As Sabre (SABR) Stock Price Rose, Markston International Has Increased Its Position; Castle Creek Capital Partners Iv LP Holds Position in Southern National Bancorp Of Virginia (SONA)

February 15, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Castle Creek Capital Partners Iv Lp increased its stake in Southern National Bancorp Of Virginia Inc. (SONA) by 381.51% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Castle Creek Capital Partners Iv Lp bought 2.56M shares as the company’s stock declined 1.85% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 3.23 million shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $54.81 million, up from 669,951 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Castle Creek Capital Partners Iv Lp who had been investing in Southern National Bancorp Of Virginia Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $380.75 million market cap company. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $15.92. About 46,438 shares traded. Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONA) has risen 36.92% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.22% the S&P500.

Markston International Llc increased its stake in Sabre Corporation (SABR) by 48.01% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Markston International Llc bought 110,001 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.09% with the market. The institutional investor held 339,106 shares of the programming company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.14 million, up from 229,105 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Markston International Llc who had been investing in Sabre Corporation for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.93B market cap company. The stock increased 12.75% or $2.44 during the last trading session, reaching $21.57. About 4.72M shares traded or 113.35% up from the average. Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) has declined 17.80% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 34.50% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.77, from 1.75 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 39 investors sold SABR shares while 82 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 296.88 million shares or 4.94% less from 312.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Regions Financial Corporation holds 0.25% of its portfolio in Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) for 1.22M shares. Suntrust Banks accumulated 15,657 shares. Advantus Capital holds 0.01% in Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) or 26,370 shares. Moreover, Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt has 0.05% invested in Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR). Daiwa Securities Grp reported 6,200 shares. 1.99M were reported by Northern Tru Corporation. Citigroup reported 0% in Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR). Apg Asset Management Nv reported 124,371 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Axa holds 0% or 48,962 shares in its portfolio. Cantab Capital Prtn Llp invested 0.01% in Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR). 2.66 million were reported by Commercial Bank Of Ny Mellon Corporation. Pub Employees Retirement System Of Ohio invested 0.01% in Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR). Hallmark Mgmt holds 0.2% or 89,445 shares. State Street Corporation invested in 6.57 million shares or 0.01% of the stock. Art Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.08% or 81,900 shares.

Among 13 analysts covering Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Sabre Corporation had 23 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Monday, August 7. Suntrust Robinson upgraded the shares of SABR in report on Wednesday, June 1 to “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral” on Monday, September 11. The stock of Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) earned “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Friday, October 30. The stock of Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 13 by Sterne Agee CRT. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by Cowen & Co. The rating was initiated by Pacific Crest with “Overweight” on Thursday, March 31. The company was downgraded on Friday, January 5 by Evercore. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, July 25. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 1 by Oppenheimer.

Markston International Llc, which manages about $1.63 billion and $974.38 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC) by 16,335 shares to 87,331 shares, valued at $3.33M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Marriott Internationalinc. Cl (NASDAQ:MAR) by 3,217 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 55,394 shares, and cut its stake in State Street Corp. (NYSE:STT).

Since January 11, 2018, it had 3 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $64,400 activity. STEVENS WILLIAM H bought $13,800 worth of stock or 1,500 shares. $18,400 worth of Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONA) shares were bought by Baker Thomas Preston.

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