A-R-T- Advisors Position in Vulcan Matls Co (VMC) Has Trimmed by $3.38 Million as Market Value Declined; Twin Securities Has Lifted Its Position in Centurylink (CTL) by $12.10 Million as Stock Value Declined

May 21, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Twin Securities Inc increased its stake in Centurylink Inc (CTL) by 504.04% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Twin Securities Inc bought 756,057 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.44% with the market. The hedge fund held 906,057 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $15.11M, up from 150,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Twin Securities Inc who had been investing in Centurylink Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $20.81B market cap company. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $19.29. About 14.69M shares traded or 30.28% up from the average. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 28.66% since May 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.21% the S&P500.

A-R-T- Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Vulcan Matls Co (VMC) by 82.5% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. A-R-T- Advisors Llc sold 26,400 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.65% with the market. The hedge fund held 5,600 shares of the mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals (no fuels) company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $718,000, down from 32,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. A-R-T- Advisors Llc who had been investing in Vulcan Matls Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $17.08 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.51% or $3.16 during the last trading session, reaching $129.2. About 1.66 million shares traded or 16.83% up from the average. Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) has risen 1.98% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.57% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Centurylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Centurylink Inc. had 62 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, March 14 with “Neutral”. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) earned “Hold” rating by Evercore on Wednesday, June 22. On Monday, July 18 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Underweight”. Macquarie Research initiated CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) on Monday, July 11 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, July 7. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. On Thursday, February 15 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. The rating was initiated by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Tuesday, September 22. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, January 3 by JP Morgan. As per Thursday, November 9, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust.

More important recent CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “CenturyLink -1.2% as Macquarie downgrades to Underperform” on May 16, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “CenturyLink: Streamlining A Fat Dividend”, Fool.com published: “Is CenturyLink, Inc. a Buy?” on April 30, 2018. More interesting news about CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Pair Trade: Arbitrage Opportunity In CenturyLink’s Debt” with publication date: May 10, 2018.

Since April 3, 2018, it had 3 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $215.87 million activity. $127.37 million worth of stock was bought by Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd on Tuesday, April 3.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.99 in 2017 Q4. Its up 1.04, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 78 investors sold CTL shares while 110 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 256 raised stakes. 888.76 million shares or 103.84% more from 436.00 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Whittier has invested 0% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). 4.63 million are held by Parametric Associates Lc. Kwmg Limited Liability Company holds 0.35% or 70,220 shares in its portfolio. Tradewinds Capital Management Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 2,633 shares. Steelhead Prns reported 0.75% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Jefferies Group Ltd Liability accumulated 0.02% or 277,040 shares. Williams Jones Associate Ltd Liability reported 236,200 shares stake. Winch Advisory stated it has 0% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Gemmer Asset Management Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.01% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board stated it has 3.10 million shares. Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0.07% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Cornerstone Advisors invested in 3,937 shares or 0.04% of the stock. 3.09M were reported by Bridgeway Capital Inc. Evercore Wealth Mgmt Ltd has 13,873 shares. Twin Tree Mgmt Limited Partnership invested 0.02% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL).

Analysts await Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $1.39 earnings per share, up 54.44% or $0.49 from last year’s $0.9 per share. VMC’s profit will be $183.73M for 23.24 P/E if the $1.39 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.44 actual earnings per share reported by Vulcan Materials Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 215.91% EPS growth.

Among 14 analysts covering Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Vulcan Materials Company had 43 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Neutral” on Thursday, October 19. The stock of Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Monday, October 9. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) on Wednesday, August 23 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 3. On Wednesday, October 26 the stock rating was upgraded by SunTrust to “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 17 by Jefferies. On Monday, February 5 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Neutral”. Barclays Capital initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 12 report. Stephens upgraded the shares of VMC in report on Thursday, August 3 to “Overweight” rating. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Wednesday, March 29 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.19, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 35 investors sold VMC shares while 152 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 168 raised stakes. 118.61 million shares or 2.84% more from 115.33 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Baystate Wealth Mngmt Lc holds 10 shares. Veritable Ltd Partnership invested in 2,686 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Geode Capital Mgmt Ltd Company, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.34M shares. Alleghany De has invested 0.78% in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). New York-based Cibc World Mkts has invested 0.02% in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Moreover, National Tx has 0.17% invested in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). King Luther Capital Mgmt holds 0.01% or 11,250 shares in its portfolio. Mitsubishi Ufj Bk, a Japan-based fund reported 263,086 shares. Tiaa Cref Mngmt Limited Liability Company holds 402,450 shares. Fred Alger Mgmt reported 0.95% stake. 3 were accumulated by Moneta Investment Lc. Ameritas Incorporated reported 2,863 shares stake. Arizona State Retirement System reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Stifel Fincl stated it has 52,137 shares. Eqis Cap Management, California-based fund reported 1,749 shares.

More important recent Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: “Thursday’s Biggest Winners and Losers in the S&P 500” on May 03, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Vulcan Materials (VMC) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript”, Streetinsider.com published: “Loeb’s Third Point LLC Enters Adobe (ADBE), EA (EA), Wynn (WYN) (more…) – 13F” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Home Repair Projects And Eventual Infrastructure Spending Will Benefit These 5 Housing-Related Stocks” with publication date: May 20, 2018.

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