Albemarle Com (ALB) Stock Declined While Twin Capital Management Upped Position; B & T Capital Management Dba Alpha Capital Management Has Boosted Tractor Supply Co (TSCO) Stake by $607,762

May 23, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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David Simon increased its stake in Albemarle Corp Com (ALB) by 193.85% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Twin Capital Management Inc bought 26,777 shares as the company’s stock declined 27.74% with the market. The hedge fund run by David Simon held 40,590 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.19M, up from 13,813 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Albemarle Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.34 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.66% or $1.73 during the last trading session, reaching $102.34. About 1.03M shares traded. Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) has declined 10.68% since May 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.23% the S&P500.

B & T Capital Management Dba Alpha Capital Management increased its stake in Tractor Supply Co (TSCO) by 28.3% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. B & T Capital Management Dba Alpha Capital Management bought 8,213 shares as the company’s stock declined 20.19% with the market. The institutional investor held 37,239 shares of the building materials company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.78 million, up from 29,026 at the end of the previous reported quarter. B & T Capital Management Dba Alpha Capital Management who had been investing in Tractor Supply Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $8.99B market cap company. The stock increased 0.07% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $73.69. About 2.02M shares traded or 6.21% up from the average. Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) has declined 13.12% since May 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.67% the S&P500.

More news for Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Tractor Supply’s Moat Is Getting Wider” on May 08, 2018. Streetinsider.com‘s article titled: “Tesco closure of non-food website puts 500 jobs at risk” and published on May 22, 2018 is yet another important article.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $3.04 million activity. 1,054 shares valued at $70,687 were sold by MORRIS EDNA on Tuesday, February 6.

Among 31 analysts covering Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Tractor Supply had 91 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $5800 target in Thursday, July 27 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, February 12 report. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 26 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Guggenheim given on Monday, January 15. On Thursday, April 21 the stock rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral”. The stock of Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 13 by Wedbush. As per Friday, February 2, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. The company was maintained on Monday, June 5 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 3 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. PiperJaffray maintained the shares of TSCO in report on Friday, February 2 with “Neutral” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.14, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 46 investors sold TSCO shares while 182 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 128 raised stakes. 98.98 million shares or 9.59% less from 109.48 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Pointstate Capital LP holds 0.2% or 278,300 shares in its portfolio. Bokf Na stated it has 0.01% in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Vanguard Grp Inc has invested 0.04% in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Manufacturers Life The stated it has 0.14% in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Taylor Frigon Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 22,170 shares or 1.34% of their US portfolio. The Nebraska-based Nelson Van Denburg Campbell Wealth Mgmt Group has invested 0.05% in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Baldwin Investment Mgmt owns 14,960 shares for 0.4% of their portfolio. Optimum owns 0.11% invested in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) for 4,550 shares. Wedgewood Prtnrs Inc holds 6.3% of its portfolio in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) for 2.08M shares. Regent Investment Mngmt Limited Liability accumulated 3,420 shares. The Texas-based Moody National Bank & Trust Tru Division has invested 0.01% in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Nuveen Asset Mngmt Llc has invested 0% in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). 84,137 were accumulated by Reilly Herbert Faulkner Iii. 37,239 were accumulated by B & T Cap Dba Alpha Cap. Midas Mngmt Corp holds 1.3% or 43,700 shares in its portfolio.

Among 23 analysts covering Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Albemarle Corporation had 78 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, April 10. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, September 25 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, January 8 by Robert W. Baird. Suntrust Robinson upgraded Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) on Friday, August 7 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, February 26. The company was maintained on Thursday, May 12 by Suntrust Robinson. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 23 by JP Morgan. As per Tuesday, March 6, the company rating was upgraded by Seaport Global. The rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy” on Thursday, March 1. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, March 1.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.12, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 42 investors sold ALB shares while 182 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. 92.86 million shares or 2.44% less from 95.18 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Van Eck Assocs has invested 0% in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). Kj Harrison & reported 2,000 shares. 50 were accumulated by Com Of Vermont. Duncker Streett And Company holds 0.04% or 1,200 shares in its portfolio. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership invested 0% of its portfolio in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). Silvercrest Asset Gp Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0% of its portfolio in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) for 3,505 shares. Stratos Wealth Ltd holds 2,150 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Synovus Fincl, a Georgia-based fund reported 12,123 shares. Kanawha Capital Mngmt Llc holds 0.05% or 2,592 shares. Agf Investments America has invested 2% in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). Lord Abbett Ltd Co owns 0.1% invested in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) for 275,071 shares. Peak6 Investments LP has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). State Street Corporation holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) for 5.53 million shares. Waratah Advsrs Limited invested in 29,445 shares. Bokf Na holds 7,808 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio.

More news for Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) were recently published by: Prnewswire.com, which released: “Lithium Essential to New Energy Revolution” on May 22, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Albemarle Corporation 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” and published on May 10, 2018 is yet another important article.

Twin Capital Management Inc, which manages about $948.03 million and $2.04B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Lyondellbasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) by 11,820 shares to 66,820 shares, valued at $7.37M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Principal Finl Group Inc Com S (NYSE:PFG) by 10,145 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 61,410 shares, and cut its stake in Mfc Vanguard Index Funds S&P 5 (VOO).

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