Advantus Capital Management Has Increased Its Sprague Resources LP (SRLP) Stake; Perritt Capital Management Cut Gp Strategies (GPX) Position

February 15, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Advantus Capital Management Inc increased Sprague Resources Lp (SRLP) stake by 41.23% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Advantus Capital Management Inc acquired 18,200 shares as Sprague Resources Lp (SRLP)’s stock declined 1.65%. The Advantus Capital Management Inc holds 62,340 shares with $1.53 million value, up from 44,140 last quarter. Sprague Resources Lp now has $545.22M valuation. The stock decreased 1.75% or $0.4299 during the last trading session, reaching $24.1751. About 10,791 shares traded. Sprague Resources LP (NYSE:SRLP) has risen 13.18% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.52% the S&P500.

Perritt Capital Management Inc decreased Gp Strategies Corp (GPX) stake by 17.44% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Perritt Capital Management Inc sold 26,625 shares as Gp Strategies Corp (GPX)’s stock declined 7.27%. The Perritt Capital Management Inc holds 126,042 shares with $3.89 million value, down from 152,667 last quarter. Gp Strategies Corp now has $386.02 million valuation. The stock decreased 0.86% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $23. About 23,282 shares traded. GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX) has risen 8.06% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.64% the S&P500.

Analysts await GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $0.29 earnings per share, down 27.50% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.4 per share. GPX’s profit will be $4.87M for 19.83 P/E if the $0.29 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.29 actual earnings per share reported by GP Strategies Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Among 5 analysts covering GP Strategies (NYSE:GPX), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. GP Strategies had 12 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital upgraded GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX) rating on Thursday, January 4. FBR Capital has “Buy” rating and $28.0 target. The company was upgraded on Thursday, October 29 by Roth Capital. The stock of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Roth Capital. The stock of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX) earned “Buy” rating by B. Riley & Co on Friday, February 26. TH Capital upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $32 target in Thursday, October 29 report. The stock of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Roth Capital. On Wednesday, November 2 the stock rating was downgraded by B. Riley & Co to “Neutral”. TH Capital downgraded GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX) rating on Monday, August 3. TH Capital has “Neutral” rating and $27 target. The rating was maintained by Barrington Research on Friday, July 28 with “Outperform”. Roth Capital downgraded the shares of GPX in report on Monday, August 3 to “Neutral” rating.

Investors sentiment is 1.32 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is without change, as 3 investors sold GPX shares while 25 reduced holdings. only 14 funds opened positions while 23 raised stakes. 14.53 million shares or 0.77% more from 14.42 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Perritt Capital Management has 1.02% invested in GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX) for 126,042 shares. Thomson Horstmann And Bryant owns 310,952 shares. 41,529 were accumulated by Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt. Illinois-based Ativo Cap Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.27% in GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX). Wells Fargo Company Mn holds 0% or 16,453 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 0% or 920 shares. Citigroup invested 0% of its portfolio in GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX). Panagora Asset Management, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 5,708 shares. Caprock Grp Inc invested in 0.12% or 18,400 shares. Moreover, Barclays Public Limited Company has 0% invested in GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX). Prescott Gp Mgmt Limited Com has 251,884 shares. Pnc Services Gru invested in 0.02% or 579,837 shares. Cadence Cap Mngmt Limited holds 66,017 shares. Moreover, Ftb Advsr has 0% invested in GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX) for 224 shares. Millennium Mngmt Ltd Liability Company reported 8,214 shares stake.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $219,864 activity. GELLER MARSHALL S also sold $219,864 worth of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX) on Wednesday, August 30. The insider GUGALA DAVID A sold $190,381.

Advantus Capital Management Inc decreased Pg&E Corp (NYSE:PCG) stake by 8,075 shares to 51,615 valued at $3.51 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) stake by 209,690 shares and now owns 277,538 shares. Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP) was reduced too.

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