Choice Hotels Intl (CHH) Stock Value Rose While Vulcan Value Partners Cut Stake; As Kinder Morgan Del (KMI) Share Value Declined, Shareholder Robertson Opportunity Capital Cut Its Position

May 18, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Robertson Opportunity Capital Llc decreased its stake in Kinder Morgan Inc Del (KMI) by 32.57% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Robertson Opportunity Capital Llc sold 85,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.40% with the market. The hedge fund held 176,000 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.18 million, down from 261,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Robertson Opportunity Capital Llc who had been investing in Kinder Morgan Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $35.96B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.61% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $16.3. About 14.54 million shares traded. Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) has declined 28.25% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.80% the S&P500.

Vulcan Value Partners Llc decreased its stake in Choice Hotels Intl Inc (CHH) by 83.61% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vulcan Value Partners Llc sold 499,568 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.68% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 97,927 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.60 million, down from 597,495 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vulcan Value Partners Llc who had been investing in Choice Hotels Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.52B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.24% or $1 during the last trading session, reaching $79.4. About 261,998 shares traded. Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) has risen 28.79% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.24% the S&P500.

More recent Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “The BLVD Hotel In Costa Mesa Joins The Ascend Hotel Collection” on May 14, 2018. Also Investorplace.com published the news titled: “Choice Hotels International Inc Is One of the Market’s Best-Kept Secrets” on April 23, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Earnings Scheduled For May 10, 2018” with publication date: May 10, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Vulcan Value Partners Llc, which manages about $6.07B and $12.21B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Amerisourcebergen Corp (NYSE:ABC) by 1.71M shares to 7.53 million shares, valued at $691.45 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Bank New York Mellon Corp (NYSE:BK) by 20,243 shares in the quarter, for a total of 5.92 million shares, and has risen its stake in Mckesson Corp (NYSE:MCK).

Since March 1, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $5.98 million activity. 10,546 shares were sold by Oaksmith Scott E, worth $834,423. WU Simone sold 10,203 shares worth $804,813. 3,250 shares were sold by JEWS WILLIAM L, worth $254,345 on Friday, March 2. Cimerola Patrick sold $1.26M worth of stock. Pepper David A sold 11,310 shares worth $918,259. McDowell Robert J sold $600,009 worth of stock.

Among 12 analysts covering Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH), 0 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Choice Hotels International had 31 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in Wednesday, February 21 report. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the shares of CHH in report on Friday, May 5 with “Market Perform” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) rating on Monday, November 13. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $75 target. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, July 31. Deutsche Bank maintained Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) on Friday, February 19 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating by M Partners given on Thursday, January 14. The firm has “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, January 6. JP Morgan upgraded Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) rating on Thursday, July 30. JP Morgan has “Neutral” rating and $51 target. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Saturday, August 15 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 17 by SunTrust.

Analysts await Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $1.04 EPS, up 31.65% or $0.25 from last year’s $0.79 per share. CHH’s profit will be $59.20 million for 19.09 P/E if the $1.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual EPS reported by Choice Hotels International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 55.22% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.18, from 1.31 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 22 investors sold CHH shares while 53 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 28.23 million shares or 0.53% less from 28.38 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Stevens Cap Mngmt Lp stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH). Prudential Inc reported 0% stake. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Limited Liability Partnership Ma has invested 0% in Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH). Dupont Cap Mgmt Corporation owns 8,907 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Huntington Retail Bank holds 2,709 shares or 0% of its portfolio. D E Shaw And, New York-based fund reported 82,138 shares. Ameriprise accumulated 183,851 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Sei Invs reported 49,540 shares stake. Walleye Trading Lc has 0% invested in Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) for 6,263 shares. Fdx Advsr reported 0.02% in Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH). Voya Investment Ltd Llc holds 12,226 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Federated Pa invested in 0.03% or 139,567 shares. Legal General Gp Public Limited Company invested 0% in Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH). Spark Investment Mngmt holds 93,000 shares or 0.39% of its portfolio. Sandy Spring Bankshares has invested 0% of its portfolio in Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH).

More important recent Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Kinder Morgan: Too Cheap To Ignore” on April 26, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Kinder Morgan: Holding Pattern”, 247Wallst.com published: “What Kinder Morgan’s Dividend Hike Portends” on April 19, 2018. More interesting news about Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Kinder Morgan: Is The Worst Behind Us?” with publication date: April 22, 2018.

Analysts await Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) to report earnings on July, 18. They expect $0.19 earnings per share, up 35.71% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.14 per share. KMI’s profit will be $419.15M for 21.45 P/E if the $0.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.22 actual earnings per share reported by Kinder Morgan, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.64% negative EPS growth.

Among 25 analysts covering Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Kinder Morgan had 85 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, January 28. The firm earned “Strong Buy” rating on Monday, October 24 by Raymond James. The stock of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, August 17. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Overweight” on Thursday, August 18. SunTrust maintained the shares of KMI in report on Wednesday, April 18 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, April 16. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, July 19 report. Wells Fargo downgraded Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) rating on Thursday, January 11. Wells Fargo has “Hold” rating and $21.0 target. The company was initiated on Friday, April 21 by Macquarie Research. Credit Suisse downgraded Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) rating on Thursday, October 22. Credit Suisse has “Neutral” rating and $39 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.7 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.07, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 75 investors sold KMI shares while 372 reduced holdings. 83 funds opened positions while 231 raised stakes. 1.31 billion shares or 0.25% more from 1.31 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Salient Tru Communications Lta stated it has 1.28% in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). Energy Income holds 12.23M shares or 3.79% of its portfolio. Keybank Association Oh has 325,624 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Everence Mngmt holds 0.17% or 42,891 shares. Exane Derivatives has invested 0.18% in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). Moreover, Timber Hill Limited Liability Company has 0.16% invested in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) for 133,217 shares. Tortoise Mngmt Lc reported 37,742 shares. Truenorth Incorporated owns 0.2% invested in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) for 25,261 shares. Moreover, West Coast Finance Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.12% invested in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). Cv Starr & Inc Trust has 450,000 shares for 3.57% of their portfolio. Calamos Advsrs reported 230,450 shares. Cetera Advisor Limited Liability Corporation has 101,319 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd reported 0.03% in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). Jfs Wealth Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 0.01% invested in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) for 1,240 shares. Of Oklahoma has 65,204 shares for 0.62% of their portfolio.

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