Mastercard Cl A (MA) Shareholder Leavell Investment Management Has Trimmed Stake as Shares Rose; At&T (T) Stake Maintained by Epoch Investment Partners Inc

February 23, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

Epoch Investment Partners Inc increased its stake in At&T Inc (T) by 7.01% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Epoch Investment Partners Inc bought 640,310 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.81% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 9.78M shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $383.01M, up from 9.14 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc who had been investing in At&T Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $223.43B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $36.4. About 3.13 million shares traded. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has declined 0.52% since February 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.22% the S&P500.

Leavell Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in Mastercard Inc Cl A (MA) by 33.12% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Leavell Investment Management Inc sold 5,075 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.46% with the market. The institutional investor held 10,250 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.45 million, down from 15,325 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Leavell Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Mastercard Inc Cl A for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $182.28 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.24% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $173.37. About 701,489 shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 24.16% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.46% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 77 investors sold T shares while 609 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 696 raised stakes. 3.34 billion shares or 1.04% more from 3.31 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 2.11M were reported by Factory Mutual Insur Company. Guardian Life Ins Com Of America reported 13,968 shares. Tocqueville Asset Mngmt L P, a New York-based fund reported 904,179 shares. National Bank & Trust Of Nova Scotia Trust accumulated 12,328 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Eagle Cap Mgmt Llc invested in 64,142 shares or 1.43% of the stock. Bowling Port Mgmt Ltd Llc invested in 96,059 shares. Hancock Holdings Company holds 0.53% or 317,853 shares. Salem Management Inc, Massachusetts-based fund reported 28,531 shares. M&T Commercial Bank Corp holds 3.54 million shares or 0.75% of its portfolio. Reliant Investment Management Lc reported 5,403 shares. Visionary Asset holds 0.8% or 70,614 shares. Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust Of Nj owns 42,000 shares. Janney Cap Management Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 871,568 shares. The France-based Credit Agricole S A has invested 0.97% in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Lenox Wealth Advisors stated it has 0% of its portfolio in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).

Epoch Investment Partners Inc, which manages about $43.62B and $29.86B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ingersoll (NYSE:IR) by 93,495 shares to 2.15 million shares, valued at $192.11 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Eaton Corp Plc (NYSE:ETN) by 52,759 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.47M shares, and cut its stake in Wal (NYSE:WMT).

Among 30 analysts covering AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. AT&T Inc. had 73 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, October 26. RBC Capital Markets maintained AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) rating on Friday, July 7. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $4200 target. On Monday, March 14 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. The stock of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, April 27 by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 11 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, July 15 with “Overweight”. On Monday, September 18 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. Wells Fargo maintained AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) on Wednesday, April 12 with “Outperform” rating. Macquarie Research initiated AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) on Tuesday, April 5 with “Outperform” rating. On Tuesday, January 30 the stock rating was maintained by Scotia Capital with “Hold”.

Since September 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $6.19 million activity. Haythornthwaite Richard sold $712,540 worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) on Monday, October 2. Fraccaro Michael sold $856,027 worth of stock. Vosburg Craig sold $2.01M worth of stock or 14,200 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 39 investors sold MA shares while 488 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 367 raised stakes. 779.91 million shares or 1.33% less from 790.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ami Asset Management invested in 2.56% or 256,526 shares. First Hawaiian Financial Bank has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Spirit Of America Mngmt Corp holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 7,500 shares. Paloma Prtnrs Mgmt Company owns 53,066 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Boston Private Wealth Ltd Company owns 26,300 shares or 0.14% of their US portfolio. Toth Financial Advisory Corporation owns 0.68% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 19,012 shares. Tillar reported 18,245 shares. Pacad Inv, a British Columbia – Canada-based fund reported 25,278 shares. The California-based Everett Harris & Commerce Ca has invested 0.01% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Bell National Bank & Trust reported 2,231 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Checchi Capital Advisers Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.12% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Jnba Financial Advsrs accumulated 200 shares. Delta Asset Management Ltd Liability Tn owns 240 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Swiss Savings Bank reported 3.75M shares stake. Genesee Valley Tru Company has 7,025 shares.

Leavell Investment Management Inc, which manages about $1.33B and $809.90M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Proassurance Corp Com (NYSE:PRA) by 6,100 shares to 57,495 shares, valued at $3.14M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Laboratory Amer Hldgs Com New (NYSE:LH) by 2,900 shares in the quarter, for a total of 6,079 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr Ibonds Dec22 Etf.

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