Glenview Capital Management Has Raised Its Platform Specialty Prods Cor (PAH) Position; Mutualfirst Financial (MFSF) Shorts Down By 1.64%

November 15, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Glenview Capital Management Llc increased Platform Specialty Prods Cor (PAH) stake by 17.85% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Glenview Capital Management Llc acquired 2.00 million shares as Platform Specialty Prods Cor (PAH)’s stock rose 0.60%. The Glenview Capital Management Llc holds 13.20 million shares with $167.42M value, up from 11.20 million last quarter. Platform Specialty Prods Cor now has $2.73 billion valuation. The stock declined 2.10% or $0.2 reaching $9.32 on the news. About 5,419 shares traded. Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH) has risen 48.23% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.53% the S&P500.

Mutualfirst Financial Incorporated (NASDAQ:MFSF) had a decrease of 1.64% in short interest. MFSF’s SI was 42,000 shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 1.64% from 42,700 shares previously. With 8,700 avg volume, 5 days are for Mutualfirst Financial Incorporated (NASDAQ:MFSF)’s short sellers to cover MFSF’s short positions. The SI to Mutualfirst Financial Incorporated’s float is 0.78%. About shares traded. MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:MFSF) has risen 21.64% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.94% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Platform Specialty Products Corporation had 24 analyst reports since August 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Tuesday, August 16 report. SunTrust upgraded Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH) on Monday, September 18 to “Buy” rating. As per Monday, November 7, the company rating was upgraded by Nomura. The company was reinitiated on Monday, May 2 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Tuesday, June 13 with “Buy”. Goldman Sachs initiated the shares of PAH in report on Monday, February 6 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, December 3 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Tuesday, September 13 with “Neutral”. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, October 11 by Barclays Capital. UBS maintained the shares of PAH in report on Thursday, September 29 with “Buy” rating.

Glenview Capital Management Llc decreased Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake by 613,562 shares to 2.53M valued at $364.33 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE:TMO) stake by 212,095 shares and now owns 2.76M shares. Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment is 1.67 in 2017 Q2. Its the same as in 2017Q1. It is without change, as 22 investors sold PAH shares while 45 reduced holdings. only 33 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. 240.34 million shares or 2.20% more from 235.17 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ameriprise Financial holds 0.01% or 1.75 million shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp has 4,881 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Bluemountain Cap Mngmt Llc holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH) for 195,725 shares. 1.04 million were reported by Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can. Guggenheim Capital, a Illinois-based fund reported 58,394 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp Incorporated holds 0.01% in Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH) or 4.44 million shares. Ardsley Advisory Prtnrs invested in 1.13% or 500,000 shares. Amalgamated Bank reported 0.02% in Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH). The Colorado-based Tributary Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.16% in Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH). Utah Retirement System accumulated 40,500 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Prelude Management invested in 100 shares. Frontier Cap Ltd invested 0.05% in Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH). Verition Fund Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 43,577 shares. Indexiq Advisors Ltd Liability owns 0.03% invested in Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH) for 49,404 shares. Independent accumulated 0.53% or 96,675 shares.

MutualFirst Financial, Inc. is the bank holding firm of MutualBank (MutualBank or the Bank). The company has market cap of $281.54 million. The Bank offers financial services through approximately 30 full service retail financial center offices in Allen, Delaware, Elkhart, Grant, Kosciusko, Randolph, Saint Joseph and Wabash counties in Indiana. It has a 20.25 P/E ratio. MutualBank also has trust offices in Carmel and Crawfordsville, Indiana and a loan origination office in New Buffalo, Michigan.

Among 2 analysts covering Mutualfirst Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MFSF), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Mutualfirst Financial Inc had 5 analyst reports since October 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, July 26 by DA Davidson. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Thursday, June 1. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Thursday, July 21 by DA Davidson.

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