Sandy Spring Bank Has Boosted Its United Technologies Corp. (UTX) Position; Cullen Capital Management Upped By $807,075 Its Metlife (MET) Position

February 15, 2018 - By wolcottdaily

Sandy Spring Bank increased United Technologies Corp. (UTX) stake by 4.77% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Sandy Spring Bank acquired 3,353 shares as United Technologies Corp. (UTX)’s stock rose 8.03%. The Sandy Spring Bank holds 73,698 shares with $8.56 million value, up from 70,345 last quarter. United Technologies Corp. now has $103.20B valuation. The stock increased 2.40% or $3.03 during the last trading session, reaching $129.03. About 1.87 million shares traded. United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) has risen 22.99% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.29% the S&P500.

Cullen Capital Management Llc increased Metlife Inc. (MET) stake by 1.12% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cullen Capital Management Llc acquired 15,825 shares as Metlife Inc. (MET)’s stock declined 4.70%. The Cullen Capital Management Llc holds 1.43 million shares with $74.32 million value, up from 1.41 million last quarter. Metlife Inc. now has $48.32 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.79% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $46.33. About 2.34M shares traded. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has risen 13.92% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.05, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 61 investors sold MET shares while 336 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 289 raised stakes. 784.85 million shares or 1.65% more from 772.09 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Stratos Wealth Ptnrs owns 36,405 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsrs holds 0.28% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) for 1.39 million shares. Everence Cap holds 0.33% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) or 27,543 shares. Hennessy Advisors Incorporated holds 0.16% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) or 99,300 shares. Vident Invest Advisory Limited Liability Corp reported 57,387 shares. Moreover, Bowen Hanes And Co has 0.06% invested in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) for 25,595 shares. Burney Co reported 13,210 shares stake. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership accumulated 0.01% or 89,578 shares. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas reported 547,514 shares. Van Hulzen Asset Ltd Llc owns 75,300 shares or 1.32% of their US portfolio. Eagle Glob Advsr Limited Liability Corp accumulated 9,092 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Moreover, Clearbridge Ltd Llc has 1.95% invested in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Channing Capital Mgmt Ltd Co invested in 0.21% or 106,633 shares. Systematic Management Limited Partnership invested 0.09% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Pggm Invs, Netherlands-based fund reported 576,944 shares.

Among 16 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. MetLife had 48 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, August 29 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 5 by RBC Capital Markets. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of MET in report on Monday, July 10 with “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of MET in report on Wednesday, February 14 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, January 26 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Outperform” on Tuesday, January 30. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, January 19 report. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $57 target in Monday, November 13 report. The stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Monday, July 10 by RBC Capital Markets.

Cullen Capital Management Llc decreased Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT) stake by 24,360 shares to 44,950 valued at $6.60 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Zurich Insurance Group Ag (ZFSVF) stake by 3,630 shares and now owns 13,240 shares. Johnson Controls International was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.10, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 63 investors sold UTX shares while 503 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 484 raised stakes. 621.08 million shares or 1.52% more from 611.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Marco Mgmt Limited owns 9,983 shares or 0.18% of their US portfolio. Hm Payson stated it has 1.99% in United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX). Moreover, Eqis Cap Mgmt Incorporated has 0.13% invested in United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX). Barclays Pcl invested in 676,759 shares. 6,408 are held by Mark Sheptoff Fincl Planning Limited Liability Com. Alpha Windward Ltd Liability Co stated it has 0.16% in United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX). Aviva Plc has invested 0.45% in United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX). 888,448 are owned by Brandywine Glob Invest Management Ltd Co. Boston Prns holds 5.47 million shares. Everett Harris And Communication Ca accumulated 51,552 shares or 0.18% of the stock. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans holds 0.19% of its portfolio in United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) for 466,388 shares. Edgar Lomax Va stated it has 120,702 shares or 0.99% of all its holdings. Ig Invest Mngmt Limited reported 0.57% stake. Sva Plumb Wealth Mngmt Ltd Company holds 0.04% in United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) or 2,953 shares. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board reported 1.02 million shares.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $734,561 activity. $108,873 worth of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) was sold by Bailey Robert J.. 4,341 shares were sold by Amato Elizabeth B, worth $546,600 on Friday, December 15.

Among 21 analysts covering United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. United Technologies Corporation had 79 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, October 10. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $118 target in Thursday, January 12 report. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of UTX in report on Monday, December 5 with “Hold” rating. Barclays Capital maintained United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) on Wednesday, July 27 with “Equalweight” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of UTX in report on Tuesday, August 25 with “Hold” rating. Bernstein maintained the shares of UTX in report on Tuesday, January 30 with “Hold” rating. As per Friday, February 9, the company rating was upgraded by Argus Research. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, October 10 by Citigroup. As per Friday, September 15, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) on Tuesday, December 15 with “Sector Perform” rating.

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