Insider Deal: Kirkland's, Inc. (KIRK)’s President and CEO Michael Madden Unloaded 15,000 shares; Soroban Capital Partners LP Has Increased Its Marriott Intl New (Call) (MAR) Position

Michael Madden, the insider, who’s for the time being the President and CEO of Kirkland’s Inc sold closely 15,000 shares of the corporation that are worth $150,768 USD which is based on a stock price of 10.1 USD per share. Currently, he holds a total of 119,245 shares or 0.75% of the Company’s total market cap. Details about the deal dated March 22, 2018, could be found available for public review in a legal report on the SEC website here.

Soroban Capital Partners Lp increased Marriott Intl Inc New (Call) (MAR) stake by 800% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Soroban Capital Partners Lp acquired 10.00 million shares as Marriott Intl Inc New (Call) (MAR)’s stock rose 15.06%. The Soroban Capital Partners Lp holds 11.25M shares with $1.24 billion value, up from 1.25 million last quarter. Marriott Intl Inc New (Call) now has $49.96 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.46% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $139.78. About 460,314 shares traded. Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) has risen 58.26% since March 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.56% the S&P500.

Kirkland's, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of home décor and gifts in the United States. The company has market cap of $159.15 million. The company's stores provide various merchandise, including framed arts, mirrors, wall décors, candles and related items, lamps, decorative accessories, accent furniture, textiles, garden-related accessories, and artificial floral products. It has a 30.15 P/E ratio. The Company’s stores also offer an assortment of holiday merchandise in seasonal periods, as well as items that are suitable for gift-giving.

Among 8 analysts covering Kirkland’s (NASDAQ:KIRK), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Kirkland’s has $21.0 highest and $12.0 lowest target. $15.14’s average target is 52.16% above currents $9.95 stock price. Kirkland’s had 15 analyst reports since September 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Sidoti upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $12.0 target in Tuesday, August 22 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, November 20 by Barrington Research. The stock of Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK) earned “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Wednesday, November 22. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, March 13 by B. Riley & Co. Suntrust Robinson maintained the shares of KIRK in report on Wednesday, August 24 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK) earned “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Monday, March 19. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, March 19 by B. Riley & Co. The stock of Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 24 by SunTrust. B. Riley & Co downgraded Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK) on Thursday, December 22 to “Neutral” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 27 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.65, from 1.91 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 9 investors sold Kirkland's, Inc. shares while 25 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 14.33 million shares or 3.95% more from 13.78 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Citigroup accumulated 16,140 shares. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company invested in 801,009 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney Strauss Ltd Co invested in 147,468 shares or 0% of the stock. First Wilshire Secs Mgmt owns 70,560 shares. Acadian Asset Ltd Llc reported 130,684 shares stake. 18,817 are owned by State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys. Petrus Lta owns 10,447 shares. Panagora Asset accumulated 21,034 shares or 0% of the stock. 12,215 were reported by Interest Group Inc. Jpmorgan Chase has 1,131 shares. Moreover, Los Angeles Capital And Equity Incorporated has 0% invested in Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK) for 38,242 shares. Comml Bank Of Montreal Can stated it has 3,245 shares. Nordea Mgmt Ab reported 0% of its portfolio in Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK). Menta Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.09% in Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK). Blackrock owns 2.12 million shares or 0% of their US portfolio.

The stock decreased 2.07% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $9.95. About 105,458 shares traded. Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK) has declined 27.18% since March 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 43.88% the S&P500.

Soroban Capital Partners Lp decreased Westlake Chem Corp (NYSE:WLK) stake by 851,569 shares to 1.40M valued at $116.20M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Charter Communications Inc N stake by 700,929 shares and now owns 1.31 million shares. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (Call) was reduced too.

Since December 8, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 8 selling transactions for $28.58 million activity. 8,644 shares valued at $1.12M were sold by DUNCAN BRUCE W on Wednesday, December 13. 80,000 shares were sold by Harrison Deborah Marriott, worth $11.28M. Linnartz Stephanie sold $659,348 worth of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) on Wednesday, December 13. Another trade for 1,000 shares valued at $143,828 was sold by Marriott Stephen Blake. Capuano Anthony had sold 19,510 shares worth $2.60M. 250 shares valued at $35,368 were bought by SCHWAB SUSAN C on Thursday, February 22. McPherson Amy sold $7.24 million worth of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) on Friday, February 23.

Among 20 analysts covering Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Marriott International had 63 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Tuesday, November 28 report. The stock of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) earned “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, February 22. As per Monday, August 7, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. As per Monday, June 12, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 8 by Berenberg. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Wednesday, April 20 to “Market Perform”. The company was maintained on Monday, September 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Hold” rating by Evercore given on Wednesday, August 5. The rating was maintained by Evercore with “Buy” on Monday, September 7. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, August 30 by Wolfe Research.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.17, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 44 investors sold MAR shares while 224 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 180 raised stakes. 236.59 million shares or 1.84% less from 241.03 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Parkside Fin Fincl Bank & Tru invested in 1,470 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Moreover, Alpha Cubed Invs Ltd has 0.03% invested in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) for 2,046 shares. American Ins Tx has 0.42% invested in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) for 72,880 shares. Regions Corporation invested in 0% or 3,025 shares. Perkins Coie has invested 0.02% in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Sei has invested 0.12% in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Moreover, Washington has 0.02% invested in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). 174,305 were accumulated by Stifel Fincl. Fundsmith Llp invested 0.2% of its portfolio in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Next Financial Group Incorporated owns 591 shares. Credit Agricole S A owns 60,850 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Donaldson Mgmt Limited Co owns 0.38% invested in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) for 32,728 shares. The Alabama-based Oakworth Capital has invested 0% in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Gamco Investors Et Al owns 7,100 shares. Advisor Prtn Llc accumulated 5,887 shares or 0.13% of the stock.