As Healthcare Svcs Grp (HCSG) Stock Price Declined, Axiom International Investors Increased Its Stake; Aegis Financial Has Trimmed Its Position in Alaska Communications System (ALSK) by $1.19 Million as Share Price Declined

May 16, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

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Axiom International Investors Llc increased its stake in Healthcare Svcs Grp Inc (HCSG) by 12.06% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Axiom International Investors Llc bought 21,015 shares as the company’s stock declined 20.22% with the market. The institutional investor held 195,339 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.30 million, up from 174,324 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Axiom International Investors Llc who had been investing in Healthcare Svcs Grp Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.75B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $37.32. About 384,113 shares traded. Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) has risen 0.69% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.86% the S&P500.




Aegis Financial Corp decreased its stake in Alaska Communications System (ALSK) by 16.33% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aegis Financial Corp sold 594,519 shares as the company’s stock declined 31.94% with the market. The institutional investor held 3.05 million shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.17 million, down from 3.64M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aegis Financial Corp who had been investing in Alaska Communications System for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $91.88M market cap company. The stock increased 1.76% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $1.73. About 164,303 shares traded or 30.63% up from the average. Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALSK) has risen 5.38% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.17% the S&P500.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 insider sales for $221,913 activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 4 investors sold ALSK shares while 16 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 18 raised stakes. 21.76 million shares or 0.13% more from 21.73 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Royal Natl Bank Of Canada stated it has 9,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Eidelman Virant Capital has invested 0.25% in Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALSK). Kennedy Mgmt reported 0.03% stake. Federated Investors Inc Pa holds 5,011 shares. California Employees Retirement Systems stated it has 167,200 shares. Baker Ellis Asset Limited Liability Corporation has 11,500 shares. Franklin reported 0% in Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALSK). North Star Management Corp accumulated 914,440 shares or 0.3% of the stock. Tradewinds Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% or 18,250 shares. Geode Cap Management Limited Co has invested 0% in Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALSK). Sequoia Fincl Advisors Ltd Liability Company has 0% invested in Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALSK) for 12,500 shares. Commercial Bank Of Mellon reported 63,598 shares. Ledyard Bancorporation has 2,000 shares. Macquarie Group, Australia-based fund reported 118,777 shares. New York-based Two Sigma Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALSK).

More important recent Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALSK) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Alaska Communications to Announce Q1 2018 Financial Results May 9 and Conduct Conference Call May 10” on April 30, 2018, also Businesswire.com published article titled: “Alaska Communications Reports First Quarter 2018 Results”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Alaska Communications Systems Group’s (ALSK) CEO Anand Vadapalli on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 10, 2018. More interesting news about Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALSK) was released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Alaska Communications Announces Exemption Process for Tax Benefits Preservation Plan” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

Axiom International Investors Llc, which manages about $10.22B and $3.99 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Aclaris Therapeutics Inc by 19,089 shares to 52,345 shares, valued at $1.29 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Allegion Pub Ltd Co (NYSE:ALLE) by 92,726 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 437,491 shares, and cut its stake in Grubhub Inc (NYSE:GRUB).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.33 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 13 investors sold HCSG shares while 85 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 89 raised stakes. 68.88 million shares or 4.32% more from 66.03 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 873 were reported by Ftb. Strs Ohio owns 0.02% invested in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) for 88,700 shares. Fortaleza Asset Mgmt reported 1,580 shares or 0.52% of all its holdings. Voloridge Investment Mgmt Limited Liability Com, a Florida-based fund reported 5,140 shares. Segall Bryant And Hamill Lc has invested 0.91% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Moreover, Friess Assoc Ltd Liability Corporation has 1.4% invested in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) for 320,731 shares. The Switzerland-based Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Washington Capital Management holds 8,000 shares. Mutual Of America Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability invested 0.1% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Delta Asset Mgmt Llc Tn invested in 27 shares. Bb&T Corp, a North Carolina-based fund reported 5,723 shares. Prudential holds 0.01% or 121,738 shares. Connecticut-based Bradley Foster Sargent Incorporated Ct has invested 0.03% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Moreover, Sit Investment Assocs has 0.06% invested in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) for 43,815 shares. Jefferies Grp Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0% of its portfolio in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG).

Among 4 analysts covering Healthcare Services (NASDAQ:HCSG), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Healthcare Services had 19 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Hold” on Wednesday, February 7. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform” on Wednesday, July 12. Jefferies maintained the shares of HCSG in report on Wednesday, October 18 with “Hold” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, August 21 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, October 14. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 28 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 7 by Jefferies. The stock of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, June 5. Robert W. Baird maintained Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) on Monday, April 16 with “Hold” rating.

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