Rayonier (RYN) Shareholder Mosaic Financial Partners Has Decreased Its Position by $370,822 as Market Valuation Rose; Aqr Capital Management Has Decreased Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS) Stake by $3.85 Million as Stock Price Rose

April 22, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

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Mosaic Financial Partners Inc decreased its stake in Rayonier Inc (RYN) by 7.11% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mosaic Financial Partners Inc sold 11,962 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.03% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 156,366 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.95 million, down from 168,328 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mosaic Financial Partners Inc who had been investing in Rayonier Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.76B market cap company. The stock increased 0.05% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $36.9. About 536,733 shares traded. Rayonier Inc. (NYSE:RYN) has risen 25.96% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.41% the S&P500.

Cliff Asness decreased its stake in Nu Skin Enterprises Inc (NUS) by 3.19% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aqr Capital Management Llc sold 56,661 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.34% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Cliff Asness held 1.72 million shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $117.21M, down from 1.77M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aqr Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Nu Skin Enterprises Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.86 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $71.13. About 481,882 shares traded. Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) has risen 33.34% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.79% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering Rayonier (NYSE:RYN), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Rayonier had 23 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Buckingham Research downgraded Rayonier Inc. (NYSE:RYN) on Wednesday, September 7 to “Neutral” rating. BMO Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Monday, August 14 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 11 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained Rayonier Inc. (NYSE:RYN) on Friday, February 9 with “Hold” rating. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Thursday, August 20 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of RYN in report on Friday, February 12 with “Sector Perform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Tuesday, September 22 to “Sell”. BMO Capital Markets maintained Rayonier Inc. (NYSE:RYN) on Wednesday, November 1 with “Hold” rating. As per Monday, January 9, the company rating was upgraded by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, June 22 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.08, from 1.3 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 25 investors sold RYN shares while 68 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 105.35 million shares or 0.29% less from 105.65 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Deutsche Commercial Bank Ag holds 0% or 211,711 shares in its portfolio. 3.61M were accumulated by State Street. Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Limited owns 187 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Brown Brothers Harriman & reported 500 shares. D E Shaw stated it has 7,144 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Jane Street Gru Limited Liability holds 0% or 8,837 shares. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board stated it has 84,900 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 377,781 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd has invested 0.02% in Rayonier Inc. (NYSE:RYN). Ameriprise Fincl reported 407,406 shares. Wells Fargo And Mn reported 565,264 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Contravisory Investment Mgmt reported 1.57% in Rayonier Inc. (NYSE:RYN). Stelac Advisory Service Lc stated it has 8,159 shares. Exane Derivatives holds 0% or 62 shares in its portfolio. Advisors Asset Mngmt holds 0% or 8,480 shares in its portfolio.

Analysts await Rayonier Inc. (NYSE:RYN) to report earnings on May, 2 after the close. They expect $0.16 earnings per share, up 220.00% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.05 per share. RYN’s profit will be $20.62 million for 57.66 P/E if the $0.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.20 actual earnings per share reported by Rayonier Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -20.00% negative EPS growth.

Mosaic Financial Partners Inc, which manages about $174.09 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Global Real Estate Etf (IVV) by 34,976 shares to 56,796 shares, valued at $1.48 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Msci Eafe Index (EMB) by 16,702 shares in the quarter, for a total of 188,715 shares, and has risen its stake in Ubs Etracs Alerian Mlp Infras (MLPI).

Analysts await Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) to report earnings on April, 26 after the close. They expect $0.67 EPS, up 31.37% or $0.16 from last year’s $0.51 per share. NUS’s profit will be $36.37 million for 26.54 P/E if the $0.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.20 actual EPS reported by Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -44.17% negative EPS growth.

Among 9 analysts covering Nu Skin (NYSE:NUS), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Nu Skin had 36 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 7 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Pivotal Research on Wednesday, October 7. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, February 12 by Sidoti. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sidoti given on Thursday, December 8. As per Thursday, June 22, the company rating was maintained by Pivotal Research. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, July 30 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Friday, April 29 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Sell” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, October 7. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of NUS in report on Friday, August 5 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold” on Friday, April 13.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.09, from 1.07 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 19 investors sold NUS shares while 75 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 37.52 million shares or 2.40% less from 38.44 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Pnc Ser Gp accumulated 3,138 shares. Moreover, Convergence Investment Prtn Ltd has 0.5% invested in Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) for 54,980 shares. Us Fincl Bank De stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS). Arizona-based Tci Wealth has invested 0.01% in Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS). Barclays Plc stated it has 105,121 shares. 24,383 were accumulated by Mason Street Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company. Quantitative Inv Mgmt Limited Liability holds 0.06% or 62,100 shares in its portfolio. Virtu Limited Liability Company holds 3,229 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Da Davidson And owns 6,563 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund invested 0.02% in Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS). Prescott Group Incorporated Capital Llc stated it has 50,193 shares. Ajo Ltd Partnership has 0.38% invested in Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS). Bluemountain Capital Mngmt holds 0.03% or 21,676 shares in its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage stated it has 108,050 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Renaissance Techs Limited has invested 0.01% in Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS).

Aqr Capital Management Llc, which manages about $95.29B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in J2 Global Inc (NASDAQ:JCOM) by 127,237 shares to 163,053 shares, valued at $12.23M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Exelixis Inc (NASDAQ:EXEL) by 1.31 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 7.33M shares, and has risen its stake in Nrg Energy Inc (NYSE:NRG).

Since January 19, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 8 sales for $116.91 million activity. $1.60 million worth of Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) was sold by LUND STEVEN on Friday, January 19. On Wednesday, April 4 DORNY D MATTHEW sold $150,000 worth of Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) or 2,000 shares. Ping An ZQ China Growth Opportunity Ltd sold $107.49M worth of stock or 1.54M shares. The insider Lawrence Mark H sold $52,751.

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