Wafra Investment Advisory Group Trimmed Its Nike (NKE) Stake; Realogy Holdings (RLGY) Shorts Down By 5.37%

January 19, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Realogy Holdings Corporation (NYSE:RLGY) had a decrease of 5.37% in short interest. RLGY’s SI was 9.21M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 5.37% from 9.73M shares previously. With 1.56 million avg volume, 6 days are for Realogy Holdings Corporation (NYSE:RLGY)’s short sellers to cover RLGY’s short positions. The stock increased 0.79% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $26.75. About 438,549 shares traded. Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY) has declined 1.61% since January 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.31% the S&P500.

Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc decreased Nike Inc. (NKE) stake by 33.67% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc sold 64,846 shares as Nike Inc. (NKE)’s stock declined 8.78%. The Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc holds 127,744 shares with $6.62 million value, down from 192,590 last quarter. Nike Inc. now has $109.49 billion valuation. The stock increased 4.68% or $3 during the last trading session, reaching $67.11. About 8.66 million shares traded. NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) has declined 9.24% since January 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.94% the S&P500.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $23.60 million activity. $855,206 worth of stock was sold by RODGERS JOHNATHAN A on Thursday, September 14. Shares for $650,000 were sold by Matheson Monique S. on Friday, December 15. $7.94 million worth of stock was sold by Slusher John F on Tuesday, January 2. PARKER MARK G sold $8.78M worth of stock.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 87 investors sold NKE shares while 457 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 358 raised stakes. 985.62 million shares or 0.88% less from 994.42 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Advisors Asset Inc accumulated 0.12% or 139,160 shares. 220,231 are owned by Covington Cap Mngmt. Advantus Mgmt invested in 132,980 shares or 0.18% of the stock. Prudential Public Limited Com holds 0.29% of its portfolio in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) for 1.79M shares. Roundview Cap Limited Co reported 36,824 shares. Bradley Foster Sargent Incorporated Ct reported 523,902 shares or 1.03% of all its holdings. Fny Managed Accounts stated it has 36,000 shares. Abner Herrman & Brock Limited Liability Company holds 0.04% of its portfolio in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) for 4,666 shares. Blackrock stated it has 0.21% of its portfolio in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE). Northstar Investment Limited Liability Corp reported 22,121 shares. First Allied Advisory has 45,740 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Axa accumulated 778,365 shares. Tru Co Of Virginia Va owns 0.08% invested in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) for 10,710 shares. Sands Capital Mngmt Lc holds 1.17% or 7.54M shares. Moreover, Riverpoint Mngmt Limited Liability Co has 0.05% invested in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE).

Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc increased Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE:PANW) stake by 2,392 shares to 140,199 valued at $20.20 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stake by 31,459 shares and now owns 205,762 shares. Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) was raised too.

Among 44 analysts covering Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE), 23 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Nike Inc. had 217 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Thursday, October 26. The rating was downgraded by B. Riley & Co to “Neutral” on Friday, August 26. Credit Suisse maintained NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) rating on Thursday, March 23. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $67 target. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, January 19 by Atlantic Securities. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, December 6 by Cowen & Co. As per Wednesday, September 28, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 29 by Argus Research. Robert W. Baird maintained NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) on Thursday, October 12 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, May 10 the stock rating was reinitiated by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform”. On Thursday, June 15 the stock rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Buy”.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $107,754 activity. The insider Gustavson Timothy B. sold 3,093 shares worth $107,754.

Realogy Holdings Corp. provides real estate services. The company has market cap of $3.60 billion. It operates through four divisions: Real Estate Franchise Services , Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services (NRT), Relocation Services (Cartus), and Title and Settlement Services (TRG). It has a 16.11 P/E ratio. The RFG segment franchises its real estate brokerage franchise systems under the Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Coldwell Banker Commercial, ERA, SothebyÂ’s International Realty, and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brand names to real estate brokerage businesses.

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