As Unilever N V (UN) Market Valuation Rose, Wellington Management Group Llp Has Trimmed Its Position by $139.65 Million; Western Digital (WDC) Holder Ray Gerald L & Associates LTD Has Upped Its Holding by $522,966 as Market Value Rose

February 15, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Wellington Management Group Llp decreased its stake in Unilever N V (UN) by 9.33% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wellington Management Group Llp sold 2.37 million shares as the company’s stock rose 12.65% with the market. The institutional investor held 23.00M shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.36 billion, down from 25.37 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wellington Management Group Llp who had been investing in Unilever N V for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $152.83 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.48% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $54.34. About 1.58M shares traded or 12.72% up from the average. Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) has risen 26.55% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.85% the S&P500.

Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd increased its stake in Western Digital Corp (WDC) by 43.22% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd bought 6,081 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.69% with the market. The institutional investor held 20,151 shares of the electronic components company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.74 million, up from 14,070 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd who had been investing in Western Digital Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $24.80B market cap company. The stock increased 0.43% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $83.33. About 3.27M shares traded. Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) has risen 125.85% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 109.15% the S&P500.

Wellington Management Group Llp, which manages about $435.63B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Quantenna Communications Inc by 577,075 shares to 2.50M shares, valued at $42.05 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Archer Daniels Midland Co (NYSE:ADM) by 388,938 shares in the quarter, for a total of 841,269 shares, and has risen its stake in Snap On Inc (NYSE:SNA).

Among 9 analysts covering Unilever NV (NYSE:UN), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Unilever NV had 11 analyst reports since September 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 13 report. The company was upgraded on Friday, September 25 by Berenberg. The stock of Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, December 8. The rating was reinitiated by Liberum Capital with “Hold” on Monday, March 27. Bernstein initiated Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) on Monday, August 22 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, January 12. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Friday, July 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Underperform” on Thursday, August 10. JP Morgan downgraded Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) on Wednesday, December 7 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital on Friday, March 24 to “Overweight”.

Among 36 analysts covering Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Western Digital had 157 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, December 13. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 17 report. The stock of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, May 27 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by Benchmark. The stock has “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Wednesday, January 18. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $117.0 target in Wednesday, August 23 report. The rating was upgraded by Maxim Group on Tuesday, June 7 to “Buy”. The stock of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, June 27. The stock of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) has “Equalweight” rating given on Wednesday, October 14 by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 28 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment is 1.12 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 65 investors sold WDC shares while 212 reduced holdings. only 69 funds opened positions while 240 raised stakes. 240.32 million shares or 2.88% more from 233.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Olstein Mngmt Limited Partnership reported 1.31% of its portfolio in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). Cypress Capital Gru reported 0.31% stake. Moreover, Tributary Management Ltd Liability has 0.15% invested in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). First Eagle Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability Company accumulated 419,988 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Tci Wealth Advsr Incorporated invested in 207 shares. Pnc Fincl Svcs Gp owns 67,169 shares. Buckingham holds 0.58% or 30,419 shares in its portfolio. Calamos Advsr invested 0.03% in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). Optimum Inv Advsrs accumulated 6,285 shares or 0.18% of the stock. Bancorporation Of Nova Scotia owns 433,072 shares. Assetmark has 287 shares. Duncker Streett And Company holds 0.01% or 400 shares in its portfolio. Peak6 Invests Limited Partnership stated it has 107,885 shares. Deutsche National Bank Ag holds 0.04% or 632,550 shares. Argent Tru invested in 0.26% or 10,984 shares.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 selling transactions for $14.26 million activity. $134,239 worth of stock was sold by LONG MARK P on Wednesday, August 23. CORDANO MICHAEL D sold $302,975 worth of stock or 3,670 shares. $8.00M worth of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) was sold by MILLIGAN STEPHEN D on Monday, January 29. $369,385 worth of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) was sold by RAY MICHAEL CHARLES on Monday, February 5. 20,130 shares were sold by BHATIA MANISH H, worth $1.66 million on Friday, August 18.

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