Autodesk (ADSK) Shareholder Hmi Capital Increased Its Position; Ensign Group (ENSG) Holder Hawk Ridge Management Has Cut Holding by $671,066

April 17, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Hawk Ridge Management Llc decreased its stake in Ensign Group Inc (ENSG) by 5.35% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hawk Ridge Management Llc sold 30,503 shares as the company’s stock rose 18.72% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 540,130 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $11.99 million, down from 570,633 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hawk Ridge Management Llc who had been investing in Ensign Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.46 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.43% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $28.09. About 33,762 shares traded. The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) has risen 44.87% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.32% the S&P500.

Mick Hellman increased its stake in Autodesk Inc (ADSK) by 32.08% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hmi Capital Llc bought 215,729 shares as the company’s stock rose 23.51% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Mick Hellman held 888,220 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $93.11 million, up from 672,491 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hmi Capital Llc who had been investing in Autodesk Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $29.11 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.79% or $3.625 during the last trading session, reaching $133.345. About 554,672 shares traded. Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) has risen 50.18% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.63% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) to report earnings on May, 7. They expect $0.42 EPS, up 35.48% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.31 per share. ENSG’s profit will be $21.89 million for 16.72 P/E if the $0.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.34 actual EPS reported by The Ensign Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 23.53% EPS growth.

Hawk Ridge Management Llc, which manages about $300.66 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Pdf Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:PDFS) by 66,064 shares to 631,079 shares, valued at $9.91M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Orion Engineered Carbons S A (NYSE:OEC) by 38,877 shares in the quarter, for a total of 826,749 shares, and has risen its stake in Extended Stay Amer Inc (NYSE:STAY).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.58 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.47, from 1.11 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 10 investors sold ENSG shares while 42 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 42.07 million shares or 1.36% more from 41.50 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. South Dakota Council reported 57,300 shares. Fmr Limited Liability Com holds 228,174 shares. Wells Fargo And Co Mn has invested 0% of its portfolio in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). Skyline Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership has 804,000 shares. Arizona State Retirement has invested 0.02% in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). Ameriprise Financial Inc owns 495,572 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue accumulated 0.01% or 9,527 shares. Fincl Bank Of The West stated it has 0.05% in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). Old Financial Bank In accumulated 0.01% or 10,432 shares. Leucadia Natl Corp owns 0.02% invested in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) for 14,049 shares. Jupiter Asset Management Limited owns 239,142 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 199,973 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Assetmark owns 15 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Fincl Architects Incorporated accumulated 421 shares. Parametric Port Assocs Ltd Liability invested in 179,321 shares or 0% of the stock.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 selling transactions for $3.13 million activity. 7,000 shares were sold by Nackel John G., worth $195,300. The insider Wittekind Beverly B. sold $228,070. The insider Hubenette Antoinette T. sold $434,421.

Among 7 analysts covering Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Ensign Group had 19 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. SunTrust maintained The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) rating on Friday, February 9. SunTrust has “Buy” rating and $29.0 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Thursday, May 12. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) on Monday, October 2 with “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, January 4, the company rating was downgraded by JMP Securities. As per Thursday, August 4, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, November 6. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of ENSG in report on Monday, July 31 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, February 12, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, February 8.

Since March 7, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 insider sales for $6.09 million activity. 20,458 Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) shares with value of $2.53 million were sold by Blum Steven M. Shares for $2.57M were sold by Anagnost Andrew. $290,810 worth of Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) shares were sold by Underwood Paul D.. Di Fronzo Pascal W sold $48,329 worth of stock.

Hmi Capital Llc, which manages about $266.04 million and $864.91M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Nice Ltd (NASDAQ:NICE) by 135,000 shares to 860,562 shares, valued at $79.09 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.34, from 1.42 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 46 investors sold ADSK shares while 171 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 204.78 million shares or 0.77% less from 206.38 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Sustainable Growth Advisers LP holds 3.39% of its portfolio in Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) for 2.76 million shares. Bbva Compass Fincl Bank invested in 102,760 shares or 0.68% of the stock. Raymond James Fincl Advisors invested in 0.01% or 11,722 shares. Moreover, Keybank National Association Oh has 0% invested in Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK). 143,800 are held by Falcon Edge Capital Ltd Partnership. Proshare Advsrs Lc stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK). Hoplite Cap Mngmt LP reported 809,878 shares. First Republic Investment Mngmt holds 169,804 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. Ubs Oconnor Limited Liability Company has invested 0.24% in Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK). Da Davidson & holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) for 89,146 shares. Advisory Serv Networks Lc holds 0.08% or 8,353 shares. Moreover, Loomis Sayles And LP has 2.33% invested in Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK). Tiger Mgmt Lc invested 1.79% of its portfolio in Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK). Impax Asset Mgmt Ltd invested 0.26% of its portfolio in Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK). Plante Moran Financial Advisors Ltd Llc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) for 103 shares.

Among 27 analysts covering Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK), 18 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Autodesk Inc. had 124 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 22 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, August 31 by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Friday, May 20 by Wedbush. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 29 by Guggenheim. On Monday, August 21 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. The stock of Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, November 14. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, November 20 report. Canaccord Genuity maintained Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) rating on Friday, August 26. Canaccord Genuity has “Hold” rating and $65 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, November 15. As per Monday, August 28, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup.

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