As Horizon Pharma Plc (HZNP) Shares Declined, Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings Has Boosted by $1.30 Million Its Position; As Nxp Semiconductors N V (NXPI) Stock Rose, Holder Cqs Cayman LP Has Cut Its Position

January 14, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Michael Hintze decreased its stake in Nxp Semiconductors N V (NXPI) by 47.86% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cqs Cayman Lp sold 112,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.22% with the market. The hedge fund run by Michael Hintze held 122,000 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $13.80 million, down from 234,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cqs Cayman Lp who had been investing in Nxp Semiconductors N V for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $40.54B market cap company. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $119.58. About 2.03M shares traded. NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has risen 24.67% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.97% the S&P500.

Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings Llc increased its stake in Horizon Pharma Plc (HZNP) by 160.27% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings Llc bought 108,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 38.11% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 176,200 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.23 million, up from 67,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings Llc who had been investing in Horizon Pharma Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.49B market cap company. The stock increased 0.60% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $15.18. About 3.33 million shares traded or 58.45% up from the average. Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:HZNP) has declined 28.13% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 44.83% the S&P500.

Cqs Cayman Lp, which manages about $1.49 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Twenty First Centy Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX) by 229,414 shares to 431,335 shares, valued at $11.12 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UA) by 108,981 shares in the quarter, for a total of 340,081 shares, and has risen its stake in Citrix Sys Inc (Prn).

Analysts await NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $1.61 EPS, down 5.85% or $0.10 from last year’s $1.71 per share. NXPI’s profit will be $545.84 million for 18.57 P/E if the $1.61 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.27 actual EPS reported by NXP Semiconductors N.V. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 26.77% EPS growth.

Among 28 analysts covering NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. NXP Semiconductors NV had 60 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) earned “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, October 26. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold” on Thursday, August 3. The company was initiated on Monday, October 12 by Morgan Stanley. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was downgraded by Bernstein. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, August 2 by Robert W. Baird. As per Wednesday, November 18, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold” on Wednesday, October 11. The firm has “Hold” rating by Mizuho given on Thursday, August 3. Pacific Crest maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, April 8 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 27 by Jefferies.

Among 13 analysts covering Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ:HZNP), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. Horizon Pharma had 54 analyst reports since September 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, September 8. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 12 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, September 26. Citigroup maintained the shares of HZNP in report on Tuesday, August 9 with “Neutral” rating. JMP Securities reinitiated Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:HZNP) on Wednesday, September 9 with “Mkt Outperform” rating. On Thursday, July 13 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. On Wednesday, June 29 the stock rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Monday, November 28 to “Buy”. The stock of Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:HZNP) earned “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Friday, December 16. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:HZNP) on Friday, September 15 with “Buy” rating.

Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings Llc, which manages about $11.46B and $12.74 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) by 62,210 shares to 60,346 shares, valued at $1.83M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Target Corp (NYSE:TGT) by 64,444 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 123,966 shares, and cut its stake in Cirrus Logic Inc (NASDAQ:CRUS).

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.08, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 33 investors sold HZNP shares while 50 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. 132.29 million shares or 1.03% more from 130.94 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Capstone Advsrs Ltd Liability Com has 0.01% invested in Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:HZNP) for 13,000 shares. Css Llc Il reported 35,487 shares. Blackrock reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:HZNP). Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas reported 13,349 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur The has 123,978 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Moreover, Swiss Bancshares has 0% invested in Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:HZNP) for 270,356 shares. Schwab Charles Invest Management Inc owns 850,350 shares. Rothschild Asset Mgmt accumulated 1.81 million shares or 0.25% of the stock. Adams Diversified Equity Fund holds 47,800 shares. State Street Corp holds 0% or 4.51M shares. Jpmorgan Chase Co reported 3.44 million shares. Regions Financial holds 0.01% or 70,506 shares. Moreover, Redwood Invests has 0.5% invested in Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:HZNP). Artal Gru Incorporated Sa holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:HZNP) for 500,000 shares. Moreover, Panagora Asset Mngmt has 0.02% invested in Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:HZNP) for 341,840 shares.

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