As Cf Inds Hldgs (CF) Stock Value Declined, British Columbia Investment Management Has Cut Position; Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) Stock Declined While Candlewood Investment Group LP Decreased Its Position

January 23, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

British Columbia Investment Management Corp decreased its stake in Cf Inds Hldgs Inc (CF) by 48.32% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. British Columbia Investment Management Corp sold 58,023 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.27% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 62,066 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.18 million, down from 120,089 at the end of the previous reported quarter. British Columbia Investment Management Corp who had been investing in Cf Inds Hldgs Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.53 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.11% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $40.84. About 2.27M shares traded. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has declined 0.63% since January 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.33% the S&P500.

Candlewood Investment Group Lp decreased its stake in Pacific Ethanol Inc (PEIX) by 27.72% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Candlewood Investment Group Lp sold 902,199 shares as the company’s stock declined 18.91% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 2.35M shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $13.05 million, down from 3.25M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Candlewood Investment Group Lp who had been investing in Pacific Ethanol Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $204.47M market cap company. The stock increased 2.20% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $4.65. About 172,248 shares traded. Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) has risen 39.62% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.92% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.10, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 40 investors sold CF shares while 147 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. 250.53 million shares or 1.86% less from 255.28 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Dimensional Fund Lp invested in 0.06% or 3.69 million shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt stated it has 4,475 shares. The New York-based Clear Harbor Asset Mgmt Lc has invested 0.05% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Us Bancorp De accumulated 11,574 shares or 0% of the stock. Prudential Fincl holds 0.02% or 317,960 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Cornerstone Lc has 0.03% invested in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Cibc World Markets reported 33,980 shares stake. Wells Fargo Mn owns 1.41 million shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Federated Investors Pa accumulated 139,297 shares. D E Shaw owns 47,838 shares. Tokio Marine Asset Management Limited has invested 0.07% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Bokf Na holds 121,120 shares. Sumitomo Life Insur has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Peddock Cap Ltd Llc holds 17,280 shares or 0.31% of its portfolio. Cibc Markets stated it has 49,685 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Among 18 analysts covering CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. CF Industries Holdings had 85 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of CF in report on Monday, October 5 with “Overweight” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 26 by Susquehanna. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 17 with “Underperform”. The company was maintained on Friday, August 21 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) earned “Outperform” rating by CLSA on Wednesday, January 27. The company was downgraded on Monday, March 28 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 14 with “Underperform”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Friday, May 5 report. The stock has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, December 12. Susquehanna downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $70 target in Wednesday, July 22 report.

British Columbia Investment Management Corp, which manages about $12.94B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) by 8,776 shares to 191,964 shares, valued at $16.59 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ:NDAQ) by 75,682 shares in the quarter, for a total of 144,371 shares, and has risen its stake in Mercadolibre Inc (NASDAQ:MELI).

Analysts await CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $-0.11 earnings per share, up 71.79% or $0.28 from last year’s $-0.39 per share. After $-0.39 actual earnings per share reported by CF Industries Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -71.79% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.27 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.89, from 2.16 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 20 investors sold PEIX shares while 28 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 34.38 million shares or 6.44% more from 32.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 79,654 were accumulated by New York State Common Retirement Fund. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Lc reported 0% of its portfolio in Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX). Millennium Llc holds 19,796 shares. Foundry Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.14% or 640,295 shares in its portfolio. 18,935 are owned by First Quadrant LP Ca. Reilly Fin Limited Liability holds 0% or 1 shares in its portfolio. Acadian Asset Management holds 100,171 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Franklin Resources invested 0% in Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX). Prudential accumulated 0.01% or 781,019 shares. Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 28,369 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System has 10,169 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Northern Tru owns 711,716 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Candlewood Investment Grp LP has 49.77% invested in Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) for 2.35 million shares. 155,777 were accumulated by Ameriprise Financial. Geode Cap Limited Liability Corp stated it has 315,447 shares.

Among 7 analysts covering Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Pacific Ethanol has $1400 highest and $7 lowest target. $9.86’s average target is 112.04% above currents $4.65 stock price. Pacific Ethanol had 13 analyst reports since October 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) earned “Buy” rating by H.C. Wainwright on Friday, August 4. On Thursday, September 28 the stock rating was maintained by Roth Capital with “Buy”. As per Friday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Roth Capital. The stock of Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, March 14 by Roth Capital. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital with “Buy” on Friday, November 3. H.C. Wainwright maintained the shares of PEIX in report on Wednesday, June 28 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 28. The stock of Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) earned “Buy” rating by Rodman & Reshaw on Tuesday, May 24.

Candlewood Investment Group Lp, which manages about $2.85 billion and $26.23 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in New Residential Invt Corp (NYSE:NRZ) by 90,000 shares to 230,000 shares, valued at $3.85 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

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