The Marcus (MCS) Stock Rose While Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust Has Lowered Its Stake by $1.35 Million; As Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) Market Value Declined, Shareholder Advantus Capital Management Has Lowered Position

January 14, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust decreased its stake in The Marcus Corp (MCS) by 18.24% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust sold 50,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.36% with the market. The institutional investor held 224,130 shares of the movies and entertainment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.21M, down from 274,130 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust who had been investing in The Marcus Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $760.00 million market cap company. It closed at $27.3 lastly. It is down 67.02% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 50.32% the S&P500.

Advantus Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (HST) by 5.52% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Advantus Capital Management Inc sold 46,071 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.63% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 789,215 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $14.59 million, down from 835,286 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Host Hotels & Resorts Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.24B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.02% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $20.36. About 5.17 million shares traded. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) has risen 23.72% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.02% the S&P500.




Among 4 analysts covering Marcus Corp (NYSE:MCS), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Marcus Corp had 11 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by B. Riley & Co on Monday, August 24. B. Riley & Co maintained The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS) on Wednesday, October 18 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co on Friday, July 28 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, July 19 by B. Riley & Co. The rating was maintained by Barrington Research on Friday, July 28 with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 4 by Benchmark. The rating was upgraded by B. Riley & Co to “Buy” on Friday, July 24. The stock of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS) earned “Buy” rating by B. Riley & Co on Friday, October 27. The firm has “Buy” rating by Benchmark given on Friday, July 29. Gabelli initiated The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS) on Thursday, October 15 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.27, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 23 investors sold MCS shares while 37 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 16.55 million shares or 1.10% more from 16.37 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hutchin Hill Ltd Partnership reported 0.01% of its portfolio in The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS). Barclays Public Ltd Com holds 1,665 shares. Martingale Asset Mgmt Lp has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS). Envestnet Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0% or 4,169 shares in its portfolio. Sei Invs has invested 0% in The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS). Indexiq Advisors Ltd Company reported 0.03% in The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS). Citadel Limited Liability Company, Illinois-based fund reported 44,992 shares. Blackrock owns 2.42M shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Metropolitan Life Ny has 13,716 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can invested 0% of its portfolio in The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS). 376,000 were reported by Gabelli Funds Lc. Deutsche Financial Bank Ag stated it has 103,687 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Thrivent For Lutherans has 0% invested in The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS) for 11,710 shares. Us National Bank De has invested 0.01% in The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS). Aqr Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0% or 25,101 shares.

Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust, which manages about $1.06B and $2.40B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Q2 Holdings Inc (NYSE:QTWO) by 240,645 shares to 305,361 shares, valued at $12.72M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Alder Biopharmaceuiticals Inc (NASDAQ:ALDR) by 327,846 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.27M shares, and has risen its stake in Opus Bank (NASDAQ:OPB).

Analysts await The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.43 EPS, up 38.71% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.31 per share. MCS’s profit will be $11.97M for 15.87 P/E if the $0.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.39 actual EPS reported by The Marcus Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 10.26% EPS growth.

Advantus Capital Management Inc, which manages about $27.77B and $3.85 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) by 2,246 shares to 240,798 shares, valued at $41.15M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Tallgrass Energy Partners Lp (NYSE:TEP) by 7,300 shares in the quarter, for a total of 43,800 shares, and has risen its stake in Targa Resources Corp (NYSE:TRGP).

Analysts await Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.39 earnings per share, down 4.88% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.41 per share. HST’s profit will be $291.94M for 13.05 P/E if the $0.39 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.33 actual earnings per share reported by Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 18.18% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 39 investors sold HST shares while 143 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 161 raised stakes. 739.84 million shares or 2.86% less from 761.66 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Aviva Public Limited holds 0.05% or 466,306 shares in its portfolio. Hartford Invest has invested 0.09% in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST). Amica Retiree Trust has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST). Endowment Management LP accumulated 162,160 shares or 0.42% of the stock. Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company, New York-based fund reported 3.19M shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec owns 97,977 shares. Daiwa Gp Incorporated reported 15.39M shares. The Japan-based Norinchukin Bancorp The has invested 0.02% in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST). Eii Cap Management has 1% invested in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST). Citadel Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0% or 33,904 shares. Moreover, Laurion Capital Ltd Partnership has 0.01% invested in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST). 3.75M are held by Lsv Asset Management. Cleararc Capital accumulated 0.05% or 19,011 shares. City Holdings owns 1,775 shares. 72,300 are owned by Tru Inv Advisors.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.23 million activity.

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