As Lyondellbasell Industries N (LYB) Market Valuation Rose, Holder Blair William & Company Trimmed Position by $307,755; Comcast (CMCSA) Shareholder Alps Advisors Decreased Its Holding by $403,852

August 12, 2018 - By Pearl Odom

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Alps Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Comcast Corp (CMCSA) by 43.41% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alps Advisors Inc sold 11,878 shares as the company’s stock declined 19.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 15,485 shares of the television services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $529,000, down from 27,363 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Alps Advisors Inc who had been investing in Comcast Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $160.73 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.16% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $35.08. About 9.19M shares traded. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has declined 21.29% since August 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.86% the S&P500. Some Historical CMCSA News: 07/05/2018 – Fox Jumps on Report That Comcast Is Mulling Counterbid to Disney; 16/05/2018 – Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program Joins Forces with Conference of Western Attorneys General to Promote Internet Safety for Seniors, Parents and Children; 08/03/2018 – MoviePass Hires Former Viacom, Spotify And Comcast Exec To Head Product Development: Report — MarketWatch; 23/05/2018 – Comcast in `advanced stages’ of preparing Fox bid; 13/04/2018 – COMCAST AND NETFLIX EXPAND PARTNERSHIP TO PROVIDE COMCAST ABILITY TO INCLUDE NETFLIX SUBSCRIPTION IN NEW, EXISTING XFINITY PACKAGES; 25/04/2018 – Comcast Offer is 16% Premium to 21CF Offer of GBP10.75 for Each Sky Share; 09/05/2018 – CNBC: Comcast prepares to bid on Fox in mid-June; 07/05/2018 – Comcast readies all-cash gate crash of Disney-Fox deal; 25/04/2018 – COMCAST QTRLY COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS REV $13.52 BLN, UP 3.6 PCT; 23/05/2018 – COMCAST CONSIDERING SUPERIOR ALL-CASH OFFER TO BUY TWENTY-FIRST

Blair William & Company decreased its stake in Lyondellbasell Industries N (LYB) by 20.09% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blair William & Company sold 2,931 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.94% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 11,659 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.23 million, down from 14,590 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blair William & Company who had been investing in Lyondellbasell Industries N for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $43.83 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.71% or $0.81 during the last trading session, reaching $112.57. About 1.77 million shares traded. LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) has risen 41.02% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.45% the S&P500. Some Historical LYB News: 18/04/2018 – A. Schulman Sets June 14, 2018 Special Meeting for Vote on Merger Agreement with LyondellBasell; 27/04/2018 – LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES NV LYB.N INCREASES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND BY 11 PCT TO $1.00/SHR; 08/03/2018 – LyondellBasell to Address J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Industrials Conference; 24/05/2018 – BRAZIL’S BRASKEM SAYS ODEBRECHT DENIES RECEIVING PROPOSAL FROM LYONDELLBASELL TO ACQUIRE ITS CONTROL – FILING; 08/05/2018 – LYONDELLBASELL CEO BOB PATEL SPEAKS ON WELLS FARGO CONF WEBCAST; 30/03/2018 – LyondellBasell Names Jacinth Smiley Chief Acctg Officer; 24/04/2018 – LyondellBasell Bond Trading 7x Average; Clients Net Buyers; 28/03/2018 – A SCHULMAN INC – IN LIGHT OF PENDING MERGER, COMPANY HAS SUSPENDED ITS FISCAL 2018 GUIDANCE; 22/05/2018 – LyondellBasell: Transaction Is Expected to Close in the 2H of 2018; 26/03/2018 – LYONDELL HOUSTON REFINERY LARGE CRUDE UNIT RESTARTED; SMALL CRUDE UNIT RESTARTING

More notable recent Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “3 factors that show how Universal Orlando’s theme parks pulled their weight in Comcast’s 2Q 2018” on July 26, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Comcast Earnings Preview: Look at What They Say, Not What They Did” published on July 24, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “TiVo loses another patent battle to Comcast” on August 07, 2018. More interesting news about Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Disney Earnings: New Subscription Services And A Major Acquisition” published on August 06, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Comcast execs hint at queuing up hordes more visitors, attractions for Universal Orlando” with publication date: August 01, 2018.

Alps Advisors Inc, which manages about $13.32 billion and $12.57 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Iridium Communications Inc (NASDAQ:IRDM) by 33,647 shares to 55,398 shares, valued at $623,000 in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) by 10,420 shares in the quarter, for a total of 23,365 shares, and has risen its stake in Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM).

Analysts await Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $0.63 earnings per share, up 21.15% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.52 per share. CMCSA’s profit will be $2.89 billion for 13.92 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.65 actual earnings per share reported by Comcast Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.08% negative EPS growth.

Since March 6, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 9 sales for $31.73 million activity. On Thursday, March 22 the insider BLOCK ARTHUR R sold $635,776. Murdock Daniel C. also sold $30,411 worth of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) shares. 691,105 Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) shares with value of $25.24 million were sold by ROBERTS BRIAN L.

Among 34 analysts covering Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), 25 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Comcast Corporation had 91 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, January 13. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, June 26 by Pivotal Research. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 30 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 26 by Pivotal Research. The stock has “Buy” rating by Nomura on Tuesday, December 8. RBC Capital Markets maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on Thursday, February 4 with “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Moffett Nathanson on Tuesday, September 12. Robert W. Baird maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on Friday, November 17 with “Buy” rating. Wells Fargo maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) rating on Thursday, January 25. Wells Fargo has “Outperform” rating and $50 target. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Wednesday, January 24.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.06, from 0.93 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 100 investors sold CMCSA shares while 496 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 481 raised stakes. 3.67 billion shares or 0.21% more from 3.66 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Vanguard holds 0.49% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) or 325.85 million shares. Everence Capital Mgmt Incorporated invested in 78,601 shares. Meyer Handelman Co holds 15,800 shares. Zwj Counsel reported 18,600 shares. Deltec Asset Mngmt Llc reported 370,738 shares. Cna Financial reported 317,000 shares or 2.31% of all its holdings. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 0.47% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 2.67 million shares. Royal State Bank Of Scotland Group Incorporated Public Limited Company reported 63,545 shares. Court Place Advsrs holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 14,227 shares. Moreover, Woodstock has 1.22% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands reported 151,000 shares. First Savings Bank & Com Of Newtown holds 22,662 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Hl Financial Ltd Liability has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). 366,075 were reported by Chicago Equity Ptnrs. Steinberg Asset Management holds 0.05% or 9,993 shares.

Among 26 analysts covering LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB), 10 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. LyondellBasell had 85 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, May 7 by Cowen & Co. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Monday, December 18 to “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by SunTrust given on Monday, February 5. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 7 with “Market Perform”. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Monday, May 8. The stock of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, March 18 by Susquehanna. The stock of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, December 13. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Tuesday, October 31 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) rating on Tuesday, October 31. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $110.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, March 27.

More news for LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) were recently published by: Bizjournals.com, which released: “5 things to know in Texas energy this week” on July 30, 2018. Bizjournals.com‘s article titled: “LyondellBasell chairman to step down, successor named” and published on July 24, 2018 is yet another important article.

Analysts await LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) to report earnings on October, 26. They expect $2.67 earnings per share, up 10.79% or $0.26 from last year’s $2.41 per share. LYB’s profit will be $1.04B for 10.54 P/E if the $2.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.34 actual earnings per share reported by LyondellBasell Industries N.V. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -20.06% negative EPS growth.

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