Penn Capital Management Co Continues to Hold Holding in Penn Natl Gaming (PENN); Intrexon (XON) Market Valuation Rose While Lagoda Investment Management LP Has Lowered by $1.07 Million Its Position

May 22, 2018 - By Steve Bissell

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Lagoda Investment Management Lp decreased its stake in Intrexon Corp (XON) by 54.07% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lagoda Investment Management Lp sold 97,322 shares as the company’s stock rose 37.01% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 82,685 shares of the commercial physical & biological resarch company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $953,000, down from 180,007 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lagoda Investment Management Lp who had been investing in Intrexon Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.01 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $15.51. About 741,259 shares traded. Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) has declined 19.93% since May 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.48% the S&P500.

Scott A. Bedford increased its stake in Penn Natl Gaming Inc (PENN) by 6.3% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Penn Capital Management Co Inc bought 28,334 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.09% with the market. The hedge fund run by Scott A. Bedford held 478,277 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $15.01 million, up from 449,943 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Penn Capital Management Co Inc who had been investing in Penn Natl Gaming Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.20 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.57% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $34.98. About 733,545 shares traded. Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) has risen 43.04% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.49% the S&P500.

Since January 19, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 sales for $12.50 million activity.

Among 7 analysts covering Intrexon (NYSE:XON), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Intrexon had 20 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Northland Capital initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, December 29 report. Northland Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 5 report. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Mizuho on Tuesday, August 11. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 7 by Northland Capital. The company was maintained on Monday, March 5 by JP Morgan. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 11 by Wunderlich. Stifel Nicolaus initiated Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) on Monday, September 21 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, March 2 by Bank of America. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, August 11 by JP Morgan. The stock has “Buy” rating by Northland Capital on Friday, March 2.

Analysts await Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) to report earnings on August, 8. They expect $-0.23 EPS, down 43.75% or $0.07 from last year’s $-0.16 per share. After $-0.17 actual EPS reported by Intrexon Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 35.29% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.18, from 1.2 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 20 investors sold XON shares while 36 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 96.48 million shares or 4.39% more from 92.42 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. D E Shaw Comm invested in 406,357 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 156,784 were accumulated by Pnc Fincl. Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Lc holds 0% or 138,145 shares. Peloton Wealth Strategists owns 25,000 shares. 32,188 were accumulated by Synovus Finance Corp. Trexquant Investment LP invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON). Alliancebernstein LP has 35,360 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Advisory Svcs Net Limited Liability Corp reported 1,212 shares stake. Raymond James & Associate has 0% invested in Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) for 34,822 shares. First Manhattan Company holds 0% or 300 shares. Quantbot Technology Ltd Partnership holds 6,018 shares. Gateway Advisory Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.05% in Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON). Canada Pension Plan Invest Board invested in 22,100 shares or 0% of the stock. Us Fincl Bank De owns 0% invested in Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) for 300 shares. Pacad Inv reported 0.07% of its portfolio in Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON).

More notable recent Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Precigen Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 1 Clinical Study of INXN-4001” on May 21, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Recent Analysis Shows H&R Block, Opko Health, Geron, Cardinal Health, Corning, and Intrexon Market Influences …” published on May 16, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Intrexon (XON) Subsidiary Precigen Inc. Reports First Patient Dosed in Phase 1 Clinical Study of INXN-4001” on May 21, 2018. More interesting news about Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Fibrocell Reports on Interim Results and Progress of Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of FCX-007 Gene Therapy for Recessive …” published on May 21, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Intrexon’s (XON) CEO Randal Kirk on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: May 11, 2018.

Lagoda Investment Management Lp, which manages about $725.00 million and $262.58 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Senomyx Inc (NASDAQ:SNMX) by 562,911 shares to 2.04M shares, valued at $2.66M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Trupanion Inc (NYSE:TRUP) by 278,529 shares in the quarter, for a total of 468,691 shares, and has risen its stake in Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA).

More notable recent Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for Penn National Gaming, Hortonworks, Tempur Sealy …” on May 14, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Solid results from Pinnacle as merger approaches” published on May 09, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Spotlight On Gambling Reset And Banking Bill” on May 19, 2018. More interesting news about Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Post-earnings rip for Penn National Gaming” published on April 26, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “4 Gaming Stocks For Second Half Of 2018” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

Since February 9, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 2 insider sales for $5.32 million activity. The insider SCACCETTI JANE bought 2,500 shares worth $68,775. $274,349 worth of Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) shares were bought by Snowden Jay A.

Penn Capital Management Co Inc, which manages about $7.64 billion and $1.43 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Quanta Svcs Inc (NYSE:PWR) by 24,748 shares to 35,175 shares, valued at $1.40M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Wpx Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX) by 27,745 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.19 million shares, and cut its stake in Oxford Inds Inc (NYSE:OXM).

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