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Ubs Oconnor Has Trimmed Its Rowan Co (Call) (RDC) Stake as Stock Value Declined; Booz Allen Hamilton Hldg Cor (BAH) Shareholder Westwood Holdings Group Lifted Its Holding by $13.47 Million as Share Value Rose

Westwood Holdings Group Inc increased its stake in Booz Allen Hamilton Hldg Cor (BAH) by 7.16% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Westwood Holdings Group Inc bought 364,002 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.57% with the market. The institutional investor held 5.45M shares of the professional services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $203.80M, up from 5.09 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Westwood Holdings Group Inc who had been investing in Booz Allen Hamilton Hldg Cor for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.80B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.59% or $0.235 during the last trading session, reaching $39.785. About 178,151 shares traded. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) has risen 24.39% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.69% the S&P500.

Ubs Oconnor Llc decreased its stake in Rowan Co (Call) (RDC) by 36.89% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ubs Oconnor Llc sold 80,909 shares as the company’s stock declined 21.10% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 138,400 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $90.00M, down from 219,309 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ubs Oconnor Llc who had been investing in Rowan Co (Call) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.06B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.69% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $16.28. About 1.17 million shares traded. Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC) has declined 16.50% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.20% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.24, from 1 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 50 investors sold BAH shares while 83 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes. 125.40 million shares or 3.07% less from 129.37 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Somerset Trust invested in 0.24% or 12,252 shares. Suntrust Banks holds 0.01% in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) or 71,523 shares. Voya Investment Mgmt Ltd Company holds 0% or 54,908 shares. Sit Inv Assocs holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) for 119,100 shares. Piedmont Advisors Ltd Liability accumulated 31,448 shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt holds 0% of its portfolio in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) for 5,400 shares. Comerica Bancshares holds 0% of its portfolio in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) for 8,602 shares. Fil Limited has 0.09% invested in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH). Swiss Commercial Bank holds 249,757 shares. Eaton Vance has invested 0.01% in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH). Quantbot Tech Limited Partnership has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH). Benjamin F Edwards And Company stated it has 557 shares. Parkside Bank & Trust And holds 405 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems has 107,255 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Moreover, Aqr Ltd Liability Corp has 0.06% invested in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH).

Westwood Holdings Group Inc, which manages about $12.59B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Brandywine Rlty Tr (NYSE:BDN) by 1.00M shares to 2.37 million shares, valued at $41.42 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Avnet Inc (NYSE:AVT) by 276,327 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.13 million shares, and cut its stake in Sherwin Williams Co (NYSE:SHW).

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $7.80 million activity. 28,000 shares were sold by Thompson Elizabeth M, worth $1.03M. On Tuesday, October 3 the insider Dahut Karen M sold $1.76M. Another trade for 30,000 shares valued at $1.08M was made by ROZANSKI HORACIO on Tuesday, September 19. HOWELL LLOYD JR also sold $463,928 worth of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) shares. On Tuesday, August 29 the insider Penfield Susan L sold $34.

Among 16 analysts covering Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation had 40 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $41.0 target in Wednesday, September 6 report. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, June 16 by Raymond James. As per Friday, November 18, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. The company was downgraded on Friday, September 11 by Morgan Stanley. Bank of America downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) on Monday, November 2 to “Neutral” rating. Evercore maintained Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) on Wednesday, April 5 with “In-Line” rating. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital on Monday, May 1 to “Equal Weight”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 27 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, September 20. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, October 6.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.7 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.56, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 29 investors sold RDC shares while 87 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 129.33 million shares or 3.45% less from 133.95 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Wisconsin-based Mason Street Advisors Ltd has invested 0.02% in Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC). Advisors Asset accumulated 16,245 shares. Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al invested in 31,096 shares or 0% of the stock. Jpmorgan Chase And holds 2.57 million shares. Canada Pension Plan Board stated it has 0.01% in Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC). Mackenzie Financial owns 3.21M shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt Inc invested 0% in Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC). Contrarius Invest Mngmt holds 954,001 shares or 0.72% of its portfolio. The Massachusetts-based Putnam Investments Limited Company has invested 0% in Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC). Adams Asset Advisors Ltd Liability Company holds 94,948 shares. First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca accumulated 15,390 shares or 0% of the stock. Tower Capital Limited Com (Trc) holds 12,152 shares. Qs Invsts Ltd Liability Corp holds 0% of its portfolio in Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC) for 16,948 shares. Ameriprise Financial Inc, Minnesota-based fund reported 939,383 shares. Indexiq Advsrs has invested 0% in Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC).

Ubs Oconnor Llc, which manages about $12.67B and $4364.22B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares (Put) (HYG) by 982,500 shares to 1.20 million shares, valued at $215.00M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Frontier by 100,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.02 million shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares (Put) (IWM).

Analysts await Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC) to report earnings on February, 23. They expect $-0.27 earnings per share, down 437.50% or $0.35 from last year’s $0.08 per share. After $-0.16 actual earnings per share reported by Rowan Companies plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 68.75% negative EPS growth.

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