Aon Plc (AON) Shareholder Cantillon Capital Management Decreased Its Position by $8.49 Million; Hrt Financial Lifted Stake in General Electric Co (GE) by $319,158 as Market Value Declined

April 20, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

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William Von Mueffling decreased its stake in Aon Plc (AON) by 6.43% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cantillon Capital Management Llc sold 63,868 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.10% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by William Von Mueffling held 929,406 shares of the specialty insurers company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $124.54M, down from 993,274 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cantillon Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Aon Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $35.67B market cap company. The stock increased 0.43% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $144.82. About 947,207 shares traded. Aon plc (NYSE:AON) has risen 17.45% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.90% the S&P500.

Hrt Financial Llc increased its stake in General Electric Co (GE) by 61.08% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hrt Financial Llc bought 18,774 shares as the company’s stock declined 23.20% with the market. The institutional investor held 49,511 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $863,000, up from 30,737 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hrt Financial Llc who had been investing in General Electric Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $121.48 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.42% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $13.99. About 87.78M shares traded or 5.24% up from the average. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 54.35% since April 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 65.90% the S&P500.

Since January 26, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 0 insider sales for $43,446 activity.

Hrt Financial Llc, which manages about $98.14M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Inc (IEMG) by 18,480 shares to 30,000 shares, valued at $1.71 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Among 28 analysts covering General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), 8 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. General Electric Company had 99 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of GE in report on Monday, October 2 with “Equal-Weight” rating. As per Thursday, June 29, the company rating was upgraded by Standpoint Research. RBC Capital Markets maintained General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) on Wednesday, October 11 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, April 12 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Tuesday, March 13 with “Underweight”. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, October 23 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, January 30. As per Monday, April 24, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Bernstein given on Tuesday, July 26. J.P. Morgan maintained it with “Sell” rating and $1100 target in Monday, April 9 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.5 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.19, from 0.69 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 153 investors sold GE shares while 921 reduced holdings. 151 funds opened positions while 383 raised stakes. 4.69 billion shares or 0.29% less from 4.70 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Goldman Sachs holds 0.2% or 48.20M shares in its portfolio. First Republic Inc invested in 3.78 million shares or 0.43% of the stock. The New York-based General Investors has invested 0.5% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Van Cleef Asset Managementinc accumulated 77,884 shares. Atria Invests Limited Liability has 240,123 shares. Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas holds 375,389 shares. Hoertkorn Richard Charles owns 1.04% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 100,646 shares. Tower Bridge Advsrs owns 0.87% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 465,961 shares. Toth Fin Advisory owns 173,988 shares or 0.72% of their US portfolio. Natl Ins Company Tx stated it has 0.73% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Hall Laurie J Trustee accumulated 286,507 shares. Moreover, Hodges Inc has 0.04% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Mason Street has invested 0.49% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc reported 343,122 shares or 0.63% of all its holdings. Mckinley Carter Wealth Services Inc has invested 0.08% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE).

Among 15 analysts covering Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Aon Corporation had 52 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, January 16 the stock rating was downgraded by William Blair to “Hold”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of AON in report on Sunday, August 6 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Aon plc (NYSE:AON) earned “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, August 4. The company was maintained on Monday, October 30 by Wells Fargo. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Tuesday, August 4 to “Sell”. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $143.0 target in Tuesday, September 5 report. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Monday, August 7. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Tuesday, April 10 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Monday, October 16 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Aon plc (NYSE:AON) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 4 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

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