Hcp (HCP) Valuation Declined While Bollard Group Increased Stake; Lau Associates Has Boosted Its Alaska Air Group (ALK) Stake by $777,450

May 16, 2018 - By William Pierce

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Lau Associates Llc increased its stake in Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK) by 51.57% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lau Associates Llc bought 10,650 shares as the company’s stock declined 17.22% with the market. The institutional investor held 31,300 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.30M, up from 20,650 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lau Associates Llc who had been investing in Alaska Air Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.24B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $58.73. About 1.36 million shares traded. Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) has declined 35.27% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 46.82% the S&P500.

Bollard Group Llc increased its stake in Hcp Inc (HCP) by 264.42% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bollard Group Llc bought 36,591 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.22% with the market. The hedge fund held 50,429 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.32 million, up from 13,838 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bollard Group Llc who had been investing in Hcp Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.12 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.09% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $23.35. About 810,312 shares traded. HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) has declined 25.98% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.53% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.35, from 1.34 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 68 investors sold ALK shares while 156 reduced holdings. 80 funds opened positions while 142 raised stakes. 102.14 million shares or 2.96% less from 105.25 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 24,894 are held by Cibc Ww Mkts. Smead Management has 1.37% invested in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) for 409,475 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement, Florida-based fund reported 156,842 shares. Strs Ohio accumulated 6,345 shares. Renaissance Group Ltd holds 0.94% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) for 376,683 shares. 293,871 were accumulated by Prudential Fincl. Northern Tru has invested 0.02% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Hanson Mcclain Inc holds 4 shares or 0% of its portfolio. California Public Employees Retirement Sys holds 0.04% or 365,169 shares. Intact Invest Mgmt reported 3,400 shares. Jlb And Associate Inc owns 0.53% invested in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) for 33,065 shares. Cornerstone Management Holdings, a New York-based fund reported 23,135 shares. Federated Investors Pa reported 398,575 shares. The Montana-based Davidson Investment Advisors has invested 1.07% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). 632,218 are held by Element Capital Management Lc.

More recent Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Alaska Airlines closes pilot base at JFK airport” on May 16, 2018. Also Bizjournals.com published the news titled: “Alaska Airlines taps Facebook executive for board” on May 04, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Alaska Air Group’s (ALK) CEO Brad Tilden on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: April 23, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 17 analysts covering Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Alaska Air Group had 90 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, November 18. The stock of Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) earned “In-Line” rating by Imperial Capital on Friday, February 10. The stock of Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, January 10. As per Monday, November 13, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Thursday, October 26. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital on Tuesday, April 24 with “Hold”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Sunday, August 20. The stock of Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, December 4.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $989,848 activity. 7,880 shares valued at $511,780 were sold by BECK GARY L on Thursday, March 8. PEDERSEN BRANDON sold $175,879 worth of Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) on Friday, February 16. $97,695 worth of Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) was sold by LEVINE KYLE B on Wednesday, February 28. HARRISON ANDREW R sold 2,350 shares worth $152,474.

Lau Associates Llc, which manages about $524.70 million and $128.52M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB) by 6,370 shares to 6,157 shares, valued at $415,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) by 71,074 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 36,726 shares, and cut its stake in Merck & Co Inc.

Among 21 analysts covering HCP (NYSE:HCP), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. HCP had 78 analyst reports since September 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, August 28 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral” on Monday, July 24. Robert W. Baird maintained HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) rating on Friday, January 5. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $26.0 target. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Thursday, March 10 with “Underweight”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, February 13 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Wednesday, June 22 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) earned “Underperform” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, January 12. Evercore upgraded the shares of HCP in report on Monday, March 27 to “In-Line” rating. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform” on Wednesday, June 14. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Tuesday, July 26 by Raymond James.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 59 investors sold HCP shares while 174 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 156 raised stakes. 401.93 million shares or 2.30% less from 411.39 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Lasalle Mngmt Securities Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 2.91% of its portfolio in HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) for 6.76 million shares. Sarasin And Llp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) for 19,844 shares. Eqis Cap Management Inc stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP). Atria Investments Limited Liability Co invested in 14,013 shares. Daiwa Secs Group Inc has 0.55% invested in HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP). Transamerica Financial Advsrs has invested 0% in HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP). Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 0.01% or 113,540 shares. Howland Capital Limited Liability Com owns 188,528 shares for 0.39% of their portfolio. Spirit Of America Mgmt Ny has 0.07% invested in HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP). Jefferies Lc holds 37,200 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Canada Pension Plan Invest Board owns 1.84M shares. Reilly Finance Advisors Ltd Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) for 434 shares. Thrivent For Lutherans accumulated 189,176 shares. Two Sigma Secs Limited Liability, New York-based fund reported 12,368 shares. Live Your Vision Ltd has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP).

More news for HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) were recently published by: Fool.com, which released: “Is HCP, Inc. (HCP) a Buy?” on May 04, 2018. Fool.com‘s article titled: “Better Buy: HCP, Inc. (HCP) vs. Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (BKD)” and published on May 11, 2018 is yet another important article.

Since February 13, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 selling transactions for $306,739 activity.

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