Yale University Trimmed Antero Resources (AR) Position by $4.73 Million; Stock Price Declined; Hawk Ridge Management Increases Stake in Ensign Group (ENSG)

January 14, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

Hawk Ridge Management Llc increased its stake in Ensign Group Inc (ENSG) by 7.58% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hawk Ridge Management Llc bought 40,200 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.87% with the market. The institutional investor held 570,633 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $12.89M, up from 530,433 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hawk Ridge Management Llc who had been investing in Ensign Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.22 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.93% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $23.92. About 115,934 shares traded. The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) has declined 7.08% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.78% the S&P500.

Yale University decreased its stake in Antero Resources Corp (AR) by 6.35% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Yale University sold 249,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.29% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 3.67M shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $73.12M, down from 3.92 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Yale University who had been investing in Antero Resources Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.27B market cap company. The stock increased 1.48% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $19.87. About 2.46M shares traded. Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) has declined 15.15% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.85% the S&P500.

Hawk Ridge Management Llc, which manages about $266.13M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Loral Space & Communicatns I (NASDAQ:LORL) by 24,172 shares to 151,327 shares, valued at $7.49 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Sonus Networks Inc (NASDAQ:SONS) by 129,067 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 758,488 shares, and cut its stake in Caesarstone Ltd (NASDAQ:CSTE).

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 insider sales for $436,236 activity. $6,937 worth of The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) was sold by Keetch Chad on Tuesday, September 5. The insider Port Barry sold $3,698. Shares for $112,750 were sold by Wittekind Beverly B.. 2,500 shares valued at $52,385 were sold by Hubenette Antoinette T. on Tuesday, September 12.

Among 7 analysts covering Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Ensign Group had 16 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, August 5 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Thursday, May 12. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, September 1. Oppenheimer maintained The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy” rating. The stock of The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, November 9. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, June 26. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform” on Thursday, May 12. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) on Monday, November 6 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) rating on Monday, July 31. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $2100 target. The stock of The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 2 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.45, from 1.56 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 10 investors sold ENSG shares while 47 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 41.50 million shares or 1.56% more from 40.87 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Wells Fargo And Mn accumulated 205,707 shares. United Capital Fincl Advisers Lc has invested 0% in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). Moreover, Counselors Of Maryland Limited Liability Corporation has 0.97% invested in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). State Common Retirement Fund reported 0% in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). Panagora Asset Management Incorporated reported 6,407 shares stake. Perritt Cap Incorporated holds 142,100 shares. California Employees Retirement Sys stated it has 0% in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). Cornercap Counsel Inc reported 0.11% stake. New York State Teachers Retirement owns 0% invested in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) for 49,582 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.01% of its portfolio in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) for 34,908 shares. Metropolitan Life Ny holds 0% of its portfolio in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) for 34,058 shares. Moreover, Riverhead Ltd Llc has 0.01% invested in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) for 5,004 shares. Schafer Cullen Capital Management holds 12,055 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 172,122 are owned by Invesco Limited. Citadel Advsr invested in 77,387 shares.

Yale University, which manages about $433.46M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Antero Midstream Gp Lp by 216,144 shares to 5.77 million shares, valued at $118.11 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.19, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 31 investors sold AR shares while 71 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. 291.74 million shares or 5.36% more from 276.89 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Jane Street Ltd has 12,797 shares. Wellington Mngmt Group Inc Llp accumulated 8.77M shares. Texan Capital Mgmt stated it has 0.35% of its portfolio in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR). Apollo Holdings LP holds 83,401 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Dimensional Fund Lp reported 0.03% in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR). State Common Retirement Fund holds 793,294 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. 61,830 were accumulated by Three Peaks Cap Mgmt Limited Co. Tower Rech Cap Lc (Trc) invested in 0.01% or 6,057 shares. Northern Corp holds 1.30M shares. Denali Ltd Liability holds 24,700 shares. Moreover, Corecommodity Management Limited Liability Corporation has 0.75% invested in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR). Goldman Sachs Grp owns 4.07M shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Corporation reported 45,088 shares. Nationwide Fund stated it has 0.03% in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR). Bessemer Group Inc Inc holds 0% or 57,472 shares.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $77,768 activity.

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