Yelp (YELP) Stock Declined While Criterion Capital Management Trimmed by $8.63 Million Its Stake; Caymus Capital Partners LP Has Upped Pdc Energy (PDCE) Holding by $18.66 Million

February 15, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Christopher Lord decreased its stake in Yelp Inc (YELP) by 9.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Criterion Capital Management Llc sold 200,586 shares as the company’s stock declined 19.70% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Christopher Lord held 1.92 million shares of the other consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $83.11M, down from 2.12 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Criterion Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Yelp Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.43B market cap company. The stock increased 6.98% or $2.7 during the last trading session, reaching $41.37. About 1.94 million shares traded or 32.57% up from the average. Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) has risen 12.71% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.99% the S&P500.

Caymus Capital Partners Lp increased its stake in Pdc Energy Inc (PDCE) by 33.28% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Caymus Capital Partners Lp bought 380,900 shares as the company’s stock declined 25.81% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 1.53M shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $74.79M, up from 1.14 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Caymus Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in Pdc Energy Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.34 billion market cap company. The stock increased 5.67% or $2.74 during the last trading session, reaching $51.09. About 929,848 shares traded or 9.84% up from the average. PDC Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCE) has declined 13.25% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.95% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.22, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 32 investors sold YELP shares while 72 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 60.04 million shares or 5.61% less from 63.60 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Schwab Charles Investment Mgmt owns 356,451 shares. 17,449 were reported by Trexquant Investment Limited Partnership. Highbridge Capital Management Limited Liability invested in 22,260 shares. Aperio Grp Ltd Co has 0% invested in Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) for 9,654 shares. Northern Trust accumulated 984,979 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 2,903 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Hussman Strategic stated it has 50,000 shares. Southpoint Advsr Ltd Partnership accumulated 2.00M shares. Tower Research Ltd Liability Corp (Trc) has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP). Eaton Vance Mgmt has invested 0.02% in Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP). Aqr Ltd Liability has 189,630 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Glenhill Advisors Limited Liability Co owns 294,605 shares for 1.03% of their portfolio. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp has 0.02% invested in Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) for 62,896 shares. First Manhattan owns 0.11% invested in Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) for 437,393 shares. Alliancebernstein LP has invested 0% in Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP).

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 36 sales for $16.02 million activity. Another trade for 6,000 shares valued at $272,340 was sold by Donaker Geoffrey L. Wilson Laurence also sold $1.10 million worth of Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) on Monday, October 23. Ramsay Alan sold $22,383 worth of stock. Nachman Joseph R also sold $204,804 worth of Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) shares. On Tuesday, August 22 Baker Charles sold $162,525 worth of Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) or 3,921 shares.

Among 47 analysts covering Yelp (NYSE:YELP), 22 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Yelp had 156 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mizuho maintained Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) on Wednesday, November 2 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, November 2 to “Outperform”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, August 4. Northland Capital maintained the stock with “Under Perform” rating in Thursday, September 24 report. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, January 24 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 7 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) on Thursday, September 28 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of YELP in report on Wednesday, May 10 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of YELP in report on Friday, February 10 with “Outperform” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of YELP in report on Thursday, February 8 with “Hold” rating.

Criterion Capital Management Llc, which manages about $3.75 billion and $2.35B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Delphi Automotive Plc (NYSE:DLPH) by 77,651 shares to 403,733 shares, valued at $39.73 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) by 184,012 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.01 million shares, and has risen its stake in Salesforce Com Inc (NYSE:CRM).

Among 28 analysts covering PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE), 21 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. PDC Energy had 82 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Tuesday, June 14. The stock of PDC Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCE) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 6 by Stephens. As per Tuesday, October 10, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. Seaport Global upgraded PDC Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCE) on Friday, August 11 to “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, November 7, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, January 21. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $72 target in Tuesday, August 11 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $65 target in Friday, November 6 report. On Wednesday, August 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Mizuho to “Buy”. The stock of PDC Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCE) earned “Buy” rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 11.

Caymus Capital Partners Lp, which manages about $377.99M and $794.30 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Resolute Energy Corp by 258,050 shares to 488,850 shares, valued at $14.51 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Anadarko Pete Corp (NYSE:APC) by 608,150 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.10 million shares, and cut its stake in Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE).

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