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Carlson Capital LP Has Boosted Brookdale Sr Living (BKD) Stake by $4.93 Million; Merriman Wealth Management Has Decreased Volt Information Sciences In (VISI) Holding as Stock Value Declined

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Merriman Wealth Management Llc decreased its stake in Volt Information Sciences In (VISI) by 42.29% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Merriman Wealth Management Llc sold 184,521 shares as the company’s stock declined 23.68% with the market. The institutional investor held 251,847 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $957,000, down from 436,368 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Merriman Wealth Management Llc who had been investing in Volt Information Sciences In for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $63.09 million market cap company. The stock increased 3.45% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $3. About 12,777 shares traded. Volt Information Sciences, Inc. (NYSEMKT:VISI) has declined 60.00% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 71.55% the S&P500.

Clint Carlson increased its stake in Brookdale Sr Living Inc (BKD) by 104.4% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Carlson Capital LP bought 547,326 shares as the company’s stock declined 31.39% with the market. The hedge fund run by Clint Carlson held 1.07 million shares of the hospital and nursing management company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.40M, up from 524,273 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Carlson Capital LP who had been investing in Brookdale Sr Living Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.26B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.75% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $6.75. About 1.09M shares traded. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) has declined 47.17% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 58.72% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Brookdale Senior Living had 40 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, November 2. Stephens maintained Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) on Monday, March 5 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) rating on Thursday, October 12. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $19.0 target. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $16.5 target in Tuesday, September 5 report. As per Wednesday, January 6, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 27 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, August 5, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Tuesday, February 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, November 2 by Wells Fargo. On Monday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.12, from 1.09 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 35 investors sold BKD shares while 52 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. 180.09 million shares or 0.01% less from 180.11 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 29,511 were reported by Thrivent Fin For Lutherans. Steinberg Asset Mngmt Ltd Co owns 457,955 shares for 1.87% of their portfolio. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD). Cortina Asset Management Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.59% of its portfolio in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) for 1.37M shares. Tudor Inv Corporation Et Al holds 0.01% or 60,274 shares. Invesco Ltd holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) for 7.55M shares. Adelante Cap Mgmt Ltd, a California-based fund reported 1.38 million shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems reported 309,590 shares stake. Goldman Sachs Gp has 2.88M shares. Los Angeles Cap Mngmt & Equity Rech stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD). Wealthtrust has invested 0% in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD). Teacher Retirement Of Texas holds 0% or 66,422 shares in its portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0% or 173,343 shares in its portfolio. Product Limited Liability Com owns 863,800 shares for 0.24% of their portfolio. Hsbc Public Ltd Liability owns 168,218 shares.

Carlson Capital L P, which manages about $20.59 billion and $5.88 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Tri Pointe Group Inc (NYSE:TPH) by 3.01 million shares to 2.08M shares, valued at $37.31M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in D R Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI) by 205,556 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 376,020 shares, and cut its stake in Nuvasive Inc (Prn).

Since February 27, 2018, it had 6 insider purchases, and 0 selling transactions for $495,064 activity. $104,699 worth of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) was bought by SEWARD JAMES R. 15,000 shares were bought by BAIER LUCINDA M, worth $104,100 on Tuesday, February 27. $49,866 worth of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) shares were bought by BROMLEY MARCUS E. WIELANSKY LEE S bought $68,999 worth of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) on Tuesday, February 27.

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