Middleton & Co Lowered Lauder Estee Cos (EL) Position by $329,988 as Stock Price Rose; As Hi (HCLP) Stock Price Declined, Kamunting Street Capital Management LP Lifted Holding

February 24, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Allan Teh increased its stake in Hi (HCLP) by 137.14% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kamunting Street Capital Management Lp bought 48,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 29.11% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Allan Teh held 83,000 shares of the mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals (no fuels) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $789,000, up from 35,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kamunting Street Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Hi for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.10B market cap company. The stock increased 6.03% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $12.3. About 1.45M shares traded. Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE:HCLP) has risen 114.79% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 98.09% the S&P500.

Middleton & Co Inc decreased its stake in Lauder Estee Cos Inc (EL) by 5.38% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Middleton & Co Inc sold 3,084 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.67% with the market. The institutional investor held 54,206 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.85M, down from 57,290 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Middleton & Co Inc who had been investing in Lauder Estee Cos Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $52.37B market cap company. The stock increased 1.60% or $2.24 during the last trading session, reaching $142.39. About 1.07 million shares traded. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has risen 1.49% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.21% the S&P500.

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 19 insider sales for $50.12 million activity. Demsey John sold $868,138 worth of stock. MOSS SARA E sold 3,971 shares worth $428,868. Haney Carl P. had sold 38,274 shares worth $4.13 million. TRAVIS TRACEY THOMAS had sold 5,000 shares worth $685,100 on Tuesday, February 13. $210,821 worth of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) was sold by Hockaday Irvine O Jr. The insider Trower Alexandra C. sold $3.63M.

Among 30 analysts covering Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Estee Lauder had 100 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, February 5 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Thursday, November 3 by CSLA. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, August 21. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bernstein given on Monday, February 5. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, September 22. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, February 20. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, June 2. Stifel Nicolaus maintained The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) rating on Friday, August 18. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $108.0 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, February 8 by Telsey Advisory Group. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Atlantic Securities given on Thursday, February 11.

Analysts await The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $1.05 earnings per share, up 15.38% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.91 per share. EL’s profit will be $386.17 million for 33.90 P/E if the $1.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.52 actual earnings per share reported by The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.92% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.18, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 49 investors sold EL shares while 211 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 183 raised stakes. 190.23 million shares or 2.24% less from 194.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bokf Na stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Boston Common Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corp holds 64,871 shares or 0.87% of its portfolio. Williams Jones & Limited Liability holds 6,865 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp holds 0.02% or 478,625 shares in its portfolio. 89,910 are owned by Gotham Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Com. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale invested in 0.13% or 162,997 shares. 180,955 are owned by Royal Commercial Bank Of Scotland Group Public Ltd Limited Liability Company. Westpac Corp has 0.04% invested in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) for 15,421 shares. Moreover, Zevenbergen Invests Ltd Llc has 0.04% invested in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Raymond James & Assocs has 361,747 shares. Arizona State Retirement Systems invested 0.13% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Farmers & Merchants Invs, a Nebraska-based fund reported 159 shares. Sector Pension Board owns 0.01% invested in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) for 24,739 shares. Menta Capital Ltd holds 0.28% or 17,722 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Fjarde Ap has 0.11% invested in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) for 51,202 shares.

Middleton & Co Inc, which manages about $602.39 million and $553.52M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) by 17,493 shares to 49,220 shares, valued at $8.05 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Priceline Grp Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) by 831 shares in the quarter, for a total of 4,686 shares, and has risen its stake in Praxair Inc (NYSE:PX).

Among 18 analysts covering Hi-Crush Partners (NYSE:HCLP), 11 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Hi-Crush Partners had 55 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Janney Capital given on Wednesday, September 6. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, June 1. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 11 by Cowen & Co. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Sector Perform” rating in Friday, August 7 report. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform” on Wednesday, August 12. The rating was maintained by Wunderlich with “Hold” on Tuesday, June 14. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, August 7 by Cowen & Co. DA Davidson downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Monday, June 13 report. On Friday, September 4 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Neutral”. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, October 27 by UBS.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.78, from 1.66 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 21 investors sold HCLP shares while 30 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 28 raised stakes. 37.15 million shares or 16.45% less from 44.46 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The California-based Wells Fargo Communication Mn has invested 0% in Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE:HCLP). Blair William Il reported 80,650 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Griffin Asset Management reported 33,305 shares. Pinnacle Assocs Ltd reported 29,460 shares stake. Clear Harbor Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 796,137 shares. Kj Harrison Ptnrs accumulated 20,000 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Gsa Capital Prns Limited Liability Partnership holds 13,622 shares. 3,700 were reported by North Star Invest Mngmt. Sentinel Asset Mngmt has invested 0.01% in Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE:HCLP). Sg Americas Secs Ltd Liability invested in 0.01% or 69,800 shares. Mcf Advisors Lc reported 1,379 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Bb&T Secs Ltd Co has 0.01% invested in Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE:HCLP). Benjamin F Edwards Incorporated holds 0% or 200 shares in its portfolio. Westwood Gp has 0% invested in Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE:HCLP). Bronson Point Mngmt Limited Liability Corp invested in 825,000 shares.

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