Atria Investments Increases Stake in Western Un Co (WU); Point72 Asia Hong Kong LTD Holding in General Mls (GIS) Has Decreased by $568,878

April 17, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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Atria Investments Llc increased its stake in Western Un Co (WU) by 830.74% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Atria Investments Llc bought 144,415 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.00% with the market. The institutional investor held 161,799 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.08M, up from 17,384 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Atria Investments Llc who had been investing in Western Un Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $8.82 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.38% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $19.14. About 4.94M shares traded. The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has declined 5.69% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.24% the S&P500.

Steve Cohen decreased its stake in General Mls Inc (GIS) by 91.42% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd sold 9,642 shares as the company’s stock declined 24.65% with the market. The hedge fund run by Steve Cohen held 905 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $54,000, down from 10,547 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd who had been investing in General Mls Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $26.82B market cap company. The stock increased 0.98% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $45.24. About 3.59M shares traded. General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has declined 22.93% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 34.48% the S&P500.

Since January 8, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $1.44 million activity. $1.09 million worth of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) shares were sold by Farah Jean Claude.

Atria Investments Llc, which manages about $2.88B and $2.01B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Caterpillar Inc Del (NYSE:CAT) by 20,203 shares to 6,736 shares, valued at $1.06 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (IVW) by 9,578 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 131,924 shares, and cut its stake in Vanguard Index Fds (VTI).

Among 18 analysts covering The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), 2 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. The Western Union Company had 37 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of WU in report on Friday, November 3 with “Underweight” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, July 17 report. On Thursday, January 5 the stock rating was initiated by Guggenheim with “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, August 18. The stock of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) earned “Sell” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, August 4. On Wednesday, October 11 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, September 19 report. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $22 target in Friday, August 4 report. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Friday, August 14 with “Underweight”. The rating was reinitiated by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, December 14 with “Sell”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.19, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 30 investors sold WU shares while 166 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 147 raised stakes. 463.88 million shares or 1.01% more from 459.24 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability Com stated it has 3.69M shares. Addison Cap Com invested in 0.47% or 31,470 shares. Amica Retiree, a Rhode Island-based fund reported 2,819 shares. Pension Ser holds 0% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) for 6,486 shares. Duncker Streett Company, Missouri-based fund reported 4,300 shares. Winch Advisory Services Lc reported 61 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Richard Bernstein Advisors Limited Liability Co reported 20,313 shares. 6,852 were accumulated by Assetmark. Fort Lp holds 4.71% or 1.05 million shares. Bb&T Corporation holds 0.18% or 518,770 shares. Seizert Ptnrs Ltd Limited Liability Company, a Michigan-based fund reported 2.04 million shares. Paloma Management reported 0% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Liberty Mutual Grp Inc Asset Management, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 18,493 shares. Whitnell reported 1,400 shares. Lyrical Asset Mgmt Lp reported 11.34 million shares stake.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.05, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 56 investors sold GIS shares while 388 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 288 raised stakes. 405.24 million shares or 0.97% more from 401.33 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Andra Ap has invested 0.37% in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). 90,193 are held by Bank Of Nova Scotia. Barclays Public Limited Liability Corp stated it has 1.03 million shares. Piedmont Inv Advisors Limited accumulated 122,247 shares. Eastern State Bank invested in 0.06% or 14,899 shares. Putnam Ltd Llc owns 7,702 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 67,867 were reported by Girard Prtn Ltd. Raymond James Tru Na invested in 0.21% or 53,230 shares. Next Financial Grp Inc accumulated 0.38% or 14,827 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund stated it has 0.12% of its portfolio in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Levin Strategies Lp stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Guardian Mngmt holds 0.75% in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) or 11,900 shares. Price T Rowe Associate Md reported 3.51 million shares. Navellier And Assoc holds 0.22% or 19,842 shares. 4,774 are owned by Ashford Capital Mgmt.

Analysts await General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) to report earnings on June, 27. They expect $0.77 earnings per share, up 5.48% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.73 per share. GIS’s profit will be $456.52 million for 14.69 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.79 actual earnings per share reported by General Mills, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.53% negative EPS growth.

Among 24 analysts covering General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS), 4 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. General Mills Inc. had 84 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, September 21. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Tuesday, September 20 by Consumer Edge. Wells Fargo upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, December 18 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Zacks on Friday, August 28. The stock of General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has “Sell” rating given on Monday, February 26 by Societe Generale. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, December 15. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of GIS in report on Thursday, March 22 with “Hold” rating. The stock of General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) earned “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, March 28. As per Wednesday, March 22, the company rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $5500 target in Tuesday, August 8 report.

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