Scout Investments Has Upped Its Alaska Air Group (ALK) Position; Cooper Companies (COO) Had 10 Bullish Analysts

November 15, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

Scout Investments Inc increased Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK) stake by 393.68% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Scout Investments Inc acquired 300,516 shares as Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK)’s stock declined 12.45%. The Scout Investments Inc holds 376,851 shares with $33.83 million value, up from 76,335 last quarter. Alaska Air Group Inc now has $7.70 billion valuation. The stock rose 1.38% or $0.85 reaching $62.54 per share. About 4,080 shares traded. Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) has risen 29.33% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.63% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering Cooper (NYSE:COO), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Cooper had 50 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE:COO) rating on Friday, April 7. Piper Jaffray has “Overweight” rating and $220 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, May 30 by Jefferies. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Tuesday, November 17. As per Friday, July 21, the company rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, July 13. On Friday, September 2 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform”. As per Friday, April 15, the company rating was upgraded by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $250.0 target in Tuesday, October 10 report. The company was maintained on Friday, September 4 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Monday, May 16, the company rating was upgraded by Cleveland. See Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE:COO) latest ratings:

16/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $273.0 Maintain
10/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $250.0 Maintain
12/09/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Hold New Target: $235.0
12/09/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $273.0 Maintain
01/09/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $267.0 Maintain
01/09/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $265.0 Maintain
31/08/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $272.0 Maintain
31/08/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $280.0 Maintain
28/08/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
22/08/2017 Broker: Cleveland Rating: Buy Maintain

About 1,185 shares traded. Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE:COO) has risen 33.48% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.78% the S&P500.

The Cooper Companies, Inc. is a global medical device company. The company has market cap of $11.54 billion. The Firm operates through two business units: CooperVision, Inc. and CooperSurgical, Inc. It has a 33.85 P/E ratio. CooperVision offers soft contact lenses for the vision correction market.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.09, from 1.26 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 20 investors sold Cooper Companies Inc shares while 135 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 141 raised stakes. 46.02 million shares or 0.41% less from 46.21 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. First Personal Serv reported 195 shares. Hsbc Public Ltd invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE:COO). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt accumulated 3,630 shares. Virtus Invest Advisers holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE:COO) for 239 shares. Jennison Associate Lc has 0.08% invested in Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE:COO). Arrowstreet Partnership stated it has 57,900 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. First Citizens Savings Bank Company holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE:COO) for 3,207 shares. Schroder accumulated 510,471 shares or 0.22% of the stock. Strs Ohio owns 140,382 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE:COO). Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys reported 3,000 shares stake. Meiji Yasuda Life has 0.04% invested in Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE:COO). Robecosam Ag has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE:COO). Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc reported 7,296 shares. Principal Financial Gp reported 79,227 shares.

Since June 6, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $12.21 million activity. Another trade for 816 shares valued at $198,400 was sold by ZINBERG STANLEY MD. $10.71 million worth of stock was sold by KAUFMAN CAROL R on Wednesday, June 7.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.11 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 51 investors sold ALK shares while 150 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 168 raised stakes. 106.39 million shares or 3.26% less from 109.97 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Parkwood Llc has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Glg Limited Company reported 0.16% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). E&G Advisors Ltd Partnership holds 3,400 shares. Arizona State Retirement has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Lombard Odier Asset (Switzerland) accumulated 0.09% or 8,882 shares. Blackrock reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Pioneer Mgmt has 117,329 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Lau Assocs Ltd Company stated it has 1.48% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Weatherly Asset Management Ltd Partnership invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Airain Ltd owns 28,257 shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. 5,229 are owned by Dreman Value Management L L C. Smead Management has 1.88% invested in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Axa owns 270,700 shares. Canada Pension Plan Invest Board holds 140,800 shares. Burney Com owns 80,400 shares for 0.47% of their portfolio.

Scout Investments Inc decreased Price T Rowe Group Inc (NASDAQ:TROW) stake by 1.10 million shares to 115,346 valued at $8.56M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS) stake by 869,377 shares and now owns 386,381 shares. Skf Ab (SKFRY) was reduced too.

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