As Wesco Aircraft Hldgs (WAIR) Market Value Declined, Weitz Investment Management Has Boosted by $408,726 Its Position; Western Union Co (WU) Market Value Declined While Oxbow Advisors Boosted Holding

February 15, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Oxbow Advisors Llc increased its stake in Western Union Co (WU) by 47.12% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Oxbow Advisors Llc bought 57,850 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.09% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 180,630 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.47M, up from 122,780 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Oxbow Advisors Llc who had been investing in Western Union Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $9.25B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.71% or $0.145 during the last trading session, reaching $20.155. About 4.45 million shares traded. The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has risen 0.64% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Weitz Investment Management Inc increased its stake in Wesco Aircraft Hldgs Inc (WAIR) by 1.55% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Weitz Investment Management Inc bought 45,414 shares as the company’s stock declined 26.32% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 2.98 million shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $27.97 million, up from 2.93 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Weitz Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Wesco Aircraft Hldgs Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $875.72 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.57% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $8.8. About 144,117 shares traded. Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WAIR) has declined 35.60% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 52.30% the S&P500.

Weitz Investment Management Inc, which manages about $5.99B and $2.43 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Liberty Media Corp Delaware by 15,000 shares to 395,000 shares, valued at $16.55M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Discovery Communicatns New (NASDAQ:DISCK) by 503,970 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 741,300 shares, and cut its stake in Berkshire Hathaway Inc Del (BRKA).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.42 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.56, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 11 investors sold WAIR shares while 27 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 93.39 million shares or 1.28% more from 92.21 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Neuberger Berman Gp Ltd stated it has 2.52 million shares. 230 are owned by North Star Corp. Vanguard Gru holds 4.61 million shares. Deutsche Bankshares Ag owns 1.38M shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Susquehanna International Grp Limited Liability Partnership holds 278,182 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Adage Capital Partners Group Ltd Co accumulated 48,056 shares. Citigroup reported 0% stake. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Mngmt holds 0.01% or 88,800 shares in its portfolio. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 500 shares stake. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas holds 14,100 shares. 17,716 were reported by Aperio Ltd Com. Goldman Sachs Grp reported 0% stake. Gsa Capital Llp accumulated 132,222 shares. Glenmede Co Na has invested 0% in Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WAIR). Manufacturers Life The has 45,906 shares.

Among 9 analysts covering Wesco Aircraft Holdings (NYSE:WAIR), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Wesco Aircraft Holdings had 28 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Cowen & Co with “Market Perform” on Monday, August 31. Jefferies upgraded Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WAIR) on Monday, May 15 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WAIR) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WAIR) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, November 20 by RBC Capital Markets. SunTrust initiated it with “Buy” rating and $18 target in Thursday, January 19 report. The company was maintained on Friday, July 21 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, September 12 by Jefferies. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 7 report. Jefferies maintained the shares of WAIR in report on Friday, June 16 with “Hold” rating. Suntrust Robinson initiated Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WAIR) rating on Thursday, January 19. Suntrust Robinson has “Buy” rating and $18 target.

Among 18 analysts covering The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), 2 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. The Western Union Company had 37 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mizuho maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Friday, October 13 report. Susquehanna upgraded the shares of WU in report on Monday, January 8 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, November 3 with “Sell”. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of WU in report on Friday, November 3 with “Underweight” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) on Monday, July 17 with “Hold” rating. The stock of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 4 by RBC Capital Markets. Susquehanna maintained the shares of WU in report on Wednesday, February 14 with “Hold” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of WU in report on Thursday, November 2 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 18 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim given on Thursday, January 5.

Oxbow Advisors Llc, which manages about $1.04B and $525.32 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) by 10,000 shares to 15,500 shares, valued at $747,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Tribune Media Company Class A by 10,070 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 126,600 shares, and cut its stake in Eli Lilly & Co (NYSE:LLY).

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