As Mid (MAA) Stock Value Rose, Shareholder Baker Ellis Asset Management Has Increased Holding; Gratry & Company Has Trimmed Its Position in Unilever Nv (UL) by $345,675 as Shares Rose

June 18, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

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Baker Ellis Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Mid (MAA) by 122.04% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Baker Ellis Asset Management Llc bought 6,895 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.30% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 12,545 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.15M, up from 5,650 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Baker Ellis Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Mid for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.28 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.87% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $95.66. About 307,759 shares traded. Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) has declined 9.18% since June 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.75% the S&P500. Some Historical MAA News: 09/03/2018 – Mid-America Trading Activity Rises to More Than Triple Average; 09/05/2018 – New York Post: University of `Maa’ deploys heard of therapy goats; 28/03/2018 – European Medicines Agency) Accepts BioMarin’s Marketing Application for Pegvaliase MAA for Treatment of Phenylketonuria; 09/03/2018 – ARADIGM SUBMITS MAA TO EMA FOR LINHALIQ EU MARKETING APPROVAL; 18/04/2018 – SWISSMEDIC VALIDATES MAA FOR LANADELUMAB; 28/03/2018 – European Medicines Agency (EMA) Accepts BioMarin’s Marketing Application for Pegvaliase MAA for Treatment of Phenylketonuria (PKU); 22/03/2018 – RADIUS HEALTH: CHMP WILL ADOPT A NEGATIVE OPINION ON MAA; 07/05/2018 – MID-AMERICA APARTMENT COMMUNITIES – OPERATING PARTNERSHIP PRICED $400 MLN OFFERING OF MAALP’S 4.200% SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES DUE 2028; 13/03/2018 – AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS SEES FILING RHOPRESSA MAA IN EUROPE IN 2H; 19/04/2018 – DJ Mid-America Apartment Communities , Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (MAA)

Gratry & Company Llc decreased its stake in Unilever Nv (UL) by 18.6% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gratry & Company Llc sold 6,285 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.44% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 27,510 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.53M, down from 33,795 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gratry & Company Llc who had been investing in Unilever Nv for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $145.50 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.43% or $0.775 during the last trading session, reaching $53.505. About 520,782 shares traded. Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) has risen 0.49% since June 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.08% the S&P500. Some Historical UL News: 18/04/2018 – Unilever faces unrest over UK exit; 13/04/2018 – Unilever faces shareholder rebellion over executive pay; 14/05/2018 – Hindustan Unilever Net Profit Rises 14%; 15/03/2018 – S&PGRBulletin: Unilever Rtgs Unchanged By New Top Holding Co; 15/03/2018 – MEDIA-India’s Hindustan Unilever seeks NCLT nod to transfer 21 bln rupees to P&L account – Mint; 18/05/2018 – Fitch Revises Unilever Outlook to Stable from Negative; Affirms at ‘A+’; 19/04/2018 – UNILEVER CFO SAYS “WOULD BE DELIGHTED” TO BE INCLUDED IN ALL INDECES, BUT NOT THE COMPANY’S DECISION; 19/04/2018 – INTERVIEW – UNILEVER CFO SAYS CONFIDENT OF SHAREHOLDER SUPPORT OF DECISION TO MOVE HQ TO ROTTERDAM; 14/03/2018 – Unilever board meets to choose base for unified company; 15/03/2018 – Unilever says decision to quit UK `nothing to do with Brexit’

More important recent Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “You Want To Retire Today?” on June 04, 2018, also Gurufocus.com published article titled: “Weekly Top Insider Buys Highlight for the Week of May 25”, Prnewswire.com published: “MAA Announces Quarterly Common Dividend” on May 22, 2018. More interesting news about Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “AvalonBay, Mid-America Apartment Cut by BTIG” with publication date: May 31, 2018.

Baker Ellis Asset Management Llc, which manages about $466.90M and $381.14M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) by 6,358 shares to 45,232 shares, valued at $6.08 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Vanguard Information Technolog (VGT) by 1,876 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 94,757 shares, and cut its stake in Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Etf (VTI).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.27 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.15, from 1.12 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 33 investors sold MAA shares while 124 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 140 raised stakes. 105.01 million shares or 0.00% less from 105.01 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Mason Street Advsrs Ltd has invested 0.03% in Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA). The New York-based Etrade Cap Limited Co has invested 0.03% in Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA). Stoneridge Inv Prtnrs Ltd Company has 84,491 shares for 1.29% of their portfolio. Bancorporation Of America Corporation De invested in 178,943 shares. 4,218 are held by Quantbot Tech Lp. Sei Invs owns 92,567 shares. West Oak Lc has invested 0% in Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA). Deutsche Bankshares Ag holds 0.02% or 400,848 shares in its portfolio. Oakworth holds 8,556 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Exane Derivatives holds 1 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Barclays Public Limited reported 269,182 shares stake. Northern Tru invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA). Silvercrest Asset Limited Liability Company reported 0.52% of its portfolio in Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA). Voya Investment Limited Liability Company, Georgia-based fund reported 810,874 shares. Assetmark, California-based fund reported 1,607 shares.

Among 19 analysts covering Mid-America Apartment Communities (NYSE:MAA), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Mid-America Apartment Communities had 83 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 30. Zacks downgraded Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) on Thursday, August 27 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 13 by Jefferies. Robert W. Baird downgraded Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) rating on Monday, October 5. Robert W. Baird has “Neutral” rating and $84 target. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, December 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Friday, December 2 by Robert W. Baird. The company was maintained on Friday, March 2 by Robert W. Baird. Robert W. Baird maintained Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) on Friday, November 10 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, January 19. As per Tuesday, November 10, the company rating was initiated by BB&T Capital.

Since February 21, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $276,355 activity. SANDERS WILLIAM REID bought $246,167 worth of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) on Monday, May 21. Another trade for 1,130 shares valued at $99,881 was made by BOLTON H ERIC JR on Friday, May 18.

Among 12 analysts covering Unilever (NYSE:UL), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Unilever had 15 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies on Tuesday, December 13 to “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Bernstein given on Monday, August 22. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Monday, April 3 by ABN Amro. The company was downgraded on Monday, January 23 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 17 by Argus Research. The stock of Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 22. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Thursday, August 10 report. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, August 12 by Goldman Sachs. JP Morgan downgraded Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) on Wednesday, December 7 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by JP Morgan.

More important recent Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) news were published by: Uk.Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “LIVE MARKETS-Early morning headline roundup” on June 18, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Expected Dividend Increases In June 2018”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Taking A Closer Look At Unilever” on June 05, 2018. More interesting news about Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) was released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Investor Expectations to Drive Momentum within Unilever, Fibria Celulose SA, Michael Kors, Tuniu, ADT, and Alamos …” with publication date: June 07, 2018.

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