Comcast New (CMCSA) Holder Welch & Forbes Has Increased Its Stake by $980,662 as Shares Declined; Regentatlantic Capital Stake in Huntsman (HUN) Upped by $340,315 as Market Valuation Declined

August 12, 2018 - By Pearl Odom

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Regentatlantic Capital Llc increased its stake in Huntsman Corp (HUN) by 56.4% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Regentatlantic Capital Llc bought 11,735 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.70% with the market. The institutional investor held 32,543 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $952,000, up from 20,808 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Regentatlantic Capital Llc who had been investing in Huntsman Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.59 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.73% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $31.76. About 1.65 million shares traded. Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) has risen 29.77% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.20% the S&P500. Some Historical HUN News: 01/05/2018 – HUNTSMAN 1Q REV. $2.30B, EST. $2.16B; 16/04/2018 – HUNTSMAN’S SR DEBT RATING RAISED TO Ba1 FROM Ba2 BY MOODY’S; 13/03/2018 – HUNTSMAN CORP – ACQUIRES DEMILEC FROM AN AFFILIATE OF SUN CAPITAL PARTNERS, INC; 16/04/2018 – Moody’s Changes Huntsman’s Outlook To Positive; 15/05/2018 – HUNTSMAN CEO PETER HUNTSMAN SPEAKS IN SALT LAKE CITY INTERVIEW; 16/04/2018 – HUNTSMAN’S OUTLOOK TO POSITIVE FROM STABLE BY MOODY’S; 01/05/2018 – Huntsman 1Q EPS $1.11; 01/05/2018 – HUNTSMAN 1Q ADJ EPS 96C, EST. 81C; 13/04/2018 – S&PGR Upgrades Huntsman And Subsidiary To ‘BB+’; Outlook Pos; 23/05/2018 – HUNTSMAN BOOSTS BUYBACK AUTHORIZATION TO UP TO $1B

Welch & Forbes Llc increased its stake in Comcast Corp New (CMCSA) by 3.6% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Welch & Forbes Llc bought 28,843 shares as the company’s stock declined 19.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 830,440 shares of the television services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $28.38 million, up from 801,597 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Welch & Forbes Llc who had been investing in Comcast Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $160.73 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.16% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $35.08. About 9.19 million 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 – Comcast readies all-cash gate crash of Disney-Fox deal; 19/04/2018 – COMCAST LIKELY TO MAKE FORMAL SKY OFFER EARLY MAY: CNBC’S FABER; 25/04/2018 – COMCAST CORP – CONTINUES TO ENGAGE WITH THE SKY INDEPENDENT COMMITTEE WITH A VIEW TO OBTAINING A FUTURE RECOMMENDATION OF THE ACQUISITION; 09/05/2018 – Comcast Business Launches SmartOfficeTM Motion Insights; 12/04/2018 – Consumer Watchdog Calls on Google, Verizon, Comcast and AT&T to Follow Facebook and Drop Opposition to Privacy Ballot Initiativ; 27/03/2018 – Chinese ex-fund manager must face U.S. SEC’s insider trading claims -judge; 16/04/2018 – Columbia Seligman Global Tech Adds NetApp, Exits Comcast; 08/05/2018 – COMCAST – COMCAST AND SKY UNDERTAKES TO PROCURE, NO LATER THAN THREE MONTHS AFTER EFFECTIVE DATE, SKY SHALL ESTABLISH “EDITORIAL BOARD” FOR SKY NEWS; 30/05/2018 – Comcast, Fandango Expect to Extend This Feature to Additional New Releases Throughout the Yr; 13/04/2018 – COMCAST CORP – UNDER DEAL OFFERS & AVAILABILITY WILL VARY BY MARKET AND BE OPEN TO NEW AND EXISTING CUSTOMERS

Welch & Forbes Llc, which manages about $3.95 billion and $3.88B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Caterpillar Inc Del (NYSE:CAT) by 9,210 shares to 42,069 shares, valued at $6.20 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in First Tr Exchange Traded Fd (EMLP) by 100,286 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.63M shares, and cut its stake in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD).

Since March 6, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 sales for $31.73 million activity. $540,052 worth of stock was sold by BLOCK ARTHUR R on Monday, March 26. Murdock Daniel C. had sold 1,694 shares worth $52,599 on Tuesday, June 12. WATSON DAVID N also sold $4.84 million worth of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on Tuesday, March 6.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.06, from 0.93 in 2017Q4. It increased, 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. 147 were accumulated by St Johns Inv Communications. Destination Wealth invested in 7,117 shares. Heritage Invsts holds 0.4% or 188,254 shares in its portfolio. Private Trust Na accumulated 38,360 shares. Polaris Greystone Financial Ltd Co stated it has 0% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Farmers Natl Bank owns 1,644 shares. Next Fin Grp Incorporated Inc reported 7,046 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale accumulated 3.67 million shares. Vantage Investment Ltd holds 1.79% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) or 206,143 shares. Crow Point Prtn Ltd Llc accumulated 450,200 shares or 2.83% of the stock. Bridgewater Assoc LP reported 434,111 shares. Van Cleef Asset Managementinc invested 0.1% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Gamco Investors Et Al accumulated 1.81 million shares. Klingenstein Fields Co Ltd Co invested 1.99% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Geode Capital Management Ltd Co reported 51.60 million shares stake.

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. Argus Research upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $72 target in Friday, February 5 report. As per Thursday, February 4, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 24 report. As per Friday, January 13, the company rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank. Nomura initiated Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) rating on Tuesday, December 8. Nomura has “Buy” rating and $72.0 target. As per Thursday, July 19, the company rating was upgraded by Raymond James. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 6 by Jefferies. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Monday, October 24. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) earned “Buy” rating by Pivotal Research on Thursday, July 27. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 19 by HSBC.

More notable recent Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Breaking: Comcast execs confirm Orlando theme park expansion work, possible names” on July 26, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Disney Earnings: New Subscription Services And A Major Acquisition” published on August 06, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “The Walt Disney Company Has Become the New Battlefield Stock” on August 11, 2018. More interesting news about Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Comcast execs hint at queuing up hordes more visitors, attractions for Universal Orlando” published on August 01, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Here’s what Universal Orlando may be up to next” with publication date: July 23, 2018.

Since May 14, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.62 million activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.44 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.26, from 1.18 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 34 investors sold HUN shares while 94 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 127 raised stakes. 177.16 million shares or 3.65% more from 170.92 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Iridian Asset Limited Liability Com Ct has 1.88% invested in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt Incorporated invested in 0.12% or 255,417 shares. State Common Retirement Fund holds 0.03% or 760,355 shares. Perella Weinberg Partners Capital Management Lp accumulated 225,910 shares or 0.3% of the stock. First Wilshire Secs Management Inc stated it has 435,105 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins Ny has 0% invested in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). Paloma Ptnrs Management accumulated 66,919 shares. First Quadrant Lp Ca holds 0.48% of its portfolio in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) for 853,438 shares. Northpointe Lc invested in 0.39% or 107,581 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Mngmt Hldgs owns 68,901 shares. Pub Employees Retirement System Of Ohio holds 178,088 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. 62,500 are held by Cushing Asset Mngmt Lp. Cordasco Network owns 44 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Acadian Asset Management Ltd Liability reported 7,398 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 2.85 million are owned by State Street.

Among 15 analysts covering Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Huntsman Corporation had 46 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Tuesday, April 10. As per Friday, September 1, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Thursday, October 15 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight”. On Tuesday, August 11 the stock rating was downgraded by TheStreet to “Buy”. Instinet downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, March 20 report. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, February 12 report. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $29 target in Friday, April 28 report. J.P. Morgan upgraded the shares of HUN in report on Wednesday, December 13 to “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, April 28 by Nomura. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 17.

Regentatlantic Capital Llc, which manages about $2.94 billion and $1.20 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in United Therapeutics Corp Del (NASDAQ:UTHR) by 3,777 shares to 8,432 shares, valued at $947,000 in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Sanderson Farms Inc (NASDAQ:SAFM) by 4,360 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 15,910 shares, and cut its stake in Edison Intl (NYSE:EIX).

More news for Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Huntsman (HUN) Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on July 31, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Huntsman bumps up after Atlantic Investment’s Roepers recommends” and published on July 18, 2018 is yet another important article.

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