As Hemisphere Media Group (HMTV) Share Value Declined, Millennium Management Decreased Stake by $619,245; Murphy Usa (MUSA) Shareholder Becker Capital Management Has Upped Holding by $3.45 Million as Valuation Rose

February 11, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Israel Englander decreased its stake in Hemisphere Media Group Inc (HMTV) by 76.29% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Millennium Management Llc sold 56,295 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.32% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Israel Englander held 17,500 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $209,000, down from 73,795 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Millennium Management Llc who had been investing in Hemisphere Media Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $444.19 million market cap company. The stock increased 1.41% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $10.8. About 45,412 shares traded. Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMTV) has risen 1.91% since February 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.79% the S&P500.

Becker Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Murphy Usa Inc (MUSA) by 23.85% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Becker Capital Management Inc bought 50,740 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.31% with the market. The institutional investor held 263,496 shares of the automotive aftermarket company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $18.18 million, up from 212,756 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Becker Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Murphy Usa Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.40B market cap company. The stock increased 1.47% or $1.02 during the last trading session, reaching $70.44. About 287,407 shares traded. Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) has risen 4.83% since February 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.87% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.72 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.06, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 28 investors sold MUSA shares while 88 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 32.81 million shares or 5.74% less from 34.81 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 61,872 were accumulated by State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems. The Texas-based Fruth Inv Mngmt has invested 0.28% in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA). First Manhattan Co holds 0% or 2,010 shares. Weaver C Barksdale Assocs has invested 0.07% in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA). Bb&T Securities Lc holds 0.02% or 24,405 shares in its portfolio. Fulton Natl Bank Na holds 4,176 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund has 0.01% invested in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) for 12,744 shares. Lord Abbett & Ltd Com holds 0.01% or 38,100 shares. Arrowmark Colorado Limited Liability has 26,700 shares. United Kingdom-based Barclays Public Ltd Company has invested 0% in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA). Aperio Gru Limited Liability Com, California-based fund reported 25,302 shares. Parametric Associates Limited Liability Co holds 177,665 shares. Silvercrest Asset Group Incorporated Lc reported 0.53% in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt Systems owns 7,341 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd reported 2,100 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings.

Among 7 analysts covering Murphy USA (NYSE:MUSA), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Murphy USA had 18 analyst reports since September 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 27 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $83 target in Monday, July 17 report. On Thursday, January 4 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Hold”. Wells Fargo upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Monday, October 26 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, June 9 by Jefferies. The stock of Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 11 by Gabelli. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Tuesday, November 7 to “Underweight”. Wells Fargo downgraded Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) on Wednesday, April 19 to “Market Perform” rating. Stephens downgraded the shares of MUSA in report on Friday, August 4 to “Equal-Weight” rating. Jefferies maintained Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) rating on Thursday, October 12. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $86.0 target.

Becker Capital Management Inc, which manages about $2.91B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Harley Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG) by 41,224 shares to 227,957 shares, valued at $10.99M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Noble Energy Inc (NYSE:NBL) by 395,600 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 785,845 shares, and cut its stake in Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG).

Millennium Management Llc, which manages about $65.63B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Nbt Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:NBTB) by 92,328 shares to 109,383 shares, valued at $4.02M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Src Energy Inc by 1.59M shares in the quarter, for a total of 4.04M shares, and has risen its stake in Box Inc.

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