Aristotle Capital Management Has Lowered By $768,213 Its Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) Stake; Kestrel Investment Management Has Trimmed Its Big Lots (BIG) Stake

April 22, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

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Aristotle Capital Management Llc decreased Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) stake by 3.46% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Aristotle Capital Management Llc sold 5,021 shares as Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN)’s stock declined 3.27%. The Aristotle Capital Management Llc holds 140,231 shares with $21.47M value, down from 145,252 last quarter. Accenture Plc Ireland now has $98.01 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.41% or $2.18 during the last trading session, reaching $152.41. About 2.30M shares traded. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 24.68% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.13% the S&P500.

Kestrel Investment Management Corp decreased Big Lots Inc (BIG) stake by 3.71% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Kestrel Investment Management Corp sold 5,800 shares as Big Lots Inc (BIG)’s stock declined 23.04%. The Kestrel Investment Management Corp holds 150,500 shares with $8.45 million value, down from 156,300 last quarter. Big Lots Inc now has $1.77B valuation. The stock decreased 0.80% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $42.04. About 1.53M shares traded. Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has declined 11.14% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.69% the S&P500.

Since January 4, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $2.35 million activity. 20,000 shares valued at $1.10M were sold by JOHNSON TIMOTHY A on Thursday, January 4. CAMPISI DAVID J had sold 20,657 shares worth $903,341. $348,000 worth of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) shares were sold by Berger Jeffrey Paul.

Investors sentiment is 1.03 in Q4 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It has no change, as 27 investors sold BIG shares while 109 reduced holdings. only 60 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 50.28 million shares or 2.45% less from 51.55 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Creative Planning reported 3,951 shares. Cornerstone Cap Mngmt Hldgs Ltd Co stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). C M Bidwell Associate Ltd holds 0.09% or 1,860 shares in its portfolio. Acadian Asset reported 375,881 shares. Quantitative Investment Mgmt Ltd Company owns 143,500 shares. 634,963 were reported by Invesco. Moreover, Strs Ohio has 0% invested in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) for 1,500 shares. Natixis owns 9,057 shares. Fdx invested 0.02% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). 10,845 are held by Nomura Hldg. Hbk Invests Lp has invested 0.02% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys stated it has 10,700 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Metropolitan Life Ny stated it has 24,558 shares. Sigma Planning reported 5,528 shares. Suntrust Banks Inc accumulated 4,200 shares.

Analysts await Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) to report earnings on May, 25. They expect $1.21 earnings per share, up 5.22% or $0.06 from last year’s $1.15 per share. BIG’s profit will be $51.03M for 8.69 P/E if the $1.21 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.57 actual earnings per share reported by Big Lots, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -52.92% negative EPS growth.

Among 17 analysts covering Big Lots (NYSE:BIG), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Big Lots had 51 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wedbush maintained Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) on Wednesday, August 26 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, May 24 by Topeka Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $58 target in Monday, March 12 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, July 25. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, October 6 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Sell” rating by Zacks on Tuesday, August 25. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Tuesday, March 13. The stock has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, January 10. The stock of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, June 3. As per Monday, December 4, the company rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 46 investors sold ACN shares while 393 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 300 raised stakes. 456.89 million shares or 1.00% less from 461.53 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Spirit Of America Mgmt Corp Ny holds 0.11% or 6,750 shares in its portfolio. St Johns Investment Management Ltd Co has invested 0.97% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Headinvest Ltd reported 2.03% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Capital, a California-based fund reported 4.56M shares. Evanson Asset Mngmt Lc accumulated 26,440 shares. Tanaka Cap Mgmt, New York-based fund reported 840 shares. Lodestar Investment Counsel Limited Liability Co Il reported 108,207 shares. Vaughan David Investments Inc Il stated it has 3,618 shares. Brinker Cap Inc owns 54,741 shares. Gam Holdg Ag, a Switzerland-based fund reported 35,701 shares. Hartwell J M Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.15% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Cape Cod Five Cents Financial Bank owns 37,828 shares for 0.87% of their portfolio. Schroder Investment Mngmt Grp Inc accumulated 0.08% or 322,342 shares. Laurel Grove Capital Ltd Liability has 0.96% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 12,130 shares. Burney Com owns 1.04% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 120,085 shares.

Aristotle Capital Management Llc increased Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) stake by 135,460 shares to 9.67 million valued at $265.49M in 2017Q4. It also upped Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) stake by 117,054 shares and now owns 5.56 million shares. Jpmorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) was raised too.

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