As Nextera Energy (NEE) Share Value Rose, Boys Arnold & Co Decreased Stake by $394,200; Perkins Coie Trust Company Upped Its Bb&T (BBT) Stake by $485,760

January 14, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Boys Arnold & Co Inc decreased its stake in Nextera Energy Inc (NEE) by 8.71% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Boys Arnold & Co Inc sold 2,700 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.22% with the market. The institutional investor held 28,312 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.15M, down from 31,012 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Boys Arnold & Co Inc who had been investing in Nextera Energy Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $70.71 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $150.32. About 1.60M shares traded. NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) has risen 15.94% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.76% the S&P500.

Perkins Coie Trust Company increased its stake in Bb&T Corp (BBT) by 34.32% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Perkins Coie Trust Company bought 10,560 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.91% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 41,328 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.94 million, up from 30,768 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Perkins Coie Trust Company who had been investing in Bb&T Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $41.92B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.04% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $53.14. About 4.42M shares traded. BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has risen 20.68% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.98% the S&P500.




Analysts await NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) to report earnings on January, 26. They expect $1.33 earnings per share, up 9.92% or $0.12 from last year’s $1.21 per share. NEE’s profit will be $625.63M for 28.26 P/E if the $1.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.85 actual earnings per share reported by NextEra Energy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -28.11% negative EPS growth.

Boys Arnold & Co Inc, which manages about $1.02 billion and $627.50 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Tr (EFA) by 19,993 shares to 198,042 shares, valued at $13.56 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Among 15 analysts covering Nextera Energy Inc. (NYSE:NEE), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 87% are positive. Nextera Energy Inc. had 36 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, October 8 by RBC Capital Markets. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of NEE in report on Monday, November 13 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Monday, July 24. The stock has “Buy” rating by M Partners on Tuesday, August 11. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, July 31. RBC Capital Markets maintained NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) rating on Thursday, July 6. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $14700 target. Howard Weil initiated the stock with “Sector Outperform” rating in Tuesday, November 17 report. The stock of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, October 12. Goldman Sachs upgraded NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) on Monday, October 16 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, March 18 by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 38 investors sold NEE shares while 396 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 323 raised stakes. 344.40 million shares or 7.22% less from 371.19 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Reilly Herbert Faulkner Iii reported 3.04% in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE). Liberty Mutual Gp Asset Mgmt holds 0.16% or 20,358 shares in its portfolio. Azimuth Mgmt Limited Company owns 0.24% invested in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) for 22,153 shares. Godshalk Welsh Cap has 3,000 shares for 0.44% of their portfolio. New York-based Qci Asset has invested 0.01% in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE). Texas Permanent School Fund reported 129,742 shares. Dorsey Whitney Tru Co Ltd Liability Com holds 0.11% or 3,781 shares. Advisory Service Networks Limited Liability Corp owns 9,565 shares. Inv Advisors Limited Liability Co owns 5,842 shares. Bridges Investment Counsel has invested 0.35% of its portfolio in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE). Credit Suisse Ag holds 961,719 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Citigroup Inc holds 0.06% or 469,911 shares. Trustmark Comml Bank Department has 6,386 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Advantus Management Incorporated holds 0.18% of its portfolio in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) for 47,492 shares. New York-based Gotham Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 0% in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE).

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $9.61 million activity. $4.47 million worth of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) was sold by Sieving Charles E on Friday, September 22. 2,900 shares were sold by KETCHUM JOHN W, worth $435,000 on Monday, September 18. Kelliher Joseph T sold 2,000 shares worth $300,000.

Among 30 analysts covering BB&T Corp (NYSE:BBT), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. BB&T Corp had 86 analyst reports since July 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, October 31. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Friday, August 11. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 8 by SunTrust. FBR Capital downgraded the shares of BBT in report on Tuesday, October 11 to “Mkt Perform” rating. As per Monday, January 25, the company rating was upgraded by Hilliard Lyons. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, October 20 by BMO Capital Markets. Barclays Capital maintained BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Tuesday, January 3 with “Equal Weight” rating. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of BBT in report on Wednesday, August 19 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by SunTrust on Monday, May 16 to “Outperform”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by CLSA on Friday, September 23.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 selling transactions for $7.30 million activity. 66,372 shares were sold by KING KELLY S, worth $3.15 million. On Friday, October 20 the insider Henson Christopher L sold $2.01M. Johnson Robert Jerome JR sold 12,357 shares worth $589,373. 8,752 shares were sold by Weaver David Hudson, worth $410,539. Another trade for 7,762 shares valued at $373,811 was sold by Bradley W Bennett. BANNER JENNIFER S also sold $559,259 worth of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Thursday, October 26.

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