Waterfront Capital Partners Maintains Position in Regency Ctrs (REG); Southern Co (SO) Market Value Rose While Verity Asset Management Has Raised Position by $363,880

June 14, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Verity Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Southern Co (SO) by 142.41% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Verity Asset Management Inc bought 8,270 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.11% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 14,077 shares of the central company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $629,000, up from 5,807 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Verity Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Southern Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $44.83B market cap company. The stock increased 1.22% or $0.535 during the last trading session, reaching $44.315. About 2.21 million shares traded. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has declined 11.84% since June 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.41% the S&P500. Some Historical SO News: 09/04/2018 – SOUTHERN’S FANNING CEO SEES COAL USE DIMINISHING OVER TIME; 07/05/2018 – GEORGIA POWER – EXPECTS TO FUND PURCHASE PRICE OF ANY NOTES PURCHASED USING CASH ON HAND OR AVAILABLE LIQUIDITY; 09/04/2018 – MEDIA-Southern Co nears sale of one-third stake in its solar portfolio – Bloomberg; 21/05/2018 – Southern Company Announces Sale of Certain Florida Assets to NextEra Energy; 26/04/2018 – SOUTHERN RAISES HATCH 2 REACTOR TO 100% POWER FROM 88%: NRC; 24/04/2018 – New milestones reached for Vogtle Unit 3; 18/04/2018 – Southern Company first-quarter earnings to be released May 2; 21/05/2018 – Southern Co May Be Required to Pay NextEra Energy $100M Termination Fee if Asset Sale Terminated — Filing; 02/05/2018 – SOUTHERN CO SEES 2Q 2018 ADJ. EPS 65C, EST. 64C; 21/05/2018 – SOUTHERN CO – TO ALSO SELL ENTITIES HOLDING SOUTHERN POWER’S INTERESTS IN PLANT OLEANDER AND PLANT STANTON TO NEXTERA ENERGY

Eduardo Abush increased its stake in Regency Ctrs Corp (REG) by 113.22% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Waterfront Capital Partners Llc bought 143,498 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.58% with the market. The hedge fund run by Eduardo Abush held 270,236 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $15.94M, up from 126,738 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Waterfront Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in Regency Ctrs Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.14 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.59% or $0.348 during the last trading session, reaching $59.718. About 136,413 shares traded. Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE:REG) has declined 7.49% since June 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.06% the S&P500. Some Historical REG News: 12/04/2018 – REGENCY INVESTMENTS LTD RGEN.BO SAYS CO APPROVED APPOINTMENT OF VANDANA GARG AS CFO; 11/04/2018 – Just Announced: The 14th Pharmaceutical Meeting Professionals Summit To Be Held November 13-14, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick in New Jersey; 26/03/2018 – Regency Centers Announces Amended And Restated $1.25 Billion Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility; 06/04/2018 – Netflix is just one of the bidders for the Los Angeles-based company, called Regency Outdoor Advertising, and there is no certainty that its offer will prevail; 19/03/2018 – Capture The Essence of Vietnam’s Central Coast With Hyatt Regency Danang’s Signature Themed Event; 08/03/2018 – Chmn Stein Jr Gifts 400 Of Regency Centers Corporation; 30/04/2018 – Regency Centers 1Q Operating FFO $152.2 M; 05/04/2018 – Regency Lived Enters into Multi-Million Dollar Growth Financing Agreement with Decathlon Capital Partners; 16/05/2018 – ACCLAIMED HYATT REGENCY CINCINNATI CHEF KAROL OSINSKI WINS PRESTIGOUS CULINARY AWARD

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.21, from 1.1 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 76 investors sold SO shares while 359 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 310 raised stakes. 558.65 million shares or 1.91% more from 548.17 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Sheets Smith Wealth Mgmt reported 16,236 shares. Allsquare Wealth Management Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.04% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). North Star Asset Mngmt Incorporated has invested 0.02% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Strategic Advsr Limited Liability Com has invested 0.11% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Peak Asset Ltd reported 0.07% stake. Trexquant Inv Lp holds 0.15% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) for 47,848 shares. Gabelli Funds Lc reported 0.12% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Regions Finance holds 0.23% or 454,792 shares. Peoples Corporation has 27,294 shares. Argyle Management reported 0.28% stake. Vantage Investment Limited Liability Co holds 2,517 shares. Yhb Inv stated it has 7,500 shares. 7,541 are held by Donaldson Management Limited Liability Corp. Vanguard Gp Inc stated it has 0.15% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Two Sigma Secs Lc has 0.01% invested in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) for 35,854 shares.

Verity Asset Management Inc, which manages about $409.92M and $109.78M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Core Us Aggregate Bond Etf (AGG) by 58,990 shares to 2,628 shares, valued at $282,000 in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Lincoln Natl. Corp. (NYSE:LNC) by 5,745 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 16,371 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr Russell 2000 Etf (IWM).

Among 20 analysts covering The Southern Company (NYSE:SO), 5 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. The Southern Company had 79 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank upgraded the shares of SO in report on Tuesday, August 1 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, April 16 by SunTrust. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 17 by Mizuho. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Thursday, March 8. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Tuesday, October 3 report. Jefferies maintained The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) rating on Thursday, April 13. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $56 target. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, March 19 report. SunTrust maintained The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) on Monday, April 23 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Wednesday, August 2. Morgan Stanley maintained The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) on Monday, November 13 with “Underweight” rating.

More news for The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on Southern, AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, International Flavors & Fragrances …” on June 12, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Environmental groups seek to stop Atlantic Coast Pipeline work” and published on June 13, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.05, from 1.1 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 34 investors sold REG shares while 105 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 111 raised stakes. 148.58 million shares or 2.27% less from 152.03 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. American Century Cos owns 541,049 shares. Bb&T Securities Ltd Liability Company, Virginia-based fund reported 3,657 shares. Capital Advsr Limited Liability Company has 29,007 shares. Shell Asset Management Communication stated it has 13,682 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. 40,868 are owned by Buckhead Mngmt Lc. 59 were reported by Smithfield. Carlson Cap LP owns 219,404 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio. Baldwin Brothers Ma invested in 2,846 shares. Gsa Capital Prtnrs Llp holds 12,805 shares. Adelante Capital Ltd Liability accumulated 1.23 million shares. Brinker stated it has 4,613 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Kentucky Retirement System reported 7,755 shares. World Asset Incorporated has 0.03% invested in Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE:REG). Echo Street owns 0.6% invested in Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE:REG) for 346,308 shares. Sarasin And Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 0.11% of its portfolio in Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE:REG).

More recent Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE:REG) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Moby Dick House of Kabob picks second Baltimore-area location” on June 13, 2018. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: “Factors of Influence in 2018, Key Indicators and Opportunity within Regency Centers, Motorola Solutions, California …” on June 12, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “High Quality Shopping Center REIT On Sale” with publication date: June 11, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 12 selling transactions for $149.38 million activity. Johnston Barbara C sold 180 shares worth $10,141. SCHWEITZER JOHN C also sold $416,457 worth of Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE:REG) on Thursday, February 22. ROTH ALAN TODD also sold $174,725 worth of Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE:REG) on Friday, December 15. Another trade for 1,200 shares valued at $70,560 was sold by RAMEY H CRAIG. Shares for $99,993 were bought by BLAIR BRYCE on Monday, March 19.

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