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Jefferies Group Boosted Its Stake in Procter And Gamble Co (Put) (PG) by $2.61 Million; Highline Capital Management Lifted Stake in Boyd Gaming (BYD) as Share Value Rose

Jefferies Group Llc increased its stake in Procter And Gamble Co (Put) (PG) by 28.29% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jefferies Group Llc bought 29,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.32% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 131,500 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.96M, up from 102,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jefferies Group Llc who had been investing in Procter And Gamble Co (Put) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $204.33 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.26% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $81.05. About 10.32 million shares traded or 18.73% up from the average. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has risen 7.54% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.16% the S&P500.

Jacob Doft increased its stake in Boyd Gaming Corp (BYD) by 0.98% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Highline Capital Management Llc bought 41,300 shares as the company’s stock rose 22.90% with the market. The hedge fund run by Jacob Doft held 4.26M shares of the hotels and resorts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $110.98M, up from 4.22 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Highline Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Boyd Gaming Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.97B market cap company. The stock increased 3.58% or $1.22 during the last trading session, reaching $35.27. About 1.80M shares traded or 13.01% up from the average. Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) has risen 35.92% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.22% the S&P500.

Highline Capital Management Llc, which manages about $3.04B and $3.53B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Novocure Ltd by 221,800 shares to 1.51M shares, valued at $30.05M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Uniti Group Inc by 2.30 million shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.14M shares, and cut its stake in Quintiles Ims Holdings Inc (NYSE:Q).

Since September 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $1.25 million activity. BOYD WILLIAM R had sold 7,000 shares worth $186,970.

Among 19 analysts covering Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Boyd Gaming Corporation had 43 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley upgraded Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) on Tuesday, January 17 to “Overweight” rating. Nomura upgraded Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) on Wednesday, February 1 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Hold” on Friday, June 2. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, February 10 by SunTrust. SunTrust maintained it with “Buy” rating and $43.0 target in Monday, February 5 report. As per Tuesday, June 20, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 7 by Deutsche Bank. The company was upgraded on Thursday, December 3 by Goldman Sachs. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Tuesday, October 24 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 2 by Deutsche Bank.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 21 investors sold BYD shares while 62 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes. 84.97 million shares or 2.06% more from 83.26 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys invested in 0.04% or 33,400 shares. Thrivent Finance For Lutherans holds 0% or 50,270 shares. Bluemountain Capital Limited Liability Company reported 0.04% in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD). Nationwide Fund owns 125,994 shares. Citadel Advsrs Ltd Liability Company stated it has 0% in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD). Morgan Stanley accumulated 639,345 shares or 0% of the stock. Engineers Gate Manager Lp reported 66,551 shares. Amalgamated Fincl Bank reported 11,375 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Price T Rowe Assocs Md holds 0% of its portfolio in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) for 38,033 shares. State Teachers Retirement owns 139,425 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Lomas Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Com, New York-based fund reported 438,936 shares. 57,168 were accumulated by Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Company. Vanguard Grp, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 7.28M shares. Arizona State Retirement holds 42,734 shares. Van Eck Associates reported 0% in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD).

Jefferies Group Llc, which manages about $15.15 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) by 89,967 shares to 2,533 shares, valued at $864,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Marvell Technology Group Ltd (NASDAQ:MRVL) by 20,615 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 38,429 shares, and cut its stake in Hdfc Bank Ltd (NYSE:HDB).

Among 24 analysts covering Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Proctor & Gamble had 77 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, November 10 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The stock of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 15 by B. Riley & Co. SunTrust upgraded The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) on Tuesday, September 8 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, September 18. Jefferies initiated it with “Buy” rating and $95 target in Wednesday, June 15 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, October 26 by CLSA. The stock of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) earned “Sell” rating by Pritchard Capital on Wednesday, August 19. On Wednesday, April 19 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Tuesday, October 24 report. UBS maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $81 target in Monday, October 26 report.

Since September 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $3.96 million activity. 9,005 shares were sold by Posada Juan Fernando, worth $739,189 on Thursday, February 15. $401,642 worth of stock was sold by Majoras Deborah P on Saturday, September 30.

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