Stieven Capital Advisors LP Has Boosted Its Investar Hldg (ISTR) Position by $2.05 Million; As Dish Network (DISH) Stock Declined, Tourbillon Capital Partners LP Lifted Stake by $38.34 Million

May 20, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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Jason Karp increased its stake in Dish Network Corp (DISH) by 271.91% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tourbillon Capital Partners Lp bought 815,738 shares as the company’s stock declined 23.24% with the market. The hedge fund run by Jason Karp held 1.12 million shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $53.28M, up from 300,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tourbillon Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in Dish Network Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $15.12B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.92% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $32.35. About 1.94 million shares traded. DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) has declined 40.08% since May 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 51.63% the S&P500.

Stieven Capital Advisors Lp increased its stake in Investar Hldg Corp (ISTR) by 64% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stieven Capital Advisors Lp bought 85,400 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.37% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 218,835 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.27 million, up from 133,435 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stieven Capital Advisors Lp who had been investing in Investar Hldg Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $256.91 million market cap company. The stock increased 1.13% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $26.9. About 7,472 shares traded. Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:ISTR) has risen 15.12% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.57% the S&P500.

More notable recent DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: “Earnings You Might Have Missed: Hertz, Zillow, Discovery, Dish Network” on May 08, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Elliott’s 13F Shows New Stake in Commault (CVLT), Dish (DISH), Micro Focus (MFGP) (more…)” published on May 15, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “DISH Network (DISH) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 08, 2018. More interesting news about DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Paulson’s 13F Shows New Stake in Goldcorp (GG), Increase in Discovery (DISCA), Viacom (VIAB) (more…)” published on May 15, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Edge Lower; DISH Network Revenue Misses Expectations” with publication date: May 08, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.13, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 39 investors sold DISH shares while 117 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 133 raised stakes. 217.69 million shares or 1.40% less from 220.79 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Vident Advisory Ltd, Georgia-based fund reported 10,588 shares. Omega Advisors has 1.11M shares. Hbk Invs Lp stated it has 318,700 shares. Moreover, Century has 0.02% invested in DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) for 488,898 shares. Franklin Resources holds 0.22% of its portfolio in DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) for 9.66M shares. Moreover, Gradient Ltd Com has 0% invested in DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH). Hanson Mcclain Incorporated invested in 0% or 47 shares. Dnb Asset Mgmt As stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH). Ny State Common Retirement Fund stated it has 1.22M shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Hldg reported 631,207 shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies holds 0.18% of its portfolio in DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) for 14,621 shares. Maplelane Capital Limited Liability, a New York-based fund reported 200,000 shares. Fifth Third Bancorp reported 92 shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Md has invested 0% of its portfolio in DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH). Ivory Invest Ltd Liability stated it has 0.29% of its portfolio in DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH).

Tourbillon Capital Partners Lp, which manages about $1.12 billion and $2.70 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Service Corp Intl (NYSE:SCI) by 100,385 shares to 1.80 million shares, valued at $67.13 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (Put) (SPY) by 1.50M shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.50 million shares, and cut its stake in Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:ALXN).

Among 22 analysts covering Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH), 9 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Dish Network Corp. had 58 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by HSBC given on Friday, February 26. Pivotal Research maintained it with “Hold” rating and $6800 target in Thursday, August 3 report. Wunderlich downgraded DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) on Friday, July 22 to “Sell” rating. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Friday, February 19 with “Underperform”. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “Hold” on Thursday, August 3. Citigroup upgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $54 target in Friday, September 15 report. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $45 target in Monday, April 23 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Friday, November 10. The stock of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) has “Underweight” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Barclays Capital. Guggenheim maintained it with “Hold” rating and $45.0 target in Thursday, February 22 report.

Since January 5, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $284,520 activity. Shares for $4,708 were sold by ORBAN PAUL W. Another trade for 739 shares valued at $27,831 was made by McSchooler Jeffrey L on Monday, April 2.

Among 4 analysts covering Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Investar had 6 analyst reports since August 26, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James initiated the shares of ISTR in report on Friday, August 26 with “Outperform” rating. On Thursday, August 10 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Market Perform”. On Monday, January 29 the stock rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Buy”. On Thursday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. On Thursday, October 5 the stock rating was reinitiated by PiperJaffray with “Overweight”. Sandler O’Neill maintained it with “Buy” rating and $3000 target in Tuesday, April 24 report.

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