Highvista Strategies Has Cut Its Aercap Holdings Nv (AER) Position by $555,900; Icon Plc (ICLR) Holder Hayek Kallen Investment Management Has Decreased Holding as Share Value Rose

January 16, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Hayek Kallen Investment Management decreased its stake in Icon Plc (ICLR) by 30.89% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hayek Kallen Investment Management sold 3,900 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.08% with the market. The institutional investor held 8,725 shares of the commercial physical & biological resarch company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $994,000, down from 12,625 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hayek Kallen Investment Management who had been investing in Icon Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.13 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.26% or $1.44 during the last trading session, reaching $113.27. About 235,981 shares traded. ICON Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:ICLR) has risen 40.78% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.08% the S&P500.

Highvista Strategies Llc decreased its stake in Aercap Holdings Nv (AER) by 44.13% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Highvista Strategies Llc sold 10,900 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.63% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 13,800 shares of the diversified commercial services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $705,000, down from 24,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Highvista Strategies Llc who had been investing in Aercap Holdings Nv for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.57 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.24% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $54.23. About 956,180 shares traded. AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) has risen 21.52% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.82% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering Icon plc (NASDAQ:ICLR), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Icon plc had 32 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies on Monday, October 9 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, September 11 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Thursday, August 31. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Jefferies. SunTrust downgraded the shares of ICLR in report on Friday, December 16 to “Hold” rating. Credit Suisse initiated ICON Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:ICLR) rating on Tuesday, June 21. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $80 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, December 16. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of ICLR in report on Friday, October 27 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 13 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by Avondale.

Analysts await ICON Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:ICLR) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $1.41 earnings per share, up 11.90% or $0.15 from last year’s $1.26 per share. ICLR’s profit will be $76.36M for 20.08 P/E if the $1.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.35 actual earnings per share reported by ICON Public Limited Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.44% EPS growth.

Highvista Strategies Llc, which manages about $3.88B and $439.86M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Expedia Inc Del (NASDAQ:EXPE) by 3,100 shares to 23,900 shares, valued at $3.44 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Energen Corp (NYSE:EGN) by 9,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 27,815 shares, and has risen its stake in Northrop Grumman Corp (NYSE:NOC).

Since August 4, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 2 insider sales for $43,497 activity. $37,219 worth of AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) was sold by Gradon Michael. On Monday, August 7 LAWRENCE JAMES A bought $4.98 million worth of AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) or 100,000 shares.

Among 14 analysts covering AerCap Holdings (NYSE:AER), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. AerCap Holdings had 39 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $5500 target in Thursday, August 3 report. On Wednesday, November 11 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. Bank of America upgraded the shares of AER in report on Monday, September 21 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Wednesday, February 24 with “Outperform”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 19 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) rating on Thursday, August 3. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $7700 target. The stock of AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, October 13 by FBR Capital. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, February 24. The stock of AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, March 15. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, September 5 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 28 investors sold AER shares while 107 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 93 raised stakes. 133.30 million shares or 6.85% less from 143.10 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 4,797 were reported by Allen Investment Mgmt Ltd. Qs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1,193 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Genesee Valley Trust holds 0.15% or 7,082 shares in its portfolio. Quadrant Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 53,135 shares or 2% of all its holdings. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board holds 0.01% or 61,432 shares. Pnc Ser Group reported 0% of its portfolio in AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER). Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt owns 18,300 shares. Korea Invest Corporation accumulated 101,800 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Bbva Compass Savings Bank Inc stated it has 75,214 shares or 0.25% of all its holdings. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 50,500 shares. Raymond James Trust Na has invested 0.02% in AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER). Schroder Inv Grp has invested 0.01% in AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER). Moreover, Parametric Assocs Ltd Liability has 0.04% invested in AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER). 171 were accumulated by Shine Invest Advisory. James Inv Rech owns 40,030 shares.

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