Lapides Asset Management Has Raised Pitney Bowes (PBI) Holding; Newport Asia Has Decreased Las Vegas Sands (LVS) Position

June 20, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

Newport Asia Llc decreased Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS) stake by 0.97% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Newport Asia Llc sold 18,300 shares as Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS)’s stock rose 9.11%. The Newport Asia Llc holds 1.87M shares with $100.02M value, down from 1.89 million last quarter. Las Vegas Sands Corp now has $53.30B valuation. The stock declined 0.95% or $0.63 reaching $65.49 per share. About 1,210 shares traded. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) has risen 28.09% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.39% the S&P500.

Lapides Asset Management Llc increased Pitney Bowes Inc (PBI) stake by 80.8% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Lapides Asset Management Llc acquired 380,000 shares as Pitney Bowes Inc (PBI)’s stock rose 11.95%. The Lapides Asset Management Llc holds 850,300 shares with $12.92 million value, up from 470,300 last quarter. Pitney Bowes Inc now has $2.97 billion valuation. It closed at $15.58 lastly. It is down 15.45% since June 20, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.15% the S&P500.

Among 18 analysts covering Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Las Vegas Sands had 42 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America upgraded Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) on Tuesday, October 4 to “Buy” rating. Susquehanna maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, May 1 report. The stock of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) earned “Outperform” rating by CLSA on Monday, September 19. The company was maintained on Friday, July 8 by UBS. The stock of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 23 by Aegis Capital. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research on Wednesday, September 14 to “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $65 target in Thursday, July 23 report. On Friday, November 4 the stock rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Market Perform”. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Tuesday, October 27 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, August 18 by Goldman Sachs.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.53 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.40, from 1.13 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 36 investors sold LVS shares while 137 reduced holdings. 98 funds opened positions while 167 raised stakes. 296.26 million shares or 5.17% less from 312.41 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Blackrock Investment Mgmt Limited Liability reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Oregon Employees Retirement Fund owns 0.08% invested in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) for 75,400 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & has 0.03% invested in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) for 2.59M shares. Blackrock Japan Com Limited reported 0.1% stake. Cohen Capital holds 0.78% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) or 53,590 shares. Poplar Forest Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 36,265 shares. Blackrock reported 0.05% stake. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt reported 5,691 shares. 2.99 million were accumulated by Tiaa Cref Invest Management Ltd Liability Corporation. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Hldgs owns 1.22 million shares. 2,373 are owned by Next Fincl Group. Art Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 40,900 shares. Magnetar Ltd Liability reported 17,396 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. New York State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0.09% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Clark Management holds 303,174 shares or 0.84% of its portfolio.

Analysts await Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $0.58 EPS, up 11.54% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.52 per share. LVS’s profit will be $472.04 million for 28.23 P/E if the $0.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.66 actual EPS reported by Las Vegas Sands Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.12% negative EPS growth.

Since May 17, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 insider sales for $75,444 activity. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $75,444 was made by SANFORD LINDA S on Wednesday, May 17.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.52 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.62, from 0.9 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 25 investors sold PBI shares while 92 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 114 raised stakes. 148.00 million shares or 1.03% less from 149.53 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada owns 263,331 shares. Moreover, Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas has 0% invested in Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI). Comerica Bank has 45,359 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Exxonmobil Inv Mgmt Tx holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) for 42,997 shares. U S Glob holds 0.82% of its portfolio in Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) for 128,000 shares. Bluemountain Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp invested in 172,650 shares. Estabrook holds 0% or 900 shares in its portfolio. Hillsdale Investment has 0.07% invested in Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) for 20,900 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Com has invested 0% in Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI). Parametrica has invested 0.45% in Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI). The Arizona-based Arizona State Retirement Systems has invested 0.01% in Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI). Moreover, Canada Pension Plan Board has 0.08% invested in Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) for 1.43 million shares. 214,907 are owned by Pvg Asset. Fincl Bank Of The West holds 65,288 shares. Dreman Value Management L L C stated it has 0.23% in Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI).

Among 3 analysts covering Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Pitney Bowes had 4 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating by Zacks given on Tuesday, September 1. As per Monday, September 7, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, May 15 by Sidoti. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 17 by Brean Capital.

Lapides Asset Management Llc decreased Zebra Technologies Corp Cl A (NASDAQ:ZBRA) stake by 61,700 shares to 109,600 valued at $9.40M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Old Dominion Freight Lines Inc (NASDAQ:ODFL) stake by 28,275 shares and now owns 100,725 shares. Landauer Inc (NYSE:LDR) was reduced too.

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