Himax Technologies (Adr) (Call) (HIMX) Shares Declined While Granite Point Capital Management LP Has Cut Position by $13.00 Million; Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America Lifted Position in Rlj Lodging Tr (RLJ)

May 17, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Warren Lammert decreased its stake in Himax Technologies Inc. (Adr) (Call) (HIMX) by 87.34% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Granite Point Capital Management Lp sold 1.30 million shares as the company’s stock declined 34.70% with the market. The hedge fund run by Warren Lammert held 188,500 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.96 million, down from 1.49 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Granite Point Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Himax Technologies Inc. (Adr) (Call) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.27B market cap company. The stock increased 2.22% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $7.37. About 1.48M shares traded. Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX) has declined 30.83% since May 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 42.38% the S&P500.

Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America increased its stake in Rlj Lodging Tr (RLJ) by 9.63% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America bought 16,284 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.14% with the market. The institutional investor held 185,465 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.08M, up from 169,181 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America who had been investing in Rlj Lodging Tr for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.79 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.22% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $21.65. About 1.12M shares traded. RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) has declined 15.31% since May 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.86% the S&P500.

Since March 6, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 sales for $19,400 activity.

Among 18 analysts covering RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. RLJ Lodging Trust had 51 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Boenning & Scattergood maintained RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) rating on Wednesday, April 19. Boenning & Scattergood has “Underperform” rating and $21 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, June 23. The stock of RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) earned “Sell” rating by Boenning & Scattergood on Wednesday, June 14. As per Tuesday, January 19, the company rating was downgraded by Ladenburg Thalmann. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 18 by Boenning & Scattergood. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 19 report. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform” on Thursday, May 19. RBC Capital Markets maintained RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) on Wednesday, November 8 with “Buy” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) on Monday, October 23 with “Hold” rating. Barclays Capital reinitiated RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) on Friday, October 6 with “Equal Weight” rating.

Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America, which manages about $1.95 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Mcdonalds Corp (NYSE:MCD) by 6,522 shares to 58,878 shares, valued at $10.13 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) by 25,100 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 473,306 shares, and cut its stake in Procter And Gamble Co (NYSE:PG).

More important recent RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “RLJ Lodging Trust Reports First Quarter 2018 Results” on May 09, 2018, also Globenewswire.com published article titled: “Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on Menlo Therapeutics, Potbelly, Maximus, Veeva, RLJ Lodging Trust, and …”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Hotel REIT M&A – How We Are Playing It” on April 18, 2018. More interesting news about RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) was released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “RLJ staves off board seat challenge from activist investor” with publication date: April 25, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q4 2017. Its down 1.30, from 2.43 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 32 investors sold RLJ shares while 62 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 172.20 million shares or 5.65% more from 162.99 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Barclays Plc owns 164,991 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board holds 0% of its portfolio in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) for 46,300 shares. Ameriprise holds 0.01% or 632,852 shares. Independent Order Of Foresters owns 0.39% invested in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) for 20,000 shares. Parametric Portfolio Assocs Ltd stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ). Lasalle Investment Management Secs Limited Com reported 5.35M shares. First Trust Advsr Lp reported 127,320 shares. Shell Asset has 0.03% invested in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) for 73,272 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 11,923 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Oppenheimer Asset Management has invested 0.01% in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ). 224,785 are owned by Public Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio. Proshare Advisors Limited Liability Company owns 0.01% invested in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) for 71,358 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers LP invested 0% in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ). Voya Investment Mgmt Ltd holds 76,370 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 6.17M are held by State Street.

More important recent Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Himax Technologies, Inc. Schedules First Quarter 2018 Financial Results Conference Call for Thursday, May 10th at 8 …” on April 23, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Himax: Bad Timing”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Semiconductor Stocks, ETFs: Which Best Wealth-Builders?” on May 14, 2018. More interesting news about Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Himax +4.3% on Q1 beats, upside revenue guidance” with publication date: May 10, 2018.

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