Crestwood Capital Management LP Has Raised Ctrip Com Intl LTD (CTRP) Holding; Vulcan Value Partners Cut Its Moodys (MCO) Stake

February 24, 2018 - By Pete Kolinski

Vulcan Value Partners Llc decreased Moodys Corp (MCO) stake by 8.4% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Vulcan Value Partners Llc sold 137,094 shares as Moodys Corp (MCO)’s stock rose 1.64%. The Vulcan Value Partners Llc holds 1.49 million shares with $208.03 million value, down from 1.63M last quarter. Moodys Corp now has $32.35B valuation. The stock increased 1.27% or $2.13 during the last trading session, reaching $169.3. About 668,952 shares traded. Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has risen 23.29% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.59% the S&P500.

Crestwood Capital Management Lp increased Ctrip Com Intl Ltd (CTRP) stake by 131.25% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Crestwood Capital Management Lp acquired 113,400 shares as Ctrip Com Intl Ltd (CTRP)’s stock rose 23.06%. The Crestwood Capital Management Lp holds 199,800 shares with $10.54 million value, up from 86,400 last quarter. Ctrip Com Intl Ltd now has $24.85B valuation. The stock increased 0.98% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $47.45. About 2.43 million shares traded. Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) has risen 31.59% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.89% the S&P500.

Crestwood Capital Management Lp decreased Interactive Brokers Group In (NASDAQ:IBKR) stake by 54,000 shares to 356,552 valued at $16.06 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Icici Bk Ltd (NYSE:IBN) stake by 324,000 shares and now owns 1.30M shares. Alphabet Inc was reduced too.

Among 24 analysts covering Ctrip.com International Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Ctrip.com International Ltd. had 50 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of CTRP in report on Thursday, September 17 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, August 5. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 10 by Zacks. The stock of Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 6 by Cowen & Co. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 26 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, December 7. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 19 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 19. The rating was downgraded by Guggenheim on Tuesday, January 23 to “Neutral”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.03, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 18 investors sold MCO shares while 182 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. 158.15 million shares or 1.61% less from 160.75 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Credit Suisse Ag holds 237,261 shares. Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can reported 635,990 shares stake. Cipher LP holds 0.08% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) or 7,310 shares. Benjamin F Edwards & accumulated 100 shares or 0% of the stock. Welch Forbes Limited Liability Company holds 0.06% or 17,624 shares in its portfolio. Caprock Group has 2,412 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Berkshire Hathaway holds 1.93% or 24.67M shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Liability Corp owns 2,547 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Cap Guardian Trust Communications stated it has 278,642 shares or 0.67% of all its holdings. Cullen Frost Bankers reported 89,009 shares. Waratah holds 0.31% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) or 17,680 shares. 1832 Asset Ltd Partnership has invested 0% of its portfolio in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Jnba Fin reported 310 shares. Winslow Llc owns 1.12% invested in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) for 1.49M shares. Suntrust Banks Inc reported 22,166 shares stake.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $16.24 million activity. MCDANIEL RAYMOND W sold $6.07 million worth of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) on Thursday, September 7. Almeida Mark also sold $10.11 million worth of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) shares. 500 shares were sold by Duffie Darrell, worth $69,205. 5 shares were sold by Fauber Robert, worth $808.

Among 14 analysts covering Moody’s (NYSE:MCO), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Moody’s had 50 analyst reports since October 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 5 by Argus Research. As per Tuesday, July 11, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, July 24 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, February 21. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, October 4 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, February 12 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Monday, November 6 with “Neutral”. On Thursday, January 7 the stock rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Neutral”. Barclays Capital maintained Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) on Tuesday, August 23 with “Overweight” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, September 6 report.

Analysts await Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) to report earnings on May, 4. They expect $1.73 earnings per share, up 17.69% or $0.26 from last year’s $1.47 per share. MCO’s profit will be $330.60M for 24.47 P/E if the $1.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.51 actual earnings per share reported by Moody's Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 14.57% EPS growth.

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