Ancora Advisors Has Decreased Its Holding in Iteris (ITI) as Stock Rose; Apollo Management Holdings LP Stake in Centurylink (CTL) Has Lifted by $565,866

February 21, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Apollo Management Holdings Lp increased its stake in Centurylink Inc (CTL) by 12.01% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Apollo Management Holdings Lp bought 31,437 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.43% with the market. The institutional investor held 293,286 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.54M, up from 261,849 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Apollo Management Holdings Lp who had been investing in Centurylink Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $19.74B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.43% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $18.47. About 13.56M shares traded. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 7.62% since February 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.32% the S&P500.

Ancora Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Iteris Inc (ITI) by 15.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ancora Advisors Llc sold 52,900 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.59% with the market. The hedge fund held 289,189 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.92 million, down from 342,089 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ancora Advisors Llc who had been investing in Iteris Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $177.93 million market cap company. The stock decreased 2.54% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $5.38. About 291,858 shares traded or 5.07% up from the average. Iteris, Inc. (NYSEMKT:ITI) has risen 136.03% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 119.33% the S&P500.

Among 21 analysts covering Centurylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Centurylink Inc. had 58 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of CTL in report on Friday, July 7 with “Hold” rating. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, January 3. On Tuesday, October 13 the stock rating was initiated by Cowen & Co with “Market Perform”. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 3 report. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of CTL in report on Monday, January 8 to “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Tuesday, September 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 25 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold” on Thursday, November 9. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, December 13 by SunTrust. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, February 15.

Apollo Management Holdings Lp, which manages about $6.64 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Tesla Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:TSLA) by 25,300 shares to 7,500 shares, valued at $2.56M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (Put) (HYG) by 753,200 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 87,000 shares, and cut its stake in Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:SBGI).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.13, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 65 investors sold CTL shares while 190 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 179 raised stakes. 436.00 million shares or 1.89% less from 444.41 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Amalgamated Bancorporation has 62,126 shares. Cwm Limited Company reported 79,045 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.01% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 61,103 shares. Td Asset holds 2.52M shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Regions Financial has invested 0% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). At Bank reported 0.16% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Moreover, Quantres Asset Mgmt has 0.2% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). The Minnesota-based Advantus Management Inc has invested 0.03% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Cleararc Cap accumulated 14,118 shares. Wexford Capital Lp holds 0.88% or 542,332 shares in its portfolio. Ngam Advisors Lp reported 29,170 shares. Federated Invsts Pa reported 29,949 shares. Adirondack Company accumulated 0.02% or 1,351 shares. Alpine Mgmt Inc owns 1.05 million shares. Kistler holds 0.02% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 2,066 shares.

Among 2 analysts covering Iteris Inc (NYSEMKT:ITI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Iteris Inc had 2 analyst reports since August 30, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITI) earned “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum on Thursday, February 2. The stock of Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITI) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, August 30 by Northland Capital.

Analysts await Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITI) to report earnings on June, 14. They expect $-0.03 EPS, up 25.00% or $0.01 from last year’s $-0.04 per share. After $-0.03 actual EPS reported by Iteris, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

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