German American Bancorp, Inc. (GABC) At $35.93 Forms Top; Capital International Investors Lowered By $193.77 Million Its Priceline Group (The) (PCLN) Stake

December 27, 2017 - By John Hoffman

Capital International Investors decreased Priceline Group Inc (The) (PCLN) stake by 19.48% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Capital International Investors sold 105,886 shares as Priceline Group Inc (The) (PCLN)’s stock rose 10.44%. The Capital International Investors holds 437,741 shares with $801.43M value, down from 543,627 last quarter. Priceline Group Inc (The) now has $85.61B valuation. The stock decreased 1.12% or $19.94 during the last trading session, reaching $1755.32. About 232,624 shares traded. The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has risen 44.63% since December 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.93% the S&P500.

German American Bancorp, Inc. (GABC) formed multiple top with $37.73 target or 5.00% above today’s $35.93 share price. German American Bancorp, Inc. (GABC) has $823.88M valuation. The stock decreased 0.94% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $35.93. About 23,571 shares traded. German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC) has risen 47.73% since December 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.03% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.03, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 66 investors sold PCLN shares while 320 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 306 raised stakes. 50.07 million shares or 10.39% more from 45.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Guardian Cap Limited Partnership has invested 0.25% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Counselors, a Missouri-based fund reported 891 shares. Dowling & Yahnke Limited has 0.23% invested in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Old Natl Comml Bank In invested 0.06% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Fifth Third Financial Bank invested 0.02% of its portfolio in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Goelzer Inv holds 1,433 shares. Warren Averett Asset Ltd Liability Co holds 0.08% or 201 shares in its portfolio. The California-based Los Angeles Mgmt & Equity Research Inc has invested 0.45% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). 27,706 are owned by Davenport & Limited Liability Company. Spectrum Mngmt Grp has invested 0.01% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Ltd Liability Partnership Ma has invested 0.05% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Tuttle Tactical Management Ltd Co invested in 1,075 shares. Advisors Asset Mngmt stated it has 682 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Massachusetts Ma reported 358,165 shares. Utah Retirement System holds 0.37% or 9,045 shares.

Analysts await The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) to report earnings on February, 26. They expect $14.10 earnings per share, down 0.77% or $0.11 from last year’s $14.21 per share. PCLN’s profit will be $687.65 million for 31.12 P/E if the $14.10 EPS becomes a reality. After $35.22 actual earnings per share reported by The Priceline Group Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -59.97% negative EPS growth.

Among 33 analysts covering Priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Priceline.com had 96 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Jefferies. On Wednesday, September 2 the stock rating was upgraded by Vetr to “Strong-Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) rating on Tuesday, October 24. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $2050 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, September 5 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Benchmark maintained The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) rating on Tuesday, February 28. Benchmark has “Buy” rating and $1900 target. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 8 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Tuesday, July 11. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, January 25. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 4 by Needham. On Friday, July 28 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”.

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $5.60 million activity. $231,287 worth of The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) shares were sold by Tans Gillian. 2,500 shares were sold by Docter Jan L, worth $4.69M.

Capital International Investors increased Icici Bank Ltd Adr (NYSE:IBN) stake by 45,055 shares to 12.89M valued at $110.35 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Ryanair Holdings Plc Adr stake by 12,553 shares and now owns 4.45 million shares. Digital Realty Trust Inc (Reit) (NYSE:DLR) was raised too.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 2 insider purchases, and 0 sales for $1,428 activity. VOYLES MICHAEL J bought $696 worth of German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC) on Friday, December 15. Shares for $732 were bought by ERNST CHRISTINA M.

Among 4 analysts covering German American Bancorp (NASDAQ:GABC), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. German American Bancorp had 9 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 31 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was downgraded by Hovde Group to “Market Perform” on Tuesday, March 29. As per Thursday, December 21, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Tuesday, August 25 the stock rating was initiated by Sandler O’Neill with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill given on Thursday, September 29. The company was downgraded on Thursday, October 6 by Raymond James. On Friday, May 26 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.3 in Q3 2017. Its down 6.70, from 8 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 7 investors sold German American Bancorp, Inc. shares while 23 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 26 raised stakes. 8.18 million shares or 49.05% less from 16.05 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. California State Teachers Retirement Sys owns 0% invested in German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC) for 33,901 shares. 5,500 were reported by Spark Limited Liability. Cambridge Tru stated it has 0.03% in German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC). Swiss Savings Bank invested in 36,250 shares. Amer Gp reported 0% of its portfolio in German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC). Legal General Grp Inc Public Lc stated it has 0% in German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC). Price T Rowe Assoc Md stated it has 0% of its portfolio in German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC). Fmr Ltd Llc reported 840,197 shares. 5,663 are owned by Goldman Sachs Gp. Manufacturers Life Ins The holds 0.01% of its portfolio in German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC) for 252,620 shares. Tiaa Cref Investment Ltd reported 53,772 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has 0% invested in German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC) for 2,171 shares. Los Angeles Management & Equity Research Incorporated reported 0% of its portfolio in German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC). Pnc Serv Group owns 345 shares. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0% in German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC) or 27,366 shares.