Birch Hill Investment Advisors Raised Position in Priceline Grp (PCLN) by $1.24 Million as Stock Price Were Volatile; Third Point Position in Nxp Semiconductors N V (NXPI) Trimmed as Stock Price Rose

April 24, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Dan Loeb decreased its stake in Nxp Semiconductors N V (NXPI) by 20.37% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Third Point Llc sold 550,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.13% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Dan Loeb held 2.15 million shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $251.74 million, down from 2.70M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Third Point Llc who had been investing in Nxp Semiconductors N V for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $35.27 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.53% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $102.62. About 7.18M shares traded or 47.15% up from the average. NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has risen 17.73% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.18% the S&P500.

Birch Hill Investment Advisors Llc increased its stake in Priceline Grp Inc (PCLN) by 4.93% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Birch Hill Investment Advisors Llc bought 712 shares as the company’s stock 0.00% . The institutional investor held 15,152 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $26.33 million, up from 14,440 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Birch Hill Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Priceline Grp Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $92.94 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.07% or $1.38 during the last trading session, reaching $1905.64. About 570,074 shares traded or 40.94% up from the average. Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has 0.00% since April 24, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Among 34 analysts covering Priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Priceline.com had 101 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. M Partners downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, December 7 report. The stock of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, November 10. The stock of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) earned “Sector Weight” rating by Pacific Crest on Thursday, March 31. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Wednesday, October 4 with “Buy”. On Friday, August 5 the stock rating was maintained by Benchmark with “Buy”. The stock of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 15 by Jefferies. The rating was initiated by Wells Fargo on Monday, January 25 with “Market Perform”. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, August 5 report. The stock of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, November 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 28 by Benchmark.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 insider sales for $10.38 million activity. The insider MILLONES PETER J sold $7.94M. 250 shares were sold by EPSTEIN JEFFREY E, worth $505,000 on Monday, March 5.

Investors sentiment is 1.03 in 2017 Q4. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is without change, as 86 investors sold PCLN shares while 311 reduced holdings. only 96 funds opened positions while 311 raised stakes. 43.90 million shares or 12.31% less from 50.07 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 3.36M are owned by Vanguard Gp Inc. Alabama-based Wealthtrust has invested 0.02% in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). 2,423 were reported by Univest Of Pennsylvania. Gulf Intl Natl Bank (Uk) owns 15,506 shares or 0.34% of their US portfolio. Fil holds 0.6% or 124,483 shares in its portfolio. Moors & Cabot accumulated 293 shares. Legacy Private Trust stated it has 132 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Alpine Woods Capital Investors Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.02% in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Balyasny Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 13,549 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Co stated it has 7,098 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. South Street Advsr Limited Liability owns 8,237 shares. Bkd Wealth Advsrs Limited Liability Co invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). 15,026 were accumulated by Ngam Advisors Lp. 6,026 are owned by Hm Payson And. Davenport Co Limited Com has 0.57% invested in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN).

Birch Hill Investment Advisors Llc, which manages about $1.24 billion and $1.21 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Boston Properties Inc (NYSE:BXP) by 3,500 shares to 62,218 shares, valued at $8.09 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Wells Fargo Co New (NYSE:WFC) by 6,575 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 287,917 shares, and cut its stake in Alphabet Inc.

Analysts await NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $1.48 EPS, down 8.64% or $0.14 from last year’s $1.62 per share. NXPI’s profit will be $508.60 million for 17.33 P/E if the $1.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.06 actual EPS reported by NXP Semiconductors N.V. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -51.63% negative EPS growth.

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