Affinity Investment Advisors Increased Its Lear (LEA) Holding; Whitehorse Finance (WHF) Shorts Increased By 26.94%

February 19, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Affinity Investment Advisors Llc increased Lear Corp (LEA) stake by 456.6% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Affinity Investment Advisors Llc acquired 55,226 shares as Lear Corp (LEA)’s stock rose 0.77%. The Affinity Investment Advisors Llc holds 67,321 shares with $11.65M value, up from 12,095 last quarter. Lear Corp now has $12.69 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.19% or $2.29 during the last trading session, reaching $189.57. About 621,820 shares traded or 11.43% up from the average. Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) has risen 28.33% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.63% the S&P500.

Whitehorse Finance Incorporated (NASDAQ:WHF) had an increase of 26.94% in short interest. WHF’s SI was 37,700 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 26.94% from 29,700 shares previously. With 34,400 avg volume, 1 days are for Whitehorse Finance Incorporated (NASDAQ:WHF)’s short sellers to cover WHF’s short positions. The stock increased 0.59% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $11.99. About 64,684 shares traded or 19.04% up from the average. WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WHF) has risen 42.42% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.72% the S&P500.

Affinity Investment Advisors Llc decreased Phillips Van Heusen Corp (NYSE:PVH) stake by 2,605 shares to 14,675 valued at $1.85 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd Sh (NYSE:RCL) stake by 5,600 shares and now owns 18,410 shares. Zions Banc Corp (NASDAQ:ZION) was reduced too.

Among 20 analysts covering Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA), 11 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Lear Corporation had 72 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, May 3 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, April 11. Robert W. Baird maintained Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) on Monday, October 2 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) rating on Sunday, October 1. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $162.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, December 19. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, April 28 by RBC Capital Markets. Evercore downgraded the shares of LEA in report on Wednesday, January 4 to “Hold” rating. On Monday, January 29 the stock rating was maintained by Guggenheim with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, June 1. On Wednesday, October 14 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $1.60 million activity. Another trade for 2,854 shares valued at $494,841 was made by FOSTER JONATHAN F on Tuesday, September 26. $416,802 worth of stock was sold by STEPHENS MEL on Friday, September 22. WALLACE HENRY D G had sold 4,139 shares worth $690,025 on Monday, September 18.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.92 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.08, from 0.84 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 41 investors sold LEA shares while 173 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 135 raised stakes. 59.92 million shares or 4.64% less from 62.83 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Euclidean Ltd Co holds 2.3% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) for 13,907 shares. Commonwealth Equity Ser holds 0% or 4,218 shares in its portfolio. Gotham Asset Ltd Company invested in 63,964 shares. Glenmede Tru Company Na reported 0.15% stake. Suntrust Banks reported 162,716 shares stake. Bluemountain Llc reported 524 shares stake. Amp Capital Ltd reported 68,119 shares. Connecticut-based Aqr Capital Lc has invested 0.47% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv has invested 0.34% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Picton Mahoney Asset holds 1,900 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) invested 0.04% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Rdl holds 0.71% or 5,869 shares. Moreover, Boston Ptnrs has 0.25% invested in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 0.02% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). State Of Wisconsin Investment Board stated it has 0.07% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.82 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.85, from 2.67 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 7 investors sold WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. shares while 4 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 8 raised stakes. 1.54 million shares or 13.73% less from 1.78 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 10,000 were reported by Telemus Lc. 87,379 were reported by Ativo Capital Management Ltd Liability Corp. Bb&T Secs Limited Liability Corporation reported 12,970 shares. Moreover, Blackrock has 0% invested in WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WHF). Advisors Asset Mngmt has 0.15% invested in WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WHF). Wells Fargo & Mn holds 3,751 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0% or 220,270 shares. Winslow Evans & Crocker holds 0% in WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WHF) or 1,000 shares. Ares Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation invested in 62,104 shares. Manufacturers Life Insurance The owns 816 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 4,315 are owned by Bancorp Of America De. Buckhead Cap Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 17,025 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Deutsche Bancorp Ag owns 0% invested in WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WHF) for 300 shares. Raymond James Associates reported 36,077 shares. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Llc holds 0% or 1,500 shares in its portfolio.

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