Hancock Holding Company Raised Its United Parcel Service Cl B (UPS) Stake; Prothena Plc Ord WI (PRTA) Sellers Increased By 2.12% Their Shorts

September 17, 2017 - By Migdalia James

Hancock Holding Company increased United Parcel Service Inc Cl B (UPS) stake by 5670.2% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Hancock Holding Company acquired 119,868 shares as United Parcel Service Inc Cl B (UPS)’s stock declined 3.26%. The Hancock Holding Company holds 121,982 shares with $13.98 million value, up from 2,114 last quarter. United Parcel Service Inc Cl B now has $102.10 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.55 on September 15, reaching $117.9. About 3.41M shares traded or 65.53% up from the average. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has risen 2.10% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.60% the S&P500.

Prothena Corporation Plc Ord WI (NASDAQ:PRTA) had an increase of 2.12% in short interest. PRTA’s SI was 6.88M shares in September as released by FINRA. Its up 2.12% from 6.74M shares previously. With 220,400 avg volume, 31 days are for Prothena Corporation Plc Ord WI (NASDAQ:PRTA)’s short sellers to cover PRTA’s short positions. The stock increased 3.22% or $2.02 on September 15, reaching $64.75. About 363,095 shares traded or 61.91% up from the average. Prothena Corporation PLC (NASDAQ:PRTA) has risen 41.05% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.35% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering Prothena Corp (NASDAQ:PRTA), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Prothena Corp had 19 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. SunTrust initiated Prothena Corporation PLC (NASDAQ:PRTA) rating on Wednesday, December 21. SunTrust has “Buy” rating and $75 target. Wedbush maintained Prothena Corporation PLC (NASDAQ:PRTA) on Friday, February 19 with “Outperform” rating. As per Thursday, November 3, the company rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, August 4 by Barclays Capital. Barclays Capital initiated Prothena Corporation PLC (NASDAQ:PRTA) rating on Friday, May 13. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $60 target. Credit Suisse initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, January 21 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, July 6. Wedbush maintained the shares of PRTA in report on Tuesday, August 4 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson with “Buy” on Wednesday, December 21. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, November 19 report.

Prothena Corporation Public Limited Company is a global biotechnology company. The company has market cap of $2.48 billion. The Firm is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of immunotherapies for the treatment of diseases that involve protein misfolding or cell adhesion. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s clinical pipeline of antibody product candidates targets a range of indications, including Amyloid Light-chain amyloidosis (NEOD001), Parkinson’s disease and other related synucleinopathies (PRX002), and inflammatory diseases, including psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PRX003) and ATTR amyloidosis (PRX004).

Since April 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $195,523 activity. $195,523 worth of stock was sold by Selkoe Dennis J. on Monday, April 3.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.71 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.49, from 1.22 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 19 investors sold Prothena Corporation PLC shares while 43 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 36 raised stakes. 26.94 million shares or 5.99% more from 25.42 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Moreover, Sg Americas Secs Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Prothena Corporation PLC (NASDAQ:PRTA). Susquehanna Group Inc Llp holds 0% of its portfolio in Prothena Corporation PLC (NASDAQ:PRTA) for 40,027 shares. State Street holds 0.01% or 1.09 million shares. The United Kingdom-based Legal & General Group Plc has invested 0% in Prothena Corporation PLC (NASDAQ:PRTA). Eventide Asset Management Llc accumulated 120,000 shares. Us National Bank De accumulated 745 shares. Geode Limited Company reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Prothena Corporation PLC (NASDAQ:PRTA). Wells Fargo & Co Mn holds 371,810 shares. Alliancebernstein L P owns 823,315 shares. Jennison Assocs Ltd Liability Com, a New York-based fund reported 409,582 shares. Nuveen Asset Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 24,322 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Moreover, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans has 0.01% invested in Prothena Corporation PLC (NASDAQ:PRTA) for 32,100 shares. Sectoral Asset Mngmt has 123,646 shares for 0.67% of their portfolio. Tradewinds Cap Lc reported 7 shares. Credit Suisse Ag owns 127,944 shares.

Among 18 analysts covering United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. United Parcel Service had 36 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, April 29 by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 28 by Macquarie Research. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, December 13 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Hold” rating by Loop Capital given on Tuesday, December 20. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, April 29 report. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold” on Tuesday, August 25. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform” on Wednesday, February 3. S&P Research maintained United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) on Tuesday, September 22 with “Buy” rating. The stock of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, November 2. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 1 by Barclays Capital.

Since June 5, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $214,980 activity. The insider Gutmann Kathleen M. sold 2,000 shares worth $214,980.

Hancock Holding Company decreased Brown & Brown Inc (NYSE:BRO) stake by 9,000 shares to 61,504 valued at $2.76M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Dycom Industries Inc (NYSE:DY) stake by 9,982 shares and now owns 145,269 shares. L (NYSE:LLL) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.07, from 0.98 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 49 investors sold UPS shares while 433 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 392 raised stakes. 457.21 million shares or 1.93% more from 448.58 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Capital Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation owns 10,252 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Millennium Mgmt Limited Liability Co, New York-based fund reported 383,260 shares. New York-based Metropolitan Life Insurance New York has invested 0.31% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Utd Automobile Association reported 0.49% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Dowling And Yahnke Lc has 48,235 shares for 0.62% of their portfolio. Tru Of Virginia Va reported 6,722 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. Delta Asset Mgmt Lc Tn reported 2.05% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Axa invested 0.25% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Parkside Bancshares And holds 927 shares. Foothills Asset Mngmt Limited accumulated 21,575 shares. Aperio Grp Limited Company invested in 359,792 shares or 0.32% of the stock. Altfest L J And Inc accumulated 14,419 shares or 0.83% of the stock. 6,945 were reported by Mycio Wealth Prtnrs Ltd. 2,967 were accumulated by Private Wealth Advsrs. Premier Asset Managment Ltd Liability Company owns 6,350 shares for 0.19% of their portfolio.

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