Las Vegas Sands (LVS) Market Valuation Rose While American Assets Capital Advisers Has Lowered by $2.12 Million Its Holding; Southernsun Asset Management Lowered Position in Nordson Corp. (NDSN) as Market Valuation Rose

January 14, 2018 - By Michael Collier

American Assets Capital Advisers decreased its stake in Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS) by 22.4% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. American Assets Capital Advisers sold 33,089 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.11% with the market. The institutional investor held 114,600 shares of the hotels and resorts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.35 million, down from 147,689 at the end of the previous reported quarter. American Assets Capital Advisers who had been investing in Las Vegas Sands Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $56.05B market cap company. It closed at $70.91 lastly. It is down 28.09% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.39% the S&P500.

Southernsun Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Nordson Corp. (NDSN) by 33.84% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Southernsun Asset Management Llc sold 109,949 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.79% with the market. The institutional investor held 215,003 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $25.48M, down from 324,952 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Southernsun Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Nordson Corp. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.57 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.70% or $1.03 during the last trading session, reaching $148.46. About 176,308 shares traded. Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) has risen 72.22% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 55.52% the S&P500.

Since September 25, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $10.28 million activity. On Thursday, January 4 the insider KEITHLEY JOSEPH P sold $227,533. $3.01M worth of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) shares were sold by KEANE JOHN J. $2.23M worth of stock was sold by PEET SHELLY on Wednesday, January 3. The insider MERK GREGORY P sold 12,200 shares worth $1.83 million. $590,050 worth of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) was sold by DeVries James E. On Friday, January 5 the insider Hilton Michael F sold $1.82 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.29, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 43 investors sold NDSN shares while 94 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 81 raised stakes. 37.40 million shares or 0.61% less from 37.63 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Dubuque Fincl Bank holds 0.01% or 306 shares in its portfolio. Meritage Portfolio accumulated 49,644 shares or 0.58% of the stock. The Pennsylvania-based Brandywine Glob Inv Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN). Ellington Group Ltd reported 5,500 shares. Retirement Systems Of Alabama owns 102,065 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. 2,076 are held by Fdx Advsrs. 103,863 were accumulated by . Connor Clark Lunn Mngmt Ltd has invested 0% in Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN). Great West Life Assurance Com Can has 0.01% invested in Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) for 40,106 shares. Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Ltd Llc reported 0.01% in Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN). Pub Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio accumulated 35,965 shares. Ftb Advsrs holds 0% or 237 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Lc owns 21,750 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Intrust Bancshares Na invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN). 11,396 are owned by Amalgamated Financial Bank.

Among 10 analysts covering Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Nordson had 36 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Gabelli initiated it with “Buy” rating and $100 target in Friday, June 10 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, August 22. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 23 by Gabelli. The stock of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) earned “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, August 24. Suntrust Robinson initiated the shares of NDSN in report on Tuesday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, November 18. On Friday, December 16 the stock rating was maintained by Barrington Research with “Outperform”. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $138.0 target in Wednesday, October 4 report. The rating was initiated by SunTrust on Tuesday, November 3 with “Buy”. Barrington Research maintained the shares of NDSN in report on Tuesday, August 23 with “Outperform” rating.

Analysts await Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) to report earnings on February, 19. They expect $1.35 EPS, up 56.98% or $0.49 from last year’s $0.86 per share. NDSN’s profit will be $77.96M for 27.49 P/E if the $1.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.38 actual EPS reported by Nordson Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.17% negative EPS growth.

Southernsun Asset Management Llc, which manages about $5.32 billion and $4.07 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Crane Co (NYSE:CR) by 110,711 shares to 269,854 shares, valued at $21.59M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Clean Harbors Inc. (NYSE:CLH) by 168,444 shares in the quarter, for a total of 3.76 million shares, and has risen its stake in Aegion Corp. (NASDAQ:AEGN).

Among 21 analysts covering Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Las Vegas Sands had 51 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by CLSA on Monday, September 19 with “Outperform”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Vetr on Thursday, August 20. The company was maintained on Friday, September 1 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 13 by Citigroup. Deutsche Bank maintained Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) rating on Wednesday, October 19. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $44 target. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 26 by Susquehanna. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Tuesday, August 18. On Tuesday, November 7 the stock rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. Barclays Capital downgraded it to “Equal-Weight” rating and $45 target in Tuesday, October 27 report.

Analysts await Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $0.75 earnings per share, up 20.97% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.62 per share. LVS’s profit will be $592.86 million for 23.64 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.77 actual earnings per share reported by Las Vegas Sands Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.60% negative EPS growth.

American Assets Capital Advisers, which manages about $79.48 million and $254.47M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Mgm Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) by 164,826 shares to 346,704 shares, valued at $11.30M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Equity Lifestyle Pptys Inc (NYSE:ELS) by 56,347 shares in the quarter, for a total of 78,800 shares, and has risen its stake in Macquarie Infrastructure Cor (NYSE:MIC).

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