China Lodging Group, Limited (HTHT) Touches $171.11 High on May, 18; Samlyn Capital Trimmed Its Cigna (CI) Stake

May 18, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Samlyn Capital Llc decreased Cigna Corporation (CI) stake by 3.35% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Samlyn Capital Llc sold 9,708 shares as Cigna Corporation (CI)’s stock declined 18.61%. The Samlyn Capital Llc holds 279,724 shares with $56.81 million value, down from 289,432 last quarter. Cigna Corporation now has $43.48B valuation. The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $178.76. About 203,624 shares traded. Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) has risen 13.35% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.80% the S&P500.




The stock of China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) reached all time high today, May, 18 and still has $183.08 target or 7.00% above today’s $171.11 share price. This indicates more upside for the $12.47B company. This technical setup was reported by Barchart.com. If the $183.08 PT is reached, the company will be worth $872.69 million more. The stock increased 0.58% or $0.995 during the last trading session, reaching $171.105. About 241,192 shares traded. China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) has risen 98.12% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 86.57% the S&P500.

More news for China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “China Lodging Group’s (HTHT) CEO Min Zhang on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 15, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s article titled: “China Lodging Group, Limited Announces ADS Ratio Change” and published on April 20, 2018 is yet another important article.

China Lodging Group, Limited, together with its subsidiaries, develops leased and owned, manachised, and franchised hotels primarily in the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China. The company has market cap of $12.47 billion. It operates hotels under the Joya Hotel, Manxin Hotels & Resorts, JI Hotel, Starway Hotel, Elan Hotel, HanTing Hotel, Hi Inn, Grand Mercure Hotel, Novotel Hotel, Mercure Hotel, Ibis Styles Hotel, and Ibis Hotel brand names for business and leisure traveler customers. It has a 63.58 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2015, the firm had 624 leased and owned hotels, 2,471 manachised hotels, and 174 franchised hotels in operation; and 15 leased and owned hotels, and 427 manachised and franchised hotels under development.

Among 8 analysts covering China Lodging (NASDAQ:HTHT), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. China Lodging had 17 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Brean Capital maintained China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) rating on Wednesday, August 17. Brean Capital has “Buy” rating and $48 target. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Neutral” on Wednesday, August 19. Zacks downgraded the shares of HTHT in report on Thursday, August 20 to “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, October 8. Credit Suisse upgraded the shares of HTHT in report on Wednesday, October 14 to “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Thursday, November 12. Credit Suisse initiated China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) rating on Friday, February 3. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $66 target. Deutsche Bank upgraded the shares of HTHT in report on Wednesday, November 11 to “Hold” rating. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, August 17. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, December 30.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.05, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 38 investors sold CI shares while 280 reduced holdings. 92 funds opened positions while 197 raised stakes. 208.24 million shares or 0.93% more from 206.32 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ftb Advisors holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) for 396 shares. Gmt Cap Corporation reported 282,600 shares stake. Webster National Bank & Trust N A reported 0.21% stake. Guardian Cap Limited Partnership invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI). Cumberland Prns Limited has invested 4.84% in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI). Apg Asset Management Nv holds 670,299 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. First Citizens National Bank Tru stated it has 6,340 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Qs Llc has invested 0.17% of its portfolio in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI). Marvin & Palmer reported 14,517 shares stake. Burney reported 0.28% in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI). Tcw Gru Inc owns 0.41% invested in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) for 250,692 shares. Samlyn Cap Lc stated it has 1.3% of its portfolio in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI). Tobam has 0.96% invested in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI). Connecticut-based Bradley Foster Sargent Ct has invested 0.18% in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI). Fjarde Ap reported 71,115 shares stake.

Analysts await Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) to report earnings on August, 3. They expect $3.56 EPS, up 22.34% or $0.65 from last year’s $2.91 per share. CI’s profit will be $865.92 million for 12.55 P/E if the $3.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.11 actual EPS reported by Cigna Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.38% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) news were published by: Thestreet.com which released: “The Future of Healthcare Will Have You in Control for a Change: Cigna CEO” on May 01, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Glenview Capital Enters AmerisourceBergen (ABC), Express Scripts (ESRX), T-Mobile (TMUS) (more…) -13F” published on May 15, 2018, Investorplace.com published: “7 Surprising Stocks to Buy Now for Peak Earnings” on May 18, 2018. More interesting news about Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “JANA Shows New Stakes in Apple (AAPL), Boston Scientific (BSX), Dropbox (DBX), iQIYI (IQ) (more..) -13F” published on May 15, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “Even After Earnings Beat, Cigna Corporation Stock Still Looks Stuck” with publication date: May 11, 2018.

Samlyn Capital Llc increased Illinois Tool Wks Inc (Put) (NYSE:ITW) stake by 200,000 shares to 300,000 valued at $50.06 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Allergan Plc stake by 26,148 shares and now owns 272,905 shares. Hd Supply Hldgs Inc (NASDAQ:HDS) was raised too.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 insider sales for $17.30 million activity. MURABITO JOHN M had sold 6,099 shares worth $1.34 million on Thursday, January 18. $44,382 worth of Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) was sold by HARRIS ISAIAH JR on Monday, December 11. Hocevar Christopher J had sold 2,759 shares worth $529,287 on Friday, March 2. Cordani David also sold $7.05M worth of Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) on Friday, March 2. ZOLLARS WILLIAM D sold 229 shares worth $37,890. The insider Jones Nicole S sold $1.12 million. $85,184 worth of Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) shares were sold by HENNEY JANE E MD.

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