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Wayfair (W) Holder Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb Has Lifted Its Position by $82.91 Million as Share Value Declined; Unum Group (UNM) Shareholder Matarin Capital Management Has Increased Its Position

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Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc increased its stake in Wayfair Inc (W) by 826.49% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc bought 1.04M shares as the company’s stock declined 16.33% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.16M shares of the catalog and specialty distribution company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $93.26M, up from 125,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc who had been investing in Wayfair Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.55 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.27% or $1.06 during the last trading session, reaching $84.71. About 812,733 shares traded. Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W) has risen 69.10% since May 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 57.55% the S&P500.

Matarin Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Unum Group (UNM) by 7.44% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Matarin Capital Management Llc bought 3,530 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.36% with the market. The institutional investor held 50,977 shares of the accident &health insurance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.80B, up from 47,447 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Matarin Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Unum Group for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $8.39 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $37.95. About 2.97M shares traded or 62.55% up from the average. Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) has risen 4.49% since May 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.06% the S&P500.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 76 insider sales for $12.91 million activity. On Thursday, March 15 the insider Conine Steven sold $64,538. The insider FLEISHER MICHAEL D sold $335,920. On Tuesday, March 27 the insider Macri Edmond sold $40,116. Shah Niraj had sold 1,213 shares worth $92,613 on Friday, December 15. $351,668 worth of stock was sold by Savarese James on Friday, December 15. $11,805 worth of Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W) shares were sold by Mulliken John Champlin.

More notable recent Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Morgan Stanley Says Wayfair Will Be Profitable, But Later Than Expected” on April 25, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “How Wayfair Is Wowing Investors With Market Share Gains and Growth” published on May 12, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “Rising Customer Acquisition Costs Could Pressure Wayfair, Wedbush Says Ahead Of Q1 Print” on April 30, 2018. More interesting news about Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Wayfair’s (W) CEO Niraj Shah on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” published on May 02, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Wayfair sees 33% jump in active customers” with publication date: May 02, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.40, from 1.63 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 41 investors sold W shares while 50 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 61.87 million shares or 6.68% more from 58.00 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Balyasny Asset Mngmt has 0.05% invested in Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W). 378,419 are held by Columbia Wanger Asset. Numeric Invsts Ltd Limited Liability Company, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 6,600 shares. Maverick Ltd holds 108,441 shares. Aperio Grp has invested 0% in Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W). Wellington Grp Limited Liability Partnership reported 6.04M shares. Jpmorgan Chase holds 0.04% or 2.18 million shares. Bluemountain Management Limited Com holds 0.15% of its portfolio in Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W) for 93,280 shares. Hitchwood Mgmt LP holds 300,000 shares. Advisors Asset reported 0% of its portfolio in Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W). American Century Inc stated it has 471,354 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Brandywine Investment Mngmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0.12% in Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W). Timessquare Mngmt Limited Company holds 320,000 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Invesco invested in 0% or 30,095 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W).

Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc, which manages about $26.52B and $12.20 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) by 29,400 shares to 3,728 shares, valued at $312,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Dentsply Sirona Inc by 39,781 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 8.85M shares, and cut its stake in 58 Com Inc (NYSE:WUBA).

Among 33 analysts covering Wayfair LLC (NYSE:W), 15 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Wayfair LLC had 96 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, August 9 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Neutral”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, January 11. The firm has “Hold” rating by Maxim Group given on Monday, June 19. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 19 by Zacks. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 8 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Citigroup. Suntrust Robinson initiated the shares of W in report on Tuesday, December 22 with “Neutral” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W) on Friday, December 15 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, February 25 with “Overweight”. The company was maintained on Friday, February 23 by Cowen & Co.

More recent Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Unum: Is It Time To Buy This Insurer?” on April 20, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Unum’s (UNM) CEO Rick McKenney on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 02, 2018. Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Bragar Eagel & Squire, PC is Investigating Unum Group (UNM) on Behalf of Stockholders and Encourages Investors to …” with publication date: May 09, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.21, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 16 investors sold UNM shares while 169 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 133 raised stakes. 197.64 million shares or 1.55% less from 200.74 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Retirement Of Alabama holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) for 301,477 shares. Architects has 629 shares. Tower Ltd Com (Trc) holds 0.01% in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) or 1,549 shares. Victory Capital Management holds 0.01% or 52,979 shares. Ajo Limited Partnership reported 0.9% in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). Hanson And Doremus Inv Mgmt invested in 15,230 shares. 6,700 are held by Quantres Asset Mgmt. Meritage Portfolio reported 109,030 shares. Virtus Investment Advisers Inc accumulated 30,119 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Llp Ma holds 0% or 19 shares. Korea-based Korea Invest has invested 0.11% in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). Tiverton Asset Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) for 2,969 shares. Agf Invests Inc has invested 0.67% in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). Fisher Asset Mgmt Ltd invested in 163,378 shares. Schulhoff Communications Inc invested in 4,000 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering Unum Group (NYSE:UNM), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Unum Group had 46 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 15 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Compass Point on Monday, November 28 to “Neutral”. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, April 5. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, February 3. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 15 by Goldman Sachs. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of UNM in report on Thursday, April 28 with “Outperform” rating. The company was downgraded on Friday, December 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Thursday, December 21. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup on Monday, March 13 to “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 26 by Citigroup.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $1.76 million activity. Shares for $397,325 were sold by Jerome Christopher J on Thursday, March 1. The insider Waxenberg Daniel Jason sold 1,435 shares worth $75,134. McGarry John F sold $266,976 worth of stock or 4,588 shares. 1,000 Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) shares with value of $55,070 were sold by Arnold Timothy Gerald. 8,459 shares were sold by IGLESIAS LISA G, worth $463,807 on Thursday, December 14.

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