Kansas City Southern (KSU) Stock Price Rose While Eaton Vance Management Has Upped by $9.68 Million Its Stake; As Disney Walt Co (DIS) Market Valuation Declined, Annex Advisory Services Has Cut Its Stake

January 14, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

Eaton Vance Management increased its stake in Kansas City Southern (KSU) by 51.13% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Eaton Vance Management bought 89,647 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.89% with the market. The institutional investor held 264,993 shares of the railroads company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $28.80 million, up from 175,346 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Eaton Vance Management who had been investing in Kansas City Southern for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.43 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.55% or $2.75 during the last trading session, reaching $110.4. About 1.90 million shares traded or 66.43% up from the average. Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) has declined 0.27% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.97% the S&P500.

Annex Advisory Services Llc decreased its stake in Disney Walt Co (DIS) by 69.15% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Annex Advisory Services Llc sold 6,900 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.31% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 3,078 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $303,000, down from 9,978 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Annex Advisory Services Llc who had been investing in Disney Walt Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $169.52 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.33% or $1.48 during the last trading session, reaching $112.47. About 5.90M shares traded. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has risen 9.26% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500.




Eaton Vance Management, which manages about $88.88B and $38.70 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ggp Inc by 17,011 shares to 77,398 shares, valued at $1.61 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Advance Auto Parts Inc (NYSE:AAP) by 300,643 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 294,445 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (IWM).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.17, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 29 investors sold KSU shares while 163 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 84.43 million shares or 2.67% less from 86.75 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Company holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) for 3,418 shares. Fred Alger Mngmt Inc reported 19,302 shares. Balyasny Asset Mngmt has 0.02% invested in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Mutual Of America Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.02% or 12,371 shares. Glenmede Tru Co Na has invested 0.01% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). The Nebraska-based Farmers Merchants Invs has invested 0% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has 65,361 shares. First Corp In reported 660 shares. Philadelphia holds 0.02% or 2,385 shares. First Manhattan stated it has 0% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Credit Agricole S A has invested 0.03% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Tower Research Cap Limited Liability Corporation (Trc) reported 0% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Interocean Cap Ltd Liability Co holds 1.22% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) or 75,570 shares. Ledyard Bancshares reported 0% stake. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0.02% or 19,547 shares in its portfolio.

Among 23 analysts covering Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Kansas City Southern had 78 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $105.0 target in Thursday, August 24 report. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Market Perform” on Monday, April 24. As per Monday, January 23, the company rating was downgraded by Seaport Global. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Wednesday, April 12. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Monday, January 25 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 16 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, November 9. The stock of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) earned “Buy” rating by Loop Capital on Thursday, August 4. On Thursday, June 16 the stock rating was initiated by Oppenheimer with “Outperform”. As per Thursday, October 12, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan.

Since August 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $1.52 million activity. Zozaya Delano Jose Guillermo also sold $617,567 worth of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) shares. Garza Antonio O sold $433,714 worth of stock or 4,018 shares.

Among 38 analysts covering The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), 22 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. The Walt Disney Company had 145 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 18 by Deutsche Bank. Guggenheim downgraded The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) on Monday, November 16 to “Neutral” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) rating on Monday, September 11. BMO Capital Markets has “Sell” rating and $90.0 target. As per Tuesday, August 25, the company rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) on Monday, June 12 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Rosenblatt given on Wednesday, August 9. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, December 15. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 10 by Credit Suisse. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) earned “Hold” rating by Needham on Wednesday, April 26. Argus Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, November 9 report.

Analysts await The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $1.59 EPS, up 2.58% or $0.04 from last year’s $1.55 per share. DIS’s profit will be $2.40B for 17.68 P/E if the $1.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.07 actual EPS reported by The Walt Disney Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 48.60% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1.09 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 90 investors sold DIS shares while 649 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 563 raised stakes. 898.84 million shares or 2.35% less from 920.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Missouri-based Sterneck Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0.34% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Martin Management Ltd Liability Company reported 110,295 shares. Cleararc, a Ohio-based fund reported 39,667 shares. The New York-based Sg Americas Securities Ltd has invested 0.02% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Hm Cap Management Limited Liability Company has invested 0.25% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Moreover, Mutual Of America Cap Mgmt Limited has 0.3% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 188,037 shares. First Manhattan, New York-based fund reported 391,016 shares. Moreover, Klingenstein Fields & Comm Ltd Liability has 7.71% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 2.03M shares. Highstreet Asset Management owns 4,520 shares. Hartford Management stated it has 36,193 shares or 1.81% of all its holdings. Peoples Financial stated it has 0.47% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Thomas J Herzfeld Advisors invested in 0.03% or 769 shares. Pinnacle Advisory Group stated it has 4,367 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Chase Investment Counsel Corporation holds 0.11% or 2,066 shares in its portfolio. Mitchell Sinkler And Starr Pa has 6,399 shares for 0.99% of their portfolio.

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