Polaris Capital Management Has Decreased Digital Realty Trust (DLR) Position by $3.80 Million as Valuation Rose; Kentucky Retirement Systems Position in Illumina (ILMN) Lowered by $314,116

August 12, 2018 - By Lisa Delgado

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Polaris Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Digital Realty Trust Inc (DLR) by 64.61% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Polaris Capital Management Llc sold 36,184 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.90% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 19,816 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $2.09 million, down from 56,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Polaris Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Digital Realty Trust Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $21.74B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.37% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $101.41. About 1.06 million shares traded. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) has declined 10.27% since August 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.84% the S&P500. Some Historical DLR News: 29/03/2018 – New Research Coverage Highlights Digital Realty Trust, United Dominion Realty Trust, Quidel, Brandywine Realty Trust, Beneficia; 17/05/2018 – Digital Realty Announces Senior Leadership Transitions; 17/05/2018 – Digital Realty SVP of Global Sales and Mktg Dan Papes to Depart; 20/04/2018 – S&PGR Affrms Digital Realty Trust Ratings, Outlook Remains Pos; 26/04/2018 – Digital Realty 1Q EPS 42c; 17/04/2018 – Digital Realty Names Top U.S. Channel Partners for 2017 and Outlines Program Enhancements for 2018; 26/04/2018 – DIGITAL REALTY TRUST INC – SIGNED TOTAL BOOKINGS DURING 1Q18 EXPECTED TO GENERATE $61 MLN OF ANNUALIZED GAAP RENTAL REVENUE; 21/04/2018 – DJ Digital Realty Trust Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (DLR); 26/04/2018 – DIGITAL REALTY TRUST INC DLR.N SEES FY 2018 CORE FFO SHR $6.50 TO $6.60; 26/04/2018 – DIGITAL REALTY RAISED 2018 CORE FFO/SHR OUTLOOK

Kentucky Retirement Systems decreased its stake in Illumina Inc (ILMN) by 14.78% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kentucky Retirement Systems sold 1,331 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.05% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 7,672 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.81M, down from 9,003 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kentucky Retirement Systems who had been investing in Illumina Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $48.55 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.97% or $3.25 during the last trading session, reaching $330.25. About 886,142 shares traded or 2.66% up from the average. Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) has risen 53.21% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.64% the S&P500. Some Historical ILMN News: 12/03/2018 – Illumina Names Dr. Phil Febbo Chief Medical Officer; 05/03/2018 – Illumina Health Offers GAlNSWave in Scottsdale; 24/04/2018 – Illumina Sees FY18 Adj EPS $4.75-Adj EPS $4.85; 09/05/2018 – CareDx: Made One-Time Payment to Illumina and Will Pay Royalties on Sales of Future Commercialized Products; 13/04/2018 – ILLUMINA INVESTIGATION INITIATED BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates the Officers and Dir; 02/05/2018 – Illumina Presenting at Bank of America Conference May 16; 13/04/2018 – BRISTOL-MYERS – COS PLAN TO DEVELOP A DIAGNOSTIC VERSION OF ILLUMINA TRUSIGHT ONCOLOGY 500 ASSAY TO MEASURE POTENTIALLY PREDICTIVE GENOMIC BIOMARKERS; 30/05/2018 – Designer babies are just one example of the ethical dilemmas faced by the genomics industry Illumina CEO Francis deSouza’s company makes machines that let companies like 23andMe understand their customers’ DNA; 19/03/2018 – Luna DNA Expands Leadership and Advisory Board, Adding New Pedigree From Illumina; 24/04/2018 – ILLUMINA INC ILMN.O SEES FY 2018 REVENUE UP 15 TO 16 PCT

Among 29 analysts covering Illumina Inc (NASDAQ:ILMN), 21 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Illumina Inc had 114 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, October 11 the stock rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, January 3 with “Buy”. J.P. Morgan maintained Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) rating on Wednesday, August 2. J.P. Morgan has “Buy” rating and $25000 target. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Thursday, January 7 to “Market Perform”. On Tuesday, October 11 the stock rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Hold”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, May 7. The rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, August 7 to “Buy”. The stock of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Janney Capital. Bank of America maintained it with “Buy” rating and $240 target in Wednesday, October 25 report. The stock of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 25 by Robert W. Baird.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 28 insider sales for $16.95 million activity. Ronaghi Mostafa had sold 10,500 shares worth $2.99M on Monday, June 11. Stapley Marc sold $467,288 worth of stock or 2,000 shares. 3,000 shares valued at $681,028 were sold by BOWMAN A BLAINE on Thursday, March 1. EPSTEIN ROBERT S had sold 500 shares worth $144,225. On Monday, May 14 deSouza Francis A sold $564,124 worth of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) or 2,100 shares. The insider ARNOLD FRANCES sold 250 shares worth $60,375.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.35 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.04, from 1.39 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 33 investors sold ILMN shares while 172 reduced holdings. 80 funds opened positions while 197 raised stakes. 129.91 million shares or 0.62% less from 130.72 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Hemenway Trust owns 37,633 shares for 1.69% of their portfolio. Fil accumulated 11,557 shares. Fred Alger Mgmt Inc holds 0.7% of its portfolio in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) for 641,148 shares. Smithfield Tru holds 20 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Guggenheim Cap Lc owns 388,115 shares. Paloma Ptnrs Management has invested 0.01% in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). First Allied Advisory owns 1,209 shares. Axa reported 337,005 shares. Adage Capital Prtn Group Ltd Llc has invested 0.08% in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). 277,904 were reported by Rhumbline Advisers. Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Europe) Ltd, United Kingdom-based fund reported 1,455 shares. Parametrica Ltd stated it has 0.28% of its portfolio in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). Mariner Limited Co reported 0.02% in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). 1.50 million were reported by Goldman Sachs Inc. Fdx Advsr Inc owns 0.01% invested in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) for 1,088 shares.

Analysts await Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) to report earnings on October, 23. They expect $1.24 earnings per share, up 11.71% or $0.13 from last year’s $1.11 per share. ILMN’s profit will be $182.28 million for 66.58 P/E if the $1.24 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.43 actual earnings per share reported by Illumina, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.29% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Stocks To Watch: Apple, Harley And Tesla On The Marquee” on July 28, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on Allete, Sterling Construction, Illumina, PROS, Altra Industrial Motion …” published on August 06, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “10 Biggest Price Target Changes For Friday” on August 10, 2018. More interesting news about Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Market, Policy Trends Are Shifting In Illumina’s Favor, Morgan Stanley Says In Upgrade” published on August 07, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “After-Hours Earnings Report for July 30, 2018 : ILMN, AVB, SBAC, KLAC, VNO, ARE, UDR, RE, UNM, CGNX, LOGI, SCI” with publication date: July 30, 2018.

More news for Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Digital Realty Trust (DLR) Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on July 27, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for Finisar, Urban Outfitters, Digital Realty Trust, GoPro, Starbucks, and Rite Aid …” and published on July 30, 2018 is yet another important article.

Polaris Capital Management Llc, which manages about $4.42 billion and $2.71B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Tyson Foods Inc (NYSE:TSN) by 798,252 shares to 817,600 shares, valued at $59.84 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Popular Inc (NASDAQ:BPOP) by 4.30 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 4.60 million shares, and has risen its stake in Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI).

Analysts await Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) to report earnings on October, 24. They expect $1.63 EPS, up 7.95% or $0.12 from last year’s $1.51 per share. DLR’s profit will be $349.50M for 15.55 P/E if the $1.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.66 actual EPS reported by Digital Realty Trust, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.81% negative EPS growth.

Among 24 analysts covering Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Digital Realty Trust had 95 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, January 16, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. As per Monday, July 30, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, December 22. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Friday, February 16. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy” on Wednesday, February 14. The stock of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) earned “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, September 3. The stock of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. Guggenheim initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, December 2 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 18 by Cowen & Co. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, February 17 by Stifel Nicolaus.

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