Boston Partners Lifted Its Alliant Energy (LNT) Holding by $82.51 Million; Perrigo Co Plc Shs (PRGO) Share Value Declined While Mivtachim The Workers Social Insurance Fund LTD Has Trimmed Position by $4.54 Million

February 16, 2018 - By Matt Maslow

Boston Partners increased its stake in Alliant Energy Corp (LNT) by 57.75% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Boston Partners bought 2.01 million shares as the company’s stock rose 4.39% with the market. The institutional investor held 5.50 million shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $228.52M, up from 3.48M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Boston Partners who had been investing in Alliant Energy Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $9.03B market cap company. The stock increased 2.47% or $0.94 during the last trading session, reaching $39.05. About 1.76 million shares traded or 7.21% up from the average. Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) has risen 11.22% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.48% the S&P500.

Mivtachim The Workers Social Insurance Fund Ltd decreased its stake in Perrigo Co Plc Shs (PRGO) by 27.74% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mivtachim The Workers Social Insurance Fund Ltd sold 54,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.20% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 140,656 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.91 million, down from 194,656 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mivtachim The Workers Social Insurance Fund Ltd who had been investing in Perrigo Co Plc Shs for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $12.63 billion market cap company. The stock increased 3.45% or $2.99 during the last trading session, reaching $89.65. About 800,261 shares traded. Perrigo Company plc (NYSE:PRGO) has declined 23.00% since February 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.70% the S&P500.




Analysts await Perrigo Company plc (NYSE:PRGO) to report earnings on May, 28. They expect $1.23 EPS, down 0.81% or $0.01 from last year’s $1.24 per share. PRGO’s profit will be $173.23M for 18.22 P/E if the $1.23 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.39 actual EPS reported by Perrigo Company plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.51% negative EPS growth.

Among 20 analysts covering Perrigo Company Plc (NYSE:PRGO), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Perrigo Company Plc had 72 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 6 by Argus Research. The stock of Perrigo Company plc (NYSE:PRGO) earned “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Wednesday, November 15. The rating was reinitiated by JP Morgan on Wednesday, November 18 with “Neutral”. As per Thursday, August 10, the company rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald. Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, July 22 report. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, August 10 with “Hold”. The stock of Perrigo Company plc (NYSE:PRGO) earned “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Monday, August 21. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 25 by Stifel Nicolaus. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, November 11 report. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, July 14 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.09, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 42 investors sold PRGO shares while 143 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 89 raised stakes. 112.10 million shares or 2.05% less from 114.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Clal Insurance Enterp Ltd has 0.64% invested in Perrigo Company plc (NYSE:PRGO) for 314,553 shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt Inc invested in 0% or 3,448 shares. Philadelphia reported 87,460 shares. Federated Invsts Pa invested 0% of its portfolio in Perrigo Company plc (NYSE:PRGO). Millennium Management Limited Liability stated it has 1.20 million shares. Price T Rowe Associates Md invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Perrigo Company plc (NYSE:PRGO). 988,162 were reported by Natl Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation. Connor Clark & Lunn Invest Mgmt, British Columbia – Canada-based fund reported 30,050 shares. Moreover, Quantitative Investment Management Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.07% invested in Perrigo Company plc (NYSE:PRGO). Keybank Natl Association Oh holds 0% of its portfolio in Perrigo Company plc (NYSE:PRGO) for 2,580 shares. Mason Street Limited, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 18,411 shares. Pacad Invest Ltd holds 400 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Reynders Mcveigh Cap Lc has 46,088 shares. Nationwide Fund has 51,540 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Guardian Life Insurance Com Of America stated it has 300 shares.

Among 9 analysts covering Alliant Energy (NYSE:LNT), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Alliant Energy had 18 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital downgraded Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) on Friday, June 10 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The company was downgraded on Monday, December 18 by Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo upgraded Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) on Monday, November 16 to “Outperform” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, March 18 by Barclays Capital. Zacks upgraded Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) rating on Wednesday, August 12. Zacks has “Hold” rating and $69 target. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, January 24. The stock of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 24 by Bank of America. Guggenheim maintained it with “Hold” rating and $43.0 target in Tuesday, January 2 report. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was downgraded by Wolfe Research to “Outperform”. Argus Research maintained Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) rating on Thursday, August 25. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $43 target.

Boston Partners, which manages about $53.18B and $80.93 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Edison Intl (NYSE:EIX) by 836,990 shares to 2.90 million shares, valued at $223.74M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in New Oriental Ed & Tech Grp I (NYSE:EDU) by 7,191 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 46,654 shares, and cut its stake in Lowes Cos Inc (NYSE:LOW).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.12, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 23 investors sold LNT shares while 119 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 134 raised stakes. 155.14 million shares or 3.55% more from 149.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Deutsche Bankshares Ag stated it has 0.03% in Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT). 106,586 are held by Bb&T Securities Limited Liability Com. Opus Investment has 1.03% invested in Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT). Proshare Advsrs Ltd invested 0.01% in Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT). Balyasny Asset Mngmt Lc holds 0.05% or 302,890 shares. Schwab Charles Invest Management has 0.04% invested in Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) for 1.10 million shares. Tiverton Asset Ltd Liability Company stated it has 1,777 shares or 0% of all its holdings. British Columbia Management stated it has 114,897 shares. Td Asset Management Inc reported 0.02% stake. Highstreet Asset Inc accumulated 148 shares. First State Bank Of Omaha holds 0.06% or 25,254 shares. Keybank Natl Association Oh invested in 0% or 5,127 shares. City Holdg Company accumulated 400 shares. Hills Financial Bank Trust stated it has 24,405 shares. Retail Bank Of America Corp De has 1.09M shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $85,665 activity.

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