As Tempur Sealy Intl (TPX) Stock Declined, Eidelman Virant Capital Cut Its Holding; Altfest L J & Company Has Increased Position in Oracle (ORCL) by $588,336 as Market Valuation Rose

February 23, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Eidelman Virant Capital decreased its stake in Tempur Sealy Intl (TPX) by 50% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Eidelman Virant Capital sold 5,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.86% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 5,000 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $322,000, down from 10,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Eidelman Virant Capital who had been investing in Tempur Sealy Intl for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.74 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.74% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $50.5. About 241,855 shares traded. Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE:TPX) has declined 19.79% since February 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 36.49% the S&P500.

Altfest L J & Company Inc increased its stake in Oracle Corporation (ORCL) by 107.65% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Altfest L J & Company Inc bought 12,257 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.35% with the market. The institutional investor held 23,643 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.14 million, up from 11,386 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Altfest L J & Company Inc who had been investing in Oracle Corporation for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $207.27 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.97% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $50.07. About 2.06 million shares traded. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 14.08% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.62% the S&P500.




Among 16 analysts covering Tempur Sealy International Inc (NYSE:TPX), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Tempur Sealy International Inc had 46 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE:TPX) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Monday, October 2. SunTrust downgraded the shares of TPX in report on Monday, January 30 to “Sell” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, September 25 report. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Raymond James given on Monday, January 30. Piper Jaffray maintained Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE:TPX) rating on Monday, September 25. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $80.0 target. The stock of Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE:TPX) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, July 27. The rating was upgraded by Wedbush to “Buy” on Wednesday, February 7. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, May 24 by Topeka Capital Markets. The stock has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, October 6. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, May 8 by Suntrust Robinson.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.39, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 29 investors sold TPX shares while 80 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 62.16 million shares or 1.94% more from 60.97 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tower Limited Liability (Trc) holds 0.01% in Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE:TPX) or 1,996 shares. Contravisory Inv has 20 shares. Arizona State Retirement System holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE:TPX) for 25,977 shares. Vanguard Grp Inc holds 0.01% in Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE:TPX) or 3.75M shares. Landscape Cap Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 36,258 shares. Glob Endowment Mgmt Lp holds 0.15% or 16,410 shares. South Dakota Invest Council invested 0.01% in Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE:TPX). Balyasny Asset Mngmt Llc has 190,186 shares. Utd Cap Financial Advisers Ltd holds 5,134 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Hightower Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation reported 24,452 shares stake. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership owns 26,207 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Cipher Ltd Partnership invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE:TPX). 22,771 are owned by Mason Street Advsr Limited Liability Co. Howe Rusling invested 0% of its portfolio in Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE:TPX). Moreover, Credit Agricole S A has 0% invested in Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE:TPX) for 2,660 shares.

Since December 19, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.58 million activity.

Eidelman Virant Capital, which manages about $285.00 million and $168.24 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Codorus Vy Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:CVLY) by 47,721 shares to 53,023 shares, valued at $1.63 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Drive Shack Inc (NYSE:LEN) by 482,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 512,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Franklin Finl Network Inc.

Among 38 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 28 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Oracle had 105 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, April 26. As per Thursday, December 17, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 15 by Piper Jaffray. BMO Capital Markets maintained Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) rating on Friday, December 15. BMO Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $55 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Drexel Hamilton on Wednesday, June 21. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 6 by Evercore. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital given on Thursday, December 17. Jefferies maintained the shares of ORCL in report on Monday, July 24 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $61 target in Friday, September 15 report. JMP Securities downgraded Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) on Wednesday, October 14 to “Mkt Perform” rating.

Altfest L J & Company Inc, which manages about $205.71M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) by 4,260 shares to 9,217 shares, valued at $1.58M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Apple Computer (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 7,605 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 23,477 shares, and cut its stake in Chubb Ltd.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.18, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 67 investors sold ORCL shares while 498 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 519 raised stakes. 2.32 billion shares or 1.54% less from 2.35 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 326,542 are held by Blair William Il. Bailard has 0.06% invested in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 16,066 shares. South Texas Money Mgmt Limited has 0.01% invested in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Moreover, First Financial Corporation In has 0.59% invested in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 18,734 shares. Intact Invest Management holds 0.08% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) or 39,000 shares. Wealthtrust holds 3,353 shares. Spectrum Mgmt Group invested in 300 shares. Omers Administration Corp invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Perigon Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0.27% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Appleton Ma invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). 164,040 are owned by Washington National Bank & Trust. Citadel Advsrs Llc, Illinois-based fund reported 2.08M shares. Quantbot Limited Partnership reported 45,094 shares stake. Marathon Trading Invest Limited Liability holds 0.2% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) or 37,100 shares. Shelter Retirement Plan has 185,400 shares for 4.17% of their portfolio.

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