Centurylink Investment Management Company Has Lowered Eastman Chem Co (EMN) Holding; Kestrel Investment Management Decreased Its Hms Holdings (HMSY) Stake

December 7, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

Centurylink Investment Management Company decreased Eastman Chem Co (EMN) stake by 45.28% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Centurylink Investment Management Company sold 9,698 shares as Eastman Chem Co (EMN)’s stock declined 2.09%. The Centurylink Investment Management Company holds 11,722 shares with $985,000 value, down from 21,420 last quarter. Eastman Chem Co now has $13.02 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.65% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $90.61. About 1.42 million shares traded or 19.22% up from the average. Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) has risen 7.60% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.10% the S&P500.

Kestrel Investment Management Corp decreased Hms Holdings Corp (HMSY) stake by 5.4% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Kestrel Investment Management Corp sold 25,900 shares as Hms Holdings Corp (HMSY)’s stock declined 3.70%. The Kestrel Investment Management Corp holds 454,100 shares with $8.40M value, down from 480,000 last quarter. Hms Holdings Corp now has $1.38B valuation. The stock decreased 2.91% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $16.35. About 779,109 shares traded or 4.56% up from the average. HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) has risen 13.44% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.26% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.21 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 41 investors sold EMN shares while 177 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 179 raised stakes. 116.54 million shares or 7.50% less from 125.99 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. San Francisco Sentry Investment Gru (Ca) reported 13,490 shares stake. 22,909 are held by Sg Americas Securities Limited Liability Corporation. 53,340 were accumulated by Vestor Ltd Liability Co. Nationwide Fund Advisors invested in 0.05% or 145,676 shares. Asset Mngmt One reported 229,687 shares. Riggs Asset Managment Incorporated invested in 47 shares. Monetary Grp Inc Inc accumulated 17,630 shares. Washington Trust Bank & Trust holds 0.34% of its portfolio in Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) for 18,859 shares. California-based Rnc Capital Mngmt Limited Com has invested 0.02% in Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN). Price T Rowe Inc Md has 271,434 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Dean Investment Associate Ltd Liability Company holds 19,758 shares or 0.27% of its portfolio. Ajo Lp holds 0.02% or 59,393 shares in its portfolio. Scopus Asset Lp invested in 0.16% or 175,000 shares. Princeton Portfolio Strategies Grp Limited Liability Corp invested 0.69% in Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN). Camelot Portfolios Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.15% in Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN).

Among 16 analysts covering Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN), 9 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Eastman Chemical Company had 48 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) rating on Monday, June 5. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $8500 target. On Tuesday, January 24 the stock rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research to “Hold”. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of EMN in report on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 2 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Tuesday, August 2 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Monday, August 7 with “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, April 18. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 28 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 16 by Jefferies.

Analysts await Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $1.13 earnings per share, down 25.17% or $0.38 from last year’s $1.51 per share. EMN’s profit will be $162.42M for 20.05 P/E if the $1.13 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.19 actual earnings per share reported by Eastman Chemical Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -48.40% negative EPS growth.

Centurylink Investment Management Company increased Medtronic Hldg Ltd (NYSE:MDT) stake by 6,211 shares to 8,898 valued at $790,000 in 2017Q2. It also upped Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE:TMO) stake by 2,260 shares and now owns 4,665 shares. Dominos Pizza Inc (NYSE:DPZ) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.11, from 0.88 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 26 investors sold HMSY shares while 60 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 61 raised stakes. 77.25 million shares or 0.56% less from 77.68 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Fdx Advisors Inc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY). Metropolitan Life New York, a New York-based fund reported 59,098 shares. Oppenheimer And invested 0.01% of its portfolio in HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management, Wisconsin-based fund reported 36,000 shares. Hbk Invs LP owns 13,600 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Ltd Com invested 0.01% in HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY). Capstone Asset Mngmt Co reported 18,599 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 35,865 were reported by Tudor Invest Et Al. Victory Mngmt Incorporated, Ohio-based fund reported 1.02 million shares. 36,923 were reported by Barclays Public Limited Co. Amer Intll Grp Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY). 1.19 million are owned by Northern Trust. 1.57 million are owned by Cortina Asset Mngmt Lc. Piedmont Inv Advsr Lc invested in 0.01% or 18,213 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability Company reported 0% in HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY).

Analysts await HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) to report earnings on February, 23. They expect $0.20 EPS, up 11.11% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.18 per share. HMSY’s profit will be $16.82M for 20.44 P/E if the $0.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.13 actual EPS reported by HMS Holdings Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 53.85% EPS growth.

Among 10 analysts covering HMS Holdings (NASDAQ:HMSY), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. HMS Holdings had 25 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cantor Fitzgerald downgraded the shares of HMSY in report on Monday, November 20 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, February 27 by First Analysis. The rating was upgraded by Oppenheimer to “Outperform” on Friday, April 29. The stock of HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, November 3. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, August 18. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $21.5 target in Thursday, September 28 report. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $21.5000 target in Tuesday, July 18 report. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 31 report. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $18.0 target in Friday, November 17 report. As per Tuesday, July 21, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America.

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