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As Advance Auto Parts (AAP) Stock Value Rose, Sphera Funds Management LTD Has Decreased by $1.25 Million Its Position; Petrus Trust Company Lta Has Lowered Its Position in American Eagle Outfitters Ne (AEO) by $1.66 Million

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Petrus Trust Company Lta decreased its stake in American Eagle Outfitters Ne (AEO) by 36.2% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Petrus Trust Company Lta sold 92,315 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.61% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 162,685 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.06 million, down from 255,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Petrus Trust Company Lta who had been investing in American Eagle Outfitters Ne for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.67 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.87% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $20.68. About 4.96M shares traded or 22.21% up from the average. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) has risen 39.60% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.05% the S&P500.

Sphera Funds Management Ltd decreased its stake in Advance Auto Parts Inc (AAP) by 60.3% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sphera Funds Management Ltd sold 12,664 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.38% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 8,336 shares of the other specialty stores company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $831,000, down from 21,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sphera Funds Management Ltd who had been investing in Advance Auto Parts Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.68B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.35% or $1.42 during the last trading session, reaching $103.76. About 1.06M shares traded. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) has declined 22.19% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.74% the S&P500.

Analysts await American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) to report earnings on May, 16. They expect $0.22 earnings per share, up 37.50% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.16 per share. AEO’s profit will be $39.07 million for 23.50 P/E if the $0.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.44 actual earnings per share reported by American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -50.00% negative EPS growth.

Among 29 analysts covering American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), 15 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. American Eagle Outfitters had 96 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital given on Tuesday, August 15. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, May 27. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, January 8 by Mizuho. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Thursday, May 19 with “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Friday, February 2. As per Thursday, August 18, the company rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs. Deutsche Bank upgraded the shares of AEO in report on Monday, August 15 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 24 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 3 with “Buy”. The stock of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, December 1.

Petrus Trust Company Lta, which manages about $403.64 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Procter And Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) by 6,253 shares to 61,964 shares, valued at $5.69M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Automatic Data Processing In (NASDAQ:ADP) by 3,667 shares in the quarter, for a total of 50,401 shares, and has risen its stake in Antero Midstream Partners Lp (NYSE:AM).

Since February 23, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 2 sales for $757,901 activity. Greco Thomas also bought $1.00M worth of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) shares. Brouillard John C. sold $202,560 worth of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) on Friday, February 23.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.13, from 1 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 56 investors sold AAP shares while 110 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 133 raised stakes. 73.12 million shares or 2.40% less from 74.92 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0.03% in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). Guardian Life Ins Communication Of America holds 0.01% or 239 shares in its portfolio. Earnest Ltd invested in 0% or 34 shares. 35 were accumulated by Farmers And Merchants Invests. First Quadrant LP Ca stated it has 11,933 shares. Legacy Private Trust holds 2,975 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Texas Yale reported 0.03% in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). Gabelli Funds Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.01% in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). 2.94M were accumulated by Invesco. Ameritas has 1,600 shares. Rice Hall James & Assoc Limited Liability Corporation holds 34,384 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Rand Wealth Lc invested 0.11% in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). Fifth Third Savings Bank holds 87 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Gateway Advisers Limited Liability Co holds 5,211 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Pnc Service Group reported 0% stake.

Sphera Funds Management Ltd, which manages about $852.23 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Clearside Biomedical Inc by 150,000 shares to 450,000 shares, valued at $3.15M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) by 34,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 309,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Obseva Sa.

Analysts await Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) to report earnings on May, 23. They expect $1.98 EPS, up 23.75% or $0.38 from last year’s $1.6 per share. AAP’s profit will be $146.48M for 13.10 P/E if the $1.98 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.77 actual EPS reported by Advance Auto Parts, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 157.14% EPS growth.

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