Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Has Lowered Its Air Transport Services Group I (ATSG) Holding as Market Value Declined; As Amazon Com Ord (AMZN) Valuation Rose, Everence Capital Management Boosted Its Position

April 21, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Everence Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Amazon Com Ord (AMZN) by 13.57% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Everence Capital Management Inc bought 1,053 shares as the company’s stock rose 28.13% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 8,814 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.31M, up from 7,761 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Everence Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Amazon Com Ord for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $739.47B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.89% or $29.42 during the last trading session, reaching $1527.49. About 5.28 million shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 76.78% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.23% the S&P500.

Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc decreased its stake in Air Transport Services Group I (ATSG) by 3.75% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc sold 105,390 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.99% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.71 million shares of the transportation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $62.61M, down from 2.81 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc who had been investing in Air Transport Services Group I for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.24B market cap company. The stock increased 0.67% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $21.08. About 810,132 shares traded or 50.06% up from the average. Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) has risen 43.71% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.16% the S&P500.

Among 54 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 50 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Amazon.com had 287 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Maxim Group. RBC Capital Markets maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Friday, July 24. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $650 target. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, November 11 with “Overweight”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, October 23. Deutsche Bank maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Tuesday, October 24. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $1192 target. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, February 3. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, December 1. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, August 26 by Evercore. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, May 31 by Jefferies. Loop Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $1200.0 target in Friday, September 29 report.

Everence Capital Management Inc, which manages about $871.54 million and $456.02 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Aon Cl A Ord (NYSE:AON) by 2,265 shares to 6,693 shares, valued at $897,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Waste Management Ord (NYSE:WM) by 5,530 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 25,932 shares, and cut its stake in Marathon Petroleum Ord (NYSE:MPC).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1.26 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 69 investors sold AMZN shares while 578 reduced holdings. 168 funds opened positions while 667 raised stakes. 280.02 million shares or 0.09% more from 279.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Ltd invested in 113,082 shares or 1.98% of the stock. Chicago Equity Prtn Ltd Liability Corporation holds 1.02% or 28,513 shares. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky accumulated 106,005 shares. Hilltop Inc accumulated 470 shares. Bender Robert & Assocs holds 5.47% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 8,441 shares. Credit Agricole S A holds 20,018 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv reported 1.03% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Kornitzer Capital Ks reported 0.69% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Kidder Stephen W has 0.16% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Ashford Capital Management has invested 0.28% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Hanson Mcclain holds 0.03% or 320 shares in its portfolio. Cypress Capital Limited Co (Wy) invested in 0.62% or 470 shares. Denver Invest Advsrs Limited Liability Corp holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 852 shares. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board stated it has 39,453 shares. Marathon Trading Investment Mngmt Ltd Llc owns 122,497 shares.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 sales for $45.88 million activity. Blackburn Jeffrey M sold $18.50 million worth of stock or 12,666 shares. Reynolds Shelley sold $795,502 worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Thursday, February 15. WILKE JEFFREY A sold 2,800 shares worth $3.25M. Olsavsky Brian T sold 2,333 shares worth $3.42 million. Jassy Andrew R sold $2.90 million worth of stock. Zapolsky David sold $3.24 million worth of stock.

Analysts await Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.25 earnings per share, up 47.06% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.17 per share. ATSG’s profit will be $14.73M for 21.08 P/E if the $0.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.30 actual earnings per share reported by Air Transport Services Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.67% negative EPS growth.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 selling transactions for $1.30 million activity. $86,380 worth of stock was sold by TURNER QUINT O on Monday, March 12. PAYNE W JOSEPH had sold 7,500 shares worth $195,675 on Thursday, March 1.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.08, from 1.22 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 20 investors sold ATSG shares while 51 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 51.88 million shares or 0.62% less from 52.21 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Mufg Americas Corporation stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG). Axiom Invsts Limited Co De stated it has 0.22% in Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG). Proshare Advsrs Limited Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) for 8,730 shares. Tiaa Cref Management Limited Co has 0% invested in Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG). Swiss Bank & Trust holds 0% or 24,550 shares. 44,908 were accumulated by Manufacturers Life The. First Interstate Bank & Trust has invested 0% in Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG). Moreover, Moab Cap Partners Ltd Liability Corporation has 4.53% invested in Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG). Blackrock has invested 0% in Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG). Timpani Mgmt Limited Co invested in 93,156 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance New York reported 18,731 shares. Services Automobile Association holds 261,663 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers invested in 57,499 shares. State Street Corp reported 0% stake. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank), a Switzerland-based fund reported 2,645 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering Air Transport Services Group (NASDAQ:ATSG), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Air Transport Services Group had 20 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, February 28 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) earned “Outperform” rating by Imperial Capital on Sunday, August 9. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 7 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, October 13. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, September 11 with “Hold”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $2000 target in Monday, June 26 report. On Friday, February 24 the stock rating was initiated by Imperial Capital with “In-Line”. Stifel Nicolaus initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, August 26 report. On Thursday, August 17 the stock rating was initiated by Susquehanna with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Monday, September 11 by Cowen & Co.

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