As Alleghany Del (Y) Market Value Declined, Holder Citigroup Has Lowered Its Position; Vodafone Group Plc New (VOD) Valuation Declined While Country Club Trust Company Has Decreased Position

June 10, 2018 - By Pete Kolinski

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Country Club Trust Company decreased its stake in Vodafone Group Plc New (VOD) by 6.31% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Country Club Trust Company sold 18,488 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.20% with the market. The institutional investor held 274,582 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $7.64 million, down from 293,070 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Country Club Trust Company who had been investing in Vodafone Group Plc New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $63.85 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.12% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $25.21. About 3.35M shares traded. Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) has declined 12.54% since June 10, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.11% the S&P500. Some Historical VOD News: 22/03/2018 – CITYFIBRE INFRASTRUCTURE HOLDINGS PLC CITYC.L – CITYFIBRE TO INVEST AT LEAST £30 MLN TO EXPAND FULL FIBRE COVERAGE IN PETERBOROUGH IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VODAFONE; 14/05/2018 – S&P: VODAFONE ‘BBB+’ RATING AFFIRMED; 28/05/2018 – FAMILY ZONE CYBER SAFETY LTD FZO.AX – TO LAUNCH IN INDIA WITH VODAFONE AND MICROMAX; 08/05/2018 – REG-TELESTE’S SUBSIDIARY CABLEWAY SIGNS A NEW THREE-YEAR PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH VODAFONE GERMANY; 25/04/2018 – MERGER OF BHARTI INFRATEL AND INDUS TOWERS; 27/03/2018 – VODAFONE ZAMBIA TO START VOICE-OVER DATA SERVICES WITHIN 3 MOS; 15/05/2018 – VODAFONE VOD.L VITTORIO COLAO SAYS “RIGHT TIME” TO HAND OVER TO NICK READ, AN ARCHITECT OF VODAFONE STRATEGY; 11/05/2018 – $VOD.GB, LBTYA: As the head of the #Monopolkommission the # Vodafone # Unitymedia Deal; 27/04/2018 – ANOTO GROUP AB ANOT.ST – AGREEMENT ENABLED ANOTO TOTO EXTEND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH VODAFONE CUSTOMER, WELSH AMBULANCE SERVICES TRUST; 25/04/2018 – VODAFONE GROUP PLC VOD.L – MERGER OF BHARTI INFRATEL AND INDUS TOWERS: CREATING A LISTED PAN-INDIA TOWER COMPANY

Citigroup Inc decreased its stake in Alleghany Corp Del (Y) by 59.81% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Citigroup Inc sold 5,632 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.23% with the market. The institutional investor held 3,784 shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $2.33 million, down from 9,416 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Citigroup Inc who had been investing in Alleghany Corp Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.05B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.28% or $1.68 during the last trading session, reaching $591.69. About 60,866 shares traded. Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y) has declined 0.49% since June 10, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.06% the S&P500. Some Historical Y News: 03/05/2018 – Alleghany Corp 1Q Net Premiums Written $1.25 Billion; 03/05/2018 – Alleghany Corp 1Q Net $171.6M; 22/03/2018 Alleghany Corp Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 03/05/2018 – Alleghany Corp 1Q-End Book Value $545.07/Share; 03/05/2018 – ALLEGHANY CORP QTRLY NET PREMIUMS WRITTEN OF $1,253.3 MLN VS $1,233.1 MLN; 03/05/2018 – Alleghany Corp 1Q EPS $11.04; 03/05/2018 – ALLEGHANY CORP QTRLY EARNINGS PER DILUTED SHARE WERE $11.04 PER SHARE; 03/05/2018 – Alleghany Corp 1Q Adj EPS $11.24; 03/05/2018 – ALLEGHANY – IN QTR,JAZWARES’ EXPENSES ROSE DUE TO INCREASED STAFF COUNT TO SUPPORT GROWTH, LIQUIDATION FILING OF TOYS R US, INCREASING INSURANCE COSTS; 29/05/2018 – Alleghany Capital Corporation Announces Jazwares’ Acquisition Of Russ Berrie And Applause Brands

Among 2 analysts covering Alleghany (NYSE:Y), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Alleghany had 3 analyst reports since June 16, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by JMP Securities on Thursday, February 22 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 16 by Citigroup. The stock of Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 11 by JMP Securities.

Analysts await Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $8.71 earnings per share, up 36.73% or $2.34 from last year’s $6.37 per share. Y’s profit will be $133.18M for 16.98 P/E if the $8.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $11.24 actual earnings per share reported by Alleghany Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -22.51% negative EPS growth.

Citigroup Inc, which manages about $121.40 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Canadian Pac Ry Ltd (NYSE:CP) by 59,693 shares to 61,693 shares, valued at $10.87 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Zendesk Inc (Put) (NYSE:ZEN) by 18,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 19,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Blackrock Inc (NYSE:BLK).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.18, from 1.07 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 18 investors sold Y shares while 114 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. 12.44 million shares or 1.09% less from 12.58 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Speece Thorson Capital Group accumulated 30,074 shares. Advisory Net Ltd Llc has invested 0% in Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y). Rhumbline Advisers invested in 0.04% or 30,553 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Federated Invsts Inc Pa has invested 0.01% in Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y). Levin Cap Strategies Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y). South Dakota Inv Council holds 0.14% or 10,090 shares. 355,737 were reported by Jpmorgan Chase. 692 were reported by First Citizens Bankshares &. Pzena Inv Limited Liability Corporation invested in 825 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Amalgamated National Bank has 0.05% invested in Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y). Architects stated it has 143 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Systematic LP has 910 shares. Eaton Vance holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y) for 34,826 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru Hldgs holds 45,638 shares.

Since February 27, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $323,501 activity.

Country Club Trust Company, which manages about $816.24 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Tr (EFG) by 6,283 shares to 500,585 shares, valued at $40.23 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Vanguard Group (VIG) by 7,071 shares in the quarter, for a total of 24,680 shares, and has risen its stake in Dowdupont Inc.

Among 10 analysts covering Vodafone Group PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Vodafone Group PLC (ADR) had 18 analyst reports since October 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, October 19 by Macquarie Research. On Tuesday, January 10 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, April 20 by Bank of America. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Wednesday, January 25 to “Neutral”. The stock of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) earned “Buy” rating by Raymond James on Wednesday, January 17. BNP Paribas downgraded Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) on Monday, November 21 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research on Monday, June 12 to “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, May 16. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Bank of America. The stock of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) earned “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Monday, June 13.

More important recent Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Why The Negativity Over Vodafone?” on May 23, 2018, also Nasdaq.com published article titled: “Vodafone Group Plc Shares Fall as CEO Prepares to Step Down”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Vodafone Still Performing Relatively Well” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Vodafone falls 3% on CEO resignation” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

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