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Weitz Investment Management Holding In Redwood Tr (RWT) Was Has Raised; Morgan Stanley Has Lifted Apollo Coml Real Est Fin (ARI) Stake by $1.50 Million

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Morgan Stanley increased its stake in Apollo Coml Real Est Fin Inc (ARI) by 10.43% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Morgan Stanley bought 83,598 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.34% with the market. The institutional investor held 884,933 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $16.33M, up from 801,335 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Morgan Stanley who had been investing in Apollo Coml Real Est Fin Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.24B market cap company. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.0848 during the last trading session, reaching $18.2248. About 317,274 shares traded. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) has declined 2.92% since May 10, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.47% the S&P500.

Weitz Investment Management Inc increased its stake in Redwood Tr Inc (RWT) by 9.31% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Weitz Investment Management Inc bought 385,050 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.56% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 4.52 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $66.98M, up from 4.13M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Weitz Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Redwood Tr Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.24 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.80% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $16.41. About 284,562 shares traded. Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT) has declined 7.30% since May 10, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.85% the S&P500.

Weitz Investment Management Inc, which manages about $5.99B and $2.40 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Commercehub Inc by 134,000 shares to 54,000 shares, valued at $1.11M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) by 8,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 789,802 shares, and cut its stake in Dollar Tree Inc (NASDAQ:DLTR).

Among 6 analysts covering Redwood Trust (NYSE:RWT), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Redwood Trust had 13 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wood downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Tuesday, July 19 report. Nomura downgraded the shares of RWT in report on Tuesday, November 24 to “Neutral” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 8 by Deutsche Bank. Wood upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Friday, December 8 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Monday, March 14. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Wednesday, June 28. Maxim Group maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, November 16 report. Deutsche Bank maintained Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT) rating on Tuesday, May 8. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $18 target. The rating was upgraded by Nomura to “Buy” on Wednesday, May 18.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.07, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 18 investors sold RWT shares while 42 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 62.66 million shares or 1.32% less from 63.50 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Los Angeles Capital Mgmt Equity Rech invested in 0% or 43,203 shares. Hbk Invs LP reported 27,567 shares. Savings Bank Of Montreal Can accumulated 71,980 shares. Barclays Public Ltd has invested 0% in Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT). Tortoise Management Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT) for 200 shares. Glob X Mngmt Lc has invested 0.19% in Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT). Weitz Invest Mgmt Inc stated it has 2.79% of its portfolio in Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT). Old Mutual Glob Invsts (Uk) Ltd has invested 0.02% in Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT). Kempen Cap Mgmt Nv stated it has 903,384 shares or 1.06% of all its holdings. Citadel Advisors Lc holds 186,657 shares or 0% of its portfolio. First Trust Ltd Partnership has 384,537 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. North Star Inv Mgmt holds 21,177 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. 44,000 are held by Great Lakes Advsrs Lc. Tradewinds Cap Mngmt stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT). Blume Capital Mgmt stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT).

More news for Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Redwood Trust’s (RWT) CEO Martin Hughes on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 08, 2018. Twst.com‘s article titled: “Redwood Trust Inc.: Redwood Trust Reports First Quarter 2018 Results” and published on May 07, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 7 analysts covering Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance had 15 analyst reports since November 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, January 6 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Bank of America downgraded Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) on Thursday, December 15 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, June 7 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 18 with “Buy”. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, April 11. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Wednesday, March 1 by JMP Securities. On Thursday, October 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 20 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $18.0 target in Tuesday, October 10 report.

Morgan Stanley, which manages about $60.09B and $365.35B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Powershares Etf Tr Ii (XSLV) by 20,227 shares to 1.05 million shares, valued at $48.46 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Spdr Series Trust (KRE) by 1.08 million shares in the quarter, leaving it with 5.73 million shares, and cut its stake in Netgear Inc (NASDAQ:NTGR).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.38 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.96, from 2.34 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 12 investors sold ARI shares while 54 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 71.19 million shares or 0.99% more from 70.50 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Citigroup owns 5,906 shares. Strs Ohio reported 30,700 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Security Trust has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI). Apollo Holding LP reported 2.24 million shares. Moreover, Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has 0% invested in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) for 53,211 shares. Amalgamated National Bank has 15,388 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Moreover, Royal National Bank Of Canada has 0% invested in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI). Teacher Retirement System Of Texas, a Texas-based fund reported 156,873 shares. Bb&T Securities Ltd Llc stated it has 19,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Jpmorgan Chase Comm stated it has 70,475 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Rothschild Asset Management invested in 0.06% or 308,897 shares. Pictet North America Advisors Sa holds 0.35% of its portfolio in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) for 123,700 shares. Wespac Advsrs Ltd Co invested in 1.27% or 74,338 shares. Arete Wealth Advisors Ltd stated it has 24,863 shares. Vanguard Gp Incorporated Inc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI).

More recent Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “This REIT Has An Attractive 8% Dividend Yield, But Wait For A Better Price” on April 22, 2018. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “What’s Happening With These REIT – Diversified Stocks? — Anworth Mortgage Asset, Apollo Commercial Real Estate …” on April 27, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Don’t Underestimate This Commercial Mortgage REIT’s Potential” with publication date: May 07, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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