Nordea Investment Management Ab Has Lowered Its Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC) Position by $651,700; Rothschild Asset Management Increases Holding in Yrc Worldwide (YRCW)

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Nordea Investment Management Ab decreased its stake in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC) by 11.89% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nordea Investment Management Ab sold 93,100 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.83% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 690,000 shares of the books company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $5.28M, down from 783,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Nordea Investment Management Ab who had been investing in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.18 billion market cap company. It closed at $9.53 lastly. It is down 46.82% since December 6, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 62.44% the S&P500. Some Historical HMHC News: 08/05/2018 – 180 Awards Recognize Six Educator Superstars for Commitment to Improving Student Outcomes; 08/03/2018 – S&P: Houghton Rating Reflects Track Record of Negative Free Operating Cash Flow; 03/05/2018 – HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT CO QUARTERLY NET SALES $219.8 MLN VS $221.9 MLN; 08/03/2018 – S&P: Houghton Rating Reflects Volatile Profitability in Sector; 03/05/2018 – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1Q Loss $101M; 05/03/2018 – HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT BOARD BOOSTED TO 10 DIRECTORS; 03/05/2018 – HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT CO – REAFFIRMS FISCAL YEAR 2018 OUTLOOK; 03/05/2018 – HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT CO HMHC.O FY2018 SHR VIEW $-0.81, REV VIEW $1.40 BLN — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 25/04/2018 – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Teams Up With City Year to Launch HMH Classroom Corps; Connecting Employees, Students and Teachers Na; 04/04/2018 – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Renaissance Forge Exclusive Strategic Partnership Bringing Together Deep Data Analytics, Assessment Capabilities, and Core Curriculum

Rothschild Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Yrc Worldwide Inc (YRCW) by 13.71% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rothschild Asset Management Inc bought 72,667 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.32% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 602,531 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $6.06 million, up from 529,864 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rothschild Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Yrc Worldwide Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $171.61M market cap company. The stock decreased 2.31% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $5.07. About 229,822 shares traded. YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) has declined 27.74% since December 6, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 43.36% the S&P500. Some Historical YRCW News: 20/04/2018 – YRC Worldwide Recognizes Environmental Excellence; 03/05/2018 – YRC WORLDWIDE – QTRLY SHR LOSS $0.44; 30/04/2018 – YRC Worldwide: Hawkins Succeeds Welch as CEO; 09/03/2018 – YRC WORLDWIDE INC – AT REGIONAL SEGMENT, JANUARY 2018 TONNAGE PER DAY DECREASED ABOUT 0.8% COMPARED TO JANUARY 2017; 03/04/2018 – Holland Earns Avery Dennison’s Best Transportation Supplier Award for 2017; 30/04/2018 – YRC Worldwide: James Welch to Serve as a Senior Advisor; 01/05/2018 – YRC Freight Again Selected as NASSTRAC’s National LTL Carrier of the Year; 09/03/2018 – YRC Freight February 2018 Tonnage Per Day Decreased Approximately 1.3%; 30/04/2018 – YRC WORLDWIDE SAYS HAWKINS NAMED CEO; 30/04/2018 – YRC Worldwide: Darren Hawkins Named CEO

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.30, from 1.04 in 2018Q1. It is positive, as 15 investors sold HMHC shares while 35 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 115.30 million shares or 1.75% less from 117.36 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Aperio Lc holds 0% or 19,574 shares. Verition Fund Mngmt Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% or 14,760 shares in its portfolio. Goldman Sachs Gru Inc Inc has 1.48M shares for 0% of their portfolio. Ny State Common Retirement Fund stated it has 214,773 shares. Washington Tru has invested 0% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC). Citadel Limited Liability has invested 0% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC). Swiss Bancshares reported 182,600 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 4,731 shares. Garnet Equity Cap Hldg invested in 150,000 shares. The Georgia-based Invesco Limited has invested 0% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC). 37,109 are held by Ajo Lp. Corsair Management Limited Partnership invested in 142,865 shares or 0.24% of the stock. First Mercantile Com invested in 0.02% or 14,029 shares. Product Partners Limited Liability Com has 78,007 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Spark Inv Ltd holds 0.01% or 21,603 shares.

Since November 26, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 insider sales for $101,696 activity.

More notable recent Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “The Sangamo Sell-Off And Amarin’s Pending Trial – The Idea Guide – Seeking Alpha” on September 14, 2018, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Completes Riverside Divestiture – PR Newswire” published on October 01, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: “Houghton Mifflin plans to cut hundreds of employees – Boston Business Journal” on April 19, 2017. More interesting news about Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “65 Stocks Moving In Thursday’s Mid-Day Session – Benzinga” published on November 08, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Goldman Sachs Initiates Coverage On Business Service Stocks – Benzinga” with publication date: March 27, 2018.

Analysts await Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $-0.67 EPS, up 4.29% or $0.03 from last year’s $-0.7 per share. After $0.68 actual EPS reported by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -198.53% negative EPS growth.

Among 7 analysts covering Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt had 27 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, February 23 by BMO Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) rating on Monday, July 10. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $12.5000 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, February 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, September 18 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Sunday, August 6. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, August 3 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, November 3. BMO Capital Markets maintained Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) on Friday, June 23 with “Hold” rating. Wells Fargo maintained Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) on Wednesday, June 27 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 14 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Nordea Investment Management Ab, which manages about $41.67 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) by 652,451 shares to 2.39M shares, valued at $263.29M in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Maxlinear (NYSE:MXL) by 35,335 shares in the quarter, for a total of 159,082 shares, and has risen its stake in Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT).

Rothschild Asset Management Inc, which manages about $4.79B and $9.30 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Barnes Group Inc (NYSE:B) by 606,661 shares to 42,758 shares, valued at $2.52M in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Umpqua Hldgs Corp (NASDAQ:UMPQ) by 1.23M shares in the quarter, leaving it with 53,732 shares, and cut its stake in Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SUPN).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.08, from 1.05 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 13 investors sold YRCW shares while 40 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. 20.88 million shares or 1.54% less from 21.20 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Northpointe Lc reported 430,763 shares stake. 2,802 were accumulated by Ameritas. Keybank Natl Association Oh holds 0% or 14,000 shares in its portfolio. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Com reported 12,886 shares. Sei has invested 0% in YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW). Amer Group Inc invested in 21,632 shares or 0% of the stock. Retail Bank Of America Corp De has invested 0% in YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW). Price T Rowe Inc Md accumulated 0% or 374,509 shares. Schwab Charles Inv owns 279,585 shares. Globeflex Cap LP stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems holds 0% of its portfolio in YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) for 28,540 shares. Paloma Prtn Mgmt Com stated it has 11,938 shares. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.05% of its portfolio in YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) for 411,788 shares. Shell Asset Mngmt holds 0.02% in YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) or 79,890 shares. Piedmont Invest Advsrs Lc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW).

Among 5 analysts covering YRC Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:YRCW), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. YRC Worldwide Inc had 21 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) on Thursday, January 26 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of YRCW in report on Thursday, October 19 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $21.0 target in Thursday, January 18 report. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Wednesday, July 29. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 2 by Stephens. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of YRCW in report on Friday, August 3 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $1800 target in Thursday, August 3 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, January 25. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, November 9. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, April 20 with “Buy”.

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