Castle Creek Capital Partners Iv LP Increases Holding in Southern National Bancorp Of Virginia (SONA); Marathon Asset Management Llp Has Cut Loews (L) Holding as Market Value Declined

January 14, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Castle Creek Capital Partners Iv Lp increased its stake in Southern National Bancorp Of Virginia Inc. (SONA) by 381.51% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Castle Creek Capital Partners Iv Lp bought 2.56 million shares as the company’s stock declined 1.85% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 3.23M shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $54.81 million, up from 669,951 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Castle Creek Capital Partners Iv Lp who had been investing in Southern National Bancorp Of Virginia Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $400.12 million market cap company. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $16.73. About 43,667 shares traded. Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONA) has risen 36.92% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.22% the S&P500.

Bruce J. Richards decreased its stake in Loews Corp (L) by 1.81% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Marathon Asset Management Llp sold 37,725 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.26% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Bruce J. Richards held 2.05M shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $98.01M, down from 2.09M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Marathon Asset Management Llp who had been investing in Loews Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $17.77 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.47% or $1.27 during the last trading session, reaching $52.78. About 2.42M shares traded or 121.45% up from the average. Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) has risen 15.12% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.58% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.88 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.96, from 2.84 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 16 investors sold SONA shares while 9 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. 16.19 million shares or 31.57% more from 12.31 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Goldman Sachs Grp reported 17,480 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Corbyn Investment Inc Md owns 606,845 shares. Hightower Advisors Lc accumulated 0% or 10,389 shares. Institute For Wealth Ltd Liability holds 0.33% of its portfolio in Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONA) for 60,576 shares. Rhumbline Advisers has 18,694 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Rbf Capital Llc has invested 0.05% in Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONA). Manufacturers Life Ins Communication The owns 19,095 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Boston Family Office Limited Liability, Massachusetts-based fund reported 23,900 shares. Federated Invsts Pa accumulated 2,027 shares. 4,000 are owned by Fny Managed Accounts. Comml Bank Of Mellon Corporation owns 116,260 shares. Alliancebernstein LP invested in 0% or 105,512 shares. Geode Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 0% or 179,952 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management accumulated 367 shares or 0% of the stock. The New York-based Renaissance Limited Liability has invested 0.01% in Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONA).

Analysts await Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) to report earnings on February, 5. They expect $0.75 earnings per share, down 5.06% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.79 per share. L’s profit will be $252.47 million for 17.59 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.46 actual earnings per share reported by Loews Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 63.04% EPS growth.

Marathon Asset Management Llp, which manages about $50.94 billion and $6.08 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Chubb Ltd by 17,216 shares to 493,083 shares, valued at $70.64M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Axalta Coating Systems Ltd by 308,752 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.25M shares, and has risen its stake in Analog Devices Inc (NASDAQ:ADI).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.31, from 1.31 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 34 investors sold L shares while 137 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 124 raised stakes. 196.05 million shares or 0.97% more from 194.17 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Eubel Brady Suttman Asset Mgmt invested 3.73% of its portfolio in Loews Corporation (NYSE:L). British Columbia Investment Corporation holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) for 182,457 shares. Parametric Portfolio Associates Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 588,583 shares. 1.88 million are owned by Td Asset Management. Cibc Markets Corporation, a New York-based fund reported 40,213 shares. Ls Investment Ltd holds 41,955 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. Hightower Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 29,916 shares. Private Group Inc invested in 1.49% or 588,798 shares. New York-based Oppenheimer has invested 0.04% in Loews Corporation (NYSE:L). Altrinsic Global Advisors Ltd reported 0.19% in Loews Corporation (NYSE:L). Douglass Winthrop Advisors Ltd Liability Co accumulated 11,900 shares. Daiwa Securities Gp stated it has 0% in Loews Corporation (NYSE:L). Gotham Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.01% in Loews Corporation (NYSE:L). Hutchin Hill Cap Lp has invested 0.11% in Loews Corporation (NYSE:L). First Manhattan Company accumulated 297,006 shares.

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