Aercap Holdings Nv (AER) Shareholder Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Increased Its Stake by $373,700 as Shares Rose; Autozone (AZO) Stock Price Declined While National Pension Service Cut Position

August 12, 2018 - By Kristin Houston

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National Pension Service decreased its stake in Autozone Inc (AZO) by 7.67% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. National Pension Service sold 2,506 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.89% with the market. The institutional investor held 30,148 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $19.56M, down from 32,654 at the end of the previous reported quarter. National Pension Service who had been investing in Autozone Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $19.54B market cap company. The stock increased 0.36% or $2.67 during the last trading session, reaching $738.96. About 252,968 shares traded. AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) has risen 4.34% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.23% the S&P500. Some Historical AZO News: 07/05/2018 – Goldman Adds AutoZone And McDonald’s To Its Conviction List — MarketWatch; 07/05/2018 – Memphis Bus Jrnl: Exclusive: AutoZone under contract to purchase Downtown property; 15/05/2018 – AutoZone Appoints New Board Members; 01/05/2018 – AutoZone to Attend Upcoming International Council of Shopping Centers’ 2018 RECon – The Global Real Estate Convention; 28/03/2018 – AutoZone Inc. CDS Tightens 8 Bps, Most in 4 Years; 15/05/2018 – AutoZone Appoints New Bd Members; 22/05/2018 – AutoZone 3Q EPS $13.42; 22/05/2018 – AutoZone 3Q-End Inventory Rose 3.7%; 31/03/2018 – Cal EMA Spills: SPILL Report – Auto Zone – 03/31/2018 10:54 AM; 20/03/2018 – AutoZone Authorizes Additional Stk Repurchase

Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Aercap Holdings Nv (AER) by 138.41% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc bought 7,474 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.13% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 12,874 shares of the diversified commercial services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $653,000, up from 5,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Aercap Holdings Nv for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $8.50 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.87% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $57.25. About 1.21M shares traded or 25.62% up from the average. AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) has risen 22.94% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.37% the S&P500. Some Historical AER News: 03/05/2018 – AERCAP HOLDINGS NV – NEW $200 MLN SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM AUTHORIZED, WHICH WILL RUN THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2018; 03/05/2018 – AERCAP HOLDINGS – QTRLY TOTAL REVENUES AND OTHER INCOME $1,219.1 MLN, UP 1 PCT; 03/05/2018 – AerCap Holdings 1Q Rev $1.22B; 28/03/2018 – AerCap Announces Completion of $0.95 Billion Unsecured Revolver Amendment and Extension; 02/04/2018 – SPIRIT AIRLINES – ENTERED INTO AIRCRAFT SALE AGREEMENT TO BUY FOURTEEN A319-100 AIRCRAFT UNDER OPERATING LEASES FROM AERCAP GLOBAL AVIATION TRUST; 03/05/2018 – AERCAP HOLDINGS 1Q EPS $1.72; 31/05/2018 – Analysis: Positioning to Benefit within Avadel Pharmaceuticals, Abeona Therapeutics, BanColombia S.A, Aercap Holdings N.V, Kite; 26/04/2018 – AerCap Holdings at Wells Fargo Industrials Conference May 9; 17/05/2018 – AerCap Holdings Favored by 7 Hedge Funds, 13Fs Show; 09/03/2018 AerCap Holdings N.V. Announces 20-F Filing

Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc, which manages about $3.27B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ugi Corp New (NYSE:UGI) by 9,910 shares to 36,057 shares, valued at $1.60 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Rpm Intl Inc (NYSE:RPM) by 7,599 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 26,300 shares, and cut its stake in Aecom (NYSE:ACM).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.12 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.10, from 1.22 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 32 investors sold AER shares while 93 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 109 raised stakes. 127.53 million shares or 1.85% less from 129.93 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Vantage Invest Advsrs Limited Liability Com has 0% invested in AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) for 175 shares. Moreover, Cibc Asset Mngmt has 0% invested in AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER). Fdx Advsrs invested in 25,119 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Aviva Public Ltd Company reported 68,929 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Wellington Management Group Inc Llp holds 0.14% or 12.00M shares in its portfolio. Nomura Asset Commerce Ltd accumulated 21,147 shares. James Inc holds 0.08% or 39,610 shares. Bancorp Of Mellon Corp has invested 0.01% in AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER). Heritage Invsts Management has invested 0.28% in AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER). Federated Investors Inc Pa reported 0.2% stake. Brown Advisory holds 0% or 19,000 shares. Korea Invest Corp has invested 0.01% in AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER). Bluemountain Management Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.08% in AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER). Moreover, Manufacturers Life The has 0% invested in AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) for 74,074 shares. Walleye Trading Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0.01% in AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER).

Among 15 analysts covering AerCap Holdings (NYSE:AER), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. AerCap Holdings had 47 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, September 21 report. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, August 6. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $52 target in Thursday, April 12 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, November 2. The stock of AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 15 by Deutsche Bank. DA Davidson initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 21 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, February 14. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $49 target in Tuesday, February 20 report. FBR Capital upgraded it to “Outperform” rating and $53 target in Tuesday, November 15 report. As per Tuesday, October 13, the company rating was reinitiated by FBR Capital.

Among 26 analysts covering Autozone Inc. (NYSE:AZO), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Autozone Inc. had 89 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, September 20, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 7 by Bank of America. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy”. The stock of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by Bank of America. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, August 24 report. Oppenheimer maintained AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) on Tuesday, June 20 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, May 23 by Wedbush. Stephens maintained the shares of AZO in report on Wednesday, February 28 with “Hold” rating. On Friday, November 10 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) rating on Wednesday, April 19. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $810 target.

More news for AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) were recently published by: Gurufocus.com, which released: “Tweedy Browne’s Dumping Spree in 2nd Quarter” on August 08, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Oppenheimer sees value in AutoZone” and published on July 27, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.15, from 0.85 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 58 investors sold AZO shares while 164 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 157 raised stakes. 23.49 million shares or 6.36% less from 25.09 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Fund Mgmt Sa invested in 0.07% or 18,514 shares. Davidson Kempner Cap Mngmt Ltd Partnership invested 1.15% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Patriot Wealth Mngmt accumulated 0.77% or 8,307 shares. Glenmede Tru Na reported 0.01% stake. Clearbridge Invs Ltd Liability Corporation owns 106,664 shares. Pension Ser has invested 0.1% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Montana-based Da Davidson & has invested 0.08% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca invested 0.25% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Ltd owns 1,997 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. San Francisco Sentry Invest Gru (Ca) holds 0% of its portfolio in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) for 9 shares. Martingale Asset Mngmt Lp reported 501 shares. Hennessy Advisors stated it has 4,100 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Moreover, Vulcan Value Prtn Limited Liability Corporation has 1.95% invested in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Magnetar Fin Limited Com owns 1,246 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Moreover, Lord Abbett And Com Ltd Llc has 0.02% invested in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) for 12,334 shares.

Analysts await AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) to report earnings on September, 18. They expect $17.87 earnings per share, up 17.72% or $2.69 from last year’s $15.18 per share. AZO’s profit will be $472.41M for 10.34 P/E if the $17.87 EPS becomes a reality. After $13.42 actual earnings per share reported by AutoZone, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.16% EPS growth.

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