Hanseatic Management Services Stake In Wynn Resorts LTD (WYNN) Was Increased; As Aflac (AFL) Market Value Rose, Great West Life Assurance Company Has Upped Stake by $1.09 Million

February 23, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Hanseatic Management Services Inc increased its stake in Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) by 225.24% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hanseatic Management Services Inc bought 3,293 shares as the company’s stock rose 26.92% with the market. The institutional investor held 4,755 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $708,000, up from 1,462 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hanseatic Management Services Inc who had been investing in Wynn Resorts Ltd. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $17.18B market cap company. The stock increased 1.78% or $2.93 during the last trading session, reaching $167.12. About 1.34M shares traded. Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) has risen 37.63% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500.

Great West Life Assurance Company increased its stake in Aflac Inc (AFL) by 2.64% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Great West Life Assurance Company bought 13,249 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.90% with the market. The institutional investor held 514,373 shares of the accident &health insurance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $42.26M, up from 501,124 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Great West Life Assurance Company who had been investing in Aflac Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $34.79B market cap company. The stock increased 0.63% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $89.09. About 836,551 shares traded. Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has risen 7.68% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.02% the S&P500.

Great West Life Assurance Company, which manages about $40.22 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Fortis Inc (FRTSF) by 122,531 shares to 4.20 million shares, valued at $150.26M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Topbuild Corp by 5,579 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 48,314 shares, and cut its stake in Coresite Rlty Corp (NYSE:COR).

Among 19 analysts covering Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL), 3 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 16% are positive. Aflac Incorporated had 52 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was maintained on Friday, November 10 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, December 5 by Deutsche Bank. Citigroup downgraded Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) rating on Tuesday, September 26. Citigroup has “Sell” rating and $77.0 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 10 with “Sell”. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, August 19 by Bank of America. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) earned “Buy” rating by Raymond James on Monday, January 22. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, February 4 with “Hold”. As per Tuesday, January 9, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. As per Monday, May 1, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

Since September 19, 2017, it had 2 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $4.42 million activity. Another trade for 1,500 shares valued at $125,363 was sold by JOHNSON DOUGLAS WAYNE. Shares for $2.10 million were sold by CLONINGER KRISS III on Thursday, September 21. $50,525 worth of stock was sold by Daniels James Todd on Friday, September 29. MOSKOWITZ JOSEPH L had bought 550 shares worth $49,022. TILLMAN AUDREY B had sold 310 shares worth $25,907 on Thursday, October 26. $178,090 worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) was bought by Lloyd Karole on Tuesday, February 20.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.08, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 44 investors sold AFL shares while 297 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 232 raised stakes. 250.65 million shares or 1.32% less from 254.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Willis Investment Counsel reported 1.6% stake. Kopp Investment Advisors Limited Liability Company stated it has 10,466 shares or 0.78% of all its holdings. Busey Communication holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 4,228 shares. Victory Mngmt has invested 0.65% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Whittier Trust Of Nevada has 0.06% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 7,296 shares. Garrison Bradford Assoc Inc accumulated 5,500 shares or 0.37% of the stock. Stevens First Principles has invested 0.01% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Kistler reported 10,478 shares. Vantage Advsrs has 110 shares. Integral Derivatives Lc owns 5,655 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Nippon Life Co has invested 0.03% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Richard Bernstein Advsr Ltd Liability Com holds 37,001 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Moreover, Parsons Cap Management Ri has 0.3% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale reported 358,223 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings. Legal And General Group Pcl has 0.13% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL).

Among 29 analysts covering Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Wynn Resorts had 83 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, January 19 the stock rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Hold”. As per Friday, April 29, the company rating was downgraded by CLSA. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of WYNN in report on Friday, March 18 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by UBS on Monday, March 7 to “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, April 1 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Friday, October 27. Morgan Stanley maintained Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) rating on Friday, October 13. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $158 target. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group on Wednesday, July 26. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) rating on Thursday, November 3. Telsey Advisory Group has “Outperform” rating and $105 target. On Tuesday, January 23 the stock rating was maintained by Roth Capital with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.12 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.51, from 1.63 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 33 investors sold WYNN shares while 148 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 138 raised stakes. 73.07 million shares or 1.76% more from 71.80 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cibc Ww Markets Corporation holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) for 20,069 shares. Harber Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 2.29% in Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN). Regions Corporation, a Alabama-based fund reported 5,271 shares. Levin Cap Strategies LP reported 2,561 shares stake. Ls Invest Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.02% or 2,255 shares. Pub Employees Retirement System Of Ohio stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN). Southeastern Asset Mngmt Incorporated Tn holds 5.12M shares or 9.16% of its portfolio. 3,125 were reported by Connor Clark And Lunn Inv. Renaissance Techs Ltd Liability Company has 0.05% invested in Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN). Lateef Invest Management LP reported 67,108 shares. South Dakota Investment Council holds 0.04% or 11,703 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp reported 315,078 shares. Hussman Strategic has 0.01% invested in Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN). Comerica Bankshares holds 18,414 shares. Geode Mngmt Lc reported 0.05% stake.

Hanseatic Management Services Inc, which manages about $222.00 million and $88.09 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 41,570 shares to 29,236 shares, valued at $1.52M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Sanderson Farms Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) by 7,490 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 52 shares, and cut its stake in Citizens Financial Group Inc/R (NYSE:CFG).

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