At&T (T) Holding Increased by Meridian Investment Counsel Inc; Glenview State Bank Trust Lowered Its Holding in Cme Group (CME) by $578,000

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Glenview State Bank Trust decreased its stake in Cme Group Inc (CME) by 9.49% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Glenview State Bank Trust sold 3,400 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.33% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 32,418 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $5.52 million, down from 35,818 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Glenview State Bank Trust who had been investing in Cme Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $63.78B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.26% or $2.28 during the last trading session, reaching $178.27. About 940,006 shares traded. CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) has risen 28.18% since January 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.18% the S&P500. Some Historical CME News: 26/03/2018 – CME FEEDER CATTLE BACK MONTHS 0#FC: DROP OVER 1 PERCENT WITH PRESSURE FROM LOWER CASH PRICES, LIVE CATTLE FUTURES LOSSES -TRADE; 18/04/2018 – CME LEAN HOG FUTURES 0#LH: SURGE MORE THAN 2 PERCENT ON FUND BUYING, HIGHER CASH AND WHOLESALE PORK PRICES -TRADE; 15/03/2018 – NEX: PRELIMINARY APPROACH BY CME GROUP RE POSSIBLE ACQUISITION; 09/05/2018 – CME Group Approves Amended, Restated Employment Pact With CEO Terrence A. Duffy; 16/03/2018 – CME Group Statement Regarding Potential Offer for NEX Group; 09/04/2018 – CME lumber futures final vol/open int for April 6; 29/03/2018 – CME CEO TERRY DUFFY CONCLUDES INTERVIEW ON BLOOMBERG TV; 27/03/2018 – LIVESTOCK-CME hogs end mixed on positioning before USDA report; 16/03/2018 – NEX GROUP PLC NXGN.L – CME AND NEX CURRENTLY ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO ALLOW CME TO COMPLETE DUE DILIGENCE; 28/03/2018 – CORRECTED-FACTBOX-Shanghai exchange plans China’s first crude oil futures

Meridian Investment Counsel Inc increased its stake in At&T Inc (T) by 24.47% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Meridian Investment Counsel Inc bought 20,885 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.66% with the market. The institutional investor held 106,243 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $3.57 million, up from 85,358 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Meridian Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in At&T Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $223.29 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.62% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $30.68. About 14.09M shares traded. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has declined 17.31% since January 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.31% the S&P500. Some Historical T News: 22/03/2018 – U.S. Justice Department urges judge to block AT&T-Time Warner merger; 22/03/2018 – FT Alphaville – Blog: AT&T may not be confident of a quick Time Warner resolution; 18/04/2018 – AT&T INC T.N – MADE THIS DECISION BASED ON CURRENT MARKET CONDITIONS; 20/03/2018 – MOODY’S ASSIGNS FIRST-TIME BA2 CFR TO VRIO AND ITS PROPOSED UNSECURED NOTES; STABLE OUTLOOK; 08/03/2018 – Charles Gasparino: Sources tell me that DOJ and AT&T are scheduled to release trial briefs on Friday as part of government’s; 11/05/2018 – AT&T Says Cohen Deal Was Mistake (Video); 07/03/2018 – TAIWAN’S HTC CORP 2498.TW SAYS FEB SALES AT T$2.6 BLN; 27/03/2018 – AT&T MERGER TRIAL RESUMES WITH NON-PUBLIC TESTIMONY; 23/05/2018 – AT&T to Webcast Presentation by John Stephens at 46th Annual Cowen Conference on May 30; 07/03/2018 – VRIO CORP SAYS PROPOSED IPO PRICE IS AN ESTIMATE SOLELY FOR CALCULATING SEC REGISTRATION FEE

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2018 Q3. Its down 1.31, from 2.31 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, as 97 investors sold T shares while 673 reduced holdings. 133 funds opened positions while 634 raised stakes. 3.52 billion shares or 3.17% less from 3.64 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Pennsylvania Tru Communications owns 358,168 shares for 0.5% of their portfolio. Factory Mutual Insur invested in 0.92% or 2.63M shares. Zeke Advsr owns 138,258 shares for 0.38% of their portfolio. Keybank Natl Association Oh reported 2.76 million shares. Tradition Cap Mgmt Lc holds 0.12% of its portfolio in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) for 13,331 shares. Kornitzer Capital Mngmt Inc Ks reported 1.69 million shares or 0.9% of all its holdings. Bridgecreek Ltd has invested 0.89% in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Lucas has invested 2.38% of its portfolio in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Kellner Ltd owns 36,966 shares for 0.44% of their portfolio. Ashford Mgmt holds 0.04% or 8,770 shares in its portfolio. Plancorp Limited Co invested in 55,615 shares. Cls Ltd invested in 0.01% or 12,659 shares. Hilton Cap Management Limited Liability Com holds 4,512 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Australia-based Commonwealth Financial Bank Of Australia has invested 0.47% in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Bbva Compass Bank has invested 0.29% in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).

Among 37 analysts covering AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), 17 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. AT&T Inc. had 101 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating given on Friday, July 14 by Barclays Capital. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Friday, July 13 to “Market Perform”. The stock of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, February 1. As per Friday, April 13, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. On Tuesday, April 11 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, August 8. Oppenheimer downgraded the shares of T in report on Tuesday, November 8 to “Perform” rating. On Wednesday, January 11 the stock rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold”. As per Monday, July 27, the company rating was reinitiated by Goldman Sachs. The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 27 by Morgan Stanley.

More notable recent AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Are Investors Tired Of AT&T’s Debt Problem? – Seeking Alpha” on December 27, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) – UPS Cuts One Day Transit Off U.S. Export Deliveries By Merging Saturday Pick-Ups, Processing – Benzinga” published on January 14, 2019, Investorplace.com published: “AT&T Is the Best Name Among Wireless’ New Big Three – Investorplace.com” on January 05, 2019. More interesting news about AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Stock Market Power Rankings: Amazon Back on Top – The Motley Fool” published on January 13, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “AT&T: Dividend Fallacy – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 02, 2019.

More notable recent CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Dow Finally Reaches a New All-Time High – Nasdaq” on September 21, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For January 11, 2019 – Benzinga” published on January 11, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Notable Wednesday Option Activity: ISRG, CME, HES – Nasdaq” on December 26, 2018. More interesting news about CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) were released by: Marketwatch.com and their article: “IQiyi, the ‘Chinese Netflix’ pockets more than $2 billion in IPO but stock falls in debut – MarketWatch” published on March 30, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “CME 2018 ADV reaches record 19.2M contracts – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 03, 2019.

Analysts await CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) to report earnings on February, 14 before the open. They expect $1.65 EPS, up 47.32% or $0.53 from last year’s $1.12 per share. CME’s profit will be $590.33M for 27.01 P/E if the $1.65 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.45 actual EPS 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 has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Monday, November 14. The stock of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. The company was maintained on Friday, March 2 by Sandler O’Neill. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, October 7 by Bank of America. The stock of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, January 6 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Wednesday, February 7. Bank of America maintained CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) on Monday, November 5 with “Buy” rating. UBS downgraded CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) on Wednesday, November 28 to “Neutral” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) rating on Monday, February 26. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $168.0 target. As per Monday, September 18, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.22, from 1.39 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, 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. First Fincl Bank Of Omaha holds 45,029 shares or 0.43% of its portfolio. Gateway Investment Advisers Limited Liability Corp holds 0.07% or 46,911 shares in its portfolio. 282,347 are held by Keybank National Association Oh. Arcadia Inv Management Mi, Michigan-based fund reported 1,277 shares. Public Sector Pension Board holds 15,979 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. 260 were accumulated by Farmers & Merchants Invs. Regions holds 0.07% or 40,565 shares in its portfolio. Mufg Americas Hldgs Corporation accumulated 0.1% or 19,437 shares. Oakbrook Invests Limited Liability Com reported 208,565 shares or 1.97% of all its holdings. Advisory Net holds 0.1% or 8,450 shares in its portfolio. D E Shaw & Company holds 0.03% of its portfolio in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) for 151,178 shares. Jefferies Gp Limited Liability Company accumulated 1,043 shares. Trustco Financial Bank N Y has 0.31% invested in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME). Thrivent Financial For Lutherans has 0.01% invested in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) for 14,621 shares. Eqis Cap has 2,570 shares.

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