Liberty Global Plc (LBTYA) Shareholder Group One Trading LP Has Lowered Holding by $630,696 as Stock Value Declined; Shareholder First United Bank Trust Increased United Parcel Services B (UPS) Position

January 14, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Group One Trading Lp decreased its stake in Liberty Global Plc (LBTYA) by 96.29% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Group One Trading Lp sold 19,112 shares as the company’s stock declined 18.04% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 736 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $25,000, down from 19,848 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Group One Trading Lp who had been investing in Liberty Global Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $35.13 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.77% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $36.87. About 1.56 million shares traded. Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) has declined 3.90% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.60% the S&P500.

First United Bank Trust increased its stake in United Parcel Services B (UPS) by 50.37% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. First United Bank Trust bought 4,475 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.26% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 13,360 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.60 million, up from 8,885 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First United Bank Trust who had been investing in United Parcel Services B for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $115.55 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.63 during the last trading session, reaching $134.09. About 4.21M shares traded or 42.07% up from the average. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has risen 2.10% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.60% the S&P500.

First United Bank Trust, which manages about $149.38M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Russell 2000 Etf (IWM) by 2,880 shares to 2,615 shares, valued at $387,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Csx Corp Com (NYSE:CSX) by 6,670 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 34,611 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Russell Midcap Growth Etf (IWP).

Among 21 analysts covering United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. United Parcel Service had 55 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) on Friday, April 29 with “Neutral” rating. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, August 21 report. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Friday, August 14 to “Buy”. BMO Capital Markets maintained United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) on Tuesday, September 5 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Thursday, October 12 with “Hold”. On Tuesday, September 22 the stock rating was maintained by S&P Research with “Buy”. Morgan Stanley reinitiated United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) rating on Tuesday, February 23. Morgan Stanley has “Underweight” rating and $88 target. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $11500 target in Monday, July 17 report. The stock of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 20 by Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer maintained United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) rating on Wednesday, February 3. Oppenheimer has “Outperform” rating and $109 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.09, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 46 investors sold UPS shares while 390 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 395 raised stakes. 451.38 million shares or 0.77% more from 447.95 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 80,000 are held by Employees Retirement Of Texas. 1,066 were accumulated by Cornerstone Advisors. First Interstate Bancorp reported 0.18% stake. Patten has 5,996 shares for 0.25% of their portfolio. Shoker Counsel reported 11,366 shares or 1.03% of all its holdings. Saturna Cap Corp accumulated 192,394 shares. Blair William & Il stated it has 0.33% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Pecaut & Company has invested 1.72% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). British Columbia Investment Mngmt has 368,445 shares for 0.34% of their portfolio. Swiss Bank owns 2.63M shares for 0.36% of their portfolio. Roundview Cap Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.54% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Farmers Bancorp reported 12,361 shares or 0.9% of all its holdings. Vestor Limited Liability Company stated it has 18,316 shares or 0.49% of all its holdings. Schulhoff And invested in 1.36% or 19,117 shares. Summit Financial Wealth Ltd Liability Com has 1,901 shares.

Since August 22, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $2.02 million activity.

Among 15 analysts covering Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Liberty Global had 45 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, January 14 with “Outperform”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of LBTYA in report on Friday, October 16 with “Outperform” rating. Macquarie Research maintained Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) on Tuesday, June 20 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, May 13. The company was maintained on Monday, August 7 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Monday, October 30. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wunderlich on Wednesday, July 6. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 12 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Pivotal Research given on Friday, January 15. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $4300 target in Thursday, July 20 report.

Group One Trading Lp, which manages about $11.01B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Bioverativ Inc by 14,112 shares to 31,850 shares, valued at $1.82M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Pinnacle Foods Inc Del (NYSE:PF) by 14,916 shares in the quarter, for a total of 53,817 shares, and has risen its stake in Flotek Inds Inc Del (Put).

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