Thomaspartners Holding in Diageo P L C (DEO) Trimmed by $17.83 Million; Chapter Iv Investors Cut Its Eqt (EQT) Stake by $8.13 Million as Market Valuation Declined

January 17, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Thomaspartners Inc decreased its stake in Diageo P L C (DEO) by 6.34% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Thomaspartners Inc sold 135,110 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.26% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.00 million shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $263.84M, down from 2.13M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Thomaspartners Inc who had been investing in Diageo P L C for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $87.10B market cap company. The stock increased 1.67% or $2.39 during the last trading session, reaching $145.53. About 240,087 shares traded. Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) has risen 12.82% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.88% the S&P500.

Chapter Iv Investors Llc decreased its stake in Eqt Corp (EQT) by 31.25% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Chapter Iv Investors Llc sold 125,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.10% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 275,000 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.94 million, down from 400,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Chapter Iv Investors Llc who had been investing in Eqt Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.56B market cap company. The stock increased 0.93% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $58.66. About 2.21M shares traded. EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) has declined 18.61% since January 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.31% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.20, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 37 investors sold EQT shares while 145 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 184.83 million shares or 6.77% more from 173.11 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.02% or 19,400 shares in its portfolio. Macquarie Group Incorporated Limited reported 4,631 shares. Stock Yards State Bank holds 0.08% or 10,444 shares in its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase And has 17.49 million shares. Schwab Charles Invest reported 0.03% in EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT). Putnam Investments Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 0.06% or 396,077 shares. Two Sigma Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.03% or 4,732 shares. Advisor Ptnrs Ltd Liability holds 0.04% or 3,187 shares. Wellington Shields Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 11,400 shares. Mraz Amerine And Associates reported 3,900 shares stake. Nordea Inv Mngmt Ab stated it has 10,589 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc invested in 0.06% or 3.94M shares. Fdx Advsr Inc accumulated 9,667 shares. Mycio Wealth Prtnrs Llc stated it has 14,100 shares. Raymond James And owns 193,830 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio.

Among 21 analysts covering EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. EQT Corporation had 76 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, December 20 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The stock of EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) earned “Neutral” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, February 25. SunTrust initiated it with “Hold” rating and $65.0 target in Friday, December 8 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, June 19 by Jefferies. Seaport Global upgraded EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) rating on Tuesday, September 26. Seaport Global has “Buy” rating and $79.0 target. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, December 9 report. Credit Suisse initiated EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) on Monday, December 11 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, October 6. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, April 7 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 26 by RBC Capital Markets.

Analysts await EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $0.30 EPS, up 20.00% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.25 per share. EQT’s profit will be $79.57M for 48.88 P/E if the $0.30 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.12 actual EPS reported by EQT Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 150.00% EPS growth.

Chapter Iv Investors Llc, which manages about $511.34 million and $192.19 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Range Res Corp (NYSE:RRC) by 225,000 shares to 1.73 million shares, valued at $33.76M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Since January 1, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 0 sales for $40,356 activity. Szydlowski Norman J bought $8,595 worth of stock.

Thomaspartners Inc, which manages about $4.24B and $12.50 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Procter And Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) by 76,175 shares to 2.71 million shares, valued at $246.54M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cvs Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) by 445,966 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.55 million shares, and has risen its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ).

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