As Universal Va (UVV) Valuation Declined, Jefferies Group Has Raised by $856,648 Its Stake; Rlj Lodging Tr (RLJ) Stake Maintained by Deprince Race & Zollo Inc

April 23, 2018 - By Migdalia James

Deprince Race & Zollo Inc increased its stake in Rlj Lodging Tr (RLJ) by 4.34% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc bought 52,052 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.14% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.25 million shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $27.51 million, up from 1.20 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc who had been investing in Rlj Lodging Tr for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.56 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.30% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $20.32. About 209,346 shares traded. RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) has declined 15.31% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.86% the S&P500.

Jefferies Group Llc increased its stake in Universal Corp Va (UVV) by 331.47% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jefferies Group Llc bought 16,474 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.19% with the market. The institutional investor held 21,444 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.13 million, up from 4,970 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jefferies Group Llc who had been investing in Universal Corp Va for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.18 billion market cap company. It closed at $47 lastly. It is down 34.21% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 45.76% the S&P500.

Since March 6, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 selling transactions for $19,400 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q4 2017. Its down 1.30, from 2.43 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 32 investors sold RLJ shares while 62 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 172.20 million shares or 5.65% more from 162.99 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Real Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 5.7% of its portfolio in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ). Voloridge Inv Mgmt Limited Com has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ). Profund Advsrs Llc stated it has 0.01% in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ). Kempen Capital Mgmt Nv holds 153,669 shares. Moreover, Smith Asset Mngmt Gru LP has 0% invested in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) for 3,431 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Company accumulated 633,531 shares. 355,287 were accumulated by Hillcrest Asset Lc. 1.25 million are owned by Deprince Race & Zollo. Federated Investors Inc Pa holds 0% or 1,050 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 98,105 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Honeywell, New Jersey-based fund reported 70,284 shares. 274,500 were accumulated by Advantus Cap Incorporated. 15,000 are owned by State Teachers Retirement Sys. Pnc Fincl Ser Group invested in 213 shares. Great West Life Assurance Communication Can owns 129,684 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

Among 18 analysts covering RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. RLJ Lodging Trust had 51 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, October 27 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. The stock of RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, August 14 by Bank of America. The stock of RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) earned “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, September 20. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of RLJ in report on Wednesday, March 23 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) earned “Buy” rating by Compass Point on Friday, August 7. The company was upgraded on Friday, September 8 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) earned “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, September 22. As per Friday, July 15, the company rating was downgraded by Canaccord Genuity. The company was maintained on Monday, January 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 23 by RBC Capital Markets.

Deprince Race & Zollo Inc, which manages about $8.52B and $4.50B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in New York Cmnty Bancorp Inc (NYSE:NYCB) by 25,598 shares to 1.63M shares, valued at $21.19 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Codorus Vy Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:CVLY) by 19,525 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 57,197 shares, and cut its stake in Gallagher Arthur J & Co (NYSE:AJG).

Jefferies Group Llc, which manages about $21.33 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Electronic Arts Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:EA) by 15,800 shares to 2,900 shares, valued at $305,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Omnicom Group Inc (NYSE:OMC) by 63,255 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 40,187 shares, and cut its stake in Cisco Sys Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.15, from 1 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 20 investors sold UVV shares while 62 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 20.21 million shares or 5.90% less from 21.48 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Wells Fargo & Com Mn has 0% invested in Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV). Rhumbline Advisers has 46,961 shares. Evercore Wealth Mgmt holds 0% or 529 shares in its portfolio. Guggenheim Capital Lc holds 64,081 shares. Moreover, D E Shaw And has 0% invested in Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV). Jolley Asset Mngmt Limited Liability holds 0.28% or 8,500 shares. Hancock Holdings Llc owns 14,140 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Mason Street Limited Liability accumulated 0.01% or 6,532 shares. Citadel Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) for 131,952 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 1,110 shares. Hl Limited Co reported 4,386 shares. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans reported 15,853 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Bancorporation Of America De invested in 0% or 44,152 shares. Boston holds 0.03% or 467,338 shares. Cap One Natl Association invested in 5,316 shares or 0.02% of the stock.

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