Athena Capital Advisors Increases Stake in British Amern Tob Plc (BTI); Twenty First Centy Fox (FOXA) Stock Declined While Deccan Value Investors LP Has Lowered by $915,200 Its Stake

February 15, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Athena Capital Advisors Llc increased its stake in British Amern Tob Plc (BTI) by 1179.22% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Athena Capital Advisors Llc bought 230,915 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.21% with the market. The hedge fund held 250,497 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $15.64M, up from 19,582 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Athena Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in British Amern Tob Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $133.63 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $62.14. About 75,165 shares traded. British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSEMKT:BTI) has risen 17.78% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.08% the S&P500.

Vinit Bodas decreased its stake in Twenty First Centy Fox Inc (FOXA) by 0.8% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Deccan Value Investors Lp sold 35,200 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.68% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Vinit Bodas held 4.35 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $114.79M, down from 4.39M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Deccan Value Investors Lp who had been investing in Twenty First Centy Fox Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $67.36 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.14% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $36.6. About 86,039 shares traded. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) has declined 2.90% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.60% the S&P500.




Athena Capital Advisors Llc, which manages about $5.10 billion and $388.33 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Thl Cr Inc (NASDAQ:TCRD) by 175,442 shares to 109,774 shares, valued at $1.02M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Eaton Vance Tx Mng By Wrt Op (NYSE:ETV) by 108,650 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 359,192 shares, and cut its stake in Spdr S&P Midcap 400 Etf Tr (MDY).

Among 7 analysts covering British Amrcn Tobacco (NYSEMKT:BTI), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. British Amrcn Tobacco had 9 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was reinitiated by Bank of America on Tuesday, August 4 with “Buy”. The stock of British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Cowen & Co. Societe Generale upgraded the shares of BTI in report on Friday, October 28 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, November 2. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, May 25 by Piper Jaffray. The company was downgraded on Thursday, December 10 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was upgraded by Investec to “Buy” on Thursday, September 8. The stock has “Buy” rating by Investec on Friday, August 4. The stock of British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 29 by Societe Generale.

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