Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) Holder Caledonia Private Investments Pty LTD Has Raised Position; Blackstone Group LP (BX) Holder First Allied Advisory Services Upped Stake

January 16, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Caledonia Private Investments Pty Ltd increased its stake in Martin Marietta Materials Inc (MLM) by 5.27% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Caledonia Private Investments Pty Ltd bought 39,989 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.98% with the market. The institutional investor held 798,089 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $164.59 million, up from 758,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Caledonia Private Investments Pty Ltd who had been investing in Martin Marietta Materials Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $14.24B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.83% or $4.23 during the last trading session, reaching $226.53. About 363,007 shares traded. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) has risen 23.49% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.79% the S&P500.

First Allied Advisory Services Inc increased its stake in Blackstone Group LP (BX) by 80.56% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Allied Advisory Services Inc bought 65,486 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.16% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 146,772 shares of the investment managers company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.90 million, up from 81,286 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc who had been investing in Blackstone Group LP for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $41.20 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.92% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $34.71. About 7.01M shares traded or 69.11% up from the average. The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) has risen 20.49% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.79% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering Martin Marietta (NYSE:MLM), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Martin Marietta had 25 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Suntrust Robinson given on Wednesday, October 26. Barclays Capital initiated it with “Hold” rating and $227.0 target in Tuesday, December 12 report. Bank of America maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $229 target in Thursday, October 19 report. The rating was initiated by Alembic with “Overweight” on Thursday, June 9. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Wednesday, October 26. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, October 11 to “Neutral”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, June 8. Stephens maintained the shares of MLM in report on Wednesday, January 3 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Longbow given on Friday, October 2. Jefferies initiated Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) on Wednesday, October 11 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.30, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 40 investors sold MLM shares while 130 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 165 raised stakes. 59.73 million shares or 1.72% more from 58.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Maryland-based Price T Rowe Assoc Md has invested 0.07% in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM). Tru Of Vermont, Vermont-based fund reported 246 shares. Chevy Chase Tru Holding Incorporated, Maryland-based fund reported 57,867 shares. Pillar Pacific Mngmt Limited Liability Co has invested 0.51% in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM). Everence Mngmt reported 2,886 shares. Moreover, Winslow Evans Crocker has 0.01% invested in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM). Mark Asset accumulated 3.11% or 69,387 shares. Marathon Asset Llp stated it has 74,708 shares or 0.25% of all its holdings. C M Bidwell And Associates Limited holds 7 shares. The Montana-based Davidson Invest Advisors has invested 0.53% in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM). Shufro Rose & Lc holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) for 1,050 shares. Cushing Asset Ltd Partnership invested in 19,185 shares. Egerton Cap (Uk) Limited Liability Partnership holds 1.75M shares. Gotham Asset Mngmt has 37,980 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Pictet Asset Limited reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.24 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.40, from 1.64 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 29 investors sold BX shares while 155 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 177 raised stakes. 272.94 million shares or 3.67% less from 283.35 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Guinness Asset Mngmt Limited reported 0.07% of its portfolio in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). Bourgeon Mgmt Lc holds 93,450 shares. Lockheed Martin Investment Management reported 0.04% of its portfolio in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). Texas Yale has 0.39% invested in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) for 134,205 shares. Paradigm Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.36% in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). Guild Inv Mgmt Inc has invested 1.05% in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). Gardner Lewis Asset Management LP has 0.2% invested in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). New England Private Wealth Advsrs Ltd Com reported 6,000 shares. 14,335 are held by Klingenstein Fields And Ltd. Pnc Fincl Svcs Inc invested in 0.02% or 647,350 shares. Stephens Ar owns 0.37% invested in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) for 309,721 shares. Axa owns 196,792 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Fred Alger Management Inc has invested 0.85% of its portfolio in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). Tocqueville Asset Mgmt LP holds 0.01% or 14,350 shares. 611,239 were reported by Aureus Asset Management Limited Liability.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $632,896 activity.

Among 19 analysts covering The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. The Blackstone Group L.P. had 58 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, October 23 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, April 28 with “Buy”. The stock of The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, September 18. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 14 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. As per Friday, July 14, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The company was upgraded on Monday, May 22 by Citigroup. The firm has “Positive” rating by Susquehanna given on Thursday, September 3. Jefferies maintained The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) rating on Tuesday, August 2. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $31 target. As per Thursday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, October 22 by RBC Capital Markets.

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