Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD) Stock Declined While Travelers Companies Has Decreased Its Position; United Parcel Services B (UPS) Holder First United Bank Trust Increased Its Holding by $537,000

February 22, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Travelers Companies Inc decreased its stake in Enterprise Products Partners Lp (EPD) by 27.63% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Travelers Companies Inc sold 666,424 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.06% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 1.75 million shares of the natural gas distribution company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $45.51M, down from 2.41 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Travelers Companies Inc who had been investing in Enterprise Products Partners Lp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $56.76 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.22% or $0.3159 during the last trading session, reaching $26.2659. About 745,186 shares traded. Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) has declined 0.18% since February 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.88% the S&P500.




First United Bank Trust increased its stake in United Parcel Services B (UPS) by 50.37% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. First United Bank Trust bought 4,475 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.26% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 13,360 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.60M, up from 8,885 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First United Bank Trust who had been investing in United Parcel Services B for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $91.04B market cap company. The stock increased 1.22% or $1.28 during the last trading session, reaching $105.98. About 1.07 million shares traded. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has risen 2.10% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.60% the S&P500.

Among 24 analysts covering Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE:EPD), 23 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 96% are positive. Enterprise Products Partners LP had 52 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Howard Weil initiated Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) on Wednesday, January 6 with “Sector Outperform” rating. As per Thursday, September 14, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Credit Suisse upgraded the shares of EPD in report on Monday, September 19 to “Outperform” rating. As per Tuesday, July 11, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. Argus Research maintained the shares of EPD in report on Tuesday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Stifel Nicolaus. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $32 target in Monday, October 10 report. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, August 4 by Barclays Capital. The rating was initiated by DA Davidson on Thursday, July 23 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, January 20, the company rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley.

Analysts await Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.37 earnings per share, up 2.78% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.36 per share. EPD’s profit will be $799.60M for 17.75 P/E if the $0.37 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.37 actual earnings per share reported by Enterprise Products Partners L.P. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 54 investors sold EPD shares while 262 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 242 raised stakes. 783.53 million shares or 0.44% more from 780.09 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Virginia-based Tru Com Of Virginia Va has invested 0.03% in Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD). Allsquare Wealth Ltd Com has invested 0.23% in Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD). Catawba Capital Mgmt Va invested in 1.05% or 177,904 shares. Williams Jones Ltd Liability Corporation invested 1.09% of its portfolio in Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD). 104,575 were accumulated by Bourgeon Mgmt Limited Liability. Segment Wealth Limited holds 276,442 shares or 1.91% of its portfolio. The France-based Bnp Paribas Asset Hldg has invested 0.02% in Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD). 28,475 were reported by Arete Wealth Advsr Limited Company. Hartford Finance Mngmt accumulated 45,548 shares. Blackrock holds 0% or 3.33 million shares in its portfolio. Vaughan David Invs Il owns 1.04% invested in Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) for 349,504 shares. Schnieders Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 37,356 shares or 0.43% of the stock. The Colorado-based Paragon Mngmt Limited has invested 0.16% in Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD). Commonwealth Equity Svcs holds 811,121 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Penn Davis Mcfarland reported 8.53% stake.

Among 24 analysts covering United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. United Parcel Service had 68 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, November 30, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, October 28 by Macquarie Research. Susquehanna maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, February 1 report. The stock of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, February 20. As per Thursday, June 1, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. Oppenheimer maintained United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Friday, August 14 to “Buy”. The stock of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) earned “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, September 29. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, February 1. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 2 by Argus Research.

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