Stanley Capital Management Has Cut Moodys (MCO) Position By $592,900; Long Road Investment Counsel Lifted By $613,000 Its Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) Holding

December 9, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

Stanley Capital Management Llc decreased Moodys Corp (MCO) stake by 9.43% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Stanley Capital Management Llc sold 4,900 shares as Moodys Corp (MCO)’s stock rose 1.64%. The Stanley Capital Management Llc holds 47,058 shares with $5.73 million value, down from 51,958 last quarter. Moodys Corp now has $29.11B valuation. The stock increased 0.43% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $152.39. About 519,112 shares traded. Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has risen 23.29% since December 9, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.59% the S&P500.

Long Road Investment Counsel Llc increased Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) stake by 35.21% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Long Road Investment Counsel Llc acquired 12,260 shares as Cheesecake Factory (CAKE)’s stock declined 4.69%. The Long Road Investment Counsel Llc holds 47,079 shares with $2.37 million value, up from 34,819 last quarter. Cheesecake Factory now has $2.14B valuation. The stock increased 1.02% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $48.49. About 1.29 million shares traded. The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) has risen 21.63% since December 9, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.93% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.18, from 1.1 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 40 investors sold CAKE shares while 76 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. 44.64 million shares or 1.12% less from 45.15 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 32,055 are owned by Dupont Mgmt Corporation. Stratos Wealth Partners Limited invested in 14,897 shares. Trexquant Invest Lp owns 15,735 shares or 0.22% of their US portfolio. Bancshares Of Stockton invested 0.11% of its portfolio in The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE). Moreover, Lsv Asset Mngmt has 0.02% invested in The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) for 256,800 shares. Wealthtrust owns 262 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. New York-based Prelude Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0% in The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt Sys stated it has 6,510 shares. 113 are held by Winfield Assoc. Mutual Of America Cap Mngmt Limited Company reported 35,914 shares. Sei Invs has 81,097 shares. Bb&T Securities Limited Liability Corp holds 0.02% or 24,149 shares in its portfolio. Bokf Na invested 0.02% in The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE). Panagora Asset Management invested in 0.04% or 181,310 shares. Lpl Lc invested in 0% or 8,392 shares.

Among 18 analysts covering The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated had 54 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, July 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was initiated by Nomura with “Hold” on Wednesday, July 12. The stock of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) earned “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Friday, October 20. As per Tuesday, November 15, the company rating was upgraded by Argus Research. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, October 10 report. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, November 2 with “Hold”. Nomura maintained the shares of CAKE in report on Friday, October 27 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group given on Tuesday, September 12. On Thursday, February 23 the stock rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Outperform”. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of CAKE in report on Tuesday, October 24 with “Market Perform” rating.

Analysts await Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) to report earnings on February, 16. They expect $1.38 EPS, up 12.20% or $0.15 from last year’s $1.23 per share. MCO’s profit will be $263.58M for 27.61 P/E if the $1.38 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.52 actual EPS reported by Moody's Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.21% negative EPS growth.

Among 11 analysts covering Moody’s (NYSE:MCO), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 18% are positive. Moody’s had 38 analyst reports since October 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital downgraded Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) on Monday, November 2 to “Mkt Perform” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of MCO in report on Monday, November 6 with “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, November 10 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The stock of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 6 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, June 28 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Monday, October 5. Argus Research maintained the shares of MCO in report on Monday, February 22 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 4 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, November 6. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, September 21 by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.13, from 0.85 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 42 investors sold MCO shares while 163 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. 160.75 million shares or 1.15% less from 162.62 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Nippon Life Insur reported 12,070 shares stake. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec reported 0% of its portfolio in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). 74 were reported by City Holdg Company. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas invested in 4,641 shares. 9,181 are owned by George Kaiser Family Foundation. Ls Investment Advisors Lc has 0.04% invested in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) for 5,269 shares. Pnc Financial Ser Group Incorporated has invested 0.04% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Sarasin And Ptnrs Llp accumulated 254,420 shares. Rice Hall James And Associate Limited Liability holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) for 3,479 shares. Axa has invested 0.31% of its portfolio in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Tokio Marine Asset Management Company Limited stated it has 2,177 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Pacad Investment Ltd has invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Hightower Advsr Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.01% or 10,300 shares in its portfolio. Macquarie Grp Inc has invested 0.01% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Dimensional Fund Advsr L P, a Texas-based fund reported 360,335 shares.

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