United American Securities Has Boosted By $2.08 Million Its Facebook Cl A (FB) Stake; TransCanada (TRP) Covered By 12 Bullish Analysts Last Week

February 18, 2018 - By Lawrence Diaz

United American Securities Inc increased Facebook Inc Cl A (FB) stake by 19.38% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. United American Securities Inc acquired 12,220 shares as Facebook Inc Cl A (FB)’s stock rose 10.88%. The United American Securities Inc holds 75,260 shares with $12.86M value, up from 63,040 last quarter. Facebook Inc Cl A now has $515.23B valuation. The stock decreased 1.44% or $2.6 during the last trading session, reaching $177.36. About 21.02 million shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. TransCanada Corporation had 24 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, September 11 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral”. Citigroup upgraded the shares of TRP in report on Thursday, March 31 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 6 by Zacks. As per Saturday, August 15, the company rating was downgraded by TheStreet. Scotia Capital maintained the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Tuesday, August 4 report. The rating was upgraded by IBC on Monday, December 7 to “Sector Outperform”. As per Thursday, January 11, the company rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, May 2. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, December 2 by Macquarie Research. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, November 4 by RBC Capital Markets. See TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) latest ratings:

09/02/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $54 New Target: $51 Maintain
11/01/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Buy Upgrade
17/11/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $53 New Target: $54 Maintain
22/09/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight New Target: $53 Initiates Coverage On

The stock increased 1.42% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $45.75. About 2.09 million shares traded or 68.29% up from the average. TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) has risen 15.03% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.67% the S&P500.

TransCanada Corporation operates as an energy infrastructure firm in North America. The company has market cap of $39.70 billion. It operates through Canadian Natural Gas Pipelines, U.S. It has a 16.65 P/E ratio. Natural Gas Pipelines, Mexico Natural Gas Pipelines, Liquids Pipelines, and Energy divisions.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.25, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 53 investors sold FB shares while 618 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 644 raised stakes. 1.63 billion shares or 0.88% more from 1.62 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ajo LP has 0.01% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Sentinel Tru Lba owns 16,019 shares for 0.46% of their portfolio. Meiji Yasuda Life has invested 1.51% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Zwj Investment Counsel Inc has 13,769 shares. Delta Asset Mgmt Lc Tn accumulated 2,777 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Twin Tree Mngmt Lp has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). 5,368 are owned by Wealthtrust. Beacon invested in 1.26% or 620 shares. Wellington Shields & Company Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 2,835 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd invested in 27,069 shares. Tocqueville Asset LP has 1.47% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Abner Herrman Brock Ltd Llc reported 1.76% stake. Hilltop Incorporated holds 20,120 shares or 1.04% of its portfolio. Toronto Dominion Commercial Bank accumulated 976,881 shares. California-based Ami Asset Management Corp has invested 1.74% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB).

Among 54 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 50 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Facebook had 236 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by M Partners with “Buy” on Monday, July 17. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Thursday, April 28. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, January 28 with “Overweight”. Robert W. Baird maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Thursday, November 30. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $200.0 target. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 3 report. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Friday, November 6 with “Buy”. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Monday, October 2 report. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Thursday, April 28 with “Outperform”. Aegis Capital maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Wednesday, January 31. Aegis Capital has “Buy” rating and $220.0 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Thursday, November 2. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $230.0 target.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 30 selling transactions for $390.35 million activity. 16,000 shares valued at $2.77 million were sold by Cox Christopher K on Monday, October 9. Wehner David M. sold $2.59 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Monday, August 21. Stretch Colin also sold $128,693 worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Tuesday, September 5. Zuckerberg Mark sold $42.50 million worth of stock or 254,525 shares. $1.05M worth of stock was sold by FISCHER DAVID B. on Friday, January 26. $6.77 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) was sold by Schroepfer Michael Todd on Tuesday, December 12. $109.70M worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares were sold by Koum Jan.

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