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Lagoda Investment Management LP Increases Holding in Enstar Group Limited (ESGR); Apollo Management Holdings LP Increases Position in Centurylink (CTL)

Lagoda Investment Management Lp increased its stake in Enstar Group Limited (ESGR) by 27.32% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lagoda Investment Management Lp bought 6,316 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.23% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 29,432 shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.54 million, up from 23,116 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lagoda Investment Management Lp who had been investing in Enstar Group Limited for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.11 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.70% or $1.5 during the last trading session, reaching $211.5. About 41,769 shares traded or 44.42% up from the average. Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR) has risen 19.80% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.10% the S&P500.

Apollo Management Holdings Lp increased its stake in Centurylink Inc (CTL) by 12.01% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Apollo Management Holdings Lp bought 31,437 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.43% with the market. The institutional investor held 293,286 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.54 million, up from 261,849 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Apollo Management Holdings Lp who had been investing in Centurylink Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $18.56B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.63% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $17.36. About 11.53 million shares traded. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 7.62% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.32% the S&P500.

Apollo Management Holdings Lp, which manages about $6.64 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Tesla Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:TSLA) by 25,300 shares to 7,500 shares, valued at $2.56 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (Put) (SPY) by 48,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.27 million shares, and cut its stake in Prudential Sht Duration Hg Y (ISD).

Among 21 analysts covering Centurylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Centurylink Inc. had 56 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Monday, May 15 to “Underperform”. As per Wednesday, January 25, the company rating was upgraded by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by Evercore given on Wednesday, June 22. RBC Capital Markets maintained CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) on Friday, July 7 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, December 13 by Suntrust Robinson. Raymond James downgraded the shares of CTL in report on Friday, October 28 to “Mkt Perform” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, August 23 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Moffett Nathanson on Tuesday, February 28. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, September 15 by Barclays Capital. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) earned “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, October 13.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 65 investors sold CTL shares while 190 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 179 raised stakes. 436.00 million shares or 1.89% less from 444.41 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Affinity Inv Advisors Llc has 0.06% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Focused Wealth Mngmt invested in 0% or 639 shares. Green Square Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.35% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Davidson Kempner Cap Mgmt Limited Partnership has 0.07% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Duncker Streett & has 0% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Strs Ohio owns 37,572 shares for 0% of their portfolio. The Florida-based State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System has invested 0.04% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Stifel stated it has 587,292 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas reported 2.50 million shares. Paradigm Asset Mgmt Limited Com, New York-based fund reported 105,080 shares. Cibc Ww Corp holds 82,695 shares. The New York-based Clearbridge Investments Ltd Liability Com has invested 0% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Lenox Wealth holds 0% or 33 shares in its portfolio. Monetary Gru reported 0% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Moreover, American Natl Registered Invest Advisor Inc has 0.16% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 17,125 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.36 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.31, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 9 investors sold ESGR shares while 36 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 15.64 million shares or 2.12% more from 15.32 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Punch & Associate Inv Management Inc has invested 0.74% of its portfolio in Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR). 1,402 are owned by Amalgamated Fincl Bank. Martingale Asset Mgmt LP has 0.02% invested in Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR) for 7,501 shares. Advisory Networks Ltd Com has invested 0.03% in Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR). Allen Mgmt Ltd Liability owns 0.02% invested in Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR) for 1,600 shares. Oppenheimer has 925 shares. Beck Mack & Oliver reported 780,836 shares. Raymond James & holds 8,098 shares. Wells Fargo & Mn holds 0% or 42,133 shares in its portfolio. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership stated it has 16,976 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 600 are owned by Fifth Third Savings Bank. Welch Gp Ltd Liability Corp has 0.02% invested in Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR) for 617 shares. Forward Ltd Liability reported 1,309 shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt Inc holds 236 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reported 1,244 shares stake.

Lagoda Investment Management Lp, which manages about $725.00 million and $276.68M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Monsanto Co New (NYSE:MON) by 113,694 shares to 34,241 shares, valued at $4.10M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Alphabet Inc by 3,996 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 20,627 shares, and cut its stake in Alphabet Inc.

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