Gmt Capital Has Raised Priceline Grp (PCLN) Stake By $1.30 Million; Mercury General (MCY) Shorts Lowered By 1.7%

November 15, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

Gmt Capital Corp increased Priceline Grp Inc (PCLN) stake by 1.37% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Gmt Capital Corp acquired 680 shares as Priceline Grp Inc (PCLN)’s stock rose 10.44%. The Gmt Capital Corp holds 50,445 shares with $96.78 million value, up from 49,765 last quarter. Priceline Grp Inc now has $84.36 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.44% or $7.5 reaching $1712 on the news. About 1,604 shares traded. Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) has risen 44.63% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.93% the S&P500.

Mercury General Corporation (NYSE:MCY) had a decrease of 1.7% in short interest. MCY’s SI was 2.42 million shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 1.7% from 2.46M shares previously. With 193,600 avg volume, 13 days are for Mercury General Corporation (NYSE:MCY)’s short sellers to cover MCY’s short positions. The SI to Mercury General Corporation’s float is 8.88%. It closed at $55.23 lastly. It is down 6.61% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.09% the S&P500.

Since June 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $92,829 activity. Petro Randall R also sold $92,829 worth of Mercury General Corporation (NYSE:MCY) shares.

Among 2 analysts covering Mercury General (NYSE:MCY), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Mercury General had 3 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Compass Point maintained Mercury General Corporation (NYSE:MCY) on Tuesday, May 3 with “Neutral” rating. On Friday, February 19 the stock rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Mkt Perform”. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, August 26 by Zacks.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.19, from 1.23 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 28 investors sold Mercury General Corporation shares while 45 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 59 raised stakes. 25.84 million shares or 0.69% more from 25.67 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Renaissance Technology Ltd Liability holds 297,000 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. 1.90M are owned by Investors. Mogy Joel R Invest Counsel holds 0.05% or 5,000 shares. Federated Inc Pa accumulated 10,588 shares. Alliancebernstein L P holds 0% in Mercury General Corporation (NYSE:MCY) or 16,484 shares. Profund Advisors Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Mercury General Corporation (NYSE:MCY). Panagora Asset Incorporated reported 2,870 shares. Tower Cap Limited Liability Corp (Trc) has invested 0% in Mercury General Corporation (NYSE:MCY). First Quadrant Lp Ca holds 0% of its portfolio in Mercury General Corporation (NYSE:MCY) for 101 shares. Vanguard Gp, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 2.48 million shares. Invesco Limited has invested 0.01% in Mercury General Corporation (NYSE:MCY). Fdx reported 0.01% in Mercury General Corporation (NYSE:MCY). Retirement Of Alabama has invested 0.01% in Mercury General Corporation (NYSE:MCY). Creative Planning reported 0% of its portfolio in Mercury General Corporation (NYSE:MCY). Utah Retirement reported 5,019 shares.

Mercury General Corporation is an insurance holding company. The company has market cap of $3.06 billion. As of December 31, 2016, the Company and its subsidiaries were engaged in writing personal automobile insurance through 14 insurance subsidiaries in 11 states, principally California. It has a 30.87 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Property and Casualty Lines, and Other Lines.

Among 31 analysts covering Priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. Priceline.com had 93 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, October 2 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, August 6. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, August 9. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, February 28. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Tuesday, January 10 with “Buy”. As per Thursday, June 30, the company rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Buy” rating by Benchmark given on Tuesday, November 8. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, January 25. The stock of Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) earned “Buy” rating by Vetr on Tuesday, August 25. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 9 by Deutsche Bank.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1.01 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 62 investors sold PCLN shares while 321 reduced holdings. 96 funds opened positions while 311 raised stakes. 45.36 million shares or 2.62% less from 46.57 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Macquarie Gru stated it has 0.06% in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN). Massmutual Fsb Adv has invested 0% in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN). Moreover, Main Street Rech Limited Liability Corporation has 0.03% invested in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) for 110 shares. Moreover, Asset Mgmt One Limited has 0.38% invested in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN). Ballentine Prtn Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 370 shares. Tcw Gp Incorporated has invested 1.6% in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN). Zwj Investment Counsel stated it has 0.1% in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN). New York State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0.34% of its portfolio in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN). City has invested 0.01% in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN). Beese Fulmer Inv Mngmt Incorporated holds 0.71% or 1,586 shares. 7,492 were reported by Meritage Port Mgmt. Tiger Global Mgmt Llc owns 1.04 million shares. Brown Advisory has invested 1.26% of its portfolio in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN). Boys Arnold invested 0.07% in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN). C Wide Group Inc Hldgs A S reported 104,311 shares.

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