Xpo Logistics (XPO) Holder Motley Fool Asset Management Has Cut Holding as Valuation Rose; As Synchrony Finl (SYF) Market Valuation Declined, Shareholder Senator Investment Group LP Trimmed Position by $205.20 Million

April 22, 2018 - By Migdalia James

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Motley Fool Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Xpo Logistics Inc (XPO) by 46.38% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Motley Fool Asset Management Llc sold 186,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.61% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 215,000 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $19.69M, down from 401,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Motley Fool Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Xpo Logistics Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $12.53 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.84% or $1.96 during the last trading session, reaching $104.44. About 1.40 million shares traded. XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) has risen 113.78% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 102.23% the S&P500.

Doug Silverman decreased its stake in Synchrony Finl (SYF) by 47.37% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Senator Investment Group Lp sold 5.40M shares as the company’s stock declined 15.73% with the market. The hedge fund run by Doug Silverman held 6.00 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $231.66M, down from 11.40 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Senator Investment Group Lp who had been investing in Synchrony Finl for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $26.76 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.42% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $35.2. About 10.29 million shares traded or 61.60% up from the average. Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) has declined 0.21% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.76% the S&P500.

Among 30 analysts covering Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Synchrony Financial had 74 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Buy” on Friday, January 19. The stock of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) earned “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Wednesday, May 11. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $35 target in Monday, October 23 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, May 4. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 4 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) earned “Neutral” rating by Wedbush on Wednesday, December 7. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 28 by Susquehanna. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 12 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by BTIG Research on Monday, July 17 with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by UBS with “Sell” on Tuesday, March 27.

Senator Investment Group Lp, which manages about $11.90B and $9.34B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Altaba Inc by 1.98M shares to 2.50 million shares, valued at $174.63 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ:JAZZ) by 98,295 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.40 million shares, and has risen its stake in Koninklijke Philips N V (NYSE:PHG).

Analysts await XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) to report earnings on May, 2 after the close. They expect $0.53 EPS, up 76.67% or $0.23 from last year’s $0.3 per share. XPO’s profit will be $63.57M for 49.26 P/E if the $0.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.45 actual EPS reported by XPO Logistics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.78% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.42 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.41, from 1.83 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 43 investors sold XPO shares while 95 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 98.73 million shares or 2.06% more from 96.74 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Lagoda Inv Management Lp has 1.98% invested in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) for 56,878 shares. Pnc Grp Inc Inc Inc owns 0% invested in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) for 29,513 shares. Macguire Cheswick Tuttle Inv Counsel Limited Co, Connecticut-based fund reported 72,130 shares. Aperio Gp Ltd holds 0.01% or 13,155 shares in its portfolio. The New York-based Spruce House Mgmt Llc has invested 34.62% in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO). Hennessy Advsr Inc holds 1.39% or 493,900 shares in its portfolio. Aqr Capital Limited Liability owns 16,225 shares. Dsam Prns (London) Limited reported 297,785 shares stake. California State Teachers Retirement invested 0.04% of its portfolio in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO). Fishman Jay A Limited Mi owns 3.96% invested in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) for 229,116 shares. Moreover, Td Asset has 0% invested in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO). Cap Mgmt Ltd has invested 0.31% in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO). Advisory Research stated it has 0.04% in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO). Columbia Prtn L L C Mngmt, a Maryland-based fund reported 56,185 shares. First Western Com accumulated 0.23% or 4,497 shares.

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