As Brookdale Sr Living (BKD) Valuation Declined, Highland Capital Management LP Raised Stake by $313,650; Interocean Capital Upped Its Holding in Ww Grainger (GWW) by $962,172 as Market Value Rose

May 20, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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James Dondero increased its stake in Brookdale Sr Living Inc (BKD) by 41.75% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Highland Capital Management Lp bought 34,850 shares as the company’s stock declined 31.39% with the market. The hedge fund run by James Dondero held 118,325 shares of the hospital and nursing management company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.15 million, up from 83,475 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Highland Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Brookdale Sr Living Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.43B market cap company. The stock increased 0.26% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $7.64. About 2.04 million shares traded. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) has declined 47.17% since May 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 58.72% the S&P500.

Interocean Capital Llc increased its stake in Ww Grainger Inc (GWW) by 9.22% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Interocean Capital Llc bought 4,077 shares as the company’s stock rose 16.26% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 48,289 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $11.41M, up from 44,212 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Interocean Capital Llc who had been investing in Ww Grainger Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $17.23 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.26% or $0.81 during the last trading session, reaching $307.61. About 708,715 shares traded. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has risen 15.02% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.47% the S&P500.

More important recent Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Brookdale restructures lease agreements with Ventas” on April 27, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “BKD investor Litt: may be time to `revisit broad real-estate monetization'”, Streetinsider.com published: “Paulson’s 13F Shows New Stake in Goldcorp (GG), Increase in Discovery (DISCA), Viacom (VIAB) (more…)” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) was released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Glenview Capital Enters AmerisourceBergen (ABC), Express Scripts (ESRX), T-Mobile (TMUS) (more…) -13F” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.12, from 1.09 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 35 investors sold BKD shares while 52 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. 180.09 million shares or 0.01% less from 180.11 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Clearline Lp has 3.28% invested in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) for 654,515 shares. Plante Moran Advisors Ltd accumulated 0% or 59 shares. Blume Cap Mngmt Inc holds 500 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Wellington Group Inc Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.01% in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) or 5.11 million shares. North Run Ltd Partnership invested 19.44% in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD). Appleton Prns Ma holds 0.02% or 11,695 shares in its portfolio. Invesco Ltd accumulated 0.03% or 7.55M shares. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board holds 37,479 shares. Amalgamated Bank & Trust holds 0.01% or 35,276 shares in its portfolio. Thrivent For Lutherans has 29,511 shares. Millennium Mgmt Limited Liability has 0.01% invested in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD). Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 173,343 shares. Secor Capital Advisors Limited Partnership reported 0.02% stake. Gateway Invest Advisers Ltd Liability holds 0.01% or 69,194 shares in its portfolio. West Family Incorporated stated it has 2.14% in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD).

Among 8 analysts covering Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Brookdale Senior Living had 40 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, August 7 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 5 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 29 by Jefferies. As per Wednesday, August 5, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) earned “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, November 2. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 8 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 5. Stephens maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, March 5 report. Jefferies maintained the shares of BKD in report on Friday, October 20 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, November 2.

Since February 27, 2018, it had 6 buys, and 0 sales for $495,064 activity. On Wednesday, February 28 the insider BUMSTEAD FRANK M bought $134,000. BROMLEY MARCUS E bought 6,950 shares worth $49,866. On Thursday, March 1 the insider SEWARD JAMES R bought $33,400. Shares for $68,999 were bought by WIELANSKY LEE S on Tuesday, February 27.

Highland Capital Management Lp, which manages about $15.04B and $2.18 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Lowes Cos Inc (NYSE:LOW) by 16,400 shares to 50,000 shares, valued at $4.65M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Zogenix Inc by 21,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 80,000 shares, and cut its stake in Xpo Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO).

More important recent W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Amazon Fresh Creates an Interesting Test Case for Amazon.com, Inc. Stock” on May 17, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Expected Dividend Increases In May 2018”, Seekingalpha.com published: “How Far Could WW Grainger Fall?” on April 23, 2018. More interesting news about W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) was released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “JANA Shows New Stakes in Apple (AAPL), Boston Scientific (BSX), Dropbox (DBX), iQIYI (IQ) (more..) -13F” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 4 selling transactions for $7.92 million activity. Brown Laura D had sold 9,158 shares worth $2.13M. Watson Lucas E had bought 195 shares worth $50,020 on Monday, February 5. Another trade for 19,500 shares valued at $5.75M was made by HOWARD JOHN L on Thursday, April 5.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.17, from 0.98 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 49 investors sold GWW shares while 190 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. 45.76 million shares or 4.60% less from 47.96 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Whittier Trust Co owns 49 shares. Boston Advsrs Ltd, Massachusetts-based fund reported 144,491 shares. Bp Pcl accumulated 18,000 shares. Apg Asset Mgmt Nv stated it has 582,147 shares or 0.21% of all its holdings. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi owns 4,025 shares. Point72 Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership has invested 0.03% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). San Francisco Sentry Inv Grp (Ca) holds 0% or 65 shares in its portfolio. 15,207 are held by State Treasurer State Of Michigan. Advantus Cap Mngmt Inc holds 5,298 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage invested 0% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Landscape Capital Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.37% or 17,456 shares. 45,875 were reported by State Of Wisconsin Board. Hsbc Holdg Public Limited holds 0.02% or 61,873 shares. Arizona State Retirement System invested 0.08% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Legal & General Group Incorporated Public Limited Liability Corp owns 0.06% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 341,326 shares.

Interocean Capital Llc, which manages about $885.53M and $745.54 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) by 11,677 shares to 452,303 shares, valued at $20.88 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) by 28,662 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 122,024 shares, and cut its stake in Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX).

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