National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives Stake in Blackrock (BLK) Upped as Market Valuation Rose; New Generation Advisors Has Lifted Its Stake in Bill Barrett (BBG) as Market Value Declined

February 15, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

New Generation Advisors Llc increased its stake in Bill Barrett Corp (BBG) by 10.03% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. New Generation Advisors Llc bought 100,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 29.01% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 1.10M shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.71 million, up from 997,005 at the end of the previous reported quarter. New Generation Advisors Llc who had been investing in Bill Barrett Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $600.36 million market cap company. The stock increased 6.88% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $5.44. About 1.73M shares traded. Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG) has declined 43.01% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 59.71% the S&P500.

National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives increased its stake in Blackrock Inc (BLK) by 18.6% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives bought 1,200 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.17% with the market. The institutional investor held 7,650 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.42M, up from 6,450 at the end of the previous reported quarter. National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives who had been investing in Blackrock Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $87.15B market cap company. The stock increased 3.58% or $18.67 during the last trading session, reaching $539.94. About 657,379 shares traded or 13.19% up from the average. BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) has risen 12.19% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.51% the S&P500.

National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives, which manages about $4.94 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Autozone Inc (NYSE:AZO) by 900 shares to 3,250 shares, valued at $1.93 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) by 4,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 34,900 shares, and cut its stake in Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.10, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 27 investors sold BLK shares while 287 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 331 raised stakes. 130.57 million shares or 0.55% more from 129.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fjarde Ap reported 29,257 shares. Capital City Trust Fl invested in 9,038 shares. The Florida-based Naples Advsrs Limited Liability has invested 0.81% in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK). Rockland Trust Communications, Massachusetts-based fund reported 1,557 shares. Catalyst Capital Limited Com stated it has 600 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Canandaigua Financial Bank Tru Com reported 3,562 shares. Natixis Asset Mngmt invested in 0.04% or 927 shares. Bessemer Gp Inc holds 0.02% or 13,599 shares. State Teachers Retirement Sys stated it has 0.22% of its portfolio in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK). Kanawha Cap Management Limited Liability Corp reported 2,388 shares. Scott And Selber has invested 1.17% in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK). Mawer Invest Mngmt Limited reported 420,970 shares. Bartlett Limited Company holds 1.48% or 78,944 shares. Rampart Mgmt Lc has invested 0.23% in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK). First accumulated 0.37% or 7,087 shares.

Among 18 analysts covering BlackRock (NYSE:BLK), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. BlackRock had 82 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, October 13 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight” on Wednesday, August 26. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of BLK in report on Friday, January 8 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, July 15 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, January 10 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Tuesday, January 26. The rating was upgraded by Gabelli to “Buy” on Wednesday, September 16. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 15 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, September 3 by Susquehanna.

Among 19 analysts covering Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 26% are positive. Bill Barrett Corporation had 61 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, January 27 by Ladenburg Thalmann. The stock has “Accumulate” rating by Global Hunter Securities on Tuesday, September 29. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, January 13 by Seaport Global Securities. The rating was upgraded by KLR Group on Tuesday, August 11 to “Accumulate”. Howard Weil maintained the shares of BBG in report on Friday, October 14 with “Sector Outperform” rating. On Monday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, April 26 by Cantor Fitzgerald. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of BBG in report on Monday, October 16 with “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG) on Tuesday, November 14 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Tuesday, June 14.

Since September 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $118,700 activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.3 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.13, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 13 investors sold BBG shares while 37 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 60.94 million shares or 5.20% less from 64.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Swiss Financial Bank invested in 0% or 121,100 shares. Fincl Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0% of its portfolio in Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG) for 2,779 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance Com Ny accumulated 47,808 shares or 0% of the stock. Brown Brothers Harriman accumulated 0% or 18,240 shares. Sei Invests holds 1,331 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Geode Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 621,468 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Pub Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio has invested 0% in Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG). Engineers Gate Manager Lp reported 27,932 shares. Royal Bankshares Of Canada has invested 0% in Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG). Victory Cap Management Inc reported 146,455 shares. Highbridge Capital Management Ltd Liability Co holds 0% or 42,258 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Renaissance Technologies Limited Liability Co has 0.02% invested in Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG). State Teachers Retirement Sys accumulated 88,263 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Parkside Financial Bank Tru has 0% invested in Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG). Columbia Pacific Advsrs Limited accumulated 358,850 shares.

New Generation Advisors Llc, which manages about $1.30B and $162.01 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Overseas Shipholding Group Inc by 180,000 shares to 1.02 million shares, valued at $2.67M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in International Seaways Inc by 73,254 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 118,286 shares, and cut its stake in Hovnanian K Enterprises Inc (NYSE:HOV).

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