Cobblestone Capital Advisors Boosted Its Markel (MKL) Holding; EMERA (EMRAF) Shorts Lowered By 9.43%

December 7, 2017 - By Michael Collier

EMERA INCORPORATED (OTCMKTS:EMRAF) had a decrease of 9.43% in short interest. EMRAF’s SI was 1.35M shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 9.43% from 1.49 million shares previously. With 8,900 avg volume, 152 days are for EMERA INCORPORATED (OTCMKTS:EMRAF)’s short sellers to cover EMRAF’s short positions. The stock increased 1.06% or $0.405 during the last trading session, reaching $38.535. About shares traded. Emera Incorporated (OTCMKTS:EMRAF) has 0.00% since December 7, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Cobblestone Capital Advisors Llc increased Markel Corp (MKL) stake by 20.1% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Cobblestone Capital Advisors Llc acquired 1,647 shares as Markel Corp (MKL)’s stock declined 1.12%. The Cobblestone Capital Advisors Llc holds 9,839 shares with $9.60M value, up from 8,192 last quarter. Markel Corp now has $15.33B valuation. The stock decreased 0.78% or $8.62 during the last trading session, reaching $1103.43. About 28,453 shares traded or 10.49% up from the average. Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) has declined 1.06% since December 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.76% the S&P500.

Emera Incorporated, an energy and services company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity to various customers. The company has market cap of $8.23 billion. The firm is also involved in gas transmission and utility energy services businesses; and the provision of energy marketing, trading, and other energy asset management services. It has a 25.79 P/E ratio. In addition, it transports re-gasified liquefied natural gas to clients in the northeastern United States through its 145-kilometre pipeline in New Brunswick.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.07, from 0.99 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 13 investors sold MKL shares while 137 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 117 raised stakes. 10.42 million shares or 0.39% more from 10.38 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Royal Bankshares Of Canada has 0.01% invested in Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) for 28,484 shares. Kbc Grp Nv holds 0.01% or 1,231 shares in its portfolio. Fenimore Asset Inc holds 3.47% in Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) or 85,859 shares. Sprucegrove reported 62,307 shares. Eaton Vance Mngmt reported 0.03% stake. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys owns 18,274 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd invested in 5,530 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Davenport And Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 283,442 shares in its portfolio. Wfg Advsr LP accumulated 0.01% or 28 shares. Guggenheim Ltd Llc invested 0% of its portfolio in Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL). Plante Moran Financial Ltd Company stated it has 24 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Rafferty Asset Lc owns 0.06% invested in Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) for 2,023 shares. Windsor Fincl Group, Minnesota-based fund reported 8,354 shares. The New York-based Qs Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL). Sei Investments stated it has 329 shares.

Cobblestone Capital Advisors Llc decreased Vanguard Extended Mkt Etf (VXF) stake by 4,682 shares to 350,422 valued at $35.85M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Ishares S&P 500 Index (IVV) stake by 6,693 shares and now owns 27,055 shares. Schwab Us Large Cap (SCHX) was reduced too.

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