World Asset Management Has Lowered Cme Group Com Stk (CME) Stake by $1.24 Million as Stock Price Declined; Koppers Holdings (KOP) Shareholder Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Has Upped Holding

August 12, 2018 - By Lisa Delgado

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World Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Cme Group Inc Com Stk (CME) by 27.91% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. World Asset Management Inc sold 7,732 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.37% with the market. The institutional investor held 19,975 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $3.23M, down from 27,707 at the end of the previous reported quarter. World Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Cme Group Inc Com Stk for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $55.83 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.58% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $163.92. About 909,905 shares traded. CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) has risen 38.43% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.86% the S&P500. Some Historical CME News: 13/03/2018 – LIVESTOCK-Higher cash prices halt CME hogs losing streak; 26/04/2018 – CME lumber futures final vol/open int for April 25; 15/03/2018 – Michael Spencer’s Nex Group confirms CME preliminary bid approach; 29/03/2018 – CME Group to buy UK-based trading firm for $5.5 billion in major cross-border deal; 23/03/2018 – CME lumber futures final vol/open int for March 22; 29/03/2018 – CME CEO Duffy on $5.5B Deal to Buy Spencer’s NEX (Video); 29/03/2018 – CME GROUP INC – CME BOARD BELIEVES THERE IS A COMPELLING STRATEGIC AND FINANCIAL RATIONALE FOR UNDERTAKING ACQUISITION; 15/03/2018 – CME CONSIDERS BIDDING FOR MICHAEL SPENCER’S NEX GROUP – BLOOMBERG, CITING; 26/04/2018 – CME Group 1Q Rev $1.1B; 23/05/2018 – CME LEAN HOG NEARBY MONTHS 0#LH: SURGE MORE THAN 2 PERCENT ON SHORT-COVERING, FUND BUYING AFTER TOPPING 20-DAY MOVING AVERAGE -TRADE

Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Koppers Holdings Inc (KOP) by 3.18% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc bought 39,140 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.49% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.27 million shares of the forest products company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $52.19 million, up from 1.23M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Koppers Holdings Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $744.36M market cap company. The stock increased 0.71% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $35.25. About 143,623 shares traded or 50.52% up from the average. Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) has risen 7.23% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.34% the S&P500. Some Historical KOP News: 13/04/2018 – KOPPERS HOLDINGS SAYS ON APRIL 10, UNIT ENTERED INTO SECOND AMENDMENT AND JOINDER TO CREDIT AGREEMENT, DATED FEBRUARY 17, 2017; 10/04/2018 – Koppers Unit to Buy Industrial Unit of Cox Industries for $200 Million; 10/04/2018 – Koppers Sees Deal Contributing 15c-20c in 2018 EPS; 10/04/2018 – KOPPERS HOLDINGS INC – COX INDUSTRIAL WILL BE RENAMED AS UTILITY AND INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS UNIT OF KOPPERS; 12/04/2018 – Koppers Holdings at Wells Fargo Industrials Conference May 8; 19/04/2018 – DJ Koppers Holdings Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (KOP); 03/05/2018 – Koppers Sees 2018 Adjusted EBITDA $240M; 10/04/2018 – KOPPERS HOLDINGS INC – INCREASES 2018 FORECAST TO $1.9 BLN SALES & $240 MLN ADJUSTED EBITDA; 22/05/2018 – Koppers Holdings Presenting at Conference Tomorrow; 10/04/2018 – KOPPERS- FINANCING DEAL WITH EXISTING BANK DEBT, EXPECTS TO ENTER NEW TERM LOAN FACILITY, ADDED TO EXISTING $600 MLN REVOLVING FACILITY, AFTER CLOSE

Among 20 analysts covering CME Group (NASDAQ:CME), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. CME Group had 65 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) on Friday, February 2 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) earned “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Friday, March 2. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, July 10 with “Buy”. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of CME in report on Tuesday, August 11 with “Equal Weight” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, February 2. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Wood given on Friday, April 8. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, May 20 by Sterne Agee CRT. Jefferies maintained CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) on Monday, June 5 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 16 report. As per Monday, June 12, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

More recent CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for First Foundation, CME Group, MetLife, DR Horton, Rexahn …” on August 08, 2018. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “How Can Exchanges Bring Institutional Money Into Cryptocurrency Markets?” on July 18, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Volatility Slows, but CME Group Still Posts Solid Q2 Profits” with publication date: July 27, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.12 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.03, from 1.15 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 42 investors sold CME shares while 238 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 218 raised stakes. 263.44 million shares or 0.87% less from 265.76 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Prudential Public Limited Liability Company reported 0% of its portfolio in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME). 625 were reported by First In. British Columbia Investment Management stated it has 182,665 shares. Natixis Advsr Lp reported 81,464 shares. Westpac Bk reported 0% stake. Alliancebernstein LP accumulated 1.02 million shares. 4,080 are held by Dorsey And Whitney Trust Limited Liability. California State Teachers Retirement Sys, California-based fund reported 577,180 shares. Reliance Communications Of Delaware invested in 7,160 shares. Waddell And Reed reported 4.09 million shares. Marshall Wace Llp has 99,902 shares. Pnc Svcs Group Incorporated stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME). Profund Advisors Ltd Liability holds 0.06% or 9,281 shares in its portfolio. Product Prns Ltd Liability Corp, a New York-based fund reported 60,027 shares. Atria Invs Llc invested in 1,760 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 sales for $6.35 million activity. Pankau Ronald A. also sold $42,878 worth of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) shares. $410,275 worth of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) was sold by Pietrowicz John W. on Tuesday, July 10. DUFFY TERRENCE A sold 20,000 shares worth $3.22 million. Piell Hilda Harris also sold $539,452 worth of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) shares. Bernacchi Jeffrey M. sold $614,372 worth of stock or 3,815 shares. CRONIN KATHLEEN M sold $876,471 worth of stock.

Analysts await CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $1.50 EPS, up 26.05% or $0.31 from last year’s $1.19 per share. CME’s profit will be $510.87 million for 27.32 P/E if the $1.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.74 actual EPS reported by CME Group Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.79% negative EPS growth.

Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc, which manages about $2.14 billion and $8.53 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM) by 235,172 shares to 2.71M shares, valued at $63.69M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Kimberly (NYSE:KMB) by 3,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3,000 shares, and cut its stake in Janus Henderson Group Plc.

Since May 9, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 9 insider sales for $1.67 million activity. Reeder Stephen C sold $197,532 worth of stock or 4,650 shares. Another trade for 5,665 shares valued at $230,222 was made by Dowd Joseph P on Tuesday, May 22. Shares for $609,779 were sold by Tronsberg-Deihle Louann E on Friday, June 8. $40,730 worth of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) was sold by Baldwin Cynthia A on Wednesday, May 30. Johnson R. Michael bought $778,886 worth of stock. GROVES DANIEL R also sold $157,092 worth of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) on Wednesday, May 30.

Among 8 analysts covering Koppers Holdings (NYSE:KOP), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Koppers Holdings had 22 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the shares of KOP in report on Thursday, March 1 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by First Analysis on Thursday, October 15. Wunderlich downgraded the shares of KOP in report on Tuesday, November 29 to “Hold” rating. Wunderlich maintained Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) on Thursday, June 30 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co on Wednesday, February 28 with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by Barrington Research on Wednesday, June 8 with “Outperform”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, July 13. The firm has “Buy” rating by Monness Crespi & Hardt given on Monday, March 14. Barrington Research maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, December 28 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, November 14 by Jefferies.

More recent Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Koppers Holdings (KOP) Misses Q2 EPS by 18c, Revenues Miss; FY18 EPS Outlook Above Consensus, FY18 …” on August 09, 2018. Also Benzinga.com published the news titled: “Earnings Scheduled For August 9, 2018” on August 09, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Report: Developing Opportunities within OceanFirst Financial, Ambarella, Electro Scientific Industries, First Hawaiian …” with publication date: August 06, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment is 1.06 in Q1 2018. Its the same as in 2017Q4. It is without change, as 20 investors sold KOP shares while 58 reduced holdings. only 26 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 18.31 million shares or 0.99% less from 18.50 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Principal Gru reported 0.01% stake. Comerica Natl Bank holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) for 32,720 shares. Harvey Partners Limited Liability reported 98,000 shares. Jensen Invest Management reported 0.01% in Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP). Ny State Teachers Retirement System, a New York-based fund reported 43,526 shares. Macquarie Grp Inc Limited holds 4,100 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Pnc Fin Svcs invested in 3,952 shares or 0% of the stock. Fny Managed Accounts Ltd Limited Liability Company, New York-based fund reported 78 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd has 5,380 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Bessemer Gru, New Jersey-based fund reported 15,200 shares. Legal & General Group Inc Public Limited invested 0% in Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP). 54,283 are held by Alliancebernstein L P. Connor Clark Lunn Investment Mgmt Ltd, a British Columbia – Canada-based fund reported 35,768 shares. Royal Natl Bank Of Canada reported 907,203 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System reported 9,200 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings.

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