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Autozone (Call) (AZO) Valuation Declined While Lodge Hill Capital Has Lifted Position; Brahman Capital Has Trimmed Tiffany & Co New (TIF) Position by $17.34 Million as Market Value Rose

Clint Murray increased its stake in Autozone Inc (Call) (AZO) by 4% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lodge Hill Capital Llc bought 4,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.10% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Clint Murray held 104,000 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $61.89 million, up from 100,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lodge Hill Capital Llc who had been investing in Autozone Inc (Call) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $19.65B market cap company. The stock increased 0.72% or $5.17 during the last trading session, reaching $718.4. About 464,434 shares traded or 1.82% up from the average. AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) has declined 10.95% since February 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.65% the S&P500.

Peter Adam Hochfelder decreased its stake in Tiffany & Co New (TIF) by 47.99% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brahman Capital Corp sold 190,576 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.82% with the market. The hedge fund run by Peter Adam Hochfelder held 206,527 shares of the consumer specialties company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $18.96M, down from 397,103 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brahman Capital Corp who had been investing in Tiffany & Co New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $12.61B market cap company. The stock increased 0.78% or $0.79 during the last trading session, reaching $101.49. About 692,964 shares traded. Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) has risen 46.84% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.14% the S&P500.

Lodge Hill Capital Llc, which manages about $208.28 million and $1.32B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) by 30,000 shares to 130,000 shares, valued at $22.21 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Lincoln Elec Hldgs Inc (NASDAQ:LECO) by 74,830 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 305,170 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (Put) (IGV).

Among 24 analysts covering Autozone Inc. (NYSE:AZO), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Autozone Inc. had 70 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, September 23 by RBC Capital Markets. IBC maintained AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) rating on Thursday, May 25. IBC has “Buy” rating and $900 target. Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Thursday, July 6 report. Wedbush maintained AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) on Wednesday, September 20 with “Hold” rating. Wedbush downgraded AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) on Tuesday, May 30 to “Neutral” rating. On Wednesday, November 1 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy”. The stock of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, September 5. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 7 by Bank of America. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Mkt Perform” rating in Tuesday, May 23 report. Gabelli initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, April 15 report.

Since September 28, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $14.41 million activity. On Friday, January 12 Daniele Philip B. sold $577,472 worth of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) or 740 shares. Griffith James C. sold $993,372 worth of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) on Friday, January 19. $7.82 million worth of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) was sold by Graves William W. 3,000 AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) shares with value of $1.75 million were sold by MCKENNA WILLIAM ANDREW.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.20, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 59 investors sold AZO shares while 150 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 145 raised stakes. 26.58 million shares or 0.11% less from 26.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Peoples Finance Services has 0.02% invested in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Cambridge Invest Rech Inc invested in 0.01% or 1,368 shares. Geode Cap Management Ltd Llc accumulated 282,703 shares. Check Capital Mngmt Ca reported 123,792 shares. Assetmark owns 5 shares. Gargoyle Inv Advisor Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.44% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). The Maine-based Schroder Investment Management Grp has invested 0% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Compton Capital Management Ri has invested 0.21% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Renaissance Techs Ltd Liability Company reported 56,900 shares. Axa invested in 0.1% or 38,237 shares. Amica Retiree Med reported 430 shares stake. Ubs Asset Americas reported 106,236 shares. Moreover, Andra Ap has 0.29% invested in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) for 20,911 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys invested 0.06% of its portfolio in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). First Manhattan Com has 0.37% invested in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) for 109,782 shares.

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