Foxhaven Asset Management LP Boosted Grupo Televisa Sa (TV) Stake by $40.21 Million as Valuation Declined; Altria Group (MO) Holder Bnp Paribas Investment Partners Sa Decreased Position as Valuation Declined

May 18, 2018 - By Lawrence Diaz

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Bnp Paribas Investment Partners Sa decreased its stake in Altria Group Inc (MO) by 7.17% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bnp Paribas Investment Partners Sa sold 13,654 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.83% with the market. The institutional investor held 176,830 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $12.63 million, down from 190,484 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bnp Paribas Investment Partners Sa who had been investing in Altria Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $105.15 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.39% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $55.5. About 3.74 million shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has declined 17.05% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.60% the S&P500.

Michael Pausic increased its stake in Grupo Televisa Sa (TV) by 117.77% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Foxhaven Asset Management Lp bought 2.23M shares as the company’s stock declined 16.38% with the market. The hedge fund run by Michael Pausic held 4.13M shares of the broadcasting company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $77.13M, up from 1.90M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Foxhaven Asset Management Lp who had been investing in Grupo Televisa Sa for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.37B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $17.77. About 316,760 shares traded. Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (NYSE:TV) has declined 39.94% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 51.49% the S&P500.

Since February 7, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 4 selling transactions for $1.52 million activity. $199,488 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) was sold by SURGNER W HILDEBRANDT JR. $300,334 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) was bought by Newman Mark. On Friday, February 9 the insider Dillard James E III sold $410,313. Shares for $995,734 were sold by Johnson Craig A. on Wednesday, February 7.

Among 20 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 65 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. PiperJaffray maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $81 target in Friday, February 2 report. On Tuesday, November 3 the stock rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, October 30 with “Buy”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, October 30. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 21 by Jefferies. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of MO in report on Friday, April 27 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, September 14. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the shares of MO in report on Monday, April 30 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Sell” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, June 30. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Piper Jaffray.

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $1.01 earnings per share, up 18.82% or $0.16 from last year’s $0.85 per share. MO’s profit will be $1.91 billion for 13.74 P/E if the $1.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual earnings per share reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.32% EPS growth.

Bnp Paribas Investment Partners Sa, which manages about $11.73 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) by 14,105 shares to 32,786 shares, valued at $2.20 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Square Inc by 49,149 shares in the quarter, for a total of 95,192 shares, and has risen its stake in Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 63 investors sold MO shares while 521 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 410 raised stakes. 1.16 billion shares or 1.13% less from 1.17 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Advisor Partners Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.85% or 67,171 shares. Old Bank In holds 0.19% or 52,739 shares. Orrstown Fincl Services holds 0.3% or 3,687 shares. Cobblestone Capital Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.08% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Brookstone Cap Mgmt holds 0.59% or 91,385 shares. Spectrum Asset Mngmt (Nb Ca), California-based fund reported 5,293 shares. Amer Asset Management has 10,388 shares. Granite Inv Ptnrs Ltd Liability invested in 0.03% or 6,150 shares. Monarch Cap Mgmt owns 13,651 shares or 0.36% of their US portfolio. Northpointe Capital Limited Co holds 0.45% or 56,005 shares. Ifc Holdings Fl has invested 0.22% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board invested in 0.93% or 1.06 million shares. Atalanta Sosnoff Cap Limited Liability Com has 1.08% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Sii Invs Wi owns 0.16% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 21,132 shares. Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands accumulated 87,000 shares or 0.88% of the stock.

More notable recent Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Shareholder Yield: Altria Vs. Philip Morris” on April 22, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Altria Group (MO) Annual Meeting of Shareholders Conference (Transcript)” published on May 17, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “The Fall Of 2 Dividend Champions” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Which Big Tobacco Name Do You Prefer?” published on April 23, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Altria’s Problems Baked Into Price, Now A Buy At RBC” with publication date: April 30, 2018.

Among 11 analysts covering Grupo Televisa SAB (NYSE:TV), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Grupo Televisa SAB had 25 analyst reports since September 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, January 12. HSBC upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, December 4 report. HSBC downgraded Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (NYSE:TV) on Tuesday, February 28 to “Reduce” rating. HSBC downgraded the shares of TV in report on Thursday, May 12 to “Reduce” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, May 25 by HSBC. The rating was downgraded by HSBC to “Hold” on Wednesday, September 30. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of TV in report on Wednesday, March 30 to “Neutral” rating. On Tuesday, September 27 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform”. The stock of Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (NYSE:TV) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, December 15. The rating was upgraded by Scotia Capital to “Hold” on Thursday, March 22.

Foxhaven Asset Management Lp, which manages about $761.64M and $1.44B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) by 151,181 shares to 361,378 shares, valued at $63.77 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

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