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Ally Finl (ALLY) Holder Hbk Investments LP Has Trimmed Its Stake by $9.24 Million as Stock Value Declined; Punch & Associates Investment Management Has Lowered Its Stake in Alamo Group (ALG) by $769,865 as Share Price Rose

David Costen Haley decreased its stake in Ally Finl Inc (ALLY) by 81.48% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hbk Investments LP sold 385,044 shares as the company’s stock declined 19.04% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by David Costen Haley held 87,500 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.12 million, down from 472,544 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hbk Investments LP who had been investing in Ally Finl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.54B market cap company. The stock increased 1.02% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $30.62. About 3.66M shares traded or 6.08% up from the average. Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY) has risen 12.72% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.98% the S&P500.

Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in Alamo Group Inc (ALG) by 11.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc sold 7,195 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.22% with the market. The hedge fund held 55,585 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.97M, down from 62,780 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Alamo Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.34 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.69% or $0.79 during the last trading session, reaching $115.22. About 28,786 shares traded. Alamo Group Inc. (NYSE:ALG) has risen 46.10% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.40% the S&P500.

Analysts await Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $0.58 earnings per share, up 7.41% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.54 per share. ALLY’s profit will be $256.47M for 13.20 P/E if the $0.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.65 actual earnings per share reported by Ally Financial Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.77% negative EPS growth.

Hbk Investments L P, which manages about $18.41 billion and $12.69 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Capital One Finl Corp (NYSE:COF) by 30,924 shares to 165,624 shares, valued at $14.02 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Spirit Aerosystems Hldgs Inc (NYSE:SPR) by 53,874 shares in the quarter, for a total of 66,674 shares, and has risen its stake in Realogy Hldgs Corp (NYSE:RLGY).

Among 23 analysts covering Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY), 17 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Ally Financial had 53 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Thursday, July 27. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, January 2 by Barclays Capital. Compass Point maintained the shares of ALLY in report on Wednesday, February 3 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, January 12 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 6 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, January 10. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, October 16. The stock of Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 30 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, October 26. Susquehanna initiated the stock with “Positive” rating in Monday, January 23 report.

Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc, which manages about $832.72 million and $1.13 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Tr (IEUR) by 13,095 shares to 227,697 shares, valued at $11.31 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Pcsb Finl Corp by 30,201 shares in the quarter, for a total of 132,000 shares, and has risen its stake in United Finl Bancorp Inc New (NASDAQ:UBNK).

Among 3 analysts covering Alamo Group (NYSE:ALG), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Alamo Group had 5 analyst reports since October 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Alamo Group Inc. (NYSE:ALG) earned “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Friday, October 9. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, November 6 by Seaport Global Securities. As per Friday, September 29, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Monday, July 24. The stock of Alamo Group Inc. (NYSE:ALG) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, August 25.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.44, from 1.58 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 17 investors sold ALG shares while 42 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 10.66 million shares or 2.70% more from 10.38 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 5,900 were accumulated by Axa. California Employees Retirement Sys has invested 0% in Alamo Group Inc. (NYSE:ALG). 352 were reported by Ls Inv Advsrs Lc. Strs Ohio, Ohio-based fund reported 3,500 shares. Ameriprise has 107,509 shares. Bessemer reported 12,200 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Bogle Investment Mngmt Ltd Partnership De accumulated 0.1% or 13,067 shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt Inc holds 96,387 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage owns 4,754 shares. Us Bancorp De reported 14,870 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 0% or 10,200 shares. Fayez Sarofim holds 151,500 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase And Com holds 0% in Alamo Group Inc. (NYSE:ALG) or 16,889 shares. Keybank Natl Association Oh reported 14,100 shares. Pnc Fincl Gp invested 0.03% in Alamo Group Inc. (NYSE:ALG).

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