Brahman Capital Position in Comcast New (CMCSA) Raised by $13.50 Million as Share Price Rose; As Halliburton Co (HAL) Valuation Declined, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company Has Lifted Its Stake by $2.80 Million

January 19, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company increased its stake in Halliburton Co (HAL) by 33.49% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company bought 60,815 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.04% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 242,408 shares of the oilfield services and equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.16 million, up from 181,593 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company who had been investing in Halliburton Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $46.21 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.14% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $52.96. About 7.55M shares traded. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has risen 19.03% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.33% the S&P500.

Peter Adam Hochfelder increased its stake in Comcast Corp New (CMCSA) by 16.85% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brahman Capital Corp bought 355,394 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.16% with the market. The hedge fund run by Peter Adam Hochfelder held 2.46 million shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $94.82 million, up from 2.11M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brahman Capital Corp who had been investing in Comcast Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $198.78 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.63% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $42.53. About 15.91M shares traded. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has risen 28.96% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.26% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 53 investors sold CMCSA shares while 517 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 470 raised stakes. 3.65 billion shares or 1.23% less from 3.69 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Aviva Public Limited Co holds 0.69% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 3.34M shares. Hsbc Hldgs Public Limited Com holds 6.93M shares or 0.43% of its portfolio. Horan Capital Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 85,660 shares or 2.03% of the stock. Heritage Investors Management reported 148,204 shares or 0.37% of all its holdings. Needham Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Com owns 3.07% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 315,000 shares. Ifc Hldg Fl invested in 0.18% or 66,992 shares. 729,500 are owned by Axiom International Limited Liability De. Usca Ria Lc holds 7,252 shares. Ghp Advsrs holds 0.32% or 54,253 shares in its portfolio. Wellington Management Grp Limited Liability Partnership owns 81.48 million shares. Cetera Advisors Lc has invested 0.1% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Scharf Ltd Co invested in 4.82 million shares. Ls Investment Advsr Lc reported 525,286 shares. Idaho-based Buffington Mohr Mcneal has invested 1.65% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt has 0.55% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA).

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $23.18 million activity. Another trade for 2,232 shares valued at $83,175 was made by BACON KENNETH J on Friday, September 15. Another trade for 3,659 shares valued at $144,915 was sold by Murdock Daniel C.. On Thursday, December 14 ROBERTS BRIAN L sold $22.57 million worth of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) or 583,835 shares.

Among 30 analysts covering Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), 23 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Comcast Corporation had 71 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 13 by Deutsche Bank. The company was maintained on Monday, January 8 by Buckingham Research. On Friday, October 27 the stock rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Friday, July 24. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, June 28. The rating was maintained by Moffett Nathanson with “Buy” on Thursday, January 18. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Pivotal Research. The firm has “Buy” rating by Moffett Nathanson given on Wednesday, August 19. On Thursday, February 4 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Friday, August 4 with “Buy”.

Brahman Capital Corp, which manages about $4.97B and $2.94 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Charter Communications Inc N by 75,692 shares to 1.42M shares, valued at $514.45 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Quintiles Ims Holdings Inc (NYSE:Q) by 231,109 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 4.30M shares, and cut its stake in Tiffany & Co New (NYSE:TIF).

Among 39 analysts covering Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), 35 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Halliburton Company had 137 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 6 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, April 26 with “Market Perform”. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 20 by Nomura. As per Saturday, August 22, the company rating was maintained by Evercore. On Monday, April 25 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Oppenheimer. The stock has “Buy” rating by HSBC on Saturday, September 5. The rating was upgraded by HSBC to “Buy” on Thursday, September 3. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, September 9 by Macquarie Research. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 2 by RBC Capital Markets.

Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, which manages about $13.98B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (FLOT) by 14,586 shares to 4,166 shares, valued at $212,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Inc (ACWV) by 6,060 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 5,503 shares, and cut its stake in Western Asset Clym Infl Opp (WIW).

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