Marathon Asset Management Llp Boosted Texas Instruments (TXN) Position; Transcanada (TRP) Shorts Raised By 12.76%

February 15, 2018 - By William Brooks

Transcanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) had an increase of 12.76% in short interest. TRP’s SI was 5.51 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 12.76% from 4.89 million shares previously. With 1.28M avg volume, 4 days are for Transcanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP)’s short sellers to cover TRP’s short positions. The SI to Transcanada Corporation’s float is 0.64%. The stock increased 4.47% or $1.92 during the last trading session, reaching $44.84. About 503,073 shares traded. TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) has risen 15.03% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.67% the S&P500.

Marathon Asset Management Llp increased Texas Instruments Inc (TXN) stake by 3.73% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Marathon Asset Management Llp acquired 43,601 shares as Texas Instruments Inc (TXN)’s stock rose 5.05%. The Marathon Asset Management Llp holds 1.21M shares with $108.63 million value, up from 1.17 million last quarter. Texas Instruments Inc now has $99.93B valuation. The stock decreased 1.01% or $1.04 during the last trading session, reaching $101.64. About 871,039 shares traded. Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) has risen 40.31% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.61% the S&P500.

TransCanada Corporation operates as an energy infrastructure firm in North America. The company has market cap of $39.20 billion. It operates through Canadian Natural Gas Pipelines, U.S. It has a 27.43 P/E ratio. Natural Gas Pipelines, Mexico Natural Gas Pipelines, Liquids Pipelines, and Energy divisions.

Among 13 analysts covering TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. TransCanada Corporation had 24 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) on Monday, May 2 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Thursday, August 6 to “Hold”. The stock of TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, December 15. RBC Capital Markets maintained TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) rating on Wednesday, November 4. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $58 target. The stock of TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Tuesday, August 4 by Scotia Capital. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, December 2 by Macquarie Research. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of TRP in report on Wednesday, July 20 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 1 by Bank of America. The stock of TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 23 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, May 15 by Wolfe Research.

Among 40 analysts covering Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN), 19 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Texas Instruments had 111 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) on Friday, July 1 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by Mizuho. Robert W. Baird maintained Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) rating on Wednesday, October 25. Robert W. Baird has “Neutral” rating and $100 target. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 24 by JP Morgan. Citigroup maintained Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) on Monday, September 25 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse on Monday, January 9 to “Outperform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 24 by Rosenblatt. Drexel Hamilton downgraded Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) rating on Friday, August 7. Drexel Hamilton has “Hold” rating and $50 target. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 12. Bernstein maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 24 report.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 29 selling transactions for $203.04 million activity. $2.13 million worth of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) was sold by CARP DANIEL A on Friday, October 27. BLINN MARK A had sold 9,724 shares worth $1.09 million. $4.95 million worth of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) was sold by RITCHIE KEVIN J on Wednesday, January 31. 22,158 shares were sold by SANDERS WAYNE R, worth $2.14M. On Thursday, October 26 the insider TEMPLETON RICHARD K sold $43.43 million. CRUTCHER BRIAN T sold $25.40 million worth of stock. Shares for $1.92 million were sold by Ilan Haviv on Wednesday, January 31.

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