Sandler Capital Management Increased Service Intl (SCI) Holding; Carnival plc (LON:CCL) Had 5 Bullish Analysts

December 15, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

Among 12 analysts covering Carnival PLC (LON:CCL), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Carnival PLC has GBX 5770 highest and GBX 3 lowest target. GBX 4542.73’s average target is -4.40% below currents GBX 4752 stock price. Carnival PLC had 63 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Numis Securities on Wednesday, December 21. The stock of Carnival plc (LON:CCL) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, February 3 by Numis Securities. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, May 25. On Tuesday, May 23 the stock rating was maintained by Berenberg with “Hold”. Berenberg downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Monday, December 19 report. The stock has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, June 9. The rating was downgraded by Numis Securities to “Hold” on Tuesday, December 8. Berenberg maintained Carnival plc (LON:CCL) on Wednesday, September 28 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, April 1. The company was maintained on Monday, September 26 by Barclays Capital. See Carnival plc (LON:CCL) latest ratings:

06/12/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal Weight Old Target: GBX 4700.00 New Target: GBX 5100.00 Upgrade
11/10/2017 Broker: Berenberg Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 4300.00 New Target: GBX 5300.00 Maintain
17/07/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Equal Weight Old Target: GBX 5300.00 New Target: GBX 5300.00 Maintain
05/07/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Outperform Maintain
26/06/2017 Broker: HSBC Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 5200.00 New Target: GBX 5600.00 Maintain

Sandler Capital Management increased Service Corp Intl (SCI) stake by 50.88% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Sandler Capital Management acquired 266,460 shares as Service Corp Intl (SCI)’s stock rose 2.01%. The Sandler Capital Management holds 790,160 shares with $26.43M value, up from 523,700 last quarter. Service Corp Intl now has $6.97 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.38% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $37.15. About 947,913 shares traded. Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) has risen 20.29% since December 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.17, from 1.06 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 24 investors sold SCI shares while 96 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 93 raised stakes. 154.07 million shares or 2.01% less from 157.22 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Liberty Mutual Grp Inc Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0.1% or 73,729 shares. Northern Tru Corp holds 1.68 million shares. Howe Rusling invested in 0% or 243 shares. Tourbillon Cap Prtnrs Lp accumulated 2.31 million shares. Weaver C Barksdale Assocs Inc holds 0.02% or 495 shares in its portfolio. Salient Trust Lta has 1.13 million shares for 4.35% of their portfolio. Cibc Asset Inc owns 6,278 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Caxton Lp invested 0% of its portfolio in Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI). First Mercantile Tru holds 9,305 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Tci Wealth invested 0% in Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI). Neuberger Berman Gru Llc accumulated 2.05M shares. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky holds 40,010 shares. Employees Retirement Of Texas has invested 0.06% in Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI). Moreover, Walleye Trading Ltd Company has 0% invested in Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI). Schwab Charles Inv reported 0.02% in Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI).

Sandler Capital Management decreased Express Scripts Hldg Co (Put) (NASDAQ:ESRX) stake by 51,400 shares to 100,000 valued at $6.38 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Paypal Hldgs Inc stake by 87,748 shares and now owns 133,200 shares. American Tower Corp New (NYSE:AMT) was reduced too.

Among 5 analysts covering Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Service Corporation International has $40 highest and $27 lowest target. $36.25’s average target is -2.42% below currents $37.15 stock price. Service Corporation International had 13 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, April 28 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Friday, February 12 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, August 2 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, July 26. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, June 21. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Thursday, November 2 with “Buy”. On Wednesday, November 11 the stock rating was initiated by Oppenheimer with “Outperform”. Oppenheimer maintained Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) rating on Tuesday, September 26. Oppenheimer has “Buy” rating and $39.0 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 17 by Oppenheimer. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, November 3 by Credit Suisse.

Since September 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $24.32 million activity. $7.01M worth of stock was sold by WEBB MICHAEL R on Friday, September 8. TANZBERGER ERIC D had sold 187,100 shares worth $6.53M on Wednesday, September 6. Shares for $70,146 were sold by WALTRIP W BLAIR. The insider WALTRIP R L sold 84,679 shares worth $3.21 million. $2.56 million worth of stock was sold by Sangalis Gregory T on Wednesday, September 13. On Friday, September 8 the insider Moore Tammy R sold $1.44M. Shares for $3.49 million were sold by RYAN THOMAS L.

Since October 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $6.13 million activity. DONALD ARNOLD W sold 90,903 shares worth $6.13 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.01, from 1.12 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 38 investors sold Carnival plc shares while 225 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 205 raised stakes. 408.62 million shares or 0.87% less from 412.20 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mngmt Company stated it has 22,271 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Gam Holdings Ag holds 0.16% or 162,468 shares in its portfolio. Whittier Trust Of Nevada accumulated 205 shares or 0% of the stock. Ohio-based Stratos Wealth Ptnrs Ltd has invested 0.01% in Carnival plc (LON:CCL). Exxonmobil Inv Incorporated Tx invested in 0.13% or 80,363 shares. Alps Advsr Inc has invested 0% in Carnival plc (LON:CCL). Bb&T Secs Llc holds 11,300 shares. Fisher Asset Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Carnival plc (LON:CCL). Public Sector Pension Board invested in 0.03% or 47,294 shares. Crystal Rock Capital holds 2.21% of its portfolio in Carnival plc (LON:CCL) for 52,257 shares. Everett Harris & Ca holds 35,262 shares. Tarbox Family Office stated it has 296 shares. Kentucky Retirement stated it has 26,831 shares. Pggm Invests has invested 0.2% in Carnival plc (LON:CCL). Wedge Cap Mgmt L Limited Partnership Nc reported 527,783 shares.

The stock decreased 0.52% or GBX 25 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 4752. About 189,230 shares traded. Carnival plc (LON:CCL) has 0.00% since December 15, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

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