China Lodging Group LTD (HTHT) Shareholder Ward Ferry Management LTD Trimmed Stake by $38.08 Million as Stock Price Rose; Adv Energy Inds (AEIS) Holder Earnest Partners Trimmed Position by $4.52 Million

February 20, 2018 - By Jonathan Benavides

Earnest Partners Llc decreased its stake in Adv Energy Inds (AEIS) by 3.07% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Earnest Partners Llc sold 56,461 shares as the company’s stock rose 23.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.78 million shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $143.96M, down from 1.84M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Earnest Partners Llc who had been investing in Adv Energy Inds for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.60B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.65% or $1.1 during the last trading session, reaching $65.56. About 470,052 shares traded or 1.29% up from the average. Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) has risen 125.79% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 109.09% the S&P500.

Ward Ferry Management Ltd decreased its stake in China Lodging Group Ltd (HTHT) by 18.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ward Ferry Management Ltd sold 322,700 shares as the company’s stock rose 35.67% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.42 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $168.88 million, down from 1.74 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ward Ferry Management Ltd who had been investing in China Lodging Group Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.33 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.33% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $146.99. About 227,450 shares traded. China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) has risen 127.67% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 110.97% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering China Lodging (NASDAQ:HTHT), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. China Lodging had 14 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, October 14. Morgan Stanley downgraded China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) rating on Wednesday, August 17. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $40 target. Goldman Sachs upgraded China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) on Thursday, October 8 to “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Neutral” on Wednesday, August 19. Brean Capital maintained China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) on Wednesday, August 17 with “Buy” rating. The stock of China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 20 by Zacks. Macquarie Research maintained the shares of HTHT in report on Thursday, November 12 with “Outperform” rating. Deutsche Bank upgraded China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) rating on Friday, December 30. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $6 target. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, February 3 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Buy” rating by TH Capital given on Monday, November 9.

Earnest Partners Llc, which manages about $24.92B and $10.04 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Alexandria Real (NYSE:ARE) by 2,940 shares to 220,058 shares, valued at $26.18M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Trustmark Corp (NASDAQ:TRMK) by 28,819 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.06 million shares, and has risen its stake in Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS).

Among 10 analysts covering Advanced Energy Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Advanced Energy Industries Inc. had 24 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) earned “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, October 12. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $34 target in Wednesday, August 5 report. As per Wednesday, October 12, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating by Needham given on Thursday, January 5. Bank of America downgraded Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) on Wednesday, April 20 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform” on Tuesday, January 5. On Friday, October 13 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy”. The stock of Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, April 19 by Susquehanna. The rating was maintained by Dougherty & Company with “Buy” on Thursday, July 28. On Thursday, November 16 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”.

Since September 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $5.69 million activity. BEARD GRANT H had sold 10,000 shares worth $718,585. Liguori Thomas had sold 16,000 shares worth $1.18M on Monday, September 11.

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