Mackay Shields Has Increased Xpo Logistics (XPO) Position By $36.20 Million; Cott Has 1.07 Sentiment

April 21, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Mackay Shields Llc increased Xpo Logistics Inc (XPO) stake by 3932.25% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Mackay Shields Llc acquired 397,786 shares as Xpo Logistics Inc (XPO)’s stock rose 9.61%. The Mackay Shields Llc holds 407,902 shares with $37.36M value, up from 10,116 last quarter. Xpo Logistics Inc now has $12.53B valuation. The stock decreased 1.84% or $1.96 during the last trading session, reaching $104.44. About 1.40M shares traded. XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) has risen 113.78% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 102.23% the S&P500.

Cott Corp (COT) investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.35, from 1.42 in 2017Q3. The ratio has dropped, as 62 funds started new or increased stock positions, while 58 sold and reduced holdings in Cott Corp. The funds in our database now have: 98.88 million shares, down from 102.05 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Cott Corp in top ten stock positions decreased from 6 to 2 for a decrease of 4. Sold All: 10 Reduced: 48 Increased: 35 New Position: 27.

Among 21 analysts covering XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO), 19 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. XPO Logistics had 76 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, May 23, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, February 7 report. Buckingham Research initiated the shares of XPO in report on Tuesday, May 17 with “Buy” rating. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of XPO in report on Wednesday, August 9 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by Oppenheimer. The stock of XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, September 29. On Wednesday, December 27 the stock rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “Outperform”. The stock of XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 19 by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.42 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.41, from 1.83 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 43 investors sold XPO shares while 95 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 98.73 million shares or 2.06% more from 96.74 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. First Manhattan owns 0.12% invested in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) for 239,750 shares. Utah Retirement holds 22,000 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Winch Advisory Svcs Limited Liability Corp reported 390 shares. Price Michael F holds 183,000 shares or 2.08% of its portfolio. Hilltop Holdings reported 2,600 shares stake. Century Cos holds 0.23% or 2.53 million shares. Colorado-based Elk Creek Prtn Lc has invested 0.59% in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO). Highland Cap Ltd Llc has invested 0.08% in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO). Parallax Volatility Advisers LP reported 0.05% of its portfolio in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO). Horizon Kinetics Limited Liability accumulated 0.01% or 5,187 shares. Sg Mngmt Lc owns 191,723 shares for 3.51% of their portfolio. Convergence Invest Lc has 0.49% invested in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) for 39,488 shares. Jpmorgan Chase reported 233,985 shares. Pdt Prtnrs Ltd Company owns 148,700 shares for 0.4% of their portfolio. Metropolitan Life Ins Communication Ny invested in 7,420 shares.

Mackay Shields Llc decreased Bank Amer Corp stake by 479 shares to 38,581 valued at $50.93 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced American Eagle Outfitters Ne (NYSE:AEO) stake by 686,330 shares and now owns 1.87 million shares. Allergan Plc was reduced too.

Adi Capital Management Llc holds 6.63% of its portfolio in Cott Corporation for 584,526 shares. Overbrook Management Corp owns 1.30 million shares or 4.4% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Banbury Partners Llc has 4.09% invested in the company for 1.00 million shares. The New York-based Garnet Equity Capital Holdings Inc. has invested 3.3% in the stock. P2 Capital Partners Llc, a New York-based fund reported 1.52 million shares.

Cott Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners, and distributors worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.97 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Water & Coffee Solutions, Cott North America, Cott United Kingdom, and All Other. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s product lines include carbonated soft drinks, juice and juice products, energy drinks and shots, sports drinks, new age beverages, ready-to-drink teas, liquid enhancers, freezables, ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages, hot chocolate, malt drinks, creamers/whiteners, cereals, and beverage concentrates, as well as clear, still, and sparkling flavored waters.

Analysts await Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) to report earnings on May, 3 before the open. They expect $-0.02 earnings per share, up 84.62% or $0.11 from last year’s $-0.13 per share. After $0.02 actual earnings per share reported by Cott Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -200.00% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 2.59% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $14.66. About 996,452 shares traded or 1.14% up from the average. Cott Corporation (COT) has risen 19.84% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.29% the S&P500.

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