First Light Asset Management Has Raised Bluebird Bio (BLUE) Position by $315,785; Southwest Airls Co (LUV) Holder Hawkins Capital LP Trimmed Stake by $1.16 Million as Valuation Rose

February 15, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Russell Hawkins decreased its stake in Southwest Airls Co (LUV) by 20.77% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hawkins Capital Lp sold 21,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.26% with the market. The hedge fund run by Russell Hawkins held 80,100 shares of the air freight and delivery services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.48 million, down from 101,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hawkins Capital Lp who had been investing in Southwest Airls Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $33.93 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $57.7. About 595,737 shares traded. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has risen 37.63% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500.




First Light Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Bluebird Bio Inc (BLUE) by 6.82% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Light Asset Management Llc bought 2,305 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.94% with the market. The institutional investor held 36,085 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.96M, up from 33,780 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Light Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Bluebird Bio Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.08B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.58% or $3.275 during the last trading session, reaching $203.975. About 121,775 shares traded. bluebird bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLUE) has risen 112.34% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 95.64% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.79 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.11, from 1.68 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 35 investors sold BLUE shares while 42 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 93 raised stakes. 49.05 million shares or 2.37% more from 47.91 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 1,709 were accumulated by Paloma. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 0% in bluebird bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLUE). Amalgamated Bank owns 5,735 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Next Fincl Grp accumulated 16 shares or 0% of the stock. 3,454 are owned by Nuveen Asset Ltd Liability. Global X Mgmt Co Ltd Liability owns 210 shares. Fmr Lc holds 0.11% or 6.84M shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 7,118 shares. Geode Limited Liability Company reported 417,409 shares stake. Affinity Investment Advisors Limited Co has 0.05% invested in bluebird bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLUE) for 2,981 shares. 8,900 are held by Strs Ohio. Sivik Global Health Limited Company holds 17,500 shares or 0.82% of its portfolio. Financial Mgmt Pro has 20 shares. 279,076 are owned by Goldman Sachs Grp Incorporated. Woodstock Corp, Massachusetts-based fund reported 7,368 shares.

Among 25 analysts covering bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE), 14 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. bluebird bio had 81 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Zacks on Tuesday, August 11. Roth Capital initiated it with “Buy” rating and $121 target in Thursday, December 3 report. The stock of bluebird bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLUE) earned “Sell” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Monday, July 24. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, December 7. Morgan Stanley initiated bluebird bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLUE) rating on Tuesday, September 8. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $143.0 target. Morgan Stanley upgraded the shares of BLUE in report on Friday, November 3 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The rating was initiated by Wells Fargo on Friday, December 4 with “Outperform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, December 12. The stock of bluebird bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLUE) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 2. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 9 by Oppenheimer.

Among 19 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Southwest Airlines Co. had 64 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, September 7, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, August 17 by Morgan Stanley. Stephens initiated Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) rating on Tuesday, March 29. Stephens has “Overweight” rating and $60 target. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of LUV in report on Friday, January 22 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Friday, November 18 with “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Thursday, October 27 by JP Morgan. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, January 8. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 22 by Buckingham Research. On Wednesday, September 27 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Thursday, January 7 report.

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