As Commscope (COMM) Market Valuation Declined, Lingohr & Partner Asset Management Gmbh Upped Stake; Slm (SLM) Holder Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Has Cut Holding by $8.37 Million as Shares Declined

February 16, 2018 - By William Brooks

Lingohr & Partner Asset Management Gmbh increased its stake in Commscope (COMM) by 42.76% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lingohr & Partner Asset Management Gmbh bought 12,675 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.21% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 42,315 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.35M, up from 29,640 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lingohr & Partner Asset Management Gmbh who had been investing in Commscope for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.51B market cap company. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $39.37. About 1.20 million shares traded. CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) has risen 25.42% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.72% the S&P500.

Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Llc decreased its stake in Slm Corp (SLM) by 37.28% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Llc sold 760,550 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.63% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 1.28M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $14.68M, down from 2.04M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Llc who had been investing in Slm Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.82B market cap company. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $11.17. About 1.08 million shares traded. SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) has risen 78.01% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 61.31% the S&P500.

Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Llc, which manages about $888.86M and $568.76 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Corecivic Inc by 190,566 shares to 1.02M shares, valued at $27.37 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Geo Group Inc New (NYSE:GEO) by 194,037 shares in the quarter, for a total of 973,259 shares, and has risen its stake in Employers Holdings Inc (NYSE:EIG).

Since January 24, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $2.30 million activity. Pitcher Jed H sold $3,800 worth of SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) on Thursday, January 25. Another trade for 125,952 shares valued at $1.44 million was made by Lutz Laurent Charles on Wednesday, January 24. On Friday, January 26 the insider McGarry Steven sold $160,788. $99,360 worth of SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) was sold by GOODE EARL A on Thursday, January 25.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.2 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 1.27 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 33 investors sold SLM shares while 69 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 94 raised stakes. 424.24 million shares or 0.87% more from 420.58 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Guggenheim Ltd holds 1.04 million shares. Principal Fincl Group Incorporated reported 0.02% of its portfolio in SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM). Ameritas Inv Prtnrs reported 0.06% stake. 21.53M are owned by Jennison Assocs Ltd. Tiaa Cref Investment Mngmt Ltd Liability Com reported 0.01% stake. Virginia Retirement Et Al reported 171,900 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky reported 77,560 shares stake. Eaton Vance Mgmt stated it has 0% in SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM). Assetmark Incorporated owns 1,255 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Gabelli Funds Limited Liability Corp holds 0.04% or 630,000 shares. Goldman Sachs Gru has 0.04% invested in SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) for 15.32M shares. World Asset Mngmt owns 0.01% invested in SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) for 31,398 shares. Rockefeller Financial Ser stated it has 901,488 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Penn Capital Mgmt Com has invested 0.41% in SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM). Tci Wealth Advsr owns 179 shares.

Among 11 analysts covering Sallie Mae (NASDAQ:SLM), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 91% are positive. Sallie Mae had 24 analyst reports since October 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, October 6. Oppenheimer initiated it with “Buy” rating and $17.0 target in Monday, January 8 report. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 10. The stock of SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Monday, November 30. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, July 20 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 16 by Citigroup. Jefferies maintained SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) rating on Thursday, September 7. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $15.0 target. As per Wednesday, December 7, the company rating was initiated by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 13 by Goldman Sachs. As per Friday, December 2, the company rating was initiated by FBR Capital.

Lingohr & Partner Asset Management Gmbh, which manages about $195.79M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vmware Inc (NYSE:VMW) by 5,800 shares to 2,400 shares, valued at $288,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Eastman Ch (NYSE:EMN) by 6,300 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 12,262 shares, and cut its stake in Morgan Sta (NYSE:MS).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.72 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.52, from 1.24 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 61 investors sold COMM shares while 90 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 78 raised stakes. 191.80 million shares or 0.45% less from 192.66 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust & Bk holds 0.02% or 384,757 shares. Marshall Wace Llp reported 0.01% in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM). Proshare Advsrs Limited Com has 6,617 shares. First Quadrant Lp Ca has 341,778 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. First Allied Advisory Svcs owns 8,275 shares. The Massachusetts-based Wellington Mgmt Gru Llp has invested 0.07% in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM). Comerica Bank & Trust invested 0% of its portfolio in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM). Kbc Group Incorporated Nv reported 14,177 shares stake. Mrj Capital Inc has 111,600 shares for 2.08% of their portfolio. Trafelet Brokaw L P, New York-based fund reported 159,800 shares. Kingdom Ridge Cap Limited Liability Corp stated it has 0.89% of its portfolio in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM). Lyrical Asset Management Ltd Partnership reported 1.99% stake. Bankshares Of Montreal Can has 12,584 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Morgan Stanley reported 329,107 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Prudential Financial Inc invested 0.01% in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM).

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