As British Amern Tob Plc (BTI) Valuation Declined, Holder Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Has Trimmed Its Stake by $301,208; Lendingtree New (Put) (TREE) Holder Citadel Advisors Has Boosted Its Stake by $368,000

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Citadel Advisors Llc increased its stake in Lendingtree Inc New (Put) (TREE) by 1.6% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Citadel Advisors Llc bought 1,600 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.68% with the market. The hedge fund held 101,300 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $23.31 million, up from 99,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Citadel Advisors Llc who had been investing in Lendingtree Inc New (Put) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.82B market cap company. The stock increased 1.10% or $2.4 during the last trading session, reaching $219.95. About 181,671 shares traded. LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE) has declined 23.15% since December 28, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.15% the S&P500. Some Historical TREE News: 11/05/2018 – LENDINGTREE,: PACT TO BUY OVATION CREDIT SERVICES; 26/04/2018 – LendingTree 1Q Net $31.5M; 04/04/2018 – LendingTree Launches Credit Analyzer, a Free Credit and Debt Analysis Tool; 11/05/2018 – LendingTree, Inc. Announces Agreement To Acquire Ovation Credit Services; 26/04/2018 – LendingTree Sees 2Q EBIT $34M-EBIT $36M; 11/04/2018 – LendingTree Ranks Metros with the Most Fraud Alerts; 26/04/2018 – LendingTree 1Q EPS $2.12; 26/04/2018 – LendingTree 1Q EBITDA $31.7M; 24/04/2018 – LendingTree Study: Credit History and Debt Ratio are Biggest Constraints for Would-Be Homeowners; 04/04/2018 – LendingTree Releases Monthly Mortgage Offer Report for March

Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc decreased its stake in British Amern Tob Plc (BTI) by 3.62% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc sold 6,548 shares as the company’s stock declined 27.56% with the market. The institutional investor held 174,421 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $8.13 million, down from 180,969 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc who had been investing in British Amern Tob Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $72.44 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.67% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $31.4. About 3.52M shares traded. British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSEMKT:BTI) has declined 48.43% since December 28, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 48.43% the S&P500. Some Historical BTI News: 25/04/2018 – BAT plans to further raise investment in next-generation products; 25/04/2018 – BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO – MAINLY DUE TO VOLUME SHIPMENT PHASING, PRICING IN SOME MARKETS, INCLUDING GCC AND RUSSIA, PROFIT GROWTH EXPECTED TO BE SKEWED TO H2; 16/03/2018 – Japan Tobacco and its peers — Philip Morris International , British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands — are grappling with slowing sales as more people give up smoking; 09/04/2018 – Fitch Affirms British American Tobacco at ‘BBB’; Outlook Stable; 26/03/2018 – LIVE MARKETS-Record week for block trading; 25/04/2018 – BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO- IF RATES FX WERE TO STAY AT CURRENT LEVELS, CO TO FACE TRANSLATIONAL FOREX HEADWIND OF 7% ON ORGANIC OPERATING PROFIT; 8% ON EPS; 25/04/2018 – BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC – GROUP REMAINS ON TRACK FOR ANOTHER GOOD YEAR OF EARNINGS GROWTH

Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc, which manages about $19.06 billion and $57.79 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Wells Fargo Co New (NYSE:WFC) by 78,506 shares to 5.87 million shares, valued at $308.66M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr by 67,272 shares in the quarter, for a total of 95,269 shares, and has risen its stake in Leggett & Platt Inc (NYSE:LEG).

More notable recent British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “British American Tobacco (BTI) responds to FDA, says science has not demonstrated that menthol leads to higher levels of initiation – StreetInsider.com” on November 15, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Is Now the Time to Load Up on Sin Stocks? – The Motley Fool” published on October 16, 2018, Fool.com published: “Why British American Tobacco, Lumentum Holdings, and Edison International Slumped Today – The Motley Fool” on November 12, 2018. More interesting news about British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Why Tobacco Stocks Have Lost Around 20% This Year – The Motley Fool” published on July 15, 2018 as well as Gurufocus.com‘s news article titled: “6 Cheap Stocks Growing Earnings – GuruFocus.com” with publication date: December 20, 2018.

Among 7 analysts covering British Amrcn Tobacco (NYSEMKT:BTI), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. British Amrcn Tobacco had 9 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, August 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Investec to “Buy”. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, August 25. The firm has “Hold” rating by Societe Generale given on Friday, July 29. The rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, May 25 with “Overweight”. On Tuesday, August 4 the stock rating was reinitiated by Bank of America with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, November 2 to “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Investec given on Thursday, September 8. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 28 by Societe Generale. Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Thursday, December 10 report.

More notable recent LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Bernstein: The Day To Upgrade Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) ‘Has Finally Come’ – Benzinga” on December 14, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “5 Stocks to Buy and Put Under Your Christmas Tree – Investorplace.com” published on December 06, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Pre-Market Earnings Report for November 29, 2018 : TD, CM, DLTR, CMD, TECD, PDCO, AMWD, ANF, OCSL, EXPR, HMLP, TITN – Nasdaq” on November 28, 2018. More interesting news about LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “LendingTree (TREE) Provides Encouraging Guidance for 2019 – Nasdaq” published on December 05, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Stocks Moving After Earnings Today: SPOT, TREE, W – Nasdaq” with publication date: November 01, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.86, from 1.64 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 29 investors sold TREE shares while 70 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes. 10.23 million shares or 0.16% more from 10.21 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Mason Street Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.02% or 3,818 shares. Aqr Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has 5,041 shares for 0% of their portfolio. New York State Teachers Retirement holds 14,600 shares. Assetmark invested 0% in LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE). 7,088 are owned by Stevens Cap Management Lp. Etrade Management Limited accumulated 0.02% or 2,931 shares. Raymond James And Associates holds 0% or 954 shares. 5,143 are held by Jpmorgan Chase Com. 57,615 were accumulated by Ranger Invest L P. 2,700 are owned by State Treasurer State Of Michigan. Bartlett Ltd Liability invested in 0% or 88 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt System owns 1,510 shares. 35,185 were reported by Citigroup Inc. Advisory Networks Ltd Company reported 6,825 shares stake. First Mercantile reported 225 shares stake.

Citadel Advisors Llc, which manages about $223.10B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Protagonist Therapeutics Inc by 95,644 shares to 35,757 shares, valued at $368,000 in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Liberty Global Plc (Call) (NASDAQ:LBTYK) by 193,500 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 9,800 shares, and cut its stake in Matrix Svc Co (Call) (NASDAQ:MTRX).

Among 17 analysts covering LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. LendingTree had 52 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Thursday, February 22 with “Buy”. The stock of LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE) earned “Hold” rating by Compass Point on Tuesday, June 26. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, November 18 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Monday, December 18 by Stephens. RBC Capital Markets maintained LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE) on Friday, February 24 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 24 by Mizuho. The stock of LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE) earned “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Friday, September 16. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, May 8 report. On Thursday, December 14 the stock rating was maintained by Northland Capital with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Mizuho given on Friday, October 28.

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