Healthcare Tr Amer (HTA) Stock Price Declined While Grs Advisors Has Boosted Position; Ipswich Investment Management Co Cut Its Schlumberger LTD (SLB) Stake by $1.40 Million

August 12, 2018 - By Mark Babin

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Grs Advisors Llc increased its stake in Healthcare Tr Amer Inc (HTA) by 89.54% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Grs Advisors Llc bought 159,400 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.43% with the market. The institutional investor held 337,426 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $8.93 million, up from 178,026 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Grs Advisors Llc who had been investing in Healthcare Tr Amer Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.91 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.38% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $27.96. About 849,990 shares traded. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) has declined 20.72% since August 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.29% the S&P500. Some Historical HTA News: 09/03/2018 – Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Supports The 2018 “Success Starts With Hope Breakfast” For Boys Hope Girls Hope Of Arizona; 15/03/2018 – Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Announces Appointment of Roberta B. Bowman to the Company’s Board of Directors; 29/03/2018 – Worldwide Healthcare Trust Plc: Blocklisting – Interim Review; 09/05/2018 – RHT HEALTH TRUST: INR144M CCD INTEREST UNPAID TO FORTIS HEALTH; 02/04/2018 – FORTIS HEALTHCARE LTD FOHE.NS – SEEKS SHAREHOLDERS’ NOD FOR ACQUISITION OF ASSETS OF RHT HEALTH TRUST; 24/05/2018 – RHT HEALTH TRUST RHTH.Sl – DISTRIBUTABLE INCOME PER UNIT OF 1.06 CENTS WAS RECORDED FOR 4QFY2018; 06/03/2018 – Healthcare Trust of America Inc’s. Founder Scott D. Peters To Participate In Kent State University Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation Competition

Ipswich Investment Management Co decreased its stake in Schlumberger Ltd (SLB) by 32.8% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ipswich Investment Management Co sold 21,930 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.80% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 44,926 shares of the oilfield services and equipment company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $2.91M, down from 66,856 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ipswich Investment Management Co who had been investing in Schlumberger Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $91.41B market cap company. The stock increased 0.98% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $66.04. About 4.85 million shares traded. Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has declined 1.14% since August 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.71% the S&P500.

Another recent and important Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) news was published by Benzinga.com which published an article titled: “Earnings Preview: Healthcare Trust” on July 23, 2018.

Grs Advisors Llc, which manages about $159.82 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in La Quinta Hldgs Inc (NYSE:LQ) by 193,000 shares to 561,740 shares, valued at $10.62 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Zayo Group Hldgs Inc (NYSE:ZAYO) by 105,350 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 98,902 shares, and cut its stake in Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH).

Among 13 analysts covering Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Healthcare Trust of America had 44 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, December 31 with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $3600 target in Monday, June 5 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 25 by BTIG Research. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $27 target in Thursday, June 14 report. As per Tuesday, June 20, the company rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $27 target in Wednesday, August 26 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 16 by TheStreet. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform” on Monday, November 7. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 24. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, August 10 with “Buy”.

More notable recent Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Another Solid Performance From Schlumberger” on July 27, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Revisiting Schlumberger” published on July 22, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Schlumberger: Beat And Scarred, But Not Broken” on July 24, 2018. More interesting news about Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Schlumberger: The Much Awaited Recovery Is Here” published on August 02, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Schlumberger’s Business Is Recovering” with publication date: July 24, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.54, from 0.66 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 60 investors sold SLB shares while 488 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 548 raised stakes. 1.04 billion shares or 1.22% less from 1.05 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Court Place Ltd Company invested in 0.29% or 10,645 shares. Sei invested 0.19% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Etrade Capital Management Llc reported 0.19% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Numerixs Invest Technologies holds 0.21% or 13,264 shares in its portfolio. The New York-based Tiaa Cref Investment Management Lc has invested 0.3% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Winslow Evans Crocker holds 16,176 shares. Lazard Asset Mgmt invested in 0.79% or 6.47 million shares. Gabalex Cap Management Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 75,000 shares. Amer Assets Inv Mngmt Ltd stated it has 1.39% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Columbia L L C Inv holds 78,415 shares or 0.65% of its portfolio. Us Bancorp De invested 0.38% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Villere St Denis J And Company reported 154,686 shares. Novare Mngmt Lc holds 0.04% or 3,490 shares. Confluence Investment Lc holds 606,244 shares. 1832 Asset Management Limited Partnership holds 166,880 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio.

Among 39 analysts covering Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB), 32 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Schlumberger Limited. had 154 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, August 25 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 21 by Citigroup. As per Monday, January 22, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 24 report. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, January 25 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 5 by Bernstein. The stock of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) earned “Buy” rating by Seaport Global on Monday, April 23. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of SLB in report on Monday, January 15 with “Hold” rating. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 21 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) on Tuesday, January 16 with “Buy” rating.

Ipswich Investment Management Co, which manages about $377.16M and $237.05 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Crispr Therapeutics Ag by 8,818 shares to 57,075 shares, valued at $2.61 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing.

Analysts await Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) to report earnings on October, 19. They expect $0.48 earnings per share, up 14.29% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.42 per share. SLB’s profit will be $664.38 million for 34.40 P/E if the $0.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual earnings per share reported by Schlumberger Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.63% EPS growth.

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