Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management Has Lifted Sonic Automotive (SAH) Position By $1.28 Million; Robert Half International (RHI) Shorts Decreased By 18.54%

April 25, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

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Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management Llc increased Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) stake by 2.7% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management Llc acquired 70,907 shares as Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH)’s stock declined 5.76%. The Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management Llc holds 2.70M shares with $49.74 million value, up from 2.63M last quarter. Sonic Automotive Inc now has $865.24 million valuation. The stock increased 2.51% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $20.4. About 53,525 shares traded. Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) has declined 9.55% since April 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.10% the S&P500.

Robert Half International Inc (NYSE:RHI) had a decrease of 18.54% in short interest. RHI’s SI was 3.64 million shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 18.54% from 4.47M shares previously. With 1.26 million avg volume, 3 days are for Robert Half International Inc (NYSE:RHI)’s short sellers to cover RHI’s short positions. The SI to Robert Half International Inc’s float is 3.05%. The stock increased 5.08% or $2.92 during the last trading session, reaching $60.37. About 1.98 million shares traded or 53.23% up from the average. Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) has risen 19.64% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.09% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Sonic Automotive had 19 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Thursday, February 23. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $2200 target in Wednesday, July 19 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Wednesday, October 11. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Monday, November 13. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Thursday, October 19 by Bank of America. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Hold” on Monday, January 8. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, March 14. Zacks downgraded Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) on Thursday, August 27 to “Hold” rating. On Monday, April 11 the stock rating was initiated by Jefferies with “Hold”. As per Wednesday, July 22, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America.

Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management Llc decreased Goodyear Tire & Rubr Co (NASDAQ:GT) stake by 215,700 shares to 6.80 million valued at $219.72M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Te Connectivity Ltd (NYSE:TEL) stake by 44,344 shares and now owns 1.02 million shares. Tri Pointe Group Inc (NYSE:TPH) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.01, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 10 investors sold SAH shares while 44 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 31 raised stakes. 26.60 million shares or 0.41% less from 26.71 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ameritas Inv Prtn holds 0% or 2,180 shares. Panagora Asset Incorporated owns 257 shares. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas holds 12,849 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 139,341 are held by Ameriprise Finance Incorporated. California-based Hotchkis And Wiley Capital Lc has invested 0.19% in Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement accumulated 0% or 32,726 shares. reported 19,985 shares. The California-based Gemmer Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0% in Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH). Geode Cap Management Limited Liability has 0% invested in Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH). Tci Wealth Advsrs invested in 0% or 73 shares. Leucadia Natl reported 16,044 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance New York reported 8,786 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Pinebridge Investments Limited Partnership holds 0.01% or 24,941 shares in its portfolio. Fdx Advsr stated it has 15,480 shares. Morgan Stanley, a New York-based fund reported 195,726 shares.

Among 15 analysts covering Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI), 5 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Robert Half International had 44 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, July 27 the stock rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Market Perform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 18 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, October 11 by SunTrust. Credit Suisse maintained Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) on Wednesday, October 25 with “Underperform” rating. On Monday, November 20 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Monday, November 28 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 9 by Nomura. The stock of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, February 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, October 25 by BMO Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.17, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 34 investors sold Robert Half International Inc. shares while 152 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 98 raised stakes. 99.90 million shares or 2.22% less from 102.17 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 120,562 are owned by Manufacturers Life The. Moreover, Verition Fund Mgmt Limited Liability has 0.05% invested in Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) for 9,855 shares. Heartland Advsrs holds 0.59% of its portfolio in Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) for 165,921 shares. Synovus holds 0.01% or 6,033 shares. Of Virginia Limited Liability Corp holds 0.53% or 40,306 shares in its portfolio. Ny State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0.02% in Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI). Utah Retirement Sys reported 22,920 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 426,997 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Swiss Fincl Bank accumulated 467,238 shares. Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio reported 51,484 shares stake. Meeder Asset reported 45,156 shares. Fdx Advisors accumulated 7,421 shares. 8,000 are owned by Macquarie Gru. Opus Group holds 5,405 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Paloma Ptnrs Mngmt stated it has 4,028 shares.

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