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Pomelo Capital Upped Centurylink (Put) (CTL) Stake; P-A-W Capital Lifted Its Kratos Defense & Sec Solutio (KTOS) Position by $1.00 Million

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Peter A. Wright increased its stake in Kratos Defense & Sec Solutio (KTOS) by 100% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. P-A-W Capital Corp bought 100,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.63% with the market. The hedge fund run by Peter A. Wright held 200,000 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.12 million, up from 100,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. P-A-W Capital Corp who had been investing in Kratos Defense & Sec Solutio for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.15B market cap company. The stock increased 1.27% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $11.13. About 790,821 shares traded. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) has risen 19.52% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.97% the S&P500.

Philip Rosenstrach increased its stake in Centurylink Inc (Put) (CTL) by 91.56% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pomelo Capital Llc bought 766,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.44% with the market. The hedge fund run by Philip Rosenstrach held 1.60 million shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $30.29M, up from 836,600 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pomelo Capital Llc who had been investing in Centurylink Inc (Put) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $20.81B market cap company. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $19.29. About 14.69 million shares traded or 30.48% up from the average. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 28.66% since May 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.21% the S&P500.

Since March 5, 2018, it had 6 buys, and 0 insider sales for $369,208 activity. The insider DEMARCO ERIC M bought $149,986. 3,000 shares were bought by Fendley Steven S., worth $34,260. $34,993 worth of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) was bought by Zegart Amy on Tuesday, March 6. Jarvis Scot B bought $100,280 worth of stock or 10,000 shares. $11,887 worth of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) was bought by Judd Jane Elizabeth.

More notable recent Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on Medtronic, NVIDIA, NutriSystem, AmTrust Financial Services, Kratos …” on May 16, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Kratos’ Orlando exec reveals details about hiring plans, expansion and why he’s passionate about simulation” published on May 08, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “5 Defense Stocks to Tap US-North Korea Denuclearization Row” on May 17, 2018. More interesting news about Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ (KTOS) CEO Eric DeMarco on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” published on May 11, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Growth mode: Kratos Defense expansion leads to more jobs, training programs” with publication date: May 10, 2018.

P-A-W Capital Corp, which manages about $79.50 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Lendingtree Inc New (NASDAQ:TREE) by 2,000 shares to 5,000 shares, valued at $1.70 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Web Com Group Inc (NASDAQ:WWWW) by 25,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 135,000 shares, and cut its stake in Uniqure Nv (NASDAQ:QURE).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.68 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.08, from 1.76 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 26 investors sold KTOS shares while 27 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 60.62 million shares or 6.85% more from 56.73 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Driehaus Capital Mgmt Ltd Co has 0.16% invested in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) for 406,286 shares. State Street Corp reported 5.20 million shares. Bradley Foster & Sargent Ct, Connecticut-based fund reported 30,603 shares. Moreover, Amalgamated Bank & Trust has 0% invested in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) for 11,544 shares. Raymond James & Associate holds 0% or 16,722 shares in its portfolio. Icm Asset Management Wa has invested 3.42% in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS). Osterweis Capital Mgmt Inc holds 0.32% of its portfolio in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) for 429,945 shares. Moreover, Millennium Mngmt Ltd Liability Company has 0.04% invested in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS). Natixis holds 0% of its portfolio in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) for 58,374 shares. Moreover, Metropolitan Life Insurance Ny has 0% invested in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS). Voya Limited Liability accumulated 33,628 shares. Paw Cap Corp accumulated 200,000 shares. Fuller Thaler Asset Mgmt invested in 0.03% or 270,200 shares. Comml Bank Of Montreal Can stated it has 100 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Managed Asset Portfolios Ltd Liability Company reported 1.21M shares.

Among 13 analysts covering Kratos Defense and Security (NASDAQ:KTOS), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Kratos Defense and Security had 32 analyst reports since August 29, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Noble Financial on Friday, July 28. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, September 22 with “Buy”. As per Monday, August 29, the company rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Friday, November 3 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, August 10 with “Buy”. On Thursday, January 19 the stock rating was initiated by SunTrust with “Buy”. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Buy” rating and $15.0 target in Monday, February 26 report. Suntrust Robinson initiated Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) on Thursday, January 19 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, June 8. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 3 report.

More notable recent CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Is CenturyLink, Inc. a Buy?” on April 30, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “CenturyLink: Streamlining A Fat Dividend” published on May 16, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Pair Trade: Arbitrage Opportunity In CenturyLink’s Debt” on May 10, 2018. More interesting news about CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “CenturyLink -1.2% as Macquarie downgrades to Underperform” published on May 16, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “4 Reasons Why BofA Is Bullish On Zayo Group” with publication date: May 18, 2018.

Pomelo Capital Llc, which manages about $366.34 million and $3.37B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Iconix Brand Group Inc (NASDAQ:ICON) by 1.53M shares to 2.92 million shares, valued at $3.77 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) by 708,200 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 128,400 shares, and cut its stake in Chesapeake Energy Corp (NYSE:CHK).

Among 23 analysts covering Centurylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Centurylink Inc. had 62 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, November 9 by SunTrust. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 9 by UBS. The company was initiated on Wednesday, June 22 by Evercore. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 3 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of CTL in report on Thursday, November 16 with “Hold” rating. Citigroup maintained CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) rating on Friday, August 7. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $32 target. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, July 11 by Macquarie Research. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, October 10. On Wednesday, October 4 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Underweight”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, July 31.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.99 in 2017 Q4. Its up 1.04, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 78 investors sold CTL shares while 110 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 256 raised stakes. 888.76 million shares or 103.84% more from 436.00 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Tudor Corp Et Al stated it has 0.01% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Williams Jones & Assocs Ltd Liability Corporation holds 236,200 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Visionary Asset Inc has invested 0.61% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Twin Tree Mgmt Ltd Partnership reported 193,984 shares. Andra Ap owns 150,785 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. 12,504 are held by Chem Comml Bank. Ledyard Bancorporation holds 0.01% or 3,584 shares in its portfolio. M&T National Bank accumulated 0.01% or 60,978 shares. Paragon Cap Mgmt Ltd accumulated 27,905 shares. Atlantic Tru Ltd Liability Com reported 33,964 shares. Next Gru holds 13,197 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Pacad Inv Ltd stated it has 700 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The Ohio-based Fifth Third Bancorp has invested 0% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Bb&T Secs Limited Liability Com reported 0.04% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Fukoku Mutual Life Ins holds 0.01% or 3,892 shares in its portfolio.

Since April 3, 2018, it had 3 insider purchases, and 0 selling transactions for $215.87 million activity. CLONTZ STEVEN T bought $796,936 worth of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) on Friday, May 11.

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