American Assets Capital Advisers Has Increased Its Equinix (EQIX) Position; Southern Company (the) (SO) SI Increased By 3.33%

May 22, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

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Southern Company (the) (NYSE:SO) had an increase of 3.33% in short interest. SO’s SI was 34.38M shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 3.33% from 33.27 million shares previously. With 6.17 million avg volume, 6 days are for Southern Company (the) (NYSE:SO)’s short sellers to cover SO’s short positions. The stock increased 1.66% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $43.44. About 8.32 million shares traded or 49.87% up from the average. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has declined 11.47% since May 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.02% the S&P500.

American Assets Capital Advisers increased Equinix Inc (EQIX) stake by 26.3% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. American Assets Capital Advisers acquired 8,500 shares as Equinix Inc (EQIX)’s stock declined 8.22%. The American Assets Capital Advisers holds 40,816 shares with $18.50M value, up from 32,316 last quarter. Equinix Inc now has $30.89B valuation. The stock increased 0.75% or $2.89 during the last trading session, reaching $388.75. About 408,186 shares traded. Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX) has risen 6.74% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.81% the S&P500.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 32 selling transactions for $32.22 million activity. $653,297 worth of Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT) was sold by Meyers Charles J. The insider STROHMEYER KARL sold 1,114 shares worth $435,490. $296,712 worth of Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT) was sold by VAN CAMP PETER on Thursday, February 15. 5,296 shares were sold by LYONS IRVING F III, worth $2.07 million on Tuesday, March 6. TAYLOR KEITH D had sold 1,500 shares worth $686,759 on Thursday, December 14. On Tuesday, February 27 Schwartz Eric sold $822,167 worth of Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT) or 2,110 shares. Campbell Michael Earl also sold $46,115 worth of Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT) on Thursday, March 1.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.33 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.4 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 33 investors sold EQIX shares while 156 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 185 raised stakes. 74.06 million shares or 1.05% more from 73.29 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ameriprise Fincl Inc reported 568,772 shares stake. Quantres Asset Management Ltd reported 0.17% in Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT). Lone Pine Lc invested in 2.66% or 1.12M shares. Los Angeles Capital Equity Incorporated holds 0.14% or 56,060 shares in its portfolio. Bridgewater Associates Limited Partnership reported 1,742 shares. Security Cap & Mngmt owns 196,165 shares for 2.77% of their portfolio. Moreover, Wolverine Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.17% invested in Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT) for 36,700 shares. 310,783 were reported by Tiaa Cref Mngmt Llc. Boston Private Wealth Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT). Tudor Inv Corporation Et Al invested 0.02% in Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT). New Amsterdam Prtn Limited Liability Co Ny stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT). Fagan Associates Inc invested in 0.68% or 3,717 shares. 25,984 were reported by Copeland Cap Lc. Lenox Wealth Mgmt has 1,730 shares. Kornitzer Capital Management Inc Ks stated it has 0.58% of its portfolio in Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT).

Among 24 analysts covering Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX), 23 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 96% are positive. Equinix had 70 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, February 15. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, September 13 with “Buy”. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $400 target in Thursday, August 4 report. The company was maintained on Monday, July 3 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Thursday, August 3. Nomura maintained the shares of EQIX in report on Thursday, November 2 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, June 30, the company rating was initiated by Credit Suisse. The stock of Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Credit Suisse. Barclays Capital maintained Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT) rating on Thursday, August 18. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $377 target. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 15 report.

More notable recent Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “7 Triple-A Stocks to Buy — With 100% Street Support” on May 22, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Equinix, Inc. 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” published on May 02, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Equinix expanding London data center by more than 28%” on May 14, 2018. More interesting news about Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Kevin Kelly’s Equinix Options Trade” published on May 08, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Equinix (EQIX) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: May 03, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.10, from 1 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 56 investors sold The Southern Company shares while 329 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 350 raised stakes. 548.17 million shares or 4.36% more from 525.28 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Schaller Inv holds 10,553 shares. Chemung Canal Com reported 0.17% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Vantage Invest Advsrs Ltd Liability has invested 0.05% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Murphy Incorporated reported 29,994 shares. Zeke Cap Ltd Liability, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 34,123 shares. Columbia Asset has 29,783 shares. First Interstate Bancorp, Montana-based fund reported 5,540 shares. Hbk Sorce Advisory Limited Liability owns 12,215 shares. American Intll Gp Incorporated accumulated 322,638 shares. Legal & General Gp Public Limited Co has invested 0.25% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Manufacturers Life Ins Co The reported 0.08% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). 6,263 were reported by Washington Trust. Cap Investors invested in 0.27% or 19.31M shares. Ariel Invs Limited Liability Company reported 884,757 shares or 0.48% of all its holdings. Wellington Management Grp Llp has 949,135 shares.

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 77 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 18. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) rating on Sunday, September 3. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $53.0 target. The rating was downgraded by Argus Research to “Hold” on Friday, March 3. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, August 16 by Zacks. The company was initiated on Friday, May 13 by Howard Weil. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 30. Mizuho maintained The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) on Tuesday, December 26 with “Buy” rating. SunTrust maintained The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) rating on Tuesday, December 26. SunTrust has “Hold” rating and $50.0 target. SunTrust maintained it with “Hold” rating and $46.0 target in Monday, March 19 report.

The Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. The company has market cap of $43.95 billion. The firm also constructs, acquires, owns, and manages power generation assets, including renewable energy projects; sells electricity in the wholesale market; and distributes natural gas in seven states, as well as provides gas marketing services, wholesale gas services, and gas midstream operations. It has a 51.71 P/E ratio. It owns/operates 33 hydroelectric generating stations, 29 fossil fuel generating stations, 3 nuclear generating stations, 14 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 33 solar facilities, 9 wind facilities, 1 biomass facility, and 1 landfill gas facility.

More recent The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Valeant Pharmaceuticals Can Still Go Higher – Cramer’s Lightning Round (5/21/18)” on May 22, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Southern Company Is Offering An Almost 8-Year High Dividend Yield” on May 17, 2018. Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “7 things to know today and study finds Orlando has plenty of vacant land for growth” with publication date: May 22, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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