Shaker Financial Services Has Decreased By $745,758 Its Central Secs (CET) Stake; Vulcan Value Partners Lifted By $49.25 Million Its Oracle (ORCL) Stake

June 19, 2018 - By Migdalia James

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Shaker Financial Services Llc decreased Central Secs Corp (CET) stake by 8.98% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Shaker Financial Services Llc sold 28,683 shares as Central Secs Corp (CET)’s stock rose 1.76%. The Shaker Financial Services Llc holds 290,596 shares with $7.75M value, down from 319,279 last quarter. Central Secs Corp now has $707.88M valuation. The stock decreased 0.46% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $28.15. About 12,792 shares traded. Central Securities Corp. (NYSEMKT:CET) has risen 14.72% since June 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.15% the S&P500.

Vulcan Value Partners Llc increased Oracle Corp (ORCL) stake by 4.76% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Vulcan Value Partners Llc acquired 1.09M shares as Oracle Corp (ORCL)’s stock declined 8.15%. The Vulcan Value Partners Llc holds 24.10 million shares with $1.10 billion value, up from 23.00 million last quarter. Oracle Corp now has $188.99 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.48% or $0.225 during the last trading session, reaching $46.295. About 13.91 million shares traded. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 3.98% since June 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.59% the S&P500. Some Historical ORCL News: ; 09/05/2018 – Helzberg Diamonds Empowers Associates to Create Meaningful Customer Experiences with Oracle Retail; 04/04/2018 – Coherent Path CEO to Speak at Oracle’s Modern Customer Experience; 11/04/2018 – “The Loyalty Divide – Operator and Consumer Perspectives, Restaurant 2018” Reveals Operator Misconceptions of Consumer Loyalty Are Preventing Relevant Engagement; 26/03/2018 – Quantum Medical Transport, Inc. Invited to Participate in the Oracle Blockchain Cloud Platform Beta Program; 19/03/2018 – ORACLE CONCLUDES 3Q EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL; 23/04/2018 – Russian Retailer O’STIN Turns to Oracle to Keep Shelves Stocked at the Speed of Fast Fashion; 11/05/2018 – Mumbai Bourse: Press Release From Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd; 23/04/2018 – Blu Coffee Distributors Brews Success in the Philippines; 30/03/2018 – Forbes: Larry Ellison: Oracle Is Revolutionizing The Database — And IT Service Delivery; 17/04/2018 – Corona Corporation Switches to Rimini Street for Oracle EBS Support

Vulcan Value Partners Llc decreased Virtus Invt Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS) stake by 3,679 shares to 257,737 valued at $31.91 million in 2018Q1. It also reduced Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) stake by 301,201 shares and now owns 3.18M shares. National Oilwell Varco Inc (NYSE:NOV) was reduced too.

More notable recent Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Is Oracle Corporation’s Drop Your Chance to Load Up?” on June 17, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “No Love For Oracle: Is There An Opportunity?” published on June 10, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Game Plan For The Week – Cramer’s Mad Money (6/15/18)” on June 18, 2018. More interesting news about Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Oracle -2.5% as JP Morgan steps to sidelines, Nomura lowers target” published on June 14, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Oracle (ORCL) PT Lowered to $52 at Piper Jaffray; Checks Suggest In-Line Qtr” with publication date: June 18, 2018.

Among 43 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Oracle had 118 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of ORCL in report on Tuesday, March 20 with “Outperform” rating. JMP Securities upgraded Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) on Thursday, March 16 to “Market Perform” rating. FBR Capital downgraded the stock to “Mkt Perform” rating in Thursday, November 5 report. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of ORCL in report on Wednesday, March 16 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, September 23 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. Barclays Capital maintained Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) rating on Friday, September 15. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $59 target. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies on Thursday, July 30 to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by William Blair on Friday, September 15 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 17 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 30 by Wedbush.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.28, from 1.15 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 83 investors sold ORCL shares while 569 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 449 raised stakes. 2.24 billion shares or 1.97% less from 2.29 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Cohen Klingenstein Ltd Llc owns 0.28% invested in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 42,700 shares. Cognios Lc has 46,560 shares for 0.77% of their portfolio. Cambridge Advsrs accumulated 29,348 shares. First Eagle Investment Management Limited Liability Company invested in 4.66% or 40.85 million shares. Massachusetts-based Northeast Inv Mgmt has invested 0.05% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Meridian Invest Counsel Inc invested in 0.64% or 24,857 shares. Levin Capital Strategies LP reported 0.15% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Cap Inv Serv Of America holds 2.25% or 314,664 shares. Huntington Steele Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.49% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 41,243 shares. Nomura Asset Co Limited holds 952,335 shares or 0.48% of its portfolio. Connor Clark & Lunn Invest Management Limited owns 642,914 shares. Ibm Retirement Fund has 68,112 shares for 0.58% of their portfolio. Stillwater Advisors Lc owns 3.18% invested in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 288,838 shares. Columbia Prtn L L C Investment Management reported 297,190 shares stake. State Treasurer State Of Michigan stated it has 889,660 shares or 0.33% of all its holdings.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.60, from 1.83 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 5 investors sold CET shares while 8 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 10 raised stakes. 2.59 million shares or 4.44% less from 2.71 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Brown Brothers Harriman & Com reported 33,333 shares. Architects Incorporated accumulated 8,428 shares. Citigroup holds 0% or 43,572 shares in its portfolio. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada stated it has 0% in Central Securities Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:CET). Trust Of Vermont holds 200 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Institute For Wealth Management Ltd Liability Com reported 0.26% stake. Walleye Trading stated it has 9,682 shares. The Texas-based Centaur Ptnrs Lp has invested 1.72% in Central Securities Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:CET). Css Limited Liability Corp Il accumulated 0.05% or 35,158 shares. Colonial Advisors has 20,412 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Susquehanna Intll Grp Ltd Liability Partnership reported 14,303 shares. Raymond James Financial Ser Advsr owns 16,183 shares. 29,252 were reported by Blue Bell Private Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability Company. Cibc Mkts stated it has 34,664 shares. Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can accumulated 13,684 shares.

Another recent and important Central Securities Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:CET) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Central Securities – A Solid Holding” on June 04, 2018.

Shaker Financial Services Llc increased Kkr Income Opportunities Fd (KIO) stake by 104,387 shares to 180,740 valued at $2.87 million in 2018Q1. It also upped Adams Diversified Equity Fd (ADX) stake by 446,889 shares and now owns 476,173 shares. Alpine Global Dynamic Divd F (AGD) was raised too.

Since April 2, 2018, it had 3 insider purchases, and 0 sales for $429,263 activity. Blackford Leo Price bought $199,723 worth of Central Securities Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:CET) on Friday, June 8. Shares for $29,817 were bought by O’Neill Andrew J on Monday, April 2.

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