As Celanese Del (CE) Share Price Declined, Gmt Capital Has Lowered Its Stake by $8.83 Million; United Services Automobile Association Has Cut Position in Pfizer (PFE) by $1.56 Million

April 19, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

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Thomas E. Claugus decreased its stake in Celanese Corp Del (CE) by 2.05% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gmt Capital Corp sold 82,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.31% with the market. The hedge fund run by Thomas E. Claugus held 3.95M shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $423.11 million, down from 4.03M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gmt Capital Corp who had been investing in Celanese Corp Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.06 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.47% or $0.525 during the last trading session, reaching $110.905. About 215,980 shares traded. Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) has risen 9.78% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.77% the S&P500.

United Services Automobile Association decreased its stake in Pfizer Inc (PFE) by 0.65% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. United Services Automobile Association sold 43,442 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.13% with the market. The institutional investor held 6.69 million shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $242.21 million, down from 6.73 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. United Services Automobile Association who had been investing in Pfizer Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $217.18B market cap company. The stock increased 0.05% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $36.51. About 3.88 million shares traded. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has risen 2.43% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.12% the S&P500.

Among 18 analysts covering Celanese (NYSE:CE), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Celanese had 72 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, June 5. Deutsche Bank maintained Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) on Wednesday, November 18 with “Buy” rating. Citigroup upgraded Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) on Thursday, February 2 to “Buy” rating. On Monday, January 25 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. The company was initiated on Friday, October 7 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird on Friday, February 17 with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Outperform” on Thursday, December 1. As per Tuesday, December 13, the company rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 10 by Nomura. Citigroup maintained Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) rating on Monday, April 18. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $79 target.

Gmt Capital Corp, which manages about $9.19B and $4.90 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Mylan N V (NASDAQ:MYL) by 191,400 shares to 1.15M shares, valued at $48.79 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Superior Energy Svcs Inc (NYSE:SPN) by 846,400 shares in the quarter, for a total of 3.60 million shares, and has risen its stake in Davita Inc (NYSE:DVA).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.14, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 29 investors sold CE shares while 142 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 126 raised stakes. 125.13 million shares or 1.30% less from 126.78 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bluecrest Cap Mngmt holds 0.3% or 104,136 shares. Eaton Vance Mngmt holds 0% of its portfolio in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) for 15,343 shares. Prescott Grp Inc Management Limited Liability reported 26,000 shares. Andra Ap has 35,200 shares. Employees Retirement Of Ohio owns 105,596 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Oppenheimer & has invested 0.01% in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). James Research invested in 617,707 shares. Fiduciary Tru holds 2,250 shares. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) for 604,103 shares. Valley Advisers Inc holds 0% in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) or 10 shares. Cipher Capital Lp has invested 0.23% in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). Lsv Asset Mngmt has 2.50M shares for 0.42% of their portfolio. Carlson Ltd Partnership has invested 0.22% in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). International Grp holds 21,820 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Westfield Cap Management Company Lp invested 0.83% of its portfolio in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE).

Analysts await Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) to report earnings on May, 1 before the open. They expect $0.73 earnings per share, up 5.80% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.69 per share. PFE’s profit will be $4.34 billion for 12.50 P/E if the $0.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual earnings per share reported by Pfizer Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.74% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 51 investors sold PFE shares while 675 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 632 raised stakes. 4.07 billion shares or 0.28% more from 4.06 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. American Money Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 2.05% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Pennsylvania-based Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd has invested 0.39% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Schafer Cullen Capital Mngmt invested in 1.66% or 3.93 million shares. Oak Assoc Ltd Oh reported 34,744 shares stake. Neuberger Berman Grp Inc Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 13.62M shares or 0.57% of the stock. Grandfield Dodd Limited Co invested in 0.31% or 81,376 shares. Gargoyle Investment Advisor Ltd Liability accumulated 1.03% or 71,610 shares. Checchi Cap Advisers Ltd Com has 0.33% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 68,082 shares. Willingdon Wealth Mgmt holds 168,502 shares. 1,365 are owned by Lenox Wealth Mgmt Inc. Tnb Fin, a Georgia-based fund reported 65,787 shares. Vaughan David Inc Il accumulated 1.3% or 774,724 shares. Douglass Winthrop Advsr reported 61,814 shares. Woodmont Counsel Ltd invested in 69,739 shares or 0.65% of the stock. Foundry Llc stated it has 405,250 shares or 0.61% of all its holdings.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 12 insider sales for $12.99 million activity. HILL CHARLES H had sold 26,779 shares worth $986,292 on Wednesday, February 28. $1.24M worth of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) was sold by SUSMAN SALLY on Monday, February 26. $64,679 worth of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) was sold by CORNWELL W DON. Another trade for 27,323 shares valued at $998,666 was sold by JOHNSON RADY A. 6,750 shares were sold by MACKENZIE ALEXANDER R, worth $249,750. LANKLER DOUGLAS M had sold 50,000 shares worth $1.84M.

United Services Automobile Association, which manages about $36.53B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) by 10,935 shares to 90,342 shares, valued at $8.90M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Prologis Inc (NYSE:PLD) by 15,843 shares in the quarter, for a total of 186,590 shares, and has risen its stake in Novagold Resources Inc (NYSEMKT:NG).

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