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Alpine Associates Management Lifted Huntsman (HUN) Stake; New York Community Bancorp (NYCB) Shorts Raised By 7.4%

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New York Community Bancorp Inc (NYSE:NYCB) had an increase of 7.4% in short interest. NYCB’s SI was 50.53M shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 7.4% from 47.05 million shares previously. With 6.25 million avg volume, 8 days are for New York Community Bancorp Inc (NYSE:NYCB)’s short sellers to cover NYCB’s short positions. The SI to New York Community Bancorp Inc’s float is 10.67%. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.0242 during the last trading session, reaching $12.0942. About 1.65M shares traded. New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB) has declined 8.14% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.69% the S&P500.

Alpine Associates Management Inc increased Huntsman Corp (HUN) stake by 61.15% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Alpine Associates Management Inc acquired 290,478 shares as Huntsman Corp (HUN)’s stock declined 12.21%. The Alpine Associates Management Inc holds 765,478 shares with $25.48M value, up from 475,000 last quarter. Huntsman Corp now has $7.72 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.0551 during the last trading session, reaching $32.2649. About 613,517 shares traded. Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) has risen 26.96% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.41% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.27, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 39 investors sold HUN shares while 107 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 81 raised stakes. 170.92 million shares or 7.26% more from 159.36 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, California Employees Retirement Sys has 0.02% invested in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). Td Asset stated it has 26,731 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 21,900 were accumulated by Pacad Investment Limited. Korea stated it has 0.02% in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). 61,254 were reported by Commonwealth Natl Bank Of Aus. Stratos Wealth Prtn Limited owns 5,495 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Intll Grp holds 0% of its portfolio in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) for 4,470 shares. Bluefin Trading Limited Liability owns 65,000 shares. 5,000 were accumulated by Benjamin F Edwards And Company Inc. Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability reported 95,534 shares. 208,625 are held by Rhumbline Advisers. Fifth Third Bancshares reported 93,697 shares. 760,869 are held by Schwab Charles Investment. Enterprise Financial Serv invested in 59 shares or 0% of the stock. Public Sector Pension Investment Board has invested 0.11% in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN).

Alpine Associates Management Inc decreased Hsn Inc (NASDAQ:HSNI) stake by 407,483 shares to 125,036 valued at $5.04M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Akorn Inc (NASDAQ:AKRX) stake by 832,816 shares and now owns 356,400 shares. Xcerra Corp (NASDAQ:XCRA) was reduced too.

Among 14 analysts covering Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Huntsman Corporation had 43 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) rating on Tuesday, April 10. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $42.5 target. On Monday, November 6 the stock rating was maintained by Alembic with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Nomura given on Tuesday, May 3. JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $36 target in Wednesday, December 13 report. SunTrust maintained Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) rating on Monday, February 26. SunTrust has “Buy” rating and $41.0 target. Citigroup maintained Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) on Tuesday, February 27 with “Buy” rating. Instinet downgraded the shares of HUN in report on Tuesday, March 20 to “Neutral” rating. Jefferies maintained Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) rating on Tuesday, October 17. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $35.0 target. Jefferies maintained Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) rating on Friday, April 28. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $29 target. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 1 report.

More news for Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) were recently published by: Benzinga.com, which released: “Huntsman International: A Catalyst for 25%+ Appreciation” on May 15, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Highlights from Appaloosa’s Q1” and published on May 15, 2018 is yet another important article.

More news for New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “New York Community Bancorp’s (NYCB) CEO Joseph Ficalora on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 25, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Updates: FCB Financial And New York Community Bancorp” and published on April 27, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.05, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 31 investors sold New York Community Bancorp, Inc. shares while 117 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 281.53 million shares or 1.04% more from 278.63 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Atlantic Trust Group Limited Liability Com holds 0% of its portfolio in New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB) for 200 shares. Wells Fargo And Mn has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB). Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky holds 91,424 shares. Axa holds 0.04% or 830,000 shares. Dynamic Cap invested in 0.42% or 92,930 shares. 240,941 were reported by Mason Street Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company. Stephens Ar invested 0.02% of its portfolio in New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB). Toronto Dominion Bankshares accumulated 28,824 shares. Cibc Asset Mgmt holds 29,459 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Farmers Bancshares holds 550 shares. Ameritas Invest Partners holds 0.09% or 146,350 shares in its portfolio. 149,632 were reported by Tokio Marine Asset Management Ltd. Federated Investors Pa holds 0.01% or 230,723 shares in its portfolio. Qv invested in 459,860 shares or 0.47% of the stock. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt reported 0.01% of its portfolio in New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB).

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