Centurylink (CTL) Stock Price Rose While Dynamic Capital Management LTD Has Cut Position; As Visa Cl A (V) Market Value Rose, Shareholder Capital International Sarl Has Decreased by $2.23 Million Its Holding

January 21, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Capital International Sarl decreased its stake in Visa Inc Cl A (V) by 8.8% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital International Sarl sold 21,200 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.74% with the market. The institutional investor held 219,700 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $23.12 million, down from 240,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital International Sarl who had been investing in Visa Inc Cl A for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $278.06B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.33% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $122.7. About 8.25M shares traded or 7.19% up from the average. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 20.29% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500.

Dynamic Capital Management Ltd decreased its stake in Centurylink Inc (CTL) by 33.1% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dynamic Capital Management Ltd sold 41,233 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.43% with the market. The hedge fund held 83,351 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.58M, down from 124,584 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dynamic Capital Management Ltd who had been investing in Centurylink Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $18.50B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $17.31. About 18.16 million shares traded or 10.22% up from the average. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 7.62% since January 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.32% the S&P500.

Dynamic Capital Management Ltd, which manages about $932.59M and $348.77M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Brown & Brown Inc (NYSE:BRO) by 14,127 shares to 30,093 shares, valued at $1.45M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Rite Aid Corp (NYSE:RAD) by 534,030 shares in the quarter, for a total of 918,684 shares, and has risen its stake in Chubb Limited.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 65 investors sold CTL shares while 190 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 179 raised stakes. 436.00 million shares or 1.89% less from 444.41 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pictet Asset Mngmt Limited invested in 302,454 shares. Global Investors, California-based fund reported 23.34M shares. 26,416 were reported by Zacks Inv Mgmt. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru Banking accumulated 1.12 million shares. Glenmede Na reported 5,807 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Twin Tree Mgmt LP has invested 0.01% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Hancock Holding Communication has 0.04% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 50,361 shares. Ftb Advisors Inc invested in 0% or 1,965 shares. Pub Sector Pension Invest Board owns 28,560 shares for 0% of their portfolio. M, Oregon-based fund reported 21,901 shares. 587,292 were accumulated by Stifel. Moreover, Whittier Tru has 0% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 1,028 shares. New York-based Metropolitan Life Insurance New York has invested 0.03% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Mgmt Incorporated stated it has 0% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Exxonmobil Inv Management Inc Tx holds 0.05% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 100,366 shares.

Analysts await CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.22 EPS, down 59.26% or $0.32 from last year’s $0.54 per share. CTL’s profit will be $235.18 million for 19.67 P/E if the $0.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.42 actual EPS reported by CenturyLink, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -47.62% negative EPS growth.

Among 21 analysts covering Centurylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Centurylink Inc. had 56 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, February 28 by Moffett Nathanson. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral” on Monday, January 8. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Thursday, March 17 by Jefferies. As per Tuesday, November 8, the company rating was upgraded by Oppenheimer. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, May 3 by Wells Fargo. Cowen & Co initiated CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) on Tuesday, October 13 with “Market Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Thursday, August 3. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 26 by RBC Capital Markets. J.P. Morgan maintained it with “Buy” rating and $26.0 target in Thursday, November 9 report. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, August 7 with “Neutral”.

Among 40 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), 33 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Visa Inc. had 104 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) on Friday, September 22 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Bernstein on Wednesday, August 12 with “Outperform”. Wedbush upgraded the shares of V in report on Friday, January 20 to “Outperform” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $95 target in Tuesday, December 8 report. Barclays Capital maintained Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) rating on Thursday, October 26. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $128 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, October 19 by Oppenheimer. Topeka Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, July 24 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 15 by Loop Capital. On Wednesday, July 19 the stock rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Vetr on Tuesday, September 1.

Analysts await Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $0.97 EPS, up 12.79% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.86 per share. V’s profit will be $2.20B for 31.62 P/E if the $0.97 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.90 actual EPS reported by Visa Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.78% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 48 investors sold V shares while 617 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 524 raised stakes. 1.64 billion shares or 1.45% less from 1.66 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Endurance Wealth Mgmt invested 0.36% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Round Table Serv Lc accumulated 2,049 shares. First Comml Bank Of Omaha has 0.02% invested in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board accumulated 110,784 shares. Brinker Cap Incorporated holds 124,771 shares. Tnb Financial owns 153,987 shares or 2.69% of their US portfolio. Pacific Global Inv Mngmt reported 0.2% stake. Passport Capital Limited Liability Corp stated it has 4.98% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Us Financial Bank De has invested 0.4% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Highland Cap Limited has invested 0.69% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Artisan Prtn Limited Partnership reported 8.01 million shares stake. Liberty Mutual Asset Management Inc holds 77,134 shares. 67,785 were accumulated by Nippon Life. Donaldson Mgmt Limited Liability holds 29,497 shares. Cornerstone Advsrs invested 0.55% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V).

Since August 17, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $7.43 million activity. Shares for $707,561 were sold by MATSCHULLAT ROBERT W on Wednesday, December 13. 10,400 shares were sold by CRANSTON MARY B, worth $1.07 million on Thursday, August 17.

Capital International Sarl, which manages about $1.20 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) by 34,300 shares to 74,100 shares, valued at $3.84 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Jpmorgan Chase And Co (NYSE:JPM) by 21,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 138,457 shares, and has risen its stake in Crown Castle Intl Corp (Reit) (NYSE:CCI).

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