As American Express Co (AXP) Stock Declined, Holder Stanley Capital Management Lifted Its Position; As Foamix Pharmaceuticals LTD (FOMX) Stock Declined, Senzar Asset Management Trimmed Its Holding

February 21, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Stanley Capital Management Llc increased its stake in American Express Co (AXP) by 17.52% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stanley Capital Management Llc bought 10,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.65% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 70,430 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.37M, up from 59,930 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stanley Capital Management Llc who had been investing in American Express Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $84.36 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $97.19. About 3.51M shares traded. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has risen 22.41% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.71% the S&P500.

Senzar Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (FOMX) by 18.61% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Senzar Asset Management Llc sold 105,900 shares as the company’s stock declined 56.35% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 463,297 shares of the specialty chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.57M, down from 569,197 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Senzar Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $227.59 million market cap company. The stock increased 3.75% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $6.08. About 269,616 shares traded or 128.19% up from the average. Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ:FOMX) has declined 30.16% since February 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 46.86% the S&P500.

Analysts await Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ:FOMX) to report earnings on February, 27 after the close. They expect $-0.45 earnings per share, down 45.16% or $0.14 from last year’s $-0.31 per share. After $-0.47 actual earnings per share reported by Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.26% EPS growth.

Senzar Asset Management Llc, which manages about $442.00 million and $409.74 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ALDR) by 83,400 shares to 641,170 shares, valued at $7.85M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Among 3 analysts covering Foamix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FOMX), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Foamix Pharmaceuticals had 6 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Tuesday, August 25 to “Hold”. The stock of Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ:FOMX) earned “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Tuesday, December 5. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 29 by H.C. Wainwright. The firm has “Buy” rating by H.C. Wainwright given on Friday, January 5.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 sales for $35.65 million activity. Shares for $8.79 million were sold by Buckminster Douglas E.. Another trade for 56,680 shares valued at $5.63 million was sold by Gupta Ashwini. Zukauckas Linda sold $304,962 worth of stock or 3,196 shares. CHENAULT KENNETH I also sold $9.38 million worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) shares. Williams Anre D sold 30,761 shares worth $2.87M. O’Neill Michael John also sold $4.32M worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 47 investors sold AXP shares while 434 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. 709.03 million shares or 0.92% less from 715.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Mountain Pacific Invest Advisers Id holds 2,230 shares. Biltmore Wealth Mgmt Limited invested 0.95% of its portfolio in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Private Advisor Group Incorporated Limited, New Jersey-based fund reported 39,550 shares. Crawford Inv Counsel Inc holds 700,052 shares or 2.06% of its portfolio. Transamerica Advsrs holds 0.97% or 86,446 shares. Northstar Grp Inc Inc holds 0.81% or 15,490 shares. Public Sector Pension Inv Board holds 0.03% or 83,370 shares. Calamos Advisors Lc holds 0.23% of its portfolio in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) for 326,639 shares. Citadel Advsrs Lc reported 1.68M shares. Amp Capital Investors Limited invested in 0.21% or 408,149 shares. Hancock Hldg Co has 14,046 shares. Balyasny Asset Mgmt stated it has 0.95% of its portfolio in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Old Dominion Management holds 0.92% of its portfolio in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) for 10,000 shares. Hanson And Doremus Investment Mgmt stated it has 2,539 shares. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo Ltd Liability Com reported 2.09% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP).

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