Mrj Capital Holds Position in Ball (BLL); Alibaba Group Hldg LTD (BABA) Shareholder Wcm Investment Management Cut Its Stake by $402,824 as Valuation Rose

May 20, 2018 - By Russell Anderson

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Mrj Capital Inc increased its stake in Ball Corp (BLL) by 10.85% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mrj Capital Inc bought 11,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.21% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 112,400 shares of the containers and packaging company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.25M, up from 101,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mrj Capital Inc who had been investing in Ball Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.26B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $37.96. About 2.29 million shares traded. Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) has risen 6.31% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.24% the S&P500.

Wcm Investment Management decreased its stake in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (BABA) by 4.38% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wcm Investment Management sold 2,342 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.18% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 51,122 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.82M, down from 53,464 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wcm Investment Management who had been investing in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $501.05B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.52% or $1.02 during the last trading session, reaching $195. About 14.24 million shares traded. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has risen 68.29% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 56.74% the S&P500.

Mrj Capital Inc, which manages about $185.27 million and $186.35M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Wyndham Worldwide Co (NYSE:WYN) by 3,800 shares to 28,100 shares, valued at $3.26M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) by 3,400 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 28,500 shares, and cut its stake in Axalta Coating Sys.

Among 14 analysts covering Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Ball Corporation had 38 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of BLL in report on Friday, November 3 with “Neutral” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, June 23 by Jefferies. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, August 7. The stock of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Thursday, March 31. The stock has “Buy” rating by Vertical Research on Friday, February 3. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, July 14. As per Friday, December 15, the company rating was upgraded by Vertical Research. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy” on Wednesday, January 17. Jefferies maintained Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) on Friday, August 5 with “Buy” rating.

Since January 5, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 10 selling transactions for $1.64 million activity. Fisher Daniel William bought 9,000 shares worth $360,900. 4,384 Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) shares with value of $170,532 were sold by Peterson James N. Pauley Lisa Ann sold $272,890 worth of stock or 7,017 shares. 2,200 shares were sold by HOOVER R DAVID, worth $89,562 on Wednesday, March 7. Shares for $261,823 were sold by HAYES JOHN A on Friday, January 5. STRAIN ROBERT D had sold 2,500 shares worth $98,900 on Friday, February 23.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.31 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.34 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 33 investors sold BLL shares while 129 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 138 raised stakes. 292.68 million shares or 3.20% less from 302.34 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Advsr Asset Mgmt Inc reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Natl Pension Serv has 0.07% invested in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Illinois-based Envestnet Asset Mngmt has invested 0.01% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Gradient Investments Limited Liability Corporation owns 12 shares. Addenda Inc accumulated 26,745 shares or 0.06% of the stock. State Treasurer State Of Michigan owns 102,652 shares. The Belgium-based Kbc Gru Nv has invested 0.02% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Raymond James & reported 103,615 shares stake. Cibc Ww holds 0.02% or 70,730 shares in its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 59,628 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Voya Invest Mngmt Lc stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Stevens Cap Management Lp holds 194,949 shares. Fred Alger Mngmt invested 0.02% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Marsico Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability reported 0.13% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al invested in 0.01% or 27,800 shares.

Another recent and important Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Ball Corporation Not Quite On The Ball Yet” on April 23, 2018.

Wcm Investment Management, which manages about $8.83B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Natus Medical Inc Del (NASDAQ:BABY) by 223,490 shares to 267,850 shares, valued at $10.23 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Yandex N V (NASDAQ:YNDX) by 1.02 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 16.75M shares, and has risen its stake in Accenture Plc Ireland (NYSE:ACN).

Among 39 analysts covering Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), 37 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Alibaba had 178 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of BABA in report on Thursday, September 17 with “Outperform” rating. Oppenheimer maintained Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) on Tuesday, August 22 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Saturday, August 22 by JP Morgan. As per Thursday, December 8, the company rating was reinitiated by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 17 by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 12. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, August 13. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 28 by Daiwa Securities. The rating was initiated by JP Morgan on Wednesday, August 31 with “Overweight”. The rating was maintained by TH Capital with “Hold” on Friday, August 14.

More notable recent Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Upcoming Earnings: Alibaba Reports Before Market Open On Friday” on May 03, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “CNBC: Ant Financial nearing $10B equity raise; BABA +1.3%” published on May 10, 2018, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Is Itching for a Breakout” on May 17, 2018. More interesting news about Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Thursday’s Vital Data: Facebook, Inc. (FB), Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA)” published on May 17, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Citron Says Alibaba Is ‘On Its Way To $250′” with publication date: May 02, 2018.

Analysts await Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) to report earnings on August, 16. They expect $1.16 EPS, up 23.40% or $0.22 from last year’s $0.94 per share. BABA’s profit will be $2.98 billion for 42.03 P/E if the $1.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.54 actual EPS reported by Alibaba Group Holding Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 114.81% EPS growth.

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