Sigma Planning Increases Stake in Lear (LEA); Mlp Tallgrass Energy Partners LP (TEP) Holder Botty Investors Has Boosted Its Stake by $311,000 as Stock Declined

December 7, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

Sigma Planning Corp increased its stake in Lear Corp (LEA) by 171.96% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sigma Planning Corp bought 3,532 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.77% with the market. The institutional investor held 5,586 shares of the o.e.m. company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $794,000, up from 2,054 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sigma Planning Corp who had been investing in Lear Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.76 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.13% or $3.79 during the last trading session, reaching $174.01. About 536,989 shares traded. Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) has risen 28.33% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.63% the S&P500.

Botty Investors Llc increased its stake in Mlp Tallgrass Energy Partners Lp (TEP) by 1102.84% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Botty Investors Llc bought 6,220 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.30% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 6,784 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $340,000, up from 564 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Botty Investors Llc who had been investing in Mlp Tallgrass Energy Partners Lp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.21 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.79% or $0.79 during the last trading session, reaching $43.42. About 247,940 shares traded or 21.55% up from the average. Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) has risen 2.55% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.15% the S&P500.




Botty Investors Llc, which manages about $342.21M and $313.95M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) by 10,279 shares to 61,916 shares, valued at $4.65 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Nasdaq Biotechnology Etf Iv (IBB) by 2,364 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 21,691 shares, and cut its stake in Macom Technology Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MTSI).

Among 10 analysts covering Tallgrass Energy Partners LP (NYSE:TEP), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Tallgrass Energy Partners LP had 34 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of TEP in report on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, August 2. The stock of Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, August 22. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 12 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, July 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “” on Monday, April 24. As per Monday, October 9, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Credit Suisse maintained Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) rating on Thursday, May 19. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $60 target. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Thursday, February 18 by Barclays Capital. As per Friday, November 17, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley.

More notable recent Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “What Makes Tallgrass Energy Partners Attractive” on April 23, 2017, also Gurufocus.com with their article: “Tallgrass Energy Partners Lp (TEP) President and CEO David G Jr Dehaemers …” published on December 06, 2017, Businesswire.com published: “Tallgrass Energy Partners to Acquire Powder River Gathering System, Offering …” on May 17, 2017. More interesting news about Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Tallgrass Energy Partners Announces Strategic Acquisitions and Organic Growth …” published on July 26, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Tallgrass Energy Partners’ (TEP) CEO David Dehaemers on Q3 2017 Results …” with publication date: November 05, 2017.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.28, from 1.35 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 12 investors sold TEP shares while 44 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 43.67 million shares or 0.45% more from 43.48 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Sg Americas Securities Limited Liability Company owns 53,721 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Moreover, Parkside National Bank Tru has 0.5% invested in Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP). 34,949 are owned by Northern Trust Corporation. Glenmede Tru Na holds 0.02% in Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) or 59,537 shares. Williams Jones Associate Lc has 31,796 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. X Management Limited Liability Company holds 286,191 shares. Citadel Advisors Limited Liability reported 5,949 shares. Invesco Limited has invested 0% in Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP). Cushing Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership accumulated 781,450 shares. Boyer Corporon Wealth Management Ltd Liability Company has 43,220 shares for 0.96% of their portfolio. The Tennessee-based Ftb Advsrs has invested 0% in Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP). Citigroup has 44,695 shares. Glob Endowment LP reported 0.12% in Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP). 25,613 were accumulated by Virtu Limited Liability Corp. Heronetta Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 105,100 shares.

Sigma Planning Corp, which manages about $1.06B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vanguard Index Fds (VBR) by 14,283 shares to 14,959 shares, valued at $1.84M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Proshares Tr (QLD) by 3,635 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 8,206 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (IJT).

More news for Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) were recently published by: Nasdaq.com, which released: “Lear Corporation (LEA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 07, 2017” on December 06, 2017. Prnewswire.com‘s article titled: “Lear President and CEO Matt Simoncini Announces Retirement Date” and published on November 16, 2017 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.25, from 1.09 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 33 investors sold LEA shares while 186 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 127 raised stakes. 62.83 million shares or 1.53% less from 63.80 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Federated Investors Pa reported 0.03% stake. First Houston has invested 1.44% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Ksa Cap Mngmt holds 3,000 shares or 2.37% of its portfolio. Ferguson Wellman Mngmt owns 2,745 shares. Prudential Fincl Inc reported 552,667 shares. Quantbot Techs Limited Partnership reported 3,088 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 0.01% or 30,100 shares in its portfolio. Vident Invest Advisory Ltd holds 0.21% or 17,984 shares. Sei Invests holds 0.02% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) or 36,171 shares. Sigma Planning Corporation has 0.07% invested in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) for 5,586 shares. Alphamark Advisors Ltd Liability Corp reported 1.4% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Pension Service stated it has 83,848 shares. Murphy Capital Mgmt Incorporated has invested 0.21% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 0.06% or 306,194 shares in its portfolio. Benjamin F Edwards & holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) for 831 shares.

Among 19 analysts covering Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Lear Corporation had 61 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 2 by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, April 28 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, May 3 by Goldman Sachs. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of LEA in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Hold” rating. On Thursday, June 1 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy” on Tuesday, August 25. The stock of Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 16 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 13 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, April 11 with “Hold”. The stock of Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, October 26.

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