Avista (AVA) Holding Raised by Havens Advisors Llc; As Clorox Co Del (CLX) Share Price Rose, Shareholder State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System Has Increased Stake

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State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System increased its stake in Clorox Co Del (CLX) by 1.22% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System bought 2,206 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.73% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 183,629 shares of the specialty chemicals company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $27.62 million, up from 181,423 at the end of the previous reported quarter. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System who had been investing in Clorox Co Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $19.56B market cap company. The stock increased 0.31% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $153.23. About 438,361 shares traded. The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) has risen 12.45% since February 6, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.45% the S&P500. Some Historical CLX News: 02/05/2018 – Clorox Had Seen FY18 EPS $6.17-$6.37; 08/05/2018 – Prebiotics and Probiotics Team Up in Renew Life’s First Organic Supplement; 29/03/2018 – Clorox Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 30/04/2018 – Clorox at Bernstein Strategic Decisions CEO Conference May 30; 20/03/2018 – VANTERRA CAPITAL SAYS CO, ALONGSIDE WM PARTNERS HAS AGREED TO SELL HEALTH & WELLNESS PLATFORM TO CLOROX CO FOR $700 MLN; 12/03/2018 – MOODY’S SAYS CLOROX’S ANNOUNCED NUTRANEXT DEAL CREDIT NEG; 12/03/2018 – Clorox To Buy Nutranext For $700 Million — MarketWatch; 21/05/2018 – CLOROX CO CLX.N SETS REGULAR QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.96/SHR; 10/05/2018 – Moody’s Assigns Baa1 Rating To Clorox’s Usd Bonds; Outlook Stable; 12/03/2018 – Moody’s Says Clorox’s Announced Acquisition Of Nutranext Is Credit Negative, But Ratings Not Affected

Havens Advisors Llc increased its stake in Avista Corp (AVA) by 22.73% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Havens Advisors Llc bought 30,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.69% with the market. The hedge fund held 162,000 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $8.19M, up from 132,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Havens Advisors Llc who had been investing in Avista Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.71B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $41.28. About 354,295 shares traded. Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) has declined 15.56% since February 6, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.56% the S&P500. Some Historical AVA News: 12/03/2018 – WASHINGTON UTC STAFF, AVISTA/HYDRO ONE IN SETTLEMENT TALKS; 05/04/2018 – Business Std.in: CBI grills Avista Advisory’s Rajiv Kochhar in ICICI-Videocon loan case; 02/05/2018 – Avista 1Q Net $54.96M; 25/05/2018 – HYDRO ONE – COMPANIES HAVE FILED AN ALL-PARTIES, ALL-ISSUES SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IN MERGER PROCEEDING BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF OREGON; 18/04/2018 – Washington UTC: Media Advisory: Public invited to comment on the proposed Avista/Hydro One merger; 27/03/2018 – Hydro One, Avista Settlement Includes Fincl and Non-Fincl Commitments; 27/03/2018 – HYDRO ONE SAYS SETTLEMENT WITH AVISTA CORP INCLUDES FINANCIAL AND NON-FINANCIAL COMMITMENTS; 26/04/2018 – Washington UTC: UTC approves single-year rate plan for Avista customers; 02/05/2018 – AVISTA 1Q EPS 83C, EST. 88C; 15/05/2018 – NEW DEAL: Avista $375m WNG 30Y; IPT +125 Area

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.16, from 0.96 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 22 investors sold AVA shares while 56 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 48.13 million shares or 3.97% more from 46.29 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Australia-based Amp Investors has invested 0.01% in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA). Ny State Common Retirement Fund reported 75,000 shares. Ameriprise Fincl stated it has 393,723 shares. Stevens Capital Mngmt Lp accumulated 172,115 shares. Assetmark Incorporated holds 0% of its portfolio in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) for 376 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio accumulated 85,918 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Moreover, Pentwater Cap Mgmt LP has 0.59% invested in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) for 1.37 million shares. Moreover, Sector Pension Inv Board has 0.02% invested in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA). Falcon Edge Capital LP holds 8.45% or 1.03 million shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Aperio Gp Limited Liability Company has 0.02% invested in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) for 100,791 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has 0% invested in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) for 10,343 shares. 2,964 were reported by Advsrs Asset Mngmt Incorporated. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has invested 0% of its portfolio in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA). State Teachers Retirement has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA). Swiss Comml Bank has 114,200 shares.

More notable recent Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Governor Inslee and Elected Officials to Join Avista and Strata Solar at Largest Solar Array Ribbon Cutting Event – GlobeNewswire” on October 23, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Merger Arbitrage Mondays – September 24, 2018 – Seeking Alpha” published on September 25, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Avista, Hydro One ask regulator to reconsider order rejecting merger – Seeking Alpha” on December 11, 2018. More interesting news about Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Avista Introduces Solar Selectâ„¢ Renewable Energy for Large Business Customers – GlobeNewswire” published on April 03, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Earnings Scheduled For November 7, 2018 – Benzinga” with publication date: November 07, 2018.

Since August 20, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $355,987 activity. 3,000 shares were sold by STANLEY HEIDI B, worth $154,200. On Thursday, September 13 Christie Kevin J sold $5,110 worth of Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) or 100 shares. The insider MEYER DAVID J sold $151,614.

Havens Advisors Llc, which manages about $239.11M and $144.35 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ:OCLR) by 176,598 shares to 344,402 shares, valued at $3.08 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Akorn Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:AKRX) by 205,587 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 34,400 shares, and cut its stake in Rockwell Collins Inc (NYSE:COL).

Among 5 analysts covering Avista (NYSE:AVA), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Avista had 7 analyst reports since March 18, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) rating on Thursday, July 20. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $5300 target. Mizuho maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $37 target in Thursday, February 23 report. The rating was downgraded by UBS to “Sell” on Friday, March 18. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Williams Capital Group maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, February 23 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, March 31 by Mizuho. Williams Capital Group maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, September 22 report.

Since August 13, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 14 selling transactions for $55.11 million activity. On Friday, December 7 the insider Baker Jeff sold $600,487. Costello Michael R. also sold $1.30M worth of The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) on Monday, August 13. On Tuesday, November 20 the insider Laszlo Matthew T sold $2.17 million. The insider GARNER DENISE sold 18,366 shares worth $3.00 million. STEIN LAURA also sold $1.86M worth of The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) shares. $56,657 worth of The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) was sold by Rendle Linda J.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.14, from 1 in 2018Q2. It is negative, as 39 investors sold CLX shares while 270 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 181 raised stakes. 95.79 million shares or 1.06% less from 96.82 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Ontario – Canada-based Commercial Bank Of Nova Scotia has invested 0.05% in The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX). Macquarie Grp Inc stated it has 0.36% in The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX). Parnassus Ca reported 2.67% of its portfolio in The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX). Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Com has 0.13% invested in The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX). Teacher Retirement System Of Texas has 0.02% invested in The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX). The North Carolina-based First Citizens Bancshares & Tru has invested 0.06% in The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX). Mackenzie reported 7,421 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Ibm Retirement Fund accumulated 0.07% or 2,102 shares. Moreover, Federated Investors Pa has 0% invested in The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX). Palo owns 0.65% invested in The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) for 19,965 shares. Legg Mason Asset Mgmt (Japan) Ltd stated it has 5,500 shares or 0.78% of all its holdings. Parsons Cap Management Ri has 0.15% invested in The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) for 9,468 shares. Focused Wealth Mgmt Inc stated it has 405 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Toronto Dominion Commercial Bank accumulated 83,399 shares. Rocky Mountain Advisers Limited Liability Corporation reported 100 shares.

Among 18 analysts covering The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX), 3 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. The Clorox Company had 71 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Thursday, January 4 to “Hold”. As per Friday, November 10, the company rating was upgraded by Consumer Edge Research. On Monday, July 16 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Neutral”. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, August 4. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, March 21. Citigroup maintained The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) on Friday, May 4 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, October 7. On Friday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, November 2. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Monday, July 24.

More notable recent The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Clorox: Don’t Get Fooled – Seeking Alpha” on February 12, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Does Clorox Have Some Cleaning To Do? – Seeking Alpha” published on September 12, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Clorox’s Shares Aren’t Cheap – Seeking Alpha” on August 17, 2018. More interesting news about The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Stocks To Watch: Earnings Heat Check – Seeking Alpha” published on January 19, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Clorox And The Relative Safety Of Dividends – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: April 24, 2018.

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