Thornburg Investment Management Has Boosted Apollo Global Management (APO) Stake; Highvista Strategies Has Cut Valero Energy New (VLO) Holding

January 14, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Thornburg Investment Management Inc increased Apollo Global Management (APO) stake by 1.77% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Thornburg Investment Management Inc acquired 17,490 shares as Apollo Global Management (APO)’s stock rose 18.10%. The Thornburg Investment Management Inc holds 1.00 million shares with $30.22 million value, up from 986,418 last quarter. Apollo Global Management now has $14.58B valuation. The stock increased 0.84% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $36.19. About 472,992 shares traded. Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) has risen 63.33% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.63% the S&P500.

Highvista Strategies Llc decreased Valero Energy Corp New (VLO) stake by 48.46% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Highvista Strategies Llc sold 6,300 shares as Valero Energy Corp New (VLO)’s stock declined 2.47%. The Highvista Strategies Llc holds 6,700 shares with $515,000 value, down from 13,000 last quarter. Valero Energy Corp New now has $42.34 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.33% or $2.2 during the last trading session, reaching $96.75. About 2.87 million shares traded. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has risen 15.29% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.41% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. Apollo Global Management had 55 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Monday, September 4. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, June 27. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Credit Suisse. As per Monday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Thursday, October 29. The stock of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Friday, August 12. Jefferies maintained the shares of APO in report on Wednesday, June 28 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by Argus Research. UBS maintained Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) rating on Thursday, July 30. UBS has “Buy” rating and $23 target. Deutsche Bank maintained Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) rating on Friday, January 8. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $14.0 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.13, from 1.35 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 18 investors sold APO shares while 54 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 133.81 million shares or 1.40% less from 135.71 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Robeco Institutional Asset Bv has invested 0.04% in Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO). Renaissance Technologies Limited Liability Corporation has 0.02% invested in Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) for 576,912 shares. Koshinski Asset invested in 0.09% or 8,699 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) for 137,767 shares. Ameriprise owns 746,881 shares. Beck Mack And Oliver Ltd Liability Corp has invested 3.03% of its portfolio in Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO). Pinnacle Finance Prns Incorporated has invested 0.09% in Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO). Hightower Advsrs Ltd Liability Co holds 0.01% or 42,648 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 7.53M shares. Gsa Cap Ptnrs Limited Liability Partnership reported 0.15% of its portfolio in Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO). Balyasny Asset Mgmt Limited Liability holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) for 166,498 shares. Fincl Bank has 7,700 shares. Clear Harbor Asset Mngmt Limited Co invested in 9,950 shares. Tennessee-based Patten Group Inc has invested 0.02% in Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO). Knott David M, New York-based fund reported 30,000 shares.

Thornburg Investment Management Inc decreased Unspon Adr stake by 71,016 shares to 141,871 valued at $2.63 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Foxtons Group Plc Unsp Adr stake by 359,501 shares and now owns 862,861 shares. Ubs Group Ag (NYSE:UBS) was reduced too.

Since September 6, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $27.57 million activity. Shares for $3.86M were sold by CISKOWSKI MICHAEL S. Another trade for 656 shares valued at $49,764 was made by Waters Stephen M on Thursday, September 28.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.19, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 46 investors sold VLO shares while 310 reduced holdings. 97 funds opened positions while 258 raised stakes. 342.98 million shares or 0.60% less from 345.06 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tortoise Advisors Limited Liability Company accumulated 26 shares. Sandy Spring Bancorp owns 2,412 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Martingale Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) for 110,435 shares. Tradewinds Limited Co holds 234 shares. Teachers Ins And Annuity Association Of America has 101,180 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D owns 195,000 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Northern holds 0.13% or 6.69M shares. Farmers holds 0.09% or 3,422 shares in its portfolio. Cantab Cap Prtnrs Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.18% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) or 16,597 shares. Royal Savings Bank Of Canada accumulated 2.13 million shares. Jnba Financial Advisors has 0.01% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Moreover, Spark Inv Mngmt Ltd Company has 0.74% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Artemis Investment Llp holds 0.1% or 65,800 shares. Bancorpsouth invested 0.36% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Lord Abbett And Limited Com holds 0.32% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) or 1.42M shares.

Among 22 analysts covering Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Valero Energy Corporation had 64 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup downgraded Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) on Tuesday, January 17 to “Neutral” rating. Jefferies upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 22 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) rating on Wednesday, April 26. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $78 target. On Tuesday, January 26 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 12 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy” on Friday, February 3. As per Monday, May 16, the company rating was downgraded by Tudor Pickering. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 29. On Wednesday, December 16 the stock rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 6 by JP Morgan.

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