As China Lodging Group LTD (HTHT) Stock Value Rose, Prescott Group Capital Management Lowered Its Holding; Ebay (EBAY) Shareholder Advisors Capital Management Decreased Its Position

February 20, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Phil Frohlich decreased its stake in China Lodging Group Ltd (HTHT) by 42.33% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Prescott Group Capital Management Llc sold 17,300 shares as the company’s stock rose 35.67% with the market. The hedge fund run by Phil Frohlich held 23,571 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.80 million, down from 40,871 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Prescott Group Capital Management Llc who had been investing in China Lodging Group Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.77B market cap company. The stock increased 4.33% or $6.36 during the last trading session, reaching $153.35. About 453,114 shares traded. China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) has risen 127.67% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 110.97% the S&P500.

Advisors Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Ebay Inc (EBAY) by 69.94% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Advisors Capital Management Llc sold 173,415 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.21% with the market. The institutional investor held 74,518 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.87M, down from 247,933 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Advisors Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Ebay Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $43.83 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $43.31. About 6.42 million shares traded. eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) has risen 44.45% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.75% the S&P500.

Prescott Group Capital Management Llc, which manages about $576.56 million and $490.52 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Evercore Inc (NYSE:EVR) by 10,000 shares to 25,130 shares, valued at $2.02M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Net 1 Ueps Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:UEPS) by 84,887 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.05 million shares, and has risen its stake in Fuller H B Co (NYSE:FUL).

Among 7 analysts covering China Lodging (NASDAQ:HTHT), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. China Lodging had 14 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, November 12 by Macquarie Research. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 17 by Brean Capital. The company was upgraded on Monday, November 9 by TH Capital. As per Thursday, August 20, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, November 11 by Deutsche Bank. Morgan Stanley downgraded the shares of HTHT in report on Wednesday, August 17 to “Equal-Weight” rating. On Wednesday, August 19 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Neutral”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, October 14 by Credit Suisse. As per Friday, December 30, the company rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank. As per Thursday, October 8, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.73 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 47 investors sold EBAY shares while 306 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 186 raised stakes. 878.69 million shares or 1.02% less from 887.72 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Savings Bank holds 0.02% or 1,369 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj & Bk Corp holds 2.19 million shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. Adirondack Co, New York-based fund reported 712 shares. Schwerin Boyle Mgmt Inc owns 84,000 shares for 0.36% of their portfolio. Utd Automobile Association has 0.14% invested in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Columbus Circle Investors owns 42,395 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Northern Tru invested 0.13% of its portfolio in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). 8,506 are owned by Montecito Bankshares And Tru. Strategic Advisors Ltd Llc has invested 0.72% in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Fifth Third Bank reported 7,192 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Leavell Investment Management Incorporated holds 5,676 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys, a Florida-based fund reported 1.60 million shares. 131,265 were reported by Fuller & Thaler Asset Mngmt. Gemmer Asset Ltd Liability holds 0.01% of its portfolio in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) for 658 shares. 217,528 are held by Banque Pictet Cie.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $9.90 million activity. 69,406 shares valued at $2.61 million were sold by FISHER STEPHEN on Friday, October 20. 70,398 eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) shares with value of $2.64 million were sold by Yetto Kristin A. Another trade for 25,000 shares valued at $937,805 was sold by SWAN ROBERT HOLMES.

Advisors Capital Management Llc, which manages about $763.81 million and $1.23 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Bankunited Inc (NYSE:BKU) by 10,545 shares to 84,786 shares, valued at $3.02M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Williams Cos Inc (NYSE:WMB) by 48,364 shares in the quarter, for a total of 144,599 shares, and has risen its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ).

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