Shaker Investments Decreased By $408,000 Its Polyone (POL) Position; Usg (USG) Shorts Raised By 5.15%

February 15, 2018 - By Steve Bissell

Shaker Investments Llc decreased Polyone Corp (POL) stake by 36.39% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Shaker Investments Llc sold 10,200 shares as Polyone Corp (POL)’s stock rose 10.06%. The Shaker Investments Llc holds 17,830 shares with $714,000 value, down from 28,030 last quarter. Polyone Corp now has $3.38 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $41.86. About 181,451 shares traded. PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL) has risen 5.26% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.44% the S&P500.

Usg Corporation (NYSE:USG) had an increase of 5.15% in short interest. USG’s SI was 9.34 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 5.15% from 8.89 million shares previously. With 1.07M avg volume, 9 days are for Usg Corporation (NYSE:USG)’s short sellers to cover USG’s short positions. The SI to Usg Corporation’s float is 10.18%. The stock decreased 0.59% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $33.68. About 228,282 shares traded. USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) has risen 0.17% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.53% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.06, from 0.93 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 26 investors sold POL shares while 74 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 74 raised stakes. 72.65 million shares or 1.67% less from 73.89 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gsa Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.06% of its portfolio in PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL) for 20,261 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0.01% in PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL). Atwood Palmer Inc reported 501 shares stake. Loomis Sayles And LP stated it has 20,072 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Nationwide Fund Advsrs reported 290,297 shares stake. Spectrum Mgmt Grp Incorporated, Indiana-based fund reported 4 shares. Magnetar Financial Lc owns 6,389 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Federated Investors Pa holds 0% in PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL) or 37,030 shares. Morgan Stanley invested in 0% or 278,264 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 4,063 shares. Cwm Limited Liability owns 0% invested in PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL) for 260 shares. 474,418 are owned by Fincl Bank Of America De. Jpmorgan Chase & Communication invested in 253,162 shares. The New York-based Oppenheimer Asset Management has invested 0.01% in PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL). Tocqueville Asset Mngmt Lp invested in 0.17% or 361,027 shares.

Among 9 analysts covering Polyone Corporation (NYSE:POL), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Polyone Corporation had 27 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by Jefferies. Oppenheimer initiated the shares of POL in report on Wednesday, August 16 with “Buy” rating. The stock of PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL) earned “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, April 4. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Sunday, January 28 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Friday, April 7 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Monday, January 29 with “Buy”. As per Monday, August 24, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The rating was upgraded by Seaport Global to “Buy” on Monday, April 18. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, June 15.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.44, from 0.62 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 25 investors sold USG Corporation shares while 64 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 119.59 million shares or 28.04% less from 166.18 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fuller And Thaler Asset Management invested in 172,810 shares. 66,575 are owned by Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi. Moreover, Tcw Group has 0.01% invested in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Aperio Group Ltd Llc reported 21,968 shares. New Jersey-based Advsr Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.86% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Bluemountain Capital Management Limited Liability accumulated 340,550 shares. 80 were reported by Winfield Associates. Guggenheim Ltd Liability Corp invested 0.01% of its portfolio in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). The Pennsylvania-based Pnc Financial Service Inc has invested 0% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Macquarie Grp Limited invested in 2.30M shares or 0.13% of the stock. First Manhattan Com owns 1,000 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Greenhaven Associates Inc invested 1.15% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Amalgamated Bancshares holds 15,556 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Millennium Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0% or 14,727 shares. Sasco Ct invested 2.77% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG).

Among 22 analysts covering USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), 7 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 32% are positive. USG Corporation had 77 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) on Thursday, October 12 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 9. On Tuesday, February 6 the stock rating was maintained by Stephens with “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, July 19. As per Friday, February 2, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, February 1. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, January 23 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 31 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Monday, August 28 with “Hold”. As per Wednesday, November 18, the company rating was upgraded by Northcoast.

USG Corporation, through its subsidiaries, makes and sells building materials worldwide. The company has market cap of $4.75 billion. The companyÂ’s Gypsum segment makes and markets gypsum and related products to construct walls, ceilings, roofs, and floors of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings, as well as for various industrial applications. It has a 51.9 P/E ratio. This segment offers gypsum panels, as well as joint compounds, corner beads, joint tapes, and plasters for wallboard joints finishing under the Sheetrock brand; cement board under the Durock brand; backerboard that includes abuse-resistant interior wall panels, tile backer boards, and flooring underlayments under the Fiberock brand; poured gypsum flooring systems under the Levelrock brand; roof boards under the Securock brand; and air-water barrier system and industrial gypsum under the ExoAir 430 brand.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $162,046 activity. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $162,046 was made by Dannessa Dominic A on Thursday, September 7.

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