Why Bennett Westbrook Sold 5,000 Shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (RHP)?; Graphic Packaging Holding Co Has 1.07 Sentiment

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Graphic Packaging Holding Co (GPK) investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.12, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. The ratio improved, as 110 funds started new or increased equity positions, while 103 sold and decreased holdings in Graphic Packaging Holding Co. The funds in our database now hold: 300.07 million shares, up from 294.74 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Graphic Packaging Holding Co in top ten equity positions increased from 2 to 3 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 17 Reduced: 86 Increased: 66 New Position: 44.

Analysts await Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $0.19 EPS, up 26.67% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.15 per share. GPK’s profit will be $58.96M for 19.78 P/E if the $0.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.19 actual EPS reported by Graphic Packaging Holding Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

It closed at $15.03 lastly. It is up 19.37% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.82% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Graphic Packaging’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Graphic Packaging, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. GPK was included in 4 notes of analysts from September 30, 2016. As per Monday, October 3, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, January 20. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 22 by CLSA. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 30.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides paper packaging solutions to food, beverage, and other consumer products companies. The company has market cap of $4.66 billion. It operates through three divisions: Paperboard Mills, Americas Paperboard Packaging, and Europe Paperboard Packaging. It has a 15.66 P/E ratio. The firm offers coated unbleached kraft and coated recycled paperboard (CRB) to various paperboard packaging converters and brokers; and paperboard folding cartons primarily to consumer packaged goods companies serving the food, beverage, and consumer product markets.

Canyon Capital Advisors Llc holds 2.99% of its portfolio in Graphic Packaging Holding Company for 13.33 million shares. New Mountain Vantage Advisers L.L.C. owns 2.37 million shares or 2.78% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mrj Capital Inc has 2.12% invested in the company for 256,200 shares. The Colorado-based Three Peaks Capital Management Llc has invested 1.97% in the stock. Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.14 million shares.

Analysts await Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) to report earnings on August, 14. They expect $1.74 EPS, up 12.26% or $0.19 from last year’s $1.55 per share. RHP’s profit will be $88.22 million for 11.74 P/E if the $1.74 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.18 actual EPS reported by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 47.46% EPS growth.

Among 8 analysts covering Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Ryman Hospitality Properties has $83 highest and $53 lowest target. $66.29’s average target is -18.87% below currents $81.71 stock price. Ryman Hospitality Properties had 21 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, October 14 the stock rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Underperform”. Wells Fargo upgraded Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) on Tuesday, December 19 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Friday, July 14 to “Market Perform”. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, August 17 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Wednesday, November 2. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Friday, March 3 by Bank of America. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy” on Monday, January 8. The rating was reinitiated by JMP Securities on Monday, December 5 with “Mkt Outperform”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, December 15 by Wells Fargo. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, October 17 report.

More notable recent Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Market Trends Toward New Normal in Colony NorthStar, Badger Meter, Dun & Bradstreet, Ryman Hospitality ..” on May 21, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2018 Results” published on May 01, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Ryman Hospitality Properties’ (RHP) CEO Colin Reed on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 01, 2018. More interesting news about Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Maintaining Strong Buy Thesis For City Office” published on May 08, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “This Nashville hotel is the country’s top spot for meetings” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. owns and operates hotels in the United States. The company has market cap of $4.14 billion. The Company’s Hospitality segment operates a network of meetings-focused resorts, including the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee; the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida; the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas; and the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Prince GeorgeÂ’s County, Maryland. It has a 23.82 P/E ratio. As of February 15, 2013, this segmentÂ’s network of resorts had 7,797 rooms.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.24, from 1.27 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 19 investors sold Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. shares while 79 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 43.24 million shares or 1.36% less from 43.84 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Botty Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 5,225 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt holds 0.01% in Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) or 13,817 shares. Schroder Invest Mngmt Group holds 0% in Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) or 9,352 shares. Panagora Asset Management owns 58,326 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Atlantic Gp Ltd Llc accumulated 13,152 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 13,787 shares stake. Belgium-based Kbc Group Nv has invested 0.03% in Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP). Gabelli Funds Limited Liability Corp holds 0.52% in Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) or 1.30 million shares. Hamlin Mgmt Limited Liability Corp holds 1.7% or 642,694 shares in its portfolio. Alliancebernstein L P owns 140,003 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Millennium Mngmt Limited Liability Corp stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP). Fca Corporation Tx holds 0.08% in Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) or 3,024 shares. Ameriprise Fin Incorporated invested in 115,441 shares or 0% of the stock. D E Shaw & invested in 54,732 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Prelude Capital Mgmt Ltd Co holds 0% of its portfolio in Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) for 801 shares.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 4 sales for $43,758 activity. REED COLIN V bought $487,291 worth of stock or 6,142 shares. Hutcheson Jennifer L had sold 1,081 shares worth $75,269 on Monday, December 18. 4,000 shares were sold by Westbrook Bennett D, worth $278,900 on Monday, December 18. Lynn Scott J had sold 3,250 shares worth $222,333 on Tuesday, December 12.

The stock decreased 0.28% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $81.71. About 208,991 shares traded. Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) has risen 23.74% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.19% the S&P500.

The Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc’s EVP – Chief Development Officer, Bennett Westbrook, the well informed man unloaded – 5,000 Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc’s shares, based on $81.8 for each share. These insider shares today has a value of approximately $409,050 USD. This trade was performed on May 22, 2018. A legal report that was filed with the Washington-based SEC and available for review here, reveals extra details of the trade. Now, Bennett Westbrook owns 14,466 shares which are about 0.03% of the company’s market cap (total dollar market value of all company’s outstanding shares).

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