Blackstone Mortgage Trust (BXMT) Lost “Hold” Rating By Deutsche Bank; First Foundation Advisors Decreased Its Oracle (ORCL) Holding

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Equities researchers at Deutsche Bank’s equity division lowered Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT)‘s stock from “Hold” to “Buy” on Wednesday, 13 February. The analysts at Deutsche Bank have a price target of $34 on BXMT or -1.71% more downside.

First Foundation Advisors decreased Oracle Corp (ORCL) stake by 92.18% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. First Foundation Advisors sold 332,706 shares as Oracle Corp (ORCL)’s stock declined 4.48%. The First Foundation Advisors holds 28,230 shares with $1.46 million value, down from 360,936 last quarter. Oracle Corp now has $183.82 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $51.22. About 14.19 million shares traded. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has declined 3.81% since February 13, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 3.81% the S&P500. Some Historical ORCL News: 05/05/2018 – HIGHLIGHTS-Buffett, ‘Oracle of Omaha,’ comments on Wells Fargo, China; 10/04/2018 – Oracle AI Powers Future of Customer Experience Management; 09/05/2018 – Helzberg Diamonds Empowers Associates to Create Meaningful Customer Experiences with Oracle Retail; 05/05/2018 – HIGHLIGHTS-Buffett, ‘Oracle of Omaha,’ on bonds, deals; 19/03/2018 – After-hours buzz: BB, ORCL & OPNT; 14/05/2018 – Pegasystems Appoints Rupen Shah as Vice President of Independent Software Vendor Alliances and Strategy; 16/05/2018 – Oracle Buys; 10/04/2018 – New Oracle Banking APls Help Banks Build Faster, Better Services; 04/04/2018 – Coherent Path CEO to Speak at Oracle’s Modern Customer Experience; 19/03/2018 – ORACLE – CONFIDENT CO WILL “COMFORTABLY DELIVER” ON ORIGINAL FORECAST OF DOUBLE-DIGIT NON-GAAP SHR GROWTH FOR FY18

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.63 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.19, from 0.82 in 2018Q2. It fall, as 56 investors sold ORCL shares while 640 reduced holdings. 133 funds opened positions while 304 raised stakes. 2.03 billion shares or 4.41% less from 2.13 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Mirae Asset Glob Invests Limited has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Allsquare Wealth Mgmt Ltd, a New York-based fund reported 1,643 shares. Fred Alger reported 0% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Rand Wealth Ltd Liability Corp holds 32,752 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Veritas Asset Mgmt Llp stated it has 3.27% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Autus Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.06% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) or 6,444 shares. Webster Bancorporation N A accumulated 100,666 shares. Cumberland Prtn reported 68,561 shares. Moreover, Quadrant Cap Mngmt Ltd Llc has 1.78% invested in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 54,320 shares. Hudson Valley Advsr Adv holds 0.66% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 55,064 shares. Moreover, Roundview Cap Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.18% invested in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Cs Mckee Ltd Partnership accumulated 1.55% or 376,504 shares. Dynamic Advisor Solutions Ltd Llc stated it has 4,967 shares. Weatherly Asset Lp owns 20,732 shares or 0.22% of their US portfolio. Levin Capital Strategies Lp accumulated 123,230 shares.

Analysts await Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) to report earnings on March, 18. They expect $0.76 EPS, up 1.33% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.75 per share. ORCL’s profit will be $2.73B for 16.85 P/E if the $0.76 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.74 actual EPS reported by Oracle Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.70% EPS growth.

More notable recent Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) news were published by: which released: “Better Buy: Microsoft vs. Oracle – Motley Fool” on February 12, 2019, also with their article: “Oracle: Google “fabricated concern” in court petition – Seeking Alpha” published on January 25, 2019, published: “Oracle: DoL’s wage suit “meritless” – Seeking Alpha” on January 23, 2019. More interesting news about Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) were released by: and their article: “U.S. sues Oracle over pay discrimination – Seeking Alpha” published on January 22, 2019 as well as‘s news article titled: “Oracle CEO wants half of app market – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 15, 2019.

Among 11 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Oracle had 13 analyst reports since September 7, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, September 7 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, September 18. As per Wednesday, January 9, the company rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) earned “Buy” rating by Standpoint Research on Wednesday, December 26. Evercore downgraded the stock to “In-Line” rating in Wednesday, October 3 report. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, January 15. Nomura maintained it with “Buy” rating and $53 target in Friday, October 26 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, September 18. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, September 18 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Tuesday, September 18.

First Foundation Advisors increased Blackrock Floating Rate Income (FRA) stake by 26,731 shares to 393,642 valued at $5.43M in 2018Q3. It also upped Nuveen Preferred Income Opport (JPC) stake by 34,292 shares and now owns 495,059 shares. Ishares S&P California Municip (CMF) was raised too.

More notable recent Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT) news were published by: which released: “Blackstone Mortgage Q4 originations of $3.5B – Seeking Alpha” on February 12, 2019, also with their article: “Blackstone Mortgage Trust Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call – PRNewswire” published on January 23, 2019, published: “Blackstone Mortgage Trust (BXMT) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy? –” on February 05, 2019. More interesting news about Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT) were released by: and their article: “Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc (NYSE:BXMT): Ex-Dividend Is In 2 Days, Should You Buy? – Yahoo Finance” published on June 25, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “Blackstone Mortgage Trust: Still A Buy? – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: September 24, 2018.

Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc., a real estate finance company, originates and purchases senior loans collateralized by properties in North America and Europe. The company has market cap of $4.14 billion. The firm qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It has a 13.89 P/E ratio. It generally would not be subject to U.S. federal income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.61 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.26, from 1.35 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 15 investors sold Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. shares while 61 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 81 raised stakes. 74.74 million shares or 7.02% more from 69.84 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Barclays Public Limited Liability owns 86,577 shares. Int owns 74,200 shares. Fred Alger Management reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT). Garrison Bradford Inc reported 369,037 shares. Naples Global Advsr Ltd Liability owns 0.23% invested in Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT) for 25,562 shares. St Johns Inv Management Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.01% in Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT). Hillsdale Investment Mngmt Incorporated has 340 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Stratos Wealth Partners Limited has invested 0.01% in Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT). Prudential Fin holds 0.01% or 138,870 shares. 925 are owned by First Manhattan. Scholtz & Limited Liability owns 21,300 shares. Schnieders Capital Mngmt has invested 0.12% in Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 102,108 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Voya Investment Limited Liability Corp holds 0% of its portfolio in Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT) for 37,996 shares. State Street Corporation accumulated 2.19M shares or 0.01% of the stock.

The stock increased 0.06% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $34.59. About 1.09M shares traded or 1.41% up from the average. Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT) has risen 7.18% since February 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.18% the S&P500. Some Historical BXMT News: 24/04/2018 – BLACKSTONE MORTGAGE TRUST INC QTRLY CORE SHR $0.64; 10/04/2018 – Blackstone Mortgage Trust Announces Closing of $1.8 B Financing for Tishman Speyer’s Spiral Development Project; 10/04/2018 – TISHMAN SPEYER SECURES ALL FINANCING TO BUILD $3.7 BLN 65-STORY OFFICE TOWER IN NEW YORK’S HUDSON YARDS; 21/04/2018 – DJ Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc Cla, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (BXMT); 22/03/2018 – BLACKSTONE MORTGAGE TRUST INC – TO USE PROCEEDS FROM OFFERING TO ORIGINATE AND PURCHASE ADDITIONAL COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE LOANS; 24/04/2018 – BLACKSTONE MORTGAGE 1Q CORE EPS 64C, EST. 63C; 10/04/2018 – FINANCING FOR ‘THE SPIRAL’ PROJECT INCLUDES $1.9 BLN IN EQUITY FROM TISHMAN AND OTHERS; $1.8 BLN CONSTRUCTION LOAN FROM BLACKSTONE MORTGAGE TRUST INC BXMT.N; 24/04/2018 – Blackstone Mortgage Trust 1Q EPS 56c; 22/03/2018 BLACKSTONE MORTGAGE TRUST REPORTS OFFERING OF $220M NOTES; 24/04/2018 – Blackstone Mortgage Trust 1Q Net $61M

Since August 31, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 14 selling transactions for $220,592 activity. The insider Cotton Leonard W bought 3,000 shares worth $101,610. On Friday, November 30 Ruffing Thomas C sold $4,123 worth of Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT) or 118 shares. 247 shares were sold by Marone Anthony F. JR, worth $8,605 on Wednesday, November 7. The insider Armer Douglas N. sold $22,583.

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