Grace W R & Co Del New (Call) (GRA) Share Price Declined While Luminus Management Has Lowered by $62.92 Million Its Holding; O Reilly Automotive New (ORLY) Shareholder Ashfield Capital Partners Has Lowered Position

February 16, 2018 - By Matt Maslow

Jonathan Barrett decreased its stake in Grace W R & Co Del New (Call) (GRA) by 81.38% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Luminus Management Llc sold 873,928 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.67% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Jonathan Barrett held 200,000 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $14.43M, down from 1.07M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Luminus Management Llc who had been investing in Grace W R & Co Del New (Call) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.52B market cap company. The stock increased 0.97% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $66.64. About 715,594 shares traded. W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) has declined 6.22% since February 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.92% the S&P500.

Ashfield Capital Partners Llc decreased its stake in O Reilly Automotive Inc New (ORLY) by 91.81% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ashfield Capital Partners Llc sold 10,992 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.25% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 981 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $211,000, down from 11,973 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ashfield Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in O Reilly Automotive Inc New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $21.27 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.91% or $4.74 during the last trading session, reaching $252.29. About 843,479 shares traded. O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) has declined 1.60% since February 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.30% the S&P500.




Luminus Management Llc, which manages about $3.51B and $3.78 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Aecom (NYSE:ACM) by 32,957 shares to 820,659 shares, valued at $30.21M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Baytex Energy Corp (NYSE:BTE) by 1.19 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 7.25M shares, and has risen its stake in Parsley Energy Inc (NYSE:PE).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.50, from 0.71 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 21 investors sold GRA shares while 70 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 56.37 million shares or 0.70% less from 56.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Savings Bank Of America De invested in 85,218 shares or 0% of the stock. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc holds 0.02% or 1.34 million shares in its portfolio. Brown Advisory Inc, a Maryland-based fund reported 10,795 shares. Trust Of Vermont, a Vermont-based fund reported 269 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Co owns 10,599 shares. Integral Derivatives Ltd Liability Corporation has 10,252 shares. Eaton Vance Mngmt reported 0.02% stake. Moreover, Invesco has 0.03% invested in W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) for 1.11M shares. Tiemann Inv Advisors Lc has invested 0.29% of its portfolio in W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA). Utah Retirement Sys holds 0.02% or 12,411 shares in its portfolio. Advisory Svcs Net Llc holds 0% in W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) or 13 shares. 63,711 were reported by Nomura Hldgs. Vanguard Grp has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA). Neuberger Berman Group Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.13% or 1.40 million shares. Ameriprise Financial stated it has 15,159 shares.

Among 15 analysts covering W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. W. R. Grace & Co had 30 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BB&T Capital initiated the shares of GRA in report on Thursday, December 10 with “Hold” rating. Credit Suisse reinitiated the shares of GRA in report on Thursday, March 24 with “Outperform” rating. On Friday, February 9 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Thursday, June 8. Monness Crespi maintained W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) rating on Thursday, April 28. Monness Crespi has “Buy” rating and $86 target. Vertical Research initiated the shares of GRA in report on Friday, May 26 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Tigress Financial on Monday, August 3 to “Neutral”. The stock of W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, November 30 by Jefferies. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 27 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) earned “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, September 1.

Among 26 analysts covering O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. O’Reilly Automotive had 71 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 8 report. The rating was initiated by Gabelli with “Buy” on Friday, April 15. The stock of O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Friday, July 7. Guggenheim maintained it with “Buy” rating and $300.0 target in Thursday, January 18 report. Bank of America maintained it with “Buy” rating and $250 target in Tuesday, September 5 report. Jefferies maintained the shares of ORLY in report on Wednesday, July 5 with “Buy” rating. Deutsche Bank upgraded O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) on Monday, January 25 to “Buy” rating. As per Friday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wolfe Research given on Tuesday, April 12. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, June 20 by Susquehanna.

Since August 25, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 selling transactions for $13.26 million activity. $250,994 worth of O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) was sold by JOHNSON RANDY on Tuesday, January 2. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $986,993 was made by OREILLY LAWRENCE P on Friday, September 1. The insider WOOTEN ROSALIE OREILLY sold 5,000 shares worth $1.00 million. 5,000 shares were sold by Groves Jeffrey Lynn, worth $1.35M. FLETCHER JEREMY ADAM also sold $1.08M worth of O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) on Friday, January 19.

Ashfield Capital Partners Llc, which manages about $2.94B and $746.61M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Intl Equity Index F (VGK) by 7,248 shares to 35,977 shares, valued at $2.10M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) by 5,206 shares in the quarter, for a total of 28,776 shares, and has risen its stake in Caterpillar Inc Del (NYSE:CAT).

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