Cypress Funds Has Trimmed Kansas City Southern (KSU) Stake; Massachusetts Financial Services Company Trimmed Unitedhealth Group (UNH) Stake By $241.22 Million

January 15, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Cypress Funds Llc decreased Kansas City Southern (KSU) stake by 10% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cypress Funds Llc sold 15,000 shares as Kansas City Southern (KSU)’s stock rose 3.89%. The Cypress Funds Llc holds 135,000 shares with $14.67M value, down from 150,000 last quarter. Kansas City Southern now has $11.43 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.55% or $2.75 during the last trading session, reaching $110.4. About 1.90 million shares traded or 66.43% up from the average. Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) has declined 0.27% since January 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.97% the S&P500.

Massachusetts Financial Services Company decreased Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) stake by 39.59% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Massachusetts Financial Services Company sold 1.24 million shares as Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH)’s stock rose 9.50%. The Massachusetts Financial Services Company holds 1.89 million shares with $369.74M value, down from 3.12M last quarter. Unitedhealth Group Inc now has $221.57B valuation. The stock increased 1.44% or $3.25 during the last trading session, reaching $228.64. About 3.94 million shares traded or 35.06% up from the average. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Analysts await Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) to report earnings on January, 19. They expect $1.35 earnings per share, up 20.54% or $0.23 from last year’s $1.12 per share. KSU’s profit will be $139.78 million for 20.44 P/E if the $1.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.35 actual earnings per share reported by Kansas City Southern for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Since August 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $1.52 million activity. Zozaya Delano Jose Guillermo sold $617,567 worth of stock. $433,714 worth of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) was sold by Garza Antonio O. Stadler Mary K sold 4,451 shares worth $471,211.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.17, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 29 investors sold KSU shares while 163 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 84.43 million shares or 2.67% less from 86.75 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) for 2,046 shares. Evercore Wealth Mgmt Limited Company stated it has 200 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Williams Jones And Assocs invested in 5,250 shares or 0.01% of the stock. State Street stated it has 4.39M shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Illinois-based First Tru Advsrs LP has invested 0.06% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). The New York-based Focused Wealth Mngmt Incorporated has invested 0% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). 7,846 were reported by Norinchukin Bank & Trust The. 32,012 were reported by State Treasurer State Of Michigan. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has invested 0.06% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Raymond James Serv Inc holds 0.11% or 163,262 shares in its portfolio. Reilly Advsrs Limited Liability Company accumulated 1,100 shares. Jane Street Grp Ltd Com invested in 0% or 13,223 shares. Ngam Lp accumulated 0.03% or 23,064 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Company has 0% invested in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Tiaa Cref Invest Management Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.03% or 388,010 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Kansas City Southern had 78 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, August 21 by Bank of America. As per Monday, October 5, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The stock of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, April 15 by Buckingham Research. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, October 5. As per Wednesday, November 9, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. Cowen & Co maintained Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) on Monday, January 25 with “Market Perform” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) rating on Friday, October 20. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $118.0 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $114 target in Wednesday, April 12 report. The company was maintained on Friday, November 24 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Monday, April 11 with “Underweight”.

Among 26 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. UnitedHealth Group had 76 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, June 7 by Cantor Fitzgerald. As per Thursday, July 13, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 30. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, November 28. RBC Capital Markets maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) rating on Monday, June 26. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $18500 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 2 by Citigroup. Mizuho upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, November 30 report. Leerink Swann maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 18 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 18 by Morgan Stanley.

Massachusetts Financial Services Company increased Danaher Corp Del (NYSE:DHR) stake by 1.52 million shares to 21.87M valued at $1.88B in 2017Q3. It also upped Grupo Aeroportuario Del Sure (NYSE:ASR) stake by 53,507 shares and now owns 169,802 shares. Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) was raised too.

Analysts await UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) to report earnings on January, 16. They expect $2.50 earnings per share, up 18.48% or $0.39 from last year’s $2.11 per share. UNH’s profit will be $2.42B for 22.86 P/E if the $2.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.66 actual earnings per share reported by UnitedHealth Group Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.02% negative EPS growth.

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