Kentucky Retirement Systems Decreased Ford Mtr Co Del (F) Position; Universal Has 1.16 Sentiment

August 10, 2018 - By Megan Stone

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Universal Corp (UVV) investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2018 Q1. It’s up 0.31, from 0.85 in 2017Q4. The ratio has increased, as 81 investment managers started new or increased equity positions, while 70 cut down and sold positions in Universal Corp. The investment managers in our database now have: 20.24 million shares, up from 20.21 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of investment managers holding Universal Corp in top ten equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 17 Reduced: 53 Increased: 53 New Position: 28.

Kentucky Retirement Systems decreased Ford Mtr Co Del (F) stake by 15.35% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Kentucky Retirement Systems sold 36,927 shares as Ford Mtr Co Del (F)’s stock rose 5.69%. The Kentucky Retirement Systems holds 203,664 shares with $2.26 million value, down from 240,591 last quarter. Ford Mtr Co Del now has $39.50 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.39% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $9.91. About 35.68 million shares traded or 1.03% up from the average. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has risen 7.18% since August 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.39% the S&P500. Some Historical F News: 27/03/2018 – NARA: Ford After Five program; 02/04/2018 – Comstock Resources: Monetizing Eagle Ford Shale Production; 17/04/2018 – Spartan Motors’ Utilimaster To Showcase Ford Transit Utility Van Upfit Solution At 2018 NAFA Institute And Expo; 10/04/2018 – Ford Revamps Focus, Escort for China Push as Trade Tensions Sear; 25/04/2018 – FORD MOTOR CO – SEES FY 2018 PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS OF ABOUT $500 MLN; 19/04/2018 – NEWPEK SOLD AREA IN EAGLE FORD SHALE FOR $90M: FERNANDEZ; 12/03/2018 – Vancouver Sun: Patrick Brown likely out as candidate under Doug Ford, Ontario PC; 09/05/2018 – Ford scrambles to restart truck production after fire at supplier; 12/03/2018 – Ottawa Citizen: Patrick Brown likely out as candidate under Doug Ford, Ontario PC; 17/05/2018 – EXCLUSIVE-Toyota plans to roll into China’s EV market in GAC Motor vehicle

More important recent Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Universal Corp.: Buy In Slowly, But Buy In” on August 01, 2018, also Benzinga.com published article titled: “85 Biggest Movers From Yesterday”, Streetinsider.com published: “Universal Corp. (UVV) Declares $0.75 Quarterly Dividend; 4.4% Yield” on August 07, 2018. More interesting news about Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) was released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “68 Stocks Moving In Wednesday’s Mid-Day Session” with publication date: August 08, 2018.

The stock decreased 2.81% or $1.65 during the last trading session, reaching $57. About 516,425 shares traded or 103.56% up from the average. Universal Corporation (UVV) has risen 0.69% since August 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.88% the S&P500. Some Historical UVV News: 23/05/2018 – Universal Corp Raises Dividend to 75c; 23/05/2018 – Universal Corp: Strengthening and Investing for Growth in Core Tobacco Business; 21/04/2018 – DJ Universal Corp, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (UVV); 23/05/2018 – Universal Corp 4Q Adj EPS $1.44; 23/05/2018 – Universal Corporation Announces Enhanced Capital Allocation Strategy And 36% Dividend Increase; 23/05/2018 – Universal Corp: Returning Excess Cap Through Shr Repurchases; 19/04/2018 – Universal Corp Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 23/05/2018 – Universal Corp 4Q Rev $607.5M; 23/05/2018 – Universal Corporation Reports Annual Results; 18/05/2018 – Universal Corporation Announces Conference Call

Lesa Sroufe & Co holds 1.66% of its portfolio in Universal Corporation for 43,735 shares. Lingohr & Partner Asset Management Gmbh owns 34,389 shares or 1.04% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Adams Asset Advisors Llc has 0.98% invested in the company for 148,619 shares. The Florida-based Deprince Race & Zollo Inc has invested 0.9% in the stock. Brandywine Trust Co, a Delaware-based fund reported 14,907 shares.

Universal Corporation engages in leaf tobacco business worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.42 billion. It is involved in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to, or for the account of, manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. It has a 13.77 P/E ratio. The firm processes and sells flue-cured and burley tobaccos, and oriental tobaccos that are primarily used in the manufacture of cigarettes; and dark air-cured tobaccos principally used in the manufacture of cigars, pipe tobacco, and smokeless tobacco products.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $2.37 million activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.03, from 1 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 69 investors sold F shares while 313 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 287 raised stakes. 1.94 billion shares or 1.32% less from 1.96 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Cna Financial Corporation has 0.78% invested in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) for 332,775 shares. Flippin Bruce And Porter reported 1.6% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Moreover, Argent Trust Company has 0.04% invested in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) for 11,718 shares. Manufacturers Life Com The reported 0.05% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). 699,018 were reported by Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd. Peapack Gladstone holds 265,913 shares. Commerce Bancorp invested 0.02% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Moreover, Bb&T Secs Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.16% invested in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) for 1.26M shares. Da Davidson invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Tortoise Advisors Llc holds 135 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Sentinel Trust Company Lba stated it has 259,459 shares or 0.61% of all its holdings. Jacobs Levy Equity Management holds 2.62 million shares or 0.48% of its portfolio. Ar Asset Management Inc reported 79,585 shares or 0.36% of all its holdings. 32,189 were reported by Evanson Asset Ltd Llc. Victory Cap Management Inc stated it has 0.03% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F).

Analysts await Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $0.33 EPS, down 23.26% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.43 per share. F’s profit will be $1.32B for 7.51 P/E if the $0.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.27 actual EPS reported by Ford Motor Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 22.22% EPS growth.

Among 12 analysts covering Ford Motor (NYSE:F), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Ford Motor had 15 analyst reports since March 4, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Sunday, March 4. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, April 26 by JP Morgan. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 26 by UBS. Susquehanna maintained the shares of F in report on Wednesday, March 14 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, August 9. On Tuesday, May 29 the stock rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy”. UBS maintained the shares of F in report on Wednesday, May 2 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by PiperJaffray given on Tuesday, May 15. The rating was maintained by Buckingham Research on Thursday, July 26 with “Neutral”. The stock of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, May 3.

Since March 2, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 3 sales for $5.02 million activity. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $55,872 was bought by LECHLEITER JOHN C. 454,260 shares were sold by FORD WILLIAM CLAY JR, worth $4.69M on Friday, March 2. Shares for $324,875 were sold by Galhotra Ashwani Kumar. Thai-Tang Hau N also sold $160,554 worth of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) on Friday, March 2.

More notable recent Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Ford teases details on new model” on August 09, 2018, also Livetradingnews.com with their article: “Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) new model could debut in 2019 or 2020” published on August 10, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Tesla trading again: Live updates here” on August 07, 2018. More interesting news about Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Tariffs Could Raise Price of America’s Favorite Car by $5000” published on August 07, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Ford VP talks tariffs, private auto” with publication date: August 08, 2018.

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