Sns Ltd invested 1.3% of its portfolio in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME). Naples Global Advsrs Limited Liability holds 0.13% of its portfolio in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) for 2,775 shares. Great Lakes Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.07% of its portfolio in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) for 20,690 shares. The New York-based Element Mngmt Ltd Liability has invested 1.67% in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME). Toronto Dominion Financial Bank holds 0.06% or 140,565 shares. Northwest Inv Counselors Lc invested in 0.85% or 14,451 shares. Glg Prtnrs Limited Partnership holds 0.1% or 13,500 shares. 2,029 were accumulated by Nuveen Asset Ltd Liability. Citizens & Northern Corp stated it has 4,307 shares.

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