Account Management Raised Its Portfolio Recovery As. (PRAA) Holding by $28.65 Million; Stock Price Declined; Hca Healthcare (HCA) Shareholder Rudman Errol M Increased Its Stake

February 15, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Rudman Errol M increased its stake in Hca Healthcare Inc (HCA) by 17.45% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rudman Errol M bought 15,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.93% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 100,970 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.04M, up from 85,970 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rudman Errol M who had been investing in Hca Healthcare Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $35.37 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.12% or $1.12 during the last trading session, reaching $101.03. About 757,781 shares traded. HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) has risen 7.08% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.62% the S&P500.

Account Management Llc increased its stake in Portfolio Recovery As. (PRAA) by 0.97% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Account Management Llc bought 1,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.34% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 104,599 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.00B, up from 103,599 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Account Management Llc who had been investing in Portfolio Recovery As. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.67B market cap company. The stock increased 0.14% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $36.95. About 94,139 shares traded. PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) has risen 44.62% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.92% the S&P500.

Account Management Llc, which manages about $136.90 million and $108.00B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Enterprise Prods Partners Lp (NYSE:EPD) by 4,000 shares to 399,685 shares, valued at $10.42B in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 8,550 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 8,555 shares, and cut its stake in Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS).

Among 7 analysts covering Portfolio Recovery Associates (NASDAQ:PRAA), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Portfolio Recovery Associates had 17 analyst reports since October 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, June 7 by First Analysis. The company was initiated on Monday, January 8 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, May 10 by Raymond James. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Raymond James given on Thursday, September 21. Raymond James upgraded PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) on Tuesday, November 17 to “Strong Buy” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) rating on Thursday, September 14. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $36.0 target. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Thursday, December 21. The stock of PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, November 9 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Tuesday, November 8 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Mkt Perform”. The stock of PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by JMP Securities on Friday, February 26.

Since December 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $66,064 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.60, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 26 investors sold PRAA shares while 77 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 49.44 million shares or 3.50% more from 47.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Incorporated stated it has 30,893 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 13,580 are owned by Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky. Jpmorgan Chase And holds 0% or 52,714 shares. 755 are owned by Tompkins Corporation. Aqr Mngmt Ltd holds 21,028 shares. Delta Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Tn holds 33 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Nationwide Fund Advsrs owns 0% invested in PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) for 27,565 shares. Engineers Gate Manager LP invested 0.07% in PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA). California State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 73,531 shares. Moreover, Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al has 0% invested in PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA). First Tru Limited Partnership accumulated 29,465 shares. Bloombergsen holds 5.43% or 2.37 million shares in its portfolio. New York State Teachers Retirement Systems reported 0.01% stake. Piedmont Invest Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation reported 9,839 shares. 3,981 were reported by Ameritas Investment Ptnrs Incorporated.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 17 selling transactions for $40.46 million activity. Cuffe Michael S. also sold $167,700 worth of HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) shares. Another trade for 56,000 shares valued at $5.63M was made by HAZEN SAMUEL N on Wednesday, January 31. 35,949 shares were sold by Hall Charles J, worth $3.71 million on Wednesday, January 31. Sowell Joseph A III sold 30,195 shares worth $3.05 million. 3,698 shares were sold by Morgan Sandra L., worth $358,364 on Monday, February 5. $2.34 million worth of HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) was sold by Perlin Jonathan B.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 69 investors sold HCA shares while 180 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 143 raised stakes. 262.04 million shares or 0.29% more from 261.28 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Swiss Natl Bank owns 1.08 million shares. Gabelli Funds Ltd Liability holds 0.09% of its portfolio in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) for 189,000 shares. Omers Administration Corp holds 0.05% or 49,900 shares. Adage Cap Partners Limited Liability Corp invested in 267,800 shares. 72 are held by Tarbox Family Office. Nbw Cap Limited Liability holds 43,743 shares or 0.95% of its portfolio. Paloma Prns Mgmt Communications reported 0.01% in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). Chieftain Management has 2.55M shares. Ahl Prtn Llp stated it has 128,406 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings. Ally Financial Incorporated reported 15,000 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings. Highfields Capital Limited Partnership, Massachusetts-based fund reported 3.89 million shares. Exchange Capital Mgmt reported 0.97% of its portfolio in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). Narwhal Capital Management reported 0.61% stake. 858 were accumulated by First Mercantile Trust. Alpha Windward Limited Co reported 420 shares.

Rudman Errol M, which manages about $174.25 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Level 3 Communications Inc (NYSE:LVLT) by 50,000 shares to 268,417 shares, valued at $14.30 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Stifel Finl Corp (NYSE:SF) by 20,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 54,500 shares, and cut its stake in Dentsply Sirona Inc.

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