Tillar-Wenstrup Advisors Maintains Stake in Alaska Air Group (ALK); Bonness Enterprises Decreased Its Stryker (SYK) Stake as Valuation Rose

June 14, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

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Tillar-Wenstrup Advisors Llc increased its stake in Alaska Air Group (ALK) by 24.93% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tillar-Wenstrup Advisors Llc bought 6,408 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.47% with the market. The institutional investor held 32,117 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.99M, up from 25,709 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tillar-Wenstrup Advisors Llc who had been investing in Alaska Air Group for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.69B market cap company. The stock increased 1.18% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $62.37. About 1.42M shares traded. Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) has declined 28.54% since June 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 41.11% the S&P500. Some Historical ALK News: 13/03/2018 – Alaska Air Group Still Sees 2018 Capacity Up About 7.5%; 17/05/2018 – ALASKA AIR SEES NO CURRENT OPERATING IMPACT FROM VOLCANO: EMAIL; 15/05/2018 – Alaska Air April Capacity Rose 8.7%; 01/05/2018 – Alaska Airlines Migrates Virgin Amer Into Their Sabre Passenger Services System; 15/05/2018 – Alaska Air Group: Combined April Traffic Up 5.8%; 27/03/2018 – Alaska Airlines and Aer Lingus team up to give Mileage Plan members more flights to Europe; 11/04/2018 – Alteryx Brings Together Analytic Experts to Build for the Future of Al and Machine Learning; 21/05/2018 – Alaska Airlines goes strawless in partnership with nonprofit Lonely Whale, continues commitment to sustainability; 13/04/2018 – Alaska Air Group March Traffic Rose 6.5%; 13/04/2018 – Alaska Air Group reports March 2018 operational results

Bonness Enterprises Inc decreased its stake in Stryker Corp (SYK) by 6.21% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bonness Enterprises Inc sold 4,700 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.83% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 71,000 shares of the medical and dental instruments company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $11.43 million, down from 75,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bonness Enterprises Inc who had been investing in Stryker Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $63.12B market cap company. The stock increased 1.39% or $2.31 during the last trading session, reaching $168.91. About 1.13 million shares traded. Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) has risen 23.38% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.81% the S&P500. Some Historical SYK News: 28/03/2018 – FDA: Stryker Instruments Div. of Stryker Corporation- Revolution CMS w/ Femoral Breakaway Nozzle & Med. Press., Product Number:; 03/04/2018 – STRYKER REPORTS ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES: LONNY J. CARPENTER TO R; 03/04/2018 – Stryker: Lonny Carpenter, Group President, Global Quality and Business Ops, to Retire in March 2019; 04/04/2018 – AlloSource and Stryker Launch ProChondrix CR Cryopreserved Osteochondral Allograft; 28/03/2018 – FDA: Stryker Instruments Div. of Stryker Corporation- 11g Verteport Cement Cannula (18/pkg), Product Number: 0306-511-000, UDI:; 28/03/2018 – FDA: Stryker Instruments Div. of Stryker Corporation- Revolution 90 Degree Tibial Nozzle, Product Number: 0606-516-000, UDI: (0; 06/03/2018 – Stryker Launches Next Generation Trident® II Acetabular System; 29/03/2018 – FBO:Veteran Aff: Veterans Affairs Contract Award – 65–Stretcher, Stryker Model 1125 30-inch Zoom Motorized – 36C26318Q0412; 28/03/2018 – FDA: Stryker Instruments Div. of Stryker Corporation- 180-Gram Cement Cartridge with Breakaway Femoral Nozzle, Product Number:; 24/04/2018 – FDA: Stryker Instruments Div. of Stryker Corporation- T4 Pullover Toga, Regular ; Catalog Number: 0400-750-000 Sterile personal

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.04, from 0.8 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 48 investors sold SYK shares while 380 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 243 raised stakes. 273.49 million shares or 0.80% less from 275.69 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Kistler reported 275 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has 189,145 shares. Salem Invest Counselors holds 0.03% in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) or 1,587 shares. Edgestream Partners LP holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) for 2,610 shares. Prentiss Smith reported 0.21% of its portfolio in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK). Mackenzie Finance Corporation reported 738,168 shares. Lincoln Natl Corporation invested in 0.02% or 2,755 shares. Fruth Invest Mngmt owns 5,500 shares for 0.39% of their portfolio. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) for 28,830 shares. Verity Verity Lc stated it has 2,125 shares. Ycg invested in 0.3% or 8,559 shares. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas Inc accumulated 0% or 1.12M shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Securities has 0.02% invested in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK). Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) for 14,429 shares. Green Square Capital Limited Co invested 0.12% in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK).

More important recent Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Stryker (SYK) is not in discussions with Boston Scientific (BSX)” on June 13, 2018, also Streetinsider.com published article titled: “Citi Remains Sidelined on Stryker (SYK) Following Takeover Reports”, Benzinga.com published: “Boston Scientific Halted On Stryker Takeover Approach” on June 11, 2018. More interesting news about Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) was released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Stryker (SYK) Made Takeover Approach for Boston Scientific (BSX) – WSJ” with publication date: June 11, 2018.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 15 selling transactions for $26.00 million activity. COX HOWARD E JR sold $1.21 million worth of stock or 7,400 shares. $598,131 worth of Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) was sold by Owen Katherine Ann. 1,306 shares were sold by Berry William E Jr, worth $214,730. McLean Graham A sold $479,034 worth of stock or 2,984 shares. $832,103 worth of Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) was sold by Carpenter Lonny J on Friday, May 4. Another trade for 3,848 shares valued at $626,832 was made by Becker Yin C on Wednesday, March 21.

Analysts await Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $1.73 earnings per share, up 13.07% or $0.20 from last year’s $1.53 per share. SYK’s profit will be $646.52M for 24.41 P/E if the $1.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.68 actual earnings per share reported by Stryker Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.98% EPS growth.

Among 30 analysts covering Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK), 20 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Stryker Corporation had 98 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Tuesday, February 27. On Thursday, June 9 the stock rating was initiated by Guggenheim with “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) on Wednesday, January 31 with “Buy” rating. Oppenheimer maintained Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) on Monday, June 19 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Friday, July 28. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $125 target in Wednesday, April 12 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 30 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) on Tuesday, September 5 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, August 23. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, July 27.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.12, from 0.99 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 70 investors sold ALK shares while 123 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 156 raised stakes. 110.73 million shares or 8.41% more from 102.14 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Acadian Asset Ltd stated it has 0.01% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Canada Pension Plan Inv Board reported 0.02% stake. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 50,068 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Moreover, Ameritas Prns Inc has 0.01% invested in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) for 2,726 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 54,601 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Kentucky Retirement Systems reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). New Jersey-based State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D has invested 0.16% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership reported 767,897 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Atria Invs Limited Liability Corp holds 3,668 shares. Bradley Foster Sargent Ct holds 0.01% or 3,261 shares. Peak6 Invests Ltd Partnership has invested 0.01% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Mirae Asset Invs holds 0.01% or 6,336 shares in its portfolio. Fifth Third State Bank reported 0% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Cornerstone Advsrs Inc invested in 0% or 94 shares. Hartline Invest holds 30,251 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Alaska Air Group had 92 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Monday, April 24 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, March 20. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) on Thursday, October 26 with “Buy” rating. Citigroup initiated the shares of ALK in report on Friday, November 18 with “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 10 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, January 10 by Barclays Capital. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to “Neutral” on Wednesday, November 1. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Monday, August 7. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of ALK in report on Friday, October 23 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, January 7 by Credit Suisse.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $1.09 million activity. Shares for $152,474 were sold by HARRISON ANDREW R. BECK GARY L sold 7,880 shares worth $511,780. 2,700 shares were sold by PEDERSEN BRANDON, worth $175,879. 789 Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) shares with value of $52,020 were sold by BERRY CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL.

Tillar-Wenstrup Advisors Llc, which manages about $178.25 million and $171.70M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vanguard Emerging Markets (VWO) by 33,741 shares to 35,561 shares, valued at $1.67 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Vanguard Mid (VO) by 3,159 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 21,306 shares, and cut its stake in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V).

More important recent Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Southwest Airlines and Alaska Air Are Playing Nice Again” on June 02, 2018, also Prnewswire.com published article titled: “Alaska Airlines announces new nonstop service between San Diego and Spokane, Washington”, Benzinga.com published: “Fed Minutes Get A Dovish Read, And Focus Shifts Once Again Toward Trade” on May 24, 2018. More interesting news about Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Airline sector follows Delta lower” with publication date: June 06, 2018.

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