As Duke Energy New (DUK) Stock Rose, Holder Brave Asset Management Has Upped Its Position; Citigroup (C) Market Valuation Rose While Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company Has Decreased Holding

February 15, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Brave Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Duke Energy Corp New (DUK) by 23.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brave Asset Management Inc bought 4,177 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.39% with the market. The institutional investor held 21,978 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.84 million, up from 17,801 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brave Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Duke Energy Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $52.97B market cap company. The stock increased 1.45% or $1.085 during the last trading session, reaching $75.675. About 1.88M shares traded. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has risen 8.31% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.39% the S&P500.

Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company decreased its stake in Citigroup Inc (C) by 8.1% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company sold 7,960 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.55% with the market. The institutional investor held 90,308 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.57M, down from 98,268 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company who had been investing in Citigroup Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $197.18B market cap company. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $76.73. About 6.59 million shares traded. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has risen 35.60% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.90% the S&P500.

Among 40 analysts covering Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), 19 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Citigroup Inc. had 116 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Vetr on Monday, August 24. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, December 11 by Citigroup. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, July 8 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 7 by Nomura. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of C in report on Friday, October 13 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research given on Friday, November 18. DZ Bank upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, February 7 report. The stock of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) earned “Hold” rating by Standpoint Research on Tuesday, January 10. The stock of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, February 2 by Morgan Stanley. On Thursday, December 21 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.25, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 56 investors sold C shares while 400 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 492 raised stakes. 2.04 billion shares or 0.42% more from 2.03 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Raymond James Assocs reported 1.39M shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Ancora Advsr Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 24,023 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Chou Mngmt owns 210,000 shares for 5.34% of their portfolio. Maltese Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 1.78% stake. Optimum Inv Advsrs, a Illinois-based fund reported 12,865 shares. National Mutual Ins Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives has 0.07% invested in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) for 45,000 shares. Leisure Cap reported 3,360 shares. Vident Inv Advisory Ltd Com holds 0.02% or 4,031 shares in its portfolio. 1.01 million were reported by Td Asset Management Incorporated. Pggm accumulated 1.53M shares. Chevy Chase Trust holds 1.15% or 3.48 million shares. B T Mgmt Dba Alpha Mgmt reported 17,974 shares. 2.20 million are owned by Natl Pension. Arga Inv Mgmt Limited Partnership invested in 111,202 shares. Stillwater Advsrs Ltd Liability Co invested 0.3% of its portfolio in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C).

Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company, which manages about $678.84M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC) by 15,990 shares to 123,447 shares, valued at $4.70M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Caterpillar Inc Del (NYSE:CAT) by 4,030 shares in the quarter, for a total of 18,430 shares, and has risen its stake in Intercontinental Exchange In (NYSE:ICE).

Among 20 analysts covering Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Duke Energy had 73 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, December 11 report. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 22 by Bank of America. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Tuesday, November 17 by Howard Weil. The stock has “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Sunday, January 28. Argus Research maintained the shares of DUK in report on Tuesday, September 15 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Thursday, February 1. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $91.0 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 23 by SunTrust. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, September 8 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was downgraded by Wolfe Research to “Underperform” on Monday, February 22. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) earned “Neutral” rating by Mizuho on Monday, February 22.

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