Gaslog LTD (GLOG) Shares Declined While Claar Advisors Has Lowered Its Holding by $4.08 Million; Lmr Partners Llp Has Cut Norfolk Southern (NSC) Position by $732,732; Market Valuation Declined

January 14, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Gary Claar decreased its stake in Gaslog Ltd (GLOG) by 42.48% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Claar Advisors Llc sold 240,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.85% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Gary Claar held 325,000 shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.67 million, down from 565,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Claar Advisors Llc who had been investing in Gaslog Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.21 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.23% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $21.6. About 272,493 shares traded. GasLog Ltd. (NYSE:GLOG) has risen 20.14% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.44% the S&P500.

Lmr Partners Llp decreased its stake in Norfolk Southern Corp (NSC) by 69.09% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lmr Partners Llp sold 5,551 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.75% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 2,483 shares of the railroads company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $328,000, down from 8,034 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lmr Partners Llp who had been investing in Norfolk Southern Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $44.16 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $154.34. About 1.85M shares traded or 25.94% up from the average. Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) has risen 34.32% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.62% the S&P500.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $3.72 million activity. Hurlbut Thomas E also sold $35,640 worth of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) on Tuesday, August 29. Squires James A had sold 24,407 shares worth $2.93M on Tuesday, August 15.

Lmr Partners Llp, which manages about $923.80M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Amazon.Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 1,475 shares to 1,944 shares, valued at $1.87M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT) by 14,032 shares in the quarter, for a total of 20,137 shares, and has risen its stake in General Motors Co (NYSE:GM).

Among 28 analysts covering Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC), 5 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 18% are positive. Norfolk Southern Corp. had 84 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, November 24 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Sector Outperform” rating by Scotia Capital on Tuesday, March 15. As per Thursday, January 28, the company rating was upgraded by Avondale. The company was downgraded on Thursday, July 6 by Scotia Capital. As per Tuesday, August 29, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, July 31 the stock rating was downgraded by Argus Research to “Hold”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse given on Friday, February 19. Barclays Capital maintained Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) rating on Monday, April 11. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $88 target. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of NSC in report on Friday, September 29 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Avondale to “Underperform” on Wednesday, October 12.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 0.87 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 44 investors sold NSC shares while 341 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 239 raised stakes. 201.79 million shares or 1.34% more from 199.13 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 28,366 were accumulated by Bancorpsouth. Dodge And Cox invested in 3,997 shares. Silvercrest Asset Mgmt Grp Incorporated Limited Liability has invested 0.04% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Commonwealth Financial Bank Of reported 1.64% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Highstreet Asset reported 0.14% stake. Oakworth reported 0.06% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Fmr Ltd Com has invested 0.14% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). 23,437 were reported by Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt Systems. Ellington Management Gru Limited Liability Corp reported 4,500 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Sentinel Tru Lba owns 15,958 shares. Retail Bank Of The West reported 5,921 shares stake. Regent Investment Mngmt Llc owns 4,175 shares. Invest Mngmt Of Virginia Limited Liability Company invested 0.9% of its portfolio in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Moreover, Paloma Prns Management Commerce has 0% invested in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Palladium Ptnrs Llc, a Virginia-based fund reported 93,751 shares.

Analysts await Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $1.55 EPS, up 9.15% or $0.13 from last year’s $1.42 per share. NSC’s profit will be $443.53 million for 24.89 P/E if the $1.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.75 actual EPS reported by Norfolk Southern Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.43% negative EPS growth.

Claar Advisors Llc, which manages about $367.72 million and $383.09M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Citizens Finl Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) by 292,838 shares to 343,730 shares, valued at $13.02 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) by 57,854 shares in the quarter, for a total of 184,507 shares, and has risen its stake in Aercap Holdings Nv (NYSE:AER).

Analysts await GasLog Ltd. (NYSE:GLOG) to report earnings on February, 16. They expect $0.06 EPS, up 200.00% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.02 per share. GLOG’s profit will be $6.14M for 90.00 P/E if the $0.06 EPS becomes a reality.

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