Carnival (Put) (CCL) Shareholder Walleye Trading Has Lowered Holding; American Capital Management Has Raised Its Hms Holdings (HMSY) Position by $430,293

February 22, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

American Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Hms Holdings (HMSY) by 0.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. American Capital Management Inc bought 22,647 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.70% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 2.55M shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $50.57M, up from 2.52 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. American Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Hms Holdings for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.29B market cap company. The stock increased 0.65% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $15.38. About 975,404 shares traded or 68.41% up from the average. HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) has risen 13.44% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.26% the S&P500.

Walleye Trading Llc decreased its stake in Carnival Corp (Put) (CCL) by 44.92% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Walleye Trading Llc sold 22,100 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.01% with the market. The institutional investor held 27,100 shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.75M, down from 49,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Walleye Trading Llc who had been investing in Carnival Corp (Put) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $49.78B market cap company. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $69.58. About 2.91 million shares traded. Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) has risen 24.12% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.42% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 32 investors sold CCL shares while 232 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 214 raised stakes. 398.79 million shares or 2.41% less from 408.62 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 143,725 were accumulated by Davis R M. Dumont & Blake Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.42% of its portfolio in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) for 15,215 shares. Tower Bridge Advsrs, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 276,734 shares. Wellington Mngmt Grp Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 0% in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL). Valley Natl Advisers invested in 0.36% or 16,179 shares. Rowland And Investment Counsel Adv holds 0.05% or 1,751 shares in its portfolio. Strategy Asset Managers Limited Liability Corp stated it has 0.52% of its portfolio in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL). Acadian Asset Ltd Liability Company invested in 0.51% or 1.78M shares. 378 were accumulated by Tci Wealth Advsr. Ngam Advsr Lp reported 0.15% in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL). Smithfield Trust Communications, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 2,825 shares. 246,804 were reported by Signature Estate & Inv Lc. Dynamic Cap Mgmt Limited reported 0.12% in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL). Amalgamated Natl Bank has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL). Moreover, Stanley has 0.09% invested in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL).

Analysts await Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) to report earnings on March, 27. They expect $0.42 earnings per share, up 10.53% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.38 per share. CCL’s profit will be $300.50 million for 41.42 P/E if the $0.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.63 actual earnings per share reported by Carnival Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -33.33% negative EPS growth.

Since October 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 16 selling transactions for $15.26 million activity. BAND SIR JONATHON also sold $267,226 worth of Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) on Tuesday, January 16. Another trade for 16,226 shares valued at $1.12M was made by DONALD ARNOLD W on Friday, January 12. PEREZ ARNALDO sold 8,567 shares worth $588,852. Bernstein David also sold $180,934 worth of Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) on Tuesday, January 16. The insider GLASIER RICHARD sold 4,234 shares worth $288,874.

Walleye Trading Llc, which manages about $20.30B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Zynga Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:ZNGA) by 745,700 shares to 1.39M shares, valued at $5.25M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (NYSE:AU) by 526,654 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.31M shares, and has risen its stake in Sprouts Fmrs Mkt Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:SFM).

Among 29 analysts covering Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL), 19 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. Carnival Corporation had 72 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse upgraded the shares of CCL in report on Tuesday, January 9 to “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, December 6. Argus Research upgraded the shares of CCL in report on Monday, February 27 to “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, May 26, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. Credit Suisse downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, September 15 report. On Thursday, August 10 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, June 22. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wolfe Research given on Friday, May 26. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $61 target in Wednesday, September 23 report. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Friday, September 2 by Morgan Stanley.

American Capital Management Inc, which manages about $1.60 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) by 15,803 shares to 44,634 shares, valued at $2.68 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) by 6,495 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 826,495 shares, and cut its stake in Haemonetics (NYSE:HAE).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.26 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.27, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 23 investors sold HMSY shares while 51 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 78.86 million shares or 2.08% more from 77.25 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ls Invest Advsr Ltd Liability reported 6,380 shares stake. First Manhattan reported 570 shares. Bank Of Ny Mellon holds 0.01% or 1.72 million shares. Fifth Third Comml Bank reported 27,169 shares. Farmers And Merchants Investments invested 0% in HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY). Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 0% or 89,000 shares in its portfolio. Aperio Group Incorporated Ltd Liability Corp reported 24,093 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Alliancebernstein LP invested in 151,717 shares. Cipher Cap LP has invested 0.06% in HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY). 11,501 are owned by Amalgamated Bancshares. Jpmorgan Chase Communications holds 0% or 747,017 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 337,397 shares stake. Bnp Paribas Asset Hldg accumulated 0.03% or 152,400 shares. Mackenzie Fincl owns 2.49 million shares. Thrivent Finance For Lutherans holds 549,770 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio.

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $1.00 million activity. LUCIA WILLIAM C sold $597,880 worth of stock. Shares for $404,004 were sold by Nustad Cynthia on Thursday, August 31.

Among 10 analysts covering HMS Holdings (NASDAQ:HMSY), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. HMS Holdings had 25 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, April 29 by Oppenheimer. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 18 by Jefferies. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, November 17 report. As per Friday, November 10, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. Bank of America downgraded HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) on Tuesday, July 21 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Thursday, August 10. The stock of HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 21 by Zacks. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, August 18 by Jefferies. As per Monday, June 26, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The stock of HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 21 by Jefferies.

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