As Vail Resorts (MTN) Stock Price Rose, Picton Mahoney Asset Management Decreased Its Position by $574,600; Aircastle LTD (AYR) Shares Rose While Foundry Partners Has Cut Its Position by $2.33 Million

June 21, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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Picton Mahoney Asset Management decreased its stake in Vail Resorts Inc (MTN) by 26.8% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Picton Mahoney Asset Management sold 2,600 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.82% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 7,100 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.58M, down from 9,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Picton Mahoney Asset Management who had been investing in Vail Resorts Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.30B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.31% or $0.87 during the last trading session, reaching $279.95. About 414,047 shares traded or 35.12% up from the average. Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) has risen 17.21% since June 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.64% the S&P500. Some Historical MTN News: 08/03/2018 – VAIL RESORTS – QTRLY NET INCOME INCLUDES 1-TIME, PROVISIONAL NET TAX BENEFIT RELATED TO U.S. TAX REFORM LEGISLATION, ESTIMATED TO BE ABOUT $64.6 MLN; 16/05/2018 – Four-Day Colorado Classic Will Race Through Vail, Red Rocks and Denver’s RiNo Art District; 08/03/2018 – VAIL RESORTS INC MTN.N : BARCLAYS RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $250 FROM $247; 19/04/2018 – Vail Resorts Season-to-date Dining Rev Was Down 1.4%; 08/03/2018 – Vail Resorts Raises Dividend to $1.47; 08/03/2018 – VAIL RESORTS INC – APPROVED A 40% INCREASE IN QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND TO $1.47 PER SHARE; 28/04/2018 – Places like Vail, Colorado and far-flung international destinations in Thailand and Iceland are also joining the push; 08/03/2018 – Vail Resorts Sees FY Net $357M-Net $391M; 08/03/2018 – VAIL RESORTS SEES FY EBITDA $599M TO $625M, EST. $620.7M; 08/03/2018 – VAIL RESORTS INC – NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO VAIL RESORTS IS EXPECTED TO BE BETWEEN $357 MILLION AND $391 MILLION IN FISCAL 2018

Foundry Partners Llc decreased its stake in Aircastle Ltd (AYR) by 16.47% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Foundry Partners Llc sold 122,687 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.07% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 622,103 shares of the diversified commercial services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $12.36 million, down from 744,790 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Foundry Partners Llc who had been investing in Aircastle Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.67 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.61% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $21.29. About 613,403 shares traded or 14.90% up from the average. Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) has declined 4.32% since June 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.89% the S&P500. Some Historical AYR News: 12/04/2018 – Aircastle at Wells Fargo Industrials Conference May 8; 03/05/2018 – AIRCASTLE 1Q ADJ EPS 72C, EST. 52C; 18/05/2018 – S&PGR Upgrades Aircastle Ltd. To ‘BBB-‘ From ‘BB+’, Outlk Stbl; 03/05/2018 – Aircastle 1Q Rev $202.7M; 19/04/2018 – Aircastle to Announce First Quarter 2018 Earnings on May 3, 2018; 22/04/2018 – DJ Aircastle Limited, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (AYR); 08/05/2018 – Aircastle Announces Placement of Airbus A321 with Nordwind Airlines; 08/05/2018 – AIRCASTLE PLACES AIRBUS A321 WITH NORDWIND AIRLINES; 03/05/2018 – AIRCASTLE LTD – QTRLY TOTAL REVENUES WERE $202.7 MILLI; 18/05/2018 – S&P REVISES AIRCASTLE LTD. TO RATING ‘BBB-‘ FROM ‘BB+’

Picton Mahoney Asset Management, which manages about $1.39 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cme Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) by 4,100 shares to 52,900 shares, valued at $8.56 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) by 5,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 308,200 shares, and has risen its stake in Comerica Inc (NYSE:CMA).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.81, from 1.75 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 49 investors sold MTN shares while 115 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 98 raised stakes. 36.98 million shares or 3.08% more from 35.87 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Bluecrest Cap Limited stated it has 2,429 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 38 shares or 0% of the stock. Silvercrest Asset Mgmt Group Ltd Liability Company reported 920 shares. Twin Tree Management LP stated it has 1,117 shares. Fiera Capital Corp holds 141,272 shares. Trexquant LP stated it has 9,759 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Macquarie Gp Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) for 10,784 shares. White Elm Lc has invested 4.42% in Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN). Qs Invsts Lc stated it has 927 shares. Pictet Asset Mngmt holds 0.03% or 56,989 shares in its portfolio. The Colorado-based Alps Advsrs has invested 0% in Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN). Ent has invested 0% in Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN). Oregon Employees Retirement Fund invested in 4,856 shares or 0.02% of the stock. 507 are owned by Hanseatic Mngmt Ser Incorporated. Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt Hldgs holds 0.06% in Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) or 34,241 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE:MTN), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Vail Resorts Inc. had 44 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Friday, July 14. The company was initiated on Wednesday, December 13 by Deutsche Bank. On Thursday, September 28 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. Janney Capital initiated it with “Buy” rating and $135 target in Wednesday, November 4 report. Stephens maintained Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) rating on Tuesday, September 29. Stephens has “Outperform” rating and $124 target. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Friday, June 9. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, September 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of MTN in report on Friday, September 29 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was maintained by Janney Capital on Friday, September 29 with “Buy”. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 8 report.

Since March 12, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $16.58 million activity. Campbell Patricia A also sold $2.44M worth of Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) on Monday, June 11. Siurek Ryan H had sold 322 shares worth $71,243. The insider O’Donnell James C. sold $539,355. 45,200 Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) shares with value of $12.32 million were sold by KATZ ROBERT A.

More notable recent Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) news were published by: Gurufocus.com which released: “Weekly CFO Sells Highlight” on June 13, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Vail Resorts: Costly Hesitation” published on June 20, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 20, 2018” on June 20, 2018. More interesting news about Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Vail Resorts higher after ski season update” published on June 07, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “3 Things to Watch in the Stock Market This Week” with publication date: June 02, 2018.

Foundry Partners Llc, which manages about $1.13B and $2.35 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Capital One Financial Corp (NYSE:COF) by 18,520 shares to 236,880 shares, valued at $22.70M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ceco Environmental (NASDAQ:CECE) by 185,120 shares in the quarter, for a total of 925,773 shares, and has risen its stake in Southern Natl Bancorp Of Va (NASDAQ:SONA).

Analysts await Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) to report earnings on August, 14. They expect $0.50 EPS, up 1,100.00% or $0.55 from last year’s $-0.05 per share. AYR’s profit will be $39.13M for 10.65 P/E if the $0.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.73 actual EPS reported by Aircastle Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -31.51% negative EPS growth.

Among 14 analysts covering Aircastle (NYSE:AYR), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 7% are positive. Aircastle had 44 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup initiated the shares of AYR in report on Friday, December 8 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, March 6. Cowen & Co maintained Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) rating on Wednesday, November 4. Cowen & Co has “Outperform” rating and $25 target. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 21 by RBC Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, May 4 report. FBR Capital maintained Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) on Friday, December 4 with “Mkt Perform” rating. The stock of Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 12 by DA Davidson. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, March 14. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 4 by Macquarie Research. Cowen & Co maintained Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) on Monday, October 16 with “Hold” rating.

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