Bnp Paribas Investment Partners Sa Has Trimmed Its Union Pac (UNP) Stake as Market Value Declined; Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) Market Valuation Declined While Covington Investment Advisors Decreased Its Holding

April 26, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Bnp Paribas Investment Partners Sa decreased its stake in Union Pac Corp (UNP) by 13.45% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bnp Paribas Investment Partners Sa sold 46,279 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.36% with the market. The institutional investor held 297,828 shares of the railroads company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $39.94M, down from 344,107 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bnp Paribas Investment Partners Sa who had been investing in Union Pac Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $99.38B market cap company. The stock decreased 5.83% or $7.93 during the last trading session, reaching $128.13. About 613,607 shares traded. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 26.23% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.68% the S&P500.

Covington Investment Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (HST) by 10.49% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Covington Investment Advisors Inc sold 26,230 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.76% with the market. The institutional investor held 223,790 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.44 million, down from 250,020 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Covington Investment Advisors Inc who had been investing in Host Hotels & Resorts Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $14.73B market cap company. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $19.64. About 141,863 shares traded. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) has risen 1.97% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.58% the S&P500.

Since March 20, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $7.37 million activity. On Tuesday, April 3 the insider Whited Elizabeth F sold $2.08 million.

Bnp Paribas Investment Partners Sa, which manages about $11.73 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Southern Co (NYSE:SO) by 69,568 shares to 263,984 shares, valued at $12.70M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE:ROP) by 6,548 shares in the quarter, for a total of 47,395 shares, and has risen its stake in Zebra Technologies Corp (NASDAQ:ZBRA).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.9 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 49 investors sold UNP shares while 505 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 391 raised stakes. 598.50 million shares or 0.52% less from 601.66 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 59,426 were accumulated by Stewart And Patten Limited Liability. Union National Bank Corporation has invested 0.32% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Texas Permanent School Fund has 0.36% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 214,891 shares. Citigroup accumulated 1.95M shares or 0.21% of the stock. Natixis accumulated 891,070 shares. Whitnell And holds 1.54% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 27,301 shares. Baldwin Brothers Ma has 1.57% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 75,222 shares. Warren Averett Asset Management Ltd, a Alabama-based fund reported 2,611 shares. Blackrock stated it has 0.33% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Jones Lllp holds 38,949 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Glg Ltd Liability Corporation has 38,395 shares for 0.37% of their portfolio. Kentucky Retirement Ins Tru Fund stated it has 20,905 shares. Teacher Retirement Of Texas reported 290,476 shares or 0.26% of all its holdings. The Pennsylvania-based Vantage Inv Ltd Llc has invested 0.02% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Deutsche Commercial Bank Ag accumulated 0.45% or 5.30M shares.

Among 29 analysts covering Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), 14 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Union Pacific Corporation had 109 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Thursday, August 11 by Atlantic Securities. Argus Research maintained Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) on Tuesday, October 31 with “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley downgraded the shares of UNP in report on Tuesday, February 23 to “Equal-Weight” rating. UBS downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, April 18 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 2 by Deutsche Bank. TD Securities maintained it with “Buy” rating and $130.0 target in Friday, October 27 report. Cowen & Co maintained Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) on Monday, October 5 with “Outperform” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of UNP in report on Tuesday, October 31 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Seaport Global downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, January 26 report. As per Thursday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by Susquehanna.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.23 million activity.

Analysts await Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) to report earnings on May, 2 after the close. They expect $0.40 earnings per share, down 9.09% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.44 per share. HST’s profit will be $299.96 million for 12.28 P/E if the $0.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.42 actual earnings per share reported by Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.76% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.18, from 1.14 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 33 investors sold HST shares while 170 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 130 raised stakes. 717.58 million shares or 3.01% less from 739.84 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Teachers Ins Annuity Association Of America holds 0.81% of its portfolio in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) for 799,202 shares. Old Second Retail Bank Of Aurora stated it has 95,482 shares. Suntrust Banks Inc reported 29,568 shares. Virtu Financial Ltd Liability Corporation, a New York-based fund reported 11,420 shares. Glob X Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.01% in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) or 16,129 shares. Moreover, Kempen Mngmt Nv has 0.21% invested in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) for 131,661 shares. Financial Architects reported 0.06% in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST). Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems owns 44,800 shares. Gabelli Funds Limited Liability invested in 0% or 14,422 shares. Smith Graham Inv Limited Partnership has 265,900 shares for 0.5% of their portfolio. Shell Asset Mgmt Com holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) for 48,507 shares. The Kentucky-based Renaissance Gru Limited Liability has invested 0.01% in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST). Ngam Advsrs Lp invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST). Symphony Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc reported 39,536 shares stake. Mai Capital Management stated it has 0.01% in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST).

Among 23 analysts covering Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Host Hotels & Resorts had 74 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, September 16 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 4 by BTIG Research. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of HST in report on Wednesday, June 7 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Monday, January 11 by JMP Securities. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Monday, February 22 report. Deutsche Bank maintained Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) on Friday, February 9 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Tuesday, October 17 with “Hold”. As per Wednesday, September 6, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, April 23 by Susquehanna. The stock has “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, July 13.

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