Bank Of New York Mellon Has Raised Cooper Cos Inc/The (COO) Stake; Rlj Lodging Trust (RLJ) Shorts Lowered By 3.07%

February 18, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Rlj Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) had a decrease of 3.07% in short interest. RLJ’s SI was 3.70M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 3.07% from 3.81M shares previously. With 1.26 million avg volume, 3 days are for Rlj Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ)’s short sellers to cover RLJ’s short positions. The SI to Rlj Lodging Trust’s float is 3.05%. The stock decreased 0.37% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $21.83. About 1.15M shares traded. RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) has risen 6.15% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.55% the S&P500.

Bank Of New York Mellon Corp increased Cooper Cos Inc/The (COO) stake by 2.44% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Bank Of New York Mellon Corp acquired 10,717 shares as Cooper Cos Inc/The (COO)’s stock rose 8.53%. The Bank Of New York Mellon Corp holds 449,550 shares with $106.59 million value, up from 438,833 last quarter. Cooper Cos Inc/The now has $11.40 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $232.47. About 418,697 shares traded. The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) has risen 33.48% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.78% the S&P500.

RLJ Lodging Trust is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $3.82 billion. The firm also manages real estate funds. It has a 19.94 P/E ratio. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.43 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.54, from 1.89 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 19 investors sold RLJ Lodging Trust shares while 42 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 162.99 million shares or 29.18% more from 126.18 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cornercap Investment Counsel Incorporated has 36,090 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Macquarie Group Limited owns 66,023 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Hexavest accumulated 4,243 shares or 0% of the stock. Legal & General Grp Inc Public Limited Company stated it has 0.01% in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ). Bnp Paribas Asset Mngmt, a France-based fund reported 1.43M shares. Ls Inv Advisors Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) for 225 shares. Paloma Prns Com, a Connecticut-based fund reported 9,858 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys reported 118,018 shares. Parametric Port Associates Lc owns 380,360 shares. First Allied Advisory Services has invested 0.22% of its portfolio in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ). Vident Advisory Llc invested 0.13% in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ). Prelude Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 336,960 shares or 0.67% of all its holdings. Sterling Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 72,965 shares. Exane Derivatives holds 0% in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) or 1 shares. The New York-based Apg Asset Us has invested 0.34% in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ).

Among 18 analysts covering RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ), 9 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. RLJ Lodging Trust had 48 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Wednesday, June 14 by Boenning & Scattergood. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 22 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Friday, September 8 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, April 27 by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by Compass Point with “Buy” on Friday, August 7. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Bank of America. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Sunday, August 6 report. Barclays Capital reinitiated RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) rating on Friday, October 6. Barclays Capital has “Equal Weight” rating and $24 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 15 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, November 28 by RBC Capital Markets.

Since September 5, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $201,100 activity. DAVIS NATHANIEL A had sold 10,000 shares worth $201,100 on Tuesday, September 5.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 insider sales for $13.38 million activity. RUBENSTEIN ALLAN E sold $1.48 million worth of stock. 32,500 The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) shares with value of $7.30 million were sold by WEISS ROBERT S. The insider PETERSMEYER GARY S sold $974,130. $1.12 million worth of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) shares were sold by ZINBERG STANLEY MD. BENDER A THOMAS sold 9,150 shares worth $2.10 million.

Among 15 analysts covering Cooper (NYSE:COO), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Cooper had 56 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) on Tuesday, July 25 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Thursday, June 30. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of COO in report on Friday, September 1 with “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, August 31, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 13 by BMO Capital Markets. JP Morgan initiated The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) on Wednesday, July 13 with “Buy” rating. The stock of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, December 8. The stock of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, December 12 by Wells Fargo. The company was upgraded on Friday, April 15 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, August 31.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.35 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 33 investors sold COO shares while 143 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 140 raised stakes. 45.75 million shares or 0.59% less from 46.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gabelli Funds holds 0.08% of its portfolio in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) for 60,500 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Usa) holds 0.34% of its portfolio in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) for 20,000 shares. The Germany-based Deutsche State Bank Ag has invested 0.05% in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO). Bremer Tru Association holds 0.06% in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) or 971 shares. Rafferty Asset Limited Liability has invested 0.02% in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO). Lord Abbett Limited Liability Com holds 0.13% or 194,760 shares in its portfolio. State Treasurer State Of Michigan invested in 0.03% or 14,828 shares. Bradley Foster And Sargent Ct holds 1,900 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Mackenzie Fin Corporation has 105,131 shares. Neuberger Berman Grp Llc holds 0.02% of its portfolio in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) for 62,871 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins Co The has 0.07% invested in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO). The Massachusetts-based Liberty Mutual Group Incorporated Asset Management has invested 0.03% in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO). Chicago Equity Partners Lc stated it has 7,600 shares. Robecosam Ag holds 0.02% in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) or 1,050 shares. Benjamin F Edwards And Inc reported 0% of its portfolio in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO).

Bank Of New York Mellon Corp decreased Suncor Energy Inc (NYSE:SU) stake by 218,173 shares to 42.07 million valued at $1.47 billion in 2017Q3. It also reduced South State Corp (NASDAQ:SSB) stake by 16,739 shares and now owns 583,762 shares. Spdr Gold Shares (GLD) was reduced too.

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