Aqr Capital Management Has Lowered Its Woodward (WWD) Stake by $3.59 Million; Share Price Declined; As Amer Express (AXP) Market Value Declined, Schwerin Boyle Capital Management Trimmed Stake

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Aqr Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Woodward Inc (WWD) by 6% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aqr Capital Management Llc sold 44,890 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.68% with the market. The hedge fund held 702,865 shares of the energy company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $56.83 million, down from 747,755 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aqr Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Woodward Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.85B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.66% or $0.63 during the last trading session, reaching $94.16. About 444,946 shares traded or 32.09% up from the average. Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) has declined 1.65% since February 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 1.65% the S&P500. Some Historical WWD News: 09/04/2018 – WOODWARD INC WWD.O – WOODWARD RECORDS ANTICIPATED CHARGES RELATED TO DUARTE RELOCATION; 23/04/2018 – WOODWARD INC SEES FISCAL 2018 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE ARE EXPECTED TO BE BETWEEN $3.60 AND $3.80; 14/03/2018 – Michigan PSC: M-1 (Woodward Avenue) lane closure during downtown Detroit events to improve safety; 09/04/2018 – Rolls-Royce sells parts maker L’Orange to Woodward for 700 mln euros; 09/04/2018 – Rolls-Royce Signs to Sell L’Orange to Woodward Inc; 23/04/2018 – WOODWARD INC WWD.O SEES FY 2018 SHR $3.00 TO $3.20; 09/04/2018 – Woodward Is Exploring Various Options With Respect to the Duarte Property and Believes That a Gain Will Be Realized Upon Its Disposition; 23/04/2018 – WOODWARD SEES FY EPS $3.00 TO $3.20, EST. $3.47; 09/04/2018 – WOODWARD INC WWD.O – SIGNED AGREEMENT FOR WOODWARD TO ACQUIRE L’ORANGE GMBH AND RELATED OPERATIONS LOCATED IN GERMANY, U.S., CHINA FOR EUR 700 MLN; 23/04/2018 – WOODWARD 2Q ADJ EPS 82C, EST. 80C

Schwerin Boyle Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Amer Express (AXP) by 1.18% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Schwerin Boyle Capital Management Inc sold 5,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.40% with the market. The hedge fund held 460,960 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $49.09M, down from 466,460 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Schwerin Boyle Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Amer Express for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $91.10B market cap company. The stock increased 0.52% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $107.56. About 3.18 million shares traded. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has risen 7.31% since February 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.31% the S&P500. Some Historical AXP News: 18/04/2018 – AMERICAN EXPRESS CO 1Q REV. $9.7B, EST. $9.51B; 25/04/2018 – American Express Advances in Effort to Access China Market; 17/05/2018 – American Express Chief Executive Officer to Participate in the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference; 15/05/2018 – American Express Total Card Member Loans, U.S. Consumer and Small Business, Were $64.5 Billion for April; 16/05/2018 – Billboard: Female Powerhouses Talk Diversity, Inclusion at American Express Women in Music Leadership Academy; 15/03/2018 – American Express: Feb. 28 U.S. Consumer Services Net Write-Off Rate 2.2%; 20/03/2018 – American Express: Attack Didn’t Compromise Platforms Card Members Use to Manage Accounts; 03/04/2018 – Corporate Finance Leaders Worldwide Remain Optimistic and Will Face Risk Head-On Despite Economic and Political Uncertainty, According to New American Express Global Survey; 18/04/2018 – American Express earnings beats: $1.86 per share, vs $1.71 per share expected; 23/03/2018 – TechCrunch: American Express quietly acquired UK fintech startup Cake for $13.3M

Among 12 analysts covering Woodward Governor (NASDAQ:WWD), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Woodward Governor had 36 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by SunTrust with “Hold” on Thursday, January 19. On Thursday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stephens given on Monday, March 19. The stock of Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, April 23. SunTrust maintained it with “Hold” rating and $82.0 target in Monday, January 22 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Tuesday, November 20. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Neutral” on Monday, December 10. The stock of Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) earned “Perform” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, October 26. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 26 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 24 by Credit Suisse.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.31, from 1.35 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, as 18 investors sold WWD shares while 81 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 44.05 million shares or 0.54% less from 44.29 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Bbva Compass Natl Bank Incorporated reported 0.06% stake. Proshare Advisors Limited Com accumulated 11,444 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Brown Brothers Harriman Co has 10,664 shares. Morgan Stanley, a New York-based fund reported 284,692 shares. 4,056 are owned by Penn Cap Mgmt. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 7,601 shares. Moreover, Natixis Advsrs Limited Partnership has 0.01% invested in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) for 18,782 shares. Leavell Management Inc invested 0.04% in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Garrison Bradford Associates stated it has 3.33% of its portfolio in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Raymond James Associate reported 24,751 shares stake. Graybill Bartz And Associate reported 1.7% stake. Daruma Capital Limited Co has invested 0.39% in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Goldman Sachs Grp invested in 0% or 231,666 shares. Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas reported 46,000 shares. Bokf Na owns 4,700 shares.

More notable recent Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Mid-Day Market Update: Crude Oil Up 2.7%; GameStop Shares Plummet – Nasdaq” on January 29, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Woodward declares $0.1625 dividend – Seeking Alpha” published on January 31, 2019, Streetinsider.com published: “Pre-Open Stock Movers 01/29: (SANM) (DDD) (WWD) Higher; (GME) (HOG) (RMBS) Lower (more…) – StreetInsider.com” on January 29, 2019. More interesting news about Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Stocks To Watch: Earnings Heat Check – Seeking Alpha” published on January 19, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Close Update: Dow Scratches Out Small Gain as Other Major Indexes Slump – Nasdaq” with publication date: January 29, 2019.

Aqr Capital Management Llc, which manages about $104.52 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Huazhu Group Ltd by 20,693 shares to 420,397 shares, valued at $13.58M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) by 276,714 shares in the quarter, for a total of 708,876 shares, and has risen its stake in First Defiance Finl Corp (NASDAQ:FDEF).

Since August 16, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 18 selling transactions for $12.43 million activity. The insider Sega Ronald M sold $382,326. The insider Fawzy Christopher sold 6,000 shares worth $483,314. The insider COHN JOHN D sold 7,600 shares worth $669,128. 2,000 Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) shares with value of $187,096 were sold by Taylor Matthew Freeman. Another trade for 10,865 shares valued at $859,898 was made by Weber Robert F Jr on Thursday, August 16. On Monday, February 4 the insider Preiss Chad Robert sold $1.26 million.

More important recent American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Better Buy: Berkshire Hathaway vs. American Express – Motley Fool” on January 28, 2019, also Benzinga.com published article titled: “Analysts React After American Express (NYSE:AXP) Rings Up Q4 EPS, Sales Miss – Benzinga”, Investorplace.com published: “Should You Buy American Express Stock Before Earnings? – Investorplace.com” on January 16, 2019. More interesting news about American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “After-Hours Movers 01/17: (OZK) (TEAM) (JBHT) Higher; (NLS) (NFLX) (AXP) (more…) – StreetInsider.com” with publication date: January 17, 2019.

Schwerin Boyle Capital Management Inc, which manages about $781.49 million and $941.56 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Spartan Motors (NASDAQ:SPAR) by 417,580 shares to 505,580 shares, valued at $7.46M in 2018Q3, according to the filing.

Among 39 analysts covering American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), 15 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. American Express Company had 139 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, February 20 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy”. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, January 10. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of AXP in report on Thursday, October 19 with “Sell” rating. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold” on Wednesday, August 23. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, January 22 with “Equal-Weight”. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Bank of America downgraded the shares of AXP in report on Wednesday, December 19 to “Neutral” rating. On Friday, February 2 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 18 by Oppenheimer. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, October 20 report.

Since September 4, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $6.34 million activity. $2.80 million worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) shares were sold by GORDON MARC D. Another trade for 9,000 shares valued at $960,959 was sold by CAMPBELL JEFFREY C.

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