As Transocean LTD (RIG) Share Price Declined, Teacher Retirement System Of Texas Lifted Stake by $980,690; Adirondack Research & Management Upped Its Stake in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (HMHC) as Stock Value Declined

May 19, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Teacher Retirement System Of Texas increased its stake in Transocean Ltd (RIG) by 304.16% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas bought 98,069 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.92% with the market. The institutional investor held 130,312 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.39M, up from 32,243 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas who had been investing in Transocean Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.29 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $13.63. About 9.78 million shares traded. Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) has declined 18.26% since May 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.81% the S&P500.

Adirondack Research & Management Inc increased its stake in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (HMHC) by 23.08% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Adirondack Research & Management Inc bought 62,374 shares as the company’s stock declined 24.19% with the market. The institutional investor held 332,638 shares of the books company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.09 million, up from 270,264 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Adirondack Research & Management Inc who had been investing in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $832.93 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.74% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $6.75. About 536,954 shares traded. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) has declined 25.40% since May 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 36.95% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.77 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.42, from 1.35 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 13 investors sold HMHC shares while 31 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 120.03 million shares or 2.66% less from 123.31 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Stone Ridge Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.02% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC). Illinois-based Guggenheim Capital Lc has invested 0% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC). Susquehanna Int Grp Llp holds 0% or 18,974 shares in its portfolio. Tudor Investment Et Al has invested 0.03% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC). State Street holds 2.16M shares or 0% of its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested in 0% or 21,442 shares. Burgundy Asset Ltd stated it has 4.72 million shares or 0.4% of all its holdings. Spark Invest accumulated 341,200 shares. Rivulet Cap Llc holds 3.71% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) or 3.64 million shares. D E Shaw And Inc invested in 188,610 shares or 0% of the stock. Blackrock Inc has 0% invested in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC). Nomura Holding Incorporated holds 0% or 19,120 shares in its portfolio. Adirondack Research And Management owns 1.21% invested in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) for 332,638 shares. Vanguard Grp invested in 8.81M shares or 0% of the stock. Kennedy Capital holds 590,304 shares.

More recent Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Developments in the Educational Technology Market” on April 20, 2018. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: “Recent Analysis Shows DTE Energy, Transdigm Group, Ringcentral, Resonant, Hudson Technologies, and Houghton …” on May 14, 2018. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Martha Stewart Team Up on New Book The Martha Manual: How to Do (Almost …” with publication date: May 14, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 7 analysts covering Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt had 23 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $1300 target in Thursday, August 3 report. The company was maintained on Friday, June 23 by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of HMHC in report on Friday, February 23 with “Market Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Sunday, August 6 with “Hold”. The stock of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Morgan Stanley. Citigroup maintained Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) on Friday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, February 23 with “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, August 14. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, September 18. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) rating on Monday, July 10. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $12.5000 target.

Adirondack Research & Management Inc, which manages about $287.86M and $254.71M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Global Power Equipment Grp I (NYSE:GLPW) by 209,231 shares to 413,467 shares, valued at $1.64 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Tri Pointe Group Inc (NYSE:TPH) by 93,800 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 279,042 shares, and cut its stake in Mfa Finl Inc (NYSE:MFA).

Among 40 analysts covering Transocean Ltd (NYSE:RIG), 16 have Buy rating, 9 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Transocean Ltd had 111 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) on Monday, April 30 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, April 18. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, December 21 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by Bernstein with “Outperform” on Friday, December 2. As per Monday, August 10, the company rating was upgraded by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Wednesday, April 26 report. R. F. Lafferty initiated it with “Buy” rating and $21 target in Thursday, February 9 report. Barclays Capital maintained Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) on Monday, August 7 with “Underweight” rating. The company was downgraded on Thursday, July 6 by Bernstein. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, September 28 by Jefferies.

Teacher Retirement System Of Texas, which manages about $14.97B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in American Campus Cmntys Inc (NYSE:ACC) by 67,443 shares to 46,972 shares, valued at $1.93M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Us Bancorp Del (NYSE:USB) by 170,892 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.15 million shares, and cut its stake in Adobe Sys Inc (NASDAQ:ADBE).

More notable recent Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “Is It The Right Time To Buy Transocean Ltd (NYSE:RIG)?” on May 18, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Transocean April Fleet Status A Must Read” published on April 20, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Ocean Rig UDW – Are We At The Bottom?” on May 18, 2018. More interesting news about Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Transocean Acquires Interest in Harsh Environment Newbuild Semisubmersible” published on May 09, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Transocean: Discussing The Q1 Earnings Report” with publication date: May 01, 2018.

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