Personal Capital Advisors Has Cut Stepan Co (SCL) Position; Thomson Reuters (TRI) Shorts Raised By 45.4%

February 15, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE:TRI) had an increase of 45.4% in short interest. TRI’s SI was 1.87 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 45.4% from 1.29M shares previously. With 690,000 avg volume, 3 days are for Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE:TRI)’s short sellers to cover TRI’s short positions. The SI to Thomson Reuters Corporation’s float is 0.69%. The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $40.02. About 169,583 shares traded. Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE:TRI) has risen 6.95% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.75% the S&P500.

Personal Capital Advisors Corp decreased Stepan Co (SCL) stake by 12.67% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Personal Capital Advisors Corp sold 17,095 shares as Stepan Co (SCL)’s stock rose 6.46%. The Personal Capital Advisors Corp holds 117,790 shares with $9.85 million value, down from 134,885 last quarter. Stepan Co now has $1.62 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.06% or $0.044 during the last trading session, reaching $72.126. About 3,937 shares traded. Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) has risen 47.84% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.14% the S&P500.

Analysts await Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.70 earnings per share, up 34.62% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.52 per share. SCL’s profit will be $15.76 million for 25.76 P/E if the $0.70 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.92 actual earnings per share reported by Stepan Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -23.91% negative EPS growth.

Among 7 analysts covering Stepan Co (NYSE:SCL), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Stepan Co had 12 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) on Friday, September 1 with “Hold” rating. Seaport Global maintained Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) on Wednesday, August 24 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, August 15 by National Bank Canada. As per Monday, May 29, the company rating was upgraded by Industrial Alliance Securities.

Personal Capital Advisors Corp increased Procter And Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) stake by 10,890 shares to 356,085 valued at $32.40M in 2017Q3. It also upped General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) stake by 74,771 shares and now owns 1.06M shares. Oceaneering Intl Inc (NYSE:OII) was raised too.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $361,477 activity. $67,144 worth of Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) was sold by Boyce Michael Ross on Friday, August 25. $120,150 worth of Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) was sold by PACHOLEC FRANK on Friday, September 8. $1.19M worth of Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) shares were sold by STEPAN F QUINN JR. Another trade for 667 shares valued at $51,783 was made by Behrens Scott R. on Wednesday, August 23.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.38, from 1.41 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 23 investors sold SCL shares while 56 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 13.94 million shares or 0.54% more from 13.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Metropolitan Life Ins Company has 13,364 shares. Boston Advsrs accumulated 9,345 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement holds 0% or 13,149 shares in its portfolio. Arizona State Retirement Sys reported 0.01% stake. Nationwide Fund Advisors owns 12,342 shares. 31,977 were accumulated by California State Teachers Retirement. State Bank Of Montreal Can reported 30,732 shares stake. Bowling Port Management Ltd reported 6,849 shares. Meeder Asset Mngmt holds 0% or 519 shares in its portfolio. Fny Managed Accounts Limited Liability accumulated 92 shares. Tower Cap Ltd Liability Com (Trc) invested in 0.03% or 4,577 shares. Ameriprise holds 0.01% or 135,173 shares in its portfolio. Loomis Sayles Company Limited Partnership stated it has 403 shares. Huntington Financial Bank reported 764 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.17, from 0.67 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 36 investors sold Thomson Reuters Corporation shares while 97 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. 171.23 million shares or 7.02% less from 184.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Huntington Comml Bank has invested 0% in Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE:TRI). Pub Sector Pension Invest Board reported 523,081 shares. Benedict Finance invested in 0.17% or 7,106 shares. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership reported 815,294 shares. Goldman Sachs Gp holds 0.02% in Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE:TRI) or 1.96 million shares. Advisory Serv Networks Ltd Liability Corp, Georgia-based fund reported 326 shares. Credit Agricole S A accumulated 564,572 shares. Fincl Bank Of Mellon Corporation reported 505,037 shares. 133,221 were reported by Cipher Capital L P. Letko Brosseau And Associates, a Quebec – Canada-based fund reported 5.77M shares. Baldwin Brothers Inc Ma holds 0% of its portfolio in Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE:TRI) for 678 shares. Beutel Goodman And stated it has 4.04 million shares. Element Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Company invested in 102,576 shares or 1.93% of the stock. Hanson Mcclain stated it has 133 shares. Balyasny Asset Limited Com has 148,483 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio.

Thomson Reuters Corporation provides news and information for professional markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $28.17 billion. It operates through three divisions: Financial & Risk, Legal, and Tax & Accounting. It has a 20.67 P/E ratio. The firm sells electronic content and services to professionals primarily on a subscription basis.

Among 17 analysts covering Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Thomson Reuters had 44 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse maintained Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE:TRI) rating on Thursday, November 2. Credit Suisse has “Neutral” rating and $51 target. Scotia Capital upgraded Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE:TRI) on Tuesday, October 17 to “Sector Outperform” rating. FBR Capital downgraded Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE:TRI) on Monday, October 26 to “Mkt Perform” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE:TRI) rating on Wednesday, August 2. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $55 target. The stock of Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE:TRI) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 18 by Zacks. On Thursday, January 7 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral”. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of TRI in report on Monday, October 23 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Morgan Stanley. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of TRI in report on Friday, February 9 with “Hold” rating. TD Securities upgraded Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE:TRI) on Wednesday, September 6 to “Buy” rating.

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