Verity & Verity Lifted Its United Parcel Service (UPS) Position; Donaldson (DCI) Sellers Increased By 6.33% Their Shorts

January 18, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Verity & Verity Llc increased United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) stake by 27.85% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Verity & Verity Llc acquired 4,035 shares as United Parcel Service Inc (UPS)’s stock declined 3.26%. The Verity & Verity Llc holds 18,521 shares with $2.22 million value, up from 14,486 last quarter. United Parcel Service Inc now has $115.48B valuation. The stock increased 0.85% or $1.13 during the last trading session, reaching $134.01. About 3.51M shares traded or 15.29% up from the average. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has risen 2.10% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.60% the S&P500.

Donaldson Incorporated (NYSE:DCI) had an increase of 6.33% in short interest. DCI’s SI was 3.29 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 6.33% from 3.10 million shares previously. With 350,600 avg volume, 9 days are for Donaldson Incorporated (NYSE:DCI)’s short sellers to cover DCI’s short positions. The stock increased 0.35% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $51.45. About 507,913 shares traded or 21.19% up from the average. Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) has risen 47.11% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.41% the S&P500.

Among 21 analysts covering United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. United Parcel Service had 55 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer maintained United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) rating on Wednesday, February 3. Oppenheimer has “Outperform” rating and $109 target. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, April 29 report. Loop Capital initiated United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) rating on Tuesday, December 20. Loop Capital has “Hold” rating and $124 target. S&P Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, July 29 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, October 27. On Monday, December 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy”. The company was maintained on Monday, January 8 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Loop Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, July 27. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of UPS in report on Monday, July 17 with “Hold” rating.

Verity & Verity Llc decreased Raytheon Co (NYSE:RTN) stake by 1,992 shares to 34,296 valued at $6.40M in 2017Q3. It also reduced American Elec Pwr Inc (NYSE:AEP) stake by 35,796 shares and now owns 20,996 shares. Leggett & Platt Inc (NYSE:LEG) was reduced too.

Since August 22, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $2.02 million activity. The insider Gershenhorn Alan sold $2.02M.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.09, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 46 investors sold UPS shares while 390 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 395 raised stakes. 451.38 million shares or 0.77% more from 447.95 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Prudential Inc, a New Jersey-based fund reported 1.12 million shares. Point72 Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership reported 40,000 shares stake. Motco has invested 0.31% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Heritage Wealth Advsrs reported 15,103 shares. Valley Advisers Incorporated has 9,970 shares for 0.41% of their portfolio. Stillwater Advsr Lc invested in 83,899 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0.16% or 549,040 shares. Nbt State Bank N A holds 0.16% or 8,156 shares. Shufro Rose Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.04% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Auxier Asset Mgmt holds 0.32% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) for 13,293 shares. Rowland & Counsel Adv stated it has 28,796 shares. Liberty Mutual Grp Asset Management Incorporated has invested 0.18% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). First Allied Advisory Svcs Inc reported 14,246 shares. Sumitomo Life Insurance holds 0.36% or 23,226 shares in its portfolio. The Quebec – Canada-based Fiera Cap Corporation has invested 0.01% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS).

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $70,122 activity. On Thursday, December 14 Osland Melissa A. sold $70,122 worth of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) or 1,453 shares.

Donaldson Company, Inc. manufactures and sells filtration systems and replacement parts worldwide. The company has market cap of $6.68 billion. It operates through Engine Products and Industrial Products divisions. It has a 29.07 P/E ratio. The Engine Products segment offers replacement filters for air and liquid filtration applications, air filtration systems, liquid filtration systems for fuel, lube and hydraulic applications, and exhaust and emissions systems.

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