Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Decreased Its Stake in Humana (HUM) by $9.10 Million; Time Warner (HSY) Holder Vaughan David Investments Has Upped Position by $27.46 Million as Market Valuation Rose

February 16, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Vaughan David Investments Inc increased its stake in Time Warner Inc (HSY) by 13195.15% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vaughan David Investments Inc bought 269,181 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.41% with the market. The institutional investor held 271,221 shares of the specialty foods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $27.79M, up from 2,040 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vaughan David Investments Inc who had been investing in Time Warner Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $21.19 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.24% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $100.55. About 1.95 million shares traded or 83.50% up from the average. The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has risen 23.54% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.84% the S&P500.

Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc decreased its stake in Humana Inc (HUM) by 6.58% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc sold 37,434 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.38% with the market. The institutional investor held 531,675 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $129.53M, down from 569,109 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc who had been investing in Humana Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $37.18B market cap company. The stock increased 0.97% or $2.59 during the last trading session, reaching $270.04. About 436,858 shares traded. Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) has risen 35.38% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.68% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.2 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 44 investors sold HUM shares while 184 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 201 raised stakes. 131.39 million shares or 2.57% less from 134.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Argent Trust Com holds 1,552 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. 3,537 are held by Ibm Retirement Fund. Moreover, San Francisco Sentry Inv (Ca) has 0.02% invested in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Sfmg Lc invested in 0.08% or 1,723 shares. 72,989 were reported by Stevens Capital Management Limited Partnership. Moreover, Ls Inv Advisors Lc has 0.07% invested in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Neuberger Berman Grp Incorporated Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) for 3,230 shares. Citigroup holds 224,521 shares. California Public Employees Retirement Sys has invested 0.13% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Bluecrest Cap Mngmt Limited owns 6,710 shares. Kentucky Retirement Systems Insur Trust Fund holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) for 3,816 shares. Thompson Davis Com has 71 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Fifth Third Natl Bank accumulated 1,624 shares. Integral Derivatives Limited holds 0.01% or 2,501 shares in its portfolio. Tarbox Family Office accumulated 39 shares.

Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc, which manages about $17.10B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Popular Inc (NASDAQ:BPOP) by 102,500 shares to 110,500 shares, valued at $3.97M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Capital Bk Finl Corp (NASDAQ:CBF) by 561,096 shares in the quarter, for a total of 795,200 shares, and has risen its stake in Pvh Corp (NYSE:PVH).

Among 23 analysts covering Humana (NYSE:HUM), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Humana had 75 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, December 16 with “Neutral”. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained it with “Hold” rating and $250.0 target in Wednesday, February 7 report. The stock of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, February 8 by Credit Suisse. The rating was reinitiated by Bank of America with “Buy” on Friday, January 27. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Friday, July 7. The stock of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 21 by Jefferies. Morgan Stanley initiated Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) on Wednesday, June 7 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies on Friday, January 12 to “Buy”. On Tuesday, April 11 the stock rating was downgraded by Cantor Fitzgerald to “Neutral”. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 13 report.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $7.41 million activity. Huval Timothy S. also sold $2.01 million worth of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) shares. The insider Fleming William Kevin sold $770,760. The insider Bierbower Elizabeth D sold 9,786 shares worth $2.53M.

Among 22 analysts covering The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY), 3 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. The Hershey Company had 64 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, September 16. The stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) earned “Neutral” rating by Susquehanna on Tuesday, October 25. The rating was downgraded by TheStreet on Tuesday, August 11 to “Hold”. The stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, March 2. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, October 31 with “Hold”. The stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has “Underweight” rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 2 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, July 21 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) rating on Tuesday, January 26. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $92 target. On Tuesday, January 30 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.08, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 45 investors sold HSY shares while 200 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 194 raised stakes. 106.96 million shares or 0.83% less from 107.85 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Liability Co reported 62,937 shares. Covington Mngmt accumulated 455 shares. Moreover, Trust Co Of Toledo Na Oh has 0.1% invested in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Lombard Odier Asset Management (Europe) Limited stated it has 0.01% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Sumitomo Mitsui Trust reported 0.06% of its portfolio in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Hudock Cap Group Ltd owns 2,966 shares or 0.15% of their US portfolio. Putnam Llc invested in 0.05% or 213,074 shares. Norinchukin Retail Bank The reported 0.27% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Franklin Resources owns 39,284 shares. Investment Centers Of America holds 2,547 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Parthenon Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.05% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). 116,180 are held by Shell Asset Management Com. Bradley Foster Sargent Inc Ct holds 0.02% of its portfolio in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) for 5,762 shares. Private Advisor Group Limited Liability has 7,027 shares. Toronto Dominion State Bank invested in 53,737 shares or 0.02% of the stock.

Vaughan David Investments Inc, which manages about $1.81B and $2.04B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Pnc Financial Services Group (NYSE:PM) by 27,161 shares to 198,664 shares, valued at $26.77 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Bristol Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BRO) by 87,585 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 12,415 shares, and cut its stake in Scana Corp (NYSE:RPM).

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 sales for $956.13 million activity. Buck Michele sold 400 shares worth $43,200. HERSHEY TRUST CO also sold $477.05 million worth of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) shares. Wege D Michael sold $121,286 worth of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) on Monday, October 16. Shares for $1.67 million were sold by Idrovo Javier H on Wednesday, October 11.

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