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As Sprouts Fmrs Mkt (SFM) Share Price Rose, Shareholder Shaker Investments Raised Position; Portland Investment Counsel Has Trimmed Its Position in Baytex Energy (BTE) by $324,375

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Shaker Investments Llc increased its stake in Sprouts Fmrs Mkt Inc (SFM) by 63.86% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Shaker Investments Llc bought 34,375 shares as the company’s stock rose 32.16% with the market. The institutional investor held 88,205 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $1.95 million, up from 53,830 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Shaker Investments Llc who had been investing in Sprouts Fmrs Mkt Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.08B market cap company. The stock decreased 3.86% or $0.97 during the last trading session, reaching $24.15. About 2.66 million shares traded or 15.72% up from the average. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) has risen 44.53% since December 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.91% the S&P500. Some Historical SFM News: 03/05/2018 – SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET – SEES 2018 DILUTED EPS $1.22 TO $1.28; 03/05/2018 – Sprouts Farmers Market Sees 2018 Sales Growth 10.5% to 11.5%; 03/05/2018 – SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET INC – QTRLY COMPARABLE STORE SALES GROWTH OF 2.7%; 03/05/2018 – SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET INC – SEES FULL-YEAR 2018 CAPITAL EXPENDITURES OF $165 MLN – $170 MLN; 03/05/2018 – Sprouts Farmers Market Had Seen 2018 Sales Growth 11.5% to 12.5%; 27/03/2018 – Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. Amends and Expands Credit Facility; 08/05/2018 – Sprouts Farmers Presenting at Conference May 17; 27/04/2018 – Sprouts Farmers Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 03/05/2018 – SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET INC SFM.O FY2018 SHR VIEW $1.26, REV VIEW $5.24 BLN — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 23/03/2018 – There is ‘no truth’ to Target-Kroger merger report, source tells CNBC

Portland Investment Counsel Inc decreased its stake in Baytex Energy Corp (BTE) by 11.77% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Portland Investment Counsel Inc sold 108,125 shares as the company’s stock declined 34.12% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 810,439 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $2.69M, down from 918,564 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Portland Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Baytex Energy Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.08B market cap company. The stock decreased 4.90% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $1.94. About 2.71M shares traded. Baytex Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTE) has risen 6.87% since December 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.75% the S&P500. Some Historical BTE News: 18/05/2018 – BAYTEX ENERGY CORP BTE.TO : CIBC RAISES TARGET PRICE TO C$7 FROM C$4.5; 27/03/2018 – Baytex Mails Information Circular in Connection With Annual Meeting of Shareholders; 06/03/2018 – BAYTEX 4Q ADJ FFO/SHR C$0.44; 27/04/2018 – Baytex Conference Call and Webcast on First Quarter 2018 Results to Be Held on May 4, 2018; 03/05/2018 – Baytex Energy 1Q Loss C$62.7M; 06/03/2018 – BAYTEX ENERGY CORP – SEES 2018 EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT CAPITAL EXPENDITURES OF $325 MLN TO $375 MLN; 03/05/2018 – BAYTEX ENERGY 1Q FFO/SHR C$0.36, EST. C$0.35; 03/05/2018 – Baytex Energy 1Q Loss/Shr C$0.27; 04/04/2018 – Baytex Energy Closes Above 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 04/05/2018 – BAYTEX ENERGY CORP BTE.TO : BMO RAISES TARGET PRICE TO C$6 FROM C$4

Among 11 analysts covering Baytex Energy Trust (NYSE:BTE), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Baytex Energy Trust had 28 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, August 24, the company rating was downgraded by National Bank Canada. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by Scotia Capital on Thursday, June 29. As per Tuesday, June 19, the company rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research. The rating was maintained by Raymond James with “Market Perform” on Wednesday, August 26. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, August 24 by Barclays Capital. On Tuesday, June 19 the stock rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Outperform”. The rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity to “Buy” on Monday, August 24. The stock has “Underperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, January 14. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 13 by GMP Securities. IBC downgraded the shares of BTE in report on Wednesday, September 23 to “Sector Perform” rating.

More notable recent Baytex Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTE) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Baytex Energy: Increased Exposure To Canadian Oil Prices – Seeking Alpha” on October 16, 2018, also Fool.ca with their article: “Value Investors: These 3 Unloved Stocks Could Double (or More!) – The Motley Fool Canada” published on December 03, 2018, Fool.ca published: “Don’t Expect $100 Oil Anytime Soon – The Motley Fool Canada” on November 07, 2018. More interesting news about Baytex Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTE) were released by: Fool.ca and their article: “3 Energy Sector Options With Risk and Potential – The Motley Fool Canada” published on November 21, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “These 3 Oil Stocks Got Clobbered in October (and at Least 1 Looks Like a Great Buy) – Motley Fool” with publication date: November 09, 2018.

More notable recent Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Mixed; GameStop Lowers Profit Forecast – Nasdaq” on November 30, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Bullish Case For Costco (NASDAQ:COST), Sprouts (NASDAQ:SFM) Comes To An End At Barclays – Benzinga” published on September 17, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Sprouts Farmers Market -2% after Wells Fargo downgrade – Seeking Alpha” on September 24, 2018. More interesting news about Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Sprouts Farmers Market: Execution And Growth – Seeking Alpha” published on November 12, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Will Sprouts Farmers’ (SFM) Earnings Continue to Rise in Q3? – Nasdaq” with publication date: October 29, 2018.

Among 29 analysts covering Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM), 13 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Sprouts Farmers Market had 102 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 12 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Tuesday, November 14 the stock rating was reinitiated by Goldman Sachs with “Sell”. On Tuesday, August 25 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold”. Barclays Capital initiated Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) rating on Friday, September 23. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $24 target. The stock of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 27 by Northcoast. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 30 report. On Tuesday, March 21 the stock rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Market Perform”. The stock of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by Jefferies. The stock of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 30 by UBS. Susquehanna maintained it with “Buy” rating and $30.0 target in Thursday, January 11 report.

Since July 2, 2018, it had 4 insider buys, and 10 sales for $20.62 million activity. $115,500 worth of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) was bought by McGlinchey David on Friday, November 30. Lombardi Brandon F. sold 50,000 shares worth $1.41 million. On Monday, September 10 the insider Nielsen James Leroy sold $13.65M. Frumkin Theodore Edward II sold $1.47 million worth of stock or 53,333 shares. 19,929 shares were sold by Sanders Dan J, worth $576,179. Lukow Bradley bought $230,864 worth of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) on Friday, November 30.

Shaker Investments Llc, which manages about $129.10M and $162.36M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in D R Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI) by 20,715 shares to 47,042 shares, valued at $1.93M in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Lgi Homes Inc (NASDAQ:LGIH) by 8,630 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 45,130 shares, and cut its stake in Abiomed Inc (NASDAQ:ABMD).

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