Advantus Capital Management Inc lowered its holdings in LTC Properties, Inc. (NYSE:LTC) by 25.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 18,604 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 6,400 shares during the quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc’s holdings in LTC Properties were worth $707,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. Rhumbline Advisers lifted its holdings in shares of LTC Properties by 11.2% during the 1st quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 130,124 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $4,945,000 after acquiring an additional 13,153 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in shares of LTC Properties by 21.5% during the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 171,196 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $6,505,000 after acquiring an additional 30,272 shares during the period. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp bought a new stake in shares of LTC Properties during the 4th quarter worth approximately $322,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of LTC Properties during the 4th quarter worth approximately $779,000. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of LTC Properties by 18.3% during the 4th quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 16,125 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $200,000 after acquiring an additional 2,500 shares during the period. 80.28% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
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AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
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As Starbucks Corp.’s (SBUX) former CEO Howard Schultz hit the airwaves on Wednesday to apologize and the company schedules a half-day for employee training addressing racial sensitivity, its reputation with the public has tumbled to the lowest point in more than two years, according to YouGov Brand Index, a daily brand consumer-perception company.
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