Gabelli Hlthcare & Wellness (GRX) Shareholder Advisory Alpha Lifted Stake; As Activision Blizzard (ATVI) Share Value Rose, Shareholder Criterion Capital Management Cut Its Holding

November 15, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Advisory Alpha Llc increased its stake in Gabelli Hlthcare & Wellness (GRX) by 165.37% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Advisory Alpha Llc bought 74,883 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.40% with the market. The institutional investor held 120,166 shares of the company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.26 million, up from 45,283 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Advisory Alpha Llc who had been investing in Gabelli Hlthcare & Wellness for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $189.95M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.10% or $0.01 on November 14, reaching $9.57. About shares traded. Gabelli Healthcare & WellnessRx Trust (NYSE:GRX) has risen 1.37% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.33% the S&P500.

Christopher Lord decreased its stake in Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI) by 54.49% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Criterion Capital Management Llc sold 1.19 million shares as the company’s stock rose 23.27% with the market. The hedge fund run by Christopher Lord held 990,359 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $57.02M, down from 2.18 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Criterion Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Activision Blizzard Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $48.41 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.64% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $64.03. About 22 shares traded. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has risen 47.83% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.13% the S&P500.




More recent Gabelli Healthcare & WellnessRx Trust (NYSE:GRX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Equity CEFs: A Game Changer For The Gabelli Healthcare & Wellness Fund?” on February 21, 2017. Also Marketwatch.com published the news titled: “9.58” on March 14, 2011. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Gabelli Healthcare & Wellness Trust – Invest In Strong Demographic Trends At …” with publication date: August 07, 2014 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.13 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 2 investors sold GRX shares while 12 reduced holdings. 4 funds opened positions while 9 raised stakes. 4.84 million shares or 0.26% more from 4.82 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Raymond James And reported 0.01% in Gabelli Healthcare & WellnessRx Trust (NYSE:GRX). Gamco Investors Et Al has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Gabelli Healthcare & WellnessRx Trust (NYSE:GRX). Usca Ria Lc has 0.13% invested in Gabelli Healthcare & WellnessRx Trust (NYSE:GRX). Blue Bell Private Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Corp holds 0.28% or 51,756 shares. M&R Capital has 46 shares. Next Financial Grp Inc reported 11 shares. Cohen & Steers owns 230,003 shares. Ancora Ltd Liability Company has 148,281 shares. Grt Ltd Com stated it has 0.1% in Gabelli Healthcare & WellnessRx Trust (NYSE:GRX). Creative Planning reported 4,095 shares. Rmb Cap Management Ltd Liability Corporation owns 24,468 shares. 931,978 were accumulated by Karpus Inc. Thomas J Herzfeld Advsrs accumulated 279,112 shares or 1.33% of the stock. Jpmorgan Chase & reported 225 shares. Css Il has invested 0.04% in Gabelli Healthcare & WellnessRx Trust (NYSE:GRX).

Advisory Alpha Llc, which manages about $200.07 million and $345.15M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Rydex Etf Trust (RYH) by 2,308 shares to 11 shares, valued at $2,000 in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Vanguard Index Fds (VHT) by 14,750 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1,269 shares, and cut its stake in Vanguard Scottsdale Fds (VGIT).

Among 28 analysts covering Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Activision Blizzard had 115 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Friday, September 23 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 18 by Argus Research. The rating was maintained by Benchmark on Monday, November 7 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, February 12 by Macquarie Research. The stock of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by Jefferies. The stock of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 5 by UBS. As per Wednesday, March 30, the company rating was downgraded by Hilliard Lyons. On Monday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by M Partners with “Buy”. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 6 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, August 4.

Criterion Capital Management Llc, which manages about $3.75 billion and $2.07 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) by 18,230 shares to 48,930 shares, valued at $17.69 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Advanced Micro Devices Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:AMD) by 2.40 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.86 million shares, and has risen its stake in Cadence Design System Inc (NASDAQ:CDNS).

Analysts await Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.86 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.86 per share. ATVI’s profit will be $650.20 million for 18.61 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual earnings per share reported by Activision Blizzard, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 100.00% EPS growth.

More notable recent Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) news were published by: Gurufocus.com which released: “Frank Sands Buys Activision Blizzard Inc, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, CoStar …” on November 14, 2017, also Fool.com with their article: “Activision Blizzard Inc. Earnings Preview: What to Watch” published on October 26, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Activision Blizzard: Still Undervalued” on November 03, 2017. More interesting news about Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Will Activision Blizzard Crush Expectations Yet Again?” published on October 31, 2017 as well as Wsj.com‘s news article titled: “Activision Blizzard Earnings: What to Watch” with publication date: November 02, 2017.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.24, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 53 investors sold ATVI shares while 215 reduced holdings. 98 funds opened positions while 210 raised stakes. 639.89 million shares or 1.59% less from 650.21 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. X Mgmt Com Lc accumulated 21,386 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt owns 11,307 shares. Coastline, Rhode Island-based fund reported 14,800 shares. Smithfield Tru Co holds 382 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt Systems stated it has 51,513 shares. Wellington Shields Ltd Liability has invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Shine Inv Advisory Svcs owns 2,471 shares. Ascend Limited accumulated 210,813 shares or 0.56% of the stock. Acadian Asset Mgmt Limited Company stated it has 5,529 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 43,554 are held by Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh. Ig Investment Mgmt has 0.1% invested in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management holds 0% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) for 9,984 shares. 2.69 million are held by Deutsche Bankshares Ag. Public Sector Pension Investment Board stated it has 79,100 shares. Security Company stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI).

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