Pillar Pacific Capital Management Upped Activision Blizzard (ATVI) Stake; Sather Financial Group Has Trimmed Its Core Laboratories N V (CLB) Stake by $330,750

February 19, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Pillar Pacific Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI) by 185.38% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pillar Pacific Capital Management Llc bought 50,610 shares as the company’s stock rose 23.27% with the market. The institutional investor held 77,910 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.03M, up from 27,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pillar Pacific Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Activision Blizzard Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $53.07 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.50% or $1.8 during the last trading session, reaching $70.19. About 6.50 million shares traded or 4.34% up from the average. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has risen 47.83% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.13% the S&P500.

Sather Financial Group Inc decreased its stake in Core Laboratories N V (CLB) by 6.69% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sather Financial Group Inc sold 3,375 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.78% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 47,071 shares of the oilfield services and equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.65M, down from 50,446 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sather Financial Group Inc who had been investing in Core Laboratories N V for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.70 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.18% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $106.43. About 267,300 shares traded. Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB) has declined 5.82% since February 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.52% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Core Laboratories (NYSE:CLB), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Core Laboratories had 52 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, September 28. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, March 24 by Tudor Pickering. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $110.0 target in Thursday, December 21 report. RBC Capital Markets upgraded Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB) rating on Friday, September 18. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $130 target. The company was initiated on Tuesday, December 13 by UBS. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, March 18 report. Sterne Agee CRT maintained Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB) on Wednesday, September 30 with “Neutral” rating. Scotia Capital maintained the shares of CLB in report on Thursday, March 23 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 30 by Cowen & Co. On Monday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight”.

Sather Financial Group Inc, which manages about $361.65 million and $365.11M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Twenty First Centy Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX) by 76,214 shares to 823,353 shares, valued at $21.23 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Pepsico Inc (NYSE:PEP) by 6,426 shares in the quarter, for a total of 61,103 shares, and has risen its stake in Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 45 investors sold CLB shares while 99 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 49.25 million shares or 6.07% more from 46.43 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 16,600 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Winfield Assocs holds 0% of its portfolio in Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB) for 5 shares. Sandy Spring Financial Bank, a Maryland-based fund reported 3,610 shares. Comerica Bancorporation invested in 99,529 shares. Schwab Charles has invested 0.01% in Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB). Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0.01% in Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB). 105,651 were accumulated by Howland Capital Management Limited Liability Corp. 3,306 were accumulated by Riverhead Mngmt Limited Liability Co. Ubs Asset Americas reported 138,265 shares stake. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt Systems reported 6,435 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp reported 0% stake. Mechanics State Bank Department invested in 3,000 shares. Advisory Services Net Limited reported 0.01% in Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB). Raymond James & Assocs holds 0.02% or 103,541 shares in its portfolio. Massachusetts-based Panagora Asset Mgmt Incorporated has invested 0.01% in Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB).

Among 30 analysts covering Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Activision Blizzard had 131 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 6 by Bank of America. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, May 9 report. On Thursday, March 17 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. Jefferies maintained Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) on Friday, August 4 with “Buy” rating. Goldman Sachs maintained Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) rating on Wednesday, December 20. Goldman Sachs has “Buy” rating and $73.0 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 4 by Mizuho. M Partners maintained Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) on Friday, October 23 with “Buy” rating. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Buy” rating and $70.0 target in Thursday, February 8 report. The stock of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Friday, August 4. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 5 by Mizuho.

Pillar Pacific Capital Management Llc, which manages about $683.62M and $777.04M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Teva Pharm Inds Ltd Adrf Spons (NYSE:TEVA) by 52,691 shares to 41,322 shares, valued at $727,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) by 23,597 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 22,934 shares, and cut its stake in Continental Res Inc Okla Com (NYSE:CLR).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.23, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 37 investors sold ATVI shares while 205 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 240 raised stakes. 639.82 million shares or 0.01% less from 639.89 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Point72 Asset Ltd Partnership has 0.17% invested in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Barclays Plc, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 1.97 million shares. Shelton Management reported 62,412 shares. 9,809 were accumulated by Green Square Cap Ltd Company. First Personal accumulated 349 shares. Td Asset accumulated 499,245 shares. Buckingham Asset Management Limited Co owns 3,779 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Franklin holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) for 561,770 shares. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board owns 26,444 shares. Mirae Asset Glob Investments Com Limited has invested 0.11% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Putnam Investments Lc stated it has 0.24% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Co Of Vermont holds 0.18% or 28,222 shares. Fiera Corporation accumulated 6,414 shares or 0% of the stock. First Corporation In stated it has 0.02% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Verition Fund Mgmt Ltd Liability accumulated 9,416 shares or 0.05% of the stock.

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