As Proto Labs (PRLB) Shares Rose, Shareholder White Pine Capital Lowered by $356,895 Its Holding; As General Amern Invs (GAM) Market Valuation Declined, Shaker Financial Services Cut Its Holding

April 21, 2018 - By Migdalia James

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Shaker Financial Services Llc decreased its stake in General Amern Invs Inc (GAM) by 44.17% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Shaker Financial Services Llc sold 109,528 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.96% with the market. The institutional investor held 138,422 shares of the company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.76M, down from 247,950 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Shaker Financial Services Llc who had been investing in General Amern Invs Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $885.98 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.82% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $33.83. About 16,525 shares traded. General American Investors Company, Inc. (NYSE:GAM) has risen 9.16% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.39% the S&P500.

White Pine Capital Llc decreased its stake in Proto Labs Inc (PRLB) by 63.35% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. White Pine Capital Llc sold 3,465 shares as the company’s stock rose 19.21% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 2,005 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $207,000, down from 5,470 at the end of the previous reported quarter. White Pine Capital Llc who had been investing in Proto Labs Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.39B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.36% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $125.75. About 138,147 shares traded. Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) has risen 143.95% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 132.40% the S&P500.

Shaker Financial Services Llc, which manages about $132.85 million and $211.53M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Nuveen Core Equity Alpha Fun (JCE) by 41,770 shares to 158,411 shares, valued at $2.31 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Nuveen Tx Adv Total Ret Strg (JTA) by 51,583 shares in the quarter, for a total of 356,555 shares, and has risen its stake in Advent Clay Conv Sec Inc Fd (AGC).

Since December 14, 2017, it had 8 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $227,331 activity. Stark Eugene S had bought 700 shares worth $23,716 on Friday, December 15. BERENS RODNEY B also sold $144,716 worth of General American Investors Company, Inc. (NYSE:GAM) on Thursday, January 25. On Wednesday, April 18 the insider TRUST FBO ALTSCHUL STEPHEN F UW ALTSCHUL HG sold $70,765. TRUST F B O ALTSCHUL STEPHEN F U A D 10 22 58 bought 2,034 shares worth $69,669. Another trade for 243 shares valued at $8,614 was made by Majmudar Anang K. on Friday, March 9. The insider Priest Jeffrey W bought $132,620.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.05 in Q4 2017. Its up 1.27, from 0.78 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 2 investors sold GAM shares while 18 reduced holdings. 9 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 6.48 million shares or 11.86% less from 7.35 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Charter Trust, a New Hampshire-based fund reported 6,914 shares. Shaker Fincl Services Ltd Liability Corporation invested 2.25% of its portfolio in General American Investors Company, Inc. (NYSE:GAM). Walleye Trading Limited Liability Corp has invested 0% in General American Investors Company, Inc. (NYSE:GAM). Tci Wealth Advsrs reported 0.05% in General American Investors Company, Inc. (NYSE:GAM). Lazard Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Co reported 0.07% stake. Saba Cap Management Limited Partnership invested 1.7% of its portfolio in General American Investors Company, Inc. (NYSE:GAM). Us Bankshares De reported 105 shares. Wells Fargo & Mn accumulated 29,893 shares or 0% of the stock. 1832 Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership reported 163,804 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Commercial Bank Of America De invested 0% of its portfolio in General American Investors Company, Inc. (NYSE:GAM). Moreover, Levin Capital Strategies Lp has 0.01% invested in General American Investors Company, Inc. (NYSE:GAM). 300 are owned by Tower Rech Cap Limited Company (Trc). Columbia Asset Management invested 0.62% in General American Investors Company, Inc. (NYSE:GAM). Millennium Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0% or 24,907 shares. Sei holds 0% or 91 shares in its portfolio.

White Pine Capital Llc, which manages about $341.56 million and $273.70 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ehealth Inc (NASDAQ:EHTH) by 40,300 shares to 53,900 shares, valued at $936,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cogentix Medical Inc by 171,100 shares in the quarter, for a total of 244,500 shares, and has risen its stake in Mts Systems Corp Com (NASDAQ:MTSC).

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $981,678 activity. Bodor Robert sold $200,455 worth of Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) on Monday, February 12. Goodman John B had sold 1,114 shares worth $136,700 on Wednesday, March 14. $214,000 worth of Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) was sold by WEHRWEIN SVEN on Wednesday, February 14.

Among 8 analysts covering Proto Labs (NYSE:PRLB), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Proto Labs had 15 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Needham given on Thursday, October 26. The company was initiated on Wednesday, May 11 by FBR Capital. Dougherty & Company upgraded Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) on Tuesday, June 27 to “Neutral” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) rating on Wednesday, December 13. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $84.0 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, November 27 by Craig Hallum. The stock of Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Piper Jaffray. Canaccord Genuity upgraded Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) rating on Thursday, October 15. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $75 target. Dougherty & Company maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Friday, April 28 report. As per Wednesday, August 31, the company rating was downgraded by Dougherty & Company. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, August 26.

Analysts await Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $0.62 EPS, up 34.78% or $0.16 from last year’s $0.46 per share. PRLB’s profit will be $16.70M for 50.71 P/E if the $0.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.53 actual EPS reported by Proto Labs, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 16.98% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.42 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.15, from 1.27 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 17 investors sold PRLB shares while 57 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes. 25.09 million shares or 3.57% less from 26.02 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Tiverton Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.42% in Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) or 65,294 shares. Wellington Gru Llp holds 0% or 31,204 shares. Morgan Stanley owns 0% invested in Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) for 123,238 shares. Fmr Limited Com has 11,708 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund has 16,751 shares. Guggenheim Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 25,731 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 0.01% or 56,182 shares. Parametric Lc invested in 0.01% or 76,399 shares. Hanseatic Mngmt has 3,587 shares for 0.37% of their portfolio. Manitoba – Canada-based Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0.01% in Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB). 5,949 are held by Keybank Natl Association Oh. Zeke Llc invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB). Arizona State Retirement Sys has 41,650 shares. Millennium Mngmt Ltd Liability stated it has 5,362 shares. 18,812 were reported by Manufacturers Life Ins Com The.

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