As Kemper Del (KMPR) Market Value Rose, Cookson Peirce & Co Has Raised Position; University Of Notre Dame Du Lac Has Trimmed Its Position in Aquinox Pharmaceuticals (AQXP) as Stock Declined

June 14, 2018 - By Michael Leger

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University Of Notre Dame Du Lac decreased its stake in Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc (AQXP) by 45.09% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. University Of Notre Dame Du Lac sold 113,223 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.14% with the market. The institutional investor held 137,868 shares of the health care company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.94 million, down from 251,091 at the end of the previous reported quarter. University Of Notre Dame Du Lac who had been investing in Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $349.10M market cap company. The stock increased 2.20% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $14.85. About 66,946 shares traded. Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AQXP) has declined 6.27% since June 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.84% the S&P500. Some Historical AQXP News: 07/03/2018 Prostatitis Therapeutics: Global Pipeline Analysis Report 2017 with Key Players Angelini Acraf, TFPharma and Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Covered – ResearchAndMarkets.com; 22/05/2018 – Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Presenting at UBS Conference Tomorrow; 09/05/2018 – AQUINOX AND ASTELLAS ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE LICENSING AGREEMENT FOR ROSIPTOR IN ASIA-PACIFIC REGION INCLUDING JAPAN; 08/05/2018 – AQUINOX PHARMACEUTICALS INC QTRLY SHR LOSS $0.62; 09/05/2018 – AQUINOX, ASTELLAS FORM LICENSING PACT FOR ROSIPTOR IN APAC; 12/03/2018 – Aquinox Pharmaceuticals FY17 Loss/Shr $2.14; 12/03/2018 – Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Announces Year End 2017 Financial Results; 12/03/2018 – Aquinox Pharmaceuticals FY17 Loss $50.2M; 09/05/2018 – Aquinox and Astellas Announce Exclusive Licensing Agreement for Rosiptor in the Asia-Pacific Region Including Japan; 09/05/2018 – AQUINOX- ASTELLAS WILL HAVE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO RESEARCH, DEVELOP, COMMERCIALIZE ROSIPTOR FOR ALL HUMAN DISEASES AND CONDITIONS IN JAPAN, OTHER APAC COUNTRIES

Cookson Peirce & Co Inc increased its stake in Kemper Corp Del (KMPR) by 60.85% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cookson Peirce & Co Inc bought 7,731 shares as the company’s stock rose 29.29% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 20,436 shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.17M, up from 12,705 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cookson Peirce & Co Inc who had been investing in Kemper Corp Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.95 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.23% or $1.75 during the last trading session, reaching $76.55. About 146,481 shares traded. Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) has risen 96.52% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 83.95% the S&P500. Some Historical KMPR News: 19/04/2018 – DJ Kemper Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (KMPR); 14/03/2018 – Kemper Executives to Speak at the 22nd Annual CFA Society of New York Insurance Industry Conference; 30/03/2018 – Kemper Corporation Signs Headquarters Lease at Chicago’s Aon Center; 13/03/2018 – KEMPER GOT EARLY TERMINATION OF HSR FOR INFINITY PROPERTY DEAL; 13/03/2018 Kemper Announces Early Termination of HSR Waiting Period; 30/04/2018 – Kemper Corp 1Q Rev $693M; 02/05/2018 – Kemper Announces Quarterly Dividend; 24/04/2018 – Kemper Short-Interest Ratio Rises 61% to 12 Days; 30/04/2018 – Kemper Corp 1Q Net $53.8M; 30/04/2018 – KEMPER 1Q OPER EPS $1.10, EST. 74C

Another recent and important Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) news was published by Businesswire.com which published an article titled: “Kemper and Infinity Shareholders Approve Proposals Related to Pending Merger” on June 01, 2018.

Since May 2, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 insider sales for $377,748 activity. Shares for $343,473 were bought by STORCH DAVID P on Wednesday, May 2.

Among 4 analysts covering Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Kemper Corp had 7 analyst reports since February 18, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Janney Capital given on Tuesday, April 5. Janney Capital downgraded the shares of KMPR in report on Wednesday, August 10 to “Neutral” rating. The company was downgraded on Monday, May 9 by Sandler O’Neill. The company was upgraded on Thursday, February 18 by Sandler O’Neill. The company was maintained on Friday, February 16 by Sandler O’Neill. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 15 by William Blair. The stock has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, August 3.

Cookson Peirce & Co Inc, which manages about $632.80 million and $1.10B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Synopsys Inc (NASDAQ:SNPS) by 5,370 shares to 9,950 shares, valued at $828,000 in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in East West Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:EWBC) by 18,460 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 17,320 shares, and cut its stake in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.67 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.17, from 1.5 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 11 investors sold KMPR shares while 49 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes. 30.51 million shares or 5.77% more from 28.85 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Numerixs Investment Technology Inc holds 0.04% in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) or 3,100 shares. Macquarie Gru holds 1,500 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Envestnet Asset accumulated 251 shares. Wells Fargo And Mn stated it has 99,914 shares. Renaissance Technology Ltd Liability Corp owns 0.01% invested in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) for 233,000 shares. Northern Trust invested in 801,684 shares. Moreover, Comml Bank Of Montreal Can has 0% invested in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) for 13,703 shares. Cambridge Invest Rech reported 0.01% in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR). Hennessy Advisors reported 486,100 shares. Aperio Group Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR). Aqr Capital Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 17,918 shares. Schwab Charles Investment stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR). Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky reported 0.01% in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR). Salem Investment Counselors Incorporated reported 206 shares. Fdx Advisors Inc reported 0.01% stake.

University Of Notre Dame Du Lac, which manages about $537.83 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 5,714 shares to 12,002 shares, valued at $17.37 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Advansix Inc by 65,559 shares in the quarter, for a total of 232,704 shares, and has risen its stake in Berry Global Group Inc (NYSE:BERY).

Another recent and important Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AQXP) news was published by Globenewswire.com which published an article titled: “Aquinox to Present at 2018 UBS Global Healthcare Conference” on May 16, 2018.

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