Strategy Asset Managers Decreased By $3.33 Million Its Kla (KLAC) Holding; American Campus Communities, Inc. (ACC) Had 7 Bulls

February 18, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Strategy Asset Managers Llc decreased Kla (KLAC) stake by 86.94% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Strategy Asset Managers Llc sold 31,394 shares as Kla (KLAC)’s stock rose 15.06%. The Strategy Asset Managers Llc holds 4,715 shares with $500,000 value, down from 36,109 last quarter. Kla now has $16.84B valuation. The stock decreased 1.24% or $1.35 during the last trading session, reaching $107.52. About 1.81 million shares traded or 15.59% up from the average. KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) has risen 49.94% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.24% the S&P500.

Among 18 analysts covering American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC), 7 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. American Campus Communities had 49 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, July 18 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, February 24 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Friday, July 1 by Hilliard Lyons. The stock has “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, December 3. The stock of American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, February 24. The stock of American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC) earned “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, September 22. As per Friday, December 15, the company rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan. Hilliard Lyons upgraded American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC) on Friday, August 11 to “Neutral” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC) on Monday, September 25 with “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by CapitalOne with “Equal Weight” on Friday, September 23. See American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC) latest ratings:

22/01/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $50.0 Maintain
12/01/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Buy New Target: $45.0 Upgrade
02/01/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $50.0 Maintain
20/12/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $47.0 Maintain
15/12/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Sell New Target: $45.0 Downgrade
15/12/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Underweight Downgrade
14/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $56.0
31/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Outperform Old Target: $51 New Target: $47 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: $49 New Target: $45 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Hold New Target: $45.0 Downgrade

Strategy Asset Managers Llc increased Philip Morris Intl Inc (NYSE:PM) stake by 21,221 shares to 37,477 valued at $4.16 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Nestle S A Sponsored Adr (NSRGY) stake by 4,921 shares and now owns 123,893 shares. Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) was raised too.

Among 19 analysts covering KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. KLA-Tencor Corporation had 58 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, January 29 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, August 29. Needham downgraded the shares of KLAC in report on Thursday, October 22 to “Hold” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of KLAC in report on Wednesday, January 24 with “Buy” rating. Needham maintained KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) on Friday, October 9 with “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs on Monday, December 19 with “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, October 6 by Citigroup. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, September 13. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, September 25 by Credit Agricole. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 6 by Berenberg.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.23, from 1.24 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 47 investors sold KLAC shares while 165 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 158 raised stakes. 139.45 million shares or 0.69% more from 138.49 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Amp Cap Invsts Ltd holds 0.09% or 154,671 shares in its portfolio. Country Club Tru Na accumulated 30,713 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.06% or 10,528 shares. Zebra Capital Mgmt Ltd Co holds 12,120 shares or 0.42% of its portfolio. Moreover, Shell Asset Management Communications has 0.03% invested in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Nationwide Fund Advsrs holds 117,200 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Ing Groep Nv owns 9,876 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Alphamark Limited Liability reported 31,061 shares. Moreover, Assetmark has 0% invested in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) for 1,210 shares. Bessemer Grp Incorporated holds 0% in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) or 7,662 shares. Midas Mgmt reported 19,000 shares or 1.06% of all its holdings. Axa invested in 97,451 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 422,967 shares. First Manhattan owns 0% invested in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) for 891 shares. Sun Life Financial has 1,146 shares.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 14 insider sales for $4.00 million activity. 4,237 KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) shares with value of $462,977 were sold by Bell Bobby R. $275,529 worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) was sold by Lorig Brian on Friday, September 8. Higashi Emiko sold 2,375 shares worth $273,125. On Wednesday, September 6 Higgins Bren D. sold $239,855 worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) or 2,559 shares. Trafas Brian M. sold 2,055 shares worth $192,615. WALLACE RICHARD P also sold $3.40 million worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) shares. $95,605 worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) shares were sold by Kirloskar Virendra A.

The stock increased 1.10% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $36.77. About 804,990 shares traded. American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC) has risen 2.17% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.53% the S&P500.

American Campus Communities, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $5.03 billion. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It has a 92.39 P/E ratio. It primarily engages in developing, owning, and managing high-quality student housing communities.

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