Barclays Plc Raised Its Webster Finl Conn (WBS) Position; Huntsman (HUN) Sentiment Is 0.91

January 19, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Barclays Plc increased Webster Finl Corp Conn (WBS) stake by 14023% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Barclays Plc acquired 14,023 shares as Webster Finl Corp Conn (WBS)’s stock declined 12.63%. The Barclays Plc holds 14,123 shares with $741,000 value, up from 100 last quarter. Webster Finl Corp Conn now has $5.82 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.63% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $58.77. About 295,224 shares traded. Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) has risen 33.32% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.62% the S&P500.

Huntsman Corporation, through its subsidiary, Huntsman International LLC, makes and sells differentiated organic and inorganic chemical products worldwide. The company has market cap of $8.35 billion. The firm operates in five divisions: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, Textile Effects, and Pigments and Additives. It has a 16.29 P/E ratio. The Polyurethanes segment offers polyurethane chemicals, including methyl diphenyl diisocyanate, propylene oxide, polyols, propylene glycol, thermoplastic polyurethane, aniline, and methyl tertiary-butyl ether products.

Barclays Plc decreased Ventas Inc (Call) (NYSE:VTR) stake by 34,200 shares to 27,900 valued at $1.82 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Verisk Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:VRSK) stake by 10,471 shares and now owns 147,816 shares. Direxion Shs Etf Tr was reduced too.

Among 17 analysts covering Webster Financial (NYSE:WBS), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Webster Financial had 47 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by Barclays Capital. As per Friday, October 20, the company rating was maintained by Boenning & Scattergood. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, December 21 report. The stock of Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 15 by Guggenheim. Boenning & Scattergood maintained Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) on Monday, July 24 with “Hold” rating. On Tuesday, September 22 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Buy”. Jefferies maintained Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) rating on Friday, June 9. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $5300 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of WBS in report on Friday, January 22 with “Sector Perform” rating. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks. Barclays Capital downgraded Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) on Friday, August 5 to “Equal-Weight” rating.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $2.92 million activity. SMITH JAMES COPENHAVER sold $500,220 worth of stock or 8,943 shares. 31,940 shares were sold by Mhatre Nitin J., worth $1.64 million on Wednesday, August 2. CRAWFORD JOHN JOSEPH had sold 11,516 shares worth $631,435. Another trade for 1,239 shares valued at $68,616 was made by BLEY DANIEL on Thursday, October 26.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.15, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 29 investors sold WBS shares while 79 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 84.59 million shares or 1.90% less from 86.23 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hood River Capital Lc accumulated 375,237 shares or 1.25% of the stock. Mutual Of America Management Ltd Liability has 145,825 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Acadian Asset Ltd Company has invested 0% in Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems invested 0.01% in Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS). First Citizens Natl Bank And Communication invested in 0.05% or 6,794 shares. Jefferies Grp Limited Liability Corp holds 7,884 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Nbw Cap Ltd Company accumulated 64,753 shares or 0.93% of the stock. Grandeur Peak Global Advsr Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 13,025 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Pnc Gp Incorporated holds 4,998 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Webster Bancshares N A reported 39,985 shares. New York-based Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS). Moreover, Campbell And Adviser Limited Liability has 0.38% invested in Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS). Pinebridge Investments Limited Partnership reported 49,266 shares stake. 13,905 are held by Co Bank & Trust. Tower Rech Cap Limited Liability (Trc) owns 427 shares.

The stock increased 1.53% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $34.8. About 2.05M shares traded. Huntsman Corporation (HUN) has risen 91.88% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 75.18% the S&P500.

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