Par Capital Management Has Raised Its United Contl Hldgs (UAL) Position; Qiwi Plc – American Depositary Shares (QIWI) Shorts Raised By 11.06%

February 23, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Qiwi Plc – American Depositary Shares (NASDAQ:QIWI) had an increase of 11.06% in short interest. QIWI’s SI was 397,800 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 11.06% from 358,200 shares previously. With 409,000 avg volume, 1 days are for Qiwi Plc – American Depositary Shares (NASDAQ:QIWI)’s short sellers to cover QIWI’s short positions. The SI to Qiwi Plc – American Depositary Shares’s float is 1.63%. The stock decreased 0.42% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $16.55. About 63,645 shares traded. Qiwi plc (NASDAQ:QIWI) has risen 82.66% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.96% the S&P500.

Par Capital Management Inc increased United Contl Hldgs Inc (UAL) stake by 22.31% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Par Capital Management Inc acquired 3.64 million shares as United Contl Hldgs Inc (UAL)’s stock rose 2.66%. The Par Capital Management Inc holds 19.93M shares with $1.21B value, up from 16.29 million last quarter. United Contl Hldgs Inc now has $19.88B valuation. The stock increased 0.60% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $67.1. About 1.06M shares traded. United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) has risen 77.19% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 60.49% the S&P500.

Qiwi plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates electronic online payment systems primarily in the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belarus, Romania, the United Arab Emirates, and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.02 billion. The firm provides payment services across physical, online, and mobile channels through a network of approximately 113,000 kiosks and 49,000 terminals that run its proprietary software. It has a 12.4 P/E ratio. It also provides Visa Qiwi Wallet and Qiwi Wallet, which are online and mobile payment processing, and money transfer systems that allow accountholders to pay for the services and products of merchants, as well as perform peer-to-peer money transfers through a virtual wallet in the online and mobile environment; and Visa-branded prepaid cards.

Among 7 analysts covering QIWI (NASDAQ:QIWI), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. QIWI had 9 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Thursday, October 29 to “Neutral”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by William Blair given on Thursday, February 4. UBS downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $26.30 target in Wednesday, September 2 report. The company was upgraded on Friday, August 18 by VTB Capital. JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $45 target in Thursday, September 3 report. JP Morgan maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $15.50 target in Tuesday, March 15 report. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Neutral” on Wednesday, September 2. As per Wednesday, July 26, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup.

Among 23 analysts covering United Continental (NYSE:UAL), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. United Continental had 97 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, January 30 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 11 by Imperial Capital. The firm has “Hold” rating by Bernstein given on Wednesday, January 24. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight” on Thursday, February 4. The stock of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 22 by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Imperial Capital on Friday, March 17. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, January 10 by Citigroup. Deutsche Bank downgraded the shares of UAL in report on Friday, April 1 to “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Strong Buy” rating on Thursday, September 3 by S&P Research. The stock has “In-Line” rating by Imperial Capital on Friday, October 20.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.71 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.08, from 0.79 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 86 investors sold UAL shares while 191 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 141 raised stakes. 275.39 million shares or 1.64% less from 279.97 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 11,823 were accumulated by Ing Groep Nv. Rudman Errol M owns 301,200 shares. Highlander Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.55% in United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL). Twin Tree Mgmt Ltd Partnership owns 88,710 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Manufacturers Life Insurance The accumulated 437,801 shares. Lmr Prns Llp reported 0.79% in United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL). Comerica State Bank holds 0.03% in United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) or 76,457 shares. First Mercantile, Tennessee-based fund reported 16,782 shares. Weiss Multi holds 78,844 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. Cibc Markets holds 37,659 shares. Barclays Public Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% in United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) or 348,743 shares. Neuberger Berman Group Inc Limited Liability Corp reported 1.05 million shares stake. Massachusetts-based Massachusetts Fincl Svcs Ma has invested 0% in United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL). Bronson Point Ltd Liability owns 325,000 shares or 6.36% of their US portfolio. Davidson Kempner Management LP stated it has 170,257 shares or 0.31% of all its holdings.

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