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Gratia Capital Has Boosted National Cinemedia (NCMI) Holding; Centene Del (CNC) Shareholder Deerfield Management Company Has Lowered Its Holding by $1.63 Million as Share Price Rose

James E. Flynn decreased its stake in Centene Corp Del (CNC) by 14.29% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Deerfield Management Company sold 17,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.03% with the market. The hedge fund run by James E. Flynn held 102,000 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.87 million, down from 119,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Deerfield Management Company who had been investing in Centene Corp Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $17.42 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.67% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $100.43. About 662,139 shares traded. Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) has risen 32.56% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.86% the S&P500.

Steve Pei increased its stake in National Cinemedia Inc (NCMI) by 8.55% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gratia Capital Llc bought 55,546 shares as the company’s stock declined 39.83% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Steve Pei held 705,010 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.92 million, up from 649,464 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gratia Capital Llc who had been investing in National Cinemedia Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.11B market cap company. The stock increased 1.00% or $0.0699 during the last trading session, reaching $7.0699. About 201,452 shares traded. National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI) has declined 44.10% since February 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 60.80% the S&P500.

Deerfield Management Company, which manages about $4.41 billion and $2.22B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ardelyx Inc (NASDAQ:ARDX) by 466,700 shares to 2.75M shares, valued at $15.38 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc by 655,600 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.07M shares, and has risen its stake in Intersect Ent Inc (NASDAQ:XENT).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 54 investors sold CNC shares while 174 reduced holdings. 83 funds opened positions while 160 raised stakes. 150.53 million shares or 0.42% less from 151.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cibc Mkts owns 0.02% invested in Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) for 26,501 shares. Vanguard Group holds 17.76M shares. Canada Pension Plan Board holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) for 446,100 shares. Profund Advsr Ltd Llc invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC). Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advsrs Llp Ma owns 8 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Strs Ohio has 0.04% invested in Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) for 88,447 shares. Hilltop owns 18,861 shares for 0.55% of their portfolio. Edgestream Partners LP has invested 0.34% of its portfolio in Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC). Sg Americas Securities Ltd Limited Liability Company, New York-based fund reported 1,790 shares. Clarivest Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Com reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC). Hbk Investments Lp reported 89,562 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Fiduciary Trust Company invested in 21,174 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Arrowstreet Cap Ltd Partnership owns 0.01% invested in Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) for 21,600 shares. Ibm Retirement Fund reported 2,491 shares stake. Endurant Management LP holds 5,400 shares.

Among 20 analysts covering Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Centene Corporation had 59 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Evercore on Friday, September 23. Cowen & Co initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $70 target in Monday, April 25 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, December 18. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8900 target in Tuesday, July 25 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, October 2. Credit Suisse initiated the shares of CNC in report on Wednesday, December 16 with “Outperform” rating. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the shares of CNC in report on Thursday, May 26 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy”. As per Friday, November 11, the company rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of CNC in report on Monday, December 18 with “Buy” rating.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $2.28 million activity. DITMORE ROBERT K sold $376,780 worth of stock.

Among 11 analysts covering National CineMedia Inc (NASDAQ:NCMI), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. National CineMedia Inc had 25 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital given on Tuesday, November 10. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 6 by Benchmark. The stock has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, February 24. The stock of National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by B. Riley & Co. The stock of National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI) earned “Buy” rating by Benchmark on Tuesday, November 8. Credit Suisse reinitiated it with “Outperform” rating and $21 target in Monday, June 13 report. The rating was maintained by Benchmark with “Buy” on Tuesday, November 10. The stock of National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 22 by Zacks. Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, March 15 report. The stock of National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 14 by Piper Jaffray.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.39 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.28, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 22 investors sold NCMI shares while 29 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 64.16 million shares or 24.03% more from 51.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Park West Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Co stated it has 0.42% in National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI). Tiaa Cref Inv Limited Liability Corp holds 367,690 shares. Envestnet Asset Management holds 0% or 70 shares in its portfolio. Intll accumulated 41,497 shares. Pinnacle Associates owns 10,430 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Goldman Sachs Grp Incorporated invested 0% of its portfolio in National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI). Aperio Grp Limited Liability accumulated 0.01% or 140,685 shares. The Massachusetts-based Panagora Asset Mgmt has invested 0% in National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI). Metropolitan Life has invested 0% in National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI). New York State Common Retirement Fund accumulated 61,700 shares or 0% of the stock. One Trading Lp owns 0% invested in National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI) for 1,792 shares. Geode Cap Management Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0% in National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI). Voya Inv Lc holds 33,589 shares. Walleye Trading Llc holds 0% or 31,200 shares in its portfolio. 82,226 were reported by Schroder Inv Group.

Gratia Capital Llc, which manages about $521.00 million and $253.04M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ashford Hospitality Prime In (NYSE:AHP) by 291,355 shares to 210,706 shares, valued at $2.00M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Gigamon Inc (NYSE:GIMO) by 16,716 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 104,011 shares, and cut its stake in National Cinemedia Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:NCMI).

Since September 18, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 2 insider sales for $88.34 million activity. $1.47 million worth of National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI) was bought by Standard General L.P.. AMC STARPLEX – LLC also sold $18.17 million worth of National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI) shares.

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