Air Prods & Chems (APD) Stock Rose While Johnson Financial Group Cut Its Position; United Contl Hldgs (UAL) Share Value Rose While Factory Mutual Insurance Company Has Trimmed Position by $1.20 Million

January 14, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Factory Mutual Insurance Company decreased its stake in United Contl Hldgs Inc (UAL) by 4.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Factory Mutual Insurance Company sold 20,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.66% with the market. The institutional investor held 428,300 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $26.08 million, down from 448,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Factory Mutual Insurance Company who had been investing in United Contl Hldgs Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $23.23B market cap company. The stock increased 2.55% or $1.95 during the last trading session, reaching $78.4. About 4.48M shares traded. United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) has risen 77.19% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 60.49% the S&P500.

Johnson Financial Group Inc decreased its stake in Air Prods & Chems Inc (APD) by 79.53% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Johnson Financial Group Inc sold 4,727 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.13% with the market. The institutional investor held 1,217 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $184,000, down from 5,944 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Johnson Financial Group Inc who had been investing in Air Prods & Chems Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $37.23B market cap company. The stock increased 0.11% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $170.15. About 648,674 shares traded. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has risen 9.23% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.47% the S&P500.




Investors sentiment decreased to 0.71 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.08, from 0.79 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 86 investors sold UAL shares while 191 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 141 raised stakes. 275.39 million shares or 1.64% less from 279.97 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department owns 70,360 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Tci Wealth Advsr reported 159 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Asset Mngmt One Comm Ltd owns 119,501 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Winslow Evans Crocker has 634 shares. Strategic Advsrs Ltd Liability Com invested in 0.59% or 22,520 shares. 200,947 were reported by Credit Agricole S A. Qs Investors Ltd Liability reported 0.01% of its portfolio in United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL). Peak6 Investments LP holds 425,820 shares. First Dallas Securities holds 0.35% of its portfolio in United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) for 8,275 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 19,710 shares. Aviva Public Limited Com stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL). Bank & Trust Of Hawaii owns 4,260 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Arrowgrass Capital Partners (Us) Limited Partnership accumulated 0.09% or 209,775 shares. Quantbot Techs LP accumulated 59,153 shares or 0.35% of the stock. Profund Advsrs Limited Com reported 0.02% of its portfolio in United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL).

Analysts await United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) to report earnings on January, 16. They expect $0.98 EPS, down 44.94% or $0.80 from last year’s $1.78 per share. UAL’s profit will be $290.33M for 20.00 P/E if the $0.98 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.22 actual EPS reported by United Continental Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -55.86% negative EPS growth.

Factory Mutual Insurance Company, which manages about $9.12 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) by 15,900 shares to 374,000 shares, valued at $88.71M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) by 78,400 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.80M shares, and has risen its stake in Kinder Morgan Inc Del (NYSE:KMI).

Among 23 analysts covering United Continental (NYSE:UAL), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. United Continental had 87 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 19 by Buckingham Research. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of UAL in report on Thursday, July 20 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, December 8 report. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Monday, August 14 with “Hold”. The stock of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by Citigroup. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, January 10. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 13 by Imperial Capital. Stephens initiated the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Tuesday, March 29 report. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 10. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 6 report.

Johnson Financial Group Inc, which manages about $8.40B and $760.26 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Blackrock Credit Allocation Income Trust Iv (BTZ) by 47,750 shares to 526,910 shares, valued at $7.15 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE:CAH) by 5,749 shares in the quarter, for a total of 18,564 shares, and has risen its stake in Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ALXN).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.14, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 36 investors sold APD shares while 232 reduced holdings. 90 funds opened positions while 262 raised stakes. 186.79 million shares or 0.55% more from 185.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Roosevelt Investment Grp Inc owns 0.2% invested in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 14,390 shares. Jefferies Lc has invested 0.05% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Stonebridge Cap Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation reported 2,000 shares. Architects Incorporated owns 595 shares. First State Bank Of Omaha has invested 0.7% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Private Asset Mgmt holds 499 shares. Clinton Gru has 0.06% invested in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Tx has 26,255 shares. Swiss Bancorp reported 0.14% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Ancora Advisors Limited Com invested in 0.02% or 1,738 shares. Iridian Asset Ltd Liability Corporation Ct stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Woodstock Corporation stated it has 1% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). New York-based Community National Bank Na has invested 0.03% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Orleans Cap Management Corporation La owns 1,719 shares for 0.19% of their portfolio. Campbell And Co Investment Adviser Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0.6% or 4,915 shares.

Among 19 analysts covering Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Air Products & Chemicals had 47 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 11 by Seaport Global. The company was maintained on Friday, July 31 by Deutsche Bank. Susquehanna upgraded the shares of APD in report on Thursday, September 14 to “Positive” rating. Susquehanna maintained Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) rating on Wednesday, October 7. Susquehanna has “Neutral” rating and $148 target. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $175.0 target in Thursday, October 26 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, July 13. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, April 18 report. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral” on Monday, January 30. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 7 by Susquehanna. The stock of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 28 by Argus Research.

Analysts await Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) to report earnings on January, 26. They expect $1.65 earnings per share, up 12.24% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.47 per share. APD’s profit will be $361.05M for 25.78 P/E if the $1.65 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.76 actual earnings per share reported by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.25% negative EPS growth.

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