New Mountain Vantage Advisers Boosted Builders Firstsource (BLDR) Position By $22.34 Million; Arts-way Manufacturing CO (ARTW) Shorts Lowered By 57.89%

June 18, 2018 - By Pete Kolinski

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New Mountain Vantage Advisers Llc increased Builders Firstsource Inc (BLDR) stake by 179.62% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. New Mountain Vantage Advisers Llc acquired 1.18 million shares as Builders Firstsource Inc (BLDR)’s stock declined 4.97%. The New Mountain Vantage Advisers Llc holds 1.83 million shares with $36.31M value, up from 654,473 last quarter. Builders Firstsource Inc now has $2.16 billion valuation. It closed at $18.88 lastly. It is down 41.13% since June 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.56% the S&P500. Some Historical BLDR News: ; 09/05/2018 – BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE 1Q ADJ EPS 24C

Arts-way Manufacturing CO Inc (NASDAQ:ARTW) had a decrease of 57.89% in short interest. ARTW’s SI was 1,600 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 57.89% from 3,800 shares previously. With 8,700 avg volume, 0 days are for Arts-way Manufacturing CO Inc (NASDAQ:ARTW)’s short sellers to cover ARTW’s short positions. The SI to Arts-way Manufacturing CO Inc’s float is 0.07%. The stock increased 1.79% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $2.85. About 4,173 shares traded. Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:ARTW) has declined 4.76% since June 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.33% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering Builders Firstsource (NASDAQ:BLDR), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Builders Firstsource had 28 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR) rating on Sunday, January 21. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $26.5 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Seaport Global given on Tuesday, January 2. SunTrust maintained it with “Buy” rating and $25.0 target in Friday, March 2 report. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy” on Monday, August 10. As per Wednesday, September 7, the company rating was initiated by Wedbush. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Monday, March 7 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wedbush on Thursday, September 7. FBR Capital maintained Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR) on Thursday, June 7 with “Buy” rating. Stephens maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 16 report. FBR Capital maintained Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR) rating on Thursday, March 1. FBR Capital has “Buy” rating and $26.0 target.

New Mountain Vantage Advisers Llc decreased Lions Gate Entmnt Corp stake by 108,341 shares to 1.05 million valued at $25.19M in 2018Q1. It also reduced Ppg Inds Inc (NYSE:PPG) stake by 27,816 shares and now owns 398,408 shares. Expedia Group Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE) was reduced too.

Since March 1, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 insider sales for $10.48 million activity. Shares for $4.20M were sold by MCALEENAN DONALD F on Monday, March 12. Another trade for 100,000 shares valued at $2.12 million was sold by SHERMAN FLOYD F. On Wednesday, March 7 CROW M CHAD sold $1.14 million worth of Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR) or 53,635 shares. 11,972 shares were sold by Jackson Peter M., worth $256,680 on Thursday, March 8. The insider MILGRIM BRETT N sold $683,580. $1.06M worth of Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR) was sold by Tolly Morris E.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.03, from 1 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 23 investors sold BLDR shares while 84 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 66 raised stakes. 95.73 million shares or 5.84% less from 101.67 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has 0% invested in Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR) for 22,899 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale invested in 5,700 shares or 0% of the stock. 596,800 were reported by Fuller Thaler Asset Mngmt. Capital Fund reported 15,700 shares. Morgan Stanley owns 524,501 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Illinois-based Nuveen Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR). Menta Cap Limited Co owns 126,521 shares. Moreover, Mckinley Mngmt Limited Liability Corp Delaware has 0.01% invested in Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR). Glenmede Tru Na holds 2.72 million shares or 0.25% of its portfolio. 237,013 are owned by Cwh Mgmt. The California-based Hennessy Advsr has invested 1.2% in Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR). Verition Fund Management Llc has 14,102 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Westfield Lp invested 0.26% in Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR). Ohio-based Meeder Asset Mngmt Incorporated has invested 0.01% in Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR). Secor Capital Advsr Ltd Partnership has invested 0.16% in Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR).

More news for Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:ARTW) were recently published by: Benzinga.com, which released: “32 Stocks Moving In Monday’s Mid-Day Session” on May 21, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s article titled: “44 Biggest Movers From Yesterday” and published on May 22, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.4 in 2018 Q1. Its down 6.60, from 7 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 3 investors sold Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. shares while 2 reduced holdings. 1 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. 117,879 shares or 57.14% less from 275,036 shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Deutsche Savings Bank Ag owns 8,100 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Royal Natl Bank Of Canada reported 1 shares. Blackrock accumulated 304 shares. Wells Fargo Communication Mn owns 1 shares. The New York-based Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:ARTW). Asset stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:ARTW). Shufro Rose And Co Llc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:ARTW). Renaissance Tech Lc accumulated 19,700 shares. Massachusetts-based Panagora Asset Management has invested 0% in Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:ARTW). Savings Bank Of Mellon holds 14,518 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

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