Natixis Asset Management Raised Colgate Palmolive Co. (CL) Stake; Msci (MSCI) SI Increased By 61.09%

April 21, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Natixis Asset Management increased Colgate Palmolive Co. (CL) stake by 150% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Natixis Asset Management acquired 120,000 shares as Colgate Palmolive Co. (CL)’s stock declined 7.81%. The Natixis Asset Management holds 200,000 shares with $15.09 million value, up from 80,000 last quarter. Colgate Palmolive Co. now has $58.97B valuation. The stock decreased 3.22% or $2.25 during the last trading session, reaching $67.52. About 8.64 million shares traded or 105.62% up from the average. Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has declined 5.65% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.20% the S&P500.

Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) had an increase of 61.09% in short interest. MSCI’s SI was 1.85M shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 61.09% from 1.15 million shares previously. With 1.13M avg volume, 2 days are for Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI)’s short sellers to cover MSCI’s short positions. The SI to Msci Inc’s float is 2.16%. The stock decreased 0.27% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $149.59. About 539,236 shares traded. MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) has risen 59.43% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 47.88% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 1.32 in Q4 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is flat, as 12 investors sold MSCI Inc. shares while 118 reduced holdings. only 56 funds opened positions while 116 raised stakes. 79.53 million shares or 2.23% less from 81.35 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd invested in 1,505 shares. Nordea Inv Mgmt holds 0.01% or 18,485 shares in its portfolio. 11,092 are owned by Advantus Cap. First Advsrs Limited Partnership holds 168,926 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Eqis Cap holds 12,205 shares. Gsa Capital Prtnrs Limited Liability Partnership, United Kingdom-based fund reported 47,322 shares. Dock Street Asset Management stated it has 57,523 shares. Mutual Of America Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp has 0.14% invested in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) for 73,697 shares. Comm Commercial Bank stated it has 4,355 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 188,949 are owned by Amer Gru. Andra Ap stated it has 0.04% in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Deutsche Bancorp Ag has invested 0.02% in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas owns 52,000 shares. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas holds 77,069 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Amp Cap Invsts Limited reported 103,479 shares.

MSCI Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides services and products to support the needs of institutional investors throughout their investment processes worldwide. The company has market cap of $13.45 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Index, Analytics, ESG, and Real Estate. It has a 45.19 P/E ratio. The Index segment primarily provides equity indexes for use in various areas of the investment process, including index-linked product creation and performance benchmarking, as well as portfolio construction and rebalancing, and asset allocation.

Among 9 analysts covering MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. MSCI Inc. had 17 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, October 11 the stock rating was downgraded by Evercore to “Sell”. The rating was downgraded by Northcoast on Monday, August 31 to “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 31 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 4 by UBS. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Monday, August 7 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, November 3. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Monday, October 23 by Morgan Stanley. The company was initiated on Tuesday, November 10 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The stock of MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 2 by UBS. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of MSCI in report on Friday, November 3 with “Outperform” rating.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 20 selling transactions for $32.94 million activity. Skala Justin also sold $292,026 worth of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) shares. HICKEY DENNIS J sold 5,651 shares worth $396,561. Shares for $2.58M were sold by JAKOBSEN HENNING I on Monday, February 5. Marsili Daniel B had sold 5,692 shares worth $399,530 on Tuesday, February 20. 1,572 Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) shares with value of $110,310 were sold by Verduin Patricia. Shares for $9.32 million were sold by Wallace Noel R.. MOISON FRANCK J sold $705,797 worth of stock.

Natixis Asset Management decreased Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) stake by 81,185 shares to 120,510 valued at $13.75 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) stake by 39,671 shares and now owns 28,335 shares. The Kraft Heinz Company was reduced too.

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