Canadian Solar (CSIQ) Shareholder Ruffer Llp Has Upped Its Holding by $25.02 Million; Xpo Logistics (XPO) Shareholder Croft-Leominster Trimmed Its Holding by $368,567

February 23, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Croft-Leominster Inc decreased its stake in Xpo Logistics Inc (XPO) by 8.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Croft-Leominster Inc sold 5,501 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.25% with the market. The institutional investor held 59,216 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.01M, down from 64,717 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Croft-Leominster Inc who had been investing in Xpo Logistics Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.61 billion market cap company. The stock increased 3.42% or $3.2 during the last trading session, reaching $96.76. About 1.27 million shares traded. XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) has risen 103.27% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 86.57% the S&P500.

Ruffer Llp increased its stake in Canadian Solar Inc (CSIQ) by 251.23% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ruffer Llp bought 1.56 million shares as the company’s stock declined 8.07% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 2.19M shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $36.82M, up from 622,328 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ruffer Llp who had been investing in Canadian Solar Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $899.05M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $15.5. About 190,219 shares traded. Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) has declined 25.32% since February 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 42.02% the S&P500.

Croft-Leominster Inc, which manages about $892.29M and $422.62 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) by 68,528 shares to 152,741 shares, valued at $6.52 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Concho Res Inc (NYSE:CXO) by 10,030 shares in the quarter, for a total of 27,682 shares, and has risen its stake in International Business Machs (NYSE:IBM).

Analysts await XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.54 earnings per share, up 80.00% or $0.24 from last year’s $0.3 per share. XPO’s profit will be $64.77M for 44.80 P/E if the $0.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.45 actual earnings per share reported by XPO Logistics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 20.00% EPS growth.

Among 21 analysts covering XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO), 19 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. XPO Logistics had 74 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Susquehanna maintained XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) on Monday, January 8 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, November 6 by Cowen & Co. Cowen & Co maintained XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) on Friday, August 5 with “Outperform” rating. As per Tuesday, December 19, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Citigroup reinitiated XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) rating on Wednesday, November 4. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $33.0 target. The stock of XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, September 11 by FBR Capital. The stock of XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, July 17. As per Tuesday, December 6, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Citigroup maintained XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) rating on Friday, July 21. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $7500 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, January 3.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.25, from 1.58 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 28 investors sold XPO shares while 76 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 114 raised stakes. 96.74 million shares or 19.39% more from 81.03 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gratry Com Ltd holds 0.35% or 4,260 shares. Dubuque Financial Bank & Tru Communications invested 0.02% of its portfolio in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO). Cannell Peter B Company has 23,425 shares. Fmr Limited Liability holds 0.04% or 5.38 million shares. Cipher Capital Limited Partnership stated it has 37,834 shares. Private Advisor Group Lc has 3,567 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Tygh Capital accumulated 120,066 shares. 19,579 are held by Ngam Advisors L P. Gofen Glossberg Lc Il reported 4,390 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 7,603 are owned by Hsbc Hldgs Public Ltd. Illinois-based Oak Ridge Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.4% in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO). Elk Creek Prtnrs Ltd Company reported 121,828 shares stake. Neuberger Berman Group Ltd Liability Corp invested in 17,570 shares or 0% of the stock. Asset Inc reported 4,621 shares. Legal & General Group Inc Public Limited Liability Company accumulated 52,797 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Canadian Solar Inc. had 42 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Roth Capital maintained Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) on Tuesday, June 6 with “Hold” rating. On Wednesday, November 25 the stock rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research to “Hold”. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, August 21. The rating was downgraded by OTR Global on Wednesday, January 27 to “Mixed”. FBR Capital initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $32.0 target in Friday, December 18 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, June 6. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, June 7 report. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Thursday, February 1 to “Neutral”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, November 22 by Roth Capital. On Friday, October 20 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”.

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