As Cubic (CUB) Stock Price Rose, Granite Investment Partners Has Lowered Its Holding; As United Healthcare Cor (UNH) Share Value Declined, Shareholder Callahan Advisors Cut Stake by $389,840

April 17, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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Callahan Advisors Llc decreased its stake in United Healthcare Cor (UNH) by 3.12% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Callahan Advisors Llc sold 1,772 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.93% with the market. The institutional investor held 55,084 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $12.14 million, down from 56,856 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Callahan Advisors Llc who had been investing in United Healthcare Cor for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $222.87B market cap company. The stock increased 2.69% or $6.04 during the last trading session, reaching $230.32. About 4.51M shares traded or 11.56% up from the average. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.42% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.87% the S&P500.

Granite Investment Partners Llc decreased its stake in Cubic Corp (CUB) by 8.19% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Granite Investment Partners Llc sold 24,663 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.88% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 276,603 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $16.31M, down from 301,266 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Granite Investment Partners Llc who had been investing in Cubic Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.73 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $63.7. About 112,217 shares traded. Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) has risen 20.61% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.06% the S&P500.

Analysts await Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) to report earnings on May, 14. They expect $0.17 earnings per share, up 750.00% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.02 per share. CUB’s profit will be $4.63 million for 93.68 P/E if the $0.17 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.01 actual earnings per share reported by Cubic Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1,800.00% EPS growth.

Granite Investment Partners Llc, which manages about $892.06M and $1.58B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Dexcom Inc (NASDAQ:DXCM) by 50,811 shares to 169,705 shares, valued at $9.74 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cray Inc (NASDAQ:CRAY) by 89,975 shares in the quarter, for a total of 693,436 shares, and has risen its stake in Carpenter Technology Corp (NYSE:CRS).

Among 9 analysts covering Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Cubic Corporation had 21 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, June 8. As per Friday, September 22, the company rating was upgraded by Raymond James. The rating was upgraded by Benchmark on Wednesday, November 25 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, November 27 by J.P. Morgan. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 27 by Needham. JP Morgan downgraded Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) on Monday, November 27 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, August 10 by JP Morgan. The company was maintained on Friday, February 10 by Needham. Needham maintained Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) on Friday, October 14 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, October 27.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.71, from 1.84 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 16 investors sold CUB shares while 52 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 23.66 million shares or 1.65% less from 24.06 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Geode Capital Ltd Llc owns 218,403 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Amer International Grp reported 20,051 shares. Proshare Advsr Limited Liability Corp holds 0% or 4,510 shares. Vanguard Grp holds 2.23 million shares. Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust Of Nj invested in 0.25% or 10,000 shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Md reported 616,986 shares stake. Clearbridge Ltd Com owns 0.25% invested in Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) for 201,540 shares. Raymond James reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB). Dimensional Fund Advsrs LP has 0.04% invested in Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) for 1.73M shares. Riverhead Cap Management Ltd Liability Corp reported 2,436 shares. Fdx Advisors Inc reported 0.01% stake. Adage Cap Partners Gp Limited Liability Corp reported 14,036 shares. Third Avenue Limited Com accumulated 132,204 shares or 0.37% of the stock. Arizona-based Arizona State Retirement has invested 0.02% in Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB). Cna Financial accumulated 19,631 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.05, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 51 investors sold UNH shares while 538 reduced holdings. 138 funds opened positions while 426 raised stakes. 806.07 million shares or 0.60% less from 810.94 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Cedar Hill Assoc Llc reported 1.77% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). The Ohio-based Gateway Inv Advisers Limited has invested 1.1% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Sg Americas Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.39% stake. Endurance Wealth Mgmt Inc invested in 1,247 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Gm Advisory Grp Incorporated reported 3,451 shares stake. Victory Mngmt, Ohio-based fund reported 281,572 shares. Voya Inv Management Lc invested 1.32% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Bell Natl Bank invested 0.14% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Stanley, a Alabama-based fund reported 5,012 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt has invested 0.26% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Essex Finance Svcs owns 9,805 shares. Matarin Llc reported 0.29% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Gamco Investors Incorporated Et Al reported 0.07% stake. Manufacturers Life The has 0.67% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Schwab Charles Inv Management Inc has 3.86M shares for 0.68% of their portfolio.

Among 26 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. UnitedHealth Group had 81 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $248.0 target in Tuesday, November 28 report. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Wednesday, August 16 with “Buy” rating. Bank of America maintained it with “Buy” rating and $240 target in Wednesday, October 18 report. As per Tuesday, July 18, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. On Wednesday, December 6 the stock rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital given on Thursday, November 19. Morgan Stanley initiated UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Wednesday, June 7 with “Overweight” rating. On Wednesday, June 21 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, June 26 report. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, August 17 by Morgan Stanley.

Callahan Advisors Llc, which manages about $289.56 million and $503.73 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Eagle Materials Inc (NYSE:EXP) by 2,996 shares to 32,652 shares, valued at $3.70 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Weingarten Rlty Invs Sbi (NYSE:WRI) by 18,014 shares in the quarter, for a total of 56,150 shares, and has risen its stake in Canadian Natl Ry Co (NYSE:CNI).

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