Private Capital Management Increases Holding in Carrols Restaurant Group (TAST); American Intl Grp (AIG) Stock Price Declined While Loomis Sayles & Company LP Cut Its Stake

February 18, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

Private Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. (TAST) by 42.58% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Private Capital Management Llc bought 516,693 shares as the company’s stock declined 24.32% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 1.73 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $18.86 million, up from 1.21M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Private Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $457.09 million market cap company. It closed at $12.9 lastly. It is down 0.56% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.14% the S&P500.

Loomis Sayles & Company LP decreased its stake in American Intl Grp Inc (AIG) by 9.54% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Loomis Sayles & Company LP sold 77,147 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.08% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 731,849 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $44.93 million, down from 808,996 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Loomis Sayles & Company LP who had been investing in American Intl Grp Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $53.46B market cap company. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $59.47. About 6.83M shares traded or 19.64% up from the average. American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) has risen 8.59% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.11% the S&P500.

Among 21 analysts covering American International Group (NYSE:AIG), 13 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. American International Group had 72 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 29 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 16 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, February 12. On Tuesday, March 22 the stock rating was upgraded by Atlantic Securities to “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo given on Wednesday, July 5. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, December 15 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to “Mkt Perform” on Friday, October 2. The stock has “Strong-Buy” rating by Vetr on Thursday, August 27. FBR Capital maintained the shares of AIG in report on Tuesday, May 10 with “Mkt Perform” rating. As per Friday, January 6, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse.

Loomis Sayles & Company L P, which manages about $45.85B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Varian Medical Systems Inc (NYSE:VAR) by 188,059 shares to 6.98 million shares, valued at $698.35M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cotiviti Holdings Inc by 14,906 shares in the quarter, for a total of 177,839 shares, and has risen its stake in Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.79 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.15, from 0.64 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 72 investors sold AIG shares while 293 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 211 raised stakes. 748.00 million shares or 0.80% more from 742.03 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ameriprise Financial owns 0.11% invested in American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) for 3.75 million shares. Rwc Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Partnership reported 488,065 shares. Covington Mgmt has invested 0.01% in American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG). Wright Serv reported 4,960 shares stake. Tarbox Family Office Inc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG). D E Shaw Co holds 0.15% of its portfolio in American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) for 1.59 million shares. Benjamin F Edwards And reported 2,625 shares. Eagle Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 13,200 shares. Elm Ridge Lc reported 4.44% stake. Sumitomo Mitsui invested in 3.12M shares or 0.27% of the stock. Pitcairn has invested 0.07% in American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG). Commonwealth Equity Incorporated accumulated 0.01% or 40,229 shares. Comml Bank Of Nova Scotia Tru reported 0.01% stake. Sequoia Financial Advisors Ltd Company accumulated 0.03% or 3,531 shares. Amalgamated Comml Bank invested in 0.2% or 104,096 shares.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $32,000 activity.

Among 2 analysts covering Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Carrols Restaurant Group had 3 analyst reports since January 29, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) on Monday, November 20 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, September 26 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform”.

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