Affinity Investment Advisors Has Upped Its Position in United Rentals Com (URI) as Market Value Declined; Priceline Grp Com New (PCLN) Market Value Rose While Beese Fulmer Investment Management Has Raised Its Position

October 7, 2017 - By Darrin Black

Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc increased its stake in Priceline Grp Inc Com New (PCLN) by 27.19% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc bought 339 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.44% with the market. The institutional investor held 1,586 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $2.97M, up from 1,247 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Priceline Grp Inc Com New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $94.51 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.44% or $8.39 on October 6, reaching $1918. About 291,219 shares traded. Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) has risen 44.63% since October 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.93% the S&P500.

Affinity Investment Advisors Llc increased its stake in United Rentals Inc Com (URI) by 90.16% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Affinity Investment Advisors Llc bought 29,537 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.64% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 62,297 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $7.02M, up from 32,760 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Affinity Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in United Rentals Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $12.05 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.29 on October 6, reaching $142.24. About 865,296 shares traded. United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) has risen 71.76% since October 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 55.06% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.30, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 54 investors sold URI shares while 160 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 188 raised stakes. 75.82 million shares or 2.03% less from 77.39 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Credit Suisse Ag reported 0.02% in United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI). D E Shaw stated it has 0% in United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI). Advantus Cap Management holds 0.03% or 8,509 shares in its portfolio. Blair William Communications Il holds 4,276 shares. First Republic Management reported 2,765 shares or 0% of all its holdings. National Bank & Trust Of Mellon Corp holds 725,181 shares. Ftb has 232 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management holds 0% or 1,100 shares. Baldwin Brothers Ma invested in 85,652 shares or 1.55% of the stock. Gotham Asset Mgmt reported 377,718 shares. Schwab Charles Investment Inc holds 0.04% or 408,417 shares in its portfolio. Credit Agricole S A reported 217,094 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Essex Management Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.78% or 48,279 shares in its portfolio. Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust Of Nj owns 5,000 shares. Fjarde Ap invested in 0.05% or 20,427 shares.

More notable recent United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) news were published by: Moodys.com which released: “Moody’s assigns Ba3 to United Rentals’ new unsecured debt, affirms Ba2 CFR …” on September 08, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “United Rentals (URI) Upgraded to Buy: Should You Add Now?” published on September 20, 2017, 247Wallst.com published: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Accenture, Ericsson, GM, Phillips 66 …” on October 03, 2017. More interesting news about United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “United Rentals Completes Acquisition of Neff Corporation” published on October 02, 2017 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “United Rentals Announces Pricing of Offering of $750 Million of Senior Notes …” with publication date: September 08, 2017.

Affinity Investment Advisors Llc, which manages about $1.01B and $838.09M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Netapp Inc Com (NASDAQ:NTAP) by 34,030 shares to 50,420 shares, valued at $2.02M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in American Electric Power Inc. (NYSE:AEP) by 39,112 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 108,088 shares, and cut its stake in Bunge Ltd (NYSE:BG).

Among 22 analysts covering United Rentals Inc. (NYSE:URI), 7 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 32% are positive. United Rentals Inc. has $157.0 highest and $39 lowest target. $111.51’s average target is -21.60% below currents $142.24 stock price. United Rentals Inc. had 58 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Longbow given on Monday, January 18. The stock of United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, July 21. On Friday, June 3 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. The stock of United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, October 24 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, July 24 by Wells Fargo. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, July 21 with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $92.0 target in Friday, October 23 report. Oppenheimer downgraded the shares of URI in report on Friday, April 1 to “Perform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) on Monday, June 26 with “Hold” rating.

Since May 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $3.23 million activity. On Tuesday, May 30 the insider Docter Jan L sold $2.79M.

Among 31 analysts covering Priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. Priceline.com had 83 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $1450 target in Friday, August 5 report. The firm earned “Strong-Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 2 by Vetr. Barclays Capital maintained Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) rating on Wednesday, August 9. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $2100 target. The stock of Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 28 by Benchmark. The rating was maintained by Benchmark with “Buy” on Tuesday, November 8. The stock of Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 1 by Credit Suisse. The company was downgraded on Thursday, November 5 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Tuesday, August 25. Susquehanna initiated Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) on Thursday, October 20 with “Positive” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) on Wednesday, August 9 with “Buy” rating.

More recent Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Commit To Purchase Priceline Group At $1360, Earn 5.5% Using Options” on September 27, 2017. Also Fool.com published the news titled: “Can Priceline make you a millionaire?” on September 19, 2017. Bloomberg.com‘s news article titled: “Airbnb Adds Restaurant Reservations to Compete With Priceline” with publication date: September 20, 2017 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1.01 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 62 investors sold PCLN shares while 321 reduced holdings. 96 funds opened positions while 311 raised stakes. 45.36 million shares or 2.62% less from 46.57 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 300 were accumulated by Moneta Grp Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company. Ashfield Partners Limited holds 0.5% of its portfolio in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) for 1,949 shares. Federated Pa has invested 0.01% in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN). Ig Investment Limited has invested 0% in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN). Atria Llc owns 0.13% invested in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) for 1,157 shares. Mason Street Advisors Limited Liability Company holds 6,824 shares or 0.32% of its portfolio. Jane Street Group owns 0.12% invested in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) for 17,786 shares. Public Employees Retirement Of Ohio stated it has 0.41% in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN). Architects reported 127 shares. 41,397 are owned by Point72 Asset Management Lp. California-based Golub Limited Co has invested 1.82% in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN). Nationwide Fund Advsrs accumulated 42,907 shares. Vermont-based Tru Com Of Vermont has invested 0.69% in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN). Kayne Anderson Rudnick Limited Liability has invested 0.41% in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN). Beech Hill Advsr Inc holds 238 shares or 0.24% of its portfolio.

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