As Expedia Del (EXPE) Stock Price Rose, Hound Partners Upped by $32.99 Million Its Holding; Osterweis Capital Management Upped Its Middleby (MIDD) Stake

February 13, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Jonathan Auerbach increased its stake in Expedia Inc Del (EXPE) by 10.27% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hound Partners Llc bought 230,728 shares as the company’s stock rose 18.57% with the market. The hedge fund run by Jonathan Auerbach held 2.48 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $356.56 million, up from 2.25 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hound Partners Llc who had been investing in Expedia Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $15.42B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.22% or $1.25 during the last trading session, reaching $101.57. About 329,998 shares traded. Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) has risen 30.43% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.73% the S&P500.

John Osterweis increased its stake in Middleby Corp (MIDD) by 27.05% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Osterweis Capital Management Inc bought 5,674 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.89% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by John Osterweis held 26,650 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.42M, up from 20,976 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Osterweis Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Middleby Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.37B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.12% or $1.495 during the last trading session, reaching $131.875. About 19,778 shares traded. The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD) has risen 8.18% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.52% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 51 investors sold MIDD shares while 109 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 96 raised stakes. 51.63 million shares or 0.01% more from 51.63 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sg Americas Securities Limited Liability owns 0% invested in The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD) for 3,622 shares. Sarasin And Llp stated it has 0.11% of its portfolio in The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD). Amp Ltd has invested 0.01% in The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD). M&T Bank & Trust holds 13,238 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Huntington Comml Bank invested 0% in The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD). Da Davidson & stated it has 0.05% in The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD). Landscape Cap Ltd Liability Co owns 6,919 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. 1832 Asset Management LP has 265 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Boston Family Office Llc has invested 1.25% of its portfolio in The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD). Coastline holds 0.18% or 8,150 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru Holding Incorporated has 166,355 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Next Financial has invested 0.01% in The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD). Verition Fund Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.03% or 2,530 shares in its portfolio. Ls Inv Advisors Limited Liability Co has invested 0.01% in The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD). South Texas Money Limited holds 142,970 shares or 0.87% of its portfolio.

Osterweis Capital Management Inc, which manages about $1.62B and $1.33 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Four Corners Ppty Tr Inc by 46,440 shares to 551,135 shares, valued at $13.73 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Square Inc by 15,200 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 118,993 shares, and cut its stake in Kratos Defense & Sec Solutio (NASDAQ:KTOS).

Among 8 analysts covering Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Middleby had 17 analyst reports since November 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, November 10. The stock of The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD) earned “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Thursday, November 12. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of MIDD in report on Friday, November 17 with “Hold” rating. As per Friday, August 11, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. As per Thursday, August 10, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, September 29. The stock of The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD) earned “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 18. The rating was initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, February 14 with “Overweight”. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 19 report. As per Thursday, June 22, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $2.98 million activity. Another trade for 8,500 shares valued at $1.01 million was sold by MILLER JOHN R III. $1.30M worth of The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD) shares were sold by LINDSAY MARTIN M.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.43 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.14, from 1.29 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 42 investors sold EXPE shares while 152 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 193 raised stakes. 124.65 million shares or 0.14% more from 124.48 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Norinchukin Bancorp The has 0.03% invested in Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE). Shellback Lp stated it has 0.88% of its portfolio in Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE). Hightower Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% or 6,441 shares in its portfolio. Ny State Common Retirement Fund accumulated 269,575 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Louisiana-based fund reported 7,600 shares. Tradewinds Ltd Liability Company invested 0% of its portfolio in Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE). Ubs Asset Americas Incorporated invested in 699,296 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Ameritas Partners holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) for 5,235 shares. Private Tru Com Na accumulated 1,547 shares or 0.05% of the stock. 5,548 are held by Hbk Invests Lp. Clearbridge Limited Company holds 3,202 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Manufacturers Life Co The has 333,795 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Swiss Comml Bank holds 458,270 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Virtus Inv Advisers Incorporated invested in 4,557 shares. 65,389 were accumulated by Kingdon Mgmt Llc.

Among 37 analysts covering Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Expedia Inc. had 120 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 30 by RBC Capital Markets. SunTrust maintained the shares of EXPE in report on Wednesday, October 4 with “Buy” rating. Needham initiated Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) on Wednesday, January 4 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) rating on Thursday, February 8. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $141.0 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by Morgan Stanley. Benchmark maintained Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) on Monday, February 13 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, July 11. Susquehanna maintained Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) rating on Friday, February 9. Susquehanna has “Buy” rating and $155.0 target. On Friday, October 27 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 28 with “Buy”.

Hound Partners Llc, which manages about $3.00B and $4.21 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (SPY) by 36,736 shares to 166,951 shares, valued at $41.94M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Credit Accep Corp Mich (NASDAQ:CACC) by 303,283 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 921,628 shares, and cut its stake in Acacia Communications Inc.

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