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As Flex LTD (FLEX) Market Value Declined, Boston Partners Has Cut by $79.98 Million Its Stake; Big 5 Sporting Goods (Put) (BGFV) Holding Has Increased by Oz Management Lp

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Boston Partners decreased its stake in Flex Ltd (FLEX) by 8.61% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Boston Partners sold 4.70M shares as the company’s stock declined 7.29% with the market. The institutional investor held 49.92M shares of the electrical products company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $898.14M, down from 54.63M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Boston Partners who had been investing in Flex Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.65B market cap company. The stock increased 0.14% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $14.49. About 696,105 shares traded. Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) has risen 0.24% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.31% the S&P500.

Daniel S. Och increased its stake in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp (Put) (BGFV) by 1410.23% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Oz Management Lp bought 124,100 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.15% with the market. The hedge fund run by Daniel S. Och held 132,900 shares of the other specialty stores company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.01 million, up from 8,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Oz Management Lp who had been investing in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp (Put) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $170.79M market cap company. The stock increased 0.31% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $7.97. About 47,434 shares traded. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) has declined 51.06% since May 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 62.61% the S&P500.

Oz Management Lp, which manages about $56.28B and $20.00B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Southwestern Energy Co by 1.43 million shares to 520,205 shares, valued at $6.30M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Liberty Media Corp Delaware by 144,146 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3.40M shares, and cut its stake in Carbo Ceramics Inc (NYSE:CRR).

Among 3 analysts covering Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp (NASDAQ:BGFV), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp had 9 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, October 6, the company rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Sunday, September 3 by Forward View Consulting. The stock of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) earned “Hold” rating by Forward View Consulting on Thursday, May 25. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 8 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 2 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, November 2 with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, October 28.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.12, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 28 investors sold BGFV shares while 37 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 19.32 million shares or 12.34% less from 22.04 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Vanguard owns 1.22M shares. Stone Ridge Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV). Gmt Cap Corp holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) for 821,092 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp holds 0% in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) or 83,748 shares. Citadel Advsr Limited Liability Corporation has 93,989 shares. Group Inc reported 16,141 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0% in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV). Parallax Volatility Advisers LP accumulated 10,915 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins Co The owns 17,649 shares. Gsa Prns Llp accumulated 0.11% or 239,700 shares. Gp One Trading LP owns 4,900 shares. Financial Bank Of America Corporation De invested in 66,695 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 0% or 4,092 shares in its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase And Co owns 0% invested in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) for 100,344 shares. Gamco Et Al stated it has 213,000 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Since March 7, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 0 selling transactions for $407,890 activity.

More notable recent Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Factors of Influence in 2018, Key Indicators and Opportunity within Compass Minerals International, Consolidated …” on April 26, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “It’s a go fish rally” published on May 04, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: “TJ Maxx, Big 5 Sporting Goods, more sign Natomas leases” on May 09, 2018. More interesting news about Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “It’s Time To Sell Big 5 Sporting Goods” published on May 07, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation to Report Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Results on May 1, 2018” with publication date: April 24, 2018.

Boston Partners, which manages about $53.18B and $84.89 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Seacor Marine Hldgs Inc by 83,809 shares to 156,015 shares, valued at $1.83 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Select Med Hldgs Corp (NYSE:SEM) by 64,003 shares in the quarter, for a total of 896,050 shares, and has risen its stake in Bhp Billiton Ltd (NYSE:BHP).

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $248,140 activity. Shares for $243,573 were sold by SHIH WILLY C.

Among 15 analysts covering Flextronics International Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Flextronics International Ltd. had 53 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 9 by UBS. As per Wednesday, August 30, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Thursday, August 27. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Thursday, May 12 with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, September 10 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 24 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of FLEX in report on Friday, June 16 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, October 27. As per Tuesday, May 24, the company rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research. Zacks upgraded the shares of FLEX in report on Tuesday, August 11 to “Sell” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.11, from 0.92 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 35 investors sold FLEX shares while 113 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 501.93 million shares or 0.95% more from 497.19 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 0.01% in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) or 588,175 shares. Private Advisor Gru Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 21,645 shares. Moreover, Huntington National Bank has 0% invested in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX). Gam Holding Ag invested in 58,021 shares. 12,900 are held by Brave Asset Mgmt. 50,200 were reported by Cubist Systematic Strategies Llc. Raymond James Finance Services Advsr holds 0% of its portfolio in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) for 37,693 shares. Stifel reported 0.01% in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX). Captrust Finance Advsrs stated it has 808 shares or 0% of all its holdings. California Public Employees Retirement Systems has invested 0.04% in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX). Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec owns 552,800 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. First Republic Mngmt Inc has 394,572 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Commonwealth Commercial Bank Of Australia owns 165,473 shares. The Illinois-based Magnetar has invested 0.02% in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX). Comerica Bancorp reported 33,033 shares stake.

Analysts await Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.18 EPS, down 14.29% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.21 per share. FLEX’s profit will be $94.98M for 20.13 P/E if the $0.18 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.04 actual EPS reported by Flex Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -550.00% EPS growth.

More important recent Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “FLEX LOSS RECOVERY: Rosen Law Firm Reminds Flex Ltd. Investors of Important Deadline in Class Action– FLEX” on May 15, 2018, also Prnewswire.com published article titled: “Hagens Berman Alerts Investors in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) the Firm’s Investigation of Accusations of Improper …”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Flex Ltd: Oversold” on May 01, 2018. More interesting news about Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Why Shares of Flex Ltd. Tumbled Today” with publication date: April 27, 2018.

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