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Solaris Asset Management Has Lowered Nice Systems LTD Spons Adr (NICE) Position by $696,332; Share Value Rose; Graphic Packaging Hldg Co (GPK) Holding Has Increased by Canyon Capital Advisors Llc

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Solaris Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Nice Systems Ltd Spons Adr (NICE) by 12.95% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Solaris Asset Management Llc sold 7,652 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.77% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 51,447 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.73M, down from 59,099 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Solaris Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Nice Systems Ltd Spons Adr for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.48 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.61% or $1.67 during the last trading session, reaching $105.44. About 236,869 shares traded or 36.44% up from the average. NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) has risen 35.74% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.19% the S&P500.

Joshua Friedman increased its stake in Graphic Packaging Hldg Co (GPK) by 85.18% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Canyon Capital Advisors Llc bought 6.13 million shares as the company’s stock declined 0.20% with the market. The hedge fund run by Joshua Friedman held 13.33M shares of the containers and packaging company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $205.96 million, up from 7.20M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Canyon Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Graphic Packaging Hldg Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.67 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.91% or $0.135 during the last trading session, reaching $15.035. About 2.45M shares traded. Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) has risen 19.37% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.82% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.12, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 17 investors sold GPK shares while 86 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 66 raised stakes. 300.07 million shares or 1.81% more from 294.74 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 61,255 were accumulated by Amalgamated Comml Bank. M&T Comml Bank holds 54,645 shares or 0% of its portfolio. The Florida-based Voloridge Mgmt Ltd Co has invested 0.17% in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). Prudential Financial Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) for 17,389 shares. Amer Intl Group Inc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). State Of Wisconsin Invest Board reported 63,577 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance Communications Ny owns 0% invested in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) for 18,926 shares. Jefferies Ltd Llc reported 0.01% in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). Susquehanna Intll Group Incorporated Llp accumulated 0% or 53,977 shares. Inv Ser Wi reported 0.7% in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans reported 0.02% in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has 0% invested in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). Engineers Gate Manager Lp holds 0.11% in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) or 105,909 shares. Hbk Ltd Partnership owns 114,411 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Bluemountain Management Lc reported 362,804 shares.

Canyon Capital Advisors Llc, which manages about $20.20B and $6.89 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Clear Channel Outdoor Hldgs (NYSE:CCO) by 879,378 shares to 2.16M shares, valued at $9.94M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Berry Global Group Inc (NYSE:BERY) by 141,395 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 5.79M shares, and cut its stake in C&J Energy Svcs Inc New.

Among 13 analysts covering Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Graphic Packaging Holding Company had 43 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 25 by BMO Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $17 target in Friday, September 30 report. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, February 7 with “Outperform”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) on Wednesday, April 25 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 22 by CLSA. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by Stephens. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, December 7 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained the shares of GPK in report on Monday, August 21 with “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, October 25 report.

Solaris Asset Management Llc, which manages about $176.47 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) by 5,615 shares to 70,227 shares, valued at $4.26M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Powershares Senior Loan (BKLN) by 27,142 shares in the quarter, for a total of 82,378 shares, and has risen its stake in Broadcom Limited.

Analysts await NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.54 EPS, up 63.64% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.33 per share. NICE’s profit will be $33.19M for 48.81 P/E if the $0.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.37 actual EPS reported by NICE Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 45.95% EPS growth.

More notable recent NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “NICE Reports 10% Revenue Growth for the First Quarter 2018 Along with 32% Growth in Cloud Revenue” on May 10, 2018, also Globes.Co.Il with their article: “NICE Systems worth over $6b for first time” published on May 14, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “NICE inContact CXone With RiverStar Improves Compliance and Reduces Training Costs and Errors for Appriss Safety” on May 16, 2018. More interesting news about NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “NICE Actimize Re-Invents Financial Crime Analytics with Flexible Cloud-Enabled ‘Augmented Intelligence'” published on May 11, 2018 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “NICE Introduces NEVA, The World’s First Robotic Virtual Attendant for Employees, Delivering Intelligent, Real-Time …” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

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