As Norwegian Cruise Line Hldg L (NCLH) Market Value Declined, Holder Impala Asset Management Has Cut Its Holding; Albemarle (ALB) Position Increased by Meridian Management Co

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Impala Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Norwegian Cruise Line Hldg L (NCLH) by 36.36% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Impala Asset Management Llc sold 23,353 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.65% with the market. The hedge fund held 40,866 shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $2.35 million, down from 64,219 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Impala Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Norwegian Cruise Line Hldg L for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.56B market cap company. The stock increased 1.39% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $52.54. About 1.42 million shares traded. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:NCLH) has declined 12.16% since February 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.16% the S&P500. Some Historical NCLH News: 04/05/2018 – Norwegian Cruise Line Partners With DeCurtis Corporation To Develop – Cruise Freedom™ – A State-of-the-Art Technology; 18/04/2018 – NORWEGIAN CRUISE BOARD APPROVES 3-YEAR, $1B SHARE BUYBACK PLAN; 02/05/2018 – Norwegian Cruise Line 1Q EPS 45c; 02/05/2018 – Norwegian Cruise Line 1Q Rev $1.29B; 09/03/2018 – NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE NAMES MARK KEMPA INTERIM CFO; 24/05/2018 – Hawaii helicopter evacuation readied as new lava stream hits ocean; 02/05/2018 – Norwegian Cruise Line Sees 2Q Adjusted EPS “Appoximately $1.02”; 18/04/2018 – NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS LTD NCLH.N : DEUTSCHE BANK RAISES TO BUY FROM HOLD; 16/03/2018 – REG-Scanship Holding ASA : Scanship awarded AWP retrofit contract by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings; 20/04/2018 – Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for Norwegian Cruise Line, Integrated Device Technology, Align Technology, Lou

Meridian Management Co increased its stake in Albemarle Corp (ALB) by 48.42% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Meridian Management Co bought 7,523 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.57% with the market. The institutional investor held 23,061 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $2.30 million, up from 15,538 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Meridian Management Co who had been investing in Albemarle Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $8.68B market cap company. The stock increased 1.59% or $1.28 during the last trading session, reaching $81.73. About 886,643 shares traded. Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) has declined 31.02% since February 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.02% the S&P500. Some Historical ALB News: 19/04/2018 – ALBEMARLE DECLARES FORCE MAJEURE DUE TO SHORTAGE OF KEY RAW MAT; 09/05/2018 – Albemarle 1Q Net $131.8M; 10/05/2018 – ALBEMARLE HAS ALMOST 100 PCT OF 2018 LITHIUM VOLUME COMMITTED IN LONG-TERM CONTRACTS – PRESIDENT MITCHELL; 14/05/2018 – ALBEMARLE AGREES TO $250M ACCELERATED SHARE BUYBACK PROGRAM; 24/05/2018 – Albemarle Presenting at Conference May 30; 14/05/2018 – Albemarle at Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference Tomorrow; 16/04/2018 – Albemarle Corporation Announces Appointment of Dr. Glen Merfeld, Chief Technology Officer for Lithium Business; 24/04/2018 – Albemarle at Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference May 15; 17/05/2018 – ALBEMARLE RASIED TO BBB FROM BBB- BY FITCH; 07/05/2018 – Albemarle Corp expected to post earnings of $1.21 a share – Earnings Preview

More notable recent Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Alemarle -2.5% as unexpected shutdowns at lithium plants hurt Q3 results – Seeking Alpha” on November 07, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Albemarle: Focused On Accretive Lithium Expansion – Seeking Alpha” published on February 06, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Chile nuclear watchdog may probe fraud over lithium exports – Reuters – Seeking Alpha” on January 15, 2019. More interesting news about Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Berkshire refutes report of lithium deal from California geothermal project – Seeking Alpha” published on January 22, 2019 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “21 Stocks Moving In Friday’s Pre-Market Session – Benzinga” with publication date: January 25, 2019.

Since September 4, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $946,350 activity. Tozier Scott had sold 3,343 shares worth $249,221 on Friday, January 4.

Among 26 analysts covering Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB), 17 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Albemarle Corporation had 89 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 17 by Jefferies. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, February 26. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Tuesday, November 14. As per Monday, September 18, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $132 target in Friday, March 17 report. Goldman Sachs upgraded Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) on Tuesday, July 3 to “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird upgraded Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) rating on Tuesday, January 17. Robert W. Baird has “Outperform” rating and $118 target. As per Tuesday, March 6, the company rating was upgraded by Seaport Global. HSBC upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $112.5 target in Monday, December 10 report. The stock of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, November 9.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.09, from 1.22 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 36 investors sold ALB shares while 152 reduced holdings. 92 funds opened positions while 154 raised stakes. 95.38 million shares or 0.76% less from 96.11 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh accumulated 0.09% or 15,021 shares. Pillar Pacific Capital holds 47,506 shares. Cibc Ww Mkts accumulated 2,162 shares. Ftb Advsrs holds 0.01% or 64 shares in its portfolio. Korea Investment Corp holds 0.05% in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) or 119,137 shares. Fiduciary Of The Southwest Tx holds 0.08% or 2,851 shares in its portfolio. Pitcairn has 4,953 shares. Voya Management Ltd Com invested in 51,910 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Mufg Americas Corporation holds 0% or 42 shares in its portfolio. Spf Beheer Bv holds 2.79% of its portfolio in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) for 757,245 shares. Utd Automobile Association owns 0.06% invested in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) for 249,241 shares. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas has invested 0.01% in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). Cetera Advisor Netwr Ltd Liability Com owns 6,677 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Fifth Third Bank owns 0.01% invested in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) for 14,500 shares. 29,100 are owned by Gamco Investors Et Al.

Since August 15, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $795.41 million activity. Del Rio Frank J sold $157,019 worth of stock or 3,077 shares. 15.73 million shares were sold by Apollo Management Holdings GP – LLC, worth $794.30M.

Impala Asset Management Llc, which manages about $2.53 billion and $3.02 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) by 417,160 shares to 455,747 shares, valued at $59.22 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Caterpillar Inc Del (NYSE:CAT) by 208,691 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.57 million shares, and has risen its stake in Hess Corp (NYSE:HES).

More notable recent Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:NCLH) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “7 S&P 500 Stocks That Need a New CEO – Investorplace.com” on January 30, 2019, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Announces Pricing of Secondary Public Offering by Selling Shareholders – GlobeNewswire” published on November 28, 2018, Livetradingnews.com published: “The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports – Live Trading News” on February 07, 2019. More interesting news about Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:NCLH) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Cruise line sector trades weak after Carnival guidance disappoints – Seeking Alpha” published on September 27, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Announces Launch of Secondary Public Offering by Selling Shareholders – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: November 28, 2018.

Analysts await Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:NCLH) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.79 EPS, up 16.18% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.68 per share. NCLH’s profit will be $173.79M for 16.63 P/E if the $0.79 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.27 actual EPS reported by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -65.20% negative EPS growth.

Among 22 analysts covering Norwegian Cruise Line (NASDAQ:NCLH), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Norwegian Cruise Line had 68 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:NCLH) on Monday, November 19 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:NCLH) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, August 12. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Friday, May 26. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, February 2 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:NCLH) earned “Buy” rating by Tigress Financial on Monday, May 7. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 5 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Thursday, November 30. The rating was initiated by Macquarie Research with “Neutral” on Tuesday, October 4. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 17 by SunTrust. The stock of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:NCLH) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 18 by Deutsche Bank.

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