Franklin Resources Has Lowered Position in Huntington Ingalls Inds (HII) as Market Valuation Rose; First Personal Financial Services Has Raised Its Citigroup (C) Stake by $417,730 as Shares Declined

May 17, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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First Personal Financial Services increased its stake in Citigroup Inc (C) by 67.37% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Personal Financial Services bought 5,645 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.55% with the market. The institutional investor held 14,024 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.04 million, up from 8,379 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Personal Financial Services who had been investing in Citigroup Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $183.19B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.15% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $71.84. About 8.86M shares traded. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has risen 17.06% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.51% the S&P500.




Franklin Resources Inc decreased its stake in Huntington Ingalls Inds Inc (HII) by 29.11% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Franklin Resources Inc sold 124,450 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.30% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 303,034 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $71.43M, down from 427,484 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Franklin Resources Inc who had been investing in Huntington Ingalls Inds Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.85 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $221.41. About 200,294 shares traded. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) has risen 26.08% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.53% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.52, from 0.82 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 21 investors sold HII shares while 125 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. 36.65 million shares or 1.45% less from 37.19 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 0.01% stake. Globeflex Cap Limited Partnership has invested 0.3% of its portfolio in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII). Mason Street Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII). Capital One National Association invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII). Amica Retiree Med holds 0.18% in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) or 1,026 shares. Fifth Third Retail Bank stated it has 0% in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII). Alliancebernstein LP invested in 34,780 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Regentatlantic Cap Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII). Moreover, Smith Asset Mgmt Gru Inc Limited Partnership has 1.13% invested in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII). Tower Rech Ltd Liability Corporation (Trc) owns 0% invested in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) for 160 shares. The New Jersey-based New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust has invested 0.41% in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII). Mufg Americas accumulated 257 shares. Cookson Peirce And holds 1.36% or 61,620 shares in its portfolio. New York-based Wellington Shields Mngmt Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.12% in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII). Tudor Investment Et Al has 10,375 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio.

Franklin Resources Inc, which manages about $208.39 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) by 200,000 shares to 2.06 million shares, valued at $108.77 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Kennedy (NYSE:KW) by 6.98 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 7.41M shares, and has risen its stake in Neos Therapeutics Inc.

More important recent Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “3D Printer Stocks to Get Boost From Military, Defense Contractors” on May 17, 2018, also Nasdaq.com published article titled: “PHOTO RELEASE–Huntington Ingalls Industries Honored for Service to Hampton Roads Community”, Globenewswire.com published: “Huntington Ingalls Industries Reports First Quarter 2018 Results” on May 03, 2018. More interesting news about Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “PHOTO RELEASE–Huntington Ingalls Industries Authenticates Keel of Submarine Montana (SSN 794)” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

Since February 22, 2018, it had 7 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $951,579 activity. $99,571 worth of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) was bought by Wilson Stephen R on Monday, May 7. 2,959 shares were sold by Green Edgar A III, worth $766,218 on Tuesday, March 6. Shares for $254,500 were bought by Bilden Philip M.. $733,391 worth of stock was sold by Cuccias Brian J. on Friday, March 2. 2,616 Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) shares with value of $699,780 were sold by Boykin Jennifer R.. $743,820 worth of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) shares were sold by Kastner Christopher D.

Analysts await Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $4.24 earnings per share, up 32.09% or $1.03 from last year’s $3.21 per share. HII’s profit will be $188.68M for 13.05 P/E if the $4.24 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.48 actual earnings per share reported by Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 21.84% EPS growth.

Among 11 analysts covering Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Huntington Ingalls Industries had 40 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, May 4 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Thursday, January 12, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. Citigroup upgraded Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) rating on Wednesday, May 9. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $26000 target. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $241 target in Thursday, November 9 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, November 6 by Wells Fargo. Cowen & Co maintained Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) on Thursday, August 3 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Bernstein on Tuesday, February 20 with “Hold”. As per Tuesday, May 24, the company rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, October 1 by Cowen & Co. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of HII in report on Monday, April 16 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.28, from 1.35 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 58 investors sold C shares while 480 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 450 raised stakes. 1.99 billion shares or 2.45% less from 2.04 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Polaris Greystone Grp Inc Ltd Com invested in 1.13% or 184,826 shares. Usca Ria Ltd Llc reported 0.37% of its portfolio in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Hl Financial Services Limited Liability invested in 0.11% or 73,171 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt holds 0.07% or 429,728 shares in its portfolio. Joel Isaacson And Limited Liability, New York-based fund reported 8,298 shares. Moreover, Retirement System Of Alabama has 0.8% invested in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Clarivest Asset Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Tiverton Asset Limited Liability accumulated 0.12% or 25,393 shares. 1.38 million are owned by Gendell Jeffrey L. Texas-based Tctc Holdings Limited Co has invested 0.02% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Miles Capital, Iowa-based fund reported 4,917 shares. Private Wealth Advsrs reported 0.38% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Amica Retiree Medical Tru owns 14,753 shares or 0.83% of their US portfolio. Stelliam Inv LP holds 2.68% or 872,500 shares in its portfolio. 80,059 were accumulated by Middleton Com Ma.

More notable recent Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) news were published by: Themiddlemarket.com which released: “M&A daily wrap: NFL’s Carolina Panthers, Cam Newton, David Tepper, Appaloosa, Brynwood Partners” on May 16, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Citigroup: Buy Now” published on May 01, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Why ValueAct Pounced On Citigroup” on May 14, 2018. More interesting news about Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “JPMorgan, HSBC, Citigroup, Early Warning Execs Talk Fintech Collaboration” published on May 15, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “ValueAct’s 13F Shows New Stake in SLM Corp (SLM), Confirms Increase in Citi (C), Exits Microsoft (MSFT) (more…)” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

Among 40 analysts covering Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), 23 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Citigroup Inc. had 125 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, March 14. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, July 7 report. The stock of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) earned “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Friday, August 28. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) on Tuesday, December 12 with “Buy” rating. As per Monday, September 18, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Zacks. On Friday, July 8 the stock rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Nomura on Wednesday, September 7. The stock of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Sunday, August 13. Jefferies maintained the shares of C in report on Tuesday, June 6 with “Hold” rating.

Since February 27, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $4.97 million activity. $500,666 worth of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) shares were sold by Forese James A.. Shares for $2.51 million were sold by Fraser Jane Nind on Tuesday, February 27. Hu W. Bradford had sold 8,010 shares worth $611,804. 7,000 Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) shares with value of $542,920 were sold by Gerspach John C. $536,410 worth of stock was sold by Callahan Don on Wednesday, February 28.

First Personal Financial Services, which manages about $513.32M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vanguard Specialized Fun (VIG) by 3,339 shares to 6,255 shares, valued at $638,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (IWF) by 26,281 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 53,903 shares, and cut its stake in Vanguard Index Fds (VV).

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