Ascend Capital Boosted Its Xylem (XYL) Stake; Pra Group (PRAA) Shorts Raised By 2.59%

January 19, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Ascend Capital Llc increased Xylem Inc (XYL) stake by 207.76% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Ascend Capital Llc acquired 490,540 shares as Xylem Inc (XYL)’s stock rose 8.81%. The Ascend Capital Llc holds 726,652 shares with $45.51 million value, up from 236,112 last quarter. Xylem Inc now has $12.86B valuation. The stock increased 0.69% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $71.6. About 603,548 shares traded. Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) has risen 20.76% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.06% the S&P500.

Pra Group Incorporated (NASDAQ:PRAA) had an increase of 2.59% in short interest. PRAA’s SI was 8.80M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 2.59% from 8.58 million shares previously. With 338,700 avg volume, 26 days are for Pra Group Incorporated (NASDAQ:PRAA)’s short sellers to cover PRAA’s short positions. The stock increased 0.36% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $34.58. About 113,374 shares traded. PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) has risen 44.62% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.92% the S&P500.

Ascend Capital Llc decreased Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) stake by 954,585 shares to 64,104 valued at $2.29M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Irhythm Technologies Inc stake by 244,891 shares and now owns 57,809 shares. Boyd Gaming Corp (NYSE:BYD) was reduced too.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $5.14 million activity. 200 Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) shares with value of $13,604 were sold by LORANGER STEVEN R. 9,052 Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) shares with value of $544,578 were sold by Napolitano Kenneth. Brannemo Tomas sold $153,108 worth of stock.

Among 20 analysts covering Xylem (NYSE:XYL), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Xylem had 66 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $67.0 target in Wednesday, October 4 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, October 4. As per Tuesday, June 20, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The stock of Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, November 1 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Janney Capital on Wednesday, November 2. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 27 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Buy” rating by Seaport Global given on Thursday, January 21. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, December 11 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets upgraded Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) on Wednesday, January 6 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 16 by Canaccord Genuity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.19, from 1.2 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 25 investors sold XYL shares while 179 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 146.94 million shares or 0.93% less from 148.32 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Welch Forbes Limited Liability Corp holds 9,692 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Voya Mngmt Ltd Co has invested 0.02% in Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL). 127,490 are owned by Patten Gru Inc. Haverford Tru Com invested 0% in Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL). North Mgmt invested 0.18% in Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL). Moors Cabot invested in 0.11% or 11,677 shares. Shell Asset Mngmt Communication, a Netherlands-based fund reported 51,738 shares. Amalgamated Bancshares holds 36,039 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Wolverine Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 25,000 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Meyer Handelman, New York-based fund reported 21,664 shares. Cornerstone Advsrs Inc owns 462 shares. Arrowstreet Capital Lp reported 0% of its portfolio in Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL). Baker Avenue Asset Management Lp owns 17,732 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Limited Liability Co accumulated 378,343 shares. Penn Davis Mcfarland has 3.23% invested in Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) for 166,476 shares.

Since December 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $66,064 activity. The insider KYLE PENELOPE W sold 1,975 shares worth $66,064.

Among 7 analysts covering Portfolio Recovery Associates (NASDAQ:PRAA), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Portfolio Recovery Associates had 17 analyst reports since October 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James upgraded the shares of PRAA in report on Tuesday, November 17 to “Strong Buy” rating. The stock of PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) has “Underperform” rating given on Thursday, September 21 by Raymond James. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 14 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) rating on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $37.0 target. The rating was downgraded by Janney Capital on Wednesday, October 4 to “Sell”. As per Tuesday, November 8, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, November 9 by Janney Capital. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) rating on Thursday, November 9. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $34.0 target. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, October 10 report. As per Monday, January 8, the company rating was initiated by Oppenheimer.

PRA Group, Inc., a financial and business service company, engages in the purchase, collection, and management of portfolios of nonperforming loans that have been charged-off by the credit grantor in the Americas and Europe. The company has market cap of $1.56 billion. It is involved in the acquisition of accounts that are primarily the unpaid obligations of individuals owed to credit grantors, which include banks and other types of consumer, retail, and auto finance companies. It has a 27.57 P/E ratio. The firm also acquires nonperforming loans, including Visa and MasterCard credit cards, private label and other credit cards, installment loans, lines of credit, deficiency balances of various types, legal judgments, and trade payables from banks, credit unions, consumer finance companies, telecommunication providers, retailers, utilities, automobile finance companies, student loan companies, and other debt owners.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.60, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 26 investors sold PRA Group, Inc. shares while 77 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 49.44 million shares or 3.50% more from 47.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Georgia-based Gmt has invested 0.1% in PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA). Turtle Creek Asset Mgmt has invested 16.98% in PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA). Research accumulated 300,000 shares or 0% of the stock. Schwab Charles stated it has 308,543 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 73,531 are held by California State Teachers Retirement. Invesco Limited invested 0% in PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA). Moreover, Investment Mngmt Of Virginia Limited Liability Corp has 1.79% invested in PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) for 265,876 shares. Engineers Gate Manager Lp invested in 0.07% or 28,110 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 41,551 shares. Price T Rowe Associate Md holds 0.01% or 2.50 million shares in its portfolio. Huntington Bancshares accumulated 2,684 shares. Financial Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation reported 0% of its portfolio in PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA). Profund Ltd Llc invested in 0.01% or 8,448 shares. Voya Inv Mgmt Limited Com reported 0% stake. Paloma invested in 73,224 shares or 0.03% of the stock.

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