Kelly Svcs (KELYA) Shareholder Indexiq Advisors Has Boosted Holding; Ashford Hospitality Tr (AHT) Shareholder Chicago Equity Partners Increased Position by $1.05 Million

May 11, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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Chicago Equity Partners Llc increased its stake in Ashford Hospitality Tr Inc (AHT) by 229.58% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Chicago Equity Partners Llc bought 174,868 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.10% with the market. The institutional investor held 251,035 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.69M, up from 76,167 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Chicago Equity Partners Llc who had been investing in Ashford Hospitality Tr Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $857.28M market cap company. The stock increased 0.42% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $7.22. About 40,548 shares traded. Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) has risen 8.28% since May 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.27% the S&P500.

Indexiq Advisors Llc increased its stake in Kelly Svcs Inc (KELYA) by 62.51% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Indexiq Advisors Llc bought 24,785 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.91% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 64,435 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.76M, up from 39,650 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Indexiq Advisors Llc who had been investing in Kelly Svcs Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $946.87M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.76% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $24.765. About 57,119 shares traded. Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:KELYA) has risen 35.18% since May 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.63% the S&P500.

More news for Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) were recently published by: Investorplace.com, which released: “3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks You Probably Overlooked” on May 02, 2018. Bizjournals.com‘s article titled: “For one hotel company, Minnesota’s Super Bowl meant $1 million in new profits” and published on May 09, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 11 analysts covering Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT), 4 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Ashford Hospitality Trust had 32 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of AHT in report on Wednesday, March 9 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, August 7 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) earned “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, July 21. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, January 11 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, February 9. As per Thursday, September 7, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Janney Capital on Wednesday, March 23. As per Tuesday, February 16, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Market Outperform” rating by JMP Securities on Tuesday, August 11. As per Monday, February 27, the company rating was upgraded by FBR Capital.

Chicago Equity Partners Llc, which manages about $10.49B and $3.28B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 2,708 shares to 28,513 shares, valued at $33.35M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cintas Corp (NASDAQ:CTAS) by 2,080 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 12,740 shares, and cut its stake in Lear Corp (NYSE:LEA).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.45, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 14 investors sold AHT shares while 39 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 70.52 million shares or 6.90% more from 65.97 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Whittier Tru reported 8,152 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested in 0% or 45,963 shares. Art Advisors Ltd Liability Com has 21,991 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Wells Fargo & Mn holds 895,084 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Sg Americas Securities Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 24,158 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Kempen Mgmt Nv reported 0.13% of its portfolio in Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT). Goldman Sachs Gp Incorporated reported 231,293 shares. Cutler Capital Management Limited Liability Corp holds 240,500 shares. Us Bankshares De reported 5,167 shares. Voya Invest Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 39,960 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Asset Management One Com Limited has 0% invested in Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) for 184,260 shares. Amalgamated Bank holds 0% or 10,333 shares. Renaissance Tech Limited Liability Com reported 0.03% stake. Barnett Incorporated reported 0.06% in Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT). Kbc Group Nv has 87,666 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

Indexiq Advisors Llc, which manages about $1.21 billion and $2.72B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in General Mls Inc (NYSE:GIS) by 45,916 shares to 22,343 shares, valued at $1.33 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Pentair Plc (NYSE:PNR) by 30,051 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 74,833 shares, and cut its stake in Dbx Etf Tr (DBEU).

More notable recent Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:KELYA) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “40 Stocks Moving In Thursday’s Mid-Day Session” on May 10, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Kelly Educational Staffing® Marks National Teacher Appreciation Day by Honoring Paul McDaniel as Florida Substitute …” published on May 08, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Kelly Educational Staffing® Names Nicolae Boariu as National Substitute Teacher of the Year 2018” on May 08, 2018. More interesting news about Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:KELYA) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Analysis: Positioning to Benefit within Kelly Services, Chesapeake Utilities, HubSpot, Brown Forman, Infinity Property …” published on May 04, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “55 Biggest Movers From Yesterday” with publication date: May 11, 2018.

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