As Bce (BCE) Share Value Declined, Shareholder Guyasuta Investment Advisors Decreased Its Position; First Pacific Advisors Lowered Its Lpl Finl Hldgs (LPLA) Stake by $595,170 as Valuation Declined

February 17, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Robert Rodriguez decreased its stake in Lpl Finl Hldgs Inc (LPLA) by 0.26% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Pacific Advisors Llc sold 11,670 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.46% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Robert Rodriguez held 4.54 million shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $234.01M, down from 4.55 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Pacific Advisors Llc who had been investing in Lpl Finl Hldgs Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.76 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.25% or $0.81 during the last trading session, reaching $63.85. About 678,811 shares traded. LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA) has risen 64.23% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 47.53% the S&P500.

Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Bce Inc (BCE) by 1.79% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc sold 8,208 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.38% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 449,676 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $21.06 million, down from 457,884 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc who had been investing in Bce Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $39.50 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.04% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $44.49. About 804,496 shares traded. BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) has declined 2.36% since February 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.06% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. BCE Inc. had 23 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the shares of BCE in report on Monday, January 9 to “Sector Perform” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, March 21. Citigroup maintained the shares of BCE in report on Tuesday, July 19 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) has “Underperform” rating given on Tuesday, October 27 by Macquarie Research. The stock of BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 7 by Canaccord Genuity. Credit Suisse reinitiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, January 4 report. Goldman Sachs initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, December 4 report. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Thursday, May 26. The company was maintained on Friday, February 9 by Barclays Capital. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Best Ideas List” on Friday, October 16.

Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc, which manages about $984.22M and $828.52 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Weyerhaeuser Co (NYSE:WY) by 10,154 shares to 117,890 shares, valued at $4.01M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Oracle Corp (NYSE:ORCL) by 16,921 shares in the quarter, for a total of 293,127 shares, and has risen its stake in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE).

First Pacific Advisors Llc, which manages about $28.26B and $13.02B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Altaba Inc by 75,770 shares to 7.60M shares, valued at $503.44 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Philip Morris Intl Inc (NYSE:PM) by 8,600 shares in the quarter, for a total of 107,573 shares, and has risen its stake in Mylan Nv (NASDAQ:MYL).

Among 10 analysts covering LPL Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:LPLA), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. LPL Financial Holdings had 46 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Thursday, August 17 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 16 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, July 11 by Nomura. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 1 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Friday, February 2. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, January 10 by Goldman Sachs. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, February 5 report. Nomura maintained LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA) on Friday, February 2 with “Buy” rating. SunTrust maintained it with “Buy” rating and $65.0 target in Friday, October 27 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, October 30.

Since February 5, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $1.88 million activity. The insider Kalbaugh John Andrew sold $626,068.

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