As Blackstone Mortgage Trust (BXMT) Stock Were Volatile, Wellington Shields Capital Management Trimmed Its Stake; Supernus (SUPN) Holder Bruce & Co Lifted Holding

January 15, 2018 - By wolcottdaily

Wellington Shields Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc (BXMT) by 22.2% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wellington Shields Capital Management Llc sold 19,480 shares as the company’s stock 0.00% . The institutional investor held 68,249 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.12 million, down from 87,729 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wellington Shields Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.39B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.25% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $31.62. About 967,711 shares traded or 14.78% up from the average. Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT) has risen 12.11% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.59% the S&P500.

Bruce & Co Inc increased its stake in Supernus (SUPN) by 414.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bruce & Co Inc bought 143,477 shares as the company’s stock rose 29.12% with the market. The institutional investor held 178,058 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.12M, up from 34,581 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bruce & Co Inc who had been investing in Supernus for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.26B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.34% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $44.15. About 468,765 shares traded or 0.52% up from the average. Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN) has risen 91.80% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 75.10% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering Supernus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SUPN), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Supernus Pharmaceuticals had 35 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Northland Capital to “Market Perform” on Monday, July 18. FBR Capital maintained Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN) on Monday, November 20 with “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by Northland Capital on Wednesday, October 28 with “Outperform”. On Wednesday, July 5 the stock rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy”. The stock of Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, August 3. The company was maintained on Friday, October 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, December 4 by Janney Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 6 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The stock has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Wednesday, October 18. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Friday, October 27.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.34, from 1.32 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 22 investors sold SUPN shares while 97 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. 48.75 million shares or 3.64% more from 47.04 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0.01% in Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN). Etrade Mngmt Limited Liability holds 0.04% in Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN) or 26,550 shares. State Street has invested 0% of its portfolio in Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN). Great West Life Assurance Company Can stated it has 68,659 shares. 12,210 are owned by Cim Ltd Limited Liability Company. Moreover, Hutchin Hill Cap Limited Partnership has 0.05% invested in Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN) for 34,204 shares. Granahan Investment Ma has invested 0.4% in Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN). 49,690 are held by Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership. Moreover, Rice Hall James Limited Co has 2.17% invested in Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN) for 1.22 million shares. C Group Inc A S holds 0.04% or 71,143 shares. Comerica Bank holds 0.02% or 53,718 shares. Federated Investors Incorporated Pa, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 29,238 shares. Fortaleza Asset Mngmt Incorporated holds 2,710 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 72,719 shares. 38,654 are held by Paloma Ptnrs Mgmt Company.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $12.24 million activity. Another trade for 50,000 shares valued at $2.38M was made by PATRICK GREGORY S on Thursday, September 7. Vaughn Victor sold $630,650 worth of Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN) on Tuesday, January 9. Schwabe Stefan K.F. sold $4.43M worth of Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN) on Thursday, September 7.

Wellington Shields Capital Management Llc, which manages about $901.02 million and $753.65 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Oneok Inc (NYSE:OKE) by 23,813 shares to 29,925 shares, valued at $1.66M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 13,276 shares in the quarter, for a total of 150,261 shares, and has risen its stake in Belmond Ltd (NYSE:BEL).

Analysts await Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT) to report earnings on February, 13. They expect $0.57 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.57 per share. BXMT’s profit will be $61.13M for 13.87 P/E if the $0.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.63 actual EPS reported by Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.52% negative EPS growth.

Among 8 analysts covering Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc (NYSE:BXMT), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc had 17 analyst reports since January 26, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, December 1 report. Credit Suisse initiated Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT) on Monday, April 18 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Thursday, September 14. As per Wednesday, December 6, the company rating was reinitiated by Wells Fargo. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, April 7 by Wood. The company was downgraded on Thursday, February 16 by JMP Securities. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Thursday, July 6. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT) on Tuesday, August 8 with “Buy” rating. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, December 15 report. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, January 9.

Since August 31, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $30,150 activity. Ruffing Thomas C sold $3,954 worth of Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT) on Thursday, August 31. Another trade for 614 shares valued at $19,261 was sold by Armer Douglas N..

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.12, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 13 investors sold BXMT shares while 59 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes. 55.19 million shares or 1.38% less from 55.96 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Northern Tru stated it has 0% in Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT). 9,200 were reported by Federated Invsts Incorporated Pa. Financial Bank Of America Corp De invested 0% of its portfolio in Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT). 3,271 are owned by Pnc Fincl Serv Incorporated. 91,268 were accumulated by Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Lc. Naples Global Advsrs has invested 0.14% in Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT). Edge Wealth Ltd Com invested in 300 shares or 0% of the stock. Tradition Capital Limited Liability has 46,853 shares for 0.47% of their portfolio. Huntington National Bank & Trust owns 800 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Guggenheim Capital Lc has 181,082 shares. Moreover, Manufacturers Life Insur The has 0% invested in Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT) for 4,215 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT) for 113,896 shares. Advantage Inc stated it has 3.71% in Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT). Fred Alger Incorporated reported 0.01% stake. 143,220 are held by Cipher Capital Limited Partnership.

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