Fmr Lowered United Cmnty Bks Blairsvle G (UCBI) Stake By $3.55 Million; Hillenbrand (HI) Sentiment Is 1.54

April 8, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Hillenbrand Inc (HI) investors sentiment increased to 1.54 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.09, from 1.45 in 2017Q3. The ratio has increased, as 117 active investment managers opened new or increased holdings, while 76 reduced and sold equity positions in Hillenbrand Inc. The active investment managers in our database reported: 47.74 million shares, up from 47.74 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Hillenbrand Inc in top ten holdings increased from 2 to 3 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 11 Reduced: 65 Increased: 73 New Position: 44.

Fmr Llc decreased United Cmnty Bks Blairsvle G (UCBI) stake by 8.64% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Fmr Llc sold 126,919 shares as United Cmnty Bks Blairsvle G (UCBI)’s stock rose 8.91%. The Fmr Llc holds 1.34M shares with $37.78M value, down from 1.47 million last quarter. United Cmnty Bks Blairsvle G now has $2.47 billion valuation. The stock decreased 2.98% or $0.96 during the last trading session, reaching $31.23. About 399,066 shares traded. United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) has risen 17.47% since April 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.92% the S&P500.

Fmr Llc increased Life Storage Inc stake by 300,000 shares to 1.30M valued at $115.79M in 2017Q4. It also upped Potash Corp Sask Inc (NYSE:POT) stake by 3.33 million shares and now owns 30.17M shares. Anaptysbio Inc was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.57, from 1.67 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 18 investors sold UCBI shares while 59 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 59 raised stakes. 63.70 million shares or 0.69% less from 64.14 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. First LP owns 133,732 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund invested 0.02% in United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) stated it has 0% in United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI). Blackrock Inc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI). The Australia-based Macquarie Ltd has invested 0% in United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI). Trexquant Inv LP invested in 15,725 shares or 0.05% of the stock. National Bank Of Mellon holds 0.02% of its portfolio in United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) for 2.19M shares. Alliancebernstein LP has invested 0% in United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI). New York State Teachers Retirement Sys, New York-based fund reported 109,746 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Co has 0% invested in United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) for 25,004 shares. The Colorado-based Alps Advsr Inc has invested 0% in United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI). Parkside Bancorp has invested 0% in United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI). Invesco Limited, Georgia-based fund reported 227,590 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc Incorporated invested in 0% or 403,473 shares. 417,383 are held by Schwab Charles Invest Management Incorporated.

Among 9 analysts covering United Community Banks Inc (NASDAQ:UCBI), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. United Community Banks Inc had 19 analyst reports since January 21, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) on Friday, September 1 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Strong Buy” rating on Thursday, October 6 by Raymond James. On Tuesday, November 29 the stock rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods to “Mkt Perform”. On Thursday, January 25 the stock rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) on Friday, July 28 with “Hold” rating. The stock of United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) earned “Outperform” rating by Wood on Thursday, January 25. On Wednesday, January 24 the stock rating was maintained by Stephens with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Wednesday, July 26 with “Hold”. The stock has “Buy” rating by FIG Partners on Wednesday, August 16. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Thursday, December 21.

Analysts await United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $0.51 EPS, up 30.77% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.39 per share. UCBI’s profit will be $40.35 million for 15.31 P/E if the $0.51 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.42 actual EPS reported by United Community Banks, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 21.43% EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $1.85 million activity.

Bernzott Capital Advisors holds 4.12% of its portfolio in Hillenbrand, Inc. for 696,740 shares. Clarkston Capital Partners Llc owns 2.22 million shares or 3.85% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Channing Capital Management Llc has 2.56% invested in the company for 1.70 million shares. The Illinois-based Skyline Asset Management Lp has invested 1.12% in the stock. Hutchin Hill Capital Lp, a New York-based fund reported 60,445 shares.

The stock decreased 2.06% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $45.25. About 224,660 shares traded. Hillenbrand, Inc. (HI) has risen 27.16% since April 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.61% the S&P500.

Analysts await Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE:HI) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.60 EPS, up 13.21% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.53 per share. HI’s profit will be $37.82M for 18.85 P/E if the $0.60 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.54 actual EPS reported by Hillenbrand, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.11% EPS growth.

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