North Star Investment Management Lowered Stake in Union Pac Com (UNP) by $674,288 as Stock Value Rose; As World Fuel Services (INT) Stock Value Declined, Holder First Quadrant LP Has Lowered Its Position

June 20, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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North Star Investment Management Corp decreased its stake in Union Pac Corp Com (UNP) by 7.29% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. North Star Investment Management Corp sold 5,032 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.52% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 64,007 shares of the railroads company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $8.60 million, down from 69,039 at the end of the previous reported quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp who had been investing in Union Pac Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $111.50B market cap company. The stock increased 0.67% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $143.76. About 1.17M shares traded. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 32.23% since June 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.66% the S&P500. Some Historical UNP News: 10/05/2018 – UNION PACIFIC CORP UNP.N : BAIRD RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $144 FROM $140; 06/03/2018 – Cal EMA Spills: SPILL Report – Union Pacific Railroad – 03/06/2018 10:32 AM; 02/04/2018 – Fidelity Advisor Growth Opportunities Adds Union Pacific; 09/03/2018 – Union Pacific Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 22/03/2018 – Laughlin AF Base: Laughlin safety, Union Pacific caution drivers crossing railroads; 23/05/2018 – Union Pacific Chief Praises GE-Wabtec Railroad Deal; 26/04/2018 – UNION PACIFIC SEES `STEADY IMPROVEMENTS’ TO NETWORK CONGESTION; 12/03/2018 – Kansas Transportation Infrastructure Receives $113 million Boost from Union Pacific; 09/04/2018 – DOT STB: Case Title: UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY — DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE EXEMPTION — IN MCLENNAN COUNTY, TEX; 26/04/2018 – UNION PACIFIC EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL BEGINS

First Quadrant LP decreased its stake in World Fuel Services Corp (INT) by 63.83% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Quadrant LP sold 285,305 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.19% with the market. The institutional investor held 161,641 shares of the oil refining and marketing company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $3.97 million, down from 446,946 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Quadrant LP who had been investing in World Fuel Services Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.55 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.70% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $22.83. About 275,957 shares traded. World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT) has declined 42.09% since June 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 54.66% the S&P500. Some Historical INT News: 27/04/2018 – World Fuel Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 14/03/2018 – World Fuel May Benefit, Industry Sales Post 17th Straight Gain; 26/04/2018 – World Fuel Services 1Q EPS 46c; 26/04/2018 – WORLD FUEL SERVICES CORP – QTRLY REV $9181.3 MLN VS $8194.3 MLN; 23/04/2018 – DJ World Fuel Services Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (INT); 15/05/2018 – World Fuel May Benefit, Industry Sales Post 19th Straight Gain; 26/04/2018 – World Fuel Services 1Q Rev $9.18B; 19/03/2018 – Gibson Energy Announces Sale of U.S. Energy Services Businesses for $125 Million; 26/04/2018 – World Fuel Services 1Q Net $31.2M; 26/04/2018 – WORLD FUEL 1Q ADJ EPS 52C, EST. 52C

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.31, from 1.33 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 28 investors sold INT shares while 70 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 66 raised stakes. 60.75 million shares or 3.63% more from 58.62 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Kepos Capital Lp stated it has 14,491 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Jpmorgan Chase & Comm stated it has 566,973 shares. Whittier has 0% invested in World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT). 1 were accumulated by American National Bank & Trust. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.01% or 150,466 shares. Wedge Mngmt L Lp Nc invested in 10,286 shares. California-based Reilly Financial Advsr has invested 0% in World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT). Moreover, Financial Bank Of America De has 0% invested in World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT). Price T Rowe Assocs Md accumulated 0% or 319,716 shares. Alphaone Service Ltd Liability Corporation holds 6,871 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Retail Bank Of Montreal Can has 137,327 shares. River Road Asset Llc owns 433,530 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. 12,063 are held by Bluecrest Capital Mgmt Limited. Liberty Mutual Grp Asset Mngmt Inc stated it has 0.01% in World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT). Numerixs Techs Inc holds 0.04% or 6,900 shares in its portfolio.

Analysts await World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.45 earnings per share, down 10.00% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.5 per share. INT’s profit will be $30.47M for 12.68 P/E if the $0.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.52 actual earnings per share reported by World Fuel Services Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.46% negative EPS growth.

Since May 22, 2018, it had 4 buys, and 0 insider sales for $547,450 activity. The insider Roddenberry Stephen K bought 5,000 shares worth $110,000. The insider KASSAR RICHARD A bought $110,750. Benitez Jorge L. had bought 5,000 shares worth $107,900 on Wednesday, May 23.

First Quadrant L P, which manages about $16.82B and $5.23B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Total System Services Inc (NYSE:TSS) by 203,069 shares to 203,162 shares, valued at $17.53 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Lions Gate Entertainment B by 52,453 shares in the quarter, for a total of 62,753 shares, and has risen its stake in Lyondellbasell Indu Cl A (NYSE:LYB).

Among 5 analysts covering World Fuel Services Corp (NYSE:INT), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. World Fuel Services Corp had 13 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America downgraded the shares of INT in report on Tuesday, September 26 to “Sell” rating. The rating was initiated by Seaport Global on Friday, February 9 with “Hold”. On Friday, July 31 the stock rating was downgraded by Stephens to “Equal Weight”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, April 29 by Credit Suisse. Stifel Nicolaus maintained World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT) on Friday, February 23 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, November 4 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, July 27. Stifel Nicolaus initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, August 24 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Monday, February 22. Bank of America maintained World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT) on Friday, September 11 with “Underperform” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.19, from 0.94 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 62 investors sold UNP shares while 557 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 359 raised stakes. 589.68 million shares or 1.47% less from 598.50 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. First In holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 330 shares. Greenwood Assocs Limited Company has 44,720 shares. Lpl Fincl Ltd Llc has invested 0.06% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Pictet Asset Management Limited has 1.29 million shares for 0.43% of their portfolio. Oppenheimer And stated it has 62,929 shares. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh Williams owns 13,868 shares. Koch Industr reported 0.14% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Bbva Compass National Bank & Trust Inc reported 31,859 shares. Zwj Inv Counsel stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). National Registered Inv Advisor, a Texas-based fund reported 8,552 shares. Jefferies Lc accumulated 0.03% or 41,004 shares. Checchi Cap Advisers Limited Com reported 0.13% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Dodge & Cox reported 13.22M shares or 1.43% of all its holdings. Wendell David Associate stated it has 19,441 shares. Rare Ltd invested in 5.64% or 524,188 shares.

North Star Investment Management Corp, which manages about $836.75 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Flexsteel Inds Inc Com (NASDAQ:FLXS) by 13,000 shares to 82,971 shares, valued at $3.28 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Owens & Minor Inc New Com (NYSE:OMI) by 44,605 shares in the quarter, for a total of 110,763 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Short Term Infl (VTIP).

Analysts await Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $1.88 earnings per share, up 29.66% or $0.43 from last year’s $1.45 per share. UNP’s profit will be $1.46 billion for 19.12 P/E if the $1.88 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.68 actual earnings per share reported by Union Pacific Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.90% EPS growth.

Among 30 analysts covering Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), 14 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Union Pacific Corporation had 116 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 20 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 25 by Argus Research. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Friday, June 1 with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, October 2 with “Buy”. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by JP Morgan. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 23 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Thursday, October 22. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 4 by Loop Capital. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Neutral” on Monday, June 4.

Since March 20, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $7.37 million activity. Shares for $3.43M were sold by KNIGHT ROBERT M JR on Tuesday, March 20.

More news for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Union Pacific Is On Track To Positively Surprise” on June 07, 2018. Forbes.com‘s article titled: “A Quick Snapshot Of Union Pacific’s Coal Freight Business” and published on June 18, 2018 is yet another important article.

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