American Century Companies Has Cut Dollar Tree (DLTR) Stake; Wintrust Financial (WTFC) Shorts Up By 11.96%

May 23, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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American Century Companies Inc decreased Dollar Tree Inc (DLTR) stake by 1.76% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. American Century Companies Inc sold 43,569 shares as Dollar Tree Inc (DLTR)’s stock declined 14.46%. The American Century Companies Inc holds 2.43M shares with $260.86 million value, down from 2.47M last quarter. Dollar Tree Inc now has $22.02B valuation. The stock decreased 0.85% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $92.79. About 312,053 shares traded. Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) has risen 22.99% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.44% the S&P500.

Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) had an increase of 11.96% in short interest. WTFC’s SI was 899,900 shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 11.96% from 803,800 shares previously. With 501,500 avg volume, 2 days are for Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC)’s short sellers to cover WTFC’s short positions. The SI to Wintrust Financial Corporation’s float is 1.63%. The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $96.25. About 26,510 shares traded. Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) has risen 23.71% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.16% the S&P500.

More news for Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) were recently published by: Streetinsider.com, which released: “Lone Pine’s 13F Shows New Stake in Dollar Tree (DLTR), Square (SQ), T-Mobile (TMUS) (more…)” on May 15, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s article titled: “What Is Intermarket Analysis?” and published on May 14, 2018 is yet another important article.

Since March 9, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 4 sales for $746,247 activity. Hall Conrad M. bought 10,000 shares worth $918,281. On Tuesday, April 3 RUDMAN ROBERT H sold $265,800 worth of Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) or 2,797 shares. The insider BARRON ARNOLD S sold 6,023 shares worth $569,084.

American Century Companies Inc increased Paypal Hldgs Inc stake by 154,154 shares to 8.20M valued at $603.60 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Honeywell Intl Inc (NYSE:HON) stake by 68,015 shares and now owns 999,189 shares. Sysco Corp (NYSE:SYY) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.14, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 39 investors sold DLTR shares while 197 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 175 raised stakes. 204.89 million shares or 1.30% more from 202.27 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Earnest Prtnrs Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 109 shares. Amp Cap Investors Ltd has 0.06% invested in Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) for 106,025 shares. Axa holds 0.01% in Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) or 20,349 shares. Riverhead Mngmt Ltd Llc invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR). Moreover, Hightower Advsrs Ltd Company has 0.04% invested in Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) for 46,768 shares. Mutual Of America Capital Mngmt Llc reported 29,437 shares. North Star Mgmt holds 165 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 2,090 were accumulated by Overbrook Mgmt. 2,638 are held by Blair William Il. Royal Bank Of Canada, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 921,938 shares. Intersect Limited Liability Company has 2,200 shares. Fmr Ltd Company invested in 16.02M shares or 0.2% of the stock. Mai Management, a Ohio-based fund reported 2,020 shares. Nuveen Asset Management Lc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR). 1St Source National Bank holds 0.02% or 2,746 shares.

Among 36 analysts covering Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR), 28 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Dollar Tree Inc. had 119 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Wednesday, March 2 to “Market Perform”. On Monday, April 16 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Buckingham Research given on Friday, August 25. The rating was upgraded by Bernstein to “Market Perform” on Monday, August 28. As per Friday, May 27, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 27 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 7 by Loop Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 2 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 23 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was downgraded by Loop Capital Markets to “Hold” on Friday, October 13.

Analysts await Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) to report earnings on May, 24. They expect $1.24 EPS, up 26.53% or $0.26 from last year’s $0.98 per share. DLTR’s profit will be $294.29 million for 18.71 P/E if the $1.24 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.89 actual EPS reported by Dollar Tree, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -34.39% negative EPS growth.

Wintrust Financial Corporation, a financial holding company, provides banking and other financial services and products to clients in the Chicago metropolitan area and in southern Wisconsin. The company has market cap of $5.42 billion. It operates in three divisions: Community Banking, Specialty Finance, and Wealth Management. It has a 21.87 P/E ratio. The Community Banking segment offers personal and commercial banking services primarily to individuals, small to mid-sized businesses, local governmental units, and institutional customers.

Among 13 analysts covering Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Wintrust Financial had 50 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Monday, October 19 with “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 18 by Piper Jaffray. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $97.0 target in Thursday, December 21 report. As per Tuesday, April 17, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Jefferies maintained Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) on Monday, January 8 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) earned “Market Perform” rating by Hovde Group on Wednesday, August 24. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, January 23. The stock of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by SunTrust. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Buy” on Thursday, September 3. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, September 1.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.25 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.38, from 1.63 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 14 investors sold Wintrust Financial Corporation shares while 92 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. 49.58 million shares or 1.16% less from 50.16 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. First Personal stated it has 183 shares. Mairs And Pwr Inc invested 0.17% in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). 530 are held by Smith Asset Mngmt Gru Ltd Partnership. 13,632 were reported by Granite Inv Ptnrs Limited Co. Bankshares Of America De holds 491,095 shares. Illinois-based Northern Tru has invested 0.03% in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). Meristem Llp has 0.09% invested in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). 34,375 were accumulated by Congress Asset Ma. Oakbrook Invs Ltd Liability Co holds 4,050 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Mutual Of America Capital Mgmt invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). Stevens Cap Management Lp accumulated 0.06% or 18,560 shares. Moreover, Jacobs Asset Mgmt Ltd has 1.36% invested in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). Citadel Limited Liability Company accumulated 48,621 shares or 0% of the stock. 8,719 are owned by Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado. Comerica Bancorp holds 0.03% or 44,199 shares in its portfolio.

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