Netflix (NFLX) Shareholder Hillhouse Capital Management LTD Boosted Its Holding; Goodman Financial Holding in Amazon Com Com (AMZN) Has Cut as Share Value Rose

April 21, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Goodman Financial Corp decreased its stake in Amazon Com Inc Com (AMZN) by 6.83% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Goodman Financial Corp sold 619 shares as the company’s stock rose 28.13% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 8,448 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.88 million, down from 9,067 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Goodman Financial Corp who had been investing in Amazon Com Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $739.47B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.89% or $29.42 during the last trading session, reaching $1527.49. About 5.28M shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 76.78% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.23% the S&P500.

Lei Zhang increased its stake in Netflix Inc (NFLX) by 83.96% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hillhouse Capital Management Ltd bought 56,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 58.31% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Lei Zhang held 122,700 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $23.55M, up from 66,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hillhouse Capital Management Ltd who had been investing in Netflix Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $142.24 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.48% or $4.93 during the last trading session, reaching $327.77. About 8.84M shares traded. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has risen 108.73% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 97.18% the S&P500.

Among 54 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 50 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Amazon.com had 287 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Friday, July 24 by B. Riley & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo given on Thursday, March 15. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, October 5 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 23 by UBS. Monness Crespi & Hardt maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Friday, October 23. Monness Crespi & Hardt has “Buy” rating and $705 target. The company was maintained on Friday, April 20 by Credit Suisse. On Friday, October 27 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, September 29 by Loop Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 10 by Credit Suisse. Monness Crespi & Hardt downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, January 4 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1.26 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 69 investors sold AMZN shares while 578 reduced holdings. 168 funds opened positions while 667 raised stakes. 280.02 million shares or 0.09% more from 279.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Main Street Ltd Com has invested 2.57% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Emerald Advisers Pa holds 1,338 shares. Bahl & Gaynor Inc holds 1,195 shares. Horizon Services Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 218 shares. Perkins Coie Trust, Washington-based fund reported 540 shares. First City Cap Management, a Georgia-based fund reported 471 shares. Ctc has 9,224 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Excalibur Mngmt Corp reported 254 shares. Ims Cap stated it has 1,629 shares or 1.18% of all its holdings. Ing Groep Nv invested in 101,448 shares or 1.98% of the stock. Beck Mack Oliver Ltd Liability Company accumulated 510 shares. Vantage Inv Advsr Llc accumulated 0.69% or 2,554 shares. Asset Mngmt One Co Limited owns 671,295 shares. Bragg Advsrs holds 0.07% or 393 shares. Cohen Klingenstein Limited Liability Co has invested 6.07% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).

Goodman Financial Corp, which manages about $291.99 million and $221.21M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Kroger Co Com (NYSE:KR) by 32,076 shares to 222,030 shares, valued at $6.10M in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 13 selling transactions for $45.88 million activity. WILKE JEFFREY A sold $788,924 worth of stock. ALBERG TOM A also sold $1.01 million worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Wednesday, February 21. $795,502 worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares were sold by Reynolds Shelley. Another trade for 1,985 shares valued at $2.90 million was sold by Jassy Andrew R. Blackburn Jeffrey M also sold $18.50 million worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Thursday, February 15. Zapolsky David sold $3.24M worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Thursday, February 15.

Analysts await Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to report earnings on April, 26 after the close. They expect $1.19 earnings per share, down 19.59% or $0.29 from last year’s $1.48 per share. AMZN’s profit will be $576.09 million for 320.90 P/E if the $1.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.16 actual earnings per share reported by Amazon.com, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -44.91% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.19, from 1.12 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 53 investors sold NFLX shares while 244 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 281 raised stakes. 344.43 million shares or 3.28% less from 356.10 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 310,868 were accumulated by Strs Ohio. Peddock Cap Limited Liability Corporation owns 170 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Principal Finance Grp stated it has 641,314 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Next Century Growth Investors Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 4,778 shares. Webster Natl Bank N A, a Connecticut-based fund reported 508 shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi stated it has 476,510 shares. 9 were reported by Kistler. Waldron Limited Partnership invested in 0.05% or 1,188 shares. 1.83M were reported by Legal General Gru Public Limited Company. Alpha Cubed Investments Ltd Liability invested in 44,793 shares or 1.12% of the stock. Bryn Mawr Trust owns 0.02% invested in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) for 2,376 shares. 3,428 were accumulated by Advsrs Asset Mgmt Inc. Oakbrook Investments Limited Liability holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) for 4,375 shares. Acg Wealth has 25,630 shares for 0.73% of their portfolio. Hudock Cap Grp Ltd Liability holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) for 211 shares.

Among 58 analysts covering Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), 39 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Netflix had 260 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) earned “Neutral” rating by UBS on Tuesday, October 18. On Monday, September 25 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. Deutsche Bank maintained Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) on Tuesday, October 18 with “Sell” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, July 18 by Cowen & Co. Macquarie Research maintained Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) rating on Tuesday, July 19. Macquarie Research has “Neutral” rating and $85 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 28 by Wunderlich. The stock of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Wednesday, January 17. The stock of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) earned “Buy” rating by Loop Capital on Tuesday, October 18. Robert W. Baird maintained Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) rating on Wednesday, January 24. Robert W. Baird has “Neutral” rating and $240 target. As per Tuesday, July 19, the company rating was maintained by PiperJaffray.

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