Conestoga Capital Advisors Continues to Hold Position in Grand Canyon Ed (LOPE); Mckinley Capital Management Position in Knot Offshore Partners LP (KNOP) Boosted by $509,187

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Mckinley Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Knot Offshore Partners Lp (KNOP) by 64.82% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mckinley Capital Management Inc bought 24,247 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.83% with the market. The hedge fund held 61,652 shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $1.34 million, up from 37,405 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mckinley Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Knot Offshore Partners Lp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $613.89 million market cap company. It closed at $18.43 lastly. It is down 2.39% since February 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 2.39% the S&P500. Some Historical KNOP News: 29/03/2018 – ECB’S KNOT SAYS MARKET EXPECTATIONS AND ECB VIEWS ON NORMALISATION CONVERGING; 25/04/2018 – KNOT Offshore Partners LP Announces Availability of Its Form 20-F for the Year Ended December 31, 2017; 25/04/2018 – ECB’S KNOT SAYS CAPITAL MARKETS UNION IS HIGHLY NECESSARY; 24/05/2018 – DUTCH CENTRAL BANK PRESIDENT KNOT COMMENTS IN SPEECH; 18/03/2018 – ECB’S KNOT SAYS INFLATION OUTLOOK HAS BEEN QUITE STABLE OVER SEVERAL QUARTERS; 29/03/2018 – ECB’S KNOT SAYS RECENT EURO APPRECIATION NOT A BIG CONCERN, MOSTLY DUE TO EURO ZONE’S STRONG ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE; 29/03/2018 – ECB’S KNOT SAYS RELATIVELY CLOSE TO A SUSTAINED ADJUSTMENT IN THE PATH OF INFLATION; 29/03/2018 – KNOT SAYS U.S. CONSUMERS WILL PAY PRICE FOR ANY PROTECTIONISM; 29/03/2018 – KNOT SAYS UNWINDING EXTRAORDINARY STIMULUS COULD TAKE A DECADE; 29/03/2018 – ECB’S KNOT SEES GREATER RISK OF ECB ACTING TOO SLOW IN NORMALISING POLICY THAN TOO QUICK

Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc increased its stake in Grand Canyon Ed Inc (LOPE) by 12.13% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc bought 80,895 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.83% with the market. The institutional investor held 748,067 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $84.38 million, up from 667,172 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Grand Canyon Ed Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.57B market cap company. The stock increased 1.53% or $1.43 during the last trading session, reaching $94.88. About 236,069 shares traded. Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) has risen 18.62% since February 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.62% the S&P500. Some Historical LOPE News: 02/05/2018 – GRAND CANYON 1Q EPS $1.52; 02/05/2018 – GRAND CANYON SEES 2Q EPS 85C, EST. 86C; 24/04/2018 – Interior-Parks: North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park to Open Tuesday, May 15 for 2018 Season; 02/05/2018 – Grand Canyon Education 1Q EPS $1.52; 01/05/2018 – New Nonstop Service to Flagstaff/Grand Canyon, Arizona (FLG), Announced; 17/03/2018 – Interior-Parks: Grand Canyon South Rim in Level 3 Water Restrictions; NPS Urges Visitors and Residents to Use Water Mindfully; 06/03/2018 – GRAND CANYON EDUCATION INC – FOLLOWING SALE, GCE WILL OPERATE AS THIRD-PARTY PROVIDER OF EDUCATIONAL, RELATED SERVICES TO GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY; 11/04/2018 – GRAND CANYON EDUCATION INC LOPE.O : BMO RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $112 FROM $101; 02/05/2018 – Grand Canyon Education Sees 2Q EPS 85c; 30/04/2018 – New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for Camden National, Myers Industries, Grand Canyon Education, MINDBODY, TransMontaigne Par

Mckinley Capital Management Inc, which manages about $8.13B and $1.57B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Csx Corp (NYSE:CSX) by 12,681 shares to 483,990 shares, valued at $35.84 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Melco Resort Entertainment L (NASDAQ:MPEL) by 1.85M shares in the quarter, leaving it with 47,584 shares, and cut its stake in Avery Dennison Corp (NYSE:AVY).

More notable recent KNOT Offshore Partners LP (NYSE:KNOP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “A 10% Yield On Qualified Dividends, With Strong Coverage, Record Earnings, And No K-1 – Seeking Alpha” on March 10, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “KNOT Offshore Partners: A Conservative Fixed-Income Dream Stock – Seeking Alpha” published on September 07, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “KNOT Orders Two New DP2 Shuttle Tanker for Long-Term Charter with Equinor – Business Wire” on September 27, 2018. More interesting news about KNOT Offshore Partners LP (NYSE:KNOP) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “10% Yield, 1.46X Coverage, No K-1, Robust Earnings, Selling At Book Value: KNOT Offshore Partners LP – Seeking Alpha” published on November 30, 2018 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Knot Offshore Partners LP Announces Third Quarter 2018 Earnings Results Conference Call – Business Wire” with publication date: November 02, 2018.

Among 6 analysts covering KNOT Offshore Partners (NYSE:KNOP), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. KNOT Offshore Partners had 12 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, August 14 report. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, August 14. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, January 11. The rating was downgraded by Clarkson Platou Securities to “Neutral” on Wednesday, October 14. Wells Fargo initiated the shares of KNOP in report on Tuesday, August 25 with “Market Perform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Tuesday, January 12. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, July 11 report. The stock of KNOT Offshore Partners LP (NYSE:KNOP) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, February 22. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, August 17 with “Equal-Weight”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Wednesday, March 28.

Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc, which manages about $1.75B and $3.92B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bottomline Tech Del Inc (NASDAQ:EPAY) by 192,545 shares to 1.80M shares, valued at $131.11 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Markel Corp (NYSE:MKL) by 1,591 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 699 shares, and cut its stake in Garmin Ltd (NASDAQ:GRMN).

Among 7 analysts covering Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Grand Canyon Education had 30 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks upgraded the shares of LOPE in report on Tuesday, September 1 to “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Wednesday, August 26 to “Buy”. The stock of Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) earned “Outperform” rating by Barrington Research on Friday, February 17. The stock of Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, August 9 by Robert W. Baird. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $100.0 target in Wednesday, November 29 report. The stock of Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, December 19 by Robert W. Baird. On Thursday, February 22 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform”. As per Friday, August 5, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. Zacks upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $44 target in Wednesday, August 12 report. The stock of Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by Piper Jaffray.

More notable recent Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Commit To Buy Grand Canyon Education At $70, Earn 4.2% Annualized Using Options – Nasdaq” on February 08, 2019, also Fool.com with their article: “Why Grand Canyon Education Stock Gained 11% in October – Motley Fool” published on November 12, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Grand Canyon Education To Acquire Orbis Education For Healthcare Education – Seeking Alpha” on December 25, 2018. More interesting news about Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” published on November 08, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “7 Stocks to Buy That Lost 20% Over Past 90 Days – Investorplace.com” with publication date: January 23, 2019.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.19, from 1.16 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, as 28 investors sold LOPE shares while 105 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 41.49 million shares or 0.51% more from 41.28 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Ftb Advisors Inc holds 0.06% or 575 shares. Moreover, Employees Retirement System Of Ohio has 0.05% invested in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt reported 320 shares stake. Sector Pension Inv Board accumulated 0.02% or 28,600 shares. Granite Partners Limited Liability invested in 0.06% or 9,657 shares. Arrowmark Colorado Ltd Liability Co holds 1.81% or 1.92 million shares. Signaturefd Llc holds 0% of its portfolio in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) for 85 shares. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board reported 0% stake. Mackenzie owns 0% invested in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) for 10,785 shares. Pnc Financial Serv Grp invested in 0% or 22,421 shares. 4,944 were reported by Walleye Trading Ltd Liability Company. Stevens Cap Mgmt Ltd Partnership owns 0.01% invested in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) for 2,361 shares. Renaissance Grp owns 5,406 shares. Hartford Management has 2,809 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. 126,349 were accumulated by Stephens Grp Inc Llc.

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