As Mastercard Cl A (MA) Share Price Rose, Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings LTD Lowered Stake by $1.20 Million; Shah Capital Management Position in Aegean Marine Petroleum (ANW) Boosted by $691,640 as Market Value Rose

January 14, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd decreased its stake in Mastercard Incorporated Cl A (MA) by 1.62% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd sold 8,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.46% with the market. The institutional investor held 517,589 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $73.08M, down from 526,089 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd who had been investing in Mastercard Incorporated Cl A for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $171.85 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.88% or $1.41 during the last trading session, reaching $162.33. About 3.04M shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 24.16% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.46% the S&P500.

Himanshu H. Shah increased its stake in Aegean Marine Petroleum (ANW) by 56.92% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Shah Capital Management bought 172,910 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.98% with the market. The hedge fund run by Himanshu H. Shah held 476,710 shares of the oil refining and marketing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.36 million, up from 303,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Shah Capital Management who had been investing in Aegean Marine Petroleum for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $188.98 million market cap company. It closed at $4.65 lastly. It is down 43.45% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.75% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 39 investors sold MA shares while 488 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 367 raised stakes. 779.91 million shares or 1.33% less from 790.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sii Investments Wi invested in 0.03% or 3,193 shares. 385,568 were accumulated by Calamos Advisors Limited Liability Co. Stratos Wealth Prtnrs Ltd holds 0.08% or 12,611 shares in its portfolio. Sei Invests, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 1.13M shares. Avenir Corp reported 83,796 shares. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Mngmt reported 0.31% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Lakewood Cap Management Lp has invested 4.69% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Reilly Ltd Liability Company invested in 97,553 shares. Snyder Cap Mngmt Lp, California-based fund reported 23,763 shares. High Pointe Capital Mngmt Llc has 1.58% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Arcadia Mgmt Corporation Mi stated it has 392 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Synovus Finance holds 5,436 shares. 1,700 were reported by Schaper Benz Wise Invest Counsel Wi. Gotham Asset Ltd Llc accumulated 0.05% or 24,562 shares. Oak Ridge Invs Limited Company stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA).

Analysts await Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $1.12 EPS, up 30.23% or $0.26 from last year’s $0.86 per share. MA’s profit will be $1.19B for 36.23 P/E if the $1.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.34 actual EPS reported by Mastercard Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.42% negative EPS growth.

Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd, which manages about $4.14 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Live Nation Entertainment In Com (NYSE:LYV) by 50,000 shares to 550,000 shares, valued at $23.95 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Mellanox Technologies Ltd Shs (NASDAQ:MLNX) by 156,119 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.19M shares, and has risen its stake in Sothebys Com (NYSE:BID).

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 insider sales for $48.22 million activity. Another trade for 87,623 shares valued at $11.33 million was sold by Mastercard Foundation. McLaughlin Edward Grunde also sold $2.61M worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) on Tuesday, January 2. Another trade for 14,200 shares valued at $2.01 million was made by Vosburg Craig on Thursday, September 21. HUNDMEJEAN MARTINA had sold 91,107 shares worth $11.83 million. $856,027 worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) shares were sold by Fraccaro Michael.

Among 37 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 34 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated had 97 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Thursday, October 20 with “Equal-Weight”. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Wednesday, November 1 with “Buy”. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, August 14 by JP Morgan. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 16 by Robert W. Baird. Bernstein maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Monday, December 11. Bernstein has “Buy” rating and $180.0 target. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated the shares of MA in report on Thursday, September 28 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 31 by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 6 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Wednesday, December 16. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 29 report.

Among 5 analysts covering Aegean Marine Petrol (NYSE:ANW), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Aegean Marine Petrol had 14 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Clarksons Platou to “Buy” on Friday, August 11. Jefferies initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, December 18 report. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Sunday, October 22 with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW) rating on Monday, October 23. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $8.0 target. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, July 20 with “Buy”. Sidoti initiated the shares of ANW in report on Tuesday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, May 25, the company rating was downgraded by Clarkson Capital. As per Thursday, August 20, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, June 2. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $7.0 target in Thursday, November 16 report.

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