Manning & Napier Advisors Has Increased By $7.00 Million Its Medtronic Plc (MDT) Stake; Natixis Asset Management Has Raised Atmos Energy Corp. (ATO) Stake

February 21, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Natixis Asset Management increased Atmos Energy Corp. (ATO) stake by 795.11% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Natixis Asset Management acquired 30,421 shares as Atmos Energy Corp. (ATO)’s stock rose 6.63%. The Natixis Asset Management holds 34,247 shares with $2.87M value, up from 3,826 last quarter. Atmos Energy Corp. now has $9.11 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.05% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $82.11. About 198,814 shares traded. Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) has risen 12.78% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.92% the S&P500.

Manning & Napier Advisors Llc increased Medtronic Plc (MDT) stake by 1.75% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Manning & Napier Advisors Llc acquired 90,922 shares as Medtronic Plc (MDT)’s stock rose 5.51%. The Manning & Napier Advisors Llc holds 5.29M shares with $411.33M value, up from 5.20 million last quarter. Medtronic Plc now has $109.24 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.10% or $0.9 during the last trading session, reaching $80.71. About 3.08M shares traded. Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) has risen 4.04% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.66% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Atmos Energy had 18 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, October 31 the stock rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy”. JP Morgan maintained Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) rating on Tuesday, September 22. JP Morgan has “Overweight” rating and $65 target. JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $87 target in Friday, August 5 report. Barclays Capital downgraded the shares of ATO in report on Monday, January 11 to “Underweight” rating. The stock of Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by JP Morgan. BB&T Capital initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, March 30 report. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight” on Thursday, October 12. Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Friday, March 18 report. JP Morgan maintained Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) on Monday, January 4 with “Overweight” rating. Argus Research maintained the shares of ATO in report on Wednesday, August 23 with “Buy” rating.

Natixis Asset Management decreased Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:OXY) stake by 5,287 shares to 10,536 valued at $677,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Agnc Investment Corp stake by 16,890 shares and now owns 98,267 shares. Paccar Inc. (NASDAQ:PCAR) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.13, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 22 investors sold ATO shares while 103 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 117 raised stakes. 72.41 million shares or 1.65% less from 73.62 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Texas Permanent School Fund invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Tci Wealth has invested 0% in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Principal Fincl Gp holds 653,063 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Commonwealth Bank & Trust Of Australia invested in 200 shares. Winslow Evans And Crocker reported 54 shares. Northern reported 0.02% in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0.02% in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Eaton Vance Mngmt invested in 0.01% or 48,467 shares. Ameriprise holds 0.01% or 341,401 shares. Denver Investment Advsrs Ltd holds 33,875 shares. Tradewinds Mngmt Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Moreover, Chicago Equity Prns Limited Liability Company has 0.37% invested in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) for 140,795 shares. Fjarde Ap invested in 0.08% or 53,126 shares. Boston Advisors Limited Liability holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) for 23,634 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.22, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 73 investors sold MDT shares while 392 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 414 raised stakes. 1.07 billion shares or 1.07% more from 1.06 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Dynamic Capital Ltd holds 7,773 shares. Daiwa Secs Gp stated it has 0.02% in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Caxton Limited Partnership reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Ct Mason invested in 1.82% or 64,304 shares. Northern Trust Corporation owns 0.34% invested in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) for 16.62 million shares. Modera Wealth Management has invested 0.05% in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). 76,813 are owned by Amer National Insur Co Tx. Front Barnett Lc holds 1.43% or 104,904 shares in its portfolio. 513,546 were accumulated by Btim. Reliance Trust Of Delaware holds 0.19% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) for 16,025 shares. Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Group has invested 0.38% in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Sprucegrove Inv Management reported 157,322 shares. Valicenti Advisory holds 2.6% or 66,441 shares in its portfolio. Lee Danner Bass Inc holds 0.49% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) for 58,368 shares. Veritable LP owns 45,628 shares.

Among 28 analysts covering Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Medtronic had 79 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Tuesday, August 23 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Tuesday, September 22. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Tuesday, December 12. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, June 26 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Evercore on Thursday, October 8. The company was maintained on Monday, October 9 by Leerink Swann. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Monday, October 9. The company was maintained on Friday, September 4 by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $90.0 target in Sunday, August 20 report. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Friday, November 17 with “Buy”.

Manning & Napier Advisors Llc decreased General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) stake by 51,335 shares to 43,536 valued at $1.05 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Forest City Rlty Tr Inc stake by 108,725 shares and now owns 169,395 shares. Principal Finl Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) was reduced too.

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