As American Wtr Wks Co New Com (AWK) Shares Declined, Whittier Trust Co Has Cut Its Position; As General Electric (Ge) (GE) Share Value Declined, Augustine Asset Management Has Cut Its Holding by $409,615

April 21, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Whittier Trust Co decreased its stake in American Wtr Wks Co Inc New Com (AWK) by 3.5% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Whittier Trust Co sold 7,473 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.85% with the market. The institutional investor held 206,208 shares of the water supply company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $18.87M, down from 213,681 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Whittier Trust Co who had been investing in American Wtr Wks Co Inc New Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.09B market cap company. The stock increased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $83.67. About 834,581 shares traded. American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has risen 5.01% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.54% the S&P500.

Augustine Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in General Electric (Ge) (GE) by 53.23% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Augustine Asset Management Inc sold 24,095 shares as the company’s stock declined 23.20% with the market. The institutional investor held 21,170 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $369,000, down from 45,265 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Augustine Asset Management Inc who had been investing in General Electric (Ge) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $126.26 billion market cap company. The stock increased 3.93% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $14.54. About 188.69M shares traded or 121.66% up from the average. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 54.35% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 65.90% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.5 in Q4 2017. 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. Moreover, Ls Invest Advisors Ltd Com has 0.34% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). The Illinois-based Nadler Fincl has invested 0.14% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). The Georgia-based First City Cap Management has invested 1.14% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). 21,556 were reported by Tiemann Advsr Ltd Liability. Pittenger And Anderson invested in 0.01% or 3,675 shares. 2.12 million are owned by Aperio Group Ltd Company. Hartline Inv holds 0.36% or 74,921 shares. 15,562 were reported by South Texas Money Mngmt Ltd. 31,102 are owned by Wealth Architects Ltd Com. Hilltop Holdings reported 0.15% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). The Texas-based Cadence Fincl Bank Na has invested 1.19% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Forbes J M & Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.29% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 70,825 shares. Moreover, Westchester Management has 1.98% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Moreover, Cubic Asset Limited Company has 1.09% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Moreover, Gabelli Funds Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.18% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 1.82M shares.

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

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 it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $31 target in Thursday, October 6 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 10 report. The rating was maintained by Bernstein on Tuesday, July 26 with “Market Perform”. The company was maintained on Monday, February 12 by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, January 26 by DZ Bank. The firm has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co given on Monday, August 7. On Sunday, December 10 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. On Thursday, October 5 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Monday, January 25. As per Thursday, March 23, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

Augustine Asset Management Inc, which manages about $270.82 million and $176.32M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Apple Inc (Aapl) (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 3,217 shares to 82,630 shares, valued at $13.98M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Pfizer Inc (Pfe) (NYSE:PFE) by 13,351 shares in the quarter, for a total of 32,275 shares, and has risen its stake in Corus Entertainment (Cjref) (CJREF).

Whittier Trust Co, which manages about $2.87 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Index Fds Sm Cp Val Etf (VBR) by 8,943 shares to 35,361 shares, valued at $4.70M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in American Tower Corp New Com (NYSE:AMT) by 3,562 shares in the quarter, for a total of 78,028 shares, and has risen its stake in Alphabet Inc Cl C.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 23 investors sold AWK shares while 203 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 169 raised stakes. 144.77 million shares or 3.51% more from 139.87 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Texas Permanent School Fund owns 48,696 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Tradewinds Management Limited Liability invested 0.01% of its portfolio in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0.05% or 296,748 shares. Regions Corp reported 0% stake. Td Asset Mgmt reported 0.09% of its portfolio in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Peddock Advisors Limited Liability Company reported 1,680 shares. Luminus Limited Liability accumulated 205,816 shares. Guardian Life Insur Of America invested in 0.01% or 577 shares. Whittier Tru Of Nevada Incorporated holds 0.49% or 63,029 shares in its portfolio. Duncker Streett invested in 150 shares or 0% of the stock. Lodestar Investment Counsel Ltd Liability Il owns 5,650 shares. Japan-based Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Ltd has invested 0.08% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). 206,208 are owned by Whittier. Comerica Bank & Trust owns 64,024 shares. Renaissance Technologies Lc invested in 0.05% or 522,800 shares.

Among 13 analysts covering American Water Works (NYSE:AWK), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. American Water Works had 34 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $81 target in Tuesday, September 6 report. Robert W. Baird downgraded American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) rating on Wednesday, April 26. Robert W. Baird has “Neutral” rating and $82 target. The rating was upgraded by Janney Capital on Tuesday, December 20 to “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by HSBC on Friday, March 23 to “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) rating on Friday, September 29. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $82.0 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Friday, March 23. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, July 6 by Bank of America. Robert W. Baird maintained American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) on Friday, November 3 with “Neutral” rating. Boenning & Scattergood downgraded the shares of AWK in report on Monday, June 6 to “Neutral” rating. As per Friday, October 14, the company rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird.

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