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Security Capital Research & Management Lifted Its Equity Comwlth (EQC) Stake by $13.73 Million; Valuation Declined; Brookside Capital Management Position in O Reilly Automotive New (ORLY) Boosted by $6.29 Million as Shares Declined

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Security Capital Research & Management Inc increased its stake in Equity Comwlth (EQC) by 1137.6% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Security Capital Research & Management Inc bought 457,600 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.50% with the market. The institutional investor held 497,825 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $15.19M, up from 40,225 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Security Capital Research & Management Inc who had been investing in Equity Comwlth for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.75B market cap company. The stock increased 1.05% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $30.85. About 505,587 shares traded. Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) has declined 3.67% since May 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.22% the S&P500.

Bain Capital increased its stake in O Reilly Automotive Inc New (ORLY) by 18.75% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brookside Capital Management Llc bought 26,211 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.46% with the market. The hedge fund run by Bain Capital held 165,989 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $39.93 million, up from 139,778 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brookside Capital Management Llc who had been investing in O Reilly Automotive Inc New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $22.22B market cap company. The stock increased 1.42% or $3.79 during the last trading session, reaching $271.24. About 707,626 shares traded. O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) has declined 11.43% since May 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.98% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.17, from 0.93 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 52 investors sold ORLY shares while 233 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. 69.25 million shares or 2.81% less from 71.25 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Raymond James Trust Na stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY). Blackrock accumulated 6.99 million shares or 0.08% of the stock. 1,540 are owned by Pettyjohn Wood And White. Azimuth Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp owns 1,100 shares. Stifel Finance has invested 0.03% in O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY). Thomas White Interest Ltd invested in 891 shares or 0.04% of the stock. First Manhattan owns 94,637 shares or 0.12% of their US portfolio. Enterprise Financial Svcs has invested 0.02% in O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY). Davenport & Com Limited Liability Com holds 191,712 shares or 0.55% of its portfolio. Swiss National Bank & Trust has 0.08% invested in O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) for 325,432 shares. 62,000 were reported by Schwartz Counsel. First Allied Advisory Services holds 0.01% or 1,028 shares in its portfolio. Petrus Lta holds 30,000 shares or 1.79% of its portfolio. Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Grp has invested 0.06% in O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY). Incline Global holds 2.64% or 197,829 shares in its portfolio.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 21 selling transactions for $41.35 million activity. Shares for $2.06 million were sold by McFall Thomas on Thursday, May 17. On Friday, May 4 the insider HENSLEE GREGORY L sold $12.14M. Another trade for 78 shares valued at $19,421 was made by DUMAS ROBERT ALLEN on Wednesday, February 28. On Tuesday, May 1 MURPHY JOHN RAYMOND sold $153,460 worth of O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) or 600 shares. TARRANT JASON LEE sold $262,868 worth of O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) on Monday, May 7. FLETCHER JEREMY ADAM sold $382,500 worth of O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) on Wednesday, January 3.

Among 27 analysts covering O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. O’Reilly Automotive had 77 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, January 25 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy”. The stock of O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) earned “Buy” rating by Gabelli on Friday, April 15. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Friday, July 31 report. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $290.0 target in Thursday, February 8 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 7 by Bank of America. Goldman Sachs upgraded O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) rating on Thursday, July 6. Goldman Sachs has “Hold” rating and $21000 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Oppenheimer. Citigroup maintained the shares of ORLY in report on Friday, April 29 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, April 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 9 by Jefferies.

More important recent O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. Announces Leadership Succession and Update to Target Leverage Ratio” on May 08, 2018, also Globenewswire.com published article titled: “Market Trends Toward New Normal in BBX Capital, AmeriGas Partners, FBL Financial Group, Ellington Residential …”, Globenewswire.com published: “O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2018 Results” on April 25, 2018. More interesting news about O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Can Advance Auto Parts Turn Itself Around?” with publication date: May 10, 2018.

Brookside Capital Management Llc, which manages about $1.39 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ball Corp (Call) (NYSE:BLL) by 1.28 million shares to 4,300 shares, valued at $194,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Northrop Grumman Corp (NYSE:NOC) by 26,621 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 70,864 shares, and cut its stake in Honeywell Intl Inc (NYSE:HON).

Another recent and important Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) news was published by Businesswire.com which published an article titled: “Equity Commonwealth Reports First Quarter 2018 Results” on May 07, 2018.

Among 4 analysts covering Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Equity Commonwealth had 11 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, September 1. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) on Friday, July 14 with “Hold” rating. On Monday, September 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral”. The stock of Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, September 9 by Bank of America. Zacks upgraded the shares of EQC in report on Monday, August 10 to “Sell” rating. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Monday, August 15 to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by JMP Securities on Tuesday, May 8 with “Market Outperform”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) rating on Monday, September 18. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $33.0 target. As per Friday, September 11, the company rating was upgraded by Citigroup. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) on Friday, February 16 to “Buy” rating.

Security Capital Research & Management Inc, which manages about $3.91 billion and $3.21 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Udr Inc (NYSE:UDR) by 59,486 shares to 947,663 shares, valued at $36.50M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Regency Ctrs Corp (NYSE:REG) by 28,371 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 628,153 shares, and cut its stake in Apartment Invt & Mgmt Co (Prn).

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