As Ensco Plc (ESV) Valuation Declined, P Schoenfeld Asset Management LP Has Cut Stake by $3.65 Million; As Estee Lauder Co. (EL) Market Valuation Rose, Palo Capital Decreased Its Holding

February 17, 2018 - By Vivian Park

P Schoenfeld Asset Management Lp decreased its stake in Ensco Plc (ESV) by 29.44% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. P Schoenfeld Asset Management Lp sold 730,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 27.69% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 1.75M shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.45M, down from 2.48 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. P Schoenfeld Asset Management Lp who had been investing in Ensco Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.17 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $4.96. About 8.77M shares traded. Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) has declined 23.23% since February 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.93% the S&P500.

William Leland Edwards decreased its stake in Estee Lauder Co. Inc. (EL) by 89.59% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Palo Capital Inc sold 16,394 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.67% with the market. The hedge fund run by William Leland Edwards held 1,904 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $205,000, down from 18,298 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Palo Capital Inc who had been investing in Estee Lauder Co. Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $51.87B market cap company. The stock increased 1.01% or $1.41 during the last trading session, reaching $141.04. About 2.09 million shares traded or 18.17% up from the average. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has risen 1.49% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.21% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.18, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 49 investors sold EL shares while 211 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 183 raised stakes. 190.23 million shares or 2.24% less from 194.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Glg Lc has 10,621 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems reported 320,769 shares. Acadian Asset Mgmt Limited Company has 0.68% invested in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) for 1.43M shares. New York-based Capital One Association has invested 0.04% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Qci Asset Management New York owns 221 shares. The California-based Fdx Advsrs has invested 0.06% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Moreover, Utd Automobile Association has 0.02% invested in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) for 74,356 shares. Atlanta Com L L C owns 427,885 shares. Mariner Wealth Advsr Ltd Company reported 8,871 shares stake. Charter Tru holds 2,395 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Zevenbergen Cap reported 8,280 shares stake. Artemis Inv Llp reported 122,632 shares. 16,664 are held by Norinchukin Bank The. Louisiana State Employees Retirement has invested 0.07% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Numeric Investors Ltd Liability Co holds 85,500 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio.

Among 30 analysts covering Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Estee Lauder had 98 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Monday, February 5 with “Overweight”. Oppenheimer maintained The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) rating on Tuesday, January 23. Oppenheimer has “Buy” rating and $148.0 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 3 report. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 9 by Argus Research. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) earned “Buy” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, July 21. As per Tuesday, January 30, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of EL in report on Friday, February 2 with “Buy” rating. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $98 target in Tuesday, November 3 report. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, May 5 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) earned “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, September 15.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 17 selling transactions for $66.68 million activity. $868,138 worth of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) shares were sold by Demsey John. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $210,821 was made by Hockaday Irvine O Jr on Friday, August 25. Haney Carl P. sold $987,013 worth of stock or 9,139 shares. $3.50M worth of stock was sold by O’HARE MICHAEL on Monday, February 5. Polcer Gregory also sold $2.75M worth of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) on Wednesday, October 4. $3.47 million worth of stock was sold by FRIBOURG PAUL J on Friday, August 25.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 48 investors sold ESV shares while 86 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. 328.54 million shares or 9.34% more from 300.48 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 1.70 million are owned by Key Grp Inc Holding (Cayman) Ltd. D E Shaw & Co holds 50,399 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Mkp Cap Mngmt Limited Liability, a New York-based fund reported 833,436 shares. Ellington Management Group Inc Llc holds 0.16% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) or 157,400 shares. Davidson Kempner Capital Lp holds 2.01M shares. Huber Limited Com holds 1.31% or 3.99 million shares. Cap Intl Sarl invested 2.94% of its portfolio in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Indexiq Advisors Limited Liability owns 8,413 shares. Profund Advisors Limited Liability Company reported 58,779 shares stake. Envestnet Asset Incorporated reported 0% stake. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust & has 0% invested in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) for 16,996 shares. 890,710 were reported by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 1.41M shares. Commonwealth Commercial Bank Of accumulated 263,790 shares. Principal Grp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) for 1.30 million shares.

Analysts await Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) to report earnings on February, 26. They expect $-0.30 EPS, down 433.33% or $0.39 from last year’s $0.09 per share. After $-0.05 actual EPS reported by Ensco plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 500.00% negative EPS growth.

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