First Allied Advisory Services Decreased Its Valero Energy New (VLO) Position by $771,225; Burney Co Has Lifted Holding in Manpowergroup (MAN) as Stock Value Declined

April 17, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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First Allied Advisory Services Inc decreased its stake in Valero Energy Corp New (VLO) by 25.75% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Allied Advisory Services Inc sold 8,475 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.25% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 24,436 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.24M, down from 32,911 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc who had been investing in Valero Energy Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $45.75 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.64% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $106.17. About 2.27M shares traded. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has risen 39.32% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.77% the S&P500.

Burney Co increased its stake in Manpowergroup Inc (MAN) by 18.68% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Burney Co bought 6,286 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.04% with the market. The institutional investor held 39,934 shares of the professional services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.04 million, up from 33,648 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Burney Co who had been investing in Manpowergroup Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.70B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.56% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $116.44. About 140,185 shares traded. ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) has risen 14.10% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.55% the S&P500.

Since October 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $10.61 million activity. The insider BUCHBAND RICHARD sold 1,000 shares worth $118,490. Boswell Gina also sold $957,591 worth of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) on Tuesday, October 24. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $1.17 million was sold by GREEN DARRYL. Shares for $4.70M were sold by CHANDRASHEKAR SRIRAM.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.11, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 25 investors sold MAN shares while 151 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 103 raised stakes. 58.66 million shares or 2.07% less from 59.90 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Riverhead Mngmt Lc accumulated 33,888 shares or 0.18% of the stock. Affinity Advsrs Ltd, a California-based fund reported 67,981 shares. Mirae Asset Investments Com Ltd holds 9,137 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. 31,934 are held by Citigroup. 61,051 were reported by Leuthold. Bp Public Lc reported 0.04% stake. Stevens Capital Mngmt Ltd Partnership holds 0.07% of its portfolio in ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) for 13,533 shares. Apg Asset Management Nv reported 1.11 million shares. Regions Fincl Corporation has invested 0% in ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN). The Texas-based Afam Cap has invested 0.89% in ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN). Jacobs Levy Equity stated it has 250,997 shares or 0.56% of all its holdings. Plante Moran Financial Advsrs Lc has invested 0.18% in ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN). Seaward Mgmt Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.03% in ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN). Alpha Windward Llc owns 4,321 shares or 0.33% of their US portfolio. 231,321 are owned by Wedge Cap L Limited Partnership Nc.

Burney Co, which manages about $1.33 billion and $1.77 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Entergy Corp New (NYSE:ETR) by 11,465 shares to 92,243 shares, valued at $7.51 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Silgan Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SLGN) by 21,253 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 283,585 shares, and cut its stake in Edgewell Pers Care Co.

Among 16 analysts covering ManpowerGroup Inc (NYSE:MAN), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. ManpowerGroup Inc had 50 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, September 1. The stock of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) earned “Hold” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, March 27. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, October 22. Avondale downgraded the shares of MAN in report on Monday, June 27 to “Mkt Perform” rating. The stock of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 22. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, September 1. Deutsche Bank downgraded the shares of MAN in report on Wednesday, December 9 to “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) rating on Monday, October 2. BMO Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $132 target. The stock of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Zacks. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, August 18.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $23.55 million activity. Waters Stephen M also sold $87,233 worth of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.02, from 1 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 51 investors sold VLO shares while 327 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. 331.76 million shares or 3.27% less from 342.98 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Martingale Asset Mgmt Lp holds 0.13% or 106,828 shares. Thornburg Invest Mgmt invested in 1.33% or 2.08 million shares. Aviance Capital Prtnrs Limited Liability Corp stated it has 6,822 shares or 0.21% of all its holdings. The New York-based Natl Asset has invested 0.1% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Mu Invs Ltd reported 320 shares. Moreover, Apg Asset Mgmt Nv has 0.61% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) for 4.32 million shares. Beacon accumulated 2.98% or 3,033 shares. Great Lakes Advsrs Llc has invested 0.07% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Gsa Prtn Llp has invested 0.19% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Gateway Investment Advisers Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Credit Agricole S A reported 59,564 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue, Alaska-based fund reported 116,955 shares. Cornercap Counsel holds 1.01% or 80,086 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management reported 0.04% stake. Wetherby Asset Mgmt Inc invested in 0.1% or 7,487 shares.

Among 22 analysts covering Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Valero Energy Corporation had 78 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 16 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, August 23. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, February 1. The firm has “Hold” rating by Standpoint Research given on Thursday, November 16. Credit Suisse reinitiated it with “Neutral” rating and $102 target in Wednesday, March 7 report. UBS initiated the shares of VLO in report on Thursday, May 19 with “Neutral” rating. Vetr downgraded it to “Strong-Buy” rating and $73.88 target in Tuesday, August 11 report. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, November 16 by Tudor Pickering. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $88.0 target in Wednesday, October 18 report. JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, October 6 report.

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