Northern Cross Has Trimmed Las Vegas Sands (LVS) Holding by $101.81 Million; Stock Value Rose; Cypress Funds Position in Kansas City Southern (KSU) Trimmed by $1.62 Million as Market Value Rose

February 23, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Cypress Funds Llc decreased its stake in Kansas City Southern (KSU) by 10% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cypress Funds Llc sold 15,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.89% with the market. The hedge fund held 135,000 shares of the railroads company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $14.67 million, down from 150,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cypress Funds Llc who had been investing in Kansas City Southern for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.18B market cap company. The stock increased 1.26% or $1.345 during the last trading session, reaching $108.515. About 74,995 shares traded. Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) has declined 0.27% since February 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.97% the S&P500.

Northern Cross Llc decreased its stake in Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS) by 4.28% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Northern Cross Llc sold 1.59 million shares as the company’s stock rose 9.11% with the market. The institutional investor held 35.55 million shares of the hotels and resorts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.28B, down from 37.14M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Northern Cross Llc who had been investing in Las Vegas Sands Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $58.19B market cap company. The stock increased 0.90% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $73.61. About 236,351 shares traded. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) has risen 28.09% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.39% the S&P500.

Among 24 analysts covering Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Kansas City Southern had 79 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, April 24 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, May 25 with “Hold”. The stock of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by RBC Capital Markets. Barclays Capital maintained Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) rating on Monday, October 23. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $105 target. The stock of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) earned “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, October 19. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Tuesday, February 23. As per Wednesday, June 28, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. On Monday, February 22 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Underperform”. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the shares of KSU in report on Thursday, August 27 to “Hold” rating. As per Friday, December 16, the company rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus.

Cypress Funds Llc, which manages about $356.95 million and $488.24 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 5,000 shares to 31,000 shares, valued at $29.80M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.17, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 29 investors sold KSU shares while 163 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 84.43 million shares or 2.67% less from 86.75 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Philadelphia Trust has 0.02% invested in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Fmr Ltd Liability Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) for 133,815 shares. Rockefeller Serv Incorporated holds 7,870 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund invested in 11,221 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Kentucky Retirement Insurance Tru Fund has 0.05% invested in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Mar Vista Limited invested 1.01% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh invested 0.33% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Ims Mngmt stated it has 9,548 shares. Moreover, Rampart Ltd Liability Co has 0.05% invested in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) for 1,345 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management reported 0% stake. Gulf Int State Bank (Uk) invested 0.05% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Headinvest Ltd Liability Corporation holds 2,350 shares. Credit Suisse Ag owns 269,489 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Brookfield Asset Management owns 725,146 shares. Schwab Charles Management stated it has 365,557 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 2 insider sales for $775,947 activity. $104,345 worth of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) was bought by Maier Henry J on Monday, February 12. Hancock Brian D. also sold $262,725 worth of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) shares.

Analysts await Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) to report earnings on April, 20. They expect $1.42 EPS, up 21.37% or $0.25 from last year’s $1.17 per share. KSU’s profit will be $146.34M for 19.10 P/E if the $1.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.38 actual EPS reported by Kansas City Southern for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.90% EPS growth.

Analysts await Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $0.84 EPS, up 27.27% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.66 per share. LVS’s profit will be $664.00M for 21.91 P/E if the $0.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.88 actual EPS reported by Las Vegas Sands Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.55% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.36 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.33, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 36 investors sold LVS shares while 141 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 172 raised stakes. 284.19 million shares or 2.24% less from 290.72 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Duncker Streett Com Inc holds 295 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Yorktown Mgmt And Rech Inc invested in 0.07% or 4,400 shares. Profund Advisors Limited Company has 5,438 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. 3,816 were accumulated by Gsa Capital Ptnrs Llp. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited stated it has 0.07% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 0.03% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Aqr Limited Company holds 0.22% or 2.88 million shares. Pinnacle Ltd owns 1.06 million shares for 1.25% of their portfolio. E&G Advisors Lp owns 4,600 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. Dnb Asset Management As invested in 0.04% or 44,997 shares. 16,629 are owned by Clinton Gp. Checchi Advisers Limited Liability owns 3,915 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Ray Gerald L Associate Ltd holds 41,350 shares or 0.33% of its portfolio. Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Lc reported 30,000 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Numeric Investors has 0% invested in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS).

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