Activision Blizzard (ATVI) Holder Sarasin & Partners Llp Has Cut Its Stake as Share Price Rose; Costco Whsl New (COST) Stock Value Rose While Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis & Co Has Decreased Stake by $360,800

February 18, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis & Co Inc decreased its stake in Costco Whsl New Corp (COST) by 44.44% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis & Co Inc sold 2,200 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.54% with the market. The hedge fund held 2,750 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $452,000, down from 4,950 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis & Co Inc who had been investing in Costco Whsl New Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $84.12B market cap company. The stock increased 0.04% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $191.56. About 1.97M shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 25.14% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

Sarasin & Partners Llp decreased its stake in Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI) by 6.2% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sarasin & Partners Llp sold 84,066 shares as the company’s stock rose 23.27% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.27M shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $82.01M, down from 1.36M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sarasin & Partners Llp who had been investing in Activision Blizzard Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $53.07 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.50% or $1.8 during the last trading session, reaching $70.19. About 6.50 million shares traded or 4.34% up from the average. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has risen 47.83% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.13% the S&P500.

Among 30 analysts covering Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Activision Blizzard had 131 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Friday, October 27. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Wednesday, November 4. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, August 4 by BMO Capital Markets. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, March 17 report. On Monday, November 2 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral”. On Monday, January 25 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. The stock of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, September 6. As per Friday, May 6, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 4 by Mizuho. The stock of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, June 16 by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.23, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 37 investors sold ATVI shares while 205 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 240 raised stakes. 639.82 million shares or 0.01% less from 639.89 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Capital Guardian Communication reported 3,384 shares. Twin Capital Mgmt invested in 0.11% or 31,370 shares. South Dakota Council has 15,400 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Citigroup accumulated 483,085 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Alpine Global Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has 5,499 shares. Martingale Asset Management Lp has 58,206 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt has invested 0.08% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Franklin Resources reported 561,770 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Parkwood Ltd Liability Corp owns 3,657 shares. Delta Asset Management Ltd Tn owns 1,400 shares. Sei Invs holds 654,479 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. Rathbone Brothers Pcl has 2.37% invested in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) for 845,106 shares. Da Davidson & Communication stated it has 10,806 shares. Pitcairn accumulated 4,474 shares. First Personal Fincl Services stated it has 0% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI).

Sarasin & Partners Llp, which manages about $17.00B and $4.96B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Crown Castle Intl Corp New (NYSE:CCI) by 76,337 shares to 392,879 shares, valued at $39.28 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cinemark Holdings Inc (NYSE:CNK) by 206,877 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.41M shares, and has risen its stake in Sl Green Rlty Corp (NYSE:SLG).

Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis & Co Inc, which manages about $187.68M and $119.15M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Teladoc Inc by 19,400 shares to 40,000 shares, valued at $1.33 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) by 5,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 21,000 shares, and has risen its stake in New Relic Inc.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 16 selling transactions for $22.37 million activity. The insider Rose Timothy L. sold 5,000 shares worth $966,000. 5,000 Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares with value of $958,087 were sold by GALANTI RICHARD A. MOULTON PAUL G sold $1.31M worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Monday, January 8. On Monday, January 8 Hines Daniel M. sold $943,080 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 5,000 shares. On Monday, December 18 the insider LIBENSON RICHARD M sold $3.86M. The insider ZOOK DENNIS R sold $809,578.

Analysts await Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to report earnings on March, 1. They expect $1.42 EPS, up 21.37% or $0.25 from last year’s $1.17 per share. COST’s profit will be $623.53M for 33.73 P/E if the $1.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.36 actual EPS reported by Costco Wholesale Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.41% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 69 investors sold COST shares while 383 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 433 raised stakes. 304.48 million shares or 2.26% less from 311.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Rothschild Invest Corporation Il holds 61,181 shares. Somerset Trust, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 14,949 shares. Palladium Partners Lc stated it has 6,221 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Univest Corp Of Pennsylvania holds 1.47% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 21,214 shares. Burns J W & Inc New York holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 3,970 shares. Sit Inv Inc has invested 0.35% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Wg Shaheen & Assocs Dba Whitney & has 0.95% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Ubs Asset Americas Incorporated reported 1.45 million shares stake. Gsa Cap Ptnrs Llp accumulated 1,315 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0.26% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 5.33 million shares. Tiemann Advsr Limited Liability has 6,572 shares. Northern Cap Management Ltd Com reported 9,205 shares stake. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund accumulated 0.28% or 105,453 shares. Scotia has 0.37% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Stock Yards Retail Bank Tru owns 9,433 shares.

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