Parthenon Stake in Motorcar Pts Amer (MPAA) Lifted as Shares Declined; Aflac (AFL) Market Value Declined While Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund Increased Holding

August 12, 2018 - By Lisa Delgado

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Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund increased its stake in Aflac Inc (AFL) by 70.88% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund bought 7,401 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.09% with the market. The institutional investor held 17,842 shares of the accident &health insurance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $781,000, up from 10,441 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund who had been investing in Aflac Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $35.69 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.60% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $46.48. About 2.49 million shares traded. Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has risen 21.38% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.81% the S&P500.

Parthenon Llc increased its stake in Motorcar Pts Amer Inc (MPAA) by 36.88% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Parthenon Llc bought 22,817 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.47% with the market. The hedge fund held 84,691 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.82M, up from 61,874 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Parthenon Llc who had been investing in Motorcar Pts Amer Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $454.65 million market cap company. The stock increased 2.58% or $0.605 during the last trading session, reaching $24.035. About 483,091 shares traded or 95.30% up from the average. Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA) has declined 28.45% since August 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 41.02% the S&P500.

Parthenon Llc, which manages about $549.61 million and $424.53M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Philip Morris Intl Inc (NYSE:PM) by 4,000 shares to 39,951 shares, valued at $3.97 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing.

Since February 12, 2018, it had 5 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $60,811 activity. Shares for $21,086 were bought by Mirvis Jeffrey P on Monday, February 12. Shares for $2,496 were bought by Bryan David on Tuesday, June 19. $15,750 worth of Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA) was bought by Ferguson Joseph Edwin on Monday, February 12. Shares for $9,970 were bought by VARGO TIMOTHY D on Monday, February 26. 5,000 Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA) shares with value of $105,000 were bought by SELWYN JOFFE. The insider Lee David Sung bought 1,000 shares worth $19,929.

Among 7 analysts covering Motorcar Parts of America (NASDAQ:MPAA), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Motorcar Parts of America had 17 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Roth Capital maintained Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA) on Friday, August 18 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, June 15 the stock rating was downgraded by Roth Capital to “Hold”. As per Monday, August 17, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. The rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co with “Buy” on Tuesday, August 11. B. Riley & Co upgraded Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA) on Thursday, November 10 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA) earned “Buy” rating by TH Capital on Tuesday, August 11. The stock has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Tuesday, November 10. CL King initiated Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA) on Monday, March 14 with “Buy” rating. Sidoti initiated the shares of MPAA in report on Wednesday, September 9 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, August 10 by B. Riley & Co.

More recent Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Motorcar Parts of America to Report Fiscal 2019 First Quarter Results; Host Conference Call” on August 02, 2018. Also Benzinga.com published the news titled: “68 Stocks Moving In Thursday’s Mid-Day Session” on August 09, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Motorcar Parts of America Appoints CEO of Diagnostic and Testing Business” with publication date: July 18, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.47, from 1.6 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 25 investors sold MPAA shares while 27 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 19.22 million shares or 2.75% less from 19.76 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Ls Invest Advisors Lc holds 0% or 523 shares in its portfolio. Victory Cap Management Inc, a Ohio-based fund reported 72,400 shares. Principal Financial Group Inc has 146,199 shares. Wellington Ltd Liability Partnership invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA). Rhumbline Advisers holds 0% or 44,583 shares. Schwab Charles Mngmt Inc accumulated 95,852 shares. 37,166 were accumulated by Alphamark Advsrs Limited. Prudential has invested 0% in Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA). Ameriprise owns 0.01% invested in Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA) for 773,814 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 0% in Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA). 475,767 were reported by State Street Corp. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans holds 0% or 12,301 shares. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky invested in 5,982 shares or 0% of the stock. Kornitzer Cap Management Incorporated Ks owns 456,006 shares. Euclidean Tech Mngmt Limited Liability Corp has 74,364 shares.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 5 sales for $5.69 million activity. KIRSCH ERIC M sold $2.88M worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) on Friday, June 29. KNAPP CHARLES B sold 10,000 shares worth $437,155. Shares for $239,194 were sold by HOWARD JUNE P on Wednesday, February 28. $2.24M worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) was sold by AMOS DANIEL P. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $178,090 was made by Lloyd Karole on Tuesday, February 20. TILLMAN AUDREY B sold $117,123 worth of stock or 1,300 shares.

Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund, which manages about $507.17M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Broadcom Ltd by 1,401 shares to 9,397 shares, valued at $2.21M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cisco Sys Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 20,998 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 110,288 shares, and cut its stake in Alphabet Inc.

More important recent Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “3 Top Dividend Stocks With Yields Over 2%” on August 10, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Aflac’s (AFL) CEO Daniel Amos on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Aflac’s Q2 2018: A SWAN Stock” on July 28, 2018. More interesting news about Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) was released by: Fool.com and their article: “3 Important Takeaways From Aflac’s 2nd Quarter” with publication date: August 09, 2018.

Among 22 analysts covering Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Aflac Incorporated had 62 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 4 by Citigroup. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, September 23. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the shares of AFL in report on Friday, May 20 to “Mkt Perform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill given on Friday, December 11. Sandler O’Neill upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 1 report. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Thursday, July 27 with “Hold”. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, October 7. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) on Tuesday, March 20 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold”. The stock has “” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, October 12.

Investors sentiment increased to 7.76 in 2018 Q1. Its up 6.70, from 1.06 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 56 investors sold AFL shares while 35 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 624 raised stakes. 1.00 billion shares or 291.45% more from 256.45 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Moreover, Fayerweather Charles has 0.36% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Credit Suisse Ag invested in 1.64 million shares. Illinois-based Westwood Management Corp Il has invested 0.03% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Benjamin F Edwards & accumulated 0.29% or 64,891 shares. Laffer Invs owns 56,992 shares. Matrix Asset Inc Ny holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 6,590 shares. 9,980 were reported by Hillsdale Inv Management Inc. Rmb Ltd Liability has 0% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 3,772 shares. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board holds 0.29% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) or 442,976 shares. Blue Chip Prtn Incorporated owns 3,119 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Montgomery holds 13,400 shares or 0.25% of its portfolio. The Delaware-based Tiverton Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Aviance Cap Ptnrs Limited Liability Co stated it has 0.64% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Cls Investments Ltd Liability has invested 0% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Camarda Fincl Advsr Ltd Com holds 10,570 shares.

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