Matthew 25 Management Trimmed Its Stake in Federal Agric Mtg (AGM) by $1.16 Million as Market Valuation Rose; Southern Co (SO) Holder Edgemoor Investment Advisors Decreased Holding by $329,525

February 15, 2018 - By William Brooks

Matthew 25 Management Corp decreased its stake in Federal Agric Mtg Corp (AGM) by 50% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Matthew 25 Management Corp sold 15,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.81% with the market. The institutional investor held 15,500 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.16M, down from 31,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Matthew 25 Management Corp who had been investing in Federal Agric Mtg Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $849.51 million market cap company. The stock increased 6.08% or $4.6 during the last trading session, reaching $80.25. About 52,481 shares traded or 15.75% up from the average. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM) has risen 72.41% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 55.71% the S&P500.

Edgemoor Investment Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Southern Co (SO) by 4.7% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Edgemoor Investment Advisors Inc sold 6,725 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.35% with the market. The institutional investor held 136,311 shares of the central company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.70 million, down from 143,036 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Edgemoor Investment Advisors Inc who had been investing in Southern Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $43.74 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.33% or $1.04 during the last trading session, reaching $43.58. About 8.01M shares traded or 19.76% up from the average. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has risen 2.49% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.21% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp (NYSE:AGM), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp had 9 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, May 11 by Sidoti. The rating was downgraded by Wood on Friday, March 11 to “Market Perform”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Compass Point given on Thursday, May 12. Sidoti initiated Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM) on Wednesday, January 27 with “Buy” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $86.0 target in Thursday, December 21 report. The stock of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM) earned “Buy” rating by Sidoti on Wednesday, February 14. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $65.0 target in Friday, November 10 report.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $1.40 million activity. On Tuesday, August 29 the insider Everson Dennis A sold $46,954. 775 shares valued at $50,220 were sold by JUNKINS LOWELL on Wednesday, September 6. 4,000 shares valued at $275,500 were sold by Engebretsen James R on Wednesday, September 20.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.2 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.22, from 1.42 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 7 investors sold AGM shares while 39 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. 6.77 million shares or 1.57% less from 6.88 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Royal State Bank Of Canada reported 73,993 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 12,409 are owned by Wells Fargo Company Mn. 21,465 were accumulated by Sterling Ltd Liability Com. California Pub Employees Retirement invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM). Deutsche Commercial Bank Ag, Germany-based fund reported 45,282 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund reported 0% of its portfolio in Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM). State Street Corp reported 178,527 shares stake. Eidelman Virant, Missouri-based fund reported 18,846 shares. Affinity Invest Advisors Lc invested in 3,580 shares. Ativo Limited Liability Company holds 0.35% or 18,004 shares in its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Investment Mgmt Limited Company, a New York-based fund reported 63,281 shares. Matarin Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.64% invested in Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM) for 103,079 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio owns 14,343 shares. Citigroup holds 0% in Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM) or 2,140 shares. Metropolitan Life holds 0% or 6,156 shares in its portfolio.

Since October 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $8.29 million activity. Shares for $1.30 million were sold by Kerr – II James Y. 85,151 shares valued at $4.26 million were sold by BOWERS WILLIAM P on Tuesday, October 10. 5,000 shares were sold by Daiss Ann P, worth $261,400 on Friday, October 20.

Analysts await The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.47 EPS, up 95.83% or $0.23 from last year’s $0.24 per share. SO’s profit will be $471.70 million for 23.18 P/E if the $0.47 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.12 actual EPS reported by The Southern Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -58.04% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 51 investors sold SO shares while 353 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 330 raised stakes. 525.28 million shares or 0.91% more from 520.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Acg Wealth holds 12,573 shares. Enterprise Fincl has 2,892 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Hanson & Doremus Inv holds 5,090 shares. Ok stated it has 0.86% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). First Natl Bank Of Newtown has 7,169 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Ghp Inv Advisors owns 45,559 shares for 0.34% of their portfolio. 58,242 were accumulated by Peapack Gladstone Corp. Benin Management Corporation accumulated 9,268 shares. Nikko Asset Mgmt Americas has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Brookstone Capital Mgmt reported 0.59% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Korea Investment reported 258,302 shares stake. Advisors Asset Mgmt has invested 0.41% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Capwealth Advsr Ltd Liability Company owns 19,723 shares. Whitnell And holds 0.07% or 3,135 shares. Ironwood Lc reported 12 shares.

Edgemoor Investment Advisors Inc, which manages about $707.10 million and $739.39M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Affiliated Managers Group (NYSE:AMG) by 2,036 shares to 49,315 shares, valued at $9.36M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

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