Lodge Hill Capital Boosted Holding in Vulcan Matls Co (Call) (VMC) by $48.00 Million as Shares Declined; Humana (Put) (HUM) Holding Held by Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc

April 17, 2018 - By Lawrence Diaz

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Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc increased its stake in Humana Inc (Put) (HUM) by 209.2% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc bought 18,200 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.24% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 26,900 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.67M, up from 8,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc who had been investing in Humana Inc (Put) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $40.55B market cap company. The stock increased 1.29% or $3.73 during the last trading session, reaching $293.68. About 527,379 shares traded. Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) has risen 31.54% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.99% the S&P500.

Clint Murray increased its stake in Vulcan Matls Co (Call) (VMC) by 150% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lodge Hill Capital Llc bought 375,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.65% with the market. The hedge fund run by Clint Murray held 625,000 shares of the mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals (no fuels) company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $80.23M, up from 250,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lodge Hill Capital Llc who had been investing in Vulcan Matls Co (Call) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $15.48B market cap company. The stock increased 1.92% or $2.2 during the last trading session, reaching $116.94. About 952,877 shares traded. Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) has risen 1.98% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.57% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.19, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 35 investors sold VMC shares while 152 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 168 raised stakes. 118.61 million shares or 2.84% more from 115.33 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Loomis Sayles & Company Lp, Massachusetts-based fund reported 116,385 shares. Mirae Asset Glob Invests Limited has invested 0.05% in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Exxonmobil Mgmt Tx accumulated 21,032 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Millennium Management Lc invested 0.18% in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). 56,975 are held by Dodge & Cox. Meiji Yasuda Life Ins owns 9,226 shares or 0.16% of their US portfolio. American Century holds 0.07% or 580,557 shares. Buffington Mohr Mcneal owns 2,225 shares. Bridges holds 0.03% or 2,875 shares in its portfolio. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 0.06% or 12,719 shares in its portfolio. Community Bancorp Na has invested 0% of its portfolio in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Bowen Hanes & accumulated 158,359 shares or 0.91% of the stock. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans invested in 5,390 shares or 0% of the stock. Qs Invsts Lc invested 0.01% in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). First Allied Advisory Svcs holds 2,690 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

Among 14 analysts covering Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Vulcan Materials Company had 41 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, June 8. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Wednesday, August 5. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $111.0 target in Friday, August 14 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 11 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, October 9. As per Wednesday, January 17, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Stephens maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, April 13 report. As per Friday, February 16, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Wednesday, November 16 to “Neutral”. As per Tuesday, February 27, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup.

Lodge Hill Capital Llc, which manages about $208.28 million and $917.97M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Caterpillar Inc Del (NYSE:CAT) by 373,000 shares to 241,500 shares, valued at $38.06 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Martin Marietta Matls Inc (NYSE:MLM) by 54,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 299,810 shares, and cut its stake in Deere & Co (NYSE:DE).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.16, from 1.21 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 40 investors sold HUM shares while 209 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 193 raised stakes. 125.53 million shares or 4.46% less from 131.39 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bancorporation Of Hawaii reported 3,639 shares. Regentatlantic Capital Limited Liability reported 10,880 shares. Cornerstone Capital Limited accumulated 177,142 shares or 0.31% of the stock. Virtu Financial Limited Liability Company invested in 824 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 2,240 were reported by Teachers Insurance And Annuity Association Of America. Moreover, First Midwest Fincl Bank Division has 0.48% invested in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) for 15,559 shares. Paloma Ptnrs Mgmt Communications has invested 0.07% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Plante Moran Finance Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.07% or 538 shares. Nuveen Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.23% or 144,810 shares. Ftb Incorporated invested in 11 shares or 0% of the stock. Parkwood Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.07% or 2,006 shares in its portfolio. South Dakota Investment Council stated it has 0.43% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Weiss Multi accumulated 0.11% or 18,000 shares. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan invested in 5,000 shares. Mirae Asset Glob Invs Communication Limited holds 3,877 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

Among 23 analysts covering Humana (NYSE:HUM), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Humana had 79 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, September 5 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. JP Morgan maintained the shares of HUM in report on Monday, February 12 with “Neutral” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, October 9 report. Jefferies maintained the shares of HUM in report on Wednesday, December 6 with “Hold” rating. On Wednesday, December 16 the stock rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Neutral”. On Friday, March 31 the stock rating was maintained by IBC with “Outperform”. As per Friday, November 10, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Hold” on Wednesday, February 7. Barclays Capital maintained Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) rating on Thursday, July 30. Barclays Capital has “Equal Weight” rating and $193 target. The stock of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 8 by JP Morgan.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 sales for $20.82 million activity. On Friday, December 15 BILNEY JODY L sold $1.75M worth of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) or 7,054 shares. Christopher M Todoroff had sold 16,389 shares worth $4.48 million. 3,727 Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) shares with value of $1.03 million were sold by MARGULIS HEIDI S. Huval Timothy S. sold $4.45 million worth of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) on Saturday, February 24. Shares for $3.49M were sold by LeClaire Brian P. on Saturday, February 24. The insider Fleming William Kevin sold 1,073 shares worth $295,450.

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