Maverick Capital LTD Has Trimmed By $47.92 Million Its Shire Plc (SHPG) Holding; Ascend Capital Trimmed Jack In The Box (Call) (JACK) Holding By $64.76 Million

April 17, 2018 - By Steve Bissell

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Ascend Capital Llc decreased Jack In The Box Inc (Call) (JACK) stake by 92.97% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Ascend Capital Llc sold 660,864 shares as Jack In The Box Inc (Call) (JACK)’s stock declined 15.82%. The Ascend Capital Llc holds 50,000 shares with $4.91M value, down from 710,864 last quarter. Jack In The Box Inc (Call) now has $2.66 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.05% or $0.93 during the last trading session, reaching $89.92. About 120,981 shares traded. Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK) has declined 15.06% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.61% the S&P500.

Maverick Capital Ltd decreased Shire Plc (SHPG) stake by 15.68% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Maverick Capital Ltd sold 309,154 shares as Shire Plc (SHPG)’s stock declined 17.82%. The Maverick Capital Ltd holds 1.66 million shares with $257.91M value, down from 1.97 million last quarter. Shire Plc now has $46.26 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.55% or $2.365 during the last trading session, reaching $154.775. About 455,044 shares traded. Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) has declined 27.67% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.22% the S&P500.

Maverick Capital Ltd increased Madison Square Garden Co New stake by 13,470 shares to 37,370 valued at $7.88M in 2017Q4. It also upped Lowes Cos Inc (NYSE:LOW) stake by 843,385 shares and now owns 999,925 shares. American Eagle Outfitters Ne (NYSE:AEO) was raised too.

Analysts await Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $3.58 earnings per share, down 1.38% or $0.05 from last year’s $3.63 per share. SHPG’s profit will be $1.07B for 10.81 P/E if the $3.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.98 actual earnings per share reported by Shire plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.05% negative EPS growth.

Among 27 analysts covering Shire plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:SHPG), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. Shire plc (ADR) had 76 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was reinitiated by Morgan Stanley on Friday, June 3 with “Overweight”. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 22 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Evercore on Wednesday, August 16. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 2 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 15 by Susquehanna. The stock has “Hold” rating by HSBC on Wednesday, September 30. On Tuesday, January 2 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Northland Capital on Wednesday, October 14. Exane downgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Thursday, August 6 report. The stock of Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) earned “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, February 23.

Since February 23, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $225,545 activity. On Friday, March 2 the insider FOX VANESSA C sold $55,510. The insider GOEBEL DAVID sold $125,834.

Analysts await Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK) to report earnings on May, 15. They expect $0.86 earnings per share, down 12.24% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.98 per share. JACK’s profit will be $25.40 million for 26.14 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.23 actual earnings per share reported by Jack in the Box Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.08% negative EPS growth.

Among 19 analysts covering Jack In The Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Jack In The Box Inc. had 74 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer maintained Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK) rating on Wednesday, November 18. Oppenheimer has “Outperform” rating and $95 target. The stock of Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, November 22. Oppenheimer maintained Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK) rating on Monday, August 7. Oppenheimer has “Buy” rating and $12500 target. The stock of Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 29 by Oppenheimer. Morgan Stanley upgraded Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK) rating on Friday, April 8. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $89 target. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 2 report. The company was initiated on Wednesday, January 6 by SunTrust. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of JACK in report on Tuesday, January 30 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, February 19.

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