As Microchip Technology (MCHP) Market Value Rose, Shareholder Syntal Capital Partners Cut Its Stake; Vaughan David Investments Has Lowered Walgreens Boots Alliance (VVC) Stake by $25.94 Million; Market Value Rose

January 14, 2018 - By Migdalia James

Vaughan David Investments Inc decreased its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (VVC) by 97.72% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vaughan David Investments Inc sold 336,873 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.20% with the market. The institutional investor held 7,863 shares of the natural gas distribution company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $607,000, down from 344,736 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vaughan David Investments Inc who had been investing in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.06B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.29% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $60.92. About 250,442 shares traded. Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) has risen 24.08% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.38% the S&P500.

Syntal Capital Partners Llc decreased its stake in Microchip Technology Inc (MCHP) by 36.4% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Syntal Capital Partners Llc sold 5,347 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.86% with the market. The institutional investor held 9,344 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $838,000, down from 14,691 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Syntal Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in Microchip Technology Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $21.86 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.44% or $1.33 during the last trading session, reaching $93.44. About 1.27M shares traded. Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) has risen 68.30% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 51.60% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Vectren Corp (NYSE:VVC), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Vectren Corp had 9 analyst reports since September 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, January 2 by Guggenheim. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, October 18 report. The rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, January 12 to “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, November 20. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, December 14 by Citigroup. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, July 27. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Saturday, September 5 to “Hold”. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating given on Wednesday, April 19 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Guggenheim upgraded Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) on Monday, January 9 to “Buy” rating.

Vaughan David Investments Inc, which manages about $1.81B and $2.04 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in General Electric Co by 851,074 shares to 864,076 shares, valued at $20.89M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Mattel Inc (NYSE:MPC) by 602,879 shares in the quarter, for a total of 607,579 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Core Msci Emerging Mkts Etf (NYSE:IP).

Analysts await Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.80 earnings per share, down 4.76% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.84 per share. VVC’s profit will be $66.41 million for 19.04 P/E if the $0.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.75 actual earnings per share reported by Vectren Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.67% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.03, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 20 investors sold VVC shares while 92 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 86 raised stakes. 51.91 million shares or 0.13% less from 51.98 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pub Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio invested in 36,239 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Donaldson Capital Mngmt Ltd holds 43,137 shares or 0.3% of its portfolio. Dorsey Wright Associate invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC). Citadel Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 3,676 shares. Illinois-based Hightower Advisors Ltd Co has invested 0% in Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC). Ahl Prtn Limited Liability Partnership has 0.03% invested in Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) for 27,950 shares. Legal General Public Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.01% or 167,117 shares. Nine Chapters Cap Limited Liability Com owns 8,700 shares. Delta Asset Limited Liability Tn, Tennessee-based fund reported 600 shares. Aqr Cap Management Limited Liability Corporation holds 592,880 shares. Foster And Motley reported 20,275 shares. Mason Street Advsr Limited Liability holds 0.07% or 41,186 shares. Bessemer Group holds 0.01% or 46,161 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has 480,000 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Spectrum Mngmt Grp Incorporated reported 300 shares.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $963,084 activity. Shares for $195,799 were sold by LITTLE MITCHELL R. MEYERCORD WADE F sold $109,135 worth of stock or 1,300 shares. Bjornholt James Eric sold $200,876 worth of stock or 2,453 shares. Shares for $251,894 were sold by DREHOBL STEPHEN V.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.15, from 1 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 25 investors sold MCHP shares while 231 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 223 raised stakes. 239.62 million shares or 1.85% more from 235.26 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Howland Mngmt Ltd Liability Company holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) for 21,892 shares. Pacad Ltd reported 9,989 shares. Associated Banc stated it has 111,091 shares. 421,564 are owned by Rhumbline Advisers. Aristotle Cap Mgmt Ltd Company accumulated 4.56M shares. Mercer Advisers Incorporated owns 2,000 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. Montana-based Da Davidson has invested 0.01% in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP). The California-based Clarivest Asset Mgmt Lc has invested 0.52% in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP). Opus Invest Mngmt owns 72,400 shares for 1.18% of their portfolio. Rice Hall James And Limited Liability Company reported 28,936 shares. First Republic Mngmt invested in 396,234 shares or 0.26% of the stock. Mitsubishi Ufj Secs Holding Com Ltd has 0.36% invested in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) for 850 shares. 1,166 were reported by Carroll Assoc Inc. Schwab Charles Investment Mgmt Inc owns 738,026 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Moreover, Bradley Foster Sargent Inc Ct has 0.01% invested in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP).

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