Cypress Funds Has Raised Its Ross Stores (ROST) Holding; Bbva Banco Frances S A (BFR) Shorts Up By 56.64%

June 19, 2017 - By wolcottdaily

Cypress Funds Llc increased Ross Stores Inc (ROST) stake by 4.62% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Cypress Funds Llc acquired 6,000 shares as Ross Stores Inc (ROST)’s stock declined 9.26%. The Cypress Funds Llc holds 136,000 shares with $8.92M value, up from 130,000 last quarter. Ross Stores Inc now has $23.03B valuation. The stock declined 0.15% or $0.09 reaching $59.99 on the news. About 601,937 shares traded. Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) has risen 12.03% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.67% the S&P500.

Bbva Banco Frances S A (NYSE:BFR) had an increase of 56.64% in short interest. BFR’s SI was 238,100 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 56.64% from 152,000 shares previously. With 199,600 avg volume, 1 days are for Bbva Banco Frances S A (NYSE:BFR)’s short sellers to cover BFR’s short positions. The SI to Bbva Banco Frances S A’s float is 0.54%. About 26,666 shares traded. BBVA Banco Frances S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:BFR) has declined 5.21% since June 19, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.91% the S&P500.

BBVA Banco Frances S.A. is a well-known provider of financial services to large firms, small and medium-size companies (SMEs), as well as individual customers. The company has market cap of $3.65 billion. The Bank is focused on the financial sector, through its activities related to banking/financial, pension fund manager and insurance. It has a 13.9 P/E ratio. The Bank has all its operations, property and clients located in Argentina.

Among 2 analysts covering BBVA Banco Frances SA (NYSE:BFR), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. BBVA Banco Frances SA had 2 analyst reports since November 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Tuesday, March 29. Raymond James downgraded the shares of BFR in report on Thursday, November 12 to “Market Perform” rating.

Among 17 analysts covering Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Ross Stores Inc. had 37 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Friday, August 19 by RBC Capital Markets. On Thursday, October 22 the stock rating was reinitiated by Wells Fargo with “Outperform”. The stock of Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) earned “Positive” rating by Susquehanna on Friday, February 10. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, March 2 by M Partners. As per Friday, August 19, the company rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, November 18 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, October 7. The stock of Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) earned “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Friday, August 19. Citigroup maintained the shares of ROST in report on Monday, August 22 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Friday, November 6 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.24, from 0.84 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 41 investors sold ROST shares while 240 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 198 raised stakes. 341.62 million shares or 0.09% more from 341.30 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Dimensional Fund Advsr LP invested in 1.09 million shares. Pioneer Inv Mgmt Inc reported 3.09M shares or 0.71% of all its holdings. Intll Grp Inc reported 197,020 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Goldman Sachs reported 6.27 million shares. Foster & Motley accumulated 16,216 shares. Wealthtrust has invested 0.01% in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST). Cidel Asset Management reported 0.7% in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST). Jefferies Grp Ltd Liability Com holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) for 126,354 shares. Cypress Funds Llc accumulated 136,000 shares. Moreover, Segall Bryant Hamill Limited has 0.02% invested in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) for 13,679 shares. Cipher Capital LP owns 3,825 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Strs Ohio has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST). Somerset Trust Comm holds 24,587 shares or 0.96% of its portfolio. Massmutual Trust Fsb Adv owns 53,728 shares. Fiera Cap holds 331,466 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio.

Cypress Funds Llc decreased Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) stake by 4,200 shares to 27,500 valued at $20.62 million in 2016Q4. It also reduced Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT) stake by 7,000 shares and now owns 83,000 shares. Popeyes La Kitchen Inc (NASDAQ:PLKI) was reduced too.

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