As Bhp Billiton LTD (BHP) Market Valuation Declined, Holder Pacific Heights Asset Management Decreased Position by $4.00 Million; Pacifica Capital Investments Holding in Cna Finl (CNA) Trimmed as Valuation Rose

January 14, 2018 - By Migdalia James

Pacific Heights Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Bhp Billiton Ltd (BHP) by 11.11% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pacific Heights Asset Management Llc sold 100,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.86% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 800,000 shares of the precious metals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $32.42 million, down from 900,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pacific Heights Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Bhp Billiton Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $136.49 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.05% or $1.02 during the last trading session, reaching $50.69. About 3.85M shares traded or 66.99% up from the average. BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) has risen 34.32% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.62% the S&P500.

Steve Leonard decreased its stake in Cna Finl Corp (CNA) by 64.63% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pacifica Capital Investments Llc sold 131,455 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.99% with the market. The hedge fund run by Steve Leonard held 71,933 shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.62 million, down from 203,388 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pacifica Capital Investments Llc who had been investing in Cna Finl Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $14.57B market cap company. The stock increased 1.28% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $53.74. About 292,701 shares traded or 46.69% up from the average. CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE:CNA) has risen 43.26% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.56% the S&P500.

Among 25 analysts covering BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP), 9 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) had 54 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, September 23. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 23 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, January 13 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) earned “Buy” rating by Investec on Friday, March 17. Cowen & Co maintained BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) on Thursday, November 10 with “Market Perform” rating. The rating was downgraded by UBS on Tuesday, October 11 to “Neutral”. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Thursday, September 24 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Thursday, August 27 by BNP Paribas. On Wednesday, October 7 the stock rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Overweight”.

Investors sentiment is 1.29 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 19 investors sold CNA shares while 51 reduced holdings. only 32 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 269.77 million shares or 0.08% more from 269.56 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Geode Mngmt Ltd Liability Com has 247,749 shares. Parametric Port Associates Limited Com owns 143,910 shares. Acadian Asset Llc invested in 507,125 shares. Gotham Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation, New York-based fund reported 5,106 shares. Asset Mngmt stated it has 10,145 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Wells Fargo Mn accumulated 0% or 42,655 shares. Invesco Limited holds 0% or 149,232 shares in its portfolio. Nomura Holdg holds 4,110 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 16,604 were reported by Wealth Enhancement Advisory Svcs Ltd Com. Aqr Capital Ltd Llc invested in 61,512 shares. Vident Investment Advisory Llc, Georgia-based fund reported 44,386 shares. Amp Cap Limited owns 18,121 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Retail Bank Of America Corporation De accumulated 986,335 shares. Zacks Inv Management holds 19,549 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Deroy And Devereaux Private Invest Counsel reported 354,733 shares.

Among 4 analysts covering CNA Financial (NYSE:CNA), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. CNA Financial had 8 analyst reports since October 16, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE:CNA) on Monday, September 18 with “Hold” rating. Deutsche Bank downgraded the shares of CNA in report on Tuesday, May 2 to “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Friday, October 7 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Tuesday, October 31. Deutsche Bank maintained CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE:CNA) rating on Friday, January 22. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $42 target. Macquarie Research downgraded the shares of CNA in report on Friday, December 2 to “Neutral” rating.

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