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Alpine Investment Management Position in Howard Hughes (HHC) Has Raised by $1.81 Million; Brown Advisory Position in Esco Technologies (ESE) Lifted as Shares Rose

Brown Advisory Inc increased its stake in Esco Technologies Inc (ESE) by 10.19% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brown Advisory Inc bought 83,818 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.09% with the market. The institutional investor held 906,249 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $54.33 million, up from 822,431 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brown Advisory Inc who had been investing in Esco Technologies Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.60B market cap company. The stock increased 2.32% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $61.8. About 110,042 shares traded. ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) has risen 46.33% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.63% the S&P500.

Alpine Investment Management Llc increased its stake in Howard Hughes Corp (HHC) by 61.74% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alpine Investment Management Llc bought 15,497 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.78% with the market. The hedge fund held 40,597 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.79 million, up from 25,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Alpine Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Howard Hughes Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.25 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.70% or $2.04 during the last trading session, reaching $122.37. About 234,545 shares traded or 2.81% up from the average. The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE:HHC) has risen 25.50% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.80% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. ESCO Technologies had 11 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, August 12 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 12 by Euro Pacific Capital. The stock of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) earned “Hold” rating by Needham on Monday, October 16. The company was maintained on Wednesday, May 4 by BB&T Capital. Needham upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 21 report. As per Friday, August 28, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 9 investors sold ESE shares while 41 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 23.77 million shares or 1.52% more from 23.42 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 204,900 are owned by Principal Group. Legal And General Grp Pcl invested 0% in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). D E Shaw invested in 5,332 shares. Utd Automobile Association holds 0.03% or 189,287 shares in its portfolio. Macquarie Grp Incorporated holds 0.07% or 693,350 shares in its portfolio. Parkside State Bank & holds 0.01% or 514 shares in its portfolio. Parametric Port Limited Company stated it has 47,417 shares. Moreover, Citadel Advisors Ltd Liability has 0% invested in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). Gemmer Asset Limited Co reported 56 shares. Fuller Thaler Asset Mngmt holds 0% or 700 shares. Swiss Commercial Bank holds 0% or 42,300 shares. 26,499 are owned by Deutsche National Bank Ag. Texas Permanent School Fund owns 18,858 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Envestnet Asset Mngmt holds 0% in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) or 3,345 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership accumulated 33,702 shares.

Brown Advisory Inc, which manages about $30.16 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Hanesbrands Inc (NYSE:HBI) by 187,856 shares to 5.51 million shares, valued at $135.69M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in American Elec Pwr Inc (NYSE:AEP) by 7,056 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 10,463 shares, and cut its stake in Pegasystems Inc (NASDAQ:PEGA).

Since December 29, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $319.65 million activity.

Among 7 analysts covering Howard Hughes (NYSE:HHC), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Howard Hughes had 11 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by BWS Financial with “Buy” on Thursday, June 8. The stock has “Sell” rating by TheStreet on Thursday, September 24. The firm earned “Market Outperform” rating on Monday, October 31 by CJS Securities. Compass Point maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, May 23 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 10 by Citigroup. Citigroup initiated The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE:HHC) rating on Friday, May 13. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $165 target. The stock of The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE:HHC) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 8 by Compass Point. The rating was maintained by JMP Securities on Sunday, August 16 with “Buy”. Sandler O’Neill initiated the shares of HHC in report on Thursday, March 30 with “Hold” rating.

Alpine Investment Management Llc, which manages about $980.30M and $1.85B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Liberty Global Plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) by 3.07M shares to 253,136 shares, valued at $5.90 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 45,924 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.82 million shares, and cut its stake in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.45 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.11, from 1.56 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 20 investors sold HHC shares while 54 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 35.06 million shares or 1.51% more from 34.54 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership accumulated 20,640 shares. Brown Advisory invested 0% of its portfolio in The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE:HHC). Mad River Invsts accumulated 86,439 shares. Harris Assocs Lp has 0.32% invested in The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE:HHC) for 1.60 million shares. Assetmark holds 0% or 194 shares in its portfolio. 6,931 are held by State Of Wisconsin Investment Board. 1,742 are owned by Fayez Sarofim And. Pnc owns 0% invested in The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE:HHC) for 19,997 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 1,353 shares. 150,584 are owned by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Vanguard Gp Inc, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 2.89M shares. Tdam Usa invested in 14,144 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Blackrock stated it has 1.61M shares. Grand Jean Cap Mngmt holds 3.14% or 74,113 shares in its portfolio. Consulta Limited holds 7.89% or 500,000 shares.

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