Donald Smith & Company Has Lowered Its Aircastle (AYR) Stake; HUBSPOT (HUBS) Sentiment Is 1.57

April 17, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

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HUBSPOT INC (HUBS) investors sentiment increased to 1.57 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.32, from 1.25 in 2017Q3. The ratio is better, as 96 investment managers increased or started new holdings, while 61 reduced and sold their holdings in HUBSPOT INC. The investment managers in our database now hold: 36.71 million shares, up from 34.61 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment managers holding HUBSPOT INC in top ten holdings was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 17 Reduced: 44 Increased: 59 New Position: 37.

Donald Smith & Company Inc decreased Aircastle (AYR) stake by 10.1% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Donald Smith & Company Inc sold 75,099 shares as Aircastle (AYR)’s stock declined 16.68%. The Donald Smith & Company Inc holds 668,199 shares with $15.63 million value, down from 743,298 last quarter. Aircastle now has $1.56B valuation. The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $19.9. About 55,061 shares traded. Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) has declined 16.04% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.59% the S&P500.

Donald Smith & Company Inc increased Alliance One stake by 54,781 shares to 901,477 valued at $11.95M in 2017Q4. It also upped Veritiv Corp (NYSE:VRTV) stake by 203,623 shares and now owns 261,004 shares. Aurico Metals was raised too.

Analysts await Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $0.43 EPS, down 21.82% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.55 per share. AYR’s profit will be $33.77M for 11.57 P/E if the $0.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.70 actual EPS reported by Aircastle Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -38.57% 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 43 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, February 28 report. Cowen & Co downgraded the shares of AYR in report on Wednesday, February 15 to “Market Perform” rating. FBR Capital downgraded Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) on Wednesday, February 15 to “Mkt Perform” rating. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, March 15 report. The company was downgraded on Friday, August 5 by FBR Capital. Citigroup initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, December 8 report. The stock of Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 4. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, April 14. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Friday, February 12. Stephens upgraded Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) on Wednesday, February 14 to “Equal-Weight” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.54 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.45, from 1.09 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 12 investors sold AYR shares while 40 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 47.41 million shares or 0.74% less from 47.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Affinity Investment Advsr Limited holds 0.03% or 12,293 shares. Art Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR). Blair William & Com Il has invested 0.01% in Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR). 1.21 million are held by State Street. Gsa Cap Prns Llp owns 12,641 shares. Clearbridge Investments Limited Liability Company accumulated 13,983 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc reported 0% stake. Nordea Investment, Sweden-based fund reported 95,760 shares. Pacad Investment Limited accumulated 0% or 200 shares. Moreover, Macquarie has 0% invested in Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR). First Republic Inv Management has invested 0% in Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR). Credit Suisse Ag holds 49,054 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Stratos Wealth Ptnrs Ltd invested 0% in Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR). Stevens Management LP accumulated 0.01% or 11,018 shares. Comerica Bancorporation reported 78,442 shares.

Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co Llc holds 1.26% of its portfolio in HubSpot, Inc. for 1.06 million shares. Redwood Investments Llc owns 201,491 shares or 1.26% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Symmetry Peak Management Llc has 1.22% invested in the company for 17,500 shares. The Washington-based Rainier Investment Management Llc has invested 1.11% in the stock. Granahan Investment Management Inc Ma, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 145,303 shares.

Analysts await HubSpot, Inc. (NYSE:HUBS) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $-0.26 earnings per share, down 18.18% or $0.04 from last year’s $-0.22 per share. After $-0.22 actual earnings per share reported by HubSpot, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 18.18% negative EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 insider sales for $14.72 million activity.

HubSpot, Inc. provides a cloud-based marketing and sales software platform for businesses in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company has market cap of $4.38 billion. The Company’s software platform includes integrated applications, such as social media, search engine optimization, blogging, Website content management, marketing automation, email, CRM, analytics, and reporting that enables businesses to attract visitors to their Websites, convert visitors into leads, and close leads into clients and delight customers. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also offers professional, and phone and email support services.

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