Minerva Advisors Decreased Malvern Bancorp (MLVF) Holding by $648,154; Stock Value Rose; Davis R M Holding in American Water Works Co (AWK) Boosted by $1.91 Million

February 15, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Davis R M Inc increased its stake in American Water Works Co Inc (AWK) by 7.03% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Davis R M Inc bought 23,868 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 363,364 shares of the water supply company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $29.40M, up from 339,496 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Davis R M Inc who had been investing in American Water Works Co Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.97B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.56% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $78.33. About 726,330 shares traded. American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has risen 3.35% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.35% the S&P500.

Minerva Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Malvern Bancorp Inc (MLVF) by 25.49% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Minerva Advisors Llc sold 24,929 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.77% with the market. The hedge fund held 72,860 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.95M, down from 97,789 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Minerva Advisors Llc who had been investing in Malvern Bancorp Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $148.93M market cap company. The stock increased 0.43% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $23.1. About 22,885 shares traded or 214.48% up from the average. Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) has risen 38.19% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.49% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 35 investors sold AWK shares while 185 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 186 raised stakes. 139.87 million shares or 0.09% less from 140.00 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ls Advsrs Limited Liability holds 0.04% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) or 8,608 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank), a Switzerland-based fund reported 424,239 shares. De Burlo Grp has 0.09% invested in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) for 5,300 shares. Farmers Merchants Invs owns 0% invested in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) for 66 shares. Pictet Asset Management invested in 3.93 million shares or 0.9% of the stock. The New York-based Canandaigua National Bank & Trust has invested 0.09% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Rhumbline Advisers, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 351,240 shares. Advantus Cap Management holds 0.04% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) or 18,066 shares. First Allied Advisory Service Inc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt owns 9,253 shares. Arcadia Inv Management Mi reported 0.08% of its portfolio in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa stated it has 0.04% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Legal & General Group Inc Public Limited Company has 1.61 million shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. 1832 Asset Management LP owns 461,147 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. Friedberg Inv holds 0.95% or 7,250 shares.

Davis R M Inc, which manages about $2.84 billion and $2.42 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 13,820 shares to 465,707 shares, valued at $71.78 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cerner Corp (NASDAQ:CERN) by 11,698 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 731,484 shares, and cut its stake in Visa Inc (NYSE:V).

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $1.52 million activity.

Among 12 analysts covering American Water Works (NYSE:AWK), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. American Water Works had 27 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) earned “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, October 19. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of AWK in report on Tuesday, September 6 with “Overweight” rating. As per Friday, May 6, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The company was initiated on Friday, June 24 by Argus Research. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Boenning & Scattergood. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Northcoast given on Thursday, May 25. Boenning & Scattergood downgraded American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) on Monday, June 6 to “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, March 2. The company was initiated on Friday, October 14 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research given on Wednesday, January 18.

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