Equitec Proprietary Markets Continues to Hold Stake in At&T (Call) (T); Brandes Investment Partners LP Has Raised Ypf Sociedad Anonima (YPF) Position

February 15, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Brandes Investment Partners Lp increased its stake in Ypf Sociedad Anonima (YPF) by 241.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brandes Investment Partners Lp bought 3.67M shares as the company’s stock rose 13.43% with the market. The institutional investor held 5.19 million shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $115.58M, up from 1.52M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brandes Investment Partners Lp who had been investing in Ypf Sociedad Anonima for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.06 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.04% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $22.9. About 138,501 shares traded. YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) has risen 17.75% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.05% the S&P500.

Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc increased its stake in At&T Inc (Call) (T) by 688.33% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc bought 41,300 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.81% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 47,300 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.85M, up from 6,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc who had been investing in At&T Inc (Call) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $223.21 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $36.36. About 4.92M shares traded. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has declined 0.52% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.22% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.53, from 1.66 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 17 investors sold YPF shares while 36 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 105.66 million shares or 2.82% less from 108.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Parkwood Ltd Liability Corporation owns 37,400 shares. Rbf Capital Lc reported 10,000 shares. Blackrock reported 0% of its portfolio in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF). Credit Suisse Ag reported 166,486 shares stake. Voloridge Invest Ltd Liability Co owns 72,670 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Lsv Asset Management owns 9,500 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holding stated it has 19,060 shares. Glendon Cap Mngmt Ltd Partnership invested in 52,250 shares or 0.27% of the stock. Moreover, Tower Research Cap Lc (Trc) has 0% invested in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) for 800 shares. Raymond James owns 47,339 shares. Massachusetts Svcs Ma holds 478,262 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Axiom Invsts Ltd Limited Liability Company De reported 0.85% of its portfolio in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF). Victory Cap Mgmt reported 0% of its portfolio in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF). Assetmark holds 0% of its portfolio in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) for 337 shares. Cap Global holds 0% or 697,404 shares in its portfolio.

Brandes Investment Partners Lp, which manages about $26.91 billion and $4.92B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) by 72,745 shares to 159,894 shares, valued at $4.47 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK) by 591,262 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.60M shares, and cut its stake in Cognizant Technology Solutio (NASDAQ:CTSH).

Among 9 analysts covering YPF SA (NYSE:YPF), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. YPF SA had 12 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, January 7 the stock rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Sell”. On Monday, October 9 the stock rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Buy”. On Wednesday, October 25 the stock rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight”. Credit Suisse downgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) on Monday, January 29 to “Hold” rating. As per Monday, November 23, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs. Tudor Pickering upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) on Tuesday, January 26 to “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Thursday, November 3 to “Neutral”. Zacks upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) on Tuesday, August 11 to “Sell” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 25 by J.P. Morgan. Raymond James initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, December 7 report.

Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc, which manages about $425.27 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Foundation Medicine Inc (NASDAQ:FMI) by 54,500 shares to 400 shares, valued at $16,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ziopharm Oncology Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:ZIOP) by 59,300 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 36,800 shares, and cut its stake in Foundation Medicine Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:FMI).

Among 30 analysts covering AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. AT&T Inc. had 73 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $42 target in Monday, March 14 report. UBS downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $43 target in Wednesday, September 28 report. As per Tuesday, July 25, the company rating was maintained by Macquarie Research. The stock of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, July 22. The firm has “Hold” rating by SunTrust given on Thursday, February 1. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, February 2 report. The stock of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Bank of America. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 22. The rating was downgraded by Buckingham Research to “Neutral” on Friday, June 24. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, August 28 with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 77 investors sold T shares while 609 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 696 raised stakes. 3.34 billion shares or 1.04% more from 3.31 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Rodgers Brothers Inc holds 0.7% or 50,966 shares in its portfolio. Capital Guardian Com has invested 0% in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Barclays Public Ltd Liability stated it has 9.49 million shares. Bokf Na holds 0.7% or 618,769 shares in its portfolio. Fuller Thaler Asset Management Incorporated owns 51,700 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Moreover, St Johns Investment Mgmt Limited Liability Company has 0.66% invested in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Mckinley Cap Mngmt Limited Co Delaware reported 0.07% of its portfolio in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Nationwide Fund owns 2.73M shares or 0.42% of their US portfolio. Bb&T Securities Lc holds 1.73M shares. Raymond James Trust Na invested 1.23% of its portfolio in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Dowling & Yahnke Ltd Co reported 0.45% of its portfolio in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Atalanta Sosnoff Cap Limited Company invested in 60,113 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Mason Street Advsrs Ltd Llc holds 0.82% in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) or 852,346 shares. 1.18M are held by Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund. Denver Invest Advisors Ltd reported 87,922 shares.

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