Altria Group (MO) Shareholder Ngam Advisors LP Has Trimmed Stake; As Digital Rlty Tr (DLR) Stock Value Rose, Holder Tealwood Asset Management Boosted Stake

January 18, 2018 - By Migdalia James

Ngam Advisors Lp decreased its stake in Altria Group Inc (MO) by 12.01% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ngam Advisors Lp sold 26,184 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.84% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 191,755 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $12.16 million, down from 217,939 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ngam Advisors Lp who had been investing in Altria Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $133.67B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $70.05. About 1.70 million shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Tealwood Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Digital Rlty Tr Inc (DLR) by 100.21% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tealwood Asset Management Inc bought 36,833 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.26% with the market. The institutional investor held 73,588 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.71 million, up from 36,755 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tealwood Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Digital Rlty Tr Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $22.82B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $106.77. About 264,145 shares traded. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) has risen 23.90% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.20% the S&P500.

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $2.95 million activity. DEVITRE DINYAR S also sold $1.96M worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) shares.

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.81 EPS, up 19.12% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.68 per share. MO’s profit will be $1.55B for 21.62 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.90 actual EPS reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.00% negative EPS growth.

Ngam Advisors Lp, which manages about $16.78 billion and $9.47B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Arconic Inc by 111,955 shares to 229,642 shares, valued at $5.71M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in National Storage Affiliates by 16,291 shares in the quarter, for a total of 146,437 shares, and has risen its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 91 investors sold MO shares while 516 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 420 raised stakes. 1.17 billion shares or 0.77% more from 1.16 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Highbridge Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 0.15% or 159,448 shares. Pinebridge Limited Partnership holds 0.59% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 389,290 shares. Raymond James And Associates has 4.16 million shares for 0.53% of their portfolio. Cibc World Markets, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 319,779 shares. 10.82 million were accumulated by Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership. Loomis Sayles And Ltd Partnership holds 0.03% or 239,530 shares. Athena Advisors Llc reported 97,440 shares stake. Td Asset Mngmt has 1.92M shares. Madrona Fincl Ser Limited Liability Corporation has 0.22% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Penobscot Invest Communication reported 5,035 shares. Cullen Frost Bankers reported 112,819 shares. Deutsche Bancorp Ag, Germany-based fund reported 11.97M shares. The Ohio-based Van Cleef Asset Managementinc has invested 0.31% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Old Bankshares In has invested 0.19% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Capital Advsrs Incorporated Ok owns 0.05% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 11,720 shares.

Among 19 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 55 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, October 30 by Citigroup. Jefferies maintained the shares of MO in report on Monday, July 17 with “Hold” rating. Cowen & Co downgraded Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) rating on Friday, October 30. Cowen & Co has “Market Perform” rating and $65 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) on Wednesday, January 10 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of MO in report on Thursday, August 24 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the shares of MO in report on Tuesday, November 3 to “Sector Perform” rating. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, June 27. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 4 by Wells Fargo. The rating was upgraded by Vetr to “Strong-Buy” on Wednesday, September 2. RBC Capital Markets maintained Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) rating on Friday, June 30. RBC Capital Markets has “Sell” rating and $6200 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.06 in Q3 2017. Its up 1.03, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 44 investors sold DLR shares while 119 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 241 raised stakes. 198.28 million shares or 22.83% more from 161.43 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Spectrum Gp holds 8,200 shares or 0.32% of its portfolio. 3,787 were reported by Edmp Inc. 21,808 were reported by Martingale Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership. First Manhattan holds 0% or 400 shares. National Planning Corp holds 0.07% in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) or 2,741 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 1.65M shares. Fred Alger Mgmt holds 0% or 10 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys holds 12,800 shares. Qs Invsts holds 18,297 shares. Security Capital Rech & Management Incorporated invested 0.96% of its portfolio in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR). Moreover, Legg Mason Asset Management (Japan) Com has 1.29% invested in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR). Winfield Assoc holds 0.01% or 200 shares in its portfolio. Benjamin F Edwards & Com Incorporated reported 3,372 shares. California-based Cap Advisers Limited Company has invested 0.15% in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR). 729 are owned by Assetmark.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $3.00 million activity.

Among 21 analysts covering Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Digital Realty Trust had 76 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of DLR in report on Tuesday, October 10 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, July 31. SunTrust maintained it with “Buy” rating and $135.0 target in Friday, November 24 report. The stock of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, November 10. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) on Friday, July 21 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, June 12 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, April 29. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, December 14 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) rating on Monday, October 16. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $119.0 target. On Tuesday, September 26 the stock rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Hold”.

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