Hillcrest Asset Management Has Lowered By $2.56 Million Its Aaron’s (AAN) Stake; Nuveen Asset Management Increased Its Schlumberger LTD (SLB) Holding

January 13, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Hillcrest Asset Management Llc decreased Aaron’s Inc (AAN) stake by 17.44% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Hillcrest Asset Management Llc sold 59,490 shares as Aaron’s Inc (AAN)’s stock rose 28.41%. The Hillcrest Asset Management Llc holds 281,639 shares with $12.29 million value, down from 341,129 last quarter. Aaron’s Inc now has $2.91 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.02% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $41.13. About 404,614 shares traded. Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) has risen 45.42% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.72% the S&P500.

Nuveen Asset Management Llc increased Schlumberger Ltd (SLB) stake by 45.5% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Nuveen Asset Management Llc acquired 17,802 shares as Schlumberger Ltd (SLB)’s stock declined 11.04%. The Nuveen Asset Management Llc holds 56,925 shares with $3.97M value, up from 39,123 last quarter. Schlumberger Ltd now has $108.01 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.19% or $0.92 during the last trading session, reaching $77.97. About 9.21 million shares traded or 1.33% up from the average. Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has declined 3.30% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.00% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 26 investors sold AAN shares while 92 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 71.01 million shares or 0.11% less from 71.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hussman Strategic Advsr Inc accumulated 51,300 shares. Sentinel Asset Mgmt Inc holds 337,225 shares or 0.35% of its portfolio. Profund Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.02% invested in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN). Great West Life Assurance Can reported 37,645 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 43,721 are held by Redwood Investments Ltd Liability. Wells Fargo & Communications Mn holds 0% of its portfolio in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) for 318,052 shares. Engineers Gate Manager Lp owns 56,271 shares for 0.21% of their portfolio. Macquarie Gru holds 0% of its portfolio in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) for 17,800 shares. Swiss Fincl Bank stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN). Comml Bank Of Ny Mellon holds 0.02% or 1.30 million shares in its portfolio. Kennedy Cap owns 0.2% invested in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) for 254,805 shares. Bogle LP De invested in 350,635 shares. Services Automobile Association, a Texas-based fund reported 32,600 shares. Ajo LP stated it has 0.32% of its portfolio in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN). Advisory Service Net Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0% of its portfolio in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) for 130 shares.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 sales for $2.81 million activity. $45,000 worth of stock was sold by SINCLAIR ROBERT P JR on Monday, August 28. Doman Curtis Linn also sold $1.30M worth of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) on Friday, August 25. The insider Michaels Steven A sold 5,000 shares worth $231,300. 15,000 shares were sold by Robinson John W, worth $691,583 on Tuesday, August 1. Shares for $300,177 were sold by Woodley Ryan K on Monday, August 28.

Analysts await Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) to report earnings on February, 16. They expect $0.55 earnings per share, up 10.00% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.5 per share. AAN’s profit will be $38.91 million for 18.70 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual earnings per share reported by Aaron's, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 27.91% EPS growth.

Among 13 analysts covering Aaron’s Inc (NYSE:AAN), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. Aaron’s Inc had 32 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, September 7. Raymond James downgraded Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) rating on Tuesday, September 22. Raymond James has “Market Perform” rating and $40 target. Raymond James upgraded Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) on Friday, November 10 to “Strong Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 28 by Jefferies. As per Tuesday, December 13, the company rating was initiated by Loop Capital. As per Friday, January 20, the company rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson. The stock of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, October 13. The stock of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, October 19. As per Friday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Friday, December 1 by Northcoast.

Nuveen Asset Management Llc decreased Abiomed Inc (NASDAQ:ABMD) stake by 30,567 shares to 43,159 valued at $7.28M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Smith A O (NYSE:AOS) stake by 10,420 shares and now owns 201,104 shares. Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) was reduced too.

Since October 24, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $219,205 activity. 3,500 Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) shares with value of $219,205 were sold by SANDVOLD TORE I.

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 69 investors sold SLB shares while 596 reduced holdings. only 105 funds opened positions while 481 raised stakes. 1.20 billion shares or 11.55% more from 1.07 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Howard Hughes Institute owns 30,000 shares. Natixis Asset Management owns 13,566 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Shelter Ins Retirement Plan, Missouri-based fund reported 83,700 shares. Burke & Herbert Bank & reported 4,671 shares or 0.29% of all its holdings. Wagner Bowman Corporation reported 0.1% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt has invested 0.17% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). 17,533 are owned by Heritage Wealth Advisors. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Limited reported 161,657 shares. Adirondack Com invested 0.2% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Jarislowsky Fraser Limited invested in 270,578 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Benin Corporation reported 4.19% stake. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems holds 86,800 shares or 0.28% of its portfolio. Needham Mgmt Ltd owns 12,500 shares. Minnesota-based White Pine Cap has invested 0% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Highlander Capital Management Limited Liability has 0.12% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) for 2,150 shares.

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