Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Holds Stake in Mplx Common Units (MPLX); Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa Has Raised Its Capital City Bank Group (CCBG) Position

April 17, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company increased its stake in Mplx Common Units (MPLX) by 6.17% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company bought 26,810 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.11% with the market. The institutional investor held 461,187 shares of the natural gas distribution company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $16.36M, up from 434,377 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company who had been investing in Mplx Common Units for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $27.54B market cap company. The stock increased 1.39% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $34.23. About 1.52 million shares traded. MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) has declined 6.29% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.84% the S&P500.

Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa increased its stake in Capital City Bank Group Inc (CCBG) by 209.62% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa bought 2,201 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.16% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 3,251 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $74.58M, up from 1,050 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa who had been investing in Capital City Bank Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $421.37 million market cap company. The stock decreased 1.16% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $24.73. About 14,807 shares traded. Capital City Bank Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCBG) has risen 21.10% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.55% the S&P500.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, which manages about $14.10B and $7.53B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Leggett & Platt Inc (NYSE:LEG) by 42,091 shares to 25,283 shares, valued at $1.21M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Fina (NYSE:ARI) by 37,192 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 34,089 shares, and cut its stake in Msc Industrial Inc Class A (NYSE:MSM).

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $74,000 activity.

Among 21 analysts covering MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. MPLX LP had 63 analyst reports since October 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Wednesday, April 11 with “Buy”. On Thursday, December 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Evercore to “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $42.0 target in Monday, September 4 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Tuesday, January 16. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, September 30 by Mizuho. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 27 by UBS. As per Monday, October 31, the company rating was upgraded by Raymond James. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Mkt Perform” rating in Thursday, February 2 report. The rating was upgraded by Howard Weil on Tuesday, December 15 to “Sector Outperform”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.22, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 32 investors sold MPLX shares while 89 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 250.53 million shares or 3.20% less from 258.81 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 14,199 are held by Gsa Capital Prns Llp. Conning holds 0.19% or 161,999 shares in its portfolio. Mutual Of America Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 21,007 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Spirit Of America Management Ny holds 745,279 shares or 2.93% of its portfolio. Connecticut-based Corecommodity Mngmt Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.05% in MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX). Hap Trading Ltd Liability Com owns 97,433 shares. The Kansas-based Tortoise Advsr Ltd Liability Corp has invested 5.64% in MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX). Ohio-based Mai Cap Management has invested 0.23% in MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX). Benjamin F Edwards has 0% invested in MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) for 155 shares. Bessemer Gp invested 0% in MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX). Clearbridge Invs Ltd Liability Corp reported 2.77 million shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Enterprise Fin Ser Corporation holds 0.05% or 2,917 shares in its portfolio. Segall Bryant & Hamill Ltd Llc stated it has 68,058 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Moreover, Yorkville Management Limited Co has 3.67% invested in MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) for 85,773 shares. 68,808 are owned by Gp One Trading Ltd Partnership.

Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa, which manages about $56400.55 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Superior Industries International Inc (NYSE:SUP) by 115 shares to 12,868 shares, valued at $191.09M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Terex Corp (NYSE:TEX) by 14,828 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 19,457 shares, and cut its stake in Steven Madden Ltd (NASDAQ:SHOO).

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