As Genuine Parts Co (GPC) Market Value Declined, Shareholder Financial Counselors Decreased Its Position; As Boston Properties (BXP) Stock Price Declined, Chilton Capital Management Has Raised Holding

May 22, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Chilton Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Boston Properties Inc (BXP) by 1.74% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Chilton Capital Management Llc bought 3,536 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.08% with the market. The institutional investor held 207,023 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $26.92M, up from 203,487 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Chilton Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Boston Properties Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $20.43B market cap company. The stock increased 1.01% or $1.19 during the last trading session, reaching $119.38. About 372,275 shares traded. Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BXP) has declined 7.96% since May 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.51% the S&P500.

Financial Counselors Inc decreased its stake in Genuine Parts Co (GPC) by 12.28% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Financial Counselors Inc sold 3,963 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.84% with the market. The institutional investor held 28,306 shares of the automotive aftermarket company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.69M, down from 32,269 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Financial Counselors Inc who had been investing in Genuine Parts Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.56B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.20% or $1.12 during the last trading session, reaching $92.4. About 1.63 million shares traded or 72.54% up from the average. Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) has declined 4.48% since May 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.03% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Boston Properties Inc. (NYSE:BXP), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Boston Properties Inc. had 77 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BXP) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 4 by BMO Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of BXP in report on Tuesday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. On Monday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BXP) on Thursday, August 3 with “Hold” rating. As per Monday, December 4, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Thursday, February 15 to “Buy”. Jefferies maintained Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BXP) on Tuesday, February 27 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, October 6. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 14 by Bank of America. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, July 18 by Barclays Capital.

Since May 11, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $1.31 million activity.

Chilton Capital Management Llc, which manages about $1.18B and $1.09B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Armada Hoffler Pptys Inc (NYSE:AHH) by 92,793 shares to 769,593 shares, valued at $11.95 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB) by 7,761 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 158,556 shares, and cut its stake in Schwab Charles Corp New (NYSE:SCHW).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.19, from 1.09 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 26 investors sold BXP shares while 147 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 120 raised stakes. 144.36 million shares or 0.24% more from 144.01 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 42,426 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 665 were reported by First Interstate Financial Bank. Prelude Ltd Llc holds 0.03% in Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BXP) or 3,326 shares. Cibc Mkts Inc holds 0% or 7,358 shares. Westwood Management Il reported 0.12% of its portfolio in Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BXP). The Massachusetts-based Amundi Pioneer Asset Mgmt has invested 0.05% in Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BXP). Geode Cap Mgmt Limited Liability holds 1.90M shares. Royal Financial Bank Of Canada reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BXP). Advisory Ntwk Llc accumulated 502 shares. Raymond James Tru Na accumulated 0.01% or 1,680 shares. Aviva Public Ltd Co stated it has 0.11% of its portfolio in Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BXP). St Johns Mngmt Comm Limited Liability Corporation has 6,370 shares for 0.61% of their portfolio. Mitsubishi Ufj & Banking Corporation has 0.07% invested in Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BXP) for 312,973 shares. Fincl Bank Of New York Mellon owns 3.39 million shares or 0.12% of their US portfolio. First Tru Advsrs Lp holds 0.01% or 36,196 shares.

Among 13 analysts covering Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 8% are positive. Genuine Parts Company had 34 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 11 by Jefferies. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, February 21. As per Thursday, October 15, the company rating was downgraded by BB&T Capital. On Wednesday, December 14 the stock rating was initiated by Atlantic Securities with “Neutral”. The stock of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 20 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) on Monday, June 26 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Tuesday, October 20. The stock of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, April 19. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, February 21 report. Jefferies downgraded Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) on Friday, July 15 to “Hold” rating.

Another recent and important Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Genuine Parts comments on Staples-Essendant deal” on May 17, 2018.

Analysts await Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $1.56 EPS, up 20.93% or $0.27 from last year’s $1.29 per share. GPC’s profit will be $228.92M for 14.81 P/E if the $1.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.27 actual EPS reported by Genuine Parts Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 22.83% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 39 investors sold GPC shares while 202 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 171 raised stakes. 106.29 million shares or 1.72% less from 108.15 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. California-based San Francisco Sentry Invest Gp (Ca) has invested 0% in Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC). Fdx invested in 18,016 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Johnson Finance holds 2,036 shares. Wright Service invested 0.21% in Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC). Metropolitan Life New York owns 0.03% invested in Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) for 25,105 shares. Estabrook Management holds 0.01% or 800 shares. Washington Tru Natl Bank, Washington-based fund reported 435 shares. Pinnacle Fincl Ptnrs reported 4,033 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Vaughan David Invs Inc Il has 221,434 shares for 0.98% of their portfolio. Griffin Asset Mngmt reported 6,872 shares. Financial Bank Of America Corporation De owns 1.51M shares. Adirondack Trust, a New York-based fund reported 175 shares. Covington Capital Mgmt holds 31,754 shares. Raymond James Tru Na invested in 10,494 shares. Hanson Doremus Inv, a Vermont-based fund reported 250 shares.

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