Aqr Capital Management Increases Holding in Mcdonalds (MCD); Fairpointe Capital Lifted Nuance Communications (NUAN) Holding by $1.37 Million

April 20, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Cliff Asness increased its stake in Mcdonalds Corp (MCD) by 32.27% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aqr Capital Management Llc bought 252,394 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.13% with the market. The hedge fund run by Cliff Asness held 1.03 million shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $178.06 million, up from 782,121 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aqr Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Mcdonalds Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $125.40 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.41% or $2.28 during the last trading session, reaching $159.53. About 3.28M shares traded. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 21.62% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.07% the S&P500.

Fairpointe Capital Llc increased its stake in Nuance Communications (NUAN) by 1.66% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fairpointe Capital Llc bought 85,412 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.16% with the market. The institutional investor held 5.22M shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $85.34M, up from 5.13M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fairpointe Capital Llc who had been investing in Nuance Communications for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.46B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.78% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $15.19. About 894,598 shares traded. Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) has declined 7.39% since April 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.94% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.07, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 75 investors sold NUAN shares while 88 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 233.98 million shares or 15.90% more from 201.88 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Shannon River Fund Ltd Liability reported 1.22% of its portfolio in Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN). 15,445 are held by Creative Planning. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 0.01% or 17,000 shares in its portfolio. 1.20M are owned by State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D. Peak6 Lp has 0.01% invested in Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN). Cornerstone Holding Lc holds 0.09% or 755,826 shares in its portfolio. Macquarie Gp reported 0% in Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN). Amg Funds Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.61% or 69,723 shares. 159,836 are owned by Aviva Public Ltd Com. The New York-based Citigroup has invested 0% in Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN). Aqr Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Company, Connecticut-based fund reported 955,844 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Com reported 0.01% stake. Stratos Wealth Prtn holds 3,237 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Point72 Asset Lp owns 1.45 million shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement invested in 482,629 shares.

Among 11 analysts covering Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Nuance Communications had 36 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, February 9. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of NUAN in report on Tuesday, August 9 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Wednesday, November 29. As per Wednesday, August 9, the company rating was maintained by Raymond James. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Tuesday, November 17. The company was initiated on Friday, April 15 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Thursday, November 2. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital on Friday, January 6 to “Overweight”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, August 8 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 9 by Canaccord Genuity.

Fairpointe Capital Llc, which manages about $7.00B and $5.30B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Teradata Corp (NYSE:TDC) by 716,118 shares to 4.66M shares, valued at $179.14M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Gerdau S A Sponsored Adr (NYSE:GGB) by 727,319 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 20.72 million shares, and cut its stake in Adtalem Global Education.

Aqr Capital Management Llc, which manages about $95.29B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) by 238,112 shares to 2.37 million shares, valued at $136.01 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Liberty Global Plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) by 707,013 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 989,077 shares, and cut its stake in Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MNTA).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.88 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.11, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 54 investors sold MCD shares while 601 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 451 raised stakes. 518.42 million shares or 0.36% less from 520.27 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Regentatlantic Capital Ltd Com invested in 7,781 shares. 397,135 are owned by Hightower Limited Liability Company. Roosevelt Invest Grp Inc accumulated 4,420 shares. Roffman Miller Associates Pa accumulated 146,160 shares. Catalyst Capital Advsr reported 0% stake. 633 are held by Baystate Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Corp. The Ontario – Canada-based Scotia Cap Inc has invested 0.27% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Moreover, Pinnacle Wealth Mgmt Advisory Gru Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.94% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Transamerica Inc has invested 0.35% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Dodge And Cox accumulated 17,954 shares or 0% of the stock. West Oak Capital Ltd Llc reported 1,550 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Aviance Prtnrs stated it has 0.21% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Lifeplan Group Inc owns 2,388 shares. Clean Yield Gp reported 11,311 shares stake. Pictet Asset Ltd has 0.25% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 570,322 shares.

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