Elm Ridge Management Has Lowered Rollins (Put) (ROL) Stake as Stock Rose; As Shire Plc (SHPG) Shares Rose, Zweig-Dimenna Associates Lowered by $9.32 Million Its Position

February 15, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Joe Dimenna decreased its stake in Shire Plc (SHPG) by 70.08% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Zweig-Dimenna Associates Llc sold 60,901 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.45% with the market. The hedge fund run by Joe Dimenna held 26,000 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.98 million, down from 86,901 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Zweig-Dimenna Associates Llc who had been investing in Shire Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $38.07 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.00% or $1.33 during the last trading session, reaching $134.19. About 319,168 shares traded. Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) has risen 4.69% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.01% the S&P500.

Ron Gutfleish decreased its stake in Rollins Inc (Put) (ROL) by 99% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Elm Ridge Management Llc sold 88,110 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.43% with the market. The hedge fund run by Ron Gutfleish held 890 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.11 million, down from 89,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Elm Ridge Management Llc who had been investing in Rollins Inc (Put) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.60B market cap company. The stock increased 0.93% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $48.65. About 91,310 shares traded. Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) has risen 51.75% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.05% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.3 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.37, from 1.67 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 25 investors sold ROL shares while 75 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 101 raised stakes. 79.87 million shares or 0.72% more from 79.31 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Schroder Inv Grp has 1.56M shares. Swiss National Bank & Trust, Switzerland-based fund reported 358,300 shares. Amp Ltd has invested 0.03% in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL). Arrowstreet Cap Ltd Partnership invested in 385,751 shares. 641,531 were reported by Bamco. 13,993 are owned by Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt Sys. Victory Capital Mgmt Incorporated reported 53,759 shares. 7,555 were accumulated by Kbc Group Nv. Utah Retirement stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL). Glenmede Com Na stated it has 850 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Omers Administration Corp invested in 86,300 shares. Strs Ohio has 1,277 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reported 0% stake. Avalon Advsr has invested 0.05% in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL). Southeast Asset Advsrs Inc, a Georgia-based fund reported 10,970 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering Rollins (NYSE:ROL), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Rollins had 8 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, April 28, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 27 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by Sidoti. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, March 21 by Sidoti. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Hold” on Tuesday, September 1. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell” on Thursday, August 20.

Since August 24, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 1 sale for $474,351 activity. On Tuesday, December 5 the insider ROLLINS GARY W bought $99,931.

Among 25 analysts covering Shire plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:SHPG), 21 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Shire plc (ADR) had 66 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Liberum Capital to “Buy” on Tuesday, November 14. The stock of Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by FBR Capital. On Tuesday, August 15 the stock rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Tuesday, January 12, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna on Wednesday, November 15 with “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by BNP Paribas given on Thursday, August 6. The company was maintained on Monday, October 2 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, September 21 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) earned “Hold” rating by HSBC on Thursday, July 6.

Zweig-Dimenna Associates Llc, which manages about $1.59B and $1.12 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Delta Air Lines Inc Del (NYSE:DAL) by 9,765 shares to 205,062 shares, valued at $9.89 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Monster Beverage Corp New by 41,182 shares in the quarter, for a total of 113,145 shares, and has risen its stake in Restaurant Brands Intl Inc.

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