Clearbridge Has Cut Its Stake in Radian Group (RDN) as Share Price Declined; Comerica Securities Stake In Las Vegas Sands (LVS) Was Boosted

April 20, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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Comerica Securities Inc increased its stake in Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS) by 88.61% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Comerica Securities Inc bought 20,396 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.75% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 43,413 shares of the hotels and resorts company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.02M, up from 23,017 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Comerica Securities Inc who had been investing in Las Vegas Sands Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $58.56 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.50% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $74.21. About 817,003 shares traded. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) has risen 26.54% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.99% the S&P500.

Clearbridge Llc decreased its stake in Radian Group Inc (RDN) by 32.94% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Clearbridge Llc sold 245,860 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.14% with the market. The institutional investor held 500,484 shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.32M, down from 746,344 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Clearbridge Llc who had been investing in Radian Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.37B market cap company. The stock increased 2.03% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $15.59. About 852,008 shares traded. Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN) has risen 6.99% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.56% the S&P500.

Comerica Securities Inc, which manages about $820.57 million and $793.42 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) by 6,893 shares to 19,246 shares, valued at $2.01M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Norfolk Southern Corp (NYSE:NSC) by 2,902 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 21,444 shares, and cut its stake in Voya Prime Rate Tr (NYSE:PPR).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.26, from 1.36 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 38 investors sold LVS shares while 172 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 154 raised stakes. 287.76 million shares or 1.26% more from 284.19 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Hennessy Advsr stated it has 0.21% of its portfolio in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). California Public Employees Retirement Sys holds 0.09% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) or 1.01 million shares. The Florida-based Gator Capital Management Lc has invested 0.4% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Mckinley Capital Mngmt Ltd Delaware owns 240,309 shares for 0.84% of their portfolio. Accuvest Glob Advisors reported 81 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Financial Architects owns 0% invested in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) for 200 shares. 606,342 are owned by Bnp Paribas Asset Holdings. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt reported 102,034 shares stake. Federated Incorporated Pa holds 1.79M shares or 0.35% of its portfolio. Pnc Grp Inc Incorporated has invested 0% of its portfolio in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). 382,535 are owned by Pub Employees Retirement System Of Ohio. Gam Hldg Ag has invested 0.05% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Principal Financial Gp has 175,990 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. 885,611 are held by Putnam Invests Limited Liability. Barclays Public Limited Liability Co holds 288,612 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Las Vegas Sands had 63 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, October 22 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, January 26 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 19 by Susquehanna. The stock of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) earned “Neutral” rating by UBS on Friday, July 8. The stock of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by JP Morgan. Buckingham Research initiated the shares of LVS in report on Thursday, August 11 with “Neutral” rating. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) on Friday, November 4 with “Market Perform” rating. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Nomura with “Neutral”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 8 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by CLSA with “Outperform” on Monday, September 19.

Since March 13, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $2.98 million activity.

Among 13 analysts covering Radian Group (NYSE:RDN), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Radian Group had 49 analyst reports since August 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN) on Tuesday, April 10 with “Buy” rating. Compass Point maintained Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN) on Friday, January 29 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by BTIG Research. On Friday, October 27 the stock rating was upgraded by Compass Point to “Buy”. On Monday, May 29 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. The stock of Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, April 11. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $23 target in Wednesday, October 25 report. On Wednesday, October 28 the stock rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “Outperform”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, December 21 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, March 13.

Clearbridge Llc, which manages about $5.40B and $4.80B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Wns Holdings Ltd (NYSE:WNS) by 57,160 shares to 616,227 shares, valued at $24.73M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Venator Matls Plc by 207,685 shares in the quarter, for a total of 796,145 shares, and has risen its stake in Kinder Morgan Inc Del (NYSE:KMI).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.14 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 12 investors sold RDN shares while 97 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 197.95 million shares or 1.52% more from 194.98 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 2.20 million are owned by Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L P. Glenmede Tru Na holds 0.25% of its portfolio in Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN) for 2.92M shares. Stifel Financial Corporation invested 0% in Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN). Int Gru holds 146,039 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Moreover, Bancshares Of America De has 0.01% invested in Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN) for 1.63M shares. Cap One Natl Association reported 26,143 shares. Bailard has 0.03% invested in Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN) for 21,000 shares. Td Asset Mngmt holds 0% of its portfolio in Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN) for 74,400 shares. Colony Grp Ltd accumulated 0.15% or 118,822 shares. Comml Bank Of Montreal Can invested in 0% or 5,383 shares. Salem Counselors Inc has invested 0% in Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN). Bluecrest Capital Mngmt has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN). Saba Lp owns 0.02% invested in Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN) for 10,000 shares. First Personal Financial Svcs invested 0% of its portfolio in Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN).

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