As Blackstone Group LP (BX) Market Value Declined, Mycio Wealth Partners Raised by $364,650 Its Stake; Greenwood Capital Associates Lifted Position in Western Digital (WDC) by $395,944 as Market Value Rose

February 20, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

Greenwood Capital Associates Llc increased its stake in Western Digital Corp (WDC) by 195% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Greenwood Capital Associates Llc bought 4,604 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.69% with the market. The institutional investor held 6,965 shares of the electronic components company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $602,000, up from 2,361 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates Llc who had been investing in Western Digital Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $25.27 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.44% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $84.91. About 3.00M shares traded. Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) has risen 125.85% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 109.15% the S&P500.

Mycio Wealth Partners Llc increased its stake in Blackstone Group LP (BX) by 45.24% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mycio Wealth Partners Llc bought 11,050 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.16% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 35,477 shares of the investment managers company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.18 million, up from 24,427 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mycio Wealth Partners Llc who had been investing in Blackstone Group LP for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $40.96B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $34.51. About 3.45 million shares traded. The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) has risen 20.49% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.79% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 1.12 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is the same, as 65 investors sold WDC shares while 212 reduced holdings. only 69 funds opened positions while 240 raised stakes. 240.32 million shares or 2.88% more from 233.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Td Asset Management Inc stated it has 105,726 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Quantbot Technology Limited Partnership reported 11,498 shares. Neuberger Berman Lc accumulated 2.64M shares or 0.29% of the stock. Spectrum Mgmt Gru reported 0.64% stake. Group Incorporated One Trading Ltd Partnership reported 0.04% in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). Bb&T stated it has 23,933 shares. Voya Investment Mgmt Limited Company stated it has 308,978 shares. Manufacturers Life Insurance The stated it has 0.04% in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). Stratos Wealth Prtnrs Ltd reported 3,193 shares. Advisors Asset Mgmt holds 139,957 shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. Riverhead Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Com has invested 0.21% of its portfolio in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). Tarbox Family Office holds 0% or 51 shares. Credit Suisse Ag invested 0.06% in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). Moreover, Highbridge Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability has 0.05% invested in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). Cornercap Invest Counsel reported 42,185 shares.

Greenwood Capital Associates Llc, which manages about $970.61M and $402.23 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cbs Corporation (NYSE:CBS) by 7,285 shares to 66,870 shares, valued at $3.88 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 6,456 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 106,098 shares, and cut its stake in Alphabet Inc.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $14.13 million activity. $134,239 worth of stock was sold by LONG MARK P on Wednesday, August 23. MILLIGAN STEPHEN D also sold $1.39 million worth of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) shares. CORDANO MICHAEL D had sold 9,404 shares worth $834,210.

Among 36 analysts covering Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Western Digital had 157 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by Deutsche Bank. Robert W. Baird downgraded Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) on Monday, October 2 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Summit Redstone Partners given on Wednesday, December 13. The stock of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) earned “Buy” rating by Loop Capital Markets on Monday, July 24. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, July 30 report. On Tuesday, January 23 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Tuesday, June 27. The stock of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, January 11. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Tuesday, January 19 with “Neutral”. The stock of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) earned “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Wednesday, January 18.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $632,896 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.24 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.40, from 1.64 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 29 investors sold BX shares while 155 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 177 raised stakes. 272.94 million shares or 3.67% less from 283.35 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tnb Fincl, a Georgia-based fund reported 7,200 shares. Catalyst Advsr Limited Company reported 20,211 shares stake. The Ohio-based Fifth Third Bancorp has invested 0.01% in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). Camarda Fincl Advsr stated it has 0.18% of its portfolio in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). Leavell Invest Mngmt owns 44,650 shares. Adell Harriman & Carpenter invested 1.64% in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). Tortoise Investment Limited Liability Co accumulated 0.01% or 1,200 shares. Mark Asset owns 30,763 shares for 0.52% of their portfolio. Moors And Cabot holds 116,689 shares or 0.56% of its portfolio. Private Advsrs holds 270,536 shares. Supplemental Annuity Collective Of Nj holds 30,000 shares or 0.44% of its portfolio. Winch Advisory Lc holds 0% or 113 shares. Naples Global Advsr Lc holds 0.25% of its portfolio in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) for 22,308 shares. 45,575 were reported by Wedgewood Prtnrs. Morgan Stanley holds 37.02 million shares.

Among 19 analysts covering The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. The Blackstone Group L.P. had 62 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 18 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, August 17. The stock of The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 28 by Jefferies. On Thursday, September 28 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, July 25, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. As per Thursday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, August 9 by Barclays Capital. Susquehanna maintained it with “Positive” rating and $46 target in Thursday, September 3 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, October 22 by RBC Capital Markets. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) rating on Thursday, October 19. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $38.0 target.

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