Robinson Capital Management Has Increased Its Holding in Putnam Mun Opportunities Tr (PMO) by $421,932 as Stock Declined; As Amazon Com (AMZN) Valuation Rose, Ardsley Advisory Partners Has Trimmed Its Position by $1.48 Million

April 16, 2018 - By mmahotstuff

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Philip Hempleman decreased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) by 62.78% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ardsley Advisory Partners sold 1,265 shares as the company’s stock rose 28.13% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Philip Hempleman held 750 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $878,000, down from 2,015 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ardsley Advisory Partners who had been investing in Amazon Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $692.66B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.22% or $17.71 during the last trading session, reaching $1430.79. About 3.31M shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 76.78% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.23% the S&P500.

Robinson Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Putnam Mun Opportunities Tr (PMO) by 6.42% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Robinson Capital Management Llc bought 35,161 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.99% with the market. The institutional investor held 582,425 shares of the company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.19M, up from 547,264 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Robinson Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Putnam Mun Opportunities Tr for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $446.78M market cap company. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $11.75. About 63,524 shares traded. Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust (NYSE:PMO) has declined 3.41% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.96% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 1.26 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 69 investors sold AMZN shares while 578 reduced holdings. 168 funds opened positions while 667 raised stakes. 280.02 million shares or 0.09% more from 279.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 3,815 are held by Cibc Bank Usa. Syntal Partners Ltd Com invested in 0.21% or 600 shares. 1,171 were accumulated by Tdam Usa Incorporated. 107,000 are held by Uss Invest. 874 were reported by Wagner Bowman Mngmt Corp. Northstar Gp Incorporated reported 1.34% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Violich Cap has invested 0.17% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Whalerock Point Partners Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.45% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership stated it has 19,773 shares. Moreover, Eads And Heald Investment Counsel has 1.75% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 2,543 shares. Paradigm Finance Ltd stated it has 0.19% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Brown Capital Management Ltd reported 564 shares. Sns Fincl Gp Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 531 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Manchester Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Paradigm Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.83% or 2,580 shares in its portfolio.

Among 54 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 50 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Amazon.com had 282 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, April 1. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Friday, September 4. The rating was maintained by GBH Insights on Thursday, January 25 with “Buy”. Nomura maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, February 5 report. On Monday, October 9 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 18 by Canaccord Genuity. Raymond James downgraded the shares of AMZN in report on Tuesday, March 22 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned “Buy” rating by Loop Capital Markets on Wednesday, February 28. The firm earned “Positive” rating on Friday, January 15 by Susquehanna.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 sales for $45.88 million activity. 2,285 shares were sold by ALBERG TOM A, worth $3.35 million. $795,502 worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was sold by Reynolds Shelley on Thursday, February 15. WILKE JEFFREY A had sold 1,550 shares worth $2.35 million. 12,666 shares valued at $18.50 million were sold by Blackburn Jeffrey M on Thursday, February 15. 2,333 Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares with value of $3.42 million were sold by Olsavsky Brian T. Jassy Andrew R sold 1,985 shares worth $2.90M.

Analysts await Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $1.19 earnings per share, down 19.59% or $0.29 from last year’s $1.48 per share. AMZN’s profit will be $576.09M for 300.59 P/E if the $1.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.16 actual earnings per share reported by Amazon.com, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -44.91% negative EPS growth.

Ardsley Advisory Partners, which manages about $862.45M and $823.02M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Hortonworks Inc (NASDAQ:HDP) by 130,000 shares to 400,000 shares, valued at $8.04M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in New Gold Inc Cda (NYSEMKT:NGD) by 735,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 3.70M shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (IBB).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.56, from 1.67 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 5 investors sold PMO shares while 13 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 13 raised stakes. 5.49 million shares or 2.46% more from 5.36 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Creative Planning holds 0% of its portfolio in Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust (NYSE:PMO) for 16,162 shares. Pnc Fincl Svcs invested 0% of its portfolio in Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust (NYSE:PMO). 582,425 are held by Robinson Mgmt Ltd Llc. Stifel Financial holds 41,291 shares. 1,200 are held by Jpmorgan Chase. Bancorp Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 5,725 shares. Riggs Asset Managment stated it has 1,500 shares. Morgan Stanley invested in 0% or 296,651 shares. Thomas J Herzfeld Advsrs Inc has invested 0.03% in Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust (NYSE:PMO). Mackay Shields Ltd Llc has invested 0.56% in Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust (NYSE:PMO). Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Cap Mngmt reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust (NYSE:PMO). Capital Advsr Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.07% in Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust (NYSE:PMO). Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 190,912 shares. Ameriprise Finance holds 0% or 20,531 shares in its portfolio. 1St Source Retail Bank holds 0.14% or 137,175 shares in its portfolio.

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