Covanta Holdings Cp (CVA) Shareholder Rothschild Investment Has Lifted Its Stake by $342,550; Omers Administration Maintains Stake in Alliance Data Systems (ADS)

December 8, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

Rothschild Investment Corp increased its stake in Covanta Holdings Cp (CVA) by 26.1% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rothschild Investment Corp bought 26,350 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.25% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 127,300 shares of the central company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.68 million, up from 100,950 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rothschild Investment Corp who had been investing in Covanta Holdings Cp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.95B market cap company. The stock increased 1.02% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $14.9. About 948,918 shares traded. Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE:CVA) has declined 13.10% since December 8, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.80% the S&P500.

Omers Administration Corp increased its stake in Alliance Data Systems Corp (ADS) by 8.08% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Omers Administration Corp bought 57,481 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.06% with the market. The institutional investor held 769,200 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $197.45 million, up from 711,719 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Omers Administration Corp who had been investing in Alliance Data Systems Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $12.84B market cap company. The stock increased 1.13% or $2.59 during the last trading session, reaching $232.45. About 364,020 shares traded. Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has risen 14.47% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.23% the S&P500.

Rothschild Investment Corp, which manages about $1.10B and $880.81M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bristol Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY) by 10,030 shares to 92,085 shares, valued at $5.13M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Royal Caribbean Cruise Com (NYSE:RCL) by 13,525 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 71,900 shares, and cut its stake in Cisco Sys Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO).

Another recent and important Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE:CVA) news was published by Prnewswire.com which published an article titled: “Technical Perspectives on China Recycling Energy, Darling Ingredients, Covanta …” on December 05, 2017.

Among 11 analysts covering Covanta (NYSE:CVA), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Covanta has $25 highest and $12.50 lowest target. $17.71’s average target is 18.86% above currents $14.9 stock price. Covanta had 44 analyst reports since October 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Tuesday, August 9 report. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to “Overweight” on Wednesday, July 12. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 27 report. The stock of Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE:CVA) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, October 30. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral” on Friday, April 29. Oppenheimer initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, December 3 report. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 17 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE:CVA) rating on Monday, September 4. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $17.0 target. Oppenheimer maintained Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE:CVA) on Thursday, June 8 with “Buy” rating. Barclays Capital upgraded it to “Overweight” rating and $16 target in Monday, November 7 report.

Among 31 analysts covering Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS), 16 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Alliance Data Systems had 64 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of ADS in report on Sunday, August 9 with “Buy” rating. The company was initiated on Friday, December 11 by Credit Suisse. Atlantic Securities initiated Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) on Wednesday, October 5 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, September 18 with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Friday, December 9 to “Neutral”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) on Friday, July 28 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, November 2 report. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, April 21 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, October 19. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) rating on Thursday, August 20. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $330 target.

More important recent Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Invesco, Highwoods Properties and Alliance Data Systems” on November 09, 2017, also Nasdaq.com published article titled: “Why Is Alliance Data (ADS) Down 3.5% Since the Last Earnings Report?”, Prnewswire.com published: “Alliance Data’s LoyaltyOne Business Signs New Agreement With Loblaw Companies …” on November 21, 2017. More interesting news about Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) was released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Alliance Data Provides Card Services Performance Update For October 2017” with publication date: November 15, 2017.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.85 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.09, from 0.76 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 31 investors sold ADS shares while 186 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 52.18 million shares or 4.15% less from 54.44 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Neuberger Berman Group Lc reported 0% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Channing Mngmt Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.86% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Ameriprise Financial accumulated 62,184 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Private Advisor holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 1,027 shares. Macquarie Group Incorporated stated it has 1,410 shares. Omers Administration stated it has 2.49% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Tru Fund holds 0.07% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) or 1,525 shares. 420 were accumulated by Fiduciary. Advisor Prtn Limited Co holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 1,364 shares. Schroder Management Grp, Maine-based fund reported 76,873 shares. Riverpark Limited Liability accumulated 110,332 shares. Prescott General Prtn Ltd Com has 3.89% invested in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 282,370 shares. Prudential stated it has 0.03% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Great West Life Assurance Communications Can holds 0.03% or 38,212 shares in its portfolio. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue stated it has 847 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Omers Administration Corp, which manages about $7.92B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Republic Svcs Inc (NYSE:RSG) by 37,315 shares to 25,885 shares, valued at $1.65 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 179,479 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.14 million shares, and cut its stake in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ).

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