Msci (MSCI) Holder Airain LTD Decreased Its Holding as Valuation Rose; Du Pont E I De Nemours & Co (DD) Share Price Rose While State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Has Lowered Its Stake by $2.64 Million



July 31, 2017 – By Ellis Scott

Airain Ltd decreased its stake in Msci Inc (MSCI) by 84.97% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Airain Ltd sold 26,059 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.89% with the market. The institutional investor held 4,610 shares of the business services company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $363,000, down from 30,669 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Airain Ltd who had been investing in Msci Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.99B market cap company. The stock increased 0.51% or $0.56 on July 28, reaching $110.37. About shares traded. Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) has risen 31.33% since July 31, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.63% the S&P500.

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company decreased its stake in Du Pont E I De Nemours & Co (DD) by 0.52% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company sold 36,230 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.43% with the market. The institutional investor held 6.95 million shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $510.25M, down from 6.99 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company who had been investing in Du Pont E I De Nemours & Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $72.88 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.72% or $0.61 on July 28, reaching $83.98. About shares traded. E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) has risen 20.82% since July 31, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.12% the S&P500.

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, which manages about $70.21 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) by 104,060 shares to 11.52M shares, valued at $614.95 million in 2016Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) by 496,045 shares in the quarter, for a total of 15.92 million shares, and has risen its stake in Union Pac Corp (NYSE:UNP).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.03, from 0.8 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 55 investors sold DD shares while 447 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 291 raised stakes. 604.94 million shares or 1.06% more from 598.58 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. 197,825 are owned by Da Davidson Communication. Stonebridge Advsrs Llc reported 21,663 shares. Evercore Wealth Mgmt owns 37,291 shares. Country Club Na accumulated 126,752 shares or 1.46% of the stock. Bluecrest Mgmt Limited accumulated 8,150 shares. Franklin Street Advsr Inc Nc, North Carolina-based fund reported 14,726 shares. Covington Capital owns 0.45% invested in E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) for 68,542 shares. South Dakota Inv Council has 39,300 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. 31,535 were accumulated by Livingston Asset Management (Operating As Southport Capital Management). Mairs And Pwr owns 0.01% invested in E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) for 7,963 shares. Proffitt & Goodson reported 14,249 shares. Greenleaf Tru has 0.01% invested in E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD). Hightower Advisors Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0.22% or 278,744 shares. Outfitter Advsr has invested 2.31% in E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD). Papp L Roy Associates holds 0.06% or 3,734 shares.

Since March 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $8.04 million activity. Shares for $3.68M were sold by FANANDAKIS NICHOLAS C on Tuesday, March 28.

More notable recent E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “DowDuPont At Last Within Sight” on July 28, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “EI DuPont De Nemours & Co. Earnings Climb 11% In Q2” published on July 25, 2017, Investorplace.com published: “Trade of the Day: EI Du Pont De Nemours (DD)” on July 21, 2017. More interesting news about E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) were released by: Theadvocate.com and their article: “St. John residents sue LaPlace plant over chloroprene emissions; suit seeks …” published on July 03, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “EI du Pont de Nemours & Co. (DD) Q2 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: July 25, 2017.

Among 18 analysts covering Du Pont (NYSE:DD), 8 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Du Pont had 49 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, June 28 by JP Morgan. The company was initiated on Wednesday, October 19 by Nomura. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $57 target in Wednesday, January 27 report. Vetr upgraded E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) rating on Tuesday, August 25. Vetr has “Buy” rating and $56.34 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) on Wednesday, October 28 with “Sector Perform” rating. The stock of E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 8 by Bernstein. Argus Research maintained E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) rating on Wednesday, January 20. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $80 target. The stock of E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, April 27 by CLSA. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 2 by Argus Research. The firm earned “Strong-Buy” rating on Monday, September 21 by Vetr.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.50, from 1.26 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 33 investors sold MSCI shares while 134 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 89 raised stakes. 86.18 million shares or 1.52% less from 87.52 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Dorsey Wright Assocs holds 0.2% or 6,014 shares in its portfolio. Nomura Asset Mngmt Company Ltd holds 0.02% or 17,022 shares. Ameritas Investment Prtnrs owns 28,517 shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. Voloridge Invest Mgmt Ltd reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI). Princeton Alpha Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 0.28% or 17,235 shares in its portfolio. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru reported 262,555 shares. Ancora Advsr Limited Liability Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) for 151 shares. The California-based Jackson Square Prtn Limited Liability has invested 0.36% in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI). Oakbrook Invests Lc accumulated 8,800 shares. The California-based Gemmer Asset Management Limited Company has invested 0.01% in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI). Putnam Invests Ltd Liability Co stated it has 18,578 shares. Janus Cap Management Limited Liability holds 0.3% or 4.57 million shares in its portfolio. Fiera Cap Corp has invested 1.43% in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI). The New York-based Citigroup Inc has invested 0% in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI). Jaffetilchin Inv Prns Ltd Liability Corp, a Florida-based fund reported 6,903 shares.

Among 7 analysts covering MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. MSCI Inc. had 8 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) on Tuesday, November 10 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating by Evercore given on Tuesday, October 11. On Monday, November 2 the stock rating was upgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods to “Market Perform”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, August 31 by Northcoast. UBS upgraded the shares of MSCI in report on Monday, November 2 to “Buy” rating.

Analysts await Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) to report earnings on August, 3 before the open. They expect $0.90 earnings per share, up 16.88% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.77 per share. MSCI’s profit will be $81.46 million for 30.66 P/E if the $0.90 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.88 actual earnings per share reported by Msci Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.27% EPS growth.

More important recent Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) news were published by: Bloomberg.com which released: “MSCI Move Sees Pakistan Go From Best to Worst as Flows Ease” on July 13, 2017, also Reuters.com published article titled: “Lack of voting rights may keep Snap, others from MSCI indexes”, Streetinsider.com published: “Barclays Starts MSCI Inc. (MSCI) at Equalweight” on July 18, 2017. More interesting news about Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Fox Run Management, Llc Buys MSCI Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc, Brooks …” with publication date: July 10, 2017.

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