Great Lakes Advisors Has Decreased Its Stake in Cme Group Cl A (CME) by $1.16 Million as Market Value Rose; Pictet Asset Management LTD Holds Position in Morgan Stanley (MS)

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Great Lakes Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Cme Group Inc Cl A (CME) by 17.21% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Great Lakes Advisors Llc sold 6,846 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.33% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 32,923 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $5.60 million, down from 39,769 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Great Lakes Advisors Llc who had been investing in Cme Group Inc Cl A for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $64.60B market cap company. The stock increased 0.39% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $180.55. About 1.33M shares traded. CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) has risen 28.18% since January 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.18% the S&P500. Some Historical CME News: 11/05/2018 – CME LIVE CATTLE NEARBY MONTHS 0#LC: SAG OVER 1 PCT FOLLOWING LATE THURSDAY’S WEAKER CASH PRICES, FUNDS ROLL OUT OF JUNE INTO BACK MONTHS – TRADE; 22/03/2018 – CME Group Announces University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Wins 15th Annual Trading Challenge; 16/03/2018 – CME SAYS NO CERTAINTY ANY FIRM OFFER WILL ULTIMATELY BE MADE; 11/04/2018 – REG-BARCLAYS PLC Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-Rl) – CME Group Plc – Amendment; 11/04/2018 – Russia says will give sanction-hit Rusal short-term liquidity; 16/05/2018 – CME lumber futures final vol/open int for May 15; 30/05/2018 – CME Group Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 23/05/2018 – CME lumber futures final vol/open int for May 22; 19/03/2018 – CME FEEDER CATTLE CONTRACTS 0#FC: SAG MORE THAN 1 PERCENT WITH PRESSURE FROM SELL STOPS, LIVE CATTLE FUTURES LOSSES -TRADE; 25/04/2018 – CME and Nex to pay advisers £110m for negotiating £3.9bn takeover

Pictet Asset Management Ltd increased its stake in Morgan Stanley (MS) by 21.26% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pictet Asset Management Ltd bought 154,031 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.08% with the market. The institutional investor held 878,620 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $40.92M, up from 724,589 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd who had been investing in Morgan Stanley for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $71.96 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $41.74. About 8.19 million shares traded. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has declined 22.23% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.23% the S&P500. Some Historical MS News: 12/03/2018 – NEDBANK GROUP LTD NEDJ.J : MORGAN STANLEY RAISES TARGET PRICE TO 297 RAND FROM 272 RAND; 07/03/2018 – INDIA MATERIALS: MORGAN STANLEY SAYS IF LOWER US STEEL IMPORTS LEAD TO EXCESS STEEL GLOBALLY, THERE COULD BE POTENTIAL RISK TO GLOBAL & INDIAN STEEL PRICES; 18/04/2018 – Morgan Stanley 1Q Fixed-Income Underwriting Revenue $518M; 16/05/2018 – IPT: Morgan Stanley EUR Benchmark 3NC2 FRN 3mE +50-55; 16/05/2018 – StereoVision Appoints Former Morgan Stanley Broker and MIM T.J. Culbertson President of Their Wholly Owned Subsidiary OrganaCanna Property Management; 02/04/2018 – HEADHUNTER GROUP PLC SAYS MORGAN STANLEY, GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC, CREDIT SUISSE ARE AMONG UNDERWRITERS TO IPO; 06/04/2018 – Finance Outlook: Morgan Stanley, Citi plan Brexit job moves – sources| Reuters; 10/04/2018 – CHRISTIANSON: XI’S REASSURANCES `GREAT NEWS’ FOR MORGAN STANLEY; 18/04/2018 – Morgan Stanley reported a record profit and revenue for the first quarter on Wednesday, as its trading business did better than expected; 12/04/2018 – Morgan Stanley stalks JBWere; WAM sets fund parameters

Great Lakes Advisors Llc, which manages about $5.40B and $4.53B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Norfolk Southern Corp (NYSE:NSC) by 12,368 shares to 317,665 shares, valued at $57.34 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Chubb Limited by 51,404 shares in the quarter, for a total of 627,723 shares, and has risen its stake in Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN).

More notable recent CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund Experiences Big Outflow – Nasdaq” on January 04, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Nasdaq Extends Exclusive License of Nasdaq 100 Futures To CME Group for Another 10 Years – Nasdaq” published on October 01, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “CME Group Gains 26% in a Year: Will the Rally Continue? – Nasdaq” on January 03, 2019. More interesting news about CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “CME 2018 ADV reaches record 19.2M contracts – Seeking Alpha” published on January 03, 2019 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Better Buy: CME Group vs. Nasdaq – The Motley Fool” with publication date: January 09, 2019.

Analysts await CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) to report earnings on February, 14 before the open. They expect $1.65 earnings per share, up 47.32% or $0.53 from last year’s $1.12 per share. CME’s profit will be $590.34M for 27.36 P/E if the $1.65 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.45 actual earnings per share reported by CME Group Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.79% EPS growth.

Among 22 analysts covering CME Group (NASDAQ:CME), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. CME Group had 76 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, August 11. Deutsche Bank maintained CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) on Friday, January 8 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 29 by UBS. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of CME in report on Thursday, October 11 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, February 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 16 with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $118 target in Wednesday, August 31 report. Jefferies maintained CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) rating on Monday, July 17. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $134 target. Bank of America maintained the shares of CME in report on Monday, November 5 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, November 20 by Berenberg.

Since September 4, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 13 sales for $14.17 million activity. 300 shares valued at $51,689 were sold by GEPSMAN MARTIN J on Thursday, September 13. Tully Sean sold $2.59 million worth of stock. $1.37 million worth of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) was sold by Tobin Jack J on Wednesday, September 5. On Tuesday, November 6 Holzrichter Julie sold $626,039 worth of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) or 3,353 shares. 4,976 shares were sold by Bernacchi Jeffrey M., worth $878,762. On Friday, November 23 the insider DUFFY TERRENCE A sold $1.89 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.22, from 1.39 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 26 investors sold CME shares while 249 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 234 raised stakes. 272.58 million shares or 1.52% more from 268.50 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. 4,260 are owned by Eagleclaw Managment Limited Liability. Jackson Square Partners Ltd Com has invested 2.08% of its portfolio in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME). Jump Trading Limited accumulated 0.29% or 31,364 shares. Marvin And Palmer invested in 41,805 shares or 5.39% of the stock. State Treasurer State Of Michigan stated it has 101,477 shares. Moreover, Winslow Capital Limited Liability Corp has 0.01% invested in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) for 8,080 shares. Beaumont Fincl Partners Ltd Liability Co reported 0.04% stake. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 0.29% or 283,914 shares. Partnervest Advisory Ser Ltd Liability Company reported 1,660 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Gotham Asset Management Llc accumulated 12,392 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0.05% or 1.12M shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Mariner Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.02% invested in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME). Iron Financial Ltd Com has invested 11.22% in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME). Ibm Retirement Fund reported 5,568 shares. Franklin Street Advisors Inc Nc stated it has 3.85% of its portfolio in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME).

More notable recent Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Morgan Stanley’s Virtual Mega-Bank Model Pays Off – Seeking Alpha” on January 05, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) – When Dealing With Amazon, It Pays To Not Whistle Past The Graveyard – Benzinga” published on January 11, 2019, Benzinga.com published: “Barclays Constructive On US Large-Cap Bank Stocks Ahead Of Earnings Reports – Benzinga” on January 11, 2019. More interesting news about Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Morgan Stanley: Avoid This ‘Laggard’? – Seeking Alpha” published on December 17, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) – Brokers Move Aggressively To Undercut Carriers On 2019 Contract Freight – Benzinga” with publication date: January 11, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.07, from 0.96 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 45 investors sold MS shares while 302 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 262 raised stakes. 1.43 billion shares or 0.80% less from 1.44 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Bridger Mgmt reported 1.14M shares. Colony Gp Ltd Com holds 0.01% or 5,096 shares in its portfolio. Washington Tru Bancorp owns 2,331 shares. Westwood Holdings Gru accumulated 1.48M shares. Lifeplan Incorporated invested in 0% or 141 shares. Heritage Wealth Advsr has 3,016 shares. Franklin Res stated it has 2.36M shares. Boys Arnold And holds 0.11% or 17,242 shares. Intrust Natl Bank Na invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Rampart Investment Mgmt Com Limited Liability Company has invested 0.28% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Moreover, Cohen Klingenstein Llc has 0.22% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Indexiq Ltd Llc reported 0.12% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Savant Cap Limited Liability Com has invested 0.08% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Renaissance Invest Ltd Liability Com reported 8,890 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Lakeview Capital Partners Ltd Liability holds 0.14% or 4,615 shares.

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