Emerald Advisers Increases Position in Air Transport Services Group (ATSG); Yamana Gold (AUY) Shares Declined While Alps Advisors Has Lowered Position

April 17, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Emerald Advisers Inc increased its stake in Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) by 15.05% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Emerald Advisers Inc bought 66,672 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.99% with the market. The institutional investor held 509,691 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $11.79 million, up from 443,019 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Emerald Advisers Inc who had been investing in Air Transport Services Group for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.26B market cap company. The stock decreased 3.30% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $21.4. About 247,097 shares traded. Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) has risen 43.71% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.16% the S&P500.

Alps Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Yamana Gold Inc (AUY) by 27.06% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alps Advisors Inc sold 351,573 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.02% with the market. The institutional investor held 947,794 shares of the precious metals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.96M, down from 1.30M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Alps Advisors Inc who had been investing in Yamana Gold Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.69 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.86% or $0.025 during the last trading session, reaching $2.945. About 3.90M shares traded. Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY) has declined 3.47% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.02% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.08, from 1.22 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 20 investors sold ATSG shares while 51 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 51.88 million shares or 0.62% less from 52.21 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Driehaus Capital Mgmt Ltd owns 358,436 shares. 113,460 are held by 1492 Mngmt Lc. Arrowgrass Capital Prtnrs (Us) LP reported 199,100 shares stake. 93,156 are held by Timpani Cap Mngmt Llc. Wells Fargo Comm Mn holds 55,253 shares. Legal General Grp Inc Plc has 14,663 shares. Earnest Prtnrs has 0% invested in Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG). Globeflex Capital LP owns 11,866 shares. Forest Hill Capital Ltd has invested 0.94% in Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG). 700 are owned by Tortoise Mgmt Limited. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% of its portfolio in Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG). D E Shaw And Com invested in 405,510 shares. Next Century Growth Limited Liability owns 226,987 shares. Fifth Third Comml Bank accumulated 22,833 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0% or 190,622 shares.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 selling transactions for $1.30 million activity. 4,000 shares were sold by TURNER QUINT O, worth $99,520 on Thursday, March 8. PAYNE W JOSEPH sold 7,500 shares worth $175,275.

Among 6 analysts covering Air Transport Services Group (NASDAQ:ATSG), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Air Transport Services Group had 20 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, June 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, September 11. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, October 13. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of ATSG in report on Thursday, January 18 with “Hold” rating. The company was initiated on Tuesday, November 29 by Seaport Global Securities. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Wednesday, February 28. The stock of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) earned “Hold” rating by Susquehanna on Friday, March 2. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 7 by Cowen & Co. Imperial Capital maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $14 target in Sunday, August 9 report. Stephens maintained the shares of ATSG in report on Monday, January 8 with “Buy” rating.

Emerald Advisers Inc, which manages about $1.71 billion and $2.60 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL) by 2,991 shares to 176,546 shares, valued at $21.72 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Installed Building Products (NYSE:IBP) by 154,793 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 543,683 shares, and cut its stake in Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW).

Alps Advisors Inc, which manages about $13.32B and $14.44B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 9,558 shares to 25,334 shares, valued at $2.17M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Philip Morris International In (NYSE:PM) by 66,258 shares in the quarter, for a total of 456,393 shares, and has risen its stake in Fortress Transportation And Infrastructure.

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