Price Michael F Stake in Alliance Data Systems (ADS) Raised by $2.18 Million; Oracle (ORCL) Shareholder Cambridge Advisors Has Lifted Holding by $891,966 as Market Valuation Declined

April 17, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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Michael Price increased its stake in Alliance Data Systems Corp (ADS) by 28.67% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Price Michael F bought 8,600 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.04% with the market. The hedge fund run by Michael Price held 38,600 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.78 million, up from 30,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Price Michael F who had been investing in Alliance Data Systems Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.68 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.22% or $4.57 during the last trading session, reaching $210.55. About 623,077 shares traded. Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has declined 9.99% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.54% the S&P500.

Cambridge Advisors Inc increased its stake in Oracle Corp (ORCL) by 183.01% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cambridge Advisors Inc bought 18,978 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.18% with the market. The institutional investor held 29,348 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.39 million, up from 10,370 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cambridge Advisors Inc who had been investing in Oracle Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $187.99 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.35% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $46.05. About 11.64M shares traded. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 1.20% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.35% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It has no change, as 39 investors sold ADS shares while 176 reduced holdings. only 69 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. 51.81 million shares or 1.64% more from 50.97 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Brown Advisory has invested 0% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Retirement Sys Of Alabama holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 23,294 shares. 4,370 are owned by Fernwood Inv Mngmt. Invesco has invested 0.03% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). 6,988 are owned by Korea Invest. Garrison Corp has 7,879 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 0.04% or 4,600 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement System reported 0.05% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Wells Fargo & Com Mn invested 0.01% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Tiverton Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc has 936 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Pub Sector Pension Inv Board stated it has 19,984 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Cap Advsrs Ok stated it has 0.05% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Advisory Services Ltd Company accumulated 152 shares. Valueact Hldgs LP owns 5.88 million shares. Jane Street Group Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0% or 1,737 shares.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $8.14 million activity. 21,000 shares valued at $5.14M were sold by HEFFERNAN EDWARD J on Friday, February 16.

Price Michael F, which manages about $804.57 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Dolby Laboratories Inc. (NYSE:DLB) by 90,000 shares to 758,255 shares, valued at $47.01M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Franklin Resources Inc. (NYSE:BEN) by 108,800 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 238,730 shares, and cut its stake in Bmc Stock Holdings Inc..

Among 35 analysts covering Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS), 18 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 51% are positive. Alliance Data Systems had 94 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of ADS in report on Thursday, April 5 with “Buy” rating. UBS initiated Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) rating on Tuesday, March 27. UBS has “Hold” rating and $23800 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 28 report. Credit Suisse initiated Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) on Friday, December 11 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was upgraded by Edward Jones to “Buy” on Monday, February 26. On Friday, August 14 the stock rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight”. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The firm has “Sell” rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, July 20. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 8 by Robert W. Baird. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of ADS in report on Friday, December 9 to “Neutral” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 80 investors sold ORCL shares while 488 reduced holdings. 126 funds opened positions while 526 raised stakes. 2.29 billion shares or 1.37% less from 2.32 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 1,880 were accumulated by James Inv Rech Inc. Moneta Investment Advsr Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 3,028 shares. Ardevora Asset Ltd Liability Partnership reported 598,300 shares or 0.85% of all its holdings. Glenmede Trust Com Na owns 3.95M shares. Qs Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 167,647 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Hermes Invest Mngmt owns 7,217 shares. Insight 2811 reported 20,306 shares. Wells Fargo & Co Mn accumulated 13.46M shares. Citadel Advisors Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 1.99M shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Covington owns 100,360 shares for 1.62% of their portfolio. Autus Asset Lc stated it has 12,004 shares. Grisanti Limited Liability Co owns 175,125 shares. Tower Cap Lc (Trc) has invested 0.38% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Highland Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 191,624 shares or 0.69% of its portfolio. Security National Bank & Trust Of So Dak accumulated 1.4% or 27,395 shares.

Among 42 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Oracle had 115 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray initiated Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) rating on Wednesday, October 4. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $55.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 16. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, June 22 by Wedbush. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 11 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, June 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, September 15 by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Friday, August 25 by Jefferies. As per Wednesday, January 11, the company rating was initiated by Wells Fargo. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, June 29 by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, December 15 by BMO Capital Markets.

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