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As Gaming And Leisure Properties (GLPI) Share Value Rose, Broad Run Investment Management Cut by $1.64 Million Its Holding; Aqua America (WTR) Holder Rodgers Brothers Raised Its Stake

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Broad Run Investment Management Llc decreased its stake in Gaming And Leisure Properties Inc (GLPI) by 1.42% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Broad Run Investment Management Llc sold 49,639 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.92% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 3.45 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $115.32 million, down from 3.50M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Broad Run Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Gaming And Leisure Properties Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.53 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.77% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $35.29. About 1.04M shares traded. Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI) has declined 4.11% since June 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.68% the S&P500. Some Historical GLPI News: 30/04/2018 – Voya Global Real Estate Adds Gaming and Leisure; 07/05/2018 – GAMING & LEISURE REPORTS A TENDER OFFER & CONSENT SOLICITATION; 16/04/2018 – Gaming & Leisure Props to Acquire Real Estate Assets of Six Casino Properties From Tropicana Entertainment for $1.21B; 25/04/2018 – Gaming & Leisure Props Sees 2Q EPS 49c; 25/04/2018 – GAMING AND LEISURE 1Q EPS 45C; 16/04/2018 – ELDORADO RESORTS SAYS IF DEAL TERMINATED UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, TROPICANA TO PAY FEE OF $92.5 MLN – SEC FILING; 16/04/2018 – ICAHN ENTERPRISES LP – TRANSACTION IS NOT SUBJECT TO ANY FINANCING CONDITION; 14/05/2018 – Cbre Clarion Securities Buys 1.1% of Gaming and Leisure; 16/04/2018 – Gaming and Leisure Properties Acquires the Real Estate Assets of Tropicana Entertainment; 25/04/2018 – GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIES INC – INTENDS TO ENGAGE A FIRM TO CONDUCT A SEARCH FOR A NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Rodgers Brothers Inc increased its stake in Aqua America Inc (WTR) by 38.34% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rodgers Brothers Inc bought 12,316 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.51% with the market. The institutional investor held 44,441 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.51 million, up from 32,125 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rodgers Brothers Inc who had been investing in Aqua America Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.10 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.15% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $34.26. About 458,618 shares traded. Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) has risen 6.29% since June 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.28% the S&P500. Some Historical WTR News: 30/04/2018 – Aqua America Announces Changes in Executive Leadership Team; 30/04/2018 – AQUA AMERICA NAMES DANIEL SCHULLER CFO; 08/05/2018 – Aqua America 1Q Net $50.8M; 08/05/2018 – Aqua America Sees FY18 EPS $1.37-EPS $1.42; 08/05/2018 – Aqua America 1Q Rev $194.3M; 08/03/2018 AQUA AMERICA INC WTR.N : UBS STARTS WITH NEUTRAL; TARGET PRICE $36; 30/04/2018 – Aqua America Daniel Schuller To Succeed Smeltzer as CFO; 30/04/2018 – Aqua America: CFO David Smeltzer Will Retire From His Position in Oct; 30/04/2018 – Aqua Amer Announces Changes in Executive Leadership Team; 30/04/2018 – Aqua America: Schuller Currently Serving as EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development

Among 11 analysts covering Aqua America Inc. (NYSE:WTR), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Aqua America Inc. had 25 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Ladenburg Thalmann given on Thursday, January 7. Argus Research maintained Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) on Tuesday, January 26 with “Buy” rating. Wells Fargo upgraded Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) on Thursday, October 19 to “Buy” rating. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal Weight” rating in Tuesday, September 6 report. Boenning & Scattergood maintained Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) rating on Thursday, August 3. Boenning & Scattergood has “Buy” rating and $3600 target. The rating was downgraded by Hilliard Lyons on Thursday, July 23 to “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, February 26 by Wells Fargo. Hilliard Lyons upgraded Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) on Thursday, December 21 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was downgraded by Boenning \u0026 Scattergood to “Neutral” on Thursday, April 26. As per Friday, August 25, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.20, from 1.23 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 32 investors sold WTR shares while 120 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 123 raised stakes. 94.04 million shares or 1.75% more from 92.43 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Earnest Prtn Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 175 shares in its portfolio. Kistler accumulated 50,635 shares or 0.71% of the stock. Tortoise Advsr Limited Com owns 30 shares. 6,350 were accumulated by Eagleclaw Cap Managment Ltd Company. Clearbridge Limited has 425 shares. Cutter And Brokerage Incorporated invested in 145,661 shares or 1.96% of the stock. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Limited Liability Company holds 1,102 shares. Bryn Mawr holds 50,738 shares. Ingalls Snyder Ltd Liability invested in 0.05% or 31,841 shares. Baystate Wealth Management stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). First holds 11,459 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Moreover, Advisory Networks Ltd Com has 0.02% invested in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). Moreover, Sei Com has 0% invested in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). Aldebaran Financial Incorporated holds 0.34% in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) or 14,855 shares. Amp Capital Invsts Ltd has invested 0.02% in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR).

Rodgers Brothers Inc, which manages about $300.54 million and $306.22M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in International Paper Co (NYSE:IP) by 7,830 shares to 14,693 shares, valued at $785,000 in 2018Q1, according to the filing.

Among 12 analysts covering Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPI), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Gaming and Leisure Properties has $4600 highest and $30 lowest target. $38.70’s average target is 9.66% above currents $35.29 stock price. Gaming and Leisure Properties had 31 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Susquehanna given on Tuesday, February 6. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Wednesday, December 7. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $44 target in Wednesday, August 16 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 18 by Jefferies. The stock of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI) earned “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Friday, February 9. Ladenburg maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 28 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, November 22 by Buckingham Research. The stock of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, July 27. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of GLPI in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Hold” rating. Ladenburg initiated it with “Buy” rating and $4100 target in Friday, June 2 report.

Since February 12, 2018, it had 3 insider purchases, and 0 selling transactions for $4.24 million activity. $1.33M worth of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI) shares were bought by CARLINO PETER M. CLIFFORD WILLIAM J also bought $2.81 million worth of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI) shares.

Broad Run Investment Management Llc, which manages about $1.52 billion and $3.08 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Carmax Inc (NYSE:KMX) by 89,982 shares to 3.46M shares, valued at $214.13M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Twenty (NASDAQ:FOXA) by 38,748 shares in the quarter, for a total of 4.11M shares, and has risen its stake in Nvr Inc (NYSE:NVR).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.44 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.13, from 1.31 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 18 investors sold GLPI shares while 90 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 96 raised stakes. 184.61 million shares or 3.39% less from 191.09 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Raymond James Ser Advsrs has invested 0.01% in Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI). Northcoast Asset Mgmt Ltd Co stated it has 16,583 shares. Moreover, Ameriprise Finance has 0.02% invested in Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI). Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Inc owns 618,023 shares. North Star Investment has 0% invested in Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI) for 300 shares. Jane Street Group Inc Limited accumulated 16,349 shares. Cadence Ltd Company invested in 11,996 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Wespac Advsr Limited Liability Corp accumulated 27,388 shares or 0.56% of the stock. Investec Asset Management Limited owns 1.05M shares or 0.19% of their US portfolio. Da Davidson Com accumulated 6,673 shares or 0% of the stock. Putnam Ltd Co reported 0.38% of its portfolio in Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI). Los Angeles Cap Mgmt Equity owns 30,557 shares. The Kentucky-based Stock Yards Comml Bank & Tru Com has invested 0.04% in Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI). First Republic Inv Mgmt holds 0.02% or 58,298 shares in its portfolio. Glob X Mngmt Lc owns 348,812 shares.

Analysts await Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.77 EPS, down 1.28% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.78 per share. GLPI’s profit will be $164.39 million for 11.46 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.79 actual EPS reported by Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.53% negative EPS growth.

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