As Two Hbrs Invt (TWO) Stock Rose, West Family Investments Has Cut Its Holding; Duff & Phelps Util Bd T (DUC) Stock Value Declined While Shaker Financial Services Cut Its Stake by $553,932

February 15, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

West Family Investments Inc decreased its stake in Two Hbrs Invt Corp (TWO) by 10.89% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. West Family Investments Inc sold 127,965 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.54% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.05 million shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.55 million, down from 1.18 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. West Family Investments Inc who had been investing in Two Hbrs Invt Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.69 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.92% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $15.39. About 691,932 shares traded. Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) has risen 18.26% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.56% the S&P500.

Shaker Financial Services Llc decreased its stake in Duff & Phelps Util Corp Bd T (DUC) by 23.3% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Shaker Financial Services Llc sold 61,548 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.96% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 202,619 shares of the company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.87M, down from 264,167 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Shaker Financial Services Llc who had been investing in Duff & Phelps Util Corp Bd T for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $238.10M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $8.66. About 15,447 shares traded. Duff & Phelps Utility & Corpora (NYSE:DUC) has declined 2.32% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.02% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering Two Harbors Investment (NYSE:TWO), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Two Harbors Investment had 37 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, June 16, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 5 by Wunderlich. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Wednesday, February 7. The stock has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, February 8. The stock has “Buy” rating by Zacks on Thursday, August 6. Maxim Group maintained the shares of TWO in report on Thursday, November 9 with “Buy” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 28 report. As per Wednesday, August 19, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. The stock of Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, February 9. On Friday, November 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Outperform”.

Since January 29, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $1.23 million activity. Farrell Brad sold $375,718 worth of stock. On Monday, January 29 the insider ROTH WILLIAM sold $667,579. Another trade for 9,308 shares valued at $141,114 was sold by Sandberg Rebecca B.

West Family Investments Inc, which manages about $826.91 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Enterprise Prods Partners L (NYSE:EPD) by 15,000 shares to 694,022 shares, valued at $18.09 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Conocophillips (NYSE:COP) by 6,950 shares in the quarter, for a total of 7,200 shares, and has risen its stake in Mondelez Intl Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.71, from 1.6 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 51 investors sold TWO shares while 73 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 224.85 million shares or 4.63% less from 235.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Street accumulated 5.29M shares. Susquehanna Grp Limited Liability Partnership reported 80,946 shares. M&T Commercial Bank invested in 10,799 shares or 0% of the stock. Cipher LP reported 0.07% in Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO). Aperio Group Inc Ltd Co reported 859,263 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Fmr Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 264,595 shares. First Heartland Consultants Inc holds 0.03% or 13,707 shares. Sg Americas Secs Limited Com reported 33,763 shares. Highlander Ltd Liability Company reported 0.36% in Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO). Qs Invsts Ltd Liability Com reported 154,055 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Usa Fincl Portformulas Corporation has invested 0.18% in Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO). Profund has 0.01% invested in Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) for 17,797 shares. 10,507 are owned by Parkwood Ltd. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 15,647 shares. Citadel Advisors Ltd Llc reported 0% in Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.65 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.42, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 8 investors sold DUC shares while 9 reduced holdings. 4 funds opened positions while 7 raised stakes. 10.18 million shares or 2.20% more from 9.96 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Reilly Fincl Advsr Ltd Liability Co stated it has 1,284 shares. Bb&T Corp reported 0% of its portfolio in Duff & Phelps Utility & Corpora (NYSE:DUC). Lpl Fincl Ltd Liability Corporation reported 35,590 shares stake. Karpus Mgmt owns 0.72% invested in Duff & Phelps Utility & Corpora (NYSE:DUC) for 1.52 million shares. Bancorporation Of America Corporation De holds 93,264 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability Co holds 100,816 shares. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Limited Company has 0.02% invested in Duff & Phelps Utility & Corpora (NYSE:DUC) for 3,971 shares. Laurion LP stated it has 32,416 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Cetera Advisors Ltd holds 25,075 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Morgan Stanley, a New York-based fund reported 70,658 shares. Wells Fargo & Company Mn owns 2.54M shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Sit Assocs Inc owns 4.12 million shares. Raymond James Fincl Services Advsrs has invested 0% in Duff & Phelps Utility & Corpora (NYSE:DUC). Georgia-based Invesco Ltd has invested 0% in Duff & Phelps Utility & Corpora (NYSE:DUC). Royal Bank Of Canada holds 4,056 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Shaker Financial Services Llc, which manages about $132.85 million and $188.78 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Apollo Tactical Income Fd In (AIF) by 151,126 shares to 173,808 shares, valued at $2.82 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Source Cap Inc (NYSE:SOR) by 16,265 shares in the quarter, for a total of 149,152 shares, and has risen its stake in Prudential Glb Sht Dur Hg Yl (GHY).

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