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Investment Counselors Of Maryland Has Boosted Its Pra Group (PRAA) Holding by $13.67 Million; As Kb Financial Group (KB) Market Valuation Rose, Holder Marietta Investment Partners Has Increased Its Holding

Marietta Investment Partners Llc increased its stake in Kb Financial Group (KB) by 109.38% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Marietta Investment Partners Llc bought 54,190 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 103,731 shares of the commercial banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.09 million, up from 49,541 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Marietta Investment Partners Llc who had been investing in Kb Financial Group for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $23.63B market cap company. It closed at $61.57 lastly. It is down 65.33% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 48.63% the S&P500.

Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc increased its stake in Pra Group Inc (PRAA) by 376.41% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc bought 488,114 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.34% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 617,790 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.70M, up from 129,676 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc who had been investing in Pra Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.63 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.50% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $36.05. About 103,094 shares traded. PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) has risen 44.62% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.92% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering HB Financial Group (NYSE:KB), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. HB Financial Group had 3 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Monday, February 13 report. Nomura upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, July 24 report. Morgan Stanley upgraded the shares of KB in report on Thursday, February 23 to “Overweight” rating.

Marietta Investment Partners Llc, which manages about $392.24M and $333.79M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ctrip Com Intl Ltd (NASDAQ:CTRP) by 9,900 shares to 156,219 shares, valued at $8.24 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) by 3,510 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1,644 shares, and cut its stake in Mercadolibre Inc (NASDAQ:MELI).

Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc, which manages about $2.15 billion and $1.96 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Actuant Corp Cl A (NYSE:ATU) by 32,421 shares to 735,309 shares, valued at $18.82 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Albany Intl Corp Cl A (NYSE:AIN) by 17,930 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 368,238 shares, and cut its stake in Enterprise Financial Services (NASDAQ:EFSC).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.60, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 26 investors sold PRAA shares while 77 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 49.44 million shares or 3.50% more from 47.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Millennium Mngmt Limited Liability Co holds 0.01% of its portfolio in PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) for 115,002 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Management owns 0.06% invested in PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) for 80,644 shares. Torray Limited Liability stated it has 17,122 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0% in PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA). State Street Corporation owns 1.10M shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Tompkins Fincl Corp invested 0.01% in PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested in 41,551 shares. Franklin has 716,867 shares. Barclays Plc reported 0% in PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA). Jefferies Gp Limited Liability owns 3,665 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Spectrum Mngmt holds 0% or 8 shares. Burney reported 0.14% stake. Bessemer Gru accumulated 0% or 112 shares. Carroll Assoc holds 0% or 272 shares. Ameriprise Fincl Inc reported 237,465 shares.

Among 7 analysts covering Portfolio Recovery Associates (NASDAQ:PRAA), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Portfolio Recovery Associates had 17 analyst reports since October 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) earned “Underperform” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, September 21. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, August 9. As per Thursday, December 21, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, November 9. Raymond James downgraded PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) on Tuesday, May 10 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was initiated by First Analysis with “Overweight” on Tuesday, June 7. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) on Thursday, September 14 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Janney Capital on Thursday, November 9 to “Neutral”. The rating was downgraded by JMP Securities to “Mkt Perform” on Friday, February 26. As per Tuesday, November 8, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James.

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