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Clear Harbor Asset Management Has Cut Its Voya Finl (VOYA) Holding by $562,863 as Stock Price Declined; Makaira Partners Has Cut Stake in Commscope Hldg Co (COMM) by $34.66 Million as Stock Price Rose

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Thomas Bancroft decreased its stake in Commscope Hldg Co Inc (COMM) by 40.59% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Makaira Partners Llc sold 936,699 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.82% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Thomas Bancroft held 1.37M shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $51.86M, down from 2.31 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Makaira Partners Llc who had been investing in Commscope Hldg Co Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.81B market cap company. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $40.68. About 470,919 shares traded. CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) has declined 4.00% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.55% the S&P500.

Clear Harbor Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Voya Finl Inc (VOYA) by 8.89% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Clear Harbor Asset Management Llc sold 11,487 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.44% with the market. The institutional investor held 117,780 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.83M, down from 129,267 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Clear Harbor Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Voya Finl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.00 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.94% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $52.49. About 474,138 shares traded. Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) has risen 34.91% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.36% the S&P500.

Analysts await CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) to report earnings on May, 1 before the open. They expect $0.43 EPS, down 12.24% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.49 per share. COMM’s profit will be $82.51M for 23.65 P/E if the $0.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.44 actual EPS reported by CommScope Holding Company, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.27% negative EPS growth.

Makaira Partners Llc, which manages about $691.02M and $830.00 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Credit Accep Corp Mich (NASDAQ:CACC) by 1,200 shares to 23,370 shares, valued at $7.56M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Maximus Inc (NYSE:MMS) by 6,600 shares in the quarter, for a total of 148,849 shares, and has risen its stake in Valmont Inds Inc (NYSE:VMI).

Among 12 analysts covering CommScope Holding (NASDAQ:COMM), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. CommScope Holding had 36 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, June 6 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, September 5 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Longbow on Friday, January 26. The stock of CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) earned “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Tuesday, February 16. The stock of CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Citigroup. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating by Raymond James given on Tuesday, January 17. Northland Capital maintained it with “Hold” rating and $2800 target in Tuesday, August 8 report. The rating was initiated by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, September 20 with “Equal-Weight”. Longbow downgraded the shares of COMM in report on Friday, August 4 to “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, November 10.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.26, from 0.72 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 41 investors sold COMM shares while 77 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 71 raised stakes. 193.85 million shares or 1.07% more from 191.80 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Glenmede Na holds 0% in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) or 9,859 shares. Three Peaks Management accumulated 256,610 shares. 37,008 are held by Amalgamated Fincl Bank. Prelude Capital Mgmt Ltd holds 0.04% of its portfolio in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) for 12,510 shares. Vaughan Nelson Investment Mgmt LP reported 0.51% in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM). State Bank Of America Corp De owns 697,228 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Limited has 0.01% invested in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) for 12,588 shares. Advisory Networks Limited reported 195 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Credit Capital Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.39% of its portfolio in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM). Moreover, Yorktown Management And Inc has 0.2% invested in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) for 18,400 shares. Gulf International Commercial Bank (Uk) accumulated 59,800 shares. Williams Jones And Associates Limited Company reported 0.06% in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM). Contrarian Cap Ltd Llc has invested 0.17% in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM). Mrj Capital Incorporated accumulated 110,700 shares. Silchester Investors Limited Liability Partnership reported 41,736 shares.

Clear Harbor Asset Management Llc, which manages about $493.82 million and $531.63M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Matador Res Co (NYSE:MTDR) by 27,069 shares to 146,545 shares, valued at $4.56M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Axis Capital Holdings Ltd (NYSE:AXS) by 25,126 shares in the quarter, for a total of 140,711 shares, and has risen its stake in Blue Cap Reins Hldgs Ltd (NYSE:BCRH).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.24, from 0.74 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 24 investors sold VOYA shares while 124 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 179.07 million shares or 6.24% more from 168.54 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Hudson Bay Lp reported 24,544 shares stake. 910,216 are held by Robeco Institutional Asset Management Bv. Advisors Asset Mngmt has 1,026 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Tcw Gp stated it has 14,257 shares. Tillar holds 75,303 shares. Japan-based Meiji Yasuda Life Ins has invested 0.09% in Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA). Tower Rech Cap Ltd Liability Co (Trc) accumulated 1,595 shares. British Columbia Invest Corp holds 0.04% or 117,300 shares in its portfolio. Snow Cap Mgmt Lp holds 3.01% or 1.37M shares in its portfolio. Northern stated it has 1.18M shares. Lsv Asset Management stated it has 0.21% in Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA). Daiwa Securities Group Incorporated holds 0% or 12,100 shares in its portfolio. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Lc invested 0.42% in Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA). Rafferty Asset Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 39,289 shares. Tocqueville Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership has invested 0.07% in Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA).

Analysts await Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) to report earnings on May, 1 after the close. They expect $0.86 earnings per share, up 6.17% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.81 per share. VOYA’s profit will be $147.51 million for 15.26 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.87 actual earnings per share reported by Voya Financial, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.15% negative EPS growth.

Since February 21, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $328,755 activity.

Among 18 analysts covering Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Voya Financial had 45 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, February 11 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Top Pick”. On Tuesday, July 25 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) on Monday, July 10 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, December 21. The stock of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) earned “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, March 1. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Evercore. Goldman Sachs downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $29 target in Friday, July 15 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo given on Tuesday, August 1. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, February 11 by JP Morgan.

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