Pfizer (PFE) Holder Stearns Financial Services Group Decreased Its Position by $818,335; As Trinity Inds (TRN) Shares Declined, Ameritas Investment Partners Has Lowered Holding by $481,600

February 23, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Ameritas Investment Partners Inc decreased its stake in Trinity Inds Inc (TRN) by 27.42% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc sold 17,200 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.91% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 45,538 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.31 million, down from 62,738 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc who had been investing in Trinity Inds Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.06B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.77% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $33.31. About 281,221 shares traded. Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TRN) has risen 58.76% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 42.06% the S&P500.

Stearns Financial Services Group decreased its stake in Pfizer Inc (PFE) by 38.22% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stearns Financial Services Group sold 23,381 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.45% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 37,799 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.35M, down from 61,180 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stearns Financial Services Group who had been investing in Pfizer Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $214.14 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.52% or $0.185 during the last trading session, reaching $35.925. About 2.64M shares traded. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has declined 2.76% since February 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.46% the S&P500.




Ameritas Investment Partners Inc, which manages about $2.11B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Tr (IVV) by 6,750 shares to 71,313 shares, valued at $18.04M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK) by 5,360 shares in the quarter, for a total of 146,253 shares, and has risen its stake in Transocean Ltd (NYSE:RIG).

Among 13 analysts covering Trinity Industries (NYSE:TRN), 8 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Trinity Industries had 40 analyst reports since September 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Buckingham Research with “Buy” on Monday, October 2. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Outperform” on Friday, February 12. Susquehanna maintained it with “Buy” rating and $52.0 target in Tuesday, February 20 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, October 27. The rating was initiated by Cowen & Co on Monday, December 14 with “Outperform”. The stock of Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TRN) earned “Underperform” rating by CLSA on Friday, September 30. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 27 by Cowen & Co. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, February 22 report. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 29 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, September 29.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $33.51 million activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.09, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 25 investors sold TRN shares while 127 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 122.94 million shares or 1.90% more from 120.64 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Tru Advsrs Ltd Partnership reported 1.06M shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership, a New York-based fund reported 88,434 shares. 13D Management Ltd Llc reported 3.66% of its portfolio in Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TRN). Vanguard holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TRN) for 12.35M shares. Whittier Tru Company Of Nevada Inc has 216 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Afam Capital Incorporated has 0.45% invested in Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TRN) for 116,108 shares. New York State Teachers Retirement owns 0.02% invested in Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TRN) for 297,260 shares. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Lc reported 0% of its portfolio in Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TRN). Gemmer Asset Management Lc has invested 0.01% in Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TRN). Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited invested 0.01% in Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TRN). Covington Capital invested in 4,500 shares. 12,747 are held by Sg Americas. Matarin Cap Management Limited Liability Company stated it has 9,704 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Capital Fund Management, a France-based fund reported 271,118 shares. 10,906 were reported by Asset Mngmt Inc.

Analysts await Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.70 earnings per share, up 1.45% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.69 per share. PFE’s profit will be $4.17B for 12.83 P/E if the $0.70 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual earnings per share reported by Pfizer Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 12.90% EPS growth.

Since August 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $12.30 million activity. The insider DAMELIO FRANK A sold $3.21M. SUSMAN SALLY also sold $1.34 million worth of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) on Tuesday, September 12. $296,560 worth of stock was sold by JOHNSON RADY A on Friday, December 15. Another trade for 197,168 shares valued at $6.70M was made by READ IAN C on Thursday, August 31.

Stearns Financial Services Group, which manages about $686.86 million and $398.08M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Bd Index Fd Inc (BND) by 44,985 shares to 613,870 shares, valued at $50.31 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 53 investors sold PFE shares while 700 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 620 raised stakes. 4.06 billion shares or 0.86% more from 4.02 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Foyston Gordon & Payne reported 311,002 shares or 1.93% of all its holdings. Stephens Ar owns 404,778 shares for 0.52% of their portfolio. Diamond Hill Management Inc holds 11.13 million shares. Virginia Retirement Et Al holds 0.52% or 1.21M shares in its portfolio. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 4.82 million shares. Boston Advisors Limited Liability Corp holds 451,522 shares or 0.36% of its portfolio. Gemmer Asset Management Lc stated it has 0.46% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Boyar Asset Inc holds 151,584 shares. Polar Capital Llp accumulated 1.92M shares. Cls Limited Com holds 0% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 767 shares. 13,500 are held by Family Mngmt. Moreover, Bessemer Grp has 0.17% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Delta Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corp Tn, a Tennessee-based fund reported 44,337 shares. Shapiro Capital Mngmt Lc invested in 2.1% or 2.59M shares. 60,533 are held by Schnieders Cap Ltd Liability.

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