Lasalle Investment Management Securities Has Cut Avalonbay Communities (AVB) Stake; Vgi Partners Pty LTD Lowered By $4.88 Million Its Mastercard (MA) Position

June 20, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Lasalle Investment Management Securities Llc decreased Avalonbay Communities Inc (AVB) stake by 4.64% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Lasalle Investment Management Securities Llc sold 152,837 shares as Avalonbay Communities Inc (AVB)’s stock rose 7.12%. The Lasalle Investment Management Securities Llc holds 3.14 million shares with $556.66M value, down from 3.30M last quarter. Avalonbay Communities Inc now has $27.08B valuation. The stock declined 0.38% or $0.74 reaching $195.94 per share. About 53,262 shares traded. AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) has risen 6.66% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.04% the S&P500.

Vgi Partners Pty Ltd decreased Mastercard Incorporated (MA) stake by 7.03% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Vgi Partners Pty Ltd sold 47,347 shares as Mastercard Incorporated (MA)’s stock rose 7.46%. The Vgi Partners Pty Ltd holds 626,393 shares with $64.68 million value, down from 673,740 last quarter. Mastercard Incorporated now has $133.56B valuation. The stock rose 0.30% or $0.37 reaching $123.46. About 282,051 shares traded. Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) has risen 24.16% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.46% the S&P500.

Analysts await AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $2.16 EPS, up 6.40% or $0.13 from last year’s $2.03 per share. AVB’s profit will be $298.52 million for 22.68 P/E if the $2.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.09 actual EPS reported by AvalonBay Communities Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.35% EPS growth.

Among 18 analysts covering Avalonbay Communities Inc. (NYSE:AVB), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Avalonbay Communities Inc. had 39 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies downgraded AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) rating on Wednesday, June 8. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $188 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) rating on Tuesday, May 3. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $198 target. BB&T Capital initiated AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) on Tuesday, November 10 with “Underweight” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Tuesday, September 6. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, November 18. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, April 11 by UBS. Robert W. Baird upgraded AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) on Friday, December 11 to “Outperform” rating. SunTrust initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, July 21 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) on Friday, February 12 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 10 by Deutsche Bank.

Lasalle Investment Management Securities Llc increased Sl Green Realty Corp (NYSE:SLG) stake by 13,775 shares to 2.28M valued at $245.18 million in 2016Q4. It also upped Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR) stake by 6,602 shares and now owns 146,710 shares. Crown Castle Intl Corp (NYSE:CCI) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.23, from 0.79 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 36 investors sold AVB shares while 143 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes. 130.56 million shares or 0.50% more from 129.91 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Henderson Grp Incorporated Public Ltd has invested 0.15% in AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB). Daiwa Sb reported 80 shares stake. Bb&T Securities Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.01% in AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB). Daiwa Gru Incorporated, Japan-based fund reported 769,324 shares. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Lc owns 35,349 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. British Columbia – Canada-based British Columbia Invest has invested 0.11% in AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB). Profund Advisors Limited owns 0.06% invested in AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) for 7,129 shares. Int Gru invested in 0.04% or 56,513 shares. Blair William Il reported 7,127 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Voya Invest Mngmt Ltd Llc owns 78,647 shares. Allstate accumulated 11,139 shares or 0.12% of the stock. Lpl Financial Limited Liability Company has 1,385 shares. Suntrust Banks holds 3,230 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Blackrock accumulated 518,520 shares or 0.13% of the stock. Prudential Public Limited Liability Corporation has 6,400 shares.

Since March 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 15 sales for $11.35 million activity. Shares for $570,750 were sold by HOREY LEO S III. Another trade for 1,000 shares valued at $181,768 was made by Shea Keri A on Tuesday, March 7. Another trade for 2,750 shares valued at $525,803 was sold by Birenbaum Matthew H.. On Monday, March 6 the insider SCHULMAN EDWARD M sold $547,882. Shares for $288,289 were sold by Breslin Sean J.. NAUGHTON TIMOTHY J also sold $1.91M worth of AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) shares. Shares for $991,115 were sold by McLaughlin William M on Friday, June 9.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 0.98 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 48 investors sold MA shares while 447 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 394 raised stakes. 797.06 million shares or 0.34% more from 794.39 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Harding Loevner LP accumulated 1.37M shares. Shellback Capital Limited Partnership reported 2.13% of its portfolio in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA). Washington Trust Natl Bank owns 10,570 shares. First Eagle Inv Ltd, New York-based fund reported 1.69 million shares. Advantus Capital Mgmt Inc reported 95,762 shares. Peoples Fincl Services Corporation reported 21,550 shares. Atlantic Grp Ltd Liability Company, a Georgia-based fund reported 256,081 shares. Assetmark has 2,091 shares for 0% of their portfolio. First Savings Bank Of Omaha holds 0.58% or 91,496 shares. Comerica Financial Bank holds 290,376 shares. Blackrock Advsrs has invested 0.22% of its portfolio in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA). Fund Mngmt holds 216,577 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Pittenger Anderson has invested 0.54% of its portfolio in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA). Artemis Mngmt Limited Liability Partnership invested in 286,358 shares or 0.8% of the stock. Oakbrook Investments stated it has 0.38% of its portfolio in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA).

Among 19 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated had 41 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush given on Friday, January 20. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, December 31 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 8 by Guggenheim. FBR Capital maintained Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) on Thursday, July 30 with “Mkt Perform” rating. The company was initiated on Thursday, December 17 by Sterne Agee CRT. Barclays Capital maintained Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) on Thursday, October 20 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, April 15 by Compass Point. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim on Tuesday, November 1. The rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Neutral” on Friday, April 29. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Friday, August 14.

Analysts await Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on July, 27. They expect $1.04 earnings per share, up 8.33% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.96 per share. MA’s profit will be $1.13 billion for 29.68 P/E if the $1.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.01 actual earnings per share reported by Mastercard Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.97% EPS growth.

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