Cove Street Capital Has Lowered By $3.39 Million Its Usg (USG) Holding; Van Hulzen Asset Management Has Cut By $2.62 Million Its Comcast (CMCSA) Holding

December 7, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc decreased Comcast (CMCSA) stake by 90.24% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc sold 68,979 shares as Comcast (CMCSA)’s stock rose 3.16%. The Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc holds 7,461 shares with $290,000 value, down from 76,440 last quarter. Comcast now has $177.14B valuation. The stock decreased 1.89% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $37.9. About 15.62 million shares traded. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has risen 28.96% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.26% the S&P500.

Cove Street Capital Llc decreased Usg Corp (USG) stake by 15.87% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Cove Street Capital Llc sold 116,795 shares as Usg Corp (USG)’s stock declined 12.55%. The Cove Street Capital Llc holds 619,187 shares with $17.97 million value, down from 735,982 last quarter. Usg Corp now has $5.12 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.48% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $37.49. About 430,732 shares traded. USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) has risen 0.17% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.53% the S&P500.

Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc increased Bank Of New York (NYSE:BK) stake by 12,867 shares to 75,800 valued at $3.87 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Metlife (NYSE:MET) stake by 9,800 shares and now owns 79,100 shares. Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in Q2 2017. Its down 11.82, from 12.83 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 68 investors sold CMCSA shares while 503 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 468 raised stakes. 3.69 billion shares or 50.72% less from 7.49 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Wellington Mgmt Grp Limited Liability Partnership invested 0.79% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Ionic Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company, a New York-based fund reported 4,669 shares. Sequoia Advisors Limited Liability holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 7,640 shares. Pillar Pacific Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Co reported 11,146 shares stake. Solaris Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0.15% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). The Maryland-based Sol Mgmt has invested 0.67% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Alliancebernstein LP reported 0.98% stake. Moreover, Glg Lc has 1.1% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). M&R Management Inc invested in 252,022 shares. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). National Planning reported 17,083 shares. Jp Marvel Inv Ltd Company, Massachusetts-based fund reported 123,120 shares. Ameritas Invest Partners holds 0.57% or 303,510 shares in its portfolio. Kbc Nv owns 1.84 million shares for 0.69% of their portfolio. Oppenheimer And reported 0.31% stake.

Analysts await Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.48 EPS, up 9.09% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.44 per share. CMCSA’s profit will be $2.24B for 19.74 P/E if the $0.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.52 actual EPS reported by Comcast Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.69% negative EPS growth.

Among 29 analysts covering Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Comcast Corporation had 66 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Guggenheim. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 5 by Macquarie Research. Pivotal Research maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) rating on Tuesday, September 27. Pivotal Research has “Buy” rating and $90 target. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating given on Friday, January 27 by Pacific Crest. MoffettNathanson upgraded Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on Wednesday, August 19 to “Neutral” rating. Macquarie Research upgraded Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on Monday, October 24 to “Outperform” rating. On Thursday, April 28 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) earned “Buy” rating by Wunderlich on Wednesday, August 26. Oppenheimer maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, November 17 by Robert W. Baird.

Among 20 analysts covering USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. USG Corporation had 63 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “In-Line” rating by Evercore given on Thursday, September 21. Citigroup maintained USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) rating on Friday, October 27. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $37 target. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Friday, October 27 report. The rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Friday, August 26. On Thursday, July 27 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral”. Jefferies maintained USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) rating on Wednesday, July 19. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $3200 target. The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Wednesday, July 6 with “Neutral”. The stock of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 28 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, June 2 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 23 by Bank of America.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.62 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.19, from 0.81 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 34 investors sold USG shares while 78 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 166.18 million shares or 30.74% more from 127.12 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Winfield Assocs Incorporated accumulated 80 shares. 7,299 were reported by Commonwealth Equity Incorporated. Kennedy has 224,505 shares. Moreover, Geode Cap Mngmt Ltd has 0.01% invested in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Ahl Ptnrs Llp has invested 0.06% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Staley Advisers Incorporated owns 295,000 shares or 0.73% of their US portfolio. First Manhattan has invested 0% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Brandywine Investment Mngmt Limited reported 599,542 shares. Ruggie Capital Gru invested in 1,000 shares. Berkshire Hathaway invested 0.7% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). 4,500 are held by Riverhead Capital Management Ltd Limited Liability Company. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement invested 0.01% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). 176,021 were accumulated by Gotham Asset Mgmt Limited Liability. State Common Retirement Fund accumulated 0.01% or 186,000 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can reported 0% of its portfolio in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG).

Analysts await USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.40 earnings per share, down 9.09% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.44 per share. USG’s profit will be $54.57M for 23.43 P/E if the $0.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.47 actual earnings per share reported by USG Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.89% negative EPS growth.

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