Vident Investment Advisory Has Raised By $442,836 Its Centurylink (CTL) Position; Ppl (PPL) Sellers Increased By 25.7% Their Shorts

March 17, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Vident Investment Advisory Llc increased Centurylink Inc (CTL) stake by 24.56% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Vident Investment Advisory Llc acquired 24,602 shares as Centurylink Inc (CTL)’s stock rose 2.43%. The Vident Investment Advisory Llc holds 124,777 shares with $2.36 million value, up from 100,175 last quarter. Centurylink Inc now has $18.33B valuation. The stock increased 0.94% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $17.13. About 31.22M shares traded or 145.24% up from the average. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 7.62% since March 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.32% the S&P500.

Ppl Corporation (NYSE:PPL) had an increase of 25.7% in short interest. PPL’s SI was 20.28 million shares in March as released by FINRA. Its up 25.7% from 16.13M shares previously. With 6.22 million avg volume, 3 days are for Ppl Corporation (NYSE:PPL)’s short sellers to cover PPL’s short positions. The stock increased 1.01% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $28.12. About 22.57 million shares traded or 212.98% up from the average. PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has risen 2.43% since March 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.27% the S&P500.

Among 14 analysts covering PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. PPL Corporation had 43 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, August 4, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. On Tuesday, December 19 the stock rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research to “Underperform”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, October 19 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, September 24. The rating was downgraded by Evercore to “Hold” on Monday, February 8. The rating was upgraded by UBS on Friday, September 18 to “Buy”. As per Wednesday, August 10, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, June 20. The stock of PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has “Equalweight” rating given on Monday, July 18 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold” on Wednesday, October 18.

PPL Corporation, a utility company, delivers electricity and natural gas in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of $19.52 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: U.K. It has a 17.15 P/E ratio. Regulated, Kentucky Regulated, and Pennsylvania Regulated.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.05, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 37 investors sold PPL Corporation shares while 222 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 226 raised stakes. 479.53 million shares or 0.81% more from 475.65 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Peapack Gladstone Fincl has 0.02% invested in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL). Weiss Multi invested in 418,769 shares or 0.59% of the stock. Ngam Advsr Ltd Partnership holds 0.05% of its portfolio in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) for 136,007 shares. Eads & Heald Counsel has invested 0.14% of its portfolio in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL). Provise Mgmt Grp Inc Limited Liability Co stated it has 0.04% in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL). Moreover, Kayne Anderson Rudnick Management Llc has 0.16% invested in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) for 460,057 shares. 117,907 were accumulated by Goelzer Invest Mngmt Inc. New York-based Virtu Finance Limited Liability Co has invested 0% in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL). Kbc Gru Nv invested in 0.03% or 76,705 shares. Neuberger Berman Gru Ltd Liability Co reported 100,604 shares. 475,568 were reported by Citigroup. Texas Permanent School Fund accumulated 189,328 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Com stated it has 0.01% in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL). Advisors Asset stated it has 0.34% in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL). John G Ullman And Assocs reported 0.06% of its portfolio in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.99 in Q3 2017. Its up 1.04, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 65 investors sold CTL shares while 190 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 179 raised stakes. 436.00 million shares or 1.89% less from 444.41 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. At Natl Bank invested in 0.16% or 73,984 shares. Moreover, Cap Invest Advisors Limited Liability has 0.02% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Essex Inc invested in 0.1% or 21,035 shares. 542,332 are held by Wexford Cap Ltd Partnership. Chemical Comml Bank accumulated 13,236 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Pnc Svcs holds 257,429 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Paradigm Asset Mngmt Co Ltd Co invested in 0.51% or 105,080 shares. Assetmark has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). M Hldgs Secs holds 21,901 shares. Highvista Strategies Limited Liability Corp stated it has 41,688 shares. Magnetar Limited has 34,391 shares. Tokio Marine Asset Communication accumulated 97,800 shares or 0.28% of the stock. Ameriprise holds 0.04% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 4.23 million shares. Panagora Asset holds 0.02% or 306,234 shares. Mason Street Advsr Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.04% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL).

Vident Investment Advisory Llc decreased Ttm Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:TTMI) stake by 33,548 shares to 132,580 valued at $2.04M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Hp Inc stake by 34,458 shares and now owns 140,443 shares. Aarons Inc (NYSE:AAN) was reduced too.

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