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Endeavour Capital Advisors Has Decreased Its Bankunited (BKU) Stake as Share Value Declined; As Baidu (BIDU) Stock Price Declined, Flowering Tree Investment Management Pte LTD Boosted Position by $2.67 Million

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Endeavour Capital Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Bankunited Inc (BKU) by 83.64% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Endeavour Capital Advisors Inc sold 156,100 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.57% with the market. The hedge fund held 30,532 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.24M, down from 186,632 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Endeavour Capital Advisors Inc who had been investing in Bankunited Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.21B market cap company. The stock increased 0.89% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $39.63. About 515,382 shares traded. BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) has risen 10.76% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.79% the S&P500.

Flowering Tree Investment Management Pte Ltd increased its stake in Baidu Inc (BIDU) by 19.47% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Flowering Tree Investment Management Pte Ltd bought 11,402 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.38% with the market. The institutional investor held 69,969 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $16.39 million, up from 58,567 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Flowering Tree Investment Management Pte Ltd who had been investing in Baidu Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $80.95 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.94% or $4.61 during the last trading session, reaching $232.5. About 2.28M shares traded. Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) has risen 36.72% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.17% the S&P500.

Among 24 analysts covering Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), 10 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Baidu had 65 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, July 28 the stock rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to “Buy”. Oppenheimer maintained Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) rating on Friday, July 28. Oppenheimer has “Buy” rating and $25000 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, February 14 with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 29 by TH Capital. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $291.0 target in Friday, October 27 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, June 19 with “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 28 by Credit Suisse. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, July 20 with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy” on Monday, September 18. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Tuesday, January 17 by Morgan Stanley.

Among 18 analysts covering BankUnited (NYSE:BKU), 6 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. BankUnited had 56 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, December 6 to “Overweight”. The stock of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) earned “Buy” rating by Wood on Monday, May 29. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, October 22. On Tuesday, February 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Hovde Group to “Outperform”. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of BKU in report on Tuesday, January 9 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, July 24 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital on Thursday, November 5 to “Equal-Weight”. The rating was downgraded by Hovde Group to “Market Perform” on Thursday, July 21. The rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill on Wednesday, January 24 with “Hold”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, April 26.

Analysts await BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) to report earnings on April, 25 before the open. They expect $0.72 EPS, up 26.32% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.57 per share. BKU’s profit will be $76.43 million for 13.76 P/E if the $0.72 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.86 actual EPS reported by BankUnited, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.28% negative EPS growth.

Since January 25, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $2.14 million activity. PAULS DOUGLAS J sold $1.68 million worth of stock or 40,000 shares. Bansal Rishi sold $216,150 worth of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) on Monday, March 12. Starr Jeffrey sold 2,805 shares worth $120,307.

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