Ctrip Com Intl LTD (CTRP) Shares Rose While Tekne Capital Management Has Lowered Stake; American Financial Group Inc/Oh (AFG) Position Held by United Services Automobile Association

May 21, 2018 - By Michael Leger

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United Services Automobile Association increased its stake in American Financial Group Inc/Oh (AFG) by 54.74% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. United Services Automobile Association bought 14,437 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.85% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 40,812 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.43 million, up from 26,375 at the end of the previous reported quarter. United Services Automobile Association who had been investing in American Financial Group Inc/Oh for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $9.92 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.96% or $1.06 during the last trading session, reaching $111.5. About 107,466 shares traded. American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) has risen 22.13% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.58% the S&P500.

Beeneet Kothari decreased its stake in Ctrip Com Intl Ltd (CTRP) by 68.45% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tekne Capital Management Llc sold 329,358 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.55% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Beeneet Kothari held 151,777 shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.69 million, down from 481,135 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tekne Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Ctrip Com Intl Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $23.59 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.42% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $43.27. About 3.24M shares traded. Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) has declined 6.07% since May 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.62% the S&P500.

Among 25 analysts covering Ctrip.com International Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Ctrip.com International Ltd. had 54 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 22 by Nomura. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Sunday, August 20. The company was downgraded on Monday, February 26 by TH Capital. Oppenheimer maintained Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) rating on Thursday, November 19. Oppenheimer has “Outperform” rating and $130 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, August 31. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy” on Wednesday, October 7. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 6 report. Piper Jaffray maintained Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) on Thursday, November 19 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, August 25 with “Overweight”. Oppenheimer maintained Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) rating on Wednesday, August 5. Oppenheimer has “Outperform” rating and $95 target.

More important recent Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Spotlight On Gambling Reset And Banking Bill” on May 19, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Ctrip’s International Expansion Adds Another Booster”, Globenewswire.com published: “Ctrip Participates in Annual Travel Show 2018 ITB China” on May 18, 2018. More interesting news about Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) was released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Ctrip teams with Hyatt to open its first flagship store” with publication date: May 18, 2018.

Analysts await Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) to report earnings on May, 22 after the close. They expect $0.01 earnings per share, down 50.00% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.02 per share. CTRP’s profit will be $5.45M for 1081.75 P/E if the $0.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.14 actual earnings per share reported by Ctrip.com International, Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -92.86% negative EPS growth.

Among 4 analysts covering American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. American Financial Group had 7 analyst reports since January 19, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, December 2 the stock rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research to “Neutral”. Sandler O’Neill maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 10 report. The stock of American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) earned “Hold” rating by Buckingham Research on Monday, September 11. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 12 by Sandler O’Neill. The rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Buy” on Thursday, February 1. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 1 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.34, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 31 investors sold AFG shares while 105 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 106 raised stakes. 52.14 million shares or 1.62% more from 51.31 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Commerce Limited reported 4,990 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Daiwa Secs Grp accumulated 2,250 shares. Fjarde Ap holds 32,116 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management holds 0% or 793 shares. Gradient Invests Lc, Minnesota-based fund reported 105 shares. Oakbrook Investments Ltd Liability Co stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG). Moreover, Canada Pension Plan Invest Board has 0% invested in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) for 5,600 shares. Dreman Value Mngmt L L C stated it has 70 shares. Colony Gp Limited Liability Corporation has 0.19% invested in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG). 20,573 are owned by Ameritas Invest Ptnrs. Pub Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio owns 0.03% invested in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) for 53,791 shares. Jpmorgan Chase Company has 395,455 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Mason Street Ltd invested 0.08% in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG). Rmb Limited Liability Company holds 0.64% or 227,725 shares in its portfolio. New York-based Stone Ridge Asset Ltd Company has invested 0.13% in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG).

United Services Automobile Association, which manages about $36.53B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Exact Sciences Corp (NASDAQ:EXAS) by 95,083 shares to 141,347 shares, valued at $7.43M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT) by 45,972 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 29,423 shares, and cut its stake in Hub Group Inc (NASDAQ:HUBG).

Since December 15, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 5 insider sales for $16.52 million activity. The insider JOSEPH GREGORY G bought $56,750. BERDING JOHN B sold $600,295 worth of American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) on Thursday, March 22. Another trade for 40,000 shares valued at $4.42M was made by LINDNER S CRAIG on Monday, May 7. 1,438 shares were sold by Drosos Virginia, worth $149,848 on Friday, December 15. LINDNER CARL H III sold $5.59 million worth of American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) on Friday, May 11.

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