As Wabco Holdings (WBC) Stock Declined, Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Boosted Holding by $87.43 Million; Altria Group (MO) Holder Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Has Trimmed Its Holding by $20.46 Million

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Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc increased its stake in Wabco Holdings (WBC) by 40.43% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc bought 747,290 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.51% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 2.60M shares of the auto manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $303.73M, up from 1.85 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Wabco Holdings for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.64B market cap company. The stock decreased 3.22% or $3.59 during the last trading session, reaching $108.06. About 444,599 shares traded. WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) has declined 17.71% since December 8, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.33% the S&P500. Some Historical WBC News: 28/03/2018 – WABCO HOLDINGS INC – ON MARCH 22 CO, UNIT ENTERED 6 SCHULDSCHEIN LOAN AGREEMENTS OF € 300 MLN – SEC FILING; 11/04/2018 – Global Automotive Door Control Unit (DCU) Market Report 2017-2021 with Continental, Brose, WABCO and Sioux Logena Dominating – ResearchAndMarkets.com; 12/04/2018 – Wabco Inks $745M in New Business in Past Four Quarters; 18/04/2018 – Wabco Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 28/05/2018 – BSE Mumbai Bourse: Results from WABCO-TVS (India) for Jan 01 to Mar 31; 19/04/2018 – WABCO 1Q Net $100.7M; 29/03/2018 – INTERVIEW-Haldex steps up investments under shadow of ownership stalemate; 03/05/2018 – WABCO HOLDINGS INC – AGREEMENT IS VALUED AT ALMOST $100 MLN; 19/04/2018 – WABCO 1Q EPS $1.87; 28/03/2018 – WABCO HOLDINGS INC – ANTICIPATES COMPLETING FUNDING OF TRANSACTION ON MARCH 28, 2018

Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc decreased its stake in Altria Group Inc (MO) by 74.61% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc sold 365,359 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.45% with the market. The institutional investor held 124,346 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $7.06 million, down from 489,705 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc who had been investing in Altria Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $101.81 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $54.18. About 12.37 million shares traded or 42.61% up from the average. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 1.49% since December 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.13% the S&P500.

More notable recent WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Australia’s CBA chair defends claim she raised governance concerns – StreetInsider.com” on November 21, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Australia’s Westpac fined $2.4 million in rate case, fraction of penalty sought – StreetInsider.com” published on November 09, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “WABCO Signs Long-Term Agreement to Supply a Broad Portfolio of its Advanced Technologies to Support Hyundai Motor Company’s New Medium-Duty Truck Launch in South Korea – GlobeNewswire” on November 08, 2018. More interesting news about WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “WABCO Holdings Inc. 2018 Q3 – Results – Earnings Call Slides – Seeking Alpha” published on October 18, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “WABCO and Baidu Sign Strategic Agreement to Collaborate on Solutions to Realize Autonomous Driving Level 4 for Commercial Vehicles – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: September 19, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.9 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.01, from 0.89 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 45 investors sold WBC shares while 109 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 96 raised stakes. 51.26 million shares or 2.68% more from 49.92 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Edgepoint Invest Group, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 3.49M shares. The California-based Pacific Glob Inv Mgmt Company has invested 0.07% in WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC). Pitcairn holds 2,494 shares. 63,844 were reported by Voloridge Investment Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp. 36,998 were accumulated by Natixis Advsr L P. Barclays Public Llc invested in 0% or 18,536 shares. 116,650 are held by Ny State Common Retirement Fund. Pub Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio has invested 0.03% in WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC). Asset One Limited reported 0.02% stake. Kbc Grp Nv holds 104,418 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Qs Investors Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC). Mckinley Capital Mgmt Lc Delaware invested 0.48% in WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC). 2.98M are owned by Fpr Ltd Liability Co. Balyasny Asset Management Ltd Liability Co invested in 39,226 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 0.01% or 14,180 shares.

Among 22 analysts covering WABCO Holdings (NYSE:WBC), 12 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. WABCO Holdings had 80 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Vertical Research given on Monday, October 23. Buckingham Research maintained WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) on Tuesday, February 20 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight” on Friday, September 25. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of WBC in report on Friday, October 20 with “Outperform” rating. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 20 report. Deutsche Bank initiated it with “Hold” rating and $113 target in Wednesday, September 7 report. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $147.0 target in Tuesday, October 3 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Monday, September 25. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 8 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, October 20.

Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc, which manages about $9.04B and $15.59B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Royal Dutch Shell Pl by 12,897 shares to 271,788 shares, valued at $19.75M in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) by 31,105 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 9,825 shares, and cut its stake in Financial Engines (NASDAQ:FNGN).

Among 21 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 71 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Monday, April 23. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MO in report on Monday, June 27 with “Buy” rating. As per Monday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. On Friday, June 30 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sell”. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Monday, October 30. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Thursday, January 4 with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, November 6 report. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, February 5. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, September 21. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, August 24 by Jefferies.

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.95 EPS, up 4.40% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.91 per share. MO’s profit will be $1.79 billion for 14.26 P/E if the $0.95 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.08 actual EPS reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.04% negative EPS growth.

Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc, which manages about $15.74B and $18.07 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Lsc Communications Inc by 40,820 shares to 102,753 shares, valued at $1.61 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Stryker Corp (NYSE:SYK) by 62,073 shares in the quarter, for a total of 93,088 shares, and has risen its stake in Cabot Oil & Gas Corp (NYSE:COG).

More notable recent Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “What Happened in the Stock Market Today – Nasdaq” on December 07, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Why Altria Wants to Buy a Piece of E-Cig Leader Juul Labs – Motley Fool” published on December 05, 2018, Fool.com published: “3 Top Dividend Stocks to Buy Now – The Motley Fool” on December 02, 2018. More interesting news about Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Altria Group backs away from vaping products – Seeking Alpha” published on December 07, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Altria: A Juul In Its Crown? – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: November 30, 2018.

Since August 29, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $184,966 activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.82 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.09, from 0.73 in 2018Q1. It is positive, as 65 investors sold MO shares while 529 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 379 raised stakes. 1.16 billion shares or 0.17% less from 1.16 billion shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board accumulated 1.08M shares or 0.85% of the stock. Moreover, Csat Advisory Limited Partnership has 0% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Cap One Natl Association accumulated 11,077 shares. Adirondack Tru reported 3,352 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Boyer & Corporon Wealth Llc reported 44,374 shares. Alesco Advsr Limited Liability Co invested in 0.01% or 4,387 shares. Halsey Assocs Ct invested 0.19% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Archon Partners Limited Co accumulated 128,400 shares. Motco has 110,979 shares. Blue Edge Capital Ltd holds 0% or 4,045 shares in its portfolio. Trustco State Bank N Y invested 0.28% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Texas Yale Capital Corp holds 0.41% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) or 83,836 shares. Lau Associates Ltd Company invested 0.37% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Ims Capital Mgmt, Oregon-based fund reported 10,255 shares. Segall Bryant And Hamill Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% or 28,227 shares.

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