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As Kohls (Call) (KSS) Shares Declined, Ksa Capital Management Has Raised Stake by $675,000; Baidu (BIDU) Valuation Rose While Point72 Asia Hong Kong LTD Decreased Its Stake

Daniel Khoshaba increased its stake in Kohls Corp (Call) (KSS) by 100% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ksa Capital Management Llc bought 15,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.79% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Daniel Khoshaba held 30,000 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.37M, up from 15,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ksa Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Kohls Corp (Call) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.02 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.71% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $65.61. About 2.35 million shares traded. Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) has risen 7.16% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.54% the S&P500.

Steve Cohen decreased its stake in Baidu Inc (BIDU) by 99.89% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd sold 55,787 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.94% with the market. The hedge fund run by Steve Cohen held 63 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $16,000, down from 55,850 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd who had been investing in Baidu Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $85.20B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.40% or $3.48 during the last trading session, reaching $244.72. About 2.20M shares traded. Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) has risen 12.02% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.68% the S&P500.

Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd, which manages about $141.01 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in New Oriental Ed & Tech Grp I (NYSE:EDU) by 120,306 shares to 248,300 shares, valued at $21.92 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) by 3,046 shares in the quarter, for a total of 3,886 shares, and has risen its stake in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (SPY).

Analysts await Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $1.66 EPS, up 3.75% or $0.06 from last year’s $1.6 per share. BIDU’s profit will be $577.95M for 36.86 P/E if the $1.66 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.62 actual EPS reported by Baidu, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -54.14% negative EPS growth.

Among 24 analysts covering Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Baidu had 61 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, July 28. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Wednesday, August 31 by JP Morgan. Deutsche Bank downgraded the shares of BIDU in report on Wednesday, September 28 to “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Pacific Crest to “Sector Weight” on Tuesday, July 28. Bank of America maintained Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) rating on Monday, September 18. Bank of America has “Buy” rating and $263.0 target. Summit Research downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, September 30 report. Morgan Stanley maintained Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) rating on Wednesday, May 11. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $200 target. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform” on Tuesday, October 31. The stock of Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 9 by Deutsche Bank. JP Morgan maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $225 target in Monday, October 30 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 46 investors sold KSS shares while 169 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 175.28 million shares or 0.56% less from 176.27 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Wisconsin-based Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt Com has invested 0% in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). Price T Rowe Md has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). Gam Holdg Ag reported 39,169 shares stake. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 0.36% or 87,254 shares. Gradient Invs Ltd Llc stated it has 171,867 shares or 0.5% of all its holdings. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Com owns 10,491 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. 27,350 are owned by Rothschild Investment Il. Moreover, Flippin Bruce Porter Inc has 2.36% invested in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). Sei Investments Communications has 0.02% invested in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) for 143,435 shares. 11,567 are owned by Breton Hill Cap. Manning & Napier Advisors Limited Liability Company invested in 0.02% or 42,543 shares. Hexavest invested in 0% or 2,600 shares. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund holds 0.09% or 115,369 shares. Exane Derivatives reported 2,166 shares. Moreover, Lingohr & Partner Asset Gmbh has 0.77% invested in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS).

Ksa Capital Management Llc, which manages about $287.50 million and $19.44 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Berry Global Group Inc (NYSE:BERY) by 90,000 shares to 10,000 shares, valued at $567,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Among 29 analysts covering Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS), 13 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Kohl’s Corporation had 97 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, January 8 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, November 10. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, August 12 report. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, September 26 with “Hold”. Bank of America maintained Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) on Thursday, February 8 with “Buy” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 10 report. The rating was upgraded by Gordon Haskett Capital Corporation to “Buy” on Thursday, November 9. The stock of Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) earned “Neutral” rating by UBS on Friday, August 14. Gordon Haskett initiated Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) on Tuesday, May 9 with “Reduce” rating.

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