As Bj’s Restaurants (BJRI) Shares Declined, Holder Nordea Investment Management Ab Cut Its Position; Marathon Pete (MPC) Holder Viking Global Investors LP Raised Its Stake

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Viking Global Investors Lp increased its stake in Marathon Pete Corp (MPC) by 835.07% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Viking Global Investors Lp bought 6.39 million shares as the company’s stock declined 26.02% with the market. The hedge fund held 7.15 million shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $571.87 million, up from 764,765 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Viking Global Investors Lp who had been investing in Marathon Pete Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $44.82B market cap company. The stock increased 1.95% or $1.24 during the last trading session, reaching $64.87. About 6.77 million shares traded. Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) has declined 4.72% since January 11, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 4.72% the S&P500. Some Historical MPC News: 07/03/2018 – POLISH MPC MEMBER ANCYPAROWICZ SPEAKS IN WARSAW; 27/04/2018 – MPC CONTAINER SHIPS AS – BASED ON CLOSING PRICE OF NOK 49 AS OF TODAY, 27 APRIL 2018, OFFER PRICE IS NOK 44 PER OFFER SHARE; 30/04/2018 – MARATHON PETROLEUM 1Q EPS 8C; 30/04/2018 – Marathon Petroleum 1Q Speedway Income From Ops $95; 22/03/2018 – BOE: All MPC Members Agree Any Rate Future Increases Likely Of Gradual Pace, Limited Extent; 12/03/2018 – Marathon Galveston Bay refinery hydrocracker retarts; 05/04/2018 – RBI’S MPC SAYS OUTPUT GAP IS CLOSING; 16/04/2018 – MPC Container Ships Access Event Set By DNB Markets for Apr. 19; 22/05/2018 – BANK OF ENGLAND MPC’S SAUNDERS SAYS l’M NOT A BIG FAN OF PUBLISHING PRECISE INTEREST FORECASTS EACH QUARTER; 30/04/2018 – MARATHON PETROLEUM SEES 2018 CAPEX $3.97B

Nordea Investment Management Ab decreased its stake in Bj’s Restaurants (BJRI) by 56.14% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nordea Investment Management Ab sold 9,600 shares as the company’s stock declined 25.56% with the market. The institutional investor held 7,500 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $542,000, down from 17,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Nordea Investment Management Ab who had been investing in Bj’s Restaurants for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.19B market cap company. The stock increased 0.40% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $55.85. About 366,544 shares traded. BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) has risen 55.05% since January 11, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 55.05% the S&P500. Some Historical BJRI News: 17/05/2018 – MOODY’S SAYS NO CREDIT IMPACT ON BJ’S ANNOUNCED IPO; 17/05/2018 – BJ’s Wholesale Club Charts Path to New Markets: IPO Tearsheet; 17/05/2018 – BJ’S WHOLESALE CLUB FILES IPO; 26/04/2018 – BJ’s Restaurants 1Q EPS 70c; 30/05/2018 – Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind PDC Energy, Black Stone Minerals, BJ’s Restaurants, Karyopharm Therapeutics, SBA C; 03/04/2018 – BJ’s Wholesale Club Teams Up with New York Yankees as an Official Partner; 08/05/2018 – Pizza Hut expanding beer delivery test in Arizona and California; 20/04/2018 – BJ’s Wholesale Club Set For IPO; 23/03/2018 – BJ’s Restaurants: Wesley A. Nichols Won’t Stand for Re-Election to Board; 22/05/2018 – BJ’s Restaurants Opens in Hagerstown, Maryland

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.63 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.55, from 2.18 in 2018Q2. It is negative, as 16 investors sold BJRI shares while 55 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. 21.73 million shares or 9.52% more from 19.84 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Moreover, Qs Investors Ltd Liability Corp has 0.06% invested in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). Vident Investment Advisory Ltd Liability Company holds 0.15% of its portfolio in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) for 52,520 shares. Northern Trust Corporation holds 0% or 282,297 shares in its portfolio. Mutual Of America Mgmt Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). Deutsche Bancorp Ag reported 0.01% of its portfolio in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). Moreover, Panagora Asset Mngmt has 0.03% invested in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). Shell Asset Mngmt reported 13,402 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement Sys has invested 0% in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). Etrade Capital Management Lc reported 0.01% in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). Ameritas Investment Inc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). Columbus Circle Investors reported 0.22% of its portfolio in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). Mackenzie reported 10,910 shares. Ellington Management Group Lc accumulated 25,900 shares or 0.5% of the stock. C M Bidwell And reported 0.19% in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). Manufacturers Life Insurance The invested 0% of its portfolio in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI).

Nordea Investment Management Ab, which manages about $48.52B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Fidelity National Information Services (NYSE:FIS) by 3,242 shares to 53,793 shares, valued at $5.87 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Carbonite (NASDAQ:CARB) by 37,862 shares in the quarter, for a total of 119,897 shares, and has risen its stake in Amphastar Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AMPH).

Among 15 analysts covering BJ’s Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. BJ’s Restaurants had 65 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Wednesday, October 31. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in Friday, April 27 report. On Thursday, January 5 the stock rating was downgraded by Wedbush to “Underperform”. On Friday, February 23 the stock rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Friday, October 27 by Barclays Capital. The stock of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, December 22. Barclays Capital maintained BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) rating on Wednesday, January 24. Barclays Capital has “Underweight” rating and $31 target. On Friday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Outperform”. Tigress Financial upgraded the shares of BJRI in report on Friday, June 24 to “Buy” rating. On Thursday, October 20 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”.

Analysts await BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.48 earnings per share, up 29.73% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.37 per share. BJRI’s profit will be $10.22 million for 29.09 P/E if the $0.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.39 actual earnings per share reported by BJ's Restaurants, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 23.08% EPS growth.

Since August 7, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 26 insider sales for $23.90 million activity. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $656,250 was made by Elbogen Noah A. on Friday, August 17. The insider Miller Kendra D sold $590,157. Mayer Kevin E. sold 5,076 shares worth $350,244. $1.80M worth of stock was sold by BOUTS LARRY D on Monday, August 27. Lynds Gregory S sold $1.50 million worth of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) on Thursday, August 23. 11,211 BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) shares with value of $845,758 were sold by Ledwith Lon.

More notable recent BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “BJRI vs. CMG: Which Stock Should Value Investors Buy Now? – Nasdaq” on January 11, 2019, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2018 Third Quarter Results – GlobeNewswire” published on October 30, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “BJ’s Restaurants Is In The Stratosphere – Seeking Alpha” on February 25, 2018. More interesting news about BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. Announces Date for Third Quarter 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call – GlobeNewswire” published on October 16, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “BJ’s Restaurants Opens 200th Restaurant in Colonie, New York – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: June 12, 2018.

Viking Global Investors Lp, which manages about $39.90B and $18.06B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Raymond James Financial Inc (NYSE:RJF) by 1.82M shares to 4.17 million shares, valued at $384.12 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Deciphera Pharmaceuticals In by 662,893 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 735,898 shares, and cut its stake in T Mobile Us Inc (NYSE:TMUS).

More important recent Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Will The Rally Of Marathon Petroleum Resume? – Seeking Alpha” on October 10, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Marathon inks deal with Sempra’s IEnova for Mexican refined fuels terminal – Seeking Alpha”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Marathon Petroleum: Not Done Yet – Seeking Alpha” on August 28, 2018. More interesting news about Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Marathon Petroleum Becomes Refining Juggernaut – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: October 26, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.30, from 0.94 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 34 investors sold MPC shares while 306 reduced holdings. 131 funds opened positions while 289 raised stakes. 385.13 million shares or 7.58% more from 358.01 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Eagle Glob Advsrs invested in 3,850 shares. Valley National Advisers, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 12,947 shares. Boston Limited Company owns 129,348 shares. 3,275 were reported by Gamble Jones Counsel. Sigma Planning Corporation holds 3,712 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Corporation has 0.04% invested in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) for 56,743 shares. North Star Inv Mgmt Corporation reported 570 shares. Arizona State Retirement System holds 183,790 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Aull Monroe Investment holds 0.18% or 4,624 shares in its portfolio. Assetmark Inc reported 0.01% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). Wealthfront reported 17,298 shares. Stratos Wealth Prtnrs Limited has 0.03% invested in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). Prudential Finance invested in 0.18% or 1.49 million shares. Comerica Securities accumulated 14,788 shares. World Asset Management invested in 32,718 shares or 0.12% of the stock.

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