Brandes Investment Partners LP Has Lifted Alexander & Baldwin New (ALEX) Holding by $599,564; As Walt Disney Co. (DIS) Stock Declined, Chesley Taft & Associates Cut Its Position by $681,002

February 19, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Chesley Taft & Associates Llc decreased its stake in Walt Disney Co. (DIS) by 3.75% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Chesley Taft & Associates Llc sold 6,949 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.31% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 178,394 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.58 million, down from 185,343 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Chesley Taft & Associates Llc who had been investing in Walt Disney Co. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $160.19 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.28% or $1.35 during the last trading session, reaching $106.53. About 8.75M shares traded. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has risen 9.26% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500.

Brandes Investment Partners Lp increased its stake in Alexander & Baldwin Inc New (ALEX) by 32.6% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brandes Investment Partners Lp bought 13,034 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.31% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 53,018 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.46M, up from 39,984 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brandes Investment Partners Lp who had been investing in Alexander & Baldwin Inc New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.69B market cap company. The stock increased 2.76% or $0.63 during the last trading session, reaching $23.48. About 1.01M shares traded or 147.59% up from the average. Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE:ALEX) has risen 19.58% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.88% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.09 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 90 investors sold DIS shares while 649 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 563 raised stakes. 898.84 million shares or 2.35% less from 920.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 10,400 were reported by Dixon Hubard Feinour Brown Va. Shikiar Asset Mngmt accumulated 2,283 shares. Pinnacle Financial Ptnrs has invested 0.5% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Family reported 34,801 shares. Fil reported 365,000 shares. Sterling Mngmt Ltd Liability owns 0.07% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 80,611 shares. Brave Asset Mngmt Inc reported 21,399 shares. Tennessee-based Proffitt Goodson has invested 0.52% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Moreover, Kornitzer Capital Management Ks has 0.14% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Tokio Marine Asset Limited reported 1.07% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Trillium Asset Management Ltd Liability Com holds 3,976 shares. Factory Mutual invested in 1.25M shares. Harbour Limited Liability Co accumulated 2.19% or 31,675 shares. Shine Invest Advisory Inc holds 0.14% or 2,741 shares. Diamond Hill Management stated it has 1.24% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS).

Among 39 analysts covering The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), 23 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. The Walt Disney Company had 152 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, August 6 report. As per Wednesday, April 12, the company rating was maintained by Guggenheim. The firm has “Sell” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, July 13. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, January 31 by Morgan Stanley. As per Wednesday, August 10, the company rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research. On Tuesday, January 2 the stock rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 5 by Guggenheim. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, July 26 by FBR Capital. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Sell” rating and $90.0 target in Wednesday, November 22 report. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 28 report.

Chesley Taft & Associates Llc, which manages about $1.37 billion and $1.16 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) by 2,172 shares to 152,689 shares, valued at $21.64 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Pnc Financial Corp (NYSE:PNC) by 12,585 shares in the quarter, for a total of 79,545 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Emerging Markets (VWO).

Among 3 analysts covering Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE:ALEX), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Alexander & Baldwin had 4 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Evercore maintained Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE:ALEX) on Friday, March 31 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE:ALEX) earned “Market Perform” rating by JMP Securities on Friday, August 26. Zacks downgraded Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE:ALEX) on Wednesday, September 2 to “Sell” rating.

Since September 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $845,508 activity. The insider BENJAMIN CHRISTOPHER J sold $288,500.

Brandes Investment Partners Lp, which manages about $26.91B and $6.23B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Express Scripts Hldg Co (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 557,820 shares to 1.68 million shares, valued at $129.66M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in China Mobile Limited (NYSE:CHL) by 458,784 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.28M shares, and cut its stake in Telecom Italia S P A New (NYSE:TI).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.09, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 19 investors sold ALEX shares while 56 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. 37.86 million shares or 4.98% more from 36.07 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Whittier Of Nevada Incorporated owns 750 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Bokf Na accumulated 6,269 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru Inc accumulated 40,739 shares. Fruth Inv Management has 0.12% invested in Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE:ALEX). Fifth Third Commercial Bank holds 5,566 shares or 0% of its portfolio. The New York-based Amalgamated Savings Bank has invested 0.01% in Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE:ALEX). Moreover, Commonwealth Equity Inc has 0% invested in Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE:ALEX). Everett Harris Ca has invested 0.01% in Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE:ALEX). First Midwest National Bank Trust Division has 28,552 shares. Invesco reported 31,700 shares. River Road Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE:ALEX). Nomura Asset Management Ltd has invested 0.02% in Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE:ALEX). Asset One holds 0.01% or 96,792 shares. Trust Communications Of Vermont holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE:ALEX) for 2,997 shares. Bamco Inc New York reported 145,000 shares.

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