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As World Accep Del (WRLD) Share Value Rose, Indus Capital Partners Has Decreased Its Position by $5.65 Million; World Fuel Svcs (INT) Holder Shufro Rose & Co Trimmed Its Stake as Stock Declined

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Shufro Rose & Co Llc decreased its stake in World Fuel Svcs Corp (INT) by 30.86% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Shufro Rose & Co Llc sold 49,492 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.14% with the market. The institutional investor held 110,896 shares of the oil refining and marketing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.12M, down from 160,388 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Shufro Rose & Co Llc who had been investing in World Fuel Svcs Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.89 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.68% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $27.98. About 482,314 shares traded. World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT) has declined 32.67% since April 26, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 44.22% the S&P500.

David Kowitz decreased its stake in World Accep Corp Del (WRLD) by 25.06% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Indus Capital Partners Llc sold 70,657 shares as the company’s stock rose 26.88% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by David Kowitz held 211,315 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $17.06 million, down from 281,972 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Indus Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in World Accep Corp Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $919.09 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $101.99. About 12,417 shares traded. World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) has risen 109.46% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 97.91% the S&P500.

Shufro Rose & Co Llc, which manages about $1.64 billion and $1.02 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Allergan Plc by 14,974 shares to 146,436 shares, valued at $23.95 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Manitex Intl Inc (NASDAQ:MNTX) by 112,600 shares in the quarter, for a total of 391,800 shares, and has risen its stake in Liberty Media Corp Delaware.

Among 5 analysts covering World Fuel Services Corp (NYSE:INT), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. World Fuel Services Corp had 13 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Thursday, July 27. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, February 23. Credit Suisse downgraded World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT) rating on Friday, April 29. Credit Suisse has “Neutral” rating and $45 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, November 4. The stock of World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT) earned “Hold” rating by Seaport Global on Friday, February 9. Stephens downgraded it to “Equal Weight” rating and $44 target in Friday, July 31 report. The company was maintained on Monday, February 22 by Bank of America. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Friday, July 31 to “Underperform”. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Tuesday, September 26 report. Bank of America maintained World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT) rating on Friday, September 11. Bank of America has “Underperform” rating and $40 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.46, from 0.87 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 25 investors sold INT shares while 64 reduced holdings. 50 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 58.62 million shares or 0.70% less from 59.03 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System invested in 0.02% or 17,100 shares. Stratos Wealth Prtnrs Ltd reported 0% stake. Trexquant Investment Limited Partnership invested in 26,271 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Amer Comml Bank reported 0.13% in World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT). Motco reported 177 shares or 0% of all its holdings. D E Shaw & Company Inc accumulated 533,562 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board, a New Mexico-based fund reported 16,900 shares. Kansas-based Dean Cap Mgmt has invested 1.07% in World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT). Valley Natl Advisers Inc stated it has 1,050 shares. Ahl Prtnrs Ltd Liability Partnership reported 0.02% of its portfolio in World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT). Caxton Assocs Lp stated it has 12,960 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Company owns 0.04% invested in World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT) for 26,135 shares. Moreover, Landscape Cap Management Limited has 0.05% invested in World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT) for 20,311 shares. New York-based Blackrock has invested 0.01% in World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT). Reilly Advsr Limited reported 400 shares.

Analysts await World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) to report earnings on May, 8. They expect $3.81 EPS, up 4.67% or $0.17 from last year’s $3.64 per share. WRLD’s profit will be $34.33M for 6.69 P/E if the $3.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.37 actual EPS reported by World Acceptance Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 178.10% EPS growth.

Among 5 analysts covering World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD), 1 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. World Acceptance had 16 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital maintained World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) on Friday, July 24 with “Mkt Perform” rating. The stock has “Sell” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, October 6. The stock of World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) earned “Sell” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Sunday, January 28. The stock has “Sell” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, July 27. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Sell” rating and $74.0 target in Monday, January 22 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, September 7 with “Sell”. As per Friday, November 18, the company rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) on Thursday, January 4 with “Sell” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 14 by Jefferies.

Indus Capital Partners Llc, which manages about $7.51B and $1.02B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Despegar Com Corp by 37,548 shares to 92,548 shares, valued at $2.54 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ctrip Com Intl Ltd (NASDAQ:CTRP) by 46,400 shares in the quarter, for a total of 213,799 shares, and has risen its stake in Icici Bk Ltd (NYSE:IBN).

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