Victory Capital Management Has Upped Southwest Airls Co (LUV) Stake by $12.09 Million; Columbia Asset Management Has Boosted Holding in Marriott Intl Cl A (MAR) as Shares Rose

February 15, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Victory Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Southwest Airls Co (LUV) by 194.62% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Victory Capital Management Inc bought 219,883 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.26% with the market. The institutional investor held 332,861 shares of the air freight and delivery services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $18.63M, up from 112,978 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Southwest Airls Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $34.08 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.40% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $57.96. About 1.70M shares traded. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has risen 37.63% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500.

Columbia Asset Management increased its stake in Marriott Intl Inc Cl A (MAR) by 39.59% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Columbia Asset Management bought 2,900 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.06% with the market. The institutional investor held 10,225 shares of the hotels and resorts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.13 million, up from 7,325 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Columbia Asset Management who had been investing in Marriott Intl Inc Cl A for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $51.60 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.56% or $3.7148 during the last trading session, reaching $141.5252. About 2.63M shares traded or 8.51% up from the average. Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) has risen 58.26% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.56% the S&P500.

Victory Capital Management Inc, which manages about $35.27 billion and $44.51B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Southern Co (NYSE:SO) by 202,392 shares to 16,494 shares, valued at $811,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) by 124,165 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 522,486 shares, and cut its stake in First Horizon Natl Corp (NYSE:FHN).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 69 investors sold LUV shares while 249 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 213 raised stakes. 441.14 million shares or 4.78% less from 463.31 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Yorktown Mngmt & Research has 17,000 shares for 0.25% of their portfolio. Needham Inv Mgmt Llc stated it has 0.85% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Hsbc Public Limited Liability stated it has 638,815 shares. Moreover, American Trust Advsr has 4.36% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 87,230 shares. Eagle Asset Mgmt has invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Trust Communication Of Vermont owns 750 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Berkshire Hathaway Inc has 47.66 million shares for 1.5% of their portfolio. Synovus Financial Corp holds 76,432 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Oxbow Advisors Limited Liability Corp holds 56,922 shares or 0.61% of its portfolio. Johnson Fincl Group Incorporated has 0.16% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 21,933 shares. Kbc Grp Inc Nv holds 0.1% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) or 204,703 shares. Decatur Management Inc accumulated 85,195 shares. Moreover, Caxton Associate LP has 0.06% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Monetta Fincl Svcs holds 1.52% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) or 50,000 shares. Stratford Consulting Limited Company reported 44,285 shares or 0.93% of all its holdings.

Since October 17, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $2.23 million activity. MONTFORD JOHN T sold 1,695 shares worth $107,240. Jordan Robert E sold $2.12M worth of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) on Thursday, December 14.

Among 19 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Southwest Airlines Co. had 64 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, July 24, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Friday, July 28 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, November 13. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of LUV in report on Wednesday, July 27 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, January 7 by Morgan Stanley. On Thursday, January 5 the stock rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 24 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $80.0 target in Thursday, August 24 report. As per Thursday, September 3, the company rating was maintained by Imperial Capital. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 1 by JP Morgan.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 11 insider sales for $16.61 million activity. Juliana B. Marriott Marital Trust sold $844,265 worth of stock. MARRIOTT J W JR had sold 26,362 shares worth $2.68 million. Shares for $1.48 million were sold by Capuano Anthony. 8,644 shares were sold by DUNCAN BRUCE W, worth $1.12M. Marriott David S sold 8,400 shares worth $844,265. 3,000 Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) shares with value of $323,520 were sold by Kyriakidis Argiris.

Columbia Asset Management, which manages about $354.79M and $325.44M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) by 46,445 shares to 109,809 shares, valued at $1.31M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Among 20 analysts covering Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Marriott International had 59 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, September 22. The rating was downgraded by Bernstein to “Market Perform” on Thursday, November 16. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight” on Tuesday, November 28. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, September 7 by Evercore. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 9 by SunTrust. The stock of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, August 7. The stock of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Friday, September 23, the company rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the shares of MAR in report on Friday, February 17 with “Market Perform” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.09, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 44 investors sold MAR shares while 224 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 180 raised stakes. 236.59 million shares or 1.84% less from 241.03 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Parsons Mgmt Ri holds 1,898 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Bradley Foster Sargent Ct has 2,567 shares. Cornerstone Advsrs has invested 0.05% in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Panagora Asset Management Inc has 14,710 shares. Natl Pension Ser invested in 310,564 shares. Gateway Investment Advisers reported 64,393 shares stake. Baker Ellis Asset Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.04% or 1,330 shares in its portfolio. Prudential Fin holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) for 433,373 shares. Citigroup Inc invested in 534,127 shares. Moreover, Jensen Investment Mngmt has 0.01% invested in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky holds 34,970 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. New York-based Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has invested 0.06% in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Fundsmith Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 184,690 shares. Pacific Global Inv Communications holds 4,450 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Plante Moran Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 128 shares.

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