Ajo LP Has Upped Its Aflac (AFL) Position; Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board Has Lowered Its Blackberry LTD (BBRY) Holding

November 15, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Ajo Lp increased Aflac Inc (AFL) stake by 157.85% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Ajo Lp acquired 2.13M shares as Aflac Inc (AFL)’s stock rose 3.90%. The Ajo Lp holds 3.48M shares with $270.59M value, up from 1.35 million last quarter. Aflac Inc now has $33.13 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $84.27. About shares traded. AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has risen 7.68% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.02% the S&P500.

Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board decreased Blackberry Ltd (BBRY) stake by 14.93% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board sold 2.25 million shares as Blackberry Ltd (BBRY)’s stock rose 38.58%. The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board holds 12.79M shares with $127.67 million value, down from 15.04 million last quarter. Blackberry Ltd now has $5.52 billion valuation. The stock decreased 2.67% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $10.4. About 15 shares traded. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has risen 55.16% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.46% the S&P500.

Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board increased Paychex Inc (NASDAQ:PAYX) stake by 9,832 shares to 122,201 valued at $6.96M in 2017Q2. It also upped Baxter Intl Inc (NYSE:BAX) stake by 37,611 shares and now owns 206,456 shares. Hartford Finl Svcs Group Inc (NYSE:HIG) was raised too.

Among 22 analysts covering Blackberry (NASDAQ:BBRY), 2 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 9% are positive. Blackberry had 58 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained BlackBerry Ltd (NYSE:BB) on Thursday, June 15 with “Hold” rating. As per Friday, June 24, the company rating was maintained by M Partners. Bank of America maintained BlackBerry Ltd (NYSE:BB) on Friday, September 22 with “Underperform” rating. Raymond James downgraded BlackBerry Ltd (NYSE:BB) on Tuesday, May 30 to “Market Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by UBS on Monday, September 28 with “Neutral”. The stock of BlackBerry Ltd (NYSE:BB) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 22. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Monday, April 3. The stock of BlackBerry Ltd (NYSE:BB) earned “In-Line” rating by Imperial Capital on Tuesday, December 22. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $9.5000 target in Tuesday, August 8 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, June 26.

Analysts await BlackBerry Ltd (NYSE:BB) to report earnings on December, 19. They expect $-0.03 earnings per share, down 200.00% or $0.02 from last year’s $-0.01 per share. After $0.04 actual earnings per share reported by BlackBerry Ltd for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -175.00% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.15, from 0.82 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 42 investors sold AFL shares while 289 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 245 raised stakes. 254.01 million shares or 2.44% more from 247.97 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Usca Ria Limited Liability Co, Texas-based fund reported 45,534 shares. Girard Prtnrs Limited holds 5,753 shares. Capital Inv Advisors Ltd Com holds 0.3% in AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) or 53,994 shares. Perkins Capital Management Incorporated owns 15,300 shares for 1.32% of their portfolio. 77,705 were reported by Capstone Asset Mngmt. Brown Brothers Harriman And Com holds 0% or 357 shares in its portfolio. Tocqueville Asset Mngmt LP has 702,930 shares. Douglass Winthrop Advsrs Lc owns 0.02% invested in AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 3,500 shares. Washington Tru Savings Bank has 1,704 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Highbridge Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company, New York-based fund reported 3,018 shares. Blue Chip Partners accumulated 1,311 shares or 0.04% of the stock. North Star Asset Mngmt has invested 0.46% in AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). San Francisco Sentry Inv Grp Inc Inc (Ca), a California-based fund reported 31 shares. Peninsula Asset stated it has 36,151 shares or 2.1% of all its holdings. 189,242 are owned by Schaper Benz And Wise Counsel Inc Wi.

Ajo Lp decreased Wabash Natl Corp (NYSE:WNC) stake by 80,088 shares to 319,326 valued at $7.02 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Mack Cali Realty (NYSE:CLI) stake by 156,136 shares and now owns 2.87M shares. Popular (NASDAQ:BPOP) was reduced too.

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