Check Point Software Tech Lt (CHKP) Shareholder Federated Investors Raised Stake; American Wtr Wks Co New Com (AWK) Stake Maintained by Archford Capital Strategies Llc

April 26, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Archford Capital Strategies Llc increased its stake in American Wtr Wks Co Inc New Com (AWK) by 287.52% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Archford Capital Strategies Llc bought 46,572 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.85% with the market. The institutional investor held 62,770 shares of the water supply company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.08M, up from 16,198 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Archford Capital Strategies Llc who had been investing in American Wtr Wks Co Inc New Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $15.29B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $84.75. About 504,266 shares traded. American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has risen 5.01% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.54% the S&P500.

Federated Investors Inc increased its stake in Check Point Software Tech Lt (CHKP) by 23.08% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Federated Investors Inc bought 3,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.77% with the market. The institutional investor held 16,000 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.66 million, up from 13,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Federated Investors Inc who had been investing in Check Point Software Tech Lt for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $16.82B market cap company. The stock increased 0.11% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $102.91. About 2.38 million shares traded or 68.37% up from the average. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) has declined 4.45% since April 26, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.00% the S&P500.

Federated Investors Inc, which manages about $35.45 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Maxlinear Inc (NYSE:MXL) by 92,211 shares to 158,020 shares, valued at $4.18M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Enbridge Inc (NYSE:ENB) by 8,136 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 207,121 shares, and cut its stake in Eni S P A (NYSE:E).

Among 32 analysts covering Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 26 Hold. Therefore 16% are positive. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. had 74 analyst reports since September 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) on Monday, May 29 with “Hold” rating. Guggenheim initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, September 15 report. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, September 28 by PiperJaffray. The rating was maintained by Evercore on Thursday, July 20 with “Hold”. Cowen & Co downgraded Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) rating on Wednesday, November 1. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $112.0 target. The company was initiated on Thursday, January 5 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Thursday, July 20. Wells Fargo downgraded Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) on Thursday, February 1 to “Hold” rating. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of CHKP in report on Wednesday, June 28 with “Buy” rating.

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 rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform” on Friday, October 14. Argus Research initiated it with “Buy” rating and $88 target in Friday, June 24 report. The company was maintained on Friday, November 3 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, August 25. Boenning & Scattergood maintained the shares of AWK in report on Thursday, August 3 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, September 29 by Robert W. Baird. As per Wednesday, November 9, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Ladenburg Thalmann on Thursday, October 15. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 20 by Janney Capital. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, March 23.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.04, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It is positive, 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. Pinebridge Invests LP invested 0% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Amalgamated National Bank reported 22,473 shares. Trust Of Vermont holds 0.03% of its portfolio in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) for 3,534 shares. Moreover, Balyasny Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp has 0% invested in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) for 10,208 shares. Deutsche Retail Bank Ag holds 0.18% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) or 3.04 million shares. Covington Cap accumulated 50,050 shares or 0.28% of the stock. Raymond James & Assoc holds 0.03% of its portfolio in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) for 179,727 shares. Cutter & Communications Brokerage holds 68,232 shares or 2.57% of its portfolio. The Kentucky-based Kentucky Retirement Sys has invested 0.07% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership reported 72,202 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund owns 0.06% invested in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) for 48,696 shares. Robecosam Ag has 0.72% invested in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). 3,430 are held by Conning. Crow Point Limited Liability owns 200,000 shares or 2.88% of their US portfolio. Tiverton Asset Mngmt Lc invested 0.01% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK).

Archford Capital Strategies Llc, which manages about $349.45M and $268.56M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr U S Energy Etf (IYE) by 13,084 shares to 27,049 shares, valued at $1.07 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Exxon Mobil Corp Com (NYSE:XOM) by 3,754 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 28,974 shares, and cut its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr Indl (XLI).

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