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Xencor (XNCR) Holding Held by Sio Capital Management Llc; American International Group Holding in Centurylink (CTL) Lowered by $246.56 Million

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Sio Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Xencor Inc (XNCR) by 232.27% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sio Capital Management Llc bought 76,881 shares as the company’s stock rose 30.17% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 109,981 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.41M, up from 33,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sio Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Xencor Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.62 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.61% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $29.88. About 144,420 shares traded. Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNCR) has risen 17.37% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.82% the S&P500.

American International Group Inc decreased its stake in Centurylink Inc (CTL) by 96.94% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. American International Group Inc sold 15.41M shares as the company’s stock declined 6.44% with the market. The institutional investor held 486,265 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.11 million, down from 15.90M at the end of the previous reported quarter. American International Group Inc who had been investing in Centurylink Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $19.00 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.67% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $17.61. About 9.81M shares traded. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 28.66% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.21% the S&P500.

Since October 25, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 6 insider sales for $146,630 activity. The insider Baracchini Edgardo Jr sold 20,000 shares worth $591,806. STAFFORD JOHN S III bought $2.97M worth of stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.31, from 0.9 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 15 investors sold XNCR shares while 28 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 36.52 million shares or 1.10% more from 36.12 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Arrowmark Colorado Holding Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.13% of its portfolio in Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNCR). Equitec Specialists Limited Liability Company owns 5,489 shares. State Of Wisconsin Board, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 29,000 shares. 16,793 are owned by Voya Invest Management Ltd Company. Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp accumulated 0% or 5,796 shares. Cannell Peter B And has 224,150 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag, Switzerland-based fund reported 46,135 shares. Vident Invest Advisory Lc accumulated 0.06% or 59,426 shares. Perceptive Advsrs Limited Liability has invested 0.95% in Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNCR). 283,641 were reported by Jpmorgan Chase Communications. Virginia Retirement Et Al invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNCR). Gsa Cap Partners Llp holds 0.13% or 97,900 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 7,895 shares. National Bank Of Mellon has invested 0% of its portfolio in Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNCR). Parametric Portfolio Assoc Llc stated it has 38,626 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Among 8 analysts covering Xencor (NASDAQ:XNCR), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Xencor had 21 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Canaccord Genuity initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 22 report. Leerink Swann initiated Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNCR) rating on Wednesday, March 28. Leerink Swann has “Buy” rating and $3600 target. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 17 by Leerink Swann. The rating was maintained by Leerink Swann on Tuesday, March 8 with “Outperform”. As per Saturday, August 8, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. Piper Jaffray maintained Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNCR) on Monday, March 26 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Sunday, November 12. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Tuesday, November 28. MLV maintained it with “Buy” rating and $29 target in Wednesday, August 5 report. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold” on Friday, September 4.

Sio Capital Management Llc, which manages about $116.75M and $177.32 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Advanced Accelerator Applications Sa by 19,846 shares to 32,736 shares, valued at $2.67 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Catalyst Biosciences Inc by 219,354 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 202,281 shares, and cut its stake in Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:RIGL).

Analysts await CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) to report earnings on May, 9 after the close. They expect $0.15 earnings per share, down 71.15% or $0.37 from last year’s $0.52 per share. CTL’s profit will be $161.84 million for 29.35 P/E if the $0.15 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.18 actual earnings per share reported by CenturyLink, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.67% negative EPS growth.

Among 23 analysts covering Centurylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Centurylink Inc. had 60 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital initiated the shares of CTL in report on Tuesday, September 15 with “Underweight” rating. Cowen & Co initiated the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Tuesday, October 13 report. On Tuesday, November 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Oppenheimer to “Outperform”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, November 9 by SunTrust. As per Wednesday, June 22, the company rating was initiated by Evercore. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Monday, January 8. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $22 target in Thursday, November 9 report. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of CTL in report on Tuesday, October 10 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by Cowen & Co. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, December 13 by Suntrust Robinson.

Since April 3, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 0 selling transactions for $215.07 million activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.99 in Q4 2017. Its up 1.04, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 78 investors sold CTL shares while 110 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 256 raised stakes. 888.76 million shares or 103.84% more from 436.00 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Hightower Advsr Limited owns 219,939 shares. First Manhattan invested in 0.01% or 69,865 shares. Research Management reported 1,084 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Cove Street Cap holds 1.16% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 645,082 shares. Citadel Advsr Lc stated it has 0.02% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Prescott Gp Mngmt Limited Liability Com invested 0.09% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Rock Point Ltd Co holds 4.49% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 577,713 shares. 10.37 million were accumulated by Geode Capital Mgmt Llc. Texas Permanent School Fund has 0.06% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Moreover, Alps Advisors has 0.38% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Chevy Chase Hldg invested in 843,215 shares. Twin Inc invested in 77,840 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Stifel Financial holds 0.06% or 1.10 million shares in its portfolio. Natl Registered Advisor has 0.14% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Zacks holds 0.01% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 25,230 shares.

American International Group Inc, which manages about $30.46 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in E Trade Financial Corp (NASDAQ:ETFC) by 7,706 shares to 97,457 shares, valued at $4.83 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Alaska Air Group Inc (NYSE:ALK) by 5,520 shares in the quarter, for a total of 42,349 shares, and has risen its stake in Davita Inc (NYSE:DVA).

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