Pomelo Capital Lifted Community Health Sys New (CYH) Stake By $452,004; Profile of 4 Analysts Covering Stepan Company (SCL)

February 23, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Pomelo Capital Llc increased Community Health Sys Inc New (CYH) stake by 645.72% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Pomelo Capital Llc acquired 64,572 shares as Community Health Sys Inc New (CYH)’s stock rose 42.61%. The Pomelo Capital Llc holds 74,572 shares with $573,000 value, up from 10,000 last quarter. Community Health Sys Inc New now has $655.24M valuation. The stock decreased 5.03% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $5.85. About 2.58 million shares traded. Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) has declined 21.59% since February 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.29% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Stepan Co (NYSE:SCL), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Stepan Co had 12 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. National Bank Canada upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Monday, August 15 report. The rating was upgraded by Industrial Alliance Securities to “Strong Buy” on Monday, May 29. The rating was maintained by Seaport Global on Wednesday, August 24 with “Neutral”. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Friday, September 1. See Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) latest ratings:

22/09/2017 Broker: TD Securities Rating: Buy New Target: $33.00 Target
01/09/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain

Since August 25, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $242,550 activity. Boyce Michael Ross sold 872 shares worth $67,144. PACHOLEC FRANK had sold 1,500 shares worth $122,400 on Friday, September 15.

The stock decreased 3.40% or $2.68 during the last trading session, reaching $76.31. About 13,966 shares traded. Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) has risen 47.84% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.14% the S&P500.

Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.72 billion. It operates in three divisions: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. It has a 19.77 P/E ratio. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, such as detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, floors, and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, including fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, and lubricating ingredients, as well as emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products and industrial applications, such as latex systems, plastics, and composites.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.38, from 1.41 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 23 investors sold Stepan Company shares while 56 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 13.94 million shares or 0.54% more from 13.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Walthausen And Limited Liability Co reported 130,545 shares stake. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 647 shares. 34,100 are held by Swiss Comml Bank. Moreover, Ftb Inc has 0% invested in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). New York State Common Retirement Fund invested in 30,178 shares or 0% of the stock. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa accumulated 10,322 shares. First Citizens Bank & Trust And Tru holds 2,559 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Ls Advsr Limited Com holds 0% or 605 shares in its portfolio. 5,400 are owned by Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo Co Ltd Liability. Price T Rowe Assoc Md holds 195,059 shares. Macquarie Gp Limited, a Australia-based fund reported 26,600 shares. Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al accumulated 26,600 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Fdx invested in 0.01% or 3,883 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd reported 11 shares. Bahl Gaynor owns 20,205 shares.

Among 28 analysts covering Community Health (NYSE:CYH), 3 have Buy rating, 11 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Community Health had 90 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) on Monday, October 9 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Monday, September 11 with “Sell”. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Thursday, December 14 by JP Morgan. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Mkt Perform” on Thursday, January 28. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, August 3 with “Sell”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Wednesday, January 10. The stock of Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) earned “Market Perform” rating by Leerink Swann on Tuesday, October 27. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, October 22 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, November 4. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, November 3.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.06, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 38 investors sold CYH shares while 51 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 125.01 million shares or 15.83% more from 107.93 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Franklin Res invested in 5.00M shares. The South Africa-based Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd has invested 0.02% in Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH). Lucus Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.5% in Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH). Macquarie Group reported 20,000 shares stake. Argent Tru holds 43,000 shares. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Llc reported 0% of its portfolio in Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH). Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Llc, Connecticut-based fund reported 10,300 shares. Panagora Asset Mgmt Inc accumulated 592,947 shares. Gargoyle Inv Advisor Lc has 0.09% invested in Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) for 33,500 shares. Northern Trust Corporation owns 1.34 million shares. 1.50M were accumulated by Parametric Assocs Ltd Llc. State Street Corporation has invested 0% in Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH). Japan-based Nomura Asset has invested 0% in Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH). Lorber David A has 0.02% invested in Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 101,013 shares.

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