As Hospitality Pptys Tr (HPT) Market Valuation Declined, Bb&T Securities Has Cut Its Stake; Scana New Com (SCG) Holder Reaves W H & Company Trimmed Holding

January 14, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Reaves W H & Company Inc decreased its stake in Scana Corp New Com (SCG) by 20.86% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Reaves W H & Company Inc sold 202,978 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.18% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 770,036 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $37.34M, down from 973,014 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Reaves W H & Company Inc who had been investing in Scana Corp New Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.28 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.03% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $44.05. About 1.62M shares traded. SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) has declined 4.13% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.83% the S&P500.

Bb&T Securities Llc decreased its stake in Hospitality Pptys Tr (HPT) by 23.35% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bb&T Securities Llc sold 11,148 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.53% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 36,590 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.04 million, down from 47,738 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bb&T Securities Llc who had been investing in Hospitality Pptys Tr for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.80B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.55% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $29.18. About 484,090 shares traded. Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE:HPT) has risen 14.95% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.75% the S&P500.




Among 10 analysts covering Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE:HPT), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Hospitality Properties Trust had 24 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital maintained Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) on Tuesday, January 19 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Buy” on Thursday, November 9. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Tuesday, December 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, May 11 by FBR Capital. The stock of Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) has “Underperform” rating given on Tuesday, December 19 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) earned “Underperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, January 11. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of HPT in report on Thursday, August 10 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, November 20 by FBR Capital. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of HPT in report on Tuesday, August 11 with “Hold” rating. JMP Securities maintained Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) on Friday, April 7 with “Market Perform” rating.

Analysts await Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $0.58 EPS, up 1.75% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.57 per share. HPT’s profit will be $95.33M for 12.58 P/E if the $0.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.07 actual EPS reported by Hospitality Properties Trust for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -45.79% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.27, from 1.33 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 30 investors sold HPT shares while 97 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 109 raised stakes. 120.96 million shares or 0.70% less from 121.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Price T Rowe Associates Md reported 0% of its portfolio in Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT). Wells Fargo Mn stated it has 774,781 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Us Retail Bank De holds 0.01% or 56,071 shares in its portfolio. The California-based Cohen Cap Management Incorporated has invested 0.07% in Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT). Aqr Mngmt Limited Liability holds 0% or 53,870 shares in its portfolio. Mutual Of America Cap Mgmt Limited Liability, a New York-based fund reported 133,048 shares. Daiwa Group Incorporated has 16,500 shares. Stephens Ar invested in 115,594 shares. Public Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio holds 321,314 shares. Whittier Tru Of Nevada reported 0% stake. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky invested in 28,600 shares. The Connecticut-based Halsey Ct has invested 0.1% in Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT). 90 were reported by Winfield Associates. Cibc Asset Management Inc invested 0% in Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT). Moreover, Voya Invest Mngmt Limited has 0.01% invested in Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) for 197,349 shares.

Bb&T Securities Llc, which manages about $6.38 billion and $7.35B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Mcdonalds Corp (NYSE:MCD) by 151,712 shares to 153,712 shares, valued at $24.08M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in First Tr Lrg Cp Grwth Alphad (FTC) by 12,337 shares in the quarter, for a total of 31,474 shares, and has risen its stake in First Finl Bankshares (NASDAQ:FFIN).

Reaves W H & Company Inc, which manages about $3.03B and $2.76 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Targa Resources Corp (NYSE:TRGP) by 34,389 shares to 362,715 shares, valued at $17.16M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Pinnacle West Cap Corp Com (NYSE:PNW) by 14,750 shares in the quarter, for a total of 607,433 shares, and has risen its stake in Southern Co Com (NYSE:SO).

Analysts await SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.98 earnings per share, up 12.64% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.87 per share. SCG’s profit will be $139.76M for 11.24 P/E if the $0.98 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.16 actual earnings per share reported by SCANA Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -15.52% negative EPS growth.

Among 12 analysts covering SCANA (NYSE:SCG), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. SCANA had 32 analyst reports since August 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, January 5. Edward Jones upgraded the shares of SCG in report on Monday, November 13 to “Buy” rating. On Monday, November 13 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight”. As per Tuesday, August 1, the company rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital. On Wednesday, September 27 the stock rating was maintained by Williams Capital Group with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 18 by Williams Capital Group. The stock of SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) earned “Underperform” rating by Mizuho on Friday, July 7. On Thursday, January 4 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Hold”. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of SCG in report on Thursday, August 10 with “Underweight” rating. The stock of SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, October 29 by Macquarie Research.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.24, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 53 investors sold SCG shares while 128 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes. 93.06 million shares or 0.20% less from 93.24 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Swiss Bancorporation holds 0.03% of its portfolio in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) for 597,212 shares. Huntington State Bank has 0% invested in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG). Walleye Trading Ltd Llc reported 0% of its portfolio in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG). Westpac Corporation holds 0.01% of its portfolio in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) for 8,125 shares. Salem Counselors reported 0.01% in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG). Virtus Inv Advisers has 0.04% invested in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) for 8,540 shares. Moreover, Suntrust Banks has 0% invested in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG). The Ohio-based Gateway Invest Advisers Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0% in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG). Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans holds 0% or 9,934 shares in its portfolio. 6,182 were reported by Oakbrook Investments Ltd Liability Corporation. Fincl Advisers Limited Com reported 7,590 shares. Tdam Usa Inc holds 7,214 shares. Glenmede Na stated it has 48,721 shares. At Bancshares stated it has 5,000 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Balyasny Asset Ltd Liability holds 0.03% or 165,218 shares in its portfolio.

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