Clearbridge Investments Has Lowered Hospitality Pptys Tr (HPT) Holding By $1.75 Million; Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings (CCO) Shorts Raised By 26.7%

December 7, 2017 - By Vivian Currie

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings (NYSE:CCO) had an increase of 26.7% in short interest. CCO’s SI was 2.41 million shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 26.7% from 1.90 million shares previously.

With 233,700 avg volume, 10 days are for Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings (NYSE:CCO)’s short sellers to cover CCO’s short positions. The SI to Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings’s float is 7.3%. The stock increased 1.14% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $4.45. About 438 shares traded. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO) has declined 26.72% since December 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 43.42% the S&P500.

Clearbridge Investments Llc decreased Hospitality Pptys Tr (HPT) stake by 9.57% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Clearbridge Investments Llc sold 60,480 shares as Hospitality Pptys Tr (HPT)’s stock declined 9.53%. The Clearbridge Investments Llc holds 571,500 shares with $16.66 million value, down from 631,980 last quarter. Hospitality Pptys Tr now has $4.95B valuation. The stock decreased 0.50% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $30.1. About 352,061 shares traded. Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE:HPT) has risen 14.95% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.75% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.36, from 0.97 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 27 investors sold HPT shares while 96 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 128 raised stakes. 121.82 million shares or 1.37% less from 123.51 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. The Missouri-based Community Bankshares Of Raymore has invested 15.25% in Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT). Ontario – Canada-based Cibc Asset has invested 0% in Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT). 146,325 are held by Tocqueville Asset Management L P. Mason Street Limited Com owns 80,245 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Renaissance Grp stated it has 0.01% in Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT). Rafferty Asset Mngmt Lc invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT). Vantage Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 1,100 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Cadence Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Com has 0.02% invested in Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT). Benjamin F Edwards And invested in 0.01% or 2,037 shares. Axa stated it has 0.04% in Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department owns 61,900 shares. Mckinley Cap Lc Delaware has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT). Employees Retirement System Of Texas invested in 70,100 shares. 12,609 are held by Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc. Invest Centers Of America reported 116,841 shares.

Clearbridge Investments Llc increased Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE:TMO) stake by 71,363 shares to 2.64M valued at $461.15M in 2017Q2. It also upped Grubhub Inc (NYSE:GRUB) stake by 45,745 shares and now owns 2.64 million shares. Caseys Gen Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) was raised too.

Analysts await Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $0.55 earnings per share, down 3.51% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.57 per share. HPT’s profit will be $90.39M for 13.68 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.07 actual earnings per share reported by Hospitality Properties Trust for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -48.60% negative EPS growth.

Among 9 analysts covering Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE:HPT), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Hospitality Properties Trust had 22 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) earned “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, August 11. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, April 7 by JMP Securities. As per Wednesday, October 18, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, September 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. FBR Capital upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Friday, November 11 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, August 10. On Tuesday, March 29 the stock rating was reinitiated by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. On Friday, November 20 the stock rating was initiated by FBR Capital with “Outperform”. As per Wednesday, May 11, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. The stock of Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Canaccord Genuity.

Among 5 analysts covering Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings (NYSE:CCO), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings had 11 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, May 13 the stock rating was downgraded by Evercore to “Sell”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by Wedbush. On Thursday, November 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Loop Capital to “Hold”. As per Thursday, November 9, the company rating was maintained by Loop Capital. The rating was initiated by Loop Capital with “Sell” on Tuesday, September 13. The rating was upgraded by Wedbush on Wednesday, October 28 to “Neutral”. Topeka Capital Markets maintained Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO) on Friday, November 6 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, August 18 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Neutral” on Friday, February 24.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.13, from 1.16 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 14 investors sold Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. shares while 20 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 34.36 million shares or 4.72% more from 32.81 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Gallagher Fiduciary Limited Liability reported 1.11% stake. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage accumulated 4,321 shares or 0% of the stock. Ameritas Prns, a Nebraska-based fund reported 3,136 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership, New York-based fund reported 112,750 shares. Deutsche Financial Bank Ag stated it has 85,205 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Canyon Cap Advsrs Ltd Co accumulated 0.25% or 3.07 million shares. American Gp has invested 0% in Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO). 5,140 were accumulated by Legal & General Grp Public Limited Com. Wells Fargo Mn holds 0% in Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO) or 13,605 shares. Cibc Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0% or 12,479 shares. State Street Corporation accumulated 685,944 shares. Royal Retail Bank Of Canada holds 0% or 44 shares. The Georgia-based Invesco Limited has invested 0% in Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO). Blackstone Group Ltd Partnership holds 873,000 shares. Voya Inv Management Llc has 0% invested in Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO) for 22,912 shares.

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