As Hca Healthcare (HCA) Shares Declined, Three Bays Capital LP Has Lifted Stake by $3.16 Million; National Planning Increases Stake in British Amern Tob Plc (BTI)

January 14, 2018 - By Jacob Smith

National Planning Corp increased its stake in British Amern Tob Plc (BTI) by 611.42% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. National Planning Corp bought 29,391 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.21% with the market. The institutional investor held 34,198 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.13M, up from 4,807 at the end of the previous reported quarter. National Planning Corp who had been investing in British Amern Tob Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $151.42B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.53% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $67.79. About 1.17 million shares traded. British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSEMKT:BTI) has risen 17.78% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.08% the S&P500.

Three Bays Capital Lp increased its stake in Hca Healthcare Inc (HCA) by 6.32% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Three Bays Capital Lp bought 40,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.93% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 672,500 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $53.52M, up from 632,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Three Bays Capital Lp who had been investing in Hca Healthcare Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $31.44B market cap company. The stock increased 2.10% or $1.83 during the last trading session, reaching $88.8. About 1.87 million shares traded. HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) has risen 7.08% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.62% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering British Amrcn Tobacco (NYSEMKT:BTI), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. British Amrcn Tobacco had 9 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Investec on Friday, August 4 to “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Societe Generale given on Friday, July 29. Piper Jaffray initiated British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) on Thursday, May 25 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Overweight” on Wednesday, November 2. The company was downgraded on Thursday, December 10 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was upgraded by Societe Generale on Friday, October 28 to “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Investec on Thursday, September 8 to “Buy”. As per Tuesday, August 25, the company rating was initiated by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bank of America given on Tuesday, August 4.

National Planning Corp, which manages about $489.05 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Nuveen Pfd & Incm Opportnys (JPC) by 50,708 shares to 30,681 shares, valued at $324,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Alphabet Inc by 654 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 5,683 shares, and cut its stake in Sherwin Williams Co (NYSE:SHW).

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $719,075 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.09, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 69 investors sold HCA shares while 180 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 143 raised stakes. 262.04 million shares or 0.29% more from 261.28 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Alpha Windward Ltd Company reported 420 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System invested in 18,000 shares or 0.07% of the stock. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has 0.03% invested in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) for 7,810 shares. Acadian Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 11,965 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Whittier Tru has 0% invested in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) for 6 shares. Aperio Gp has 0.09% invested in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) for 194,446 shares. C M Bidwell And Limited holds 26 shares. Liberty Mutual Grp Asset Incorporated invested in 11,589 shares. Clear Harbor Asset reported 8,635 shares. Hennessy Advsrs invested in 24,400 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Mackenzie Corporation has 0.36% invested in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) for 844,065 shares. 5,703 were accumulated by Old Bancshares In. Baystate Wealth Management Lc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). Oppenheimer has invested 0.06% in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). 4,892 were accumulated by Cibc Financial Bank Usa.

Among 29 analysts covering HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA), 20 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. HCA Holdings had 88 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. PiperJaffray downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, January 3 report. Longbow downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Wednesday, January 6 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 12 by Citigroup. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 1 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, October 2. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, August 17 with “Equal-Weight”. As per Wednesday, July 26, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. The stock of HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) earned “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Tuesday, July 25. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, September 28 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, June 12.

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