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As Equity Comwlth (EQC) Share Value Declined, Holder New Mountain Vantage Advisers Has Cut Position; Republic Svcs (RSG) Stock Declined While Bluemountain Capital Management Has Lowered Position by $569,031

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Andrew Feldstein decreased its stake in Republic Svcs Inc (RSG) by 97.95% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bluemountain Capital Management Llc sold 8,493 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.48% with the market. The hedge fund run by Andrew Feldstein held 178 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $12,000, down from 8,671 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bluemountain Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Republic Svcs Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $21.69B market cap company. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $65.8. About 310,370 shares traded. Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) has risen 6.18% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.37% the S&P500.

Steven B. Klinsky decreased its stake in Equity Comwlth (EQC) by 14.27% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. New Mountain Vantage Advisers Llc sold 218,497 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.50% with the market. The hedge fund run by Steven B. Klinsky held 1.31 million shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $40.05 million, down from 1.53M at the end of the previous reported quarter. New Mountain Vantage Advisers Llc who had been investing in Equity Comwlth for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.79 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.43% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $30.41. About 95,491 shares traded. Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) has declined 3.67% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.22% the S&P500.

Since January 4, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 7 insider sales for $1.92 million activity. 9,236 shares were sold by Vander Ark Jon, worth $632,192 on Tuesday, March 20. RODRIGUEZ RAMON A sold $540,836 worth of Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) on Friday, February 23. Collins Tomago sold $305,770 worth of Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) on Thursday, March 8.

Bluemountain Capital Management Llc, which manages about $27.77B and $4.96 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Lear Corp (NYSE:LEA) by 2,906 shares to 3,430 shares, valued at $606,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ingersoll (NYSE:IR) by 13,721 shares in the quarter, for a total of 30,434 shares, and has risen its stake in Credicorp Ltd (NYSE:BAP).

Among 16 analysts covering Republic Services (NYSE:RSG), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Republic Services had 42 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research given on Friday, August 26. BMO Capital Markets maintained Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) rating on Friday, October 13. BMO Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $72.0 target. The company was maintained on Monday, November 6 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, October 4. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) on Monday, August 7 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, January 22. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Sunday, November 8 by Bank of America. Barclays Capital initiated Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) rating on Thursday, October 22. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $44 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, November 2 by Imperial Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, July 18.

Analysts await Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) to report earnings on May, 2 after the close. They expect $0.69 EPS, up 25.45% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.55 per share. RSG’s profit will be $227.45 million for 23.84 P/E if the $0.69 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.61 actual EPS reported by Republic Services, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.11% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.09, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 38 investors sold RSG shares while 201 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 162 raised stakes. 195.12 million shares or 0.73% less from 196.55 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, British Columbia Invest Mngmt Corporation has 0.09% invested in Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) for 178,873 shares. Senator Investment Gp Lp has invested 1.09% in Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG). Pinebridge Ltd Partnership holds 0.48% or 274,992 shares. Appleton Prtn Ma owns 20,955 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. Aperio Gp Llc invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG). Profund Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 7,745 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Goldman Sachs Gru Incorporated Inc reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG). Cornerstone Advisors Incorporated holds 46 shares. Nippon Life Americas invested 0.34% of its portfolio in Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG). Pggm has 386,900 shares. Tcw Grp reported 0.01% stake. Fmr Limited Liability Company holds 0% in Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) or 35,371 shares. Matarin Capital Management Limited Liability Company invested in 0.24% or 45,829 shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi holds 0.02% or 19,555 shares. Robecosam Ag has 140,000 shares for 0.62% of their portfolio.

New Mountain Vantage Advisers Llc, which manages about $2.44B and $1.32B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Universal Hlth Svcs Inc (NYSE:UHS) by 212,115 shares to 262,115 shares, valued at $29.71 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Spx Corp (SPW) by 267,927 shares in the quarter, for a total of 467,511 shares, and has risen its stake in Alphabet Inc.

Among 3 analysts covering Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Equity Commonwealth had 10 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, September 11 by Citigroup. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 10 by Zacks. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Wednesday, September 9 to “Neutral”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, September 14 by Citigroup. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy” on Monday, August 15. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of EQC in report on Friday, July 14 with “Hold” rating. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) on Friday, November 6 to “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Thursday, September 1. The stock of Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, February 16.

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