As Schein Henry Com (HSIC) Shares Rose, Shareholder Fic Capital Boosted Its Position; Western Alliance Bancorp (WAL) Stock Price Declined While Monarch Partners Asset Management Has Lowered Stake

February 21, 2018 - By William Brooks

Fic Capital Inc increased its stake in Schein Henry Inc Com (HSIC) by 92.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fic Capital Inc bought 5,630 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.77% with the market. The institutional investor held 11,690 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $958,000, up from 6,060 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fic Capital Inc who had been investing in Schein Henry Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.67 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.23% or $1.55 during the last trading session, reaching $67.97. About 4.50 million shares traded or 121.93% up from the average. Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) has risen 4.05% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.65% the S&P500.

Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Western Alliance Bancorp (WAL) by 53.58% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc sold 211,610 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.36% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 183,310 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.73M, down from 394,920 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Western Alliance Bancorp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.27B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.80% or $1.71 during the last trading session, reaching $59.45. About 650,580 shares traded. Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) has risen 29.08% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.38% the S&P500.

Since September 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $366,756 activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 7.15 in 2017 Q3. Its up 5.99, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 47 investors sold HSIC shares while 15 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 377 raised stakes. 279.70 million shares or 306.41% more from 68.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sawgrass Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.5% or 124,432 shares. Natl Pension Serv accumulated 0.07% or 163,043 shares. Legal And General Grp Public Limited Co owns 0.06% invested in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) for 1.05M shares. 18 were reported by Tci Wealth. Oakbrook Invests Lc holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) for 16,750 shares. Dynamic Limited invested in 0.44% or 18,533 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D stated it has 100,000 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Gemmer Asset Ltd Liability owns 246 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Ledyard Bank & Trust holds 0% or 290 shares. Moreover, Enterprise Fin Services has 0.01% invested in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC). State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 0.03% stake. New York-based Shufro Rose & Communication Ltd Llc has invested 0.11% in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC). Brown Advisory owns 592,618 shares. Mogy Joel R Investment Counsel holds 1.18% or 86,430 shares in its portfolio. Riverbridge Prtnrs Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.74% or 458,340 shares.

Among 21 analysts covering Henry Schein Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Henry Schein Inc. had 45 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 19 by Robert W. Baird. On Thursday, November 5 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Leerink Swann on Tuesday, November 7 with “Market Perform”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, October 20 by Jefferies. As per Thursday, October 6, the company rating was initiated by UBS. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, October 26. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $77.0 target in Tuesday, November 7 report. Craig Hallum upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 7 report. The rating was downgraded by Gabelli to “Hold” on Friday, November 6. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, July 5 with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.30, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 20 investors sold WAL shares while 85 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 97 raised stakes. 84.78 million shares or 0.26% more from 84.56 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Montana-based First Interstate Retail Bank has invested 0.07% in Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL). Bancorp Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 25,564 shares. Zweig reported 246,540 shares. Mesirow Financial Investment Management accumulated 329,354 shares or 1.15% of the stock. Mendon Capital reported 190,000 shares stake. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Incorporated holds 0% in Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) or 77,576 shares. Public Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio reported 84,204 shares. Cadence Mgmt Limited invested 0.1% in Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL). Waddell & Reed invested 0.16% of its portfolio in Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL). Fiera Cap reported 744,913 shares. Td Asset Management Inc reported 113,258 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Germany-based Deutsche Retail Bank Ag has invested 0% in Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL). Alps Advsr reported 13,411 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman & has invested 0.06% in Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL). 2,800 are owned by Pacad Inv.

Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc, which manages about $275.92 million and $1.04B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Caesars Entmt Corp (NASDAQ:CZR) by 331,216 shares to 966,866 shares, valued at $12.91 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Univest Corp Pa (NASDAQ:UVSP) by 13,395 shares in the quarter, for a total of 101,905 shares, and has risen its stake in Primo Wtr Corp (NASDAQ:PRMW).

Analysts await Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) to report earnings on April, 19. They expect $0.93 EPS, up 32.86% or $0.23 from last year’s $0.7 per share. WAL’s profit will be $98.10 million for 15.98 P/E if the $0.93 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.85 actual EPS reported by Western Alliance Bancorporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.41% EPS growth.

Since October 23, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 9 selling transactions for $10.18 million activity. 100,000 shares valued at $5.52M were sold by Sarver Robert Gary on Monday, October 23. 4,000 shares were sold by BEACH BRUCE D, worth $223,560 on Wednesday, October 25. 4,000 shares valued at $225,960 were sold by MCAUSLAN ROBERT REOCH on Friday, October 27. 2,942 shares valued at $173,578 were sold by Theisen Randall S on Friday, January 26. $223,880 worth of Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) was sold by SNYDER DONALD D. Shares for $555,462 were sold by BOYD WILLIAM S.

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