Capital Advisors Increased Its Geo Group New (GEO) Stake; Iberiabank Cut Its Carnival (CCL) Holding as Stock Value Declined

May 18, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Capital Advisors Inc increased its stake in Geo Group Inc New (GEO) by 3.72% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Advisors Inc bought 13,697 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.61% with the market. The institutional investor held 381,700 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.01M, up from 368,003 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Advisors Inc who had been investing in Geo Group Inc New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.87 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.55% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $23.5. About 768,193 shares traded. The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE:GEO) has declined 34.79% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 46.34% the S&P500.

Iberiabank Corp decreased its stake in Carnival Corp (CCL) by 79.98% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Iberiabank Corp sold 29,725 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.93% with the market. The institutional investor held 7,442 shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $494,000, down from 37,167 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Iberiabank Corp who had been investing in Carnival Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $46.30 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.98% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $64.82. About 2.68 million shares traded. Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) has risen 11.65% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.10% the S&P500.

More news for The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE:GEO) were recently published by: Businesswire.com, which released: “The GEO Group Reports First Quarter 2018 Results” on April 26, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “The GEO’s (GEO) CEO George Zoley on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” and published on April 26, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 5 analysts covering The GEO Group (NYSE:GEO), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. The GEO Group had 14 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by MLV given on Tuesday, August 4. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Monday, December 12. Suntrust Robinson maintained The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE:GEO) on Thursday, September 1 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Wednesday, October 18. The rating was initiated by J.P. Morgan on Friday, July 14 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Friday, November 11. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 10 report. The company was maintained on Monday, August 7 by Canaccord Genuity. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 11 by Canaccord Genuity. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of GEO in report on Friday, February 24 with “Buy” rating.

Capital Advisors Inc, which manages about $1.71 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK) by 34,609 shares to 161,258 shares, valued at $9.07M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) by 362,596 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 81,269 shares, and cut its stake in Anheuser Busch Inbev Sa/Nv (NYSE:BUD).

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 20 insider sales for $10.76 million activity. Another trade for 3,840 shares valued at $267,226 was made by BAND SIR JONATHON on Tuesday, January 16. DONALD ARNOLD W had sold 16,226 shares worth $1.12 million on Friday, January 12. KRUSE STEIN sold 8,171 shares worth $561,633. Another trade for 7,000 shares valued at $448,101 was made by PEREZ ARNALDO on Monday, April 16. 4,234 shares were sold by GLASIER RICHARD, worth $288,874.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.11, from 1.11 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 47 investors sold CCL shares while 217 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 243 raised stakes. 398.04 million shares or 0.19% less from 398.79 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Guardian Life Insur Of America has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL). Kessler Invest Grp Incorporated Llc has 300 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi owns 175,436 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt Inc owns 50,701 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Buckingham owns 173,696 shares or 1.38% of their US portfolio. Pictet Asset Mgmt has invested 0.16% in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL). Great West Life Assurance Can reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL). Supplemental Annuity Collective Of Nj reported 17,000 shares or 0.48% of all its holdings. Goldman Sachs Grp holds 3.79 million shares. Delphi Mngmt Incorporated Ma reported 33,473 shares. Weiss Multi stated it has 53,000 shares. Richard Bernstein Advisors Lc invested in 52,717 shares. Gulf International Comml Bank (Uk) Limited accumulated 110,838 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reported 0.03% in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL). Meiji Yasuda Life Insur accumulated 29,170 shares.

Among 29 analysts covering Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Carnival Corporation had 79 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, May 26 with “Equal-Weight”. The rating was maintained by UBS on Thursday, August 17 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, November 23, the company rating was upgraded by Bernstein. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, April 11 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, October 5. The stock of Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 29 by Deutsche Bank. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of CCL in report on Wednesday, June 29 with “Neutral” rating. As per Monday, January 4, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 13 by SunTrust. As per Monday, October 2, the company rating was maintained by Tigress Financial.

Iberiabank Corp, which manages about $640.18M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) by 13,569 shares to 15,379 shares, valued at $2.37 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Spdr Health Care Select Sector Fund (XLV) by 4,769 shares in the quarter, for a total of 25,575 shares, and has risen its stake in Blackrock Inc Cl A (NYSE:BLK).

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