Driehaus Capital Management Has Lifted Msci (MSCI) Position by $488,244; Bowling Portfolio Management Maintains Stake in Sanderson Farms (SAFM)

February 15, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Bowling Portfolio Management Llc increased its stake in Sanderson Farms Inc (SAFM) by 756.87% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bowling Portfolio Management Llc bought 13,495 shares as the company’s stock rose 21.33% with the market. The institutional investor held 15,278 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.47 million, up from 1,783 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bowling Portfolio Management Llc who had been investing in Sanderson Farms Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.01 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.64% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $132. About 218,623 shares traded. Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) has risen 33.01% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.31% the S&P500.

Richard Driehaus increased its stake in Msci Inc (MSCI) by 66% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Driehaus Capital Management Llc bought 4,209 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.89% with the market. The hedge fund run by Richard Driehaus held 10,586 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.24M, up from 6,377 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Driehaus Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Msci Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.18 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.71% or $1.03 during the last trading session, reaching $146.3. About 337,001 shares traded. MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) has risen 31.33% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.63% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 45 investors sold SAFM shares while 98 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes. 21.94 million shares or 0.56% less from 22.07 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Southernsun Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability has 405,484 shares. Affinity Investment Advsr Lc stated it has 1,915 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Pnc Gp holds 997 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Renaissance Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.24% invested in Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM). Brandywine Glob Invest Management Lc reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM). Piermont Capital Mgmt has 0.57% invested in Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) for 10,730 shares. Biltmore Wealth Management Lc holds 5,793 shares. Ameritas Inv Prtn holds 0.01% or 1,728 shares. Suntrust Banks reported 0% in Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM). Hsbc Holdings Public Limited holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) for 41,157 shares. Whittier Tru Of Nevada Inc has 0% invested in Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM). Kbc Grp Nv stated it has 29,294 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. 22,899 were accumulated by Aperio Gru Ltd Liability. Vident Inv Advisory Limited invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM). Fmr Limited Company has invested 0% in Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM).

Bowling Portfolio Management Llc, which manages about $492.89M and $665.23M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Darden Restaurants Inc (NYSE:DRI) by 6,382 shares to 36,999 shares, valued at $2.92M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Employers Holdings Inc (NYSE:EIG) by 8,872 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 30,642 shares, and cut its stake in Hca Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA).

Among 14 analysts covering Sanderson Farms Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM), 5 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Sanderson Farms Inc. had 34 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 5 by DA Davidson. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, June 26 with “Hold”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, December 15 report. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Monday, March 27 report. Sidoti upgraded the shares of SAFM in report on Monday, December 12 to “Buy” rating. On Thursday, November 16 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, August 11 with “Hold”. On Friday, December 2 the stock rating was initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Sector Weight”. Goldman Sachs downgraded Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) on Tuesday, March 15 to “Sell” rating. The rating was upgraded by CLSA to “Buy” on Thursday, August 18.

Since August 25, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $1.09 million activity. BANKS FRED L JR had sold 3,000 shares worth $432,315 on Wednesday, August 30. 900 Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) shares with value of $123,714 were sold by LIVINGSTON PHIL K. Another trade for 625 shares valued at $86,269 was made by Bierbusse John on Friday, August 25. MOONEY DIANNE had sold 1,371 shares worth $198,771 on Wednesday, August 30.

Since September 5, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $492,463 activity.

Among 9 analysts covering MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. MSCI Inc. had 16 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, January 31, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The stock of MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) earned “Market Perform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, November 2. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 10 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of MSCI in report on Friday, November 3 with “Outperform” rating. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The company was maintained on Monday, October 23 by Morgan Stanley. UBS upgraded MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) rating on Monday, November 2. UBS has “Buy” rating and $82 target. The rating was downgraded by Evercore to “Sell” on Tuesday, October 11. Morgan Stanley maintained MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) rating on Monday, August 7. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $125 target. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 4 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.16, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 22 investors sold MSCI shares while 102 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 81.35 million shares or 1.88% less from 82.91 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Trillium Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Com owns 0.81% invested in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) for 121,438 shares. Vident Advisory Limited Liability Co invested in 0.01% or 1,963 shares. Barclays Public Lc invested in 0.01% or 74,958 shares. Cibc Asset has 29,574 shares. Fiera Capital Corporation accumulated 3.57M shares. Bb&T Securities Ltd Liability Co owns 0% invested in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) for 2,542 shares. Moreover, Jpmorgan Chase & has 0.03% invested in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) for 1.08 million shares. 20,000 were reported by Rbf Capital Ltd Liability Corporation. Insight Research & Mgmt stated it has 1.94% in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). 246,112 were reported by Wells Fargo And Com Mn. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management holds 6,363 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Citigroup Incorporated reported 28,697 shares. 450 are held by Smith Asset Management Gru Ltd Partnership. 6,130 were accumulated by Westpac Corp. Jacobs Levy Equity has 0.05% invested in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI).

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