Aes Corp/Va (AES) Market Value Declined While Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec Has Cut Position; Broadview Advisors Lowered Stake in Kforce (KFRC) by $5.31 Million as Market Value Declined

January 14, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Broadview Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Kforce Inc (KFRC) by 73.09% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Broadview Advisors Llc sold 265,713 shares as the company’s stock declined 26.19% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 97,825 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.98M, down from 363,538 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Broadview Advisors Llc who had been investing in Kforce Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $672.59 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.93% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $26.65. About 56,576 shares traded. Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ:KFRC) has risen 4.91% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.79% the S&P500.

Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec decreased its stake in Aes Corp/Va (AES) by 30.02% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec sold 318,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.27% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 742,395 shares of the central company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.22 million, down from 1.06 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec who had been investing in Aes Corp/Va for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.29 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.73% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $11.04. About 8.53M shares traded or 35.01% up from the average. The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) has risen 4.28% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.42% the S&P500.




Among 6 analysts covering Kforce.com (NASDAQ:KFRC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Kforce.com had 9 analyst reports since November 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by SunTrust on Wednesday, October 11 to “Hold”. The rating was upgraded by Avondale on Wednesday, February 8 to “Mkt Outperform”. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $20.0 target in Monday, September 11 report. The stock of Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ:KFRC) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Monday, December 19 by Avondale. The company was initiated on Thursday, August 18 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Buy” rating by Northcoast on Monday, November 6. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse given on Friday, February 24. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, August 2.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 16 sales for $1.80 million activity. DUNKEL DAVID L also sold $39,750 worth of Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ:KFRC) shares. BLACKMAN MICHAEL R also sold $204,569 worth of Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ:KFRC) on Friday, January 5. On Tuesday, January 9 the insider LIBERATORE JOSEPH J sold $580,467. On Friday, December 15 the insider STRUZZIERO RALPH sold $51,100. ALLRED JOHN had sold 2,000 shares worth $51,700 on Thursday, December 14. Edmund Robert William sold $191,953 worth of stock.

Analysts await Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ:KFRC) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $0.43 EPS, up 19.44% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.36 per share. KFRC’s profit will be $10.85M for 15.49 P/E if the $0.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.45 actual EPS reported by Kforce Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.44% negative EPS growth.

Broadview Advisors Llc, which manages about $1.12 billion and $685.75M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Premier Inc (NASDAQ:PINC) by 92,150 shares to 205,150 shares, valued at $6.68 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Urban Outfitters Inc (NASDAQ:URBN) by 49,275 shares in the quarter, for a total of 201,173 shares, and has risen its stake in K2m Group Hldgs Inc (NASDAQ:KTWO).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.58, from 1.76 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 8 investors sold KFRC shares while 41 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 20.81 million shares or 0.54% less from 20.92 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Mufg Americas Corporation holds 0% or 170 shares. Campbell & Adviser Lc accumulated 0.17% or 10,536 shares. Panagora Asset Mgmt holds 0% or 9,068 shares. Loomis Sayles And Company Limited Partnership holds 33 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Australia-based Macquarie Gp has invested 0.05% in Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ:KFRC). Blackrock Inc holds 0% or 1.75 million shares in its portfolio. Lsv Asset Mngmt holds 344,033 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System accumulated 30,054 shares. Investment Counselors Of Maryland Ltd Liability Co stated it has 1.1% in Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ:KFRC). Strs Ohio accumulated 18,100 shares or 0% of the stock. Frontier Inv Mngmt holds 0.36% or 216,657 shares. Buckhead Mngmt Ltd owns 46,265 shares. Globeflex Cap Ltd Partnership stated it has 73,033 shares or 0.42% of all its holdings. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Lp reported 1.42M shares. Ativo Cap Mgmt Lc holds 0.25% or 46,108 shares.

Analysts await The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) to report earnings on February, 26. They expect $0.32 earnings per share, down 8.57% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.35 per share. AES’s profit will be $211.33 million for 8.63 P/E if the $0.32 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.24 actual earnings per share reported by The AES Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.33% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.31, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 29 investors sold AES shares while 132 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 168 raised stakes. 596.31 million shares or 1.11% less from 603.00 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Miller Howard Investments Ny holds 706,307 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees accumulated 25,622 shares. Axa has 0.01% invested in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) for 175,600 shares. Moreover, Cleararc Cap Inc has 0.03% invested in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES). Quantbot Technologies Lp accumulated 113,111 shares or 0.12% of the stock. Retirement Systems Of Alabama reported 0.07% stake. Hbk Ltd Partnership reported 0.01% stake. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi has invested 0.01% in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES). Norinchukin Financial Bank The holds 0.01% of its portfolio in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) for 49,143 shares. Breton Hill Capital Limited holds 0.14% in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) or 69,076 shares. Brinker Cap Inc owns 127,534 shares. Lazard Asset Limited Company invested 0.04% of its portfolio in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES). 854,927 are held by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). Meiji Yasuda Asset holds 0.04% or 33,744 shares in its portfolio. Ls Limited Liability Com has 35,234 shares.

Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec, which manages about $43.34B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Lennar Corp (NYSE:LEN) by 42,300 shares to 65,843 shares, valued at $3.49 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Lowe’s Cos Inc (NYSE:LOW) by 4,200 shares in the quarter, for a total of 213,830 shares, and has risen its stake in Imperva Inc (NYSE:IMPV).

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