Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab Maintains Holding in Masco (MAS); Bsb Bancorp Md (BLMT) Shareholder Prospector Partners Decreased Position as Stock Price Rose

May 22, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab increased its stake in Masco Corp (MAS) by 5.44% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab bought 48,823 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.67% with the market. The institutional investor held 947,076 shares of the forest products company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $41.62 million, up from 898,253 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab who had been investing in Masco Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.64 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.66% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $37.48. About 183,763 shares traded. Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) has risen 19.95% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.40% the S&P500.

Prospector Partners Llc decreased its stake in Bsb Bancorp Inc Md (BLMT) by 64.53% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Prospector Partners Llc sold 38,720 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.86% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 21,280 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $622,000, down from 60,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Prospector Partners Llc who had been investing in Bsb Bancorp Inc Md for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $328.33M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.30% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $33.7. About 67 shares traded. BSB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLMT) has risen 13.58% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.03% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 0.98 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 26 investors sold MAS shares while 199 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 149 raised stakes. 272.45 million shares or 1.07% less from 275.40 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Mcmillion Mngmt invested in 33,385 shares or 0.88% of the stock. Balyasny Asset Limited Liability Corp accumulated 766,293 shares. First Quadrant LP Ca has 655,861 shares for 0.54% of their portfolio. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) for 30,671 shares. Stifel Fincl reported 0.01% in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Gsa Capital Ptnrs Llp holds 68,913 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. Central National Bank Com reported 222,626 shares stake. The New York-based Stone Ridge Asset Management Limited Liability Company has invested 0.02% in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Wealthtrust holds 194 shares. Nbw Cap Limited Liability Corporation, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 103,197 shares. 15,402 are held by Lazard Asset Mngmt Llc. Pictet Asset Management Ltd reported 0.26% of its portfolio in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advsr Ltd Liability Partnership Ma reported 100 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Hills Comml Bank Co has invested 0.31% in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Meiji Yasuda Asset Management, a Japan-based fund reported 14,515 shares.

Among 25 analysts covering Masco (NYSE:MAS), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Masco had 72 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 26 by RBC Capital Markets. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Tuesday, October 13 report. On Wednesday, January 17 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Gabelli given on Wednesday, April 25. The company was maintained on Monday, August 28 by Robert W. Baird. On Thursday, April 26 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, April 6 by Longbow. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, September 26 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, April 25 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 19.

Since February 21, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $6.69 million activity. MANOOGIAN RICHARD A also sold $3.55 million worth of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) shares. VAN LOKEREN MARY ANN sold $241,844 worth of stock or 5,654 shares. 10,203 shares valued at $438,219 were sold by Gross Joseph B. on Friday, February 23. 5,592 shares were sold by LOSH J MICHAEL, worth $234,989.

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Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab, which manages about $10.21 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Edison Intl (NYSE:EIX) by 209,427 shares to 231,901 shares, valued at $14.67M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) by 5,840 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 27,390 shares, and cut its stake in Intl Paper Co (NYSE:IP).

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