Hennessy Advisors Has Raised Delta Air Lines Del (DAL) Position; Xencor (XNCR)’s Sentiment Is 1.21

May 27, 2018 - By Sherry Myers

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Hennessy Advisors Inc increased Delta Air Lines Inc Del (DAL) stake by 26.67% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Hennessy Advisors Inc acquired 11,200 shares as Delta Air Lines Inc Del (DAL)’s stock declined 3.16%. The Hennessy Advisors Inc holds 53,200 shares with $2.98M value, up from 42,000 last quarter. Delta Air Lines Inc Del now has $39.05B valuation. The stock increased 2.70% or $1.47 during the last trading session, reaching $55.87. About 7.60 million shares traded or 9.16% up from the average. Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) has risen 17.70% since May 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.15% the S&P500.

Xencor Inc (XNCR) investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.31, from 0.9 in 2017Q3. The ratio improved, as 52 funds increased and opened new equity positions, while 43 sold and reduced stock positions in Xencor Inc. The funds in our database now hold: 36.52 million shares, up from 36.12 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Xencor Inc in top ten equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 15 Reduced: 28 Increased: 37 New Position: 15.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.04, from 1.15 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 54 investors sold DAL shares while 267 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 251 raised stakes. 583.95 million shares or 0.88% less from 589.14 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Founders Fin Ltd Llc has 0.23% invested in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL). Cap Financial Advisers Llc owns 129,094 shares. Greenleaf has invested 0% in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL). Legal And General Group Incorporated Public Lc owns 1.25M shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. 289,620 were reported by Reaves W H Com Inc. New Vernon Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 0.61% of its portfolio in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) for 10,428 shares. Moreover, Wms Ptnrs Limited Co has 0.05% invested in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL). Great Lakes Limited Liability Corp stated it has 87,476 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Boston Prns holds 8.48 million shares or 0.56% of its portfolio. Primecap Management Ca holds 28.08 million shares. Sun Life holds 0.01% or 1,435 shares. Rothschild Investment Corporation Il, Illinois-based fund reported 32,980 shares. Thompson Inv Mngmt stated it has 18,996 shares. Psagot House holds 37,160 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Prudential Fincl owns 1.26 million shares.

Among 20 analysts covering Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Delta Air Lines had 76 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 5 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, December 15 by Cowen & Co. On Thursday, April 5 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. Evercore maintained the shares of DAL in report on Friday, April 7 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, October 21. The stock of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, February 6 by Bernstein. The stock of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was upgraded by Imperial Capital to “Outperform” on Thursday, October 12. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, March 16 by Evercore. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 5 by Deutsche Bank.

Hennessy Advisors Inc decreased Scana Corp New (NYSE:SCG) stake by 9,000 shares to 168,466 valued at $6.70 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Wintrust Finl Corp (NASDAQ:WTFC) stake by 8,000 shares and now owns 50,000 shares. Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE) was reduced too.

More notable recent Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Southwest, Delta lash out at one another over use of Dallas Love Field gates” on May 21, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Delta And Navigating An Oligopoly (Podcast)” published on May 08, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Delta Air Lines: Soaring Higher” on April 30, 2018. More interesting news about Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Boeing Corporation Stock Is Ready for Takeoff” published on May 25, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Dallas proposes policy that could resolve Southwest-Delta dispute at Love Field” with publication date: May 09, 2018.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 11 sales for $17.85 million activity. 73,211 Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) shares with value of $4.10 million were sold by Bastian Edward H. 49,362 shares valued at $2.97 million were sold by Jacobson Paul A on Tuesday, January 16. $1.43 million worth of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) shares were sold by Smith Joanne D. $504,540 worth of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) shares were sold by West W Gilbert. BLAKE FRANCIS S bought $200,193 worth of stock. Another trade for 10,783 shares valued at $604,333 was sold by Sear Steven M. HAUENSTEIN GLEN W sold $1.76M worth of stock.

More important recent Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNCR) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Benzinga’s Daily Biotech Pulse: Biomarin Gets FDA Nod, Amarin Settles with Teva, Merck’s Cancer Drug Review …” on May 25, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Xencor down 6.8% post Q1 results”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Xencor’s (XNCR) CEO Bassil Dahiyat on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 08, 2018. More interesting news about Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNCR) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Market Trends Toward New Normal in LRAD, Xencor, QuinStreet, Old Second, WesBanco, and Invitae — Emerging …” with publication date: May 04, 2018.

The stock increased 5.65% or $2.12 during the last trading session, reaching $39.66. About 378,148 shares traded or 8.99% up from the average. Xencor, Inc. (XNCR) has risen 17.37% since May 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.82% the S&P500.

Xencor, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on discovery and development of engineered monoclonal antibodies to treat severe and life-threatening diseases with unmet medical needs. The company has market cap of $2.21 billion. It develops its antibody product candidates to treat autoimmune and allergic diseases, cancer, and other conditions. It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s product candidates include XmAb5871, an immune inhibitor, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of autoimmune diseases; XmAb7195, an immune inhibitor that is in Phase I clinical for use in treating asthma and allergic diseases; XmAb14045, a bispecific oncology candidate, which is in phase I clinical trials for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia; and XmAb13676 that is in phase I clinical trials for the treatment of B-cell malignancies.

First Light Asset Management Llc holds 3.88% of its portfolio in Xencor, Inc. for 644,764 shares. Sio Capital Management Llc owns 109,981 shares or 1.36% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Redmile Group Llc has 1.29% invested in the company for 1.35 million shares. The New York-based Perceptive Advisors Llc has invested 0.95% in the stock. Rhenman & Partners Asset Management Ab, a Sweden-based fund reported 317,500 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 buy, and 6 sales for $2.82 million activity.

Analysts await Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNCR) to report earnings on August, 6. They expect $-0.55 EPS, down 266.67% or $0.40 from last year’s $-0.15 per share. After $-0.62 actual EPS reported by Xencor, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.29% EPS growth.

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