Caesars Entmt (CZR) Holder Athena Capital Advisors Has Trimmed Holding by $618,780; Synopsys (SNPS) Stock Value Declined While Bernzott Capital Advisors Cut by $3.34 Million Its Position

April 23, 2018 - By mmahotstuff

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Bernzott Capital Advisors decreased its stake in Synopsys (SNPS) by 10.86% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bernzott Capital Advisors sold 39,245 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.41% with the market. The institutional investor held 322,071 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $27.45M, down from 361,316 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bernzott Capital Advisors who had been investing in Synopsys for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $12.37 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.23% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $83.2. About 274,447 shares traded. Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) has risen 16.16% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.61% the S&P500.

Athena Capital Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Caesars Entmt Corp (CZR) by 68.09% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Athena Capital Advisors Llc sold 51,565 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.35% with the market. The hedge fund held 24,171 shares of the hotels and resorts company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $306,000, down from 75,736 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Athena Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Caesars Entmt Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.98 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.09% or $0.125 during the last trading session, reaching $11.625. About 2.58M shares traded. Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) has risen 18.92% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.37% the S&P500.

Analysts await Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $-0.01 EPS, up 99.73% or $3.70 from last year’s $-3.71 per share. After $0.14 actual EPS reported by Caesars Entertainment Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -107.14% negative EPS growth.

Among 6 analysts covering Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Caesars Entertainment had 10 analyst reports since December 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Friday, October 6 by Nomura. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $9 target in Monday, December 14 report. The company was initiated on Wednesday, May 31 by Oppenheimer. The company was maintained on Monday, February 5 by SunTrust. The stock of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, October 24. The stock of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, March 7 by Nomura. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, June 6 by Oppenheimer.

Since March 20, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $66,825 activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 4.4 in Q4 2017. Its up 2.81, from 1.59 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 16 investors sold CZR shares while 29 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 83 raised stakes. 1.25 billion shares or 802.48% more from 138.17 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Green Square Limited Liability accumulated 10,000 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Marathon Asset Mngmt LP invested 7.46% of its portfolio in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR). Principal Group holds 14,552 shares. 101,465 were accumulated by Stevens Cap Mgmt Limited Partnership. Nicholas Investment Prtnrs LP has invested 2.51% in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR). Geode Management Limited Liability Company owns 1.27M shares. Capital Fund Management Sa invested in 23,300 shares. The Illinois-based Prudential Public Limited Company has invested 0% in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR). Franklin, California-based fund reported 2.66M shares. Par Cap Mngmt has invested 0.85% in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR). Frontfour Capital Grp Inc Limited Liability invested 3.26% of its portfolio in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR). Tower Capital Ltd Liability Corporation (Trc) holds 847 shares. Graham Cap Mgmt Limited Partnership has 0.59% invested in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) for 1.78 million shares. Gilder Gagnon Howe & stated it has 100,789 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys holds 0% or 65,718 shares in its portfolio.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 24 investors sold SNPS shares while 169 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. 130.26 million shares or 1.12% less from 131.73 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Colony Group Inc Ltd Co holds 2,608 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Riverhead Cap Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 6,913 shares. Amalgamated Comml Bank holds 18,937 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.03% in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS). Champlain Inv Ptnrs Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 660,602 shares or 0.64% of all its holdings. Jpmorgan Chase reported 2.91M shares. Renaissance Grp Inc Lc invested in 1.17% or 405,337 shares. Globeflex Ltd Partnership invested in 12,215 shares or 0.29% of the stock. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) for 404,818 shares. Putnam Investments owns 169,245 shares. Cibc Asset Mngmt holds 23,349 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 29,681 shares stake. Artisan Prns Ltd Partnership reported 547,190 shares. Pictet Asset Management Ltd owns 0.48% invested in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) for 2.19M shares. Alkeon Management holds 1.23% or 2.45 million shares.

Bernzott Capital Advisors, which manages about $528.67 million and $755.77 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Medpace by 62,325 shares to 698,890 shares, valued at $25.34M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Sp Plus (NASDAQ:SP) by 9,125 shares in the quarter, for a total of 871,155 shares, and has risen its stake in Hillenbrand (NYSE:HI).

Analysts await Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) to report earnings on May, 16. They expect $0.73 earnings per share, up 2.82% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.71 per share. SNPS’s profit will be $108.57 million for 28.49 P/E if the $0.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.74 actual earnings per share reported by Synopsys, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.35% negative EPS growth.

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