Cme Group (CME) Market Value Declined While Artisan Partners Limited Partnership Lifted Its Position; Kaiser Aluminum (KALU) Share Value Declined While Paradice Investment Management Has Decreased Its Position by $2.71 Million

January 14, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Artisan Partners Limited Partnership increased its stake in Cme Group Inc (CME) by 2682.96% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership bought 79,684 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.72% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 82,654 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.21M, up from 2,970 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership who had been investing in Cme Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $51.97 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $152.73. About 1.11 million shares traded. CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) has risen 25.35% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.65% the S&P500.

Paradice Investment Management Llc decreased its stake in Kaiser Aluminum Corp (KALU) by 4.67% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Paradice Investment Management Llc sold 26,298 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.58% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 537,109 shares of the metal fabrications company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $55.40 million, down from 563,407 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Paradice Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Kaiser Aluminum Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.90B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.75% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $112.41. About 59,950 shares traded. Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (NASDAQ:KALU) has declined 3.95% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.65% the S&P500.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 12 selling transactions for $7.73 million activity. DUFFY TERRENCE A sold $2.70M worth of stock. $97,005 worth of stock was sold by Suskind Dennis on Monday, September 11. Pietrowicz John W. sold $342,075 worth of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) on Wednesday, October 11. GEPSMAN MARTIN J sold $25,228 worth of stock. $1.15M worth of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) shares were sold by Durkin Bryan T. 11,915 shares were sold by Holzrichter Julie, worth $1.50M on Monday, August 7.

Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, which manages about $54.11 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cisco Sys Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 536,923 shares to 10.05 million shares, valued at $338.04M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Bright Horizons Fam Sol In D (NYSE:BFAM) by 7,104 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 557,642 shares, and cut its stake in Agrium Inc (NYSE:AGU).

Among 15 analysts covering CME Group (NASDAQ:CME), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. CME Group had 50 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 17 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Friday, September 4. RBC Capital Markets maintained CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) rating on Friday, October 28. RBC Capital Markets has “Underperform” rating and $92 target. The stock of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, August 17. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, June 1 with “Hold”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) on Monday, September 18 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, July 29 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, August 31 with “Buy”. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of CME in report on Tuesday, October 10 with “Overweight” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 4 by Wells Fargo.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 53 investors sold CME shares while 219 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 220 raised stakes. 265.89 million shares or 1.13% less from 268.92 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Congress Asset Mngmt Ma has invested 0.98% in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME). Reliance Trust Of Delaware invested in 7,384 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Commonwealth Equity Ser Incorporated invested in 0.03% or 31,475 shares. Tiverton Asset Mgmt Lc accumulated 0.23% or 30,578 shares. Columbia Partners L L C Investment Mgmt accumulated 1,727 shares. Lafleur & Godfrey Limited Liability has invested 0.05% in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME). Great Lakes Advsr Ltd Llc accumulated 20,690 shares. Advisory Lc stated it has 6,674 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Vanguard Gp accumulated 23.72M shares. 135,000 are owned by Markel Corp. Rmb Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Com owns 0.39% invested in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) for 111,329 shares. Da Davidson & reported 26,928 shares. Delta Asset Limited Co Tn accumulated 20 shares. Coe Capital Limited Liability has 9,912 shares for 1.4% of their portfolio. Wealthtrust stated it has 0% in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME).

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $1.92 million activity. Krouse Mark sold $144,751 worth of stock or 1,500 shares. The insider Miller Del L sold $79,308. OSBORNE ALFRED E JR also sold $189,114 worth of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (NASDAQ:KALU) on Thursday, August 17. $487,934 worth of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (NASDAQ:KALU) shares were sold by DONNAN JOHN MALCOLM. HOCKEMA JACK A had sold 9,000 shares worth $924,064 on Thursday, September 28.

Among 10 analysts covering Kaiser Aluminum Corp (NASDAQ:KALU), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 10% are positive. Kaiser Aluminum Corp had 22 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (NASDAQ:KALU) earned “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 28. On Tuesday, September 6 the stock rating was initiated by Macquarie Research with “Outperform”. The stock of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (NASDAQ:KALU) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, July 23 by Cowen & Co. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of KALU in report on Monday, October 23 with “Hold” rating. Deutsche Bank initiated the shares of KALU in report on Monday, October 12 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, July 20. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Tuesday, July 25. Bank of America downgraded Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (NASDAQ:KALU) on Thursday, January 12 to “Underperform” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, February 18 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (NASDAQ:KALU) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, July 31.

Analysts await Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (NASDAQ:KALU) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $1.13 EPS, down 11.02% or $0.14 from last year’s $1.27 per share. KALU’s profit will be $19.10 million for 24.87 P/E if the $1.13 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.90 actual EPS reported by Kaiser Aluminum Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.56% EPS growth.

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