Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Has Lowered Its Autozone (AZO) Holding; Renaissance Group Has Raised By $980,526 Its Korea Electric Power (KEP) Position

November 15, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

Renaissance Group Llc increased Korea Electric Power Corp (KEP) stake by 9.46% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Renaissance Group Llc acquired 57,678 shares as Korea Electric Power Corp (KEP)’s stock rose 7.41%. The Renaissance Group Llc holds 667,364 shares with $11.99M value, up from 609,686 last quarter. Korea Electric Power Corp now has $21.90 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.06% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $17.15. About shares traded. Korea Electric Power Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:KEP) has declined 25.10% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 41.80% the S&P500.

Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Llc decreased Autozone Inc (AZO) stake by 98.09% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Llc sold 5,146 shares as Autozone Inc (AZO)’s stock declined 9.10%. The Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Llc holds 100 shares with $57,000 value, down from 5,246 last quarter. Autozone Inc now has $16.71B valuation. The stock increased 2.07% or $12.32 during the last trading session, reaching $607.63. About shares traded. AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) has declined 10.95% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.65% the S&P500.

Renaissance Group Llc decreased Oracle Systems Corp (NYSE:ORCL) stake by 27,494 shares to 690,027 valued at $34.60 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Darden Restaurants Inc (NYSE:DRI) stake by 21,563 shares and now owns 415,916 shares. Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) was reduced too.

Among 4 analysts covering Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Korea Electric Power had 6 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, August 26 by Zacks. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, May 10 to “Neutral”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, November 21 by Bank of America. Morgan Stanley downgraded the shares of KEP in report on Tuesday, June 21 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, February 7 by HSBC. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Monday, March 7 by Bank of America.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.87 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 81 investors sold AZO shares while 174 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 147 raised stakes. 26.61 million shares or 3.74% less from 27.65 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. New South Capital Management stated it has 235,651 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale reported 9,525 shares. 1832 Asset Mngmt Lp invested 0.26% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). North Star holds 0% or 8 shares in its portfolio. Keybank National Association Oh holds 0.01% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) or 1,640 shares. Nelson Van Denburg And Campbell Wealth Mgmt Lc reported 4 shares stake. Sg Americas Ltd reported 1,242 shares. Bridges Mngmt Inc holds 400 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Inc Md invested in 0.34% or 3.32 million shares. Voloridge Invest Limited Liability Company reported 0.51% of its portfolio in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Moreover, Manufacturers Life Insur The has 0.03% invested in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) for 44,670 shares. Endurance Wealth Management holds 10,511 shares or 1.01% of its portfolio. The Minnesota-based Tealwood Asset Mngmt has invested 0.45% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Thornburg Invest Management invested 0.13% of its portfolio in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Qcm Cayman Limited has 677 shares for 0.88% of their portfolio.

Since June 8, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $602,495 activity. Shares for $602,495 were sold by GRAVES EARL G JR on Thursday, June 8.

Analysts await AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) to report earnings on December, 5. They expect $9.81 earnings per share, up 4.81% or $0.45 from last year’s $9.36 per share. AZO’s profit will be $269.78 million for 15.48 P/E if the $9.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $15.18 actual earnings per share reported by AutoZone, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -35.38% negative EPS growth.

Among 22 analysts covering Autozone Inc. (NYSE:AZO), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Autozone Inc. has $900 highest and $571.0 lowest target. $704.06’s average target is 15.87% above currents $607.63 stock price. Autozone Inc. had 59 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, June 20. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, October 26 with “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by Stephens on Wednesday, May 24 to “Equal-Weight”. RBC Capital Markets maintained AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) rating on Wednesday, September 23. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $726.0 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, September 23. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $770 target in Wednesday, December 9 report. Wedbush maintained the shares of AZO in report on Wednesday, September 20 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of AZO in report on Thursday, July 6 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Friday, October 21.

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