As Alibaba Group Holding LTD (BABA) Share Value Rose, Shareholder Buckingham Capital Management Has Trimmed Its Stake; Hologic (HOLX) Shareholder Sei Investments Company Has Cut Stake by $902,538 as Market Value Declined

April 23, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Sei Investments Company decreased its stake in Hologic Inc (HOLX) by 12.05% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sei Investments Company sold 21,489 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.23% with the market. The institutional investor held 156,850 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.71M, down from 178,339 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sei Investments Company who had been investing in Hologic Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.64B market cap company. The stock increased 0.42% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $38.46. About 724,527 shares traded. Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) has declined 11.91% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.46% the S&P500.

David Keidan decreased its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) by 2.01% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Buckingham Capital Management Inc sold 2,059 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.18% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by David Keidan held 100,500 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $17.33M, down from 102,559 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Buckingham Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $453.25B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.51% or $2.71 during the last trading session, reaching $176.4. About 7.03M shares traded. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has risen 68.29% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 56.74% the S&P500.

Sei Investments Company, which manages about $28.80B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cyrusone Inc (NASDAQ:CONE) by 36,168 shares to 212,791 shares, valued at $12.67M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Willis Towers Watson Pub Ltd by 13,731 shares in the quarter, for a total of 123,727 shares, and has risen its stake in Ecopetrol S A (NYSE:EC).

Analysts await Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) to report earnings on May, 2 after the close. They expect $0.53 EPS, up 6.00% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.5 per share. HOLX’s profit will be $146.57M for 18.14 P/E if the $0.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.55 actual EPS reported by Hologic, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.64% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.14, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 57 investors sold HOLX shares while 165 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 94 raised stakes. 264.36 million shares or 0.45% less from 265.54 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Swiss Bank & Trust reported 1.03M shares. Moreover, Pettee has 0.31% invested in Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX). Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Ltd Liability Co invested in 4,125 shares. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Mgmt reported 11,179 shares. 10,820 are held by Cutter And Brokerage. The Illinois-based Blair William & Co Il has invested 0.01% in Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX). Shelton Capital Mngmt holds 0.06% or 23,213 shares in its portfolio. Bp Public Ltd Liability Corp, United Kingdom-based fund reported 30,000 shares. Daiwa Securities Group reported 0.04% stake. Tarbox Family Office invested in 30 shares. Asset Mngmt Inc accumulated 0.01% or 15,693 shares. Hanson Doremus Invest Management holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) for 400 shares. Earnest Prns Ltd Llc has 179,962 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Nomura holds 0% of its portfolio in Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) for 17,710 shares. 57,928 are held by Penn Capital Mgmt.

Since February 13, 2018, it had 3 buys, and 1 sale for $682,999 activity. Nawana Namal bought $250,023 worth of Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) on Tuesday, February 13. Shares for $504,400 were bought by Dockendorff Charles J. Shares for $271,250 were sold by Bebo Allison P.

Among 18 analysts covering Hologic (NASDAQ:HOLX), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Hologic had 57 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Gabelli initiated the shares of HOLX in report on Monday, October 26 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of HOLX in report on Friday, May 26 with “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, June 27, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Argus Research maintained Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) rating on Monday, August 3. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $52 target. The stock of Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 11 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, July 17. Canaccord Genuity maintained Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) rating on Monday, September 25. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $48.0 target. The stock of Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, February 9 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 1 by Needham. Cowen & Co upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, December 20 report.

Analysts await Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) to report earnings on May, 4 before the open. They expect $0.71 EPS, up 82.05% or $0.32 from last year’s $0.39 per share. BABA’s profit will be $1.82 billion for 62.11 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.34 actual EPS reported by Alibaba Group Holding Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -47.01% negative EPS growth.

Buckingham Capital Management Inc, which manages about $1.17B and $835.21M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Wildhorse Resource Development by 177,103 shares to 317,879 shares, valued at $5.85M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Jd.Com Inc (NASDAQ:JD) by 62,824 shares in the quarter, for a total of 137,902 shares, and has risen its stake in American Eagle Outfitters Inc (NYSE:AEO).

Among 38 analysts covering Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), 36 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Alibaba had 171 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, August 12 by Wedbush. The company was maintained on Wednesday, March 14 by Robert W. Baird. Wedbush maintained Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) on Friday, January 29 with “Neutral” rating. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, October 31. Brean Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $115 target in Friday, August 12 report. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, August 21. As per Friday, August 12, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Needham on Friday, November 3 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Monday, April 25 with “Buy”.

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