Palisade Asset Management Holding In Oracle (ORCL) Was Boosted; Retirement Systems Of Alabama Lowered Position in Polaris Inds (PII) by $7.27 Million as Market Valuation Rose

December 7, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

Retirement Systems Of Alabama decreased its stake in Polaris Inds Inc (PII) by 51.15% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Retirement Systems Of Alabama sold 79,067 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.36% with the market. The institutional investor held 75,524 shares of the industrial specialties company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $6.97 million, down from 154,591 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Retirement Systems Of Alabama who had been investing in Polaris Inds Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.18B market cap company. The stock increased 3.64% or $4.59 during the last trading session, reaching $130.85. About 85,671 shares traded. Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) has risen 5.51% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.19% the S&P500.

Palisade Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Oracle Corp (ORCL) by 9.74% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Palisade Asset Management Llc bought 21,125 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.35% with the market. The institutional investor held 238,034 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $11.94M, up from 216,909 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Palisade Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Oracle Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $202.02B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.015 during the last trading session, reaching $48.405. About 682,620 shares traded. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 14.08% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.62% the S&P500.




Investors sentiment is 0.95 in 2017 Q2. Its the same as in 2017Q1. It is flat, as 49 investors sold ORCL shares while 572 reduced holdings. only 140 funds opened positions while 449 raised stakes. 2.35 billion shares or 0.02% less from 2.35 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Management Corporation has invested 0.25% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Brown Advisory holds 0.05% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) or 328,258 shares. Nuveen Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Company invested in 0.07% or 221,503 shares. Professional Advisory Svcs stated it has 6,130 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Johnson Group Incorporated owns 38,260 shares. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board invested 0.65% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Arrow Financial accumulated 54,550 shares. Cornerstone Prns Limited Liability stated it has 4.53% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Ashfield Cap Partners Ltd holds 0.45% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) or 65,102 shares. Moreover, First National has 0.35% invested in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 56,659 shares. Provise Management holds 0.29% or 37,850 shares in its portfolio. 138,733 are held by Oppenheimer And Com. Beach Invest Management Lc holds 6,700 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Inc, a Illinois-based fund reported 10.37 million shares. Afam Incorporated invested in 0.96% or 150,285 shares.

Among 38 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 28 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Oracle had 97 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, September 15 the stock rating was maintained by Raymond James with “Buy”. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by Jefferies. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 17. UBS maintained Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) on Friday, September 15 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, June 23 the stock rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy”. The company was initiated on Friday, June 24 by Cowen & Co. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of ORCL in report on Wednesday, June 29 to “Neutral” rating. On Friday, April 28 the stock rating was maintained by Benchmark with “Buy”. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) earned “Neutral” rating by Atlantic Securities on Tuesday, July 19. The rating was downgraded by FBR Capital on Thursday, November 5 to “Mkt Perform”.

More notable recent Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) news were published by: Twst.com which released: “Oracle Corporation: Oracle Sets the Date for its Second Quarter Fiscal Year …” on December 05, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Oracle Is Overvalued” published on December 03, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Oracle: A Lagging Tech That May Be Attractive Now” on November 17, 2017. More interesting news about Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Is Oracle Corporation (ORCL) a Great Stock for Value Investors?” published on November 13, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Oracle Tries To End 2017 In The Clouds” with publication date: November 26, 2017.

More important recent Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Will 2018 Be Polaris Industries’ Best Year Yet?” on November 18, 2017, also Nasdaq.com published article titled: “Polaris Industries Inc. (PII) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 30, 2017”, Fool.com published: “Why Shares of Polaris Industries Inc. Popped in October” on November 07, 2017. More interesting news about Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Polaris Industries, Kellogg and Tyson Foods” with publication date: November 28, 2017.

Among 20 analysts covering Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. Polaris Industries had 82 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets upgraded Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) on Thursday, January 12 to “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wunderlich given on Monday, September 21. The stock of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 16 by Wunderlich. On Sunday, August 27 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sell”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of PII in report on Monday, June 5 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Friday, July 21 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 25 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 25 to “Hold”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, January 15 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, October 25 with “Market Perform”.

Retirement Systems Of Alabama, which manages about $18.57B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Sprouts Fmrs Mkt Inc (NASDAQ:SFM) by 112,399 shares to 278,014 shares, valued at $6.30M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Iron Mtn Inc New (NYSE:IRM) by 140,803 shares in the quarter, for a total of 259,359 shares, and has risen its stake in Texas Instrs Inc (NASDAQ:TXN).

Analysts await Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $1.45 earnings per share, up 22.88% or $0.27 from last year’s $1.18 per share. PII’s profit will be $90.69M for 22.56 P/E if the $1.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.46 actual earnings per share reported by Polaris Industries Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -0.68% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.09, from 1.12 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 40 investors sold PII shares while 110 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 142 raised stakes. 58.75 million shares or 1.75% more from 57.74 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. The North Carolina-based Bb&T has invested 0.16% in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII). Spinnaker Trust holds 5,226 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement System owns 109,637 shares. Advsr Capital Management Limited Co has 16,830 shares. Utah Retirement holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) for 10,778 shares. Segment Wealth Management Lc invested in 0.43% or 17,067 shares. Polaris Greystone Financial Grp Limited Liability Corporation owns 3,000 shares. Clifford Swan Invest Counsel Ltd Liability Corporation, California-based fund reported 3,748 shares. Winslow Evans And Crocker has invested 0% in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII). Kbc Group Nv stated it has 7,085 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Manitoba – Canada-based Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0.02% in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII). Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund owns 21,550 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. B And T Management Dba Alpha Management stated it has 0.57% in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII). Utd Service Automobile Association holds 2,275 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Credit Agricole S A, a France-based fund reported 34,037 shares.

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