As Centurylink (CTL) Shares Rose, Shareholder Sentinel Trust Company Lba Has Trimmed Its Holding by $1.35 Million; Scott & Selber Stake in Walt Disney Co (DIS) Has Cut by $1.53 Million as Market Valuation Declined

January 13, 2018 - By Peter Kolinski

Scott & Selber Inc decreased its stake in Walt Disney Co (DIS) by 47.92% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Scott & Selber Inc sold 15,597 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.31% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 16,951 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.67M, down from 32,548 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Scott & Selber Inc who had been investing in Walt Disney Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $169.52B market cap company. The stock increased 1.33% or $1.48 during the last trading session, reaching $112.47. About 5.90 million shares traded. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has risen 9.26% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500.

Sentinel Trust Company Lba decreased its stake in Centurylink Inc (CTL) by 47.63% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sentinel Trust Company Lba sold 74,931 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.43% with the market. The institutional investor held 82,400 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.56M, down from 157,331 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sentinel Trust Company Lba who had been investing in Centurylink Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $18.56B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.63% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $17.36. About 11.53 million shares traded. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 7.62% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.32% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1.09 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 90 investors sold DIS shares while 649 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 563 raised stakes. 898.84 million shares or 2.35% less from 920.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Utah Retirement owns 0.64% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 287,377 shares. Kornitzer Cap Inc Ks invested 0.14% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Dean Invest Limited Liability holds 0.7% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 47,019 shares. Greenwood Gearhart invested 2.2% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Lumina Fund Limited Co, New York-based fund reported 98,100 shares. Connors Investor Serv stated it has 108,583 shares. Parametric Associates Limited Liability Company owns 3.41 million shares for 0.37% of their portfolio. Apg Asset Management Nv holds 0.31% or 1.89M shares. Boston Family Office Limited Liability Co reported 26,632 shares or 0.3% of all its holdings. Ent Fincl Svcs Corp reported 5,744 shares or 0.28% of all its holdings. Badgley Phelps Bell Inc invested 0.46% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Midas Mngmt stated it has 16,000 shares. Highland Capital Limited Liability Corporation holds 52,428 shares or 0.41% of its portfolio. Bancorpsouth Inc stated it has 23,028 shares. Marietta Inv Ptnrs Ltd Liability Corp owns 9,017 shares or 0.27% of their US portfolio.

Among 38 analysts covering The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), 22 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. The Walt Disney Company had 145 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of DIS in report on Sunday, August 16 with “Hold” rating. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, May 11. Topeka Capital Markets maintained the shares of DIS in report on Monday, February 8 with “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, July 26, the company rating was downgraded by FBR Capital. Bernstein downgraded the shares of DIS in report on Thursday, August 20 to “Market Perform” rating. Rosenblatt maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, August 9 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Agricole given on Wednesday, September 2. The stock has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, November 6. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) rating on Thursday, July 13. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $13000 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, May 15 by Loop Capital.

Analysts await The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $1.59 earnings per share, up 2.58% or $0.04 from last year’s $1.55 per share. DIS’s profit will be $2.40 billion for 17.68 P/E if the $1.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.07 actual earnings per share reported by The Walt Disney Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 48.60% EPS growth.

Among 21 analysts covering Centurylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Centurylink Inc. had 56 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 4 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Thursday, August 3. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, January 25. Jefferies upgraded CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) rating on Friday, July 31. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $26 target. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Tuesday, January 3. The stock has “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, November 9. Suntrust Robinson initiated the shares of CTL in report on Tuesday, December 13 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co given on Wednesday, October 18. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, November 9. On Monday, July 11 the stock rating was initiated by Macquarie Research with “Neutral”.

Analysts await CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.22 earnings per share, down 59.26% or $0.32 from last year’s $0.54 per share. CTL’s profit will be $235.18 million for 19.73 P/E if the $0.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.42 actual earnings per share reported by CenturyLink, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -47.62% negative EPS growth.

Sentinel Trust Company Lba, which manages about $595.04 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ:BBBY) by 48,995 shares to 155,853 shares, valued at $3.66 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Jetblue Airways Corp Com (NASDAQ:JBLU) by 38,535 shares in the quarter, for a total of 167,625 shares, and has risen its stake in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 65 investors sold CTL shares while 190 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 179 raised stakes. 436.00 million shares or 1.89% less from 444.41 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Blair William & Il holds 31,755 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Wellington Shields And Com Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.06% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Ray Gerald L &, Texas-based fund reported 12,400 shares. Old Mutual Glob Invsts (Uk) Limited reported 83,151 shares. Captrust Finance Advsrs has 0.07% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Miller Howard Invs Incorporated accumulated 559,316 shares or 0.22% of the stock. Arizona State Retirement Sys reported 229,121 shares. Creative Planning, Kansas-based fund reported 41,291 shares. Keybank Natl Association Oh reported 0% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Cetera Advsr Llc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Howe Rusling, New York-based fund reported 99 shares. Amer Registered Investment Advisor holds 0.16% or 17,125 shares. Chevy Chase Trust Incorporated holds 479,352 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment owns 248,800 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Ajo LP owns 18,930 shares.

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