Poplar Forest Capital Increased Its Msc Indl Direct (MSM) Stake; A-R-T- Advisors Upped By $462,000 Its Redwood Tr (RWT) Stake

May 26, 2018 - By Pete Kolinski

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A-R-T- Advisors Llc increased Redwood Tr Inc (RWT) stake by 215.08% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. A-R-T- Advisors Llc acquired 33,000 shares as Redwood Tr Inc (RWT)’s stock rose 2.56%. The A-R-T- Advisors Llc holds 48,343 shares with $716,000 value, up from 15,343 last quarter. Redwood Tr Inc now has $1.25B valuation. The stock increased 0.18% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $16.46. About 271,882 shares traded. Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT) has declined 7.30% since May 26, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.85% the S&P500.

Poplar Forest Capital Llc increased Msc Indl Direct Inc (MSM) stake by 11.23% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Poplar Forest Capital Llc acquired 60,809 shares as Msc Indl Direct Inc (MSM)’s stock declined 5.29%. The Poplar Forest Capital Llc holds 602,316 shares with $58.22 million value, up from 541,507 last quarter. Msc Indl Direct Inc now has $5.16B valuation. The stock decreased 0.31% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $91.33. About 218,231 shares traded. MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) has declined 9.82% since May 26, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.37% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.43, from 1.31 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 32 investors sold MSM shares while 103 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 66 raised stakes. 40.30 million shares or 2.45% less from 41.32 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 33,355 are held by Advisors Asset. Gabelli Funds Ltd holds 0.01% in MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) or 10,000 shares. Citadel Advsr Limited Liability Com reported 1.28M shares. Panagora Asset Mgmt Inc reported 0% in MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM). Prelude Cap Limited Co reported 0% in MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM). 7,385 were reported by Envestnet Asset Management. Federated Pa holds 0% or 17,749 shares in its portfolio. Metropolitan Life Insur New York, New York-based fund reported 13,545 shares. Jpmorgan Chase, a New York-based fund reported 2.69M shares. 2,475 were accumulated by Highbridge Mgmt Limited Liability. Stephens Ar invested in 38,927 shares or 0.14% of the stock. Anchor Bolt Ltd Partnership reported 1.36% stake. Schroder Inv Mgmt Gru holds 1.05 million shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Cipher Cap Limited Partnership stated it has 0.18% of its portfolio in MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM). 32,796 were accumulated by Gargoyle Invest Advisor Ltd Liability.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 21 insider sales for $85.10 million activity. $2.17M worth of MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) shares were sold by Jones Douglas E. GERSHWIND ERIK also sold $2.47M worth of MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) shares. Davanzo Christopher had sold 12,046 shares worth $1.13 million on Thursday, January 11. The insider Armstrong Steve sold $630,918. On Thursday, January 11 the insider JACOBSON MITCHELL sold $6.14M. 1,020 MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) shares with value of $96,759 were sold by KELLY DENIS F. $165,942 worth of MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) shares were sold by Bonomo Charles.

Among 19 analysts covering MSC Industrial Direct Co. (NYSE:MSM), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 32% are positive. MSC Industrial Direct Co. had 69 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, March 22 by Sterne Agee CRT. As per Monday, December 5, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. On Thursday, January 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold”. BMO Capital Markets maintained MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) on Tuesday, June 6 with “Hold” rating. The stock of MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) earned “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, April 10. On Wednesday, January 3 the stock rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Hold”. The rating was initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 21 with “Overweight”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 3 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stephens on Wednesday, January 10. The stock of MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) earned “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, June 17.

More recent MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “MSC Industrial (MSM) Announces Acquisition of All Integrated Solutions” on May 01, 2018. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: “New Research Coverage Highlights Cerus, Health Insurance Innovations, Tetra Tech, Ferro, Dril-Quip, and MSC …” on May 15, 2018. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “MSC Industrial Supply Co. Recognizes Norton Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Sandvik Coromant, Parker Hannifin With …” with publication date: May 23, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Poplar Forest Capital Llc decreased Johnson Ctls Intl Plc stake by 213,209 shares to 853,077 valued at $32.51M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Chevron Corp New (NYSE:CVX) stake by 17,026 shares and now owns 325,893 shares. Te Connectivity Ltd (NYSE:TEL) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.07, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 18 investors sold RWT shares while 42 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 62.66 million shares or 1.32% less from 63.50 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management owns 410,993 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Moreover, Renaissance Techs Ltd Com has 0.02% invested in Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT) for 1.23 million shares. Denali Advsrs Ltd Co has 205 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Dreman Value Mgmt L L C holds 0.11% or 12,695 shares. Blackrock stated it has 0% in Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT). Jpmorgan Chase stated it has 0% in Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT). Lpl Fincl Ltd Liability invested in 0% or 21,205 shares. Eqis Management holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT) for 23,316 shares. 448 are held by Blume Cap. Pub Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio invested 0% of its portfolio in Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT). D E Shaw And invested in 0% or 36,406 shares. Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt Inc, a California-based fund reported 576,275 shares. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas reported 26,472 shares. Deutsche Bankshares Ag owns 0% invested in Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT) for 199,605 shares. Tiaa Cref Inv Mngmt Lc has 0% invested in Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT).

A-R-T- Advisors Llc decreased Encana Corp (NYSE:ECA) stake by 105,200 shares to 145,300 valued at $1.94 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Chemours Co stake by 13,500 shares and now owns 77,600 shares. Skechers U S A Inc (NYSE:SKX) was reduced too.

Among 6 analysts covering Redwood Trust (NYSE:RWT), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Redwood Trust had 13 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Monday, March 14. On Wednesday, June 28 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. Maxim Group maintained Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT) on Monday, November 16 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT) earned “Outperform” rating by Wood on Friday, December 8. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $17 target in Wednesday, November 8 report. The stock of Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT) has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, July 19 by Wood. The rating was downgraded by Nomura on Tuesday, November 24 to “Neutral”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, May 8 by Deutsche Bank. On Wednesday, May 18 the stock rating was upgraded by Nomura to “Buy”.

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