North Star Investment Management Has Lowered Its Blackstone Group LP Com Unit LTD (BX) Stake; 1 Bullish Analysts Covering Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (GEN)

Among 5 analysts covering Genesis Healthcare (NYSE:GEN), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Genesis Healthcare had 16 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 17 with “Hold”. On Monday, November 9 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:GEN) rating on Tuesday, January 26. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $5 target. RBC Capital Markets upgraded Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:GEN) rating on Monday, August 10. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $10.0 target. As per Thursday, October 12, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, September 11 report. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Monday, May 16 to “Underperform”. The stock of Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:GEN) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, January 26. Susquehanna maintained the shares of GEN in report on Tuesday, January 26 with “Neutral” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:GEN) rating on Monday, June 12. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $300 target. See Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:GEN) latest ratings:

12/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $2.0 Maintain
11/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $2.0 Maintain
10/08/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $2.0000 Maintain
10/08/2017 Broker: Cantor Fitzgerald Rating: Buy New Target: $7.0000 Maintain
17/07/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $3.0000 Maintain
06/07/2017 Broker: Cantor Fitzgerald Rating: Overweight New Target: $7 Initiates Coverage On

North Star Investment Management Corp decreased Blackstone Group LP Com Unit Ltd (BX) stake by 7.64% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. North Star Investment Management Corp sold 18,159 shares as Blackstone Group LP Com Unit Ltd (BX)’s stock declined 1.16%. The North Star Investment Management Corp holds 219,539 shares with $7.33M value, down from 237,698 last quarter. Blackstone Group LP Com Unit Ltd now has $39.05 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.84% or $0.91 during the last trading session, reaching $32.9. About 8.41 million shares traded or 133.57% up from the average. The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) has risen 20.49% since December 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.79% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 0.36% or $0.0026 during the last trading session, reaching $0.7201. About 685,676 shares traded or 90.88% up from the average. Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:GEN) has risen 29.94% since December 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.24% the S&P500.

Genesis HealthCare, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates skilled nursing facilities and assisted/senior living facilities in the United States. The company has market cap of $112.63 million. The firm operates through three divisions: Inpatient Services, Rehabilitation Therapy Services, and All Other Services. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides a range of rehabilitation therapy services, including speech pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and respiratory therapy.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $632,896 activity. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $632,896 was made by Finley John G on Wednesday, December 13.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.24 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.40, from 1.64 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 29 investors sold BX shares while 155 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 177 raised stakes. 272.94 million shares or 3.67% less from 283.35 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Renaissance Inv Group Ltd reported 157,700 shares stake. Moreover, Jrm Inv Counsel Lc has 4.56% invested in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). Randolph owns 463,150 shares. Plante Moran Fincl Advsrs Ltd Co, Michigan-based fund reported 195 shares. Hl Fin Lc, Kentucky-based fund reported 25,912 shares. Barclays Public has 0.01% invested in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) for 230,119 shares. Cap Guardian holds 0% or 500 shares in its portfolio. Hsbc Hldgs Public Ltd Liability owns 727,657 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. E&G Limited Partnership holds 0.56% in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) or 37,044 shares. 1.00M were accumulated by Tiger Mngmt Limited Co. Balyasny Asset Ltd Co holds 78,585 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Cypress Asset Management Inc Tx holds 0.43% of its portfolio in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) for 60,392 shares. Iat Reinsurance Company owns 0.51% invested in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) for 100,000 shares. The Massachusetts-based Boston Family Office Lc has invested 0.03% in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). Highland Capital Management Lc invested in 0.03% or 12,120 shares.

Analysts await The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.68 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.68 per share. BX’s profit will be $807.17 million for 12.10 P/E if the $0.68 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.69 actual earnings per share reported by The Blackstone Group L.P. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.45% negative EPS growth.

Among 18 analysts covering The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. The Blackstone Group L.P. has $49 highest and $26 lowest target. $38.89’s average target is 18.21% above currents $32.9 stock price. The Blackstone Group L.P. had 55 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America downgraded The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) on Tuesday, December 8 to “Neutral” rating. Bank of America maintained the shares of BX in report on Friday, October 20 with “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) on Monday, October 23 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Friday, January 8. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Tuesday, October 27. Deutsche Bank maintained The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) on Thursday, June 16 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 20 by JMP Securities. On Tuesday, January 26 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 22 by Citigroup.

North Star Investment Management Corp increased National Cinemedia Inc Com (NASDAQ:NCMI) stake by 215,194 shares to 601,175 valued at $4.20M in 2017Q3. It also upped American Software Inc Cl A (NASDAQ:AMSWA) stake by 96,315 shares and now owns 519,815 shares. Templeton Global Income Fd Com (GIM) was raised too.