Braun Stacey Associates Lowered By $384,930 Its American Wtr Wks Co New (AWK) Holding; Heitman Real Estate Securities Has Lowered Essex Property Trust (ESS) Stake By $23.41 Million

April 20, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Braun Stacey Associates Inc decreased American Wtr Wks Co Inc New (AWK) stake by 4.22% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Braun Stacey Associates Inc sold 4,230 shares as American Wtr Wks Co Inc New (AWK)’s stock declined 10.85%. The Braun Stacey Associates Inc holds 96,075 shares with $8.79 million value, down from 100,305 last quarter. American Wtr Wks Co Inc New now has $15.09 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $83.66. About 896,870 shares traded. American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has risen 5.01% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.54% the S&P500.

Heitman Real Estate Securities Llc decreased Essex Property Trust Inc. (ESS) stake by 67.97% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Heitman Real Estate Securities Llc sold 97,147 shares as Essex Property Trust Inc. (ESS)’s stock declined 2.27%. The Heitman Real Estate Securities Llc holds 45,769 shares with $11.05M value, down from 142,916 last quarter. Essex Property Trust Inc. now has $16.41 billion valuation. The stock decreased 2.06% or $5.05 during the last trading session, reaching $240.24. About 337,889 shares traded. Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) has risen 0.21% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.34% the S&P500.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $2.12 million activity. $148,296 worth of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) shares were sold by Kleiman Angela L.. The insider ZIMMERMAN CRAIG K sold $247,487. EUDY JOHN D also sold $420,308 worth of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) shares. 500 shares were sold by MARTIN GARY P, worth $111,715 on Monday, February 12. SCHALL MICHAEL J had sold 4,801 shares worth $1.19M.

Analysts await Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) to report earnings on May, 2 after the close. They expect $3.06 EPS, up 4.08% or $0.12 from last year’s $2.94 per share. ESS’s profit will be $209.03M for 19.63 P/E if the $3.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.01 actual EPS reported by Essex Property Trust, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.66% EPS growth.

Heitman Real Estate Securities Llc increased Paramount Group Inc stake by 62,630 shares to 682,946 valued at $10.83 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE:SPG) stake by 107,227 shares and now owns 551,245 shares. Sl Green Realty Corp (NYSE:SLG) was raised too.

Among 28 analysts covering Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS), 15 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Essex Property Trust had 93 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo given on Tuesday, February 20. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, July 3. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, November 9 report. Evercore maintained the shares of ESS in report on Tuesday, September 8 with “Buy” rating. The company was upgraded on Monday, November 28 by Evercore. As per Wednesday, February 7, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) earned “Neutral” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, July 21. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 9 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 25 by BTIG Research. The rating was upgraded by Mizuho on Monday, February 8 to “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.24, from 1.3 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 40 investors sold ESS shares while 124 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 62.32 million shares or 0.92% less from 62.90 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Menta Limited Liability Company holds 1,480 shares. 3,112 are held by Amica Mutual Ins. Louisiana State Employees Retirement holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) for 4,000 shares. Asset Mngmt invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS). Adelante Ltd invested 4.1% in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS). Sumitomo Mitsui Inc reported 247,749 shares. Fca Corp Tx has 900 shares. Btr Capital accumulated 1,651 shares or 0.08% of the stock. 5,347 are held by Utd Fire Group. Two Sigma Securities Ltd Company invested in 0.01% or 1,098 shares. Geode Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS). Aew Capital Ltd Partnership reported 0.41% stake. Rampart Mgmt Ltd reported 803 shares stake. Creative Planning invested in 0% or 4,118 shares. North Star Invest Management invested 0.01% in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 23 investors sold AWK shares while 203 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 169 raised stakes. 144.77 million shares or 3.51% more from 139.87 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Us Fincl Bank De reported 51,890 shares. State Of Wisconsin Board owns 86,579 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. 26,369 are held by Citadel Advisors Llc. Raymond James & Assoc holds 0.03% or 179,727 shares. Prudential Public has invested 0% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Hermes Inv Mngmt Limited holds 1.39% of its portfolio in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) for 1.06M shares. Asset Mngmt stated it has 14,675 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Murphy Cap Mgmt stated it has 13,010 shares. 29,273 were reported by Polaris Greystone Fin Grp Inc Lc. Glg Prns LP invested in 509 shares. The Colorado-based Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has invested 0.22% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Ibm Retirement Fund holds 2,664 shares. Raymond James Trust Na has 0.08% invested in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) for 12,358 shares. Moors Cabot owns 3,007 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Baystate Wealth Limited Liability Co has 0% invested in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK).

Braun Stacey Associates Inc increased Burlington Stores Inc Com (NYSE:BURL) stake by 8,610 shares to 138,790 valued at $17.08M in 2017Q4. It also upped Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) stake by 7,149 shares and now owns 133,915 shares. Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC) was raised too.

Among 13 analysts covering American Water Works (NYSE:AWK), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. American Water Works had 34 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) earned “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, November 3. Janney Capital upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 20 report. Janney Capital upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, April 16 report. On Thursday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Hold”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, November 3 by Janney Capital. The stock of American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 29 by Robert W. Baird. Wells Fargo upgraded the shares of AWK in report on Monday, February 26 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, March 15 by HSBC. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 25 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird on Friday, October 14 with “Outperform”.

Analysts await American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) to report earnings on May, 2 after the close. They expect $0.54 EPS, up 3.85% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.52 per share. AWK’s profit will be $97.39M for 38.73 P/E if the $0.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.69 actual EPS reported by American Water Works Company, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -21.74% negative EPS growth.

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