Partner Investment Management LP Stake in Zayo Group Hldgs (ZAYO) Trimmed as Market Valuation Declined; As Flowers Foods (FLO) Market Value Rose, Holder Hussman Strategic Advisors Has Raised Its Stake

April 16, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc increased its stake in Flowers Foods Inc (FLO) by 50% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc bought 50,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.87% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 150,000 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.90M, up from 100,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc who had been investing in Flowers Foods Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.73B market cap company. The stock increased 0.81% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $22.44. About 167,964 shares traded. Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) has risen 8.08% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.47% the S&P500.

Partner Investment Management Lp decreased its stake in Zayo Group Hldgs Inc (ZAYO) by 28.09% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Partner Investment Management Lp sold 13,355 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.81% with the market. The institutional investor held 34,190 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.26M, down from 47,545 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Partner Investment Management Lp who had been investing in Zayo Group Hldgs Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.99B market cap company. The stock increased 0.64% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $36.24. About 233,674 shares traded. Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) has risen 0.96% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.59% the S&P500.

Partner Investment Management Lp, which manages about $86.81 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Puma Biotechnology Inc (NYSE:PBYI) by 5,075 shares to 26,369 shares, valued at $2.61 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.12, from 1.2 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 29 investors sold ZAYO shares while 78 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 207.53 million shares or 2.30% more from 202.87 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Boothbay Fund Lc has 0.03% invested in Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO). Goldman Sachs Group invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO). Verition Fund Management Ltd Liability Corp holds 13,368 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Reaves W H accumulated 765,211 shares. Carmignac Gestion has invested 0.99% in Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO). Global Endowment Management Ltd Partnership reported 7,210 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Capital Impact Advisors Limited Liability Com holds 0.91% of its portfolio in Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) for 57,444 shares. The Michigan-based Comerica Bancorp has invested 0% in Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO). Cadence Cap Lc reported 6,745 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) owns 7,300 shares. First Republic Mngmt owns 0.01% invested in Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) for 38,835 shares. Hg Vora Cap Management Limited Com holds 8.69% or 2.25M shares. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board reported 0.02% stake. Gulf Fincl Bank (Uk) invested in 62,150 shares. Moreover, Swiss National Bank & Trust has 0.03% invested in Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) for 811,600 shares.

Among 21 analysts covering Zayo Group Holdings (NYSE:ZAYO), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Zayo Group Holdings had 44 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James maintained the shares of ZAYO in report on Monday, September 21 with “Strong Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 24 by Suntrust Robinson. The stock of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, December 14 by Morgan Stanley. On Monday, June 19 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, October 18, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Stephens downgraded the shares of ZAYO in report on Friday, August 26 to “Equal-Weight” rating. As per Monday, October 31, the company rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs. On Friday, February 10 the stock rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to “Underperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 14 by SunTrust. The stock has “Buy” rating by MoffettNathanson on Wednesday, August 5.

Analysts await Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) to report earnings on May, 8. They expect $0.12 EPS, down 7.69% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.13 per share. ZAYO’s profit will be $29.77 million for 75.50 P/E if the $0.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.23 actual EPS reported by Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -47.83% negative EPS growth.

Since December 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 21 insider sales for $211.25 million activity. Steinfort Matt also sold $81,150 worth of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) shares. $387,096 worth of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) was sold by Waters John F Jr.. Richardson Nina sold $21,182 worth of stock. GTCR FUND X/A LP sold $173.21 million worth of stock or 4.68 million shares. Crouch Andrew had sold 19,537 shares worth $706,067. Connor Richard W. also sold $40,105 worth of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) shares.

Among 13 analysts covering Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Flowers Foods had 35 analyst reports since September 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, August 11. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 15 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Friday, February 9 by Stephens. The stock of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) earned “Buy” rating by Pivotal Research on Thursday, November 9. The stock of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 29 by Jefferies. The stock of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by Stephens on Thursday, February 11 to “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Thursday, May 26. On Wednesday, October 5 the stock rating was initiated by DA Davidson with “Neutral”. The stock of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, July 28.

Since March 27, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $221,680 activity.

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