Longview Asset Management Lowered Allison Transmission Hldgs (ALSN) Holding by $42.80 Million; First Light Asset Management Position in Dynavax Technologies (DVAX) Has Boosted by $2.55 Million

April 20, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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James A. Star decreased its stake in Allison Transmission Hldgs Inc (ALSN) by 10.74% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Longview Asset Management Llc sold 995,331 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.17% with the market. The hedge fund run by James A. Star held 8.27 million shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $356.27 million, down from 9.27M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Longview Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Allison Transmission Hldgs Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.76B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.26% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $41.66. About 806,720 shares traded. Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN) has risen 7.85% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.70% the S&P500.

First Light Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Dynavax Technologies Corp (DVAX) by 51.71% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Light Asset Management Llc bought 141,643 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.85% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 415,573 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.77M, up from 273,930 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Light Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Dynavax Technologies Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.15B market cap company. The stock decreased 5.08% or $1 during the last trading session, reaching $18.7. About 1.91 million shares traded or 22.36% up from the average. Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX) has risen 231.67% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 220.12% the S&P500.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $1.07 million activity. Shares for $57,511 were sold by Johnson David Louis on Thursday, January 4. COFFMAN ROBERT sold $141,750 worth of stock.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q4 2017. Its down 1.06, from 2.06 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 15 investors sold DVAX shares while 43 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 27 raised stakes. 43.53 million shares or 3.88% more from 41.91 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Franklin holds 0.01% or 1.06M shares in its portfolio. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada holds 18,728 shares. Howard Hughes Institute owns 21,355 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 0% or 20,000 shares in its portfolio. Tower Research Capital Ltd Co (Trc) reported 1,049 shares. Geode Capital Llc holds 0% in Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX) or 485,441 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & Company owns 0% invested in Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX) for 332,781 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund reported 59,300 shares stake. Susquehanna International Group Llp stated it has 0% in Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX). 242,812 are held by Rhenman And Prtn Asset Mngmt Ab. Vident Advisory Ltd Liability owns 66,238 shares. Goldman Sachs Gru Inc invested 0% in Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX). Point72 Asset Limited Partnership holds 0.31% or 3.81M shares. Earnest Prns Limited Liability Com accumulated 0% or 850 shares. 210,299 were reported by Tiaa Cref Inv.

Among 6 analysts covering Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:DVAX), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Dynavax Technologies had 26 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, August 3. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, September 25. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, July 26. The rating was maintained by William Blair with “Buy” on Monday, July 31. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold” on Wednesday, August 12. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 14 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, April 27. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Wednesday, February 14 to “Neutral”. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, April 28 to “Sector Perform”. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, April 16 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 22 investors sold ALSN shares while 97 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. 149.21 million shares or 1.73% less from 151.84 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Jefferies Lc invested in 0.01% or 69,737 shares. 498 were accumulated by Frontier Management Communications Limited Liability. Carlson Cap Ltd Partnership invested 0.24% in Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN). 90 are owned by Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt. Meeder Asset Mngmt invested 0.09% in Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems reported 117,716 shares. Jennison Assocs Limited Liability has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN). Stone Ridge Asset Ltd has 14,129 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Pacad Investment Limited has 0.04% invested in Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN). Sq Advisors Ltd holds 10.04% of its portfolio in Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN) for 7.17M shares. Hillsdale Management Inc has 10,400 shares. Parametric Portfolio Associate Limited Liability invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN). First Interstate State Bank invested in 0% or 282 shares. Cwm Lc accumulated 160 shares or 0% of the stock. Public Employees Retirement Of Ohio has invested 0.01% in Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN).

Analysts await Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN) to report earnings on April, 30 after the close. They expect $0.78 EPS, up 50.00% or $0.26 from last year’s $0.52 per share. ALSN’s profit will be $107.92M for 13.35 P/E if the $0.78 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.81 actual EPS reported by Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.70% negative EPS growth.

Among 21 analysts covering Allison Transmission Holdings (NYSE:ALSN), 8 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Allison Transmission Holdings had 76 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN) rating on Tuesday, July 11. Piper Jaffray has “Sell” rating and $3100 target. On Friday, February 16 the stock rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy”. The stock of Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, July 29. The firm has “Outperform” rating by CLSA given on Friday, September 30. As per Friday, June 2, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. On Tuesday, October 3 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Sell”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, March 2. As per Wednesday, July 5, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, December 9. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of ALSN in report on Friday, April 28 with “Sell” rating.

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