Beech Hill Advisors Has Lowered Facebook (FB) Position as Stock Value Declined; As Union Pac (UNP) Stock Price Rose, Holder Mcdonald Capital Investors Has Trimmed Its Holding

August 12, 2018 - By Mark Babin

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Mcdonald Capital Investors Inc decreased its stake in Union Pac Corp (UNP) by 2.02% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mcdonald Capital Investors Inc sold 12,895 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.52% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 624,560 shares of the railroads company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $83.96 million, down from 637,455 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mcdonald Capital Investors Inc who had been investing in Union Pac Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $110.07 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.05% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $148.84. About 2.31 million shares traded. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 32.23% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.66% the S&P500. Some Historical UNP News: 26/03/2018 – DOT STB: Case Title: UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY–ABANDONMENT EXEMPTION–IN FULTON AND PEORIA COUNTIES, ILL; 22/05/2018 – Union Pacific Presenting at Conference Tomorrow; 15/03/2018 – Cal EMA Spills: SPILL Report – Union Pacific – 03/15/2018 08:23 AM; 06/04/2018 – UNION PACIFIC SAYS REDEMPTION RESULTED IN AN EARLY-EXTINGUISHMENT, NON-CASH, PRE-TAX CHARGE OF $85 MLN – SEC FILING; 26/04/2018 – UNION PACIFIC NOW EXPECTS 75% PTC IMPLEMENTATON BY YR END 2018; 19/03/2018 – LISC: Union Pacific gives $3M to bolster U.S. workforce, lift communities; 10/04/2018 – UNION PACIFIC CORP UNP.N : BAIRD RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $148 FROM $143; 07/05/2018 – Union Pacific is Top Class I Railroad on Military Times’ Best for Vets Employer Rankings; 06/04/2018 – UNION PACIFIC – ON MARCH 15, CO REDEEMED $155 MLN OF DEBENTURES & MORTGAGE BONDS BOUGHT BY CO’S UNIT IN 1982 ACQUISITION OF MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILROAD; 16/05/2018 – Union Pacific Presenting at Conference May 23

Beech Hill Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 18.27% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Beech Hill Advisors Inc sold 10,019 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.01% with the market. The institutional investor held 44,805 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $7.16 million, down from 54,824 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Beech Hill Advisors Inc who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $520.45B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.55% or $2.83 during the last trading session, reaching $180.26. About 20.35 million shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 21.69% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.12% the S&P500. Some Historical FB News: 03/05/2018 – American Century Adds Aptiv, Exits Flex, Cuts Facebook: 13F; 04/04/2018 – Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook hasn’t felt ‘any meaningful impact’ in its usage or business in the wake of its privacy scandal $FB; 26/05/2018 – NYU @profGalloway answers listener questions about The Four – Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon – on Too Embarrassed to Ask: transcript; 19/04/2018 – BLUMENTHAL SENDS LETTER TO FTC ABOUT FACEBOOK; 27/03/2018 – The Klein Law Firm Notifies Investors of an Investigation Concerning Possible Violations of Federal Securities Laws by Facebook; 21/03/2018 – Recode Daily: Facebook has never faced a crisis like this ever-widening data debacle; 19/03/2018 – WYDEN ASKS FACEBOOK IF IT HAS MADE ATTEMPTS TO IDENTIFY OR NOTIFY 50 MILLION USERS IMPACTED BY REPORTED MISUSE OF THIRD-PARTY DATA ACCESS; 03/05/2018 – ♫ Reuters Insider – Cambridge Analytica shuts down after data scandal; 10/04/2018 – Facebook’s Zuckerberg vows to work harder to block hate speech in Myanmar; 02/04/2018 – Snap jabbed at Facebook’s Russian interference troubles with a special Cyrillic filter that looked like a Facebook page

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.19, from 0.94 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 62 investors sold UNP shares while 557 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 359 raised stakes. 589.68 million shares or 1.47% less from 598.50 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Badgley Phelps Bell invested 0.73% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Horan Mngmt has invested 2.89% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Beese Fulmer Invest holds 0.32% or 10,954 shares in its portfolio. Cue Fincl Grp Inc holds 0.47% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 5,295 shares. Everett Harris And Co Ca invested in 3,802 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Arrowgrass Cap Ptnrs (Us) Lp, New York-based fund reported 47,310 shares. 42,129 were accumulated by Cullinan Associate. Zeke Advisors Lc has 20,201 shares. Beaumont Ptnrs Limited Liability Company holds 0.13% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) or 8,709 shares. Country Club Tru Na holds 0.21% or 12,705 shares. Cornercap Invest Counsel owns 0.41% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 21,338 shares. Psagot Investment House Ltd holds 2,250 shares. Hall Laurie J Trustee stated it has 0.04% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Mariner Wealth Advsrs invested 0.03% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). 24,565 were reported by Profund Advisors Limited Co.

Since March 20, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $7.37 million activity. The insider Whited Elizabeth F sold 15,576 shares worth $2.08 million.

Among 30 analysts covering Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), 14 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Union Pacific Corporation had 119 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, October 27 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 21 by Cowen & Co. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, August 11 by Atlantic Securities. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy” on Friday, September 11. The stock has “Buy” rating by TD Securities on Friday, October 27. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy” on Monday, February 22. On Wednesday, February 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 25 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, October 2. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, October 2 with “Buy”.

More recent Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Union Pacific Just Beat Estimates” on July 20, 2018. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind Investors, WPX Energy, Interactive Brokers Group, Lear, Union Pacific …” on August 09, 2018. Forbes.com‘s news article titled: “What Will Drive Union Pacific’s Near-Term Growth?” with publication date: August 09, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Analysts await Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $2.06 earnings per share, up 37.33% or $0.56 from last year’s $1.5 per share. UNP’s profit will be $1.52 billion for 18.06 P/E if the $2.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.98 actual earnings per share reported by Union Pacific Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.04% EPS growth.

Analysts await Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) to report earnings on November, 7. They expect $1.48 EPS, down 6.92% or $0.11 from last year’s $1.59 per share. FB’s profit will be $4.27 billion for 30.45 P/E if the $1.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.74 actual EPS reported by Facebook, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.94% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “3 Great Reasons to Buy Facebook” on August 12, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Facebook: Now A Value Stock Priced To Own” published on August 06, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Facebook: Short-Term Pain Equals Long-Term Gain” on August 07, 2018. More interesting news about Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Buy The Pullback In Facebook?” published on August 08, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Alex Jones Temporarily Banned By Facebook (FB)” with publication date: July 28, 2018.

Beech Hill Advisors Inc, which manages about $252.81 million and $190.05 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in American Intl Group Inc (NYSE:AIG) by 9,951 shares to 67,416 shares, valued at $3.67M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Molson Coors Brewing Co (NYSE:TAP) by 29,750 shares in the quarter, for a total of 72,601 shares, and has risen its stake in United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:UPS).

Among 56 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 50 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Facebook had 291 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 3 by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by Pivotal Research on Thursday, November 5. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by Goldman Sachs. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, April 4. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna on Thursday, April 28 with “Positive”. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of FB in report on Friday, July 14 with “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Tuesday, October 17. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $185.0 target. Global Equities Research maintained the shares of FB in report on Friday, August 28 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 23 by Loop Capital. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of FB in report on Monday, July 24 with “Buy” rating.

Since February 12, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 98 insider sales for $4.56 billion activity. Sandberg Sheryl sold $10.75M worth of stock. $3.36 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares were sold by FISCHER DAVID B.. 38,043 shares were sold by Schroepfer Michael Todd, worth $6.78M on Tuesday, May 8. Stretch Colin had sold 750 shares worth $161,858. The insider Wehner David M. sold $2.00M. Cox Christopher K sold 10,600 shares worth $2.23 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.34, from 1.21 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 145 investors sold FB shares while 712 reduced holdings. 173 funds opened positions while 573 raised stakes. 1.65 billion shares or 2.41% more from 1.61 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. 188,900 are owned by Artemis Invest Management Llp. Strategic Advisors Ltd Liability Company invested in 28,221 shares or 1.87% of the stock. Chilton Cap Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1.44% or 90,146 shares in its portfolio. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Com Ltd holds 2.53% or 1.07M shares in its portfolio. Ally Financial Inc accumulated 1.91% or 80,000 shares. 1,100 are held by Cordasco Fincl. Baldwin Brothers Ma reported 0.25% stake. Spo Advisory accumulated 700,000 shares. Burke & Herbert Savings Bank & holds 0.29% or 2,037 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) holds 0% or 40 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Liability Com, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 4.45M shares. Scge Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 530,000 shares. Crossvault Limited Liability holds 1,655 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. Altimeter Management Limited Partnership reported 200,300 shares or 1.59% of all its holdings. Art Advsrs Ltd Company holds 0.78% or 122,100 shares.

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