Manufacturers Life Insurance Company The Trimmed Holding in Ulta Beauty (ULTA) as Market Valuation Rose; As Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) Stock Price Rose, Cadence Capital Management Lowered by $1.50 Million Its Holding

February 22, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Manufacturers Life Insurance Company The decreased its stake in Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA) by 5.82% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Manufacturers Life Insurance Company The sold 3,904 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 63,118 shares of the 2007 company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $14.27 million, down from 67,022 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Manufacturers Life Insurance Company The who had been investing in Ulta Beauty Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $12.25 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.18% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $200.83. About 106,685 shares traded. Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has risen 41.46% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.76% the S&P500.

Cadence Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Wyndham Worldwide Corp (WYN) by 29.69% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cadence Capital Management Llc sold 14,256 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.67% with the market. The institutional investor held 33,762 shares of the hotels and resorts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.56 million, down from 48,018 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cadence Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Wyndham Worldwide Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $12.29B market cap company. The stock increased 0.12% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $121.27. About 113,463 shares traded. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN) has risen 43.20% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.50% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation had 25 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. SunTrust maintained the shares of WYN in report on Tuesday, October 17 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, January 18. As per Thursday, October 29, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Thursday, February 1. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, June 21. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 14 by SunTrust. As per Wednesday, August 2, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, September 26 by Goldman Sachs. As per Friday, April 28, the company rating was downgraded by Wolfe Research.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.03, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 33 investors sold WYN shares while 196 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 128 raised stakes. 92.86 million shares or 3.09% less from 95.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno invested in 12,085 shares or 0.14% of the stock. 2,078 were reported by Weatherly Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership. Banque Pictet & Cie Sa reported 0.16% stake. Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Usa) owns 175,000 shares. Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc owns 1,200 shares. First Comml Bank Of Mount Dora Trust holds 1.52% in Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN) or 29,281 shares. Marshall Wace Llp has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN). Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees stated it has 0.07% in Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN). Spark Invest Ltd Liability Co invested in 0.79% or 139,200 shares. Bp Public Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.05% or 13,000 shares. Foster & Motley holds 0.49% of its portfolio in Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN) for 26,897 shares. 1,019 were accumulated by Manchester Mgmt Limited Liability Corp. Meridian Investment Counsel holds 18,798 shares. Bahl And Gaynor has invested 0.03% in Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN). Northpointe Llc owns 32,789 shares.

Cadence Capital Management Llc, which manages about $4.62 billion and $1.60 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Kraft Heinz Co by 20,889 shares to 86,728 shares, valued at $6.73 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Williams Cos Inc Del (NYSE:WMB) by 177,173 shares in the quarter, for a total of 270,319 shares, and has risen its stake in Viacom Inc New (NASDAQ:VIAB).

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $1.77 million activity.

Analysts await Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $1.27 earnings per share, up 11.40% or $0.13 from last year’s $1.14 per share. WYN’s profit will be $128.69 million for 23.87 P/E if the $1.27 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.49 actual earnings per share reported by Wyndham Worldwide Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.77% negative EPS growth.

Among 28 analysts covering Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc had 110 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, September 29. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of ULTA in report on Tuesday, June 20 with “Buy” rating. Nomura maintained it with “Buy” rating and $189 target in Friday, March 11 report. On Wednesday, August 16 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. Buckingham Research maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $225 target in Friday, August 25 report. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Friday, May 27 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, December 1 by Stifel Nicolaus. RBC Capital Markets maintained Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) rating on Tuesday, September 26. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $250.0 target. The stock of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Monday, August 14.

Analysts await Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) to report earnings on March, 15 after the close. They expect $2.78 EPS, up 24.11% or $0.54 from last year’s $2.24 per share. ULTA’s profit will be $169.56 million for 18.06 P/E if the $2.78 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.70 actual EPS reported by Ulta Beauty, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 63.53% EPS growth.

Since October 12, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 insider sales for $24.97 million activity.

Manufacturers Life Insurance Company The, which manages about $83.84B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Alliant Energy Corp (NYSE:LNT) by 8,209 shares to 1.46M shares, valued at $60.83M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ipg Photonics Corp (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 78,209 shares in the quarter, for a total of 138,284 shares, and has risen its stake in Healthsouth Corp (NYSE:HLS).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 102 investors sold ULTA shares while 170 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 163 raised stakes. 52.49 million shares or 1.02% less from 53.03 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Capital Research Global Investors stated it has 95,000 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 1,215 were accumulated by Virtus Investment Advisers. Cleararc has invested 0.05% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Ubs Asset Americas Inc holds 164,362 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Apg Asset Mgmt Nv reported 87,298 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Ameriprise Fin Incorporated accumulated 1.39 million shares or 0.15% of the stock. Lord Abbett Company Ltd holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 39,725 shares. Goldman Sachs Gru, a New York-based fund reported 820,958 shares. Axiom Intl Invsts Ltd Llc De has invested 0.51% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Daiwa Securities Group Inc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 8,706 shares. D E Shaw And Comm reported 94,194 shares. Boston Private Wealth Ltd Liability Corp reported 5,038 shares. Atlantic Tru Grp Inc Ltd, a Georgia-based fund reported 40,051 shares. Amp Cap Invsts Ltd holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 17,404 shares. Gemmer Asset Mngmt Llc reported 31 shares.

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