Actuant (ATU) Stock Price Declined While United Services Automobile Association Increased by $6.73 Million Its Stake; As Shire Plc (SHPG) Market Value Rose, Vertex One Asset Management Cut Its Holding by $543,000

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Vertex One Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Shire Plc (SHPG) by 7.8% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vertex One Asset Management Inc sold 3,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.27% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 35,467 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $6.43 million, down from 38,467 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vertex One Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Shire Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $163.90 billion market cap company. It closed at $179.2 lastly. It is down 18.67% since February 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.67% the S&P500. Some Historical SHPG News: 17/04/2018 – SHIRE FDA OKS VONVENDIĀ® FOR PERIOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT OF BLEEDIN; 20/04/2018 – Allergan PLC Statement regarding Shire plc; 29/05/2018 – Shareholders demand Japan’s Takeda assuage fears over Shire deal; 04/05/2018 – T-Mobile adds to record M&A spree; 28/03/2018 – Takeda: Shire Deal Could Cread Global Japanese Biopharmaceutical Leader; 21/05/2018 – Takeda hails pricing benefits of Shire deal; 24/04/2018 – SHIRE: REVISED PROPOSAL AND EXTENSION OF PUSU DEADLINE TO MAY 8; 16/04/2018 – Shire sells cancer drugs to Servier for $2.4 bln as Takeda circles; 19/04/2018 – Takeda makes Shire takeover proposal at about 46.50 stg/shr; 24/04/2018 – Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical has submitted a fifth proposal to acquire Shire before its deadline deal expires

United Services Automobile Association increased its stake in Actuant Corp (ATU) by 3807.31% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. United Services Automobile Association bought 249,417 shares as the company’s stock declined 22.76% with the market. The institutional investor held 255,968 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $7.14 million, up from 6,551 at the end of the previous reported quarter. United Services Automobile Association who had been investing in Actuant Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.46 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $23.86. About 240,324 shares traded. Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) has declined 10.58% since February 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 10.58% the S&P500. Some Historical ATU News: 21/03/2018 – Actuant Raises 2018 View To Rev $1.14B-$1.16B; 21/03/2018 – ACTUANT CORP -; 21/03/2018 – ACTUANT SEES FY ADJ EPS $1.140 TO $1.16B, EST. $1.055; 21/03/2018 – Actuant 2Q Adj EPS 13c; 23/04/2018 – Investor Expectations to Drive Momentum within WESCO International, Microchip Technology, Collegium Pharmaceutical, Actuant, To; 21/03/2018 – ACTUANT CORP ATU.N FY SHR VIEW $1.05, REV VIEW $1.13 BLN — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 21/03/2018 – ACTUANT 2Q ADJ EPS 13C, EST. 15C; 25/04/2018 – Actuant Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 21/03/2018 – ACTUANT ELECTS THREE NEW INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS; 30/03/2018 – S&PGR Lwrs Actuant Rts To ‘BB’ Frm ‘BB+’; Otlk Neg

More notable recent Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Baupost’s 13F Shows New Stakes in eBay (EBAY), Akebia (AKBA), CBS (CBS) (more…) – StreetInsider.com” on February 13, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Viking Therapeutics, Madrigal move up as Gilead liver drug fails to meet goals – Seeking Alpha” published on February 11, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Is Shire (SHPG) a Suitable Stock for Value Investors Now? – Nasdaq” on September 21, 2018. More interesting news about Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Takeda Pharmaceutical completes Shire acquisition – Seeking Alpha” published on January 08, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Interesting SHPG Put And Call Options For January 2019 – Nasdaq” with publication date: November 29, 2018.

Vertex One Asset Management Inc, which manages about $645.91M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) by 60,000 shares to 153,650 shares, valued at $1.74 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Lilis Energy Inc by 85,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 6.76 million shares, and has risen its stake in Social Cap Hedosophia Hldgs.

Among 28 analysts covering Shire plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:SHPG), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Shire plc (ADR) had 80 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) rating on Friday, June 3. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $262 target. The rating was downgraded by Evercore on Tuesday, September 4 to “Market Perform”. Piper Jaffray maintained Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) rating on Tuesday, July 25. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $15900 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $21300 target in Friday, August 4 report. HSBC upgraded Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) on Tuesday, November 3 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 30 by HSBC. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, May 31 by Cowen & Co. Bank of America upgraded Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) on Friday, January 15 to “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, September 28 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, September 22 with “Buy”.

United Services Automobile Association, which manages about $39.91B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Netease Inc (NASDAQ:NTES) by 345,527 shares to 74,059 shares, valued at $16.90M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Park Electrochemical Corp (NYSE:PKE) by 1.17M shares in the quarter, leaving it with 94,561 shares, and cut its stake in Express Inc (NYSE:EXPR).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.49, from 1.38 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, as 12 investors sold ATU shares while 58 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. 64.03 million shares or 3.76% less from 66.53 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 12,577 shares stake. Profund Advsrs Lc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU). California Employees Retirement Sys invested in 161,934 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue owns 20,012 shares. Citadel Advsrs Ltd Liability Com accumulated 34,154 shares. Howe Rusling accumulated 9,561 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Regions holds 0% in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) or 517 shares. Verition Fund Mgmt Limited Liability Corp holds 0.01% or 11,582 shares in its portfolio. Champlain Invest Prns Lc has 0.05% invested in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU). Trexquant Lp owns 127,009 shares for 0.27% of their portfolio. Pnc Fincl Ser Gru stated it has 0% in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU). Hawaii-based First Hawaiian Savings Bank has invested 0.04% in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU). D E Shaw Inc has invested 0% in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU). Brown Brothers Harriman & invested in 8,685 shares or 0% of the stock. The Minnesota-based Us Natl Bank De has invested 0% in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU).

Since January 30, 2019, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $231,901 activity.

More notable recent Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) news were published by: Zacks.com which released: “Actuant to Divest Segment, Focus on Industrial Tool Business – Zacks.com” on January 28, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Actuant Corporation (ATU) CEO Randy Baker on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” published on September 26, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For January 28, 2019 – Benzinga” on January 28, 2019. More interesting news about Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Actuant Announces Appointment of Jim Ferland as Board Chair – Business Wire” published on January 30, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Actuant Corporation 2019 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: December 20, 2018.

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