Affinity Investment Advisors Has Raised Its Holding in Take (TTWO) by $2.06 Million; As Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) Share Value Declined, Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Increased Its Holding

May 18, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) by 6% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc bought 6,819 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.07% with the market. The institutional investor held 120,389 shares of the air freight and delivery services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.88M, up from 113,570 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Southwest Airlines Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $30.42 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.02% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $52.47. About 6.22 million shares traded or 20.71% up from the average. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has risen 7.20% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.35% the S&P500.

Affinity Investment Advisors Llc increased its stake in Take (TTWO) by 919.69% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Affinity Investment Advisors Llc bought 18,872 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.17% with the market. The institutional investor held 20,924 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.30M, up from 2,052 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Affinity Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Take for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.02B market cap company. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.81 during the last trading session, reaching $113.88. About 5.93 million shares traded or 106.74% up from the average. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) has risen 67.39% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 55.84% the S&P500.

More notable recent Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Digital Revenue Will Be in the Spotlight When Take-Two Interactive Reports Earnings” on May 13, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “How Wall Street Misinterpreted Take-Two’s Guidance and Bookings” published on May 17, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Is Take-Two Interactive Having a “Fortnite” Crisis?” on May 16, 2018. More interesting news about Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Activision Blizzard’s Q1 Earnings Leaked Ahead Of Release” published on May 03, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Take-Two Interactive Software’s (TTWO) CEO Strauss Zelnick on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

Affinity Investment Advisors Llc, which manages about $1.01B and $881.22 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 2,896 shares to 64,545 shares, valued at $14.23M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) by 7,217 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 81,363 shares, and cut its stake in Broadcom Limited.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $48.28 million activity. 252,197 shares valued at $24.12 million were sold by Slatoff Karl on Monday, April 2. Shares for $24.12M were sold by ZELNICK STRAUSS on Monday, April 2.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.27 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.09, from 1.18 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 45 investors sold TTWO shares while 123 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 120 raised stakes. 98.01 million shares or 2.20% less from 100.22 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Advantus Mngmt Inc invested 0.04% in Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). Tower Research Llc (Trc) reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). United Cap Fincl Advisers Limited Liability has 0% invested in Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). 1,473 are held by Prelude Capital Management Ltd Liability. C M Bidwell And Assocs has 2,240 shares. Profund Advsr stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). Schwab Charles Invest Management Inc holds 434,622 shares. Jag Management Limited Com reported 131,527 shares or 2.71% of all its holdings. Blair William And Com Il reported 2,350 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Force Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp owns 26,929 shares. Invesco Ltd accumulated 0.15% or 3.86 million shares. Bokf Na invested in 57,232 shares or 0.17% of the stock. Swiss State Bank reported 390,600 shares stake. Nomura has 16,631 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag reported 154,501 shares stake.

Among 20 analysts covering Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. Take-Two Interactive Software had 83 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Friday, June 2 by Hilliard Lyons. On Thursday, November 9 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. M Partners maintained it with “Buy” rating and $122.0 target in Monday, October 30 report. On Wednesday, November 8 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) rating on Tuesday, October 31. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $122.0 target. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, September 14 report. The rating was downgraded by Cowen & Co to “Market Perform” on Monday, October 9. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $100.0 target in Wednesday, October 11 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, February 8. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $100.0 target in Thursday, September 7 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.07, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 43 investors sold LUV shares while 274 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 188 raised stakes. 452.86 million shares or 2.65% more from 441.14 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Smithfield holds 0% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) or 130 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 123,418 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. The Texas-based Moody Fincl Bank Trust Division has invested 0.02% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Bluestein R H And stated it has 12,595 shares. Northern Mngmt Ltd Liability stated it has 1.34% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Assetmark Incorporated holds 13,163 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Annex Advisory Serv Ltd Com has invested 0.37% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Daiwa Secs Grp Inc Inc has invested 0.02% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Palladium Ptnrs Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.33% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Cap One Association has invested 0.58% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Teacher Retirement Of Texas accumulated 82,829 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Rench Wealth Mgmt Incorporated reported 4,440 shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. Neuberger Berman Grp Inc stated it has 119,707 shares. Eagle Asset reported 0.21% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Ipg Limited Liability Corp owns 5,275 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio.

Among 20 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Southwest Airlines Co. had 74 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley upgraded Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) on Thursday, January 7 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Thursday, July 30. The company was maintained on Friday, July 22 by Cowen & Co. As per Monday, May 29, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, October 27. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 22 by Buckingham Research. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, September 20 by Raymond James. The company was upgraded on Friday, April 15 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 24 by Stifel Nicolaus. J.P. Morgan downgraded Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) rating on Tuesday, January 30. J.P. Morgan has “Hold” rating and $70.0 target.

Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc, which manages about $2.14 billion and $8.31B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Acacia Research Corp (NASDAQ:ACTG) by 143,400 shares to 450,121 shares, valued at $1.82 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Zebra Technologies Corp (NASDAQ:ZBRA) by 95,858 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 961,896 shares, and cut its stake in Limoneira Co (NASDAQ:LMNR).

Since December 13, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 8 insider sales for $7.80 million activity. Wells Gregory D sold 8,323 shares worth $490,066. Another trade for 31,099 shares valued at $1.78 million was sold by Van de Ven Michael G. $600,491 worth of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) shares were sold by BROOKS DOUGLAS H. KELLY GARY C had sold 27,271 shares worth $1.58M. On Wednesday, December 13 MONTFORD JOHN T sold $107,240 worth of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) or 1,695 shares. CUNNINGHAM WILLIAM H DR also bought $196,875 worth of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) shares.

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