Smead Capital Management Raised Alaska Air Group (ALK) Stake; Last Week United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) Analysts

September 12, 2017 - By test

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 “Hold” rating on Wednesday, July 5 by BMO Capital Markets. On Wednesday, February 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Aegis Capital to “Buy”. As per Thursday, July 27, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. On Wednesday, February 22 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral”. On Tuesday, August 2 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy”. The stock of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, November 2 by Deutsche Bank. Zacks upgraded United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) on Tuesday, September 1 to “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, April 29 by Citigroup. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, August 21. The firm has “Buy” rating by S&P Research given on Wednesday, July 29. See United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) latest ratings:

05/09/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $115.0 Maintain
24/08/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $118.0 Maintain
21/08/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $115.0 Maintain
08/08/2017 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
28/07/2017 Broker: Aegis Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $126.0000
27/07/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $117.0000
27/07/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $103.0000 Maintain
27/07/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Buy Maintain
17/07/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $115.0000 Maintain
05/07/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $115.0000 Maintain

Smead Capital Management Inc increased Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK) stake by 24.06% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Smead Capital Management Inc acquired 88,117 shares as Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK)’s stock declined 12.45%. The Smead Capital Management Inc holds 454,422 shares with $40.32 million value, up from 366,305 last quarter. Alaska Air Group Inc now has $9.32B valuation. The stock declined 0.24% or $0.18 reaching $75.41 on the news. About 219,574 shares traded. Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) has risen 29.33% since September 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.63% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.07, from 0.98 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 49 investors sold United Parcel Service, Inc. 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. Natixis stated it has 442,354 shares. Schulhoff Inc reported 1.17% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Qci Asset Inc has 1.9% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Capstone Asset Communications owns 79,659 shares. Spears Abacus Advsr Lc has invested 3.9% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Miller Inv Limited Partnership holds 0.61% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) or 16,329 shares. Lenox Wealth Advisors Inc accumulated 193 shares. First Mercantile Trust reported 29,392 shares stake. Martin Currie Limited stated it has 201,850 shares or 2.17% of all its holdings. Barnett & Communication Incorporated has 0% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) for 58 shares. Dynamic Capital Mngmt Limited, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 11,673 shares. Macquarie Grp invested 0.03% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Moreover, Hs Mgmt Prns Limited Liability Co has 4.02% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) for 942,406 shares. Etrade Cap Mgmt Lc owns 8,151 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Hancock Co holds 0.52% or 121,982 shares.

About 315,998 shares traded. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has risen 2.10% since September 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.60% the S&P500.

United Parcel Service, Inc. is a package delivery company. The company has market cap of $101.59 billion. The Firm is a well-known provider of global supply chain management solutions. It has a 28.9 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through three divisions: U.S.

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

Since March 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $2.64 million activity. TILDEN BRADLEY D also sold $576,696 worth of Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) shares. 7,000 shares valued at $635,947 were sold by SPRAGUE JOSEPH A on Thursday, June 8.

Smead Capital Management Inc decreased Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK) stake by 152,998 shares to 1.19 million valued at $70.18M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Nvr Inc (NYSE:NVR) stake by 9,493 shares and now owns 73,500 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.04, from 1.11 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 55 investors sold ALK shares while 181 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 120 raised stakes. 110.18 million shares or 3.64% more from 106.31 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Deutsche Retail Bank Ag reported 0.01% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Transamerica Fincl Advsr has invested 0% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). New Amsterdam Ptnrs Ltd Liability Corp Ny owns 7,687 shares. United Ser Automobile Association has invested 0.1% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Llc has invested 0.02% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Calvert Investment Incorporated stated it has 9,294 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Royal Financial Bank Of Canada invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). The California-based Advisers Lc has invested 0.01% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Amer Century Companies owns 58,711 shares. Cg Asset Mgmt Ltd Com accumulated 3,600 shares or 0.12% of the stock. Brinker owns 11,576 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. New Jersey-based Blackrock Inv Mngmt Ltd Company has invested 0.03% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Allianz Asset Management Ag holds 1.11 million shares. Ifrah Financial Svcs invested in 3,679 shares. Lsv Asset Management reported 0.19% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK).

Among 13 analysts covering Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Alaska Air Group had 47 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital initiated it with “Overweight” rating and $122 target in Thursday, December 15 report. As per Friday, January 22, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Tuesday, April 5. Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, January 22 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, May 25 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Tuesday, September 1, the company rating was maintained by Raymond James. The rating was downgraded by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, January 4 to “Market Perform”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 18 by Cowen & Co. As per Friday, October 21, the company rating was maintained by Imperial Capital. Imperial Capital initiated Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) rating on Friday, September 23. Imperial Capital has “In-Line” rating and $74 target.

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