As Transdigm Group (Put) (TDG) Stock Price Rose, Shareholder Hoplite Capital Management LP Lowered Its Position; United Contl Hldgs (UAL) Shareholder Pdt Partners Has Lowered Stake by $5.13 Million as Market Value Rose

December 8, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

John Lykouretzos decreased its stake in Transdigm Group Inc (Put) (TDG) by 40.91% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hoplite Capital Management Lp sold 90,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.33% with the market. The hedge fund run by John Lykouretzos held 130,000 shares of the military and government and technical company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $34.95 million, down from 220,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hoplite Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Transdigm Group Inc (Put) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $14.30B market cap company. The stock increased 0.42% or $1.15 during the last trading session, reaching $275.15. About 476,828 shares traded or 0.39% up from the average. TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) has risen 12.77% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.93% the S&P500.

Peter Muller decreased its stake in United Contl Hldgs Inc (UAL) by 50.22% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pdt Partners Llc sold 68,409 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.66% with the market. The hedge fund run by Peter Muller held 67,818 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $5.10 million, down from 136,227 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pdt Partners Llc who had been investing in United Contl Hldgs Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $18.82B market cap company. The stock increased 2.15% or $1.34 during the last trading session, reaching $63.53. About 3.79M shares traded. United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) has risen 77.19% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 60.49% the S&P500.

More news for TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) were recently published by: Prnewswire.com, which released: “TransDigm Group Incorporated Announces New Board Members” on October 11, 2017. Prnewswire.com‘s article titled: “TransDigm Group Reports Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results” and published on November 09, 2017 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.63 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.45, from 1.08 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 46 investors sold TDG shares while 159 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. 57.61 million shares or 0.47% less from 57.88 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Rice Hall James & Assocs Ltd Liability Corp invested 0.07% in TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG). Wisconsin-based Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt has invested 0% in TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG). Addison Cap Com reported 2,010 shares or 0.43% of all its holdings. Lombard Odier Asset Management (Europe) Limited owns 863 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Prudential holds 68,731 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Darsana Ptnrs Limited Partnership has 266,000 shares for 3.11% of their portfolio. Sands Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.01% in TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG). Germany-based Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has invested 0.01% in TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG). Amer Century Cos Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG). Moreover, Wfg Lp has 0.01% invested in TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG). Stratos Wealth Prns Ltd holds 0.02% or 1,375 shares. Invesco has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG). Pzena Investment Mngmt Limited Co has invested 0% in TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG). Picton Mahoney Asset Mgmt reported 0.17% of its portfolio in TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG). Neuberger Berman Gru Limited Liability owns 0% invested in TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) for 3,836 shares.

Since June 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $1.59 million activity.

Among 18 analysts covering Transdigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Transdigm Group Incorporated has $346.0 highest and $3.25 lowest target. $278.27’s average target is 1.13% above currents $275.15 stock price. Transdigm Group Incorporated had 62 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, May 26 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 9 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 28 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $316.0 target in Friday, September 1 report. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Thursday, March 23 by Cowen & Co. RBC Capital Markets maintained TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) rating on Wednesday, August 5. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $255 target. The stock has “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, April 13. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, November 9. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Wednesday, August 26 to “Hold”.

Hoplite Capital Management Lp, which manages about $4.72B and $1.72B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 418,363 shares to 1.55 million shares, valued at $107.08M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Wells Fargo Co New (NYSE:WFC) by 317,942 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.61 million shares, and has risen its stake in Hilton Worldwide Hldgs Inc.

Analysts await TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $2.49 earnings per share, up 1.63% or $0.04 from last year’s $2.45 per share. TDG’s profit will be $129.38M for 27.63 P/E if the $2.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.38 actual earnings per share reported by TransDigm Group Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -26.33% negative EPS growth.

Among 23 analysts covering United Continental (NYSE:UAL), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. United Continental has $12500 highest and $42 lowest target. $73.87’s average target is 16.28% above currents $63.53 stock price. United Continental had 77 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, August 20 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 3 by S&P Research. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 4 by JP Morgan. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, April 1. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Monday, August 14. On Tuesday, April 12 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $90 target in Wednesday, January 11 report. Imperial Capital initiated the shares of UAL in report on Tuesday, August 23 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) earned “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, January 4. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Imperial Capital on Wednesday, October 12.

More notable recent United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Trade of the Day: United Continental Holdings Inc Could Hit More Air Pockets” on November 08, 2017, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “United Airlines Names Kate Gebo Executive Vice President Human Resources and …” published on December 07, 2017, Zacks.com published: “United Continental’s November Traffic Up, PRASM View Bullish” on December 08, 2017. More interesting news about United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “United Airlines: Spooked Too Easy” published on November 17, 2017 as well as Reuters.com‘s news article titled: “BRIEF-United Continental continues to expect Q4 2017 consolidated passenger …” with publication date: November 08, 2017.

Pdt Partners Llc, which manages about $4.99B and $2.49B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Comerica Inc (NYSE:CMA) by 82,922 shares to 315,670 shares, valued at $23.12 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Dominos Pizza Inc (NYSE:DPZ) by 10,300 shares in the quarter, for a total of 53,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Insight Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:NSIT).

Since June 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $230,504 activity.

Analysts await United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) to report earnings on January, 16. They expect $0.96 earnings per share, down 46.07% or $0.82 from last year’s $1.78 per share. UAL’s profit will be $284.40M for 16.54 P/E if the $0.96 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.22 actual earnings per share reported by United Continental Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -56.76% negative EPS growth.

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