Brink’s Co. (BCO) Shareholder Southernsun Asset Management Has Lowered Stake; Maryland Capital Management Position in Southern Company (SO) Boosted by $345,744

January 14, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Southernsun Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Brink’s Co. (BCO) by 15.57% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Southernsun Asset Management Llc sold 180,637 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.51% with the market. The institutional investor held 979,886 shares of the oil refining and marketing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $82.56 million, down from 1.16M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Southernsun Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Brink’s Co. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.23B market cap company. The stock decreased 3.57% or $3.1 during the last trading session, reaching $83.8. About 472,992 shares traded or 6.30% up from the average. The Brink's Company (NYSE:BCO) has risen 110.61% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 93.91% the S&P500.

Maryland Capital Management increased its stake in Southern Company (SO) by 14.36% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Maryland Capital Management bought 7,056 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.35% with the market. The institutional investor held 56,194 shares of the central company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.76M, up from 49,138 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Maryland Capital Management who had been investing in Southern Company for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $45.00B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.91% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $44.84. About 8.59M shares traded or 73.25% up from the average. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has risen 2.49% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.21% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Brink's Company (NYSE:BCO) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $1.02 EPS, up 17.24% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.87 per share. BCO’s profit will be $51.50 million for 20.54 P/E if the $1.02 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.83 actual EPS reported by The Brink's Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 22.89% EPS growth.

Among 4 analysts covering Brink’s Company (NYSE:BCO), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Brink’s Company had 11 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, August 4 by Zacks. Imperial Capital upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $8600 target in Wednesday, August 9 report. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy” on Thursday, September 28. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, February 28 by SunTrust. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, September 16 by Macquarie Research. The stock of The Brink's Company (NYSE:BCO) earned “Neutral” rating by Sidoti on Friday, December 15. Imperial Capital maintained it with “In-Line” rating and $65 target in Thursday, May 25 report. The stock has “In-Line” rating by Imperial Capital on Friday, May 20. The rating was downgraded by Imperial Capital on Friday, October 28 to “In-Line”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Monday, December 12.

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $34.06 million activity. Marshall McAlister C II also sold $1.04 million worth of The Brink's Company (NYSE:BCO) shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.51, from 1.04 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 31 investors sold BCO shares while 63 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 45.37 million shares or 0.33% more from 45.23 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Insight Rech, a California-based fund reported 46,811 shares. The New York-based Art Llc has invested 0.04% in The Brink's Company (NYSE:BCO). Asset Mngmt Inc invested in 0.01% or 3,191 shares. Waddell And Reed Fincl holds 0.08% in The Brink's Company (NYSE:BCO) or 451,900 shares. Pnc Services, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 38,093 shares. Ontario – Canada-based Manufacturers Life Ins Company The has invested 0.01% in The Brink's Company (NYSE:BCO). Hbk Invs L P, a Texas-based fund reported 117,800 shares. First Manhattan has invested 0% in The Brink's Company (NYSE:BCO). Us Natl Bank De holds 5,166 shares. Colony Gp Lc reported 74,786 shares or 0.43% of all its holdings. Gemmer Asset Management Limited Liability Corporation invested in 118 shares. Ahl Ltd Liability Partnership reported 14,822 shares. California-based Aperio Gru Limited Liability has invested 0.01% in The Brink's Company (NYSE:BCO). Voloridge Invest Mngmt Lc has 0.13% invested in The Brink's Company (NYSE:BCO). Deutsche State Bank Ag owns 0.02% invested in The Brink's Company (NYSE:BCO) for 266,417 shares.

Southernsun Asset Management Llc, which manages about $5.32 billion and $4.07 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Diebold Nixdorf Incorporated (NYSE:DBD) by 3.95 million shares to 6.90 million shares, valued at $157.67M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Aegion Corp. (NASDAQ:AEGN) by 217,072 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.30 million shares, and has risen its stake in Envision Healthcare Corp.

Maryland Capital Management, which manages about $795.96M and $648.98 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Pultegroup Inc (NYSE:PHM) by 71,457 shares to 743,533 shares, valued at $20.32M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) by 26,858 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 186,293 shares, and cut its stake in Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 51 investors sold SO shares while 353 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 330 raised stakes. 525.28 million shares or 0.91% more from 520.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Jackson Wealth Management Ltd Limited Liability Company, Florida-based fund reported 50,444 shares. Jane Street Gru Lc accumulated 10,611 shares. Vaughan David Invs Il invested 0.02% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Homrich & Berg invested in 77,008 shares. Hm Payson And Communications invested 0.09% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Utah Retirement has 182,801 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio. Edgemoor Invest Advsrs has invested 0.91% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Girard Ptnrs Limited has 0.07% invested in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) for 7,115 shares. Mcrae Capital Management owns 0.4% invested in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) for 19,100 shares. Moreover, Meridian Investment Counsel has 0.12% invested in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) for 4,243 shares. Synovus Corporation holds 931,263 shares or 0.87% of its portfolio. Moreover, Atlas Browninc has 0.08% invested in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Stevens First Principles Inv Advisors stated it has 0.01% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Moreover, Winfield Associates Inc has 0.06% invested in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Tctc Holdg Ltd stated it has 0.35% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO).

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $11.99 million activity. Kerr – II James Y sold $1.30 million worth of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) on Friday, October 20. $261,400 worth of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) shares were sold by Daiss Ann P. Another trade for 46,941 shares valued at $2.46 million was made by BEATTIE ART P on Thursday, October 26. BOWERS WILLIAM P also sold $4.26M worth of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) on Tuesday, October 10.

Among 18 analysts covering The Southern Company (NYSE:SO), 6 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. The Southern Company had 55 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by SunTrust on Monday, September 26. The company was upgraded on Friday, September 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 12 by Jefferies. As per Thursday, September 14, the company rating was upgraded by Guggenheim. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Thursday, August 10 by Morgan Stanley. As per Sunday, August 16, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, October 30. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of SO in report on Wednesday, August 2 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 19. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

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