Veeco Instrs Del (VECO) Stake Held by D-E Shaw & Company Inc; Ngp Mr Management Boosted Mplx LP (MPLX) Position by $10.91 Million

January 14, 2018 - By Louis Casey

David Shaw increased its stake in Veeco Instrs Inc Del (VECO) by 2911.93% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. D-E Shaw & Company Inc bought 468,821 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.97% with the market. The hedge fund run by David Shaw held 484,921 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.38 million, up from 16,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. D-E Shaw & Company Inc who had been investing in Veeco Instrs Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $775.25M market cap company. It closed at $16.05 lastly. It is down 94.55% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 77.85% the S&P500.

Ngp Mr Management Llc increased its stake in Mplx Lp (MPLX) by 11.37% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ngp Mr Management Llc bought 311,730 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.56% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 3.05 million shares of the natural gas distribution company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $106.88M, up from 2.74M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ngp Mr Management Llc who had been investing in Mplx Lp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $16.11 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.91% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $38.78. About 1.84M shares traded or 12.09% up from the average. MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) has risen 11.48% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.22% the S&P500.

Among 20 analysts covering MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. MPLX LP had 52 analyst reports since October 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, March 15 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. As per Monday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, October 16. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 9 report. As per Tuesday, January 10, the company rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the shares of MPLX in report on Friday, April 29 to “Buy” rating. As per Friday, December 1, the company rating was maintained by Raymond James. The rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs with “Buy” on Friday, February 19. The stock of MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Mizuho. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Mitsubishi UFJ on Wednesday, March 1.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.22, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 26 investors sold MPLX shares while 79 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 94 raised stakes. 258.81 million shares or 4.21% more from 248.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 13,570 are held by Guardian Cap Lp. Winslow Evans And Crocker accumulated 12,778 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Trellus Mngmt Comm Limited Co holds 0.29% or 5,995 shares in its portfolio. Wells Fargo Mn stated it has 983,539 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Monetary Group owns 14,200 shares. Eagle Lc has 1.93% invested in MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) for 1.83 million shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru Holdings has 150,240 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Moreover, Northern Trust has 0% invested in MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) for 198,363 shares. Naples Advsrs Ltd Company accumulated 0.12% or 10,300 shares. Jacobus Wealth Mngmt accumulated 7,745 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Veritable Lp holds 0.01% or 12,572 shares in its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase & holds 5.78 million shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Salient Advsr Limited Liability Corp holds 4.69M shares. Beach Investment Counsel Pa holds 0.12% or 31,730 shares in its portfolio. Wesbanco Bankshares Inc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) for 6,046 shares.

Since September 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $247,258 activity. 2,000 shares were sold by Floerke Gregory Scott, worth $74,000 on Monday, December 11.

D-E Shaw & Company Inc, which manages about $81.36B and $65.09B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Kimco Rlty Corp (NYSE:KIM) by 204,427 shares to 21,750 shares, valued at $425,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Hollysys Automation Technolo (NASDAQ:HOLI) by 119,210 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 166,085 shares, and cut its stake in Habit Restaurants Inc.

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