Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) Holder Numeric Investors Has Trimmed Its Stake as Share Price Declined; Target (TGT) Shareholder Stoneridge Investment Partners Lowered Its Holding by $725,169

February 15, 2018 - By Migdalia James

Numeric Investors Llc decreased its stake in Cloud Peak Energy Inc (CLD) by 22.75% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Numeric Investors Llc sold 538,373 shares as the company’s stock declined 40.03% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 1.83M shares of the coal mining company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.69M, down from 2.37 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Numeric Investors Llc who had been investing in Cloud Peak Energy Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $315.60M market cap company. It closed at $4.2 lastly. It is down 86.63% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 69.93% the S&P500.

Stoneridge Investment Partners Llc decreased its stake in Target Corp (TGT) by 5.71% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stoneridge Investment Partners Llc sold 12,291 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.90% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 203,109 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.99M, down from 215,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stoneridge Investment Partners Llc who had been investing in Target Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $41.07B market cap company. The stock increased 0.27% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $75.55. About 1.37M shares traded. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has declined 16.51% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.21% the S&P500.

Numeric Investors Llc, which manages about $14.26 billion and $13.01B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp (NASDAQ:BGFV) by 54,233 shares to 1.10 million shares, valued at $8.40M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) by 33,800 shares in the quarter, for a total of 51,600 shares, and has risen its stake in Aflac Inc (NYSE:AFL).

Among 13 analysts covering Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. Cloud Peak Energy had 30 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Thursday, March 23 by FBR Capital. The stock of Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, October 12. BMO Capital Markets maintained Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) rating on Friday, August 4. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $400 target. The stock of Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, February 4 by FBR Capital. As per Thursday, October 13, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $6.0 target in Thursday, August 24 report. The rating was downgraded by UBS on Friday, November 20 to “Sell”. Macquarie Research maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $3.75 target in Wednesday, October 28 report. FBR Capital maintained it with “Underperform” rating and $4.50 target in Friday, October 28 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) on Tuesday, January 16 with “Buy” rating.

Analysts await Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $-0.02 EPS, down 105.13% or $0.41 from last year’s $0.39 per share. After $0.03 actual EPS reported by Cloud Peak Energy Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -166.67% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 20 investors sold CLD shares while 34 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 55.42 million shares or 4.75% less from 58.19 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Metropolitan Life Insurance Communication Ny holds 0% of its portfolio in Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) for 62,591 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsrs accumulated 0% or 54,775 shares. Indexiq Advisors Ltd Liability Co stated it has 6,592 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Qs Investors Ltd Liability Co holds 0.01% in Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) or 346,914 shares. Blackrock Incorporated has invested 0% of its portfolio in Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD). Bessemer Group Incorporated, New Jersey-based fund reported 500 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Mngmt stated it has 1.17M shares. Comml Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 1,730 shares. Piedmont Inv Advsr Limited Com reported 16,350 shares stake. State Bank Of New York Mellon owns 772,252 shares. Millennium Mngmt Llc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD). Geode Management Lc has 0% invested in Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD). Cornerstone Cap Mgmt Hldg Limited Liability Company reported 0% in Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD). Profund Advsr Limited Liability Com holds 14,746 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Thrivent For Lutherans reported 0% in Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD).

Stoneridge Investment Partners Llc, which manages about $1.01 billion and $635.96 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) by 35,420 shares to 41,165 shares, valued at $3.38 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) by 137,756 shares in the quarter, for a total of 352,166 shares, and has risen its stake in At&T Inc (NYSE:T).

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