Orleans Capital Management Corp decreased its stake in Southern Co (SO) by 10.78% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Orleans Capital Management Corp sold 7,029 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.35% with the market. The institutional investor held 58,173 shares of the central company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.86M, down from 65,202 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Orleans Capital Management Corp who had been investing in Southern Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $44.17B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $43.81. About 9.94M shares traded or 33.32% up from the average. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has risen 2.49% since March 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.21% the S&P500.
Basso Capital Management Lp increased its stake in Priceline Grp Inc (PCLN) by 64.15% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Basso Capital Management Lp bought 526 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.44% with the market. The hedge fund held 1,346 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.46M, up from 820 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Basso Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Priceline Grp Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $92.94B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.07% or $1.38 during the last trading session, reaching $1905.64. About 570,074 shares traded or 38.43% up from the average. Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has risen 44.63% since March 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.93% the S&P500.
Among 34 analysts covering Priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Priceline.com had 101 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, August 1 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $1750 target in Friday, October 7 report. As per Monday, January 25, the company rating was initiated by Wells Fargo. The stock of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) earned “Buy” rating by Vetr on Tuesday, August 18. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim given on Wednesday, May 4. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Tuesday, November 7. As per Tuesday, March 8, the company rating was initiated by Moffett Nathanson. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, July 11 with “Buy”. The stock of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, August 6. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Jefferies.
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 66 investors sold PCLN shares while 320 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 306 raised stakes. 50.07 million shares or 10.39% more from 45.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Timucuan Asset Mngmt Inc Fl holds 10.61% or 64,906 shares in its portfolio. Churchill Management reported 10,088 shares stake. Eulav Asset Mgmt owns 0.2% invested in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) for 2,300 shares. Comerica Natl Bank invested in 19,527 shares or 0.27% of the stock. Caprock Inc has 0.1% invested in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Monetary Management Gp invested in 458 shares. Marathon Asset Mgmt Llp holds 1.65% or 54,802 shares. Wespac Advsrs Limited has invested 0.19% of its portfolio in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). The North Carolina-based Stearns Fin Svcs Grp has invested 0.08% in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Boston Family Office Ltd accumulated 398 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Pictet & Cie (Europe) invested in 0.08% or 311 shares. Harvey Capital Mngmt invested in 1.05% or 1,421 shares. Aqr Capital Limited Liability invested in 0.28% or 128,299 shares. Schaper Benz And Wise Invest Counsel Incorporated Wi owns 1,221 shares. Quantitative Investment Management Ltd Liability Co reported 1,300 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings.
Basso Capital Management Lp, which manages about $1.58 billion and $807.18M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Andina Acquisition Corp Ii by 205,000 shares to 94,809 shares, valued at $968,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Microchip Technology Inc (Prn) by 1.59 million shares in the quarter, leaving it with 7.83M shares, and cut its stake in Matlin & Partners Acquisitio.
Since October 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $10.00 million activity. MILLONES PETER J had sold 3,629 shares worth $7.94 million on Thursday, March 15. Shares for $505,000 were sold by EPSTEIN JEFFREY E on Monday, March 5.
Since October 10, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $8.29 million activity. The insider BEATTIE ART P sold 46,941 shares worth $2.46M. Kerr – II James Y sold 25,000 shares worth $1.30 million. $261,400 worth of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) shares were sold by Daiss Ann P.
Orleans Capital Management Corp, which manages about $1.29B and $133.55 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Gilead Sciences Inc Com (NASDAQ:GILD) by 6,588 shares to 17,017 shares, valued at $1.38 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.
Analysts await The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.81 earnings per share, up 22.73% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.66 per share. SO’s profit will be $816.60M for 13.52 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.51 actual earnings per share reported by The Southern Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 58.82% EPS growth.