Partnervest Advisory Services Holding in Main Street Capital (MAIN) Has Upped by $800,007; Ipswich Investment Management Co Upped Praxair (PX) Holding by $1.45 Million; Stock Declined

May 4, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Ipswich Investment Management Co increased its stake in Praxair Inc (PX) by 165.58% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ipswich Investment Management Co bought 9,438 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.32% with the market. The institutional investor held 15,138 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.34 million, up from 5,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ipswich Investment Management Co who had been investing in Praxair Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $44.50B market cap company. The stock increased 1.32% or $2.02 during the last trading session, reaching $154.86. About 621,361 shares traded. Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) has risen 22.24% since May 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.69% the S&P500.

Partnervest Advisory Services Llc increased its stake in Main Street Capital Corp (MAIN) by 115.92% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Partnervest Advisory Services Llc bought 20,513 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.91% with the market. The institutional investor held 38,209 shares of the company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.52M, up from 17,696 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Partnervest Advisory Services Llc who had been investing in Main Street Capital Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.27B market cap company. The stock increased 2.27% or $0.86 during the last trading session, reaching $38.67. About 140,699 shares traded. Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) has risen 0.58% since May 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.97% the S&P500.

More recent Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Praxair Floats To The Top” on April 19, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Praxair, Inc. 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on April 26, 2018. Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Waiting Period for Proposed Business Combination between Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG Under the Competition Act …” with publication date: May 04, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 24 analysts covering Praxair (NYSE:PX), 12 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Praxair had 54 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, April 30 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Monday, May 2 with “Equal Weight”. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Tuesday, February 2. The company was reinitiated on Friday, January 22 by Bank of America. CLSA downgraded the shares of PX in report on Thursday, December 22 to “Underperform” rating. Jefferies maintained Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) rating on Tuesday, October 17. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $162.0 target. The rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Tuesday, March 27. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral” on Wednesday, November 18. The stock of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) has “Neutral” rating given on Saturday, January 7 by Bank of America. Citigroup maintained Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) on Monday, April 18 with “Neutral” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.02, from 1.08 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 42 investors sold PX shares while 295 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 254 raised stakes. 233.99 million shares or 0.58% less from 235.36 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. State Street reported 0.17% in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Fulton Breakefield Broenniman Ltd Liability Company reported 1.15% in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Santa Barbara Asset Management Ltd Liability holds 2.64% in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) or 1.13 million shares. Alexandria Cap Ltd Liability Com accumulated 16,356 shares or 0.37% of the stock. Comerica Natl Bank holds 0.1% or 91,222 shares in its portfolio. Dearborn Lc holds 0.7% in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) or 63,112 shares. Marble Harbor Inv Counsel Ltd Company has invested 0.35% in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Greenleaf Trust owns 8,194 shares. The California-based Cap Rech Global has invested 0.27% in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Lombard Odier Asset (Europe) Ltd invested in 0.03% or 3,407 shares. Virginia-based Davenport & Ltd Co has invested 0.02% in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Parkside Retail Bank Tru holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) for 566 shares. Connors Investor Svcs Incorporated stated it has 33,243 shares or 0.74% of all its holdings. Cap Guardian Tru Com stated it has 170,063 shares. Moreover, Asset Management One Company has 0.16% invested in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX).

Ipswich Investment Management Co, which manages about $377.16M and $236.21M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Price T Rowe Group Inc (NASDAQ:TROW) by 12,403 shares to 5,574 shares, valued at $585,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) by 5,390 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 11,431 shares, and cut its stake in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE).

Among 9 analysts covering Street Capital Group (NYSE:MAIN), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Street Capital Group had 21 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, August 11. SunTrust maintained Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) on Monday, February 26 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, November 7 by Raymond James. The stock of Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) earned “Outperform” rating by National Bank Canada on Friday, August 7. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 22. RBC Capital Markets maintained Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) on Sunday, November 5 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Friday, January 20 by FBR Capital. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Janney Capital given on Wednesday, April 27. As per Friday, August 7, the company rating was maintained by National Securities. The company was maintained on Thursday, May 11 by National Securities.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.28, from 1.33 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 11 investors sold MAIN shares while 45 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 13.85 million shares or 2.43% less from 14.20 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Clearbridge Invs Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0% or 26 shares. Advisory Svcs Net Limited Liability Com accumulated 0.19% or 53,912 shares. D E Shaw & owns 6,178 shares. Archford Cap Strategies Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.57% in Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) or 38,852 shares. Barnett holds 0.98% of its portfolio in Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) for 50,357 shares. 6,150 were accumulated by Verity Asset Mgmt. Sequent Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corp reported 30,807 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Llc has invested 0.01% in Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN). Texan Mngmt holds 3.48% in Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) or 134,911 shares. Fincl Bank Of Nova Scotia accumulated 194,000 shares. Cetera Advisor Ntwk Ltd Liability Corp owns 8,763 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins The accumulated 4,298 shares or 0% of the stock. Greenwich Investment holds 108,243 shares or 6.16% of its portfolio. Bb&T Securities Limited invested 0.01% in Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN). Confluence Invest Limited Liability Corp holds 0.07% or 92,373 shares.

Partnervest Advisory Services Llc, which manages about $418.45 million and $205.48M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (IWF) by 5,200 shares to 27,891 shares, valued at $3.76M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Vanguard Specialized Funds (VIG) by 3,703 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 9,946 shares, and cut its stake in California Res Corp.

More notable recent Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Main Street Capital’s Monthly Dividend Projection For June-August 2018 (Is The Special Periodic Dividend At Risk?)” on April 11, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Main Street Capital: Superior Performance Comes At Too High A Price” published on April 09, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for Pinnacle Foods, Main Street Capital, Kopin, Stamps, Selective Insurance …” on April 26, 2018. More interesting news about Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Main Street Capital (MAIN) Reports In-Line Q1 EPS” published on May 03, 2018 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Main Street Announces New Portfolio Investment” with publication date: April 05, 2018.

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