L & S Advisors Lifted Holding in Union Pacific (UNP) by $2.32 Million as Market Valuation Declined; As Live Nation Ent (LYV) Stock Value Rose, Colonial Trust Advisors Has Lifted Holding

January 14, 2018 - By Vivian Park

L & S Advisors Inc increased its stake in Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) by 130.51% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. L & S Advisors Inc bought 20,136 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.52% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 35,565 shares of the railroads company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.12M, up from 15,429 at the end of the previous reported quarter. L & S Advisors Inc who had been investing in Union Pacific Corporation for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $111.13B market cap company. The stock increased 0.58% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $141.17. About 3.27 million shares traded. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 31.45% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.75% the S&P500.

Colonial Trust Advisors increased its stake in Live Nation Ent Inc (LYV) by 73.15% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Colonial Trust Advisors bought 12,325 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.05% with the market. The institutional investor held 29,175 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.27M, up from 16,850 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Colonial Trust Advisors who had been investing in Live Nation Ent Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $9.19 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.53% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $44.43. About 617,042 shares traded. Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV) has risen 52.18% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.48% the S&P500.

L & S Advisors Inc, which manages about $330.44 million and $597.62 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Us Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 24,556 shares to 17,302 shares, valued at $927,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS) by 5,686 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 63,372 shares, and cut its stake in Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C).

Among 28 analysts covering Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), 12 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Union Pacific Corporation had 93 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of UNP in report on Tuesday, January 9 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, August 24 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, October 2. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, June 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 4. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Friday, January 22. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $12300 target in Thursday, August 10 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 13 by Citigroup. As per Friday, August 18, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 28 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 67 investors sold UNP shares while 490 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 408 raised stakes. 601.66 million shares or 1.15% less from 608.67 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Comml Bank Of Omaha has 0.4% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Advent Capital Management De accumulated 15,544 shares. Hartford Fincl Mngmt Inc owns 13,541 shares. Roosevelt Investment holds 138,857 shares or 1.48% of its portfolio. Summit Securities Gp Limited owns 2,400 shares. Gilman Hill Asset Llc reported 0.1% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Btr Cap Management holds 0.33% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 13,995 shares. 47,631 are owned by Laurion Cap Mngmt Lp. Trust Of Vermont stated it has 0.92% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Wellington Shields Ltd Liability holds 0.79% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 20,720 shares. Voya Inv Mgmt Ltd Llc reported 3.98M shares. Gam Ag holds 0.01% or 1,161 shares. Fil invested in 1.77M shares. Ameriprise Financial holds 0.3% or 5.41M shares. Moreover, Sands Capital Management Lc has 0% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 7,296 shares.

Since September 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $719,350 activity. Capo Brian had sold 7,500 shares worth $303,750.

Among 14 analysts covering Live Nation (NYSE:LYV), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Live Nation had 23 analyst reports since September 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, August 10 the stock rating was maintained by Stephens with “Buy”. As per Monday, September 11, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Stephens to “Overweight” on Tuesday, November 8. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Northcoast to “Neutral” on Monday, June 19. JP Morgan initiated the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, August 18 report. Goldman Sachs initiated Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV) on Monday, April 3 with “Buy” rating. Citigroup downgraded Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV) on Friday, December 22 to “Hold” rating. Citigroup maintained the shares of LYV in report on Wednesday, October 12 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Monday, October 16.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.54 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.11, from 1.43 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 23 investors sold LYV shares while 89 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 107 raised stakes. 135.10 million shares or 4.62% more from 129.13 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Matarin Ltd Liability Corp invested in 111,082 shares or 0.41% of the stock. Penn Cap Inc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 73,712 shares. Sei Com has invested 0.05% in Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV). Principal Fincl invested in 0.21% or 5.07 million shares. Bb&T stated it has 177,974 shares. Chicago Equity Limited Co invested in 197,455 shares or 0.27% of the stock. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas owns 0% invested in Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV) for 11,023 shares. Engineers Gate Manager LP reported 0.51% stake. Cwm Limited holds 0% in Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV) or 242 shares. Cornerstone Cap Management Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0.26% in Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV). Jefferies Grp Inc Ltd Liability has 32,079 shares. Stifel has invested 0% in Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV). Brown Advisory Inc owns 12,243 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 57,296 shares. Creative Planning accumulated 14,124 shares or 0% of the stock.

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