Citigroup (C) Shareholder Front Barnett Associates Has Upped Holding by $467,902 as Stock Declined; As Ventas (VTR) Market Value Declined, Shareholder Professional Advisory Services Upped Its Position

April 26, 2018 - By wolcottdaily

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Professional Advisory Services Inc increased its stake in Ventas Inc (VTR) by 5.89% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Professional Advisory Services Inc bought 14,088 shares as the company’s stock declined 18.51% with the market. The institutional investor held 253,280 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $15.20M, up from 239,192 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Professional Advisory Services Inc who had been investing in Ventas Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $16.99B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $47.36. About 1.76M shares traded. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has declined 23.52% since April 26, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.07% the S&P500.

Front Barnett Associates Llc increased its stake in Citigroup Inc (C) by 5.16% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Front Barnett Associates Llc bought 6,323 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.55% with the market. The institutional investor held 128,758 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.58M, up from 122,435 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Front Barnett Associates Llc who had been investing in Citigroup Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $176.86B market cap company. The stock increased 0.35% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $69.36. About 16.06 million shares traded. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has risen 17.06% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.51% the S&P500.

Professional Advisory Services Inc, which manages about $474.18 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Paypal Holdings Inc. by 32,314 shares to 195,473 shares, valued at $14.39M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE) by 15,505 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 232,772 shares, and cut its stake in Dollar General (NYSE:DG).

Among 21 analysts covering Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR), 2 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 10% are positive. Ventas Inc. had 64 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) on Monday, February 12 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, February 9 by Stifel Nicolaus. Jefferies maintained Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) on Monday, July 24 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, January 6 by Barclays Capital. BMO Capital Markets maintained Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) rating on Tuesday, January 9. BMO Capital Markets has “Sell” rating and $57.0 target. On Tuesday, January 3 the stock rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Hold”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 13 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, October 20. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of VTR in report on Monday, March 26 with “Sell” rating. The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 28 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.09, from 1.11 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 32 investors sold VTR shares while 195 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 198 raised stakes. 306.00 million shares or 2.88% less from 315.08 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Kings Point Capital has 0% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Texas Yale accumulated 50,590 shares or 0.26% of the stock. 84,506 are held by Pinnacle Associate Ltd. Ngam Advsrs Limited Partnership has 0.09% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 149,811 shares. First Midwest Comml Bank Division owns 0.06% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 7,681 shares. Aviva Plc invested in 0.07% or 196,836 shares. Apg Asset Management Us holds 7.26% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 14.75 million shares. Raymond James & Associate invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Ifc Fl holds 0.02% or 4,951 shares in its portfolio. Bennicas Assoc holds 0.78% or 14,861 shares in its portfolio. M&R Cap invested 0.95% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). 157 were reported by Whittier Of Nevada. Westpac Corporation holds 0.31% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 223,994 shares. Bruni J V & holds 314,911 shares or 3.19% of its portfolio. Hilltop holds 12,059 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.28, from 1.35 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 58 investors sold C shares while 480 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 450 raised stakes. 1.99 billion shares or 2.45% less from 2.04 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Mackenzie Corp owns 5.73 million shares or 1.03% of their US portfolio. Pinnacle Holdg Ltd Com reported 10,664 shares. Suffolk Cap Management Ltd holds 1.95% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) or 202,389 shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Management Limited Liability Co stated it has 0.52% of its portfolio in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Acadian Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp has 0.01% invested in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 0.74% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) or 261,926 shares. Rampart Mngmt Co Ltd Liability Co holds 36,991 shares. Castleark Mgmt Ltd Llc has invested 1.59% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). First Amer Bancorp owns 63,398 shares. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Limited Liability Partnership Ma owns 2,643 shares. Edinburgh Ptnrs Ltd has 0.02% invested in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Gotham Asset Mngmt Lc stated it has 19,110 shares. Lord Abbett Co Ltd Llc accumulated 1.63 million shares. New Jersey-based Advsrs Management Ltd Company has invested 1.15% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). 70,009 were accumulated by Oarsman.

Since February 27, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $4.97 million activity. $611,804 worth of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) was sold by Hu W. Bradford on Tuesday, February 27. Forese James A. sold $500,666 worth of stock. Another trade for 7,000 shares valued at $542,920 was made by Gerspach John C on Tuesday, February 27. Fraser Jane Nind also sold $2.51M worth of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) shares. MURRAY JOSEPH MICHAEL had sold 3,400 shares worth $263,126 on Tuesday, February 27.

Front Barnett Associates Llc, which manages about $703.04M and $602.88M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Apple Computer Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 6,753 shares to 279,182 shares, valued at $47.25 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in American Express Co (NYSE:AXP) by 11,530 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 97,614 shares, and cut its stake in Spdr S&P 500 Etf (SPY).

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