Dupont Capital Management Position in Estee Lauder Companies Cl A (EL) Has Lifted by $4.30 Million as Share Value Rose; As Investar Hldg (ISTR) Valuation Rose, Shareholder Stieven Capital Advisors LP Has Lifted Its Stake

February 22, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Dupont Capital Management Corp increased its stake in Estee Lauder Companies Cl A (EL) by 32.55% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dupont Capital Management Corp bought 40,227 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.67% with the market. The institutional investor held 163,806 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.67M, up from 123,579 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp who had been investing in Estee Lauder Companies Cl A for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $51.73B market cap company. The stock increased 0.60% or $0.845 during the last trading session, reaching $140.665. About 530,788 shares traded. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has risen 1.49% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.21% the S&P500.

Stieven Capital Advisors Lp increased its stake in Investar Hldg Corp (ISTR) by 12.7% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stieven Capital Advisors Lp bought 15,035 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.14% with the market. The hedge fund held 133,435 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.22 million, up from 118,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stieven Capital Advisors Lp who had been investing in Investar Hldg Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $233.35 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.91% or $0.225 during the last trading session, reaching $24.525. About 1,204 shares traded. Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:ISTR) has risen 48.68% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.98% the S&P500.

Among 30 analysts covering Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Estee Lauder had 100 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $142 target in Thursday, November 2 report. CSLA downgraded The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) on Thursday, November 3 to “Underperform” rating. BMO Capital Markets upgraded The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) on Sunday, August 20 to “Hold” rating. As per Monday, August 22, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, November 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, August 22 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, March 23 with “Overweight”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Wednesday, January 17. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, August 21. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) earned “Underperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, December 16.

Dupont Capital Management Corp, which manages about $36.48B and $4.41 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Lowe S Cos Inc (NYSE:LOW) by 32,469 shares to 18,019 shares, valued at $1.44 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (ZMH) by 3,207 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 84,322 shares, and cut its stake in Patterson Uti Energy Inc (NASDAQ:PTEN).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.18, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 49 investors sold EL shares while 211 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 183 raised stakes. 190.23 million shares or 2.24% less from 194.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Oppenheimer Asset Management has 70,461 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio. Raymond James And Assocs reported 0.08% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Moreover, Veritable LP has 0.05% invested in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Pacad Limited holds 0.16% of its portfolio in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) for 6,700 shares. Moreover, Winslow Evans & Crocker Incorporated has 0% invested in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) for 40 shares. 4,800 are owned by Fort Washington Inv Advisors Inc Oh. Federated Pa invested in 103,334 shares. Front Barnett Assocs Ltd accumulated 71,294 shares or 1.35% of the stock. Geode Mgmt Llc reported 0.09% stake. The Japan-based Sumitomo Mitsui Inc has invested 0.1% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Horizon Kinetics Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.01% of its portfolio in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) for 3,569 shares. First Midwest Natl Bank Tru Division stated it has 0.03% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt owns 2.82 million shares. Acadian Asset Mgmt Lc invested in 0.68% or 1.43M shares. Omers Administration Corporation reported 0.06% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL).

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 20 insider sales for $51.54 million activity. $3.47M worth of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) was sold by FRIBOURG PAUL J on Friday, August 25. Another trade for 8,048 shares valued at $868,138 was made by Demsey John on Tuesday, September 5. On Tuesday, August 29 the insider LAUDER RONALD S FOUNDATION sold $1.50 million. Shares for $3.50M were sold by O’HARE MICHAEL. The insider Hockaday Irvine O Jr sold 2,000 shares worth $210,821. $700,550 worth of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) was sold by TRAVIS TRACEY THOMAS on Friday, February 16.

Among 4 analysts covering Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Investar had 5 analyst reports since August 26, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by PiperJaffray. Sandler O’Neill maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, January 29 report. The rating was initiated by Raymond James with “Outperform” on Friday, August 26. Piper Jaffray maintained Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:ISTR) rating on Thursday, July 27. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $2400 target. On Thursday, August 10 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Market Perform”.

Stieven Capital Advisors Lp, which manages about $284.20M and $527.25 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Midland Sts Bancorp Inc Ill by 295,728 shares to 14,349 shares, valued at $455,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Wintrust Finl Corp (NASDAQ:WTFC) by 37,803 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 130,037 shares, and cut its stake in Seacoast Bkg Corp Fla (NASDAQ:SBCF).

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