Darsana Capital Partners LP Trimmed Holding in Facebook (FB) as Stock Declined; Bb&T Position In Dominion (D) Was Has Upped

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Darsana Capital Partners Lp decreased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 77.27% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Darsana Capital Partners Lp sold 850,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.60% with the market. The institutional investor held 250,000 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $41.12 million, down from 1.10M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Darsana Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $418.25 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.21% or $1.74 during the last trading session, reaching $145.54. About 13.44M shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has declined 21.26% since January 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.26% the S&P500. Some Historical FB News: 22/03/2018 – Co-founder of Facebook forerunner Harvard Connection says Facebook was ‘duped’ in the recent scandal; 13/04/2018 – Top EU chief on Facebook scandal: I have no doubt that other tech firms could have data issues; 16/04/2018 – Majority of divisive Facebook ads bought by “suspicious groups” – study; 23/03/2018 – New York Post: Between fake news and data harvesting, Facebook has no way to win; 28/03/2018 – Facebook to boost data transparency; 07/03/2018 – HUNGARIAN MINISTER LAZAR COMMENTS ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE; 04/04/2018 – Rep. Harper: E&C Announces Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify April 11th; 11/04/2018 – ZUCKERBERG SAYS FACEBOOK NEEDS TO BE MORE ‘PROACTIVE’ TO TAKE DOWN UNLAWFUL OPIOID ADS, WILL WORK ON AUTOMATED SOFTWARE; 25/04/2018 – Jerome Taylor: Breaking: Facebook quarterly profit leaps 63% to $5 bn — @AFP; 26/04/2018 – Tech Today: Facebook’s Comeback, AT&T’s Quagmire, Ceridian’s Debut — Barron’s Blog

Bb&T Corp increased its stake in Dominion (D) by 3.93% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bb&T Corp bought 5,024 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.52% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 132,710 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $9.33M, up from 127,686 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bb&T Corp who had been investing in Dominion for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $50.98 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.94% or $2.05 during the last trading session, reaching $67.8. About 3.76M shares traded. Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) has declined 8.86% since January 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 8.86% the S&P500. Some Historical D News: 27/03/2018 – Cleveland: Dominion Energy Ohio Gas Pipeline Infrastructure Replacement Project – PIR 2107; 09/05/2018 – Dominion Energy Names Emil Avram VP, Innovation; 27/03/2018 – Dominion Energy Sees 1Q Adj EPS 95c-Adj EPS $1.15; 16/04/2018 – DOMINION RAISES NORTH ANNA 1 REACTOR TO 29% POWER FROM 0%: NRC; 16/03/2018 – Gail India proposes 7 U.S. LNG cargo swaps from Cove Point facility; 10/04/2018 – DOMINION ENERGY COVE POINT COMPLETED PLANNED MAINTENANCE OUTAGE; 21/05/2018 – GE Hitachi Announces Dominion Energy as Investor in BWRX-300 Small Modular Reactor; 09/05/2018 – Dominion Energy Names Mark Webb VP, Corporate Affairs, and Innovation Chief; 29/05/2018 – SCANA Corporation Sets Date for a Special Shareholder Meeting for Vote on Merger Agreement with Dominion Energy; 23/04/2018 – DOMINION CUTS SURRY 1 NUCLEAR REACTOR TO 0% POWER FROM 87%: NRC

Among 21 analysts covering Dominion Midstream (NYSE:D), 9 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Dominion Midstream had 60 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Argus Research maintained Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) rating on Wednesday, September 19. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $79 target. On Thursday, June 16 the stock rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to “Neutral”. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of D in report on Friday, March 18 with “Overweight” rating. On Wednesday, January 3 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy”. The stock of Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Citigroup. On Tuesday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. Bank of America maintained Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) rating on Friday, November 2. Bank of America has “Neutral” rating and $69 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Thursday, August 3. JP Morgan downgraded Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) on Friday, March 16 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral” on Wednesday, March 28.

Bb&T Corp, which manages about $5.56 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) by 5,221 shares to 99,340 shares, valued at $27.22M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) by 2,200 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 13,863 shares, and cut its stake in Akamai Technolog (NASDAQ:AKAM).

Since August 28, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $1.01 million activity. Another trade for 4,053 shares valued at $300,003 was bought by Chapman James R..

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 1.03 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 38 investors sold D shares while 323 reduced holdings. 94 funds opened positions while 292 raised stakes. 424.97 million shares or 1.45% less from 431.22 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Hsbc Pcl reported 404,516 shares stake. Blue Chip Partners reported 112,057 shares. Verity Asset Inc reported 0.38% of its portfolio in Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D). Moreover, Tcw Group Inc has 0.01% invested in Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) for 13,028 shares. Newman Dignan & Sheerar holds 6,715 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Capital Mgmt Va invested in 0.05% or 2,995 shares. Field And Main National Bank & Trust reported 0.22% stake. Spinnaker Trust reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D). Tompkins Financial invested in 0.07% or 5,162 shares. Cornerstone Advisors Inc holds 0.23% or 45,000 shares. Lvw Advsr Ltd Com invested in 0.14% or 6,999 shares. Cypress Capital Mngmt Lc reported 150,175 shares stake. Deutsche National Bank & Trust Ag owns 5.30M shares or 0.26% of their US portfolio. Envestnet Asset Mngmt Inc stated it has 15,909 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Jarislowsky Fraser reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D).

More notable recent Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Guggenheim: Dominion (NYSE:D)’s Scana (NYSE:SCG) Acquisition A ‘Big Win’ – Benzinga” on December 17, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Atlantic Coast Pipeline bid to ease stay rejected by appeals court – Seeking Alpha” published on January 14, 2019, Fool.com published: “5 Top-Tier Dividend Stocks for 2019 – Motley Fool” on January 13, 2019. More interesting news about Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Dominion Energy (D) PT Cut To $77.50 At Macquarie – StreetInsider.com” published on January 14, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Dominion’s Atlantic Coast nat gas pipeline gets Virginia compressor permit – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 08, 2019.

Since July 16, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 61 sales for $985.98 million activity. Zuckerberg Mark also sold $52.01M worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Wednesday, July 25. 55,000 shares were sold by Sandberg Sheryl, worth $9.94 million. Wehner David M. had sold 4,761 shares worth $671,777 on Thursday, November 15. $123,218 worth of stock was sold by Stretch Colin on Wednesday, September 26. $1.92M worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares were sold by Cox Christopher K. FISCHER DAVID B. sold $392,937 worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Monday, October 29.

Among 57 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 48 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Facebook had 310 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 3 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, November 3. BTIG Research downgraded the shares of FB in report on Thursday, November 3 to “Neutral” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Thursday, July 30. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $115 target. The rating was downgraded by Pivotal Research to “Sell” on Monday, July 31. The firm has “Buy” rating by Loop Capital given on Friday, September 23. The stock has “Buy” rating by Aegis Capital on Wednesday, November 1. Robert W. Baird maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Thursday, November 2. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $200.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Monday, January 25. On Monday, September 4 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 1.09 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 123 investors sold FB shares while 598 reduced holdings. 154 funds opened positions while 661 raised stakes. 1.61 billion shares or 3.39% less from 1.66 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Baker Avenue Asset Limited Partnership has 0.04% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). The Quebec – Canada-based Letko Brosseau Assocs Inc has invested 0.36% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Mackay Shields Ltd Liability Corporation owns 1.03 million shares or 1.29% of their US portfolio. Jaffetilchin Inv Ptnrs Ltd Liability Com accumulated 27,493 shares or 0.95% of the stock. Cambridge Trust Co has invested 0.97% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Greystone Managed Invests has 44,873 shares for 0.4% of their portfolio. Rockshelter Capital owns 34,757 shares. 80,439 are owned by Middleton Ma. Polaris Greystone Financial Grp Llc invested 0.21% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). First Commonwealth Finance Pa accumulated 3,864 shares. D L Carlson Invest Group Inc stated it has 7,128 shares. Uss Inv Management Limited owns 1.66 million shares or 2.75% of their US portfolio. Clear Harbor Asset Mngmt Ltd reported 0.18% stake. Northern Trust Corp stated it has 26.79 million shares or 1.08% of all its holdings. 7.85M were accumulated by Swiss National Bank & Trust.

Analysts await Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) to report earnings on January, 30 after the close. They expect $2.17 earnings per share, down 1.36% or $0.03 from last year’s $2.2 per share. FB’s profit will be $6.24 billion for 16.77 P/E if the $2.17 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.76 actual earnings per share reported by Facebook, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 23.30% EPS growth.

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