Aureus Asset Management Position in Svb Financial Group (SIVB) Has Lowered as Market Valuation Declined; Hm Payson & Company Upped Stake in Priceline Grp (PCLN)

April 21, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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Hm Payson & Company increased its stake in Priceline Grp Inc (PCLN) by 56.56% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hm Payson & Company bought 2,177 shares as the company’s stock 0.00% . The institutional investor held 6,026 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.47 million, up from 3,849 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hm Payson & Company who had been investing in Priceline Grp Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $92.94B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.07% or $1.38 during the last trading session, reaching $1905.64. About 570,074 shares traded or 40.26% up from the average. Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has 0.00% since April 21, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Aureus Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Svb Financial Group (SIVB) by 3.49% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aureus Asset Management Llc sold 2,736 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.03% with the market. The institutional investor held 75,644 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $17.68 million, down from 78,380 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aureus Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Svb Financial Group for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.27 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.68% or $1.69 during the last trading session, reaching $250.83. About 397,526 shares traded. SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) has risen 33.86% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.31% the S&P500.

Among 18 analysts covering SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. SVB Financial Group had 64 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Maxim Group maintained it with “Buy” rating and $300.0 target in Wednesday, January 10 report. JMP Securities initiated SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) on Friday, September 16 with “Mkt Outperform” rating. The company was upgraded on Friday, August 28 by DA Davidson. Maxim Group maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, January 26 report. DA Davidson downgraded the shares of SIVB in report on Friday, July 22 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stephens on Wednesday, June 7. Wood maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, May 27 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group given on Monday, July 31. On Monday, August 31 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold”.

Aureus Asset Management Llc, which manages about $874.10M and $645.96 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 3,183 shares to 98,836 shares, valued at $16.73M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cedar Fair L.P. (NYSE:FUN) by 9,301 shares in the quarter, for a total of 244,670 shares, and has risen its stake in Sherwin (NYSE:SHW).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.21, from 0.98 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 30 investors sold SIVB shares while 133 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 119 raised stakes. 45.46 million shares or 9.47% less from 50.21 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Barclays Public Llc invested in 0% or 11,659 shares. Peddock Advisors reported 0.09% of its portfolio in SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB). Van Strum And Towne holds 3.04% of its portfolio in SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) for 19,577 shares. Andra Ap holds 5,600 shares. Davis Partners Ltd Liability Company reported 146,299 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys, California-based fund reported 127,431 shares. Bessemer Incorporated has 0% invested in SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB). State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D holds 0.26% or 289,000 shares in its portfolio. Tru Of Vermont has 0% invested in SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB). New York-based Ny State Teachers Retirement Sys has invested 0.05% in SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB). Moreover, Amalgamated Commercial Bank has 0.07% invested in SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB). Manufacturers Life Insurance The reported 0.14% of its portfolio in SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB). Hanseatic Ser holds 0.99% in SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) or 4,214 shares. Metropolitan Life New York has 16,881 shares. Neville Rodie Shaw Inc holds 0.03% of its portfolio in SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) for 1,200 shares.

Analysts await SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) to report earnings on April, 26 after the close. They expect $3.13 EPS, up 63.87% or $1.22 from last year’s $1.91 per share. SIVB’s profit will be $165.54M for 20.03 P/E if the $3.13 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.89 actual EPS reported by SVB Financial Group for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.30% EPS growth.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $2.72 million activity. Another trade for 1,175 shares valued at $297,007 was sold by Cox Philip C. 2,510 shares were sold by DRAPER MICHELLE, worth $624,854.

Hm Payson & Company, which manages about $2.21B and $2.49B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) by 14,842 shares to 85,563 shares, valued at $5.77M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Csx Corp (NYSE:CSX) by 10,262 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 193,168 shares, and cut its stake in Spdr Bloomberg Barclays Short (SJNK).

Investors sentiment is 1.03 in Q4 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is without change, as 86 investors sold PCLN shares while 311 reduced holdings. only 96 funds opened positions while 311 raised stakes. 43.90 million shares or 12.31% less from 50.07 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Creative Planning reported 7,039 shares stake. Peak6 Invests Limited Partnership has invested 0.11% in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Ssi Investment Mngmt Inc invested in 141 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Blume owns 157 shares. Scharf Invests Limited Liability owns 4.32% invested in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) for 109,650 shares. Hillman Company owns 18,949 shares. Fort Washington Inv Advisors Oh has invested 1% in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Numeric Invsts Limited Com reported 121 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Martin Management Limited Liability reported 8,550 shares stake. Mawer Investment Mngmt Ltd stated it has 0.4% of its portfolio in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Moreover, Camelot Portfolios Ltd Llc has 0.45% invested in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) for 544 shares. Tarbox Family Office Incorporated accumulated 25 shares. South Street Advsr Limited Liability Company accumulated 8,237 shares. Commercial Bank Of New York Mellon invested in 485,765 shares or 0.22% of the stock. Gam Hldgs Ag holds 0.01% or 272 shares.

Among 34 analysts covering Priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Priceline.com had 101 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 28 by Benchmark. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, August 9. As per Tuesday, November 7, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, August 9. The firm has “Buy” rating by Redburn given on Friday, September 4. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 22 by Deutsche Bank. CLSA initiated Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) rating on Thursday, December 8. CLSA has “Buy” rating and $1900 target. The stock of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 5. The firm has “Buy” rating by Vetr given on Tuesday, August 25. The stock has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, August 1.

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