Moneta Group Investment Advisors Has Cut Its Unilever N V N Y Shs New (UN) Holding by $840,000; As Eagle Materials (EXP) Stock Price Declined, Holder Ami Investment Management Has Decreased Stake by $313,575

April 18, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Ami Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in Eagle Materials Inc (EXP) by 9.73% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ami Investment Management Inc sold 2,775 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.85% with the market. The institutional investor held 25,750 shares of the building materials company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.92 million, down from 28,525 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ami Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Eagle Materials Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.03 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.88% or $0.9 during the last trading session, reaching $103.26. About 127,326 shares traded. Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) has risen 5.94% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.61% the S&P500.

Moneta Group Investment Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Unilever N V N Y Shs New (UN) by 26.92% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Moneta Group Investment Advisors Llc sold 15,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.54% with the market. The institutional investor held 40,713 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.29 million, down from 55,713 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Moneta Group Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Unilever N V N Y Shs New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $160.90 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $57.21. About 794,666 shares traded. Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) has risen 6.36% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.19% the S&P500.

Moneta Group Investment Advisors Llc, which manages about $13.82B and $661.19M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Schwab Strategic Tr Us Lrg Cap Etf (SCHX) by 5,896 shares to 20,663 shares, valued at $1.32M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Emerson Elec Co Com (NYSE:EMR) by 19,592 shares in the quarter, for a total of 27,459 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Msci Eafe Etf (EFA).

Among 11 analysts covering Unilever NV (NYSE:UN), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Unilever NV had 13 analyst reports since September 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital upgraded Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) on Friday, March 24 to “Overweight” rating. The rating was reinitiated by Liberum Capital on Monday, March 27 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, August 22 by Bernstein. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Thursday, August 10 by RBC Capital Markets. UBS upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, March 28 report. As per Friday, July 22, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Tuesday, January 12. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, December 13 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Neutral” on Tuesday, December 8. Citigroup upgraded Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) on Wednesday, August 31 to “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.08, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 23 investors sold EXP shares while 99 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. 45.84 million shares or 4.15% more from 44.01 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Advisory Services Networks Ltd Company invested in 0.11% or 11,511 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can owns 28,616 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management owns 0% invested in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) for 2,995 shares. Blair William & Il owns 38,465 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Mariner Wealth Llc reported 1,818 shares. Benjamin F Edwards reported 200 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Aqr Mgmt Limited Com holds 0% or 7,108 shares. National Bank & Trust Of America Corporation De holds 387,880 shares. Principal Financial Gru accumulated 206,734 shares or 0.02% of the stock. 23,320 were reported by Symphony Asset Ltd Liability. Rmb Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.21% of its portfolio in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) for 70,396 shares. Aurora Invest Counsel reported 18,209 shares. Boston Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation has 20,295 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Moreover, Envestnet Asset Incorporated has 0.01% invested in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP). Brinker Cap holds 13,767 shares.

Analysts await Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) to report earnings on May, 17. They expect $1.08 EPS, up 22.73% or $0.20 from last year’s $0.88 per share. EXP’s profit will be $52.57M for 23.90 P/E if the $1.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.63 actual EPS reported by Eagle Materials Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -33.74% negative EPS growth.

Among 11 analysts covering Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Eagle Materials had 32 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, January 25 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Monday, July 31. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) on Wednesday, August 5 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Longbow on Friday, March 23. The stock has “Accumulate” rating by Standpoint Research on Monday, March 28. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, December 6. As per Friday, October 9, the company rating was downgraded by Longbow. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 31 by Standpoint Research. The stock of Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Monday, April 18. The stock has “Hold” rating by Standpoint Research on Friday, July 22.

Ami Investment Management Inc, which manages about $407.66 million and $166.94M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Axalta Coating Syste by 26,650 shares to 79,700 shares, valued at $2.58 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

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