Prudential Plc Has Trimmed Astoria Financial Co (AF) Stake, Brigade Capital Management LP Trimmed Semgroup (SEMG) Stake By $1.58 Million

June 19, 2017 - By marketbeat

Brigade Capital Management Lp decreased Semgroup Corp (SEMG) stake by 16.74% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Brigade Capital Management Lp sold 38,500 shares as Semgroup Corp (SEMG)’s stock declined 17.35%. The Brigade Capital Management Lp holds 191,500 shares with $8.00 million value, down from 230,000 last quarter. Semgroup Corp now has $1.68B valuation. The stock declined 1.78% or $0.45 reaching $24.9 per share. About 149,997 shares traded. SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG) has risen 7.33% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.37% the S&P500.

Prudential Plc decreased Astoria Financial Co (AF) stake by 19.69% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Prudential Plc sold 365,300 shares as Astoria Financial Co (AF)’s stock declined 0.95%. The Prudential Plc holds 1.49M shares with $27.78 million value, down from 1.85M last quarter. Astoria Financial Co now has $2.05B valuation. The stock rose 0.10% or $0.02 reaching $20.31. About 95,893 shares traded. Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) has risen 22.95% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.25% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering Astoria Financial (NYSE:AF), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Astoria Financial had 20 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, March 8 the stock rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Neutral”. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 30 by FBR Capital. On Thursday, June 1 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Thursday, July 23 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight” on Friday, August 14. Sandler O’Neill downgraded the shares of AF in report on Friday, October 2 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) earned “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, December 21. The stock of Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) earned “Underperform” rating by FBR Capital on Wednesday, December 21. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Monday, November 2. The rating was upgraded by Wood on Friday, April 28 to “Ourperform”.

Since January 30, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $3.27 million activity. DeStefano Robert J had sold 15,213 shares worth $281,623 on Tuesday, February 7. Another trade for 3,000 shares valued at $55,747 was made by Nazemetz Patricia M on Friday, February 10. $1.34 million worth of Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) shares were sold by KEEGAN GERARD C. Donlon Hugh J sold $706,100 worth of stock or 37,781 shares. $887,281 worth of stock was sold by Sipola Stephen J on Monday, January 30.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.7 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.38, from 1.32 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 17 investors sold AF shares while 36 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 77.83 million shares or 12.05% more from 69.46 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Moreover, Mendon Advsr Corporation has 1.5% invested in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) for 785,000 shares. Citadel Advsr Ltd Liability stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF). Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Com owns 59,013 shares. Ejf Ltd Liability Com holds 1.27 million shares. Zweig stated it has 0.92% in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF). Jpmorgan Chase & holds 221,175 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Gamco Investors Et Al has invested 0.04% in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF). Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky holds 30,500 shares. 209,600 are held by Paloma Prtnrs. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc reported 265,916 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Proshare Advisors Ltd Liability reported 0% of its portfolio in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF). 492,747 are held by Smith Graham Inv Advsr Ltd Partnership. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has invested 0% in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 1,941 shares. Blackrock Fund invested in 0.03% or 7.46M shares.

Prudential Plc increased Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) stake by 427,974 shares to 2.44 million valued at $174.06M in 2016Q4. It also upped Allegheny Technologi (NYSE:ATI) stake by 967,300 shares and now owns 3.29 million shares. Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) was raised too.

Analysts await Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.14 EPS, down 12.50% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.16 per share. AF’s profit will be $14.13 million for 36.27 P/E if the $0.14 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.12 actual EPS reported by Astoria Financial Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 16.67% EPS growth.

Among 8 analysts covering SemGroup (NYSE:SEMG), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. SemGroup had 16 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital upgraded the shares of SEMG in report on Tuesday, June 13 to “Overweight” rating. As per Wednesday, November 11, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson with “Buy” on Wednesday, June 15. Goldman Sachs initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 25 report. UBS maintained SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG) on Tuesday, August 2 with “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by Raymond James with “Outperform” on Thursday, September 10. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, May 10 with “Outperform”. Citigroup initiated the shares of SEMG in report on Tuesday, December 15 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, November 25. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, December 7 by Wells Fargo.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.32 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.43, from 1.75 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 34 investors sold SEMG shares while 50 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 67.83 million shares or 6.06% more from 63.95 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Cushing Asset LP invested in 2.38% or 1.91 million shares. Engineers Gate Manager LP invested in 11,378 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Miller Howard Invs Inc Ny owns 10,534 shares. Sei Investments holds 0.04% in SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG) or 215,305 shares. Kanaly owns 106 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Renaissance Tech Limited Liability Corporation owns 120,557 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Bk holds 0% of its portfolio in SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG) for 6,744 shares. National Bank & Trust Of America Corp De invested 0% in SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG). 7,200 were reported by Virginia Retirement System Et Al. Yorkville Management Ltd Co owns 99,002 shares. Washington-based Parametric Associate Limited Liability has invested 0% in SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG). Bancshares Of New York Mellon Corporation has 0.02% invested in SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG) for 1.50M shares. 46,333 were accumulated by Blackrock Gru. The California-based California Pub Employees Retirement has invested 0.01% in SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG). Price T Rowe Assoc Md holds 0% of its portfolio in SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG) for 21,278 shares.

Since March 10, 2017, it had 5 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $986,370 activity. Another trade for 3,824 shares valued at $100,112 was bought by Conner Carlin G.. MCADAM WILLIAM J also bought $169,200 worth of SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG) on Wednesday, March 22. Barpoulis Sarah Morrison had sold 1,470 shares worth $46,232 on Thursday, June 1. 3,500 shares were bought by Fitzgerald Robert N, worth $91,665.

Brigade Capital Management Lp increased Halliburton Co (NYSE:HAL) stake by 25,000 shares to 150,000 valued at $8.11M in 2016Q4. It also upped Parker Drilling Co (NYSE:PKD) stake by 249,000 shares and now owns 3.18M shares. Gray Television Inc (NYSE:GTN) was raised too.

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