Tph Asset Management Boosted Position in Mplx LP (MPLX); Time Warner (TWX) Stake Maintained by Claar Advisors Llc

April 23, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Tph Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Mplx Lp (MPLX) by 4.8% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tph Asset Management Llc bought 20,176 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.11% with the market. The hedge fund held 440,196 shares of the natural gas distribution company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $15.61M, up from 420,020 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tph Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Mplx Lp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $27.42 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.66% or $0.225 during the last trading session, reaching $34.085. About 40,223 shares traded. MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) has declined 6.29% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.84% the S&P500.

Gary Claar increased its stake in Time Warner Inc (TWX) by 44.94% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Claar Advisors Llc bought 47,874 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.97% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Gary Claar held 154,403 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $14.12 million, up from 106,529 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Claar Advisors Llc who had been investing in Time Warner Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $74.80B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $95.91. About 35,279 shares traded. Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) has declined 3.25% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.80% the S&P500.

Among 21 analysts covering MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. MPLX LP had 65 analyst reports since October 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Raymond James on Thursday, April 21 with “Market Perform”. As per Friday, September 9, the company rating was initiated by FBR Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, March 15 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, December 22. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley on Friday, March 23 to “Overweight”. Evercore upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $39 target in Thursday, December 8 report. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Monday, October 31. The stock of MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, February 23. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Friday, February 2 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.22, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 32 investors sold MPLX shares while 89 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 250.53 million shares or 3.20% less from 258.81 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Kistler reported 279 shares. Westwood Group Inc Inc has invested 0.22% in MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX). Linscomb And Williams invested in 13,575 shares. Advantus invested in 0.11% or 120,791 shares. Diversified Company holds 0.12% or 55,306 shares. Moreover, Miller Howard Investments Incorporated New York has 3.16% invested in MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX). Alphaone Investment Limited Liability Com holds 0.01% or 620 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Cohen Steers has 0.24% invested in MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX). 246,538 were reported by First Tru Advsrs L P. Northern Corp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX). 1.86M are held by Neuberger Berman Lc. Boston Prtn holds 110,004 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Advisory Networks Limited Co owns 13,498 shares. Somerset Gp Ltd Llc stated it has 0.35% of its portfolio in MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX). Clinton Gp has invested 0.29% in MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX).

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $74,000 activity.

Tph Asset Management Llc, which manages about $865.56M and $1.01B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) by 18,959 shares to 29,460 shares, valued at $1.16M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (NYSE:BWP) by 350,460 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.35 million shares, and cut its stake in Conocophillips (NYSE:COP).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.15, from 0.76 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 64 investors sold TWX shares while 363 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 265 raised stakes. 598.25 million shares or 1.97% more from 586.69 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Reilly Finance Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX). The Alabama-based Regions has invested 0.02% in Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX). 38,265 are held by Associated Banc. Whittier Tru Co accumulated 42,024 shares or 0.13% of the stock. 333 are owned by Rocky Mountain Advisers Limited Liability Com. 5,190 were accumulated by Cetera Advisor Network Ltd Llc. Virginia Retirement Et Al holds 0.16% or 151,600 shares in its portfolio. Boston Private Wealth Ltd Co invested in 32,149 shares. Norinchukin National Bank & Trust The has invested 0.16% of its portfolio in Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX). Acadian Asset Limited Liability Company reported 8,338 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The Pennsylvania-based Valley Advisers has invested 0.06% in Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX). Hancock invested in 19,470 shares or 0.07% of the stock. 709,884 were accumulated by Junto Capital Management L P. Hartford Inv owns 161,213 shares. Covington reported 0.72% of its portfolio in Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX).

Among 41 analysts covering Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 23 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Time Warner Inc. had 125 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, November 5. The stock of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, February 5 by Telsey Advisory Group. On Monday, November 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Rosenblatt to “Buy”. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of TWX in report on Monday, November 20 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, September 11 by Macquarie Research. As per Friday, November 27, the company rating was maintained by M Partners. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, November 7 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Needham on Monday, September 25 with “Hold”. On Thursday, August 3 the stock rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Hold”. Jefferies maintained Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) on Thursday, September 7 with “Hold” rating.

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