As Thor Inds (THO) Stock Value Declined, Rainier Investment Management Lifted Its Holding; Triple (GTS) Holder Heartland Advisors Trimmed Position

February 19, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Rainier Investment Management Llc increased its stake in Thor Inds Inc (THO) by 17.25% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rainier Investment Management Llc bought 5,120 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.74% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 34,800 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.38M, up from 29,680 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rainier Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Thor Inds Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.58 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 4.29% or $5.59 during the last trading session, reaching $124.83. About 1.03M shares traded or 44.20% up from the average. Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO) has risen 48.76% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.06% the S&P500.

Heartland Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Triple (GTS) by 32.85% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Heartland Advisors Inc sold 208,566 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.51% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 426,253 shares of the accident &health insurance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.09M, down from 634,819 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Heartland Advisors Inc who had been investing in Triple for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $600.73 million market cap company. The stock increased 5.29% or $1.28 during the last trading session, reaching $25.48. About 200,966 shares traded or 64.91% up from the average. Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS) has declined 25.70% since February 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 42.40% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.11, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 42 investors sold THO shares while 139 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 122 raised stakes. 45.03 million shares or 1.77% less from 45.84 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Thomas Story & Son Limited Liability Co has 1.09% invested in Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO). Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO). Sei Investments accumulated 0.03% or 68,277 shares. Capital Associate Ny has 5,000 shares for 0.9% of their portfolio. Moreover, Stevens Cap Mgmt LP has 0.15% invested in Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO) for 31,926 shares. Prescott Grp Cap Management Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 0.81% or 31,710 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0.01% or 39,630 shares. Congress Asset Company Ma reported 49,046 shares. Cim Limited Liability Com owns 0.21% invested in Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO) for 4,047 shares. Balyasny Asset Management Ltd stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO). Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo Llc accumulated 0.03% or 41,485 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio holds 0.06% in Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO) or 90,900 shares. Wellington Shields Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation invested in 5,500 shares. 7,531 were reported by Blair William And Il. Georgia-based Gw Henssler And Associates has invested 0.03% in Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO).

Rainier Investment Management Llc, which manages about $7.08B and $424.56 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Expedia Inc Del (NASDAQ:EXPE) by 3,990 shares to 2,540 shares, valued at $366,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cooper Cos Inc (NYSE:COO) by 2,080 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 6,460 shares, and cut its stake in Tetra Tech Inc New (NASDAQ:TTEK).

Among 14 analysts covering Thor Industries Inc (NYSE:THO), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Thor Industries Inc had 33 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, September 13, the company rating was upgraded by Northcoast. As per Wednesday, June 8, the company rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets. As per Monday, October 2, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. Northcoast downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $150.0 target in Thursday, January 25 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 2 by Citigroup. On Friday, July 29 the stock rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, September 19 with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 6 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 15 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of THO in report on Thursday, September 28 with “Hold” rating.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $575,840 activity. Shares for $255,680 were sold by KOSOWSKY J ALLEN.

Analysts await Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS) to report earnings on March, 1. They expect $0.27 EPS, up 92.86% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.14 per share. GTS’s profit will be $6.37 million for 23.59 P/E if the $0.27 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.77 actual EPS reported by Triple-S Management Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -64.94% negative EPS growth.

Heartland Advisors Inc, which manages about $6.06 billion and $1.55B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Usa Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:USAT) by 250,000 shares to 850,000 shares, valued at $5.31 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Boston Private Finl Hldgs In (NASDAQ:BPFH) by 25,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 692,473 shares, and has risen its stake in Firstenergy Corp (NYSE:FE).

Since September 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $32,957 activity.

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