Bb&T Securities Lowered By $362,500 Its Celgene (Call) (CELG) Holding; Lakewood Capital Management LP Lowered Lithia Mtrs (LAD) Position

January 14, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Bb&T Securities Llc decreased Celgene Corp (Call) (CELG) stake by 50% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Bb&T Securities Llc sold 2,500 shares as Celgene Corp (Call) (CELG)’s stock declined 3.49%. The Bb&T Securities Llc holds 2,500 shares with $364,000 value, down from 5,000 last quarter. Celgene Corp (Call) now has $83.46B valuation. The stock increased 1.36% or $1.42 during the last trading session, reaching $106. About 8.75M shares traded or 5.20% up from the average. Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) has risen 17.00% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.30% the S&P500.

Lakewood Capital Management Lp decreased Lithia Mtrs Inc (LAD) stake by 41.23% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Lakewood Capital Management Lp sold 245,000 shares as Lithia Mtrs Inc (LAD)’s stock declined 9.84%. The Lakewood Capital Management Lp holds 349,169 shares with $42.01M value, down from 594,169 last quarter. Lithia Mtrs Inc now has $3.11 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.20% or $1.47 during the last trading session, reaching $124.48. About 240,093 shares traded or 6.30% up from the average. Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) has risen 16.88% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.18% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.17, from 1.34 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 44 investors sold CELG shares while 457 reduced holdings. 133 funds opened positions while 451 raised stakes. 603.99 million shares or 0.25% more from 602.51 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Invesco Ltd holds 12.23 million shares or 0.66% of its portfolio. Castleark Management Llc holds 1.14% in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) or 249,280 shares. Rock Springs Mngmt Lp stated it has 262,500 shares or 1.77% of all its holdings. Robeco Institutional Asset Management Bv reported 708,678 shares stake. Retail Bank Of America De invested 0.3% in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG). Howe & Rusling Inc has invested 0.94% in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG). Guardian Limited Partnership reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG). Hightower Advisors Limited holds 289,247 shares or 0.36% of its portfolio. Clearbridge Investments Limited Liability accumulated 5.40M shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Management owns 40,200 shares. First Commonwealth Financial Pa invested in 1.25% or 7,497 shares. Boyd Watterson Asset Ltd Liability Oh owns 3,393 shares for 0.24% of their portfolio. 88,254 were reported by Fiera Cap. Grandfield & Dodd reported 2,250 shares. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Llc accumulated 306,411 shares.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $6.27 million activity. Another trade for 1,727 shares valued at $248,498 was made by Curran Terrie on Monday, September 25. CASEY MICHAEL D had sold 9,250 shares worth $1.29 million on Tuesday, September 5. MARIO ERNEST had sold 18,506 shares worth $2.42M on Thursday, August 10. 7,500 shares were sold by KAPLAN GILLA, worth $1.01 million on Wednesday, August 2.

Analysts await Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $1.75 earnings per share, up 24.11% or $0.34 from last year’s $1.41 per share. CELG’s profit will be $1.38 billion for 15.14 P/E if the $1.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.78 actual earnings per share reported by Celgene Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.69% negative EPS growth.

Among 33 analysts covering Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG), 18 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Celgene Corporation had 124 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 28 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The rating was downgraded by BTIG Research on Wednesday, June 1 to “Neutral”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, June 23. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 13. Canaccord Genuity maintained Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) rating on Tuesday, June 6. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $15600 target. BTIG Research downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, June 30 report. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 26. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Friday, November 6. The firm has “Buy” rating by Mizuho given on Thursday, June 1. The stock of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) earned “Buy” rating by Leerink Swann on Friday, October 20.

Bb&T Securities Llc increased Ishares Tr (FLOT) stake by 48,210 shares to 250,135 valued at $12.74M in 2017Q3. It also upped Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) stake by 35,258 shares and now owns 40,258 shares. Alliant Energy Corp (NYSE:LNT) was raised too.

Among 10 analysts covering Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Lithia Motors had 18 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Susquehanna on Thursday, February 2 with “Neutral”. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, October 4 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) rating on Monday, November 13. KeyBanc Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $130.0 target. As per Wednesday, October 11, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. On Wednesday, August 31 the stock rating was initiated by Wolfe Research with “Outperform”. As per Wednesday, November 16, the company rating was reinitiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Friday, June 16 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform”. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Jefferies initiated Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) on Monday, April 11 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, September 8.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.18, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 18 investors sold LAD shares while 72 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 24.47 million shares or 4.95% less from 25.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 1,922 were accumulated by Intrust Bancorp Na. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Ltd Co owns 5,425 shares for 0% of their portfolio. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue owns 4,763 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund accumulated 17,538 shares. Burney accumulated 3,793 shares. Thomson Horstmann Bryant reported 5,282 shares. The Arizona-based Arizona State Retirement Sys has invested 0.02% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Sei Investments holds 0.02% or 46,457 shares in its portfolio. Gemmer Asset Ltd Liability invested 0% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Advisory Services Net Ltd Company holds 276 shares. Citadel Llc has invested 0.01% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Bluecrest Capital Mgmt Limited reported 0.01% stake. Moreover, Wesbanco Natl Bank has 0.12% invested in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) for 18,767 shares. Haverford Fin Ser reported 3,264 shares stake. Affinity Inv Lc has invested 0.03% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD).

Analysts await Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $2.10 earnings per share, up 12.90% or $0.24 from last year’s $1.86 per share. LAD’s profit will be $52.42 million for 14.82 P/E if the $2.10 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.18 actual earnings per share reported by Lithia Motors, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.67% negative EPS growth.

Lakewood Capital Management Lp increased Ardagh Group S A stake by 106,327 shares to 303,988 valued at $6.51 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Alphabet Inc stake by 12,711 shares and now owns 178,534 shares. Westrock Co was raised too.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 12 insider sales for $18.06 million activity. Another trade for 1,000 shares valued at $105,640 was made by Cain Susan O on Tuesday, August 8. $1.54 million worth of Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) was sold by Holzshu Chris on Monday, August 21. DEBOER SIDNEY B also sold $8.00 million worth of Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) on Friday, September 29. $2.93 million worth of stock was sold by Roberts Kenneth E on Monday, September 25. 20,820 shares were sold by DEBOER BRYAN B, worth $2.17 million. 1,970 shares were sold by Liang George Chun-Wai, worth $208,072. 1,031 shares were sold by BECKER THOMAS R, worth $110,420.

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