Bluecrest Capital Management LTD Holding In Aes (AES) Was Lifted; Check Point Software Technolog (CHKP) Position Held by Westport Asset Management Inc

April 24, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Westport Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Check Point Software Technolog (CHKP) by 34.68% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Westport Asset Management Inc bought 6,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.77% with the market. The institutional investor held 23,300 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.54 million, up from 17,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Westport Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Check Point Software Technolog for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $17.02B market cap company. The stock increased 1.29% or $1.33 during the last trading session, reaching $104.13. About 239,388 shares traded. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) has declined 4.45% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.00% the S&P500.




Bluecrest Capital Management Ltd increased its stake in Aes Corp (AES) by 626.71% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bluecrest Capital Management Ltd bought 696,668 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.24% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 807,830 shares of the central company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.75 million, up from 111,162 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bluecrest Capital Management Ltd who had been investing in Aes Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.90B market cap company. The stock increased 0.84% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $11.96. About 523,120 shares traded. The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) has declined 1.62% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.17% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering AES Corporation (NYSE:AES), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. AES Corporation had 19 analyst reports since September 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Wednesday, December 13. The stock of The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, September 8 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, February 12 by SunTrust. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, October 4 to “Equal Weight”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, September 10 with “Hold”. Wolfe Research initiated the shares of AES in report on Wednesday, November 4 with “Peer Perform” rating. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Monday, March 19 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, October 19 by Argus Research. The firm earned “Sel” rating on Monday, October 3 by UBS.

Bluecrest Capital Management Ltd, which manages about $3.68B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLV) by 324,475 shares to 23,907 shares, valued at $1.98 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Canadian Nat Res Ltd (NYSE:CNQ) by 103,051 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 52,463 shares, and cut its stake in Macquarie Infrastructure Cor (NYSE:MIC).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.47, from 1.32 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 51 investors sold AES shares while 155 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 597.29 million shares or 0.16% more from 596.31 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 1832 Asset Ltd Partnership holds 0% of its portfolio in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) for 2,920 shares. Personal Capital Advisors Corp has invested 0.27% in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES). D E Shaw & has 0.05% invested in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) for 3.55 million shares. 2.46 million are held by Tiaa Cref Investment Mngmt Lc. Mason Street Llc invested 0.02% of its portfolio in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES). Huntington State Bank holds 5,526 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Westpac Bk invested in 41,718 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0.01% or 128,823 shares. Retirement Sys Of Alabama stated it has 0.06% in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES). Renaissance Group Limited Liability Company accumulated 11,817 shares. Wells Fargo And Co Mn reported 2.90M shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt Ltd holds 44,944 shares. Dynamic Mngmt has invested 0.86% in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES). Reliance Of Delaware has invested 0.05% in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES). Nomura Asset Management Ltd, Japan-based fund reported 109,770 shares.

Among 32 analysts covering Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 26 Hold. Therefore 16% are positive. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. had 73 analyst reports since September 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by Evercore with “Hold”. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Wednesday, November 1 report. As per Sunday, September 10, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Evercore initiated the shares of CHKP in report on Tuesday, December 15 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 11 by Evercore. As per Tuesday, December 12, the company rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan. RBC Capital Markets maintained Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) rating on Sunday, September 10. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $105.0 target. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, September 17 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Raymond James given on Thursday, April 21. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, June 13 with “Buy”.

Westport Asset Management Inc, which manages about $301.70 million and $132.44M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Rogers Corp (NYSE:ROG) by 5,100 shares to 59,900 shares, valued at $7.98M in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

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