As Centurylink (CTL) Shares Declined, Shareholder Mason Street Advisors Raised Position; Pros Holdings (PRO) Stock Rose While Conestoga Capital Advisors Has Boosted Position by $6.84 Million

May 18, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Mason Street Advisors Llc increased its stake in Centurylink Inc (CTL) by 77.6% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mason Street Advisors Llc bought 59,207 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.44% with the market. The institutional investor held 135,503 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.26 million, up from 76,296 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mason Street Advisors Llc who had been investing in Centurylink Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $20.91B market cap company. The stock increased 0.66% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $19.38. About 984,697 shares traded. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 28.66% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.21% the S&P500.




Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc increased its stake in Pros Holdings Inc (PRO) by 15.8% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc bought 262,888 shares as the company’s stock rose 28.76% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1.93M shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $50.97M, up from 1.66M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Pros Holdings Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.12 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.15% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $34.24. About 14,081 shares traded. PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRO) has risen 45.48% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.93% the S&P500.

More important recent PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRO) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “PROS Extends Solutions to Fully Support eCommerce Channels” on May 16, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “PROS Holdings’ (PRO) CEO Andres Reiner on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript”, Businesswire.com published: “SAP and PROS Team up to Provide One-Stop Commerce and Merchandising Solution for Airlines” on May 16, 2018. More interesting news about PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRO) was released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “PROS Holdings, Inc. to Present at 2018 JP Morgan TMC Conference” with publication date: May 09, 2018.

Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc, which manages about $1.75 billion and $2.60 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ:ALGN) by 2,795 shares to 13,544 shares, valued at $3.01M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Bright Horizons Fam Sol In D (NYSE:BFAM) by 5,750 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 35,671 shares, and cut its stake in Mgp Ingredients Inc New (NASDAQ:MGPI).

Among 9 analysts covering Pros Holdings (NYSE:PRO), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Pros Holdings had 20 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by Needham. On Tuesday, September 12 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy”. As per Thursday, February 23, the company rating was maintained by Needham. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $28.0 target in Friday, October 6 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, April 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Northland Capital maintained the shares of PRO in report on Friday, October 27 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by Needham on Monday, December 11 to “Buy”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Northland Capital given on Friday, August 7. The stock of PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRO) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, August 4. The stock of PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRO) earned “Mkt Outperform” rating by JMP Securities on Friday, August 7.

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $1.61 million activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.37 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.14, from 1.51 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 14 investors sold PRO shares while 24 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 31.37 million shares or 5.56% more from 29.71 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. The Missouri-based Stifel Finance Corp has invested 0% in PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRO). Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Company has 0.01% invested in PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRO) for 7,141 shares. Wms Partners Limited stated it has 8,565 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Ny State Common Retirement Fund stated it has 873,207 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. 608,485 were accumulated by Whale Rock Cap Ltd Llc. Envestnet Asset Mngmt, Illinois-based fund reported 30,403 shares. Parkside Bancshares And Trust invested 0.03% in PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRO). Broadview Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.85% or 224,550 shares in its portfolio. Us Bancorp De invested 0% of its portfolio in PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRO). Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership has 3,990 shares. Fmr Llc, Massachusetts-based fund reported 864,148 shares. Rhumbline Advisers invested 0% in PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRO). Whittier Of Nevada invested in 150 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Jpmorgan Chase Com has 0% invested in PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRO). Parametric Llc reported 30,141 shares.

More important recent CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Pair Trade: Arbitrage Opportunity In CenturyLink’s Debt” on May 10, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “CenturyLink -1.2% as Macquarie downgrades to Underperform”, Seekingalpha.com published: “CenturyLink Bonds Have Good Yields, Too” on May 17, 2018. More interesting news about CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “CenturyLink: Streamlining A Fat Dividend” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.99 in 2017 Q4. Its up 1.04, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 78 investors sold CTL shares while 110 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 256 raised stakes. 888.76 million shares or 103.84% more from 436.00 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moody National Bank & Trust Trust Division holds 14,925 shares. State Teachers Retirement Systems owns 1.60M shares. Milestone Group Inc has invested 0.05% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Moreover, Thompson Davis And has 0.01% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 200 shares. First Foundation Advsrs accumulated 1.12 million shares or 1.01% of the stock. Aqr Cap Mgmt Limited Liability reported 0% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Co accumulated 0.07% or 74,597 shares. Sg Americas Limited reported 0.06% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Citigroup Inc reported 6.14M shares. Hancock holds 0.02% or 31,089 shares. 95,150 were accumulated by Groesbeck Investment Mgmt Nj. Sei Co has 0.11% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 1.94M shares. Ksa Cap Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.65% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Synovus Fincl holds 0.03% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 114,924 shares. Rampart Inv Com Ltd Llc reported 13,152 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings.

Among 23 analysts covering Centurylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Centurylink Inc. had 62 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, September 15, the company rating was initiated by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Monday, March 14 by Citigroup. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Jefferies. On Tuesday, December 13 the stock rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson with “Hold”. Cowen & Co maintained CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) rating on Wednesday, October 18. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $24.0 target. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $36 target in Thursday, August 6 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, November 16. As per Thursday, August 10, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, May 26 by RBC Capital Markets.

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