Nicholas Investment Partners LP Has Raised Crane Co (CR) Position By $713,607; Clough Capital Partners LP Cut Wayfair (W) Holding By $4.29 Million

February 18, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

Nicholas Investment Partners Lp increased Crane Co (CR) stake by 24.69% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Nicholas Investment Partners Lp acquired 9,033 shares as Crane Co (CR)’s stock rose 4.63%. The Nicholas Investment Partners Lp holds 45,618 shares with $3.65 million value, up from 36,585 last quarter. Crane Co now has $5.61 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.33% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $94.59. About 184,808 shares traded. Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) has risen 42.66% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.96% the S&P500.

Clough Capital Partners LP decreased Wayfair Inc (W) stake by 94.96% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Clough Capital Partners LP sold 64,100 shares as Wayfair Inc (W)’s stock rose 54.30%. The Clough Capital Partners LP holds 3,400 shares with $229,000 value, down from 67,500 last quarter. Wayfair Inc now has $8.57B valuation. The stock increased 0.79% or $0.76 during the last trading session, reaching $97.52. About 1.03 million shares traded. Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W) has risen 54.80% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.10% the S&P500.




Nicholas Investment Partners Lp decreased Square Inc stake by 293,980 shares to 97,998 valued at $2.82M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Dave & Busters Entmt Inc (NASDAQ:PLAY) stake by 97,431 shares and now owns 11,814 shares. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) was reduced too.

Among 15 analysts covering Crane (NYSE:CR), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Crane had 51 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 14 by Wolfe Research. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. William Blair upgraded Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) on Wednesday, April 26 to “Outperform” rating. On Tuesday, August 18 the stock rating was initiated by William Blair with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, February 1 by Seaport Global. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, August 31. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Wednesday, April 27. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) on Sunday, October 15 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Monday, July 24 with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, July 4, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.46, from 1.54 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 35 investors sold CR shares while 89 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 35.90 million shares or 1.25% less from 36.35 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ftb Advsrs Inc stated it has 363 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Cantab Capital Partners Limited Liability Partnership holds 0.04% or 3,063 shares. Arizona State Retirement has 28,673 shares. Montag A & Assocs holds 0.06% or 6,975 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 1,778 shares. New England Research And Mngmt holds 0.93% or 15,800 shares in its portfolio. Creative Planning accumulated 25,445 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Jensen Inv Management Inc reported 7,970 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund accumulated 0.02% or 18,647 shares. The New York-based Gabelli Funds Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.52% in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR). Regentatlantic Ltd Liability Co holds 3,618 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. 351,871 were reported by Lord Abbett Co Ltd Liability Corp. Moreover, Vident Investment Advisory Limited Liability Corp has 0.01% invested in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR). Wellington Mngmt Grp Incorporated Llp owns 6,744 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership has 16 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $4.00 million activity. BIGELOW E THAYER sold 1,067 shares worth $88,339. $960,339 worth of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) was sold by DUPONT AUGUSTUS I on Thursday, October 26. Switter Edward S sold 7,000 shares worth $518,210. Another trade for 4,650 shares valued at $386,474 was sold by PANTALEONI A D.

Clough Capital Partners LP increased Dermira Inc (NASDAQ:DERM) stake by 31,600 shares to 213,385 valued at $5.76M in 2017Q3. It also upped Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) stake by 86,700 shares and now owns 370,700 shares. Salesforce Com Inc (NYSE:CRM) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.63 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.41, from 1.22 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 27 investors sold W shares while 44 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 58.00 million shares or 1.74% more from 57.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Samlyn Cap Llc invested in 814,553 shares. First Personal Fin owns 2,792 shares. Jefferies Gru Limited Liability holds 0% or 8,937 shares in its portfolio. Arrowgrass Cap Ptnrs (Us) Ltd Partnership holds 0.04% in Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W) or 80,000 shares. Bluecrest Capital Mngmt holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W) for 13,500 shares. D E Shaw & holds 0.08% or 785,772 shares. Public Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio accumulated 46,678 shares. Fred Alger Management owns 1.01 million shares or 0.32% of their US portfolio. Adage Cap Prtn Grp Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1.08 million shares. Night Owl Cap Management Lc has invested 3.34% in Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W). Parametric Portfolio Associate Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W). Barclays Public Limited has invested 0% in Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W). State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, New Jersey-based fund reported 64,500 shares. Graham Cap Management Lp holds 0.02% or 13,500 shares in its portfolio. Howe & Rusling Inc invested in 31 shares.

Analysts await Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $-0.74 earnings per share, down 45.10% or $0.23 from last year’s $-0.51 per share. After $-0.88 actual earnings per share reported by Wayfair Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -15.91% EPS growth.

Among 30 analysts covering Wayfair LLC (NYSE:W), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Wayfair LLC had 80 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $89.0 target in Friday, September 29 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, January 23. Gordon Haskett downgraded Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W) on Tuesday, June 27 to “Accumulate” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, August 4 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 31. The firm has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group given on Wednesday, November 9. On Tuesday, September 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Wednesday, May 10. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, April 25 by JP Morgan. On Friday, August 14 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”.

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