Liberty Global Plc (LBTYA) Stake Maintained by Yakira Capital Management Inc; Aflac (AFL) Holder Bell State Bank & Trust Raised Position

June 17, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Bell State Bank & Trust increased its stake in Aflac Inc (AFL) by 100% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bell State Bank & Trust bought 19,300 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.09% with the market. The institutional investor held 38,600 shares of the accident &health insurance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.69 million, up from 19,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bell State Bank & Trust who had been investing in Aflac Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $35.42B market cap company. The stock increased 0.15% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $45.75. About 4.43 million shares traded or 28.82% up from the average. Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has risen 21.38% since June 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.81% the S&P500.




Yakira Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Liberty Global Plc (LBTYA) by 280.95% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Yakira Capital Management Inc bought 21,535 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.09% with the market. The hedge fund held 29,200 shares of the television services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $914,000, up from 7,665 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Yakira Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Liberty Global Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $22.96 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.24% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $29.52. About 1.32M shares traded. Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) has declined 7.21% since June 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.78% the S&P500.

Another recent and important Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) news was published by Streetinsider.com which published an article titled: “Berenberg Starts Liberty Global (LBTYA) at Sell” on June 13, 2018.

Yakira Capital Management Inc, which manages about $188.00 million and $437.50 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Gabelli Equity Tr Inc (GAB) by 167,507 shares to 22,937 shares, valued at $140,000 in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cornerstone Total Rtrn Fd In (CRF) by 345,936 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 294,428 shares, and cut its stake in Cornerstone Strategic Value (CLM).

Among 17 analysts covering Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Liberty Global had 56 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 8 by Pivotal Research. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, January 23. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, January 11 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Friday, February 2 by Jefferies. Macquarie Research maintained Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) rating on Friday, February 16. Macquarie Research has “Buy” rating and $45.0 target. The rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Buy” on Friday, January 15. Wunderlich maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, January 25 report. As per Monday, February 5, the company rating was maintained by Buckingham Research. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, March 30. Buckingham Research initiated Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) rating on Friday, September 29. Buckingham Research has “Buy” rating and $44.0 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 7.76 in Q1 2018. Its up 6.70, from 1.06 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 56 investors sold AFL shares while 35 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 624 raised stakes. 1.00 billion shares or 291.45% more from 256.45 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Axa invested in 42,496 shares. Gw Henssler And Assocs Limited reported 0.02% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Georgia-based Voya Investment Mngmt Ltd Co has invested 0.06% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Pittenger Anderson Inc reported 0.2% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Rmb Limited Liability Corp holds 0% or 3,772 shares. Fuller And Thaler Asset Mngmt accumulated 11,600 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Drexel Morgan And has 5,050 shares for 0.23% of their portfolio. Finemark Natl Bankshares invested in 0.02% or 5,820 shares. Ing Groep Nv accumulated 79,631 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Pinnacle stated it has 0.05% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Rampart Invest Limited Liability Com reported 46,832 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Ledyard Bank has invested 0.07% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Moreover, Pennsylvania Tru has 0.02% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Bp Public Ltd Co reported 80,000 shares. Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance holds 0.24% or 35,300 shares.

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