Ameren (AEE) Market Value Declined While Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co Has Cut Its Position by $6.50 Million; Gnc Hldgs (GNC) Holder Maverick Capital LTD Raised Stake by $1.92 Million

May 15, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Lee Ainslie increased its stake in Gnc Hldgs Inc (GNC) by 1758.86% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Maverick Capital Ltd bought 639,643 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.26% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Lee Ainslie held 676,010 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.49M, up from 36,367 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd who had been investing in Gnc Hldgs Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $295.34M market cap company. The stock increased 4.75% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $3.53. About 1.20 million shares traded. GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) has declined 43.24% since May 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 54.79% the S&P500.

Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co decreased its stake in Ameren Corporation (AEE) by 6.22% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co sold 112,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.79% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.69M shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $99.58M, down from 1.80 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co who had been investing in Ameren Corporation for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.68B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.80% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $56.14. About 572,739 shares traded. Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) has declined 0.30% since May 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.85% the S&P500.

Maverick Capital Ltd, which manages about $14.71 billion and $7.92 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Michaels Cos Inc (NASDAQ:MIK) by 88,042 shares to 146,978 shares, valued at $3.56 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) by 369,825 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.92 million shares, and cut its stake in Carter Inc (NYSE:CRI).

More recent GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “GNC Holdings: Q1 2018 Report Card” on April 29, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “GNC Holdings (GNC) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 26, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for Antero Resources, Hudson Pacific Properties, Lincoln National, TreeHouse …” with publication date: May 10, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 11 analysts covering GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC), 2 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 18% are positive. GNC Holdings had 26 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Underweight” on Friday, October 28. The company was maintained on Friday, October 27 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Friday, April 29. As per Friday, October 28, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. The company was initiated on Thursday, April 21 by Wedbush. The stock of GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, May 10 by Piper Jaffray. Goldman Sachs maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, April 6 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 23 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 15 by Robert W. Baird. JP Morgan maintained GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) rating on Wednesday, February 14. JP Morgan has “Neutral” rating and $6 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.72, from 0.61 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 28 investors sold GNC shares while 26 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 34 raised stakes. 44.77 million shares or 10.36% more from 40.57 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Wolverine Asset Limited Liability accumulated 28,394 shares. Citigroup owns 6,789 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Quantbot Technology Lp invested in 4,448 shares. Rafferty Asset Ltd Co reported 59,164 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Inv Management Corp reported 34,100 shares. Integral Derivatives Ltd Liability owns 0% invested in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) for 17,066 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Stoneridge Prns Limited Liability has invested 0.02% in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC). Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag has 270,891 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Federated Pa reported 678,120 shares. Manufacturers Life The holds 0% in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) or 54,477 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp has invested 0% in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC). Jefferies Group Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0% or 254,800 shares. Global X Management Limited Liability Corp has 5,779 shares. 34,200 were accumulated by Macquarie Group Incorporated Ltd. Capstone Finance Advsr Incorporated invested 0.03% of its portfolio in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC).

More notable recent Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) news were published by: Reuters.com which released: “BRIEF-Ameren (NYSE Aee) Announces Q1 Earnings Per Share $0.62” on May 09, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Earnings Scheduled For May 9, 2018” published on May 09, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Bright Lights On Capitalist Woodstock, Tech Developers And Sports Betting” on May 05, 2018. More interesting news about Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Ameren (NYSE: AEE) Announces First Quarter 2018 Results” published on May 09, 2018 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Ameren Illinois Announces Pricing of First Mortgage Bonds Offering due 2028” with publication date: May 14, 2018.

Analysts await Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) to report earnings on August, 3. They expect $0.81 earnings per share, up 2.53% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.79 per share. AEE’s profit will be $197.36M for 17.33 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual earnings per share reported by Ameren Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 30.65% EPS growth.

Since February 28, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $1.00 million activity. The insider Lindgren Mark C sold $104,380. NELSON GREGORY L also sold $79,357 worth of Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) shares. The insider LYONS MARTIN J sold $714,812.

Among 9 analysts covering Ameren (NYSE:AEE), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Ameren had 25 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, October 18 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $5 target in Friday, September 8 report. UBS maintained Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) on Wednesday, October 19 with “Neutral” rating. On Monday, April 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to “Overweight”. Zacks upgraded Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) rating on Tuesday, August 25. Zacks has “Hold” rating and $46 target. As per Tuesday, March 27, the company rating was initiated by Gabelli. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Monday, May 16. The company was downgraded on Monday, April 4 by Argus Research. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Wednesday, December 13 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Thursday, August 10.

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