Acadian Asset Management Raised By $1.09 Million Its Alaska Air Group (ALK) Stake; Profile of 2 Analysts Covering United Therapeutics (UTHR)

September 5, 2017 - By Vivian Park

Among 12 analysts covering United Therapeutics (NASDAQ:UTHR), 2 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. United Therapeutics had 21 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Sunday, July 30. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, February 26. Cowen & Co maintained United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR) rating on Monday, August 17. Cowen & Co has “Outperform” rating and $185 target. Argus Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 31 report. The stock of United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR) earned “Sell” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, June 6. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 29 by RBC Capital Markets. Argus Research downgraded United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR) on Tuesday, May 24 to “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Ladenburg Thalmann on Friday, October 28. Barclays Capital downgraded the shares of UTHR in report on Tuesday, November 29 to “Underweight” rating. As per Thursday, February 23, the company rating was downgraded by Ladenburg Thalmann. See United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR) latest ratings:

13/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Sell New Target: $105.0000 Maintain
30/07/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Buy New Target: $175.0000 Maintain
28/07/2017 Broker: H.C. Wainwright Rating: Hold New Target: $95.0000 Maintain
27/07/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $123.0000 Maintain
18/07/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Buy New Target: $175.0000 Maintain
06/06/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Sell New Target: $105.0000 Maintain
30/03/2017 Broker: UBS Rating: Sell New Target: $112.00 Initiates Coverage On
16/03/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Underperform Initiates Coverage On

Acadian Asset Management Llc increased Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK) stake by 852.48% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Acadian Asset Management Llc acquired 12,395 shares as Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK)’s stock declined 12.45%. The Acadian Asset Management Llc holds 13,849 shares with $1.23 million value, up from 1,454 last quarter. Alaska Air Group Inc now has $9.28B valuation. The stock increased 0.64% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $75.15. About 20 shares traded. Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) has risen 29.33% since September 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.63% the S&P500.

Since March 9, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 sales for $1.87 million activity. ROTHBLATT MARTINE A sold $153,599 worth of stock. The insider Thompson Tommy G sold 2,000 shares worth $278,740.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.22, from 1.25 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 34 investors sold United Therapeutics Corporation shares while 144 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 107 raised stakes. 45.07 million shares or 3.04% less from 46.49 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Pinnacle Associate Ltd holds 0.04% or 14,179 shares. Gemmer Asset Management Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR). South Texas Money Mngmt owns 186,519 shares or 1.4% of their US portfolio. Boston Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.05% or 13,740 shares in its portfolio. Convergence Invest Partners has invested 0.35% in United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR). Dock Street Asset Mngmt Inc has 29,175 shares for 2.26% of their portfolio. Panagora Asset Management holds 3,058 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Parkwood Lc reported 3,269 shares stake. Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Ltd owns 515,662 shares or 0.97% of their US portfolio. Regentatlantic Lc holds 0.22% or 15,533 shares. Matarin Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 3,096 shares. Advisor Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.08% or 1,870 shares. Moreover, Blackrock Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.03% invested in United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR) for 175,318 shares. Ibm Retirement Fund owns 3,521 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Capstone Asset Mngmt holds 5,407 shares.

The stock increased 1.95% or $2.55 on September 1, reaching $133.35. About shares traded. United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR) has risen 9.78% since September 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.92% the S&P500.

United Therapeutics Corporation is a biotechnology company. The company has market cap of $5.79 billion. The Firm is focused on the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of chronic and life-threatening conditions. It has a 15.54 P/E ratio. The Firm markets and sells four commercial therapies in the United States to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension : Remodulin (treprostinil) Injection; Tyvaso (treprostinil) Inhalation Solution (Tyvaso); Orenitram (treprostinil) Extended-Release Tablets (Orenitram); and Adcirca (tadalafil) Tablets (Adcirca).

Among 13 analysts covering Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Alaska Air Group had 47 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) rating on Monday, May 29. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $145 target. Imperial Capital maintained it with “In-Line” rating and $101 target in Friday, February 10 report. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Market Perform” on Thursday, February 9. Bank of America upgraded Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) on Tuesday, January 10 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) earned “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, August 18. The rating was maintained by Raymond James on Tuesday, September 1 with “Buy”. Cowen & Co upgraded Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) rating on Monday, April 24. Cowen & Co has “Outperform” rating and $103 target. On Thursday, October 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Buckingham Research to “Buy”. Evercore downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, October 13 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.04, from 1.11 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 55 investors sold ALK shares while 181 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 120 raised stakes. 110.18 million shares or 3.64% more from 106.31 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. South Dakota Invest Council accumulated 3,600 shares. Hennessy Advisors invested in 0.07% or 25,500 shares. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And Co Llc reported 0.02% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Parkwood Limited Company stated it has 0.13% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Everpoint Asset Ltd Llc invested in 100,000 shares. Commonwealth Equity has 0.01% invested in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) for 15,061 shares. Evercore Wealth Ltd Llc invested in 0% or 375 shares. Ubs Oconnor Llc holds 0% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) for 106,094 shares. Kanaly stated it has 0.01% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Commonwealth Retail Bank Of Aus accumulated 58,209 shares. Fmr Lc holds 1.22 million shares. Wellington Management Group Limited Liability Partnership reported 2.36 million shares. Citadel Advisors Ltd reported 0.22% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Massachusetts-based Par Mgmt Inc has invested 5.22% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Systematic Mgmt Lp has 0.8% invested in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) for 570,981 shares.

Acadian Asset Management Llc decreased United Microelectronics Corp (NYSE:UMC) stake by 2.06M shares to 18.63M valued at $32.61 million in 2016Q4. It also reduced American Elec Pwr Inc (NYSE:AEP) stake by 24,198 shares and now owns 80,044 shares. Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) was reduced too.

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