Check Capital Management Cut Verizon (VZ) Holding By $1.17 Million; Group One Trading LP Upped Southwest Airls Co (LUV) Position

December 18, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

Check Capital Management Inc decreased Verizon (VZ) stake by 2.62% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Check Capital Management Inc sold 26,613 shares as Verizon (VZ)’s stock declined 7.66%. The Check Capital Management Inc holds 990,920 shares with $44.26M value, down from 1.02 million last quarter. Verizon now has $214.86B valuation. The stock increased 0.63% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $52.67. About 28.94 million shares traded or 71.67% up from the average. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since December 18, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Group One Trading Lp increased Southwest Airls Co (LUV) stake by 25.27% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Group One Trading Lp acquired 6,152 shares as Southwest Airls Co (LUV)’s stock rose 1.26%. The Group One Trading Lp holds 30,494 shares with $1.90 million value, up from 24,342 last quarter. Southwest Airls Co now has $38.39 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.33% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $64.7. About 6.47M shares traded or 33.37% up from the average. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has risen 37.63% since December 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500.

Among 18 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Southwest Airlines Co. had 58 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) earned “Overweight” rating by Atlantic Securities on Thursday, December 14. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, July 22 report. On Wednesday, September 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform”. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 22 by Buckingham Research. The rating was initiated by Bernstein with “Outperform” on Tuesday, October 11. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, January 7 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Buckingham Research on Friday, October 27 with “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, July 24. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Imperial Capital given on Tuesday, November 22. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, April 28 by Imperial Capital.

Group One Trading Lp decreased Coca Cola Co (Call) stake by 20,100 shares to 54,500 valued at $2.44M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Oasis Pete Inc New (Call) stake by 222,900 shares and now owns 146,000 shares. Mobileye N V Amstelveen (Call) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 48 investors sold LUV shares while 291 reduced holdings. 94 funds opened positions while 186 raised stakes. 463.31 million shares or 1.17% less from 468.79 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Massachusetts-based Essex Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.42% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). The California-based Los Angeles Capital Mgmt Equity Rech Inc has invested 0.28% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Hsbc Public Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Ferguson Wellman Management Inc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Barometer Mgmt Incorporated has 84,600 shares. Amp Capital Ltd holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 194,238 shares. Delta Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Tn accumulated 8,655 shares. Boston holds 2.47M shares. Kentucky Retirement Sys Insurance Tru Fund holds 0.18% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 16,560 shares. Hancock Communication owns 0.67% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 256,856 shares. South Texas Money Management reported 105,165 shares. Plante Moran Limited Liability holds 0.01% or 238 shares in its portfolio. Credit Agricole S A invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Huntington Comml Bank holds 6,829 shares. Stonebridge Ltd Liability Com owns 0.1% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 6,356 shares.

Since October 17, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $109,126 activity. On Tuesday, October 17 BIGGINS J VERONICA sold $1,886 worth of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) or 32 shares. MONTFORD JOHN T had sold 1,695 shares worth $107,240.

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in 2017 Q2. Its the same as in 2017Q1. It is the same, as 90 investors sold VZ shares while 700 reduced holdings. only 112 funds opened positions while 587 raised stakes. 2.49 billion shares or 0.28% less from 2.50 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ntv Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Company holds 0.93% or 68,101 shares. 265,068 were reported by Cullen Frost Bankers. Bremer Trust Association owns 39,785 shares. Mairs And reported 151,048 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Clinton Gru invested in 10,556 shares. Ivory Inv Mngmt Ltd invested in 352,336 shares. Cap Sarl holds 0.27% or 69,379 shares in its portfolio. 274,428 are owned by Victory Mgmt. Heritage Invsts Mngmt Corporation has 381,385 shares for 1.15% of their portfolio. Farmers Comml Bank holds 1.78% or 67,525 shares. Fdx Advsrs owns 294,782 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Company has 58,888 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Capital Global Invsts stated it has 153.41M shares. Vantage Invest Advisors Limited Co holds 0.23% or 17,546 shares. Fruth Invest reported 15,920 shares.

Among 26 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 62 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Wednesday, January 25 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 14 by HSBC. The stock has “Perform” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, July 20. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 21 by Citigroup. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, April 7 by Bernstein. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 21 by Argus Research. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, November 20. Hilliard Lyons downgraded Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Wednesday, July 27 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, February 4 by DA Davidson. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, July 18 by Cowen & Co.

Check Capital Management Inc increased Cimpress Nv stake by 11,900 shares to 391,700 valued at $37.03 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Ibm (NYSE:IBM) stake by 72,234 shares and now owns 231,573 shares. American Express (NYSE:AXP) was raised too.

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