Hussman Strategic Advisors Stake in Anglogold Ashanti LTD (AU) Decreased by $675,000 as Share Value Declined; Marriott Intl New (MAR) Holding Has Increased by Financial Architects Inc

June 10, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (AU) by 30% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc sold 75,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.95% with the market. The institutional investor held 175,000 shares of the precious metals company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.66M, down from 250,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc who had been investing in Anglogold Ashanti Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.55B market cap company. The stock increased 0.82% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $8.65. About 3.11M shares traded. AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) has declined 25.75% since June 10, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.32% the S&P500. Some Historical AU News: 15/03/2018 – RANDGOLD RESOURCES – CO’, ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI’S KIBALI MINE, GLENCORE’S MUTANDA MINE HAVE RESIGNED FROM FEC, CONGOLESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT; 16/04/2018 – Anglogold Ashanti Limited Anglogold Ashanti Provides Update On Company Leadership Change And Ceo Search; 03/05/2018 – Other Miners Involved Include AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields and Sibanye-Stillwater; 15/03/2018 – ANGLOGOLD SAYS LEGAL, TECHNICAL TEAM ARRIVED IN KINSHASA; 16/04/2018 – ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD ANGJ.J SAYS GLOBAL SEARCH FOR NEW CEO IS UNDERWAY; 08/03/2018 – ANGLOGOLD SAYS IN FULL SUPPORT OF RANDGOLD RE; 16/04/2018 – ANGLOGOLD SAYS GLOBAL SEARCH FOR NEW CEO IS UNDERWAY; 08/05/2018 – AngloGold maintains production guidance, in talks with Tanzania; 16/04/2018 – Anglogold Ashanti: Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan Resigns as CEO; 25/05/2018 – ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI INTERNATIONAL EXPLORATION HOLDINGS LIMITED ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF UNITS IN PURE GOLD MINING INC




Financial Architects Inc increased its stake in Marriott Intl Inc New (MAR) by 486.8% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Financial Architects Inc bought 2,434 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.39% with the market. The institutional investor held 2,934 shares of the hotels and resorts company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $399,000, up from 500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Financial Architects Inc who had been investing in Marriott Intl Inc New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $48.90B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.76% or $1.06 during the last trading session, reaching $138.38. About 1.61 million shares traded. Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) has risen 29.51% since June 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.94% the S&P500. Some Historical MAR News: 04/05/2018 – Marriott Intl Raises Quarterly Dividend to 41c From 33c; 16/05/2018 – The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel Honored with the Inaugural Innovation Stars of the Industry Award; 10/05/2018 – MARRIOTT HOLDERS REJECT AMENDING BYLAWS; 08/05/2018 – Marriott Sees 2Q Rev $935M-$945M; 07/03/2018 – SEI and Synechron Join Forces for Blockchain Utilization; 20/03/2018 – SF Business Tms: Exclusive: Marriott hotel opens next door to Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters; 08/05/2018 – MARRIOTT – FOR FULL YEAR 2018, EXPECTS COMPARABLE SYSTEMWIDE REVPAR ON A CONSTANT DOLLAR BASIS WILL INCREASE 5 TO 6 PERCENT OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA; 14/03/2018 – Aloft Hotels Presents a Showcase of Emerging Artists at SXSW®; 08/05/2018 – MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL 1Q ADJ EPS $1.34, EST. $1.23; 17/05/2018 – Marriott International: Unit Sells Montreal Hotel to Private Investor

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.71 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.38, from 1.09 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 38 investors sold MAR shares while 289 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 158 raised stakes. 216.91 million shares or 3.47% less from 224.71 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Hanson Mcclain invested 0% of its portfolio in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Utah Retirement reported 0.16% of its portfolio in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Evermay Wealth Management Ltd Company holds 2,790 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Tru Of Vermont invested in 0.03% or 2,560 shares. Levin Cap Strategies LP holds 0% in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) or 1,968 shares. Japan-based Nomura Asset Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.09% in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Switzerland-based Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has invested 0.09% in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Suntrust Banks has 49,071 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Motley Fool Asset Mgmt Ltd Com invested in 0.06% or 3,286 shares. M&T Natl Bank has 0.03% invested in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) for 44,579 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust holds 652,181 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. American Century invested in 928,092 shares or 0.13% of the stock. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Systems has 0.05% invested in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Moreover, Advantage has 3.26% invested in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Advisor Partners Limited Co owns 0.17% invested in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) for 6,778 shares.

More news for Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) were recently published by: Fool.com, which released: “Marriott Looks to Innovation for Growth” on June 04, 2018. Investorplace.com‘s article titled: “3 Potential Silver Bullets for Playing Flighty Airline Stocks” and published on June 08, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 21 analysts covering Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Marriott International had 67 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, January 10 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Susquehanna on Monday, April 23. RBC Capital Markets maintained Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) rating on Tuesday, November 7. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $111.0 target. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group given on Friday, September 23. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Neutral” on Friday, November 10. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, November 28. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, August 7 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Evercore on Monday, November 28. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) rating on Friday, February 17. Telsey Advisory Group has “Market Perform” rating and $90 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Zacks given on Friday, August 21.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 9 selling transactions for $26.36 million activity. Smith Craig S. sold 14,422 shares worth $2.03 million. DUNCAN BRUCE W sold 8,644 shares worth $1.12 million. Shares for $143,828 were sold by Marriott Stephen Blake. 5,113 Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) shares with value of $659,348 were sold by Linnartz Stephanie. McPherson Amy sold $7.24M worth of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) on Friday, February 23. The insider Capuano Anthony sold 19,510 shares worth $2.60 million.

Financial Architects Inc, which manages about $512.07M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Qualcomm Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:QCOM) by 15,536 shares to 500 shares, valued at $28,000 in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cree Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:CREE) by 7,700 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 300 shares, and cut its stake in Tesla Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:TSLA).

Among 5 analysts covering Anglogold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Anglogold Ashanti Limited had 12 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by HSBC given on Tuesday, November 7. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, November 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) earned “Sell” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, May 10. The company was downgraded on Monday, April 24 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, March 8 to “Sector Perform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 15 by Goldman Sachs. Citigroup upgraded the shares of AU in report on Tuesday, February 23 to “Neutral” rating. The company was upgraded on Monday, April 11 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Monday, January 18.

Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc, which manages about $2.11 billion and $361.11 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Robert Half Intl Inc (NYSE:RHI) by 35,000 shares to 36,800 shares, valued at $2.13 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Delta Air Lines Inc Del (NYSE:DAL) by 65,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 66,600 shares, and has risen its stake in Impax Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ:IPXL).

More recent AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Analysis: Positioning to Benefit within Proteostasis Therapeutics, Yum China, Pretium Resources, Lexington Realty …” on June 08, 2018. Also Finance.Yahoo.com published the news titled: “3 Gold Stocks That Could Bounce Back” on June 07, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Ghana gold miners welcome new government export tests” with publication date: May 31, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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