Twin Tree Management LP Has Cut Acuity Brands (Put) (AYI) Position By $3.71 Million; Investment Counselors Of Maryland Has Decreased By $14.49 Million Its Marten Transport LTD (MRTN) Stake

May 25, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc decreased Marten Transport Ltd (MRTN) stake by 90.38% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc sold 724,658 shares as Marten Transport Ltd (MRTN)’s stock rose 9.07%. The Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc holds 77,134 shares with $1.57M value, down from 801,792 last quarter. Marten Transport Ltd now has $1.20 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $22.05. About 168,234 shares traded. Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) has risen 56.47% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 44.92% the S&P500.

Twin Tree Management Lp decreased Acuity Brands Inc (Put) (AYI) stake by 77.01% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Twin Tree Management Lp sold 21,100 shares as Acuity Brands Inc (Put) (AYI)’s stock declined 21.04%. The Twin Tree Management Lp holds 6,300 shares with $1.11 million value, down from 27,400 last quarter. Acuity Brands Inc (Put) now has $4.84B valuation. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $119.37. About 264,854 shares traded. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has declined 31.54% since May 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 43.09% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Marten Transport had 13 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, October 5 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. Stephens downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $2500 target in Friday, April 20 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Seaport Global given on Friday, January 26. The company was upgraded on Thursday, August 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, April 6 report. Stephens maintained Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) on Monday, January 8 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MRTN in report on Thursday, July 20 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Hold” on Friday, February 10. The stock of Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, July 22 by Avondale.

Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc increased Mdc Holdings Inc (NYSE:MDC) stake by 46,103 shares to 530,745 valued at $16.92 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Fti Consulting Inc (NYSE:FCN) stake by 250,476 shares and now owns 400,328 shares. El Paso Electric Co (NYSE:EE) was raised too.

Analysts await Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $0.22 earnings per share, up 29.41% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.17 per share. MRTN’s profit will be $12.01 million for 25.06 P/E if the $0.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.19 actual earnings per share reported by Marten Transport, Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 15.79% EPS growth.

Another recent and important Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) news was published by Globenewswire.com which published an article titled: “Marten Transport Declares Quarterly Dividend” on May 08, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.34 in Q4 2017. Its down 11.56, from 12.9 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 7 investors sold MRTN shares while 52 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 36.35 million shares or 50.97% less from 74.14 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Susquehanna Grp Llp reported 28,096 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Aqr Capital Ltd Liability Co reported 0% in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). Arrowstreet Capital Partnership reported 0.01% stake. Kestrel holds 2.27% of its portfolio in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) for 320,895 shares. Baker Ellis Asset Mgmt Lc, a Oregon-based fund reported 34,029 shares. Strs Ohio holds 0% or 14,300 shares in its portfolio. D E Shaw And owns 121,667 shares. State Common Retirement Fund holds 0% or 107,968 shares. Swiss Bank stated it has 69,583 shares. 845,774 are held by Clearbridge Lc. Bogle Limited Partnership De has invested 0.02% in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans has invested 0% in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). California Pub Employees Retirement Systems holds 0% in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) or 112,604 shares. Wellington Management Group Inc Limited Liability Partnership has 0.01% invested in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). Westfield Capital Limited Partnership holds 0.02% or 98,566 shares.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 2 selling transactions for $271,698 activity. $149,865 worth of stock was bought by Hinnendael James J on Wednesday, April 25. HAGNESS LARRY B sold $280,625 worth of Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) on Friday, February 2. 6,250 shares valued at $140,938 were sold by WINKEL THOMAS J on Thursday, February 22.

Among 21 analysts covering Acuity Brands Inc. (NYSE:AYI), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Acuity Brands Inc. had 67 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, April 4. As per Thursday, January 11, the company rating was downgraded by Seaport Global. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, September 22 with “Buy”. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, January 11 report. Cowen & Co maintained Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) rating on Tuesday, January 9. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $212.0 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 5 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was downgraded by William Blair on Thursday, March 22 to “Market Perform”. TH Capital downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Friday, January 27 report. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Buy” rating and $230.0 target in Thursday, August 24 report. The company was maintained on Friday, March 16 by Robert W. Baird.

Another recent and important Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) news was published by Streetinsider.com which published an article titled: “Acuity Brands (AYI) Announces Acquisition of IOTA Engineering” on May 01, 2018.

Since May 3, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $713,970 activity. The insider DILLARD GEORGE DOUGLAS JR bought 5,000 shares worth $563,800. The insider Battle W. Patrick bought $150,170.

Twin Tree Management Lp increased Athenahealth Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:ATHN) stake by 31,000 shares to 53,900 valued at $7.17M in 2017Q4. It also upped Abb Ltd (Put) (NYSE:ABB) stake by 13,800 shares and now owns 15,800 shares. Vaneck Vectors Etf Tr (Call) was raised too.

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