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Private Management Group Upped Its Stake in Consolidated Comm Hldgs (CNSL) as Stock Declined; Engineers Gate Manager LP Has Cut Its Nrg Energy (NRG) Stake by $3.78 Million; Market Value Declined

Private Management Group Inc increased its stake in Consolidated Comm Hldgs Inc (CNSL) by 19.2% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Private Management Group Inc bought 212,213 shares as the company’s stock declined 24.30% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 1.32 million shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $25.14M, up from 1.11 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Private Management Group Inc who had been investing in Consolidated Comm Hldgs Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $836.57 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.92% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $11.81. About 1.03 million shares traded. Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL) has declined 19.11% since February 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.81% the S&P500.

Engineers Gate Manager Lp decreased its stake in Nrg Energy Inc (NRG) by 67.59% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Engineers Gate Manager Lp sold 151,012 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.13% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 72,403 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.85M, down from 223,415 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Engineers Gate Manager Lp who had been investing in Nrg Energy Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.14B market cap company. The stock increased 1.86% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $25.69. About 5.60M shares traded. NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) has risen 1.42% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.28% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.19, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 52 investors sold NRG shares while 121 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. 277.07 million shares or 5.12% more from 263.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Mirae Asset Invests has 116,611 shares. Bogle Inv Mngmt Lp De has 0.85% invested in NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG). Balyasny Asset Mngmt Limited has invested 0.16% in NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG). 11,862 were reported by Raymond James Assocs. Gabelli Funds Ltd accumulated 180,000 shares. Prudential has 3.36M shares. Utah Retirement System reported 54,918 shares. Strs Ohio reported 90,000 shares stake. Louisiana State Employees Retirement reported 0.02% stake. Illinois-based Cna Fin Corporation has invested 0.27% in NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG). Nomura Holding Incorporated has invested 0.02% in NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG). Employees Retirement Of Ohio owns 130,605 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Group Inc One Trading LP accumulated 130,679 shares. 1.15 million are held by Invesco Ltd. Price T Rowe Assoc Md has 16.74M shares.

Engineers Gate Manager Lp, which manages about $645.79M and $1.19 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Global Pmts Inc (NYSE:GPN) by 30,458 shares to 34,735 shares, valued at $3.30 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Perrigo Co Plc (NYSE:PRGO) by 8,319 shares in the quarter, for a total of 17,743 shares, and has risen its stake in Nomad Foods Ltd.

Analysts await NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) to report earnings on March, 1 before the open. They expect $-0.08 EPS, down 108.89% or $0.98 from last year’s $0.9 per share. After $0.61 actual EPS reported by NRG Energy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -113.11% negative EPS growth.

Among 14 analysts covering NRG Yield (NYSE:NRG), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. NRG Yield has $36 highest and $11 lowest target. $23.36’s average target is -9.07% below currents $25.69 stock price. NRG Yield had 31 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by SunTrust. The stock of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, March 18 by Barclays Capital. The company was initiated on Friday, October 16 by Suntrust Robinson. UBS upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 1 report. The stock of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, November 7. On Friday, February 24 the stock rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy”. The stock has “Sell” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, December 1. Williams Capital Group initiated NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) rating on Thursday, June 1. Williams Capital Group has “Buy” rating and $20 target. The stock of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, March 29 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 3 by SunTrust.

Since February 14, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 sales for $11,400 activity.

Private Management Group Inc, which manages about $2.22B and $1.89 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Chemours Co by 267,012 shares to 579,080 shares, valued at $29.31M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Bank New York Mellon Corp (NYSE:BK) by 88,863 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 419,086 shares, and cut its stake in Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV).

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