Citizens Financial Group (CFG) Shareholder Price Michael F Has Trimmed Its Position as Shares Declined; As Eagle Materials (EXP) Market Valuation Declined, Shaker Investments Decreased Its Stake

February 20, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Shaker Investments Llc decreased its stake in Eagle Materials Inc (EXP) by 19.26% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Shaker Investments Llc sold 4,550 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.37% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 19,075 shares of the building materials company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.04 million, down from 23,625 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Shaker Investments Llc who had been investing in Eagle Materials Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.00 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 3.59% or $3.83 during the last trading session, reaching $102.75. About 780,278 shares traded or 43.22% up from the average. Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) has risen 36.20% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.50% the S&P500.

Michael Price decreased its stake in Citizens Financial Group (CFG) by 23.91% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Price Michael F sold 55,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.64% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Michael Price held 175,000 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.63M, down from 230,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Price Michael F who had been investing in Citizens Financial Group for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $22.60B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $45.93. About 2.80M shares traded. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) has risen 50.96% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.26% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Eagle Materials had 29 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Standpoint Research to “Buy” on Tuesday, October 4. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, October 9 by Longbow. The stock of Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, August 5. The stock of Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, January 25. The company was upgraded on Monday, March 28 by BB&T Capital. Citigroup downgraded Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) on Monday, December 5 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, December 6. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of EXP in report on Thursday, August 31 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Thursday, September 28, the company rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.13, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 44 investors sold EXP shares while 86 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 92 raised stakes. 44.01 million shares or 1.41% more from 43.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fmr Llc invested in 5.38M shares or 0.07% of the stock. Fil stated it has 0% in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP). Callahan Lc accumulated 29,656 shares. Credit Agricole S A reported 1,993 shares stake. Cwm Ltd Liability Corp, Nebraska-based fund reported 35 shares. Advantus Capital Mgmt holds 6,098 shares. Ameriprise Finance holds 0.01% or 286,810 shares in its portfolio. Profund Advsr Limited Liability Company reported 0.02% in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP). Legal And General Gru Pcl has invested 0% in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP). 11,062 are held by Barclays Public Ltd Liability Co. Castleark Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.45% of its portfolio in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) for 133,270 shares. Baring Asset holds 103,441 shares or 0.64% of its portfolio. State Of Wisconsin Board holds 9,550 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Whittier stated it has 23,528 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr reported 81,828 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings.

Since August 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 sales for $7.31 million activity. $881,721 worth of Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) was sold by Graass James H. Devlin William R sold $1.59 million worth of stock or 16,469 shares. 5,496 shares were sold by ESSL GERALD J, worth $530,756. Shares for $506,975 were sold by Kesler Dale Craig on Wednesday, September 6. 6,731 shares valued at $774,065 were sold by Haack Michael on Friday, December 8.

Among 26 analysts covering Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG), 12 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Citizens Financial Group had 82 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, June 6, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. UBS upgraded the shares of CFG in report on Wednesday, September 30 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Monday, October 24. As per Tuesday, November 8, the company rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of CFG in report on Friday, October 6 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, September 7. Sandler O’Neill maintained Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) on Friday, January 19 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 19 by Piper Jaffray. As per Tuesday, January 26, the company rating was maintained by Compass Point. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 10 by Robert W. Baird.

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