Origin Asset Management Llp Raised Holding in Applied Matls (AMAT) by $343,200; Nextera Energy (NEE) Stock Price Rose While Country Club Trust Company Lowered Its Stake by $378,140

January 13, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Country Club Trust Company decreased its stake in Nextera Energy Inc (NEE) by 6.16% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Country Club Trust Company sold 2,590 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.22% with the market. The institutional investor held 39,467 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.78M, down from 42,057 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Country Club Trust Company who had been investing in Nextera Energy Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $70.71B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $150.32. About 1.60M shares traded. NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) has risen 15.94% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.76% the S&P500.

Origin Asset Management Llp increased its stake in Applied Matls Inc (AMAT) by 1.22% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Origin Asset Management Llp bought 6,600 shares as the company’s stock rose 23.58% with the market. The institutional investor held 545,821 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $28.43M, up from 539,221 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Origin Asset Management Llp who had been investing in Applied Matls Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $56.46 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $53.45. About 9.07 million shares traded. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 121.40% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering Nextera Energy Inc. (NYSE:NEE), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 87% are positive. Nextera Energy Inc. had 36 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, April 3 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. The stock of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, December 13. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Monday, November 13. Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, January 30 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, July 24. Guggenheim maintained NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) rating on Tuesday, January 2. Guggenheim has “Buy” rating and $177.0 target. The stock of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 2 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Sector Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 17 by Howard Weil. On Monday, October 5 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 38 investors sold NEE shares while 396 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 323 raised stakes. 344.40 million shares or 7.22% less from 371.19 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Mogy Joel R Invest Counsel accumulated 16,350 shares or 0.4% of the stock. Kingfisher Ltd Llc holds 0.13% in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) or 1,387 shares. Tdam Usa reported 0.21% stake. Rockland reported 60,396 shares or 1.32% of all its holdings. The Arizona-based Arizona State Retirement has invested 0.31% in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE). Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust Of Nj, a New Jersey-based fund reported 6,641 shares. Bollard Group Lc has invested 1.35% of its portfolio in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE). Comerica Commercial Bank holds 170,602 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Kanawha Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Com has 0.03% invested in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) for 1,425 shares. Palladium Lc holds 0.07% of its portfolio in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) for 6,658 shares. Williams Jones Assoc Lc has invested 0.05% in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE). Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Ltd holds 66,754 shares. Exane Derivatives, a France-based fund reported 69 shares. Boothbay Fund Management Ltd Com owns 4,619 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Cornerstone Advsrs Inc reported 27,000 shares.

Country Club Trust Company, which manages about $729.76 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) by 8,573 shares to 183,586 shares, valued at $15.05M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Royal Bk Cda Montreal Que (NYSE:RY) by 15,033 shares in the quarter, for a total of 195,018 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (EFA).

Analysts await NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) to report earnings on January, 26. They expect $1.33 EPS, up 9.92% or $0.12 from last year’s $1.21 per share. NEE’s profit will be $625.63 million for 28.26 P/E if the $1.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.85 actual EPS reported by NextEra Energy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -28.11% negative EPS growth.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $9.61 million activity. ROBO JAMES L had sold 30,000 shares worth $4.41M on Thursday, August 3. Shares for $435,000 were sold by KETCHUM JOHN W on Monday, September 18. Kelliher Joseph T had sold 2,000 shares worth $300,000.

Among 28 analysts covering Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 96% are positive. Applied Materials Inc. had 107 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Friday, August 14. The company was upgraded on Thursday, April 14 by UBS. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, June 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Friday, August 18 by Credit Suisse. On Friday, August 19 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, August 11, the company rating was maintained by Pacific Crest. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of AMAT in report on Friday, August 18 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, May 27. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $70 target in Monday, November 20 report. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned “Strong Buy” rating by Needham on Monday, January 8.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $12.03 million activity. 22,762 Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) shares with value of $1.00M were sold by Karsner Alexander. 30,000 shares were sold by Larkins Thomas F, worth $1.54 million on Thursday, October 5. Nalamasu Omkaram had sold 53,466 shares worth $2.83 million. 125,125 shares were sold by Salehpour Ali, worth $6.44 million.

Origin Asset Management Llp, which manages about $2.70 billion and $1.63B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Reinsurance Group Amer Inc (NYSE:RGA) by 15,900 shares to 218,279 shares, valued at $30.46M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Thor Inds Inc (NYSE:THO) by 5,500 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 180,719 shares, and cut its stake in Synopsys Inc (NASDAQ:SNPS).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.24, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 40 investors sold AMAT shares while 325 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 263 raised stakes. 811.15 million shares or 1.86% less from 826.54 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Bank Of America Corporation De reported 7.07M shares. Fruth Investment Mngmt reported 23,400 shares stake. Blb&B Lc invested 0.04% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). 577,876 were accumulated by Cornerstone Cap Holding Limited Liability Com. Segantii Ltd accumulated 50,000 shares. Ferguson Wellman Mngmt has 10,948 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Farr Miller & Washington Llc Dc reported 6,345 shares. Lord Abbett Com Llc holds 0.19% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 1.22 million shares. Sta Wealth Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 22,663 shares for 0.45% of their portfolio. Moreover, California State Teachers Retirement has 0.21% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Arrowstreet Cap Ltd Partnership reported 10.09 million shares stake. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Co holds 0.27% or 19,598 shares in its portfolio. Colony Ltd Llc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 11,536 shares. Aperio Group Inc Ltd has invested 0.16% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Shine Advisory Serv holds 0.01% or 439 shares.

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