American Capital Management Position In Hms Holdings (HMSY) Was Upped; Cordasco Financial Network Holding in Liberty Ppty Tr (LPT) Decreased by $820,000 as Stock Rose

February 15, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

American Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Hms Holdings (HMSY) by 0.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. American Capital Management Inc bought 22,647 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.70% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 2.55 million shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $50.57 million, up from 2.52 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. American Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Hms Holdings for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.29 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.86% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $15.34. About 588,042 shares traded. HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) has risen 13.44% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.26% the S&P500.

Cordasco Financial Network decreased its stake in Liberty Ppty Tr (LPT) by 33.33% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cordasco Financial Network sold 20,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.20% with the market. The institutional investor held 40,000 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.64M, down from 60,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cordasco Financial Network who had been investing in Liberty Ppty Tr for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.94 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.76% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $39.35. About 941,752 shares traded or 14.17% up from the average. Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) has risen 14.91% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.79% the S&P500.

Cordasco Financial Network, which manages about $422.43M and $91.18 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT) by 1,237 shares to 10,342 shares, valued at $3.21M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Among 11 analysts covering Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Liberty Property Trust has $46 highest and $33 lowest target. $40.25’s average target is 2.29% above currents $39.35 stock price. Liberty Property Trust had 24 analyst reports since October 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 25 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, October 28. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) on Wednesday, April 27 to “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, September 22 with “Hold”. On Thursday, August 25 the stock rating was initiated by BTIG Research with “Neutral”. The stock of Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) earned “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, October 23. SunTrust maintained the shares of LPT in report on Tuesday, October 24 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) earned “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, December 13. The rating was downgraded by Cowen & Co to “Market Perform” on Tuesday, January 12. The firm has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill given on Wednesday, February 7.

American Capital Management Inc, which manages about $1.60B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) by 8,425 shares to 247,685 shares, valued at $49.34 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Autozone (NYSE:AZO) by 699 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 4,394 shares, and cut its stake in Ecolab (NYSE:ECL).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.26 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.27, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 23 investors sold HMSY shares while 51 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 78.86 million shares or 2.08% more from 77.25 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Bank Of New York Mellon invested in 1.72M shares. Cortina Asset Management Ltd Llc invested in 1.29% or 1.58 million shares. Nordea Inv Ab holds 120,676 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 16,686 shares. Massachusetts Financial Services Com Ma holds 549,175 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 476,259 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Schwab Charles Inv has invested 0.01% in HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY). Moreover, Dupont Mngmt Corp has 0.01% invested in HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) for 28,890 shares. Cornerstone Mngmt Limited Liability Corp, a New York-based fund reported 19,347 shares. Pitcairn has 0.02% invested in HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY). Cambiar Invsts Limited Liability Corporation holds 624,993 shares. State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0.01% or 219,085 shares in its portfolio. Kestrel Management Corp accumulated 448,900 shares. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.01% of its portfolio in HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) for 167,052 shares. Farmers And Merchants has 387 shares.

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $1.37 million activity. 20,734 HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) shares with value of $366,543 were sold by Neuman Semone. Nustad Cynthia had sold 22,907 shares worth $404,004.

Among 10 analysts covering HMS Holdings (NASDAQ:HMSY), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. HMS Holdings had 25 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. First Analysis downgraded HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) on Monday, February 27 to “Equal-Weight” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) on Friday, November 17 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, July 18 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by Cantor Fitzgerald to “Neutral” on Monday, November 20. Zacks upgraded the shares of HMSY in report on Monday, September 21 to “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 6 by Canaccord Genuity. On Thursday, August 10 the stock rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Strong Buy”. As per Thursday, August 31, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The stock of HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, October 29 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 28 by Jefferies.

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