Great Lakes Advisors Has Raised Xylem (XYL) Position; Magnetar Financial Has Lowered Washington Real Estate Invt (WRE) Holding

January 14, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Great Lakes Advisors Llc increased Xylem Inc (XYL) stake by 51.78% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Great Lakes Advisors Llc acquired 47,168 shares as Xylem Inc (XYL)’s stock rose 8.81%. The Great Lakes Advisors Llc holds 138,256 shares with $8.66 million value, up from 91,088 last quarter. Xylem Inc now has $12.66 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.70% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $70.46. About 847,704 shares traded or 4.27% up from the average. Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) has risen 20.76% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.06% the S&P500.

Magnetar Financial Llc decreased Washington Real Estate Invt (WRE) stake by 45.84% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Magnetar Financial Llc sold 16,525 shares as Washington Real Estate Invt (WRE)’s stock declined 1.43%. The Magnetar Financial Llc holds 19,527 shares with $640,000 value, down from 36,052 last quarter. Washington Real Estate Invt now has $2.26 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.31% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $28.86. About 265,935 shares traded. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) has risen 15.41% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.29% the S&P500.




Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.19, from 1.2 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 25 investors sold XYL shares while 179 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 146.94 million shares or 0.93% less from 148.32 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 10,017 are owned by Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec. Amica Retiree Med Tru holds 1,017 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Amer Intll Inc holds 0.01% in Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) or 53,538 shares. Advisory Networks Llc owns 1,659 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Numeric Investors invested in 0.02% or 43,500 shares. Kbc Group Nv holds 526,411 shares or 0.3% of its portfolio. 454,405 were accumulated by Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab. Evercore Wealth Management Limited Liability Corporation owns 0% invested in Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) for 980 shares. Aureus Asset Management Ltd Co reported 6,899 shares stake. 55,876 are owned by Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh. Trillium Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 1.64% or 456,744 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 33,556 shares. Delta Asset Management Lc Tn has invested 0.03% in Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL). Manufacturers Life Insurance The accumulated 166,670 shares. Atlantic Tru Gru Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0% or 8,654 shares.

Among 19 analysts covering Xylem (NYSE:XYL), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Xylem had 65 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) rating on Wednesday, December 13. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $72.0 target. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Thursday, September 3 with “Outperform”. The company was initiated on Thursday, November 17 by Northcoast. The rating was maintained by Boenning & Scattergood on Friday, December 15 with “Buy”. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 1 report. Janney Capital initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, February 19 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 1 by Boenning & Scattergood. On Friday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. On Friday, February 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Boenning & Scattergood to “Outperform”. The stock of Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, September 28 by Oppenheimer.

Great Lakes Advisors Llc decreased Realogy Hldgs Corp (NYSE:RLGY) stake by 250,113 shares to 10,990 valued at $362,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Thermo Electron Corp (NYSE:TMO) stake by 1,742 shares and now owns 9,716 shares. Berkshire Hathaway Inc Del Cl (BRKB) was reduced too.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $5.14 million activity. LORANGER STEVEN R had sold 17,139 shares worth $1.17 million. 9,052 shares valued at $544,578 were sold by Napolitano Kenneth on Wednesday, August 9. On Tuesday, December 19 the insider Brannemo Tomas sold $153,108.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.25 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.45 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 12 investors sold WRE shares while 57 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 66.64 million shares or 2.85% more from 64.79 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Axa reported 414,068 shares. 2.12 million were accumulated by Victory Cap. Independent Order Of Foresters owns 32 shares. Sei stated it has 0.05% in Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE). Blackrock invested in 0.01% or 7.22 million shares. Citigroup accumulated 56,296 shares. Guggenheim Ltd Liability Co stated it has 0% in Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE). Klingenstein Fields And Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% or 19,263 shares. Northern holds 0.01% or 1.76M shares. Sterling Cap Mgmt Ltd Llc invested 0.01% in Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE). Chevy Chase Holding Inc accumulated 1,300 shares. Royal National Bank Of Canada holds 0% or 64,470 shares. 51,796 are owned by American Int Group. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0% or 46,886 shares in its portfolio. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has invested 0.02% in Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE).

Magnetar Financial Llc increased Rpc Inc (NYSE:RES) stake by 34,791 shares to 58,627 valued at $1.45 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Everest Re Group Ltd (NYSE:RE) stake by 1,430 shares and now owns 10,539 shares. Ship Finance International L (NYSE:SFL) was raised too.

Analysts await Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) to report earnings on February, 15 after the close. They expect $0.44 earnings per share, up 2.33% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.43 per share. WRE’s profit will be $34.52 million for 16.40 P/E if the $0.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.46 actual earnings per share reported by Washington Real Estate Investment Trust for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.35% negative EPS growth.

Among 6 analysts covering Washington REIT (NYSE:WRE), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Washington REIT had 12 analyst reports since December 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $31 target in Monday, May 16 report. Raymond James upgraded the shares of WRE in report on Monday, January 9 to “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, May 16. The stock of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) earned “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, August 17. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded it to “Sell” rating and $28 target in Tuesday, January 2 report. On Tuesday, October 31 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform”. JP Morgan upgraded Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) on Friday, December 16 to “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, January 8 by Robert W. Baird. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) on Monday, September 18 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by CapitalOne on Thursday, December 3 to “Overweight”.

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