Hilton Capital Management Position in Broadridge Financial Solutions (BR) Has Boosted as Market Value Rose; Bessemer Group Position in Carrols Restaurant Group (TAST) Has Trimmed by $699,600

April 23, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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Hilton Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Broadridge Financial Solutions (BR) by 16.73% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hilton Capital Management Llc bought 41,030 shares as the company’s stock rose 18.02% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 286,233 shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $25.93 million, up from 245,203 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hilton Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Broadridge Financial Solutions for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $12.81B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.00% or $1.11 during the last trading session, reaching $109.85. About 432,720 shares traded. Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) has risen 58.90% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 47.35% the S&P500.

Bessemer Group Inc decreased its stake in Carrols Restaurant Group (TAST) by 95.34% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bessemer Group Inc sold 58,300 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.68% with the market. The institutional investor held 2,850 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $35,000, down from 61,150 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bessemer Group Inc who had been investing in Carrols Restaurant Group for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $382.71 million market cap company. It closed at $10.8 lastly. It is down 18.84% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.39% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE:BR), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Broadridge Financial Solutions had 19 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Market Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 8 by Avondale. The stock of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) earned “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Thursday, September 29. The stock of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, August 11. The rating was initiated by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, September 16 with “Overweight”. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Thursday, November 9 report. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight” on Wednesday, August 10. DA Davidson maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $92 target in Wednesday, March 28 report. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Atlantic Securities on Tuesday, September 13. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, February 9 by Barclays Capital. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Friday, August 14 to “Sell”.

Hilton Capital Management Llc, which manages about $589.79M and $662.40M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vanguard S/T Corp Bond Etf (Prn) (VCSH) by 3,949 shares to 220,425 shares, valued at $17.48M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 3,001 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 15,925 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Int. Govt/Credit Bond Etf (Prn) (GVI).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.13, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 20 investors sold BR shares while 168 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 141 raised stakes. 95.28 million shares or 0.24% less from 95.51 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Geode Ltd Llc reported 1.18 million shares. The New York-based Hilton Management Lc has invested 3.91% in Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR). Da Davidson & Com, Montana-based fund reported 27,790 shares. Bowling Portfolio Mngmt Limited owns 51,308 shares. Evercore Wealth holds 2,835 shares. Stephens Inc Ar reported 0.01% in Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR). Lenox Wealth reported 0.01% stake. Hermes Investment Mgmt, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 392,896 shares. Webster Retail Bank N A has 825 shares. Spears Abacus Advsrs Limited Com invested 0.07% in Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR). Fred Alger stated it has 185 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Community Bancshares Na accumulated 1,157 shares. Financial Bank Of Montreal Can has 33,733 shares for 0% of their portfolio. First Allied Advisory Serv accumulated 0.03% or 8,621 shares. Amalgamated Natl Bank has invested 0.06% in Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.13, from 1.11 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 12 investors sold TAST shares while 30 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 29 raised stakes. 30.34 million shares or 0.45% less from 30.47 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Wells Fargo & Co Mn reported 60,033 shares. Geode Capital Management Ltd Llc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST). Atlantic Tru Group Ltd invested in 0% or 2,500 shares. Cornerstone Mgmt accumulated 0.01% or 171,116 shares. Aqr Cap Lc has 59,938 shares. Portolan Capital Limited Liability Corporation invested in 51,431 shares. Legal General Gru Public Limited Liability Com, United Kingdom-based fund reported 8,442 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems owns 54,406 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Citadel Lc, a Illinois-based fund reported 110,957 shares. Vanguard has invested 0% in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST). Numeric Investors Ltd Com holds 0.04% or 423,630 shares in its portfolio. Fmr Lc holds 0% in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) or 1.02M shares. Bridgeway Capital Mgmt Incorporated invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST). Private Capital Lc has invested 3.8% in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST). Putnam Invests Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) for 231,100 shares.

Analysts await Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) to report earnings on May, 8. They expect $-0.17 earnings per share, down 21.43% or $0.03 from last year’s $-0.14 per share. After $0.08 actual earnings per share reported by Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -312.50% negative EPS growth.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $32,000 activity.

Bessemer Group Inc, which manages about $25.77 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Magellan Health Inc (NASDAQ:MGLN) by 4,400 shares to 18,500 shares, valued at $1.79 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Koppers Holdings Inc Com (NYSE:KOP) by 14,700 shares in the quarter, for a total of 24,100 shares, and has risen its stake in Marathon Pete Corp (NYSE:MPC).

Among 3 analysts covering Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Carrols Restaurant Group had 5 analyst reports since January 29, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James downgraded the shares of TAST in report on Tuesday, September 26 to “Outperform” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, March 5 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Monday, November 20.

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