Welltower (HCN) Valuation Rose While American Research & Management Lowered Stake by $857,500; Coty (COTY) Holder Ruffer Llp Has Cut Its Stake

February 15, 2018 - By Michael Collier

American Research & Management decreased its stake in Welltower Inc. (HCN) by 61.26% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. American Research & Management sold 12,250 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.10% with the market. The institutional investor held 7,746 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $544,000, down from 19,996 at the end of the previous reported quarter. American Research & Management who had been investing in Welltower Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $20.28B market cap company. The stock increased 1.12% or $0.6085 during the last trading session, reaching $54.7585. About 1.03 million shares traded. Welltower Inc. (NYSE:HCN) has risen 7.08% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.62% the S&P500.

Ruffer Llp decreased its stake in Coty Inc (COTY) by 33.33% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ruffer Llp sold 25,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.74% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 50,000 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $826,000, down from 75,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ruffer Llp who had been investing in Coty Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.91 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $21.21. About 1.42M shares traded. Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) has declined 25.39% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 42.09% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering Coty (NYSE:COTY), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Coty had 53 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) rating on Friday, August 18. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $22.0 target. The stock of Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 6 by Deutsche Bank. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) rating on Thursday, February 8. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $23.0 target. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, July 21 by Sterne Agee CRT. The company was maintained on Friday, August 14 by Piper Jaffray. As per Wednesday, August 23, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. On Tuesday, August 25 the stock rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Friday, June 23. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Tuesday, August 18 to “Buy”. Citigroup maintained Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) rating on Thursday, February 4. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $26 target.

Ruffer Llp, which manages about $2.32 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Canadian Solar Inc (NASDAQ:CSIQ) by 1.56M shares to 2.19M shares, valued at $36.82 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE:ABX) by 902,070 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.11 million shares, and has risen its stake in Leucadia Natl Corp (NYSE:LUK).

Since August 24, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 selling transactions for $42.38 million activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1.14 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 36 investors sold COTY shares while 91 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 510.97 million shares or 5.68% more from 483.48 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Invesco holds 0.01% or 1.20M shares. Bessemer Group reported 1,674 shares stake. Moreover, Guardian Life Insurance Com Of America has 0% invested in Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) for 1,074 shares. Qs Investors Ltd Liability Com owns 0% invested in Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) for 33,056 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board invested in 43,800 shares or 0.03% of the stock. The New York-based Cibc Ww has invested 0.01% in Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY). Louisiana State Employees Retirement System owns 29,500 shares. Fjarde Ap accumulated 0.03% or 99,602 shares. Fmr Limited Liability Com holds 0.12% or 58.18M shares in its portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund has 0.03% invested in Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) for 130,715 shares. British Columbia Mngmt Corporation invested in 0.07% or 524,047 shares. Thompson Davis & Co holds 0% or 68 shares. Us Savings Bank De, Minnesota-based fund reported 2,846 shares. Geode Cap Management Ltd Liability Corp owns 0.03% invested in Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) for 4.80M shares. Greenwich Investment has 11,710 shares.

Analysts await Welltower Inc. (NYSE:HCN) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $1.05 EPS, down 4.55% or $0.05 from last year’s $1.1 per share. HCN’s profit will be $388.87M for 13.04 P/E if the $1.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.08 actual EPS reported by Welltower Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.78% negative EPS growth.

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