Alliance Data Systems (ADS) Holder Valueact Holdings LP Has Cut Holding by $131.25 Million as Valuation Declined; Advisors Preferred Has Decreased Pfizer (PFE) Position as Stock Declined

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Valueact Holdings Lp decreased its stake in Alliance Data Systems Corp (ADS) by 14.39% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Valueact Holdings Lp sold 875,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.62% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 5.21M shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $781.56M, down from 6.08M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Valueact Holdings Lp who had been investing in Alliance Data Systems Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.98B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.90% or $1.54 during the last trading session, reaching $169.51. About 161,727 shares traded. Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has declined 26.75% since March 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.12% the S&P500. Some Historical ADS News: 08/03/2018 Alliance Data To Participate At The Barclays Emerging Payments Forum; 15/03/2018 – Alliance Data Provides Card Services Performance Update For February 2018; 23/05/2018 – Alliance Data To Participate At The R.W. Baird 2018 Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference; 19/04/2018 – ALLIANCE DATA REAFFIRMS FORECAST FOR 2018; 03/04/2018 – ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS SAYS FUNDED REDEMPTION PRICE WITH BORROWINGS UNDER ITS REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY – SEC FILING; 29/03/2018 – ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS – REAFFIRMING FINANCIAL GUIDANCE PREVIOUSLY PROVIDED; 15/05/2018 – Owl Creek Adds Ulta Beauty, Exits Alliance Data: 13F; 22/05/2018 – Signet Jewelers Ltd. Shines With Alliance Data’s Conversant And Epsilon, Signs Expansion Agreement For Digital Marketing Platform; 16/04/2018 – Alliance Data Systems March Net Charge-Offs As Percentage of Avg Receivables 6.3%; 04/05/2018 – ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP ADS.N : COMPASS POINT CUTS PRICET TARGET TO $215 FROM $240

Advisors Preferred Llc decreased its stake in Pfizer Inc (PFE) by 51.33% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Advisors Preferred Llc sold 8,240 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.08% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 7,814 shares of the health care company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $341,000, down from 16,054 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Advisors Preferred Llc who had been investing in Pfizer Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $230.32 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.25% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $41.49. About 10.95M shares traded. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has risen 20.88% since March 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.51% the S&P500. Some Historical PFE News: 04/04/2018 – PFIZER INC – EUROPEAN MEDICINES AGENCY HAS ALSO ACCEPTED MARKETING AUTHORIZATION APPLICATION FOR DACOMITINIB FOR SAME INDICATION; 01/05/2018 – PFE: GOVERNMENT ACTION NEEDED TO HELP ADDRESS REBATES, ACCESS; 05/03/2018 – FDA: HOSPIRA RECALLS FOR HYDROMORPHONE HCL INJECTION; 10/04/2018 – PFIZER INC – IN TRIAL, NO NEW SAFETY SIGNALS WERE OBSERVED, AND SAFETY PROFILE WAS CONSISTENT WITH KNOWN PROFILE OF INLYTA IN ADVANCED RCC; 22/03/2018 – GSK’s pursuit of Pfizer consumer business need not be costly move; 29/05/2018 – ROCHE SAYS PHASE lll IMPOWER130 STUDY SHOWED TECENTRIQ (ATEZOLIZUMAB) PLUS CHEMOTHERAPY HELPED PEOPLE WITH METASTATIC NON-SQUAMOUS NSCLC LIVE SIGNIFICANTLY LONGER COMPARED TO CHEMOTHERAPY ALONE; 23/03/2018 – OPKO Health Enrolls First Patient in Phase 2b Study of OPK88003 to Treat Type 2 Diabetes; 10/04/2018 – TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS ALLIANCE SALUTES FDA APPROVAL OF AFINITOR® DISPERZ (EVEROLIMUS) AS THE FIRST ADJUNCTIVE TREATMENT APPROVED IN US FOR PATIENTS AGED 2 YEARS AND OLDER WITH TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS COMPLEX…; 07/05/2018 – PFIZER INDIA QTR REVENUE 5.2B RUPEES; 15/05/2018 – Pfizer Biosimilar RETACRIT (Epoetin Alfa-Epbx) Approved by U.S. FDA

More notable recent Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Teva launches generic Flector Patch in U.S. – Seeking Alpha” on March 01, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Study links Pfizer’s Celebrex to heart valve problems – Seeking Alpha” published on February 25, 2019, Streetinsider.com published: “Pfizer (PFE) and Lilly (LLY) Announce Top-line Results From Phase 3 Study of Tanezumab in Chronic Low Back Pain – StreetInsider.com” on February 19, 2019. More interesting news about Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Pfizer (PFE) Reports FDA Approval of Oncology Biosimilar TRAZIMERA (trastuzumab-qyyp) – StreetInsider.com” published on March 12, 2019 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Better Buy: Gilead Sciences vs. Pfizer – Motley Fool” with publication date: February 12, 2019.

Since January 30, 2019, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.81 million activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.11, from 0.85 in 2018Q3. It turned negative, as 42 investors sold PFE shares while 792 reduced holdings. 141 funds opened positions while 477 raised stakes. 4.05 billion shares or 2.27% more from 3.96 billion shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Mackenzie Fin Corporation, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 3.50M shares. American Trust Inv Advsr Lc has invested 0.23% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Webster National Bank N A owns 0.57% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 80,245 shares. Edgar Lomax Va stated it has 1.57 million shares. Spectrum Management reported 4,247 shares. Berkshire Asset Limited Liability Pa reported 2.64% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Aperio Group Ltd Liability Co holds 5.52M shares or 1.21% of its portfolio. Nbt National Bank & Trust N A invested in 189,686 shares. Inc Ok reported 0.78% stake. Fil Ltd holds 7.62 million shares. 209,337 are owned by Etrade Capital Mgmt Limited Co. Royal Bank Of Canada, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 18.53M shares. 113,980 are held by Guardian Capital Advisors Lp. 369,524 were reported by Highland Cap Management Limited Company. Curbstone Finance Corp invested in 0.6% or 60,237 shares.

Analysts await Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) to report earnings on May, 7. They expect $0.77 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.77 per share. PFE’s profit will be $4.27B for 13.47 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.64 actual EPS reported by Pfizer Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 20.31% EPS growth.

Advisors Preferred Llc, which manages about $585.90 million and $82.49M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Armour Residential Reit Inc by 36,452 shares to 66,593 shares, valued at $1.37M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Vanguard Total Bond Market Etf (BND) by 3,937 shares in the quarter, for a total of 12,660 shares, and has risen its stake in Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc (NYSE:IVR).

Valueact Holdings Lp, which manages about $15.75 billion and $8.03 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Aes Corp (NYSE:AES) by 35,000 shares to 1.56 million shares, valued at $22.62 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Seagate Technology Plc (NASDAQ:STX) by 898,595 shares in the quarter, for a total of 27.30 million shares, and has risen its stake in Hawaiian Elec Industries (NYSE:HE).

Since November 6, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $174.72 million activity.

More notable recent Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Advanced Drainage Systems: Dripping With Potential – Seeking Alpha” on March 07, 2019, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “MillerCoors reportedly backs off beer alliance over Bud Light corn syrup ads – Milwaukee Business Journal” published on February 25, 2019, Bizjournals.com published: “P&G releases album of tunes from commercials – Cincinnati Business Courier” on March 13, 2019. More interesting news about Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “PML: Priced Out Of The Neighborhood – Seeking Alpha” published on March 01, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Tracking Allan Mecham’s Arlington Value Capital Portfolio – Q4 2018 Update – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: March 07, 2019.

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