White Elm Capital Has Trimmed Its Position in Mastercard (MA) by $2.18 Million as Market Value Rose; Archon Capital Management Has Trimmed Holding in Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD (RCL) as Stock Price Rose

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White Elm Capital Llc decreased its stake in Mastercard Incorporated (MA) by 10.93% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. White Elm Capital Llc sold 11,600 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.87% with the market. The hedge fund held 94,560 shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $17.84M, down from 106,160 at the end of the previous reported quarter. White Elm Capital Llc who had been investing in Mastercard Incorporated for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $237.16B market cap company. The stock increased 0.72% or $1.66 during the last trading session, reaching $231.17. About 3.89 million shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 30.43% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.06% the S&P500. Some Historical MA News: 02/05/2018 – Mastercard 1Q Operating Expenses $1.8 Billion; 30/04/2018 – MFS Research Fund Adds Mastercard, Exits Visa; 28/03/2018 – Investors’ Soapbox: Bitcoin Can’t Take a Bite Out of Visa, Mastercard — Barrons.com; 02/04/2018 – MASTERCARD – GOH IS CEO OF SINGAPORE AIRLINES; 11/04/2018 – Crate and Barrel Partners with Synchrony to Offer Customers New Retail Financing Options; 02/05/2018 – Mastercard 1Q Net $1.5B; 15/05/2018 – TEMASEK HOLDINGS (PRIVATE) LTD – CHANGE IN HOLDINGS ARE AS OF MARCH 31, 2018 AND COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS QUARTER ENDED AS OF DEC 31, 2017; 26/04/2018 – Mastercard Offers Exclusive Pre-Sale to MLB All-Star Game in Washington, D.C; 21/03/2018 – EQUIFAX INC – EQUIFAX BOARD NOW CONSISTS OF 12 DIRECTORS, ALL OF WHOM ARE INDEPENDENT; 30/04/2018 – MFS Core Equity Fund Adds Mastercard, Exits Visa

Archon Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) by 13.8% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Archon Capital Management Llc sold 7,845 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.57% with the market. The hedge fund held 49,000 shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $4.79 million, down from 56,845 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Archon Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $24.51 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.63% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $117.18. About 1.14M shares traded. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) has declined 5.07% since March 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.44% the S&P500. Some Historical RCL News: 07/03/2018 – The Bell Heard Around The World; Celebrity Cruises ‘Rings The Bell On The Seven Seas’ In Honor Of International Women’s Day; 26/04/2018 – ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD QTRLY NET CRUISE COSTS EXCLUDING FUEL PER APCD WERE UP 11.2% IN CONSTANT-CURRENCY (UP 12.5% AS-REPORTED); 26/04/2018 – ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD QTRLY ADJUSTED EARNINGS OF $1.09 PER SHARE; 26/04/2018 – ROYAL CARIBBEAN 1Q REV. $2.03B; 26/04/2018 – Royal Caribbean Sees 2Q Adj EPS $1.85-Adj EPS $1.90; 29/03/2018 – Cruise Critic: Royal Caribbean Looking at More Affordable Version of the Ultimate Family Suite for Other Ships; 09/05/2018 – ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES REPORTS $1B SHARE BUYBACK PROGRAM; 19/03/2018 – Ctrip, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. To End SkySea Joint Venture; 26/04/2018 – ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES – NCC EXCLUDING FUEL ARE EXPECTED TO BE UP ABOUT 2.5% IN CONSTANT-CURRENCY AND UP 3.0% TO 3.5% AS-REPORTED FOR FY; 26/04/2018 – RCL SEES 2018 NET YIELD UP 2.0%-3.75% IN CONSTANT FX

More notable recent Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “3 Strong Stocks to Buy Now – Investorplace.com” on February 21, 2019, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “MasterCard (MA) Reports Acquisition of Ethoca – StreetInsider.com” published on March 12, 2019, Pehub.com published: “Spectrum Equity-backed Ethoca to be acquired by Mastercard – PE Hub” on March 12, 2019. More interesting news about Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Mastercard gives China another try – Seeking Alpha” published on February 22, 2019 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “3 Great Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever – The Motley Fool” with publication date: March 16, 2019.

Analysts await Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $1.68 earnings per share, up 12.00% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.5 per share. MA’s profit will be $1.72 billion for 34.40 P/E if the $1.68 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.55 actual earnings per share reported by Mastercard Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.39% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in 2018 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 0.97 in 2018Q3. It improved, as 75 investors sold MA shares while 494 reduced holdings. 113 funds opened positions while 453 raised stakes. 806.08 million shares or 9.71% more from 734.72 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Manchester Mgmt Limited Liability Com stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Shelton Mgmt owns 7,425 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio. Piedmont Inv Advsr holds 113,559 shares. Numerixs Inv Tech owns 16,013 shares. Martin And Com Tn invested 0.45% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Steadfast Cap Management LP has 1.83% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Fort Point Prtn Lc holds 0.09% or 1,201 shares. Cap Ww Invsts, a California-based fund reported 20.68M shares. Los Angeles Cap Mngmt And Equity Research, California-based fund reported 866,039 shares. Northcoast Asset Ltd Liability holds 1.22% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) or 85,249 shares. 177,978 are held by Metropolitan Life Insur. Altarock Ptnrs Limited Liability Com reported 8.91% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Regentatlantic Cap Ltd Liability Corp has 10,898 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. King Wealth holds 13,142 shares or 0.9% of its portfolio. Focused Wealth holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 135 shares.

Since November 2, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 2 sales for $4.52 million activity. Haythornthwaite Richard had sold 5,000 shares worth $959,993 on Monday, December 17. McLaughlin Edward Grunde also sold $4.04 million worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) on Tuesday, January 22.

White Elm Capital Llc, which manages about $1.86B and $359.18M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE:GWRE) by 5,100 shares to 144,885 shares, valued at $11.62 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Huntington Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HBAN) by 174,100 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.51M shares, and has risen its stake in Paypal Hldgs Inc.

Since November 19, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 3 insider sales for $1.11 billion activity. Shares for $168,179 were sold by REITAN BERNT. Another trade for 420 shares valued at $50,190 was made by Howe Stephen R. Jr. on Tuesday, March 5. Wilhelmsen Arne Alexander sold $554.74M worth of stock. A WILHELMSEN A S also sold $554.74M worth of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.14, from 0.99 in 2018Q3. It is negative, as 69 investors sold RCL shares while 192 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. 142.27 million shares or 0.74% less from 143.34 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Primecap Management Co Ca holds 9.60 million shares. Point72 Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership has invested 0.35% of its portfolio in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Highbridge Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) for 43,164 shares. 1832 Asset Mgmt Lp accumulated 400 shares. Hendley And Co Incorporated holds 2,155 shares. 224,719 were reported by Balyasny Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Company. Cohen Steers Incorporated accumulated 112,281 shares. Shine Inv Advisory Svcs holds 0.02% or 362 shares. Fund Mgmt Sa stated it has 0.01% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). 6,350 are owned by Reynders Mcveigh Cap Mngmt Limited Company. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management holds 0.03% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) or 66,569 shares. Dsm Limited Co accumulated 1.05 million shares. Kentucky Retirement System holds 0.08% or 7,455 shares. Bb&T stated it has 0.13% of its portfolio in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Wetherby Asset Mgmt holds 0.04% or 2,599 shares in its portfolio.

Archon Capital Management Llc, which manages about $475.28 million and $245.26M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Nanostring Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:NSTG) by 131,323 shares to 469,032 shares, valued at $6.96 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ezcorp Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 383,413 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.24 million shares, and has risen its stake in Avon Prods Inc (NYSE:AVP).

More notable recent Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Why Royal Caribbean Cruises Stock Just Dropped 5.5% – The Motley Fool” on December 20, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “How to Invest in Cruise Line Stocks – The Motley Fool” published on March 13, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Royal Caribbean: Room To Grow – Seeking Alpha” on November 05, 2018. More interesting news about Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Royal Caribbean: Best positioned among cruise stocks – Barron’s – Seeking Alpha” published on July 07, 2018 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Around the World Celebrity Cruises Rings the Bell on the 7 Seas in Honor of International Women’s Day and Gender Equality – PRNewswire” with publication date: March 08, 2019.

Analysts await Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $1.11 EPS, up 1.83% or $0.02 from last year’s $1.09 per share. RCL’s profit will be $232.20 million for 26.39 P/E if the $1.11 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.53 actual EPS reported by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -27.45% negative EPS growth.

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