Genesee And Wyoming (GWR) Stake Has Raised by Timessquare Capital Management Llc; As Target Corp. (TGT) Share Price Declined, Holder Aviance Capital Partners Has Trimmed Holding

January 31, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Timessquare Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Genesee And Wyoming Inc (GWR) by 3.08% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Timessquare Capital Management Llc bought 59,650 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.44% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 1.99 million shares of the transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $147.63M, up from 1.94 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Timessquare Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Genesee And Wyoming Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.97 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.28% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $79.58. About 92,105 shares traded. Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE:GWR) has risen 13.88% since January 31, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.82% the S&P500.

Aviance Capital Partners Llc decreased its stake in Target Corp. (TGT) by 28.26% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aviance Capital Partners Llc sold 5,232 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.90% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 13,285 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $784,000, down from 18,517 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aviance Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in Target Corp. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $41.09B market cap company. The stock increased 0.66% or $0.495 during the last trading session, reaching $75.595. About 2.49M shares traded. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has declined 16.51% since January 31, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.21% the S&P500.

Timessquare Capital Management Llc, which manages about $20.35 billion and $14.92B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Woodward Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) by 97,200 shares to 319,500 shares, valued at $24.80M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Civitas Solutions Inc (NYSE:CIVI) by 329,550 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.91 million shares, and cut its stake in Healthequity Inc (NASDAQ:HQY).

Among 13 analysts covering Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE:GWR), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Genesee & Wyoming Inc. had 40 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, September 12. Citigroup maintained the shares of GWR in report on Friday, April 29 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, February 23 to “Equal-Weight”. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Hold” on Tuesday, January 16. The stock has “Top Pick” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 4. The stock of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE:GWR) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, February 22 by Bank of America. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, September 2 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of GWR in report on Wednesday, April 12 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, February 9 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, May 3 by Cowen & Co.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $2.06 million activity. 5,073 Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE:GWR) shares with value of $339,079 were sold by Gallagher Timothy J. Shares for $926,918 were sold by HELLMANN JOHN C on Friday, August 25. 2,546 shares were sold by Fergus Allison M, worth $168,443 on Monday, August 28. Liucci Christopher F sold $93,755 worth of stock or 1,401 shares. Brown David A had sold 4,156 shares worth $275,086.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.08, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 27 investors sold GWR shares while 82 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 58.92 million shares or 1.22% more from 58.21 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Illinois-based Guggenheim Capital Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE:GWR). Benjamin F Edwards & has invested 0.05% in Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE:GWR). Neuberger Berman Grp Incorporated Ltd Liability Com reported 78,347 shares. Tower Bridge Advsrs owns 5,110 shares. First Mercantile Tru owns 3,845 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Utah Retirement reported 11,100 shares stake. Liberty Mutual Gp Asset Mgmt stated it has 0.07% in Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE:GWR). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System accumulated 65,050 shares. Weiss Multi has invested 0.11% in Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE:GWR). Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability accumulated 4,571 shares. Cardinal Cap Mgmt Ltd Ct reported 1.18M shares. Palisade Capital Management Nj holds 1.45% or 551,515 shares in its portfolio. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Limited Liability Corp holds 7,800 shares. Rmb Capital Management Ltd Liability holds 0.62% or 324,841 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund reported 44,915 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings.

Aviance Capital Partners Llc, which manages about $417.57M and $295.75M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in British American Tobacco Plc (NYSEMKT:BTI) by 28,897 shares to 32,014 shares, valued at $2.00M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Spectra Energy Partners Lp (NYSE:SEP) by 12,651 shares in the quarter, for a total of 23,346 shares, and has risen its stake in Williams (NYSE:WSM).

Among 28 analysts covering Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), 8 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Target Corporation had 81 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Miller Tabak with “Buy” on Friday, July 29. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Monday, November 9 with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by Gordon Haskett with “Sell” on Tuesday, May 9. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 2 by Robert W. Baird. Jefferies maintained the shares of TGT in report on Tuesday, January 9 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, January 19 by Goldman Sachs. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $5900 target in Tuesday, July 25 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 18 by Citigroup. Citigroup downgraded the shares of TGT in report on Wednesday, June 21 to “Neutral” rating. Credit Suisse reinitiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, September 16 report.

Analysts await Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $1.19 EPS, down 17.93% or $0.26 from last year’s $1.45 per share. TGT’s profit will be $646.85 million for 15.88 P/E if the $1.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.91 actual EPS reported by Target Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 30.77% EPS growth.

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