Ameren (AEE) Holder Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Trimmed Position; Wendys Co (WEN) Market Valuation Declined While Shufro Rose & Co Has Lowered Its Position by $2.31 Million

June 6, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc decreased its stake in Ameren Corp (AEE) by 93.86% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc sold 84,100 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.60% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 5,500 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $311,000, down from 89,600 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc who had been investing in Ameren Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.99B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.98% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $57.41. About 1.61M shares traded or 3.34% up from the average. Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) has risen 5.03% since June 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.54% the S&P500. Some Historical AEE News: 09/05/2018 – Ameren 1Q Rev $1.59B; 09/05/2018 – AMEREN TARGETS 5-7% COMPOUND ANNUAL EPS GROWTH 2017-2022:SLIDES; 20/04/2018 – DJ Ameren Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (AEE); 16/05/2018 – Ameren Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 14/03/2018 – Ameren Part of Industry Initiative to Enhance ESG/Sustainability Reporting; 09/05/2018 – AMEREN CORP AEE.N SEES FY 2018 SHR $2.95 TO $3.15; 16/04/2018 – Missouri PSC: Ameren Missouri Files 2017 Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Report and 2018-2020 Renewable Energy Standard; 09/05/2018 – Ameren Presenting at UBS Utility & MLP Conference Tomorrow; 08/05/2018 – Ameren Microgrid Earns PEER Gold Certification for Advancing Resilient, Reliable and Sustainable Power Systems; 13/03/2018 Retired President of Consolidated Edison Company of New York Elected to Ameren Board of Directors

Shufro Rose & Co Llc decreased its stake in Wendys Co (WEN) by 31.36% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Shufro Rose & Co Llc sold 135,967 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.08% with the market. The institutional investor held 297,533 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $5.22 million, down from 433,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Shufro Rose & Co Llc who had been investing in Wendys Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.00 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.08% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $16.7. About 3.34M shares traded. The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) has declined 0.78% since June 6, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.35% the S&P500. Some Historical WEN News: 08/05/2018 – WENDYS CO WEN.O FY2018 SHR VIEW $0.55 — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 15/05/2018 – HIGHLIGHTS -Hedge funds took new stakes in Facebook during first quarter; 08/05/2018 – WENDYS CO WEN.O SEES FY 2018 ADJUSTED SHR ABOUT $0.55 TO $0.57; 08/05/2018 – WENDYS CO – QTRLY REPORTED DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.08; 09/05/2018 – WENDY’S EXECUTIVES SPEAK ON EARNINGS CALL; 20/04/2018 – California Today: California Today: Shabbat at a Wendy’s in Palm Desert; 08/05/2018 – Wendy’s reported earnings that beat analyst expectations on Monday; 15/05/2018 – The Manifest Finds Starbucks Is User Favorite in Survey of Restaurant Loyalty Apps; 16/03/2018 – WENDYS CO WEN.O : MIZUHO STARTS WITH BUY; TARGET PRICE $19; 26/03/2018 – Cramer also sits down with the CEOs of Wendy’s and Paychex

Among 9 analysts covering Ameren (NYSE:AEE), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Ameren had 26 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight” on Tuesday, February 13. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral” on Tuesday, July 28. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, October 18 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Monday, November 13. UBS maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $57 target in Wednesday, February 21 report. Morgan Stanley maintained Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) on Thursday, August 10 with “Overweight” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Wednesday, October 19. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, December 13 to “Underweight”. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Friday, September 8. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wolfe Research on Monday, August 3.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.24, from 1.16 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 29 investors sold AEE shares while 165 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 124 raised stakes. 165.13 million shares or 0.38% less from 165.76 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Cap Guardian holds 0% of its portfolio in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) for 1,850 shares. Royal Savings Bank Of Canada stated it has 0.01% in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE). Hightower Advisors Limited Company invested in 0.01% or 18,154 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0.03% or 221,872 shares. Millennium Mngmt Ltd Company invested 0.42% in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE). Glenmede Trust Na reported 143,839 shares. Mackay Shields Limited Liability Co has 0.09% invested in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) for 245,841 shares. 7,025 are held by Chicago Equity Ptnrs Llc. Mason Street Advsrs Ltd Liability stated it has 33,799 shares. Td Asset Mgmt stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE). Amer International Gp Inc Inc stated it has 83,267 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. 42,015 were accumulated by Natixis. Amundi Pioneer Asset holds 0.05% or 548,669 shares. Prudential Public Limited accumulated 11,000 shares. Tower Rech Cap Limited Liability Corporation (Trc) reported 0% of its portfolio in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE).

Analysts await Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) to report earnings on August, 3. They expect $0.81 EPS, up 2.53% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.79 per share. AEE’s profit will be $197.36 million for 17.72 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual EPS reported by Ameren Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 30.65% EPS growth.

Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc, which manages about $16.35B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Movado Group Inc (NYSE:MOV) by 24,000 shares to 47,800 shares, valued at $1.84 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Williams Cos Inc Del (NYSE:WMB) by 130,136 shares in the quarter, for a total of 358,136 shares, and has risen its stake in Tenneco Inc (NYSE:TEN).

More important recent Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Ameren: Solid But Overvalued” on May 20, 2018, also Reuters.com published article titled: “BRIEF-Ameren (NYSE Aee) Announces Q1 Earnings Per Share $0.62”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Ameren: Still Worth Considering” on May 24, 2018. More interesting news about Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Ameren unveils plans for Missouri’s largest wind farm” with publication date: May 21, 2018.

Since February 28, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $1.33 million activity. Steinke Bruce A sold 1,952 shares worth $105,955. $104,380 worth of Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) shares were sold by Lindgren Mark C. $79,357 worth of Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) was sold by NELSON GREGORY L on Wednesday, February 28.

Among 22 analysts covering Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Wendy’s had 56 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Longbow downgraded the shares of WEN in report on Friday, January 6 to “Neutral” rating. Guggenheim upgraded the shares of WEN in report on Friday, February 16 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 11 by Guggenheim. Mizuho initiated The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) on Thursday, March 15 with “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, November 9, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by Barclays Capital. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of WEN in report on Thursday, February 22 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Monday, March 5. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, August 9. The stock of The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 8 by Longbow.

Another recent and important The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) news was published by Prnewswire.com which published an article titled: “Wendy’s Makes Another First in Fresh with Innovative Tomato Supply Initiative” on June 05, 2018.

Analysts await The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) to report earnings on August, 8. They expect $0.15 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.15 per share. WEN’s profit will be $35.88 million for 27.83 P/E if the $0.15 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.11 actual EPS reported by The Wendy's Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 36.36% EPS growth.

Shufro Rose & Co Llc, which manages about $1.64 billion and $1.01B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Alaska Air Group Inc (NYSE:ALK) by 14,110 shares to 27,110 shares, valued at $1.68 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Voya Prime Rate Tr (Prn) (NYSE:PPR) by 66,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 149,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Welltower Inc (Prn).

Since February 26, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 11 insider sales for $619.27 million activity. The insider MAY PETER W sold 2.41M shares worth $39.52M. The insider Brolick Emil J. sold $9.26M. On Monday, May 14 the insider GARDEN EDWARD P sold $39.52 million. Peltz Matthew H. sold $82.50M worth of The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) on Monday, February 26. 5,000 shares were bought by Plosch Gunther, worth $83,109 on Wednesday, March 7. $82.50M worth of stock was sold by PELTZ NELSON on Monday, February 26.

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