Engaged Capital Has Cut Holding in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (HMHC) by $618,288 as Shares Rose; As Vodafone Group Plc New (VOD) Shares Rose, Criterion Capital Management Has Boosted Holding by $6.72 Million

November 15, 2017 - By Vivian Park

Glenn W. Welling decreased its stake in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (HMHC) by 19.65% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Engaged Capital Llc sold 51,524 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.73% with the market. The hedge fund run by Glenn W. Welling held 210,621 shares of the books company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $2.59M, down from 262,145 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Engaged Capital Llc who had been investing in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.01B market cap company. The stock decreased 3.53% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $8.2. About shares traded. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC) has declined 25.97% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 42.67% the S&P500.




Christopher Lord increased its stake in Vodafone Group Plc New (VOD) by 34.65% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Criterion Capital Management Llc bought 240,115 shares as the company’s stock rose 16.21% with the market. The hedge fund run by Christopher Lord held 933,015 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $26.81 million, up from 692,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Criterion Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Vodafone Group Plc New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $80.39 billion market cap company. The stock increased 5.65% or $1.63 during the last trading session, reaching $30.48. About 21,563 shares traded. Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) has declined 13.23% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.93% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Vodafone Group PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Vodafone Group PLC (ADR) had 12 analyst reports since October 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research on Monday, October 19 to “Outperform”. BNP Paribas downgraded the shares of VOD in report on Monday, November 21 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 17 by HSBC. The stock of Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Bank of America. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Wednesday, April 20 to “Buy”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Monday, June 13. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, January 25. The stock has “Accumulate” rating by Standpoint Research on Tuesday, January 3. On Thursday, June 1 the stock rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research to “Reduce”. The stock of Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) earned “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, January 10.

Criterion Capital Management Llc, which manages about $3.75B and $2.07 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 60,311 shares to 112,198 shares, valued at $108.61 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Sba Communications Corp New by 325,465 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 478,675 shares, and cut its stake in Workday Inc (NYSE:WDAY).

More news for Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) were recently published by: Benzinga.com, which released: “42 Stocks Moving In Tuesday’s Mid-Day Session” on November 14, 2017. Foxbusiness.com‘s article titled: “ADRs End Lower; JD.com, Vodafone Trade Actively” and published on November 15, 2017 is yet another important article.

More news for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC) CEO John Lynch on Q2 2017 Results – Earnings …” on August 05, 2017. Prnewswire.com‘s article titled: “Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Strengthens Executive Leadership Team, Appoints …” and published on October 16, 2017 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.47, from 1.4 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 13 investors sold HMHC shares while 54 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 31 raised stakes. 120.26 million shares or 0.70% less from 121.12 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Llc owns 2.08 million shares. Tudor Et Al reported 0% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC). Geode Mngmt Limited holds 0% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC) or 906,277 shares. 23,274 are owned by Advisory Svcs. Sei Invs reported 186,661 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Moreover, Manufacturers Life Ins Comm The has 0% invested in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC). The New York-based Products Prtnrs Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.05% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC). Etrade Cap Ltd Llc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC) for 24,357 shares. Bluecrest Cap Mgmt Ltd holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC) for 70,274 shares. Rhumbline Advisers, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 121,173 shares. Carlson Capital Limited Partnership holds 0.17% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC) or 954,070 shares. Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Lc owns 413,596 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Kennedy Cap Management reported 437,938 shares. Millennium Management Ltd Co invested in 0.01% or 229,398 shares. Bank Of Mellon Corporation has invested 0.01% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC).

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