West Bancorporation (WTBA) Stake Held by Martingale Asset Management L P; Tensile Capital Management Lifted Its Matson (MATX) Position

June 14, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Martingale Asset Management LP increased its stake in West Bancorporation (WTBA) by 679.57% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Martingale Asset Management LP bought 56,418 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.99% with the market. The institutional investor held 64,720 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.66M, up from 8,302 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Martingale Asset Management LP who had been investing in West Bancorporation for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $413.30 million market cap company. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $25.4. About 7,377 shares traded. West Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:WTBA) has risen 14.42% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.85% the S&P500. Some Historical WTBA News: 26/04/2018 – WEST BANCORPORATION INC WTBA.O SETS REGULAR QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.20/SHR; 27/04/2018 – WEST BANCORPORATION INC – JAMES W. NOYCE WAS ELECTED AS NEW CHAIRMAN; 19/04/2018 DJ West Bancorporation Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (WTBA); 26/04/2018 – WEST BANCORPORATION INC WTBA.O INCREASES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND BY 11 PCT; 27/04/2018 – WEST BANCORPORATION SAYS ON APRIL 26, BOARD ACCEPTED DAVID MILLIGAN’S REQUEST TO STEP DOWN FROM HIS ROLE AS CHAIRMAN OF CO – SEC FILING; 26/04/2018 – West Bancorp 1Q EPS 45c; 26/04/2018 – West Bancorporation, Inc. Announces Record Net Income, Declares Increased and Record Quarterly Dividend

Douglas Dossey increased its stake in Matson Inc (MATX) by 108.87% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tensile Capital Management Llc bought 168,475 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.76% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Douglas Dossey held 323,221 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $9.26M, up from 154,746 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tensile Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Matson Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.63B market cap company. The stock increased 1.09% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $38.17. About 188,013 shares traded. Matson, Inc. (NYSE:MATX) has risen 14.99% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.42% the S&P500. Some Historical MATX News: 26/04/2018 – Matson Names Mark H. Fukunaga to Board; 26/04/2018 – Matson: Kuriyama to Succeed Watanabe; 21/04/2018 – DJ Matson Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (MATX); 18/04/2018 – Matson Launches New Tahiti Service; 02/04/2018 – Second Matson Containership Begins Construction at General Dynamics NASSCO; 01/05/2018 – Matson 1Q EPS 33c; 01/05/2018 – MATSON 1Q OPER REV. $511.4M, EST. $462.0M; 07/03/2018 – Norges Bank Exits Position in Matson; 24/04/2018 – Matson Closes Below 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 26/04/2018 – Matson: Fukunaga Succeeds Jeff Watanabe on Board

Since March 8, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 sales for $25,450 activity.

Martingale Asset Management L P, which manages about $2.91B and $7.78B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Yum Brands Inc (NYSE:YUM) by 54,904 shares to 228,223 shares, valued at $19.43M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Avx Corporation (NYSE:AVX) by 21,600 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 145,617 shares, and cut its stake in Mantech Int’l Corp A (NASDAQ:MANT).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.24 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.36, from 1.6 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 5 investors sold WTBA shares while 20 reduced holdings. 9 funds opened positions while 22 raised stakes. 5.16 million shares or 5.71% more from 4.88 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Chicago Equity Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.02% in West Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:WTBA). Renaissance Tech Limited Liability Com holds 0.01% in West Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:WTBA) or 247,000 shares. Prudential holds 0% in West Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:WTBA) or 71,620 shares. State Street Corporation, Massachusetts-based fund reported 296,878 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 0% of its portfolio in West Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:WTBA). Moreover, Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership has 0% invested in West Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:WTBA). 15,247 are held by American Century. American International Gp reported 0% of its portfolio in West Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:WTBA). Denali Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 137 shares or 0% of the stock. Bankshares Of Montreal Can accumulated 1,305 shares. First Trust Advsr LP stated it has 0% of its portfolio in West Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:WTBA). Moreover, Citigroup has 0% invested in West Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:WTBA). Brandywine Glob Invest Mngmt holds 0% in West Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:WTBA) or 6,139 shares. State Common Retirement Fund invested in 17,500 shares. Bessemer Group Inc Incorporated holds 0% or 14,900 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering Matson (NYSE:MATX), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Matson had 16 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, November 3 report. The stock of Matson, Inc. (NYSE:MATX) has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, January 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, November 8 to “Hold”. Stephens downgraded Matson, Inc. (NYSE:MATX) on Friday, August 18 to “Hold” rating. Stephens maintained Matson, Inc. (NYSE:MATX) rating on Monday, April 9. Stephens has “Hold” rating and $3300 target. Stephens maintained Matson, Inc. (NYSE:MATX) rating on Monday, January 8. Stephens has “Hold” rating and $36.0 target. FBR Capital maintained the shares of MATX in report on Monday, November 9 with “Mkt Perform” rating. Wells Fargo downgraded Matson, Inc. (NYSE:MATX) on Friday, August 18 to “Underperform” rating. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the shares of MATX in report on Friday, August 18 to “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, August 5 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.02, from 1.06 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 13 investors sold MATX shares while 51 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 35.74 million shares or 0.22% more from 35.66 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Parametric Assocs Lc reported 84,873 shares. Ckw Group Inc accumulated 14,422 shares. Financial Bank Of Hawaii stated it has 37,101 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Whittier Tru has invested 0% in Matson, Inc. (NYSE:MATX). Voya Invest Management Lc holds 0% or 19,069 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Citigroup has 0% invested in Matson, Inc. (NYSE:MATX). 28,101 were accumulated by Texas Permanent School Fund. Sei Co holds 545 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Arizona State Retirement Sys holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Matson, Inc. (NYSE:MATX) for 66,940 shares. Clearbridge Investments Limited reported 100 shares. Bancorp Of America Corporation De holds 0% of its portfolio in Matson, Inc. (NYSE:MATX) for 506,956 shares. Northern Trust holds 538,149 shares. Comerica State Bank holds 0.01% in Matson, Inc. (NYSE:MATX) or 58,147 shares. Schwab Charles Invest has 0.01% invested in Matson, Inc. (NYSE:MATX) for 364,957 shares. Retail Bank Of Mellon, a New York-based fund reported 729,163 shares.

Since March 12, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 6 insider sales for $1.59 million activity. $802,212 worth of stock was sold by COX MATTHEW J on Monday, March 12. BAIRD W BLAKE sold $62,250 worth of stock or 2,000 shares. CHUN MICHAEL J had sold 1,464 shares worth $52,108. On Thursday, March 15 the insider Forest Ronald J sold $295,590. 3,000 Matson, Inc. (NYSE:MATX) shares with value of $105,590 were bought by Fukunaga Mark H.

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