Albion Financial Group Decreased Its Tjx Companies (TJX) Stake; Clough Capital Partners LP Increased By $3.89 Million Its Franklin Res (BEN) Position

February 20, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Clough Capital Partners LP increased Franklin Res Inc (BEN) stake by 69.63% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Clough Capital Partners LP acquired 88,500 shares as Franklin Res Inc (BEN)’s stock declined 1.15%. The Clough Capital Partners LP holds 215,600 shares with $9.60M value, up from 127,100 last quarter. Franklin Res Inc now has $21.41 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.73% or $0.285 during the last trading session, reaching $38.815. About 866,454 shares traded. Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) has risen 19.40% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.70% the S&P500.

Albion Financial Group decreased Tjx Companies Inc. (TJX) stake by 62.07% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Albion Financial Group sold 9,653 shares as Tjx Companies Inc. (TJX)’s stock declined 3.78%. The Albion Financial Group holds 5,898 shares with $435,000 value, down from 15,551 last quarter. Tjx Companies Inc. now has $48.78B valuation. The stock decreased 0.95% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $77.14. About 983,670 shares traded. The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) has declined 2.02% since February 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.72% the S&P500.

Among 28 analysts covering The TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. The TJX Companies had 69 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) rating on Tuesday, August 18. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $78 target. The rating was initiated by BB&T Capital with “Buy” on Thursday, December 17. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 25 by Cowen & Co. Wells Fargo downgraded the shares of TJX in report on Wednesday, January 3 to “Market Perform” rating. The stock of The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, August 15. The stock of The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) earned “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, February 2. Wolfe Research maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, February 25 report. As per Tuesday, September 26, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, November 16 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by UBS on Wednesday, August 19 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 59 investors sold TJX shares while 374 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 328 raised stakes. 550.02 million shares or 0.12% less from 550.70 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Davis R M has 394,346 shares. Dowling And Yahnke Lc, a California-based fund reported 21,654 shares. Inv Centers Of America Inc stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). 126 are owned by Old Second Bancorp Of Aurora. Calamos Limited Liability accumulated 415,699 shares or 0.24% of the stock. Blair William & Il has 0.05% invested in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). Congress Asset Mgmt Ma owns 697,242 shares. Gotham Asset Lc holds 0.3% of its portfolio in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) for 281,252 shares. Peddock Capital Advisors Limited Com invested in 0.08% or 2,110 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund reported 2.08 million shares. Lee Danner & Bass Inc, Tennessee-based fund reported 9,643 shares. Wms Prtn Ltd Co accumulated 11,015 shares. Cullen Frost Bankers holds 131,126 shares. Weik Svcs Inc owns 4.05% invested in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) for 115,515 shares. Westwood Group Inc Inc reported 21,290 shares.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $1.45 million activity. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $1.45 million was sold by Herrman Ernie.

Albion Financial Group increased Bristol (NYSE:BMY) stake by 27,960 shares to 51,792 valued at $3.30 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Spdr S&P Dividend (SDY) stake by 34,724 shares and now owns 45,273 shares. Ishares Russell Midcap (IWR) was raised too.

Analysts await The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $1.26 earnings per share, up 22.33% or $0.23 from last year’s $1.03 per share. TJX’s profit will be $796.70 million for 15.31 P/E if the $1.26 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.00 actual earnings per share reported by The TJX Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 26.00% EPS growth.

Clough Capital Partners LP decreased Neuberger Berman Re Es Sec F (NRO) stake by 213,100 shares to 20,100 valued at $113,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Liberty Broadband Corp stake by 103,500 shares and now owns 561,545 shares. Pennymac Mtg Invt Tr (NYSE:PMT) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 39 investors sold BEN shares while 185 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. 240.11 million shares or 1.59% less from 243.98 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Paloma Partners Mgmt Co stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). 1,050 were accumulated by Baldwin Brothers Ma. Rmb Capital Limited Liability Corp holds 0.01% or 7,169 shares in its portfolio. Alexandria Capital Lc holds 0% or 407 shares in its portfolio. Holt Advisors Ltd Dba Holt Lp holds 0.36% or 24,690 shares in its portfolio. Eaton Vance holds 820,481 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Barrett Asset Management Ltd Liability Company stated it has 3,500 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Moreover, Bingham Osborn & Scarborough Ltd Company has 0.03% invested in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) for 7,888 shares. Advisor Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 7,959 shares. Westpac Banking holds 0.24% or 244,415 shares in its portfolio. South Dakota Council accumulated 318,687 shares. The California-based Kayne Anderson Rudnick Invest has invested 0.01% in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Moreover, Lombard Odier Asset (Europe) Limited has 0.01% invested in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) for 5,044 shares. Assetmark invested in 0% or 1,380 shares. Vanguard Gp Inc holds 0.06% or 27.15M shares.

Since October 30, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $4.61 million activity. 49,988 shares were sold by JOHNSON GREGORY E, worth $2.18M on Wednesday, November 8.

Among 16 analysts covering Franklin Resources Inc. (NYSE:BEN), 1 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 6% are positive. Franklin Resources Inc. had 88 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 9 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, June 1. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, September 10. On Thursday, March 17 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”. The stock of Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, June 2 by UBS. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, October 27. The stock of Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, April 7. The stock of Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, July 24. The company was maintained on Monday, September 25 by Jefferies. On Tuesday, March 15 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform”.

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