Autozone Com (AZO) Holder Tompkins Financial Cut Its Stake; As Stamps Com (STMP) Valuation Declined, Lyon Street Capital Has Trimmed Stake

January 14, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

Tompkins Financial Corp decreased its stake in Autozone Inc Com (AZO) by 86.55% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tompkins Financial Corp sold 2,015 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.10% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 313 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $186,000, down from 2,328 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tompkins Financial Corp who had been investing in Autozone Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $21.55B market cap company. The stock increased 1.89% or $14.62 during the last trading session, reaching $787.93. About 456,389 shares traded. AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) has declined 10.95% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.65% the S&P500.

Brian C. Freckmann decreased its stake in Stamps Com Inc (STMP) by 64.45% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lyon Street Capital Llc sold 48,504 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.10% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Brian C. Freckmann held 26,760 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.42M, down from 75,264 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lyon Street Capital Llc who had been investing in Stamps Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.37 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.55% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $192.8. About 662,158 shares traded or 51.34% up from the average. Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) has risen 54.88% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.18% the S&P500.

Since September 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $11.63 million activity. Shares for $7.82M were sold by Graves William W on Wednesday, January 3. $1.75M worth of stock was sold by MCKENNA WILLIAM ANDREW on Thursday, September 28.

Among 23 analysts covering Autozone Inc. (NYSE:AZO), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Autozone Inc. had 67 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 24 by Bank of America. On Friday, February 12 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Wednesday, November 29. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 23 by Deutsche Bank. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 1 by Credit Suisse. The stock of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, September 8. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Tuesday, May 30. The rating was maintained by IBC on Thursday, May 25 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Thursday, July 20. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.20, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 59 investors sold AZO shares while 150 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 145 raised stakes. 26.58 million shares or 0.11% less from 26.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Toronto Dominion National Bank & Trust accumulated 15,396 shares. Douglass Winthrop Limited Liability Company invested in 0.04% or 1,025 shares. 50,411 are owned by Citigroup Incorporated. Osborne Prns Cap Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.58% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). C Worldwide Gp Holdg A S has 837 shares. 45,562 are held by Asset Mngmt One. S Muoio & Ltd Llc reported 5,000 shares or 1.54% of all its holdings. Greystone Managed Invs reported 0.36% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Qv Invsts Incorporated holds 4.14% or 83,040 shares. Kentucky Retirement reported 1,729 shares stake. Highstreet Asset accumulated 2,620 shares. Highbridge Mngmt has 8,000 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Neuberger Berman Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 771 shares or 0% of the stock. First National Tru holds 642 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Hightower Advisors Limited Com, a Illinois-based fund reported 3,354 shares.

Analysts await AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $8.40 earnings per share, up 3.96% or $0.32 from last year’s $8.08 per share. AZO’s profit will be $229.76 million for 23.45 P/E if the $8.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $9.96 actual earnings per share reported by AutoZone, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -15.66% negative EPS growth.

Tompkins Financial Corp, which manages about $632.79M and $422.29M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares S&P 500 Grwt Etf (IVW) by 4,235 shares to 5,449 shares, valued at $781,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr Min Vol Eafe Etf (EFAV) by 7,781 shares in the quarter, for a total of 340,950 shares, and has risen its stake in International Business Machscom (NYSE:IBM).

Lyon Street Capital Llc, which manages about $432.26 million and $259.37M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ehealth Inc (NASDAQ:EHTH) by 33,195 shares to 192,275 shares, valued at $4.59 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Servicesource Intl Inc (NASDAQ:SREV) by 397,660 shares in the quarter, for a total of 469,622 shares, and has risen its stake in Invuity Inc.

Investors sentiment is 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 26 investors sold STMP shares while 92 reduced holdings. only 60 funds opened positions while 59 raised stakes. 16.25 million shares or 8.57% less from 17.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky invested in 5,500 shares. 60 were reported by Next. Tci Wealth Advsr Inc holds 0% or 18 shares in its portfolio. Ahl Partners Llp reported 0.14% of its portfolio in Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP). Wellington Management Gp Limited Liability Partnership holds 77,749 shares. King Luther Capital Mgmt holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) for 10,925 shares. 3,129 were reported by State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue. Next Century Growth Limited Co, a Minnesota-based fund reported 72,876 shares. Dsam (London) Limited stated it has 42,781 shares. Rhumbline Advisers has 32,128 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Pinebridge Limited Partnership accumulated 1,952 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 1,334 are held by Teacher Retirement System Of Texas. Glenmede Communications Na holds 0.08% or 88,370 shares in its portfolio. Fmr Ltd Liability Company reported 2.24M shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Portolan Cap Mngmt Limited Com holds 19,243 shares.

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 25 insider sales for $118.44 million activity. Khechfe Amine sold $229,500 worth of Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) on Friday, September 1. $2.04 million worth of Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) was sold by Clem John Roland on Wednesday, October 11. Another trade for 75,189 shares valued at $14.56 million was sold by MILLER LLOYD I III. 37,500 shares were sold by Biswas Michael John, worth $7.89 million on Wednesday, September 20. Buerba Sebastian also sold $4.60 million worth of Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) on Tuesday, October 24. $13.41M worth of Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) was sold by Carberry Jeffrey.

Analysts await Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $2.14 earnings per share, down 13.71% or $0.34 from last year’s $2.48 per share. STMP’s profit will be $37.41M for 22.52 P/E if the $2.14 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.57 actual earnings per share reported by Stamps.com Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.73% negative EPS growth.

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