Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Holder Fenimore Asset Management Has Decreased Holding by $6.11 Million; Hsbc Holdings Plc Raised Ameren (AEE) Holding

January 20, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Hsbc Holdings Plc increased its stake in Ameren Corp (AEE) by 6.57% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hsbc Holdings Plc bought 53,609 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.18% with the market. The institutional investor held 869,611 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $50.30M, up from 816,002 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hsbc Holdings Plc who had been investing in Ameren Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.38 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.42% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $55.16. About 1.45 million shares traded or 8.46% up from the average. Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) has risen 17.42% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.72% the S&P500.

Fenimore Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) by 8.75% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fenimore Asset Management Inc sold 41,569 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.13% with the market. The institutional investor held 433,458 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $64.13M, down from 475,027 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fenimore Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Illinois Tool Works Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $59.07B market cap company. The stock increased 1.23% or $2.1 during the last trading session, reaching $172.42. About 1.25 million shares traded or 4.67% up from the average. Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) has risen 33.32% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.62% the S&P500.

Hsbc Holdings Plc, which manages about $62.42 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ford Mtr Co Del (Put) (NYSE:F) by 3.28M shares to 434,000 shares, valued at $5.20 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Gw Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ:GWPH) by 25,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2,225 shares, and cut its stake in Ppg Inds Inc (NYSE:PPG).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 28 investors sold AEE shares while 146 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 142 raised stakes. 167.66 million shares or 2.16% more from 164.11 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Magnetar Financial Ltd holds 0.02% or 14,488 shares in its portfolio. Greenwood Capital Assoc Ltd Liability Co has 0.15% invested in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) for 10,573 shares. Glob X Mgmt Com Limited Liability Corporation owns 164,561 shares for 0.26% of their portfolio. Ing Groep Nv has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE). Lazard Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Co owns 1.30M shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. Invest Centers Of America invested in 6,581 shares. Highstreet Asset Mgmt owns 156 shares. Estabrook, a New York-based fund reported 1,000 shares. Old Republic has 0.73% invested in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE). First Republic Invest Mngmt accumulated 13,241 shares. Financial Svcs accumulated 0.59% or 20,610 shares. Goldman Sachs Group owns 3.65M shares. Cypress Mgmt Ltd Co (Wy) holds 0.02% or 225 shares in its portfolio. Meiji Yasuda Asset Comm Limited holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) for 24,679 shares. Paloma Ptnrs Mngmt reported 5,600 shares.

Among 8 analysts covering Ameren (NYSE:AEE), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Ameren had 19 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, August 25 by Zacks. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital on Thursday, May 25 to “Equal-Weight”. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, April 4 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 24 by Bank of America. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $49 target in Monday, August 24 report. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Friday, September 8 with “Equal-Weight”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, July 28. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Monday, June 26 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, October 19 by UBS. The stock of Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, November 13.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.17, from 0.7 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 47 investors sold ITW shares while 354 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 268 raised stakes. 251.79 million shares or 0.92% less from 254.13 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Korea-based Mirae Asset Glob Invs has invested 0.44% in Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW). Capital Inv Of America invested in 2.98% or 119,866 shares. Paradigm Asset Mgmt Co Limited Liability Co, New York-based fund reported 19,520 shares. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Llc owns 39 shares. Vestor Limited Liability Company invested in 11,986 shares or 0.4% of the stock. Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Capital Mngmt accumulated 70,754 shares. Endurance Wealth Mgmt Incorporated owns 150 shares. Laurion Capital Management Lp has invested 0.06% in Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW). Mycio Wealth Partners Ltd Liability stated it has 0.04% in Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW). Nomura Holdings stated it has 31,816 shares. Andra Ap holds 0.15% or 42,100 shares in its portfolio. Putnam Llc has 0% invested in Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) for 5,668 shares. First City Capital Inc holds 1.43% in Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) or 13,805 shares. Eaton Vance owns 1.17M shares for 0.45% of their portfolio. Bailard Incorporated owns 40,839 shares for 0.46% of their portfolio.

Among 19 analysts covering Illinois Tool Works Inc (NYSE:ITW), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Illinois Tool Works Inc had 74 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, October 2 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Hold” on Thursday, January 4. On Monday, July 24 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The stock of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, August 17 by J.P. Morgan. The stock of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) earned “Hold” rating by Zacks on Monday, September 7. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, December 4 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 18. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, June 23. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, December 5.

Since October 2, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $24.79 million activity. $4.99 million worth of stock was sold by SMITH HAROLD B on Friday, December 8. VALLS JUAN had sold 48,622 shares worth $7.62M on Wednesday, October 25. MARTINDALE STEVEN L sold $10.19 million worth of stock.

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