Wealthtrust Fairport Raised Progressive Ohio (PGR) Holding by $335,972; Selz Capital Continues to Hold Stake in Caesars Entertain (CZR)

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Selz Capital Llc increased its stake in Caesars Entertain Corp (CZR) by 2.09% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Selz Capital Llc bought 65,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 26.60% with the market. The hedge fund held 3.18 million shares of the hotels and resorts company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $32.55 million, up from 3.11M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Selz Capital Llc who had been investing in Caesars Entertain Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.15B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.27% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $9.39. About 9.92M shares traded. Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) has declined 42.39% since February 13, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 42.39% the S&P500. Some Historical CZR News: 20/03/2018 – ‘@timseymour is rolling the dice on Caesars Entertainment in his Fast Pitch $CZR; 02/05/2018 – Caesars Entertainment 1Q Loss/Shr 5c; 13/04/2018 – CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT IN ACCORD WITH BUENA VISTA GAMING; 16/04/2018 – CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT – REPRICING OF SENIOR SECURED TERM LOAN FACILITY REPRESENTS REDUCTION OF 50 BASIS POINTS IN INTEREST RATE; 16/04/2018 – Caesars Entertainment Announces Repricing of CEOC $1.5B Senior Secured Term Loan; 25/04/2018 – CAESARS REPORTS DEVELOPMENT OF CAESARS PALACE LUXURY RESORT; 14/05/2018 – Caesars Entertainment Plans to Expand U.S. Sports Betting Business; 22/04/2018 – DJ Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (CZR); 15/04/2018 – CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT, DUBAI’S MERAAS PLAN 2 HOTELS, BEACH CLUB; 08/03/2018 – 15 Leading Esports Teams And Caesars Entertainment Team Up With The H1Z1 Pro League™ – The World’s First Professional “Battle

Wealthtrust Fairport Llc increased its stake in Progressive Corp Ohio (PGR) by 20.43% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wealthtrust Fairport Llc bought 4,732 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.11% with the market. The institutional investor held 27,895 shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $1.98M, up from 23,163 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wealthtrust Fairport Llc who had been investing in Progressive Corp Ohio for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $41.25B market cap company. The stock increased 2.07% or $1.43 during the last trading session, reaching $70.74. About 1.65M shares traded. The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) has risen 16.75% since February 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.75% the S&P500. Some Historical PGR News: 17/04/2018 – PROGRESSIVE CORP – NET PREMIUMS EARNED IN MARCH 2018 $2,279.7 MLN VS $1,892.8 MLN IN MARCH 2017; 14/03/2018 – PROGRESSIVE CORP – FEB 2018 NET PREMIUMS WRITTEN $2,700.9 MLN VS $2,201.3 MLN; 17/04/2018 – PROGRESSIVE CORP – QTRLY SHR $1.22; 25/04/2018 – REG-Progressive Announces Investor Relations Conference Call; 17/05/2018 – PROGRESSIVE CORP PGR.N : KBW CUTS TO MARKET PERFORM FROM OUTPERFORM; 14/05/2018 – Progressive Appoints First Female Board Chair, Announces Gender and Race Pay Equity; 09/03/2018 – Moody’s rates Progressive’s senior notes A2; assigns shelf ratings; outlook stable; 17/04/2018 – Progressive 1Q EPS $1.22; 14/03/2018 – PROGRESSIVE CORP – FEB 2018 NET PREMIUMS EARNED $2,204.7 MLN VS $1,854.8 MLN IN FEB 2017; 12/03/2018 – FEDEX CORP – GRIFFITH CURRENTLY SERVES AS PRESIDENT & CEO & DIRECTOR OF PROGRESSIVE CORPORATION

Since August 16, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 7 sales for $12.80 million activity. 50,000 shares were sold by Barbagallo John A, worth $3.40 million. 50,000 shares were sold by CODY WILLIAM M, worth $3.35 million on Monday, August 20. The insider Griffith Susan Patricia sold 12,600 shares worth $817,362. On Monday, February 11 the insider Snyder Barbara R bought $19,663. Sauerland John P sold 12,000 shares worth $771,000.

Wealthtrust Fairport Llc, which manages about $1.31B and $1.08 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Flexshares Tr (TLTD) by 29,223 shares to 1,656 shares, valued at $108,000 in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Flexshares Tr (TLTE) by 17,605 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 981 shares, and cut its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLY).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.32, from 1.39 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 39 investors sold PGR shares while 217 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 193 raised stakes. 447.91 million shares or 0.37% less from 449.60 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Shamrock Asset Lc stated it has 0.03% in The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR). Advisors Asset Management holds 0.04% or 38,233 shares. First Mercantile Tru accumulated 9,390 shares. Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can owns 0.13% invested in The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) for 2.42 million shares. Srb holds 8,130 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Sun Life has invested 0.02% in The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt holds 47,850 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Com Ltd holds 0.05% in The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) or 42,671 shares. 76,281 are owned by Hartford Management. Lateef Invest Management Lp has 374,468 shares for 3.3% of their portfolio. Jane Street Group Ltd reported 29,072 shares. Carroll Financial Assocs holds 0% of its portfolio in The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) for 527 shares. Umb National Bank N A Mo reported 64,139 shares stake. Central Secs has 160,000 shares for 1.72% of their portfolio. Paloma Management reported 6,719 shares.

More notable recent The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Progressive (NYSE:PGR) Set For Stable Underwriting, Says Bullish Raymond James – Benzinga” on January 29, 2019, also Investorplace.com with their article: “7 Fundamentally Sound Dividend Stocks to Buy – Investorplace.com” published on February 08, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Progressive declares $2.5140 dividend – Seeking Alpha” on January 23, 2019. More interesting news about The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Progressive -1.8% after Q4 miss – Seeking Alpha” published on January 23, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Progressive’s Dashboard Report: November 2018 Update – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: December 31, 2018.

Among 21 analysts covering Progressive (NYSE:PGR), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Progressive had 84 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, July 13 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, December 1. The stock of The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 18 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Monday, September 18 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, May 18 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, March 14 by Sandler O’Neill. On Wednesday, September 16 the stock rating was initiated by JMP Securities with “Market Outperform”. The rating was upgraded by Buckingham Research on Monday, November 19 to “Neutral”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 25 by M Partners. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 17 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Selz Capital Llc, which manages about $474.62M and $453.62M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Comcast Corp New Cl A (NASDAQ:CMCSA) by 343,500 shares to 54,000 shares, valued at $1.91M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Vulcan Materials Co (NYSE:VMC) by 11,180 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 142,820 shares, and cut its stake in United Rentals Inc (NYSE:URI).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.59 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.06, from 1.53 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 32 investors sold CZR shares while 55 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 98 raised stakes. 752.94 million shares or 2.02% more from 738.02 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Loomis Sayles & Communication Ltd Partnership invested 0.02% in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems stated it has 0.01% in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR). Long Pond Cap Ltd Partnership owns 6.45% invested in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) for 24.15M shares. Us Natl Bank De holds 347 shares. Invesco reported 314,566 shares stake. D E Shaw & reported 0.18% in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR). Family Mngmt Corporation invested in 23,757 shares. Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel holds 2.03% of its portfolio in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) for 1.98M shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue, Alaska-based fund reported 61,864 shares. Tpg Grp Incorporated Holdings (Sbs) Advisors Incorporated has 29.28M shares. Utd Cap Advisers Lc has 0% invested in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) for 10,000 shares. Walleye Trading Limited Liability Com owns 453,016 shares. Landscape Management Lc owns 0.03% invested in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) for 33,162 shares. National Bank Of Ny Mellon reported 1.77 million shares. Oakbrook Investments Limited Liability invested in 0.01% or 14,400 shares.

More notable recent Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “After Hours Most Active for Feb 5, 2019 : BRX, SNAP, ET, S, ECA, M, CZR, MSFT, KURA, EA, AMGN, URBN – Nasdaq” on February 05, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Caesars On The Lows With Balance Sheet Support From VICI – Seeking Alpha” published on January 08, 2019, Benzinga.com published: “Bank Of America Appreciates Caesars’ ‘Dramatically Restructured’ Balance Sheet (NASDAQ:CZR) – Benzinga” on July 23, 2018. More interesting news about Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) were released by: Ibtimes.com and their article: “Caesars Becomes the NFL’s Official Casino, With a Key Restriction – International Business Times” published on January 16, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Market Trends Toward New Normal in Welltower, Ferrari NV, Caesars Entertainment, Cohu, Mountain Province Diamonds, and Meridian Bioscience — Emerging Consolidated Expectations, Analyst Ratings – Nasdaq” with publication date: February 04, 2019.

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