Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) Shareholder South Texas Money Management LTD Has Trimmed Its Holding as Shares Declined; Genpact LTD (G) Valuation Declined While Hillman Co Has Trimmed Its Stake

April 17, 2018 - By Steve Bissell

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South Texas Money Management Ltd decreased its stake in Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) by 11.1% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. South Texas Money Management Ltd sold 11,106 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.07% with the market. The institutional investor held 88,951 shares of the air freight and delivery services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.82M, down from 100,057 at the end of the previous reported quarter. South Texas Money Management Ltd who had been investing in Southwest Airlines Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $31.33B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.93% or $1.06 during the last trading session, reaching $53.83. About 5.88M shares traded or 13.94% up from the average. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has risen 7.20% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.35% the S&P500.

Hillman Co decreased its stake in Genpact Ltd (G) by 45.49% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hillman Co sold 262,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.63% with the market. The institutional investor held 313,950 shares of the professional services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.97M, down from 575,950 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hillman Co who had been investing in Genpact Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.22B market cap company. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $32.39. About 269,538 shares traded. Genpact Limited (NYSE:G) has risen 29.74% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.19% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering Genpact Limited (NYSE:G), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Genpact Limited had 31 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, July 20. The company was initiated on Thursday, February 18 by Suntrust Robinson. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wedbush on Thursday, August 3. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $33.0 target in Thursday, October 12 report. As per Thursday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. BMO Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Thursday, August 4 report. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Tuesday, February 13 with “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 7 report. On Friday, July 21 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, February 14 by JP Morgan.

Analysts await Genpact Limited (NYSE:G) to report earnings on May, 3 after the close. They expect $0.33 earnings per share, up 13.79% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.29 per share. G’s profit will be $63.39M for 24.54 P/E if the $0.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.38 actual earnings per share reported by Genpact Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.16% negative EPS growth.

Hillman Co, which manages about $377.79 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) by 2,710 shares to 231,615 shares, valued at $40.87 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.38 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.34, from 1.72 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 16 investors sold G shares while 70 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 173.35 million shares or 0.82% less from 174.78 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 53,229 are owned by Tudor Corporation Et Al. Moreover, Greenleaf Trust has 0.01% invested in Genpact Limited (NYSE:G). Comerica Bankshares has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Genpact Limited (NYSE:G). State Street Corporation owns 0.01% invested in Genpact Limited (NYSE:G) for 1.97M shares. Renaissance Techs Ltd Liability Corporation owns 135,600 shares. Yorktown Management And holds 0.11% or 12,000 shares in its portfolio. Gsa Cap Prtn Llp accumulated 7,220 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Bb&T Llc accumulated 60,741 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And Communication owns 414,001 shares. Ajo Limited Partnership stated it has 0% in Genpact Limited (NYSE:G). Moreover, Pzena Invest Management Llc has 0.44% invested in Genpact Limited (NYSE:G) for 2.84 million shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Management Limited Liability Company has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Genpact Limited (NYSE:G). Richard Bernstein Advsr Ltd Liability Co holds 12,348 shares. 33 were accumulated by Earnest Prns Ltd Liability. Millennium Lc owns 0.02% invested in Genpact Limited (NYSE:G) for 547,677 shares.

Analysts await Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $0.75 earnings per share, up 22.95% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.61 per share. LUV’s profit will be $436.51 million for 17.94 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.77 actual earnings per share reported by Southwest Airlines Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.60% negative EPS growth.

Since October 17, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 8 insider sales for $7.80 million activity. $1.17M worth of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) was sold by Romo Tammy. Another trade for 8,323 shares valued at $490,066 was sold by Wells Gregory D. CUNNINGHAM WILLIAM H DR bought 3,500 shares worth $196,875. $1.78M worth of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) was sold by Van de Ven Michael G on Friday, March 2. 32,931 shares valued at $2.12M were sold by Jordan Robert E on Thursday, December 14. The insider BROOKS DOUGLAS H sold 10,000 shares worth $600,491.

Among 20 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Southwest Airlines Co. had 70 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, July 24 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Friday, July 24. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, April 28 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Hold” rating by Bank of America given on Tuesday, January 9. The rating was downgraded by Vetr on Tuesday, August 18 to “Strong-Buy”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, November 1. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 26 by Evercore. On Friday, January 27 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Outperform”. J.P. Morgan upgraded Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) rating on Friday, September 15. J.P. Morgan has “Buy” rating and $66.0 target. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital with “Outperform” on Friday, January 27.

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