Cbl & Associates (CBL) Holder Adams Asset Advisors Upped Stake; Sentinel Trust Company Lba Has Lowered Unum Group (UNM) Stake by $616,131; Market Value Declined

February 21, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Sentinel Trust Company Lba decreased its stake in Unum Group (UNM) by 10.68% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sentinel Trust Company Lba sold 12,081 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.23% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 101,057 shares of the accident &health insurance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.17 million, down from 113,138 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sentinel Trust Company Lba who had been investing in Unum Group for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.72B market cap company. The stock increased 0.59% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $52.65. About 149,086 shares traded. Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) has risen 29.60% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.90% the S&P500.

Adams Asset Advisors Llc increased its stake in Cbl & Associates (CBL) by 11.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Adams Asset Advisors Llc bought 151,845 shares as the company’s stock declined 25.56% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 1.43 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.98 million, up from 1.28 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Adams Asset Advisors Llc who had been investing in Cbl & Associates for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $934.70M market cap company. It closed at $4.69 lastly. It is down 23.94% since February 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.64% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.28 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.52, from 1.8 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 22 investors sold CBL shares while 63 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. 159.30 million shares or 5.47% less from 168.52 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tiedemann Wealth Ltd Llc holds 0% in CBL & Associates Properties, Inc (NYSE:CBL) or 17,503 shares. Utah Retirement has invested 0.01% in CBL & Associates Properties, Inc (NYSE:CBL). Ls Investment Advsrs Limited Liability Com owns 6,205 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 138,218 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ww Asset Mngmt owns 11,390 shares. 380,279 were reported by Rhumbline Advisers. Denver Advisors Limited Liability Company holds 1.23% of its portfolio in CBL & Associates Properties, Inc (NYSE:CBL) for 3.00M shares. Piedmont Inv Advsr Ltd Liability reported 37,269 shares. Boulegeris Invests reported 151,603 shares. Raymond James Services reported 0.01% stake. 1.84 million were reported by Alpine Woods Invsts Limited Company. Baystate Wealth Ltd Llc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in CBL & Associates Properties, Inc (NYSE:CBL). 32,207 were reported by Schroder Mgmt Grp. Credit Suisse Ag invested 0% in CBL & Associates Properties, Inc (NYSE:CBL). Partners Group Holdings Ag invested in 79,000 shares.

Adams Asset Advisors Llc, which manages about $828.72M and $733.52 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) by 3,735 shares to 80,776 shares, valued at $9.49M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Murphy Oil Corp (NYSE:MUR) by 142,117 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 109,222 shares, and cut its stake in Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT).

Among 17 analysts covering CBL & Associates Properties (NYSE:CBL), 0 have Buy rating, 8 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. CBL & Associates Properties had 44 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the shares of CBL in report on Sunday, August 20 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, August 5 by Citigroup. The stock of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc (NYSE:CBL) earned “Hold” rating by Hilliard Lyons on Friday, November 3. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, August 30 with “Equal-Weight”. The company was maintained on Friday, June 16 by Jefferies. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Jefferies. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Mizuho on Wednesday, November 8. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, November 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc (NYSE:CBL) earned “Sell” rating by Bank of America on Friday, November 3. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral” on Thursday, June 2.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.85 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.84 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 25 investors sold UNM shares while 178 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 123 raised stakes. 200.74 million shares or 2.11% less from 205.07 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Comerica Bancorp invested in 58,111 shares. Highvista Strategies Llc holds 6,200 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Automobile Association has 0.02% invested in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). 11,450 are owned by Davis R M. Prelude Management Ltd, a New York-based fund reported 91 shares. Regentatlantic Capital Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.15% of its portfolio in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) for 33,043 shares. Covington Cap holds 575 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Rafferty Asset Mngmt Limited Liability invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). Franklin Res has invested 0% of its portfolio in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). Moreover, Ifrah has 0.12% invested in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) for 6,400 shares. First Manhattan owns 1,850 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Voya Management Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 286,884 shares. Calamos Advsrs Ltd Liability holds 0% or 4,410 shares. Deutsche Commercial Bank Ag accumulated 630,246 shares. Cibc World Corporation holds 32,869 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio.

Analysts await Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $1.24 earnings per share, up 21.57% or $0.22 from last year’s $1.02 per share. UNM’s profit will be $275.96 million for 10.61 P/E if the $1.24 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.13 actual earnings per share reported by Unum Group for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.73% EPS growth.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $1.05 million activity. Simonds Michael Q sold $260,450 worth of stock or 5,000 shares. The insider IGLESIAS LISA G sold $463,807. McGarry John F had sold 4,588 shares worth $266,976 on Tuesday, January 16.

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