Apg Asset Management Us Decreased Its Stake in Avalonbay Cmntys (AVB) as Stock Value Rose; Ezcorp (EZPW) Holder Lafitte Capital Management LP Raised Holding by $3.55 Million

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Lafitte Capital Management Lp increased its stake in Ezcorp Inc (EZPW) by 5.79% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lafitte Capital Management Lp bought 295,600 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.02% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 5.40 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $65.07 million, up from 5.10 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lafitte Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Ezcorp Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $476.53M market cap company. The stock decreased 2.02% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $8.73. About 522,530 shares traded. EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) has risen 16.22% since December 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.60% the S&P500. Some Historical EZPW News: 09/03/2018 Ezcorp Short-Interest Ratio Rises 270% to 29 Days; 22/05/2018 – EZPW: NO FATALITIES IN ACCIDENT, MOSTLY MINOR INJURIES; 25/04/2018 – Ezcorp Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 22/05/2018 – EZPW: AIRCRAFT CARRYING 4 EMPLOYEES IN RUNWAY OVERRUN ACCIDENT

Apg Asset Management Us Inc decreased its stake in Avalonbay Cmntys Inc (AVB) by 6.55% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Apg Asset Management Us Inc sold 226,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 3.23M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $554.65 million, down from 3.45 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Apg Asset Management Us Inc who had been investing in Avalonbay Cmntys Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $26.00 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.60% or $3.06 during the last trading session, reaching $188.61. About 789,118 shares traded or 37.90% up from the average. AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) has declined 0.49% since December 8, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.11% the S&P500. Some Historical AVB News: 25/04/2018 – AVALONBAY 1Q CORE FFO/SHR $2.18, EST. $2.19; 25/04/2018 – AVALONBAY SEES 2Q CORE FFO/SHR $2.16 TO $2.22, EST. $2.21; 25/04/2018 – AVALONBAY COMMUNITIES INC – QTRLY FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS PER SHARE INCREASED 6.4% TO $2.17; 26/04/2018 – NEW SUPPLY IN AVB’S MARKETS IS 25,000 PER QUARTER IN ’18: CEO; 23/05/2018 – AvalonBay Communities, Inc. Declares Second Quarter 2018 Dividends; 26/04/2018 – AVB LAND INVENTORY IS AT ‘DECADE LOW LEVELS,’ CFO SAYS; 25/04/2018 – AvalonBay 1Q Net $141.6M; 26/04/2018 – AVALONBAY EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL BEGINS; 25/04/2018 – AvalonBay Sees 2Q FFO $2.15/Shr-FFO $2.21/Shr; 25/04/2018 – AvalonBay 1Q FFO $2.17/Shr

More notable recent AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) news were published by: Livetradingnews.com which released: “The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports – Live Trading News” on December 07, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alphabet, American Water, Apple, Facebook, Macy’s, Southern Copper, Twitter, YY and Many More – 24/7 Wall St.” published on December 06, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “McDonald’s Is The Best In Show – Cramer’s Lightning Round (11/12/18) – Seeking Alpha” on November 13, 2018. More interesting news about AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Put AvalonBay Communities On Your Watch List – Seeking Alpha” published on September 18, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “TransitScreen is going mobile — but not for everyone – Washington Business Journal” with publication date: November 09, 2018.

Analysts await AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $2.30 earnings per share, up 2.22% or $0.05 from last year’s $2.25 per share. AVB’s profit will be $317.08M for 20.50 P/E if the $2.30 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.28 actual earnings per share reported by AvalonBay Communities, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.88% EPS growth.

Among 28 analysts covering Avalonbay Communities Inc. (NYSE:AVB), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Avalonbay Communities Inc. had 97 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 21 by Argus Research. Jefferies maintained the shares of AVB in report on Monday, July 17 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, March 2. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy” on Friday, April 6. The stock of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 8 by RBC Capital Markets. Mizuho maintained AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) rating on Friday, February 9. Mizuho has “Buy” rating and $185.0 target. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, January 12. On Friday, July 15 the stock rating was downgraded by Evercore to “Hold”. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 6 by Sandler O’Neill.

Apg Asset Management Us Inc, which manages about $71.11 billion and $12.86B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Alexandria Real Estate Eq In (NYSE:ARE) by 34,500 shares to 4.41 million shares, valued at $556.02 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Sunstone Hotel Invs Inc New (NYSE:SHO) by 353,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.85 million shares, and has risen its stake in Federal Realty Invt Tr (NYSE:FRT).

Since August 24, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 sales for $7.64 million activity. The insider O’Shea Kevin P. sold $182,240. On Monday, November 26 Wilson Stephen W sold $540,010 worth of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) or 2,905 shares. On Tuesday, November 20 McLaughlin William M sold $4.35 million worth of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) or 23,302 shares. 2,000 shares were sold by HOREY LEO S III, worth $373,760 on Monday, November 19. $347,983 worth of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) was sold by Shea Keri A on Monday, November 19. 1,400 shares were sold by SCHULMAN EDWARD M, worth $257,264 on Friday, November 16.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.38, from 0.86 in 2018Q1. It is positive, as 28 investors sold AVB shares while 141 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 150 raised stakes. 124.15 million shares or 0.07% more from 124.06 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Kbc Gp Nv holds 0.08% or 50,164 shares in its portfolio. Massachusetts-based Trillium Asset Mngmt Lc has invested 0.63% in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt Company holds 0% in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) or 90 shares. Legal General Gru Public Ltd Co holds 1.18M shares. Virtu Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 3,568 shares. Bamco Ny accumulated 436 shares. Point72 Asset Mngmt LP has invested 0.05% in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Ar Asset Mgmt holds 0.33% or 5,000 shares. Amp Invsts reported 592,556 shares or 0.56% of all its holdings. British Columbia Investment Mgmt has 41,600 shares. Segment Wealth Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 1,388 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Tudor Inv Corporation Et Al reported 8,104 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Bbva Compass Bank & Trust holds 0.02% or 1,419 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 0.08% or 191,886 shares. Amalgamated Bancshares reported 17,774 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings.

Lafitte Capital Management Lp, which manages about $255.42 million and $263.58 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Halliburton Co (NYSE:HAL) by 100,000 shares to 300,000 shares, valued at $13.52 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing.

More notable recent EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “EZCORP, Inc. (EZPW) CEO Stuart Grimshaw on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” on November 15, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Laughing Water Capital Q2 2018 Letter – Seeking Alpha” published on July 25, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “EZCORP, Inc. 2018 Q4 – Results – Earnings Call Slides – Seeking Alpha” on November 15, 2018. More interesting news about EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Laughing Water Capital Year End Letter 2017 – Seeking Alpha” published on February 09, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “EZCorp. Sells Below Net Asset Value – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 31, 2018.

Among 4 analysts covering EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. EZCORP had 12 analyst reports since August 17, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, February 2 by Stephens. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Monday, December 12 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Wednesday, January 3 with “Hold”. The stock of EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Jefferies. CL King upgraded the shares of EZPW in report on Wednesday, August 17 to “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, June 14 report. Jefferies maintained EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) on Thursday, September 7 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, April 11. The stock of EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, November 17. Jefferies upgraded EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) on Friday, August 4 to “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.94 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.80, from 1.14 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 10 investors sold EZPW shares while 37 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 59.54 million shares or 20.76% more from 49.31 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Axa holds 0% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) for 30,400 shares. Pinebridge Invests Limited Partnership accumulated 87,262 shares. Bridgeway Cap Mngmt invested in 397,669 shares or 0.05% of the stock. 309,800 were accumulated by Mackay Shields. Product Prns Limited Co holds 0.04% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) for 81,622 shares. 19,779 were accumulated by Metropolitan Life Insur New York. Ameritas Inv Prtn has invested 0% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Kbc Grp Inc Nv has invested 0.01% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Tower Rech Ltd Llc (Trc) has invested 0% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Citigroup Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Mutual Of America Mgmt Lc reported 0% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Comerica Financial Bank holds 107,808 shares. Cna Financial Corporation holds 44,100 shares. Public Sector Pension Board invested in 0% or 33,270 shares. Moreover, Huber Mgmt Ltd Co has 0.93% invested in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW).

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