Northwestern (NWE) EPS Estimated At $1.02; Morgan Stanley Has Raised Unitil (UTL) Holding

January 14, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Morgan Stanley increased Unitil Corp (UTL) stake by 40.42% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Morgan Stanley acquired 19,185 shares as Unitil Corp (UTL)’s stock rose 3.99%. The Morgan Stanley holds 66,647 shares with $3.30M value, up from 47,462 last quarter. Unitil Corp now has $648.92M valuation. The stock increased 0.55% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $44.07. About 53,698 shares traded. Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) has risen 18.00% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.30% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Northwestern Corporation (NYSE:NWE) to report $1.02 EPS on February, 15.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 6.25% from last quarter’s $0.96 EPS. NWE’s profit would be $49.56M giving it 13.58 P/E if the $1.02 EPS is correct. After having $0.75 EPS previously, Northwestern Corporation’s analysts see 36.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.21% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $55.4. About 288,803 shares traded. Northwestern Corporation (NYSE:NWE) has risen 6.36% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.34% the S&P500.




Morgan Stanley decreased Ishares Inc (URTH) stake by 64,624 shares to 461,005 valued at $38.77M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Toronto Dominion Bk Ont (NYSE:TD) stake by 392,643 shares and now owns 2.37 million shares. Yahoo Inc (Prn) was reduced too.

Among 3 analysts covering Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Unitil Corporation had 9 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, June 5 by RBC Capital Markets. Janney Capital upgraded Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) on Tuesday, December 26 to “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets upgraded it to “Sector Perform” rating and $38 target in Monday, April 25 report. Janney Capital downgraded Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) on Thursday, October 15 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Sunday, August 13. The company was maintained on Sunday, September 17 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 18. Janney Capital upgraded Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) on Friday, July 24 to “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.64 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.28, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 7 investors sold UTL shares while 32 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 8.44 million shares or 3.00% more from 8.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Price T Rowe Associate Md invested in 5,440 shares. Tower Research Limited Liability Company (Trc) owns 2,141 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Wells Fargo Communication Mn has 84,016 shares. Bessemer Gp has invested 0.01% in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL). Moreover, Frontier Capital Management Lc has 0.34% invested in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) for 951,407 shares. Vanguard Grp Inc Inc holds 0% in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) or 765,571 shares. Northern Trust Corporation holds 182,171 shares. Bradley Foster Sargent Incorporated Ct has invested 0.17% in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL). Matarin Mngmt Limited Com accumulated 0.02% or 5,057 shares. Bancorp Of Montreal Can reported 0% in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL). Amer Interest Group Inc invested in 9,323 shares or 0% of the stock. Nationwide Fund Advsrs reported 16,084 shares. Symphony Asset Mngmt Limited Co holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) for 12,298 shares. Millennium Management Ltd has 43,072 shares. State Street invested in 355,540 shares or 0% of the stock.

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